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2010-03-09 10:13:14 PM  
Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.
 
2010-03-09 10:19:40 PM  
cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.

I haven't heard that he was a dick, but I have heard that he was a legendary drinker which does lend itself to behaving like a dick.
 
2010-03-09 10:21:24 PM  
I don't think that word means what you think it means....
 
2010-03-09 10:22:06 PM  
exick: cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.

I haven't heard that he was a dick, but I have heard that he was a legendary drinker.


I've heard that too, but I wasn't familiar with his alleged dickishness.
 
2010-03-09 10:24:57 PM  
Another reading comprehension gem here.

/WTG subtard
 
2010-03-09 10:33:40 PM  
Well you can come up with stories of everyone being a dick. I never met him so I don't really know. I did find where he had been arrested for assault, maybe that's what I was thinking of.

Here's a pretty good article about his drinking though. (new window)
 
2010-03-09 10:34:26 PM  
exick: cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.

I haven't heard that he was a dick, but I have heard that he was a legendary drinker which does lend itself to behaving like a dick.


According to rowdy roddy piper, he flipped over a car
 
2010-03-09 10:35:30 PM  
"He was such a sweetheart... He'd ingest small horses and a side of mashed potatoes and he would sort of wash it down with a case of wine and about six bottles of cognac.

LOL
 
2010-03-09 11:04:43 PM  
The article's headline: Robin Wright - Wright: 'Giant Was In So Much Pain On The Princess Bride Set'


The submitter is either a troll or lacks reading comprehension. BTW-Andre the Giant had acromegaly.
 
2010-03-09 11:56:18 PM  
cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.

Every story I've ever heard, people absolutely loved him. He was an icon.
 
2010-03-10 12:00:07 AM  
I imagine Andre was in a lot of pain during the shoot. Maybe that's what she meant.
 
2010-03-10 12:18:56 AM  
exick: cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.

I haven't heard that he was a dick, but I have heard that he was a legendary drinker which does lend itself to behaving like a dick.


Anyone with a painful and crippling disease that you know will kill you before you're fifty kinda has that right.

Hope I can snag me one of his beers when I get to wherever he is
 
2010-03-10 12:34:43 AM  
cretinbob: Here's a pretty good article about his drinking though. (new window)

As a fellow drunkard, Andre deserves a throne in the pantheon of the gods of boozing.
 
2010-03-10 12:36:12 AM  
PhiloeBedoe: I imagine Andre was in a lot of pain during the shoot. Maybe that's what she meant.

That's actually the headline of the actual article.
 
2010-03-10 12:40:28 AM  
On the TV documentary "Biography" as I recall, he was described as a gentle giant who had no enemies and everyone liked. He could consume some of the hugest quantities of alchohol due to his condition and not become incapacitated. There are stories of him drinking dozens of bottles of beer in one sitting many, many times.

They do relate his flipping a car over after one of his many drinking nights, but I believe it was in response to a group of men in the car making fun of his size, which he was extremly sensitive of.

He was a fascinating story. Came from Podunk France and returned there to die. In between he made Vince McMahon famous and apparently made friends and gained respect from all he ever met.

Alot of sadness in his greatness and fame.

Subby, if you are not trying to be "funny" in your post, you are a true 'Tard. A quote from the Robin Wright in the article.

"He was such a sweetheart... He'd ingest small horses and a side of mashed potatoes and he would sort of wash it down with a case of wine and about six bottles of cognac."

Not sure where you get, He was a pain from that?

/A personal favorite
//Too obvious?
/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_the_Giant - Good read
 
2010-03-10 12:57:37 AM  
doglover: According to rowdy roddy piper, he flipped over a car

I have now found the phrase I want inscribed on my tombstone.
 
2010-03-10 01:00:51 AM  
An illiterate dick to submit, an illiterate dick to approve.

Fark.
 
2010-03-10 02:33:51 AM  
Is this a kissing book?
 
2010-03-10 02:59:40 AM  
CamelToe: Another reading comprehension gem here.

