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Quint and Janeane Garofalo sittin' in a tree... actually, it was a hotel ballroom and no kissin', just talk about RATATOUILLE!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I conducted this interview with Ms. Janeane Garofalo immediately after my chat with Patton Oswalt (click here if you missed that one). In fact, there was a bit of time in-between the two since Garofalo was in a round table interview a room over. I saw Patton in the hall outside and chatted with him and the publicity folks until they finally looked around and said, “How long is she going to be?” So, Oswalt decided to crash the round table. I heard him enter and say something, “What the hell are you still doing in here!” Garofalo was ushered in by a friend of mine, Brandy. She’s a good poker player and also very pregnant. She’s also tiny, but next to Garofalo, Brandy looked like a giant. Garofalo is so tiny! After some pre-interview chit-chat concerning pregnant Brandy’s choice of high-heeled footware and her skills as a Texas Hold ‘Em player we started the interview properly. I dig the interview. Garofalo’s a no-nonsense lady. Sharp-tongued, no BS in her. She calls me out on a traditional (ie boring) question straight away and kind of sets the tone. Enjoy the interview and thanks to Kraken for the picture taking!



Quint: So, you guys were in Houston yesterday?

Janeane Garofalo: We were in Houston and then we got here in the afternoon… then we did Emo’s last night and that crowd, God bless them, stood in a hotbox for a couple of hours and never lost the enthusiasm. They were so nice to Patton [Oswalt] and I, they were drenched… shoulder to shoulder in a hotbox, they were packed like sardines.

Quint: I wasn’t there, but I saw Patton when he came through with the Comedians of Comedy tour, that was at Stubb’s I think. It wasn’t summer, but it was like March, but it was still right when the summer heat started, so it’s almost worse, because at that point you are almost used to the winter…

Janeane Garofalo: …you call it winter?

Quint: Well, winter for us is the 50’s maybe. So, was RATATOUILLE your…

Janeane Garofalo: No, it is not my first.

Quint: It’s not your first?

Janeane Garofalo: Uh uh, I did THE WILD, TITAN AE, KIKI’s DELIVERY SERVICE, FREAKSHOW… which was a series with David Cross and John Benjamin… and I do some books on tape.

Quint: That’s cool, but it was your first Pixar experience though right?

Janeane Garofalo: Yes! Is that what you were going to ask or were you just saying my first voiceover?

Quint: Well, it was all leading in to working with Brad Bird…

Janeane Garofalo: I had not… Can I borrow some paper?

Quint: Sure.

Janeane Garofalo: For my gum… Yes, I had not worked with the Brads (Brad Bird or Brad Lewis) before. I had seen THE INCREDIBLES… I had seen THE IRON GIANT. I didn’t see CARS and I didn’t have the reaction Patton did at being cast, because Patton is… knows everything about such things and I didn’t realize what it means to work with Brad Bird and Brad Lewis, until Patton told me that I should be freaking out way more.

Quint: Did the experience live up to that?

Janeane Garofalo: Yes it did. It’s very nice to work with them, they make it as enjoyable and laid back as possible to make something like that.

Quint: Patton was saying that the way Bird works is very hands on, like he was demonstrating where he’d push you and pull you at certain points…

Janeane Garofalo: Yes, I actually would chuckle sometimes by the lengths they both will go to show you… I mean, there’d be points where I’d go “I get it! I ABSOLUTELY understand…” You know, I’m thinking “they will act out the entire… they will keep going…” and even if it’s just for one scene of dialogue… they get pepped up. Their level of enthusiasm never wanes, doesn’t matter year after year and they will act out and do all of the dialogue, but with all of the emotion and I would go “No no no, I know…” but they’ll keep going unless you put your foot down. Yeah, they’re into it.

Quint: Well, I have to compliment you on the accent, because I’ve seen so many horrible French accents and I totally bought it. I didn’t even realize that it was you in the movie until the credits.

Janeane Garofalo: I take that as a great compliment, so far everyone is like “I was wondering if you were a rat or… I didn’t know if you were… I knew you were in it, but I didn’t know which character you were…” and I was nervous, because I thought “I don’t want a Keanu Reeves in DRACULA… Dick Van Dyke in MARY POPPINS moment here,” and hopefully I pulled it off. I don’t speak French, but I would see an international anchor who’s French and speaks English and then I had a CD of a French guy speaking English.

Quint: Well, it’s very natural and that’s the thing – it doesn’t feel like “I’m trying to do an accent,” it just feels like an accent. I’ve ended up in long conversations with dialect coaches on random film sets… that kind of stuff just fascinates me, because I can’t do it.

Janeane Garofalo: I don’t think I can either. I have no idea what it would be like to do a sustained (accent) in a live action format or if you were playing a person with an accent on a series week after week. I have no idea if I could do that.

Quint: But it worked in the end. It really did.

Janeane Garofalo: Thank you.



Quint: I saw the movie last week and I even mentioned in my review, I think Colette is one of the new animated crushes that kids are going to have.

Janeane Garofalo: [With an interested voice] Really?

Quint: I really do think so. Like, I had a crush on Ariel when I was growing up and I think that Colette very much falls into that realm.

Janeane Garofalo: I hope so. I’ll take it anyway I can get it… through an animated character that looks nothing like me? Fine. She’s a cutie…

Quint: It’s not just the way she looks though, what you bring to it is the personality and the kind of layers to her… It’s funny; because it is a cartoon, but it’s very realistic in that the character is very vulnerable underneath…

Janeane Garofalo: She has great hair.

