Thursday, August 24, 2006

Rum, sodomy and Johnny Depp

The Greatest Actor Of His Generation, known to some as Johnny Depp, is on the cover of the current Rolling Stone. It is a good interview.

Since Johnny Depp, for no good reason as this interview points out, decided to star in a Disney film that everyone (including Disney) had written off as bound to fail, and stole an entire film (most merely good actors are content with stealing a scene) everyone is beginning to recognise how great he is.

Not surprising, seeing as he took what was clearly meant to be a side character to provide a bit of comic relief, with a clich├ęd love story the main game, and created one of the most dominant and brilliant performances in a long time. So brilliant he managed, in a Disney film, to make the love story secondary and a side attraction at best. And the main character a sexually ambiguous drunkard.

Anyhow this is my favourite bit from the interview:

When people talk about your portrayal of Jack Sparrow, they generally mention Keith [Richards] but also point out a certain gay undercurrent

Well there was a great book I read [to prepare]… What was is called? Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition. A very interesting book. I like the idea of being ambiguous. of taking this character and making everything a little bit... questionable. Because women were thought to be bad luck on ships. And these pirates would go out for years at a time. S0 you know, there is the possibility that one thing might lead to another.

Could happen.

You’re lonely. You have an extra ration of rum. [shrugs] “Cabin boy!”

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An outrageous attack on freedom of speech that *must* be resisted!

Friends!

It has been brought to my attention that there have been attempts to censure this blogsite. According to my sources in at least one workplace in this supposedly “democratic” country, it is not possible to view this site. It is blocked by a bunch of “freedom haters” known as “ContentKeepers”. Apparantly, you canot view this site at this particular workplace because it contains “adult content”.

They want to censor my blog eh? So "The Man" can't handle the revolutionary message I am laying down? I guess I shouldn't be surprised... It contains a powerful message that they don't want workers — at the very site of their employment were they hold their greatest potential power - getting access to.

However, we cannot stand by and allow this outrageous attack to happen! Action must be taken, because, as Martin Luther King once said, an attack on freedom anywhere is an attack on freedom everywhere! How true! First, they come for the drunks…

We must take action! I urge everyone who reads this write a letter immediately about the issue the attorney-general Philip Ruddock. Demand that all workplaces in this country be allowed to access this site. I was going to write a letter myself last night, but I ended up going to the pub. I was going to write it today, but I was too hungover.

But they are scared alright! Just look at their excuse! “Adult content”. That is clearly a ruse. Jesus Christ, did they not read the poohey pants story? The content of this blog is as childish as you can get!

This is a wake-up call.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Why does nature have to go and ferment? I hate it when it does that

Hungover. Why the hell did no one tell me this stuff was poisonous?

God damn it! I wouldn't drink so much except for the fact that scientific studies point to not drinking as a leading cause of sobriety.