Comedy Legend Norm MacDonald Dies at Age 61, After a Long and Private Battle With Cancer

A huge loss for comedy. And for clear-thinking.

I know many will disagree, but I think he was the funniest man alive, and the funniest man of the late 20th century.

The comedian's longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra, who was with him when died, said Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade but was determined to keep his health struggles private, away from family, friends and fans.

"He was most proud of his comedy," Hoekstra said. "He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that 'a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.' He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly."

He gained a lot of weight the past eight years or so, which I now realize was probably due to being periodically weakened and rendered inactive by chemotherapy.

Norm MacDonald's SNL parody sketch of West Side Story.

Norm MacDonald was sexist and/or honest about the small number of women who are funny at a professional level. That assemblage of clips has an interview with James Downey (SNL writer) at around 5:00, wherein Norm does one of my favorite bits: Forcing people to agree with un-PC things.

He does that in this interview with SNL castmate David Koechner. That show has one of my very favorite jokes he ever did.

A related bit is Norm constantly accusing other people of being racist or sexist or having some other type of un-PC belief, when he's really the instigator of all that.

Norm on white privilege.

Norm turned to vegetarianism later in life, but not strict vegetarianism.

Norm always believed that teachers are the real heroes.

Norm MacDonald talking about the pitches he did for SNL that were rejected.

I was just listening to another comic talk about Norm's "Fake Pitches." Apparently there was some tactical thinking in pitching at each show's pitch meeting. If you pitched a sketch in the pitch meeting, people wouldn't laugh when you read the sketch's script at the next day's table read. So Norm MacDonald (and Kevin Nealon) would just offer fake pitches at the pitch session and then write up new material for the table read.

Norm MacDonald was famously fired from Weekend Update, and then SNL entirely, because he kept saying that OJ Simpson was a murderer. And the head of NBC's Sports and Variety Programming (which oversaw SNL) was Don Ohlmeyer, who considered himself to be one of OJ Simpson's best friends.

He famously -- infamously, to the Hollywood Left -- roasted Bill Clinton to his face at the White House Correspondent's Dinner.

And this wasn't a fake Hollywood compliment roast. This was a real roast.


Norm MacDonald talking about 9/11.


Norm MacDonald talking about religion for 13 minutes.

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That's not a real tweet, but I think Norm would have chuckled.

This one is real, from 2016:

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At about two minutes in, the crowd starts to get it and starts laughing.

That's when I got it. When I first saw this, I thought Norm had been in a car accident or had had a stroke, and they were humoring him during his recovery by giving him this slot. I was kind of sad about it.

Then I started to appreciate what he was doing.

He later revealed that he got all of these terrible jokes from an old "Toastmaster's" book of bad jokes from the 1950s. I think it was his dad's book.

From last year: Norm talking about covid.

Posted by: Ace at 03:27 PM




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1 SPONGE

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 02:28 PM (XvPQV)

2 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 14, 2021 02:28 PM (Zz0t1)

3 And rest in peace, Norm.

You're well quit of this world

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 02:28 PM (XvPQV)

4 damn it, sorry Sponge

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 02:28 PM (XvPQV)

5 Just about every comedian who actually does standup, loves Norm. Or at least respects his skill.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 02:29 PM (XvPQV)

6 Sad news.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 02:29 PM (LvTSG)

7
Norm MacDonald did a great Burt Reynolds impression.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 14, 2021 02:29 PM (7e2t8)

8 Very sad. This guy made me laugh so hard. No matter what he was talking about.

Posted by: artisanal ette at September 14, 2021 02:29 PM (2o90I)

9 Am of the same opinion as Ace. I would watch Norm over anyone else.

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 02:29 PM (SchQD)

10 He was funny.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 14, 2021 02:30 PM (JUOKG)

11 He's definitely up there, ace, and has a style no one can imitate. Very clever off the cuff as well.

You know who I think are the real heroes? The real heroes. Guy who planted the flag at Iwo Jima has to be up there, right?

Posted by: Broseidon at September 14, 2021 02:30 PM (lQ6B1)

12 Norm was not a real jerk. RIP Norm and thanks for the laughs.

Posted by: x at September 14, 2021 02:30 PM (oA+QO)

13 I know many will disagree, but I think he was the funniest man alive, and the funniest man of the late 20th century.
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Zero disagreement here. His book Based on a True Story is one of the funniest things I've ever read. An absolute comedy legend.

Posted by: ... at September 14, 2021 02:30 PM (j10HH)

14 Who was Andre the Giant......

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 14, 2021 02:30 PM (JUOKG)

15 The West Side Story spoof is one of the funniest things of all time.

Also, Robert Downey Jr., pre-Iron Man. Tim Meadows is great in it too.

But Norm just *sells* it.

I think I need to watch Dirty Work tonight.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at September 14, 2021 02:31 PM (CF9N9)

16 -
Norm MacDonald did a great Burt Reynolds impression.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 14, 2021 02:29 PM -
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No, no. Turd Ferguson.

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 02:31 PM (SchQD)

17 RIP Norm

Posted by: steevy at September 14, 2021 02:32 PM (CYnTg)

18 Both Norm appearances on The View should be linked.

Posted by: ... at September 14, 2021 02:32 PM (j10HH)

19 Big hat. It's funny.

Larger than normal-size.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at September 14, 2021 02:32 PM (CF9N9)

20 Never heard of him.

Posted by: Charles Gibson at September 14, 2021 02:32 PM (+nWCH)

21 Fuckity fuck.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 14, 2021 02:32 PM (RoIW/)

22
Norm MacDonald on The View while the Democrats were trying to steal the 2000 election:

https://youtu.be/Z3PP_SWHUQQ?t=81

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 14, 2021 02:32 PM (7e2t8)

23 Blindsided by this. He was a good comedian. Sad day for comedy, for he was one of the few who did not give a fuck about everyone else's feelings.

Posted by: soulpile at September 14, 2021 02:33 PM (hiX0r)

24 >>>Norm MacDonald did a great Burt Reynolds impression.


Oh I forgot that one. There's so much.

He never thought of himself as an impressionist but he did do some killer impressions. Burt Reynolds, Bob Dole. Rod Serling too.

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:33 PM (0G13K)

25 he continued to get funnier throughout his career. a true craftsman.

Posted by: x at September 14, 2021 02:33 PM (oA+QO)

26 >>>19 Big hat. It's funny.

Larger than normal-size.

...

I'm doing a racing picture. With Dom DeLuise. Funny guy.

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:33 PM (0G13K)

27 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 14, 2021 02:33 PM (arJlL)

28 Go listen to Jim Breuer's Norm story about the time Pam Anderson hosted SNL.

Basically, Chris Kattan was shitting on Norm to impress Pam.

Norm's revenge was killer.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 02:34 PM (KbCG3)

29
R.I.P. Turd Ferguson

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 14, 2021 02:34 PM (pNxlR)

30 Norm also did a killer Letterman

Posted by: ... at September 14, 2021 02:34 PM (j10HH)

31 Oh Dear God.

He's only my favorite comedian.

Fuck. I need to sit down.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2021 02:34 PM (Bmy3R)

32 -
He never thought of himself as an impressionist but he did do some killer impressions. Burt Reynolds, Bob Dole. Rod Serling too.

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:33 PM
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Loved his Letterman one, also.

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 02:34 PM (SchQD)

33 Sad news.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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If he's with Jesus, it's not sad at all.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 02:34 PM (FMpy3)

34 >>>Loved his Letterman one, also.


oh that was amazing. I meant to link that but forgot. I have like forty Norm tabs open.

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:35 PM (0G13K)

35 I always enjoyed watching and listening to Norm.

His voice and the humorous glint in his eyes along with his sly grin were signals to "wait ...wait for it" as he got to the punchlines.

RIP Mr. MacDonald.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 14, 2021 02:36 PM (/1l9x)

36 Very funny guy.

RIP

Posted by: WisRich at September 14, 2021 02:36 PM (G0vdT)

37 Yeah, Norm was great but I also miss Phil Hartman. These guys were comic geniuses.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 02:36 PM (/MaDp)

38
He was relentless in his skewering of O. J. Simpson, which apparently pissed off one of O. J.'s NBC sycophants.

Too fooking bad, killer lover.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 14, 2021 02:36 PM (pNxlR)

39 Norm also did a killer Letterman.

Want some gum?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at September 14, 2021 02:36 PM (CF9N9)

40 Yeah, Norm was great but I also miss Phil Hartman. These guys were comic geniuses.

Typical. I don't get no respect.

Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield at September 14, 2021 02:37 PM (ZsR3z)

41 Norm also did a killer Letterman.
Want some gum?
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lol

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 02:37 PM (FMpy3)

42 So Norm, Tim, and Bob walk into heaven's bar ...

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 14, 2021 02:37 PM (4I/2K)

43 It's hard to find but when Norm went on the view and said about Clinton "didn't he like, kill a guy?" to the old hens and got them clucking was pure gold.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at September 14, 2021 02:37 PM (ssz2a)

44 Dennis Miller's prior podcast was one of the few that I would typically listen to regularly. Any that featured Norm were easily in my list of favorites.

I loved Norm's off-kilter comedic approach.

RIP

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at September 14, 2021 02:38 PM (TNyrE)

45 40 Yeah, Norm was great but I also miss Phil Hartman. These guys were comic geniuses.

Typical. I don't get no respect.

Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield at September 14, 2021 02:37 PM (ZsR3z)

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I don't get it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 02:38 PM (LvTSG)

46 Start with the "12-Minute Joke" on Youtube for those who've never heard of him.

Comedic genius, and a wickedly funny takedown of the 24 hour cable news biz.

Then do "Norm MacDonald Destroys a Heckler" in which he absolutely obliterates a schoolteacher Karen heckler who insists that teachers are heroes.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2021 02:38 PM (Bmy3R)

47 His autobiography had a weird chapter about him possibly being sexually abused as a child (the old guy and the squirrel). He doesn't come right out and say it but it's the inescapable conclusion. It may have been a joke on the reader. I hope it was a joke.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 14, 2021 02:38 PM (Y0dLt)

48 Burt Reynolds probably had a good laugh about those impersonations

Posted by: steevy at September 14, 2021 02:38 PM (CYnTg)

49 'Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade of the trees...'

Posted by: Eromero at September 14, 2021 02:38 PM (0OP+5)

50 40 Yeah, Norm was great but I also miss Phil Hartman. These guys were comic geniuses.

Typical. I don't get no respect.
Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield
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Love you Rodney but I always think of you as a Don Rickles generation comic.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 02:38 PM (/MaDp)

51 I'm surprised that no one knew he was sick. There was a period a few years back when he looked like death eating a cracker, and then he got all bloated.

I have been bracing myself for this for a while.

RIP

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 14, 2021 02:38 PM (C2Pdl)

52 I used to love when he was on Dennis Miller's radio show/podcast. He could get Miller laughing so hard he couldn't speak.

Posted by: Ktgreat at September 14, 2021 02:39 PM (AD3JT)

53 Norm Macdonald died so this could live?

deadline.com: "'Twins' Sequel 'Triplets' Set: Tracy Morgan Joins Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito & Director Ivan Reitman In Hot Toronto Package"

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 02:39 PM (+WWsf)

54 Watch the entire clip from the White House Correspondents' Dinner. It is incredible. This may be my favorite part of it, when puts Dick Morris - and by extension, everyone in the press other than Larry King - *below* Larry Flynt in the hierarchy. Absolutely brutal and ballsy as hell:
https://youtu.be/d5kpXhq5nHM?t=129

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 02:39 PM (3p5uk)

55 A terrible loss for comedy. Norm was a genius, and he was almost always based.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 02:39 PM (XSRBF)

56 >>>39 Norm also did a killer Letterman.

Want some gum?

...