Quint: Yeah?

Janeane Garofalo: Did you see that? The shine on that hair… the perfect haircut and she has the vespa or whatever… the motor scooter that she zips around Paris with… yeah and she’s willing to be intimate with a huge geek. Now, if that doesn’t earn her a lot of points, I don’t know what else I have to do. So. there’s that and she’s the only girl, so who else are you going to pick for your crush?

Quint: That’s true…

Janeane Garofalo: There was the grandma, who tried to shoot the rats and there were other patrons in the restaurant, who were female, but you never spoke to them… Right? You’re limited… you’re very limited there.

Quint: I’d love to talk about any specific memories you have of Brad Bird, like if there’s any point… I guess a specific moment that you were either stuck on or that he really got into you with…

Janeane Garofalo: Yeah, Brad Lewis is the balder one and Brad Bird is the director and I don’t say that disrespectfully, I just always refer to them as “The Brads,” and when I say “bald,” I mean that as the balding virile type, because he’s a hottie… I mostly worked with… which Brad? The bald one… the producer…

Quint: Brad Lewis, then. Brad Bird is the director.

Janeane Garofalo: Right right, so he’s blonde… the director’s blonde. Brad Lewis is the producer, right? The story by and producer. He I had more contact with and my fondest memory of his is when he removed my stitches from beneath my chin. Brad, the director, I don’t have a memory like that. He didn’t remove my stitches, but they both would always make sure there were chocolate chip cookies, because I think I mentioned once I liked… I’m a sucker for taking the chips out of the cookies, because I just like the taste of the chips with just some crumbs… Do you know what I mean?

Quint: Yeah.

Janeane Garofalo: So, I tend to like a large chocolate chunk cookie as opposed to a chip, so they would both make sure there were chocolate chunk cookies around, which I appreciated a great deal. I wish I had more stories…

Quint: What happened to your chin?

Janeane Garofalo: I cut underneath my chin and I just had a few stitches in it and I didn’t think it was that deep or anything, but I got stitches and then the doctor wanted me to come back to remove them and I was like “No way…” It seemed like that’s just another reason to pay maybe a hundred and eighty dollars and it was way up town, so I said “I feel like I could do this myself,” and then Brad (Lewis) zipped out and got scissors and gauze and antiseptic. He couldn’t get it all, though. I had to get the last piece. It was oddly erotic… Oddly, because he’s a cutie, but there’s something about when the stitches are getting pulled, if you’ve had stitches, that makes your stomach turn over… it made my stomach turn over and Brian Dennehy looked on, because he was waiting to do his session, so Brian Dennehy, if he even remembers – he was staring like “What are you guys doing?” So that was interesting and I think he was wondering why that was happening in the kitchen area of the studio, where he’s eating. So there’s that. I’m trying to think… it was so long, it was two and a half years ago… I mean, not “ago,” it’s over two and a half years, so it’s hard to remember specifics. It was always enjoyable. There was not a bad day and they’ve never been anything other than very easygoing and accommodating, even when I would be so frustrated I would start a… profanity at myself, not at them, but I felt that I couldn’t do it well and then if I was complimented, then it made it worse, because I thought I could only disappoint from there. So they started to go “that sucked… that was the worst read ever…” which, intuitively, I knew it meant the opposite, but I couldn’t function if they complimented me. I don’t know why. It just feels like once somebody gives you a compliment for something you’ve said, you can only do it worse than what they just enjoyed. So, they would just say “OK, do another take, just like that one, because that was shit,” and stuff like that, which I liked.

Quint: How set was the story and the character when you came onboard? Did you have much input on…

Janeane Garofalo: No, it was set.

Quint: Completely set?

Janeane Garofalo: Yeah, there was nothing as far as I know. No one ever asked me anything, so I’m assuming… I think they have to have it pretty set, because there are artists at work when you show up and I think that they had been at work, because they show you cells and barebones drawings before you even start, so…

Quint: So what’s new? You got anything else going on?

Janeane Garofalo: Well, I’m doing stand up… (Right now) I’m doing this tour with Patton, then I’m off the road for about four weeks and then I go back on with Mark Maron and I think David Cross. I’m hoping to do some more shows with Henry Rollins and Mark Maron, which I was doing. I am working on a project for Paramount Television with Barry Schindel and other than that I have no idea… who knows?

Quint: You’re in a movie called THE GUITAR, right?

Janeane Garofalo: Yeah, for about a minute and a half. My friend, Saffron Burrows, is in it and we were watching ROME one night and she goes, “Oh, can you come in tomorrow, because they had somebody playing the doctor who couldn’t do it?” Yep, so I just… yeah, you know Saffron Burrows, the British actress...

Quint: I know of her.

Janeane Garofalo: I met her long time ago in Ireland and just coincidently, she was staying right next door to me, just completely coincidental to me and I didn’t even know it until six weeks… she had been there six weeks… Neither of us knew the other was next door to each other and then we were watching ROME one night and she remembered she was supposed to ask me if I could come to work the next day and that’s it. I was only in for about 2 or 3 days and a lot of the stuff my character does isn’t essential anyways, so who knows what will make it past the cutting room, so that’s it. I always forget about it until people say that… that I’m in that.

Quint: Well you know, before I do any interview I’m on IMDB going “OK, so what do I need to know…”

Janeane Garofalo: No, I’m thrilled about it, because IMDB makes it seem like you’re far busier and working more than you are, but THE GUITAR, yeah… I wonder when that’s going to come out. Does it say?

