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2012-07-13 12:18:39 PM
who?
 
2012-07-13 12:18:58 PM
Dennis Miller

is a washed-up unfunny hack who thinks supporting the wrong side of history is something cool.
 
2012-07-13 12:19:45 PM
Call me mendaciously optimistic, but Dennis Miller hasn't had an angstrom of f*cking humor in his body since Bush was caught whacking it to a story about a Donkey in Florida.
 
2012-07-13 12:20:56 PM
Read every comment in this thread with Miller's signature smarmy swagger, because that was the only thing his "comedy" relied on.
 
2012-07-13 12:21:06 PM
Dennis Douchebag Miller?

Phone me when he chokes on vomit.

/his or someone elses, doesnt matter....not like you can dust for it...
 
2012-07-13 12:21:27 PM
'Tool'. That's a word I understand.
 
2012-07-13 12:21:52 PM
 
2012-07-13 12:23:10 PM
It's funny because he doesn't like the President!
 
2012-07-13 12:23:24 PM
Hey! Remember me! I was funny when I was doing Weekend Update WAY back in the day. I mean, I wasn't Norm McDonald funny, or anything. But I got a chuckle or two! Remember how I used to do that thing with my head? Bob bob bob bob? And I had that hair? Oh man, that was great! Well great news! I have actual opinions, too and hey! HEY! Where are you going?
 
2012-07-13 12:25:15 PM
Norm MacDonald, modern day Nostradamus.

assets0.ordienetworks.com
 
2012-07-13 12:26:11 PM
Arguing about what the hell we should call rich people?

Yeah, that is a productive waste of time
 
2012-07-13 12:26:16 PM
It seems that the reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated.
 
2012-07-13 12:26:38 PM

whidbey: Dennis Miller

is a washed-up unfunny hack who thinks supporting the wrong side of history is something cool.


You sound unwashed and successful
 
2012-07-13 12:26:50 PM
He wasn't funny in 1985 and he's not funny now.
 
2012-07-13 12:27:15 PM
Ah, Dennis Miller . . . The guy who can quote Homer in the original Greek but can't figure out why nuking the entire Middle East isn't a good idea. A mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a shiatty-looking beard.
 
2012-07-13 12:27:47 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I mean, I wasn't Norm McDonald funny, or anything.


OH! SNAP!
 
2012-07-13 12:27:56 PM

skullkrusher: It seems that the reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated.


Meanwhile reports on the death of his career remain verifiable.
 
2012-07-13 12:30:06 PM
He has to drop the class warfare.

*golf clap*

Dennis MIller has said an awful lot of really dumb stuff since he first shiat his pants on 9/11 and went full derptard but this one easily slides into the top ten.

Gratz, Denny, your devolution into a soulless, mindless, reality-detached, corporate whore is now complete.

Tell O'Rielly to give you a cookie and STFU. K?

/Sorry, didn't mean to go on a rant or anything.
 
2012-07-13 12:30:11 PM
It seems Dennis Miller has painted himself into a corner. He revived his dead career by pandering to the far right wing of the Republican Party, and now that is all his has. He has ruined his reputation with rest of America, so he has no recourse but to continue this "character".

He seems to just be going through the motions now. Dennis Miller-paycheck casher...
 
2012-07-13 12:31:26 PM
Why is it for all the 100 of things there are to complain about when it comes to Obama, Republicans only complain about stuff that is made up?
 
2012-07-13 12:32:39 PM
Please pay me money to tell you what you already believe
 
2012-07-13 12:32:51 PM

devek: Why is it for all the 100 of things there are to complain about when it comes to Obama, Republicans only complain about stuff that is made up?


Maybe because the things that are complaint-worthy about Obama are the core tenets of their ideology.
 
2012-07-13 12:33:05 PM
"Boy, have you seen the lay of the land more rancorous than it is right now? He has to drop the class warfare. He might have organized communities, but he's disrupting this nation and he's got to drop all this class warfare for God's sakes. I don't get it."

"It is like a scientologist telling you in this rancorous culture we live in now..."


www.futurestore-arnold.de
 
2012-07-13 12:33:21 PM

devek: Why is it for all the 100 of things there are to complain about when it comes to Obama, Republicans only complain about stuff that is made up?


Because they've either done or would do all of those other things.
 
2012-07-13 12:33:51 PM
Why does he always say 'rich' like it is a four-letter word? Why doesn't he say 'prosperous'?

Because there's a difference.

When you're handed a fortune through inheritance, or make money through investment schemes, you're "rich". When you're rewarded well for accomplishing something and maybe making the world a better place, you're "prosperous."

Without his trust fund and his connections, mitt romney would starve to death trying to open a can of soup with a credit card.
 
2012-07-13 12:36:32 PM
I don't want to go off on a rant here but .... DM flip flops more than Romney for God's sake. He's a liberal turned neo-con in an effort to somehow revive his dead-as-a-door-nail "career".

/it's not working
 
2012-07-13 12:36:40 PM
and I think this guy is the most divisive president I have ever seen

Let's disagree with everything and then blame the guy who calls our bluff by adopting our alternate plans (which we'll then immediately disagree with) for being divisive!

Ah, a winning strategy.
 
2012-07-13 12:36:47 PM
Dennis Miller on Weekend Update was the least funny thing on SNL until the 2000s.
 
2012-07-13 12:37:13 PM
Barack Obama promised to unite us all, but I've hated him since day zero. Therefore he hasn't united us, and you should hate him for failing to live up to his promise to unite us all.
 
2012-07-13 12:38:08 PM

RminusQ: Barack Obama promised to unite us all, but I've hated him since day zero. Therefore he hasn't united us, and you should hate him for failing to live up to his promise to unite us all.


That way, we'll all be united in hating him, and we won't have to worry about our president being a liar who doesn't keep his promises.
 
2012-07-13 12:38:47 PM
Damnit Obama. You haven't united the rabid, racist, ultra conservative reactionary members of the republican party with everyone else by doing exactly what they want and thanking them for it.
 
2012-07-13 12:38:54 PM
i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-07-13 12:39:08 PM

thurstonxhowell: Dennis Miller on Weekend Update was the least funny thing on SNL until the 2000s.


Then you have no taste. His hairdo is HILARIOUS.

thumbnails.hulu.com
 
2012-07-13 12:39:33 PM

devek: Why is it for all the 100 of things there are to complain about when it comes to Obama, Republicans only complain about stuff that is made up?


Probably because the biggest problems with him involve him not being progressive enough.

Of course, if you point out that liberals have that particular problem with him, then it makes the argument of 'HEEZ A SOSHULIST!' a little weaker.

And God knows we can't have THAT...
 
2012-07-13 12:39:39 PM
"I have a friend up in Montecito named Lisa Dabbs," he said. "She's a great dame, a lady of letters. And she said to me the other day something that really resonated. She said: Why does he always say 'rich' like it is a four-letter word? Why doesn't he say 'prosperous'? ... and I think this guy is the most divisive president I have ever seen, Billy"


Thank you all very much. This is an impressive crowd-- the haves and the have-mores.

Some people call you the elite. I call you my base.
 
2012-07-13 12:40:10 PM
I don't want to go off on a rant here.... but saying Dennis Miller is funny is like saying Dick Cheney has a functioning atrial valve. And while you can transplant one with the feckless hope of breathing a soul, humility or common human decency into one, you can't slap funny into Miller. The guy is as impervious to humor as Betty White is to moisture. Dennis Miller wouldn't know laughter even if Karl Rove sent him a farking laugh track machine for his next routine... the god damn thing would break down in the middle of his act and you'd hear Victoria Jackson the next stage over laughing all the way to the bank with Crossroads GPS money. Sucker! But let's be honest here, folks, the guy is truly one routine away from applying for food stamps. Then that sanctimonious, self-righteous, smug curmudgeonly pugnacious piece of rancid GOP shill filth can experience what it's like to suffer - just like we've all been doing since Weekend Update.
 
2012-07-13 12:40:17 PM
"Hi, I'm Dennis Miller, and I'm here because I'm proud of my word-a-day calendar and will now show it with an article employing words that are only in existence to appear on the SATs..."

/those looking for the funny may want to step back and realize this is Dennis Miller
 
2012-07-13 12:41:05 PM
Hey, he's got his schitck.
He knows his base.
And he gets paid.

whatever.
 
2012-07-13 12:41:54 PM
Say what you will, Dennis Miller had some genuinely amusing HBO special standup acts years ago. Then he decided to become a pundit, then a large number of people who said they might have liked him at one point now hate him.

Comedians and actors shouldn't get into politics.
 
