But it's rare that I actually catch Mr. H on a talk show, which is just what happened today.
I was up at the crack of dawn, working on a project I was supposed to finish last night, and at the crack of dawn, there isn't much on TV but local news. I'm not usually much of a local news kind of girl, but when I do indulge, WSB (Atlanta's ABC affiliate) is my poison of choice. Per usual, I left said TV powered on when I left the house - I do this to discourage anyone from breaking in*, so if you know of anyone who is planning to break into my house, well, let's just keep this to ourselves - and when I returned home around 11 a.m., I walked in just in time to hear Baba Wawa say something along the lines of, "And from the new animated film The Lorax, Ed Helms."
Honestly, I'm not a fan of The View. I wouldn't watch it for just anyone. All of those women, all of that talking - I'd rather spend a month in Gitmo than watch one full estrogen-fueled episode, but there I sat, suffering through it all, waiting for best five minutes of the hour.
There was a Tom Waits reference. There was Lou Dobbs humor.** And despite the efforts of one of those broads to turn The Lorax into a political discussion***, Helms remained quite diplomatic.
At this point, I was going to link you to a video of said interview, but apparently the fine people who put the videos online felt Newt Gingrich's daughters were of more interest to their website viewers.
Anyway, one more thing I wanted to mention is the third annual LA Bluegrass Situation. I've wanted to attend this since its inception (and even before I knew Helms had anything to do with it - from what I understand, it was basically his idea), but I haven't for various reasons. Last year, I even made a vow to myself that if they did it again, I'd go, but it looks like that won't happen. It takes place May 3 - 6, and the man himself will be performing ...wait for it... on my birthday. Unfortunately, I already have plans to *hopefully* see Allison Krauss & Union Station in SC the weekend before and then spend a few days in Charleston. I just can't swing two trips in one week right now. You have no idea how much this disappoints me.
But anyway, if you're in the Los Angeles area that weekend, and you love you some bluegrass, I'm sure it's well worth the effort!
**I honestly don't see/read too many Helms interviews, but when I do, I get the feeling he's a pretty smart, well-informed guy.
***Seriously folks, it's a cartoon. I doubt your six year old is going to walk out of the theater and demand you take them to a sit-in at the nearest Fortune 500 headquarters. While we may not agree on how to do it, I think we can all agree that our natural resources are worth saving. Unless you're a soulless cow. Also, we'd die without them, so there's that.