Michael Douglas questioned about the economy because he was in that movie

September 25th, 2008 // 69 Comments

Michael Douglas fielded questions yesterday about the current economic crisis facing America. Apparently, playing Gordon Gekko in Wall Street over two decades ago makes him a financial expert. Wow, way to hit a home run, mainstream media. For a minute there, I was almost worried people might not think we’re a nation of total idiots. The Associated Press reports:

After world leaders here condemned the “boundless greed” of world markets, Douglas was asked to compare nuclear Armageddon with the “financial Armageddon on Wall Street.”
But the likening to Gekko did not end there, with a reporter asking: “Are you saying Gordon that greed is not good?”
“I’m not saying that,” Douglas replied. “And my name is not Gordon. He’s a character I played 20 years ago.”

Ironically, no one asked Michael Douglas how to run the country even though he starred in The American President. They’re probably saving that question for a more suitable recipient: Harrison Ford. His presidential character had a machine gun. Whoa, did you hear that? I think Sarah Palin just moistened a little. Or a dam broke; I can never tell.

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  1. Hey Mike Doucheberg

    I am not a dem or rep. Both parties are tools.
    Where did I say the jews were taking over the world?
    The monied elite are multiracial and if there are alot of jews than that means they are crafty with money scamming. What about the Dutch? Aren’t they the ones that fucked over England?

    Mike, I pity your lack of knowledge not for yourself because I would love to watch you drown in a septic tank, but I know you characters are the reason why the rich are the way they are.You are plain stupid.

  2. like #43 said: (with an update based on your psycho, conspiracy babble)

    you are an angry, foul mouthed, emotion driven anarchist who thinks because he is in PolySci 101 that he can come to the Superficial and belittle others with big words he doesnt really understand, yet repeats like his own.

    It reminds me of the blond guy on Good Will Hunting that got called out at the bar. Selfless, free of identity because of self loathe and confusion, willing to try and convince everyone around him he is smarter than them, yet realizing internally that he is the ultimate failure (look at your posts, youve used everyone elses name and like a child, added a vulgar pun. You are so void of personality that it beams through your comments). Youre like a Mynah Bird.

    How bout them apples?

    Ill bet youre the biggest poster on moveon.org and the ever so classless democraticunderground.com, arent you?I can tell youre so proud of yourself.

  3. Democracy

    Hey Mike shit for brains. I guess it is ok for you to insult me. I obviously bring up points that you are just not bright enough to deal with. You haven’t called me out on a sinle issue, and yet call me a conspiracy guy. I imagine all of you easily propagandized types think the world is a straight up place and that there is no Council of Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commision, Bilderbergers, NSA, RIIA, The CIA (then OSS) was located before in London (Anglo Interests), that the Federal Reserve is an American Institution and is not completely in control of all of our money and that the monstrous debt is being paid to who would it be Chauncey and Mike?

    Answer that for me please? (I know you are not man enough or smart enough because I have now won the debate)

  4. lloyd johnson

    Wall Street was an awesome movie. You kids should stop arguing and watch a good movie that most likely came out before you were born.

    50 tim meadows is the funny one. If he doesn’t make me laugh in 30 sec. it must be cheadle.

  5. Duncan

    I agree that this country needs to be split in half. I’ve lived in New York, California, and grew up in the deep South. The difference between people is like night and day. All the progressive states with the highly educated people and cutting edge industries( i.e. Biotech, Hi tech, Finance, Entertainment, Advertising, Publishing) should form their own nation. Which would mean the illiterate, backward, uneducated, conservative, regressive states( i.e. the South and Central part of the nation) would quickly turn into Third World banana republics.

  6. @ 53

    like #43 said: (with an update based on your psycho, conspiracy babble)

    you are an angry, foul mouthed, emotion driven anarchist who thinks because he is in PolySci 101 that he can come to the Superficial and belittle others with big words he doesnt really understand, yet repeats like his own.

