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A Children’s Treasury of Mocking Mel Gibson

Like a roast, except not good-natured

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We may soon be able to hear Mel Gibson tell the mother of his child that he hopes she gets raped by a gang of black-people-who-are-themselves-lower-forms-of-life. Apparently his ex-girlfriend recorded 30 minutes (30 minutes!) of ranting from Mad Mel. Figure a conservative estimate of three racial epithets per minute, and you’re approaching 100 different colorful ways for Gibson to refer to his fellow human beings.

While you await this smorgasbord of hatred, three items are worth your attention:

• Tablet Magazine contributing editor Ben Greenman—author of the new What He’s Poised To Do—has reposted fragments from Mel! The Musical, which first appeared in 2006. [BenGreenman.com]

• Foster Kamer has a truly ingenious Mel Gibson Quoteable Flow Chart. See what Gibson would say to you! [Village Voice]

• If you have made it to this point in your life without seeing South Park’s “The Passion of the Jew,” today is the day to take 20 minutes and, y’know, rectify that. [South Park Studios]

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Slocum says:

The Passion of the Christ was one of the most successful movies ever. SOMEBODY liked it. As far as Mel Gibson not liking Jews – so what? Where is it written that he has to? These alleged racial comments are just that – alleged.

Honest Broker says:

The Klan supporting racist (and anti-semitic) film was one of the most popular movies in its day. The documentary about the 1934 Nazi Party congress Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the will) was one of the most popular movies of 1937. All racial comments in these wonderful films are just alleged. Nothing was ever “proved” against D. W. Griffith or Leni Riefenstahl.

I wonder about referring to this as “a smorgasboard of hatred”. Sure, it’s not nice, but I suspect it is reflective more of Mel’s lack of self control and desire to produce verbal nuclear bombs for effect than of actual hatred.

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A Children’s Treasury of Mocking Mel Gibson

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