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September 19, 2005 10:23 PM   Subscribe

Never mind jumping the shark, has Tom Green lost it? As if Freddy Got Fingered wasn't sad enough, the former Mr. Drew Barrymore is picking blogfights with bloggers!? Isn't it embarrassing enough to be a quasi-celeb with a blog, let alone use it to rally your fans into send hate-mail and threats to a little-known blogger? Or is this just another childish attempt to embarrass his parents?
posted by tsarfan (53 comments total)

 
Both of these people seem like idiots to me.
posted by delmoi at 10:35 PM on September 19, 2005


Um, why exactly should we care about this?
posted by Malor at 10:38 PM on September 19, 2005


Yeah I was reading through and I couldn't decide who I hated more. It looks like Tom Green somewhat harmlessly picks on a blogger and the blogger totally freaks out. Yeah, what Tom did was lame and not funny but that's what Tom Green does, don't take it personal. The blogger seems to somewhat enjoy the negative attention (hell he got posted on the front page of Metafilter). Tom Green does something for attention and pisses off self-important blogger. I hear Kate Moss does coke, the Pope is against birth control.
posted by geoff. at 10:39 PM on September 19, 2005


I heard Lindsay Lohan's breasts were fake! It can't be true, I'm sure she would never do anything like that. Oh God, if it were true I would just die.
posted by schroedinger at 10:40 PM on September 19, 2005


I wanna take you to a gay bar, gay bar, gay bar.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 10:43 PM on September 19, 2005


Tom Green is still alive? I didn't care.
posted by 517 at 10:51 PM on September 19, 2005


and start a nuclear war?
posted by I Foody at 10:51 PM on September 19, 2005


If you could have just one thing to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be? I'm thinking Ice Cream... MMmmmm ice cream..
posted by Balisong at 10:57 PM on September 19, 2005


Actually, I thought it all sounded rather fake. So.. how pathetic would it be if Tom Green cooked up some controversy as a joke but it wasn't controversial and it wasn't funny and no one cared anyway?
posted by Clay201 at 10:59 PM on September 19, 2005


If Tom Green really liked bears, then he would want to have sex with me.
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:59 PM on September 19, 2005


Holy crap! Tom Green has written a LOT on his blog since just last month. And I thought I didn't have much to do.
posted by nickerbocker at 11:03 PM on September 19, 2005


This is the most incredibly lame thing I have ever clicked on.
posted by blacklite at 11:03 PM on September 19, 2005


Ed's such a terribly self serious guy, "We don't buy our Chihuahuas diamond collars. I'll tell you what we do have, Tom. We have heart." what?

Is he the couch of a plucky group of underdogs at a summer camp that always loses to the rich kids camp across the lake but this time maybe, just maybe, there's a chance that they'll win the chipmunk cup and maybe learn a couple of lessons along the way. He's so serious I wondered if he was serious.
posted by I Foody at 11:05 PM on September 19, 2005


Take that Tom Green! You've just been BLOGGED!
posted by fatbobsmith at 11:24 PM on September 19, 2005


Sissy Fight!
posted by 2sheets at 11:25 PM on September 19, 2005


i think ed's pissing his pants that he got attention for the first and last time in his life.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 11:33 PM on September 19, 2005


Who are those people, and why should I care?
posted by davy at 11:39 PM on September 19, 2005


MetaFilter: Who are these people, and why should I care?
posted by teferi at 11:46 PM on September 19, 2005


Wait, Tom Green was obnoxious and annoying, some member of the square community completely over reacted, the whole thing mildly entertaining for about 5 seconds, and then it became 1999?

Stop the F'ing Presses!
posted by ChasFile at 12:15 AM on September 20, 2005


Golly, this is like an episode of the Dukes of Hazzard in Cyberspace.
posted by fenriq at 12:21 AM on September 20, 2005


...has Tom Green lost it?

What does Tom Green still have left to lose? He's already whored his dignity out a long time ago.
posted by DaShiv at 12:33 AM on September 20, 2005


If two people have a spat and nobody cares, did it really happen?

Besides, I'm sure the blogger for all his squeaking loves the attention. Presumably this is the most exciting thing that's ever happened to him.
posted by rhymer at 12:36 AM on September 20, 2005


Stunt, maybe? Got Tom Green back on the radar for a minute, is all I'm sayin'.
posted by maryh at 12:39 AM on September 20, 2005


That made it worth reading. Now I must go find someone to suckblock.
posted by Vulpyne at 12:40 AM on September 20, 2005


This appears to be one of those disputes best settled by handcuffing one party to the other and making them fight with chainsaws on a greased log over a pit of boiling urine.
posted by RavinDave at 12:44 AM on September 20, 2005


Too bad. If he had won that little slapfight, Drew would have come back to him.
posted by surplus at 2:14 AM on September 20, 2005


Slamming Tom Green may be okay, but his movie Freddy Got Fingered is an underappreciated future comedy classic! Don't believe it? Try watching it, or at least read the glowing New York Times review (NB: Reg Req'd)...
posted by fairmettle at 2:48 AM on September 20, 2005


Ah, yes - the classic rhetorical paradox: "If, under controlled circumstances, an obscure also-ran collided with a washed up has-been, and the results were measured, why wouldn't the world stop rotating for either's benefit, and why wouldn't any other organism likewise not give a shit?"
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:54 AM on September 20, 2005


Conversations more worth the pixels.

