December 10, 2008

"Seriously -- how did this seismic, evolutionary species reassignment come to pass..."

"... and do the universe's laws of equilibrium require that the slug-like crime lord now be cavorting by some Tatooinian resort pool in a bikini?"

Nice sentence. But, really, I'm just wondering how a person can write so many memoirs about her personal dissolution.

24 comments:

Trooper York said...

Well it's what she does instead of blogging.

Palladian said...

But, really, I'm just wondering how a person can write so many memoirs about her personal dissolution.

Ask Elizabeth Wurtzel.

Palladian said...

Or Sylvia Plath.

Palladian said...

Or Anne Sexton.

Michael E. Lopez said...

She doesn't even look that bad, really, considering her age. The freeze frames look awful, but in motion she seems just a little on the overweight side. Hardly Jabba territory.

Chip Ahoy said...
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Chip Ahoy said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaagh!

* Tears eyes out with claw hammer *

* Carefully returns eyes *

Hey, you're right, she's not that bad. That freeze frame is very misleading. Once I heard her voice I'm reminded why I love her with all my heart to the depths of my soul

Postcards From the Edge is the best movie in the history of ever. Having Debbie Reynolds for a mum has got to result in permanent damages of some sort or other. But having your mum played by Shirley Maclaine in a role you wrote is a magical thing of pure treasure. I just wish she would return my calls.

(fixed a word up there ^^^)

EDH said...

...do the universe's laws of equilibrium require that the slug-like crime lord now be cavorting by some Tatooinian resort pool in a bikini?

When I read that quote I thought this was just another post about Blagojevich -- or Instapundit blogging from Grand Cayman.

What an unfortunate juxtaposition for Fisher. It may even beat Howie Carr crowning Ted Kennedy Jabba-the-liberal.

Carrie Fisher can be a good listener in therapy, but only to a certain point when she's heard enough and says "you know, we have to stop."

blake said...

Isn't the answer "however many the market will bear"?

rhhardin said...

Ann Coulter's Al Franken grudge:

And once again, Republicans are asleep at the wheel while another close election is being openly stolen by the man whose contributions to western civilization include the "Planet of The Enormous Hooters" sketch on "SNL."

speaking of bikinis.

I'd put it in the other Western Civ. column myself, but I'm a guy.

Theo Boehm said...

It's an outrage to mention Sylvia Plath in the same paragraph as Carrie Fisher.

Joan said...

Theo wins the thread for the most "Inside Althouse" comment. So far, anyway.

I hate that bikini scene, you can tell Carrie was conscious of her stomach and was sucking it in the entire time. BTDT, and it gets tiring. She probably had a lot more fun going braless in that white nightgown-like outfit they had her wearing in the first one. (Lately called Episode IV, "A New Hope." Gah. It will always remain "the first one" to me.)

That is a particularly unfortunate freeze frame, yes. That scarf looks like it can't decide whether to strangle her or slink away in shame.

Xmas said...

Carrie was on 30 Rock not too long ago. She was looking ok for her age. I vote for a bad still frame.

rhhardin said...

Outrage keyed to putting in the same subordinate clause is a lesser outrage.

This highest outrage is keyed to putting in the same book.

Original George said...

John Cheever's daughter just published her second memoir about being a 60something ex-alcoholic and sex addict.

People can keep writing infinite versions of these books, so long as the publisher can pre-sell them through the distribution channels. Princess Leia's publisher knows there is a fixed number of people who will always buy the new Star Wars junk.

(Incidentally, "The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath" contain page after page of some of the best writing I've ever seen. That lady was plugged into the wall socket, a wet finger in the fuse box...a few of her sentences:

My intuition clears for me like a pool of clearing water after the mud settles. O I see the frogs on the mud bed.

I gave her a mad wild still stony glare that snuffed hers out.

As if a great muscular owl were sitting on my chest, its talons clenching and constricting my heart.

The white hardboiled egg, the green head of lettuce, the two suave pink veal chops dared me to do anything with them.)

rastajenk said...

I thought this was going to be about Charlie Rangel.

Tibore said...

Lemme jump on the bandwagon and cast another vote for bad screencap. This link may be a year old, but it's only a year old, and Carrie isn't looking bad at all, not by a long stretch, in this 2007 Craig Ferguson interview.

Tibore said...

Hey! You know, if Carrie Fisher dyed her hair blond, think she could play Hillary in a biopic?

:D

froggyprager said...
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froggyprager said...

I agree with others that the freeze frame is terrible, shame on defamer, if you watch the video she is overweight but doesn't look that big.

While I am a Princess Leah fan, I like Fisher better with a machine gun in The Blues Brothers.

paul a'barge said...

I want to write a memoir about how my life suks but I have to go to work to make a living and frankly, my life doesn't suck.

William said...

Given every advantage of birth, good looks, money, interesting career, endless array of gorgeous lovers, and expensive therapists to cushion the teeny weeny shocks, it is amazing to read about how unhappy these stars leading their blessed, perfect lives can manage to make themselves. For pure schadenfreude you can't do better than a Hollywood memoir. I think the fault lies not in them but in the transient nature of their perfect lives. It must be a hard thing to look like Carrie Fisher when young and know that every day past thirty you will look less like Carrie Fisher.....As a genre, Hollywood memoirs rank just above Presidential memoirs as a form of disposable literature. It's a low hurdle, but Postcards from the Edge is one of the best. Carrie has a good sense of humor about the absurdity of her life. Her book was worth reading.

blake said...

Wow, re that Star Wars audition facetiously posted by Tibore: Carrie looked a lot better without those stupid cinnamon buns on her head.

Tibore said...

Whoops! I posted the wrong link, didn't I?

THIS is the Ferguson interview of Carrie Fisher. I accidentally posted the Google vid search ealier. My fault.