Monday, January 17, 2011

Tell em Like it is Ricky

I did not watch the Golden Goobs live, I preferred to watch the Military Channel to see who won WWII, but I did see Ricky Gervais' opening remarks this morning on various web sites. I also saw an op-ed that opined that Ricky was "mean" to the Hollywood types. I myself have a love/hate relationship with those folk. I enjoy movies and I appreciate the skill it takes to be a real dramatic (or comedic) actor, but I also find some of these Hollywood types to be dunces and fools. There is a sense of entitlement there under the surface with some of those people that is a bit sickening. Many seem to think that their opinions should matter more than others. After all they are sensitive artists. In reality they are nothing more than jesters. High paid and talented perhaps, but jesters none the less. I think it great that Gervais made light of them. I enjoyed watching their pasted on smiles as he joked at their expense. I wager he won't be invited back.

4 comments:

Mayberry said...

The Hollyweird crowd can take a flying leap as far as I'm concerned. I could care less about the spoiled lot of 'em. Never did understand "celebrity" worship, and if I ever run across a "star", I'd simply nod and say "good mornin'/afternoon/evenin'" and go on my merry way. Same goes for our "leaders". They're nothing special, just another "meat sock" like the rest of us. They got bad breath in the morning, their feet stink, and they fart when they eat beans...

Bartender Cabbie said...

Well said.

Jayhawk said...

I would have been fine with his comments if they had been funny. As it was, he just sounded like a snotty and unpleasant person.

Bartender Cabbie said...

He can pour on the sarcasm and pulls no punches.