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(Daily Mail)   Richard Simmons is not OK. After fitness guru is rushed to hospital for severe indigestion, LAPD investigators pay visit to his estate, possibly to follow up on rumors he was held captive by his own reps for three years   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2017-04-20 03:11:23 AM  
Daily Fail
 
2017-04-20 05:43:55 AM  
Sure, because if someone were being completely controlled by others, they'd definitely have access to their own social media accounts.
 
2017-04-20 06:02:11 AM  
Severe indigestion = Ingested unknown quantity of unknown substance ?
 
2017-04-20 06:13:20 AM  

aRegularJoe_aRegularJob: Sure, because if someone were being completely controlled by others, they'd definitely have access to their own social media accounts.


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Counterpoint
 
2017-04-20 06:14:23 AM  
It's odd when a boisterous attention-loving man decides one day that he's not going to step outside anymore. Unless Richard was sitting there on his lanai, drinking an espresso and reviewing years of Letterman and Stern visits and said, "Ya know, I've looked like a fool", thereby making it a goal to stop doing that, then I believe someone's been in his ear. Either they're trying to get him to do what they want or they're physically holding him down. Who knows.

The sad part is one day he'll be found dead and authorities will learn he had been dead s while, that housekeeper of his under arrest. I just feel this is going to go badly.
 
2017-04-20 06:57:56 AM  
fark this. Can we leave the poor guy alone? He's done more for his fellow man that most of us will ever do in our lifetime. If he wants to be a hermit let him. He's what? In his late 60's? Early 70's? He's probably in rapid deteriorating health and wants to be remembered for what he was.
 
2017-04-20 06:59:48 AM  
I don't know whether or not he's okay or being held captive, but this whole ordeal is an interesting study in what the public thinks celebrities owe them.

This dude has been in the public eye for years, then decides to step out and take some time to himself and people freak out. He's also 68. It's not crazy to say he's earned it.
 
2017-04-20 07:03:13 AM  

CocoNutz: It's odd when a boisterous attention-loving man decides one day that he's not going to step outside anymore. Unless Richard was sitting there on his lanai, drinking an espresso and reviewing years of Letterman and Stern visits and said, "Ya know, I've looked like a fool", thereby making it a goal to stop doing that, then I believe someone's been in his ear. Either they're trying to get him to do what they want or they're physically holding him down. Who knows.

The sad part is one day he'll be found dead and authorities will learn he had been dead s while, that housekeeper of his under arrest. I just feel this is going to go badly.


It's also possible he's an introvert or otherwise shy person who always acted outwards to overcome it and now that he's gotten older it's become too difficult to overcompensate.  Not saying I don't think he was genuinely as nice as he seems, that I think he was, but being 'on' isn't easy for everyone.
 
2017-04-20 07:16:38 AM  
Have you met the celebrity culture? I'm sure you'd avoid going out if they hounded you all the time.

Vultures.
 
2017-04-20 07:19:16 AM  

doglover: Daily Fail


Great, now I question whether Richard Simmons ever existed.  Or exercise for that matter.
 
2017-04-20 07:20:51 AM  

CocoNutz: It's odd when a boisterous attention-loving man decides one day that he's not going to step outside anymore. Unless Richard was sitting there on his lanai, drinking an espresso and reviewing years of Letterman and Stern visits and said, "Ya know, I've looked like a fool", thereby making it a goal to stop doing that, then I believe someone's been in his ear. Either they're trying to get him to do what they want or they're physically holding him down. Who knows.

The sad part is one day he'll be found dead and authorities will learn he had been dead s while, that housekeeper of his under arrest. I just feel this is going to go badly.


Back in the day, Richard Simmons was a source of inspiration and hope for so many people struggling to lose weight.  He never once made someone feel anything less than beautiful and amazing. He used his boundless energy and optimism to help people and it's just really sad to see all that just emptied from him.

Yes, he was a fool.  But so were Robin Williams and Steve Irwin and the world is noticeably darker without them.
 
2017-04-20 07:32:16 AM  

TommyDeuce: doglover: Daily Fail

Great, now I question whether Richard Simmons ever existed.  Or exercise for that matter.


