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Gluten Joke On Letterman Sept 19, '06


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#16 Michi8

 
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 02:00 PM

Floridanative, that is an interesting fact, thank you. Could he have been referring to himself?



I wouldn't be surprised. He has been known to make jokes about himself and his health before...like when he had his bypass surgery.

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 02:10 PM

I don't watch the show much but I have noticed him making fun of himself before so maybe he is just coming out of the gluten closet. :lol:
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 02:14 PM

I have to agree, any publicity is good publicity. Ok, well MOST publicity is good publicity :P

Letterman being gluten free, now THAT would be funny. He would always be complaining about the prices and the dry grittyness of prepackaged gluten-free foods :P

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 02:16 PM

it's a running gag. the other night he said he was allergic to pectin. just another letterman oddity.
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 02:17 PM

Letterman being gluten free, now THAT would be funny. He would always be complaining about the prices and the dry grittyness of prepackaged gluten-free foods :P

-Jessica :rolleyes:

Yes! Could you imagine :lol:

Or Jerry Seinfield--I'd love to hear his take on gluten-free foods! :D
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 03:02 PM

what's a newfie?

Someone from Newfoundland/Labrador in Eastern Canada. According to the jokes, they are dumber than a roomful of Blondes.

No offense to anyone blonde or from Newfoundland. (Pronounced like NEWfinnLand)
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 03:38 PM

Someone from Newfoundland/Labrador in Eastern Canada. According to the jokes, they are dumber than a roomful of Blondes.

No offense to anyone blonde or from Newfoundland. (Pronounced like NEWfinnLand)

Yea, yea, yea, pick on the blondes ... :P
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 05:10 PM

I've been watching Dave for as long as he's been on....just this year falling asleep too early most of the time. :angry: I don't think he's gluten-intolerant, but, he rarely discusses anything in his personal life....he has many writers who write most of the jokes but he does throw in his own goofy stuff. I think he's totally being silly in this case. It doesn't offend me, but, I happen to think he's one of the funniest and brightest humans alive.

Newfoundland...it sounds SO charming and remote.....what was that quirky novel I read that took place on that island, with a movie starring....Kevin Pollack maybe? think they found a dead body somewhere? other than that, the details are hazy....lots of fishing... :)
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 05:20 PM

it's a running gag. the other night he said he was allergic to pectin. just another letterman oddity.

It made me want to run and gag!

I guess the problem I have with it is lately (last year or so) Letterman seems to have gotten a lot more random and not as on it with the humor as he used to be. My husband and I have a hard time watching him anymore but every so often I enjoy something on there so I still turn it on at times.

Odd is fine. I just felt mocked by it - maybe I'm overly-sensitive because I'm in the process of starting two new jobs and I keep having to explain the food thing to people and with Letterman's tone when he said it, it was just sort of rude.

Sorry I've lost my sense of humor these days...

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 05:25 PM

Stephanie I don't think you've lost your sense of humour. Letterman CAN be rude! he's a complete nut. But, I actually have seen Leno, who I thought was milder, harass and embarass people in a way that Letterman hasn't done in years and years (I think his quintuple bypass and birth of his son have mellowed him quite a bit). I missed the pectin joke....that waitress comes to his desk a lot and he says random stuff.

And, it is really tedious having to explain the gluten situation to people all the time - so I could see how you'd be sensitive to it.

why do *I* still think Dave is funny? :blink: maybe I'm stupid-er now....ha ha ha
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 05:39 PM

:) I doubt that Susan!

Maybe it's just me. I seemed to get glutened all summer, then my work situation radically changed and I'm currently working two part time jobs, and for reasons probably due to stress, have lost my appetite. So I keep not eating when I need to and it's not quite making me cranky but just making me tired! And less funny.

I mean, I just worked this fundraiser (local United Way) and they had a chocolate fountain! I don't mean one of those, buy it at Target/K-Mart made-in-China kind of fountains you may use a couple of times and then give to Goodwill - I'm talking about a four foot tall dark chocolate founatin - and tables of things to dip. Of course the things to dip were all on sticks and included: Oreos, rice crispy treats, palmier cookies, mini brownies, fruit, etc etc etc. So no chocolate fountain for me. For some silly reason I had been holding out hope that people didn't actually dip food into it - they got cups or something (you can tell I've not been around a chocolate fountain before, can't you!)

Yeah, that was a major bummer. And it didn't help that when the waitress on Letterman brought out the pizza bread I was thinking - mmmmm, I would actually eat that if.... and Dave took the words right out of my mouth.

Sigh.

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 05:59 PM

Sigh indeed. OMG - I would not even have thought to avoid the chocolate fountain - - - yes I AM getting stupid-er....not kidding.....wouldn't have thought of the crumb contamination! my mom and I bought one today at Costco (which will end up at Goodwill :lol: ) for some friends....I thought happily that I could use it at their house....but that United Way party...pure, chocolate fountain torture for you, I'm afraid :(

Steph you should be eating more! That will make you cranky. But it is such a pain, ain't it?

At least you're out in public....I have become rather reclusive in recent weeks and avoid food situations entirely, just turn down invitations, period. :( very sad.

and then, can't even stay awake for my nightly dose of Dave to cheer me.....or make me cranky, as it were... ;)
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 06:17 PM

I've been watching Dave for as long as he's been on....just this year falling asleep too early most of the time. :angry: I don't think he's gluten-intolerant, but, he rarely discusses anything in his personal life....he has many writers who write most of the jokes but he does throw in his own goofy stuff. I think he's totally being silly in this case. It doesn't offend me, but, I happen to think he's one of the funniest and brightest humans alive.

Newfoundland...it sounds SO charming and remote.....what was that quirky novel I read that took place on that island, with a movie starring....Kevin Pollack maybe? think they found a dead body somewhere? other than that, the details are hazy....lots of fishing... :)


OMG! Susan, is it the same movie I saw (can't remember the name) but I can remember them moving the family house over the frozen lake by pulling it by a huge rope (apparently, this was done quite often way back when). Also, the woman at the end of the story had her brother's ashes when he died, but since her brother abused her in childhood, she dumped the urn in the toilet and then sat down and had a good "dump" on him!

OMG! I GOT IT!!!!

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 06:56 PM

OMG! Susan, is it the same movie I saw (can't remember the name) but I can remember them moving the family house over the frozen lake by pulling it by a huge rope (apparently, this was done quite often way back when). Also, the woman at the end of the story had her brother's ashes when he died, but since her brother abused her in childhood, she dumped the urn in the toilet and then sat down and had a good "dump" on him!

OMG! I GOT IT!!!!

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YES, that's it! OMG I don't remember them moving the house AT ALL....I do remember the ashes in the toilet and the dump....who could forget that? :huh: Kevin Spacey, that's right, and he was courting Juliann Moore's character? very quirky...didn't see the movie....hardly remember the book..but that is how my brain is for gawd's sake.....have lost chunks of it, I swear.... :ph34r:
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 08:01 PM

This (post) reminds me of an episode of Seinfeld, where they want to buy this really 'awesome' wheelchair and their selling point is: "makes you always want to be handicapped'.

My mom (who has MS, uses a cane, and will soon be in one, no doubt) thinks this is funny. My aunt with MS - hilarious. People can't believe they think it's funny. I think that people are just overly sensitive.
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