NORM FUCKING MACDONALD

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SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Norm Macdonald rises each
morning with the sun, grabs his .223-caliber rifle and slips into
the passenger seat of a tiny, doorless helicopter for another day
of shooting pigs.

rasheed wallace (rasheed wallace), Monday, 2 May 2005 17:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

hey, ya got any gum?

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Monday, 2 May 2005 18:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Can't he be sent back to Canada? Wouldn't his gambling problem be enough to revoke his alien resident status?

Leonard Thompson (Grodd), Monday, 2 May 2005 18:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

so dope

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 2 May 2005 19:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

HEY I CUT MY EAR. I WAS TRYING TO CUT MY EAR HAIR WITH A STRAIGHT RAZOR AND I CUT MY EAR THERE.

COCK.

Actor Sizemore fails drug test with fake penis (jingleberries), Monday, 2 May 2005 19:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

haha i was going to tell that story

Andre Dawson (deangulberry), Monday, 2 May 2005 19:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i think this would be the right time for me to locate that picture where i'm drunkenly rubbing laurie metcalf's back

Andre Dawson (deangulberry), Monday, 2 May 2005 19:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Oh come on. You know the president's a murderer, right?"

Hurting (Hurting), Monday, 2 May 2005 21:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i think this would be the right time for me to locate that picture where i'm drunkenly rubbing laurie metcalf's back
-- Andre Dawson (power.strik...), May 2nd, 2005.

FUCKIN A.

ddb (ddb), Monday, 2 May 2005 22:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

UHHH... GOT AANY GUM

cutty (mcutt), Monday, 2 May 2005 22:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

search on p2p: dennis miller live norm macdonald smoking

Sébastien Chikara (Sébastien Chikara), Monday, 2 May 2005 22:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

caitlin, cutty otm

mark p (Mark P), Monday, 2 May 2005 22:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

he was splitting my sides so hard on that bob saget roast

andrew m., Friday, 23 October 2009 16:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

<3 Norm.

bear say hi to me (ENBB), Friday, 23 October 2009 16:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

saw him a month ago and he was as great as ever

richard belzer (jeff), Friday, 23 October 2009 17:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

norm's on conan wednesday

game over drunk man (jeff), Monday, 23 November 2009 20:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

nice

also, keep mistaking that cd for this one, which it is not

http://cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/000/020/0000002074_350.jpg

iiiijjjj, Monday, 23 November 2009 20:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/normcore-norm-macdonalds-quest-to-host-the-late-late-show-20140602

Hope this actually happens. He's hilarious on talk shows.

Dreamland, Sunday, 8 June 2014 22:15 (four years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mhUIIhcTb8

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:58 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://www.vulture.com/2016/09/norm-macdonald-book-snl.html

Dude is ice cold damm

yolo mostly (sleepingbag), Saturday, 24 September 2016 04:49 (two years ago) Permalink

http://imgur.com/a/gpSOl

del griffith, Saturday, 24 September 2016 04:58 (two years ago) Permalink

don't even know how to do the imgur anymore, feel old, feel out of touch, feel like Norm

http://i.imgur.com/YJknJe5.jpg?1

del griffith, Saturday, 24 September 2016 04:59 (two years ago) Permalink

i like norm a lot but the idea that there is a big mystery around why he never hit it big post-snl isnt really that much of a mystery. like i would think of this as peak norm but how the hell would this fit into a sitcom or whatever?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9czoezm2vqw

ælərdaɪs (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 24 September 2016 07:47 (two years ago) Permalink

i love this guy so much

you can't drowned a duck (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 24 September 2016 07:53 (two years ago) Permalink

so much i ripped off half my posting persona from him

you can't drowned a duck (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 24 September 2016 07:53 (two years ago) Permalink

very strange moving to canada and finding his brother is the washington correspondent for the cbc and has a significant family resemblance

ælərdaɪs (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 24 September 2016 07:56 (two years ago) Permalink

seems strange he never became the crux of an adult swim cartoon
well, i mean there's the mike tyson thing but he's not the crux i guess

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 26 September 2016 03:37 (two years ago) Permalink

his sitcoms weren't great but were better than a handful of sitcoms that have made it. totally the wrong format for him, though.

rewatched Dirty Work a couple weeks ago and it held up better than expected, with the exception of some truly 90s musical cues

