The news that Mel Gibson is planning to make a film about Judah Maccabee is many things (confusing, offensive, a good party joke) but the fact remains: It's happening. (Most likely.)
Though Gibson's latest project is now a public punch line, for those in the know, this was old news.
A few years ago, The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg -at the urging of Christopher Hitchens - went to LA to "stop" the project.
He obviously did not, but he did get a good conversation. The two talked about Gibson's drunken, anti-semitism rants, Judaism and circumcision.
Mel Gibson: Hey, I was circumcised. That was more like just a medical procedure. It wasn't for religious purposes. Cleanliness or something.
Jeffrey Goldberg: Oh, yeah?
MG: I don't know what it was for. And one of the doctors made a wallet out of it.
JG: You rub it and it turns into a suitcase, right?
MG: Yes. Hey, did you know they use foreskins for replacing eyelids?
JG: No they don't.
MG: Yeah, they do.
JG: Come on, really?
MG: You tend to look a bit cock-eyed, though.
JG: I can't believe I just walked into that one.
MG: Me either.
For more, click over to The Atlantic.