Alba: “Don’t kill me Obi-wan!


Spade

So Jessica Alba is a guest on the Showbiz Show with David Spade and he does a lame bit with her and when he says good bye she does that Hindu guru thing and he responds in kind. Is this like some new “code” or something like the old Black Panther handshake with the grabbing and the twisiting and the whatever. Is this like some secret fraternity handshake? Why is it cropping up like this?

I’d like to see construction workers pick up this cornball habit.



  1. Gamabunta says:

    Celebrities have long considered themselves to be godlike figures, it’s only obvious they’re worshiping each other.

    Now in Al Gore’s case……maybe he saw someone do it on Current TV and thought it would be a cool thing to emulate??

  2. Tom K says:

    Shades of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for those that missed the con in the ’60’s

  3. gquaglia says:

    Its Hollywood, no other explaination needed.

  4. Improbus says:

    Is there a new fad religion in Hollywood? Is Scientology dated and out of favor? Inquiring minds want to know.

  5. mike cannali says:

    Spade is praying to get lucky
    Alba is praying that Spade won’t hit on her
    Gore is praying that he might carry Palm Beach County next time

  6. etnin says:

    Are you really suprised? Think about it…”The Showbiz Show” with David Spade, on Comedy Central after 10pm.

  7. Johnny-Cakes says:

    It’s a fad. Just like the thing where they’re lifting their hands palm up over their heads like they’re “raisin the roof”. I mean, EVERYONE was doing that for a while.

    But wasn’t this was Johnny Carson used to do to Ed when he came out to do his monologue? He would bow to him while the audience clapped.

  8. Danijel says:

    Is John intimidated by all these religions?

    I say, if it makes em’ sleep at night, they can have they’re fairy tales…

  9. Mike Voice says:

    I’m with etnin…

    I think she was just having fun with it… and he played along. You just know they are both aware of Gore’s recent performance…

    I wouldn’t be surprised if her friends hadn’t kidded her about not “pulling a Gore” before she went on the show..

  10. Rick says:

    I’m pretty sure some of you know what this is…and are just not saying. I’ll just say…

    “Namaste…and thank you for supporting the Dharma Initiative”

  11. Sagrilarus says:

    This is old news. Ed McMahon did it for years. It’s just a retro thing. Hey John, how about something meaty like Net Neutrality or DRM? That’s a bit more on your line of work.

    Sag.

  12. Zuke says:

    I’m with Etnin and Mike Voice on this one. They were mocking the Daily Show incident. It’d be hilarious if this catches on as a joke on Comedy Central for a while!

    Cripes, Alba is nearly the perfect female form and she’s a cool interviewee. Catches on to jokes and dry humor quickly and isn’t above self-deprecating humor. She was great on Leno a couple weeks ago too.

  13. Sorry Sag, but I tink there is a connection between this fad and net neutrality issues. I just need to figure it out by exposing my various preoccupations. Be patient grasshopper, all will be revealed in time.

    Super scammer

  14. meetsy says:

    Geez guys! It’s yoga bullcrappie.

    http://www.yogajournal.com/newtoyoga/822_1.cfm

    quote: “”The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. “Nama” means bow, “as” means I, and “te” means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.” “”

    Holy crapiola…don’t you guys notice that every YMCA has a yoga class. Every gym has Yoga. Cities have pages of yoga centers in the yellow pages. Even little po-dunk towns have at few yoga teachers teaching out of their homes, or at the local community gym. It’s a YOGA thing. So, let’s see, in LA…where it was Jazzercise a few years ago…and then it was Pilates, and gyms rule the day…..what do you think HOLLYWOOD types will be doing for this fad? Yep, YOGA, and Namaste!
    It’s the modern “may the force be with you”.

  15. meetsy says:

    er, whoops, not pilates and namaste, I meant YOGA and namaste….
    geez….
    namaste!

  16. Apparently knowing this makes you repeat it over and over like a mantra. I’m staying AWAY!

  17. Apparently knowing this makes you repeat it over and over like a mantra. I’m staying AWAY! .

  18. Rick says:

    Yoga? Yeah, that’s what they WANT you to think. I still think they are all shills of the Dharma Initiative.

  19. RTaylor says:

    You have to forgive the readership. Dvorak doesn’t exactly attract the Zen crowd. They all use Macs, and we know how John thrives off of pissing off Mac people. 😉

  20. BHK says:

    Meetsy – someone I know is a member of the Nichiren Shoshu cult which has also claimed many celebrities. I don’t think you have to worry about them taking over – it’s almost as weird as Scientology and more restrictive than Islam. Yoga is a great system of exercise for learning proper breath control and from that great flexibility.

  21. James Hill says:

    She’s probably praying that her next lame movie makes some money so she doesn’t have to pose nude.

  22. joshua says:

    My Dad says in the 1960’s it was Paramahansa Yogananda and he had a cool *Peace Center* near Malibu.

    Yoga as a relaxazation technique is great. Lowers your stress level dramatically.

    I’m thinking Gore could use it.

  23. Tyrant says:

    Like Don said in the Al Gore post, it looks a lot like a “wai”.

  24. Peter iNova says:

    Top ten reasons folks are doing the hands thing:

    10. Makes me look thin.
    9. Please God, let this interview go well.
    8. Hey look: unspecified simulated respect.
    7. Palm sweat test.
    6. A journey to applause starts with a first clap.
    5. No hitting.
    4. Dalai Lama got nothin’ on me.
    3.This’ll confuse those Neo Cons.
    2. This’ll PO Dvorak.
    1. Gnats.

  25. Art Shu says:

    Hey John,

    {comment deleted} Violation of comment guidelines.

  26. #21 James, If that’s true then Spade is doing it to pray her next movie IS a flop. 🙂


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