Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The Rise and Demise of a Jackass

A little over a year ago emails to Steve O started returning with a strange automated response. Because of my own addictions, I can't recall exactly want the message said but it was something akin to EMAIL IS THE DEVIL and I HAVE LOST MY MIND, DON'T CALL BACK. It was mild surprise at best coming from Stephen Glover.

Watching the MTV special Steve-O: Demise and Rise fills in the bizarro back story of what went down with Jackass' most fearless clowner. His paint huffing and wild eyed ranting coupled with endless free falls make the old Scared Straight! documentary seem down right quaint. One can see how the peculiarity of his fame and need for adrenalin OD's led Steve O to bottom out and perhaps the most surprising thing is that all the Jackass guys aren't in rehab. The lesson learned after watching? Don't be Steve O, with or without drugs. But buy him a non-alcoholic beer next time you bump into him in the bathroom line. He's hurting for you.

1 comment:

Ty said...

Stephen Glover.

Crispin Glover.

One couldn't fictionalize such oddly parallel life arcs.

I could hear either muttering, "I'm strong...and I can KICK!"


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