Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)


Award-winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment [WSJ]

NY Post: “Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose — in the bathroom with a hypodermic needle still in his arm — inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday morning, cops said.”

His addiction problems are news to me.

Don’t do heroin, kids.

What a tragic loss. An immense talent.

@nojo: they’d reported a while back (last year) that he was in rehab for heroin addiction. 46 fucking years old – what a loss.

@blogenfreude: That’s just the backed up line for the Super Bowl.

@nojo: late for work on Friday, so I jumped in a taxi – so much traffic that it took 15 minutes and 21 dollars to get to B-way and 66th from 74th. Jumped out, got on the subway, cars more crowded than usual. So happy we didn’t get the Olympics, although people in London were getting 700-1000 pounds for apartments they sublet. We would have had to leave the city.

I watched Big Lebowski about once a week freshman year of college with a friend who was obsessed with it. Before the tenth or so viewing he said, quite seriously, “Really pay attention to Brandt this time.” It was sublime.

Sad. Troubled but talented.

Speaking of troubled. Only thing exciting about Super Bowl is… well… nothing. Don’t do anything rash, Redmanlaw.

I’ll never understand how someone can have all of the success that life has to offer and still self-destruct. Addiction is such a motherfucker.

The whole heroin fad is weird, isn’t it? I can’t even remember the last time that I read about a celebrity cocaine overdose, and they seemed to happen daily when I was a little kid in the 80s. Why can’t people stick to MJ or just smoking opium?

Whoa! There’s fireworks, dancing, hollering, and honking going on outside my house. I think the Sonics just won the World Series!

@¡Andrew!: Finally, revenge for those Bud frogs that ripped off Rainier.

@nojo: Oh sweet FSM, the internet jokes are coming in waves now: “Not since the OJ Simpson chase has America been so disappointed in a slow, white Bronco.”

@¡Andrew!: I’m not in a position to post it, but somebody illustrated that in a tweet.

Also making the rounds: A clip of Homer Simpson owning the Broncos.

@ManchuCandidate: Now the Seahawks have gone and sent Rob Ford on his daily bender. Antics to follow.

For a guy who claims to be a footbawl guy, he has a pretty good record… for picking losers since his cracking tape showed up. I suspect the Raptors and maybe the Maple Loafs will pay him not to wear their jerseys in support.

The following is a video of last night’s football rioters waiting patiently for a green light in order to cross the street. OMFG that is so Seattle.

@¡Andrew!: IS it really a fad? I always thought heroin overdose to be the little black dress of bad celebrity deaths.

Movie acting is no job for a grown up.

They’re dimming the lights on Broadway tonight and one can only wonder why.

@Tommmcatt Au Gros Sel: Back in my day sonny, an actor or producer got all insanely rich and famous, bought a hideous, gold-leafed McMansion in Sherman Oaks, and then the next thing you know they’re spending $20 grand a month on cocaine before dropping dead at a mid-day bacchanalia-orgy with a tidal wave of blood gushing outta their nose like the mighty Rio Grande. AND THAT’S THE WAY WE LIKES IT.*

*Actually, I think this just happened with Zac Efron, except incredibly he’s still alive after only smashing his face through a plate glass coffee table. Gawd, I’m such a bitch. Do you think they can get him for Commander Riker in the inevitable Next Generation reboot? Jesse Eisenberg can play Picard, since Kee-rist, he’s in everything else.

@¡Andrew!: I thought everybody waited at the light because of Seattle’s notorious jaywalking laws. But granted, my info is two decades old.

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