Quint: I didn’t check the release, no.

Janeane Garofalo: It’s directed by Robert Redford’s daughter and I’m so sorry to say “Robert Redford’s daughter,” like she doesn’t have an identity, but I truly can’t remember her first name.

Quint: It’s Amy, I think.

Janeane Garofalo: Yes! I believe that it is and I don’t remember anyone’s name ever ever ever ever, just my mom’s. I can’t remember anyone’s name and I think it’s hereditary and I think it’s a genuine brain dysfunction.




At this point the tape recorder clicked off and I said that was about it. Garofalo said, “So, when the tape recorder turns off it’s over?” I had honestly reached the end of the interview, so it was a happy coincidence and it probably saved 3 or 4 minutes of rambling nonsense on my part. So, it was all good. I must say, Garofalo was adorable and engaging. Although, there was one picture I almost used just because it's so funny... she's totally making the John Ritter "eww" face from BAD SANTA... But I decided to use her pretty shots instead. Hope you guys liked the chat. I'm off to see a movie that sounds like Terry Dotter and the Board of Phoenix. -Quint quint@aintitcool.com



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  • June 21, 2007, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Okay, but I still wish Pixar wouldn't hire names...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...instead of "faceless", but professional voice actors.

  • June 21, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    DAMN Silence

    by redfist

    I have a number you can call to work out all these issues you have.

  • June 21, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    After all these years,I still have a crush on her...

    by typingaway

    She is beautiful,funny and smart--the perfect woman.

  • June 21, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    silence...

    by Zarles

    Shut up. No one here believes you've ever even seen a vagina, so cut the shit. Call us back when you get pubes, Junior.

  • June 21, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Janene Garofalo pretty....

    by RockLobster800

    not, ya know, in those particular pictures but Ive fancied her since Larry Snaders...not in an overtly sexual way, shes just my kind of gal....

  • June 21, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Janene Garofalo pretty....

    by RockLobster800

    not, ya know, in those particular pictures but Ive fancied her since Larry Sanders...not in an overtly sexual way, shes just my kind of gal....

  • June 21, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    I think that Silence loves him some Garofalo

    by redfist

    and I am sure that after the great pornographic/Hostel 2 treatment....she is dripping to meet you. THE REDFIST HAS....FISTED?

  • June 21, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST

    She's not hot.

    by lost.rules

    Other on that list Rosie Perez, Renee Zelwegger, Chloe, Keira Knightly, and so forth.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    cute..

    by Bloo

    She's still cute and pretty but she seems a little more...tired. maybe it's the weight loss maybe it's just years of being on the road and working and such, but she's missing something that made her really appeling back in the mid-late 90s

  • June 21, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    I'd take her out bowling...

    by Kid Z

    ... but she's gotta bring that bowling-ball-with-a-skull-in-it prop from Mystery Men. She's pretty, but always plays it down and tries not to be... doesn't work. Smart, too, which is a lot sexier than some airhead, IMHO (imagine being stuck having to listen to some airhead like Jessica Alba go on and on about her latest manicure). Anyway... Janneane... cool chick! (Not that any of us geeks would ever have a chance with her.)

  • June 21, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    shoot

    by Bloo

    this is going to turn into a "is she or isn't she hot" debate here, and I just contributed. Anyways regarding her work as a voice over actress, I too am not a fan of using "names" however I think pixar manages to pull it off, much in the same way Disney pulled it off using Bob Newhart in The Rescuers. That's a great movie with a "name" cast that just works because they got the right people to play the parts, and I think Pixar manages to do that. The only exception I can think of is using the real NASCAR announcers and a few of the drivers as voices in Cars (and i love tha tmovie but it really pulled me out of the movie, it didn't seem to flow right and was a little too nudge nudge wink wink )

  • June 21, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Skank

    by jar jar binks rules forever

    She is the kinda girl you take out for a nice steak dinner and then not call her back afterwards.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    The snotty cat and the couragous dog

    by redfist

    with the celebrity voices meet in reel 3.....can anyone name that movie?.......anyway, the big names doing the voices is more for the adults who have to sit through these movies with their 10 year olds...along with the wink wink jobs. Like Click and Clack the Tappet brothers in Cars.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST

    jobs=jokes in redfist speak

    by redfist

    DUHHHHHH

  • June 21, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    "Her pretty shots"?

    by Mr Incredible

    I'm sorry, but those will never exist. By the way, Ratatouille, Sicko and Hostel Part 2, available online at a computer near you. Ain't it grand?

  • June 21, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    "its gonna suck when the boar runs out of saurkraut"

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Precisely

  • June 21, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Jaws remake: Fox's dream cast for their target audience

    by Kamala

    Freddie Prinze Jr. as Chief brody. Julia Stiles as Mrs. Brody. Jason Biggs as Hooper. Chrisian Slater as Quint. Directed by Tim Story. PS: can someone take one of the knives out of the poster and stab Garofalo in the ass before she launches into one her Air America left wing moonbat hissy fit?

