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Us Weekly is absolutely right: celebrities are just like us. They go shopping for groceries, walk their dogs, and get kicked off of planes for refusing to turn off their cell phones because they're too busy playing Words with Friends. On an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin was that one asshole who refuses to heed flight attendants' warnings to turn off electronic devices during takeoff and landing, which resulted in him getting booted from the flight.
"On an AA flight at LAX," one passenger tweeted earlier today. "Alec Baldwin removed from the gate. We had to go back to the gate." Later, Baldwin tweeted: "Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving,"followed by the hashtags "nowonderamericaairisbankrupt" and "#theresalwaysunited.
With all due respect, Alec, I'm a huge fan of your work and Jack Donaghy is like #1 on the list of fictional characters who I secretly wish would adopt me, but this kind of behavior is exactly what conservative pundits are farting at the mouth about when they rant on Hollyweirdo libtards and how members of the liberal elite expect to be treated differently than everyone else. When a flight attendant tells you to turn off all electronic devices, you turn off your phone like every other goddamn passenger so the plane can take off; I don't care if you're about to rack up nine-billion points by spelling "quixotic."
By inconveniencing your fellow travelers, you're not only being a giant bag of douche, you're also providing fodder for the inevitable Michelle Malkin blog post on how iPhone word-game apps are for people who hate America. And Lord knows there are many hard-working, clean-living American patriots who enjoy a game of Bananagrams every now and then.