Rob's smiling because now I've got my hand on his......er, knee. Yeah.
It's funny that I should imagine that i'm signing autographs (and that I would ever, EVER be able to take the place of Kristen Stewart. None of us can. There's even a whole website devoted to how we can never be as good as her),because we're going to be getting the autographs of several Twilight stars this weekend in Atlanta. We bought one of those "Preferred Weekend" packages, and while it's not the very highest that one can roll at the Twi Con (we save the ultimate VIP/front row seat money for Britney Spears and Rob Pattinson only), we get a one-on-one autograph session with each celebrity there.
All except for Mr. Gil Birmingham, a.k.a. Billy Black, our Twilight Profile of the day. His is the only autograph not included in our package.
We are so sad. Why do you make us cry, Gil Birmingham?
Why, Gil? We know that you're "down with the kids," but why are you only "down with the Gold Weekend Package but not the Preferred Weekend Package kids"? We were really looking forward to getting your autograph. You are second to only Mr. Charlie Swan himself, Billy Burke, when it comes to stealing every scene that you are in. You tried to fight the Forks Chief of Police and your battle tactic was to run him down in your wheelchair. You are the bringer of Harry Clearwater's famous fish fry and when you bring it baby, you bring it in a brown paper bag. You were one of the few characters in Twilight to give Edward the stink eye and not end up dead. You were--and I think Barney from HIMYM says it best--LEGENDARY.
I read somewhere that this was actually your sweater. But I can't ask you that, because I don't get to meet you.
You've had a pretty awesome career. You are from the South originally (Yay, Southern people! We have to represent in Hollywood in order to make up for all the toothless people that end up on CNN. There are dentists in Alabama, people. Really). You've been in tons of movies, tv shows, etc. You like to play music and you were a bodybuilder. You built this body, and it gave you the chance to play Conan the Barbarian. You cannot pass stuff like this up, and you didn't.
Wow. You looked just like Ah-nuld. You're welcome.
Gil Birmingham, I hope that we at least get to meet you in Atlanta. But it will have to be a casual meeting (or Andee will have to flash you to get your attention. Not me because I don't have any boobs) because we're not going to pay extra for your autograph. It doesn't mean we don't love you. It doesn't mean that in the future, every time we talk about you, we will call you Jill, because that's what I already do everytime I say or think your name. It doesn't mean that when Eclipse comes out, we will hiss when you are on the screen. It doesn't mean that we will keep mistakenly referring to you as "that dude from Free Willy" like Andee did that one time. No, we will still love you. You are a great actor and made Twilight's Billy Black AWESOMESAUCE.
What it probably means is that you're going to get flashed at Twi Con in Atlanta this weekend. Which I guess is a win-win--you get to see boobs and we get your attention without having to pay extra for an autograph. Except now, we'll be going to jail for allegedly assulting Kiowa Gordon and indecent exposure. So I guess it's actually a win-win-lose.
No. Just....no. Look, Brokeback Mountain jokes are old. But besides that, you can't just make a Brokeback joke just because someone has a cowboy hat on. I don't care if your true meaning was that Twilight itself was "gay" and since Gil has a cowboy hat on, you can go there. It would only work if Edward/Rob ALSO had a cowboy hat on. And you shouldn't be making gay jokes anyway.
And as a bonus treat, the G-Talk conversation that led to this crappy post:
Andee: i think we should do gil birmingham today
Grey: yes, i think we should, too and it's going to be about how we don't get to get his autograph and why that makes us sad
Andee: and that ANDEE thought he was the guy off of Free Willy haha
Grey:I will have to look that up, because i totally don't remember free willy except that part at the end? when the whale lands on the boy and squishes him
Wait, did that happen? :)
Andee: nope.... haha he jumped over him and MADE IT TO THE OCEAN.
That would have been a horrible kid movie if that had happened, grey