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(Access Hollywood)   Michael J. Fox expected to shake things up on the cast of "Rescue Me"   (accesshollywood.com) divider line 71
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2008-07-07 11:51:56 PM  
The only actor not to be nervous while quaking in his boots.
 
2008-07-07 11:52:38 PM  
BAD SUBBY! BAD!
 
2008-07-07 11:52:41 PM  
I see what you did here.
 
2008-07-07 11:54:17 PM  
nnnnootttt fuuunnnnnyyyyyy

/M.J.Fox
 
2008-07-07 11:58:26 PM  
Window seat submitter?
 
2008-07-08 12:01:47 AM  
Will somebody please rescue Michael J. Fox from the present?
 
2008-07-08 12:07:01 AM  
Piss off submittard. My Dad has early-onset Parkinson's Syndrome (yes, it's not a disease) and it's a living hell for the person and their family. And I've been on Fark since the beginning...
 
2008-07-08 12:10:34 AM  
jezebel.com

SKIPPY! Remember when we were kids and I ran you over with my bicycle?

i87.photobucket.com

Yes.

upload.wikimedia.org

I have a motherf*ckin time-traveling luxury car, now. And...Please don't tell anybody, but I f*cked my own mother when she was hot. I tried to resist, but I went straight to the butt before I realized that she was and always will be Lea Thompson.
 
2008-07-08 12:14:10 AM  
Meh, my uncle has Parkinson's. It's a horrible disease. That being said, the headline is funny, and I'm happy to see MJF on Rescue Me. I'm sure the writers will do some amazing stuff with his character.

Best show on TV, hands down.
 
2008-07-08 12:17:55 AM  
Michael J. Fox expected to shake things up


thecatspeaks.com
Let me tell you something, pendejo. You pull any of your crazy sh*t with us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I'll take it away from you, stick it up your ass and pull the f*cking trigger 'til it goes "click."

NOBODY f*cks with the Michael J. Fox.
 
2008-07-08 12:23:48 AM  
kteela:Meh, my uncle has Parkinson's. It's a horrible disease. That being said, the headline is funny, and I'm happy to see MJF on Rescue Me. I'm sure the writers will do some amazing stuff with his character.

Best show on TV, hands down.


The problem I have is that a couple of shows now have made it look like it's just an "old people shaking" disease.

They don't mention the non-breathing stuff, sometimes drooling, massive shakes, the horrible side effects of the different drugs (including dementia, complete inability to move, the equivalent of rigour mortis, immense pain for the sufferer, irrationality, vomiting, inability to eat, massive weight loss, severe depression etc).

Yes, it's a hilarious thing to have that happen to such a great person as my Dad, and even more fun to see him covered in blood with a shaved head after his surgery. One of many operations he's had to try to get even a tiny bit of quality of life back.

I have also enjoyed the countless nights when I was younger of reviving him and waiting for the ambulance, then explaining to the med techs that he wasn't having a heart attack - it was the side-effect of Apomorphine (one of the nastier treatments - an injection every hour or so to the stomach).

Good times.

This is probably the one subject that makes me shudder in a way you only get from decades of watching someone you love suffer in the worst possible way. But hey, let's make some shakey puns!
 
2008-07-08 12:31:57 AM  
paulseta:The problem I have is that a couple of shows now have made it look like it's just an "old people shaking" disease.

They don't mention the non-breathing stuff, sometimes drooling, massive shakes, the horrible side effects of the different drugs (including dementia, complete inability to move, the equivalent of rigour mortis, immense pain for the sufferer, irrationality, vomiting, inability to eat, massive weight loss, severe depression etc).


Yeah. I don't think that Rescue Me writers will do that. They deal with addiction pretty well, so I hope that they'll treat it as daunting and horrifying it actually is.

As for the side effects of the drugs, I hear ya. The options are terrible, no matter how you play them out, especially as the disease progresses. It's a horrible thing, all around.
 
