Saturday, April 19, 2008

A Freak Called Quest


I found out about this yesterday, but in all fairness, I don't think anyone should give me crap about taking a little while to process something this fucking insane.

Having worked at CNN, I've always been well aware that batshit Brit Richard Quest is both psychotically manic and gayer than Carson Kressley blowing every male contestant on Project Runway, but I'm not sure anyone could've imagined him, well, flaming out like this.

Man, all I can say is that as much as I love watching Quest's antics on TV, if CNN (who of course isn't commenting) doesn't fire him for this shit after firing me for blogging, I may have to pull a Milton and set the building on fire.

Actually, I take that back -- they should keep him. CNN could use more openly crazy people on drugs.

(NY Post: Richard Quest Arrested with Drugs, Sex Toy)

12 comments:

Jacki Schechner said...

After 6 years in NYC (most spent in the East Village), I figured I'd seen and/or done it all. But Quest's got me stumped with the mobile neck-to-privates rope configuration.

I also can't work out if CNN's just taking time crafting the words or seriously considering forgiveness. My contract had a "behavior unbecoming"-type clause (which I didn't violate, thank you very much). I'm guessing Quest's did too.

Nathan said...

the officer at the scene was able to ID the drug because of "his prior experience as a police officer in drug arrests, observation of packaging which is characteristic of this type of drug, and defendant's statements that . . . 'I've got some meth in my pocket.' "

I saw the story this morning and the line above made me lose my coffee. Yup, that's some mighty detecting Sherlock.

And he shouldn't be fired. Sure he's a drugged out weirdo who runs around town with a dildo up his ass and his balls tied up...but that's not like writing about it.

Deacon Blue said...

I had to do some quick online searching to make sure this wasn't eitehr a late April Fool's joke article or that someone hadn't spooked the N.Y. Post site.

I think what made me most suspicious was the paraphrase/quote from the cop about Quest's admission. That just felt fake.

But I guess this story is real. Shit. Chez, I no you're a dyed-in-the-wool atheist, man, but doesn't this kind of shit make you wonder whether the apocalypse is approaching? ;-)

Girl With Curious Hair said...

He's very popular. They may not fire him--unless he blogs about it.

Anonymous said...

Oh Questy...we'll always have the bong! Good luck in rehab, in fact I hear Dr. Drew is looking to do Celebrity Rehab 2.

See Chez, how may years have I told you that Quest would get famous in the States one day.

-IS

VOTAR said...

Reading that article was like being hit in the head repeatedly with a rubber mallet. I kept waiting for the salvo of punchlines to cease, but they just kept flying at me as relentlessly as Tribulation 99 and a hit of double-dipped Felix.

Anonymous said...

He's gay, so they'll keep him. Can't fire 'em or say anything against them or you'll be accused of discrimination or bigotry.

One more thing. Is Kiran Chetry so famous and popular that she deserves to have her newborn baby plastered all over the pages of the upcoming issue of OK! magazine? Is she that hard up for cash? I think she's turned into a snob since she left Fox. It all went to her head. What say you?

Fifth Generation Leftist said...

I can think of very few jobs where this wouldn't be immediate dismissal.

Riles said...

Yep, saw this yesterday and immediately wondered what your take on it would be. Funny though, I didn't even make the connection on your firing to what should be his. That's a hell of a statement if he doesn't get canned...

Anonymous said...

Hehe, perhaps it's because my stepdad is a Brit, but it took a while before I realized that "sex toy in his boot" meant literally in his boot and not in his, um, "rear compartment".

Anonymous said...

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new "face of CNN". Looks to me like havine something put up your bum makes Klein want to promote the hell out of you. Step aside Anderson Cooper your yesterday's butt boy.

Anonymous said...

Well, it's official, CNN is going to keep Richard Quest on the payroll. He will be sent to rehab and then will be back with CNN in a few months. So, Chez, how do you feel about that? You lost your job for blogging and he had illegal drugs on him yet he is treated like a little angel.