  • June 21, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    4 things are working against this movie...

    by Cotton McKnight

    1) Its called "Ratatoulle". Hard to pronounce and not something thats fun to say. 2). Ummm its a movie about a RAT who is in a human kitchen. Not a fun, playful rat.. this is a rat that does rat things, and lives like rats live. it's not only a disgusting creature in real life, its considered so in the movie, too. 3) It takes place in France. Not a terrible thing, but hey, it's still france. 4) Janeane Garofolo, who has never been involved in any successful commercial venture, ever. Save for Larry Sanders, and while it was a brilliant show, it was protected by HBO, who depends on subscribers, not ratings. I rest my case.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    let me clarify..

    by Cotton McKnight

    Nobody likes bugs either but in a bug's life, they existed in their own universe, outside of humans. It was a fun movie. This rat movie though doesnt work because the audience is reminded that yes, they are disgusting rats living in their disgusting homes in the walls. NOW I rest my case.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I Like Garofalo

    by Barron34

    She's a smart chick, she's a good stand-up, and she's a cool actress. She always seemed like someone who should have broken through bigger, but I guess too many Americans like their movie actresses dumb and full of silicon. Anyway, more power to her.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Typo

    by Barron34

    "full of silicone", not "full of silicon"

  • June 21, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    So Quint and Janeane Garofalo sittin' in a hotel...

    by Dangerousapple

    ...but afterwards did Janeane transform herself in front of Quint in the ally?

  • June 21, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Sorry

    by Dangerousapple

    wrong talkback

  • June 21, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I'm still in love with her.

    by ZeroCorpse

    I'd have her babies. <p> Wait, no. I'd run away with her, though.<p> Sigh. . .

  • June 21, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    S1lence...

    by ZeroCorpse

    Dude... This whole "the silence has spoken" thing is pretty fucking lame. You DO realize you come off as a masturbatory douchebag who makes Napoleon Dynamite look like a ladies man, don't you? <p> We had a guy in here a long time ago who signed off all his posts with something similar... One of those self-aggrandizing, bullshit "has spoken" things. Really, dude. From the collective heart of AICN talkbackers, blow me. Try to act like a human being. I know, it's exciting being on the Internet where you're all anonymous and can reinvent yourself, but character you're trying to portray? Not compelling. Just sort of sad, really. <p>

  • June 21, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Garofalo is hot?

    by Kamala

    I suppose if you think very, very average is hot. She has the sexual charisma of a loaf of wet bread. Now Eliza Dushku, that's hot. Slutty, bad girl slayer = instant woodie. SHWING!

  • June 21, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Canada, here I come!

    by Thick McRunFast

    Seriously, I can't take American "conservatives" any more. Not a thought in their heads, responsible for almost everything that's turned the States into shit. Time to learn a little French and sharpen up my old hockey skates.

  • June 21, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Her & David Cross?

    by Birdys Piano Teacher

    Sounds like a good show. I like Maron too, although I'd love to see a Rollin/Cross/Garafaolo combo.

  • June 21, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Thick McRunFast, submit or die

    by Kamala

    Enjoy Islamic Law, which been installed in Canada in about 10 years, Try ready "While Europe Slept" Written by gay liberal who moved there from America to escape "conservatives". He was shocked to find it worse than America, because they have bowed down to Islam in search for multi-cultural bullshit. Guess what, he moved back. Viva la Chavez! You prick head

  • June 21, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    i think she's tasty, and i definitely would...

    by Cedar_Room

    but isn't Janeane from the island of Lesbos?

  • June 21, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Zero Corpse

    by jar jar binks rules forever

    Who is more sad...the man that takes the time to type out 4 words or the man who types a whole paragraph about why its dumb? Jar Jar has spoken.....yousa should listen

  • June 21, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Janeane G

    by Cobbio

    Thanks for the interview, Quint. Great hearing Janeane get kind of personal about needing to NOT be complimented after voice takes. Sounds like she got kind of personal with the "I don't know why." It'll be cool to hear her in the film.<p> By the way, I happen to think she's cute too. She's smart and a little crazy, which goes a long way for me<p> Uh... the cob has spoken?

  • June 21, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    I guess, Kamala...

    by Thick McRunFast

    ...I'm not as big a pussy as you and Rudy Giuliani, shivering like bitches about imaginary terrorists around every corner. Luckily, I don't consult gay authors or guys who think "prick head" is a word about my place in the world; I think for myself, thanks.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Her and Ben Stiller

    by jar jar binks rules forever

    should be shot into space on a giant menorah straight into the unfunny sun.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    imaginary terrorists?

    by Kamala

    part one: A roadside bomb and shootings killed seven soldiers Friday in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces this year in Thailand's restive south, amid tightened security on a key anniversary of a 15th Century Islamic sultanat

  • June 21, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    imaginary terrorists? part 2

    by Kamala

    A powerful blast believed to be a bomb ripped through an Ankara shopping district Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    imaginary terrorists? part 3

    by Kamala

    Islalmic militants killed in an encounter in New Delhi on Saturday night planned to attack leading software companies in Bangalore in addition to the Indian Military Academy in Dehra Dun, Delhi police said on Sunday

  • June 21, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    imaginary terrorists? part 4

    by Kamala

    Islamic insurgents on Monday shot dead a Thai-Buddhist couple working as fruit pickers in the majority-Muslim area of Bannang Sata, Yala provine and injured their three-year-old daughter, police said. After gunning down Praphan Ponlarak, 36, and his wife Chaddakan, the assailants decapitated Praphan, making him the 29th victim to be beheaded in Thailand's troubled deep South since the region's muslim insurgency took a turn for the worse in January 2004.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Quint have to finish his ...

    by ludmir88

    stalker job to Hermione this week. I want the HP 5 review now!!!!!!!! Oh and i love the Colette character.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    imaginary terrorists main theme

    by Kamala

    No American presence, no oil, oops there goes that theory. PS. Have you the Muslim Mickey Mouse clip on youtube? Comedy gold I tell ya!

