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(Gawker)   This week on DoucheMania 2013: Morning Joe vs. Russell Brand   (gawker.com) divider line 43
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2013-06-18 10:08:53 PM
ok - only 24 hour cable news could make Russell Brand seem like a reasonable and level headed guy.

/sigh
 
2013-06-18 10:09:47 PM
That was a fairly interesting interview that quickly turned awkward and never recovered.
 
2013-06-18 10:13:27 PM
There are no winners in this scenario. We all lose
 
2013-06-18 10:21:28 PM
I'm no Brand fan, but he was right to point out how stupid the hosts were being.  Who brings a guest on and talks about him like he's not there?
 
2013-06-18 10:26:05 PM

MFAWG: There are no winners in this scenario. We all lose



THIS50.
 
2013-06-18 10:35:58 PM
I'm no fan of his either (though I did like Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and I think he was fantastic here.

They brought him on to mock and belittle him and he turned it around on them.

Screw them!
 
2013-06-18 10:40:50 PM
It amazes me how crappy interviews with comedians are (see Crossfire v Stewart). You'd have to imagine that the comedian in question would be able to understand current events and such from his past interviews, but no - let's treat him/her like a clown (monkey) and expect, NAY, DEMAND they act likewise.

/Brand is fine in small doses
//Like most comedians
 
2013-06-18 10:41:53 PM
It is wrong to invite a guest to your home, and publicly humiliate them.

static.thehollywoodgossip.com
 
2013-06-18 10:42:14 PM

tribute: It amazes me how crappy interviews with comedians are (see Crossfire v Stewart). You'd have to imagine that the comedian in question would be able to understand current events and such from his past interviews, but no - let's treat him/her like a clown (monkey) and expect, NAY, DEMAND they act likewise.

/Brand is fine in small doses
//Like most comedians


Most comedians are very smart and verbally quick. You will NEVER win a fight with one.
 
2013-06-18 10:45:12 PM
Can you blame the hosts?  They were expecting Mr. Utah and instead got a pretty intelligent person who could actually articulate thoughts.  Producers who failed to inform talking heads that they should be ready for a discussion rather than a fluff piece to be fired in 3...2....1....
 
2013-06-18 10:51:31 PM
There's some potential for doing a contest here... Go from BrandX Live to Morning Joe without sleeping, spend the night up together.
 
2013-06-18 10:55:39 PM
In all fairness it was with Mica and unless she is interviewing someone on the far left for a fluff piece, defending Obama or talking with her father she is pretty much useless when she gets out of her comfort zone.
 
2013-06-18 11:16:09 PM
She should be known forever afterward as "Mika the Shaft-Grasper."

/lulz
 
2013-06-18 11:20:48 PM
I watched this happen."You're ovulating" cracked me up.
 
2013-06-18 11:23:21 PM
Mika was rather awkward-hot in that and I got all tingly.


I like RB...he's witty and funny. Can't understand why people dislike him so much.
 
2013-06-19 12:03:03 AM
The more I see Brand the more I like him.  He has a simple facade but he is not a simple person.
 
2013-06-19 12:11:18 AM
I don't know who the blonde with  short hair is but  she is a real embarrassment  to humanity.
 
2013-06-19 12:23:54 AM
He's quite intelligent.  Some of his written pieces for the Huffington Post are brilliant.  I haven't seen Brand X, and he seems like he would be annoying sometimes, but there is no doubting his intelligence.
 
2013-06-19 01:05:55 AM

fastfxr: Mika was rather awkward-hot in that and I got all tingly.


I like RB...he's witty and funny. Can't understand why people dislike him so much.


i think he's cool. maybe he's too loud and English for some tastes.
 
2013-06-19 01:36:00 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: He's quite intelligent.  Some of his written pieces for the Huffington Post are brilliant.  I haven't seen Brand X, and he seems like he would be annoying sometimes, but there is no doubting his intelligence.


He carries himself pretty douchily, but I've read a few of the things he has said or written about fighting addiction, and it's pretty fascinating.  Much more perceptive about how addiction has hurt him, and much better at describing why it can still pull at you than most.
 
