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(ABC)   Whitney Houston's Sister-in-law creates a special $65 candle to quickly cash in on the death of the singer, erm, excuse me, to "Honor her memory"   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 52
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2012-02-14 12:26:53 PM
It even has a special holder for your crack spoon!
 
2012-02-14 02:22:09 PM
I don't see anything that indicates that these were rushed out to cash in on Houston's death. The little article even says:

Whitney loved Marion's candles and gave them as a gift to her friends this past Christmas.
 
2012-02-14 02:48:59 PM
crack is wax?


/streeeeeeeeetch
 
2012-02-14 02:49:41 PM
Hey subby, you're an idiot.
 
2012-02-14 02:50:30 PM
I hope subby feels stupid by the end of this thread.
 
2012-02-14 02:53:46 PM
Was it a candle in the wind?
 
2012-02-14 02:55:05 PM
So it smells like hype and freebase?
 
2012-02-14 02:55:48 PM

Iggie: Was it a candle in the wind?


Are you implying that Queen tried to cash in on Diana's death?
 
2012-02-14 03:01:52 PM
Whoah, sister AND manager. She really dropped the ball at being a manager. Unless her duties were drug procurement.
 
2012-02-14 03:16:00 PM
Oblig (new window)
 
2012-02-14 03:20:22 PM
It says its for charity. So Subby obviously was like ZOMG CHANCE TO INSULT RICH PEOPLE. and therefore did not take note of what was going on at all.


I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.
 
2012-02-14 03:20:51 PM
FTA: Whitney loved Marion's candles and gave them as a gift to her friends this past Christmas. They are biodegradable and melt into shea butter oil. The candles cost $65.

Wait, candles don't melt and are not biodegradable?
 
2012-02-14 03:20:59 PM
Subby died too? Only a brain dead moron could come up with that headline for the linked article.
 
2012-02-14 03:22:58 PM

vinnydoz007: It says its for charity. So Subby obviously was like ZOMG CHANCE TO INSULT RICH PEOPLE. and therefore did not take note of what was going on at all.


I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.


FTA: A portion of the proceeds of the candle sales will go to Marion's charity Teen Summit

So it could be as much as 100% or as little as 0.001%.
/willing to bet it's closer towards the low end
//not subby
 
2012-02-14 03:29:03 PM

PsyLord: vinnydoz007: It says its for charity. So Subby obviously was like ZOMG CHANCE TO INSULT RICH PEOPLE. and therefore did not take note of what was going on at all.


I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.

FTA: A portion of the proceeds of the candle sales will go to Marion's charity Teen Summit

So it could be as much as 100% or as little as 0.001%.
/willing to bet it's closer towards the low end
//not subby


It's not like this candle company is new. She didn't just start it to "cash in" on Whitney's death. It was already in business. Why is ABC posting articles that are nothing but advertisement though? Were they paid to do so? I can't say.
 
2012-02-14 03:36:42 PM
And IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIII will always light you.
 
2012-02-14 03:37:12 PM

PsyLord: vinnydoz007: It says its for charity. So Subby obviously was like ZOMG CHANCE TO INSULT RICH PEOPLE. and therefore did not take note of what was going on at all.


I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.

FTA: A portion of the proceeds of the candle sales will go to Marion's charity Teen SummitSo it could be as much as 100% or as little as 0.001%.
/willing to bet it's closer towards the low end
//not subby



So SOME unspecified amount of money will go to a Charity she herself controls? yeah that sounds legit

and the way I read TFA it sounds like Sis in law had an overpriced candle company to start with (and WH gave sis's candles as gifts-probably because she got them free-thereby freeing up more money for drugs) but that she is now pumping out a special "inspired by Whitney Houston" edition candle to cash in on her death. Or at the very least she's trying to peddle her candles by pimping the conenct they-and her "charity" had to WH
 
2012-02-14 03:37:33 PM

Iggie: Was it a candle in the wind?



Lulz.
 
2012-02-14 03:49:23 PM
What is six inches long and won't get sucked this Valentine's day?

Whitney's crack pipe...
 
2012-02-14 04:05:11 PM

nmiguy: What is six inches long and won't get sucked this Valentine's day?

Whitney's crack pipe...


What is the difference between Whitney and my truck?


... my truck can hit 50
 
2012-02-14 04:09:05 PM
PUBLIC RELATIONS WOMAN: "And a percentage of our profits go to charity."

LISA SIMPSON: "Oh that's great. What percent?"

PR WOMAN: "Zero. Zero is a percent."
 
2012-02-14 04:19:13 PM
I'm sure you guys go there anyway, but

TRAGICRAFTING (new window)

I should make something to commemorate the self-destruction of a talented woman.

or, I'll just have a beer and do something interesting.
 
