Last night Jodie Foster accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes and gave a moving/incoherent acceptance speech that's already being analyzed in dozens of unreadable think pieces.
Nobody knew whether Foster was announcing her retirement, coming out of the closet or auditioning for the role of Clint Eastwood in an HBO film about last summer's Republican National Convention. In fact, no speech has generated so much debate since Eastwood's bizarre conversation with a chair. But who wins the prize for rambling on live television?
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I know Super PACs aren't supposed to coordinate with campaigns, but I really think American Crossroads should have checked with the Romney campaign to make sure they wanted to remind people that Clint Eastwood existed…
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* Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi break down the DNC in their podcast "Throwing Shade."
* Here's something for the teachers.
* Obama's anger translator goes ahead and makes our day.
* Stop. Global warming rap battle time.
* Ask Disalmanac about the presidential debates, then sit back and listen.
* Jimmy Kimmel's This Week in Unnecessary Censorsh*%.
* SNL's Jay Pharoah does a better Obama than Obama.
* I vote for whomever Flavor Flav endorses because I'm an American.
* The Onion proves that apologizing is a slippery slope.
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Clint Eastwood on his now-famous address to an empty chair…
"I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle."
I'm not sure that "irritated" is the appropriate word there.
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If you've ever wondered, how, a, uh, you know, a legendary speech is conceived, we finally have some insight into Clint Eastwood's process.
“I had three points I wanted to make,” Eastwood said. “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it."…
“They vett most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say,’” Eastwood recalled.
Clint Eastwood was going to write the speech out, but every time he started, he had to stop and yell at an inanimate object to shut up. Besides, he works best on the fly…
…he was taken backstage to wait for his cue. And that was when inspiration struck.
“There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down,” Eastwood said. “When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.”
Thank God for screenwriters or else no one would be quoting, "Make my, uh, you know, uh– I'm not going to tell him to do that, gun! You're getting worse than my lamp — the thing that happens after night… uh, day."
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