Actor/Comedian Denis Leary has always seemed to me like a good jerk. You know, the kind of smart ass that everyone loves and everyone hates? He’s a funny guy – -but he’s also very outspoken and seems to go against the grain of popular culture whenever he has the opportunity. So, with Live Earth making a splash last weekend and the environmental movement in the spotlight more than ever, Leary has something to say to everyone urging conservation of electricity. Step off. From the article,
“He jokes, ‘You can take the carbon footprint and stick it up my ass. I don’t care, I’m using electricity as long as I’m on this planet. I love turning stuff on, I love having giant plasmas (TVs) everywhere. If I could drive an electric car with a plasma in it, I would. I don’t care about how much electricity I’m using. My kids can suffer. I like turning stuff on. I like to have everything in my house turned on. I hope that my carbon footprint is huge.’”
Hilarious. Hey, the guy didn’t come up with the song, “I’m an asshole” by being reserved. If he does manage to get a wide-screen TV into an electric car, we’d recommend going with LCD. He’ll get better mileage that way.