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Friday, March 23, 2007

A-Crock-O'*Blip!*-To

Mel Gibson. A college campus. The film, Apocalypto. A date with the microphone. Students asking questions. Oh - and a female professor.

What could possibly go wrong?

(To be fair, it sounds like the professor was being a bitch and going on and on. Maybe she should try to be more like Margaret Cho.)

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4 Comments:

Blogger Dan said...

It sounds to me like the professor was more interested in making a scene than making a point.

Still, not a good move for Gibson. We already knew he was a racist idiot, but now he looks like a pompous fucktard, too. You'd think that a movie director/washed-up actor would think first before telling a history professor to "get a history book and read."

But then again, Hollywood has never been the most self-reflective of environments.

March 23, 2007 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Dan--Estrada is a prof of "Central American Studies" -- she is NOT a historian or an archeologist

Half of the audience cheered when they were FINALLY escorted out

March 23, 2007 11:56 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Well, I think we all agree that she was a jerk and he was a jerk.

Central American studies is a subtopic of history/anthropology.

Gibson has a problem with women--that's for sure. He has a problem with anger management. When you're in the public eye, you gotta take people's shit - and she wasn't paparazzi.

March 24, 2007 4:25 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

To Dan--Estrada is a prof of "Central American Studies" -- she is NOT a historian or an archeologist

What exactly do you think Central American Studies professors study, then?

It's not a subtopic of history or anthropology, it's a super-topic that incorporates all of the humanities related to Central America: history, literature, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, etc., etc., etc.

March 26, 2007 8:43 PM  

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