Thursday, February 12, 2009
JOAQUIN A THIN LINE
Joaquin Phoenix's appearance on Letterman last night might just be the most riveting bit of TV I've seen in the past year. Some have speculated that he's depressed, but I'm not sure that justifies his complete unwillingness to offer more than shrugs and "I don't knows" as responses to Letterman's questions. You see, Joaquin, you're appearing on something called a talk show. It's a format in which people come and, well, they talk. By the time Letterman gets mean, we've got his back. "That's it! Get him! Put the little motherfucker in his place!" I'm sure the kid imagines that he's presenting an utterly authentic face to a fucked up, thoroughly false universe. Good luck with that, buddy.