2012-07-13 12:42:56 PM

downpaymentblues: thurstonxhowell: Dennis Miller on Weekend Update was the least funny thing on SNL until the 2000s.

Then you have no taste. His hairdo is HILARIOUS.

[thumbnails.hulu.com image 384x288]


Good point. You could also have corrected me by pointing out that Colin Quinn was the anchor '98-'00.
 
2012-07-13 12:43:24 PM

Soup4Bonnie: "I have a friend up in Montecito named Lisa Dabbs," he said. "She's a great dame, a lady of letters. And she said to me the other day something that really resonated. She said: Why does he always say 'rich' like it is a four-letter word? Why doesn't he say 'prosperous'? ... and I think this guy is the most divisive president I have ever seen, Billy"


Thank you all very much. This is an impressive crowd-- the haves and the have-mores.

Some people call you the elite. I call you my base.


Heh...it is funny how GOP pundits refer to liberal rich people as 'elites' and then complain that liberals don't refer to rich people as 'prosperous'.
 
2012-07-13 12:43:27 PM

thurstonxhowell: Dennis Miller on Weekend Update was the least funny thing on SNL until the 2000s.


images.askmen.com

/I disagree
//That's my story!
 
2012-07-13 12:43:49 PM

DarnoKonrad: who?


came to say this.

will just be lazy and quote it instead.
 
2012-07-13 12:44:22 PM
Now I don't want to go off on a rant here, but the latest crush of pseudo-celebs and has-beens rushing to support the GOP is making Nixon's 1972 Hollywood cocktail party look like Friday night at Charlie Sheen's place. I mean come on... I haven't seen such obvious propping-up of dead weight since the last installment of the weekend at Bernie's franchise. How endorsement-poor do you have to be for Ted Nugent to be a good idea? "Who? Oh, the snakeskin camo wearing guitarist that was banging a 17 year-old girl that he was legal guardian of? Yeah, let's sign him up." Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.
 
2012-07-13 12:44:43 PM

bacccc: I don't want to go off on a rant here but .... DM flip flops more than Romney for God's sake. He's a liberal turned neo-con in an effort to somehow revive his dead-as-a-door-nail "career".

/it's not working


I actually heard that he's always been a right-winger, just that he went full retard with it after 9/11. Some piece I read online, quoting DM's fellow SNL staff. Too lazy to google it right now.
 
2012-07-13 12:46:17 PM

whidbey: Dennis Miller

is a washed-up unfunny hack who thinks supporting the wrong side of history is something cool.


I remember when he had a big hard-on for the Iraq war.
 
2012-07-13 12:46:30 PM
On Wednesday night's "The O'Reilly Factor" during his weekly "Miller Time" segment, radio talker show host and comedian Dennis Miller said he had seen enough of President Barack Obama's class-warfare campaign strategy.


Wealthy person taking issue with class warfare? You don't say.
 
2012-07-13 12:46:49 PM
Dennis Miller: the perfect example of a comedian who checks with his accountant first before he makes modifications to his shtick.
 
2012-07-13 12:46:50 PM
Miller is so off-base he's like Marla Runyan trying to navigate a Formula One course in Burt Munro's Scout.
 
2012-07-13 12:47:21 PM

mcwehrle: DarnoKonrad: who?

came to say this.

will just be lazy and quote it instead.


I think he was that guy who had a job with Monday Night Football...
 
2012-07-13 12:48:35 PM

topcon: Say what you will, Dennis Miller had some genuinely amusing HBO special standup acts years ago. Then he decided to become a pundit, then a large number of people who said they might have liked him at one point now hate him.

Comedians and actors shouldn't get into politics.


His HBO show was really good. I and I'm sure a number of Farkers watched his show and got a chuckle or two. It's just sad that he turned into a scurry-under-the-fridge-when-the-lights-turn-on gigantic pussy after 9/11 and went conservative.
 
2012-07-13 12:48:38 PM

WinoRhino: Now I don't want to go off on a rant here, but the latest crush of pseudo-celebs and has-beens rushing to support the GOP is making Nixon's 1972 Hollywood cocktail party look like Friday night at Charlie Sheen's place. I mean come on... I haven't seen such obvious propping-up of dead weight since the last installment of the weekend at Bernie's franchise. How endorsement-poor do you have to be for Ted Nugent to be a good idea? "Who? Oh, the snakeskin camo wearing guitarist that was banging a 17 year-old girl that he was legal guardian of? Yeah, let's sign him up." Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.


Very well done, sir. Seeing what you did there.
 
2012-07-13 12:48:49 PM
FTA: "Why does he always say 'rich' like it is a four-letter word?"

1, 2, 3...
no wait

1...2...3...
umm...

okay
r, that's 1...
i makes 2...
c definitely brings us to 3...
h....

/missing something
 
2012-07-13 12:49:17 PM
To quote Mr. Coffee Nerves:

"Dennis Miller's career has about as much gas as Ed Begley at an Amish Pine Box Derby".
 
2012-07-13 12:49:22 PM
Did I see Dennis Miller playing the class warfare card while the titles prompted me to go see him at a yachting center?
 
2012-07-13 12:49:27 PM

Mantour: thurstonxhowell: Dennis Miller on Weekend Update was the least funny thing on SNL until the 2000s.

[images.askmen.com image 150x214]

/I disagree
//That's my story!


In my defense, I thought he started in 2000.
 
2012-07-13 12:49:43 PM
Dennis Miller became a lunatic after 9-11. It is sad.
 
2012-07-13 12:50:46 PM

DarnoKonrad: who?


This...

Also this is no different than what's been going on in politics for most of our history. After reading "Team of Rivals," a Lincoln biography, I realized that polarized politics is certainly not new. As I've read more presidential bios I've noticed the same thing. Hayes, FDR, Ike, Cleveland, Hoover, all had brutal races (Hayes was the most controversial in our history). The early 1800s Jackson/Adams race was probably the nastiest in history. Compared to history our candidates are down right friendly.

So yeah .. Irrelevant Dennis Miller is also wrong.
 
2012-07-13 12:50:49 PM
Enough with acting like Dennis Miller wasn't a big draw on SNL. A lot of people (including myself) thing he was the best Weekend Update anchor ever.

That being said, he was terrible on 'The Dennis Miller Show', he was terrible on Politically Incorrect, and he was terrible on Monday Night Football (although not as bad as Rush Limbaugh).

He (and PJ ORourke, who also used to be funny) uses unnecessarily big words that only Bill Maher is stuck-up enough to think is still funny. And a lot of his jokes are tired talking points or old jokes where the subject of his rant could be interchangeable with another subject of a different rant.

I remember when it was revealed the John Edwards had a sex tape and Dennis Miller said 'It could win an Oscar for best short subject'. HAHAHAHAHA, he said John Edwards penis was small. Of course, it's NOT funny because no one has seen the tape and it was funnier to make fun of Tommy Lee because we'd actually SEEN his penis.

In conclusion, I want to defend Dennis Miller by saying that there was a point in human history where he was genuinely funny.

Which, of course, is more than I can say for Victoria Jackson.
 
2012-07-13 12:51:21 PM
Hey guise, can I has Monday Night Footballz job back?? No?
 
2012-07-13 12:52:43 PM
FTFA: "I have a friend up in Montecito named Lisa Dabbs," he said. "She's a great dame, a lady of letters. And she said to me the other day something that really resonated. She said: Why does he always say 'rich' like it is a four-letter word? Why doesn't he say 'prosperous'? ...

Not to pick nits or anything, but technically "rich" IS a four-letter word, which is the kind of thing Dennis Miller used to point out and mock. Also, I'd like to see a citation of Obama ever using the word "rich." I've heard him say "prosperous" and "wealthy" and "fortunate" many times, but the word "rich" is sort of childish and undignified, and smacks of envy.
 
2012-07-13 12:53:12 PM
Dennis Miller was the best Weekend Update anchor ever. He's still funny, depending on the topic he's talking about.

I disagree with his politics, but I still love listening to the Rants and the old Dennis Miller live episodes.
 
2012-07-13 12:54:01 PM

monoski: mcwehrle: DarnoKonrad: who?

came to say this.

will just be lazy and quote it instead.

I think he was that guy who had a job with Monday Night Football...


god, I'd nearly forgotten that horrifying experience.

I wanted to maim him just for being there. But then they replaced him with Madden. Then I couldn't decide who I wanted maimed more.

It ruined many a monday night for me.
 
2012-07-13 12:54:48 PM
Old DM: Comedian who happens to be smart - kinda funny

Current DM: "Comedian" who is desperate to prove to you at every moment how smart he is - not funny.
 