Norm's David Letterman impression and his Burt Reynolds impression were both Gum-Heavy.

#ThinkAboutIt

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:40 PM (0G13K)

57 Norm as Bret Michaels on Rock of Love was so funny I about choked.

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 02:40 PM (SchQD)

58 I don't usually do the celebrity mourning bit, but man this eats me up.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 14, 2021 02:40 PM (Ectld)

59 damn it, sorry Sponge
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 02:28 PM (XvPQV)


Shit happens.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 14, 2021 02:41 PM (Zz0t1)

60 Love you Rodney but I always think of you as a Don Rickles generation comic.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 02:38 PM (/MaDp)
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Ditto. Dangerfield was from the generation prior to MacDonald.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 02:41 PM (3p5uk)

61 >>>His autobiography had a weird chapter about him possibly being sexually abused as a child (the old guy and the squirrel).

well that's not really an autobiography. it's fiction.

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:41 PM (0G13K)

62 Dangerfield and Carson; Macdonald and Letterman.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 02:41 PM (+WWsf)

63 So Norm, Tim, and Bob walk into Heaven's bar ...
Posted by: Count de Monet
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Hehe.

Heaven should be capitalized since it is a destination, as is Hell.
As human beings who are ultimately eternal beings, we all are gonna spend a long time in one of those two places.

Norm, Praise God, is in Heaven. He fought the good fight and is now with the Lord, waiting for the rest of us to join them so His party can really get started.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 02:41 PM (FMpy3)

64 Well, this is about the worst year ever.

Posted by: Auspex at September 14, 2021 02:41 PM (Xo3T0)

65 60 Love you Rodney but I always think of you as a Don Rickles generation comic.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 02:38 PM (/MaDp)
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Ditto. Dangerfield was from the generation prior to MacDonald.
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Yep. Still makes me laugh to this day, though.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 02:42 PM (/MaDp)

66 And once again, the worst job in America is...assistant crack whore!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 14, 2021 02:43 PM (kTF2Z)

67 Was it the OJ Weekend Update bit where it ended up with OJ telestrating "I did it" that did him in?

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at September 14, 2021 02:43 PM (sX1BW)

68 i just added the Bob Saget roast.

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:43 PM (0G13K)

69 This is a gut punch. He will be very missed.

I am sure this will be mentioned, but there was a Comedy Central roast where every comedian tried to one up the previous comedian on filthiness. When Norm finally had his turn, he did clean, dad joke type, old school comedian burns. It got more and more funny as he kept going, especially as the comedians looked at him in disbelief. Genius way to do the unexpected and kill it.

Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2021 02:43 PM (Lf9W7)

70 I think he also did a great job of being a "smart" comic without extending into Dennis Miller levels of tryhard - and I say that even though I love Dennis Miller.

Colin Quinn is a similar one - probably not a coincidence that all three were Weekend Update anchors at one point.

Posted by: Broseidon at September 14, 2021 02:43 PM (lQ6B1)

71 I just have one question:

Who stole Bob Dole's peanut butter?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 02:43 PM (KbCG3)

72 Norm didn't represent my preference of humor, but I always saw him as cut from the same cloth as Dennis Miller and James Woods, as in celebrity types who have zero boinks to give what Hollywood thinks. He will be missed.

Posted by: The Maskless Ranger at September 14, 2021 02:43 PM (hQVBP)

73 well that's not really an autobiography. it's fiction.
Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:41 PM (0G13K)
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If it were a memoir, he would put juicy things from his own life. Like that he's a deeply-closeted gay man.
https://youtu.be/L7K-kaelQEs

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 02:43 PM (3p5uk)

74 Seriously, watch that Rock of Love bit, when he's talking to the girls. I love it.

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 02:43 PM (SchQD)

75 Bummer. RIP, Norm.

Brings back memories of when I first heard the news about the death of Phil Hartman in '98 (sadly, murdered by his psycho wife).

When I told my work officemate the news, he was visibly shaken and said "The world needs more, not fewer, people like that who can make us laugh."

Ditto, and far moreso today, those with COURAGE.

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 14, 2021 02:45 PM (b6ifw)

76 Another amazing comic genius is Artie Lang, who unfortunately is so unbelievably self destructive he can't go anywhere.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2021 02:45 PM (KZzsI)

77 Oh, Ace has a post of it at the very end of his post! The Bob Saget roast, yes. Anyway I love him and am terribly sad at this news.

Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2021 02:45 PM (Lf9W7)

78 Unfortunately, his Commie brother, Neil Macdonald, a CBC reporter in D.C. the last time I checked, is still alive.

BTW, it's the small-d version of Macdonald.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 14, 2021 02:45 PM (UHVv4)

79 He played a small role on one of my favorite shows: The Middle. His scenes would always be the best part of any episode.

Posted by: Infrequent commenter at September 14, 2021 02:45 PM (eytiR)

80 Agreed. Funniest in my life time. So sad today.
I was just watching this last night.
https://youtu.be/l80t8anzVO4
5 years old but I had not seen it and I laughed my butt off.

Posted by: realkirk at September 14, 2021 02:46 PM (W1E3x)

81 Do you own a dog house?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 02:46 PM (+WWsf)

82 Was it also the Saget roast where he was reading the newspaper for most of it?.

Posted by: Broseidon at September 14, 2021 02:46 PM (lQ6B1)

83 This really sucks.

I'm going to be watching a lot of his old clips. His Wait, What segment about Gloria Allred bat-sexing her assistant's hand is hilarious.

Posted by: Scott at September 14, 2021 02:46 PM (QvuuX)

84 i just added the Bob Saget roast.
Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:43 PM (0G13K)
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That performance was top-tier brilliantly funny. To really understand *why* it is so funny, you need a little bit of background.

The Comedy Central Roast series was awful. It was deliberately and maximally raunchy and dirty to the point of bordering on gross. Comedy Central told the people performing at the Roasts to be as vulgar and borderline as possible. It was the whole idea behind their version of the "Roast" format. So what did Norm do? He went up and told G-rated, milquetoast jokes from old joke books. He did it with a straight face and landed every punchline. The real joke is on the rest of the Roast panel - watching it slowly dawn on them what he what was doing.

I find it side-splittingly hilarious, as well as a fairly ballsy move no one but him would have thought of, let along have the guts to pull it off.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 02:47 PM (3p5uk)

85 >>>Norm's David Letterman impression and his Burt Reynolds impression were both Gum-Heavy.

#ThinkAboutIt

Posted by: ace


"Turd Ferguson. It's a funny name."

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 02:47 PM (XSRBF)

86 iI loved Norm's humor - he had that deadpan humor style down as well as anybody ever has.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2021 02:47 PM (trdmm)

87 I remember a joke he did that no comedian today would have the balls to do, about some guy at an event or protest or some such thing holding a sign that said "I'm Proud of My Gay Son". Norm observed that it's an odd thing to inspire pride in, and imagined a conversation between two fathers.

Father #1: My son just graduated medical school and is starting his career as a doctor. I couldn't be more proud of him.

Father #2: I know what you mean. My son loves cock. He just can't get enough of it. I'm so proud of him.

Posted by: radar at September 14, 2021 02:47 PM (3Zp/H)

88 Love you Rodney but I always think of you as a Don Rickles generation comic.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 02:38 PM (/MaDp)


It seems I'm in the minority, but I just didn't find McDonald that funny. He had moments, especially as Burt Reynolds, but otherwise, not my cup of tea. And I'd put Dangerfield's turn in Caddy Shack as among the funniest bits I've ever seen.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2021 02:47 PM (ZsR3z)

89 >>>74 Seriously, watch that Rock of Love bit, when he's talking to the girls. I love it.


i will. thanks.

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:47 PM (0G13K)

90 RIP to the GOAT. YT has a few great compilations of Norm on the Dennis Miller radio show circa 10-15 years ago - some of the funniest jokes and conversation anywhere. And to hear real laughter from DM as Norm makes him roll is so funny. We love you Normie.

Posted by: Ol' Chunk of Coal at September 14, 2021 02:47 PM (h/I30)

91 hate to say that it's impossible to miss the roots of the currency degeneracy even in that west side story parody

don't recall west side story but perhaps there you can find more nascent roots

appears the squares were right all along

Posted by: havel at September 14, 2021 02:48 PM (AJLoU)

92 The great part about his impressions were that they were "impressionistic".... not just aping the target's accent and mannerisms accurately, but really distilling down something about them and portraying it perfectly, while still basically just talking like Norm Macdonald.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 02:48 PM (6FeV1)

93 @84: "He went up and told G-rated, milquetoast jokes from old joke books."

Even avoided saying "hell"; instead, "what the h?!"

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 02:48 PM (+WWsf)

94 ++++
If it were a memoir, he would put juicy things from his own life. Like that he's a deeply-closeted gay man.
https://youtu.be/L7K-kaelQEs
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 02:43 PM (3p5uk)



Reminds me that Andy Richter is a raging cocksucker douchebag.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 14, 2021 02:48 PM (Zz0t1)

95 Norm as Burt Reynolds was always hysterical.

Posted by: garrett at September 14, 2021 02:48 PM (mtz9H)

96 76 Another amazing comic genius is Artie Lang, who unfortunately is so unbelievably self destructive he can't go anywhere.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2021 02:45 PM (KZzsI)


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It is mind-boggling that Artie Lange is somehow still alive.

Posted by: radar at September 14, 2021 02:48 PM (3Zp/H)

97 Father #1: My son just graduated from medical school and is starting his career as a doctor. I couldn't be more proud of him.

Father #2: I know what you mean. My son loves cock. He just can't get enough of it. I'm so proud of him.
Posted by: radar
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LOL

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 02:49 PM (FMpy3)

98 Very sorry to hear this news. I read his book, (Based on a true story), based on the suggestion of someone on the book thread. It was extremely funny, sometimes very sad and strange. Sometimes confusing (for me), as I really did not know what was true, and what was not.

Posted by: MikeM at September 14, 2021 02:49 PM (KkKWo)

99 the old one

Posted by: x at September 14, 2021 02:50 PM (oA+QO)

100 Rogan podcast with Segura, Kreischer, and Shaffir in late 2019; seven minutes about Norm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI3cJx5D9Zg

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 02:50 PM (+WWsf)

101 And I'd put Dangerfield's turn in Caddy Shack as among the funniest bits I've ever seen.
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Rodney just did Rodney. Rodney is funny. He is always funny. But he comes from the 50s/60s not the 70s and 80s.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 02:51 PM (/MaDp)

102 Rogan podcast with Segura, Kreischer, and Shaffir in late 2019; seven minutes about Norm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI3cJx5D9Zg
Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 02:50 PM (+WWsf)
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Seven minutes heals all wounds...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 02:51 PM (3p5uk)

103 >> Very sorry to hear this news. I read his book, (Based on a true story), based on the suggestion of someone on the book thread. It was extremely funny, sometimes very sad and strange. Sometimes confusing (for me), as I really did not know what was true, and what was not.

i need to read that. I saw him reading a chapter at some event and it was hilarious.

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:52 PM (0G13K)

104 This and Neil Peart's death are gut punches.

The greats are leaving us at a precipitous rate.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 14, 2021 02:52 PM (4tgPZ)

105 Had no idea he was sick. I saw him with Dennis Miller and David Spade in January 2020, geez - no one had a clue what was about to hit the world. They all did a set and at the end came out together for a Q&A. Most questions were for Norm.

One guy said he had been in a bad place lately and he watched Norm videos and they helped him get through whatever he was going through, he never said what. He said - Norm, I just want to ask if I can shake your hand. Norm said - come up here. The guy stepped on the stage and Norm hugged him and let him meet the other two. This is why he was loved, not just liked. Funny as hell, but he was a genuinely good person.

