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Fred Topel Fred Topel
3/23/2009 9:01am EDT
Denis LearyDenis Leary may be best known now as the star of FX's fireman drama Rescue Me, but children of the '90s remember his comedy rants. He's still got it in him, so when reporters ask him how he goes green for their celebrity puff pieces, he rails against it.

"My goal is to leave this planet with the biggest carbon footprint I can possibly leave," Leary said. "First of all, I have to have trucks because I live most of my time on a horse farm, so I've gotta have trucks. It's in the northeast, I've got to have pickup trucks to move snow, number one. Number two, just if I'm driving, I don't have to have an SUV but I want a big car. That's why I love America. That's why I think we should save the auto industry. I don't care."

Perhaps a hybrid SUV is a compromise Leary would be willing to accept. "I'm okay with that as long as they have the room in it. I want leg room. I want leg room and I want meat and I want potatoes and I want the biggest TV. I was talking to my son about getting one of these 80 inchers for my apartment. I think I have like a 65. I'm going 80."

For maximum effect, take a deep breath and read these quotes outloud without ever exhaling. "I honestly don't care if my grandchildren can breathe or not. I am a guy, my comfort. I want to be comfortable where I'm driving and where I'm sitting. I want bigger stuff."

Fred TopelStory/Interview by Fred Topel

Starpulse contributing writer

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