2012-07-13 12:56:40 PM
This just makes me want to see Dana Carvey's impression of him.
/ bob balaban...
 
2012-07-13 12:57:09 PM

The Lone Gunman: Enough with acting like Dennis Miller wasn't a big draw on SNL. A lot of people (including myself) thing he was the best Weekend Update anchor ever.


He USED to be funny.

He's a nobody now, and hasn't been an anybody for years.


So, WHO?
 
2012-07-13 12:57:29 PM

Dinki: DarnoKonrad: who?

 
2012-07-13 12:59:35 PM
Dennis Miller is alive???
 
2012-07-13 01:01:33 PM

coeyagi: Call me mendaciously optimistic, but Dennis Miller hasn't had an angstrom of f*cking humor in his body since Bush was caught whacking it to a story about a Donkey in Florida.


He definitely lost it after 9/11. He went from mildly apolitical libertarian to hardcore rightwing douchebag.
 
2012-07-13 01:02:39 PM

kregh99: Dennis Miller was the best Weekend Update anchor ever. He's still funny, depending on the topic he's talking about.

I disagree with his politics, but I still love listening to the Rants and the old Dennis Miller live episodes.


He's not even as good as Colin Quinn.

/for reference, Tina Fey was the best.
 
2012-07-13 01:03:37 PM
"Well, young single women always have bad taste in men, don't they?"

That was pretty funny.

Romney should quote it as often as possible.
 
2012-07-13 01:06:35 PM

cameroncrazy1984: kregh99: Dennis Miller was the best Weekend Update anchor ever. He's still funny, depending on the topic he's talking about.

I disagree with his politics, but I still love listening to the Rants and the old Dennis Miller live episodes.

He's not even as good as Colin Quinn.

/for reference, Tina Fey was the best.


Tina Fey is the best at shiat.

SNL was last great at some point in the 1990's, back when Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, and all that crew was on there. Tiny Fey and her takeover of the show as writer marked its decline.
 
2012-07-13 01:07:20 PM
So apparently over at dennismillerradio.com, they host NewsMax -- yes, of floor humber and attraction secrets the LIBERAL MEDIA doesn't want you to know fame -- headlines.

They host NewsMax headlines over Dennis Miller's own tweets:

i.imgur.com

So farking sad.
 
2012-07-13 01:09:25 PM

flaEsq: Dennis Miller is alive???


If ya wanna call that living.
 
2012-07-13 01:10:14 PM

mcwehrle: monoski: mcwehrle: DarnoKonrad: who?

came to say this.

will just be lazy and quote it instead.

I think he was that guy who had a job with Monday Night Football...

god, I'd nearly forgotten that horrifying experience.

I wanted to maim him just for being there. But then they replaced him with Madden. Then I couldn't decide who I wanted maimed more.

It ruined many a monday night for me.


How could you forget such classics as; "When the hell is Warren Moon going to retire? I mean, this guy is older than the cuneiform in Nebuchadnezzar's tomb."
 
2012-07-13 01:11:14 PM
Dennis Miller is living proof that knowledge != intelligence. Honestly, I think part of the problem is that he has some wealth and sees himself as part of the class of people who are causing problems for the country and is acting defensively, which is ironic because he wasn't until he started this republican loyalist shtick. Nobody sane has a problem with wealthy people in general, only wealthy people who use their resources to screw over the rest of us. Since he's now a propagandist, he fits the bill.
 
2012-07-13 01:11:42 PM
In 1992, I saw Miller toss out a bushel of Jew-bashing jokes at the Angell College Center at SUNY-Plattsburgh. The Angell Center is located near the Kehoe Administration Building, the Feinberg Library, and across from the Myers Fine Arts Building.

/He bombed like a retard, even though people laughed.
//Not Jewish.
//I walked out anyway, because even his Jew-bashing wasn't funny.
 
2012-07-13 01:17:01 PM
HotIgneous Intruder

Im sure Dennis Miller gives a shiat you walked out of his routine.

Im not sure who is more hated on Fark-Bill Maher or Dennis Miller. Is anyone surprised that they are friends?
Its all a routine-from both sides. Wake up.
 
2012-07-13 01:17:44 PM

monoski: How could you forget such classics as; "When the hell is Warren Moon going to retire? I mean, this guy is older than the cuneiform in Nebuchadnezzar's tomb."


heh. My point exactly. (I know you know)

Although DM did singlehandedly up alcohol consumption on monday nights for me, so there's that.
 
2012-07-13 01:18:06 PM
"Why does he always say 'rich' like it is a four-letter word? Why doesn't he say 'prosperous'?"

Why does he always say 'child molester' like it is a four-letter word? Why doesn't he say 'NAMBLA supporter'?

Of course, "rich" actually is a four letter word.
 
2012-07-13 01:18:34 PM

torr5962: HotIgneous Intruder

Im sure Dennis Miller gives a shiat you walked out of his routine.

Im not sure who is more hated on Fark-Bill Maher or Dennis Miller. Is anyone surprised that they are friends?
Its all a routine-from both sides. Wake up.


I think it's more amusing that Bill Maher is good friends with Mann Coulter.
 
2012-07-13 01:19:41 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Dennis Miller is living proof that knowledge != intelligence. Honestly, I think part of the problem is that he has some wealth and sees himself as part of the class of people who are causing problems for the country and is acting defensively, which is ironic because he wasn't until he started this republican loyalist shtick. Nobody sane has a problem with wealthy people in general, only wealthy people who use their resources to screw over the rest of us. Since he's now a propagandist, he fits the bill.


White knighting and sucking up to the rich is nothing new. It's known among the plebes as "networking." It is bizarre that folks will defend the ones who would happily see them tossed into a ditch along the road and shot.
 
2012-07-13 01:20:39 PM

downpaymentblues: It seems Dennis Miller has painted himself into a corner. He revived his dead career by pandering to the far right wing of the Republican Party, and now that is all his has. He has ruined his reputation with rest of America, so he has no recourse but to continue this "character".

He seems to just be going through the motions now. Dennis Miller-paycheck casher...


Exactly this
 
2012-07-13 01:21:26 PM

topcon: I think it's more amusing that Bill Maher is good friends with Mann Coulter.


Heh. He probably farked her in a closet at the studio.
 
2012-07-13 01:24:13 PM
"How come this guy won't sit quietly while 'the prosperous' snatch up everything that isn't nailed down? It really pisses me right the fark off. Look at how mad I am... Do you see how he's dividing us?!?!?"
 
2012-07-13 01:24:14 PM
Raising the rate on the top tax bracket a few points is attacking the rich and class warfar.

This is what conservatives actually believe.
 
2012-07-13 01:25:51 PM

whidbey: Dennis Miller

is a washed-up unfunny hack who thinks supporting the wrong side of history is something cool.


Wasn't he actively being paid by the Republican party or some affiliated group for a while? Is that continuing or has he just painted himself into a corner he can't get out of without admitting he was a sellout.
 
2012-07-13 01:27:28 PM

thurstonxhowell: Dennis Miller on Weekend Update was the least funny thing on SNL until the 2000s.


I wanted to b*tchslap him every time he contemptuously declared "and I'm outta here!" at the end of the skit.
 
2012-07-13 01:32:08 PM
Just popped in to see the 'remember when Miller was funny way back when' comments.
 
2012-07-13 01:35:12 PM
"I think what says everything about Obamacare is two things, Billy: The people who are most ardently supporting it are going to be exempted from it. And people smell something there. That stinks. Everybody knows that stinks. And the second thing is Obamacare will eventually yield another program called Obamacaid when they suck Obamacare too dry. That is what people know, and I think the polls that show the president doing better? I think people are just sitting at home and they get a call at 6:30 after dinner. They go - somebody says I want to talk to you about your political beliefs and they know your name and phone number. Are you going to tell them anything?"

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-07-13 01:36:00 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Dennis Miller is living proof that knowledge != intelligence. Honestly, I think part of the problem is that he has some wealth and sees himself as part of the class of people who are causing problems for the country and is acting defensively, which is ironic because he wasn't until he started this republican loyalist shtick. Nobody sane has a problem with wealthy people in general, only wealthy people who use their resources to screw over the rest of us. Since he's now a propagandist, he fits the bill.



Yeah... a friend of mine (who is in commercial property lending at a regional southeastern bank) was watching an Obama speech one night and commented on facebook, "I'm getting really tired of hearing this guy beat up on bankers like we're all monsters."

I started to point out to him, "yeah... I don't think the President is talking about the guy who does loan approvals so some yokel can buy a defunct Dairy Queen in which to put his barbecue restaurant."

