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Shocked!

We were shocked!  Shocked by the avalanche of accusations coming out about Harvey Weinstein!  At first we just thought Harvey was a typical pervert, pig type guy who just wanted a little grab here and a little touch there and maybe a massage.  It didn’t even seem like he knew about the “happy ending”.  But now more and more women are coming forward and it was not a just touch, a grab and a little massage.  No it was much worse than that.  It seems Harvey knew all about the happy endings and was going for them, big time.  Some reports are reporting oral sex and even using the “R” word.  But how bad is this you might ask?  Well even HerHillaryness is “shocked”, “shocked and appalled” she said.  And, that’s a lot considering who she’s been married to all these years.  But that’s why we’re shocked too.  At least as shocked as this guy.

Also shocked were the Board of Directors of The Weinstein Company who have fired Harvey.  BTW how do you get fired by your own company?  It’s the Weinstein Company.  Couldn’t he just fire the Board?  But he’s been fired and they had no idea!  Neither did Ben Affleck, Matt Damon or Brad Pitt!  Shock, horror and pigs must be flying as in the old adage, when could something like this ever happen?  Answer, when pigs fly.

But all this not knowing might be because all of afore mentioned; the Board and the actors, are all guys.  So maybe Harvey wasn’t touchy feely or into giving or getting oral with guys.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just that it never happened, supposedly.

But not everyone’s shocked, not Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rosanna Arquette, Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd all of whom were either groped or worse than that, had to look at a naked Harvey Weinstein.  Also not shocked was Rose McGowann with whom things must have gotten really nasty, as Harvey had to pay her 80 grand.  Wait a second weren’t Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie married?  Didn’t they talk?  Maybe that’s why they’re getting divorced.  But also not shocked was Jessica Chastain.  Harvey didn’t do anything to her but that’s because word got around and Jessica knew never to be alone with him.  Which turned out to be a good thing for Harvey, as Jessica Chastain got Bin Laden.  Oh wait, she played the woman who got Bin Laden in the movie.  But it’s almost the same thing, no?

But what does Harvey say?  Well a few centuries ago Samuel Johnson said.  “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”  And Harvey is off to rehab in Europe and not saying anything.  But maybe a whole lot of people are right, when they bemoan how patriotism, just isn’t what it used to be.  Maybe rehab is.

But we definitely think this whole Harvey thing needs to be addressed at the next Academy Awards, since Hollywood has taken to lecturing everyone, all the time.  But we’re not sure who should give the lecture.  Maybe Jessica Chastain, as she got Bin Laden.

Hooray for Hollywood!

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12 comments to Shocked!

  • mistermuse

    Don, I remember Harvey as an invisible six ft. tall rabbit who was Jimmy Stewart’s best friend in a 1950 movie called HARVEY, so I’m shocked — SHOCKED — to find that he has turned into a human pervert. It’s fortunate that Jimmy is no longer with us, or he would probably die from the shock of seeing what has become of his best friend. Whatever became of the Hollywood that used to was? Sad.

  • And I’m even more shocked at Weinstein’s so-called apology in which he says he’s going to find a channel for his anger by becoming the new head of the NRA. That’s beyond shock — that’s real fear, first that he thinks that that the current head will so readily step aside, and second that he will be any better at controlling his trigger finger that he has shown of being able to control any other part of his body, including his mouth and his brain.

  • Muse,

    Unfortunately for a whole lot of women this Harvey is real and not a figment of anyone’s imagination. On another site I write on is a former NY Times writer who said he or she I forget the writer’s name but the writer had the story years ago and the Times wouldn’t publish it. So I kind of wonder why now?

  • Peg,

    Are you saying that a guy who commits serial sexual harassment would make things up or even lie to try desperately to deflect all the allegations hurled at him? OMG!

  • markscheel1

    Muse, Peg and Don,

    Well, the way the world is going, really nothing shocks me anymore. My friends and distant relatives are dying right and left. I keep wondering what natural disaster news I’ll wake up to tomorrow (latest more California fires and volcano erupting in Japan). The Boy Scouts will become the Unisex Scouts. And what male celebrity will be next to be outed as a pervert/rapist and have women coming out of the wall for his scalp? Anyway, muse, didn’t know that about HARVEY! He really was? And Peg, Weinstein head of the NRA? You’re not serious. Okay, I’m going to take a hot bath and go to bed; enough reality for today! Ha. Thanks for the update, Don.

    Mark

  • Mark,

    The planet has always been a hostile environment. If there was an earthquake in Japan 200 years ago and you were alive and in Kansas Citry you just never would have heard about it. As human beings we’re are not that much different from the other animals on the planet. We just have an oppositional digit and a few more folds in the brain so we shouldn’t get too shocked when some of us behave badly. With that in mind, maybe we shouldn’t lecture each other. Like I mentioned in a previous article, I realized after 67 years that I really didn’t know anything. We just have to hope that God loves us and it all makes some sense in the end.

    Don

  • markscheel1

    Don,

    That last statement is golden! You got it.

    Mark

  • I didn’t make that up. Weinstein began his statement (I won’t call it an apology) by excusing his behavior by saying he grew up in the 60s and 70s when the rules . . . . etc., and concluded with the following: “I am going to need a place to channel that anger, so I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention. I hope Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party. I’m going to do it at the same place I had my Bar Mitzvah.”

    I did jump to an incorrect conclusion. Turns out Weinstein is publicly opposed to the NRA, intended to make an anti-NRA film, which has not yet happened.

  • Mark,

    I grew up in an atheist family and I wouldn’t say all atheists are mentally ill just the ones I grew up around. Now one of the few things I think I do know is, the healthy mind has faith.

    Don

  • Peg,

    I didn’t hear him say that but I don’t have any doubt that he did. He’s a scoundrel to use an old word that fits. The scoundrel will bring up anything to deflect from his own actions. You can understand how someone who didn’t hear him might be shaking their head.

    Don

  • Don, the quote in my comment above came directly from a statement Weinstein made. I did a cut and paste. Something I did not know (because I never really knew who Weinstein was until public knowledge of his behavior) but apparently he has been anti-NRA for years, talked about making an anti-NRA movie with Meryl Streep. His efforts to defend himself with reference to the rules of the 60s and 70s are pathetic.

  • Peg,

    I believed you. A scoundrel will say or do most anything to deflect from his own misdeeds. That’s one of the of many things that makes a guy like Harvey what he is.

    Don

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