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2014-07-06 01:30:12 PM  
?

Okay, so the author doesn't think he's funny but compares him to Lenny Bruce.

[stop liking what i don't like.gif]
 
2014-07-06 01:39:34 PM  
Oh shut up! He's hilarious and dead sexy.
 
2014-07-06 01:51:31 PM  

ginandbacon: Oh shut up! He's hilarious and dead sexy.


This and that.
 
2014-07-06 01:53:18 PM  
The author of the article set himself up to fail because he's written a few thousand grimly serious words about a successful stand-up comedian/actor. As I'm reading this I can almost feel the atomic wedgies he's about to get in this thread and dozens of others like it.

He's not wrong! But it's like taking on a tank with a pointed stick. Brand is funny, paid money for every eyeball he can attract, and smart...er than the trufans who base their lifestyles and philosophies on comedy routines. That's pretty farking bulletproof these days. If you really want to take him down, go be funnier and make some passing reference to him being a pseudo-revolutionary shiat-for-brains who's about as edgy as a PBS pledge drive (or whatever) next time you're on Letterman.

/and do Patton Oswalt while you're at it
 
2014-07-06 02:09:42 PM  
Far too long an article about far to light a subject.
 
2014-07-06 02:10:18 PM  

missmez: Far too long an article about far to light a subject.


"o"
 
2014-07-06 02:20:21 PM  
Whether or not Russell Brand is wrong about "everything" doesn't take away from his immense skill in expressing himself eloquently.
 
2014-07-06 02:24:39 PM  
I've never found Brand to be very funny or insightful but that article was oddly circular in its (lack of) logic. I agree the Gandhi bit is derpy and uniformed.

On the other hand, if life has taught me one thing it's that when I am going to pick a fight I should make sure that a dead pacifist is my opponent.

(This philosophy has saved me a small fortune in dental repair.)
 
2014-07-06 02:48:24 PM  
People on the far right don't get the joke and those on the far left are offended by it

Fark both of them
 
2014-07-06 04:06:59 PM  
Okay, that's the second time I've seen it. Is "Reddit Atheist" a thing or something? I don't use Reddit, so forgive me my ignorance.

Also, that article just drips with condescension.
 
2014-07-06 04:09:40 PM  
He wasn't wrong about Bob Geldof. Nor was Sir Bob wrong about him.

I find him loathsome, but I can understand why people like him. And he's lucky, he was married to this:

pamelageller.com

The Zooey Deschanel pic thread may now commence.
 
2014-07-06 04:09:53 PM  

HawgWild: Okay, that's the second time I've seen it. Is "Reddit Atheist" a thing or something? I don't use Reddit, so forgive me my ignorance.

Also, that article just drips with condescension.


Yeah, those guys are insufferable. As are the Reddit MRAs.

The whole site, for the most part, really.
 
2014-07-06 04:31:42 PM  

ginandbacon: Oh shut up! He's hilarious and dead sexy.


Are you blind? He is scuzy.
 
2014-07-06 04:37:25 PM  
ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2014-07-06 04:38:04 PM  
media.salon.comupload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-06 04:39:44 PM  

plushpuppy: Are you blind? He is scuzy.


I agree. He skeeves me out.
 
2014-07-06 04:43:28 PM  
If your article is about how comedy can't change anything, and you invoke a Lenny Bruce comparison in your first paragraph, I'm going to assume you don't know anything about Lenny Bruce, and therefore assume the rest of the article is pulled out of your ass.
 
2014-07-06 04:46:52 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: He wasn't wrong about Bob Geldof. Nor was Sir Bob wrong about him.

I find him loathsome, but I can understand why people like him. And he's lucky, he was married to this:

[pamelageller.com image 602x924]


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2lZycym1ls
 
2014-07-06 04:47:28 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: He wasn't wrong about Bob Geldof. Nor was Sir Bob wrong about him.

I find him loathsome, but I can understand why people like him. And he's lucky, he was married to this:

[pamelageller.com image 602x924]

The Zooey Deschanel pic thread may now commence.


I really dislike that guy too, but not even him can ruin that stone cold fox for me.
 
2014-07-06 04:48:37 PM  

SundaesChild: ginandbacon: Oh shut up! He's hilarious and dead sexy.
This and that.


olbroad.com
 
ecl
2014-07-06 04:49:14 PM  
I wish I received Salon in magazine form so I could wipe my ass with it.

I don't particularly care for Russel Brand.
 
2014-07-06 04:51:01 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: ?

Okay, so the author doesn't think he's funny but compares him to Lenny Bruce.

[stop liking what i don't like.gif]


Not only that, but acts like Brand has only recently started out.

A lot of that going around with writers. What happened to familiarizing yourself with your subject?
 
2014-07-06 04:54:07 PM  

HawgWild: Okay, that's the second time I've seen it. Is "Reddit Atheist" a thing or something? I don't use Reddit, so forgive me my ignorance.

Also, that article just drips with condescension.


Go into a fark religion thread. Find the most ignorant spittle-dripping hateball atheist, who brings nothing to the table but a few barely-understood talking points lifted from Dawkins, and a puerile jpg or two, but is utterly convinced of his (and I say "his" because 99.999% of the time it is a guy) superior intellect. Add a fedora.

Then, in the words of 2005 Chris Evans: Now picture that... but everywhere.
 
2014-07-06 04:55:26 PM  

missmez: Far too long an article about far to light a subject.


One of my frequent complaints about non-fiction books is that there will be useless fluff to make the page count. This guy was aiming for article length.

I tried reading a book about humor, I think it was The Ontology of Humor, and it was seriously like appreciating butterflies by sticking pins in them.
 
