I’d call it a palate cleanser but it’s … really more of an enema. And not the first one he’s administered, as it turns out:

Nine years ago Penn, 49, fired the same attack at film directors who waste their talent on brainless movies.

He said: “Those type of film makers should be sent running home screaming with rectal cancer.

“They don’t care about the films they make, or about what is going on around them or the effect they are having on their audience.”

Note the crucial distinction. Directors of brainless movies should get rectal cancer, scream, but — perhaps — live. Critics of his Haiti expedition? Rectal cancer, screaming, then death. This time he’s pissed.

A horrifying thought: There’s simply no way I can top this later with the Quote of the Day.