But, I figured if he had that much disconnect from reality, there was no bridging the gap.


The other day, another friend lamented how irritated it makes her when people learn she's from the south and express surprise that she doesn't sound like she's from the south... as if she should sound like an inbred moron.

I told her the south has earned it's rep, and I don't take offense when people insult stupid southerners because -I- am not a stupid southerner.

Why can't people get that? If I'm talking about pushy, judgmental, small-minded, bigoted Christians... why do Christians get pissed off? If you are not pushy, judgmental, small-minded, or bigoted... then I am not talking about you.
 
2012-07-13 01:39:57 PM
Oh wow, gotta appreciate this comment for its originality in names:

Dennis, Øbyango was not an organizer, he was a community antagonizer, which explains his expertise in his current efforts.

You see he was truly born in Denmark.
 
2012-07-13 01:40:21 PM

bigbadideasinaction: whidbey: Dennis Miller

is a washed-up unfunny hack who thinks supporting the wrong side of history is something cool.

Wasn't he actively being paid by the Republican party or some affiliated group for a while? Is that continuing or has he just painted himself into a corner he can't get out of without admitting he was a sellout.



I'm guessing he knows his Hollywood career and his actual stand-up career are all washed-up. I assume now he banks on appearances on Fox and speaking/hosting/emcee engagements at fancy dinners and fundraisers for right-wing organizations and corporate gatherings and shiat like that.
 
2012-07-13 01:43:34 PM
I like when Dennis Miller tells the hilarious story of when his live-in nanny met Frank Sinatra. I can so relate.
 
2012-07-13 01:44:10 PM
Remember folks, it's not that he's painfully unfunny. It's that the liberal Hollywood establishment is aligned against him for his beliefs, or something. Just look at what they did to Victoria Jackson! Why has the elite liberal media blacklisted these conservatives just for their beliefs? Just look how they blacklisted Bruce Willi...oh wait. I mean, look how they canceled Craig T. Nelson's show after just one seas...oh wait. Well, look at how they align to block every new Clint Eastwood relea...oh wait.

Well, they DEFINITELY blacklisted Dennis Miller and Victoria Jackson. That much I know.
 
2012-07-13 01:44:17 PM

sweetmelissa31: Oh wow, gotta appreciate this comment for its originality in names:

Dennis, Øbyango was not an organizer, he was a community antagonizer, which explains his expertise in his current efforts.

You see he was truly born in Denmark.


No, Obummeя was born in the Soviet Union.
 
2012-07-13 01:46:43 PM

fuhfuhfuh: Read every comment in this thread with Miller's signature smarmy swagger, because that was the only thing his "comedy" relied on.


Well, that and the SNL writers.
 
2012-07-13 01:46:50 PM

sweetmelissa31: Oh wow, gotta appreciate this comment for its originality in names:

Dennis, Øbyango was not an organizer, he was a community antagonizer, which explains his expertise in his current efforts.

You see he was truly born in Denmark.


The joke is that in Danish, fart means speed. Thanks alot, fastbama.
 
2012-07-13 01:53:54 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: topcon: I think it's more amusing that Bill Maher is good friends with Mann Coulter.

Heh. He probably farked her in a closet at the studio.


That's probably the case with Coulter and Christine O'Donnell. Maher had them on Politically incorrect practically every other week during the 90s, and I doubt it was because he thought they were smart.
 
2012-07-13 01:55:11 PM
 
2012-07-13 01:56:43 PM

dickfreckle: Remember folks, it's not that he's painfully unfunny. It's that the liberal Hollywood establishment is aligned against him for his beliefs, or something. Just look at what they did to Victoria Jackson! Why has the elite liberal media blacklisted these conservatives just for their beliefs? Just look how they blacklisted Bruce Willi...oh wait. I mean, look how they canceled Craig T. Nelson's show after just one seas...oh wait. Well, look at how they align to block every new Clint Eastwood relea...oh wait.

Well, they DEFINITELY blacklisted Dennis Miller and Victoria Jackson. That much I know.


Don't forget Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton, and Angie Harmon. Not only are they conservative, they're outspokenly conservative. Hell, Kelsey Grammer was on-board as some sort of principle in a new conservative entertainment channel AND made that shiatty conservative movie... and had a guest stint on '30 Rock,' a show run by two of Hollywood's libbiest libs who ever libbed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLp2oY0iC04
 
2012-07-13 01:57:38 PM

WinoRhino: Now I don't want to go off on a rant here, but the latest crush of pseudo-celebs and has-beens rushing to support the GOP is making Nixon's 1972 Hollywood cocktail party look like Friday night at Charlie Sheen's place. I mean come on... I haven't seen such obvious propping-up of dead weight since the last installment of the weekend at Bernie's franchise. How endorsement-poor do you have to be for Ted Nugent to be a good idea? "Who? Oh, the snakeskin camo wearing guitarist that was banging a 17 year-old girl that he was legal guardian of? Yeah, let's sign him up." Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.


Very very very well done.
 
2012-07-13 01:58:21 PM
We get it Dennis, 9-11 made you scared so you folded up your liberal convictions faster than Superman on laundry day. you are a case study in why conservatives tend to attract cowards. Feel safe in the mob, smart guy.
 
2012-07-13 01:59:12 PM

topcon: cameroncrazy1984: kregh99: Dennis Miller was the best Weekend Update anchor ever. He's still funny, depending on the topic he's talking about.

I disagree with his politics, but I still love listening to the Rants and the old Dennis Miller live episodes.

He's not even as good as Colin Quinn.

/for reference, Tina Fey was the best.

Tina Fey is the best at shiat. writer the show has had since 1978

SNL was last great at some point in the 1990's1970's, back when Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Lorraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garret Morris, Bill Murray and all that crew was on there. Tiny Fey and her takeover of the show as writer has been the only bright spot since the late 70's.

 
2012-07-13 02:01:31 PM

Surool: DarnoKonrad: who?

 
2012-07-13 02:05:59 PM

orange whip:
SNL was last great at some point in the 1990's1970's, back when Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Lorraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garret Morris, Bill Murray and all that crew was on there. Tiny Fey and her takeover of the show as writer has been the only bright spot since the late 70's.


QFT
 
2012-07-13 02:06:04 PM
I don't want to get off on a rant here, but Dennis Miller's career trajectory is shakier than Michael J. Fox chugging a quintuple espresso and playing "Jenga" at the top of a flagpole during an F5 hurricane. His calendar is emptier than side two of "The Best of Gerardo."

He's about as in-demand as the guy translating Jerry Sandusky's "Touched" into a pop-up book for Ronald McDonald Houses. I tried to watch his last TV show but it was on a channel so far up the list the next channel up was a webcam of me watching myself, and I won the time-slot.

He's blaming Obama for acting like Miller thinks Obama acts. I haven't seen projection this bad since I got Lasik, drank a bulging can of Ecto-Cooler I found at the bus station and watched "Manos: Hands of Fate" with Gary Busey in Plato's Cave.

Sure, watching his own relevance drop faster than a Kardashian sister at the Image Awards has to be tough on Miller, but going on a radio station with fewer listeners than the "your shower is now ready" loudspeaker at a Wyoming truck stop isn't helping. Dennis, you weren't cool enough to go out in a blaze of glory like Belushi or Farley and you're not even happening enough for Andy Dick to drive your wife to Rite Aid.

After all this, Dennis, you're coming off less cool that Tim Kazurinsky, and as we've seen with what happened to Victoria Jackson, that dude's jizz unravels neurons. It's time to go gently into that good night.

Of course that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.
 
2012-07-13 02:06:39 PM

orange whip: topcon: cameroncrazy1984: kregh99: Dennis Miller was the best Weekend Update anchor ever. He's still funny, depending on the topic he's talking about.

I disagree with his politics, but I still love listening to the Rants and the old Dennis Miller live episodes.

He's not even as good as Colin Quinn.

/for reference, Tina Fey was the best.

Tina Fey is the best at shiat. writer the show has had since 1978

SNL was last great at some point in the 1990's1970's, back when Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Lorraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garret Morris, Bill Murray and all that crew was on there. Tiny Fey and her takeover of the show as writer has been the only bright spot since the late 70's.


Yeah, no. Tiny Fey is shiat, and so is most of the cast after 2000. Don't even try to compare the garbage SNL is now to what it was in the 90's or 80's. Eddie Murphy's years were better, too.
 
2012-07-13 02:07:50 PM
Um, guys?

SNL was last great at some point in the 1990's1970's, back when Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Lorraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garret Morris, Bill Murray and all that crew was on there. Tiny Fey and her takeover of the show as writer has been the only bright spot since the late 70's. sucks.

