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Brad Pitt Calls Himself a Farmer, Covers 'Wine Spectator' Mag

Brad Pitt Calls Himself a Farmer, Covers 'Wine Spectator' Mag

Brad Pitt treats himself to a glass of wine alongside his business partner Marc Perrin for the cover of Wine Spectator magazine’s latest issue.

Here is what the 50-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On his new job in life: “I’m a farmer now. I love learning about the land and which field is most suitable for which grape, the drama of September and October: Are we picking today? Where are the sugar levels? How is the acidity? Is it going to rain?… It’s been a schooling for me. In the off months, I enjoy cleaning the forest and walking the land.”

On his 35-bedroom estate and adjoining vineyard, Chateau Miraval: “We became impassioned with this place which could produce its own wine, its own food, and become a place where artists could congregate and share ideas,”

On farming being an escape from Hollywood: “It’s very peaceful and the antithesis of the drive, the want, the need to get ahead indicative of life in Hollywood. I’m instantly reminded what quiet sounds like.”

For more from Brad, visit WineSpectator.com!

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  • Jon M’Shulla

    Nice to be rich and have fun hobbies you can afford.

    Good mag too.

  • first and last post

    great for BP…a man of versatility.

  • http://Www.gsr-twn.blogspot.com KARL

    Last night I dreamed that I ran into Brad at a nice wine bar and noticed that his new right arm tattoo had been chewed off by a dog.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    35 bedrooms. that’s a lot. Maybe 35 rooms.

    He is hot. Looks young.

  • busted

    Every venture Brad does is doing great. His furniture line, Wine and Producing.. Acting too.

    You can’t keep a good man down.

  • Passing Through

    Brad says he’s “compulsive” and Angie says she likes to be “thorough”. I’ve been saying it for 9+ years – SEX TAPE, PLEASE!

  • Passing Through

    # 152 AWHODAT! @ 05/30/2014 at 6:07 pm
    .
    Jon hasnt changed and at this age, and no one who knows him expects him to change……….except idiots who know nothing about human nature. Angie knows him very well which is why they have their agreement that in order for them to get along in the present and the future, they have to NOT discuss the past.
    .
    ++++++++++++++++++++
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    Exactly. That’s what most people who sympathisize with JV don’t get – a leopard can’t change his spots. Angie knows him better than the haters so if this is the compromise she’s made with him in order to allow him to know his grandkids, then who are they to naysay it or feel sorry form or blame her for not trusting him? Maybe he can earn her trust and respect and they can build a better relationship moving foward but Angie seems to have been burned by him one time too many to want to invest too much time, energy or HOPE into that.

  • AWHODAT!

    @busted:
    .
    “You can’t keep a good man down.”
    .
    EXACTLY!, busted. It boggles the mind that hags/trolls/and assorted other fvckwit putz (waves to Wonderbust) dont get this about how the Universe works……..yet they love to trot out the word “karma!” like a tourette victim. LMFAO
    .
    Talk about being dumber than a box of rocks.

  • EatYourWords

    http://vt.tumblr.com/tumblr_n6cku7qDK71trvgce.mp4#_=_ scene of angelina with vivi in maleficent. Vivi is so cute. I love this scene of them together

  • thelookoflove1365

    Brad is really expanding his empire. I bet they love the quiet & solitude of the French countryside. Their chateau must be a lovely place.

  • thelookoflove1365

    http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies/2014/05/maleficent_starring_angelina_jolie_reviewed.html
    MaleficentA fairy tale about the evil spell Angelina Jolie has cast on America.
    This curse will last until the end of time!” howls Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, placing a fatal hex on the baby who will one day become Sleeping Beauty—and we take her at her word. Such is Jolie’s power to command authority—with or without the horned helmet, digitally sharpened cheekbones, and outsized fluorescent-green eyes—that no audience member doubts for a second that curse is staying put. Disney’s Maleficent, a mildly feminist revision of the “Sleeping Beauty” story, understands this power of Jolie’s and exploits it beautifully. This is really a movie about the evil spell Jolie casts on us—it’s both a celebration and a demonstration of her formidable movie star might.
    .

