Gerard Depardieu, Grave Robber: The Feline Perspective

“We got elegance, if you ain’t got elegance
You can never ever carry it off.”
–Jerry Herman

The Weirdest Celebrity of the Week Award goes to French actor Gerard Depardieu. Currently in tax-evasion exile in Russia, he disclosed in his autobiography Ca C’est Fait Comme Ca (It Happened Like That or That’s The Way It Was) that he was a former rent boy and grave robber and that he drinks 12 to 14 bottles of wine a day. He also claims to be friends with Vladimir Putin. All I can say is: TMI.

Our guest today is feline advice columnist Quincy M. Fuzzman, aka “Quincy,” who will be sharing his thoughts on Depardieu and other matters.

Quincy, Dramaturge

Erica
Mr. Fuzzman . . .

Quincy
Please, call me Quincy.

Erica
Quincy, what, if any, are your thoughts on the recent revelations about Gerard Depardieu?

Quincy
To be honest, I haven’t given it much thought, Erica. I mean, he’s not very well-known in the Feline Community.

Erica
I see, but as you are well-versed in film and the arts in general, what is your response? Do you think he should have brought these bizarre skeletons out of his closet?

Quincy
Frankly, I find it déclassé. I know he had a difficult childhood, what with his mother trying to kill him in the womb with knitting needles and such, but some things are better left unsaid, especially the grave robbing.

Erica
What bothers you most about that?

Quincy
Well, you have to understand that I grew up on the streets as well, so I’m no stranger to hardship. I contracted an eye infection as a kitten, which went untreated and resulted in complete loss of vision in my right eye and 70% loss of vision in the left. Then I developed asthma.  I ate out of trash cans, slept under cars and in garages in all kinds of weather, but I NEVER robbed a grave. Besides being illegal and invasive, it simply isn’t sanitary.

Erica
Point taken. And what about the prostitution charges?

Quincy
You do what you have to when living on the streets.

Erica
And the heavy drinking – he claims to drink 12 to 14 bottles of wine a day in order to sleep.

Quincy
Live and let live, but I don’t see how he’s still alive. We in the Feline Community have a credo, as do most non-human animals, “Take only what you need.” It’s how we survive in the wild. Perhaps he needs to do another film.

Erica
Now, Quincy, I realize that Depardieu is not well-known in the Feline Arts Community, but who do you and the rest of the puss world respect and admire?

Quincy
Hmm. Steve Martin used to be a favorite, until he became an art snob. Of course, Eartha Kitt. Sarah McLachlan, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jackson Galaxy—he really gets us.

Erica
Oh, Jackson from My Cat from Hell?

Quincy
Precisely. As a whole, we are tired of being misrepresented in cinema, popular literature and other forms of media. I mean that horrible movie Cats and Dogs was very damaging to us, and from my point of view, it seemed like anti-cat propaganda.

Erica
Can you offer any solutions?

Quincy
I don’t want to jinx it, but I do have a project in the works.

Erica
We certainly look forward to that, Quincy.  Any final thoughts?

Quincy
Yes. Please support your local no-kill shelters and fostering agencies, and adopt disabled pets whenever possible.

Erica
How can our readers contact you if they’re in need of advice or have any questions?

Quincy
You can email me directly through Suburban Hobo, on the “Contact” page, and I will respond as soon as I can.

Erica
Thank you, Quincy, for sharing your thoughts and experiences, and shedding some light on the concerns of your community.

Quincy
Always a pleasure, Erica.

 

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