Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hey, I'm Mockin' Here!

Actor Jon Voight, who turns out, rather counter-intuitively, to be the craziest member of a family that includes Angelina Jolie and her creepy little brother, has apparently been stumping for Rudy. Christ, what is it with these out-of-touch Hollywood dilettantes? Anyway, the picture at right reminded me of the last time Voight paired up with an obnoxious New York psychopath. In fact, the Wikipedia summary reads like an extended metaphor for Rudy2008:

The naive Joe [Buck] meets the crippled Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, a third-rate con man who easily tricks Joe out of twenty dollars by offering to introduce him to a well-known pimp, who instead turns out to be a religious fanatic. …

Joe and Ratso also steal things as they need them, and pull minor scams … Ratso refuses to see a doctor, professing that he'll be fine "when I get to Florida!"

...Joe wants to take Ratso to a doctor, but Ratso adamantly refuses, saying he does not want to end up in Bellevue Hospital or someplace worse. He wants to leave New York for Miami; this has been his goal the whole time.

Leaving on a Florida-bound bus... Ratso's physical condition is clearly serious… but their powerful denial is evident. As they reach Florida and near Miami, Joe talks about their plans, only to ultimately realize that Ratso has died sitting beside him.

After Joe informs the bus driver, the driver tells him that there is nothing else to do but leave him there until they arrive in Miami.

4 comments:

Krellinator said...

Great one. Eerie, Dude.

Krellinator said...

Also, the Voight/Rudy axis would rate pretty high on Bill Simmons Unintentional Comedy Scale. See it at http://proxy.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/021107.

Burro Hall said...

genius

snowyco said...

Gotta love the irony...

Guiliani just gave one of the blandest unenthusiastic supportest speeches in history. You could almost see him holding his nose, as he picked-up that road-kill, and tried to extoll the virtues of stopping to pick-up said road-kill. And just what should we do with the flattened remains? Play frisbee? (aka Fat Freddies Cat?)