Now while this may be old news to…well, probably all of you, I felt it fun to bring up. The Passion of the Mel recently got pulled over for a DUI. But this seemingly normal celebrity drunk driving case has an added twist: while being arrested, he started berating the officer, asking him if he was Jewish and stating that Jews are responsible for starting numerous wars. Frankly, I can’t believe it. Mel Gibson anti-semitic? Maybe if we would have had some indication, some hints into his twisted psyche, maybe this wouldn’t be so shocking. Although this makes the South Park episode with him in it that much funnier.
And on a lighter note, I recently acquired the comediscography of Steve Martin. While I already loved the silly wit of Steve Martin, I found out that he plays the banjo…really well. Amazingly well. If you have a chance, listen to Let’s Get Small, his first album. It’s comic gold. Plenty of banjo playing and banjo-related humor, too, like the inability to play a sad song with the banjo, or how the banjo could have saved Nixon. Wow, I just used “banjo” four times in a sentence. Top that, fooligans!