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Monday, January 26, 2009

Tidbits About Matt Damon and Me (Although Not in Any Way You Might Imagine)

I like Matt Damon; he’s a charismatic li’l fellow and a decent actor. I generally like his movies and happily ignore his politics.

But if he takes up Bill Kristol on his generous offer, I think that he’ll find himself far out of his intellectual depth. Not to say that I think he’s an idiot, I simply think that he will find that his Hollywood view of the world is remarkably limited when faced with someone who has devoted his life to intellectual pursuits. You may disagree with Kristol, but he actually knows the reasons for his beliefs and backs them up daily with his well-considered writing; Damon, on the other hand, has spent a good chunk of his life reading other peoples’ words for a living and spouting a bit of political nonsense here and there on talk shows.

Which is to say that Kristol will clean his clock.

And speaking of fish out of water…

I will be on a panel of bloggers at a new media/blogger caucus lunch for the Colorado state GOP senators tomorrow, which is less a testament to my brilliance than it is a testament to how many truly brilliant people I am lucky to consider friends. Hopefully I will have some pictures and an after-action report when I get home tomorrow afternoon.

Also on the panel with me will be Steve Green (whose new digs are freakin’ cool), Charles Martin, Ben Degrow, and Rossputin.

Thanks to Darren Copeland and Lori Brown for helping to pull together this diverse group of bloggers and including me in the mix. I hope that we’ll actually be able to bring something useful to our state GOP senators and help them better represent the needs of Colorado’s citizens.

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"has spent a good chunk of his life reading other peoples’ words for a living and spouting a bit of political nonsense here and there on talk shows. “

That’s a whole lot like saying I’ve spent my whole life with a kid hanging off a boob.  Which is to say you may be wrong.

But I doubt you are.  Devil’s Advocate and all.

And Steve’s new digs can bite me.  Andy’s dead blog is on his roll, but I’m STILL not?  At least you TRY, wrong address and all.  Which is why you will get makeouts and he will get none.

on Jan 26 2009 @ 11:27 AM

Put it this way: I have a reasonably high opinion of myself and of many of the people that I know in the blogging world. In fact, when it comes to that, my opinion of them is higher than my estimation of Matt Damon. I still wouldn’t put more than a handful of them in a cage up against Bill Kristol and expect happy results.

Yeah, I could be wrong, but I don’t think I am.

Keep in mind that I don’t even dislike Matt Damon. I like the guy and completely understand why darling girl has a crush on him.

As for your URL, I actually want to update my blogroll but I haven’t been able to log in to blogrolling.com for months. Literally months.

And I’m too damned lazy to roll my own apparently.

Okay, weekend to-do list: fix the blogroll one way or another.

on Jan 26 2009 @ 12:23 PM

Blogrolling is down indefinitely, and I don’t care if the link is right.  I know you love me, even if you don’t. smile

I honestly think you’re right, too.  We shall see. And it’ll probably be humourous.

on Jan 26 2009 @ 07:42 PM

I still think I should have put a sign on Andy’s back at the last Bash.

“HELLO! I AM: Fucking Matt Damon.”

I think he would’ve killed me, happy feelings from excessive alcohol consumption aside.

But to be perfectly honest, while most Hollywood types have a worldview more simplistic than that of a concussed duckling, Damon seems to be slightly more intelligent than the average silver-screen ethical theorist.

Which isn’t saying much, but there’s gotta be a baseline somewhere.

on Jan 26 2009 @ 11:22 PM

Matt Daymon!

I could kick his ass. (In a debate, I mean. In real life I would probably end up crawling into a little ball and crying, the way I do when we run out of Twinkies.)

No panel invite for me, eh? See if I tell the barmaids that Darren is a millionaire with satyriasis at the NEXT bash.

on Jan 27 2009 @ 04:50 PM

Sorry, Robert, but you were deemed “not pretty enough.”

I’ll buy you a shot to ease the pain.

on Jan 28 2009 @ 01:14 PM

The mind boggles, David. I have it on excellent authority that I am the benchmark by which all male beauty is to be judged. Now I have to go work out my rage by beating the hell out of Matt Damon.

on Jan 28 2009 @ 03:37 PM

Matt damon. It will be sure if he will take up the kristol offer then he will himself out of the world.
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