Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(New Musical Express)   Nothing compares 2 retirement   (nme.com) divider line
    More: Sad, BBC Radio 2, Sinéad O'Connor, Release, upcoming album, Belfast musician David Holmes, Album, 1967, O'Connor  
•       •       •

2580 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 05 Jun 2021 at 3:43 PM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



83 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2021-06-05 12:31:15 PM  
She wasn't already retired?
 
2021-06-05 12:42:35 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: She wasn't already retired?


No. Just a recluse.
 
2021-06-05 12:55:42 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-06-05 1:18:21 PM  
Such a beautiful voice.
 
2021-06-05 1:33:49 PM  
She really can't be forgiven for the whole Pope thing, though. Seriously.
 
2021-06-05 1:47:07 PM  

kdawg7736: She really can't be forgiven for the whole Pope thing, though. Seriously.


Why not? She was rightly protesting the child abuse and coverup of said abuse by the church.
 
2021-06-05 1:52:06 PM  

kdawg7736: She really can't be forgiven for the whole Pope thing, though. Seriously.


Catholic-like typing detected.
 
2021-06-05 2:01:32 PM  
The Sinatra Group - Saturday Night Live
Youtube 7SdIJimk-w8
 
2021-06-05 2:10:21 PM  
I hope she's alright. Sinéad O'Connor has been struggling with mental illness most of her adult life.
 
2021-06-05 2:18:07 PM  

Mugato: [YouTube video: The Sinatra Group - Saturday Night Live]


That was one of my favorite Phil Hartman bits.
 
2021-06-05 2:25:34 PM  

browneye: I hope she's alright. Sinéad O'Connor has been struggling with mental illness most of her adult life.


She is both alive and ready to retire, so that is a good thing.
 
2021-06-05 3:16:42 PM  
She stood up to the Catholic Church and was ostracized for it. She is a brave woman who should be celebrated.
 
2021-06-05 3:24:34 PM  
A great talent wrapped in a troubled soul. I hope she finds peace & happiness in her retirement.
 
2021-06-05 3:48:54 PM  
i.ytimg.comView Full Size
 
2021-06-05 4:04:35 PM  
Somehow I lucked into picking up The Lion and the Cobra right when it came out. I fell in love with her voice on the spot.
 
2021-06-05 4:52:40 PM  
She put out a few great albums and endured a lot of crap for telling the truth. She earned all the "me" times he needs.

Lest you forget her talent, live version of my favorite of hers

Sinead O'Connor -- "Jerusalem" Music Video
Youtube YLBhlRo4-rI

Seriously, her first album is excellent.
 
2021-06-05 4:55:49 PM  

kdawg7736: She really can't be forgiven for the whole Pope thing, though. Seriously.


Can't be forgiven because she did nothing to be forgiven for.
 
2021-06-05 4:56:23 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: She put out a few great albums and endured a lot of crap for telling the truth. She earned all the "me" times he needs.

Lest you forget her talent, live version of my favorite of hers

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/YLBhlRo4​-rI]
Seriously, her first album is excellent.


You are 100% correct.  1st record is solid, as is Faith & courage.
 
2021-06-05 5:00:38 PM  
Me: *reads headline*
Me: How can someone who hasn't done anything besides gives interviews about a pop star she stole a song from and how she likes anal sex and Islam, suddenly retire?!
Me: *reads article, sees she has a new album dropping*
Me: Riiiiiiiiiight. Promoting a new album. Cynicism confirmed. Never meet your heroes, true heroes die young, live long enough and heroes become villians etc etc
 
2021-06-05 5:05:52 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Me: *reads headline*
Me: How can someone who hasn't done anything besides gives interviews about a pop star she stole a song from and how she likes anal sex and Islam, suddenly retire?!
Me: *reads article, sees she has a new album dropping*
Me: Riiiiiiiiiight. Promoting a new album. Cynicism confirmed. Never meet your heroes, true heroes die young, live long enough and heroes become villians etc etc


She likes a sex act that Islam forbids?