God bless him.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at September 14, 2021 02:52 PM (eKhRG)

106 Oh man, Dennis Miller and Colin Quinn *define* try-hard....

But i still generally like them.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 02:52 PM (6FeV1)

107 RIP, Norm. You will be missed.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 14, 2021 02:52 PM (H3MF8)

108 A lot of the Norm era SNL comedians have become more vocal in pushing back against the wokeness. They rightfully see it as the death of an art form they love. It is encouraging. The Tina Fey era ones are beyond hope, even when they get cancelled they keep swallowing the kool-aid.

Have not always loved Rob Schneiders schtick, but he is one of the good guys. He retweeted the CA school board meeting and is trying to support people standing up to this crap.

Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2021 02:53 PM (Lf9W7)

109 It is mind-boggling that Artie Lange is somehow still alive.

It actually is, the guy should have been dead ten times by now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2021 02:53 PM (KZzsI)

110 The greats are leaving us at a precipitous rate.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 14, 2021 02:52 PM (4tgPZ)

Hey, Ruth Ginsberg is dead, so it's not all bad.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 02:53 PM (6FeV1)

111 Ace --

I am surprised that you didn't include the clip from Politically Incorrect, in which Norm discussed at length what he found objectionable with gay pron. I think that you have mentioned here before.

Posted by: A Concerned Citizen at September 14, 2021 02:53 PM (zcPgo)

112 General Miley has some nerve not letting the RNC in on his effective coup.

Posted by: Rona Romney's Floppy Goiter at September 14, 2021 02:54 PM (dynG0)

113 -
I am surprised that you didn't include the clip from Politically Incorrect, in which Norm discussed at length what he found objectionable with gay pron. I think that you have mentioned here before.

Posted by: A Concerned Citizen at September 14, 2021 02:53 PM -
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Damn, I forgot about that one.

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 02:54 PM (SchQD)

114 9 Minutes of Norm MacDonald Shitting on Hillary Clinton:

https://tinyurl.com/fdknmzdj

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2021 02:55 PM (Bmy3R)

115 Not much into comedy, but if everyone thinks he was a great guy the world will miss him

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2021 02:55 PM (2JoB8)

116 I've been watching his twitter, wondering why so little content. Profoundly saddened by this news.

Posted by: Marylander at September 14, 2021 02:55 PM (tQXNT)

117 I miss Norm MacDonald a little, because he was funny and nicely inherited the news desk.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 14, 2021 02:55 PM (W+kMI)

118 Have not always loved Rob Schneiders schtick, but he is one of the good guys.

Yeah not a big fan but I do respect the guy personally.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2021 02:56 PM (KZzsI)

119 Norm McDonald was like good modern art. Some don't get it and others think they do and explain it to those that don't. Dozens of different interpretations .

Posted by: Just a side note at September 14, 2021 02:56 PM (2DOZq)

120 My wife, retired special ed teacher/administrator, is gonna take this hard. She loved Norm.

You're so brave, I couldn't do what you do.


"Are you kidding? I get kids to color inside the lines. With one crayon. And they pay me for it."

Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 02:56 PM (mD/uy)

121 I downloaded the audiobook for Norm's Based on a True Story. Hopefully it's norm reading it/

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:56 PM (0G13K)

122 David Spade is my type of humor /wit.

Posted by: Just a side note at September 14, 2021 02:57 PM (2DOZq)

123 the podcasts are gold

Posted by: x at September 14, 2021 02:57 PM (oA+QO)

124 The Tina Fey era ones are beyond hope, even when they get cancelled they keep swallowing the kool-aid.
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That's not Kool-aid!!!

Posted by: ... at September 14, 2021 02:58 PM (Xg9Dg)

125 Norm was on the remake of the Match Game and was random and entertaining. And you can see he cannot hide his contempt with some of the other "celebs" on there. I don't know who the host was but he was ruthlessly brutal to the cast, mocking them and their lifestyle constantly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2021 02:58 PM (KZzsI)

126 Ace, there are just too many good ones! Is impossibly to remember them all. Thanks for the ones you compiled.

Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2021 02:58 PM (Lf9W7)

127 Will miss Norm a lot. He was really funny.

Godspeed, Norm MacDonald, and thanks for all the laughs.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at September 14, 2021 02:58 PM (k4dH2)

128 Then I started to appreciate what he was doing.

Showing up and purposefully being terrible is pretty meta and funny. I particularly like the joke that Sagat would benefit from joining the Klan on account the good a hood would do his face. But delivered so awkwardly it was painful.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 14, 2021 02:58 PM (QU5/8)

129 I wanted to watch "Norm Macdonald has a show", but every single episode has a guest who is someone i find utterly revolting.... sad.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 02:58 PM (6FeV1)

130 Probably already linked, but Norm's funniest bit, ever- and he wasn't even the person supposedly being interviewed...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F6dXcW-_Fc

Posted by: Formerly Virginioan at September 14, 2021 02:58 PM (N1tpc)

131 I downloaded the audiobook for Norm's Based on a True Story. Hopefully it's norm reading it/
Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 02:56 PM (0G13K)

You are going to love it. But it's not background material. You need to have it front and center.

Posted by: ... at September 14, 2021 02:59 PM (Xg9Dg)

132 Norm's OJ joke during the '98 ESPYs was pretty killer. The look of Junior Griffey's face afterwards was priceless. Lots of heads in hands avoiding the camera all throughout too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 02:59 PM (+WWsf)

133 -
Ace, there are just too many good ones! Is impossibly to remember them all. Thanks for the ones you compiled.

Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2021 02:58 PM -
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Absolutely.

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 02:59 PM (SchQD)

134 Didn't Norm play Col. Sanders in a number of KFC TV ads a few years back?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2021 02:59 PM (c6xtn)

135 If he's with Jesus, it's not sad at all.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 02:34 PM (FMpy3)
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My understanding is that he made public his acceptance of Christ earlier this year.

RIP, Norm. Just 32 years my senior.

Posted by: Axeman at September 14, 2021 02:59 PM (XHhHI)

136 I am beside myself. I still cannot believe it. I will spread his comedy material so that his legacy can live and live and live. This is awful. God bless you, Norm MacDonald, you funny mf'er!!!

Posted by: LeftyMagnet at September 14, 2021 02:59 PM (/W8OC)

137 87 I remember a joke he did that no comedian today would have the balls to do, about some guy at an event or protest or some such thing holding a sign that said "I'm Proud of My Gay Son". Norm observed that it's an odd thing to inspire pride in, and imagined a conversation between two fathers.


I saw that bit as part of one of his sitdowns on the Dennis Miller Show. The whole interview is hilarious and Miller could barely talk by the end as he kept saying "cock."

Posted by: the dandy at September 14, 2021 02:59 PM (5vfx1)

138 Sports Show with Norm Macdonald is fantastic. Basically his SNL news but but based around sports in 2014.

Posted by: ... at September 14, 2021 03:00 PM (Xg9Dg)

139 Carrot Top starring in Chairman of the Bored!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:00 PM (+WWsf)

140 I pray this is one of Norms jokes.

Posted by: Fish at September 14, 2021 03:00 PM (g5ddn)

141 Posted by: Formerly Virginioan at September 14, 2021 02:58 PM (N1tpc)

Courtney Thorne-Smith was *mortified* LOL

That just made it even funnier.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2021 03:00 PM (Bmy3R)

142 >>>When I first saw this, I thought Norm had been in a car accident or had had a stroke, and they were humoring him during his recovery by giving him this slot.

That was really painful to watch. I miss him!

Posted by: m at September 14, 2021 03:01 PM (Zsfob)

143
Holy crow. Lady YD picked up a pocketwatch at a garage sale for $7. Looks like it retails around $2500.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 14, 2021 03:01 PM (FvCkv)

144 Well, I have my homework assignment now.

I stopped watching SNL in the early 90's so only ever vaguely knew who Norm Macdonald was. Like the first few sample clips, need to go back for moar.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 14, 2021 03:01 PM (dfRN6)

145 One minute of Norm triggering the View scrags.

https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/
1437855878422597640

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 14, 2021 03:01 PM (UHVv4)

146 Holy crow. Lady YD picked up a pocketwatch at a garage sale for $7. Looks like it retails around $2500.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 14, 2021 03:01 PM (FvCkv)

Noice

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 03:02 PM (6FeV1)

147 Oh fuck me! Just got back from """VOTING HARDER"""

Norm - one of the only sane people and one of the only ones that made me laugh consistently from that hell pit known as SNL.

Damn. It's *always* our side, isn't it? That's terrible, awful news.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:02 PM (wAnMi)

148 I pray this is one of Norms jokes.
Posted by: Fish


I wish. He supposedly battled cancer for 9 years. He kept it quiet because he didn't want it detracting from his comedy.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 03:03 PM (OCTRt)

149 >>>My understanding is that he made public his acceptance of Christ earlier this year.


he's been talking about it for a while

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:03 PM (0G13K)

150 Aw, man!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2021 03:03 PM (+Rh4C)

151 2:18 minutes of Norm crapping on Hillary:
https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/
1437866960692420614

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 14, 2021 03:03 PM (UHVv4)

152 I think the last celebrity death that affected me in any way was John Ritter. He was so young. But this is different.

Posted by: ... at September 14, 2021 03:03 PM (Xg9Dg)

153 He gained a lot of weight the past eight years or so, which I now realize was probably due to being periodically weakened and rendered inactive by chemotherapy.

Prednisone.

Awful, horrible stuff. Turns you into a pumpkin. A starving pumpkin. And that's the good side effects.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:03 PM (wAnMi)

154
Holy crow. Lady YD picked up a pocketwatch at a garage sale for $7. Looks like it retails around $2500.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


call Antiques Roadshow!

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 14, 2021 03:03 PM (7e2t8)

155 145 One minute of Norm triggering the View scrags.

Funny how Joyless Behtard gave only token objection, while Baba Wawa blew a gasket. I know Baba was a Friend of Bill, but Joyless was almost sorta kinda human at that point. Well, humanoid.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2021 03:04 PM (Bmy3R)

156 nice girl. mom's apple pie. she's a hooker!

Posted by: x at September 14, 2021 03:04 PM (oA+QO)

157 Imagine, in a world where even a broken toenail is something to twitter about, daily, this man learned at 50 that he had cancer and rather than use it for attention, stayed true to everyone including himself.

I hope he is truly at peace now. I hope he knew how many people loved his comedy and will miss him.

Posted by: old chick at September 14, 2021 03:04 PM (sOete)

158 I HAVE to ask, what joke in the Koechner episode was your favorite, ACE?

Posted by: Moron Pundit at September 14, 2021 03:04 PM (mPJbA)

159 Norm MacDonald on The View while the Democrats were trying to steal the 2000 election:

https://youtu.be/Z3PP_SWHUQQ?t=81
Posted by: Soothsayer at September 14, 2021 02:32 PM (7e2t



What a horrible show that's always been.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 14, 2021 03:05 PM (Zz0t1)

160
he's been talking about it for a while
Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:03 PM (0G13K)

Yeah he's been an out-of-the-closet, in-your-face Christian for years. I can't go looking for it now, but he let Larry King have it (they're friends). King brought it up in a sideways, critical fashion. Norm just said "I think you have a God-shaped hole inside of you, Larry."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 14, 2021 03:05 PM (FvCkv)

161 RIP, but I have no idea who he was

Posted by: It's me donna at September 14, 2021 03:05 PM (L91xj)

162 Imagine, in a world where even a broken toenail is something to twitter about, daily, this man learned at 50 that he had cancer and rather than use it for attention, stayed true to everyone including himself.
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Amen.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 03:06 PM (FMpy3)

163 I saw that bit as part of one of his sitdowns on the Dennis Miller Show. The whole interview is hilarious and Miller could barely talk by the end as he kept saying "cock."
Posted by: the dandy at September 14, 2021 02:59 PM (5vfx1)

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Sounds about right. I knew it was a long time ago.

