Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Is this another "Farewell" tour?

Streisand to heckler: 'Shut the @#&% up'
There was Streisand, enduring a smattering of very loud jeers as she and "George Bush" -- a celebrity impersonator -- muddled through a skit that portrayed the president as a bumbling idiot.

Though most of the crowd offered polite applause during the slightly humorous routine, it got a bit too long, especially for a few in the audience who just wanted to hear Streisand sing like she had been doing for the past hour.

"Come on, be polite!" the well-known liberal implored during the sketch as she and "Bush" exchanged zingers. But one heckler wouldn't let up. And finally, Streisand let him have it.

"Shut the (expletive) up!" Streisand bellowed, drawing wild applause. "Shut up if you can't take a joke!"
Once the outburst (which Streisand later apologized for) was over, Streisand noted that "the artist's role is to disturb,"

Oh, bullshit, Babs. You just thought your fanbase would all enjoy a little Bush-bashing, and when some of them expressed disapproval, you freaked out. You weren't trying to "disturb" anyone, you were trying to preach to the choir. It just turned out that some of the choir weren't on the same page.


The Dread Pirate No-Beard said...

One problem with Streisand's statement is that she's not an artist, she's an entertainer. I doubt she'd know art if it crawled out of the sea and played a fiddle while it paid her $20 for sex.

A. Nony Mouse said...

"the artist's role is to disturb,"

So... the heckler was an artist, then? Yah?

The Dread Pirate No-Beard said...

Goddammit, did no one get my triple reference to Babs movies in my comment?

C'mon people!