Alirght, alright he may be a bleeding heart liberal who desipises President Bush but you've got to give the man some credit for that Yale education of his...
TMZ.COM is a little miffed at Ed Norton's recent remarks about the swag dished out at the Osacrs, Globes, etc. Frankly Ed is right, when one just one of those baskets is as much as a regular person makes in an entire year or better yet what an E5 makes in a year (straight pay, not including entitlements) and they regift the crap to friends and relatives or keep it then there is something wrong, seriously wrong. The blurb says:
There'll be no swanky swag at the Oscars or Golden Globes, courtesy of altruistic Edward Norton. The awards have scrapped giving out gift bags -- which are usually worth up to $100K -- because the actor complained so much, and the IRS got wind of the extent of the freebies. Norton tells New York magazine: "Picking through $35,000 gift baskets is disgusting and shameful. My suggestion was to have the Academy commit to [charitable] contributions in the name of the winners." Yeah, right. Look for Ed sitting alone during this year's festivities.
Hey Ed if you want them to donate why don't the Hollyweirdos donate their swag baskets to ANYSOLDIER.COM? I bet you one of them would love a Rolex timepiece to arrive while serving in the Sandbox.
Well if Ed is sitting alone this year for not being a greedy bastard, then the man can sit on my lap...oh wait that's my fettish, sorry. Seriously, he shouldn't be sitting alone for that, he actually deserves a little kudos.
What? No, seriously what? I'm just right of center people...just right of center.
UPDATE: Hmmm...sad when people only use part of the quote. The United Press International has a more full quote of what Ed said, " A lot of people (in) our generation just said, 'I'm sick of this. It's not who we are -- it makes us look ridiculous and out of touch. If these evenings are going to be a celebration of our craft and what we express about what's going on in the world, then picking through $35,000 gift baskets is disgusting and shameful." ARTICLE Naughty, naughty...No present for you TMZ!