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Noted in Passing: The Ghetto Oscars vs The Emperor of Ice Cream

Would have been much more entertaining if Rock had made a joke about Alex Baldwin’s wife.

A crowning credit to their careers. Next year? They start bangin’ on each other with mag dumps. Instant appointment television!

Of course, Rock and Smith are just poofters. Here’s how it’s done.

Are you not entertained? Are you not instructed to forget about the really important news over the weekend

“Let the lamp affix its beam.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.”

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  • James ONeil March 28, 2022, 8:24 AM

    OK, Will Smith hits like a girl.

  • Mike Austin March 28, 2022, 8:29 AM

    Wow. Black on black violence. That’s never happened before.

  • Gus Geswinder March 28, 2022, 8:37 AM

    Would you think/feel differently if it were John Wayne and not Will Smith? Why? (Show your work)

    • KCK March 28, 2022, 2:07 PM

      Smith is a good entertainer, but John Wayne is the Duke. You know he was paid by the hits in those movies, right?

      I will admit the time Will Smith hit that alien in Independence Day – was good. I laughed.

      So, I called your question, and now I’ma raise you a new one. In the gang banger CCTV, didn’t you imagine John Wayne, as Rooster Cogburn, riding his horse down the street, with the reins in his teeth, and a carbine in one hand, and a single action revolver in the other? Because I sure as hell did.

      • Vanderleun March 28, 2022, 2:32 PM

        Excellent, but these days I tend to like the final better. Might be a good epitaph:

        • KCK March 28, 2022, 2:52 PM

          I appreciate JW’s take on being past his prime. That is a great ending – good call.

          • ghostsniper March 28, 2022, 6:59 PM

            I call that bold talk for a one eyed fat man.
            Fill your hand you son of a bitch!

            • KCK March 28, 2022, 7:46 PM

              See? John Wayne was chivalrous.

              Later on, old Ned Pepper goes straight. Watch Robert Duvall, in Broken Trail, when he guns down a blanket salesman in cold blood, on the drop of a dime. Thomas Hayden Church jumps on his guns and starts blazing away, and afterwards says “Uncle, what did we just do??”

              It’s a lesson in Frontier morality, and loyalty. Everything a guy needs to know can be found in OLD Westerns.

              • ghostsniper March 29, 2022, 4:58 AM

                Open Range is one of my fav’s.
                Haven’t seen Broken Trail yet, but will make a point of it soon.

                • KCK March 29, 2022, 8:06 AM

                  Open Range: very fine movie and a favorite. Broken Trail is a 2 part TV movie, and it’s got lots of cowboy shooting and shit. It’s one of Robert Duvall’s (many) legacy movies. I think he saw John Wayne in the saddle, and it rubbed off on him.

                  Duvall shoots the blanket man because he sees that he’s a notorious smallpox-for-the-Indians man. It’s the wide open range, and the only law is right. He plugged him full of holes before you could say Jack Scratch. Burned him and all his shit.

                • Mike Austin March 29, 2022, 8:28 AM

                  “Open Range” has the best gunfight ever seen in Westerns. For once the weapons did not sound like pop-guns.

                  “Broken Trail” is now on my list to see.

  • Dirk March 28, 2022, 9:05 AM

    Sadly five homes and three cars were killed in this demonstration. Hopefully no real humans we’re hurt.

  • John Venlet March 28, 2022, 9:09 AM

    I’m wondering why Smith didn’t call Rock a nigger? I mean it’s okay for them to call each other that, right?

  • Bill in Tennessee March 28, 2022, 9:10 AM

    I cannot and will not dignify these Hollywierd people by giving one single f#@k about who does what to whom. Did not watch that shit show and haven’t since I was a child, when I thought it was important. But when I became a man I put away childish things, and haven’t regretted it.

  • James ONeil March 28, 2022, 9:51 AM

    Yep Will hits like a girl and meanwhile, in a neighborhood far from you;

    Here is a link to the video of Ukrainian military shooting Russian POWs.
    WARNING you do not want to watch this!

    • Dirk March 28, 2022, 11:17 AM

      A very very valuable lesson in this prisoner shooting, Don’t get caught.

      As for Smith and Rock these are sophisticated folk, top 1% er’s I’m disappointed no one got shot. Ya see these are Hollywood coons, not street coons.

  • Andy March 28, 2022, 9:51 AM

    No idea what Rock said, but nice work, Will Smith. Unfortunately you’re in Hollywood, where being a man and sticking up for your woman is not going to be looked on with any appreciation.

    There’s one of those punches (slap?) in the face that’s been so desperately needed.

  • Gordon Scott March 28, 2022, 10:12 AM

    I used to really enjoy watching that show every year. My first wife and I would make reservations at a movie theater that served food, and we would make a night of it. Now, I can’t even be bothered to watch 30 seconds of the “fight.”

