Laura just emailed me:

I’m having…
A really hard time understanding the Scarjo/Penn thing. Usually I can rationalize these odd pairings some way, but this one is beyond me. What is it she’s looking for? An older man? He doesn’t have his sh-t together - he’s NEVER had his sh-t together.

Rebound sex? She could have that with hotter men.

Meaningful conversations about the state of the world? There are more intelligent people to consult.

This is what I’m thinking about today……for no apparent reason.

Jacek meanwhile is on the phone with his buddy Jamie, discussing the Vancouver Canucks defensive strategy tonight when they open Round 1 of the playoffs against the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks who limped into the post season. Now is when our season tickets pay off. We have tickets through the finals. You can imagine then, it’s all Jacek can think about. But does it really matter, sports, in the grand scheme? Does it matter any more than Scarjo and Sean Penn? No. So why do we get maligned for talking about celebrities? Don’t take that sh-t, gossips. Don’t.

Tangent aside…

I wrote back to Laura that it’s because Scarlett is essentially a CHILD. And, as children do, or very immature young women, pretending to be mature women, they hero-worship older men. Even if those older men have a history of alarming behaviour. Evan Rachel Wood? Meet Scarlett Johansson. But hey! Sean Penn has an Oscar and lived in a tent in Haiti! Of course she’s f-cking him. And of course he’s swaggering around like it’s 1985 again with one of the hottest girls in Hollywood.

But never forget…

When you’re in a relationship with Sean Penn, Sean Penn is always #1. Even Madonna had to observe that rule. Good luck with that Scarjo.

Anyway, Us Weekly reports that they’re now homebodies, and enjoy exercising together, and staying home with his kids like they’re all the supporting cast in the movie in his head about his life.

We’ve all been dumb at love. Scarlett is having her dumb love moment.

But my favourite, favourite part of this story is not so much the story than one of the comments that was left on the Us Weekly page about the story by someone called Elizabeth:

Such a pig. She broke up with Ryan what, a few months ago and now she's living with this jerk? Obviously, she cheated on Ryan. Guess she learned absolutely nothing from her role as a cheater in 'He's Just Not That Into You'. Ryan's so much better off without her. Cheaters are the scum of the earth.

And you wonder why I don’t allow comments.

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