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Monday, 26 September 2016 14:12 (two years ago) Permalink

love this, on being on Fallon same night as Trump:

Did you meet him?
Well, what happened was, after the show, he came out and was just standing there. So I said, "Mr. Trump, a picture?" And he said, "You betcha. Just give me a minute." Then he turns and walks down the hall, all the way to the other end, and gets on the elevator. "Just give me a minute," and then he leaves the building. It was hilarious, like a Buster Keaton movie or something.

andrew m., Monday, 26 September 2016 14:14 (two years ago) Permalink

in light of the new Sully movie I rewatched his appearance on Conan where he gets the early rights to the movie and holy hell is that funny

frogbs, Monday, 26 September 2016 14:50 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

“So, anyways, the guy dies, and then Chekhov continues the story. They put him in a kind of duffelbag, a sack, and throw him overboard. He sinks in the ocean, his dead body. And one fish grazes against him, rips the sack, and his body tumbles out, and a bunch of minnows come and eat little bits of him. And a big fish comes and takes away his legs, and that’s the end.” (Some of these details are not in the original.)

nice

frogbs, Tuesday, 11 October 2016 12:47 (two years ago) Permalink

“That bird almost hit me in the face, like Fabio on the roller coaster,” he said.

rolling auto-loon (PappaWheelie V), Tuesday, 11 October 2016 12:53 (two years ago) Permalink

And I like bleakness, because I grew up in a bleak area,” he said. (In Quebec, then Ontario.)

huh. Quebec was once ONtario?!

andrew m., Tuesday, 11 October 2016 20:28 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

his show is on amazon prime now.

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Monday, 6 March 2017 00:09 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-jfLIssw0E

Wes Brodicus, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Excited about this, was there any explanation why it just disappeared after two episodes last year?

devvvine, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:20 (one year ago) Permalink

apparently it's the obvious answer of funding:

https://www.reddit.com/r/NormMacdonald/comments/6moz6n/lets_hear_it_for_daniel_kellison_master_negotiator/dk4tr5n/

devvvine, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:27 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqECl-5BiA4

i found this to be a very unique and interesting interview. he goes really in-depth into spirituality and philosophy. cool stuff, some of it ends up in his work. there was a bit towards the end of his Netflix special where he talks about his love for his dog that i found very profound.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:33 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

What is wrong with Norm, he seems very very slow lately.

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:03 (one year ago) Permalink

the true damage caused by Louis CK and podcast creating this world where we take nightclub comedians seriously as big philosophers cannot be calculated. if that wasn't Norm you'd be lil lol my Uncle Steve on Facebook get a load of this

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 12:16 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah, Louis CK was the first comedian ppl thought might have something interesting to say.

circa1916, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 12:23 (one year ago) Permalink

There was a question on Reddit yesterday (maybe deleted, I can't find it), which said that comedians are often philosophers. They said three names, but I only remember that two of them were Bill Hicks and George Carlin. I don't even think Hicks is a comedian, but ymmv - but these are the guys whose fault it is.

Eallach mhór an duine leisg (dowd), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Lenny Bruce? Not stand-up, but some of Chaplin's film stuff? Comedy as a kind of "truth telling" is old as dirt.

circa1916, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Good comedy is useful hence.....

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Pryor

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:09 (one year ago) Permalink

roy 'chubby' brown

frankfurters take on new glamour in this gleaming aspic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Also court jesters, Shakespearean clowns, all that jazz - I think ums is talking about them being taken seriously as big philosophers outside of the context of their comic roles tho

streeps of range (wins), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:23 (one year ago) Permalink

What is wrong with Norm, he seems very very slow lately.

― rip van wanko, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 3:03 AM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

he does seem strangely slow. very prematurely aged in that he's only in his late 50s, but comes off about 70 and not too sprightly. he doesn't have any drink or drug problems which might explain this iirc - his main vice seems to be his addiction to gambling.

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 16:23 (one year ago) Permalink

he's always been slow and cranky old man-ish that's his thing

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 16:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Are you sure urc because I always presumed this guy was on everything going, and plenty of it

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 16:24 (one year ago) Permalink

the time of nightclub comedians taken seriously as big philosophers is definitely more a pre-podcasting than post-podcasting phenomenon, i would say. norm's youtube thing seems less to do with podcasting comedians trying to self-promote in an age of netflix specials off rogan appearances and without the power of morning radio and more about recreating golden age broadcasting and talking to his old buddies.