    It reminds me of the blond guy on Good Will Hunting that got called out at the bar. Selfless, free of identity because of self loathe and confusion, willing to try and convince everyone around him he is smarter than them, yet realizing internally that he is the ultimate failure (look at your posts, youve used everyone elses name and like a child, added a vulgar pun. You are so void of personality that it beams through your comments). Youre like a Mynah Bird.

    How bout them apples?

    Ill bet youre the biggest poster on moveon.org and the ever so classless democraticunderground.com, arent you?I can tell youre so proud of yourself.

    @55 Duncan

    You are pretty stupid. Have you never heard of RTP? Its the research capital of the world Einstein. More technological advancements than Silicone Valley, Chicago & NY put together. But I guess you wouldnt know that stuck in your yankee 8 million people crammed in 4 square miles $2000 a month cubicle you call an apartment. Please, by all means, stay where you are. Your not in the south because you dont have the class, self esteem, education and smarts.

    40 of the top 50 Universities are in the south moron. Youd think you would at least research and copy and paste your facts like the idiot I handed his ass to above you did. At least then you wouldnt look like a fucking Burger King employee with your comments.

    I love it when a plan comes together.

    Now you kids go play nice..and nurse each others wounds.

  7. #53, I found your myspace page and made a little website with all of your pictures.I think I did a pretty good job for never having done website stuff before.

    What do you think?

  8. MIKE OXBHIG FOR PRESIDENT

  9. NotBlonde

    This may have been mentioned but Michael Douglas clearly states that he is not the Wall Street guy and that Gordon was a character he played 20 years ago.

    He doesn’t think he’s qualified to say anything about the economy.

    Do you people actually read the little paragraphs under the pictures or do you just read the headline and then comment in ALL CAPS with exclamation points?

  10. HorribleJudgment

    HAHAHAHAHA! He called him Gordon! “My name’s not Gordon!” AHAHAHA!

  11. Poor dumb Mike Oxtwat (intellectual coward)

    Hey girlfriend, you aren’t man enough to hurt me in any way. In fact, you are a mere toy to be played with and discarded like a rubber used for anal sex. Thin and full shit.
    What was the big words that YOU don’t understand? I will gladly teach you what you need to know son (God I hope you are not over 20 and this ignorant).
    What is PolySci 101? I am an avid reader and am not involved in any schools or organizations. I am self employed. Sorry.
    On the subject of me treating you poor violent punks with desrespect. HA HA HA poor little bitches! You support WAR which is MURDER and yet it hurts your neurotic little heart that a man calls you what you are which is nothing more than blowhard. Damn sissy, you can call me anything you want I will just keep coming back at you, never complaining about how low you punch or whatever verbal tactics you employ. It’s all good fun for me to to stir you up! FUN!!!!!!!!!

    And once more you have proven mentally imcompetent and have not mustered the grey matter to challenge anything I have said to you. All that you have done is personally attacked me, which I could care less about. I want you to hate me! Because I hate you! But I have kept the fight in the ring and come back at you with points you have not aswered so I guess due to you being a pussy I have defeated you!

    Anarchy? Where is that from? OH because I do not follow your political philosophical belief system which therefore would cause disorder in your primitive mental processes inducing chaos/psychosis thus personal anarchy or some other pathetic shit like that.

    Go change your butt plug little Mikey, it’s starting to stink in here. Don’t forget your Teddy bear with the american flag pin on it’s anus! (By the way tough guy republican, where is Osama ben Laden?)

  12. a concerned american

    @ 37, 41, 44, 47, 51, & 53.

    A-fucking-men brother!

    I think I love you.

  13. To all concerned Americans

    Thank you 62! It is indeed a tragedy that there are so many that are so unaware of how sinister this world is being governed. Evil men who completely disregard the humanity of there fellow humans, the sanctity of creation, irreplacable natural resources, morality,etc.
    Why is it that people fail to study history? Quite the flaw in human nature. Hitler wrote his book and world leaders trusted him?
    We are mostly sheep it seems sheparded by wolves and when one of us bleets we are only crying wolf.

    In conclusion, I regret to think that the future of the common man is going to be bleak indeed.