2008-07-08 12:58:54 AM  
paulseta:This is probably the one subject that makes me shudder in a way you only get from decades of watching someone you love suffer in the worst possible way. But hey, let's make some shakey puns!

It was my grandpa who I watched suffer, but yea, I feel you. Still, MJF is a good actor and will not be played by tv execs.
 
2008-07-08 01:47:47 AM  
If anyone would like to see the inexplicable Michael J. Fox hatred wave become even more inexplicable, read the intro before an even more ridiculous fluff article:

Link
 
2008-07-08 02:12:08 AM  
Good for him.
 
2008-07-08 02:59:26 AM  
It's actually a recycled joke on Fark. It's been done 6 months ago, a year ago, two years ago, three years ago, but go ahead and applaud the genius who "though it up" this time. Quite original.
 
2008-07-08 03:09:26 AM  
Epsilon:It's actually a recycled joke on Fark. It's been done 6 months ago, a year ago, two years ago, three years ago, but go ahead and applaud the genius who "though it up" this time. Quite original.

You're my heeeero.
 
2008-07-08 06:05:19 AM  
onyx.chattanoogastate.edu

/I've already got First-Class reservations
 
2008-07-08 06:38:05 AM  
paulseta:Piss off submittard. My Dad has early-onset Parkinson's Syndrome (yes, it's not a disease) and it's a living hell for the person and their family. And I've been on Fark since the beginning...

Boohoo?

It ain't all about you, Trevor.
 
2008-07-08 06:45:50 AM  
If you haben't seen the Rescue Me mobile shorts I highly recommend them. My favorite is the one involving the dream sequence.
 
2008-07-08 06:51:13 AM  
He was great on Scrubs. He might not be able to carry a whole series but he can still do some good TV.
 
2008-07-08 06:51:32 AM  
paulseta:Piss off submittard. My Dad has early-onset Parkinson's Syndrome (yes, it's not a disease) and it's a living hell for the person and their family. And I've been on Fark since the beginning...

Subby checked with your dad and he nodded consent.

There! Now your umbridge is justified. Whine on you crazy diamond.
 
2008-07-08 07:14:54 AM  
Whine on you crazy diamond.

Thanks for my first chuckle of the day.
 
2008-07-08 07:20:10 AM  
yawn
 
2008-07-08 07:20:49 AM  
Show_The_O_Face:It was my grandpa who I watched suffer, but yea, I feel you. Still, MJF is a good actor and will not be played by tv execs.

It was interesting watching him on Scrubs when he guested. His character there had OCD - definitely not the same condition, but it worked.

I'm not sure what route Rescue Me will take, but that doesn't matter. Given the hell that Parkinson's can be, it makes me glad to see him able to work at all.
 
2008-07-08 07:55:25 AM  
Wandarah
Richard M Nixon


Both of you screw off. If it was something that was a near and dear issue to you, you'd feel the same. As I said before, I've been on Fark since the beginning... so it's not like I don't know about the whole "making fun of everything" thing.

It's that some stuff is simply not worth making fun about simply because the people involved are in horrific pain.

It's simply not amusing, and if it is to you, then I feel terribly sorry for you. I've done a lot of work for people involved in this particular illness, and the sorrow just gets to you after a while. Boo hoo is a reasonable response only for the pig-ignorant and utterly worthless toilet bowls of humanity, which I am sure is probably being kind to your ilk.

Cockstains.
 
2008-07-08 08:02:59 AM  
Sorry.

Tissue?
 
2008-07-08 08:04:46 AM  
Wandarah:Sorry.

Tissue?


Ah, on checking profile - Kiwi overseas. You'll grow up sooner or later. Sorry, should have looked.
 
2008-07-08 08:11:14 AM  
Ah, on checking profile - Australian. You'll stop taking things personally sooner or later. Sorry, should have looked.
 
2008-07-08 08:14:06 AM  
www.atreushomes.com
"I am shocked, shocked, that someone on Fark
would say something offensive!"
 
2008-07-08 08:17:37 AM  
Wandarah:Ah, on checking profile - Australian. You'll stop taking things personally sooner or later. Sorry, should have looked.

