September 20th, 2016

And now for something really important—and non-Trump-related…

…is this the end of Brangelina?

Is anyone surprised?

[NOTE: Actually, you may have noticed I haven’t written anything about Donald Trump today. Every now and then I need to take a Trump vacation.]

17 Responses to “And now for something really important—and non-Trump-related…”

  1. Cornhead Says:

    Brad is from Springfield, Mo. Only guy I know in Springfield knows the entire family. Six degrees of separation indeed.

    One of Creighton’s best basketball players, Anthony Tolliver, was from Springfield. And, of course, my friend knows AT. AT is the opposite of Pitt.

  2. J.J. Says:

    When I saw this on the telly, I thought, “What a nice change of pace from the campaign and terrorism.” 🙂

    Too bad. They have six children. Hope they can have some sort of normal life. Probably too much to hope for.

  3. snopercod Says:

    Oh please, let’s DO have something Trump related. How about Victor Davis Hanson’s latest? Never NeverTrump You really need to read this, Neo.

  4. neo-neocon Says:


    Why would I need to read one more thing on a topic that’s been beaten into the ground? And one that I’ve thought about very deeply and very long?

    Plus, as I’ve said many times, I’m not NeverTrump. Nor are most people who have trouble with Trump and are deeply deeply conflicted and hesitant about voting for him, with excellent reason.

    One of the many many many things that annoys me about many Trump supporters is that they keep addressing the NeverTrumpers as though it’s a huge group, and the group that matters. No. It’s the MaybeTrumpers they should be addressing.

  5. DNW Says:

    You mean, a Trumpcation.

  6. Juli Says:

    Ok. I’m surprised. They’ve been together for so long (11 years). Evidently she’s claiming she doesn’t like the way he raises the kids.

    But, she found out about an affair he had with Marion Cotillard. Weren’t they the ones who said no marriage til gay marriage was legal?

    Hollywood is no place to live.

  7. AMartel Says:

    Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids.

  8. Yancey Ward Says:

    I had always thought listening to the two of them that she could have done much better than Pitt for a husband- she just always seemed to me to be a more substantial person outside of the acting careers (I actually think Pitt is one of the better actors around). Just my opinion.

  9. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Two people who amassed a large fortune pretending to be people they aren’t.
    Kind of like some politicians.
    I have no use for them outside of a theater.

  10. Vanderleun Says:

    As somebody said elsewhere, “Now you know their marriage is the pitts.”

  11. neo-neocon Says:


    As opposed to being très jolie.

  12. neo-neocon Says:

    Ed Bonderenka:

    I have no use for them inside a theater.

    I’m not a fan.

  13. Tom G Says:

    I’m only a bit surprised – more sad.

    There was a great play “Into the Woods” about various fairy tales, including a couple of Charming Princes, one for Rapunzel, one for Snow White (?or Cinderella? doesn’t matter so much). They meet in the forest and describe the great girls they’ve met.

    After the first part marriages, in the second part they meet in the forest again, and they are less than happily ever after husbands. They know how to be Prince Charming, not husbands.

    Plus, they’ve recently met … new, lovely, damsels in distress … so attractive. Was a great play.

    Our social culture has been and remains bad in giving good role models for boys to become attractive manly alpha men, without being cheating alpha jerks. Clint Eastwood is among the worst jerks, tho a Rep. Paul Newman was great.

    I immediately thought Brad was caught cheating.

    I don’t think Angelina could have “done better” without a huge amount of luck — finding an alpha male great looking success who is willing and able to stay faithful.

    Trump is a somewhat alpha jerk, Slick Willie is a bigger alpha jerk rapist. (How could you think that famous man divorce is NOT Trump related?) I suspect Ted Cruz is and will remain faithful, tho I’m sure there will be rumors and slanders.

    There is a cultural reality that many alpha males feel entitled to have affairs with multiple women — and their self-confident actions of sexual entitlement often find women who respond receptively. This is not rape culture, it is alpha-jerk culture enabled by horny pretty women being willing to be seduced by the alpha men.

    Finally, a 41 Angelina is much less likely to find a great … 4th husband (Jonny Lee Miller, Billy Bob Thornton, Brad Pitt) than a 52 Brad is likely to find a great younger beautiful “next love”.

    My own lovely wife of 22 years is also 13 years younger than me. Age is much harder on lovely ladies than on alpha men.

  14. T Says:

    Sorry Neo. With all respect, it’s sad when anyone has to point out that they’re not writing about Trump by mentioning it (i.e., writing about Trump).

    For that matter, some commenters, especially the #NeverTrump brigade might find a Don Surber post yesterday interesting (drawn from an article in The New Yorker about the planning for the first day of a Trump Presidency (emphasis mine):

    . . . [Such planning was] designed to avoid the catastrophe in 2000 when it took five weeks after Election Day to decide that George Walker Bush won. That gave him less than thirty days (which included Christmas) to put together a government.


    Their spokesman is Stephen Moore, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation.


    “Trump spends several hours signing papers—and erases the Obama Presidency,” Moore told Osnos. “We want to identify maybe twenty-five executive orders that Trump could sign literally the first day in office.”

    From Moore’s mouth to God’s ears. The link:

  15. Artfldgr Says:

    and she is following the feminist script…

    hey, when your a cuckhold of a nutcase…

  16. Bilwick Says:

    My long wait is over! At last–I have a shot!

    (Well, I’ve read she is a fan of ATLAS SHRUGGED, and wanted to make a movie of it before someone else did it. So we have that in common.)

  17. snopercod Says:

    Why would I need to read one more thing on a topic that’s been beaten into the ground?

    I think the VDH piece might help you pass from Stage 4 to Stage 5 on the KĂĽbler-Ross model. You’ve done a great job of pointing out all of Trump’s faults, but I think it’s time to move on. As it is, I’m afraid you’ll be taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem at Trump’s inauguration. LOL!

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