So got a bit of a shocker just a while ago from John.
Apparently our beloved James Lipton, host of the venerable Inside the Actors Studio, was apparently a pimp earlier in his career.
Now, watching him on TV he is very calculating and reserved. Not qualities you would expect from a pimp.
Actually the news was suprising to all, especially Tony Soprano himself. James Gandolfini was unofficially quoted saying during a taping of Inside the Actors Studio: "If I knew he waz a pimp, I woulda cast him in da show. Capice?".
I love the quote from Lipton: "We were earning our living together, this young woman and I, we made a rather good living, I must say."
What they didn't tell you was he followed that with a hearty laugh and a "Well played Mr. Lipton".
I wonder if he had index cards for all of the prostitutes he pimped out and interviewed.
Imagine the scene.
Faux Inside the Actors Studio (a cheap run down flat outside of Paris). Dark room, lit by only one lightbulb hanging precariously from the ceiling. Mr. Lipton in a big leather chair sitting across from a young prostitute. Mr. Lipton takes a puff of a pipe as he admires said prostitute.
After a long awkward pause, Mr Lipton says: "If your vagina could be an animal what animal would it be".
The prostitute hesitates and answers in a french accent: "I would be a beav-ah... Monsieur".
Lipton: (tilts his head back and laughs) "Ha-ha-ha, well played madame, well played."
Obviously if you've never seen his show, or the parody of his show on Saturday Night Live, you won't find any of this funny. If you haven't seen it, Will Farrell actually did one of the best James Lipton impersonations ever:
Pure comedic genius.
In other news:
Apparently Kid Rock got into a brawl at the Waffle House in Hot-lanta over the weekend.
Hopefully he paid for his fuckin waffles. Last time he stiffed me that prick!
Monday, October 22, 2007