This came to my attention yesterday, in spite of an internet wide protest that rendered vital services like WordPress unavailable for the day (which reminds me you should totally hit this LINK). SOPA is obviously important and you guys should really sign this. I won’t reiterate why, since CatastroFUCK did so yesterday, but let me just say; do it for me. I can’t sign it. I’m not an American. But I surf the internet and enjoy the freedoms and choice it provides me. It pisses me off that just because I don’t live in your country, I have no way to protest. But heh, if life was fair I’d be millionaire getting a blowjob from Eliza Duskhu, so whatevs. SIGN IT!
The information that managed to slither through the blackouts and filters concerns Hollywood plank of wood, Mark Wahlberg. Marky Mark isn’t the most interesting actor in the world. Have you seen the Happening? He also ruined Max Payne, but give him a small enough role and the right material and he can make it work well enough. See; Boogie Nights or the Departed. He wasn’t on my radar. He was a boring average actor.
So thank God the man has done all he can to help me change my opinion! Recently in an interview in Men’s Journal, Marky Mark has been talking about 9/11, or specifically how he was originally supposed to be one one of the doomed flights that was used that day to commit mass murder. Instead, he and his children boarded and earlier flight so Mark could head up the Toronto film festival. But had Wullyberg been there, shit wonldn’a gone down the same!
“If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.’”
Because as well as being an action star in reality, Mark Wahlberg is apparently a commercial airline pilot.
Never mind the fact that Mark Wahlberg is saying that he is braver than all those cowardly people who died that day, he is also looking back with hindsight not available at the time. 9/11 wasn’t only shocking for its death toll and destruction, but for how unprecidented the event was. Sure, sometimes terrorists blew up airliners, sometimes hijacked them, but those instances often led to the plan landing safely and hostages being taken for demands to be met. Turning those planes into missiles was a new phenomenon. Marky Mark would have sat, shitting himself and praying like everyone else, because that was what you did. That was their best chance for survival.
I’m also really happy with the ‘lot of blood in first class’ comment, which shows that Wahlberg is really off his shit. There was plenty of blood in first class that day, when they hijackers slashed the throats of stewardesses and passengers who got in their way and then brutally murdered the pilots. This is the kind of armchair hero bullshit I’ve come to expect from events like this. I understand the whole mentality behind it. I have such thoughts myself. The whole; ‘If I was there it would have been different’ idea isn’t new. We all feel that way. Its just most of us have the decency to understand that such ideas are fantasy, not reality.
Via [AV Club]