  • June 21, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Thick McRunFast, the ultimate hypocrite

    by Kamala

    Running away to another country is is a great example of cowardly behavior.You must have some french in you. By that, I mean french seamen in your ass....thanks folks, I am here all week.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Garafolo needs to plump back up! She's got

    by Borgnine JR

    Edward Scissors Hips,I'm guessing , based on the pics of her face. Janine! Eat a little something.We didn't fall for your fake chocolate hcip story. I never thought YOU'D go all Nicole Ritchie. I wouldn't mind throwing one into her though, just to see if it would shut her up.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Please

    by Barron34

    Can we stop this pointless, endless and tiresome "conservative" versus "liberal" jihad in this country? We condemn the Sunnis and the Shiites in Iraq for their mutual hatred, yet we continue to tolerate our own version of it here, albeit a more "civilized" version of it. We have some pretty big fish to fry in this world, and we really are not doing ourselves any help by being at each others throats in this country. Can't we just call ourselves Americans, try to find common ground, and get some neccessary things done? We need to agree that people are entitled to have different views and opinions, and in fact, people always WILL have different views and opinions. The Founders, in their wisdom, gave us a pretty decent system for working these differences out and coming to some sort of rough agreement. The old Constitution and the American system of government. Use it or lose it. The point of government and democracy in America is not about one side or another imposing its views on everyone else; it is about different factions coming to an acceptable and honorable consensus about what is in our best interest as a country. Let's be Americans again, and stop spitting venom at one another.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Barron34 what's shaken?

    by Kamala

    Some good points. But don't you also think this movement to "hyphenate" americans and highlight their differences instead of the things they have in common, is a big factor in the division of the country? I mean, you should not call yourself a "mexican-american" or "african-american" unless your really have dual citizenship. Otherwise, please just use "american" Peace onto you Barron34, from Kamala, the Ugandan Gian

  • June 21, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Lesbians? Die Hard 4?

    by Kamala

    Dude, I bet you Die Hard 4 kicks ass over Pirates 3, Spidey 3, FF2, and the fucking surfing Penguin movie. Now on to Lesbians, I wise friend once said: "If I were a girl, I'd be a lesbian too, because, chicks are hot". Have wiser or more true words ever been spoken?

  • June 21, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Shitty, shitty photos, Kraken

    by mustang_dvs

    What the hell did you use, a disposable point-n-shoot with 12 year old film?<p>You'd think with all the money Harry and crew are making, shilling for HD-DVD and Bayformers, promoting your own scripts, etc that'd you'd at least spring for the $1200 bucks for a cheap dSLR and a hot-shoe flash (which you can bounce on the ceiling). (Maybe Harry's literally EATING the profits.)<p>For fuck's sake, if you're going to take photos, at least make an effort to take GOOD photos.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    She is hot

    by Right Bastard

    I just saw her from the second row at a show in Boston last week. I would be her love slave in a second. I guess different things turn different people on. I think Jessica Simpson has a square-head almost man-face.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    "Truth About Cats N Dogs" era Janeane

    by Dr Gregory House

    Sexy as f*#k!

  • June 21, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Almost As Bad

    by Saluki

    She is almost as bad as I am with names. I honestly have a TERRIBLE memory for names, and I feel like I'm insulting them, even if I can remember their face, voice, and interactions. I totally sympathize with her on this.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Barron34, I hope Janeane IS reading this talkback...

    by Cotton McKnight

    just so she can read your post. I know you were dogging the talkbackers, but her and her ilk are public enemy number 1. The fact that these morons insert themselves into the topics of the day, as if they have ANY authority or knowledge whatsoever, is what is dividing this country. Their hatred for anything that is different from what they believe is absolutely incredible. I can't stand this woman for that reason alone.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    zbobroberts, did you see...

    by Kamala

    My dream cast for the Jaws Remake now being prepped by 20th Century Fox? Freddie Prinze Jr. as Chief brody. Julia Stiles as Mrs. Brody. Jason Biggs as Hooper. Chrisian Slater as Quint. Dustin Diamond as the oldest Brody boy. Directed by Tim Story.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Hey Kamala

    by Dangerousapple

    Fuck off

  • June 21, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    dustin diamond and christian slater are washed up.

    by Cotton McKnight

    hollywood would never go for that. put Jimmy Fallon in there somewhere, Kamala.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    She's so thin!

    by judderman

    And haggard! What bloody happened? She was so cute and plump and perky. Harumph. Now I have another actress whose curves I must mourn. And I haven't got over Kate Winslet yet.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Kamala

    by Jak0lantern01

    I was instructed to come here and tell you to fuck off. So, well, FUCK OFF.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Dangerousapple, you hate the Jaws Cast the much?

    by Kamala

    Such passion! Fuck Off? Ok, if Jimmy Fallon gets a glue on beard he can be Hooper. I don't think he can grow facial hair. Is that better Dangerousapple? If you have a better cast, I'd like to hear it, you negative nancy!

