Keep This in Mind

Posted by Lex, on Mon – September 5, 2005


The next time a Hollywood celebrity tries to impress you with his political acumen **:

EFFORTS by Hollywood actor Sean Penn to aid New Orleans victims stranded by Hurricane Katrina foundered badly overnight, when the boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak.

Mr Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina’s flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.

Oh, I know. I shouldn’t josh him for neglecting to put the drainage plug back in the boat before lowering it into the water. Anyone could make that mistake, if he’d never actually launched a boat before. At least he was trying, right?


Asked what he had hoped to achieve in the waterlogged city, the actor replied: “Whatever I can do to help.”

With the boat loaded with members of Penn’s entourage, including a personal photographer, one bystander taunted the actor: “How are you going to get any people in that thing?”

You’ve got to bring a cameraman along if you’re an actor, because it’s existentially true that if your heroism and altruism aren’t caught on film, then they never really ever happened…

I know it’s unkind to poke fun at the silly people, but still: Heh.


** 07-12-2018 Original link gone; replacement found – Ed.


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