/WTG subtard


And WTG mods for greenlighting links with retarded, incorrect headlines. THIS IS A GODDAMN PET PEEVE of mine you bastards. Try not to be so damn stupid in the future. Thank you.
 
2010-03-10 03:02:19 AM  
Dr. Picklebacon: And WTG mods for greenlighting links with retarded, incorrect headlines. THIS IS A GODDAMN PET PEEVE of mine you bastards. Try not to be so damn stupid in the future. Thank you.

Mine too. There's funny, then there's stupid crap like this.
 
2010-03-10 03:12:52 AM  
Maybe if people would stop saying "retarded" and "biatch" and not say things in ALL CAPS! the world would be more pleasant...

Vocabulary. I'm not dictating you should learn one, but it would be nice to know someone who has one.
 
2010-03-10 03:18:11 AM  
Sun God: Maybe if people would stop saying "retarded" and "biatch" and not say things in ALL CAPS! the world would be more pleasant...

Vocabulary. I'm not dictating you should learn one, but it would be nice to know someone who has one.


YO THIS biatch IS RETARDED!!!!
 
2010-03-10 03:29:54 AM  
Ender's: Sun God: Maybe if people would stop saying "retarded" and "biatch" and not say things in ALL CAPS! the world would be more pleasant...

Vocabulary. I'm not dictating you should learn one, but it would be nice to know someone who has one.

YO THIS biatch IS RETARDED!!!!


Chunk, chunk dum
Hits right
dum chunkie
Sung dum hits

Hang it up
Hang it up
Hang it up

Rolls are wheelin'
Rolls are reelin'

Dump it up
Dump it up

Bang it.
Bang it,

8 them pies
dum sum hits
Beat the meter.
 
2010-03-10 03:30:26 AM  
Sun God: Maybe if people would stop saying "retarded" and "biatch" and not say things in ALL CAPS! the world would be more pleasant...

Vocabulary. I'm not dictating you should learn one, but it would be nice to know someone who has one.


No, it wouldn't. Complaints are how stupid people often find out they are stupid, and words and writing techniques that evoke emotion from plebes *ahem* can be useful cage rattlers and therefore appropriate. Less stupid = more pleasant. If you're serious about a pleasant earth you could take particular note of this fact.

I'm sorry you don't know anyone with a vocabulary. How do your friends speak? Oh. Wait. Sorry. Maybe get out more. Good luck.
 
2010-03-10 03:34:08 AM  
Andre the Giant is a drinking legend and this slander upon his name, and here of all places, is an outrage.
 
2010-03-10 03:42:24 AM  
Dr. Picklebacon: Andre the Giant is a drinking legend and this slander upon his name, and here of all places, is an outrage.

Good job.
 
2010-03-10 03:51:01 AM  
Sun God: Dr. Picklebacon: Andre the Giant is a drinking legend and this slander upon his name, and here of all places, is an outrage.

Good job.


Thanks SG. This is what I meant, and what I should have said in the first place. I was driven to all caps and the word retard by rage. Rage I'm telling you! Judge my verbiage if you will, I guess I don't blame you, but I'm glad we can agree there are larger issues at play here.
 
2010-03-10 04:09:25 AM  
Dr. Picklebacon: Andre the Giant is a drinking legend and this slander upon his name, and here of all places, is an outrage.

Cool article. Thanks.

He sounds like he was a great guy to be around.
 
2010-03-10 04:13:00 AM  
Uh, I guess it was inconceivable.
 
2010-03-10 04:18:38 AM  
CamelToe: Another reading comprehension gem here.

/WTG subtard


Bleh it was intentional. Subby was just trolling. Easiest way to get a greenlight on fark.

/may have indulged in it himself
 
2010-03-10 04:18:38 AM  
My personal experiences recently with professional wrestlers has shown the adage about them being tigers in the ring and pussycats out of it may well be true. All the ones I've met were absolutely awesome!
 
2010-03-10 04:20:14 AM  
Andre the giant has a posse...
 
