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Michael J. Fox tries to find the funny in Parkinson's [NBC Sitcom]
Mercury News ^ | 7/27/13 | Chuck Barney

Posted on 08/09/2013 6:11:22 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

In his new NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox takes an anything-goes approach to his battle with Parkinson's disease and even plays it for laughs at times. He hopes viewers will be ready to play along.

"It is my reality. Parkinson's itself, there's nothing horrifying about it to me," he told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. "I don't think it's gothic nastiness. There's nothing horrible about a shaky hand."

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


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To: righttackle44

“It’s gigglewatts. “

Gigglehertz. Laugh ‘til you cry.


61 posted on 08/09/2013 8:48:27 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: driftdiver

Back when he was on that sitcom and the “Back to the Future” movies, he was actually a cute, appealing actor.


62 posted on 08/09/2013 9:04:18 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Fox himself admitted in an interview that had had not taken his meds prior to the hearing. Sorry that I don’t have time to find a link right now but I can assure you that one exists.


63 posted on 08/09/2013 9:11:00 AM PDT by Bob
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To: luckystarmom

Sorry to hear of your daughter’s dystonia. Since you’re familiar with dystonia, let me ask you a question.

Fox has Parkinson’s but it’s the med he takes for Parkinson’s that gives him the movement disorder.

Is that correct?


64 posted on 08/09/2013 9:19:24 AM PDT by memyselfandi59
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To: memyselfandi59

I know there are some meds that can cause dystonia, so it could be true.

I think some can just get dystonia as part of Parkinson’s.


65 posted on 08/09/2013 9:30:35 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Graybeard58

I think it just may depend on the person.

My 16 year old daughter with dystonia is cnstantly cracking jokes about it. She and her dad make them up. My husband had cancer ladt year. They make jokes about that too.

It’s how they both cope.

She’s already lost the ability to play the flute and to write. It’s been hard to deal with school, and we have no idea what to do about college.

Humor is a good yhing when life can be so bleak.


66 posted on 08/09/2013 9:34:55 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Graybeard58

I might add that she went into a very deep depression when she was first diagnosed last year.

I much prefer the joking!


67 posted on 08/09/2013 9:38:27 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Bob

Right, but I think the “controversy” about Rush was him mentioning it, I don’t recall him joking about it.

Media Matters selectively redacts Rush’s transcripts and then faxes the media the talking point. MM does this to other talk hosts as well (sometimes inverting a host’s opposition to a viewpoint into SUPPORT for that viewpoint when it is merely something they are READING on the air in order to discuss it).


68 posted on 08/09/2013 9:39:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: VideoPaul

Just use your Smith chart.


69 posted on 08/09/2013 9:41:53 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: a fool in paradise

Eric Stoltz?


70 posted on 08/09/2013 9:42:29 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: a fool in paradise

True, but I don’t think anyone has questioned MJF’s sexual preference.


71 posted on 08/09/2013 9:44:00 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: sickoflibs
I thought he died of aids years ago..

I thought you had.

72 posted on 08/09/2013 9:55:33 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Space Available)
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To: EEGator
Jigga Who?

Jigga Please!

73 posted on 08/09/2013 10:00:06 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Space Available)
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To: a fool in paradise

Michael J. Fox is not queer. He is Canadian.


74 posted on 08/09/2013 10:00:47 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: Jay Redhawk; a fool in paradise
Michael J. Fox is not queer. He is Canadian.

Over 20 years ago my second-hand witness vouched for the veracity of Charge #1.

75 posted on 08/09/2013 10:03:21 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: Bob

” I can guarantee that their pronunciation will be ‘giga’ rather than ‘jiga’.”

Yes, Gigabyte and Jigawatt. Totally different measurements.


76 posted on 08/09/2013 10:04:02 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: USS Johnston

Well...he is working in Hollywood. Who knows?

By the way, what does your first hand witness have to say on the subject?


77 posted on 08/09/2013 10:09:26 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: luckystarmom

When my doctor first told me what I had, he said, “it’s the same thing that Katharine Hepburn had”, like I should feel honored or something.

My daughter, 14 years old got a new video camera recently and was filming me, I asked her how I looked, she said,”like a bobble head” so yes, we can joke within the family.


78 posted on 08/09/2013 10:18:11 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Beagle8U

You’re wrong on ‘jigawatts’ as well but, since you’ve got your mind made up, I’m not going to try to convince you of that. Just watch the giggles (or jiggles if you prefer) when you pronounce it that way around people in the power industry.


79 posted on 08/09/2013 10:23:22 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Jay Redhawk
By the way, what does your first hand witness have to say on the subject?

Your cynicism is understandable.

According to my second-hand source who was tight buds with the original and direct FIRST-Hand witness, Fox's boyfriend used to visit the set and made no secret of their mutual affection. If fact the affection was...shall we say NOT exactly subtle. Believe it or not.

FWIW, my second-hand source is a person who was NOT a liar, and neither he swore was HIS first-hand source/witness. I realize this stuff is hard to believe for some, and it breaks some hearts, but Hollywood as you concede is quite a strange and gay place.

Another person others might find believing was a twink, believing his in-show rep: Steven Weber of the hilarious 90s TV show, "Wings."

And I'm sure THIS is all just a weird coincidence:

http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=7194&MediaType=1&Category=22#

80 posted on 08/09/2013 10:25:18 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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