Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain spoke at a Service Nation forum at the Columbia campus last night, and between servicing models, I was fortunate enough to attend. Overall it was your basic boring political event, but for many of us in the audience, the big surprise was that one of the opening acts, sandwiched between NY Governor David Paterson and some 9/11 families, was none other than Tobey Maguire.
No one seems to know exactly why he was a featured speaker. “What the f-ck is Tobey Maguire doing here?” many wondered aloud. But the highlight was surely when he used the old “I may play a superhero on the big screen, but we all know the real heroes are the brave men and women who blah blah blah,” line. That got a big laugh.
Anyway, before I get started with the real important news today *stifles laugh*, I just wanted to say, don’t sell yourself short, Tobey. Firemen may be brave and social workers selfless, but neither can shoot webbing.