Oh, like, geez.
October 29, 2001 10:59 AM   Subscribe

Oh, like, geez. This is *just* who we need, like, making Public Service Announcements.
posted by Fofer (44 comments total)

 
"But he's always, like, opened it and then passed it along to me to read. So I don't know if he's really gonna stop opening it and make me do it."

Diction through the roof!
posted by starduck at 11:02 AM on October 29, 2001


One would think that such a genius would be told not to open her mouth without a script or a skimpy bikini to distract people from the nonsense that comes out of her mouth.
posted by gen at 11:08 AM on October 29, 2001


"I think it's important that people realize that just because - and this is one of the things I actually said in the PSA - just because we're part of the same bloodline doesn't mean we shed the same blood," Elizabeth said.

Um...huh?
posted by UnReality at 11:11 AM on October 29, 2001


28! Well I feel a lot less guilty about American Pie now.
posted by bobo123 at 11:19 AM on October 29, 2001


I'd be happy to "open her mail" if you know what I mean...
posted by ColdChef at 11:24 AM on October 29, 2001


in other news, angelina jolie returns from pakistan...
posted by kliuless at 11:25 AM on October 29, 2001


Flaubert said it best: Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.

Perhaps I malign the young lady unfairly; her lack of diction may hide a formidable intellect...but I'm kinda doubtin' it.
posted by mrmanley at 11:40 AM on October 29, 2001


Get it? They're attractive, so they're not allowed to speak. Get it?
posted by jpoulos at 11:40 AM on October 29, 2001


I like how they leave in her rhetorical faux pas' (eg "like"), and spell it "gonna" instead of "going to."

If Donald Rumsfeld had said "Umm.. Hmm.. I'm not gonna answer that question at this time," I'd give you dollars to donuts they'd print it as "I'm not going to answer that question at this time."

Double standards make me nauseous. Someone needs to get reprimanded over this, honestly.
posted by Hildago at 11:52 AM on October 29, 2001


Yeah like, open the mail and like, do some readin', and like space out a little and think about Anthrax and how wonderful it was when they opened for Ozzie before they started sending all this junk through the mail and like maybe I should put some clothes on or something....maybe not...what was I doing just now?...Oh yeah, where's my hummus and babaganoush....why is my assistant passed out by the mailbox, like why me?
posted by theJaybird at 11:54 AM on October 29, 2001


Errr, the Arabs can't be too happy with some of her "acting" work... And Angelina Jolie? Don't get me started.
posted by fooljay at 12:03 PM on October 29, 2001


it's really easy to criticize angelina jolie, but when was the last time you donated $1 Million to the U.N. refugee agency to help Afghan refugees?

i'm just saying.

she makes an effort, she does some good. that's better than most of us.
posted by palegirl at 12:04 PM on October 29, 2001


...and better than nothing.
posted by palegirl at 12:05 PM on October 29, 2001


These types of things do come across as PR stunts from those with perhaps less-than-stellar cognitive ability. But I do think things like PSAs are good for celebrities to do. Most actors/singers/etc. are not really super-wealthy. Their fame is their greatest asset - so at least they're trying to use some of it in the right way.
posted by sixdifferentways at 12:17 PM on October 29, 2001


it's really easy to criticize angelina jolie, but when was the last time you donated $1 Million to the U.N. refugee agency to help Afghan refugees?

hmmmm. When was the last time I had $1 Million?
posted by fuq at 12:22 PM on October 29, 2001


When was the last time she donated $1Mil to a starving developer In the U.S.? Huh?....c'mon people, put away your bourgeois guilt and take care of people that matter.

There's a time and place for everything and now is NOT the time to be giving dollars to swarthy refugees who will remember only one thing when they turn 18:

"Those american infidels forced me from my village and I had to poop in a hole in the ground. And all I had to wipe with was this dirty turban..."

Someone should've neutured Jon Voight when they had the chance.
posted by theJaybird at 12:44 PM on October 29, 2001


Actions speak louder than words. So why can't celebrities just donate money, help with relief efforts, and shut up about it? No, I guess that's not really fair. If their celebrity and talking about it in interviews helps bring light to an important cause, then I guess it can't be all bad. I applaud them for at least trying to put their fame to good use. But I still don't understand what Shannon Elizabeth meant by saying "...just because we're part of the same bloodline doesn't mean we shed the same blood." If anything, it just sounds like she's further distancing herself from her Syrian roots.
posted by UnReality at 12:51 PM on October 29, 2001


...put away your bourgeois guilt and take care of people that matter.

That kinda sounded a little hateful. Ease-up a little pardner.
posted by cowboy at 12:52 PM on October 29, 2001


Well if she doesn't shed the same blood as those in her bloodline, just what kind of blood does she shed?

Puerto Rican?


posted by theJaybird at 12:53 PM on October 29, 2001


swarthy refugees

Hate to disappoint you, Jaybird, but not everyone at Metafilter has an immaculately pale complexion.
posted by liam at 12:58 PM on October 29, 2001


Uh oh...thought police are out with their leather chaps and little else...ride 'em cowboy
posted by theJaybird at 12:59 PM on October 29, 2001


This pretty girl bashing reminds me of this other enlightened argument.

Self-image problems, anyone?
posted by signal at 1:02 PM on October 29, 2001


Shut up you!
If I can't be beautiful, no one can!
posted by fuq at 1:16 PM on October 29, 2001


Ooh, someone mentioned "thought police"! Poor repressed white man!

