February 13, 2010

"Squishy mom" Angelina Jolie buys Brad Pitt an $18,500 tree.

Link for squishy mom.

Link for $18,000 tree.


Jason (the commenter) said...

Mr. and Mrs. Smith came out years ago, this publicity stunt has gone on for far too long. Do they really think this buzz will help them sell more DVDs?

Jason (the commenter) said...

They were selling olive trees at today's farmers market. They were a lot less than what Jolie paid for hers. It must be sickening being famous sometimes. When you make a grand gesture, everyone wonders if it's for real or only for the press.

rhhardin said...

Cicero's wife and tree joke turns out to be about a fig tree, not an olive tree, so I won't cite it.

Academic footnotes always have "joke" with quotes.

Skyler said...

I feel so used. I clicked on both gossip rag links and didn't get to see a picture of a tree.

Unknown said...

After what Sandra Bullock tried, I'm surprised Angie didn't want to give him a lip transplant or something.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Of course if they do break up and she gets the house in France, then she just bought herself an olive tree.

Penny said...

"I feel so used. I clicked on both gossip rag links and didn't get to see a picture of a tree."

I thought I was following a link to the garden center that sold her the tree. Wouldn't it be neat to take a look around a nursery that sells trees for $18,000?

Synova said...

Well, the tree is 200 years old so a very large amount of that nearly 20K is going to be what it takes to move and transplant a 200 year old tree without killing it.

Penny said...

Not so sure about that, Synova. By tree standards, the olive tree is considered to be small and excessively hardy. There are some still around that are believed to be 2000 years old.

This strikes me as a "symbolic" purchase, with a very arbitrary price, but at least one that will get media attention.

The dove and the olive branch are peace symbols in the three major religions that have some trouble finding "peace" ... Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Is it by chance that our Goodwill Ambassador purchased an olive tree? I think not. Jolie, just keeps on channeling her adored, hippie mother. And, really? Why not?

Even symbolically, give peace a chance.

At $18,000, I would say it was a STEAL!