2010-03-10 05:04:05 AM  
"in pain" I believe, but there is too much behind the scenes footage of The Princess Bride for the headline to be accurate.
 
2010-03-10 05:12:31 AM  
usfslisstudentorg.files.wordpress.com
Legendary drunk is legendary.
 
2010-03-10 05:45:38 AM  
Yes, but will he serenade the World World Tag Team Championship to Ted DiBiase?
 
2010-03-10 05:56:10 AM  
Dr. Picklebacon: Andre the Giant is a drinking legend and this slander upon his name, and here of all places, is an outrage.

Indeed. Andre's drinking exploits pretty much make him the Patron Saint of Fark.
 
2010-03-10 06:08:44 AM  
This is often the most misattributed quote I've ever heard:

"When I die I won't need to be embalmed - I'm already pickled."

Andre said that in 1982.
 
2010-03-10 06:09:53 AM  
I'm confused. Is "small horses" a euphemism for steak or pork chops, or was ol' Andre actually chowing down on equines?
 
2010-03-10 06:16:12 AM  
It's not all that funny, but most of you completely miss the joke, despite it being obvious.

/not Subby
 
2010-03-10 06:25:32 AM  
Sun God: Is this a kissing book?



::Golf Clap::
 
2010-03-10 06:46:24 AM  
Bret Hart's autobiography paints a pretty good picture of Andre. Gentle Giant is a good nickname for him.
 
2010-03-10 06:57:12 AM  
Moonraper: I'm confused. Is "small horses" a euphemism for steak or pork chops, or was ol' Andre actually chowing down on equines?

He's from France, so the latter isn't INCONCEIVABLE.
 
2010-03-10 06:57:19 AM  
swahnhennessy: It's not all that funny, but most of you completely miss the joke, despite it being obvious.

/not Subby


Wait, I've got this one.

Robin Wright Penn is actually referring to Andre the Giant as baked goods, as indicated by the quotes around the word "pain", which is French for bread, which is also the group that sang the song "I Wanna Make It With You", that was used in her wedding in the soap opera Santa Barbara with Cruz Castillo who was played by A Martinez, who also appeared in LA Law which aired on NBC, which also aired The West Wing, which featured Oliver Platt, who also starred in the movie Flatliners with, wait for it...

Billy Balwin. Who also appeared in Dirty Sexy Money alongside Donald Sutherland, whose son Kiefer was also in Flatliners along with Kevin Bacon.

So you see? That's the joke. Robin Wright was using Andre The Giant to explain her relation to Kevin Bacon... oh, man. That headline TOTALLY makes sense now.

Thanks subby.
 
2010-03-10 07:08:15 AM  
I do not think this headline means what subby thinks it does.
 
2010-03-10 07:53:24 AM  
Wright says he was a sweetheart. She also says he drank a lot. The problem with that being how to get him to his room when he passed out.
 
2010-03-10 08:09:29 AM  
Callahan'sMartiniShaker: I do not think this headline means what subby thinks it does.

I do not think you understand what the purpose of quotation marks around "pain" would be.

/not subby
 
2010-03-10 08:11:41 AM  
And how many of us would have clicked on this if the headline was the same as the one in TFA?

More trolls-ey headlines for pageviews. Another day at Fark.
 
2010-03-10 08:20:03 AM  
Andre was retired from wrestling at this point in his career specifically because of the pain he was in. He desperately needed very expensive surgery, but was adamantly against it to which there are several unclear reasons.

After this movie became a hit, and people started talking about Andre, Vince McMahon Jr decided he needed Andre back in the ring. Vince offered to pay for Andre's surgery to get him back in the ring for a match with Hulk Hogan. Thus Wrestlemania III

/My Useless Facts
//Let me show you them
 
2010-03-10 08:56:29 AM  
Doomed4Lyf: to which there are several unclear reasons.

At the time it was explained to him that to get him put under the anesthesiologist could never guarantee even a 30% survival rate given the amount of drugs they'd have to pump into him.