2012-02-14 04:39:42 PM

titwrench: nmiguy: What is six inches long and won't get sucked this Valentine's day?

Whitney's crack pipe...

What is the difference between Whitney and my truck?


... my truck can hit 50


More Whitney Houston jokes!! I'm tellin em to everyone I see!
 
2012-02-14 04:41:24 PM
A crackhead who sang other people's songs (badly) leaves the world, and everybody can't stop talking about it.

The woman never wrote a song in her life, and she sang no better than the average choir leader in any Black Baptist church in America. If her aunt weren't Dionne Warwick, we'd never have been exposed to her or forced to hear someone butcher "I Will Always Love You" any time we walk into an office playing soft rock on the radio.

She was the opposite of what good music should be. She was the anti-funk. She was R&B boiled to death in treacle. She was the Black Celine Dion. She was the human equivalent of Jane Seymour's "Open Hearts" necklace. She was a human representation of a magnetic ribbon on the back of your car.

I'm not saying this to be mean. I'm saying this because it's true. She was a mediocre performer who was nasty to people on her way up, despite the fact that the only thing she ever truly did was to sing songs written for her by (slightly) more talented people. She was a famous karaoke singer.

And so if her sister wants to cash in on Whitney's death, I say go for it. It's not like Whitney didn't cash in on other peoples' talents all her life.
 
2012-02-14 04:43:10 PM

titwrench: nmiguy: What is six inches long and won't get sucked this Valentine's day?

Whitney's crack pipe...

What is the difference between Whitney and my truck?


... my truck can hit 50


and it can probably carry a tune.
 
2012-02-14 04:45:45 PM

Nihilist's Guide to Reticent Entropy: A crackhead who sang other people's songs (badly) leaves the world, and everybody can't stop talking about it.


I'm sorry. I was feeling grumpy. It's my last (though non-celebrated) wedding anniversary before the divorce kicks in.
 
2012-02-14 04:49:55 PM
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"It's for charity, yo"
 
2012-02-14 05:08:29 PM
Subby, you have some derp on you.
 
2012-02-14 05:09:33 PM

Nihilist's Guide to Reticent Entropy: Nihilist's Guide to Reticent Entropy: A crackhead who sang other people's songs (badly) leaves the world, and everybody can't stop talking about it.

I'm sorry. I was feeling grumpy. It's my last (though non-celebrated) wedding anniversary before the divorce kicks in.


I enjoyed it.

Not a fan of Whitney the artist, though I have no ill will toward her, alive or dead. Except when I have to hear her urban yodeling.
 
2012-02-14 05:44:33 PM

Nihilist's Guide to Reticent Entropy: A crackhead who sang other people's songs (badly) leaves the world, and everybody can't stop talking about it.

The woman never wrote a song in her life, and she sang no better than the average choir leader in any Black Baptist church in America. If her aunt weren't Dionne Warwick, we'd never have been exposed to her or forced to hear someone butcher "I Will Always Love You" any time we walk into an office playing soft rock on the radio.

She was the opposite of what good music should be. She was the anti-funk. She was R&B boiled to death in treacle. She was the Black Celine Dion. She was the human equivalent of Jane Seymour's "Open Hearts" necklace. She was a human representation of a magnetic ribbon on the back of your car.

I'm not saying this to be mean. I'm saying this because it's true. She was a mediocre performer who was nasty to people on her way up, despite the fact that the only thing she ever truly did was to sing songs written for her by (slightly) more talented people. She was a famous karaoke singer.

And so if her sister wants to cash in on Whitney's death, I say go for it. It's not like Whitney didn't cash in on other peoples' talents all her life.


Wow, someone sure is miserable. Hopefully you find peace and happiness one day.
 
2012-02-14 05:47:53 PM

Nihilist's Guide to Reticent Entropy: A crackhead who sang other people's songs (badly) leaves the world, and everybody can't stop talking about it.

The woman never wrote a song in her life, and she sang no better than the average choir leader in any Black Baptist church in America. If her aunt weren't Dionne Warwick, we'd never have been exposed to her or forced to hear someone butcher "I Will Always Love You" any time we walk into an office playing soft rock on the radio.

She was the opposite of what good music should be. She was the anti-funk. She was R&B boiled to death in treacle. She was the Black Celine Dion. She was the human equivalent of Jane Seymour's "Open Hearts" necklace. She was a human representation of a magnetic ribbon on the back of your car.

I'm not saying this to be mean. I'm saying this because it's true. She was a mediocre performer who was nasty to people on her way up, despite the fact that the only thing she ever truly did was to sing songs written for her by (slightly) more talented people. She was a famous karaoke singer.

And so if her sister wants to cash in on Whitney's death, I say go for it. It's not like Whitney didn't cash in on other peoples' talents all her life.