  14. Mike Oxbhig

    like #43 said: (with an update based on your psycho, conspiracy babble)

    you are an angry, foul mouthed, emotion driven anarchist who thinks because he is in PolySci 101 that he can come to the Superficial and belittle others with big words he doesnt really understand, yet repeats like his own.

    It reminds me of the blond guy on Good Will Hunting that got called out at the bar. Selfless, free of identity because of self loathe and confusion, willing to try and convince everyone around him he is smarter than them, yet realizing internally that he is the ultimate failure (look at your posts, youve used everyone elses name and like a child, added a vulgar pun. You are so void of personality that it beams through your comments). Youre like a Mynah Bird.

    How bout them apples?

    Ill bet youre the biggest poster on moveon.org and the ever so classless democraticunderground.com, arent you?I can tell youre so proud of yourself.

  15. George W Nobailout

    Gordon Gecko was wrong … greed is bad.
    NO BAILOUT
    CUT THE DEFENSE BUDGET IN HALF

  16. One more time (nothing intelligent to say)

    like #43 said: (with an update based on your psycho, conspiracy babble)

    you are an angry, foul mouthed, emotion driven anarchist who thinks because he is in PolySci 101 that he can come to the Superficial and belittle others with big words he doesnt really understand, yet repeats like his own.

    It reminds me of the blond guy on Good Will Hunting that got called out at the bar. Selfless, free of identity because of self loathe and confusion, willing to try and convince everyone around him he is smarter than them, yet realizing internally that he is the ultimate failure (look at your posts, youve used everyone elses name and like a child, added a vulgar pun. You are so void of personality that it beams through your comments). Youre like a Mynah Bird.

    How bout them apples?

    Ill bet youre the biggest poster on moveon.org and the ever so classless democraticunderground.com, arent you?I can tell youre so proud of yourself.

  17. He who posts last wins (nah nah nah nah nah)

    Isn’t it fascinating how idiots feel that when they are not bright enough to intellgently retort on a subject of debate that they can accuse the opposition of being insane and then somehow fell themselves clever?
    I am sorry that I am obviously too intelligent for you to argue with as you clearly have stated, but that is not because I am intelligent but rather you are obviously not.
    Dumbass right wing fool. Just like poor ole McCain. He tells the world he does not understand economics and yet, because he fears that Obama will destroy him in a debate, he needs to be there to discuss the big fincancial giveaway to the rich friday.
    You guys are all cowards and underhanded punks.

  18. like #43 said: (with an update based on your psycho, conspiracy babble)

    you are an angry, foul mouthed, emotion driven anarchist who thinks because he is in PolySci 101 that he can come to the Superficial and belittle others with big words he doesnt really understand, yet repeats like his own.

    It reminds me of the blond guy on Good Will Hunting that got called out at the bar. Selfless, free of identity because of self loathe and confusion, willing to try and convince everyone around him he is smarter than them, yet realizing internally that he is the ultimate failure (look at your posts, youve used everyone elses name and like a child, added a vulgar pun. You are so void of personality that it beams through your comments). Youre like a Mynah Bird.

    How bout them apples?

    Ill bet youre the biggest poster on moveon.org and the ever so classless democraticunderground.com, arent you?I can tell youre so proud of yourself.

  19. #67, 63, 62, 61, 55 etc etc etc

    I quote you:

    ” I am an avid reader and am not involved in any schools or organizations. I am self employed.”

    translation: I am an unemployed, EXTREME anarchist, code pink, violent anti-war demonstrator, like those that kill abortion doctors and think death is ok for their cause, but not anyone elses.

    Ill bet you arent even American either. Youre one of these pansy ass europeans or canadians that come on here and think their opinions matter in American politics. NEWSFLASH: They dont…and in reality, nothing you say does.

    so youre crying about innocent lives killed during war, is that it? Such is life. If you cant deal with it, move to san francisco, berkley, france, sweden, amsterdam, germany etc etc. They’ll welcome you with open arms there.

    Youre as bad as the side you are poorly trying to debate with.

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