See that image up there? That’s Jason London playing the role of Randall “Pink” Floyd in the classic 1990s flick “Dazed and Confused.” According to Wikipedia (and an Ogle Mole whose ex-girlfriend’s dad allegedly smoked pot with the guy a year or two ago), Jason grew up in Tuttle and still visits Oklahoma often.
Yesterday, the actor made news for the wrong reasons. He was involved in a bar fight in Scottsdale…and he lost.
From Us Weekly:
Jason London’s recent arrest has left him Dazed and Confused. According to a police report obtained by Reuters, the actor, 40, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after getting into a bar fight in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Sunday, Jan. 27.
London allegedly punched a person who accused him of sneezing on him at Martina Ranch bar. When security attempted to escort London out of the bar, the actor allegedly threw punches at them as well, and they had to “defend themselves,” authorities stated.
The report states that London “became belligerent and started cursing” while being treated by paramedics. When he was placed in the back of a police car, an officer claimed he saw London “lean to the left and defecate in his pants.” An officer also wrote in the report that the actor “showed obvious signs and symptoms of extreme alcohol impairment.”
Who does this guy think he is? Jerry Giordano??? Of course, there are two sides to every story:
But London has since denied all the charges against him on Twitter.
“Guys, the TMZ report is a total f–king lie. I got jumped by three 250 pound bouncers,” he wrote on Jan. 29. “They knocked me out and beat me for several minutes. I would never say or do the crap they are reporting. Have faith in me The truth will come out and you will see.”
Yeah, Jason, just like the moon landing and global warming, I’m sure it’s a f–cking lie. Oh well, at least we get a funny mug shot out of the deal:
Yeah, that’s funny. Even if Jason was innocent and did nothing wrong, this was all worth it just to have Randall “Pink” Floyd finally get his ass kicked. Really, you’re not going to be the starting quarterback for your high school football team because you have to sign a stupid pledge? Whatever. He was the “protagonist” in Dazed and Confused and was probably the least memorable, likable or believable character in the entire film. Here are three great scenes from the movie that I dug up in 30-seconds and he’s not an essential part of any of them:
Man, I think that I may have to watch Dazed and Confused tonight. I get older, but it stays the same age.
On that note, wouldn’t it be awesome if Richard Linklater reunited the cast and made a sequel to Dazed and Confused that was set 20-years in the future? You know, like in 1996? Maybe have it revolve around a high school reunion or funeral and involve modern problems that are essentially the same problems the characters faced in the 1970s? Base on Richard Linklater’s other films it would probably suck, but I’d watch the thing. Of course, if that doesn’t work just make the film about Wooderson. Matthew McConaughey is annoying now, but I’d go for that, too.
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