Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Celebrity Alcohol Rehab

Have you noticed that whenever celebrities get in trouble, they immediately go to alcohol rehab? Most recent examples: Pat O'’Brien, Mel Gibson, and Congressman Mark Foley.

Of course, alcoholism is a serious issue - I watched that episode of Family Ties with Tom Hanks as the drunk uncle, so I completely understand. But come on - I find it hard to believe that having a few too many drinks can actually cause anti-semitism, an attraction to young boys, or general assholeness (in Pat O'’Brien'’s case). And do you really think that 3 weeks of group therapy at some posh resort can actually cure anyone?

Alcoholism has become the scapegoat of choice for celebrities. "Addiction to painkillers" and "Childhood abuse" are not far behind.


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