    Schumer isn’t funny unless she steals a good joke, or has a room full of writers. Sykes is simply a bitch. “Honoring Ukraine” without actually mentioning the country, and yelling “Gay gay gay!” as if it were witty or clever just makes it perfectly clear that Hollywood is a grooming operation that has a sideline producing videos according to CCP specifications.

    • ghostsniper March 28, 2022, 7:14 PM

      Without any effort that I am aware of, I don’t think I’ve ever seen even 10 seconds of it. Ever.
      I don’t even understand why anyone would watch it.
      Watching people giving each other prizes for doing stuff they’ve already been paid millions for.
      But then, I don’t watch the olympics, and sports, reality shows, nor sitcoms. I just don’t find any of that stuff interesting or worthwhile.
      But. You did mention food, and that can get some of my attention…

  • PA Cat March 28, 2022, 10:35 AM

    Apropos of the DC shootout, here’s ghetto trash behavior, juvenile division: two Philly hood rats, ages 17 and 12 respectively, sicced their dogs last week on a cat named Buddy lying on a neighbor’s porch. The noise of the dogs barking along with Buddy’s screams alerted the neighbor, who came out to rescue the cat and take him to the PSPCA’s emergency animal hospital. Nearby surveillance video of the attack was posted by the local TV stations in order to identify the perps, who have since been arrested; nonetheless the video is horrific:

    As of today, nearly a week after the attack, Buddy is still alive and doing better, but will need further surgery to repair his internal injuries. The PSPCA’s website landing page has a place to donate for Buddy’s care: https://www.pspca.org/

    When I first saw this news story, I thought at once of Olive, Gerard’s Editor, who is also a black cat. I doubt that the First Cat of Chico is allowed outside Gerard’s apartment (unless he has a balcony above ground-floor level where Olive could sun herself safely), but I can only imagine what punishments Gerard would suggest for the subhumans who turned their dogs loose on Buddy.

    • jwm March 28, 2022, 10:55 AM

      My cat is named Buddy.
      I’d have that scum drawn and quartered.


    • ghostsniper March 28, 2022, 11:16 AM

      Cat shouldn’t have been out there. For that very reason. The owner should be banned from owning a cat. To get to our cats any attacker’s, 2 or 4 legged, will have to go through a hail of shrapnel.

    • Vanderleun March 28, 2022, 1:30 PM

      Good call on the balcony. I am introducing her to it in stages of late. As to what I might do? I’m thinking flossing them with a chain saw.

      • ghostsniper March 28, 2022, 1:40 PM

        The idea of a cat out on an open balcony makes my skin crawl.
        When it’s nice out our cats have the run of the full length porch on the back of our house.
        It is about 8′ from the porch floor down to the ground outside. The porch is enclosed on 3 sides with floor to ceiling heavy duty screen installed by me 15 years ago. None of the cats have ever “escaped” and no coon has ever gotten through. Our cats are the safest and most contented in the country.

        • Vanderleun March 28, 2022, 2:36 PM

          NO critters this far into Chico except cats, dogs, and feral hogs. The balcony is twelve feet from ground to floor. Netting on all sides. Olive is timorous still, but she’s been indoors since before the Paradise fire.

          • Sirk March 28, 2022, 4:58 PM

            I do recall your Cat, very friendly, was working over its clawing tree.

            • Vanderleun March 28, 2022, 9:53 PM

              Good recall. You drove her to it. She wouldn’t stop talking about you for days. Wondered how a good looking woman like your wife was doing with such a reprobate.

              • Dirk March 30, 2022, 12:29 PM

                GV. Pretty girls just flock to me! A gift I suppose! Lol. Carole’s been in my world pushing forty years.

                Why is it most girls gotta have a bad boy, to tame!. Why is it she’s still trying! I’m in tame able.

      • Tom Hyland March 28, 2022, 7:57 PM

        Cats in Art is the latest chapter of one of the greatest websites in all existence. I’ve been visiting this location for years. I sent this to Remus at Woodpile Report and he was blown away by the vintage car advertising files. Check it out. https://poulwebb.blogspot.com/

        • ghostsniper March 29, 2022, 9:16 AM

          Some good stuff right there Tom. Thanks!
          I’m stymied though, I see no vintage car ads.
          Could it be all the blocking extensions I employ in Chrome?

          • Tom Hyland March 29, 2022, 11:13 AM

            That’s a possibility. Sometimes I click onto a file at Poul Webb and it just won’t open. You got to scroll down the index carefully. Here’s a link to an 8 part presentation of vintage automobile advertising. https://poulwebb.blogspot.com/2016/05/automotive-art-part-1.html This website is a universe of imagery. Remus thanked me profusely and a lot of his brilliant painting critiques and vintage stuff was illustrated by connection to this source.

