December 23, 2008

Jeremy Piven "is leaving show business to pursue a career as a thermometer."

Said David Mamet on the occasion of Piven's quitting his part in "Speed the Plow" supposedly because he discovered that he has a high level of mercury in his body.

11 comments:

Ron said...

It's gotta be said:

Hug it out for the holidays, bitches!

Helen said...

Broadway is for closers!

Henry Buck said...

And the tags "Mercury" and Theater" bring to mind Orson Welles.

Shawn Levasseur said...

Piven indirectly confirmed Mamet's statement in a comment about his former co-star's reaction to his departure, "That's cold."

Pogo said...

Perhaps instead of a thermometer, Piven could use the mercury to stop being such a toothache of a man.

Joe said...

Every 10,000 hours or so David Mamet says something clever. He still can't direct movies worth a shit though.

MayBee said...

Has anybody asked him if he's broken any compact compact fluorescent light bulb lately?

Host with the Most said...

Jeremy Piven has yet to reach the required 10,000 hours to be a first class thermometer.


How come no one has introduced the word "rectal" so far?

blake said...

Joe--

Stephen King put Redbelt on his top 10 for the year.

As would I.

Some of us think he can direct.

Methadras said...

I'm stunned no one questioned him about eating paint chips.

JohnAnnArbor said...

That's lead in paint.