Hollywood Elsewhere traffic spiked so strongly a week after the Kurt Russell thing that yesterday Liquid Web sent me a note of concern and suggested I might want to expand my bandwidth capacity. Thundering hordes of rightwing loons have glommed onto this (88,000 have watched this video), all of the commenters saying I’m a deluded liberal fool and so on. Russell was allegedly “upset” after our discussion (or so I was told by Weinstein publicists) but look at him now — he’s suddenly the new super-stud of the rightwing blogosphere, Snake Plissken reborn. He could run for the Republican nomination right now and probably fare pretty well against Donald Trump — seriously. And I’d still love to see him play his late father, Bing Russell, in a feature film version of The Battered Bastards of Baseball.