Posted by: radar at September 14, 2021 03:06 PM (3Zp/H)

164 From CBS Sports: https://t.co/N12sX9YQbL?amp=1

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Saints have had a "handful of offensive coaches" test positive for the coronavirus.

Schefter later reported that there are eight total cases: six offensive coaches, one nutritionist and one player. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero added that the coaches and nutritionist are all vaccinated. He also noted the player infected is on Injured Reserve.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at September 14, 2021 03:06 PM (MFZ8i)

165 Norm also created the SNL Celebrity Jeopardy skits with "Sean Connery". One of the last times that show was funny.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 14, 2021 03:06 PM (6XLoz)

166 @159: "What a horrible show that's always been."

Really quite impressive how horrible and for how long; I had all but forgotten Rosie and her Sept 11 conspiracy mongering; hard to believe they were on television long before that too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:06 PM (+WWsf)

167 One of the very difficult questions that Atheists and Nihilist can't answer is - so what is the purpose of anything, or you, at all? Why not just achieve consciousness and then kill yourself because you really serve no real greater purpose...Norm actually asks this question in an early interview and its one that no disbeliever in an ultimate purpose can answer.

Is it cowardly behavior that prevents you from offing yourself...you've already admitted as an atheist that you serve no purpose...so why do you want to exist?

No one that does not believe in God can answer it...

Posted by: Boswell at September 14, 2021 03:06 PM (5iUNf)

168
Also in The View clip I linked above, you can hear fake newser barbara walters say, "I like Bill Cosby."

And then the fat black lady laugh and say Norm will be "audited" by the corrupt and murderous clinton admin.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 14, 2021 03:06 PM (7e2t8)

169 Clay Travis
@ClayTravis
Seven fully vaccinated Saints staff members have tested positive for covid.

It's A 'Cluster': Fully Vaccinated Saints Staff Test Covid Positive
The NFL has gone to great lengths -- some players argue extreme lengths -- to make life difficult for the unvaccinated. And in making its case for being
outkick.com
12:13 PM Sep 14, 2021

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at September 14, 2021 03:07 PM (MFZ8i)

170 My understanding is that he made public his acceptance of Christ earlier this year.
he's been talking about it for a while
Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:03 PM (0G13K)


I mean if there's a positive side, it's that heaven must have some awesome gigs to attend every night. Now Norm'll have 'em rolling in the isles. Or whatever clouds have.

Hell on the other hand has the German guy on the accordion and washboard and that creepy monkey with the mange dancing to Mexican polka musuc.

And Helen Thomas and RBG doing their dueling ping pong ball bit.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:07 PM (wAnMi)

171 this man learned at 50 that he had cancer and rather than use it for attention, stayed true to everyone including himself.

Posted by: old chick at September 14, 2021 03:04 PM (sOete)

I was thinking that.

Posted by: ... at September 14, 2021 03:07 PM (Xg9Dg)

172 The hits just keep on coming. So far, the 21st century blows chunks. RIP to a really funny guy.

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 14, 2021 03:07 PM (O+I8R)

173 So many laughs today, looking back at Macdonald bits. Thanks everyone.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 14, 2021 03:07 PM (BFydv)

174 Yeah he's been an out-of-the-closet, in-your-face Christian for years. I can't go looking for it now, but he let Larry King have it (they're friends). King brought it up in a sideways, critical fashion. Norm just said "I think you have a God-shaped hole inside of you, Larry."
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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Norm Macdonald Talks About God
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou3-zq-qHJo&t=115s

About two minutes in.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 03:08 PM (FMpy3)

175 He gained a lot of weight the past eight years or so, which I now realize was probably due to being periodically weakened and rendered inactive by chemotherapy.

Prednisone.

Awful, horrible stuff. Turns you into a pumpkin. A starving pumpkin. And that's the good side effects.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:03 PM (wAnMi)


I could be wrong, but I think that was also what Jeremy Brett was on during the latter episodes of Sherlock Holmes and why he looked so puffy and bloated and couldn't do ones like "The Three Garridebs."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 14, 2021 03:08 PM (2JVJo)

176 @160: "Norm just said "I think you have a God-shaped hole inside of you, Larry.""

Half a dozen divorces might have contributed to the hole too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:08 PM (+WWsf)

177 >>>156 nice girl. mom's apple pie. she's a hooker!


oh that's fantastic.

For everyone: That is a quote from the Jerry Seinfeld Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Norm. Norm is doing an impression of... Kojak. It's Kojak telling a mother that her dead daughter was a hooker.

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:09 PM (0G13K)

178 -
So many laughs today, looking back at Macdonald bits. Thanks everyone.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 14, 2021 03:07 PM -
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I believe that's what he would prefer, rather than the sadz.

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 03:09 PM (SchQD)

179 >>>ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Saints have had a "handful of offensive coaches" test positive for the coronavirus.

Schefter later reported that there are eight total cases: six offensive coaches, one nutritionist and one player. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero added that the coaches and nutritionist are all vaccinated. He also noted the player infected is on Injured Reserve.
Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at September 14, 2021 03:06 PM (MFZ8i)

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Considering they are all vaccinated, I find this hilarious.

Posted by: I don't like my nic at September 14, 2021 03:09 PM (RUa/k)

180
If someone wanted to smash the fat ugly women's faces of The View, I'd understand.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 14, 2021 03:09 PM (7e2t8)

181 My favorite. RIP.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 14, 2021 03:09 PM (9k6qg)

182 "It's funny that we all now know how we're gonna die. . . . It's just a matter of what order at this point."

!!!

Posted by: m at September 14, 2021 03:09 PM (Zsfob)

183 Norm Madonald: Kojak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMt7C3COiVM

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:09 PM (0G13K)

184 41 seconds of Norm being funny on SNL News including an ad-lib against the politically correct.

https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/
1437869021664268288

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 14, 2021 03:10 PM (UHVv4)

185
The actor who was Junior Soprano was in that ep of Kojak, I think.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 14, 2021 03:10 PM (7e2t8)

186 BTW this is the most on topic AoS thread in years. A better tribute I cannot imagine.

Posted by: ... at September 14, 2021 03:10 PM (Xg9Dg)

187
Prednisone.

Awful, horrible stuff. Turns you into a pumpkin. A starving pumpkin. And that's the good side effects.
Posted by: clutch cargo


It made Jerry Lewis look like the Michelin man.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 14, 2021 03:10 PM (63Dwl)

188 This fit, busty brunette is pretty bummed out that Norm died:
https://is.gd/9XkJW2

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 03:11 PM (3p5uk)

189 re: Clay Travis and the Saints COVID tweet

I have been wondering for awhile now about industrial espionage in professional sports this year. If recent variants are as transmissible as people suggest, then I suspect it wouldn't be very difficult to deliberately infect a practice facility, or a visiting team hotel room cluster.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:11 PM (+WWsf)

190 That there vaccine, doesn't seem to be much of one.

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 03:11 PM (SchQD)

191 this is incredibly depressing news

not Norm

noooo

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 14, 2021 03:12 PM (j9HX3)

192 His Burt Reynolds on Jeopardy cracked me up.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 14, 2021 03:12 PM (K6F2d)

193 Newest fad this holiday season?

Joe Biden action figure and a gator or croc.

Traitor on a Gator or Pedophile on a Crocodile.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 03:12 PM (OCTRt)

194 Best talk show guest regardless of the interviewer because he just took control. The best one I recall is when Conan was interviewing Courtney Thorne-Smith and Norm was hanging out on the couch. They were talking about Courtney's new movie with Carrot Top (the whipping boy of all comedians). Courtney says the name of the movie is Chairman of the Board...and Conan looks to Norm...go ahead Norm...find some way to make fun of that. Norm chuckles and says "I bet it's spelled B-O-R-E-D."

Posted by: Orson at September 14, 2021 03:12 PM (z+rtj)

195 >>>It made Jerry Lewis look like the Michelin man.


oh him too?

Geeze.

When I got sick last year, I had to take methprednizone both times. (Didn't work.)

It really made me feel terrible. Super tense. Like teeth-grinding, temples-pulsing tense.

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:12 PM (0G13K)

196 If I ever come down with the big C, it will all be in God's hands.

No chemo. No radiation.

Then again, with the way things are going, not being treated will be a thing at the VA without the coof jab, so it's pretty much in God's hands at this point anyway.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 03:13 PM (FMpy3)

197
@ClayTravis
Seven fully vaccinated Saints staff members have tested positive for covid.


Yes, because The Unvaccinated infected them with the Delta Variant!

Posted by: Twitter Narrative at September 14, 2021 03:13 PM (7e2t8)

198 The Covid tape is really funny.

Posted by: m at September 14, 2021 03:13 PM (Zsfob)

199 I could be wrong, but I think that was also what Jeremy Brett was on during the latter episodes of Sherlock Holmes and why he looked so puffy and bloated and couldn't do ones like "The Three Garridebs."
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 14, 2021 03:08 PM (2JVJo)


Honestly, every time I see somebody who never struggled with weight suddenly get "Rubenesque" that's the first thing I think of.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:14 PM (wAnMi)

200 That Kojak clip was awesome. Seinfeld just about fell out of that booth.

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 14, 2021 03:14 PM (O+I8R)

201 If I ever come down with the big C, it will all be in God's hands.

No chemo. No radiation.

Then again, with the way things are going, not being treated will be a thing at the VA without the coof jab, so it's pretty much in God's hands at this point anyway.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 03:13 PM (FMpy3)



Find ya some Ivermectin and ride it out, if that's your desire.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 14, 2021 03:14 PM (Zz0t1)

202 I've got a name for the movie:

Posted by: radar at September 14, 2021 03:14 PM (3Zp/H)

203 His Burt Reynolds on Jeopardy cracked me up.

"That's right, Turd Ferguson, its a funny name"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2021 03:14 PM (KZzsI)

204 Norm and Cancer: call it a draw

I've spent the last hour watching Norm clips. I'm 100% in agreement with Ace on this one

Posted by: In Exile at September 14, 2021 03:14 PM (jL9aV)

205 @194: "Norm chuckles and says "I bet it's spelled B-O-R-E-D.""

It wasn't just Norm's chuckle though. He leaned back into his seat for the slightest second, like he knew he was gonna lose the dare, then leaned forward like an eager school boy, and sprung his response. Soooo good.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:14 PM (+WWsf)

206 Just last week I watched 30 straight minutes of Norm doing OJ Simpson jokes while he was on weekend update snl. So damn funny.

Posted by: Pine Barrens at September 14, 2021 03:14 PM (QAL2s)

207 In that Covid sketch (from last year) he says he's 68. Or I really misheard that. He wasn't.

Posted by: m at September 14, 2021 03:14 PM (Zsfob)

208 Prednisone - makes me mean as a snake too. Hate that stuff.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 03:15 PM (mD/uy)

209
Burt Reynolds reads for role of Darth Vader character:

https://youtu.be/LZGJxHGzTJA

Posted by: Twitter Narrative at September 14, 2021 03:15 PM (7e2t8)

210 A rare talent. Godspeed.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 14, 2021 03:15 PM (zSipp)

211
When I got sick last year, I had to take methprednizone both times. (Didn't work.)

It really made me feel terrible. Super tense. Like teeth-grinding, temples-pulsing tense.
Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:12 PM (0G13K)



I had steroid drops in my eyes for several weeks. It made me pretty angry and tense like that.

Don't like those drops no mo.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 14, 2021 03:15 PM (Zz0t1)

212 Yes, because The Unvaccinated infected them with the Delta Variant!
Posted by: Twitter Narrative
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The fact that a large number of people believe this is disheartening, but not surprising.

For fifty years, thereabouts, people have been indoctrinated, not educated.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 03:15 PM (FMpy3)

213 I'll take, eh, famous Chinamen for $2,000.

Who is Pat Morita?