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 16:32 (one year ago) Permalink

he's always been slow and cranky old man-ish that's his thing

― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:24 AM (ten minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

he literally reminds me of senile septuagenarian relatives of mine though is the thing!

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 16:34 (one year ago) Permalink

i know there are ten million articles about amy schumer being our finest philosopher and praising aziz ansari and steven crowder's debate as the 2017 buckley vidal.

like

In his 2008 stand-up special "Chewed Up," Louis CK explains the intricacies of white privilege. In his latest hour-long stand-up special, Aziz Ansari criticizes creepy dudes on the street. On "The Daily Show," Trevor Noah investigates whether all police officers are racist.

It's a radical approach to humor: Rather than find a larger (typically absurd) sense of meaning in a minor observation — What's the deal with flip flops? — today's comedians begin with a complex topic and see what humor they can draw out.

...

The ideas aren't necessarily novel — formal philosophers have been wrestling with feminist and racial thought for decades. The innovation lies in the way those ideas get packaged and distributed.

that's questionable though

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 16:36 (one year ago) Permalink

Are you sure urc because I always presumed this guy was on everything going, and plenty of it

― passé aggresif (darraghmac), Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:24 AM (fourteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

maybe he is, he will claim in interviews that he's not a big drinker and doesn't do drugs or whatever but he tends to bullshit in interviews

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 16:40 (one year ago) Permalink

the true damage caused by Louis CK and podcast creating this world where we take nightclub comedians seriously as big philosophers cannot be calculated

nah this absolutely predates podcast culture - Mort Sahl, Pryor, Bruce etc as noted

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 16:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Norm does sound more and more like Larry Flynt.

pplains, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 17:00 (one year ago) Permalink

i too have noticed that he appears to have aged during these past decades

👁 (am0n), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 17:32 (one year ago) Permalink

something's definitely happened to his face - he really looks like he got a bad facelift, which in turn makes him look a bit older than he really is

frogbs, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 18:18 (one year ago) Permalink

what is the deal with flip-flops tho

frankfurters take on new glamour in this gleaming aspic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 18:25 (one year ago) Permalink

I officially retract my statement as historically inaccurate, though maintain that it sucked before and the Internet made it worse

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 18:52 (one year ago) Permalink

what can't you say that about though

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 18:54 (one year ago) Permalink

websites

👁 (am0n), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 19:16 (one year ago) Permalink

word on the street is he's got an insatiable appetite for the flavor of xanax

del griffith, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 19:50 (one year ago) Permalink

the one where he goaded a peanut-eating Mike Tyson into saying the n-word was... something

del griffith, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

word on the street is he's got an insatiable appetite for the flavor of xanax

― del griffith, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:50 PM (thirteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

see, this i could believe. ol' norm, geeked up off them bars

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 20:05 (one year ago) Permalink

ty bizarro for making the post I was thinking of, I was on the road a long time this afternoon and unable to post

mh, Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:27 (one year ago) Permalink

i mean there's a marked difference in just the past couple of years. Compare an episode of Norm MacDonald Live from a couple of years ago (Adam Sandler for example, 2014) against the new one with Jerry Seinfeld.

I keep seeing the xanax rumor.

rip van wanko, Thursday, 31 August 2017 03:14 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuldL1m6FAs

in a different mode here, maybe recorded last year?

XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Tuesday, 5 September 2017 15:43 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

What is wrong with Norm, he seems very very slow lately.

― rip van wanko, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:03 AM (one month ago) Bookmark

Apparently all he needed was a few sips of Jim Carrey's hyper intense coffee blend.

billstevejim, Thursday, 5 October 2017 05:07 (one year ago) Permalink

great interview, Carrey's comic spirit remains the same but he's more mild mannered

Week of Wonders (Ross), Saturday, 7 October 2017 18:09 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

[–]golightlys
What has been the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome in your career?

[–]ImNormMacdonald
Due to multiple herniated discs, my pain level on a normal day is through the roof.

[–]MikePGS
Is that from carrying SNL all those years?

Wes Brodicus, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:57 (ten months ago) Permalink


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