A couple years ago, I had cocktails with this guy:
The same one who’s BFF (Matt Damon) I’m standing up later this month for a jaunt to Central America. Even though he was doing press for his new film at the time, Hollywoodland, the topic quickly changed to sex and politics (naturally). Now, I’m not party affiliated, nor am I one to willingly engage in discussions of that nature, but IT’S FREAKIN’ BEN AFFLECK, and if Ben Affleck wants to talk politics, you don’t subtley try to change the topic to global warming and world peace. You just don’t.
So I let him gab on and on and on…until THE Ken Sunshine came and collected him…and in that time he began chatting about some Obama dude. Now, I had just returned from a year of living in Europe, in a country where the native language—Danish—is spoken in hot potato and incomprehensible to normal ears (meaning it was very easy to be removed from all news issues of international importance), and when I came back, I had missed out on so much: Borat, Bluetooth, and Colbert’s rise to infamy power, namely. So, I was clueless, to put it mildly. Besides, I find politics exhaustingly boring, if you must know the truth.
So Obama? Yeah, had not the slightest idea who the heck our future president was (granted, it was two years prior to the election, but still). Benny, as I like to call him, kept singing this guy’s praises, and you know who I thought he was talking about the whole entire time? That’s right, folks, OSAMA BIN LADEN. It took me months of tossing this thought in my mind: My beloved Benny, Oscar winner and doting husband to the lovely Jennifer Garner, is a supporter of terrorists–and not even ashamed to hide it! (I guess if I really cared, I could have Googled him, but alas, I had more important things on my mind….)
And that’s my embarrassing revelation for today. In fact, this Shameless Confession Wednesday is kind of fun–and besides, Tina Fey says self deprecation is all the rage and who am I to argue with her?–so maybe it will become a regular thing. (Then again, I’m not one for consistency.)
Have you ever experienced a similar political faux pas? Tell me I’m not alone!