At approximately 11pm on a Sunday, Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em paused to share, via his blackberry, his innermost thoughts:
“I just wonder sometimes how did I get so famous like what was so special about me.. & I wonder what I would be doing now If i never made it”
I wonder too Mr. Tell ‘Em…I wonder too.
I suppose that is how the Pitchfork set defends its snark, although I truly doubt they think that hard. Oh well, I guess I’ll go back to making fun of unflattering pictures, foreign music videos, shady political/economic policy, and people who say things I don’t think are intelligent.
- Chuck Klosterman: You mean you think you literally had the same experience as Doc Holliday [in Tombstone]?
- Val Kilmer: Oh, sure. It's not like I believed that I shot somebody, but I absolutely know what it feels like to pull the trigger and take someone's life.
- Chuck: You understand how it feels to shoot someone as much as a person who has actually committed a murder?
- Val: I understand it more. It's an actor's job. A guy who's lived through the horror of Vietnam has not spent his life preparing his mind for it. He's some punk. Most guys were borderline criminal or poor, and that's why they got sent to Vietnam. It was all the poor, wretched kids who got beat up by their dads, guys who didn't get on the football team, couldn't finagle a scholarship. They didn't have the emotional equipment to handle that experience. But this is what an actor trains to do. I can more effectively represent that kid in Vietnam than a guy who was there.
- Chuck: I don't question that you can more effectively represent it, but that's not the same thing. If you were talking to someone who's in prison for murder and the guy said, "Man, it really fucks you up to kill another person," do you think you could reasonably say, "I completely know what you're talking about"?
- Val: Oh yeah. I'd know what he's talking about.
- Chuck: Let's say someone made a movie about you--Val Kilmer--and they cast Jude Law in the lead role. By your logic, wouldn't this mean that Jude Law--if he succeeded in the role--would therefore understand what it means to be Val Kilmer more than you do?
- Val: No, because I'm an actor. The people in those other circumstances don't have the self-knowledge.
- Chuck: Well, what if it were a movie about your young life, before you became an actor?
- Val: I guess I'd have to say yes.