Category: Entertainment

Question of the Day: Has FPSRussia Jumped the Shark?

I dunno. Ever since FSPRussia returned from his sabbatical – triggered by the assassination of his business manager – he’s a been a bit . . . demure. On the positive side, our Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day Hall of Famer has quit doing stupid things with stupid guns in stupid places. On the negative side, Top Shot proved that it takes more than high-speed ammo porn to make an interesting gun vid. I know what you haters are going to say: I’m an FPSRussia hater. Au contraire! I love Kyle like a brother. OK, it’s true that I don’t actually talk to my brothers. But I love the idea of having a brother. Jealous of his multi-million views and celebrity status? Nope. TTAG’s all about the written word. We’re colleagues, not competitors. I simply think the faux Russkie has lost his creative edge. You too? And if so, any suggestions for Kyle?

Hollywood Anti-Gun Agitprop is Breaking Out All Over!

In Bruges (courtesy impawards.com)

“I’d gotten tired of carrying guns, a little bit. I don’t know how I ended up carrying so many guns, I really don’t. I hate the f**king things!” Irish actor Colin Farrell told Total Film magazine. “I think I’d gotten tired of doing some films that were thematically quite similar – that revenge and retribution played a prominent role in.” So it’s official: Hollywood’s hoi polloi (e.g. Miramax movie mogul Harvey Weinstein) are coming out against firearms ownership and swearing off movies that rely heavily on gunplay. Note: unlike Harvey . . .

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Incendiary Image of the Day: “This Should Be Popular with NRA Nutjobs and High School Shooters” Edition

(courtesy telegraph.co.uk)

Quite why an image of such inescapable beauty would be derided by a commentator I have no idea. Oh wait. I do. The image is in a gallery of gun photos published in The Land of Hope and Glory, a country so hoplophobic they call their fastest trains “high speed rail service” (instead of bullet trains). “Obviously only for balance I think it would be also informative to see in detail the beauty of the results of these bullets in any motion you like on the previously living targets,” toywithwords opines, his comment dripping with sarcasm. Hello? This is the U.K.’s right wing newspaper. Sigh. Click here to view the ab fab gun gallery.

Quote of the Day: Bring It Edition

 

“As we have seen in the last year, grass roots support for the rights of gun owners has repeatedly trumped big-money campaigns funded by people such as former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others who agree with Weinstein. As long as the political left and its Hollywood ATM machines keep showing their contempt for the Constitution, the NRA has little to fear from Harvey Weinstein or Meryl Streep.” – Jonathan S. Tobin, Guns, Hollywood Hypocrisy, and the NRA [at commentarymagazine.com]

BREAKING: Anti-NRA Movie Producer Harvey Weinstein Swears Off Violent Movies

Harvey Weinstein appeared on Piers Morgan’s program this evening, addressing accusations of hypocrisy. Critics of the Hollywood movie producer – who’s green lighted a film that will “make the NRA wish they weren’t alive“ - pointed out that much of Weinstein’s body of work has relied heavily on gunplay to put bums on seats. While not exactly owning the contradiction, Harvey acknowledged it and swore off “gratuitous gun violence.” “The change starts here,” he told Morgan. “I’m not going to make some crazy action movie just to blow up people and exploit people and make some crazy action movie.” Quentin Tarantino must be majorly bummed; deadline.com said the Pulp Fiction Director would be looking to Harvey for financing for The Hateful Eight. In this case, it looks like the hateful ate its young. If you know what I mean . . .

Question of the Day: Would You Give Up Your Guns for Charlize Theron?

 Charlize Theron Mad Max 4 (courtesy deskofbrian.com)

“Everybody in South Africa has a gun,” actress Charlize Theron told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer back in the day. ”And [when] those things are handy; terrible things happen. You shouldn’t have those things around because when people get irrational and emotional and drunk, terrible things can happen.” When Ms. Theron was 17 her mother shot and killed her father – who had just fired a shotgun blast through Charlize’s bedroom door. “I know that if my daughter was in the same situation, I would do the same thing,” Charlize said. Only she can’t now because A) she only has a son, and B) she’s living the gun-free lifestyle (except for her armed bodyguards). OK, so that brings us up-to-date. Enter Mr. Sean Penn . . .

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