Had he had the same situation right now today, he'd likely have a better chance as treatment for the issues he had has gotten MUCH better.
 
2010-03-10 08:58:39 AM  
SharkTrager: Callahan'sMartiniShaker: I do not think this headline means what subby thinks it does.

I do not think you understand what the purpose of quotation marks around "pain" would be.

/not subby


No I got it - i just thought that perhaps the implied slander to Robin Wright was unnecessary. There were better plays on words, or even that word, to be had without calling Buttercup a biatch. Dread Pirate Roberts wouldn't approve.

The Giant obviously drank "To the pain" and he quite obviously wasn't selling anything.

However - As you wish.
 
2010-03-10 08:59:52 AM  
You come on here and dare to denigrate the great St. Andre of Fark?
 
2010-03-10 09:03:32 AM  
OMG!

I just noticed that tHe Fark headline differs from the actual article gist!

Does this happen often?

Why was i not warned about this unique phenomenon?!?!?
 
2010-03-10 09:12:14 AM  
brokenspines.files.wordpress.com
...small horse...
 
2010-03-10 09:17:07 AM  
CMVenom: Yes, but will he serenade the World World Tag Team Championship to Ted DiBiase?

HAHAHAHAHA...!

I was watching that with my buddy as it went down and we did a double-take when Andre said that. From then on whenever one of us gave the other something, we proclaimed that we were serenading the Tag Team Championship.
 
2010-03-10 09:18:25 AM  
Subby, f*** you.

Stupid, lazy, unfunny headline. Becoming all too common.
 
2010-03-10 09:19:14 AM  
You shut your whore mouth about St Andre!

/Legendary drinker is legendary.
//I salute thee, oh great one. *drinks*

www.motifake.com

Here's a trivia question that I'm too lazy to research: What are the comparisons of measurements between Andre the giant and Kali?

Discuss
 
2010-03-10 09:19:21 AM  
Cagey B
I have now found the phrase I want inscribed on my tombstone.


You made me LOL.
 
2010-03-10 09:22:45 AM  
You're trolling in your headline. But then, you knew that I'd see that you trolled in your headline. So obviously, I should drink from this cup....

/erp...
 
2010-03-10 09:23:31 AM  
Anybody want a peanut?
 
2010-03-10 09:25:58 AM  
His way's not very sportsmanlike.
 
2010-03-10 09:26:39 AM  
cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.

Never heard this.
 
2010-03-10 09:30:39 AM  
Ghastly: My personal experiences recently with professional wrestlers has shown the adage about them being tigers in the ring and pussycats out of it may well be true. All the ones I've met were absolutely awesome!

Agreed, except for maybe Ric Flair. He's kind of a douche around town here. Whoooooooooooooo!
 
2010-03-10 09:32:31 AM  
Corrupted_Monk: Came from Podunk France and returned there to die.

Actually, he was in France not to die but to attend his father's funeral, which just makes the whole story even sadder.

In between he made Vince McMahon famous and apparently made friends and gained respect from all he ever met.

Seconded. Listen to Hogan tell the story about how Andre passed the championship down to him. Even during the match Hogan never knew for sure that Andre was going to give up the slam and lay down for the count. He took that much pride in his work.

Callahan'sMartiniShaker:
Dread Pirate Roberts wouldn't approve.

Damned right...
 
2010-03-10 09:40:38 AM  
ArkAngel: Anyone with a painful and crippling disease that you know will kill you before you're fifty kinda has that right.

That's what Mickey Mantle thought. Pretty much every male relative he had didn't make it to 45, so he lived as if he wouldn't either. But oops! he did.
 
2010-03-10 09:40:48 AM  
Cagey B: doglover: According to rowdy roddy piper, he flipped over a car

I have now found the phrase I want inscribed on my tombstone.


Just when you think you have all the answers, he changes the questions.
 
2010-03-10 09:45:55 AM  
I don't think it's been said, but Robin Wright is MILFtastic...

thequeenmadre.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-03-10 09:54:39 AM  
Starhawk: Beat me to it..