2013-06-19 02:08:10 AM
I like Russel Brand, but this wasn't the epic slam or whatever it's supposed to be. I have no idea why this is going all viral. It was morning news folks awkwardly trying to engage a comedian. He slightly overreacts to some perceived rudeness, sexually harasses the host, and gets a few laughs...otherwise, meh.
 
2013-06-19 02:09:40 AM
His stand up sucks to me, but any time I've seen him in an interview I end up really liking the guy. He's pretty damn intelligent.
 
2013-06-19 02:10:16 AM
Funny, I have zero problem understanding him.
 
2013-06-19 03:28:08 AM
I really used to enjoy morning joe, then they got all image conscious, all got the same glasses started being overly intellectually laughing too much at their own jokes, that being said there are few people with as much self love and that display ego and narcissism as Russel brand, death match?
 
2013-06-19 03:52:59 AM
the sad thing is these twunts probably consider themselves journalists. more guests should point out how inane their patois is. good for Brand.

breakfast television is on a par with reality TV.
 
2013-06-19 05:45:24 AM
What I've learned from the comments is that apparently it isn't considered rude by many Americans to refer to someone as he or she when they're standing right there.

I've been to the US dozens of times and I genuinely didn't realise this was a difference in etiquette rather than people being assholes.

Do that in the UK, or Australia, or anywhere in Europe, and it's the equivalent of belching louding in someone's face. Although I hear they like that in Korea.
 
2013-06-19 06:04:05 AM

Bungles: What I've learned from the comments is that apparently it isn't considered rude by many Americans to refer to someone as he or she when they're standing right there.


As an American, I call bullshiat. If someone referred to me as "he" when I was right there I'd be kind of offended.
 
2013-06-19 06:33:53 AM

TheJoe03: Bungles: What I've learned from the comments is that apparently it isn't considered rude by many Americans to refer to someone as he or she when they're standing right there.

As an American, I call bullshiat. If someone referred to me as "he" when I was right there I'd be kind of offended.


But there seem to be a lot of folks in the comments who don't see anything wrong with it. Maybe it's a regional thing?
 
2013-06-19 07:00:10 AM
Awesome.  Well done Mr. Brand.
 
2013-06-19 07:39:13 AM

Bungles: TheJoe03: Bungles: What I've learned from the comments is that apparently it isn't considered rude by many Americans to refer to someone as he or she when they're standing right there.

As an American, I call bullshiat. If someone referred to me as "he" when I was right there I'd be kind of offended.

But there seem to be a lot of folks in the comments who don't see anything wrong with it. Maybe it's a regional thing?


As a Canadian, I'd be fine with the occasional use of "he" as long as the other people were, you know, generally facing me and that sort of thing. They all seemed to have turned away from him while saying "he" every other sentence.
 
2013-06-19 07:51:09 AM

Lokasenna: Bungles: TheJoe03: Bungles: What I've learned from the comments is that apparently it isn't considered rude by many Americans to refer to someone as he or she when they're standing right there.

As an American, I call bullshiat. If someone referred to me as "he" when I was right there I'd be kind of offended.

But there seem to be a lot of folks in the comments who don't see anything wrong with it. Maybe it's a regional thing?

As a Canadian, I'd be fine with the occasional use of "he" as long as the other people were, you know, generally facing me and that sort of thing. They all seemed to have turned away from him while saying "he" every other sentence.


The only time I'd see it as appropriate is when you're introducing two people: "Aunt Edna, this is Jon. He drives a truck and likes walks on the beach. Jon, this is Aunt Edna. She's a widow who has turned to lesbianism in her dotage".
 
2013-06-19 07:55:25 AM

Harry_Seldon: It is wrong to invite a guest to your home, and publicly humiliate them.

[static.thehollywoodgossip.com image 425x315]


Maybe its Maybelline.
 
2013-06-19 08:28:28 AM

TheJoe03: Bungles: What I've learned from the comments is that apparently it isn't considered rude by many Americans to refer to someone as he or she when they're standing right there.

As an American, I call bullshiat. If someone referred to me as "he" when I was right there I'd be kind of offended.


There's a different etiquette for television. The viewer is part of the conversation too, so sometimes it's appropriate to provide the viewer with exposition.
 
