Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sunday, silly Sunday

The Mail is up in arms over things said by Academy Award winning actress Marion Cotillard about the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre. Apparently, she does not believe that the event took place the way (and for the reasons) most sane people believe it to have happened. Instead, in what seems to be a fit of anti-American pique, she has suggested that the destruction of the twin towers was a real estate scam:
"It was a money-sucker because they were finished, it seems to me, by 1973, and to re-cable all that, to bring up-to-date all the technology and everything, it was a lot more expensive, that work, than destroying them."
Even in the world of 9/11 conspiracies, this is a doozy and we thank for Mlle Cotillard for doing her part in popularising the phrase "money-sucker." The sheer dim-wittedness of the statement makes it all the more puzzling that the (probably Oxbridge-educated) copy-editor allowed the following moralistic comment to slip under his or her radar:
But after her outburst, in which she also queried the 1969 Moon landings, a successful future in Hollywood appears to be in jeopardy.
In jeopardy? Hello? Hasn't it gotten through to the staff at the Mail that Hollywood will love that kind of stuff? After all, the US (and Hollywood in particular) is teeming with all species of conspiracy theorists -- not to mention believers in Xenu the Intergalactic Overlord.

My guess is her agent told her to say these things to further her Hollywood career! And Tomkat have already invited her to the Hubbardian blow-out when Tom achieves OT-VIII.

1 comment:

Kris McCracken said...

You do wonder at the mental aptitude of some people when they talk like that around journalists. It is one of the more dim-witted statements I've read from a celebrity in recent times!

Love the blog!