Mother and father are both from New Zealand, as well as assorted other members of the family. I have also lived there (Wellington). I have members of the extended family traveling around (actually had three cousins do the old "go to the homeland - UK - thing) and have a pretty good idea of the lack of broad knowledge and stunted emotional response that a lot of you have. Personal enough for ya?

/Ah, I give up. Love the Fox Glacier though. Beautiful country.
 
2008-07-08 08:22:36 AM  
paulseta:Wandarah:Sorry.

Tissue?

Ah, on checking profile - Kiwi overseas. You'll grow up sooner or later. Sorry, should have looked.


I just have to ask - why did you come into this thread? I try to stay away from the epilepsy-related threads, knowing what I'm going to encounter, because I know it is the internet and people tend to make jokes in the comfort of anonymity that they probably wouldn't dream of making in public. You know this is a sensitive issue for you so why would you come looking for a fight? Sometimes it is better to just leave certain threads alone. I have on occasion gotten into threads relating to my condition if only to try and address a few misconceptions and sometimes I'll say a few words to some of the more ignorant posters, but overall you try and ignore that crap and move on. Don't let yourself get all worked up over that crap, what good will it do? You know Fark isn't going to change. These jokes are tried and tested for years now.

Hope your Dad is getting the best treatment possible. It is a horrible thing to watch a loved one go through. Go easy and stay strong.
 
2008-07-08 08:23:01 AM  
That's F#!#ing low subby.... even for fark. He is a great man.
 
2008-07-08 08:26:47 AM  
PenisGargle:That's F#!#ing low subby.... even for fark. He is a great man.

Wah. Everyone's fair game. I love him as much as the next guy but everyone has always been open to the bad puns and horrible jokes.
 
2008-07-08 08:30:54 AM  
Paulseta,

First, you and yours have my [earnest, substantial yet ultimately-personally-meaningless-to-you] long-distance sympathy for having to be in a position as to watch your loved one degenerate from strength to a state of conscious sub-life.

Since you've been a Farker "from the beginning", could you answer a newish lurker-poster's question: has the atmosphere of cynical snark always been as thick in the Forums as in the present time or did the atmosphere thicken over time?

/had to watch my
 
2008-07-08 08:31:42 AM  
Ravens357:
I just have to ask - why did you come into this thread? I try to stay away from the epilepsy-related threads, knowing what I'm going to encounter, because I know it is the internet and people tend to make jokes in the comfort of anonymity that they probably wouldn't dream of making in public. You know this is a sensitive issue for you so why would you come looking for a fight? Sometimes it is better to just leave certain threads alone. I have on occasion gotten into threads relating to my condition if only to try and address a few misconceptions and sometimes I'll say a few words to some of the more ignorant posters, but overall you try and ignore that crap and move on. Don't let yourself get all worked up over that crap, what good will it do? You know Fark isn't going to change. These jokes are tried and tested for years now.

Hope your Dad is getting the best treatment possible. It is a horrible thing to watch a loved one go through. Go easy and stay strong.


Thanks for the kind words, they are appreciated (and to the others who did the same).

And you know what - you're right. I have done a stupid thing in going into a thread that I just knew would be bad for me, and I need to just leave it alone (and as it's getting late here, I will be calling it a night).

I guess it was the one thread too many. I think everyone has one to some extent if they've posted here over the years. I've seen so many of these threads and stayed out, and I guess I've just had the kind of week where you feel like grabbing the next asshole who makes a "joke" about a horrific condition and rip their spinal cord out through their left nostril. Unproductive rage (at best), but sometimes it can't be helped.

My Dad is getting the best care available, and that is good - but the various treatments are still at the lower level, and it doesn't help that so much research has been blocked by God Knows Best(tm) style government in various countries. Still, things are getting more positive and hopefully things will get better.
 
2008-07-08 08:36:26 AM  
Geez Paulseta, you don't see me going into the Stunted Emotional Response threads and getting all worked up.

/oh wait.
 
