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I'm sorry I've been MIA this week and have been lacking in a lot of diaries.  Hectic week this week but I plan on planning on when I want to get my diaries out to you all.  Might aim for only early mornings and in the evenings because work is getting really busy for me.  But since it's Friday, I'd like to have a fun diary for you all.  So as you may or may not know, one of my favorite comedic actors and writers, Seth Rogen, spoke in front of a U.S. Senate hearing about federal funding for Alzheimer’s research.  After the hearing, Rogen wants to get high with a retiring U.S. Senator:


The actor known for stoner roles was asked by ABC News while he was on the Hill on Wednesday which politician he’d most like to get high with.

“That [Sen. Tom] Harkin guy seemed pretty cool. I’d go with him,” Rogen said.

Rogen was testifying before the Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, of which Harkin (D-Iowa) is the chairman. The two exchanged jokes about Rogen’s movie “Knocked Up” as Harkin introduced him to testify.

“I don’t know if you know who I am at all and you told me you have never seen ‘Knocked Up,’ Mr. Chairman. It’s a little insulting,” Rogen said as he thanked the panel.

“I want the record to note this is the first time, I will wager, this is the first time in any congressional hearing in history that the words ‘Knocked Up’ have ever been used,” Harkin shot back. - Politico, 2/27/14

Well Senator Harkin is retiring at the end of this year so Harkin will have plenty of free time to spark a doobie with Rogen.  By the way, Harkin was one of a few Senators to show up to the hearing.  Rogen went on to shame Senators who missed his hearing on Twitter:


Harkin was one of few lawmakers who actually stuck around for Rogen's testimony. Rogen called out Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) in particular for taking off as soon as he put in some face time with the actor:
- TPM, 2/28/14
I want to give kudos to Rogen for not only standing up for Alzheimer’s research but also shaming guys like Kirk for leaving during his testimony.

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Originally posted to pdc on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 07:47 AM PST.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party and DKos Cannabis Law and Drug War Reform.

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