Friday, September 09, 2016

I Didn't Say It ...

Jeffrey Tambor, who plays transgender Maura Pfeffermen, on an airport encounter with a stranger:

“I thought he was going to lay me out. But he said, ‘Thank you. Thank you for teaching me about something I did not know.’ The world is changing. They’re not going to stand for this hatred. They’re not going to stand for this nonsense and this misgendering and all of this crap. It’s a brand new world.”

The more people talk, the better educated people become; the better educated people become, the less ‘phobic’ they are.
It’s a good thing.
Garrison Keillor, on The [t]Rump:

“The cap does not look good on you, it's a duffer's cap, and when you come to the microphone, you look like the warm-up guy, the guy who announces the license number of the car left in the parking lot, doors locked, lights on, motor running. The brim shadows your face, which gives a sinister look, as if you'd come to town to announce the closing of the pulp factory. Your eyes look dead and your scowl does not suggest American greatness so much as American indigestion. Your hair is the wrong color: People don't want a president to be that shade of blond. You know that now. … Meanwhile, you keep plugging away. It's the hardest work you've ever done. You walk out in the white cap and you rant for an hour about stuff that means nothing and the fans scream and wave their signs and you wish you could level with them for once and say one true thing: I love you to death and when this is over I will have nothing that I want.”

One can dream that when this ends he will have nothing he wants; and one can dream that he’ll do the one thing he said he’d do if he lost and go away.
But he’s a pathological liar, so he’ll hang around and bitch and moan and whine … cuz that’s all he does.
Megan Rapinoe, United States women’s national soccer team star, on joining other professional athletes and refusing to stand during the national anthem:

“It was very intentional. It was a little nod to Kaepernick and everything that he’s standing for right now. I think it’s actually pretty disgusting the way he was treated and the way that a lot of the media has covered it and made it about something that it absolutely isn’t. We need to have a more thoughtful, two-sided conversation about racial issues in this country. Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties. It was something small that I could do and something that I plan to keep doing in the future and hopefully spark some meaningful conversation around it. It’s important to have white people stand in support of people of color on this. We don’t need to be the leading voice, of course, but standing in support of them is something that’s really powerful.”

The other day I heard Whoopi Goldberg talking about this, and she told a story of black soldiers fighting for America in World War II and then coming home to find that they couldn’t eat at the counter, drink out of the fountain, sit anywhere they wanted to in a bus or a movie theater.
The flag, the anthem, this country, need to represent all of us; all of us.
Jewel, at a Rob Lowe Roast, on ‘why gay men love Ann Coulter:

“Two minutes into hearing her speak, they remember why they hate pussy.”

And one minute after looking at her reminds me that, somewhere, a horse needs to be fed.
Shia LaBeouf, on  Steven Spielberg, who directed him in that awful Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: 

“I grew up with this idea, if you got to Spielberg, that’s where it is. I’m not talking about fame, and I’m not talking about money. You get there, and you realize you’re not meeting the Spielberg you dream of. You’re meeting a different Spielberg, who is in a different stage in his career. He’s less a director than he is a fucking company….I don’t like the movies that I made with Spielberg. The only movie that I liked that we made together was Transformers."

And so I imagine he won’t be making any more movies with Spielberg though the decision won’t by Shia’s … it’ll be Spielberg’s.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good quotations, all of them! Education has always been, is right now, and always will be, the best antidote to hatred and bigotry. Not 100% successful though. Some people just cannot be reached. But still the best tool we have.

the dogs' mother said...

Education is key!!

Blobby said...

I don't think Shia had to worry about making any film (Spielberg or otherwise) before making that statement. As for Jewel - it took you an entire minute?