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Monday, November 20, 2006
Michael Richards Loses It...
Or does he? You decide...
As of the time of this post, there have been over 1100 comments on the TMZ website discussing (?) this little meltdown.
Let me give you a brief summary of all the posts in four easy points....
- Richards has lost his mind.
- It's freedom of speech, and he should be allowed to say what he wants.
- If blacks can say the "N" word, what's the problem with white guys saying it
- Richards is da man, f*** all the n*****s and (for some reason) the jews.
I'm not sure if Richards was doing a Lenny Bruce, cutting edge, one for the ages comedy act, but I don't think he was.
I don't understand the whole idea of celebrities being able to say what they want, whenever they want. Three cases come immediately to mind; this one, Mel Gibson and his Jewish conspiracy tirade, and Paris Hilton, when referring to Lindsay Lohan's private parts.
Could it be that celebrities are surrounded with "yes men" and from that take a sense of they can do no wrong?
I believe this is more a symptom of arrogance, than of stupidity. Now what will be the excuse for this behavior on the Barbara Walter's special?
- I was drunk (or on drugs)
- I was going through a depression
- Richards hates black people and thinks it's OK to say so...
I'm going for excuse #2...
UPDATE - Richards apologizes tonight on Letterman. Check your local listings...
Posted by Mike The Greek on November 20, 2006 | Permalink
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Posted by: the man | 2006-11-20 10:43:03 PM
Anyone know if he was called a cracker before he dropped the N-bomb, then it could be funny.
Posted by: todd gack | 2006-11-20 10:46:33 PM
I think that this is an example of human nature rather than racism. Many people, when angered, will reach for the nearest, sharpest weapon. I've just been cut off on the highway... by a nigger... by a redneck, mountain pig-fucker... by a mini-munchkin-fortune-cookie-eating-nip. No black person with any sense of self worth would spend two seconds dwelling on the rantings of a fading comedian.
Posted by: ALAN | 2006-11-20 10:47:20 PM
"the man" seems to think that one needs to go to Oxford in order to make sense. Fortunately ofr him, he didn't have an education and he can be an ignorant moron for the rest of his life. That being said, you dont have to go to college to have common sense, which he sufers from as well. But most of all, I think "the man" might be a closet homosexual. He keeps calling everyone fag...tell me it's not true "the man?" so you can really prove my point.
[moderator's note: we'll close the discussion for now. I can't stay up all night editing this mayhem.]
Posted by: Harut | 2006-11-20 10:49:41 PM
notice that the crowd was laughing thru most of it.
in the movie gangs of new york almost the same words were used " look there an n over there [[[ cant you see theres a n in the church?
nominated for an oscar for best picture and was shown on cbc tv this past summer as one of their great films
Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-11-21 3:04:28 PM
WHO'S RIGHT WHO'S WRONG? WHATS THE POINT OF A BLOG? SO ALL YOU ANGRY UPTIGHT TIGHT ASS NEANDERTHALS CAN HAVE A SOAP BOX AND HIDE BEHIND SOME DUMBASS SCREEN NAME AND YELL OUT WHATEVER THE HELL U FEEL--EXACTLY!!!-DOESN'T MATTER WHOS RIGHT WHOS WRONG, HECKLERS WERE WRONG, HE WAS WRONG, HE HURT HIS CAREER THOUGH, BUT WHO CARES, ITS HIS PROBLEM, ITS THE HECKLERS PROBLEM. WE GOT PEOPLE DYIN IN ANOTHER COUNTRY OVER FREAKIN OIL!!!! AND WE HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO SIT HERE AN BICKER ABOUT WHO IS A RACIST--U SOUND LIKE CHILDREN!!! LET IT GO--HIS CAREER HAS BEEN OVER SINCE SEINFELD GOT CANCELLED--LET HIM KILL HIMSELF IN THE PUBLIC EYE. EITHER HE WILL BOUNCE BACK OR HE WILL BE ON THE SURREAL WORLD, EITHER WAY IT WONT AFFECT HOW I TAKE A SH*T OR HOW I PUT ON MY SHOES TOMORROW
Posted by: A Man Amongst Children | 2006-11-22 1:09:22 PM
What I'd like to know is what exactly would affect how CAPS LOCK GUY takes a shit.
Posted by: Rob Huck | 2006-11-22 3:35:33 PM
Hey, Paedophile at 1:09:22, your CapsLock key is third up from the bottom on the left end of your keyboard.
Turn it off.
Posted by: Speller | 2006-11-22 3:55:51 PM
Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, 1943
Posted by: Vitruvius | 20-Nov-06 10:34:55 PM
Hey, the singer was great, Vitruvius, and the orchestra was top-notch.
Posted by: 'been around the block | 2006-11-22 4:08:15 PM
Richards was certainly unprofessional, even if provoked.
However, I note that the two hecklers have now retained celebrity lawyer Gloria Alread to represent them. Obviously they have suffered serious psychological damage from this experience and that will require some serious coin to repair.
A pox on all their houses.
Posted by: Randy | 2006-11-22 10:25:40 PM
"Obviously they have suffered serious psychological damage from this experience and that will require some serious coin to repair."
Posted by: Randy | 22-Nov-06 10:25:40 PM
I doubt they'll get a winsome judgement on account of their pre-existing psychological damage not having been calibrated before attending the show.
Posted by: Speller | 2006-11-22 10:30:40 PM
Anybody that would let Gloria Alred rep them is questionable. I understand that they think they deserve some money and they were on AC360 barely looking at the camera as they spoke of how appalled they were. They didn't sound like the same men who retailiated and shouted cracker ass white something or other. They are appalled, they left the room so they could go out in the streets and dance a jig. This is their cash cow so I wish the community would speak out against that part as well. I have a hard time believing that anyone should get money for being called a name esp. if we don't know how many times they have allowed same race members to call them that. I don't play into the whole its okay for other blacks to call me that but not whites. The fact that there is a double standard reflects the their is an intrinsic dislike for whites if black can act one way, and whites another. What is that called?
Posted by: Wherethemoney | 2006-11-22 11:50:16 PM
"The fact that there is a double standard reflects the their is an intrinsic dislike for whites if black can act one way, and whites another. What is that called?"
Posted by: Wherethemoney | 22-Nov-06 11:50:16 PM
Uh, um, WAIT I know this one.... I think it's called culture.
Posted by: Speller | 2006-11-22 11:59:59 PM
The comment Richards made 'Hanging upside down with a fork up your ass' was a phrase used by Al Capone to his victims.
Those two low-life hecklers expect to get paid for all of this? WHAT! LOL! IF anyone should sue, it should be Richards against the two hecklers for starting this. Maybe if they kept thier mouth shut like everyone else that was in the audience, this would have not happened.
It is common for Blacks to disrput an event. Just go to a movie theatre with them and you will see what I mean.
GO KRAMER GO
Posted by: Vinny | 2006-11-23 7:10:59 AM
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