  • June 21, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    I apologize, everyone

    by Thick McRunFast

    I didn't realize I'd unleash the Kraken in the form of FReeper Kamala. In closing, fuck him and I'd fuck Janeane. Twice.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Remember When She Was Funny?

    by MST3KPIMP

    Me niether.. she's like every uptight librarian. "Not I ever knew not that I knew any." But those glasses make me think of one. But seriously I recall her somewhat ammusing standup back in the day but in the last 10 years she has shown little comedic ability and simply wines about what she percieves as the wrongs of of our culture. If she was talented she'd inject her views into the body of some engaging material. Just too self indulgent and not enough effort.. anyone can voice a cartoon.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Janene Garofalo

    by Fernwick_

    Yeah guys, im sure Janene is reading this right now going, man I am so glad these dorks wanna fuck me. Maybe I should do carry out? Dream on guys, Janene is a smart, hot, sexy LIBERAL (its NOT a bad word) as opposed to those blonde empty headed Hasselbacks. Nuff said.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    She's still pretty but also still kind of a downer

    by Tacom

    Janeane's still beautiful but she'd probably bite your head off for even comlimenting her looks. That's gotten annoying.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    cookylamoo you missed the memo

    by Kamala

    We are now talking lesbians and movies. Did you know the female terminator from T-3 is lesbian? Now that's hot.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Barron34

    by Fernwick_

    Wow I just read that post, well said sir, and now I slink away after my slanted rant ..... snif...

  • June 21, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    She's still pretty but also still kind of a downer

    by Tacom

    Janeane's still beautiful but she'd probably bite your head off for even comlimenting her looks. That's gotten annoying.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:49 p.m. CST

    BEST MOVIE SINCE CRANK!!!

    by jumba7777

    BEST MOVIE SINCE CRANK!!!

  • June 21, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    So I just got of the phone with Janene Garofalo

    by Stuntcock Mike

    She told me this is the reason she tongues the rugs.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Mr. McKnight

    by Barron34

    I wasn't referring to Janeane Garofalo. She has just as much a right to go on cable news or radio and express her opinions as Ann Coulter or Rush Limbaugh does. I don't see that any of them have any special qualifications over the others. They are all media figures, and that is part of our culture, like it or not. And comedians have a long-standing tradition of being societal critics, going back to Richard Pryor to Lenny Bruce and beyond (most of the earliest cartoons in this country were scathing political commentary). I believe in Free Speech, regardless of who is speaking. Janeane Garofalo is hardly Public Enemy Number One. The fundamentalist lunatics who want fly planes into our buildings or set dirty bombs off in our cities are Public Enemy Number One, at least in my book. *****What I object to is that we are at each others throats at a time when we should be united. I am NOT saying that we should all be thinking, saying, doing the same thing. What I am saying is that we should be united in using the Constitution and the political process in a civil way to come to a reasonable consensus on the serious and deadly important issues that face us as a nation. We should be able to do this in a way that doesn't end up with us violently polarized and at each others throats. I realize that people are serious about their conservative or liberal views, but we shouldn't rip up America over these differences. It is more important to be an American than a liberal or a conservative, I hope.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Kamala, you still around???

    by finky089

    If so, FUCK OFF! <P> I have fulfilled what iw as asked to do.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Garofalo is one hot runt

    by Staldo

    Garofalo is still hot at 40. And I yearn for her her tiny little body and smoke-tinged voice. She just needs to eat a little more. It would be even better if she pretended to be an uptight camp counselor who slowly succumbed to my advances. And over half a lifetime later, she still likes to bitch about high school, which is really sad in a sexy sort of way.

  • June 21, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    She's truly a wacko

    by BobParr

    And I don't mean a liberal wacko. She got fired from Air-America because she got heavily into Scientology or some other kind of cult and did nothing but incessantly talk about it. She's not a very happy person and her sanity is questionable. But she is funny and talented.

  • June 21, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    finky089 you little gnat

    by Kamala

    I am about to do the "air kamala" off the top road and flatten your stank ass. There is a reason you don't see Frankie Williams or Barry O in the WWF any more, tough guy. By the the way, did you see my new Jaws remake dream cast? My dream cast for the Jaws Remake now being prepped by 20th Century Fox? Freddie Prinze Jr. as Chief brody. Julia Stiles as Mrs. Brody. Jimmy Fallon with a glue on beard as Hooper. Chrisian Slater as Quint. Dustin Diamond as the oldest Brody boy. Directed by Tim Story.

  • June 21, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    finky089 I am sorry

    by Kamala

    I meant to say "off the top rope and flatten your stanly ass". My bad.

  • June 21, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    zbobroberts

    by Kamala

    Mathew who? That's not funny. It is the single minded reptitive nature of the post (see the sexy tom boy bean pole story arch) coupled with its seeming irrelevance to the topic at hand, which is why Janeane Garofalo is not hot, why lesbians rule, liberal wankers move to canada, and there are bombings in Ankara. All clear now?

  • June 21, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    "I had a crush on Ariel when I was growing up"

    by Osmosis Jones

    Liar...no man EVER gets over his crush on Ariel (even though Pocahontas is the all-time hottest Disney babe...dear lord, that buckskin dress slit right up to the hip...how did Disney ever manage to get that into a G-rated movie?!).

  • June 21, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    "I don't want a Dick Van Dyke in MARY POPPINS moment"

    by Big Dumb Ape

    I can appreciate Garofalo wanting to get a French accent right, but what the hell is she babbling about? "I don't want a moment like Dick Van Dyke in MARY POPPINS?" Screw off! Dick Van Dyke was great in that movie! Tell Jeanne to get back to me when she EVER does anything as classic as Van Dyke dancing with the animated penquin waiters!<p>But to be nice I'll agree with her about Keanu Reeves in DRACULA. That WAS just painful!

