December 16, 2008

Clint Eastwood

By: Sonny Bunch

Oscar season is upon us, hence the slightly less than routine posting. But I did want to pass these little nuggets from Clint Eastwood in the latest Esquire along:

We live in more of a pussy generation now, where everybody’s become used to saying “well, how do we handle it psychologically?” In those days, you just punched the bully back and duked it out. Even if the guy was older and could push you around, at least you were respected for fighting back, and you’d be left alone from then on. …

You wonder sometimes. What will we do if something really big happens. Look how fast–seven years–people have been able to forget 9/11. Maybe you remember if you lost a relative or a loved one. But the public can get pretty blasé about stuff like that. Nobdy got blasé about Pearl Harbor.

Clint Eastwood: soothsayer or crank? Discuss.