I'm sure that by now you've seen the latest internet video sensation: Billy Bob Thornton giving a crazypants interview to CBC Radio. He evaded basic questions and demeaned the host for mentioning the fact the has been in movies. (Note: If you don't want people to know that, don't be in movies.)
It turns out that because CBC is a Canadian station, Billy Bob asked for a translator to help him through it. ("Aboot" = "about") The translator, Canadian singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher, really screwed up, and kept mangling basic questions in to complex and ridiculous statements, therefore perplexing and aggravating Thornton and explaining his odd reactions.
Phew. This explains a lot. For a while there I just thought Thornton was a douche.