Since his days with Nick Frost in Hot Fuzz (2007), Simon Pegg has been one of my favorite actors. He and Nick were hilariously appearing to fulfill their childhood dreams in Paul (2011), and he provided brilliant comic relief against the seriousness of Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011). At first, Simon was silly, goofy, and plain ol' funny. But as I have watched him choose his roles, my respect for him has grown. I see him taking on themes that we all struggle with or dream of.
Having graduated from a couple Dale Carnegie courses, read his book, and was rasied by a man who believed in Carnegie's principles, I adored Simon in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. Who would't want to watch a parody around one of their most influential courses? Well, not everyone, but I've learned to let go and respect the lessons that the sacred clown offers the tribe. Poke fun at ourselves and we are offered an opportunity to learn more, grow, and gain deeper insight into who, how, and what we are.