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2012-11-23 10:23:06 PM
The only one on that list I wish hadn't been fired is Voula Papachristou

pics.wikifeet.com
 
2012-11-23 11:13:04 PM
i80.photobucket.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-23 11:22:47 PM
According to the article itself, Howard Stern and Charlie Sheen still have careers.

I thought the mosquito joke was funny.
 
2012-11-23 11:30:14 PM
Five biggest career-costing jokes. Was it something they said that wrong? Should they have not done that?
 
2012-11-23 11:35:50 PM

ZAZ: According to the article itself, Howard Stern and Charlie Sheen still have careers.

I thought the mosquito joke was funny.


Howard wasn't really fired from radio for the dial-a-date. He got much bigger AFTER the controversy.
 
2012-11-23 11:42:23 PM
#6:

blogs.bostonmagazine.com
 
2012-11-23 11:44:22 PM
Point of order: I don't think Michael Richards was joking
 
2012-11-23 11:55:59 PM
Where's this?

<img src="http://cdn.concreteloop.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/rut.jpg">
 
2012-11-23 11:57:42 PM
Or this...

images.huffingtonpost.com
 
2012-11-24 12:12:21 AM
I'm thinking this one might have ended one career but opened up some new possibilities.

i.dailymail.co.uk

like, y'know, pr0n
 
2012-11-24 12:14:38 AM
List is seriously lacking in James Watt.

Honorable mention to Jimmy the Greek, though he wasn't joking.

/Get off my lawn.
 
2012-11-24 12:16:51 AM

Joelogon: List is seriously lacking in James Watt.


assets.amuniversal.com
 
2012-11-24 12:17:57 AM
"Anybody hear any good jokes lately?"
www.trbimg.com
 
2012-11-24 12:19:48 AM
Well the jerk store called and they're running out of you
 
2012-11-24 12:23:41 AM

Paris1127: Well the jerk store called and they're running out of you


What's the difference? You're their all-time best seller.

and...scene.
 
2012-11-24 12:36:49 AM

doglover: ZAZ: According to the article itself, Howard Stern and Charlie Sheen still have careers.

I thought the mosquito joke was funny.

Howard wasn't really fired from radio for the dial-a-date. He got much bigger AFTER the controversy.


While it was true he was fired by WNBC, he was hired by WXRK and then became the biggest radio star for 20 years. He left radio when it was clear the FCC was going to keep fining the hell out of his stations. (He sometimes blamed it on changing his mind on Bush and the wars.)
 
2012-11-24 12:38:42 AM
It's good to know you can hire 6th graders to write "news articles." My kid sure could use the money.
 
2012-11-24 12:50:43 AM

Demetrius: Or this...

[images.huffingtonpost.com image 260x190]


Didn't cost him his career. He weathered the storm and is still on both radio and TV.
 
2012-11-24 01:41:22 AM
Howard Stern has a job.

Gilbert Godfried has a job.

Charlie Sheen lost his job for beong an unstable anti-semite with a drug problem, not due to a joke.

Michael Richards flipped out on a black guy.

Author should eat a bullet.

Submitter should follow suit given his creativity level
 
2012-11-24 01:42:39 AM

BSABSVR: Howard Stern has a job.

Gilbert Godfried has a job.

Charlie Sheen lost his job for beong an unstable anti-semite with a drug problem, not due to a joke.



Also, Charlie Sheen has a job, shooting 90 episodes of his latest sitcom.
 
2012-11-24 01:55:00 AM

FirstNationalBastard:
Also, Charlie Sheen has a job, shooting 90 episodes of his latest sitcom.


True. Forgot that. Still, career ending should mean career ending. Not a little bit inconvenient for a few days.
 
2012-11-24 02:06:25 AM

BSABSVR: Michael Richards


I think Michael Richards pretty much screwed himself out of a job by his apology. What subby didn't realize that Michael Richards was a stand up commedian before

Hell, Mel Gibson's career will probably never recover.
 
2012-11-24 02:42:42 AM

Darth_Lukecash: BSABSVR: Michael Richards

I think Michael Richards pretty much screwed himself out of a job by his apology. What subby didn't realize that Michael Richards was a stand up commedian before

Hell, Mel Gibson's career will probably never recover.


Michael Richards all but disappeared from TV after Seinfeld, but I still think he's one talented and funny guy. Bad night... nothing more in my books... If I knew he was in town, I'd go check em' out.
Michael Richards interview
 
2012-11-24 02:52:27 AM
List fails without the Smothers Brothers.
 
2012-11-24 03:01:16 AM
I clicked the link expecting 5 jokes. What the fark.
 
2012-11-24 03:05:18 AM

Lionel Mandrake: I'm thinking this one might have ended one career but opened up some new possibilities.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x538]

like, y'know, pr0n


files.strategicleader.webnode.com

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr Demille.
 
2012-11-24 03:06:11 AM

BarkingUnicorn: The only one on that list I wish hadn't been fired is Voula Papachristou


Funny.. that's the one I felt deserved to be "fired" the most.
 
2012-11-24 03:10:45 AM
Earl Butz, President Ford's Secretary of Something, got fired for saying something racist.

