Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Hideous Tracy Morgan
Last night Cedric's "Barry's got plenty of ideas -- always bad ones" and Wally's "THIS JUST IN! ROUGH WATERS!" went up. That was their joint-humor post. The non-humor posts last night revolved around a theme: write a book you have and that you've selected at random: Mike's "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" (Pauline Kael's movie critiques), Trina's "Collected Stories" (Tennessee Williams' Collected Stories), Rebecca's "pigs at the trough" (Arianna Huffington book), Kat's "Rock Encyclopedia" (the classic text), Ann's "4 men, 1 woman" (Gore Vidal's Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace), Marcia's "Embassytown" (China Mieville's new novel), Elaine's "Left Bank and Other Stories" (short stories by Jean Rhys), Ruth's "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" (novelizations of Disney films in an attempt to increase reading among children -- this is a novelization of a Disney film starring Kurt Russell), Betty's "Lorraine Hansberry: The Collected Plays" (the title says it all but for any who might not place the name immediately, she is the playwright who wrote A Raisin in the Sun) and Stan's "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" (Greg Palast's classic book).
That's from the snapshot today. I wanted to open with it. I had so much fun reading the theme posts last night.
Tracy Morgan has apologized!
That's what an e-mail insists. And he's given an interview!
He didn't do that originally and wouldn't have done it Monday were it not for the fact that the issue isn't going away.
And it shouldn't.
What he said was offensive.
I saw Whoopi on The View defending him. My first thought was, "Whoopi, you old girl."
My second was, "She's a dumb ass idiot."
And she is. And someone should have told Sherry to shut her mouth. We all know she needs for Tracy to stay on 0 Rock. She does guests spots as his wife.
If they dump him, what's she going to do?
So she should have kept her mouth shut but Sherry's never been able to do that.
I really find his defenders to be as bad if not worse than Tracy Morgan.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"