In the spirit of those awkward local news segues where they jump from a tragedy to a tacky local interest puff piece without batting an eyelash, this seems like a perfectly horrible time to point out a supremely crass (and excellent) fake website [UPDATE: Perhaps bowing to pressure from advocacy groups for the disabled, DreamWorks has killed Simple Jack.] for a movie starring Ben Stiller’s character from the upcoming action comedy Tropic Thunder.
Before you send in cards and letters chastising me for getting my kicks at the expense of the disabled, please understand I’m laughing at actors who play them in order to win Oscars. Or don’t. Anyway, since I try to ignore marketing for the most part, I’m probably the last one to stumble upon this one.
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