Posted by: Broseidon at September 14, 2021 03:15 PM (lQ6B1)

214 Normally when I hear some celebrity died, my response is, "Meh, that's too bad." But I really hate this. He was one of the last true, funny guys.

I just have to hear, "But teachers are the real heroes" to crack up.

Posted by: abbynormal at September 14, 2021 03:16 PM (Xpj5t)

215 Lex Friedman interviewed a NYFD and if I listen to it, I am sure I will be crying at work.

Then I would have to headbutt the gym coach to get my stone cold reputation back.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 14, 2021 03:16 PM (/hXfz)

216 Bob Dole is sorry Bob Dole impersonator has passed on.

https://twitter.com/SenatorDole/status/
1437867344106332169

Yes, the real Senator.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 14, 2021 03:17 PM (UHVv4)

217 The other thing about Norm Macdonald is that he wasn't just a comic genius, he was an actual genius. His observations were interplanetarily brilliant.

Posted by: ... at September 14, 2021 03:17 PM (Xg9Dg)

218 "But teachers are the real heroes"

Not all vampires wear capes.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 14, 2021 03:17 PM (/hXfz)

219 @213: "Who is Pat Morita?"

*bzzzts*

The answer we were looking for: "What is Warner Oland?"

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:17 PM (+WWsf)

220 >>>Prednisone.

Awful, horrible stuff. Turns you into a pumpkin. A starving pumpkin. And that's the good side effects.
Posted by: clutch cargo

======

I was on it when I got covid. The doctors suspected that was the reason I ended up in the hospital, while the rest of my family just had mild symptoms.

Posted by: I don't like my nic at September 14, 2021 03:17 PM (RUa/k)

221 If I ever come down with the big C, it will all be in God's hands.

No chemo. No radiation.

Then again, with the way things are going, not being treated will be a thing at the VA without the coof jab, so it's pretty much in God's hands at this point anyway.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 03:13 PM (FMpy3)


I think at least for me, it depends on the type of cancer. Sometimes, that route actually works. I've known people who are in remission for several years. But for others, it's simply extending your life a few months. At that point, I'm far more anxious to meet Jesus happy and pain free, instead of wondering why I wished I was dead for 6 months to put off the inevitable.

I'd go with some of the crazy alternative routes, because what's gonna happen? It'll kill me?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:17 PM (wAnMi)

222 Find ya some Ivermectin and ride it out, if that's your desire.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 14, 2021 03:14 PM (Zz0t1)


There's actually some evidence now that ivermectin helps treat cancer. It seems to help in a lot of cases where the immune system is out of whack.

Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 03:18 PM (6RgRK)

223 >>>217 The other thing about Norm Macdonald is that he wasn't just a comic genius, he was an actual genius. His observations were interplanetarily brilliant.


he read dostoyevsky as pleasure reading. I think he read a lot of russian novelists for some reason.

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:18 PM (0G13K)

224
Then I would have to headbutt the gym coach to get my stone cold reputation back.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 14, 2021 03:16 PM (/hXfz

LOL, back in HS, my best friend had a running feud with his coach... one day, it boiled over. He took off his helmet and punched him in the face with it. Messed him up but good.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 14, 2021 03:18 PM (FvCkv)

225
There's actually some evidence now that ivermectin helps treat cancer. It seems to help in a lot of cases where the immune system is out of whack.
Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 03:18 PM (6RgRK)


Wife has a friend that started taking it during her battle and it did help tremendously.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 14, 2021 03:18 PM (Zz0t1)

226 The word "legend" gets thrown around a lot. In this case, it fits.

Rest in Peace, Legend.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Ckg4U) at September 14, 2021 03:18 PM (Ckg4U)

227 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMt7C3COiVM
Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:09 PM (0G13K)

You can't have shows like that anymore! Now its, she was transitioning, finding her/himself - yeah she/he murdered 50 people with a machete, but must learn and teach our people, blah blah blah

Kojak would have just said "he's a gay killer hooker whore, you idiot!"

Posted by: Boswell at September 14, 2021 03:19 PM (5iUNf)

228 @221: "But for others, it's simply extending your life a few months."

Indeed. Some cancers are already halfway into your entire body by the time you've been given an initial diagnosis. I do give Norm major props for nine years of fighting the good fight in silence though.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:19 PM (+WWsf)

229 I'll take WHORE ADS for 500, Alex.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2021 03:20 PM (Bmy3R)

230 Dammit Man, my favorite comedian. What a bummer.

Anyway, thanks for the laughs Norm, you were the best.

Rest in peace.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 14, 2021 03:20 PM (r+sAi)

231 Find ya some Ivermectin and ride it out, if that's your desire.
Posted by: Sponge
___

If I'm not worried about cancer, I'm not worried about the coof.

Brother in law, as well as father in law, has Ivermectin that they're more than happy to share.
I live in a rural area, where people are not wearing masks (not even the workers for the most part), hospitals aren't filling up with the dead and dying, and yet TPTB want me to mask up and fear...death.

By a virus that has less chance of killing me than Biden and his insane dictates.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 03:20 PM (FMpy3)

232 The light was on.

Posted by: OCBill at September 14, 2021 03:20 PM (SUECK)

233 I've done the prednisone taper a couple of times. 12-14 days worth or so. Only real issue was I couldn't sleep for the first couple days. I mean, literally couldn't sleep at all. Not for a minute. I was super-wired.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 14, 2021 03:21 PM (zSipp)

234 Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:18 PM (0G13K)

I loved how he'd throw that stuff into his bits too, like the legendary Moth Joke on Conan.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2021 03:21 PM (Bmy3R)

235 he read dostoyevsky as pleasure reading. I think he read a lot of russian novelists for some reason.
Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:18 PM (0G13K)

Not a plus - they were all insane - this is known

Posted by: Boswell at September 14, 2021 03:21 PM (5iUNf)

236 A moth goes into a podiatrist....

still makes me laugh

Posted by: brak at September 14, 2021 03:21 PM (I4hmj)

237 Norm's twatter response to Professor Planetarium Giftshop
Quote Tweet
Neil deGrasse Tyson; Apr 3, 2019
The Universe is blind to our sorrows and indifferent to our pains.

Have a nice day!
Norm Macdonald; Apr 10, 2019
Neil, there is a logic flaw in your little aphorism that seems quite telling. Since you and I are part of the Universe, then we would also be indifferent and uncaring. Perhaps you forgot, Neil, that we are not superior to the Universe but merely a fraction of it. Nice day, indeed

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 14, 2021 03:22 PM (UHVv4)

238 233 I've done the prednisone taper a couple of times. 12-14 days worth or so. Only real issue was I couldn't sleep for the first couple days. I mean, literally couldn't sleep at all. Not for a minute. I was super-wired.


hi not sure why prednisone is a topic but I start tapering tomorrow - got a horrifying case of poison ivy cleaning up after Ida. THIS SUCKS

I'm already a spaz attack as a person so add the prednisone and I'm a spinning top! and no sleep nuh uh no how

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 14, 2021 03:22 PM (j9HX3)

239 RIP Norm. What a shitty year.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 14, 2021 03:22 PM (nQVOc)

240 I used to get one week prednisone packs back in grade school when I had bouts of mono and strep throat. And codine cough syrup! Good, old-fashioned, immigrant Catholic German doctor; complete with white leather shoes and accent.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:22 PM (+WWsf)

241 And yeah, it does seem like the late 80s/early 90s SNL produced a surprising amount of righties, and others who at least aren't stupidly woke. Dennis Miller, Victoria Jackson, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn, Norm McDonald.

Posted by: Broseidon at September 14, 2021 03:23 PM (lQ6B1)

242 "He once wrote that 'a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.' He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly."

This is absolutely true, and for me, this was never truer than the 'Teachers are the real heroes' riff. He could have easily blunted the criticism from those jokes by saying, truthfully, that both his parents were schoolteachers. He never did. He wanted you to feel like this was a comic that was crossing the line, without using some Appeal To Authority to soften his zingers.

I will miss his fearless comedy style very much.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at September 14, 2021 03:23 PM (+hKYm)

243 Here's a story I came across about a guy who cured his cancer. Is it true? Maybe. He's been talking about it for years.

https://tinyurl.com/57b963a5

Posted by: abbynormal at September 14, 2021 03:23 PM (Xpj5t)

244 do you guys remember when norm would do those long twitter thread stories? then delete them

ephemera

amazing stuff

I am so devastated

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 14, 2021 03:24 PM (j9HX3)

245 I'm already a spaz attack as a person so add the prednisone and I'm a spinning top! and no sleep nuh uh no how
Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 14, 2021 03:22 PM (j9HX3)

Yikes. Best of luck with that.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 14, 2021 03:24 PM (zSipp)

246 Norm listing the top rejected movie ideas: "Jiro Dreams of Ass Rape."

Posted by: Shane McGowan's Liver at September 14, 2021 03:24 PM (Ir8JT)

247
What's this?

Former radio personality and current idiot, howard stern, says the china virus is jut like Polio, and we all need the vaccine.

Posted by: Twitter Narrative at September 14, 2021 03:24 PM (7e2t8)

248 I'm sorry for the loss. RIP, Norm.

Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 03:25 PM (6RgRK)

249 definitely love/hate with prednisone right now

it cleared up the awful rash and stopped the itching tho so yay

but omg five more days of tapering

iiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 14, 2021 03:25 PM (j9HX3)

250 Norm when he hosted SNL and was done with his monologue was gonna get on an Elevator and leave thus screwing over SNL, Artie talked him out of it. I wish he would have done it.

Here is Artie talking about Norm on the View and can't keep saying Bill Clinton is a Murder, Also Norm on Gay Pride Parade and Parents Proud of their Gay Children.
https://tinyurl.com/2zdb78zy

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 14, 2021 03:25 PM (dKiJG)

251 So sad to hear this news, Norm was one of the best comics ever, and a great person.

Posted by: Wicklow at September 14, 2021 03:25 PM (uH65w)

252 246 Norm listing the top rejected movie ideas: "Jiro Dreams of Ass Rape."
Posted by: Shane McGowan's Liver at September 14, 2021 03:24 PM (Ir8JT)

========

They all went to Nanking, I guess.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 03:26 PM (LvTSG)

253 Hitler's dog was one of the funniest standups Ive seen in the last five years.. Gonna miss Norm.

Posted by: lordcsmith at September 14, 2021 03:26 PM (NsSBV)

254 22 Norm MacDonald on The View while the Democrats were trying to steal the 2000 election:

https://youtu.be/Z3PP_SWHUQQ?t=81
Posted by: Soothsayer at September 14, 2021 02:32 PM (7e2t

Hilarious!

Posted by: m at September 14, 2021 03:26 PM (Zsfob)

255 but omg five more days of tapering

iiiiiiiiiiiiiii
Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 14, 2021 03:25 PM (j9HX3)

It'll get better. But yeah, it's a bitch.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 14, 2021 03:26 PM (zSipp)

256 Rob Schneider; 1h
Norm, I didn't just like you.
I loved you.
You didn't just make me laugh.
You made me cry with laughter.
I'm still crying today.
But when I think of you,
my tears will run down my face with all the memories of all the laughter and all the joys that you brought to all of us.
Rest

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 14, 2021 03:27 PM (UHVv4)

257 McAuliffe seen on Amtrak without mask, skirting federal mask mandates; passenger calls it a 'double standard'
https://t.co/O3cmvxsCzq?amp=1

EXCLUSIVE - Virginia's former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is running to win back his seat in November, was seen mask-less on an Amtrak train from New York to Washington, D.C., in late July - skirting federal mask mandates and Amtrak rules.

Fox News obtained photos of McAuliffe on a train from New York City's Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station on the night of July 29. An Amtrak passenger, who spoke to Fox News on condition of anonymity, took the photos, calling McAuliffe's violation of the rules an "absolute double standard."