Or short shorts.
 
2017-04-20 07:45:36 AM  
They're not cops, that's a cover for Doctor House's medical team to ransack Simmons' house looking for the source of his mystery ailment, which is definitely NOT LUPUS.
 
2017-04-20 07:47:23 AM  

Sydney Bridges: Severe indigestion = Ingested unknown quantity of unknown substance ?


I hear they had to pump his stomach and they got 3 quarts out so he was down a quart.
 
2017-04-20 07:58:20 AM  

Sydney Bridges: Severe indigestion = Ingested unknown quantity of unknown substance ?


www.kboing.com.br
 
2017-04-20 08:00:40 AM  
If I had the means and opportunity like him to decide whether or not I want to lead a private life, I would. If that's what is happening here, then good for Richard.
 
2017-04-20 08:14:33 AM  

Ambivalence: CocoNutz: It's odd when a boisterous attention-loving man decides one day that he's not going to step outside anymore. Unless Richard was sitting there on his lanai, drinking an espresso and reviewing years of Letterman and Stern visits and said, "Ya know, I've looked like a fool", thereby making it a goal to stop doing that, then I believe someone's been in his ear. Either they're trying to get him to do what they want or they're physically holding him down. Who knows.

The sad part is one day he'll be found dead and authorities will learn he had been dead s while, that housekeeper of his under arrest. I just feel this is going to go badly.

Back in the day, Richard Simmons was a source of inspiration and hope for so many people struggling to lose weight.  He never once made someone feel anything less than beautiful and amazing. He used his boundless energy and optimism to help people and it's just really sad to see all that just emptied from him.

Yes, he was a fool.  But so were Robin Williams and Steve Irwin and the world is noticeably darker without them.


Well, compounding the situation is that Mr. Simmons, due to years and years of leading weekly exercise classes, has developed knee problems so severe that he was scheduled to have both surgically repaired.  He had one fixed in 2014 and apparently the surgery was so painful he has not had the second one repaired yet.  

I suspect that due to the pain, he's not nearly as mobile and bouncy as he has been in years past, and so as to not disappoint his fans, does not go out often and when he does, chooses to not call attention to himself.  As someone that has knee and back issues, I do not get out and about nearly as much as I did in the past and when I do, I wear knee braces and use a cane for fear of falling if one or both knees give out.  As it is, the only time I go out is for groceries and even then, I use services where I place my order online, then pick up and pay at the store without having to leave my car.
 
2017-04-20 08:19:17 AM  
Maybe he goes out in disguise.
 
2017-04-20 08:28:40 AM  
First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.
 
2017-04-20 08:34:53 AM  
Is he coming back to the Seahawks next year?
 
2017-04-20 08:36:07 AM  
"But you ARE on that Stairmaster, Richard! You  are!"
 
2017-04-20 08:36:52 AM  

Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.


Not everyone is you, Holden.
 
2017-04-20 08:39:52 AM  

Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.


I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.
 
2017-04-20 08:40:09 AM  
Gaaa-ry!

Gary where are you?!

Gary...
 
2017-04-20 08:40:56 AM  
I just have a feeling that this is just not going to end well.
 
2017-04-20 08:41:55 AM  

Ambivalence: CocoNutz: It's odd when a boisterous attention-loving man decides one day that he's not going to step outside anymore. Unless Richard was sitting there on his lanai, drinking an espresso and reviewing years of Letterman and Stern visits and said, "Ya know, I've looked like a fool", thereby making it a goal to stop doing that, then I believe someone's been in his ear. Either they're trying to get him to do what they want or they're physically holding him down. Who knows.

The sad part is one day he'll be found dead and authorities will learn he had been dead s while, that housekeeper of his under arrest. I just feel this is going to go badly.

Back in the day, Richard Simmons was a source of inspiration and hope for so many people struggling to lose weight.  He never once made someone feel anything less than beautiful and amazing. He used his boundless energy and optimism to help people and it's just really sad to see all that just emptied from him.

Yes, he was a fool.  But so were Robin Williams and Steve Irwin and the world is noticeably darker without them.


