Comedian Louis C.K. was serious when he asked his 10-year-old daughter to cut him off from the Internet. He had her lock him out of his smartphone, he told Conan O’Brien.
The funnyman said he “quit the Internet — for now” after realizing he was cheating his two girls by his obsessive Web use.
He’s been off the phone for a month, he said in a video posted Thursday.
“I don’t like to stare into this thing,” he said. “I Google an image I don’t want to see … big dicks with nails in them.”
To which another guest responded: “Sir, you’re going to have to leave the library.”
C.K. recounted how he’d be talking to a daughter and “Bling, the phone goes. My kids are nice people, but they just wait.” But despite their outward courtesy, “she dies inside ever time I do this. … It’s a horrible abandonment. I have to think what I’m doing to this kid.”
So he handed his phone to his daughter to make a restriction code and lock him out.
“It’s been a month and I haven’t Googled anything,” he said. Instead, he now just goes up and asks people questions.
He says he’s started reading books again, including the scholastic classic “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. “It’s good,” he said.
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