Hey readers,

Just so you know, celebrities that get on soap boxes and talk about issues have always kind of pissed me off for some reason.  I'm not sure why.  Like, I understand that thinking about Darfur and electric cars and stuff is important, but as soon as George Clooney or Leo or somebody equally handsome starts talking about it, I immediately tune out.  And I like George Clooney.  A lot.  Some might say that I like George Clooney to a "verging on uncomfortable" extent.  That's how much I like George Clooney.   

Anyway, now that we have that covered, I'm gonna get on a soap box and talk about an issue.  I feel pretty okay about this for a couple of reasons: 

Reasons why I feel comfortable in my hypocrisy

1.  I'm not a celebrity. 

Cool.  Okay, so let me get down to the nitty gritty of the issue: 

The issue:  people have got to leave Carrot Top alone. 

Don't ge me wrong, I used to hate on Carrot Top just as much as everybody else.  I hated those goddamn ATT commercials or whatever that he did back in the 90s and yes, his recent physical changes have been a bit, uhh...unsettling. 

But lets not let that distract us from the most important factor here: dude is just a comedian.  Sure, he's a prop comic, and a ginger, and he looks like he just got stung by a thousand bees and all that stuff makes him a pretty easy target, but ultimately, he just wants to make people laugh. 

And I'll be damned if that man isn't succesful. 

Exhibit A: 

And not only is he funny, the man also has feelings.  Giant, muscle bound, gingery feelings. 

So the next time you hear somebody make fun of Carrot Top, I want you to think long and hard before you laugh.  Because that man is a person.  A person who wants to make our lives better through the gift of humor.  A person that could probably rip off a heckler's nose if he felt like it, but decided to make jokes about tennis rackets and toilet seats instead. 

And I believe that deserves our respect. 
7/16/2009 12:24:00 pm

Inspired defense, Benjamin. You're a regular Clarence Darrow.

Let me just make clear that I would never make fun of CT (like that?) to his face.

Why:

1. His face is scary and if I ever was that close to it, someone has made a huge mistake, probably me.

2. He might beat me up.

3. He might not beat me up and instead choose to unleash some "comedy" on my ass. This might be worse.

4. I'm a coward who prefers to poke fun at people from the security of my Internet connection. My philosophy is if you don't have anything nice to say about somebody, wait until they leave and they say it to someone who you are pretty sure shares your opinion or at least won't be offended by it, because if they are offended by it then you're right back at square one and in that case you might as well have said it to their face.

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7/18/2009 10:56:49 pm

i am just this scared of him now. i preferred him when he was geeky looking.

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7/21/2009 11:33:59 pm

He is funny. And funny looking. There I said it.
(Please don't kick my butt, Carrot Top!)

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