    That’s not to say that Jolie is the only thing to like about Maleficent. There’s also Elle Fanning as Aurora, the guileless princess cursed to prick her finger on a spinning wheel at 16—a role that could easily have been cloying, and might have been in less capable hands. But the 16-year-old Fanning has a childlike freshness and simplicity that make her joy at watching rainbow-colored sprites skimming over forest pools seem utterly plausible (not a negligible task given that the rainbow sprites were created in postproduction, and she was probably watching a tennis ball on a stick). Maleficent doesn’t skimp on the rainbow sprites, mushroom-hatted trolls, or clouds of fluttering blue butterflies, which is another thing to appreciate about it, despite its manifold hokinesses. In an era when fairy-tale adaptations are supposed to be Goth or steampunk or otherwise stylish and doomy, this movie dares to delight in some of the same elements of fairy tales actual children delight in: magic and witches and kings in ermine-trimmed red robes and ladies with conical veiled hats and yes, goddammit, fairies.
    .
    The queen of those fairies—and pretty much the undisputed ruler of everything in sight—is Maleficent, who, as we learn in the origin story that begins the film, wasn’t always maleficent with a small “m” (raising questions about her late parents’ naming practices—“Honey, do you think it’s a problem that our child’s name is synonymous with ‘nefarious,’ ‘reprobate,’ and ‘wicked’?” “Stop quibbling! It sounds pretty!”). Once upon a time, she was an orphan fairy girl (Isobelle Molloy and Ella Purnell) who lived alone high in a tree and soared above the moors on spectacular (and gorgeously animated) wings. Her romantic friendship with a human boy she meets in the woods, Stefan (Michael Higgins and Toby Regbo), promises to be the link that will broker peace between the human and fairy worlds. But when Stefan grows up (and becomes Sharlto Copley of District 9) he enters into an alliance with the evil king who seeks to destroy Maleficent. (Now that she has achieved Jolie-hood, the nature fairy has become the ruler of her own kingdom, by dint, it would seem, of sheer awesomeness.)
    .
    Stefan, who has his eye on the throne himself, is tasked with the killing of his former childhood friend—but the worst he can bring himself to do is to put her to sleep with a potion and cut off her wings. It’s to Jolie’s credit that she plays the scene in which she awakes to discover this atrocity naturalistically, with raw screams of rage and disbelief. It’s the fairy equivalent of waking up to find yourself suddenly paraplegic, and the horror Maleficent expresses at the theft of her most used limbs makes her subsequent turn to evil understandable.
    .
    The film’s second half—after Stefan ascends to the throne, fathers the unlucky Aurora, and sees her cursed by Maleficent at her christening—contains a few too many moments we’ve seen in other pop fairy-tale reworkings like Wicked, Brave, and Frozen, which also show archetypal female villains (the witch, the Snow Queen, the controlling mother) as wronged, complicated, and vulnerable women. But just when the movie’s energy begins to flag—the subplot about King Stefan going slowly insane is particularly heavy-going, and way overplayed by Copley—Elle Fanning arrives as the now-teenage Aurora, and the growing connection between this happy, laughing girl and the icily withdrawn Maleficent becomes the focus of the story. I won’t give away how that relationship develops, because its emotional arc was the element of the film that most surprised me. To the extent this is a feminist film—and remember I qualified that term above with “mildly”—it’s one because it recognizes the complexity and the significance of the love between women. If anything, you could complain that it’s the male characters, especially the preening Stefan, who are given short shrift.
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    continued>>>>

  • AWHODAT!

