» We found a baby stuck in a chain-link fence. We didn’t set it free but someone collected it later.
» Speaking of babies, I have to admit I feel sorry for Billy Bob Thorton. Yes, he acted like a douchebag on CBC‘s radio program, Q. But then people with obvious mental health issue often act like douchebags. It’s one of the ways they get diagnosed. In fact, when you get right down to it, it’s pretty much what the psychiatric profession exists to deal with. They use counceling and psycho-active chemicals to alter the level of douchebaggery that exists in all of us. Thorton’s douchebaggeroids are clearly quite high, as evidenced by his trainwreck of an interview, and he needs to see a professional who can help level those out. Though I suspect he already has sought help because, even for an actor who has proven he can play mentally deficient characters with oscar winning prowess, his Brian Wilson impression was a little too spot-on without there being near lethal quantities of Prozac involved.
As for the Canada has no “gravy” comment, I agree. That’s why I like living in Canada. The lack of gravy. Most of our supposed national pride is based on this lack of gravy and why we’re better than a certain country to the south whose streets run with gravy. I don’t get why some many people took offence to Thorton’s barb. It was a compliment. He was basically saying, “Canadian audiences don’t get plastered on Wild Turkey and beat up their wives in the front row.” True, we don’t. Where’s the problem?
» Also speaking of babies, it seems I’m a bad parent and forgot to announce the last week’s Nerd Hurdles episode on the Transformers. Here it is: http://ampersand.podbean.com/2009/04/07/nerd-hurdles-12-tran-snore-mers/
And here’s this week’s episode on Iron Man: http://ampersand.podbean.com/2009/04/13/nerd-hurdles-13-iron-man-tupperware-and-poo/