so american pie actor jason biggs made a joke. on twitter. a really bad one. tasteless. insensitive. gross. but i thought it was pretty on target.
so he’s taking a lot of heat for the tweet about malaysian airlines flight 370. people lashing back with such erudite gems as “go f**k a pie you piece of shit attention seeking f**king whore.” but you know what? he can say anything he wants. ..
my grandfather fritz leiber wrote over forty novels and nearly a hundred short stories. there is no way he could have done this if he was worried that he would be arrested or sued for any of his works.
me? i’ve published twenty seven novels, three books of trivia, three regional histories, two memoirs and some plays, short stories and whatnot. if i were to feel pressure of “hey, you can’t write about this or that” i wouldn’t be able to write about anything at all. i have to remember that i have rights.
which means that i can say or write anything i want as long as anything i present as a fact is a fact or is something i reasonably believe is a fact. unless we’re talking about nicole kidman.
so we gotta ask. . . .