Be Adequite

I normally don’t post on celebrities because I don’t really understand people’s obsession with their lives. But this post from Ace made me laugh a lot. I honestly do not understand how people can look up to celebrities when this is the kind of stuff they spout when sending condolence letters (of course this is a generalization, but really). Here is Lindsay Lohan’s letter to Robert Altman’s family:

I am lucky enough to of been able to work with Robert Altman amongst the other greats on a film that I can genuinely say created a turning point in my career. [...] He was the closest thing to my father and grandfather that I really do believe I’ve had in several years… He left us with a legend that all of us have the ability to do. [...] Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of yourselves’ (12st book) - everytime there’s a triumph in the world a million souls hafta be trampled on. - altman Its true. But treasure each triumph as they come. [...] Be adequite. Lindsay Lohan.

Now I don’t claim to be a great speller, nor do I claim any sort of elegance in my writing, but if I am writing a formal letter, I think I would definitely try and proof it… at least once. And as Ace pointed out, even if she has said “Be adequate”, what kind of valediction is that? It makes me think of NewsRadio and Bill McNeal:

Well, I’m off to astonish the world with more feats of adequataqaticism.

Dave: “Everything going adequately?”
Bill: “Very adequately sir, I’m virtually bursting with adequatulence.”

And the climax (that Lohan must have missed):

…Ok, look, you think I don’t know adequate sucks?

Since I never really talk about celebs, I would like to point you to my last post on someone of renown: Cameron Diaz is Trippin’. Ah, what a flash back. Good times.

And remember friends, be adequite.

Categories: Social Commentary
  1. salmypal
    December 1st, 2006 at 08:09 | #1

    I really need to start collecting the Newsradio DVDs. I think “bursting with adequatulence” could become a great family motto. :)

  2. December 1st, 2006 at 10:28 | #2

    I agree. Because what are we if not a family of adequataqaticism?

  3. December 1st, 2006 at 11:03 | #3

    The timing could not be better. New Year’s Resolution, 2007: I, Laura Curtis, do hereby resolve to pursue adequatulence in all areas of my life.

    I feel better already. And I know, deep in my heart, that angels are rejoicing over that decision in spite of the fact that because of my triumph in this area, a million souls hafta be trampled on.

    (Yes, okay, I ended the sentence with a preposition, but in order to meet the new Lohan Standard, I *hafta*!)

  4. December 1st, 2006 at 12:10 | #4

    I find myself being adequite in general, and I feel good about that. In my 12st book I will be discussing that very topic.

  5. December 1st, 2006 at 13:57 | #5

    But Laura, think of those millions of souls you hafta trample! Think about it I say!

    I heard the 12st book was pretty neat. Was it before or afta the 14rd?

  6. December 5th, 2006 at 22:00 | #6

    adequite :) She may be talking about those commercials where Bob Dole takes Viagra.

  7. December 6th, 2006 at 18:35 | #7

    Ouch, that was painful! ;)

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