    @Passing Through:
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    “Brad says he’s “compulsive” and Angie says she likes to be “thorough”. I’ve been saying it for 9+ years – SEX TAPE, PLEASE!”
    .
    Oh i dunno, PT……………..Angie herself has said that she was the type who, when she got an idea to do something she was all gunho and ready to put on her boots and go; while Brad was the one who said, slow down, lets plan this out.
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    I think Brad’s “compulsion” tends to the OCD variety……….his furniture-making partner said that as a designer, Brad is a perfectionist and would design and design and redesign a piece until he and only he felt it was good enough.
    .
    But now that i think about it…………youre prolly right: compulsive means wanting to do it whenever you get the urge to do it; while wanting to do it thoroughly means not stopping till youre satisfied.
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    So……………….yeah. B&A sex tape please. LOL

  • thelookoflove1365

    <<<continued
    .
    As in the 1959 Disney Sleeping Beauty, there is a trio of sweet but squabbling good fairies who care for the baby Aurora, here played by digitally shrunk-down versions of Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, and Juno Temple. Maleficent disposes of the services of an army of benevolent-but-fierce tree creatures that fall somewhere in between the Ents of The Lord of the Rings and the rock monsters of Noah, as well as a raven-turned-man helper, played by Sam Riley, who’s markedly less grating than your garden-variety sidekick, and whose no-big-deal transformations from bird to man and back again make for a passably nifty special effect.
    .
    Maleficent doesn’t reinvent any wheels when it comes to the fairy-tale genre—but the fairy tale already comes with pretty hardy wheels, and this sweet, child-friendly adaptation creaks along on them quite nicely. The entire time I was watching it, I wished my 8-year-old was by my side, and that doesn’t happen often in this age of bombastic, overlong, mayhem-laden kids’ entertainments. The film was directed by first-timer Robert Stromberg, a production designer who has worked on some of the most bombastic and overlong among them, including Alice in Wonderland and Oz the Great and Powerful. But here he’s served by something those movies didn’t have: a screenplay (by Linda Woolverton, who wrote Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King) with some grasp of the archetypal power of the story it’s reworking. Most of all, though, Maleficent has Angelina Jolie, the only actress who could make zooming above the clouds on 5-foot wings seem like something she just casually fits in between serving as a U.N. goodwill ambassador and raising six children with Brad Pitt.

  • AWHODAT!

    BTW…….i acknowledged Wonderbust in my post @ #8 because I want to give her credit for the term: fvckwit putz. lol

  • thelookoflove1365

    Glad that the stupid pranksters is banned from all HW events.

  • heyheyhey

    @passing through

    I wish there were likes on comments so i could like it non stop! lol its so true!

    When i saw them in person my first thought was that they must have a great sex life! hehe imagine to be a fly on the wall?!

  • anustin

    @Passing Through:

    #####################

    Booooooo…….ur stalker tambutt is going to drawn.haha

  • Dawne

    Cannot wait to see the BO numbers at the end of the weekend………hey, hags………you’re just as anxious but not for the same reason……………bwwhahahaha

    Haters can never un-ring this bell. So WWZ which Brad carried himself almost 70 ml. opening and Angie carrying this huge movie h e r s e l f beats that…………….ewwwwwwwwwwww, what fading careers………..LMAO

    One thing I’ve noticed in all the articles, interviews and reviews Angie is touted as the:

    1. World’s biggest star
    2. The most beautiful woman in the world
    3. An iconic superwoman
    4. Hollywood Royalty with Brad Pitt

    It is clear these opinions are universal and clearly recognizing Angie’s unique greatness………..one article said an Angie comes along once in an era…….or maybe century or something of that ilk…..she is a one of of our times…………and this prompts Huvane to plant ‘articles about a vod movie that flopped at TIFF………Ticky’s high acting standards…………wanting to do her own stunts (sitting in a chair with a bag on her head)………….stalk, baby, stalk……..you have one client being destroyed and you are making another of your forty something fading fameho’s look embarrassingly ridiculous………..and if all else fails, pull out the bikini pics………….she doesn’t even have a great body…………..what a joke. And he is being paid to do this…………hilarious.

  • Dawne

    that POS Ukrainian idiot wannabe should have been banned from the US not just HW red carpets………..

