In yet another career comparison that does him no favors, Joe Arpaio’s showbiz buddy attempts a role as the American Gerard Depardieu. From The Wire:
Action guy Steven Seagal weighed in on the international dispute over Russia’s annexation of Crimea this week. Spoiler alert: he’s siding with his friend Vladimir Putin and not with President Obama, whom the action star believes is one Benghazi revelation away from impeachment. In an interview with the state-run Rossiskaya Gazeta, Seagal called Putin “one of the great living world leaders,” adding that he “would like to consider him as a brother.” …
The paper adds that Putin and Seagal bonded in part over their mutual love for martial arts… In the interview, Seagal said that it’s possible he may “sometime” apply for Russian citizenship. Guess that means he’s done pretending to campaign for Arizona governor.
Truly, this would be a great loss to the arts … of America’s political cartoonists. One imagines Vlad and Stevie, watching gladitor movies together, maybe trying a little friendly arm-wrestling, as the winds sweep across the steppes and the telokhraniteli idly dream.
Apart from tiny minds trying on semblances of vast purport, what’s on the agenda for the evening?