Watch Seth Rogen's Heartwarming And Funny Plea To The Senate On Behalf Of Alzheimer's Research
By Steve West 2014-02-28 15:32:27
Seth Rogen is a stoner, and a lazy guy, and a no-good man child. Or, heís a deft entertainment businessman who knows how to market and sell his image to a wide audience. Either way, heís using his celebrity to journey to the U.S. Capital and speak on behalf of Alzheimerís Research at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services hearing on the subject.
When he met his future mother-in-law when the woman was in her mid-50s she was in the early stages of Alzheimerís. A stage which is notable for being the aspect that is depicted most often in fiction, often times with comedic effect. The bumbling old guy who forgets where his eyeglasses are, Oh theyíre resting up on your head. You silly old man! But that is not the reality of the true devastation of the disease.
And itís Rogenís impassioned and charming plea that is so informative. Hereís a guy who canít help but be the man he is, making a House of Cards reference during a Senate hearing, and thus puts into words what the average person sees and feels when watching a loved one succumb to Alzheimerís. Before going into a moving and funny speech about his dealing with Alzheimerís Rogen begins with this:
ďFirst I should answer the question I assume many of you are asking: Yes, Iím aware this has nothing to do with the legalization of marijuana.Ē
He proceeds to detail how Alzheimerís research is far more important than even legalized marijuana. Even if the Senate committee members donít know who he is, and likely donít get the joke, itís still superbly charming. Rogen helped found HIlarity For Charity, which is dedicated to helping fund Alzheimerís Research.