Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Punxsutawney R2D2 and Clint Eastwood top American movie star of 2009?! Say what?!

The nut jobs at PETA are at it again, now targeting everybodys favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. The animal rights activists want to replace the real groundhog with a robotic stand in. They say it is unfair to keep the animal in captivity and subject him to the huge crowds and bright lights that accompany Groundhog Day, each and every February 2nd. But William Deeley, president of the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, says the animal is being treated better than the average child in Pennsylvania. The groundhog currently lives in a climate-controlled environment and is inspected annually by the state Department of Agriculture. Deeley thinks, and I agree, that PETA isn't interested in Phil from Feb. 3 on, and is only looking for publicity. Gee, ya think! What's next, is PETA gonna go after Walt Disney because Mickey Mouse spends too much time in the sun, and is forced to wear that goofy suit?

A recent Harris Poll was conducted to determine the Top 10 American Movie Stars, and it was determined that Clint Eastwood was the number 1 American movie star in 2009. Um, what? Can somebody tell me what movie he was in last year? He starred in Gran Torino back in 2008, I'll give him that, but come on, the best American movie star? Better yet, number 7 on the list, down from 3rd last year, is John Wayne! John Wayne died the year I was born, and hasn't starred in a film in over 30 years! Who participated in this survey? How, in the hell, are Clint Eastwood and John Wayne considered top American actors, today? Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep or Tom Hanks, I'll give you those. I would even take Will Smith or Steve Buscemi over John freaking Wayne! Clearly, the people taking part in this poll don't have Netflix, an HD television, or even a recent newspaper. There should be a questionnaire that must be completed before a person is allowed to take part in the future. First question, how much did it cost the last time you went to the movie theater. If you don't remember, or it was less than $5, you cannot be a part of it. I'm just saying...