          • Tom Hyland March 29, 2022, 2:37 PM

            I’ll try again. I posted this reply a couple of hours ago and it never appeared after I hit submit. Or it might show up in several more hours. Anyway, there’s a long list of items in the index of this website. If you scroll down to “automotive art” this is part 1 of an 8 part series of classic automotive advertising. Remus illustrated a lot of his posts from stuff he found on the Poul Webb site.

            • Vanderleun March 29, 2022, 2:59 PM

              Was wadded up way down in about 150 spam filter posts.

  • Plague Monk March 28, 2022, 10:56 AM

    Some years back, I worked a short term contract in CT, and stayed in a rundown motel near the client’s site. On one side were the black drug dealer and his entourage of beauties; on the other side were a group of what I call Latrinos. I befriended a small cat abandoned by another renter and brought him to live with me. Ozzie was nice company while on the road, but the Latrinos didn’t like him, and I saw them throwing rocks at him.

    I had a handgun, and confronted the room’s occupants over the rock-throwing, telling them that if Ozzie was hurt or injured by them, I was going to cut down on the local illegal population. That 357 muzzle pointing at them got their attention fast, and the boss woman told me that it wouldn’t happen again. I was trembling with both Adrenalin and fury. My wife asked if I would have killed the lot of them over a cat (who came home with me when I left CT), and I told her that I would have. Don’t f%ck with my cats. I have more love for cats and dogs than I do for most people.

    • Dirk March 28, 2022, 5:00 PM

      Monk, right on.

    • Terry March 28, 2022, 7:47 PM

      Agreed Monk. Very bad idea to mess with any of my animal clan. Especially the Doberman or Central Asian Ovtcharka (from Ukraine as a matter of fact).


    • ghostsniper March 29, 2022, 7:18 AM

      Word to the wise.
      Nobody will throw rocks at your cat while it’s in your living room.
      And you won’t leave your wife in despair while you do life in prison,
      or get stabbed in the back while taking out the evenings trash.
      Would you like it if their pit bull shit in your yard?
      House cats live TWICE as long as free range cats.
      Ozzie thanks you for committing to him for all of his life,
      and he wants you to move away from ne’er do wells.

  • Rusty Nael March 28, 2022, 11:19 AM

    That “performance” was what’s commonly known as a “chimpout.”
    I guess it’s a good thing that Alec Baldwin wasn’t there to shoot someone in the face and then blame the victims and props people.

    I have no use for Hollywood or those who wallow in its filth and decadence. A nuke or a massive earthquake might be the best solution to the madness that permeates it.


    • Fletcher Christian March 29, 2022, 3:39 AM

      Indeed. I can think of much better targets for a mini-Dinosaur Killer, though.
      Wall Street, Canary Wharf and City of London, the Beltway, Whitehall…

      The last honest banker in London was probably sometime in the Victorian era, and the last person to enter the Houses of Parliament with honest intent was Guy Fawkes.

  • Dirk March 28, 2022, 11:45 AM

    My cat is my friend, I like my cat better than I like most people. The problem here is not the dogs, but the owners. White pink black or brown, you sic your dogs on my cat, on my property ima fucking kill you right after I kill the dogs.

    The cat gets skinned on their property that’s sucks but my cat’s in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

    Sadly I responded to many dog vs human calls in my time. Everyone a Pitt, as I addressed the issue, I instantly recognized I should have been putting down the owners.

    In 2006, I got a call about a giant Pitt killing chicks and attacking horses. When I arrived the Pitt was present my god he was four ft tall, a solid 130 pounds, I say all the chickens were dead, maybe thirty, and a horse or donkey was down, being eaten alive.

    I grabbed my shotgun, and as I walked toward the dog on the horse, this monster Pitt turns and charges. I let him get oooo8/10 ft away, he running at top speed. I pressed the trigger, I’m low, taking his mostly legs off.

    The dog was hurt badly, I could see in its eyes it now understood he was not the king of his jungle. He actually escaped, to a woodpile in a neighbor’s back yard he was cornered, he was bleeding out. And he was dangerous as fuck.

    I traded weapons, a shotgun for my G36 H&K, he heard me coming, I could hear his hateful growling, he wasn’t frightened, he knew big trouble was on its way. He was not going without a fight.

    I’ll not bore you with the sad tale of a valiant animal, a warrior in its own rights, death. I will say it was humane and quick.

    I was extremely pissed off. The owner, a local dope dealer arrived and was gonna sue me. We got that straightened out quickly, he kinda volunteered to carry his dead dog to a field, where he and his girlfriend dropped the carcass in a heap, turned, and walked away. Like his animal was garbage.