I think that's considered a 'national treasure'.  I've always thought he was exactly that way to draw attention to himself and away from those who might feel they don't look good enough or feel good enough about themselves  If that guy can be that happy looking and acting like that, well then I must be pretty okay.
 
2017-04-20 08:49:29 AM  

browneye: I just have a feeling that this is just not going to end well.


LIfe never really does though.  Young and tragic, old and spent, it's still a raw deal to die.
 
2017-04-20 08:53:09 AM  

jjorsett: They're not cops, that's a cover for Doctor House's medical team to ransack Simmons' house looking for the source of his mystery ailment, which is definitely NOT LUPUS.


It's never lupus
 
2017-04-20 08:54:10 AM  

Losac: Gaaa-ry!

Gary where are you?!

Gary...


GARY! I need you!

Gary, come in here, please...
 
2017-04-20 09:07:30 AM  

Far Cough: Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.

I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.


It just means you have the insight to pick out phonies. Holden Caulfield also was able to detect that everyone is a phony.
 
2017-04-20 09:30:23 AM  

Fano: Far Cough: Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.

I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.

It just means you have the insight to pick out phonies. Holden Caulfield also was able to detect that everyone is a phony.


I find it funny they knew the context of "Holden" but claims to not know what it means. You know, like a phony would do.
 
2017-04-20 09:40:22 AM  

You Are All Sheep: Ambivalence: CocoNutz: It's odd when a boisterous attention-loving man decides one day that he's not going to step outside anymore. Unless Richard was sitting there on his lanai, drinking an espresso and reviewing years of Letterman and Stern visits and said, "Ya know, I've looked like a fool", thereby making it a goal to stop doing that, then I believe someone's been in his ear. Either they're trying to get him to do what they want or they're physically holding him down. Who knows.

The sad part is one day he'll be found dead and authorities will learn he had been dead s while, that housekeeper of his under arrest. I just feel this is going to go badly.

Back in the day, Richard Simmons was a source of inspiration and hope for so many people struggling to lose weight.  He never once made someone feel anything less than beautiful and amazing. He used his boundless energy and optimism to help people and it's just really sad to see all that just emptied from him.

Yes, he was a fool.  But so were Robin Williams and Steve Irwin and the world is noticeably darker without them.

I think that's considered a 'national treasure'.  I've always thought he was exactly that way to draw attention to himself and away from those who might feel they don't look good enough or feel good enough about themselves  If that guy can be that happy looking and acting like that, well then I must be pretty okay.


He's like the Sin Eater.  And now he's full.
 
2017-04-20 09:43:23 AM  

MightyPez: Fano: Far Cough: Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.

I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.

It just means you have the insight to pick out phonies. Holden Caulfield also was able to detect that everyone is a phony.

I find it funny they knew the context of "Holden" but claims to not know what it means. You know, like a phony would do.


It's possible.

I know what a Kardashian is and what it would mean if you said I was acting like a Kardashian, but I've never seen a minute of their reality shows.
 
2017-04-20 09:47:12 AM  

Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.


I don't give a fark about Richard Simmons.  Why should I?  I don't know him.  But building on your point I wanna know why people don't just link to the twitter video, instead of the page the twitter video is on?  Happens a lot in the sports tab.
 
2017-04-20 09:53:01 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: Fano: Far Cough: Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.

I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.

It just means you have the insight to pick out phonies. Holden Caulfield also was able to detect that everyone is a phony.

I find it funny they knew the context of "Holden" but claims to not know what it means. You know, like a phony would do.

It's possible.

I know what a Kardashian is and what it would mean if you said I was acting like a Kardashian, but I've never seen a minute of their reality shows.


But you also wouldn't say, "I know who they are, but I never saw the show so I don't know the context." If you can identify a Kardashian or a literary figure by their common first name, you get the context. Unless you're feigning ignorance.
 
2017-04-20 09:57:19 AM  

MightyPez: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: Fano: Far Cough: Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.

I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.

It just means you have the insight to pick out phonies. Holden Caulfield also was able to detect that everyone is a phony.

I find it funny they knew the context of "Holden" but claims to not know what it means. You know, like a phony would do.

It's possible.

