All the buzz this morning is centered on comedian Artie Lange's appearance on the inaugural episode of "Joe Buck Live" on HBO last night.
The foul-mouthed comic appeared in a fireside chat with Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis (each of whom I personally find much more humorous), but clearly dominated the conversation.
It goes without saying that the following link is extremely not safe for work -- unless you work on a 17th Century pirate boat with a particularly nasty captain.
Artie Lange goes off (The Big Lead)
Tell us what you think after the jump.
It should be pointed out that inviting someone like Lange on live television probably isn't the best decision. Clearly, he wanted to hijack the show with a litany of F-bombs, homophobic slurs and some impromptu smoking. At a certain point, Buck lost control of the situation and was at the mercy of an unscripted, unedited Lange. To use a sporting metaphor: you can't fall behind in the count to someone as quick-witted as he is. You'll just never catch up.
It will be interesting to see what the fallout from all of this will be.