Thursdays with Tina: The Buzz Is Deafening
Wonkette's weekly service to our readers: Translating Tina Brown's Thursday column in the Washington Post. We understand it so that you don't have to.
|Tina says||Tina means|
|There was such demand to get into a small screening at the Beekman Theatre on Monday night that executive producer and host Harvey Weinstein moved the celebrity crowd to the thousand-seat Ziegfeld Theatre. This was a canny PR move.||I am resisting the urge to comment on how we could have all fit into the Beekman if Harvey wasn't there. Lard ass.|
|There was only a one-week frenzy window between Gippermania and the pending Clinton memoir, and Weinstein flew right through it.||It was a really big window.|
|Attempted suppression is a promotional must these days.||CNBC is surpressing Topic A, everyone! Really! Free Topic A! Free Topic A!|
|The buzz is deafening.||I can no longer hear the voice in my head telling me to do bad things.|
|Weinstein had the wheeze of screening "Fahrenheit 9/11" with a different celebrity host virtually every night this week. . .||Sometimes I just replace words in a sentence with whatever sound I'm making at the time.|
|Monday night's co-host with the Weinstein Brothers was legal eagle David Boies, and a backup cast including Richard Gere, Leonardo DiCaprio, Spike Lee, Tim Robbins, Philip Seymour Hoffman -- all the cool dudes.||I believe David Boies is a "cool dude."|
|If these screenings were scenes in a Michael Moore movie, the filmmaker would be hanging around outside with a camera crew trying for ambush interviews.||Irony. I know I should know what that means. . .|
|Their Bush-loathing is so intense there is a pent-up longing for excess, a desire to be swept with emotions the cautious Democratic nominee can't arouse.||I really, really miss Clinton.|
Probably not, but it will certainly pump the base.
|Oh, God, do I miss Clinton.|
Our commander in chief is paralyzed -- by what? Fear? Indecision? Panic? An unbreakable interest in the plot of "My Pet Goat"?
|I actually tried to buy the serial rights to "My Pet Goat" for Talk. . . those goats really play hardball.|
|Moore fans can say his prosecution of Bush only employs the same paranoid technique of reasoning by juxtaposition that the Vince-Foster-was-murdered brigade used to torture the Clintons all those years.||I just made that up.|
|Hollywood agent and Kerry supporter Tom Baer told me, "Kerry should flee Moore's movie. It's Goebbels all over again."||What was the point of this column again?|
Democrats Warm To 'Fahrenheit 9/11' [WP]