Wednesday, November 30, 2011

007 Daniel Craig Doesn't Mince Words

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Last night, I came across an article where Daniel Craig (00-sexy, uh, 7) unleashed on the Kardashian bunch. 

Here's part of what he had to say in an interview with GQ magazine:

"It's a career. What can I tell you?" he said. "It is a career; I'm not being cynical. And why wouldn't you? Look at the Kardashians, they're worth millions. Millions! I don't think they were that badly off to begin with, but now look at them. You see that and you think, 'What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f*!$ing idiot on television and then you'll pay me millions?'"

Now, I don't begrudge anybody anything, but I just don't understand the Kardashians.  The first time I heard of Kim Kardashian was when her sex tape made the news. As for her sisters, I only heard of them when one married a basketball player and the other became pregnant with her boyfriend's baby. I didn't even know they had a brother until I saw a commercial for the most recent season of Dancing With The Stars

Craig is right about how one can make millions on television today, but it's not limited to the Kardashians.  When I look at the types of shows proffered for our entertainment, most of what I see involves bad behavior and/or exploitation. 

You have drunken messes, swearing rants, cruelty, extravagant snobs, delusional egos, and promiscuity, while the unique, different, or hurting are portrayed in a supposed positive light, when really it's just a subtle way of making fun.

What's happened? Since when did severely bad behavior become the jewel in the crown? To me, when you reward bad behavior, you encourage it. Stop rewarding it, and you send a much stronger message about right and wrong and basic human decency. 

Bottom Line: I don't get it. Oh, I get the whole money aspect, but...I don't get it. Who would want to act the way some of these people act? Who would want to treat others so poorly? And why? I don't get it. I really just don't get it. And, apparently, neither does 007.


  1. Could you imagine Jersey Shore being aired overseas? They'd show one episode on the BBC and it would be pulled off he air immediately.

    Famous for being Famous: It's the Kardashians and the Hiltons of the world that made this popular, and I'm with you... I just don't get it.

  2. Right you are. Sometimes I think sex tapes are let out on purpose because of the buzz they generate. I think what bothers me more is not that the Kardashians exist but that people watch shows like that and get real enjoyment out of it.

  3. People find bad behaviour entertaining, Miss Virgin. If all the characters in a novel were good, wholesome types, wouldn't it be rather boring?

  4. Wasn't Italy less than thrilled when the Jersey Shore crew filmed over there not long ago? I thought I read where Americans were apologizing to the good people of Italy for the cast's actions or something??? It all just boggles my mind, really.

    Jay: You've got a real point about the sex tapes. Oh, I know what you mean. No one I know watches those shows, and anytime someone randomly mentions them, you should see the reaction. Makes me wonder who actually is watching. To each their own, I reckon.

    GB: Where there's good, there's bad, but, in novels and movies, they are fictional characters who balance each other out. Sadly, good, wholesome types get the label of boring, which couldn't be farther from the truth. You don't have to behave bad to be fun and entertaining.

  5. I guess I kinda get it. I DONT GET WHY PEOPLE ACT THE WAY THEY DO, but I get why people put those types of people on television.

    It's because we watch it. We love it. We want more.

    And that, my friend, is the scariest thing of them all.

  6. I don't understand the people who find that type of television entertaining. They say it is a guilty pleasure or an escape but for me all I see is an outlet to judge others and feel better about yourself. For me that holds no appeal. I can't stand it. I have NEVER seen an episode of the Kardashians, Bachelor, Bachelorette, Real Housewives, Jersey Shore, or anything else that promotes being a drunken whore and a horrible person to boot. No thank you. I'm with you. That is not TV and I refuse to be a part of the reason they get paid and make money off of being ridiculous. It is one of the things I get most angry about. People are starving, losing jobs, can't get jobs, and we're paying these idiots to get drunk and screw. The world makes no sense!

  7. When I was a newspaper reporter people complained all the time that we published nothing but negative stories. But they never praised the positive stories or commented on them. One strange day, every single original feature story in the paper was positive and nobody said, Wow, you publish nothing but positive stories! People love watching a train wreck. And I heard someone reputable say on TV (sorry, I don't remember who it was) that people pay a certain lawyer to leak sex tapes on purpose. I've never made a sex tape, but I've done plenty of stupid things. How come I don't have a reality show? Maybe it's because I spend too much time reading and writing.