It always has.
 
2012-07-13 02:12:32 PM

whidbey: Um, guys?

SNL was last great at some point in the 1990's1970's, back when Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Lorraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garret Morris, Bill Murray and all that crew was on there. Tiny Fey and her takeover of the show as writer has been the only bright spot since the late 70's. sucks.

It always has.


whidbey seen watching old perverted British man chase women around in underwear, gives two thumbs up!
 
2012-07-13 02:14:21 PM

coeyagi: whidbey: Um, guys?

SNL was last great at some point in the 1990's1970's, back when Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Lorraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garret Morris, Bill Murray and all that crew was on there. Tiny Fey and her takeover of the show as writer has been the only bright spot since the late 70's. sucks.

It always has.

whidbey seen watching old perverted British man chase women around in underwear, gives two thumbs up!


I didn't care much for Benny Hill, either...;-p
 
2012-07-13 02:18:05 PM

whidbey: Um, guys?

SNL was last great at some point in the 1990's1970's, back when Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Lorraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garret Morris, Bill Murray and all that crew was on there. Tiny Fey and her takeover of the show as writer has been the only bright spot since the late 70's. sucks.

It always has.



Eh... I wouldn't go so far as "sucks." But, it has always been basically the same thing... 5-10% gems and 5-10% suck in a big pile of "oh well, there's nothing else on" mediocrity.

But anyone who thinks they can do a better job of coming up with 40 minutes or so of live comedy each and every is welcome to give it a go.

I do think the Fey era has been among the best ever, and almost certainly the most consistent. But, then you have things like Eddie Murphy who was freaking hilarious and pretty much always on, in an otherwise so-so cast. So, it's hard to break it down.
 
2012-07-13 02:24:10 PM

whidbey: coeyagi: whidbey: Um, guys?

SNL was last great at some point in the 1990's1970's, back when Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Lorraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garret Morris, Bill Murray and all that crew was on there. Tiny Fey and her takeover of the show as writer has been the only bright spot since the late 70's. sucks.

It always has.

whidbey seen watching old perverted British man chase women around in underwear, gives two thumbs up!

I didn't care much for Benny Hill, either...;-p


hmmm...I thought he was talking about Parliament
 
2012-07-13 02:26:08 PM
using words you can understand this time

He must have backed off on the coke a little.
 
2012-07-13 02:29:06 PM

technicolor-misfit: Eh... I wouldn't go so far as "sucks." But, it has always been basically the same thing... 5-10% gems and 5-10% suck in a big pile of "oh well, there's nothing else on" mediocrity.


That's a fair assessment, but 5-10% on a test is still a hideously failing grade.
 
2012-07-13 02:29:22 PM

technicolor-misfit: whidbey: Um, guys?

SNL was last great at some point in the 1990's1970's, back when Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Lorraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garret Morris, Bill Murray and all that crew was on there. Tiny Fey and her takeover of the show as writer has been the only bright spot since the late 70's. sucks.

It always has.


Eh... I wouldn't go so far as "sucks." But, it has always been basically the same thing... 5-10% gems and 5-10% suck in a big pile of "oh well, there's nothing else on" mediocrity.

But anyone who thinks they can do a better job of coming up with 40 minutes or so of live comedy each and every is welcome to give it a go.

I do think the Fey era has been among the best ever, and almost certainly the most consistent. But, then you have things like Eddie Murphy who was freaking hilarious and pretty much always on, in an otherwise so-so cast. So, it's hard to break it down.


technicolor-misfit: whidbey: Um, guys?

SNL was last great at some point in the 1990's1970's, back when Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Lorraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garret Morris, Bill Murray and all that crew was on there. Tiny Fey and her takeover of the show as writer has been the only bright spot since the late 70's. sucks.

It always has.


Eh... I wouldn't go so far as "sucks." But, it has always been basically the same thing... 5-10% gems and 5-10% suck in a big pile of "oh well, there's nothing else on" mediocrity.

But anyone who thinks they can do a better job of coming up with 40 minutes or so of live comedy each and every is welcome to give it a go.

I do think the Fey era has been among the best ever, and almost certainly the most consistent. But, then you have things like Eddie Murphy who was freaking hilarious and pretty much always on, in an otherwise so-so cast. So, it's hard to break it down.


It was only good during its first run during the 70's (and some of the 80's because of Eddie Murphy)
Why? Because it was fresh and new. Anything they put out after that was just new cast members and writers rehashing what had already been done. Tina Fey is a great writer and (in 30 rock) a decent actress. That being said some of the later year cast members have gone on to do some funny work but they were never funny on SNL.
 
2012-07-13 02:29:36 PM

The Name: bacccc: I don't want to go off on a rant here but .... DM flip flops more than Romney for God's sake. He's a liberal turned neo-con in an effort to somehow revive his dead-as-a-door-nail "career".

/it's not working

I actually heard that he's always been a right-winger, just that he went full retard with it after 9/11. Some piece I read online, quoting DM's fellow SNL staff. Too lazy to google it right now.


He may have been conservative but that didn't stop him from going after Republicans (including St. Ronald of Hollywood) in his routines. He also used to regularly target the Religious Right and the Deep South (he called it "Darwin's waiting room") in his jokes. Like any good comic, he knew that people doing or saying stupid things--regardless of whether they're liberal, conservative, religious, atheist, or whatever--are a rich source of material. However, for the last ten years he's personally barred himself from extracting any humor that can derived from the right side of the political spectrum. Although it may seem close now, Miller's sell-out to the right will be complete the day he praises groups like the American Family Association and their ilk and sucking up to the "real" Americans who live in the Red States below the Mason-Dixon line.

Also, he's quickly turned into an old man. Whenever I stumble upon his radio show, when he's not basing Obama and the Democrats, he's talking about some movie, TV show, or other pop culture artifact that's more than 40 years old. I wouldn't be surprised if the median age of his audience is about 60.
 
2012-07-13 02:39:22 PM
Miller was actually funny when he was more of a centrist and ripped on everyone. Now he's just a righty shill and he's really not funny anymore.
 
2012-07-13 02:41:21 PM

devek: Why is it for all the 100 of things there are to complain about when it comes to Obama, Republicans only complain about stuff that is made up?


Because it's easier to claim the mantle of belligerent victimhood that way.

Republican 1: I don't get why people who are disappointed on Obama's civil rights record aren't more inclined to vote for Romney.

Sane Person: I hear you on that, Obama has been pretty terrible there, though he did repeal DADT, he's been pretty good on the right to record police and he'll defend the voter rights act, which the GOP seems actively hostile to. If I don;t like the fact that my sink smells like fish, I'm not going to shiat in my sink to make the smell worse.

Republican 1: That was unfulfilling.


Republican 2: How can you vote Obama when he hates money, whites and Jesus, unless you are a self-hating white or a rage filled minority?

Sane Person: OK, dipshiat. Have a great day.

Republican 2: Typical. Can't deal with the facts, shoot the messenger. You're moving up my list of people I will totally execute come civil war 2 time. And name calling is super uncivil, by the way.
 
2012-07-13 02:43:06 PM

technicolor-misfit: Why can't people get that? If I'm talking about pushy, judgmental, small-minded, bigoted Christians... why do Christians get pissed off? If you are not pushy, judgmental, small-minded, or bigoted... then I am not talking about you.


While I understand your point about the verbal venn diagram, just stop for a second and think of how it might sound if you replaced "Christian" with Jew, Muslim, Black or Asian. You might tend to be more careful of your phrasing. If you actually used that sentence (and I completely agree with the rest of your post, just not this particular way of phrasing the idea), do you see how people within those general groups might see your statement as being descriptive of the entire group rather than qualifiers for specific segments of said group?
 
2012-07-13 02:43:34 PM
Oh Good. This has turned into the "SNL was only funny when *I* first found out about it" thread.
 
2012-07-13 02:44:51 PM

BSABSVR: Oh Good. This has turned into the "SNL was only funny when *I* first found out about it" thread.


Well there is a weird sort of truth to it. Especially if you stumbled into the first season as a kid flipping the dials.
 
2012-07-13 02:44:58 PM

Durendal: Miller was actually funny when he was more of a centrist and ripped on everyone. Now he's just a righty shill and he's really not funny anymore.


You mean... back when.... wait for it.... Both Sides Were Actually Both Bad?
 
2012-07-13 02:46:36 PM
Dennis Miller is consistently funny. Off-the-cuff funny. That takes skill.

So, he doesn't bow to the liberal gods. So what? Still funny.
 
2012-07-13 02:47:50 PM

Cletus C.: Dennis Miller is consistently funny. Off-the-cuff funny. That takes skill.

