Every ethnic group has a mythology... Until 'Roots'... there was nothing in the popular culture to refute the paragraph in elementary school history class that said, 'Slaves picked the cotton, were happy and life wasn't so bad.'
So much of life is not about whether you're good or bad, or right or wrong, or can afford or not afford - it's just about timing.
Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
There's nothing bad that accrues from baseball.
I'm pretty lucky to work on both 'CSI: NY' and 'Supernatural.' Not bad gigs!
I played a nerdy guy on 'CSI: NY' for nine years. I want to be bad for a while. I want to be really, really bad.
My dad was very successful running midgets in Texas. Then, his two drivers ran into some bad luck. People started saying that Daddy had lost his touch. That it was the cars and not the drivers. I wanted to race just to prove all those people wrong.
I was very good at sitting. But I just read so much research about how horrible sitting is for you. It's like, it's really bad. It's like Paula-Deen-glazed-bacon-doughnut bad. So I now move around as much as possible.
Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch. By the time they reach New York, they are like Golden Bantam that has been trucked up from Texas - stale and unprofitable. The consumer forgets that the corn tastes different where it grows.
But people who really know me, know that I am not a bad boy at heart... I am a big teddy bear.