Al Green
The Red Green Show
Design:Green
Green on Red
Buying green
The Green Bay Packers
Green Party of the United States
Greenpeace
Fried Green Tomatoes
The health benefits of green tea
Mean Joe Greene

Discuss.
posted by billder at 4:11 AM on September 20, 2005


yawn. remove this post.
posted by drgonzo at 5:07 AM on September 20, 2005


I like the idea that Ed may be a couch.
posted by stevil at 5:11 AM on September 20, 2005


I miss Katrina threads.
posted by eriko at 5:37 AM on September 20, 2005


Okay, but what's worse? Tom Green blog or Rosie O'Donnell blog?
posted by VulcanMike at 6:01 AM on September 20, 2005


Ed started it. So why is it his fault?

And Freddy Got Fingered was genius. You all suuuuuuck.
posted by fungible at 6:16 AM on September 20, 2005


Um, why exactly should we care about this?

Different people are interested in different things. Surely you've encountered others who couldn't care less about at least one thing that interests you?
posted by juiceCake at 7:20 AM on September 20, 2005


"daddy would you like some sausage?" w00t!

Any self respecting blogger wouldn't give two shits about what Tom Green said in passing on the last paragraph of an otherwise long entry. But then again your average blogger hasn't a shred of self-respect and in lieu of anything interesting, will make a mountain out of an infetesimal speck of dirt. I speak from experience.

OMG!!1!1!1 I've been touched by a celeb!1!!1!!1
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:50 AM on September 20, 2005


Freddy Got Fingered was genius. You all suuuuuuck.

Also, the first couple years of the Tom Green Show - first on public-access cable in Ottawa and Toronto, later on Canada's Comedy Network - had more than a few moments of Andy Kaufman level innovation and brilliance. For example, there was the time he had the hood of his dad's car airbrushed with an elaborate, '70s-van-style graphic of two warrior princesses in lusty embrace with the logo "Slutmobile" written beneath, and then hid in the storage bin next to the driveway to film his dad's reaction the next morning, and then drove the Slutmobile to the bus stop where his dad stood embarassed with a handful of other commuters, asking him why he didn't like the Slutmobile. That was one of the most inspired TV comedy bits in the last decade, as far as I'm concerned.

That early stuff was so good, in fact, that I'm willing to forgive Tom's current moribundity in hope that he's got another trick or two to show us.

Some of that early stuff is available on DVD. Joe Bob says check it out.
posted by gompa at 8:01 AM on September 20, 2005


Also helps if you imagine stumbling on this insanity on public-access, not all slicked up for MTV. In the latter case it, might look a bit contrived, but in the former, it came across like an art installation.
posted by gompa at 8:09 AM on September 20, 2005


Who?
posted by Smedleyman at 8:54 AM on September 20, 2005


Cares?
posted by ob at 9:01 AM on September 20, 2005


This is on-point, so I'll post it. Toro magazine (a Canadian magazine for men) has a piece on Tom Green's new rap tour, The My Bum is on Your Lips show. For some of the people that can't stand the man, it might give an idea of what he's actually all about. Kaufman-esque ideed.
posted by UncleDave at 9:59 AM on September 20, 2005


Who?

Tom Green. Just another asshole that did unoriginal "lookatmelookatme" buffoonery on TV in the 1990's.

His only qualification as an entertainer apparently is that if you met him on the street you'd really want to punch him. Some people think that's funny.

Yeah. I don't get it either.
posted by tkchrist at 9:59 AM on September 20, 2005


Is it just me or is Tom Green like an Andy Dick with an actual sense of humor that he's subsequently burned out entirely by doing too much coke and inhaling butane?
posted by fenriq at 10:18 AM on September 20, 2005


I laughed out loud when Andy Dick put on a wig and a fake mustache and stood outside a market, grabbing people's groceries and throwing them on the ground and shouting, "I'm Tom Green!"
posted by fandango_matt at 10:18 AM on September 20, 2005


I like the Family Guy episode where Tom Green is in a tutu drinking from a cow's udder and sez: "Does anyone out there like me yet? Can I stop this?"


See the thing about Kaufman is....Kaufman is Kaufman.

It's kinda like proclaiming oneself the second Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.

There can really be only one Joshua Norton.


There is a school of contemporary art in Chicago. I was sorely tempted to throw a brick through their window labeled "Dadaism"
But I didn't. Too passe.
(e.g. the Onion article where Dadaists celebrate the death of Dada, fitting)
posted by Smedleyman at 10:51 AM on September 20, 2005


Yeah, but when is Organized Rhyme going to tour again?
posted by fizz-ed at 11:33 AM on September 20, 2005


Wow. A lot of people here really don't like Tom Green. I never thought I'd say this but maybe some people are too cynical?

I wonder how much of this is due to watching the creepingly corporate MTV-style Green, as opposed to the earlier, more genuinely crazy Rogers-style Green. The man is his own thing, he's no Dada Jr. carbon copy crazy. I'm with gompa and UncleDave on this. Let's wait and see what he's got up his sleeve before we all decide he's Yesterday's Man. I just read Tom's book and it reignited my curiousity. Anyways, we still love him up in Canada.
posted by stinkycheese at 12:49 PM on September 20, 2005


I was sorely tempted to throw a brick through their window labeled "Dadaism"

Ah, the infinite regress of meta-irony...
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:51 PM on September 20, 2005


"The man is his own thing"

Could well be. I'd only seen the MTV schtick. I suppose I'll look around for his other work.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:49 PM on September 20, 2005


I laughed out loud when Andy Dick put on a wig and a fake mustache and stood outside a market, grabbing people's groceries and throwing them on the ground and shouting, "I'm Tom Green!"

Seconded. Andy Dick isn't funny often, but when he is, he can be pretty funny.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:38 PM on September 20, 2005


Whoa. Is that Tom Green or Mike Nesmith?
posted by mrgrimm at 3:39 PM on September 20, 2005


If only Mike Nesmith's mom had invented Green-Out.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:24 PM on September 20, 2005


Crash hits it.
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:58 AM on September 21, 2005


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