Sharon Stone hospitalized for brain ailment.
October 1, 2001 3:12 PM   Subscribe

Sharon Stone hospitalized for brain ailment. I don't want to snicker, but I can't stop.
posted by solistrato (26 comments total)
 
WTF solistrato, this post is wrong on so many levels.
posted by machaus at 3:18 PM on October 1, 2001


she's in menza, you know.
posted by elle at 3:31 PM on October 1, 2001


Menza...is that like the group you get to be in if you aren't smart enough to be a member of Mensa? Or some kind of Italian meat sauce.....
posted by bradth27 at 3:41 PM on October 1, 2001


'posters fired for critizing bad actress'

;)
posted by jcterminal at 3:45 PM on October 1, 2001


Personally, I can't think of anything funnier than a person with bleeding in their brain from an aneurysm. Hoo boy, good times.
posted by Doug at 3:45 PM on October 1, 2001


Funny thing... I was just over at Arab.net and they have this linked just above an article about Bin Laden calling his mother. Talk about two diametrically opposed articles: fluff about an American movie tramp, and fluff about a mass murderer.

Who would have thought that so soon after 9.11 we'd already be having "slow news days"?
posted by silusGROK at 3:48 PM on October 1, 2001


It's strange, but I find it somewhat funny too. This is a human being, so at what point do celebrites cease to be human beings (not literally of course)? Perhaps this should be another thread, but is our perception warped because of them (or the game they play), the media (the game they have to play), or us (play the game now damnit, or we won't love you)?
posted by dig_duggler at 3:50 PM on October 1, 2001


In Spanish, "mensa" is a strong word for "idiot."
posted by jennak at 3:50 PM on October 1, 2001


I don't think the aneurysm part is funny, but give me a famous actress' husband being attacked by a Komodo Dragon anyday of the week!

Comedy magic!
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:55 PM on October 1, 2001


Menza...is that like the group you get to be in if you aren't smart enough to be a member of Mensa? Or some kind of Italian meat sauce.....

what if i was dysleksick? wouldn't you feel stupid.
but i'm not, and neither is sharon stone, i don't think.
meat sauce isn't a reference to her aneurysm, right? what are you, chinese?
posted by elle at 4:24 PM on October 1, 2001


What's funny about an aneurysm? Is there some pun/inside joke I'm missing?

Okay I find the Komodo dragon pretty funny because of the ridiculousness of the situation, but an aneurysm?
posted by skallas at 4:39 PM on October 1, 2001


so at what point do celebrites cease to be human beings


Actually, William Gibson has written quite a bit on that topic.
posted by GriffX at 4:47 PM on October 1, 2001


Why pay when you can just goto Wil Wheaton's weblog and read some pretty pathetic tales of one's celebrity being larger than one's humanity.
posted by skallas at 5:01 PM on October 1, 2001


In Spanish, "mensa" is a strong word for "idiot."

Got a reference for that jennak? I can't find it in any of our Spanish dictionaries, including the idioms dictionary that covers Spain, South and Central American variants.

Sounds like an urban legend.
posted by Qubit at 6:16 PM on October 1, 2001


Personally, I can't think of anything funnier than a person with bleeding in their brain from an aneurysm.

You're missing the point. She's blonde.
posted by jpoulos at 6:18 PM on October 1, 2001


"so at what point do celebrites cease to be human beings"

the moment they become more famous than me.

and may skallas be eaten by wild dingoes for the wheaton comment.
posted by jcterminal at 6:35 PM on October 1, 2001


solistrato is a positive laff riot. An aneurysm! Please stop!

Don't take him to the cancer ward. He'd probably rupture himself. Ruptures! Ha, they're funny too...
posted by websavvy at 6:53 PM on October 1, 2001


Qubit: From the MENSA LA website:

We are well aware the word means other things in other languages (e.g.: "cafeteria" in German, "stupid woman" in Mexican slang). We don't care.
posted by perplexed at 7:18 PM on October 1, 2001


I don't know if solistrato meant the whole thing as a rascally-scamp troll or not, but all these outraged responses are unmissable. I smile.

"Paging MetaMetaFilter, MetaMetaFilter to the Front Desk - you have a thread."
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:52 PM on October 1, 2001


"Who knew she had a brain to damage?"



Chris Walken, Batman Returns.
posted by dong_resin at 9:16 PM on October 1, 2001


Chris Walken, Batman Returns.

Yeah, I sure as hell wouldn't admit that in regular-sized print either.
posted by kindall at 9:57 PM on October 1, 2001


and may skallas be eaten by wild dingoes for the wheaton comment.

That was a pro-Wheaton comment. Did the word pathetic throw you off?

Pathetic: having a capacity to move one to either compassionate or contemptuous pity

Its not always negative.
posted by skallas at 10:02 PM on October 1, 2001


Babies.... I gotta have more cowbell.
posted by dong_resin at 10:15 PM on October 1, 2001


It really was the headline, not the actual subject matter, that got me. Because "Sharon Stone" and "brain ailment" in the same sentence is funny.

How odd. If indeed I was in a cancer ward, I would feel compassion. And yet, because it's Sharon Stone - or, should I say, "Sharon Stone" - I snicker. Hmmmm. This warrants further investigation...

And I had this whole rant about the priorities of the media, but I lost it. Fuckers.

This thread is not my proudest moment, but it's by no means my worst.
posted by solistrato at 11:01 PM on October 1, 2001


Okay, at first I didn't think this thread was funny, but I can't stop laughing at dong_resin's cowbell comment. Aneurysms aren't funny at all, no matter who they happen to, but cowbell, holy crap.

"I got a fever... and the only prescription is more cowbell."
posted by evixir at 12:06 AM on October 2, 2001


I don't get it. Sharon Stone can't act but everything I've read about her leaves me with the impression that she's a fairly cool and intelligent person. She does a lot AIDS charity work and she seems willing to have fun making a fool of herself in public. Is the only reason this is funny to some people because they assume she's a sterotypical dumb blonde?
posted by rdr at 12:39 AM on October 2, 2001


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