Posted by: BetaCuck4Lyfe at September 14, 2021 03:27 PM (MFZ8i)

258 Norm on what makes a good comedian - make people smile:
https://youtu.be/aptrxC-4jcE?t=161

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 03:27 PM (3p5uk)

259 Howard Stern also did the whole "Rogan's a mouth breathing chimp for taking horse medicine" routine for more than a few months on air.

Dude must be living in constant fear of being cancelled eventually. I always get a laugh outta some of the very woke east coast programmer types of a certain age who profess to be old Stern radio fans.

Fucking hypocrites.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:27 PM (+WWsf)

260 There's actually some evidence now that ivermectin helps treat cancer. It seems to help in a lot of cases where the immune system is out of whack.
Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 03:18 PM (6RgRK)


Yes, it seems that some of these parasitic treatments might hold some possibilities for cancer treatment. Can't remember the name of the dog-wormer, but there's plenty of videos of people with stage 4 cancers that claim they were cured with $20 de-wormer shit. Also vets saying it cured their dog patients. The harder they fight that, the more likely it seems TBH.

https://youtu.be/HYILnjc_wuY

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:27 PM (wAnMi)

261 I was not a huge fan but he was funny. And I quite literally didn't know he was ill. I have seen a lot of clips of him recently but they may not have been recent appearances so I never saw or noticed changes in his physical state. What a shame.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at September 14, 2021 03:27 PM (+Kpte)

262 *few minutes

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:27 PM (+WWsf)

263 >>it cleared up the awful rash and stopped the itching tho so yay

but omg five more days of tapering

iiiiiiiiiiiiiii
Posted by: BlackOrchid

Tell me more

Posted by: Kumala Harris at September 14, 2021 03:28 PM (HQ9Sl)

264 If I ever come down with the big C, it will all be in God's hands.

No chemo. No radiation.


I had testicular cancer. The first couple of chemo sessions were a breeze. Interestingly, chemo got harder and harder every session. I only did three rounds, each round was a couple of weeks long. It was hard, but it was mostly just a grind. They had good meds to keep me from puking all the time.

The surgeries were harder I think. I had a radical orchiectomy (cut off a nut). I had an RPLND (they gut you like a fish, dump your guts on your chest, cut stuff from the back of the inside of your torso, put your guts back in, then sew you up). I had a port installed, then removed. I also had to have surgery to repair a bunch of holes in my abdomen after the sew job of my RPLND didn't hold together. The surgeon told me it looked like swiss cheese, there were so many holes.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 14, 2021 03:28 PM (UW2ZS)

265 43 It's hard to find but when Norm went on the view and said about Clinton "didn't he like, kill a guy?" to the old hens and got them clucking was pure gold.
Posted by: Alec Leamas at September 14, 2021 02:37 PM (ssz2a)

It's here.

22 Norm MacDonald on The View while the Democrats were trying to steal the 2000 election:

https://youtu.be/Z3PP_SWHUQQ?t=81
Posted by: Soothsayer at September 14, 2021 02:32 PM (7e2t

Posted by: m at September 14, 2021 03:29 PM (Zsfob)

266 264 The surgeries were harder I think. I had a radical orchiectomy (cut off a nut). I had an RPLND (they gut you like a fish, dump your guts on your chest, cut stuff from the back of the inside of your torso, put your guts back in, then sew you up). I had a port installed, then removed. I also had to have surgery to repair a bunch of holes in my abdomen after the sew job of my RPLND didn't hold together. The surgeon told me it looked like swiss cheese, there were so many holes.
Posted by: bonhomme at September 14, 2021 03:28 PM (UW2ZS)

========

Are you Tom Green?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 03:29 PM (LvTSG)

267 "These serial killers are supposed to be so shrewd and cunning, then when it comes time for the grave, they get a little hasty. Three twigs and a leaf, that oughtta do it. That doesn't look like Janice anymore. Never saw Janice wearing three twigs and a leaf. Guess I'll go home and await the authorities now."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2021 03:29 PM (Bmy3R)

268 Prednisone - makes me mean as a snake too. Hate that stuff.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 03:15 PM (mD/uy)


I've had it prescribed for various things: Poison ivy and local inflammations of joints. Worked pretty well and didn't wire me like codeine does. Sometimes Crohn's sufferers get massive doses.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at September 14, 2021 03:30 PM (y7DUB)

269 Sometimes Crohn's sufferers get massive doses.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at September 14, 2021 03:30 PM (y7DUB)

Yep I was on it. Kept me awake and made me really hungry. Got moon face.

Posted by: ... at September 14, 2021 03:30 PM (o5vZ4)

270 The dog dewormer is fenbendazole.

Between that and the ivermectin, I may just have to start going to the vet. They seem to have all the good medicine.

Posted by: abbynormal at September 14, 2021 03:31 PM (Xpj5t)

271 @DOJNatSec

Three Former U.S. Intelligence Community and Military Personnel Agree to Pay More Than $1.68 Million to Resolve Criminal Charges Arising from Their Provision of Hacking-Related Services to a Foreign Government

https://tinyurl.com/yj3scc62

They have to pay a fine!? DOJ is useless...

Posted by: Tami at September 14, 2021 03:31 PM (cF8AT)

272 I have to admit I missed some of Norm's brilliance. I mean there's superficial stuff, and then there's the deep stuff that you don't get unless you're a professional and your audience is other comics. I think that's the vein he tapped more than most.

Like the Saget roast. He was doing Saget roasting others before he roasted Saget. That was clever and an obvious angle, but only obvious after he did it.

It's why he was a comic's comic more than, I think, an audience's comic. Sorta Andy Kaufmanesque.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at September 14, 2021 03:31 PM (aXxgO)

273 > Are you Tom Green?

Not yet. I'm also not Lance Armstrong.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 14, 2021 03:31 PM (UW2ZS)

274 How many other comedians would go on a Tweet storm shitting on Bret Easton Ellis for insulting Alice Munro?

Posted by: Broseidon at September 14, 2021 03:32 PM (lQ6B1)

275 274 How many other comedians would go on a Tweet storm shitting on Bret Easton Ellis for insulting Alice Munro?

Posted by: Broseidon at September 14, 2021 03:32 PM (lQ6B1)

=========

Great...now we have to conduct a census...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 03:33 PM (LvTSG)

276 Is the blog broke?

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 03:34 PM (SchQD)

277 Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:27 PM (wAnMi)

My Theory? There is only so much of your immune system, and it is constantly fighting off various threats.

Thus, an antiviral, helping stop a virus, allows more of your immune system to be fighting off cancer.

Which is why I think this current Covid shot is stupid. It 'tricks' your immune system into fighting a virus that is not even there, thus weakening your immune system against actual threats.... like Cancer.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 14, 2021 03:34 PM (oHd/0)

278 Norm MacDonald on The View while the Democrats were trying to steal the 2000 election: and Called Clinton a Murder

https://youtu.be/Z3PP_SWHUQQ?t=81

When he ruins the cell phone bit, ONLY NORM would have the balls to just go f this and ruin it thus making it funny.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 14, 2021 03:34 PM (dKiJG)

279 Everyone went back to watch the clips again.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 14, 2021 03:34 PM (dfRN6)

280 Posted by: bonhomme at September 14, 2021 03:28 PM (UW2ZS)

Well thank the Good Lord you're still with us. I won't dis chemo at all, everybody has a different reaction just like everybody's cancer is different. A friend got breast cancer, and they caught it kind of late. She did the chemo for a very long time. And yeah, it builds in your system and your reactions to it worsen. But, she's been in remission for about 5 years. Only recently grew back her hair, and it came in totally curly. Glad it worked for you.

Just in case it hasn't been said yet: FUCK CANCER

And FUCK JOE BIDEN but I repeat myself.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:35 PM (wAnMi)

281 -
Everyone went back to watch the clips again.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 14, 2021 03:34 PM -
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Ah. That, I can understand.

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 03:35 PM (SchQD)

282 Norm's "apology" to the View harpies more recently is amazing comedy.

Posted by: ... at September 14, 2021 03:36 PM (o5vZ4)

283 I can't stop thinking of that scumbag Milley. The penultimate scene of "The Caine Mutiny," although fiction, is a good characterization of the case of Milley:

https://tinyurl.com/a739crzv


Another thought: The Biden Junta has no doubt made Milley the most closely-surveilled person in the world as of today Milley has made everyone in DC distrust him.

Posted by: Gref at September 14, 2021 03:36 PM (AMIL/)

284 And yes he could be incredibly poignant too, and had non-comic insight as well. Here's a tweet with the last few pages of his memoir.

https://twitter.com/seanoneal/status/1437854956934029315

Legit made me a little teary eyed.

Posted by: Broseidon at September 14, 2021 03:37 PM (lQ6B1)

285 22 Norm MacDonald on The View while the Democrats were trying to steal the 2000 election:

https://youtu.be/Z3PP_SWHUQQ?t=81
Posted by: Soothsayer at September 14, 2021 02:32 PM (7e2t
Posted by: m at September 14, 2021 03:29 PM (Zsfob)

He was nice - those DNC View hens deserved to be chewed out on the set but he kept his charm on. I guess its what you do in entertainment. But these nasty ass old biddies deserved to hear that they're the worst people in the world, and they were/are.

Posted by: Boswell at September 14, 2021 03:38 PM (5iUNf)

286 Another thought: The Biden Junta has no doubt made Milley the most closely-surveilled person in the world as of today Milley has made everyone in DC distrust him.
Posted by: Gref at September 14, 2021 03:36 PM (AMIL/)

Or trust him completely as he colluded with Pelosi on this, and undoubtedly helped the election result. The comment to China suggested to me that he guaranteed a friendly government would be put in place.

There are less than ten honest men in DC.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:38 PM (ONvIw)

287 Norm Macdonald; Jun 25, 2018
Words are extraordinarily important. When you begin you're argument with "Trump's a Nazi", a provably untrue comment, it is difficult then to form a cogent argument.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 14, 2021 03:39 PM (UHVv4)

288 Just Saturday I went to Dalton GA. to see about buying a vehicle. The first place I went to was Terd Ferguson's. Because it's funny.

Posted by: Minuteman at September 14, 2021 03:39 PM (OW0p4)

289 279 Everyone went back to watch the clips again.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 14, 2021 03:34 PM (dfRN6)

This is my story

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 03:39 PM (XvPQV)

290 Did Milley tell Woodward all this, or did it come from Nancy or the IC?

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:39 PM (ONvIw)

291 @282: "Norm's "apology" to the View harpies more recently is amazing comedy."

Yeah. His apology tour for doing a "Down's Syndrome" joke because he was afraid of saying "retard" and defending Louis CK! Poor Norm. The worst part is that Whoopi and Joy probably both liked and respected Norm behind the scene too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:40 PM (+WWsf)

292 The bit with Dennis Miller interviewing Norm was so good.
Dennis Miller is another that deserved better than what he got out of show biz.
Dennis Miller, Norm plus Dana Carvey is bust a gut funny, just those guys improvising is priceless.
I will miss him very much, just like I miss Sam Kinnison, Dangerfield, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor. and others.

Posted by: casual observer 091421 at September 14, 2021 03:43 PM (aAP3z)

293 SNL is going for a 47th season but apparently no one has been signed yet so we may truly have a Not Ready for Prime Time SNL

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2021 03:43 PM (oEMN+)

294 the youtube awards show where he kept shooting the wheels off his hipster co-hosts.

the time he was the main act and went on ahead of the openers and did their acts for them and better.

