Tuesday, May 10, 2011

At Least He's Familiar with the Classics

Yahoo! News: "In the wake of the dramatic Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound earlier this month, it was perhaps to be expected that some expansive soul would step forward to claim the prestige of a fabricated tour as a SEAL for himself. Such tall tales are not uncommon, after all, amid high-profile military actions.

This time the exposed fabricator was a preacher--though people who monitor this brand of public lie note that members of the clergy are often tempted into such misrepresentations. More curious still, the prevaricator in question seems to have lifted at least some details of his account from the 1992 Steven Seagal SEAL-themed blockbuster, 'Under Siege.'"

Hat tip to Cullen Gallagher.


Doc Quatermass said...

Some years back FBI stats were that for every real SEAL there were 400 imposters.

Deb said...

That's right--if you're going to rip-off a movie's plotline in an effort to make your life sound more exciting, the first choice is always a Steven Segal movie!

Doc Quatermass said...

I personally alternate between Chuck Norris's sheriff in Silent Rage and Arnold's good guy Terminator in T2.

Brent McKee said...

Presumably the part that the Reverend "adapted" from Under Siege was not the part where Stevie comes upon Erika Eleniak dancing naked. (Need I say, my favourite scene in the whole movie. And yes that is a reflection of my opinion of Stevie's actng "talent."))