2008-07-08 08:39:25 AM  
Master Of The Art Of Second-Hand Gratification:Paulseta,

First, you and yours have my [earnest, substantial yet ultimately-personally-meaningless-to-you] long-distance sympathy for having to be in a position as to watch your loved one degenerate from strength to a state of conscious sub-life.

Since you've been a Farker "from the beginning", could you answer a newish lurker-poster's question: has the atmosphere of cynical snark always been as thick in the Forums as in the present time or did the atmosphere thicken over time?

/had to watch my


Thank you for your kind words.

To answer your question, initially it really was (I feel all misty!) different here... but not quite as different as one might imagine. I do remember there was a bit more backslapping over a clever headline, a bit less "I submitted this with a funnier headline" and less political divisiveness - although I might be viewing all this through rose coloured glasses.

I think the main change I have seen is that Fark went from a kind of community feel to a free-for-all (with rules, if that's not a contradiction) where it has changed from a meritocracy to a critical cesspool at times; shooting down someone has become the norm and praise is still around, but rare.

The one thing that I do love that is still here is (and this is funny, cause people within the US don't always see it but it's incredibly obvious standing outside) that it really is about as bipartisan as you're going to get in this sort of environment. It is funny to see a week's worth of headlines and the left and right both claiming a massive bias to the other, when it really is a jumble (excepting Iran stories, which I must admit tend to the "sand into glass" category).

The next five years should be interesting.
 
2008-07-08 08:40:29 AM  
Wandarah:Geez Paulseta, you don't see me going into the Stunted Emotional Response threads and getting all worked up.

/oh wait.


Okay, that was actually a pretty good comeback. I withdraw. All the best.
 
2008-07-08 08:42:44 AM  
Oh great. Now I have to do some work. Thanks a lot.
 
2008-07-08 09:04:35 AM  
paulseta:Okay, that was actually a pretty good comeback. I withdraw. All the best.

All the best from here, too, for what it's worth. My dad died of a shiatty disease, too.
 
2008-07-08 09:11:49 AM  
Most Canadians are jittery when they're in the US - what with all the guns and the hate for that bacon of ours.
 
2008-07-08 09:13:30 AM  
Hell

/Subby is on the fast track to it.
 
2008-07-08 09:37:37 AM  
Like it or not that headline is funny. Disability jokes can be funny, if you don't beleave me talk to someone with a disability, rather then placing them up on an untouchable pedistool to be ignored and emptily praised.
 
2008-07-08 09:39:07 AM  
paulseta:If it was something that was a near and dear issue to you, you'd feel the same.

Or maybe you're just a self-righteous prick who expects everyone to feel the same way as you about an issue. Some of us have a sense of humor about the misfortunes that life brings our way.

When I was undergoing treatment for cancer, I made a lot of jokes about it. Why? Because the day I stop laughing at the things that happen to me, including something life-threatening, is the day I do want to die.

Lighten up, Francis, and see the black humor in the world around you.
 
2008-07-08 09:41:33 AM  
I doubt M.J. Fox would do anything but laugh-he strikes me as that kind of guy.

The real douchebag here is Rush Limbaugh. How's he going to explain it when Fox is dead? That he faked it?

/watched P.S. progress in patients-I doubt he has very long
 
2008-07-08 09:42:39 AM  
Walker:BAD SUBBY! BAD!

Maybe, but I still lol'd...
 
2008-07-08 09:43:01 AM  
I'm with you paulseta!

Certain Farkers are nothing but useless taintsmears who like to feel tough by making fun of tragedy from the comfort of their armchairs.
 
2008-07-08 09:57:40 AM  
yamb.bl3h.org

I think it translates as "If this vehicle's a'rockin', it must be the Parkinson's disease."

/I LOL'D OMG!
 
2008-07-08 10:28:24 AM  
These days, MJF can perform "Itsy Bitsy Spider" on TV and Hollywood will give him an award for being 'courageous' and 'inspiring'.

No, he's DOING HIS JOB, like the rest of the people on TV.
 
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