Thursday, September 11, 2008

(Booze) Make Me Lose Control

Singer Eric Carmen, best known for wonderfully schmaltzy tunes like "All By Myself" and "Hungry Eyes," got slapped with his second DUI on Tuesday. I guess the arresting officers took one look at him and he couldn't disguise his glassy eyes. (Hilarious mugshots here.)

Actually, the cops' first clue that Carmen was impaired came when he plowed into an innocent fire hydrant. Then, when the boys in blue asked for Carmen's ID, he handed them a credit card. When he couldn't mambo a straight line during the field sobriety test, police whipped out the breathalyzer and Carmen blew an impressive .23 - three times the legal limit.

Neither Carmen nor his passenger, a half-kicked bottle of Grey Goose, were hurt in the wreck.


20 comments:

evilesb138 said...

a story with local flair for me....

He was busted in an area I go through about 4 times a week heading to Renee's place. Orange Village is no place to mess around...bored small burb cops love busting drunks.

That website in the link looks strangely familiar.

Every time I hear or see a reference to "All By Myself" I cannot help but think about somebody slitting their wrists in a bathtub.....

Dale said...

When I was young, I never needed anyone and making love was just for fun. Wait a minute, was I all by myself then?

Excellent mugshots!

Dr Zibbs said...

"All By Myself"!!! That's in my top 10 of cheesiest songs of all time

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

All By Myself! That's my favourite song to listen to while weeping softly and staring out of a rain-lashed window.

poobomber said...

I LOVE his character in South Park!!

Gifted Typist said...

Here is what Wikipedia says about our Eric:
Eric Howard Carmen (born August 11, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.) is an alcoholic singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist.

All By Myself is a direct rip-off of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2

The Guv'ner said...

Eff YOU, Poo. I was about to make a Cartman joke and now you've ruined it so I'm going to go over here and sulk instead.

Who is Eric Carmen? It is an American thing?

Alice said...

boy, i had NO IDEA who this guy was. i mean.. i know those songs. (AND LOVE THEM, obviously.) but eric carmen? who knew..

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I always figured those songs were by Anonymous.

How come Cartman never sings them on the show, though?

Bluez said...

Best mugshot ever

katrocket said...

He looks like he's also been slapped pretty hard by the Botox stick.

Cormac Brown said...

That's not Eric Carmen in that mug shot, that's Mickey Rourke!

Falwless said...

HAHAHAHA. I'm laughing pretty hard at the comments, especially TIR's.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Is his hair Strawb-erry blonde?

I think he has the same plastic surgeon as Mickey Rourke...

Bond said...

He looks like he thought he was doing a photo layout in those mug-shots "C'mon Eric baby...make love to the camera...that's right...yeah baby..."

BeckEye said...

I can't believe no one gave me mad props for that custom made Capital One card. You people wouldn't know good Photoshopping if it hit you in the pachanga.

genn6 said...

Nice.....dumbass got busted in Gates Mills a couple years ago, too, though I don't think he actually hit anything. He's a local hero in these parts!

cube said...

He won't be all by himself in rehab. Lot's of company for him there.

aliencg said...

I claim no local responsibility for Mr. Carmen or any other Cleveland celebrities. By the way, good custom Capital One card.

ÄsK AliCë said...

K-lassy

At least Grey Goose isn't a backseat driver...

 

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