No need to apologize... I enjoyed it too.

From all accounts, the part in bold is especially true.
 
2012-02-14 05:57:46 PM
i41.tinypic.com
 
2012-02-14 06:07:31 PM

vinnydoz007: It says its for charity. So Subby obviously was like ZOMG CHANCE TO INSULT RICH PEOPLE. and therefore did not take note of what was going on at all.


I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.


a PORTION goes to charity. Kind of like buying a "Pink" item. For all we know it is .1% of the total proceeds.
 
2012-02-14 06:13:09 PM
It seems to me she lived her life like a candle in the tub.
 
2012-02-14 07:13:07 PM
To answer Nancy Grace: whitney's sister, in the bathroom, with the candlestick
 
2012-02-14 07:15:56 PM
Here is a sneak peek

oi40.tinypic.com
 
2012-02-14 07:49:34 PM

zvoidx: [i41.tinypic.com image 640x426]


My insulin reaction is making that look REALLY freaky. *thumbs up*
 
2012-02-14 08:36:07 PM
One of the bigger problems nowadays with the explosion of number of "celebrities" is that they leave an ever larger amount of hangers-on who have very little time or experience in securing their own income when said celebrities dose themselves into oblivion.
 
2012-02-14 08:45:04 PM

keepitcherry:
Wow, someone sure is miserable. Hopefully you find peace and happiness one day.


I'm totally happy, and very in love. But thanks.

Just because I find Whitney Houston to have been awful doesn't mean I'm miserable. The fact that I said it here might mean I was feeling cranky enough to voice the opinion, but my dislike of her doesn't change based on whether or not I'm happy.

By all accounts, she was a nasty person. I don't mourn nasty people.
 
2012-02-14 08:53:09 PM
Such a big deal over one crackhead who OD's.
 
2012-02-14 10:14:51 PM

vinnydoz007: It says its for charity. So Subby obviously was like ZOMG CHANCE TO INSULT RICH PEOPLE. and therefore did not take note of what was going on at all.
I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.


Sometimes I wonder how there's any kind of intelligent conversation around here at all.
 
2012-02-14 10:17:46 PM
stop whining crony capitalist!
 
2012-02-14 10:33:31 PM

9beers: Hey subby, you're an idiot.


PYROY: I hope subby feels stupid by the end of this thread.


vinnydoz007: It says its for charity. So Subby obviously was like ZOMG CHANCE TO INSULT RICH PEOPLE. and therefore did not take note of what was going on at all.


I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.


srhp29: Subby died too? Only a brain dead moron could come up with that headline for the linked article.


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2012-02-14 10:57:50 PM

vinnydoz007: It says its for charity. So Subby obviously was like ZOMG CHANCE TO INSULT RICH PEOPLE. and therefore did not take note of what was going on at all.


I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.

A portion of the proceeds of the candle sales will go to Marion's charity Teen Summit, a program aimed at helping the lives of underprivileged youths.


It doesn't state to size of the portions.
 
2012-02-14 11:47:26 PM

proteus_b: One of the bigger problems nowadays with the explosion of number of "celebrities" is that they leave an ever larger amount of hangers-on who have very little time or experience in securing their own income when said celebrities dose themselves into oblivion.



.....and that's exactly why the last season of "Entourage" should have involved Vince dying via an overdose on "booger sugar"....and the rest of the guys have to move on with their lives.

/And that wigger Turtle would have been working at Jack-in-the-Box within 3 days.
 
2012-02-15 01:00:22 AM

scottydoesntknow: titwrench: nmiguy: What is six inches long and won't get sucked this Valentine's day?

Whitney's crack pipe...

What is the difference between Whitney and my truck?


... my truck can hit 50

More Whitney Houston jokes!! I'm tellin em to everyone I see!


I'm OK with that. If you let your drug addiction carry you away before "your time," the rest of us get to tell jokes about it. That's the rule. On the other hand, if you expire quietly in your sleep past age 70, we promise to be respectfully sad.
 
2012-02-15 05:48:37 AM
Leave Whitney's family alone. They just want to commemorate that she died the way she lived.... near a nauseating smell close to an open flame.

Seriously, a drug addicted musician dying is about as shocking as the sun rising. The Bodyguard soundtrack was a karaoke bar punchline just last week, so let's stop acting like we lost some timeless icon in the field.
 
2012-02-15 06:29:53 AM
She's not alive
but it's okay
we're gonna make money
off her anyway
 
2012-02-15 06:32:15 AM

Iggie: Was it a candle in the wind?


No, it was the candle that was sitting on the edge of the tub when lindsey lohan pushed her underwater.
 
2012-02-15 01:37:17 PM
Nigs gotta nig!!!!
 
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