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Aaron Sorkin Is Afraid That Angry Geeks Will Put Child Porn on his Computer (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 1st 2010 5:13AM
Aaron Sorkin, 'The Colbert Report'Aaron Sorkin has a new catchphrase that he's been enjoying while on the talk show circuit to promote 'The Social Network.' As the film is about Facebook, Sorkin has an opinion about online socializing, and he brought that opinion to 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM on COM).

"I do think that socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality," he said to an odd reaction from the crowd.

"Well we're not going to get any deeper than that," Colbert said, but Sorkin wasn't sure if the audience "had heard something profound, or they were offended by that." Maybe they caught Sorkin on 'The View' just one day prior where he laid the same "profound" bombshell on that audience word for word, and who knows where else he's said it. It stops being profound and meaningful when you start printing the t-shirts, Mr. Sorkin.


And when you start implying that your own statement is profound, it makes you come across like an arrogant jerk. And nobody outdoes Stephen Colbert in that category; certainly not on his own show!

Sorkin is worried that the film might anger the wrong crowd, though. "I'm worried about an entire building full of people who know how to hack onto my hard drive and put child porn there," he confided to Colbert. That's a real fear everyone should have.

The next time you go to pick on a geek at school or at work, just remember what kind of power they could wield over your future freedom. And we also recommend not telling them that socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality. It's so yesterday. No, literally. He said it yesterday.

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Wow. So, okay, Sorkin shouldn't have said that his statement was "profound," since using that word encourages comparisons like this one. But I actually didn't take it as him seriously thinking it was profound; I thought it was sort of self-mocking, especially based on how he wasn't sure of the audience's reaction.

But to criticize him for repeating an idea he has on both "The View" and "The Colbert Report"? Yeah, that's a bit much. Sorkin can be an arrogant asshole, sure, but I think it's okay if he repeats the same idea twice. Even if he repeats the same idea on television. And even if everyone who watches Joy Behar and crew also watches Colbert, thus making his statement exceptionally redundant.

And even if he uses the word "profound" in an arguable context.

The entire interview with Colbert was basically a re-hash of ideas he's expressed in countless interviews, both written and filmed, while promoting this movie, anyway. I mean, whatever, jump on how he used the word "profound." But I think it's okay if a guy repeats an idea he has more than once.

October 03 2010 at 3:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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