Monday, September 05, 2005

Are These The "Tasty Waves" Of Which Spicoli Spoke?

This was just too funny not to mention.

Sean Penn's rescue bid sinks

EFFORTS by Hollywood actor Sean Penn to aid New Orleans victims stranded by Hurricane Katrina foundered badly overnight, when the boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak.

Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina's flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.

The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup.

Here are links to pictures of the event.


K said...

I don't understand why that's funny. Whatever you think of the guy, he was out there trying to help, trying to make a difference during a horrible tragedy. Why mock him?

Kalroy said...

Yeah, as much as I despise the man I gotta give him props for going and trying to help. Granted he doesn't have the training and skills but he went, and from what I've seen didn't try to turn his efforts into a media light for himself.

He would have been more effective helping at a FEMA, RC, or other spot, rather than rescuing, but I don't expect him to know that.


Walter E. Wallis said...

He mocks himself.
If he was trying to help others why did he have his cameraman and publicist in the boat with him?
Where did he intend to put the children he rescued? It isn't funny ha ha, it is funny sad.
Ghouls feeding off the corpse of New Orleans in their hatred of Bush.

Darren said...

It's funny because the man is an idiot. A very talented actor, but an idiot. Trying to help? He sure helped in Baghdad, didn't he? and Iran? and now New Orleans.

Why mock him? Because I'm lazy, and he made it just too easy for me.

And come on, the red cup picture is just priceless, no?

EdWonk said...

That boat is definately overloaded. (and would be unsafe with any additional passengers) His whole effort was undermined by having his publicist along for the ride...

echotig said...

Its funny 'cause he's a self absorbed dumbass. He got a crapload of money, just make a donation and be done. You know, use what skills you have.

K said...

Upon further reflection of the event and the picture it is pretty funny.