Mixed messaging.
 
2021-06-05 5:07:21 PM  
I suspect she is retiring from the business aspect only, as she refers to herself as a warrior.

She will probably always be found somewhere, just singing to please herself and whatever little crowd around her.

I've known too many people that burned out on some aspect of their profession, just to find a way to keep doing the part they loved after they retired.
 
2021-06-05 5:26:16 PM  
"Well...................Bye."
Youtube PVrEwCa8nSA
 
2021-06-05 5:27:42 PM  
Last I read she was bopping up and down rt 46 in south Hackensack (random I know).

If that doesn't say dream retirement, i don't know what does. I mean, have you tried a Callihans hot dog?
 
2021-06-05 5:31:08 PM  

mcmnky: kdawg7736: She really can't be forgiven for the whole Pope thing, though. Seriously.

Can't be forgiven because she did nothing to be forgiven for.


The Catholic church on the other hand...
 
2021-06-05 5:33:34 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-06-05 5:49:45 PM  
Saw her at the World Music Theater in Tinley Park, IL in 1990. Not the longest concert I've ever been to, but damn, she could belt it out with the best of them.
 
2021-06-05 5:50:14 PM  

The_Sponge: [Fark user image 425x494]


<chuckles> That poor company....

All because they sent out a press packet....
 
2021-06-05 5:51:01 PM  
TIL: Fark is crawling with creepy, pedophilic papists.
 
2021-06-05 5:51:27 PM  

neilbradley: mcmnky: kdawg7736: She really can't be forgiven for the whole Pope thing, though. Seriously.

Can't be forgiven because she did nothing to be forgiven for.

The Catholic church on the other hand...


I smell a few papists in this thread, fwiw.

You know it's a long con, right?
 
2021-06-05 5:52:42 PM  

Kris_Romm: Wine Sipping Elitist: Me: *reads headline*
Me: How can someone who hasn't done anything besides gives interviews about a pop star she stole a song from and how she likes anal sex and Islam, suddenly retire?!
Me: *reads article, sees she has a new album dropping*
Me: Riiiiiiiiiight. Promoting a new album. Cynicism confirmed. Never meet your heroes, true heroes die young, live long enough and heroes become villians etc etc

She likes a sex act that Islam forbids?

Mixed messaging.


I knew a couple of Muslim girls in high school that needed to preserve their virginity (that would be tested) for marriage that were VERY sexually active in every other way.
 
2021-06-05 6:05:14 PM  
The Catholic Church (at least in America) is essentially nothing but an anti-abortion Super PAC these days anyway. Trump basically told the Pope to go fark himself AND Joe Biden is a practicing Catholic, yet American Catholics couldn't be more excited to vote for Trump
 
2021-06-05 6:08:09 PM  

Nadie_AZ: She stood up to the Catholic Church and was ostracized for it. She is a brave woman who should be celebrated.


She made a bizarre gesture on national TV without supplying any context whatsoever. I think the "unglued" vibe she gave off may have been what caused her to be ostracized.
 
2021-06-05 6:09:20 PM  

TDWCom29: The Catholic Church (at least in America) is essentially nothing but an anti-abortion Super PAC these days anyway. Trump basically told the Pope to go fark himself AND Joe Biden is a practicing Catholic, yet American Catholics couldn't be more excited to vote for Trump


Actually now that I look the Catholic vote was split almost 50/50. But the point still stands that under normal circumstances the Catholic Trump vote should be closer to 0 than it was
 
2021-06-05 6:11:24 PM  

WhippingBoi: Nadie_AZ: She stood up to the Catholic Church and was ostracized for it. She is a brave woman who should be celebrated.

She made a bizarre gesture on national TV without supplying any context whatsoever. I think the "unglued" vibe she gave off may have been what caused her to be ostracized.


You're both right!
 
2021-06-05 6:23:12 PM  

WhippingBoi: Nadie_AZ: She stood up to the Catholic Church and was ostracized for it. She is a brave woman who should be celebrated.