I know what a Kardashian is and what it would mean if you said I was acting like a Kardashian, but I've never seen a minute of their reality shows.

But you also wouldn't say, "I know who they are, but I never saw the show so I don't know the context." If you can identify a Kardashian or a literary figure by their common first name, you get the context. Unless you're feigning ignorance.


Well, being in the same boat as Far Cough, I didn't get it either as far as the deeper meaning of spotting phonies. I mean I recognized the name, knew what book it was from, but know nothing about the character so it could have meant anything.

Maybe Kardashian was a bad example because you can know they're vapid attention whores with just a second's glance.
 
2017-04-20 10:07:09 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: Fano: Far Cough: Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.

I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.

It just means you have the insight to pick out phonies. Holden Caulfield also was able to detect that everyone is a phony.

I find it funny they knew the context of "Holden" but claims to not know what it means. You know, like a phony would do.

It's possible.

I know what a Kardashian is and what it would mean if you said I was acting like a Kardashian, but I've never seen a minute of their reality shows.

But you also wouldn't say, "I know who they are, but I never saw the show so I don't know the context." If you can identify a Kardashian or a literary figure by their common first name, you get the context. Unless you're feigning ignorance.

Well, being in the same boat as Far Cough, I didn't get it either as far as the deeper meaning of spotting phonies. I mean I recognized the name, knew what book it was from, but know nothing about the character so it could have meant anything.

Maybe Kardashian was a bad example because you can know they're vapid attention whores with just a second's glance.


But that just makes it even sadder. "You can't insult me, I'm too ignorant to know what you're talking about!" Especially with regards to one of the most well known books of the 20th century. A book that repeatedly gets banned by schools and libraries. A book that was cited as the reason for a Beatle getting murdered.

That kind of ignorance isn't a defense or something to flaunt. It should be an opportunity to grow or a mark of shame.
 
2017-04-20 10:09:16 AM  
Richard Simmons seems like a good sport -- thats really the extent of what i know for fact


Who's Line Is It? With Drew Carey & Richard Simmons
Youtube zis6Nt21uOU
 
2017-04-20 10:13:20 AM  

MightyPez: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: Fano: Far Cough: Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.

I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.

It just means you have the insight to pick out phonies. Holden Caulfield also was able to detect that everyone is a phony.

I find it funny they knew the context of "Holden" but claims to not know what it means. You know, like a phony would do.

It's possible.

I know what a Kardashian is and what it would mean if you said I was acting like a Kardashian, but I've never seen a minute of their reality shows.

But you also wouldn't say, "I know who they are, but I never saw the show so I don't know the context." If you can identify a Kardashian or a literary figure by their common first name, you get the context. Unless you're feigning ignorance.

Well, being in the same boat as Far Cough, I didn't get it either as far as the deeper meaning of spotting phonies. I mean I recognized the name, knew what book it was from, but know nothing about the character so it could have meant anything.

Maybe Kardashian was a bad example because you can know they're vapid attention whores with just a second's glance.

But that just makes it even sadder. "You can't insult me, I'm too ignorant to know what you're talking about!" Especially with regards to one of the most well known books of the 20th century. A book that repeatedly gets banned by schools and libraries. A book that was cited as the reason for a Beatle getting murdered.

That kind of ignorance isn't a defense or something to ...


Well, honestly, I finally woke up and understood what you were saying this morning, but anyway, many would argue the book is only famous for being infamous at this point and not exactly that great a read.

As far as being one of the most well known books of the 20th century, well, Streisand effect. People who wanted to make sure no one read the book just caused people to read the book. Maybe it should be called the Salinger effect instead.

I wouldn't know firsthand, and I've long aged out of being the audience for it, so...

But this has nothing to do with Richard Simmons and whether his shorts were so short his balls ever hang out of the leg.
 
2017-04-20 10:25:27 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: Fano: Far Cough: Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.

I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.

It just means you have the insight to pick out phonies. Holden Caulfield also was able to detect that everyone is a phony.

I find it funny they knew the context of "Holden" but claims to not know what it means. You know, like a phony would do.

It's possible.

I know what a Kardashian is and what it would mean if you said I was acting like a Kardashian, but I've never seen a minute of their reality shows.

