CapeCodToday.com – He’s not just an Academy Award nominated actor. Mark Ruffalo, a long time environmental advocate, is the founder of Water Defense, a non-profit committed to keeping the country’s water contaminant free. To support that cause, Ruffalo and Cape-based scientist Scott Smith will speak at Cape Cod Community College on Monday, February 24 at 7 p.m. about new initiatives in water quality testing and pollution control for Cape Cod waters.
Everybody and their grandmother has been sending us this story and I couldn’t figure out why because I honestly had no idea who Mark Ruffalo is. Quick fun fact about Hippie; I can’t remember the last time I watched a movie that wasn’t a documentary. I looked up Mark’s IMDb page and apparently he is a big star, Oscar nominated even, but I haven’t seen one single movie that he is in.
I’m not sure if that says more about him or me. I am on the internet all day, I am somewhat versed in pop culture by default, yet I wouldn’t know who this guy was if we were sitting next to each other on a plane. He is either a genius at staying under the radar or he has the worst publicist in the history of Hollywood. Either way it just seemed strange that this week is the first time I’ve seen or heard of him.
Anyway, I’ll get to the point. I guess everyone has been sending this in because they think I am going to make fun of this guy? Call him out for speaking about a subject that isn’t acting or something? Maybe they expected a “who does this guy think he is” type rant or something? Ummm… why would I be upset that some dude wants to use his celebrity for something positive in society?
Granted, if I were a famous actor I highly doubt if I would take time out of my busy schedule of banging Hollywood starlets and playing with my baby giraffe to talk about water quality at Cape Cod Community College, but that doesn’t mean I can’t respect him for doing it.
To put it even more simply? Anyone who thinks they have any right to tell another person how to live their life or spend their time is a douchebag of epic proportions. That’s one of Cape Cod’s biggest problems, people worrying too much about what other people are doing. It’s the fundamental difference between us and the Fun Police, we are busy living our own lives while they are busy trying to stop us.Facebook: The Real Cape
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