She made a bizarre gesture on national TV without supplying any context whatsoever. I think the "unglued" vibe she gave off may have been what caused her to be ostracized.


Oh look who's unwoke again
 
2021-06-05 6:54:05 PM  
She made some great music and was wrongly pilloried for her criticism of the Catholic Church - when it turned out everything she said about the church was true, if not far worse.

I suspect she has been suffering from mental illness largely due to the abuse she endured when enslaved by the church, so I'm going to give her a lot of slack for some of the crazy statements she has made.
 
2021-06-05 7:15:36 PM  

kdawg7736: She really can't be forgiven for the whole Pope thing, though. Seriously.


The Pope and Catholic Church can't be forgiven for what they have done, and keep doing.

Sinead did nothing wrong.
 
2021-06-05 8:17:33 PM  

fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image image 600x400]


fark that little dawrf, he threatened to hit a woman for tearing up a picture...
Joe Pesci Monologue - Saturday Night Live
Youtube kPykO9jdLk0


/ And fark Lorne Michaels for letting him say it
//Ten bucks says she could beat the shiat out of both of them
///At the same time
 
2021-06-05 8:28:59 PM  

WhippingBoi: She made a bizarre gesture on national TV without supplying any context whatsoever. I think the "unglued" vibe she gave off may have been what caused her to be ostracized.


If I recall right, didn't she say, "Fight the real enemy," after tearing up the photograph?

Given the darker aspects in the history of organized religion, I thought the broad context was perfectly clear.
 
2021-06-05 8:33:37 PM  

WhippingBoi: Nadie_AZ: She stood up to the Catholic Church and was ostracized for it. She is a brave woman who should be celebrated.

She made a bizarre gesture on national TV without supplying any context whatsoever. I think the "unglued" vibe she gave off may have been what caused her to be ostracized.


Is this the thread where we pretend no one knew anything until the Globe spotlight article and priest - alter boy jokes haven't been a thing for decades before that?

What context did you need?
 
2021-06-05 8:34:51 PM  

TDWCom29: TDWCom29: The Catholic Church (at least in America) is essentially nothing but an anti-abortion Super PAC these days anyway. Trump basically told the Pope to go fark himself AND Joe Biden is a practicing Catholic, yet American Catholics couldn't be more excited to vote for Trump

Actually now that I look the Catholic vote was split almost 50/50. But the point still stands that under normal circumstances the Catholic Trump vote should be closer to 0 than it was


I had to finally point out to my folks that Pinocchio** was the walking embodiment of the seven deadly sins, and that he broke 9 of the 10 commandments on a weekly, if not daily, basis. The 10th I'm not sure of.
They voted for Biden. I'm sure they won't ever vote for another (D). That's how bad of a person Pinocchio** is. People that voted straight (R) their entire life couldn't stomach him, and voted for a Choice Catholic.
I am depressed thinking that 70M voters said "ya, more of that!".
 
2021-06-05 8:38:15 PM  

Al Tsheimers: TDWCom29: TDWCom29: The Catholic Church (at least in America) is essentially nothing but an anti-abortion Super PAC these days anyway. Trump basically told the Pope to go fark himself AND Joe Biden is a practicing Catholic, yet American Catholics couldn't be more excited to vote for Trump

Actually now that I look the Catholic vote was split almost 50/50. But the point still stands that under normal circumstances the Catholic Trump vote should be closer to 0 than it was

I had to finally point out to my folks that Pinocchio** was the walking embodiment of the seven deadly sins, and that he broke 9 of the 10 commandments on a weekly, if not daily, basis. The 10th I'm not sure of.
They voted for Biden. I'm sure they won't ever vote for another (D). That's how bad of a person Pinocchio** is. People that voted straight (R) their entire life couldn't stomach him, and voted for a Choice Catholic.
I am depressed thinking that 70M voters said "ya, more of

frestcrallen: WhippingBoi: She made a bizarre gesture on national TV without supplying any context whatsoever. I think the "unglued" vibe she gave off may have been what caused her to be ostracized.