  8. Yeah, I actually just read this article earlier today as well. And I agree complete with Mr. Bond here.

    It's even worse when you realize how many of these people purposely act out just for ratings. Some of the reality show people are nowhere near as zany in real life, but they either voluntarily do stupid things for money, or are otherwise coerced into behaving so by the producers. Ironically, reality television is more scripted and less connected to reality than most soap operas.

  9. Oh! And a I recently tagged you in a post :)

    you should go see what that's all abouuttttt :D :D

  10. Lex: It is scary...and "scary" is just the tip of a very large iceberg. :(

    Jewels: Bravo, my dear friend! And you're absolutely right. People say many viewers tune in to tear the people on those shows apart, and that's not right. We may not see eye to eye with how the people on those shows behave, but none of them deserve to be torn to shreds. As you said, there's no appeal in that whatsoever.

    David: 007 has the guts to say it like he sees it and, boy, is he getting a big applause all over the internet.

    Good point. It's a sad pseudo-reality, really. And, yet, soap operas are being canceled left and right. Doesn't really make sense does it? :/

  11. Lex: :) Will do! Yay! And thank you! :)

  12. LOLA: Agh! I forgot to reply! Dang. Eh, I mistyped in GB's reply--I should have typed, "behave badly." It's one of those days.

    Anyway, you're so right. I wish people would applaud the feel good stories as much as they complain about the negative ones.

    Really? Wow. I never heard that. Wow. Wow. Wow.

    I think bettering your mind through reading and writing is a much better use of your time. *Hugs*

  13. First of all, Daniel Craig is super hot hot hot. Yum. Second of all, this is the typical American past time of watching the horrible accident and not looking away. We relish looking at others behaving badly, so we can feel like we are better, when most of the time we all do dumb things. Now we're just annoyed that these people get paid way more then we'll ever see in a lifetime. If people would stop watching it would all go away.

  14. ms. caboo: Isn't he?! Quite like him. :)

    Yep, so many people do enjoy watching others behaving badly and I really don't get it. To each his/her own, of course, but...yeah, I don't get it. Well, I don't watch and won't start watching. I prefer reading, writing, or watching movies/television shows (like Doctor Who, Walking Dead, True Blood, Ringer, Revenge, Bones, etc. That kind of stuff).

  15. I'm afraid if there are people out there willing to act like f**king idiots, then there will always be people to watch them...

  16. Alittlesprite: Idea--maybe we all just focus on the hotness that is Mr. 007 and ignore the rest. Because, seriously, who wouldn't second the "Meow!" ;)

  17. I never understood the Kardashians. They're super famous for absolutely no reason. I guess the amazing thing about them is that they were able to become extremely famous without having even a grain of talent.

  18. I don't get it either nor do I ever want to!

  19. Anna: It really is amazing. Excellent point, darlin'.

    Carole: Ditto. :)

  20. I completely agree with you and Daniel Craig. This new trend in television programming is very sad... On one hand I wonder why anyone would put themselves on show like that, and on the other I wonder who watches this stuff? I mean, if there's supply, there must be a demand for it...
    Talking about wasting one's time and neurones...

  21. So many "celebrities" have become rich by going down the sex tape route. I find it unbelievable that one sex tape made an entire family "famous". The world's gone mad.

  22. Totally agree. Totally don't get their appeal one bit.
    And that whole paragraph about drunken stuff and acting like idiots totally reminded me of jersey shore. Sigh.

  23. I totally agree with you. But on the bright side, it looks like we're going to have some basketball after all!

  24. I cannot believe that someone in the film industry stood up and said that. I completely agree with him, but it's still hard to believe that someone in that field is willing to say it.
    The people I work with talk about all of the Real World episodes and the like all of the time. I can't stand that crap.

  25. Beliza: You said it perfectly. I guess they put themselves on those shows for the money. I wonder if they ever question if the money is really worth all the rest.

    Hazel: The world HAS gone bad! You're absolutely right!!! Mind-boggling.

    That 20 Something Virgin: Yep, that's another one don't get either. :/

    Eva: And that is a very big bright side!!!! Whoo! Hoo!

    George: Oh, I know! I'm really proud of him for saying so. I can't stand it, either. It's all nonsensical.

  26. A majority of the population consists of trashy, uneducated, lazy people who like to watch people just like them on TV so they can imagine themselves like that one day. I personally can't stand to watch reality TV, and the Kardashians annoy me. They're so's like I get dumber when they speak.

  27. Chanel: Never thought of it that way. I've never watched the Kardashian show. There's a pretty big backlash after the whole wedding/break-up fiasco. Marriage is sacred and shouldn't ever be a means to an end. It's just so like a circus. Ridiculous.