Saturday, February 24, 2007

New Hero: Craig Ferguson

I'm a few days late to the game here, but I just watched Craig Ferguson's now-famous monologue in which he discusses his own alcoholism and explains why he won't make any jokes about Britney Spears (basically, it boils down to "I want to be able to sleep at night.") Ferguson, who gained fame playing Drew Carey's fatuous Scottish boss on The Drew Carey Show, devotes over twelve minutes to his moving tale of how alcohol saved his life--literally--and how he left it behind fifteen years ago.

Worth a look, if only to see genuine compassion in place of the leering, celebrity-obsessed culture that permeates so much of the mediasphere.


Anonymous said...

"...and explains why he won't make any jokes about Brittany Spears..."

That's cool, but what about Britney Spears? I hear she's having some problems too.

PeaceLove said...

D'oh! Bad blogger!

Thanks for the correction. The post has been corrected.

Anonymous said...

And is the irony unintended that this post immediately follows one titled "Denny Does the Bottles"?

Just askin'...