Let it be known, folks: where there's malignant will, there's a way to make Angelina Jolie's ridiculous leg pose even more absurd. Thanks to the Internet and some still anonymous crafty Photoshop work, we have this fantastic image of Angie spread-eagle on the red carpet. And you know, listen. She was kind of asking for it. All night she was throwing her lean limb out at us like an egomaniacal leg wrestler, and it was only a matter of time before someone took to the world wide web to take the piss out of her. Tee. Hee.
Her behavior last night was bizarre. When she presented for Best Adapted Screenplay, she got up to the podium, thrust out her pale stem, then ... paused ... and stood there waiting for applause that never came.
Why? Because no one at home or in the audience was quite sure how to react. Was she getting ready to pop a baby out? Mount a horse? Was it like a laugh with her thing, or like a laugh at her thing? Was it even OK to laugh? God it was confusing.
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Clearly, something was up. She was posing as I'd imagine Alana "Honey Boo Boo Child" Holler would if she were on the Oscars stage. Totally over exaggerated, totally clueless as to how she's coming across, totally a symbol that there's something very, very wrong with America today.
But, you know, from the way the nation has reacted, from Twitter to office water cooler one-liners to this Photoshopped image, the jokes about Angie's leg-endary performance are reassuring in a way that, in fact, proves that there's a lot right with this country, too.
What did you think of Angie's leg propulsion?
h/t The Gloss