A while back, I did a post about Alec Baldwin and how I really liked the guy because he seemed like an intelligent guy who could convey what he was feeling or what was going on with him in a very articulate manner that was clear and effective and, at the same time, hil-arious. The man is speaking out again and like before, he does not disappoint.
Alec is working on a book about "parental alienation" that arises out of ugly divorce proceedings (working title is "A Promise to Ourselves: Fatherhood, Divorce and Family Law.") I am not married, I don't plan on being married (sorry, Gavin), I don't know why anyone would want children, and as for fatherhood, well, that's never happening either. Therefore, my need to read such a book for it's content is almost none. But my desire to read such a book that was written from a guy with such an accurate and humorous opinion of things is huge.
And Baldwin is great on "30 Rock". Absolutely hil-arious. The man can deadpan a line probably better than any current actor or actress right now. But it sounds as if he might be thinking about leaving "30 Rock". "I've done this now for a long time and I've enjoyed it, and the TV show is the greatest job I've ever had. But I just feel like there's other things I want to do. I'm tired. The business has changed. You turn around one day, like me -- I'm 50 and I don't want to work as much. I used to be all about work, and now I'm burnt out. I really don't like working." Yeah, that doesn't sound like he's going to be sticking around much longer, does it? Sadness, indeed. But not for long! The guy hints at maybe running for some sort of office. YES!
Don't believe me? The clip below exemplifies the man's comedic genius. Imagine him in the Senate. Changing seats with everyone. Talking in their voice. Even bringing in the annoying neighbors who always tell you to "Keep it down!" I'm telling you, C-SPAN should make him their poster child for life if he becomes a Senator.
Here's an example of how he sees the Presidential race. And keep in mind, this guy is a "lifelong Democrat and leans toward the liberal side. (And when I say "leans toward", it means that he's leaning over to the liberal side so far that his ear is almost touching the ground.) "This country needs a change, but I'm not sure if a man named Obama can get it. It's like marketing, like buying laundry soap, soda or corn chips. Will they buy McCain or Obama? What sounds right? A critical mass of Americans don't think beyond that. They do indeed choose presidents like they do laundry soap." Yep. I DO love him.
And for his own marketing campaign to sell "Baldwin! The Smart Talkin', Good Lookin', Brain Thinkin', Change Makin' Candidate You Can Trust!"? Baldwin addresses that by saying, "I would, but only in the sense that I would say to people: 'Assume I've done everything. I want you to assume I've had sex with animals, that I've imbibed every kind of drink, that I've poured absinthe on my corn flakes during a period of time. I've done every debauched, filthy, insidious .. everything. Just assume that for the argument, and now -- next question.' " Halle-e-freaking lu-llah, honey, I'm home!
Perfect. Find out all of the crap you can about him, know that it's there, then once you've had that morbid curiosity sated, then you can focus on everything else. Once you know about the drink imbibing, the absinthe flakes in the morning, the bestiality (with real beasts), the debauchery, the filthy, the insidiousness of it all, once you know all of that, you pretty much have to assume the closet is empty and the guy has nothing to hide. What's left to focus on? What he has to say. Exactly.
And although his marriage ended, um, not well, he's open for a change. He said, "I've been single for seven years and as I get older, I think all I want is to be loved. The world becomes a place where you think, let everyone else have it. Let them all fight over jobs and money ... You want things in life that are lovely." A wise man, that Alec Baldwin. Now, I don't know if I'd be Alec Baldwin's "type". (Apparently, it's very important that someone be someone's "type". Without that, apparently, it's pointless. If you're not that "type", well, some people are unable to move past that and pay attention to everything else that IS their "type". So you must be their "type". "Type", very important to some. So find out at the beginning if you're the other person's "type" so you're not wasting time.) But if I weren't, I'm sure that he could see past that (some people can; other people, not so much, apparently) and realize that I would be an excellent addition to his existence. (I'm probably more suited for the role of "campaign manager" as opposed to "one to frolic with" in the case of Alec Baldwin, but I'd still really, really like the job.)
Whenever you're ready, Alec, I'm ready too. This blog publicly announces that it supports Alec Baldwin in anything he does.Sphere: Related Content