  • Dawne

    We don’t have the Brad thread up but we have Jenna Ushkawitz splitting with her boyfriend………………………WHO THE EFF ARE THEY??????????//

    BUT HEY, WHY PUT UP A THREAD ON THE BIGGEST MALE STAR IN THE WORLD WHEN YOU HAVE ‘IMANARTISTE’ SEARCHING FOR DEPP’S TONSILS……….AND THE AMERICAN EMBARRASSMENT TRYING TO BRING TEARS TO OUR EYES WITH THEIR WEDDING KISS……….THE P*IMP AND HIS HO.

    KEEP IT UP, JARED.

  • Farmer LOL

    of hair folicles

  • are we picking today ?

    Yes, Brad has dingleberries a’ waitin’

  • awesummm

    Steve Ballmer bought a basketball team today and now he’s an NBA power foreward.

  • trt

    ok, an acquaintance who wasn’t planning on seeing Maleficent because of an “issue” with Disney management just told me that her daughter and stepdaughter went to see the movie last night. The verdict: it’s a must see film that they were going to see again. They said they even cried at some part and they loved it. It was a beautiful film so this acquaintance of mine had a change of heart and is now interested in seeing this.
    *
    On another note, my son called me this morning. I keep telling him to watch Maleficent and take my granddaughter. So I asked him if he was going to see it this weekend and he said yeah. He asked me if I wanted to go with them….they live in AZ. I thought he was joking. Then he said they were leaving in an hour so they’ll be here in CA. in the afternoon. They plan to spend the weekend with me and take me to SD. We’ll see the movie there!!!
    Geez, I planned on seeing it this Sunday with my niece but no biggie. I’ll see it with my granddaughter tonight or tomorrow and see it with her too as planned.
    A friend wants to see it on Tuesday, so heck! I told her I’d go with her also. 3X. I’ll probably pop my eyes out already but who cares? I want Angie to have a big box office hit!

  • CLINIQUA

    OMG!!!!!! I just saw the Vivi scene link…she is ADORBS….I loved the way she looked at her Mama, um, I mean Maleficent, lolol…she had so much love in her eyes…made me want to weep.
    .
    By the way, I bought some Mirival wine at Whole Foods today….I screamed when I saw it!! LOL I dont even want to drink it…it says Jolie Pitt on the back! Wheeeee! I should have bought two bottles. They need to advertise that it’s the ‘Brangelina’ wine, lmao…and also AWARD winning, like THEM of course. ;)
    .
    Can’t wait to see Maleficent…I may go tonight…or tomorrow…can’t decide, but I know I’m seeing it more then once this weekend.

  • lucy

    OK, just got back from taking what seems like a million squealing tweeners and a few 13 year olds to see Maleficent, and let’s just say, if this movie doesn’t make a bijillion dollars, then they should just stop making films all together. I haven’t just sat back and enjoyed a movie in a while, I loved TYAS, of course, but it was a sad movie, not one that you just enjoyed for the sheer pleasure of watching. I think Angie is gorgeous in pictures, in this film, she is way beyond that, she is as Brad said, “other worldly”, because there’s no one else that could have been that absolutely gorgeous and almost scary, at the same time. And the critics are right when they say Angie IS the film, she owns this movie, this is her film, and whatever the BO, it’s ALL because of her. And as the mother of 2 very young daughters, I literally melted into a puddle when Viv came on the screen. Such a beyond precious scene between her and Angie, and Viv was so natural, no little professional child actor could have even come close to what Viv brought to “little Aurora”, she deserves an award for sweetest scene between Mother and daughter ever filmed. My score is an absolute 100 out of 100, and yeah, I’m prejudiced, but the film is sooo much better than the critics were trying to make out, it was beautiful, the color, everything, just beautiful. As for the scariness that I was worried about, which was why I took the older girls and not my kids, it wasn’t nearly as scary as some were trying to make it. I will take my not quite 5 year old, and if I have to distract her a couple times, no big deal, she’s easily distracted anyway. But, she loves everything Disney, I think she’ll love it, she’ll like Angie, but she’ll love Elle, she’s all into being a real Disney princess. And that’s my review, as inarticulate as it may be. Now, I’m anxious to see what the BO for the weekend is going to be, hopefully it will reflect how much work Angie and also the rest of the cast and Director out into this film’.
    PS: The girls all loved it, they thought Angie was perfect, they liked everything about the film, they didn’t think it was too “babyish” for the cool girls they think they are, lol, and of course we had to sit and listen to the song, they love Lana. (Sorry for the too long post)

