Tuesday, September 06, 2005
...But He meant Well...
Please forgive my hysterical laughter. I'd like to treasure the memory of this photo:
That's Sean Penn, captured on film during his moment of glory. (If you haven't yet heard the story -- or read Bill Whittle's biting commentary on it -- here's the short version. Mr. Penn wanted to go out in a little boat, rescue some children stranded by Hurricane Katrina, and get himself photographed doing it. So out he goes in his boat, which doesn't seem big enough to hold more than a half-dozen people; nonetheless, he brings his personal photographer -- and others -- along. But he forgot to put in the boat's drainage plug. So here we watch Our Hero, trying to bail out his little boat with a red plastic cup. I can only wonder how well-equipped he was to save people, if that's all he had to bail out his boat with. And indeed, one onlooker was heard to say: "How are you going to get any people in that thing?")
In other news, nearly two thousand blogs have raised almost a million and a quarter dollars in the past few days. That's just an awful lot of people in pajamas, folks -- some writing, most reading, all doing their part.
It's not much, I know. But I have a feeling it'll help more people than Sean Penn's red plastic cup will.