But you also wouldn't say, "I know who they are, but I never saw the show so I don't know the context." If you can identify a Kardashian or a literary figure by their common first name, you get the context. Unless you're feigning ignorance.

Well, being in the same boat as Far Cough, I didn't get it either as far as the deeper meaning of spotting phonies. I mean I recognized the name, knew what book it was from, but know nothing about the character so it could have meant anything.

Maybe Kardashian was a bad example because you can know they're vapid attention whores with just a second's glance.

But that just makes it even sadder. "You can't insult me, I'm too ignorant to know what you're talking about!" Especially with regards to one of the most well known books of the 20th century. A book that repeatedly gets banned by schools and libraries. A book that was cited as the reason for a Beatle getting murdered.

That kind of ignorance isn't a defense or s ...


Oh I agree. it's an awful read. Simmons balls would only serve to make it better
 
2017-04-20 10:32:17 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: Fano: Far Cough: Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.

I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.

It just means you have the insight to pick out phonies. Holden Caulfield also was able to detect that everyone is a phony.

I find it funny they knew the context of "Holden" but claims to not know what it means. You know, like a phony would do.

It's possible.

I know what a Kardashian is and what it would mean if you said I was acting like a Kardashian, but I've never seen a minute of their reality shows.

But you also wouldn't say, "I know who they are, but I never saw the show so I don't know the context." If you can identify a Kardashian or a literary figure by their common first name, you get the context. Unless you're feigning ignorance.

Well, being in the same boat as Far Cough, I didn't get it either as far as the deeper meaning of spotting phonies. I mean I recognized the name, knew what book it was from, but know nothing about the character so it could have meant anything.

Maybe Kardashian was a bad example because you can know they're vapid attention whores with just a second's glance.

But that just makes it even sadder. "You can't insult me, I'm too ignorant to know what you're talking about!" Especially with regards to one of the most well known books of the 20th century. A book that repeatedly gets banned by schools and libraries. A book that was cited as the reason for a Beatle getting murdered.

That kind of ignorance isn't a defense or something to ...

Well, honestly, I finally woke up and understood what you were saying this morning, but anyway, many would argue the book is only famous for being infamous at this point and not exactly that great a read.

As far as being one of the most well known books of the 20th century, well, Streisand effect. People who wanted to make sure no one read the book just caused people to read the book. Maybe it should be called the Salinger effect instead.

I wouldn't know firsthand, and I've long aged out of being the audience for it, so...

But this has nothing to do with Richard Simmons and whether his shorts were so short his balls ever hang out of the leg.


It's a good ad for http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Richard+Simmons+balls

Previously I had been told it was a dick move.
 
2017-04-20 10:40:14 AM  

Fano: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: Fano: Far Cough: Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.

I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.

It just means you have the insight to pick out phonies. Holden Caulfield also was able to detect that everyone is a phony.

I find it funny they knew the context of "Holden" but claims to not know what it means. You know, like a phony would do.

It's possible.

I know what a Kardashian is and what it would mean if you said I was acting like a Kardashian, but I've never seen a minute of their reality shows.

But you also wouldn't say, "I know who they are, but I never saw the show so I don't know the context." If you can identify a Kardashian or a literary figure by their common first name, you get the context. Unless you're feigning ignorance.

Well, being in the same boat as Far Cough, I didn't get it either as far as the deeper meaning of spotting phonies. I mean I recognized the name, knew what book it was from, but know nothing about the character so it could have meant anything.

Maybe Kardashian was a bad example because you can know they're vapid attention whores with just a second's glance.

But that just makes it even sadder. "You can't insult me, I'm too ignorant to know what you're talking about!" Especially with regards to one of the most well known books of the 20th century. A book that repeatedly gets banned by schools and libraries. A book that was cited as the reason for a Beatle getting murdered.

That kind of ignorance isn't a defense or something to ...

Well, honestly, I finally woke up and understood what you were saying this morning, but anyway, many would argue the book is only famous for being infamous at this point and not exactly that great a read.

