If you were watching the news a few years ago, you might remember disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff showing up to his sentencing hearing in a black trenchcoat and fedora looking like Frank Miller‘s fat brother. Well Alex Gibney (Gonzo, Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room) has made a documentary, Casino Jack and the United States of Money, which promises to tell us the story behind the pear-shaped douchewipe in a hat. The movie looks good and I’ll almost certainly see it (opens May 7th), but I don’t know. This kind of thing keeps happening. Am I the only one annoyed with us always painting these guys as “geniuses?” Just because they were the first ones to try some scam, does that mean they were the first ones smart enough to think of it? Or does it mean they were just the first miserable f*cks unscrupulous enough to try? And am I the only one who constantly misreads his name as “Jack Mehoffer”?
Tell me you don’t want to kick this asshole right in his tubby little stomach.