Freddy Choyle - Contributing Writer
This week Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack. He refuses to resign and wants to talk about something else. This week in his honor and the spirit of complete ridiculousness I present the "Top Five Most Loveable Crack Heads"
#5 - Pookie - New Jack City 1991
Before he was making family comedies and even before he was a big stand up star Chris Rock was Pookie in Mario Van Pebbles' New Jack City. Set in the late 80's Pookie, a rehabilitated crack head was infiltrating one of the most ruthless & notorious crime lords of his time. However "The shit just be calling me, man" said Pookie. He couldn't stay away from the crack and eventually met his demise upon discovery of his police wire.
#4 - Robert Downey
Long before Charlie Sheen was "winning" Robert Downey Jr was LA's most famous crack head. The Lindsay Lohan of the late 90's and early 2000's. Arrested numerous times for juvenile charges. Yet no one even seems to remember that. Now a Hollywood A lister, Downey can do no wrong.
#3 - Ol Dirty Bastard
Who didn't love OBD? Member of the famed Wu-Tang Clan he not only rapped but even dabbled in producing. He worked with everyone form Mariah Carey to the Fugees. Loved by most famous or otherwise. ODB past on in 2004. He was 35
#2 - Tyrone Biggums - Chappelle's Show
Dave Chappelle's hilarious rendition of a crack head. A popular sketch character, placed in everyday scenarios. Tyrone a fan favorite, was in constant search of one thing. Crack, he would stop at nothing to get it.
#1 - Whitney Houston
"And I will always love you" said Whitney to her crack pipe. America's sweetheart Miss Houston had a long standing habit of crack use. Although she denied it nationally with the now infamous quote "crack is cheap" on Diane Sawyer. It was pretty obvious. Especially considering her soul mate and husband Bobby Brown's love for the rock. In the last few years of her life she progressively destroyed her squeaky clean image. Beginning with her reality show which tarnished any thought of her having any class or sense of purpose. Pictures like this one became more and more common. Yet America still mourned her. Many even cried for her.