  • June 21, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Barron 34..

    by Cotton McKnight

    Janeane Garofolo is a comedian? Don't you have to be funny to list that as your occupation?

  • June 21, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Hey Cotton McKnight

    by Kamala

    Do you have to be funny to list comedian as your occupation? Not really. Bill Maher still tells people he is a comedian. So I guess being funny in just an option.

  • June 21, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Osmosis...

    by Staldo

    Agreed on Pocahontas. And when she and her hot friend are under the capsized boat? My young imagination took that part so far in the wrong direction.

  • June 21, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    THE PERFECT WOMAN

    by greigy just wanted to say

    NUFFZ

  • June 21, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    i would skull fuck her

    by El Borak

    but that's about it. hey, how's that anorexia doing for you? suck down my hot chunky load!!!

  • June 21, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    i would fuck her french accent

    by El Borak

    down her throat and spew man-love down her windpipe. sweet.

  • June 21, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Jeezus

    by Barron34

    some vile comments, man

  • June 21, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    sorry

    by El Borak

    it's true though.

  • June 21, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    i want her bananafishbones

    by El Borak

    yeah.

  • June 21, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I was gonna say that she looked really pretty there...

    by BadMrWonka

    but now I really don't want to be lumped in with all the morons that have posted above.

  • June 21, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    OK

    by Barron34

    I try to stay out of discussions like this online, but I have to step in: Women like Janeane Garofalo are THE REASON why we fight terrorists. If Osama bin Laden were Hitler, and this were 1944, I would be flying a B-52 with a pin-up picture of Janeane in the cockpit and painted on the side of my plane, like Garbo or Veronica Lake, as I dropped bombs on Bin Laden/Hitler's head. She is that beautiful. If you don't get that, I feel sorry for you. Janeane Garofalo is Bettie Page with brains. The woman is approaching forty and she is still as hot as Texas asphalt.

  • June 21, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    She used to be hot once...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...in a cool smart chick/sexy way. Then, the more she rambled on... the more that crazy/angry/bitter chick thing started to surface. Yikes! Can you imagine her as a girl friend reading you the riot act with that voice?

  • June 21, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Man...

    by Mockingbuddha

    This is about the saddest talkback I have ever seen. So much anger. Most women are really pretty nice, fella's. Find one that'll talk to you and you're halfway there and you can stop spouting this evil missogynist shit all over an entertainment news site. I wonder if karma applies to talkbacks.

  • June 21, 2007, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Communication and Language...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    It's kind of a weird think, but the Silence is making sense. I'm going to suggest that to my Pastor and his wife...I bet that would sure spice up their whoopee! ;) Wait, hold on, I just turned off my profanity filter---HOLY SHIT! That guy is FUNNY. Fuck, get that guy a contract NOW! Goddamn, hold on...I've got to stop typing here for a few minutes, I'm just...laughing...too<br><br><br><br><br> hard....*WHEW* Damn, Silence. That was good. Good luck with your Tony nomination. Wow. Just amazing watching a genius at work.

  • June 21, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Kamala. . .

    by Big Dick

    You need to get some pussy. Oh yeh, I mean asshole.

  • June 21, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    i whole heartedly agree

    by El Borak

    with the above posters. what kind of world is it when we have to have sick, drunken, sex comments like that on an a.i.c.n. talkback. disgusting.

  • June 21, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Big Dickhead

    by Kamala

    Is that gay come on? If so, no thanks. In Uganda men are men and women carry baskets of fruit on their head. did you hear about the Jaws remake?

  • June 21, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Kamala

    by Big Dick

    If that was a gay come on, you'd know because you are gay. There's a terrorist behind you! Made you look.

  • June 21, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Mockingbuddha

    by Big Dick

    We don't want women to talk. We want them to fuck!

  • June 21, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    . . .

    by Big Dick

    except Kamala.

  • June 21, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Big Dickhead, the Gay Truman Capote

    by Kamala

    That's crazy troll logic. Besides, I am sure the "women" you end up with are so fat that they end up on one those "Freedom Scooters" for old people when they are only 38, and claim disability checks for their kankle injuries. Is Al Franken behind you? Make sure to give him a reach-around, don't always be so selfish, you goat whore.

  • June 21, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Marc Maron, not Mark Maron

    by INWOsuxRED

    that is all I can add to the conversation.

  • June 21, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Fucking vs. Talking

    by Big Dick

    If you ever switch from dudes to chicks you'll understand. For someone who's not gay you sure do know a lot of gay sex techniques and what the fuck is a goat whore? You're a gay bestialitist!

  • June 21, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    dick van dyke

    by Bouncy X

    she wasnt bashing his performance, just his accent. and it is a pretty bad stereotypical accent. i cant count how often i see UK people use that movie as an example of american actors doing a bad british accent.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    You pick up a lot gay catch phrases on these talkbacks

    by Kamala

    Any how, anybody can fuck fat ugly chicks, so don't be an asshole, you dick. Sorry, but you can those fat rolls and pouche belly all to yourself. Besides, as a WWE wrestler, I get lots of hot groupie chicks, once they get past the voodoo mask. http://www.lyricsandsongs.com/song/810843.html

  • June 21, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST

    You guys aren't worthy of kissing Janeane's sock lint

    by The Ghost of Scrappy Doo

    Janeane is an awe-inspiring semi-talented semi-informed semi-tattooed semi-goddess. She's the heterosexual version of Scooby-Doo's Velma. Maybe she'll start eating again if a Democrat wins in 2008.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    "what kind of world is it when we have to have sick,...

    by DoctorWho?

