The following is a snippet from a film made 16 years ago.
The film is called Good Will Hunting…
The relevancy of Will’s answer to an NSA recruiter’s question and our current geopolitical issues is astonishing. Watch it flow from there.
It’s an amazing scene. I may be the only one that thinks so, but see for yourself.
Apparently among the 99% partisanship does not exist…
The right-wing Daily Caller website has been anything but kind to Occupy Wall Street, even going so far as to condemn the protest movement as generating riots, murder, and arson.
But when a couple of Daily Caller employees were at Occupy Wall Street this morning, it was the very protesters they had been demonizing who ended up helping them out. Daily Caller reporter Michelle Fields — who faced off with actor Matt Damon earlier this year over education policy — and videographer Direna Cousins both claim they were attacked by the New York Police Department (NYPD) while covering the raucous protests in the Financial District today. Fields added that Occupy Wall Street protestersimmediately came up to her to offer their help:
“Direna had a camera in her hand and I had a microphone, and we were being hit,” she said. “When I fell to the ground I said at one point, ‘I’m just covering this! I’m covering this!’ And the officer just said, ‘Come on, get up, get up,’ before pulling me up by my jacket.’” “The protesters came up to me right away and asked if I needed any medical assistance. They were actually very kind and helpful. It was the police officers who were very aggressive,” Fields added.
Fields says that protesters right now are effectively “barricaded” in Zuccotti Park, which was the spot from which they were ousted from on Tuesday.
The top quotes in politics this week …
“I have people tell me on a regular basis, ‘Gee, are you still running?’” — Newt Gingrich discussing his presidential campaign.
“So far she hasn’t said she would, but I think it’s not a bad idea.” — Dick Cheney encouraging Hillary Clinton to run against Obama.
“I wouldn’t bet the ranch on it.” — Karl Rove guessing that Sarah Palin won’t run for president.
“I have a job, I love my job, and I wouldn’t really be interested in that.” — Matt Damon explaining why he won’t go into politics.
“They’re accused of all kind of sexual activities.” — Rep. Ron Paul talking knocking the TSA during the GOP debate.
“I thought about shooting sparks up my butt.” —Tim Pawlenty sharing one way to get attention during a presidential campaign.
“It’s in color on Kindle.” — Mitt Romney bragging about his jobs plan.
“Let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out.” — Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffagetting fired up ahead of President Obama’s speech in Detroit.
Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and George Clooney are fast replacing Pacino and DeNiro as my favorite actors.
Not because they can act better than Pacino and DeNiro, but for their humanitarian efforts around the world and at home. Actually, in retrospect these guys can act their butts off as well!
Last Saturday, actor Matt Damon joined his mother, a Boston-area schoolteacher, for this year’s SOS (Save Our Schools) March in Washington DC and agreed to an on-camera interview with Libertarian video hub Reason.tv. Things got off to a shaky start, with Damon disagreeing with the interviewer’s take that the lack of job security inherent in acting acts as an incentive for him to work hard:
So you think job insecurity is what makes me word hard? I want to be an actor. That’s not an incentive. That’s the thing: See, you take this MBA-style thinking, right? It’s the problem with ed policy right now, this intrinsically paternalistic view of problems that are much more complex than that. It’s like saying a teacher is going to get lazy when they have tenure. A teacher wants to teach. I mean, why else would you take a shitty salary and really long hours and do that job unless you really love to do it?
The camera person then asked Damon, “Aren’t ten percent that are bad, though? Ten percent of teachers are bad.” Damon’s mom looked baffled. “Where’d you get that number?” she asked.
Damon struck back: “Maybe you’re a shitty camera man.” ~*~The more you know.~*~
Have a look:
Matt’s response to that “TV reporter” reminds me of a shorter version of this:
As I was preparing to go out to dinner with my family, I was watching Good Will Hunting. The film is one of my all time favorites.
The scene below is a total mind blower. Keep in mind that this movie was made in 1997. Both Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won Academy Awards for the movie for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.
Will, a genius from Boston’s working class, who never attended college, has an interview with the NSA. The dialogue sounds like it was predicting the Bush era,oil spills, jobs lost overseas for cheaper labor, etc. In actuality, we were having the same problems back then.
“I’m President, and not king.” – Barack Obama, addressing concerns raised by progressive bloggers about his agenda.
“I’m unemployed.” – Mitt Romney, explaining his casual look while in Iowa.
“How do we know we’re one week out from Election Day? Because everyone is going crazy right now.” – MSNBC’s Chuck Todd
“We thank President Obama very much for the free advertising of our popular drink.” – A spokesman for 7-11, reacting to Obama’s frequent mention of Slurpees in his stump speech.
“Yes, it really is Matt Damon.” – Actor Matt Damon, in a recorded robocall to New York voters encouraging them to vote for Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman.
“Something smells rotten about Loretta – it’s the stench of Washington.” – A “scratch-n-sniff” mailer aimed at Rep. Loretta Sanchez by Republican candidate Van Tran.
“Don’t tell [Obama] you like him better than you like me.” – Vice President Joe Biden, joking with actress Mariska Hargitay during her White House visit
“Once I get elected.” – Nevada Senate hopeful Sharron Angle, detailing when she’ll speak with the press again.
“It is what it is.” - Sen. John McCain, reacting to the number of anonymous campaign contributions in this year’s campaigns.
“I’ve got to get home because Michelle is on the road. … So I’ve got to be home to tuck in the girls and walk the dog. And scoop the poop.” - Obama, explaining why he had to leave a fundraiser early.