If I recall right, didn't she say, "Fight the real enemy," after tearing up the photograph?

Given the darker aspects in the history of organized religion, I thought the broad context was perfectly clear.


"Fight the real enemy" isn't great context for the vast majority of the population. Especially in the early 90s
 
2021-06-05 8:42:51 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Me: *reads headline*
Me: How can someone who hasn't done anything besides gives interviews about a pop star she stole a song from and how she likes anal sex and Islam, suddenly retire?!
Me: *reads article, sees she has a new album dropping*
Me: Riiiiiiiiiight. Promoting a new album. Cynicism confirmed. Never meet your heroes, true heroes die young, live long enough and heroes become villians etc etc


Wine Sipping Elitist.
More like Thunderbird Chugging Asshole.
Because all Sinead was is that one time you saw that video on VH1 in 1990.
 
2021-06-05 8:43:54 PM  

Spaceballer: fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image image 600x400]

fark that little dawrf, he threatened to hit a woman for tearing up a picture...
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/kPykO9jd​Lk0]

/ And fark Lorne Michaels for letting him say it
//Ten bucks says she could beat the shiat out of both of them
///At the same time


Meh, I can give him a pass. He was doing a bit and it was fairly funny. Now, his work in the Lethal Weapon series? He deserves a beating for that.
 
2021-06-05 8:44:10 PM  

Bslim: TIL: Fark is crawling with creepy, pedophilic papists.


Papists?
Chick Tract, much?
 
2021-06-05 8:48:21 PM  

Spaceballer: fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image image 600x400]

fark that little dawrf, he threatened to hit a woman for tearing up a picture...
[YouTube video: Joe Pesci Monologue - Saturday Night Live]

/ And fark Lorne Michaels for letting him say it
//Ten bucks says she could beat the shiat out of both of them
///At the same time


This × a million, Michaels is a piece of stinking garbage and Pesci is a loudmouth.
 
2021-06-05 9:11:59 PM  

TDWCom29: TDWCom29: The Catholic Church (at least in America) is essentially nothing but an anti-abortion Super PAC these days anyway. Trump basically told the Pope to go fark himself AND Joe Biden is a practicing Catholic, yet American Catholics couldn't be more excited to vote for Trump

Actually now that I look the Catholic vote was split almost 50/50. But the point still stands that under normal circumstances the Catholic Trump vote should be closer to 0 than it was


https://www.americamagazine.org/polit​i​cs-society/2020/11/06/catholic-vote-do​nald-trump-joe-biden-election-split

Speaking as a more liberal Catholic, this split exists because the parties have split the difference between traditionally Catholic beliefs. The church doesn't believe in abortion, but it doesn't believe in the death penalty, either. It accepts evolution, but dictates an underlying hand of God in the creation of the universe. It believes in a strong advocation of social justice, but it also requires individual responsibility for your actions.

To be a Catholic in America is to either choose a side or remain consistent. If you are completely consistent with Catholic beliefs, you cannot be a member of either political party - each one violates some tenet of the faith. So we've come to an agreement where everyone is halfway depending on how they vote. American Catholics vote less by religion and more by geographic area, which is another Catholic church feature - adopting the customs of the areas they move into. They will stress areas their population will agree with and downplay the ones that don't.
 
2021-06-05 9:13:23 PM  
I wonder what her net worth is and how much of that she gives to her causes?
 
2021-06-05 10:14:15 PM  
Sinead O'Connor tore up a photo of the Pope almost thirty years ago on TV and there are still devout, god-fearing Christians that cannot forgive her for it.
 
2021-06-05 10:47:51 PM  

Summoner101: Sinead O'Connor tore up a photo of the Pope almost thirty years ago on TV and there are still devout, god-fearing Christians that cannot forgive her for it.


They can't be all that god fearing when they continue to support an organization with a long history of kidnapping, raping, torturing, and murdering children.  Unless their god supports those actions, in which case their god is a psychopath.
 
Displayed 50 of 83 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.