Jeff Gannon Blog

Thursday, March 03, 2005

I Have Something To Say

I am not doing this blog because of Rosie O'Donnell, Martin Sheen, George Clooney, Jane Fonda or Phil Donahue - they never sacrificed their lives for me or for liberty.

I say we tell those liberal, tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, hippie, tie-dyed liberals to go make their movies and their music and whine somewhere else. Just stay away from my blog.

If they lived in Iraq or Afghanistan, ironically they would be put to death at the hands of Saddam Hussein or Osama Bin Laden.

I want to know how these very people who are against war because of loss of life can possibly be the same people who are for abortion? They are the same people who are for animal rights, but they are not for the rights of the unborn or my blog.

These are the same people who wanted to go to Iraq and become human shields for the enemy. I say it's just too damn bad I didn't create an airline ticket wishlist so my thousands and thousands of readers could pay their way over there.
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If they want to be human shields, I say let them serve the men and women of honest integrity that epitomize courage and embody the spirit of freedom by wearing the proud uniform of the United States military.

What greater love has man than he lays down his life for his friend - or in this case, my blog.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Trust Me, I'm Extremely Familiar With The French New Wave


Many of you have been giving me grief about some of the films on my ground-breaking French New Wave Wish List. Specifically, thousands have pointed out that Claire's Knee was made in 1971, clearly outside of the French New Wave range of years. That range of years is somewhat debatable, but 1971 would never be in the discussion. I agree with Richard Neupert's definition from his excelent book, A History of the French New Wave Cinema:
For reasons that will become clear, this study prefers to summarize the New Wave as a complex network of historical forces, including all films made by young directors exploiting new modes of production as well as unusual story and style options. The New Wave per se lasts from 1958 through 1964. The New Wave era is just that, a time period during which social, technological, economic, and cinematic factors helped generate one of the most intensely creative movements in film history. The New Wave involves more than directors and movie titles; it comprises a whole new interpretation of the cinema and its narrative strategies.

So, yes, I'm aware that Claire's Knee isn't technically a New Wave Film. But it is a first generation New Waver and it was conceived in the spirit of the New Wave by one of the great thinkers of the New Wave. If you have a problem with that explanation, just donate a more traditional New Wave Film.

Oh, and I'm also aware that it applies to the last three films of this amazing cycle of films.


Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I Think I Know What's Best For Black People

The PRESIDENT (our Commander and Chief) said some things that really made me think the other day. He was talking about social security. (I like to call it Socialist Security.) What made me think was when he talked about how unfair SS is to black people.

I have always been interested in how fair different government programs are to black people. It probably ranks 7th on my list of important issues or interests. (6-Discus hurling, 5-Steve Sanders, 4-Staying Sexy After All These Years, 3-My Weapon, 2-French New Wave Cinema, 1-Shoe Polish Reporting: Unvarnished and Unfiltered) So when The President pointed out that black people usually get shot or knifed before they reach 65, I was obviously outraged. Let me try to unvarnish this a bit and make it easier for you to understand.


Take Diff'rent Strokes. My guess is that Mr. D only adopted Willis and Arnold in order to make sure they got real above-board, on-the-books jobs. (If they stayed in Harlem they would have most likely sold drugs.) That way, they could pay into Mr. D's SS before they get knifed or shot without ever collecting themselves. That's just not fair.

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They would also be paying into his daughter and housekeeper's bureaucratic SS account.

Also remember that Arnold never grows, and could never pass for 65 even if he makes it that long without getting knifed or shot.

Mr. D already lives in a penthouse in NYC and is a card-carrying BONKERS Lefty Limousine Liberal. Yeah, I'd say social security needs to be strengthened in a major way.


And don't think George Papadapolis didn't know exactly what he was doing with that little black Webster.

I'm In The Process Of Unvarnishing A Social Security Analysis


Hint: These folks are involved.

Monday, February 28, 2005

I'm Just Going To Let THE MAN Speak For Himself

Everyone recognizes the press secretary is not the finder of facts."

The briefing room has a long tradition of being home to colorful characters of the left and right."


If you happen to privately be on one side, it's easier to accept facts that support your side than accept arguments that support the other side. . . . It's not out of malice. It's human nature."

The press focuses on, 'Isn't everything wrong?' and the press secretary, myself included, focuses on, 'Isn't everything good?'"


The president has a morally declarative speaking style that makes millions of people nervous. It also makes millions of people inspired."

I could have made a lot more money if I'd decided to write about clashes, or criticize the president, or even criticize the press more, but I chose not to."

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Not Jeff Gannon Media Watch

The Best Not Jeff Gannon Blog Network is starting to get some serious media attention:
Next we’ve got a French New Wave film fanatic who describes his “weapon” as a 7.2 inch Mini Cougar. We like his blog quite a bit but he confuses us. He is always talking about the “unvarnished” truth and discusses shoe polish quite a bit like our Jeff Gannon does. What’s confusing here is that he insists in just about every post that he is Not Jeff Gannon. We realize that this Jeff Gannon is an impostor, but it does make you wonder if he looks like Jeff Gannon. He has even formed a club of other people who may be Jeff Gannon, or at least may want to be Jeff Gannon or not be Jeff Gannon.

Choosing Between BONKERS Lefties: My Oscar Selections


jamiefoxx I think they should give it to Jamie Foxx to honor his overlooked performance in Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story.


breakin-all-the-rules But not for Collateral. He needs to somehow be honored for his underappreciated performance in Breakin' All The Rules.


Jamie Fox In Living Color You know, Jamie Foxx has never truly been honored for his work on In Living Color. I think tonight would be the best time to do it.


growing pains Growing Pains was a truly remarkable show that is now even more remarkable due to the fact that Kirk Cameron is a big-time hearty Christian.


Note: I will leave my Best Picture choice blank in protest of the snubbing of Jim Carey.