Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

Damn you, woman

My on-again, off-again imaginary love affair with Janeane Garofalo is on again. In recent years, the pros (she's intelligent, funny, beautiful, self-aware and enjoyably nasty) have been outweighed by the cons (she makes terrible movies, she's a hypocrite, she isn't funny anymore). But now, well, I'm not so sure.

Nowadays she seems to be pursuing her long-stated dream of being some sort of leftist radio talk show host or, failing that, at least a professional talk show guest. I always dreaded this eventuality, because her political opinionating was always, well, it wasn't bad. It was even pretty good, given the level of discourse we're used to hearing in this country, particularly from celebrities. But it wasn't anything I could see myself actually listening to on a regular basis.

But damned if she hasn't been working pretty goddamn hard lately. She's gotten smarter. She's gotten much more poised. She's a goddamn joy to listen to. She doesn't seem as diffused and all over the map as she did when she used to appear on "Politically Correct", looking stoned and not really sensing when it was the right time to say something. She's obviously made a rather concerted effort to become a more focused, powerful speaker than the out-of-it, notebook-consulting comedienne she used to be. She's not funny anymore at all, and she probably won't be making good movies (or, given the hysterical tenor of the times, ANY movies) again soon, but you know what? She's someone I'm sort of proud to have a juvenile crush on again.

Anyway, here's part one of a pretty good interview with the peg o’ my heart.
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