Thursday, March 10, 2005

Still, that 30 Odd Foot of Grunts DVD you picked up as a joke is now going for $500 on eBay, so there is an upside

Russell Crowe says Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terror network wanted to kidnap him as part of a "cultural destabilization plot," according to an Australian magazine. In an interview published in the March edition of Australia's GQ magazine, Crowe said FBI agents told him of the threat in 2001, in the months before he won a best actor Oscar for his role as Maximus in "Gladiator." "That was the first (time) I'd ever heard the phrase 'al-Qaida,'" Crowe said. "It was about and here's another little touch of irony taking iconographic Americans out of the picture as sort of a cultural destabilization plot," he added.--The Associated Press

Yup, yup, yup. I can see it now. Russell Crowe is kidnapped, and millions take the streets, rending their garments in grief.

It was not clear if there were other targets in the plot.

Al-Qaida, if you're reading this, could I suggest Stephen Baldwin instead? He really bugs the shit out of me.


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4 comments:

Jezzy said...

I still don't understand why they didn't kidnap him. I still don't understand what the point of Russell Crowe is...

Jim said...

I'm kinda hoping he was either misquoted or he was joking. He can't see himself as "iconographic" ... can he?

CG said...

I'd like to point out that the kidnapping of Paris Hilton would be much harder on the U.S. Yes, that's it, I don't know how we'd go on without her. And if we never saw her on TV or in magazines again, the nation would fall apart.

Will said...

If Bin Laden really wanted to destabalize our culture, he would be wise to host the Red Carpet at next year's Oscars. He'd create mayhem in the fashion industry which would start a huge downward financial spiral effecting modern culture as we know it and worship it. On the downside, his witty barbs and pithy comments would attract a wide viewership which would give the networks lots of money, so I guess that really wouldn't destroy our culture. But one can dream. -- Will