  • groundcontrol

    @KARL:
    .
    LOL! Funny.

  • Wonderbust

    @lucy:
    loved reading your review Lucy. My friend and I who saw it last night were both awwing over that Mother daughter scene. It was so beautiful.

  • anustin

    Nah ah….brad is da man!!!!!!

  • groundcontrol

    @thelookoflove1365:
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    Glad that the stupid pranksters is banned from all HW events.
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    I agree but remember it’s only for the length of the probation which is 36 months. Neither offense he pled No Contest to are considered grounds for removal from the country. since they involve one event they only count as one conviction for immigration purposes. The offense of battery which he pled to is not considered a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT). If it had been domestic violence it would have been a CIMT.
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    Plus he didn’t get nor was he even subject to the requisite penalty which would out offenses into the category of a CIMT.
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    Removal based on criminal convictions is a bit complicated and I don’t recall what he is on probation for already but I don’t think he has a sufficient history to warrant removal – as much as we’d like to see it. Now once gone can he be subject to exclusion, i.e., prevented from re-entry? Not sure if it’s easier to exclude than it is to remove. May be easier to deny a visa. Maybe an immigration expert can weigh in.
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    I saw his face and rather than a smirk I saw a guy who looked chagrinned and fatalistic. I’m not sure he meant to assault Pitt in a violent way, he wanted to get to him that’s for sure and he was stupid enough to do it by practically diving between LA police officers there to keep order.
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    I call that plea quite efficient.

  • Dawne

    From Lamey talking about Angie spilling the ‘girlfriend’ news for Mad

    “It’s pretty f-cking cute, right? His mother, the most famous actress in the world, just outed his love life. OMG, Mom!”

    Well, she finally spit it out…………….Huvane is faxing her as we speak

    There you go, hags, even a major hen knows this.

  • guest

    @Jon M’Shulla: #1

    Nice to be rich and have fun hobbies you can afford.

    Good mag too.
    **************************************************************
    You don’t have to be rich to have hobbies.

  • Dawne

    I think Maleficent is the biggest karmic moment of all………….Angie being lauded around the world and Huvane is planting old bikini pics on Popsugar……….that says it all.

    You can stfd now trolls. It is literally all over. The biggest movie star in the world just mowed over the haters and they look like confetti……in a downpour.

  • guest

    @Passing Through: #6

    You can be compulsive and thorough at the same time. They do not mean opposite.
    Perhaps you mean of the word “impulsive”.

  • also

    GC…his lawyer spoke to THR and said that his client hadn’t planned to do anything, but saw Brad and wanted to make Angie jealous. Doesn’t seem like a very good “defense”!
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/judge-orders-brad-pitt-attacker-708307

  • groundcontrol

    @also:
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    Thanks. also, for the added info. There really is no defense to a battery (aka simple assault) except that you didn’t do it, it was done in self-defense or that it was an accidental touching or an involuntary movement like a giant sneeze propelled him over the cops toward Brad.
    .
    It’s a general intent crime so his intent is irrelevant, again, except for a few specific defenses.
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    How in the world would that make Angie jealous? He makes no sense but then that’s just stating the obvious.

  • bap

    AWHODAT I have never criticize Angelina for keeping Jon out of life.

    You are out of your mind!

  • lulu

    Brad and Angelina is the Paul Newman and Joan Woodward of our time !

