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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Hey, What, Huh?

Jolie says that while their biggest parental problem these days is terrible-two-suffering Zahara tossing a tantrum whenever Pitt boogies in front of her, they're already thinking about the day the kids will rebel. "They'll go against us one day," she sighs. "We were trying to figure out how, because we shoot guns in movies, we have motorbikes and planes, and Mommy's covered in tattoos. All that's left for them to do is become Mormons." (And somewhere in Utah, the secret recruitment meetings begin ...) Source.


Wait, how did we get dragged into this? How exactly am I supposed to take this comment?

Also, we have secret recruitment meetings? How did I not know about this? I totally want to be in on those! Frankly, to whomever is on the committee right now, can I just say, Gladys Knight? Look, I love Midnight Train to Georgia just as much, if not more, than the next person, but we could use some more flashy members. We need to skew a little younger people! 18-34, folks, that's where the money's at! Maybe we could do some focus groups and figure out how to tailor our secret recruitments.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

What?? I think I'm offended. Or, I guess I could turn the other cheek and eventually just laugh REALLY hard when they're sitting hell.... ;)

Anonymous said...

Since I felt inclined to send this horribly awful comment to you, i also feel like i should share my 'WhY FoR' comment here as well. Seriously, did she happen to miss the memo regarding Mormon altruism throughout the entire world? Like the millions of shipments that are made to poorer nations, under-privileged peoples, and natural disaster victims throughout the freaking world? So in essence, if her children become Mormon it would violate her core because the things we do violate her core even though she is tauted for her 'save the world' message? ok .. i can't even rant anymore because i'm so irritated by this close-minded and backward thinking from someone who thinks she's proving to the world how open-minded and caring she is on a daily basis. i won't even go there about her comments on putting more effort into her adopted children than her biological child as they have to overcome their circumstances (both were adopted at 6 months so i'm not sure i see what 'circumstances' she's talking about here either). even before I hit the Mormon comment, i was reeling with amazement. i think the mystique behind some people should just stay that way.

compulsive writer said...

Ditto Tiff-fay-fay.


Note to Ang: That's really a backhanded (and ignorant) way to slap the other hand that's feeding your beloved African orphans. (You probably have no clue that George W. has TRIPLED American aid to Africa either, do you?)


So when and where's the next meeting?



p.s. I don't really care if people choose to dislike us, I just wish they'd do so intelligently.

Anonymous said...

People I vote we should recruit:
Mr. Carrabbas (Can we say Free Family Night Steak?)
Shatner
The Pope
Tina Fey

c jane said...

Ditto everyone.

Especially Shatner.

Kiki said...

Agreed.

Also, Steve Carell
Tina Fey (because she's worth another mention and not a "ditto")
Stephen Colbert
I would say Amy Sedaris, but I just don't think she'd be as fun not on pot.
18-35...um...AFI
Brady Quinn cuz OW!
Justin Timberlake can bring sexy back to Mormons, and he DOES have 3 songs in the Weekly Top 40 right now. The kids love him. I know I do.
Jack Bauer

noelle feather said...

Ooohh....Justin. That would be nice if he were one of us.

Anonymous said...

Ugh. Another reason to be so completely fed up with Brangelina.

Man, if only we had Shatner. And that dude that plays the bad guy on Batman Begins, he's pretty. And cool. And Irish.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't that offended with Ang's comment. . . I guess I figured she was saying "We have already done the typical 'bad' things. . . the only thing for them to do is join a church known for steady values and good peeps." Anywho. . . secret meetings. Yep. I like it. I think we're overlooking an important Gladys connection here. . . Oprah. (She was at Miss O's legends weekend). If we can get Oprah, we can pretty much guarentee an unprecendented number of no-questions-asked baptisims. And the MONEY!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think we should send some missionaries down to the town pool and just start dunking people. Hey, a baptisms a baptism! After that it's up to them but let's get 'em under the water at least!

Shellie said...

I think that the comment is actually funny and agree with Miggy. Once you go to the furthest extremes the rebellion begins at the opposite end. Not necessarily a bad thing. And I REALLY like the thought of good old JT bringing the sexy back to Mormons...

Anonymous said...

Anytime she and/or brad opens their mouths... maybe I'm the only one in the world that thinks this... but honestly - can their heads get any bigger???

Anonymous said...

ps. secret recruitment meetings come with homemade... scrumptious treats.

Anonymous said...

Instead of the old "Starving Kids in China" it will be "The Jolie-Pitt kids would LOVE to live here and be Mormons. So be hapy to go to church."

fijiangirl said...

They are such idiots! Didn't she see the South Park episode about us? The two of them with Bono drive me crazy with all their ranting regarding aid to other countries... they have no idea what the church does...all I can say is Idiots!

Anonymous said...

Some of the recruitment meetings are confidential in nature. That's almost like secret.

I want everyone on a Discovery Channel show to be baptized: the Orange County Chopper dudes, the Cash Cab dude, Bear the survival dude, the Myth Buster folks, the house robber dudes. Think of how they could boost the general knowledge quotient of our population. Think of the Enrichments!

Anonymous said...

Their kids should be so blessed.


"I'm kind of worried about their salvation and stuff"

verification word: citGAYba

compulsive writer said...

I just need to say two more things: One, Gladys was a good move. We need some gospel and soul in our hymns (it's called GOOD news--be happy already! Two, I think next we need to go after some good eye candy.

(p.s. If Queen is bringing treats, I'm coming to the next meeting for sure!)

Bek said...

Yen, you kill me. I am totally using that on my kids from now on... I also think that she was saying what Miggy said meaning that their only form of rebellion would be to go totally conservative. One of my favorite TV shows was based on this very situation (AbFab, anyone?).

Say what you will about the Jolie-Pitt's, they are among the very few in this world that have the ability to bring great change thorugh money and publicity and actually do it. They kind of drive us all crazy, but we need more Bono's and Angelina's. Sorry to be the odd man out, but in many ways they are being good stewards of what they have earned/been given in this life.

Now that I am off my soapbox... I would love Shatner and love that we have Gladys. I am still holding out for anyone from the cast of Passions and/or the guy that always calls Jim "tuna" on The Office. He was on the Daily Show too...so we can get both demographics.....

~j. said...

I'll take Ed Helms.

Oprah?

Don't

Get

Me

Started.

Anonymous said...

Eeek! I'm embarrassed by some of the comments that have been left thus far. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

I would totally go to a Trick My Minivan Enrichment.

AzĂșcar said...

What's been embarassing?

Anonymous said...

Trick My Minivan Enrichment? HAHAHAHA! If only!

Geo said...

I couldn't get offended by this quote if I tried. It made me laugh. My prediction is this babyful couple will continue to expand their family and their humanitarian activities, and one day they'll be at our secret recruitment meetings. Watch and see. They'll happily eat those words about Mormons, which to me sounded more tongue-in-cheek and self-effacing than abrasive.

Angie (with support from Brad) said...

I don't understand why all of the anonymous comments. If you really feel this way about me, why can't you stand behind your words? Openly. You don't have to like me or my boy toy Bradilicious. I am am doing the best I can, the best way I know how. Why are all the Mormons so focused on money? And secrets?

Can't we all just get along?

P.S. I am so honored you care so much about me to blog. Thank you for keeping my name out there and keeping me alive in everyone's mind.

P.P.S. I do have a lot of money.

AzĂșcar said...

Dear Angie,

Thanks for stopping by.

The anonymous comments are actually a bug from the new Blogger. No one hid behind anything when they posted, my readers are fearless.

Cheers!

p.s. Be nicer to your dad

nie nie said...

ok that was really funny!