As far as being one of the most well known books of the 20th century, well, Streisand effect. People who wanted to make sure no one read the book just caused people to read the book. Maybe it should be called the Salinger effect instead.

I wouldn't know firsthand, and I've long aged out of being the audience for it, so...

But this has nothing to do with Richard Simmons and whether his shorts were so short his balls ever hang out of the leg.

It's a good ad for http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Richard+Simmons+balls

Previously I had been told it was a dick move.


Richard Simmons' sack is something you only wonder idly about, it's not something you actively go searching for, lest you find it.
 
2017-04-20 10:45:47 AM  

phed: fark this. Can we leave the poor guy alone? He's done more for his fellow man that most of us will ever do in our lifetime. If he wants to be a hermit let him. He's what? In his late 60's? Early 70's? He's probably in rapid deteriorating health and wants to be remembered for what he was.


Someone is triggered. Yeesh, girl...
 
2017-04-20 10:46:59 AM  

GardenWeasel: Sydney Bridges: Severe indigestion = Ingested unknown quantity of unknown substance ?

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"You're in my heart, you're in my.... GARRARRBL"
 
2017-04-20 10:48:43 AM  

thesharkman: Maybe he goes out in disguise.


Michael agrees.img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 10:52:37 AM  

sedric: Richard Simmons seems like a good sport -- thats really the extent of what i know for fact


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I'm not a big fan of Richard Simmons, but his Who's Line is it Anyways appearance is easily one of the top 3 funniest things I have ever seen on television.
 
2017-04-20 11:16:29 AM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I don't know whether or not he's okay or being held captive, but this whole ordeal is an interesting study in what the public thinks celebrities owe them.

This dude has been in the public eye for years, then decides to step out and take some time to himself and people freak out. He's also 68. It's not crazy to say he's earned it.


68.media.tumblr.com

/I still maintain that I saw him actually jump on a fat person like a trampoline
//or, I had a weird, twisted imagination when I was five
 
2017-04-20 11:29:07 AM  

Losac: Gaaa-ry!

Gary where are you?!

Gary...


Lopez! ...You in there, Lopez? ...Lopez!
 
2017-04-20 11:57:28 AM  

MightyPez: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: Fano: Far Cough: Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.

I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.

It just means you have the insight to pick out phonies. Holden Caulfield also was able to detect that everyone is a phony.

I find it funny they knew the context of "Holden" but claims to not know what it means. You know, like a phony would do.

It's possible.

I know what a Kardashian is and what it would mean if you said I was acting like a Kardashian, but I've never seen a minute of their reality shows.

But you also wouldn't say, "I know who they are, but I never saw the show so I don't know the context." If you can identify a Kardashian or a literary figure by their common first name, you get the context. Unless you're feigning ignorance.


"Just because you recognize the letters on a keyboard, it doesn't make you an expert in the language." -- Dr. Samuel Jackson
 
2017-04-20 12:08:33 PM  

Xanlexian: MightyPez: FirstNationalBastard: MightyPez: Fano: Far Cough: Fano: Far Cough: First, why are all the tabloid links on Fark either from a British paper or a blank page from TMZ?  Is it the paywalls or does the US not have any celebrity journalism?  (The articles are almost always about people in the US.)

Second, I still don't get why people think Simmons isn't as cynical and disingenuous as any other performer.  He has always seemed like an utter phony.

Not everyone is you, Holden.

I guess that's supposed to be insulting but I never read the thing so am perhaps missing context.

It just means you have the insight to pick out phonies. Holden Caulfield also was able to detect that everyone is a phony.

I find it funny they knew the context of "Holden" but claims to not know what it means. You know, like a phony would do.

It's possible.

I know what a Kardashian is and what it would mean if you said I was acting like a Kardashian, but I've never seen a minute of their reality shows.

But you also wouldn't say, "I know who they are, but I never saw the show so I don't know the context." If you can identify a Kardashian or a literary figure by their common first name, you get the context. Unless you're feigning ignorance.

"Just because you recognize the letters on a keyboard, it doesn't make you an expert in the language." -- Dr. Samuel Jackson


"You can't hurt me, I'm illiterate!" - meaningless quote without context in lieu of an actual idea
 
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