And doesn't Shannon Elizabeth have a pie to fuck?
posted by solistrato at 1:26 PM on October 29, 2001


While Ms. Elizabeth could perhaps be more eloquent with her words, I believe she was trying to say that while she and others of her ilk are similar to the terrorists racially (thus sharing the same bloodline), they are not similar in their feelings, especially when it comes to wanting to hurt and kill Americans (i.e., shedding the same blood).
posted by EatenByAGrue at 1:27 PM on October 29, 2001


Personally, I don't care what people think. I just wish they'd shut the fuck up.
posted by jpoulos at 1:33 PM on October 29, 2001


If Shannon Elizabeth wants to impress me, she could reclaim her ethnic last name.
posted by Ty Webb at 2:07 PM on October 29, 2001


..."Ooh, someone mentioned "thought police"! Poor repressed white man!"...

Typical answer from a neo-pc-fascist. I bet you color-coordinate your berkies with your wool socks.

Answer me this: If diversity is such a great thing, then why do they1 have to force it on us2?

1. The pseudo intellectual leftist elite harvard barney types.

2. Regular Americans (no berkies-no dirty feets).

Like I really care...we can site here all day talking about this broad, but I'm not anywhere closer to wearing her fish pie on my may pole. Just keepin' it real.
posted by theJaybird at 2:20 PM on October 29, 2001


Shannon Elizabeth for President. Seriously. We would have foreign leaders battling for her affections.

Jaques Chirac: She smiled at me
Tony Blair: No way frenchy, she gave me a note

cut to Bill Clinton, straightening his tie as he closes the door to the oval office.

Bill Clinton: see you kids later...
posted by owillis at 2:27 PM on October 29, 2001


Jaybird, the only thing more tiring than your poorly written invective is that you seem to think it's somehow bold.
posted by Ty Webb at 2:39 PM on October 29, 2001


theJayBird = proud to be 'regular' = you should only comment once a day
posted by Vek at 2:52 PM on October 29, 2001


I smell a troll. Go back to your natural habitat, jaybird: we're adults here.

As for Angelina Jolie, people seem to have forgotten that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees recruited her to be goodwill ambassador before the terrorist attacks (a job held serially by many other famous faces). Good on her for not backpedaling on the job she signed on for. By the way, the whole point of being a goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR is to attract attention and get more people to donate or volunteer. Publicity is part and parcel of the job.

The Freepers tried to make some "terrorist sympathizer" hoohah about this in the first days, but helping the Afghan refugees is actually the official policy of the United States government and the Bush Administration, so I'm not sure where they get off criticizing her for that, other than the rubber mallet to the soft spot on the knee bit.
posted by dhartung at 3:14 PM on October 29, 2001


thanks for telling me what I should do, Vek. Next time I hear the word "nimrod", I'll look remember you. Maybe you should stop masturbating?

I only wish I could be dumb and happy like a regular american.
posted by theJaybird at 3:18 PM on October 29, 2001


"captain, bickering and insults decloaking on the starboard bow."

"Shields up, red alert! Mr. Worf, prepare for evasive manuevers."

"Sir, they're hailing us."

"On screen."

where am i going with this?
posted by lotsofno at 3:24 PM on October 29, 2001


UN Goodwill Ambassadors: "The High Commissioner for Refugees is one of 30 organisations affiliated under the United Nations umbrella, including the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Population Fund and the UN Development Programme. Every organisation works to its own agenda, but celebrity backing is vital for all if they are to get their messages across. It's a trick UNICEF learned back in the 1950s, when they asked Danny Kaye to endorse their work. Now there are some 200 Goodwill Ambassadors worldwide."
posted by Carol Anne at 3:36 PM on October 29, 2001


Watch it folks, he might sic his pitbulls on ya.

jes keeping' it real.
posted by signal at 3:42 PM on October 29, 2001


Are you still talking?
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 4:24 PM on October 29, 2001


wow, jaybird. you suck.
posted by donkeyschlong at 5:39 PM on October 29, 2001


I think that it is admirable that Shannon Elizabeth is contributing her time to do a public service announcement against hate crimes.

As a person in the public eye, recognizable to a young audience (who might be a little surprised at her heritage), I think she's a good choice for as a spokesperson.

Whom do you think should be making psa's on this subject?
posted by bragadocchio at 7:15 PM on October 29, 2001


It like, really works if you like, read her quotes out loud in a tubular Valley Girl accent, y'know?

"Actions speak louder than words. So why can't celebrities just donate money, help with relief efforts, and shut up about it?"

Cuz there's always some reporter holding a mike to the beautiful celebrity's face trying to get soundbytes from anyone their editor might recognize, so they can make a buck and go home and feed their families.

"we're adults here."

Don't look at me. I'm on my second - no THIRD childhood... or maybe it's my fourth... Sorry. I just can't take threads like this seriously, nor should they be.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:03 PM on October 29, 2001


theJaybird--thanks for your opinion. No, really.

I enjoy reading about your thoughtful and considerate attitudes of others. No, really, I do.

And your unrepressed sexual fantasies are also a delight! No, really, I mean it.

*shakes head in admiration*
Class, all class, I say.
posted by ashbury at 11:51 PM on October 29, 2001


Is it so hard to include a description of the link? Please?
posted by salmacis at 12:11 AM on October 30, 2001


Um, okay. If you couldn't determine from the ensuing discussion, its an article about how actress Shannon Elizabeth (née Shannon Fadal) did a Public Service Announcement recently.

There, is that better?
posted by Fofer at 7:48 AM on October 30, 2001


owillis: that was too good. kudos, really.
posted by adampsyche at 7:54 AM on October 30, 2001


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