    ... drunken, sex comments like that on an a.i.c.n. talkback?"...Dude, Where have you been the last 10 years!?

  • June 21, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    ...and Buddha...

    by DoctorWho?

    ..."evil missogynist shit "? A bit overstated i'd say. More like a bunch geeks without girlfriends/wives and nothing to do.

  • June 21, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Hmmm?

    by somewhere-august

    I don't always agree with her political views, but I've always been a fan of the Garofalo. Hey, Janeane, keep up the good fight!

  • June 21, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Consistency and sex appeal

    by kiwicanuck

    Damn. Back in the day I seem to recall a much healthier-looking Janeane railing against sexist Hollywood, and the unfair pressures on women to embody an unrealistic physical fantasy through diet and plastic surgery. Talk about a backpedal. Age wouldn't have done HALF the damage that Dr. Nip-tuck and an apparent diet of celery wraps have wrought. Such a shame to see ideals crash and burn like that.

  • June 22, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with you people?

    by Hairy Nutsack

    There are real terrorists in the world, and Garofalo is fuckable. Now gimme my Nobel Peace Prize and stop acting like little douches.

  • June 22, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    So where are the eyes placed in the movie?

    by Spice-Orange

    it looks like Pixar got this movie right. The eyes of these characters in RATATOUILLE aren't on the foreheads! success!!!! That CARS movie was so fucking stupid. what a disaster. Never saw it and i refuse too. Car Eyes = Headlights. no questions. period. fuckin pixar. stick to toys, animals and people. you can't do automobiles at all!

  • June 22, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    doctor who

    by El Borak

    it was a joke.

  • June 22, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    doctor who

    by El Borak

    it was a joke.

  • June 22, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Gonna catch some Hell

    by somewhere-august

    I know know that I'm gonna catch some Hell. Janeane is still a woman and a person, and she doesn't deserve to be called "trash" or a "bitch." Last time I checked, she's in a Pixar film and none of us are.

  • June 22, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    El Borak...

    by DoctorWho?

    Sorry. Went right over my head. I think my sarcassm detector is way off.

  • June 22, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    its not the camera, mustang_dvs...

    by mightythor

    its the moment. its when to hit the shutter to capture the moment. not everyone can do that. notice how rarely we resemble our photographs. i agree, bad shots, as they are, but in attempt to capture an interesting personality,as she is, well. what can you do? actually susan sontag made an allusion once back in the 70's about cameras and guns, and idiot that i am itook it to mean the idea of "lead the shot', know where its gonna go and hit that desicive shot, ya know, as breson would've said.

  • June 23, 2007, 2:12 a.m. CST

    95% of these comments

    by El Borak

    on aicn are just bad humor, so it's nothing personal.

  • June 23, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    weight loss....

    by v3d

    Crack or heroin? Since it's Houston and the summer, and the fact she's wearing a long sleeved hoody, my guess is heroin. I'm just sayin'.

  • June 23, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Big dumb ape, ya big dumb ape ;)

    by half vader

    I know I'm repeating what Bouncy said, but yeah she meant the atrocious accent, which was one of the most god-damned fucking awful tortures ever perpetrated on the non-American world (I guess most U.S. audiences couldn't tell the difference). That DOESN'T mean the penguin dance or the rest of his performance was bad. Just the accent. Which was what she was talking about. Geddit? <p> I'm glad she brought that one up because it's one of those things where nostalgia blinds people to objectivity, much like the G1 TF fans. Ha ha! Keanu did almost ruin the whole movie though with HIS abomination of an 'accent', everyone knows that.

  • June 23, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Spice Orange, think that one through

    by half vader

    So if you put the eyes on the headlights you ignore actual film language because there's now a strangle flow of closeups and wideshots, and you have to put the camera much lower. Remember it's a widescreen aspect ratio. <p> Basically you now have to frame the shot in such a way that you pretty much have no background most of the time and therefore no sense of context or geography as the grill is taking up most of the frame. It now becomes the world's most monotonous movie, visually speaking. Also to get the eyes up to the midline you need to go for a low-angle shot, meaning you're only going to see a bit of sky behind and the top of the car will be so foreshortened it'll look like a silly little hat, anthropomorphically speaking (and yes I'm all too aware of how wanky I sound). That sort of thing is fantastic for a couple of seconds in a fast-moving shot like Mad Max 2, but simply doesn't work in a movie like cars where there are a lot of 'talking heads'. <p> You know I actually sort of agree with you that eyes look better on the headlights, but this is a movie thing and while it looks cool on a toy, it just doesn't work cinematically (notice all the tv cars that do that are in 4:3 ration AND are much more cartoony, vertically stretched designs, not racing cars) that's all. <p> Basically it's a design problem you just can't win. Cheers.

  • June 23, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Wow...

    by Big Dick

    Half Vader! You're so fucking smart, man! Where do you get it from! I was wondering why I could never frame up my anamorphic widescreen shots right! Thanks, man! Do you know anything about a cancer cure or anything like that? Once again, thanks man!

  • June 24, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Sorry Bigus Dickus

    by half vader

    Like I said in the post I know I sounded like a complete wanker saying that stuff, but obviously no-one thinks about it so I thought it was fair enough to offer up an explanation. I've never seen anyone consider that stuff when spewing forth their vitriol. Come to think of it that makes THEM pretty fucking full of themselves. The question is though, did you see what I meant? <p> Again, tried not to be a prat about it.