bill kurtis!

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Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 20:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Kill Burtis!

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 20:45 (fourteen years ago) link

classik.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 20:48 (fourteen years ago) link

for some reason I knew this was an amateurist thread!

Gear! (can Jung shill it, Mu?) (Gear!), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 20:59 (fourteen years ago) link

ts bill kurtis vs kurtis blow

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Thursday, 19 May 2005 23:05 (fourteen years ago) link

a ts bill kurtis would be a regal lady

Gear! (can Jung shill it, Mu?) (Gear!), Thursday, 19 May 2005 23:43 (fourteen years ago) link

What movie did he just appear in? Anchorman?

Huk-L, Friday, 20 May 2005 01:05 (fourteen years ago) link

From Randy Shilts' And the Band Played On:

[In 1983], the [San Francisco] press club had recruited Bill Kurtis, co-anchor of the "CBS Morning News," to deliver the keynote address for the group's annual awards dinner. As keynote speakers are wont to do, Kurtis opened his talk to the assembly of journalists with a little joke.

"I was in Nebraska yesterday and when I said I was going to San Francisco, people started talking about AIDS," Kurtis said, smiling. "Somebody said, 'What's the hardest part about having AIDS?'"

Kurtis paused for his punch line: "It's trying to convince your wife you're Haitian.

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Friday, 20 May 2005 01:43 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm sure every anchorman in 1983 wished he had made that joke. Not that that's an excuse, just that he's nothing special for it.

Huk-L, Friday, 20 May 2005 01:51 (fourteen years ago) link

omg daddino!

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 20 May 2005 06:33 (fourteen years ago) link

i'm not sure i get the joke?

yes, huk, it was anchorman -- he did the narration.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 20 May 2005 06:55 (fourteen years ago) link

In the first few years of the AIDS epidemic, there was an unusually high number of occurences of the disease in Haitian refugees living in the States, so being Haitian, like being gay or a hemophiliac, was considered a high-risk factor for a brief time.

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Friday, 20 May 2005 11:05 (fourteen years ago) link

BTW: City Confidential >>>>> Cold Case Files

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Friday, 20 May 2005 11:06 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm sure every anchorman in 1983 wished he had made that joke. Not that that's an excuse, just that he's nothing special for it.

This was in San Francisco, and unsurpisingly, the crowd was largely unamused, so I'd imagine he regretted it right after the punchline.

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Friday, 20 May 2005 11:12 (fourteen years ago) link

There's that bit in Roger & Me where the guy from the Newlywed Game tells some horrible joke too.

Huk-L, Friday, 20 May 2005 15:35 (fourteen years ago) link


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