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Here’s The Thing: Alec Baldwin is an Amazing Talent

I used to like to make fun of Alec Baldwin’s fat face. I’d been a fat face myself and basically going for real food corrected that. Made fun of him and Val Kilmer vs. me in 2009. I juxtaposed that with Russel Crowe’s ability to get hot for the ladies in 2010.

But dammit, Alec Baldwin has kicked me right in the teeth and I couldn’t be happier about that. Fucking-A-Good for him, wherever he lives. 🙂 Just an aside. I’ve called Baldwin a fucking commie for years, but what’s important about that really, is that I bothered. Get it? I’m an anarchist, he’s a commie who advocates all sorts of social engineering to enforce his values on others via voting, guns, fines, seizures, jail. Moreover, now that he’s lost significant fat himself loosely following the real foodish plan that works the best for all, then he knows he’s on the right track in enforcing it on others, right?

So it’s a self reinforcing and perpetuating deal. …”See, I’m right!” Examining his professionalism in film and his quick wit in political discourse—used to see him on Maher’s Politically Incorrect back in the day—doesn’t really signal his state of mind on any given day. But his weight loss is a material sign that he changes his mind about stuff. I submit to you that this is the most critical virtue to know and acknowledge about other people.

So, is he only a half-commie, now?

I dunno. But I love his radio show, Here’s The Thing. I guess it may have just been picked up recently by the local NPR affiliate, KQED, in San Francisco, but I’ve caught it maybe a half dozen times in the car on a weekend and just like with Terry Gross, I’m typically captivated. It’s just a thing with me and I doubt I could even come close to explaining why these two interviewers so strike a cord in me. Perhaps they’re taking varying views and talents and largely letting us decide what we think, all wrapped in a style and production value that keeps me listening either way. But, I don’t really know. I just listen when I can, in the car.

Anyway, here’s the archives. You might be particularly interested in his interview with Dr. Robert Lustig, where Baldwin delves into his own weight gain and what reversed it.

…About the calls for a “national sugar policy.” I’ve kinda lafed at some “paleo Voters” over the years who’ve been on Lustig for that. So what? If you vote or advocate democratic government, you’re advocating that your values get imposed on others who didn’t win the 50-50 deal. Which values to be imposed are immaterial to me. Actually, I’d love to see the federal government immediately outlaw sugar and establish SWAT teams to break down doors to get at it. Why? Certainly not because I don’t think you have a right to eat as much sugar as you want, but perhaps it would school your pathetic ignorant asses into understanding that government is force, sold to the highest bidder.

Outbid the sugar lobby, and you’ll have your ban on sugar, enforced by G. I. Joe Wannabes.

Anyway, good job Mr. Alec and still, your God Complex and Glengary Glen Ross YouTube clips are a couple of my favorites.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

6 Comments

  1. Kevin on October 14, 2013 at 13:12

    I proposed on a Paleo forum the question: what happens when the government decides to ban and/or exorbitantly tax red meat to reduce health care costs now that it’s incentivized to do so? I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I’m crazy. And when I pressed them to ensure me that it won’t happen, using historical evidence to any degree, they’re response was, “you just have to trust that they’ll [government] do the right thing.”

    Now you have people running around talking about banning/taxing sugar. Or banning sodas of a certain size. These are people who believe in “Democracy” or whatever fairy tale they want to tell themselves.

    The end result — as you noted — is that all forms of government end with sticking guns in people’s faces. Democracy is simply the opportunity to voice your opinion in the hopes that the gun gets pointed at your neighbor instead of yourself.

  2. Kevin on October 14, 2013 at 13:13

    their* (requests edit button)

  3. rob on October 14, 2013 at 14:46

    NBC has scrubbed his SNL “Schweddy Balls” bit from YouTube but this may still work

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f24_1356377603

  4. marie on October 14, 2013 at 17:35

    It works! Tears of laughter here, no coherent comment possible. Thank you rob!! 😀

  5. Brad on October 15, 2013 at 11:29

    Always loved his “brass balls” scene from GG-GR.

  6. George on October 26, 2013 at 14:43

    Sugar has nothing to do with it. The cause of his diabetes is accumulated polyunsaturated fats and (probably) a thyroid disorder.

    Alec is a typically narcissistic Boomer. He means well(Pilates, yoga, sugar free, eat less, YAYYY)l, but like everyone his age doesn’t get it. He is the reincarnation of Millard Fillmore, for whatever that is worth.

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