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How Is Michael J. Fox Doing These Days?  
User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

Has anyone read or heard how this great guy is doing, what with his terrible Parkinsons Disease?

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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

Yeah, he is a great guy. And not just because he's got Parkinsons and we're all sympathetic. He was damn good in Spin City, and great in Back to the Future.

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

I saw him just a couple of days ago on Larry King. His Parkinson's is getting worse. He's pretty constantly fidgeting and twitching. But he and his family are hopeful, and he doesn't seem to be bitter or depressed about his condition - although he admits to having felt that way some years ago.

He seems like a fine man.

Charles


User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

I never really liked or hated Michael J Fox, but I saw him on Late Show With David Letterman a few weeks ago and was impressed with him. He was definitely very fidgety, moving around a lot, but his mind is all there. What a brilliant guy he is, and a great guest. I trully changed my opinion on him, as I am greatly impressed with his attitude, given his terrible situation.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16281 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Well, he is very short. A short person. A little 'un. Shorty. Pipsqueak. L'il Mikey. Wee Mike. His wife, Tracy something, is actually taller than him.

His autobio just came out. It's in all the book stores. I always kinda liked him but I have no intention of buying this book.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16281 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

I presume that his Parkinson's is discussed in the book.

Interestingly, it seems that he worked on some series about 20 years in BC......of which many of the cast & crew have now contracted PD. Seems it can be caused by a virus.....as many researchers claim heart disease can be as well.

I liked the 'little capitalist' role he played on Family Tree (or whatever that show was). Don't recall him too much on Spincity.....was focusing on Heather Locklear.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Family Ties, great show  Smile


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

Interestingly, it seems that he worked on some series about 20 years in BC......of which many of the cast & crew have now contracted PD. Seems it can be caused by a virus.....as many researchers claim heart disease can be as well.

People who've had certain types of influenza are said to be at increased risk of contracting Parkinson's. I remember reading that survivors of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1919-1920 developed Parkinson's in late middle age, or thereabouts, at rates vastly in excess of what statisticians would ever have predicted. Whether that's the case with the BC series remains to be seen, although I suspect that the numbers won't be nearly large enough to allow any conclusions to be drawn. It's an interesting idea, though.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2780 times:

Actually I have personally contracted him to make me Chocolate Milk. Nobody shakes it up like he does.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21467 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2760 times:


Very funny.  Sad


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Stop crying, even for just one day ...  Insane

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21467 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

KROC: Stop crying, even for just one day ...

If your idea of "humour" is limited to slandering other nations and laughing at people suffering from painful and life-threatening diseases, then you should take a long, hard look into the mirror. You might find something funny in there as well.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

Boo hoo Klaus. How does KROC's joke on here affect anything at all? It made some people laugh. It didn't make me laugh cos I like Michael Fox, but it certainly made some people laugh.

Get off your high horse.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

I like Michael J. Fox as well. BUT, being classified as a champion against Parkinson's Disease ONLY AFTER he was diagnosed with it is weak. If he never got it, he never would have cared. Still, I like him, and think he can be funny, but again, it was just a joke. It is scary home many people on here are so thin skinned, that the slightest inclination of humor sends them spirling downward.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21467 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

KROC: [...] but again, it was just a joke. It is scary home many people on here are so thin skinned, that the slightest inclination of humor sends them spirling downward.

Is that what you believe to be humorous? How sad.

It´s not my skin you´re affecting here.


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

"Sick" humour is a common part of everyday life, at least in the UK and Australia and presumably America too. Some people don't find it funny and that's fair enough - but I must confess KROC's comment did make me smile.

Klaus, you should have seen how quickly the Princess Diana jokes appeared...



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16281 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Hey Klaus, what's your problem with KROC?

He has a sarcastic sense of humour.....that's all. As do many of us. I think you're interpreting him too literally.

English is your second language right?




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Yyz717, my brother from across the lake...getting my back? I wonder if hell is cold today?  Big grin

Klaus: As Banco said, it's sick humor. It's part of everyday life...for most people. if you don't like it, or understand it that's your perogative, but don't cry at every "joke" I slap up here. I mean you got fired up in the Ethnic joke thread about my "France surrenders" thing, yet like I said, after last week's wars, it was nothing but Ironic humor. You seemed to understand at least that. Maybe we can expand on that?


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21467 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

KROC: As Banco said, it's sick humor. It's part of everyday life...for most people. if you don't like it, or understand it that's your perogative, but don't cry at every "joke" I slap up here. I mean you got fired up in the Ethnic joke thread about my "France surrenders" thing, yet like I said, after last week's wars, it was nothing but Ironic humor.

I´ve got no problem with irony or sarcasm - as you might remember from earlier threads.

But I do object to nationalistic chauvinism as well as to ridiculing persons suffering from a life-threatening disease. Maybe it´s just a personal weakness of mine. But I´ve seen too much of it to find fun in this kind of stuff.

KROC: You seemed to understand at least that. Maybe we can expand on that?

I do understand how you see it. But contrary to the now-traditional shaft, ridiculing others doesn´t get funnier by repetition.  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

In Klaus' defence he can always claim that as a German he does not understand the concept of humour!


Sorry Klaus, just a silly joke on my part! Big grin



I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21467 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

Ryanb741: In Klaus' defence he can always claim that as a German he does not understand the concept of humour! Sorry Klaus, just a silly joke on my part! Big grin

I´ve already used that up in another thread a short while ago...  Big thumbs up

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/214284/6/


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

But contrary to the now-traditional shaft, ridiculing others doesn´t get funnier by repetition.

Sure it does!  Big thumbs up As long as there is no mallicious intent.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21467 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Klaus: But contrary to the now-traditional shaft, ridiculing others doesn´t get funnier by repetition.

KROC: Sure it does!  Big thumbs up As long as there is no mallicious intent.

I disagree on that. It´s a lot funnier to ridicule oneself.  Wink/being sarcastic

Against others (particularly if they can´t defend themselves) the malicious intent is sort of built-in.

But, of course, there´s a difference between kicking someone in the groin or slapping them with the rubber chicken... Big grin


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Has it never occurred to you Klaus, to consider the feelings of the chicken?


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21467 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Banco: Has it never occurred to you Klaus, to consider the feelings of the chicken?

Won´t it be happy to serve its purpose? Big grin


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Klaus: I make fun of myself far more that anyone else makes fun of themselves on this forum. Humor goes in all directions, and I love cracking on myself as much as others. Because I "get it" is the reason I bust as much as I do.

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