HEY PREDDY LADY..
 
2010-03-10 10:02:34 AM  
Wow. Looks like someone finally got around to watching the director's commentary on the dvd. Great reporting there, Woodward.
 
2010-03-10 10:16:15 AM  
Is it too much to ask that we confine the inaccurate and trollish headlines to the POLITICS tab. I was under the impression that's what it was created for.
 
2010-03-10 10:25:06 AM  
IdBeCrazyIf: Doomed4Lyf: to which there are several unclear reasons.

At the time it was explained to him that to get him put under the anesthesiologist could never guarantee even a 30% survival rate given the amount of drugs they'd have to pump into him.

Had he had the same situation right now today, he'd likely have a better chance as treatment for the issues he had has gotten MUCH better.


A story I read said that the anesthesiologist asked him how much booze it took to make him drunk. Andre replied that after (some large number) of bottles of brandy, he started to feel a little buzz. The anesthesiologist used that information to extrapolate how much anesthetics to give him.
 
2010-03-10 10:30:43 AM  
An illiterate dick to submit, an illiterate dick to approve.

Fark.


This.
 
2010-03-10 10:37:21 AM  
Marla Singer's Laundry: Subby, f*** you.

Stupid, lazy, unfunny headline. Becoming all too common.


This. Twice in one day, MSL.
 
2010-03-10 10:56:40 AM  
stevetherobot: IdBeCrazyIf: Doomed4Lyf: to which there are several unclear reasons.

At the time it was explained to him that to get him put under the anesthesiologist could never guarantee even a 30% survival rate given the amount of drugs they'd have to pump into him.

Had he had the same situation right now today, he'd likely have a better chance as treatment for the issues he had has gotten MUCH better.

A story I read said that the anesthesiologist asked him how much booze it took to make him drunk. Andre replied that after (some large number) of bottles of brandy, he started to feel a little buzz. The anesthesiologist used that information to extrapolate how much anesthetics to give him.


Two litres of vodka.

Two.farking.
Litres.
 
2010-03-10 10:59:04 AM  
cretinbob: Here's a pretty good article about his drinking though. (new window)

HOLY shiat!!!
 
2010-03-10 11:05:15 AM  
Came for Robin Wright pics...leaving unsatisfied.
 
2010-03-10 11:13:54 AM  
www.findagrave.com

He knew how to pick up women
 
2010-03-10 11:17:30 AM  
When did Fark readers start responding to headlines and not the content? Oh, never mind.
 
2010-03-10 11:19:41 AM  
Bobby Heenan had some great Andre stories from when he managed him in the WWE.


My personal favorite is when they were flying across the country in first class. The stewardess came up to Andre while he was fiddling with the armrest and asked him what he wanted and he said "screwdriver." Instead of a drink, she came back with a Phillips-head screwdriver. He then asked her "What would you have brought me if I'd said Bloody Mary?"

Heenan then pulled her aside and said "Look, honey, he's 7'5", 500 pounds, has hair like the MGM lion, and is smashed. DON'T give him tools."
 
2010-03-10 11:20:27 AM  
Seven Foot Four
Five Hundred Sixty Pounds
From Grenoble Fance

/SNAKES!!?!?!
 
2010-03-10 11:28:43 AM  
It would have been fun to meet him in a bar, just to say "can I buy you fifty beers?"
 
2010-03-10 11:30:18 AM  
Don't besmirch the good name of Andre The Giant, subby.
 
2010-03-10 11:31:23 AM  
Also, anybody want a peanut?
 
2010-03-10 11:34:25 AM  
swahnhennessy: It's not all that funny, but most of you completely miss the joke, despite it being obvious.

/not Subby


Doesn't it have to be funny to be a joke?
 
2010-03-10 11:40:23 AM  
Subby's a little short on . . . charm.
 
2010-03-10 11:45:04 AM  
teke184: Bobby Heenan had some great Andre stories from when he managed him in the WWE.


