Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Totalled Idiot


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor and comedian Eddie Griffin is said to be okay after crashing a rare Ferrari during a movie promotion. The 38-year-old star of Deuce Bigalow and Undercover Brother was practicing for a charity race when he accidentally took a curve too fast and plowed the car into a concrete barrier. The upcoming race is part of a promotion for Griffin's new movie Redline. The 1.5 million dollar Ferrari Enzo was damaged beyond repair; it was one of only 400 ever made and belonged to the movie's executive producer Daniel Sadek.

Griffin was unhurt in the crash and appeared to take it all in stride saying, "Undercover brother's good at karate and all the rest of that, but the brother can't drive."

In a completely unrelated item, the dismembered body of an unidentified black man has been found in a Jack-in-the-Box dumpster in the Westlake District of Los Angeles. Police say the only lead they have is a set of car keys jammed into the victim's mouth.



(Alright, seriously -- does anybody really give a rat's ass whether or not a worthless modern-day minstrel like Eddie Griffin was okay after this crash? Come on, what was really more valuable -- the life of one painfully unfunny douchebag, or the 1.5 million dollar masterpiece he just totalled?)

10 comments:

Manny said...

I just watched that video..... Holy.Fucking.Shit.

I can imagine what he was thinking as he saw that concrete divider get closer: "Well, time for Undercover Brother part II so I can pay for this".

Emily Blake said...

No. He's completely justified. Who's the idiot who let that goofball use THAT CAR to "practice" on?

That's who needs to be beaten with reeds.

rasaustin said...

No great loss on either count... Ferrari hasn't made a good looking car since the 512BB, and the blacks haven't had a funny comedian since Eddie Murphy filmed "Delirious".

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised at you for falling into the hype on this one... you don't think that this was nothing more than a 1.5 million dollar publicity stunt?
Notice that the ads for the movie started running today...

Chez said...

The thought had crossed my mind -- although the ads have actually been running for awhile.

Supposedly a few of the cars used in the movie come from the EP's private collection, which makes him monumentally stupid or a genius when it comes to really creative ways of ripping off his insurer.

Either way, the main point still stands: Eddie Griffin -- one of the most useless people currently sucking down oxygen -- either destroyed or was allowed to destroy something far more precious than his own life.

mrmook said...

DAMN shame about the ride.
Who the hell is "eddie griffin" anyway?
just wondering............

Anonymous said...

As far as I'm concerned Eddie Griffin and the genius who said "big concrete block goes here for safety!" are equally to blame for this. I mean, at what point does an untrained driver, tight corners, a $1.5 million car and big slabs of concrete seem like a good idea? Answer: Never!

Christy said...

I didn't find that particular story newsworthy from any angle.

. said...

Notice the dude taking photos, he's standing directly behind the concrete barrier and doesn't flinch as the car smashes into the wall.

Proof that this is another Hollyweed, dumbass, publicity stunt...that worked.

Bob

Anonymous said...

E! reported it was most likely a publicity stunt.