Posted by: x at September 14, 2021 03:43 PM (oA+QO)

295 norm did a twitter thread where he introduced a riff that went like this:

"

'say, you know what kids really love? experimental surgery'

-- guy who invented the game 'Operation' "

then he did like 40 jokes in that vein

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:43 PM (0G13K)

296 Which is why I think this current Covid shot is stupid. It 'tricks' your immune system into fighting a virus that is not even there, thus weakening your immune system against actual threats.... like Cancer.
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 14, 2021 03:34 PM (oHd/0)


Well, the guy that invented the mRNA process says the same thing. He believes this is entirely the wrong way to use it, and so far all his predictions have been correct. And now people are acting like this isn't something they just pulled out of their asses in a matter of months. Quite a few people have also predicted increase in cancer in the coming months/years, I really hope not. Their whole plan to wipe out the elderly population for the economic benefits could backfire in a huge way when half the 20 somethings are stage 4 in 2036.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:43 PM (wAnMi)

297 100 Rogan podcast with Segura, Kreischer, and Shaffir in late 2019; seven minutes about Norm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI3cJx5D9Zg
Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 02:50 PM (+WWsf)

Wow. They're huge fans.

Posted by: m at September 14, 2021 03:43 PM (Zsfob)

298 Well thank the Good Lord you're still with us.

Thanks, clutch cargo.

I won't dis chemo at all, everybody has a different reaction just like everybody's cancer is different.

Yep. It's different for every person. I had a highly survivable form of cancer and they put me on three different chemo drugs. I want people to know I'm not trying to talk anyone into or out of anything, just sharing my experience.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 14, 2021 03:44 PM (UW2ZS)

299 A friend got breast cancer, and they caught it kind of late. She did the chemo for a very long time. And yeah, it builds in your system and your reactions to it worsen. But, she's been in remission for about 5 years.

I'm glad she's doing well.

Only recently grew back her hair, and it came in totally curly. Glad it worked for you.

Thanks. When I got my first haircut after chemo was done, I was surprised how emotional I felt about it. It just felt great to get back to normal.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 14, 2021 03:44 PM (UW2ZS)

300 241 And yeah, it does seem like the late 80s/early 90s SNL produced a surprising amount of righties, and others who at least aren't stupidly woke. Dennis Miller, Victoria Jackson, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn, Norm McDonald.
Posted by: Broseidon at September 14, 2021 03:23 PM (lQ6B1)

I'd put the also no-longer-with-us Jan Hooks in that category, too. When Andrew "Dice" Clay hosted SNL, and Nora Dunn refused to be a part of that episode, Hooks subtly roasted Dunn for her showboating on the air.

She came out on stage and gave a little monologue about how she, too, was protesting, but by just not giving it her all in the skits. Then she tried to start singing, you know, while she had the spotlight, and Phil Hartman came out to get her off the stage.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 14, 2021 03:44 PM (H3MF8)

301 Which is why I think this current Covid shot is stupid. It 'tricks' your immune system into fighting a virus that is not even there, thus weakening your immune system against actual threats.... like Cancer.
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 14, 2021 03:34 PM (oHd/0)


Dr. Ryan Cole, a pathologist, says he's seen a huge uptick in weird cancers and viral infections since the vaccine program started.

Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 03:45 PM (6RgRK)

302 290 Did Milley tell Woodward all this, or did it come from Nancy or the IC?

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:39 PM (ONvIw)


Excellent question. If Milley is bragging about his action, assuming he did what's in the book, he is even dumber than I thought. Another reason no one should ever trust him again - he cannot keep secrets.

Posted by: Gref at September 14, 2021 03:45 PM (AMIL/)

303 oh Norm's bits on serial killers are great


"I mean, he was a real jerk!"

Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:45 PM (0G13K)

304 There are less than ten honest men in DC.
Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:38 PM (ONvIw)


6 of them are janitors.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:45 PM (wAnMi)

305 Woke up Monday at 4 am congested and sore throat and slight fever. Pretty sure it was strep as I had my tonsils out that makes me susceptible and I know well what it feels like. Hammered it with amoxicillin immediately. Today I got to the dr strep and covid test negative. Doc said the amoxicillin could have taken out the strep already.

Slept most of the day. Think I am starting to get out of it.

Posted by: blaster at September 14, 2021 03:46 PM (mbFEM)

306 Excellent question. If Milley is bragging about his action, assuming he did what's in the book, he is even dumber than I thought. Another reason no one should ever trust him again - he cannot keep secrets.
Posted by: Gref at September 14, 2021 03:45 PM (AMIL/)

Who in DC wants to get rid of these two and why?

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:46 PM (ONvIw)

307 To each his own

Posted by: Redpilled to the gills at September 14, 2021 03:46 PM (lL8aX)

308 304 There are less than ten honest men in DC.
Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:38 PM (ONvIw)

6 of them are janitors.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:45 PM (wAnMi)

=========

The corruption in the Janitor's Guild makes the Association of Air Conditioning Repairmen look like saints.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 03:46 PM (LvTSG)

309 @297: "Wow. They're huge fans."

It's cliche to say someone is an "actor's actor" or "comedian's comedian", but Norm really, really was. The jokes he must have told when the cameras and microphones were off must have been legendary.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:46 PM (+WWsf)

310 I hope someone re-uploads Norms Fathers favorite joke. He told it when he was doing the youtube show and all of those have been removed.
If I typed it out here it wouldn't seem that funny, but the way Norm told it I fell off the couch.

Posted by: realkirk at September 14, 2021 03:47 PM (W1E3x)

311 304 There are less than ten honest men in DC.
Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:38 PM (ONvIw)

6 of them are janitors.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:45 PM (wAnMi)

the other 4 are pimps... but honest pimps.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 14, 2021 03:47 PM (oHd/0)

312 Seth MacFarlane just tweeted the Conan bit with Courtney Thorne-Smith. Conan himself tweeted, as did Kimmel.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 14, 2021 03:47 PM (BFydv)

313 Don Rickles was another great. Comedians make good $, because it's just them and a microphone.
But, for some unfathomable reason Rickles hired a big band to play a warm up and closing music for his live act. This was an incredible monetary commitment to do it in Vegas, where even the ushers are unionized. 8 shows a week.
If he saw a Japanese person in the front row, look out, he was ribbing on them relentlessly. I think he paid some to be there.

Posted by: casual observer 091421 at September 14, 2021 03:47 PM (aAP3z)

314
6 of them are janitors.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:45 PM (wAnMi)

OK, 6 janitors, Rand, Gaetz, MTG, and one more. I wonder who? Woodward's new "deep throat"?

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:47 PM (ONvIw)

315 Cancer is spelled C. O. V. I. D.

Posted by: torabora at September 14, 2021 03:48 PM (9rCH/)

316 At the end of the day, all this rolls Obama's way, as usual.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:49 PM (ONvIw)

317 Dr. Ryan Cole, a pathologist, says he's seen a huge uptick in weird cancers and viral infections since the vaccine program started.
Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 03:45 PM (6RgRK)


The really, REALLY bad part of all of this is it's now 100% political. Any other fucking drug would already have all sorts of studies underway. But not this. It's as safe as houses. Or else we'll destroy you, your career, your family and your cat if you even look at a vial of this miracle drug wrong. Any studies regarding potential ill-effects will have to be conducted in the dead of night in underground labs in the arctic.

Dressed like fucking penguins.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:49 PM (wAnMi)

318 Here is Dr. Ryan Cole about weird infections and cancer:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/
WEHRZ89K3cTk/

Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 03:49 PM (6RgRK)

319 got a horrifying case of poison ivy cleaning up after Ida. THIS SUCKS
------------
I got it one year so bad the VA took pictures of it. A puddle of ooze standing in line. I'd get it every year and got tired of the shots so I tried something from the internet. Mix dish soap, vinegar and salt and scrub the area. Then pack it with salt and wrap it. Gone in 3 days.

Posted by: dartist at September 14, 2021 03:49 PM (+ya+t)

320 314
6 of them are janitors.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:45 PM (wAnMi)

OK, 6 janitors, Rand, Gaetz, MTG, and one more. I wonder who? Woodward's new "deep throat"?

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:47 PM (ONvIw)


Donald J. Trump would be on the list whenever he is physically in DC.

Posted by: Gref at September 14, 2021 03:50 PM (AMIL/)

321 Just think how happy Xi is.
He doesn't even have to pay his round eye traitors.

Posted by: torabora at September 14, 2021 03:51 PM (9rCH/)

322 Norm and Patrice were my guys.

Both gone.

Godspeed Norm and thanks.

Posted by: Thesokorus at September 14, 2021 03:51 PM (3X5sl)

323 315: Delays in finding cancer can be explained by delays in seeing doctors and getting tests. I know someone who was paralyzed with fear of wuflu and put off seeing a doc, who now has colon cancer. Nothing seemed more important than staying home and avoiding the covids.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:51 PM (ONvIw)

324 Norm Madonald: Kojak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMt7C3COiVM
Posted by: ace at September 14, 2021 03:09 PM (0G13K)
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That was one of the best CICGC.

Posted by: Axeman at September 14, 2021 03:51 PM (XHhHI)

325 Oh, damn.

RIP. Strange, but a good dude.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 14, 2021 03:52 PM (z4k8L)

326 If he saw a Japanese person in the front row, look out, he was ribbing on them relentlessly. I think he paid some to be there.
Posted by: casual observer 091421 at September 14, 2021 03:47 PM (aAP3z)
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I know a guy who wrote for Rickles, on the CPO Sharkey sitcom and other stuff, yea they had plants in the audience. Same guy was a plant in the Carson audience for a Rickles appearance, he wrote the schtick.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 14, 2021 03:52 PM (kPJ/p)

327
Donald J. Trump would be on the list whenever he is physically in DC.
Posted by: Gref at September 14, 2021 03:50 PM (AMIL/)

I counted him as a Floridian.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:52 PM (ONvIw)

328 Angry, shiny dementia patient says that if CA doesn't vote to keep Gruesome, they'll get Trump.

https://bit.ly/3zdYSNT

Why is he so shiny? Do facelift patients need to use Vaseline on their face sometimes?

Posted by: bonhomme at September 14, 2021 03:52 PM (UW2ZS)

329 Why is he so shiny? Do facelift patients need to use Vaseline on their face sometimes?
Posted by: bonhomme at September 14, 2021 03:52 PM (UW2ZS)
++++
Pro Tip: To get the "Cybill Shephard" look, you need to smear vaseline on the *lens.*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 03:53 PM (3p5uk)

330 326 If he saw a Japanese person in the front row, look out, he was ribbing on them relentlessly. I think he paid some to be there.
Posted by: casual observer 091421 at September 14, 2021 03:47 PM (aAP3z)
-----
I know a guy who wrote for Rickles, on the CPO Sharkey sitcom and other stuff, yea they had plants in the audience. Same guy was a plant in the Carson audience for a Rickles appearance, he wrote the schtick.
Posted by: BluesFish at September 14, 2021 03:52 PM (kPJ/p)

That makes sense! You never know how a random person will react to something like that.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 14, 2021 03:54 PM (H3MF8)

331 The 90's were a great time.

I'd love to just have a Bill Clinton and his lax morals to worry about again and not what we're dealing with now.

Posted by: Hylian at September 14, 2021 03:54 PM (YsTC1)

332 Here is Norm at the Youtube awards show and talking about Time Travel and Hitler and you can tell the female cohost is offended
https://tinyurl.com/bn745z2f

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 14, 2021 03:54 PM (dKiJG)

333 Donald J. Trump would be on the list whenever he is physically in DC.
Posted by: Gref


Today, driving out of the neighborhood, saw someone has a flag that LOOKS like a Trump flag, but it sez:

IMPEACH BIDEN!
Make America Great Again!

Funny stuff.

And back on topic, what a big loss that Norm is gone. A very funny, funny man. His dry, deadpan delivery (sometimes) was just killer. He would just smirk, not laugh. Yeah, I'm funny. How about that?
And yeah, he did Colonel Sanders for a while. Actually looked forward to those commercials; imagine that.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at September 14, 2021 03:54 PM (vcOmj)

334 Why is he so shiny?

Posted by: bonhomme at September 14, 2021 03:52 PM (UW2ZS)
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Following Gretchen Whitmer's beauty tips.