So, he doesn't bow to the liberal gods. So what? Still funny.


Look. I know you want to polish this turd until it's all shiny and gold, but, no, not really.
 
2012-07-13 02:49:29 PM

Cletus C.: Dennis Miller is consistently funny. Off-the-cuff funny. That takes skill.

So, he doesn't bow to the liberal gods. So what? Still funny.


If your sense of humor bends more to the "Look at that Obama guy trying to give poor people shiat and cure the sick... it's amazing the Jews aren't trying to nail him more to the cross. Amirite?", sure, he's a f*cking riot.
 
2012-07-13 02:52:14 PM

downpaymentblues: It seems Dennis Miller has painted himself into a corner. He revived his dead career by pandering to the far right wing of the Republican Party, and now that is all his has. He has ruined his reputation with rest of America, so he has no recourse but to continue this "character".

He seems to just be going through the motions now. Dennis Miller-paycheck casher...


What's really pathetic about Dennis Miller's act these days is how apathetic most conservatives seem to be about him. It's like he's turned into that classroom kid who sits in the corner screaming while the teacher just ignores him because, well, that's how you discipline a child who's eaten too much paste. I come from a family of arch-conservatives and I NEVER hear them talk about how funny or insightful they think Miller is. I'll hear my father mention Krauthammer, Dick Morris, or any of the other FOX shills on an almost weekly basis. Never Miller.

I can't help but think that the guy sold himself out for 5 pieces of silver.
 
2012-07-13 02:54:25 PM

Cletus C.: Dennis Miller is consistently funny. Off-the-cuff funny. That takes skill.

So, he doesn't bow to the liberal gods. So what? Still funny.


Conservatism really doesn't lend itself well to comedy to begin with.

1/2 Hour New Hour anyone? That abortion vacuum of a show didn't even make it through an entire season for Christ's sake.
 
2012-07-13 02:56:47 PM

kregh99: Dennis Miller was the best Weekend Update anchor ever.


Normally, I would consider this a matter of opinion and leave it alone, but I believe that Norm MacDonald's superiority over Dennis Miller rises to the level of objective fact.
 
2012-07-13 03:02:23 PM

contrapunctus: Cletus C.: Dennis Miller is consistently funny. Off-the-cuff funny. That takes skill.

So, he doesn't bow to the liberal gods. So what? Still funny.

Conservatism really doesn't lend itself well to comedy to begin with.

1/2 Hour New Hour anyone? That abortion vacuum of a show didn't even make it through an entire season for Christ's sake.


But his take on global warming made me feel better.

"There's a lot of differing data, but as far as I can gather, over the last hundred years the temperature on this planet has gone up 1.8 degrees. Am I the only one who finds that amazingly stable? I could go back to my hotel room tonight and futz with the thermostat for three to four hours. I could not detect that difference."
 
2012-07-13 03:04:15 PM

Cletus C.: contrapunctus: Cletus C.: Dennis Miller is consistently funny. Off-the-cuff funny. That takes skill.

So, he doesn't bow to the liberal gods. So what? Still funny.

Conservatism really doesn't lend itself well to comedy to begin with.

1/2 Hour New Hour anyone? That abortion vacuum of a show didn't even make it through an entire season for Christ's sake.

But his take on global warming made me feel better.

"There's a lot of differing data, but as far as I can gather, over the last hundred years the temperature on this planet has gone up 1.8 degrees. Am I the only one who finds that amazingly stable? I could go back to my hotel room tonight and futz with the thermostat for three to four hours. I could not detect that difference."


I love Grampa humor. Did he get that out of the Reader's Digest?
 
2012-07-13 03:05:26 PM
"The most decisive president I can remember"

Translated: The president that is most convenient for me to call divisive based on his political affiliations and the color of his skin.

Notable how eager the GOP is to take the conversation away from "class warfare" This scares the mega rich. The plebs are coming to get you Barbara.
 
2012-07-13 03:06:48 PM
He was ahead of the curve on the bogus Duke rape case.

"That woman (the accuser) is like the Louvre of DNA, everyone's been in there"

"She's like Barry Scheck's idea of Six Flags Amusement Park. You just get in there with a recorder and take the walking tour."
 
2012-07-13 03:06:51 PM

Cletus C.: But his take on global warming made me feel better.

"There's a lot of differing data, but as far as I can gather, over the last hundred years the temperature on this planet has gone up 1.8 degrees. Am I the only one who finds that amazingly stable? I could go back to my hotel room tonight and futz with the thermostat for three to four hours. I could not detect that difference."


Yeah! It's funny if you don't know anything about biochemistry, ecosystems and evolution.
 
2012-07-13 03:07:03 PM

Cletus C.: contrapunctus: Cletus C.: Dennis Miller is consistently funny. Off-the-cuff funny. That takes skill.

So, he doesn't bow to the liberal gods. So what? Still funny.

Conservatism really doesn't lend itself well to comedy to begin with.

1/2 Hour New Hour anyone? That abortion vacuum of a show didn't even make it through an entire season for Christ's sake.

But his take on global warming made me feel better.

"There's a lot of differing data, but as far as I can gather, over the last hundred years the temperature on this planet has gone up 1.8 degrees. Am I the only one who finds that amazingly stable? I could go back to my hotel room tonight and futz with the thermostat for three to four hours. I could not detect that difference."


What's Miller's degree in... Dentistry?

i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-13 03:10:24 PM

orange whip: topcon: cameroncrazy1984: kregh99: Dennis Miller was the best Weekend Update anchor ever. He's still funny, depending on the topic he's talking about.

I disagree with his politics, but I still love listening to the Rants and the old Dennis Miller live episodes.

He's not even as good as Colin Quinn.

/for reference, Tina Fey was the best.

Tina Fey is the best at shiat. writer the show has had since 1978

SNL was last great at some point in the 1990's1970's, back when Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Lorraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garret Morris, Bill Murray and all that crew was on there. Tiny Fey and her takeover of the show as writer has been the only bright spot since the late 70's.


The women on SNL have never been better than when Tina Fey was in charge. Before, SNL would have maybe ONE really good female comic. Then you had Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, and Amy Poehler.

Which reminds me, when the hell is Rachel Dratch going to get a sitcom? She's friggin hilarious!
 
2012-07-13 03:11:27 PM

Cletus C.: contrapunctus: Cletus C.: Dennis Miller is consistently funny. Off-the-cuff funny. That takes skill.

So, he doesn't bow to the liberal gods. So what? Still funny.

Conservatism really doesn't lend itself well to comedy to begin with.

1/2 Hour New Hour anyone? That abortion vacuum of a show didn't even make it through an entire season for Christ's sake.

But his take on global warming made me feel better.

"There's a lot of differing data, but as far as I can gather, over the last hundred years the temperature on this planet has gone up 1.8 degrees. Am I the only one who finds that amazingly stable? I could go back to my hotel room tonight and futz with the thermostat for three to four hours. I could not detect that difference."


Wrong perspective. Imagine if your internal temperature went from 98.6 to 100.4. How would you feel? Would you detect that?
 
2012-07-13 03:15:20 PM
Yeah, you may not like his comedy, such as it is, but what about the points that were made?
 
2012-07-13 03:17:19 PM

Whodat: Yeah, you may not like his comedy, such as it is, but what about the points that were made?


Miller has seen better points made by Klan hoods. And trust me he knows them, he supports Newsmax.
 
2012-07-13 03:17:51 PM

fuhfuhfuh: Read every comment in this thread with Miller's signature smarmy swagger, because that was the only thing his "comedy" relied on, babe.

 
2012-07-13 03:19:32 PM

coeyagi: Whodat: Yeah, you may not like his comedy, such as it is, but what about the points that were made?

Miller has seen better points made by Klan hoods. And trust me he knows them, he supports Newsmax.


Race?
 
2012-07-13 03:21:55 PM

Cletus C.: coeyagi: Whodat: Yeah, you may not like his comedy, such as it is, but what about the points that were made?

Miller has seen better points made by Klan hoods. And trust me he knows them, he supports Newsmax.

Race?


You do realize that the Klan hates many groups, not just the ethnically-different ones. Why did you zero in on race, CLETUS?
 
2012-07-13 03:27:40 PM

coeyagi: Cletus C.: coeyagi: Whodat: Yeah, you may not like his comedy, such as it is, but what about the points that were made?

Miller has seen better points made by Klan hoods. And trust me he knows them, he supports Newsmax.

Race?

You do realize that the Klan hates many groups, not just the ethnically-different ones. Why did you zero in on race, CLETUS?


Whoa, big fella. I was challenging you to a race. Light post and back, on three.
 
