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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A quote from Marshall Mcluhan

Was just rereading parts of Hooking Up, Tom Wolfe's great collection of essays, published in 2000. On page 117, this quote, from Marshall McLuhan, really resonated.

"Moral indignation is a technique used to endow the idiot with dignity."

Think of all the people you know who, when confronted with a "hate fact," sputter, "I find that really offensive!"

McLuhan had their intelligence gauged accurately.


Anonymous said...

hi john, hope your cancer is better. sociopath alert - amber heard. like anne heche, known bisexual, courts powerful older mentors and has troubled early family life. lapsed catholic.

pretty girl, but just evil.

John Craig said...

Anon --
Just read Heard's Wiki entry, I could believe it. I haven't seen definitive proof, but there are some yellow flags. The extreme devotion to Ayn Rand, coupled with her statement, "All I've ever needed is me." Dropping out of high school. The fact that she's a good actress (good at being fake), and also a successful one (knows how to ingratiate herself with casting directors). The fact that she married an older, successful man (for his money and hear career?) was "stormy," when all of Depp's other relationships were longer-lasting. The lying on the quarantine form so she could bring her dogs into Australia (she felt the rules didn't apply to her).

Stars seem to be particularly susceptible to good-looking female sociopaths. Paul McCartney married one (Heather Mills). And Mel Gibson had a child with Oksana Grigorieva, whom I've written about here:

Anonymous said...

yeah. i've always thought mel gibson got a really bad break because he was a good practicing catholic in jewish hollywood. man they really tried to destroy him when he made the movie about jesus christ. it was just batshit crazy john.

recently he is dating a sane young woman who is 25 and pretty, not hot. so good for him. i wish the guy well, just because of who hates him. interestingly enough, robert downey is his close friend and so is jodie foster. that's good enough for me. any friend of jodies....

also check out paedophilia and RDJr.
btw, its either president trump, like reagan in 1980, or trump having an accident...

John Craig said...

Anon --
I wonder if Gibson can still pull the really beautiful young women. I saw a picture of Gibson recently which made it appear he was on steroids. He's also alcoholic, which has definitely had an influence on his life. And he's a lousy judge of character, witness Grigorieva. But yes, kudos to him for not playing the Hollywood game.