The celebrity death thread Page 104

  • DUFFMAN5 1 Jan 2019 01:36:01 24,242 posts
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    Your-Mother wrote:
    How very dare people have a discussion. Leave your thoughts and prayers and MOVE ON PEOPLE.
    You tell 'em (me) Mother ;)

    I'm fairness it has gone on for pages now and we do have the random musings thread.
  • Mola_Ram 1 Jan 2019 02:31:42 19,495 posts
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    I just assumed Louie had wanked himself to death.
  • thelzdking 1 Jan 2019 02:36:56 9,155 posts
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    Married with Children was on today, and it was a lot more bitter and cynical.than I remembered. It wasn't exactly great, but still.
  • thelzdking 1 Jan 2019 02:39:38 9,155 posts
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    Also Morecambe and Wise are shit. Two Ronnie's are good though. I find stand-up comedy ages the worst. There are still plenty of classic films that are funny.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 1 Jan 2019 08:47:31 14,684 posts
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    Excellent twitter thread from Andy Richter on the Louie thing. The final post nails or for me.

    https://twitter.com/andyrichter/status/1079799901150572544?s=21

    “The PC police are not ruining comedy. It is a challenging time to be making jokes. You either accept the challenge or retreat into a past that was easier for you. I hope that this kind of selfish, easy, decency-contrarianism soon becomes as hack as airline food and mother-in-laws“
  • elstoof 1 Jan 2019 09:01:46 22,706 posts
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    Spot on

    Edited by elstoof at 09:01:52 01-01-2019
  • frightlever 1 Jan 2019 09:47:10 1,425 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    I don't know about his other comedy, but looking at that I do find it a bit strange how common the "Oh, so you identify as a different gender? Well, I identify as a house plant hur hur hur" type of joke is.
    FWIW I found the Louis excerpt mostly funny. I can also respect that the Parkland Survivors who've chosen advocacy are an exceptional bunch and what they went through was terrible, but if you frame their situation with humour I'm going to laugh at it.

    I also respect a person's right to self-identify however they please, but Andy Richter refers to trans shaming, while Louis was talking about gender neutral self-identification. How that isn't a legitimate target for comedy, I do not know.

    Hopefully we all agree that homosexuality isn't a choice, it's how a person is born. Similarly, it's generally accepted, certainly on here, that transgender people have no choice over their gender identity and their pronoun should acknowledge this.

    I'm basically a reasoned, polite person, so if you tell me you want to be referred to as they/them then I'll respect that choice, barring a few slip-ups from time to time, but I remain sceptical that people who identify as gender neutral or non-binary absent any other physical or emotional misgendering, aren't consciously making that choice. It feels like we've had a few decades to get our heads around gender reassignment and now the rug is being pulled from under our feet.

    This is complicated, unsurprisingly, by the large minority of transgender people who aren't comfortable identifying as male or female and so also fall outside strict binary definitions. I feel there's enough of a difference between this kind of accepted condition and, say, a teenager who identifies as non binary, within a generation notorious for their introversion and dislike of social interaction.

    I'd be perfectly happy for he/she being abolished and everyone getting referred to as they/them. I don't see that anything would be lost and a lot of gender stereotypes need to go as well. Some people would still want a different pronoun though, and that's comedy fodder.

    Also, nobody famous died, right? Just the death of comedy then?

    Oh, and some of the recent comedy specials on Netflix have been woeful. Bert Kreisher? Jesus. I've liked the John Mulaney, Demetri Martin and Lliza Schlesinger (especially the bit about the dog - killed me) specials from this year. Probably others. Shame we don't have a Netflix thread.

    Anyway I'll be back here later with some questions about my NAS.
  • greg_wha 1 Jan 2019 09:56:24 1,282 posts
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    Anyone see the Big Fat Quiz of the Year? Now that was the death of comedy, I’d rather rim jar Bigfoot than sit though that shite again.
  • monkman76 1 Jan 2019 10:33:25 14,544 posts
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    It's a terrible format, I'm amazed it's survived this long. Who ever thought writing down your answers quietly like in an exam could be televisual in any way.
  • Frogofdoom 1 Jan 2019 11:14:16 12,374 posts
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    I'm enjoying the mild irritation at the thread being derailed, like it doesn't happen to every other thread on here :D

    Don't worry 2019 will claim its first victim soon and people can get on with feigning heartbreak and shock that a 94 year old person has died ;)

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 11:15:04 01-01-2019
  • fontgeeksogood 1 Jan 2019 11:38:44 5,249 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Finally a voice of reason from... Ricky Gervais? Wat

    https://mobile.twitter.com/rickygervais/status/1079784120945967104
    He's still pissy about being called out on calling people 'mongs'
  • RighteousPickle 1 Jan 2019 11:46:20 105 posts
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    Did he create that whole God awful show Derek just in response to that?
  • You-can-call-me-kal 1 Jan 2019 11:55:27 14,684 posts
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    Sadly the solidarity from Count Dankula somewhat undermines the point.
  • JamboWayOh 1 Jan 2019 12:03:03 12,191 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Sadly the solidarity from Count Dankula somewhat undermines the point.
    Yeah that didn’t help his point at all.
  • Baihu1983 2 Jan 2019 16:57:58 10,910 posts
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    Former WWF interviewer Gene Okerlund
  • ChiefGB 2 Jan 2019 17:25:24 10,287 posts
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    Not “Big Gene” :(
  • JamboWayOh 2 Jan 2019 17:34:41 12,191 posts
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    Surely you mean ‘Mean Gene’?
  • jaxon58 2 Jan 2019 17:40:08 2,498 posts
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    Poor Mean Gene. I hope he let Hulk Hogan tell him something before he passed.
  • ChiefGB 2 Jan 2019 19:37:52 10,287 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Surely you mean ‘Mean Gene’?
    Ah yes, my bad
  • fontgeeksogood 2 Jan 2019 19:40:53 5,249 posts
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    Funkhouser, nooooo
  • Fab4 2 Jan 2019 19:56:31 8,801 posts
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    RIP Super Dave :(
  • Deleted user 2 January 2019 20:02:14
    Talking wrestling I recently discovered the perfect macho man impressionist.

    https://youtu.be/eb-clXwryn0
  • You-can-call-me-kal 2 Jan 2019 20:35:57 14,684 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Funkhouser, nooooo
    😞

    Didn’t realise he was Albert Brooks’ brother.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 2 Jan 2019 20:37:06 14,684 posts
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    https://youtu.be/3o5m_mXadoU

    RIP
  • fontgeeksogood 2 Jan 2019 20:43:30 5,249 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    https://youtu.be/3o5m_mXadoU

    RIP
    He was fucking brilliant. When I saw this first time I had to watch it twice, I was still lolling about "worried about the size of her opening" and Larry's rage at how long it was taking I missed the punchline
  • Frogofdoom 2 Jan 2019 21:01:43 12,374 posts
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    AHH that's a shit one, he was amazing in curb. He was quite a bit older than I assumed as well.
  • CosmicFuzz 2 Jan 2019 22:36:23 32,585 posts
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    :(
  • fontgeeksogood 17 Jan 2019 04:35:48 5,249 posts
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    May not be a celebrity to others (and if so, please feel free to comment as such on this thread as that's very classy), but:

    Lorna Doom, bass player from punk band Germs, RIP

    Oops, autocorrect

    Edited by fontgeeksogood at 04:42:09 17-01-2019
  • Your-Mother 17 Jan 2019 04:38:50 2,574 posts
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    Survived by her brother, Briga.
  • neilka 17 Jan 2019 08:10:31 22,488 posts
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    And her sister Gluman.

    ...

    RIP
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