2014-07-06 04:55:54 PM  

cryinoutloud: SundaesChild: ginandbacon: Oh shut up! He's hilarious and dead sexy.
This and that.


*knucks*
 
2014-07-06 04:58:57 PM  

lindalouwho: cryinoutloud: SundaesChild: ginandbacon: Oh shut up! He's hilarious and dead sexy.
This and that.

*knucks*


Well, the pic not showing up again looks like I agree.

I'm team puke.
 
2014-07-06 05:06:32 PM  
I hate him.  He was very mean to Andrew Sachs.
 
ecl
2014-07-06 05:12:33 PM  

BalugaJoe: I hate him.  He was very mean to Andrew Sachs.

There is no decorum anymore.

 
2014-07-06 05:22:05 PM  

BalugaJoe: I hate him.  He was very mean to Andrew Sachs.


And he assaulted Geoff Peterson. So yeah, f*ck that guy.
 
2014-07-06 05:23:09 PM  

brap: I've never found Brand to be very funny or insightful but that article was oddly circular in its (lack of) logic. I agree the Gandhi bit is derpy and uniformed.

On the other hand, if life has taught me one thing it's that when I am going to pick a fight I should make sure that a dead pacifist is my opponent.

(This philosophy has saved me a small fortune in dental repair.)




Except Brand wasn't wrong about Gandhi hatred in medicine

In his book, Gandhi and Churchill: Arthur Herman mentions this: Gandhi rejected modern medicine. "Hospitals," he wrote, "are the instruments of the Devil. "He went on to claim that modern civilization was "the kingdom of Satan." (p. 174)

It's not that Gandhi made a bad choice, he choice was to let his wife die than use anything,
 
2014-07-06 05:30:16 PM  
I pinned a butterfly to my penis once. I was the Belle of the Ball.
 
2014-07-06 05:33:48 PM  
Can't stand that skinny vegan idiot. Nothing he says is funny or smart in any imaginable way and I can't understand why anyone would find him sexy, he's just kind of gross.
 
2014-07-06 05:34:49 PM  

ecl: I wish I received Salon in magazine form so I could wipe my ass with it.

I don't particularly care for Russel Brand.


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-06 05:37:30 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: ?

Okay, so the author doesn't think he's funny but compares him to Lenny Bruce.

[stop liking what i don't like.gif]


Helps to RTFA before commenting sometimes.

This isn't to pick on Brand, who is an incredibly funny comedian
 
2014-07-06 05:37:40 PM  
Mahatma Ganja?

i1.sndcdn.com

Katy Perry is hot.

www.eonline.com
 
2014-07-06 05:39:20 PM  
I gotta say, I don't like him, but the things he's said about income inequality and the flaws in the UK election system have been dead-on for someone who at first glance appears to be an idiot.
 
2014-07-06 05:55:57 PM  

HawgWild: Okay, that's the second time I've seen it. Is "Reddit Atheist" a thing or something? I don't use Reddit, so forgive me my ignorance.

Also, that article just drips with condescension.


i don't know what a reddit is either, but it sounds hella stupid.
 
2014-07-06 06:00:48 PM  
So,then....Russell Brand = Fark.com?
 
2014-07-06 06:06:32 PM  

some_beer_drinker: i don't know what a reddit is either, but it sounds hella stupid.


You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
 
2014-07-06 06:10:05 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: ?

Okay, so the author doesn't think he's funny but compares him to Lenny Bruce.

[stop liking what i don't like.gif]


Have you heard Bruce's later standup? Eleventy hours of reading legal letters and biatching about them.

/Had to watch him in a Comedy for Writers class
//Prof had a hard on for that era Bruce and Sandra Bernhard
///Only laughs from the students came when I convinced him to show MST3K's "I Accuse My Parents"
 
2014-07-06 06:27:10 PM  

Warchild: some_beer_drinker: i don't know what a reddit is either, but it sounds hella stupid.

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.


i'll be careful.
 
2014-07-06 06:38:30 PM  

Dahnkster: Mahatma Ganja?

[i1.sndcdn.com image 400x308]

Katy Perry is hot.

[www.eonline.com image 634x1024]


Man, I'm disappointed.  I figured he'd play vinyl, not the CDDJs.
 
2014-07-06 06:42:28 PM  

some_beer_drinker: Warchild: some_beer_drinker: i don't know what a reddit is either, but it sounds hella stupid.

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.


i'll be careful.


You'll be DEAD!!
 
2014-07-06 06:44:03 PM  
cdn.buzznet.com
 
2014-07-06 06:54:59 PM  

www.authentichistory.com



Jerry Ford might disagree.
 
2014-07-06 07:09:05 PM  
Bad decision making by Russell Brand 101:

Exhibit #1

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-07-06 07:13:43 PM  

Harry_Seldon: Bad decision making by Russell Brand 101:

Exhibit #1

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x374]


Meh. Still more attractive than my futanari-onahole.
 
2014-07-06 07:16:38 PM  

Warchild: BalugaJoe: I hate him.  He was very mean to Andrew Sachs.

And he assaulted Geoff Peterson. So yeah, f*ck that guy.


I'm ok. I'm ok.

Harry_Seldon: Bad decision making by Russell Brand 101:

Exhibit #1

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x374]


Uh she was asleep. You're an idiot. She doesnt do anything for me either, but holding that against her is farking stupid.
 
2014-07-06 07:17:00 PM  

kroonermanblack: Harry_Seldon: Bad decision making by Russell Brand 101:

Exhibit #1

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x374]

Meh. Still more attractive than my futanari-onahole.


It is the lack of respect and class in taking the picture, not the subject of the picture.
 
2014-07-06 07:17:34 PM  
He's a colossal douchebag. But he probably gets more pussy than me so he's doing something right. But still, he really is a colossal douchebag.
 
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