    I recovered my shovel, and I dug a proper grave for this warrior dog. He was magnificent, that he was a killer, was his master’s fault.

    Anyway, I buried the dog, even leaving two dog treats with him for his journey to Valhalla, for this fella was certainly going where warriors go.

    I hope someday to meet up with that dog, in a place far from here.

    My wife and I replaced 12/15 of the chickens, the lady who lost all her chicks sold eggs for part of her income. A vet was unable to save the horse, had to put her down as well.

    • ghostsniper March 28, 2022, 1:45 PM

      Good job. Me? I blame the owners, always. If I see it, I’ll place the blame right on the owner directly here and now.

  • KCK March 28, 2022, 2:12 PM

    I don’t think Biden should be calling for Putin’s removal. Doesn’t anyone remember how he green-lighted the start of the war in first place? I mean, which is it? Either Putin is allowed or he needs to go. I can’t keep track of Biden’s words from one week to the next.

    • Vanderleun March 28, 2022, 2:38 PM

      You’e winning if you can do it inside a week, he can’t keep track from the period to the start of the next sentence. Assuming the sentence isn’t pure gibberish.

      • KCK March 28, 2022, 2:55 PM

        I’m waiting for a Biden language disgronifier app, or at least a bad lip reading video of our beloved POTUS.

        • Vanderleun March 28, 2022, 4:23 PM

          All videos of Biden speaking are bad lip reading videos.

  • Dirk March 28, 2022, 4:26 PM

    Some good news, The Delaware douche hasn’t called Putin a “ Dog faced, Pony soldier”, communist say that’s progress!

  • Jack March 28, 2022, 4:35 PM

    Smith is 6’2″ easily and Rock is maybe 5’9″ or 10″. That said, I consider Smith’s move a classic bitch slap and while it surprised Rock, I doubt that it did little more than sting a bit. Overall, Rock handled it well and went on nearly as if nothing occurred.

    But here’s the weird thing. Smith and his ‘wife’ have had an open marriage for years. She boinks whatever she chooses and works overtime to maintain her ‘dignity’. Lots of misguided men and women do that but imho that kind of behavior is kind of like rolling in pig shit and then putting on a suit to attend a gala, a common action of self aggrandizing soul less narcissistic losers.

    I can’t understand why Smith got his panties in a wad over Rock’s quip, it was really pretty tame. I guess that “Mr. I Love Everyone” who is looking for the Devil missed Old Scratch’s presence, perched on his chin.

    What a double indignation old Jaded suffered. A part time ‘man’ who is out of control and a disease that is very similar to mange. It’s so hard for sleazy women to get a decent break.

  • Gus Geswinder March 28, 2022, 5:44 PM

    I now agree. It’s a Kayfabe. Saw a graphic of Rock leaning in to the slap, hands behind his back, gave Smith his cheek. It’s a setup.

    • Hoss March 29, 2022, 7:15 AM

      Saw that also, in slow-motion. He definitely leans into it offering up his cheek. I have no use for Hollywood or those who work there.

  • Hyland March 28, 2022, 7:00 PM

    I haven’t watched the Oscars in so long I can’t remember. How I learned of the Rock/Smith/Slap moment is visiting American Digest. I mentioned it to a friend who forwarded me this video by a social commentator on youtube who has channel called Pockets of the Future. This is 55 minutes in length but I only watched half. I have learned that Will Smith is gay, his marriage is a sham, and the assault was fake. Pretty good reporting here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cnS4GB_pW0&t=0s

  • The Clown Act March 28, 2022, 10:08 PM

    No hair got disturbed?

    • Vanderleun March 28, 2022, 11:09 PM

      With these foks it is much more likely that hair got distributed.

      • Jack March 29, 2022, 6:51 AM

        Well said and truly spoken. I recall thinking, after the Obama’s left the WH that it was going to take a detox team a month to get rid of all of the kinky (not curled) hair. But hey, what do I know? It might’a took two months.

        • ghostsniper March 29, 2022, 7:24 AM

          You never get it all out.
          Negro’s in the army used afro sheen on their skalls.
          When they picked it out in the latrine the nasty coils were all over the sinks, sticking like 4 motherfuckers.
          On occasion I had to clean that shit up.
          Had to use putty knives to scrape it off.
          And stink?
          Good Gaw.
          Smelt like burnt fish gutz.

  • Tom Hyland March 29, 2022, 11:16 AM

    That’s a possibility. Sometimes I click onto a file at Poul Webb and it just won’t open. You got to scroll down the index carefully. Here’s a link to an 8 part presentation of vintage automobile advertising. https://poulwebb.blogspot.com/2016/05/automotive-art-part-1.html This website is a universe of imagery. Remus thanked me profusely and a lot of his brilliant painting critiques and vintage stuff was illustrated by connection to this source.