Posted by: Axeman at September 14, 2021 03:55 PM (XHhHI)

335 I regularly go and watch internet compilations of Norm's stuff. He was really the best.

Does ace have the clip where he talks about the thing that really bothers him about gay sex is the anal tearing?

The guy had no fear about any subject matter.

Posted by: TexasDan at September 14, 2021 03:56 PM (Sd2Hw)

336 As a kid got poison ivy bad yearly. Remember one bad episode happened just before a beach vacation. A week of ocean swimming cured it.

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2021 03:56 PM (2JoB8)

337 334 Why is he so shiny?

Posted by: bonhomme at September 14, 2021 03:52 PM (UW2ZS)
---
Following Gretchen Whitmer's beauty tips.
Posted by: Axeman at September 14, 2021 03:55 PM (XHhHI)

========

Step 1: Look like a post-op tranny where the op is now being used in medical journals because of how much went wrong?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 03:56 PM (LvTSG)

338 I'd love to just have a Bill Clinton and his lax morals to worry about again and not what we're dealing with now.
Posted by: Hylian at September 14, 2021 03:54 PM (YsTC1)


You talking about the same Bill Clinton who sold US secrets to China? Who re-instituted taxpayer-funded abortions? Who let Bin Laden go?

Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 03:56 PM (6RgRK)

339 338 Who left a string of rape victims wherever he went?

Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 03:57 PM (6RgRK)

340 Damn, 10 years. My respects, dude died with his boots on. And say what you want about Dole, but that tweet quoted upthread I think is how Norm would want us to remember him: with giggles, not sorrow.

Posted by: Jackal at September 14, 2021 03:57 PM (2tM+H)

341 130 Probably already linked, but Norm's funniest bit, ever- and he wasn't even the person supposedly being interviewed...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F6dXcW-_Fc
Posted by: Formerly Virginioan at September 14, 2021 02:58 PM (N1tpc)

Another really good one! (Conan; Courtney Thorne-Smith; NORM!)

Posted by: m at September 14, 2021 03:57 PM (Zsfob)

342 You talking about the same Bill Clinton who sold US secrets to China? Who re-instituted taxpayer-funded abortions? Who let Bin Laden go?
Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 03:56 PM (6RgRK)
++++
That's the guy. He was the last good Democrat. I mean that sincerely. He was a paragon of virtue and good governance compared to Obama, Biden or the average person in an office in Washington, DC today.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 03:57 PM (3p5uk)

343 As a kid got poison ivy bad yearly. Remember one bad episode happened just before a beach vacation. A week of ocean swimming cured it.
Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2021 03:56 PM (2JoB

When we would get poison oak, we would always hit the beach. Gets rid of it quick

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 14, 2021 03:58 PM (M+Lyo)

344 342 You talking about the same Bill Clinton who sold US secrets to China? Who re-instituted taxpayer-funded abortions? Who let Bin Laden go?
Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 03:56 PM (6RgRK)
++++
That's the guy. He was the last good Democrat. I mean that sincerely. He was a paragon of virtue and good governance compared to Obama, Biden or the average person in an office in Washington, DC today.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 03:57 PM (3p5uk)

========

We're never going to get to the point where Obama was a good kind of Democrat, are we?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 03:58 PM (LvTSG)

345 Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 03:51 PM (ONvIw)

And it also may have to do with the fact that if a person has "Affordable Care" (cough, cough) people wont be able to see you for months-if indeed they will see you at all.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 14, 2021 03:58 PM (AJzTi)

346 Why is he so shiny? Do facelift patients need to use Vaseline on their face sometimes?
Posted by: bonhomme at September 14, 2021 03:52 PM (UW2ZS)


It's pretty toasty in the bay area today, think the same in SoCal. I'm sure that if the temperature isn't exactly 72, he's either freezing to death or sweating like a pig.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 03:59 PM (wAnMi)

347 We're never going to get to the point where Obama was a good kind of Democrat, are we?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
___

Very doubtful.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 14, 2021 03:59 PM (FMpy3)

348 That's the guy. He was the last good Democrat. I mean that sincerely

Bill Clinton doesn't hate America.

I mean he might hate what it's turned into, but at heart, he was an American boy.

Joseph Robinette Biden never was. now we're ruled by useless, rootless "elites" and foreign students.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 14, 2021 03:59 PM (j9HX3)

349 We're never going to get to the point where Obama was a good kind of Democrat, are we?

posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 03:58 PM (LvTSG)

4 years of Biden, followed by 8 years of Kamala...who knows, we might get there.

Posted by: IC at September 14, 2021 03:59 PM (hV9ir)

350 We're never going to get to the point where Obama was a good kind of Democrat, are we?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 03:58 PM (LvTSG)
++++
Nope. The country will be over and it will be retrospectives about where it all went wrong.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 03:59 PM (3p5uk)

351 Norm's "The Moth Joke" ends with the punchline: "The light was on."

Today, the light goes out on a brilliant comedy career.

Cheers and Godspeed, Norm.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2021 04:00 PM (Bmy3R)

352
He was a paragon of virtue and good governance compared to Obama, Biden or the average person in an office in Washington, DC today.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 03:57 PM (3p5uk)

You're kidding. The China stuff is enough to make him Biden/Milley caliber grifty. Loral should never have happened.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 04:00 PM (ONvIw)

353 I'll definitely keep the beach in mind for next time with the poison ivy! it sucked!

maybe I can just switch the pool to salt instead of chlorine cleaner or something

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 14, 2021 04:00 PM (j9HX3)

354 And to clarify, I despise Bill Clinton. But compared to our current crop and the Obama crop, he was a great man. I'm not implying that Clinton was good, it's a statement on how demonically horrible these people are.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 04:00 PM (3p5uk)

355 We're never going to get to the point where Obama was a good kind of Democrat, are we?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,


Day after he dies.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 04:01 PM (OCTRt)

356 Noodeth

Posted by: f'd at September 14, 2021 04:01 PM (Tnijr)

357 Nope. The country will be over and it will be retrospectives about where it all went wrong.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 03:59 PM (3p5uk)

When the country is over, China will decide what can be broadcast here.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 04:01 PM (ONvIw)

358 Bill Clinton doesn't hate America.

I mean he might hate what it's turned into, but at heart, he was an American boy.

Joseph Robinette Biden never was. now we're ruled by useless, rootless "elites" and foreign students.
Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 14, 2021 03:59 PM (j9HX3)

Disagree politely. He and his cronies got the ball rolling on coal and rare earths being cornered by China at the expense of domestic interests. Usually by designation of the coal fields as national parks, etc.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 14, 2021 04:02 PM (z4k8L)

359
One of the "doctors" who spends all day on twitter tweeted this malpractice nonsense to Republican Rep Massie:

"Dr" Ben Janaway
"None of us have a natural immunity to a novel virus you pleb."

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 14, 2021 04:02 PM (7e2t8)

360 You're kidding. The China stuff is enough to make him Biden/Milley caliber grifty. Loral should never have happened.
Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 04:00 PM (ONvIw)
++++
It absolutely should not have. The Loral deal was incredibly corrupt, devious, sinister and counter to anything even loosely interpreted as American interests, but Loral was small potatoes compared to what's happening now. Selling some guidance to the Chinese is bad - really bad. Handing entire arsenals of advanced weapons to Taliban for fencing to the Chinese is worse. Getting on the horn with the Chinese and promising to work with them against the United States is far worse. Boasting about that and wrapping it around yourself as virtue is worse still.

Bill Clinton - shitty, criminal, gangland, traitorous Bill Clinton - is the pinnacle of honor and integrity compared to the people we have now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 04:03 PM (3p5uk)

361 If SNL was clever and witty, they would do a journalist Jeopardy, with various famous reporters doing insane idiot version of themselves (AKA be themselves). Answers like "Orange Man Bad". They could mock Fox, CNN, NYT, Wall Street Journal, NPR etc so easily.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2021 04:03 PM (KZzsI)

362 When we would get poison oak, we would always hit the beach. Gets rid of it quick
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 14, 2021 03:58 PM (M+Lyo)


Yes, sunshine and salt water work miracles for all kinds of skin problems. For some reason I started suffering from psoriasis, it was getting pretty bad. Hadn't been in HI for 5 days and it was mostly cleared up. After 3 weeks, it was gone and never came back.

When I was a kid, I got poison oak so bad once it covered most of my body. There's also a variety of the more "vine like" stuff that doesn't itch so much as it hurts. And you look like a fucking leper. And suddenly, I was 100% immune to the stuff. I could literally roll in it (and did more than once) with no ill effects. My place in the hills was surrounded by the shit - 12' high (no exaggeration).

I don't know if I still have a tolerance to it as I've not been exposed for over a decade. Don't think I'd chance it.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 04:04 PM (wAnMi)

363 Seems QV has lost another of their top guys. Wictor is gone about two weeks. Now they have TimR who trusts McCarthy and is still waiting for Durham.

The whole thing will probably collapse

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 04:05 PM (ONvIw)

364
You're kidding. The China stuff is enough to make him Biden/Milley caliber grifty. Loral should never have happened.
Posted by: CN...FJB at September 14, 2021 04:00 PM (ONvIw)

Loral was the moment when a 13 or 14 year old YD said "you know what? My dad's right... there's no defending these Democrats. They are fucking scum. None of them should ever touch power," and I never looked back. I was reading about it in a doctor's office, I remember it that vividly.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 14, 2021 04:05 PM (FvCkv)

365 205 @194: "Norm chuckles and says "I bet it's spelled B-O-R-E-D.""

It wasn't just Norm's chuckle though. He leaned back into his seat for the slightest second, like he knew he was gonna lose the dare, then leaned forward like an eager school boy, and sprung his response. Soooo good.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2021 03:14 PM (+WWsf)

Yep. Just like that. He was so impish.

Posted by: m at September 14, 2021 04:35 PM (Zsfob)

366 One minute of Norm triggering the View scrags.

https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/
1437855878422597640
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 14, 2021 03:01 PM (UHVv4)



"Well, I thought it was a matter of record..."

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 14, 2021 04:57 PM (ZSK0i)

367
I've been fortunate enough in my life to go on vacation the same time and place as many Canadians do. As the song goes, 'you'll have the time of your life'...

So many laughs, so many good memories. Norm was not one of a kind, but representative of so very many of our actual friends to the north.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus, Vaccine and Massage Parlor at September 14, 2021 04:59 PM (dQvv7)

368 I've got to agree that Norm was one of, if not the, funniest comedian of at least the last 40 years. He ranks up there with Kevin Nealon for me, as they were similar.

Norm could easily do a fart joke, but no once could pull off those long strange jokes, where you had no idea where it was going, like him.

He doesn't get ther credit, but he's probably the inspiration for many big comedians (Mitch Hedberg took Norm's routine and just made it stonery)

Posted by: Rbastid at September 14, 2021 05:47 PM (7nVJb)

369 Ace, couldn't agree more, Norm is my favorite comedian hands down. If you haven't seen the Norm MacDonald Show on the interwebs, go to Youtube and check it out, although maybe it's behind paywalls now. The 2 Gilbert Gottfried episodes are my favorites.

Damn sad to hear he passed. Damn sad.

Posted by: Brass Bancroft at September 14, 2021 05:59 PM (0bJvN)

370 I'd never heard of Norm MacDonald before this posting, since I haven't watched SNL in decades. It's a shame he died so young (no man is an island, after all), but the snippets I clicked on didn't raise a smile, let alone set me to laughing. I guess I'm not in the target demographic.

Posted by: Nemo at September 14, 2021 07:19 PM (S6ArX)

371 Norm.

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John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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