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A fifty-something man writing at length about how he was "bullied" via Twitter. I already thought the word "bullying" had become something near meaningless, but now I'm fairly sure it is.
Right. Bullying only exists when it's a max small group of real live dudes flossin', shoving, and poking like the kids from Cobra Kai. Eff it when a man with 260,000 people following his words decides to call you fat, bald, and your wife fat and ugly. At least Gaines' original ####### tweet was specific to only Chipper.
I remember none at all, but I can't begin to calculate the hours I've spent watching "Match Game." The smarmy satisfaction Stevenson (and Gary Burghoff) exuded as they basked in what they perceived as their own incomparable wit was truly painful to behold. That, and Patti LOOKATMELOOKATMEI'MWEIRD Deutsch, who never met a "The dog chased the BLANK" question she wouldn't answer with "nuclear submarine" or "Mormon Tabernacle Choir."
What did Farrah Fawcett walk away from?
Dan Stevens? Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje? (though I don't think he left Lost anticipating a career as a star) Katherine Heigl!
There's the opposite side of the coin, where a show for some reason soldiers on after the exit of a star (Steve Carell and the Office, seemingly the entire cast of That 70s Show).
Lately I've been catching up with the Office (one of my all-time favourite shows, but my interest petered out some time during season 4-5 and I haven't kept up to date at all). I've just finished watching season 7, and was following along reading the episode blogs on the AV Club. I missed it at the time, but I guess the speculation of who was going to fill Michael Scott's job, and the news/gossip reports on which actors had signed what deal to appear on the show really dominated discussion. As a television viewer I don't think I'd want to know all that stuff. It detracts from my ability to delve into the universe of the show. I suppose maybe I sound like a baseball fan that doesn't want to hear about contract extensions/negotiations, but I'd rather just form a relationship with the show itself and ignore all non-canon elements.
Oh yeah, I suppose the one big McLean Stevenson club member I forgot was Claire Danes in My So Called Life.
But this isn't about him, it's about Chipper.
You all fail for not putting Denise Crosby in this thread. She is inner-circle McLean Stevenson HOF.
As a television viewer I don't think I'd want to know all that stuff. It detracts from my ability to delve into the universe of the show. I suppose maybe I sound like a baseball fan that doesn't want to hear about contract extensions/negotiations, but I'd rather just form a relationship with the show itself and ignore all non-canon elements.
@74: agree with you in most cases, but the internal doings with the Firefly cast made for a pleasant hour's research. That they all loved the show, kept all sorts of memorabilia, and would love to do it again if the opportunity arises adds to the show's luster for me.
I guess as long as the Ayn Rand worshippers use this sort of Skeletor-style rhetoric in their discourse with the rest of us puny mortals,
Chipper was actually anti-nut-punching in this case.
Given that roster, I assume it was a comic-con or the like...? That's too bad, about Williams. I suppose he's into his 70s.
btw, can anyone tell me what I missed with the Sopranos? We had a falling out midway through the first season. My gf did too. Tony's feelings about the ducks in his swimming pool made me think this was going to be an interesting show, but then it quickly turned into conventional, gangster soap opera, \"#### this", \"#### that"... Anyone else feel this way?
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