05/09/2005: Thought for the Day, bonus twofer edition...
in honor of last weekend's premiere of House of Wax:
Upon reflection, the creators of "House of Wax" are pretty savvy. Nobody's buying a ticket to bask in the sublime genius of Jared Padalecki's (Dean from "Gilmore Girls") acting; people are coming for the vicarious thrill of seeing Hilton, the "star" of "The Simple Life" and assorted night-vision porno clips get brutalized (at the screening I attended, the audience cheered wildly when she finally bought it). I confess, I wanted to see the Vacuous One bite the big one as much as anybody, but I couldn't deny the way this film advances the baffling Hilton success story. It's a credit to the skill of her handlers and the unswerving bone-headedness of the American public that this idiot is still in the public eye. And they even found a way to work in scenes of Dalton filming her at night with his videocamera. Subtle.
--Pete Vonder Haar
When I die the audience erupts in laughter. Of course, these are the same fools who buy my books and jewelry, Google my name, view my home video, party at my clubs, drool at my billions, watch season after tiresome season of my TV show, buy my DVD's, and now patronize House of Wax. Guess who's laughing now, you suckers!
--Paris Hilton [as channeled by Mark Ramsey at MovieJuice]
Len on 05.09.05 @ 06:29 AM CST