2013-06-19 09:00:07 AM

justinguarini4ever: TheJoe03: Bungles: What I've learned from the comments is that apparently it isn't considered rude by many Americans to refer to someone as he or she when they're standing right there.

As an American, I call bullshiat. If someone referred to me as "he" when I was right there I'd be kind of offended.

There's a different etiquette for television. The viewer is part of the conversation too, so sometimes it's appropriate to provide the viewer with exposition.


I agree if the person using he/she is facing the camera and talking to the viewers but these folks were talking amongst themselves with RB on the side like he wasn't there.
 
2013-06-19 09:23:32 AM

Troy McClure: I'm no Brand fan, but he was right to point out how stupid the hosts were being.  Who brings a guest on and talks about him like he's not there?


Russell Brand.
 
2013-06-19 10:00:44 AM

mrjared: I like Russel Brand, but this wasn't the epic slam or whatever it's supposed to be. I have no idea why this is going all viral. It was morning news folks awkwardly trying to engage a comedian. He slightly overreacts to some perceived rudeness, sexually harasses the host, and gets a few laughs...otherwise, meh.


Perceived slight? The host says she has no idea who he is before starting the interview. Kattie Kay calls him by the wrong name and the guy (whoever he is) just comments that he can't understand him cause he talks funny.

They were acting like complete amateurs and he called them on it. Then called the host a shaft grasper.
 
2013-06-19 10:20:33 AM

fo_sho!: mrjared: I like Russel Brand, but this wasn't the epic slam or whatever it's supposed to be. I have no idea why this is going all viral. It was morning news folks awkwardly trying to engage a comedian. He slightly overreacts to some perceived rudeness, sexually harasses the host, and gets a few laughs...otherwise, meh.

Perceived slight? The host says she has no idea who he is before starting the interview. Kattie Kay calls him by the wrong name and the guy (whoever he is) just comments that he can't understand him cause he talks funny.

They were acting like complete amateurs and he called them on it. Then called the host a shaft grasper.


It makes me sad, because I've seen the British lady front proper BBC US political coverage where she came across quite well, and I had no idea she was actually an idiot.
 
2013-06-19 10:26:02 AM

TheJoe03: His stand up sucks to me, but any time I've seen him in an interview I end up really liking the guy. He's pretty damn intelligent.


^this
 
2013-06-19 10:38:18 AM

Your mom and me: TheJoe03: His stand up sucks to me, but any time I've seen him in an interview I end up really liking the guy. He's pretty damn intelligent.

^this


Find the podcasts of his old free-form radio show.

One of the smartest people in Celebrityland..
 
2013-06-19 12:43:36 PM
I think Russell Brand is hilarious when he's on Conan*. He has a very quick wit.


*O'brien, not the Barbarian
 
2013-06-19 02:10:02 PM

Harry_Seldon: It is wrong to invite a guest to your home, and publicly humiliate them.

[static.thehollywoodgossip.com image 425x315]


s/guest/spouse/g
 
2013-06-19 04:49:09 PM

Snort: Harry_Seldon: It is wrong to invite a guest to your home, and publicly humiliate them.

[static.thehollywoodgossip.com image 425x315]

 -i s/guest/spouse/g

FTFY

 
2013-06-20 08:16:19 AM

Bungles: Lokasenna: Bungles: TheJoe03: Bungles: What I've learned from the comments is that apparently it isn't considered rude by many Americans to refer to someone as he or she when they're standing right there.

As an American, I call bullshiat. If someone referred to me as "he" when I was right there I'd be kind of offended.

But there seem to be a lot of folks in the comments who don't see anything wrong with it. Maybe it's a regional thing?

As a Canadian, I'd be fine with the occasional use of "he" as long as the other people were, you know, generally facing me and that sort of thing. They all seemed to have turned away from him while saying "he" every other sentence.

The only time I'd see it as appropriate is when you're introducing two people: "Aunt Edna, this is Jon. He drives a truck and likes walks on the beach. Jon, this is Aunt Edna. She's a widow who has turned to lesbianism in her dotage".


As an American my potential Context to being referd to in the third person would measure out my level of offense
 
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