Jim Carrey Continues Comeback

The actor/comedian posted several new ‘works of art’ on his Twitter page over the past week, as his heart shrinks another size and a half

Jim Carrey as the Grinch in Universal Studios’  How the Grinch Stole Christmas,  directed by Ron Howard

Jim Carrey as the Grinch in Universal Studios’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, directed by Ron Howard

12/28/18, 5:15 pm EST

By John Corry, photo from Universal Pictures

Hearts come in all shapes and sizes. In the words of the amiable Dr. Seuss: “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”

I like Jim Carrey.

I liked him when I was a kid (I was born in 1990): between Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, The Truman Show, The Mask, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Carrey was probably my favorite comedic actor of them all, and he still is (for the most part (meaning; Sandler’s always been close (get over it))). His politics, as of late, tend to go a little off, but he’s entitled to his opinion, and I’m glad he’s saying it out loud. Everyone has an opinion, and we should all feel absolutely comfortable sharing it (because how else would we really know what everyone is thinking?), and it shouldn’t affect fans’ reactions to artist’s art, if the person in question is an artist. There’s an inherent separation between the two, art and artist, product and producer (just two different things), and even within those opinions themselves, there is no guarantee that such opinions can’t change in the future. There’s no point in getting pissed off about it. These are still people we’re talking about (aren’t they?).

No, they’re not (it’s 2018; hate: only way to discern the future).

Much of what we’re seeing regarding the Trump administration is very similar to what we’ve seen regarding all other administrations: Shit’s complicated. Trump is obviously a bit different when it comes specifically to the state of the country right now, as well as, of course, how he became president, but, at the end of the day, this is just like every other time one of the only two teams won the presidency: some people just aren’t people is still a proposition that’s an actual question.

Tweets mocking the woman in charge of the DHS, the president’s press secretary, and the secretary of the treasury (although I’ll admit I do kind of find that one funny) during a government shutdown derived almost solely from DHS issues are acceptable under the first amendment. They’re subjective ‘works of art’ and as such have some value even if it’s not something you or I am going to get right off the bat,, and they’re clearly a source of relief for the person who made them.

However, they’re also divisive, hateful, and ill-timed

We need people coming together on this shit, as that’s the only way anything will be solved at this point. This pan-handling on the part of liberals cowering in the face of the obviously inevitable recognition that they’re not the only people on the planet or in the country only gives conservatives more ammo to stay partisan and produce only more divisive rhetoric. You want to talk shit on Trump’s way of speaking and the things he advocates for (while only looking into one side of it?), you’re only hurting your own credibility by pulling shit like this, or: by holding onto it so stringently.

Again, Jim Carrey can do what he wants, and I do personally still find some of his new shit funny (his Showtime show looked pretty good). But it’s far more overpowered by the hate inherent in it. I don’t like Trump any more than the next reasonable guy (reasonable: people who recognize that the most dangerous thing regarding presidents and/or any leaders is the masses’ seemingly natural and unavoidable tendency to deify them), and I have my problems with how shit is going right now, but my relief comes from talking to people who disagree with me and trying to understand something I currently apparently don’t yet understand (or: I like to think) (bitch).

Try stealing that one from under my tree (tiny-hearted bastard).