Sunday night was the Teen Choice Awards broadcast on FOX. Yeah, I’m sure you meant to watch it, but you were probably busy sorting laundry, labeling school supplies, or doing absolutely anything else in the world. No, the Teen Choice Awards are not generally designed for parental viewing, but this year’s awards delivered something unexpected that I think you should take notice of — you and your kids. Ashton Kutcher, of That 70′s Show, Demi Moore, movies, and Two and a Half Men replacement fame, won an award. What award? … Oh please, I didn’t watch that closely. The award doesn’t matter though, what mattered was his acceptance speech, which coincidentally was about what matters in life. Since I care about you I won’t make you watch the broadcast reply. You’re welcome. Frankly, all of the teenage girls screaming in the background take away from the importance of the speech anyway. Instead I have boiled it down to 6 specific Ashton Kutcher quotes that are definitely worth your time and attention.
Now I’m no fool. I understand that Ashton Kutcher has a new movie coming out, Jobs, and therefore, his attendance at the Teen Choice awards show was a very well orchestrated publicity event. But the Ashton Kutcher quotes, a la Jobs or not, have residual value and a whole lot of merit. Who knows, maybe your chid will grow up to be an Ashton, but you gotta hope that if he does, like Ashton, he’ll never forget that he started out as a Chris.
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