Thursday, April 9, 2009

Billy Bob Thornton is viral

Is he really that much of a pompous arse? Probably.

Does he really think we'll remember him for his music, rather than his Oscar win? He probably thinks so.

Did Billy Bob Thornton (B.B.T. for short) really just make this week's most viral online content? Absolutely.

Only hours after Billy Bob Thornton appeared on CBC Radio yesterday morning did the National Post upload the most perfectly worded headline: Billy Bob Thornton makes an ass of himself on CBC.

In what started out as an excellent Joaquin Pheonix impression turned into a piece of online viral video gold. Transcripts, articles, videos, and audio clips will be uploaded and streamed all day today as people all around the world jump on the Billy Bob Thornton crazy train.

B.B.T. spent the duration of his 13-minute interview with CBC Radio's always professional host, Jian Ghomeshi, awkwardly answering questions and making his own band, The Boxmasters, appear very uncomfortable.

Neverthless, millions of people now know the name of the band... right? Whether he intentionally sacrificed his already tarnished celebrity persona, or he found an excellent way to get some viral exposure, one thing is for sure:

Billy Bob Thornton, you are an ass.

If you'd like to see why I've made such a claim, watch the video:
Billy Bob Thornton 'Blow Up' on Q TV