Mel Gibson's Rant: Five Celebrity Rants He's Competing With

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Mel Gibson's lunatic rant has made it online, which means we can stack it up against other lunatic rants.

1. Alec Baldwin. Things you don't want to be caught shouting at your pre-teen daughter: "You're a rude, thoughtless little pig" and "I don't give a damn that you're 11 years old or 12 years old or a child." The last one because it shows you do realize you're frothing at a kid, and also that you don't know how old this kid of yours is. No direct threats of violence, though.

2. Lee Elia. Who is Lee Elia? He used to coach the Chicago Cubs in 1983, until he was caught on tape railing against the fans who showed up to the (mostly daytime) games and booed. He calls them "nickel-dime people and then really goes off (NSFW):

The motherfuckers don't even work. That's why they're out at the fuckin' game. They oughta go out and get a fuckin' job and find out what it's like to go out and earn a fuckin' living. Eighty-five percent of the fuckin' world is working. The other fifteen percent come out here. A fuckin' playground for the cocksuckers. Rip them motherfuckers. Rip them fuckin' cocksuckers like the fuckin' players. we got guys bustin' their fuckin' ass, and them fuckin' people boo.

That'll get people down to the ol' ballpark, Lee!! was fired soon after.

3. Christian Bale. He is going to kick his fucking ass!! The highlight for us: the way he draws out "it's fucking distraaacting" and the sarcastic "Oh, goooood." Also how he asks director McG to do something, and McG completely wusses out from doing anything, which conceivably could have included Bale to take it down a notch. Bale did sound sincere in his apology, for what that's worth.

4. David O. Russell

You have to go to the minute mark here, but pompous, precious

I Heart Huckabees

director David O. Russell goes off on Lily Tomlin. "Hey bitch, I'm not here to be yelled at and have some fucking c___ yell at me in front of the entire fucking crew W" is always a classy thing to be shouting. We're sure it was all a ruse to get a better performance.

5. Bill O'Reilly

The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Bill O'Reilly Inside Edition
Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election Fox News

The original is linked to O'Reilly's name, but we prefer

The Colbert Report

's take on it.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.