My personal favorite is when they were flying across the country in first class. The stewardess came up to Andre while he was fiddling with the armrest and asked him what he wanted and he said "screwdriver." Instead of a drink, she came back with a Phillips-head screwdriver. He then asked her "What would you have brought me if I'd said Bloody Mary?"

Heenan then pulled her aside and said "Look, honey, he's 7'5", 500 pounds, has hair like the MGM lion, and is smashed. DON'T give him tools."


Heenan has some of the best stories ever.
 
2010-03-10 12:21:46 PM  
eagles95: teke184: Bobby Heenan had some great Andre stories from when he managed him in the WWE.


My personal favorite is when they were flying across the country in first class. The stewardess came up to Andre while he was fiddling with the armrest and asked him what he wanted and he said "screwdriver." Instead of a drink, she came back with a Phillips-head screwdriver. He then asked her "What would you have brought me if I'd said Bloody Mary?"

Heenan then pulled her aside and said "Look, honey, he's 7'5", 500 pounds, has hair like the MGM lion, and is smashed. DON'T give him tools."

Heenan has some of the best stories ever.


Agreed. He not only has great stories but is also a master of telling them.

The videos of him and Jim Cornette telling each other road stories are classics.
 
2010-03-10 12:44:04 PM  
teke184: The videos of him and Jim Cornette telling each other road stories are classics.

Where in the WORLD can I find some of those? Cornette is one of my favorite memories from when I watched wrestling as a kid. I think I actually threw something at the TV once because of him.
 
2010-03-10 12:48:00 PM  
stevetherobot: IdBeCrazyIf: Doomed4Lyf: to which there are several unclear reasons.

At the time it was explained to him that to get him put under the anesthesiologist could never guarantee even a 30% survival rate given the amount of drugs they'd have to pump into him.

Had he had the same situation right now today, he'd likely have a better chance as treatment for the issues he had has gotten MUCH better.

A story I read said that the anesthesiologist asked him how much booze it took to make him drunk. Andre replied that after (some large number) of bottles of brandy, he started to feel a little buzz. The anesthesiologist used that information to extrapolate how much anesthetics to give him.


It was vodka, he told him that it usually takes two liters of Vodka for him to "feel warm" inside.
 
2010-03-10 12:54:48 PM  
Did any of the linked articles in this thread mention the match where he accidentally shiat on a guy? Could you imagine being that guy?
 
2010-03-10 01:03:53 PM  
Ruffian: Did any of the linked articles in this thread mention the match where he accidentally shiat on a guy? Could you imagine being that guy?

He gave Bad News Brown a Cleveland steamer!
 
2010-03-10 01:07:26 PM  
The Dread Pirate Robertson: teke184: The videos of him and Jim Cornette telling each other road stories are classics.

Where in the WORLD can I find some of those? Cornette is one of my favorite memories from when I watched wrestling as a kid. I think I actually threw something at the TV once because of him.


http://www.rohwrestling.com/shoponline.asp?point=products&catid=200

They have a ton of Cornette interviews there, including ones with him and Bobby Heenan, him and Percy Pringle / Paul Bearer, him and "Cowboy" Bill Watts, and him and James J. Dillon.


You can probably find the footage on YouTube or elsewhere as well, but the original DVDs are only like $3-5 each there.
 
2010-03-10 01:25:26 PM  
CamelToe: Another reading comprehension gem here.

/WTG subtard


Subby was trolling for people who hadn't read the article which is why pain is in quotes.
 
2010-03-10 01:44:08 PM  
I'm so glad you can read subby...
The article states that she has fond memories of working with him at that he was IN pain.
 
2010-03-10 01:55:58 PM  
HotLonelyTeenageGirl: An illiterate dick to submit, an illiterate dick to approve.

Fark.


An illiterate dick
To submit
An illiterate dick
To approve
Way to fail, FARK
Burma Shave

/part of Andre's posse
 
2010-03-10 01:56:42 PM  
HotLonelyTeenageGirl: An illiterate dick to submit, an illiterate dick to approve.

Fark.


Or it was a joke.

Geez.
 