2012-07-13 03:28:32 PM
Aw, isn't that cute? Dennis Miller wants to be relevant again.

Fark him. He can take his tired schtick and quietly slink into obscurity. The funny part is that he thinks he's going to be Rush's successor, as if somehow that bloated bag of bloviating blunders requires a "dynasty."
 
2012-07-13 03:30:46 PM

Cletus C.: coeyagi: Cletus C.: coeyagi: Whodat: Yeah, you may not like his comedy, such as it is, but what about the points that were made?

Miller has seen better points made by Klan hoods. And trust me he knows them, he supports Newsmax.

Race?

You do realize that the Klan hates many groups, not just the ethnically-different ones. Why did you zero in on race, CLETUS?

Whoa, big fella. I was challenging you to a race. Light post and back, on three.


Well, usually someone phrases that in the form of a sentence over the internet where intent could be misconstrued, or I see them standing next to me in Under Armour and it's kinda understood.
 
2012-07-13 03:37:11 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I don't want to get off on a rant here, but Dennis Miller's career trajectory is shakier than Michael J. Fox chugging a quintuple espresso and playing "Jenga" at the top of a flagpole during an F5 hurricane. His calendar is emptier than side two of "The Best of Gerardo."

He's about as in-demand as the guy translating Jerry Sandusky's "Touched" into a pop-up book for Ronald McDonald Houses. I tried to watch his last TV show but it was on a channel so far up the list the next channel up was a webcam of me watching myself, and I won the time-slot.

He's blaming Obama for acting like Miller thinks Obama acts. I haven't seen projection this bad since I got Lasik, drank a bulging can of Ecto-Cooler I found at the bus station and watched "Manos: Hands of Fate" with Gary Busey in Plato's Cave.

Sure, watching his own relevance drop faster than a Kardashian sister at the Image Awards has to be tough on Miller, but going on a radio station with fewer listeners than the "your shower is now ready" loudspeaker at a Wyoming truck stop isn't helping. Dennis, you weren't cool enough to go out in a blaze of glory like Belushi or Farley and you're not even happening enough for Andy Dick to drive your wife to Rite Aid.

After all this, Dennis, you're coming off less cool that Tim Kazurinsky, and as we've seen with what happened to Victoria Jackson, that dude's jizz unravels neurons. It's time to go gently into that good night.

Of course that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.


Link

A-cha-cha, babe.
 
2012-07-13 03:38:51 PM

BSABSVR: Republican 2: How can you vote Obama when he hates money, whites and Jesus, unless you are a self-hating white or a rage filled minority?

Sane Person: OK, dipshiat. Have a great day.

Republican 2: Typical. Can't deal with the facts, shoot the messenger. You're moving up my list of people I will totally execute come civil war 2 time. And name calling is super uncivil, by the way.


Lol. Oh god, I get this ALL the freaking time online. "Wow, you really think Obama is out to enslave white people? You're an idiot."

"WELL THERE YOU GO, TYPICAL LIBERAL NAME-CALLING JUST BECAUSE HE HAPPENS TO *DISAGREE* WITH SOMEONE! CAN'T HAVE A DECENT CONVERSATION BASED ON ISSUES, THEY HAVE TO GET ALL PERSONAL AND ATTACK THE PERSON THEY'RE TALKING TO! TYPICAL LIBERAL!"
 
2012-07-13 03:43:39 PM

contrapunctus: downpaymentblues: It seems Dennis Miller has painted himself into a corner. He revived his dead career by pandering to the far right wing of the Republican Party, and now that is all his has. He has ruined his reputation with rest of America, so he has no recourse but to continue this "character".

He seems to just be going through the motions now. Dennis Miller-paycheck casher...

What's really pathetic about Dennis Miller's act these days is how apathetic most conservatives seem to be about him. It's like he's turned into that classroom kid who sits in the corner screaming while the teacher just ignores him because, well, that's how you discipline a child who's eaten too much paste. I come from a family of arch-conservatives and I NEVER hear them talk about how funny or insightful they think Miller is. I'll hear my father mention Krauthammer, Dick Morris, or any of the other FOX shills on an almost weekly basis. Never Miller.

I can't help but think that the guy sold himself out for 5 pieces of silver.


I also come from a very religious, very conservative family. They don't like Dennis Miller, beyond not thinking he is funny. I'm pretty sure it is his "I am superior to you. Just check out my vocabulary" approach. They feel he is talking down to them (my opinion).

It is no different that my citing facts regarding health care costs or taxation rates or Reagan's actual deficit record, lol.
 
2012-07-13 03:45:31 PM

The Name: bacccc: I don't want to go off on a rant here but .... DM flip flops more than Romney for God's sake. He's a liberal turned neo-con in an effort to somehow revive his dead-as-a-door-nail "career".

/it's not working

I actually heard that he's always been a right-winger, just that he went full retard with it after 9/11. Some piece I read online, quoting DM's fellow SNL staff. Too lazy to google it right now.


I've been watching some mid-to-late-80s SNL due to a sense of masochism within, and Dennis Miller has always been pretty conservative. He didn't do a lot of Reagan/Bush bashing, even when the rest of the show did. I don't know where this sense that he "turned right after 9/11" comes from, I think he just got more vocal about it.

Man, smarmy hasn't aged well.
 
2012-07-13 04:13:27 PM
Dennis Miller was funny, then became a douche, and is now the the sullied fluid formally contained in a douche bottle that has successfully cleansed the rectum of a transvestite crack whore.
 
2012-07-13 04:19:06 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: technicolor-misfit: Why can't people get that? If I'm talking about pushy, judgmental, small-minded, bigoted Christians... why do Christians get pissed off? If you are not pushy, judgmental, small-minded, or bigoted... then I am not talking about you.

While I understand your point about the verbal venn diagram, just stop for a second and think of how it might sound if you replaced "Christian" with Jew, Muslim, Black or Asian. You might tend to be more careful of your phrasing. If you actually used that sentence (and I completely agree with the rest of your post, just not this particular way of phrasing the idea), do you see how people within those general groups might see your statement as being descriptive of the entire group rather than qualifiers for specific segments of said group?



Oh, I absolutely understand it. I just wish we as a people could get over it, because it impedes dialogue and makes people misdirect their energy.

Like I said, as a southerner, I could get pissy when people rip on southerners for being stupid... but a farking LOT of southerners are REALLY farkING stupid. Worse yet, they're so stupid they refuse to fund schools... thus guaranteeing that their progeny are going to be really farking stupid too.

So, as a southerner, not only do I NOT want people to lay off... I want them to pile on even more. Maybe if my shiathead neighbors get tired of being synonymous with stupidity, they'll stop embracing it so fervently (or maybe at least vocally) and might even toss a couple of buck at schools so that one or two southern states can maybe crack the top 40.

So, I feel Christians (and others) misuse use their energy engaging the "broad brush" fight when they go after those who report their perceptions, rather than going after those who create those perceptions. Even if you cow someone into silence, he's still going to think (for example) Christianity has become a mere vehicle for Republican wedge issues and a magnet for mean-spirited bigots eager for a culture war. It's far better to go after the bigots and make it clear that they do not speak for you and cow THEM into silence.
 
2012-07-13 04:46:41 PM

technicolor-misfit: BraveNewCheneyWorld: technicolor-misfit: Why can't people get that? If I'm talking about pushy, judgmental, small-minded, bigoted Christians... why do Christians get pissed off? If you are not pushy, judgmental, small-minded, or bigoted... then I am not talking about you.

While I understand your point about the verbal venn diagram, just stop for a second and think of how it might sound if you replaced "Christian" with Jew, Muslim, Black or Asian. You might tend to be more careful of your phrasing. If you actually used that sentence (and I completely agree with the rest of your post, just not this particular way of phrasing the idea), do you see how people within those general groups might see your statement as being descriptive of the entire group rather than qualifiers for specific segments of said group?


Oh, I absolutely understand it. I just wish we as a people could get over it, because it impedes dialogue and makes people misdirect their energy.

Like I said, as a southerner, I could get pissy when people rip on southerners for being stupid... but a farking LOT of southerners are REALLY farkING stupid. Worse yet, they're so stupid they refuse to fund schools... thus guaranteeing that their progeny are going to be really farking stupid too.

So, as a southerner, not only do I NOT want people to lay off... I want them to pile on even more. Maybe if my shiathead neighbors get tired of being synonymous with stupidity, they'll stop embracing it so fervently (or maybe at least vocally) and might even toss a couple of buck at schools so that one or two southern states can maybe crack the top 40.