/my lawn
//needs raking
 
2012-11-24 03:11:44 AM

Crudbucket: Lionel Mandrake: I'm thinking this one might have ended one career but opened up some new possibilities.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x538]

like, y'know, pr0n

[files.strategicleader.webnode.com image 640x374]

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr Demille.


I... uh.... did she really grin like that while faceplanting after a jump?
 
2012-11-24 03:13:12 AM
I remember reading the Tonight Show host prior to Johnny Carson, Jack Paar, got fired under troublesome circumstances. Was it a joke he told, or was he just butting heads with management?
 
2012-11-24 03:15:02 AM
remember when columnist Jimmy Breslin was fires while correctly using the word 'nubianrdly'. nothing humorous there.

remember a lady in WashDC losing her job for her efforts to correctly display how a condom is unrolled for use. nothing funny there.
 
2012-11-24 03:17:31 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I remember reading the Tonight Show host prior to Johnny Carson, Jack Paar, got fired under troublesome circumstances. Was it a joke he told, or was he just butting heads with management?


Paar walked out after network censors cut a joke he made about the "W.C" (Water Closet). He eventually came back, and remained for another two years or so. When he finally did leave, it was because of the work load, not any censorship issues.
 
2012-11-24 03:25:40 AM
probably of the list who's career ended was probably Michael Richards and maybe the Greek chick. And I say that because the greek chick was thrown off the team (but it's amateurs, not pros at the Olympics, so was she really fired?) and Michael Richards hasn't been seen in anything since that bad night (though I could be wrong). Charlie Sheen and Gilbert Gottfried were just fired and Gilbert wasn't even fired from a full time job, just a side gig. Their careers are far from over.

As for Howard Stern, he has a radio show and he's a judge on a reality tv show, I don't think he's career is anywhere near over.

It's almost like the author is wishing these people's careers were over. It doesn't matter if I agree with what someone says, I honestly don't want them to be fired for fined for saying something offensive or racist. Now going on the radio and insulting the creator of the tv show that you're on, that's completely different and Chuck Lorre was well within his rights to fire Charlie Sheen for it. And as for Gilbert Gottfriend, insult the biggest client base for the company you represent was stupid and AFLAC was well within their rights to fire him and probably did the right thing (I am amused that American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus has so many clients in Japan).

In short, remember if you are famous, everything you say, EVERYTHING you say can be repeated and used to either praise you or prosecute you.
 
2012-11-24 03:30:36 AM
Please, the dumb crap people in their 20's are posting on Facebook will keep us all employed irrespective of the color of our humor.

/colour of our humour.
//Canadian slashies
 
2012-11-24 03:53:37 AM

HotWingAgenda: I... uh.... did she really grin like that while faceplanting after a jump?


You can't tell by the pixels?
 
2012-11-24 03:57:02 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-24 04:01:36 AM
Shouldn't Howard get a double, or does DC101 and Air Florida not count? Hell, why not his replacement Doug Tract aka The Greaseman? He got fired twice as well.
 
2012-11-24 06:49:43 AM

Joelogon: List is seriously lacking in James Watt.

Honorable mention to Jimmy the Greek, though he wasn't joking.

/Get off my lawn.


Seriously, I know it's a while back, but Jimmy the Greek was a HUGE deal back in the day. If someone said today what he said back then it would have started a riot

/also enjoying my lawn
 
2012-11-24 07:01:47 AM
Another "honorable" mention for Al Campanis and the "necessities".
 
2012-11-24 08:53:14 AM
drbristol.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-24 08:59:36 AM

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Her show lasting another 7 years doesn't really say "Career killer" to me.
 
2012-11-24 09:18:05 AM
Where's Opie and Anthony? Those bastards were fired twice, and the second time was after they were fired from a Boston radio station and somehow failed upward by getting their own show in New York. How lucky could they be, yet they farked that up as well.
 
2012-11-24 09:26:55 AM
Micheal Richards wasn't joking when he called those guys ni**ers.
 
2012-11-24 09:35:00 AM
The lis is missing Earl Butz, former secretary of agriculture and dean at Purdue.
 
2012-11-24 09:52:56 AM
Let me give a shout out to the tart-tongued ladies of Salem, and all the court jesters who may have been, at one time, a little too funny.
 
2012-11-24 09:55:22 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Earl Butz, President Ford's Secretary of Something, got fired for saying something racist.

/my lawn
//needs raking


Came here to add the original. Glad to see it's covered.
 
2012-11-24 10:25:39 AM

HotWingAgenda: Crudbucket: Lionel Mandrake: I'm thinking this one might have ended one career but opened up some new possibilities.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x538]

like, y'know, pr0n

[files.strategicleader.webnode.com image 640x374]

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr Demille.

I... uh.... did she really grin like that while faceplanting after a jump?


Why yes she did. A good jump often makes a girl smile.
 
2012-11-24 10:27:56 AM
No Greaseman?
 
2012-11-24 10:34:08 AM
It's a joke from a Canadian website telling us we should all be more polite?

Seriously?
 
2012-11-24 10:48:08 AM
OK, lets throw some gas in the thread and add the Dixie Chicks to the list.
 
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