I mean, other than the whole ‘being an actor’ thing. According to my google search, they were in one movie together. Money For Nothing. I’ve never seen it. Other than those things, the only thing John Cusack and Michael Rapaport have in common for me is my blog and my Twitter account.
A long time ago, I wrote a blog post about the time John Cusack tweeted me (he said thanks). In this blog post, I had a little mini rant about the way people treat celebrities and how rude people are and if you don’t like something, remember the words of Thumper’s mother: If you can’t say anything nice, shut your fucking cake hole.
I talked shit about Michael Rapaport on twitter.
I made fun of the Southern accent he uses on the show Justified. I didn’t direct to Michael Rapaport’s twitter name, I just used his name.
I’ve actually always like Michael Rapaport’s work. Randy and I have been on a Justified marathon and we’ve both noticed that the accent just sounded really ‘off’ somehow.
He fucking retweeted it. Michael Rapaport saw my tweet.
I found it kind of funny, because what are the fucking odds? Apparently, better than I thought they were. I am also sure that Michael Rapaport didn’t lose any sleep over my tweet.
But I did think about it.
I thought about how I said one thing in a blog post and then did the other on Twitter.
We humans aren’t a consistent bunch and I think we find it difficult to own up to it when we behave in an inconsistent manner. We want to make excuses for why we’re inconsistent and why it’s justifiable behavior.
Mine really wasn’t justifiable. It was just snarky. I felt insulated because it’s a fucking actor and how would he ever know?
He’s also a person and I was unkind. Like I said, I don’t really feel too bad about it, it wasn’t that harsh. Mostly, I feel bad that I ceased to practice what I preach.
This probably won’t be my last transgression. Being one of the humans means I’m going to fuck up and I’m going to be wrong about things. The most I can ask of myself is to be honest about it when I fuck up and to decide to change the behavior.
I have also been informed by a number of people that the accent Michael Rapaport uses on Justified is a Floridian accent and it is dead on.
I stand corrected.