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(Contact Music)   Robin Wright says Andre the Giant was a "pain" on the set of The Princess Bride. INCONCEIVABLE, biatch   (contactmusic.com ) divider line
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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.
 
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