Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Good on Daisy Duke

I don't really have an opinion about Jessica Simpson, except that I have often asked the question, "WHY is she famous?" when hearing her sing in that mediocre Britnyish whine. But the girl has a platform and an audience, which is why this is rather heartening (via Eschaton):

JESSICA SIMPSON wants to know where missing footage of her and husband NICK LACHEY's harrowing trip to Iraq got to - because she thinks Americans would like to see just how bad conditions are there.

The pop singers-turned-reality TV couple travelled to the war-torn nation to visit US troops as part of a recent ABC TV variety special, and they were both left shellshocked by what they saw.

But all the controversial moments and harrowing footage of the trip didn't appear in the fun-filled TV show.

Simpson says, "It was unbelievable. They didn't show a lot of what really went on with the enemy attacks and the shelling. There was so much stuff that went on and somehow the tapes got mysteriously misplaced.

"It put everything in perspective for me. It really did teach me the definition of sacrifice. I can't even fathom being out there right now. I was ready to come home."

Now we just wait until the NRO and Free Republic starts crying out "HANOI JESSICA!"


  1. Shoot, if a platform-wearing, booty-shaking, weave-sporting Britney knockoff has enough guts to go to Iraq, then the neocon radio jocks should be ashamed of themselves for not seeing what conditions there are really like.

    On the bright side, since Jane Fonda is starting up her own antiwar tour, perhaps the NRO gang will be too distracted to notice Jessica!

  2. Hey Vestal,

    if you want to be part of the SoapBlox Colorado team, I will gladly add you to the front page folks.


  3. "Hanoi Jessica"? That would be hannoying.

  4. Anon: "Aw hell no! Hanoi you di'n't!" [wags finger, wobbles head].

  5. you can be sure this is one mouth-breather-boycott that won't extend to masturbation.

    heh - hanoi you didn't...

  6. Top Five Vietnam-themed NRO Epithets for Jessica Simpson:

    5. Jessicampuchea
    4. The Goof of Tonkin
    3. Daisy Duc
    2. Simpson Simpson French Indochinese isn't it?

    And #1: The Tit Offensive

  7. He he. Hanoi you di'int.

    That and "The tit offensive" . . . hopefully nobody here is gonna ask me what I'm laughing about.