"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Passion of Barbra Streisand

Oops. I meant to say "compassion." Anyway, it seems that Babs and Mr. Streisand went to see MI:3 at the local Agoura Hills theatre (frighteningly, near my home), whereupon Mizz Streisand refused to pay for the two tickets, called over the teenager in charge of ticket-taking, and told him that "We asked especially for you. We haven't seen you in a while." And so he let them in for free; no report is available on whether Babs and Mr. Steisand were allowed to cut to the front of the concession line for free popcorn.

Can you believe it? Always so generous with Other People's Money---specifically, that of the taxpayers---in pursuit of social justice and blah blah blah, and yet... Babs's spokesprostitute explained that "It's a professional courtesy that many theatres extend to film stars."

I think that it's been awhile since Babs was a "film star," but never mind. And it's been a long, long time since, well, ever, that I have heard a story of genuine generosity of the part of Streisand, other than from Hollywood types and politicos who need her and her checkbook. As Mark Steyn once noted, "Politicians who need Barbra are the unluckiest people in the world."

5 comments:

Hunter Baker said...

I knew a girl who worked in a theatre here in Athens, GA and she reports the free ticket mongering from "celebrities" of any kind is legion. They just expect it. Can you imagine walking into the grocery store and just walking out free because of "who you are"?

eyesallaround said...

Doesn't surprise me. Their are the rules for "them" and the rules for us, the unwashed masses. Typical knuckle headed left logic.

van.mojo said...

I think the word you are looking for here is "credulity," as in: "this story is really stretching my sense of credulity."

mojo sends

James Elliott said...

Typical knuckle headed left logic.

Sigh. "Barbara Streisand is an entitled hooer! And a leftist! Therefore, leftists are entitled hooers!" Do I really have to point out the patent stupidity contained in that "logic?" There are stupid high-profile people of all ideologies. Give me a break.

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