Imponderable #25: West Sussex England (w/ John Travolta)

11 Nov

November 11, 2011

I’ve never had a lot of respect for John Travolta, either as an actor or a person.

As an actor, I think he is a step above microbes but without the range of fungus. Now before you start yelling “Saturday Night Fever!” I grant you, that is a great film. And I further grant you that he is prefect in it. But he is more or less playing a moron. Not a big stretch. Want more evidence of his lack of acting ability? Battlefield Earth. ‘Nuff said.

As a person I have nothing against him, and I am not going to bring up his son’s tragedy out of respect, though I think he made many wildly wrong decisions regarding his son. However, it does bring up another strike against him, Scientology. You may recall that Scientology is a religion that was totally made up by a bad science fiction writer. But if you have seen Travolta on talk shows you know he isn’t the brightest star in the sky so the Scientology thing doesn’t come as a shock..

And that brings up another point. Why is he still a star? His career is based on a pair of films (Grease and Saturday Night Fever) that he made 40 years ago. Yes, he has Pulp Fiction in his résumé but thank Quentin Tarrantino for that film’s success. By the way, type “John Travolta” into and it says “best known for Pulp fiction (1994).” That was 17 years ago!

And now this:

Oh how the paunchy have fallen.

Whoever the employee was that told Barbarino to get in line with everyone else had it right. Big deal, John Travolta gets to cut in line because he’s from Hollywood? Screw that; wait for your extra-crispy like the rest of the world.

But this kind of underscores my point. Would Anthony Hopkins have been turned down?

More to the point, would Anthony Hopkins have tried to reserve a table at a Kentucky Fried Chicken? Nobu it ain’t.

How out of touch is Travolta? Did he really think that KFC has a celebrity section? This is the typical Hollywood crap that Scientology reinforces. He’s special. Of course any old fast food place would have a VIP section. And of course he would never wait in line. He’s the guy in drag from Hairspray!

How out of touch is this guy?

What is wrong with the world where washed up actors think they can reserve a table at KFC of all places? And worse, what is wrong with the world that people let them get away with nonsense like that?

Why do people treat actors like they are more important or better than the rest of us?

The question is Imponderable.

And that KFC spokesman at the end of the article is a toad.

7 Responses to “Imponderable #25: West Sussex England (w/ John Travolta)”

  1. Daniel November 11, 2011 at 1:31 am #

    I REALLY DIDN’T NEED TO SEE John Travolta in drag !! Just like I didn’t need to see promos of Adam Sandler in drag for the movie ” Jack & Jill “.

    If all else fails, the T – Man has his Scientology to fall back on. All hail Xenu !! 😉 😀


    • bmj2k November 11, 2011 at 2:00 am #

      Yeah, that picture needs a warning first.


      • Daniel November 11, 2011 at 2:11 am #

        He needs to rid himself of thetanic influence – or whatever Scientologist believe in that messes with your mind. 😉


  2. Andreas Kostis November 11, 2011 at 3:28 am #

    I love John Travolta, you can see he is a good soul, but maybe, not seeing clearly regarding all things in his life.He’s always been a good guy. Don’t you know that it’s bad karma to be jealous of other people?? This guy and his family seem like such great people… Any of you that say he is bragging about his money.. don’t you honestly believe you would do the same? Besides I don’t see it as bragging, he gives SO much in donations, and has had his fair share of heartaches! “I think it would be very difficult for John Travolta at this stage to extricate himself from Scientology.


  3. Thomas Stazyk November 11, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    Yes that picture is disturbing.

    I agree the question is imponderable but also spawns a host of related questions. Like why I have to hear about Lindsay Lohan posing for Playboy (that’s an issue I’ll read only for the articles) and this Kim Karashian’s marital problems. Why does anyone care?


    • bmj2k November 11, 2011 at 9:05 am #

      I agree totally with your point, but I prefer the negative publicity Lohan and Kardashian are getting to the usual fawning fluff you usually read about celebs.


  4. The Hook November 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    But how busy could a KFC have been anyway?


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