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Sean Penn Is the President of Cannes!

While he wasn't leading the revolution against France's smoking ban, Sean Penn, this year's president of the Cannes Film Festival jury, had some mixed up words for another (would be) president. Penn, who has been an imaginative critic of George W. Bush and his soiled blood soaked underwear, gave Barack Obama both an endorsement and a disparagement all the way from glamorous Cannes, France.

He offered his opinion:

"I’m certainly endorsing the excitement and hope that Barack Obama is inspiring." Penn then criticized Obama for “some phenomenally unconstitutional and inhuman votes on his part. [. . .] I hope that he will understand, if he is the nominee, the dangerous disillusionment that will happen if he doesn’t become a greater man than he has ever been.”

Penn, who will lead in selecting the winner of the Palm D'Or, also acknowledged that film is inherently connected to current events. On this issue, he said:

"One way or another, when we select the Palme d'Or winner, I think we are going to feel very confident that the film-maker who made the film is very aware of the times in which he or she lives."

Do you agree that people will inevitably be disappointed with Obama? Are the best films those that are in touch with the times, or those that let us escape reality? Does Sean Penn have any idea what he is talking about?

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KJerabek KJerabek 8 years
"I think Sean Penn is a great actor, but he is way extreme in his politics" agreed. I'm so tired of hearing actors rant on about politics. Teachers, actors, anyone in a power of influence, I feel should teach facts, but not tell everyone this is who they should vote for. A good film is a good film, it doesn't have to have a political statement. Besides, since when is an actor the one living in reality. Haha. I wish that was my reality. Well the president really doesn't hold much power, so if people expect miracles from any one person, they will be disappointed.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I love antique cookware, they just don't make it that high quality anymore... I use my mom's Le Creuset pot that she got for her wedding... 47 years ago!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
i don't know who she meant them for, either me or my mother I guess. They were never used and are really heavy and good quality. she rocked.
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
DId she mean them for you Kris or did she forget they were there?
syako syako 8 years
Oooh I love Sur La Table too!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
i have never had a need to buy much cooking stuff, because my grandma's cabinet fulfilled every cooking utensil/mixing bowl/serving dish/pot/pan need i've ever had. And they're all antique so I love them anyway! too bad I don't still have grandma to give me pointers. in the 70's, my great grandma saved duncan hines box points and sent them all in for an entire pot and pan set, which then sat for 30 years in the back of my grandma's pantry, just waiting on me to grow up and have my own kitchen. yay!
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Thanks Sy, I'll probably get one from Chef's though because I just got an coupon for free shipping over 100 bucks! And I have no Williams Sonoma :(
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I looveee Sur La Table!!! I also love Chefs Catalog! I got my Le Creuset glittery spatulas at Sur La Table!
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
How cute is David Archeleta! I loved him with his "Oh Gosh"! So cute. I want to hug him. :hug:
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Dang it I keep misusing Their and They're then I catch after I hit post. As David Archeleta would say "Oh Gosh!"
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Their really high end but if you're a serious cook/baker Sir Le Table has excellent quality products that will definitely last you.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
`4m':
syako syako 8 years
Here we go... $32 Bundt pan
syako syako 8 years
I have $40 in gift certificates to Williams Sonoma :woohoo:
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I don't have a bundt pan, I really need to get one but I want a really good one and most of them nowadays look so cheap!!
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
We need to have a potluck!
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
Oh he makes German Pancakes too! Those are so tasty! (He is of German decent)
syako syako 8 years
ok, you seriously need to stop, because I'm considering telling work I'm sick and going home and making that!
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Hey did anyone see Sean Penn around here anywhere?
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
cine you make me think of German pancakes when you mention apples. A mountain man made those for me once. Mmm Mm M!
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
It is soooo gooood syako. It looks quit nice if you use the rounded bottom bunt with the wedge design mold. I either sift powdered sugar over the finished cake or drizzle it with a powdered sugar iceing. Strawberrys are a nice addition too.
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
I love when he makes his apple crisp, too bad it is so bad for me, because it is sooooooooooo good. I would have to say it is my favorite.
syako syako 8 years
hypno I am going to the store this evening, buying a bundt pan and MAKING THAT! :drool:
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
I took my mom's apple crisp recipe and instead used peaches and blackberries. SIGH.
nicachica nicachica 8 years
haha Cab, i love that! i'm horrible at following recipes though...i like throwing stuff into the pan and seeing how it works out. Most of the time it's usually very yummy! i guess that's why i like to cook instead of bake? hmmm...:ponder:
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