So, I feel Christians (and others) misuse use their energy engaging the "broad brush" fight when they go after those who report their perceptions, rather than going after those who create those perceptions. Even if you cow someone into silence, he's still going to think (for example) Christianity has become a mere vehicle for Republican wedge issues and a magnet for mean-spirited bigots eager for a culture war. It's far better to go after the bigots and make it clear that they do not speak for you and cow THEM into silence.


Couldn't have said it better myself. Poll results like this

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/17/chris tianitys_anti_gay_stance_backfir e s/

don't come about for no reason, and it's not the job of non-coreligionists to change those negative perceptions.
 
2012-07-13 05:04:10 PM

technicolor-misfit: So, as a southerner, not only do I NOT want people to lay off... I want them to pile on even more. Maybe if my shiathead neighbors get tired of being synonymous with stupidity, they'll stop embracing it so fervently (or maybe at least vocally) and might even toss a couple of buck at schools so that one or two southern states can maybe crack the top 40.

So, I feel Christians (and others) misuse use their energy engaging the "broad brush" fight when they go after those who report their perceptions, rather than going after those who create those perceptions. Even if you cow someone into silence, he's still going to think (for example) Christianity has become a mere vehicle for Republican wedge issues and a magnet for mean-spirited bigots eager for a culture war. It's far better to go after the bigots and make it clear that they do not speak for you and cow THEM into silence.


I largely agree. I believe that people who are included in any category should do what they can to speak out against the failings of their "brothers" if directly presented with a confrontation, however they ultimately have no control over who identifies with and labels themselves with their group. There are too many unstable people on the earth to fight ceaselessly. I think it's far more efficient for members of these groups to present a position of non judgement as far as their beliefs permit, which allows them to fend off all of the perceptions created by their judgmental counterparts simultaneously without addressing each infraction individually. In essence, it should be a war of numbers.
 
2012-07-13 05:13:37 PM
He so very badly wanted to be George Carlin, you can't blame him if he's a bitter old fark now.
 
2012-07-13 06:03:38 PM
Poor Dennis Miller. He's trying to appeal to an audience whose idea of a comedy is Larry the Cable Guy.
 
2012-07-13 06:05:36 PM

whidbey: Dennis Miller

is a washed-up unfunny hack who thinks supporting the wrong side of history is something cool.


This.
 
2012-07-13 06:16:17 PM

thurstonxhowell: Dennis Miller on Weekend Update was the least funny thing on SNL until the 2000s.


He was mildly amusing at times. I have to say I find his rants hilarious, but he turned inot a douchebag years ago, he is completely on the wrong side of his and I think deep down somewhere he know it, but as someone else said, he's jumped trhe shark and there's no goin back for him so he'll just milk his schtick.
 
2012-07-13 07:09:14 PM
Quick, somebody, find out what Rick Dees thinks about the Affordable Care Act!
 
2012-07-13 08:38:38 PM
Was that the old guy on Barney Miller?
 
2012-07-13 08:47:44 PM
SNL was at it's best whenever I was 11-14
 
2012-07-13 09:10:57 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I don't want to get off on a rant here, but Dennis Miller's career trajectory is shakier than Michael J. Fox chugging a quintuple espresso and playing "Jenga" at the top of a flagpole during an F5 hurricane. His calendar is emptier than side two of "The Best of Gerardo."

He's about as in-demand as the guy translating Jerry Sandusky's "Touched" into a pop-up book for Ronald McDonald Houses. I tried to watch his last TV show but it was on a channel so far up the list the next channel up was a webcam of me watching myself, and I won the time-slot.

He's blaming Obama for acting like Miller thinks Obama acts. I haven't seen projection this bad since I got Lasik, drank a bulging can of Ecto-Cooler I found at the bus station and watched "Manos: Hands of Fate" with Gary Busey in Plato's Cave.

Sure, watching his own relevance drop faster than a Kardashian sister at the Image Awards has to be tough on Miller, but going on a radio station with fewer listeners than the "your shower is now ready" loudspeaker at a Wyoming truck stop isn't helping. Dennis, you weren't cool enough to go out in a blaze of glory like Belushi or Farley and you're not even happening enough for Andy Dick to drive your wife to Rite Aid.

After all this, Dennis, you're coming off less cool that Tim Kazurinsky, and as we've seen with what happened to Victoria Jackson, that dude's jizz unravels neurons. It's time to go gently into that good night.

Of course that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.


I want to gay-marry you. Difficulty, I'm not gay. Maybe we could still work something out, though, like a being stuck the in the wilderness during a snow storm and we have to cuddle for body heat. You know what, Lisa? You don't wanna know how far I'm willing to go.
 
2012-07-13 09:23:58 PM

Pilikia: He so very badly wanted to be George Carlin, you can't blame him if he's a bitter old fark now.


Yup. Conservative commentary comedy is typically not funny because it's more spiteful than insightful. You can make the same claims about Carlin. But Carlin made it work, because audiences didn't associate him with being a heartless asshole. Conservatives are simply incapable of doing this once their politics enter their act. They just come across as cold, out-of-touch, and utterly irrelevant. Just as in real life.

You farks may own the cable news battle for hearts and minds, but it's no accident that liberal comedians are considered far funnier 95% of the time. I'll take this as a bellwether for what the majority of society really feels.

Maybe it's that some brands of comedy attract smarter people. Not just people who can use esoteric references in order to appear smart. Hell, I can do that with my philosophy degree, a thesaurus and a fifth of scotch. Doesn't make me funny, because I'm not connecting with anyone.
 
2012-07-14 01:36:02 AM
I forget which Farker articulated it so succinctly, but:

"You simply can't be funny if you put the message before the punchline."
 
2012-07-14 01:44:37 AM

coeyagi: h


Humor is measured in length?
 
2012-07-14 02:02:51 AM

whidbey: Dennis Miller

is a washed-up unfunny hack who thinks supporting the wrong side of history is something cool.


Dude, nailed it.

Miller is a clown with half a joke. He scares children, sure, but he also scares about half of adults.
 
2012-07-14 05:16:21 AM

coeyagi: Norm MacDonald, modern day Nostradamus. car insurance salesman.

 
2012-07-14 10:04:01 AM
Well... Guess where he's bringing his particular brand of humor today?


Dennis Miller on Saturday, July 14th


Yay me?
 
2012-07-14 11:18:18 AM

dickfreckle: Pilikia: He so very badly wanted to be George Carlin, you can't blame him if he's a bitter old fark now.

Yup. Conservative commentary comedy is typically not funny because it's more spiteful than insightful. You can make the same claims about Carlin. But Carlin made it work, because audiences didn't associate him with being a heartless asshole. Conservatives are simply incapable of doing this once their politics enter their act. They just come across as cold, out-of-touch, and utterly irrelevant. Just as in real life.

You farks may own the cable news battle for hearts and minds, but it's no accident that liberal comedians are considered far funnier 95% of the time. I'll take this as a bellwether for what the majority of society really feels.

Maybe it's that some brands of comedy attract smarter people. Not just people who can use esoteric references in order to appear smart. Hell, I can do that with my philosophy degree, a thesaurus and a fifth of scotch. Doesn't make me funny, because I'm not connecting with anyone.



95%? Excuse me? 99.99999%

Carlin can be angry because he's beating up on the bullies.

Conservatives can't, because they're beating up on the downtrodden.

Kicking Biff Tannen in the balls is one thing. Kicking Parkinson's-afflicted Michael J. Fox in the balls is another thing entirely.
 
2012-07-14 11:20:52 AM

NewportBarGuy: Well... Guess where he's bringing his particular brand of humor today?


Dennis Miller on Saturday, July 14th


Yay me?


Nah... catch Bill Burr tomorrow instead. WAAAAY better choice.
 
2012-07-14 12:33:47 PM

technicolor-misfit: Nah... catch Bill Burr tomorrow instead. WAAAAY better choice.


You know what? That's actually a great idea. Think I'll grab some tickets.
 
2012-07-14 04:13:03 PM

monoski: mcwehrle: monoski: mcwehrle: DarnoKonrad: who?

came to say this.

will just be lazy and quote it instead.

I think he was that guy who had a job with Monday Night Football...

god, I'd nearly forgotten that horrifying experience.

I wanted to maim him just for being there. But then they replaced him with Madden. Then I couldn't decide who I wanted maimed more.

It ruined many a monday night for me.

How could you forget such classics as; "When the hell is Warren Moon going to retire? I mean, this guy is older than the cuneiform in Nebuchadnezzar's tomb."


I liked him. Speaking of a team's reliance on the kicker to score:

This guy is going to be lifting his leg more often than a chihuahua with a bladder infection.
 
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