Thursday, April 09, 2009

Pissing in Bob's Flakes



Billy Bob Thorton proves what a DOUCHE he is, or, just a non-morning person.
Either way, he insults us Canadians referring to us as "mashed potatoes without gravy".

19 comments:

jc said...

Odd.

D. Sky Onosson said...

his band looks *very* uncomfortable...

Denis said...

I would guess that he has some sort of substance abuse problem.

cara said...

that was so awkward.
Although, Jian is kinda of a douche for introducing him in that way..
but on the other hand...

I find it interesting when actors take exception to their fame.
He's pretty dam insecure if he can't even address the fact that perhaps people are paying attention to his band because of his noteriety, which doesn't detract from his musical talent or love for music.

Yes, yes, Emperor you are fully clothed.
LAME!!

D. Sky Onosson said...

"Jian is kinda of a douche for introducing him in that way.."

Really? I don't see why, except that apparently he was "instructed" not to talk about his acting career?

Here's my thoughts on this from a facebook discussion on the some topic:

"I think if someone sends an interviewer a notice of what they are not *allowed* to talk about, the interviewer should begin the interview by reading that notice, and then proceed to not talk about it."

cara said...

Ya. I guess "douche" is kinda of strong.

I agree that "being instructed to ignore something": see my Emperor's New Clothes reference, and other comments, is ridiculous and I like the Facebook suggestion.

However, I think that the way Jian did the introduction was suspect. He had a point to make, (he came right out with it after BB exploded),it wasn't just context building. He was trying to drum up the contention about the validity of Billy Bob's musical career.
He shouldn't have been surprised that BB took exception, instead he played innocent, claimed no foul, when in fact, he should have just out right asked him about it.

Denis said...

No, he is a douce, and once he was the King of Spain (but now he eats humble pie).

cara said...

Fruvoulicious!

word veri: trongsho?

indeed it was.

anita said...

I agree with Denis about the possibility of drugs and/or some kind of psychosis for Billy Bob.

wolfBoy said...

and jian gomeshi is a pretty serious knob. i've been at art functions with him before, and he's very, very, very into the cult of jian gomeshi.

a friend of mine is studying journalim and he was a guest speaker in her class. she said it was three hours of "here's how cool i am".

and not a great journalist, either, by any stretch.

anyway, my point in all that jian-bashing is that he could have made that interview go a little more smoothly and be interesting beyond watching BB melt down.

and yeah, i think BBT's drug and alcohol problems are quite well-documented.

wolfBoy said...

oh, man.

his first answer... so crazy.

and the band guy who talks right after seems to have the "uh, oh, daddy's drunk again" vibe going.

D. Sky Onosson said...

That's too bad if Jian is a bit full of himself... his sister Jila is a prof. here at the U of M, and a very good one at that. The classes I've had with her have been some of the best I've ever taken over the course of two degrees.

TheBlueMask said...

This is hilarious. No sympathy for Jian. I've seen him grind people in a condescending way many times before.

gldstr said...

Well, If I were the interveiwer I would have just gone with it. Billy Bob was obviosly intoxicated phycidelically. He must have still been loaded from the night before.

This could have been a much less painful interview had both parties just gone with a positive flow.

Also I would have diverted the attention away from him.

Im going to take that 'Cosmic Cowboy Music.'

mondotrasho said...

Oft' cloying, patronising, sycophantic (depending on the level of fame of the guest) radio host seeks live encounter with strung out, in-need-of-a-smoke-and-a-coffee, vain playtimer for mutual masturbation.
I was beginning to think I was the only one who was going to be NOT in Ghomeshi's corner on this one. (I'd be in BB's but I'm guessing he sleeps in a yurt). Not that I'm excusing rude behaviour. The man was rude.
This is not the host-in-question's first "train wreck" of an interview. Besides the daily cringes listeners have to endure I can think of a couple other Dozees. The interview with British director Peter Greenaway (a windbag) comes to mind and an early interview with Joel Gibb from the Hidden Cameras. It's an occupational hazard for presenters as we all know. I have this secret theory that JG's personality acts as a catalyst tho'. The fist magnet phenomena...

cara said...

I actually wish that Jian had done some research on Billy Bob's "musical career" and actually called his bluff by asking him about it.

Music Historian? Really?

or better yet, ignored him altogether and talked to the Boxmasters, who seemed like decent people, and likely have more interesting musical careers.

mimi said...

I'm sorry...did he say he's a drummer, music historian, who doesn't cart around his drums at 6 in the morning?!?! what kind of drummer doesn't even bring a snare and sticks? (maybe it's just me)

micro said...

He seemed f'd up enough that I felt sorry for him.

scribe said...

gotta love people who make everything suck