  • groundcontrol

    It’s what I thought happened. Brad didn’t take out any protective order against this Sediuk. It happened too quickly for it to be anything other than the police doing it. As it happens the police did it.
    .
    Below is an excerpt from a May 29th article in Variety.
    .

    “Action has been taken to protect Brad Pitt — at least temporarily — from the man who attacked him Wednesday night at the Los Angeles premiere of “Maleficent.”
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    A LAPD spokesperson has confirmed that a temporary restraining order has been filed against Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk, who struck Pitt in the face on the red carpet. . .
    .
    A temporary restraining order is issued in emergency cases by police and lasts five days. After the five days, if Pitt wants to make the restraining order longer, he will have to take the case to court.”

  • bap

    Jon M Shulla. Brad and Angelina wine business is not a choppy but a business.

  • ndn

    Hi JP fans!!!
    .
    We just came back after seeing 8pm show…and all I can say is WOW!!!!
    Angie is THE movie…other cast members were good including Elle but whenever Angie on screen…her demeanor, her eyes and her voice makes Maleficent come alive….and the scene between Viv and Angie…omg it was so sweet and tender…Viv is a natural…
    .
    The theater was jammed pack..a good mix crowd, teens, kids and adults …young and old…and on the way out..I overheard people talking Angie’s performance and was surprised that Viv is Angie real daughter…lol..
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    Can’t wait til Sunday to see box office receipts tally…from what I read so far Maleficent is on track to make over $70M domestically…
    Poor trolls…Tamwrong, hahaha and other hens monikers are in pain at this moment…bow down to the queen…you biitches…

  • Passing Through

    # 34 guest @ 05/30/2014 at 9:02 pm
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    Uh…learn to read for comprehension and not just to listen to yourself talk. The similarity between compulsiveness and thoroughness was my point. DUH! They’ve both said they’re detail oriented, obsessed with the details and if it’s worth doing then it’s worth doing RIGHT. Ergo – give me a sex tape!

  • bap

    Right on ndn!

  • Passing Through
  • Angelina the Hag

    He does not have a clue what real Farmers do! What an insult to the real farmer who doesn’t grow to get drunk.Shame on him! He hasn’t unloaded a semi load of hay or worked in the field from sunrise to sunset. He makes me sick to my stomach.So on the 8th day God created Brad Pitt?Not!!! He is such a self centered idiot.

  • groundcontrol

    Not sure where to post this but . . . Whoa! Somaly Mam turns out to have completely fabricated her life story.
    .
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/30/world/asia/cambodia-sex-slavery-foundation-hero-resign/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

  • Passing Through

    BO.com updated their numbers. It’s not as high as their earlier estimate but still much higher than the $64MIL pre-opening estimates. A Million Ways To Die In the West seems to be doing just that. I remember saying the other day that I didn’t think anyone would want to see a Western comedy and I thought it would tank. Does that mean BBOQ will stop stalking me now? LOL!
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    http://www.boxoffice.com/latest-news/2014-05-28-north-america-may-30-weekend-report
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    Friday Update #5: Updated projections for Friday now point to an opening day around $23 million for Maleficent, giving it a shot at a still strong $69-73 million weekend.
    .
    A Million Ways to Die in the West is falling off as the day progresses with around $6 million expected for Friday for a likely weekend around $15-17 million.
    .
    X-Men looking at $40-42 million.

  • groundcontrol

    I am sure Brad is speaking tongue in cheek. Get a life, peeps.

  • Angelina the Hag

    What a disgrace! this guy does not know what a real farmer does. He has never worked in a field from sunrise to sunset . Unloaded a semi of hay, been in the extreme temps working all day! So on the 8th day god made Brad Pitt? Not.He is a disgrace to American Farmers that do not grow gapes to get drunk

  • Passing Through

    Wow…just saw Jared posted a story saying Phil Mickelson is being investigated for insider trading. I remember when Tiger’s sex scandal hit everyone was saying how squeaky clean Nitwit (my nickname for Mickelson because he’s a nitwit!) is. When are people going to learn – these famous people ALL have shite to hide.

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