Posts Tagged ‘Sunset Boulevard’

Notable News Of Late That Specifically Pertains to Iron Man

October 29, 2008
This dude totally rules, dude

This dude totally rules, dude

At the behest of our readers, I once again turn to the world of popular culture. I must have gotten 1000+ emails yesterday after my latest post complaining that things had gotten too “serious” at Lifting Fog, and that I had “strayed from the path of righteousness.” One reader even went as far to scold me, shouting horribly demeaning things at me via Skype for failing to make only 3 pop culture references (read as: Henning threatened to remove my semi-autonomous publishing status and/or kill me). So let’s get straight to it.

I read today that Robert Downey Jr. has agreed to be paid a shit-ton of money for playing Tony Stark in at least three more movies involving Iron Man (Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, and The Avengers). Only in Hollywood do people agree to something like that. In the words of Joe Biden, “where I grew up” (I always picture a suburb with white picket fences for some reason), you say thank you for getting something like that as opposed to “agreeing” to it. But this is less an attack on RDJ and more a question of why entertainment news reporters strive to maintain some semblance of sincerity in their linguistical jibbajabba. Here’s a headline from when I’m running it:

Robert Downey Jr. (formerly arrested multiple times for possession of heroin and cocaine, and firing a gun driving down Sunset Blvd.) to be paid millions and millions of dollars to be a movie star; ‘Thank you’ says Downey Jr.

Now that’s fair and balanced!