Sunday, February 16, 2014

S.L.A.P.: The Shia LaBeouf Appreciation Party

I have a poet friend.  A post-modern poet friend.  Once he held a poetry reading that was titled "It's Time to Forgive Pete Rose."  Now personally, I never found it necessary to forgive the shouldbe hall-of-famer, for I had not found him guilty of anything in the first place.  Well, okay, there's the whole gambling thing, but that shouldn't have kept him out of the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Banned from the MLB?  Sure, but still, his stats merit inclusion in the Hall.  But I digress.  The reason I started this post with this story was to showcase a troubled celebrity who really isn't all that troubled.  Now I am not saying Pete Rose's gambling problems were the sort of performance piece things that someone like Shia LaBeouf is enacting this past year or so.  And yes, a performance piece is exactly what the mercurial actor is doing with his recent antics.  I don't think anyone still believes this is as a breakdown, like many at first thought.  But again, I digress.

What I am doing here today is to show, however tongue-in-cheek it may be (and it is quite tongue-in-cheek), my appreciation for those aforementioned recent antics.  What else I am doing here, is to convince you, my faithful readers and true believers, to also come to an appreciation (again, quite tongue-in-cheek) of one mister Shia LaBeouf.  Granted, the things LaBeouf is doing (and a timeline of his antics can be read by any of those not aware of just what it is that's going on here) reek of the so-called breakdown-cum-performance art that Joaquin Phoenix, which I suppose works out since LaBeouf's antics are antics of plagiarism, but still, Phoenix did his better.  Not to put the kibosh on LaBeouf's art though, because even if he hasn't gone as batshitcrazy as Phoenix did, his antics sure are fun.  And now others, like Jerry O'Connell (forever the fat kid from Stand By Me) are getting involved.  But once again, I digress.  I am here to announce a new Facebook page - one dedicated to Mister Shia LaBeouf.  It's called S.L.A.M.: The Shia LaBeouf Appreciation Movement.  So, why not head on over to the link just below and join up on the new Facebook page, and help me S.L.A.M. Shia.

Yup, that's right kids, join today, and get in on the veritable ground floor of S.L.A.P.: The Shia LaBeouf Appreciation Party.  Share your Shia stories and links and pics.  Become part of a loving, albeit quite tongue-in-cheek, community, right there on good ole Facebook.  Show your love for all things Shia (and yes, contrary to common belief, I do think there is a talented actor in there somewhere, if only he were given better films to prove such a thing) or, if you'd rather, show your disgust for the guy.  Whichever you choose. Come join today, and help me S.L.A.P. Shia.  That's it for now.  See ya 'round the web.

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