2010-03-10 01:59:21 PM  
cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.


Citation needed, you dick.
 
2010-03-10 02:18:08 PM  
GungFu: cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.


Citation needed, you dick.


Andre was notorious for being upfront with people. If he liked you, he'd hang out with you. If he didn't like you, he'd tell you and then you'd be best to stay the fark away from him.

He was also very grouchy by the end of his WWE career because his body was breaking down and, because of his size, he was bothered everywhere he went by fans because it's hard not to notice someone that big wherever he was.

Bobby Heenan interview review (new window)

"Andre the Giant- Hated people because they'd hassle him about his height and size."
 
2010-03-10 02:20:07 PM  
GungFu: cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.


Citation needed, you dick.


This.

/fark you cretinbob
 
2010-03-10 03:25:15 PM  
Your_Dog: GungFu: cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.


Citation needed, you dick.

This.

/fark you cretinbob


To be fair, there are stories about practically every famous person being a dick, because they get bugged a lot by fans and sometimes they are having a bad day and can't deal with it. There's probably no famous person out there who wasn't, at some time, short with a fan. And the fans that get that treatment often talk a lot about it.

Wrestlers especially have this problem, I think. They deal with a lot of pain, sometimes chronic pain, and chronic pain + annoying fans is a bad combination.
 
2010-03-10 04:47:55 PM  
GungFu: cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.


Citation needed, you dick.


I think he meant that Andre the Giant had a big dick.

/Think about it. A guy that big? He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker.
 
2010-03-10 04:53:21 PM  
Goggles_Pisano: swahnhennessy: It's not all that funny, but most of you completely miss the joke, despite it being obvious.

/not Subby

Wait, I've got this one.

Robin Wright Penn is actually referring to Andre the Giant as baked goods, as indicated by the quotes around the word "pain", which is French for bread, which is also the group that sang the song "I Wanna Make It With You", that was used in her wedding in the soap opera Santa Barbara with Cruz Castillo who was played by A Martinez, who also appeared in LA Law which aired on NBC, which also aired The West Wing, which featured Oliver Platt, who also starred in the movie Flatliners with, wait for it...

Billy Balwin. Who also appeared in Dirty Sexy Money alongside Donald Sutherland, whose son Kiefer was also in Flatliners along with Kevin Bacon.

So you see? That's the joke. Robin Wright was using Andre The Giant to explain her relation to Kevin Bacon... oh, man. That headline TOTALLY makes sense now.

Thanks subby.


That was awesome
 
2010-03-10 05:12:59 PM  
Favorite quote from the "The Greatest Drunk on Earth" article.

For most of us, two litres of vodka means a one-way ticket to Black-out Island on the good ship Regurgitania.

Will use it from now on.
 
2010-03-10 05:31:06 PM  
pearls before swine:

I don't think he meant any harm
 
2010-03-10 09:26:20 PM  
ToyChop: CMVenom: Yes, but will he serenade the World World Tag Team Championship to Ted DiBiase?

HAHAHAHAHA...!

I was watching that with my buddy as it went down and we did a double-take when Andre said that. From then on whenever one of us gave the other something, we proclaimed that we were serenading the Tag Team Championship.


And here I thought we were the only ones.

Another wonderful Andre quote: "Don't worry about Vannah White."
 
2010-03-10 09:27:08 PM  
Fra_dat_da
I don't think he meant any harm

Inigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme.
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that.
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it.
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?
Vizzini: ARRRRGGGHHHH.
 
2010-03-11 12:50:27 PM  
She relayed this story on the Special Edition DVD I bought a year or so back. Old news.
 
2010-03-11 05:39:20 PM  
IdBeCrazyIf: Had he had the same situation right now today, he'd likely have a better chance as treatment for the issues he had has gotten MUCH better.

If I remember my wrestling trivia correctly, Paul "Big Show" Wight also suffered from acromegaly, but had it treated early in his career, and now he's no more likely to die prematurely than anybody else who's 7 feet tall and 450 pounds.
 
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