But when you get a comedy or satire, and this isn’t like Wedding Crashers — well, sometimes it is, but it’s not like you’re supposed to just laugh and escape. You’re supposed to have nervous laughter and uncomfortable laughter and you’re supposed to think. But I think this type of a film allows you to reclaim your sense of defiance and your sense of outrage and the sense of subversion. It should be fun to tell the right people to go to Hell. It should feel good to tell the truth and run. So I think this allows people to get riled up in a healthy way. And I think that’s what absurdist comedy does, because it basically just takes current trends to their logical conclusion in a world that’s gone totally mad. That logical conclusion is surreal and insane — which is exactly what the Bush-Cheney world view is.
If Bill O’Reilly asked you to appear on his program to talk about the movie, would you accept?
What, Bill O’Reilly?
I don’t know what the point would be. I don’t know if he’d really be interested in talking about any of it.
He’d probably do the usual: set you up as a piñata and then not allow you to respond to any of his abuse.
You know, I’m Irish too, and I don’t take shit from people.
You could probably take him. You’re a kickboxer, right?
That’s right. The only thing is that he’s gotten his teeth kicked in so many times, intellectually speaking, it’s kind of like kicking someone while he’s down.
It’s kind of like picking on George Bush at this point.
But that man’s still got a lot of power, and that man’s still getting people killed.
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