Women love him. Men want to be him. He's been People magazine's Sexiest Man or Person or whatever it is they like to call it -- probably more than once or twice.
Many people think it's really cool and sexy that George Clooney got arrested for trying to help the helpless African people two days after dining with the President of the United States. People got all up in arms, thinking maybe ole George was gonna be in the slammer for a long time. #FreeGeorge was trending on Twitter. One lady wrote, "Just when I think George Clooney can't get any hotter, he gets arrested. #sigh."
People are mesmerized by George Clooney. They swoon and sigh when he gets arrested. He looks so sexy! Even Al Sharpton was impressed. I heard him say so on MSNBC.
Mr. George has been tirelessly campaigning for years for western intervention in the Sudan. His father even said today that this has all been very hard on him.
Because of the fact that he is so handsome, and so sexy and also has a pretty good wad of cash, Mr. George has done pretty well in convincing a certain amount of white people that the people of Africa are lost without our help in solving their problems. His Sudan campaign was going along pretty good, but then that pesky economic downturn happened and American people started to worry more about their own survival a lot more than how they could team up with George Clooney in helping out the African people.
Meanwhile, another guy named Jason Russell and some other white people came to the same conclusion as George Clooney did -- that the African people can't do without their heroic efforts to bring the U.S. military into Central Africa. So, they formed a group called Invisible Children and started a big campaign called Kony2012. Their plan is to get the U.S. Army guys with the white hats to team up with the other white hat guys led by Uganda's President Museveni, supposedly to capture a nefarious character called Joseph Kony.
These Invisible Children people made a film about the whole Kony thing that's just been everywhere, especially on Facebook. The main guy from Facebook is one of the people the Invisible Children are trying to convince to help out with bringing the U.S. Army to Africa. Apparently, regular people in Uganda didn't like the film. They got pissed and threw rocks at the screen. Then, they left without watching it all, even though it's only 20 minutes or so.
My friend Natascha told me about the film. I watched it. I thought it was pretty crazy so I started looking up information on the whole kit and kaboodle and lo and behold! While looking for current info on Africa, who do I see but that sexy, smiling Mr. George making a "quiet visit" to the Sudan on March 13.
Looks like Mr. George 's Sudan campaign is going to get some fresh traction out of this Kony2012 thing. And now, tonight I see that everybody's getting in on the mix, including Angelina Jolie. Hee Haw! We're in for a real ride here, it seems! We've got all kinds of big stars calling for big time western intervention in Africa. It's practically an A-List Shoot 'Em Up John Wayne Extravanganza! I've gotta keep on this thing.
In a bizarre sidebar, yesterday, Invisible Children co-founder, Jason Russell, who created Kony2012, was detained in San Diego, allegedly raving drunk, out in the streets in his underwear, pounding his fists on the sidewalk, making sexual gestures, and babbling incoherently. Ben Keesey, CEO of Invisible Children, says that the past couple of weeks have really taken an emotional toll on Jason.
I totally get it too. I know whenever things get really bad for me -- like when I'm not getting any work because of the crappy contract we got last time thanks in large part to George Clooney -- I usually get really drunk and go out in my underwear to make sexual gestures and pound my fists on the sidewalk. I feel real bad for Jason and George. I'll bet Angelina's real torn up about it too. Thank God we have them to help those African people. And to help out us smaller actors too. Heck, what would any of us do without their help?
And boy, you can tell the whole thing is really heading somewhere. After his big arrest scene outside the Sudanese embassy, Mr. George stressed the importance of the "next six weeks." What a coinkidink that this timetable coincides so perfectly with the protest being called by the underwear guy, Jason Russell and his Invisible Children, set to take place on April 20th -- at night -- and worldwide.
According to various articles I read on Huffington Post, Kony, although certainly an unsavory character, has ceased to be active in the area for some five years now. But from what I've seen so far on African media, what IS heating up is the furor and outrage over the corruption of leaders like the U.S.' white hat buddy, Museveni.
More to come, no doubt.