Sean Penn, comic relief
I knew a lot of you think Sean Penn is funny because of the stupid shit he says, but the man apparaently has forayed into physical comedy as well, and at Katrina nonetheless, where it's needed most right now. He is so talented! Movie star and political activist Penn, 45, was in the collapsing city to aid stranded victims of flooding sparked by Hurricane Katrina, but the small boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak. The outspoken actor had planned to rescue children waylaid by the deadly waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch. When the boat's motor failed to start, those aboard were forced to use paddles to propel themselves down the flooded New Orleans street. The actor apparently tried to get the leaking water out of the boat using a red cup. Check out the pictures here and here. Thanks Sean, we all needed a good laugh!