Tee hee. I'm on the west coast and Morning Joe is on far too early for me. What I know about the show, I've learned from DL. Are they normally this stupid?
Russell Brand calls Mika Brzezinski a "shaft grasper"
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/28/2013|
Mika will need tweezers to grasp Russell's tiny little shaft.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/18/2013|
I hate this asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/18/2013|
That woman is a Cunt with a capital C.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/18/2013|
Where pretentiousness meets vapidity: Brand and the cast of Morning Joe deserve each other.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/18/2013|
I stopped watching the show largely because of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/18/2013|
It's hard to believe that she's Zbigniew Brzezinski's daughter...
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/18/2013|
They were being snide and snotty and he called them on it nicely.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/18/2013|
Who is Russell Brand???
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/18/2013|
Katty Kay has been in the US far too long because she's now a face-lifted cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/18/2013|
If only I knew what a shaft grasper is.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/18/2013|
I'm sure Joe Scarborough could tell you all about Mika's grasping.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/18/2013|
Ha! Thank you for posting this. Though I don't watch the show, I love me some Mika. To me, she's a throwback to the icy but sexy Hitchcock Blonde and I love when she squeals and makes that little orgasm sound. She doesn't get to say much on the show, but I hang on every word. To me, Mika is the sexiest woman working on television today. Of course, you can't trust me. I haven't touched a woman in nearly 40 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/19/2013|
Whereas Russell is a consummate graft sharpster.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/19/2013|
Mika is so friggin sexy, dude. She just exudes heat.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/19/2013|
I was once a Shaft Grasper. Those were good times.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/19/2013|
Yeah, it was cool watching her come all undone by Russell Brand. He does have that effect. I'm sure they totally did it after the show. He probably tossed her in a closet and had his way with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/19/2013|
[quote]If only I knew what a shaft grasper is.
At the end of the clip, Mika was grasping the neck of her water bottle and kind of rubbing up and down. He's an asshole but he can hold his own with just about anyone. A little rude on the show, I thought. The Brit press is playing it up like they were condescending to him, and he put them in their place.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/19/2013|
They absolutely were condescending to him. The intro was incredibly rude and the other dumb bitch started calling him Willie (as in Willie Brandt) at one point. The 3 interviewers sounded totally ignorant and banal the entire time.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/19/2013|
The Brit press is correct R17.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/19/2013|
Oh I didn't see it that way at all. It was fun to see Mika so affected by him that she actually lost the thread. Smugboy was rude all the way through, turning away to comment on the "tweeters" when someone tried to speak to him. But he was funny, so there was that, I suppose.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/19/2013|
Did you hear Mika's dismissive introduction of him, R17? Brand was masterful in his demolition of Mika. And she deserved it.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/19/2013|
I did, but I watched the whole thing. Did you? I really think it was cute and charming and not at all bad television.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/19/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/19/2013|
I guess it's someone's sick idea of a sexual fantasy, r24. Most of the sickness is that involves Brand.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/19/2013|
[quote]Where pretentiousness meets vapidity: Brand and the cast of Morning Joe deserve each other.
Russel Brand vapid? I suppose he has an image (that I'm not familiar with as an American who's only familiar with the name)
But good god almighty, his Margaret Thatcher editorial was really pretty sublime (and I'm someone who doesn't use words like this). The boy can write! It's one of the best pieces of journalism I've ever read.
Please don't be harsh on me.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/19/2013|
No, R26, Brand was meant to be the pretentious part of that equation but you're right, that was a well-written article. Thank you for sharing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/19/2013|
Oh Lord, I tried to get through the Brand article and, overwritten as it was, I just couldn't. RUSSELL BRAND WANTS YOU TO KNOW HE'S A GENIUS. And perhaps he is. But I wish he'd stop shoehorning adjectives. It makes his text dense and unreadable.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/19/2013|
Are you an American, R28? I just ask out of curiosity because, as an American, sometimes the British writing style can be florid and overly-elaborate to the point of slavishness to their own erudite self-regard (c.f. Christopher Hitchens et al.). If you read out of your own comfort zone or area, you'll recognize the difference. But Brand scared the shit out of me because he made sense and pared it down.
While not being direct or to the point for those who don't grasp their theses, the writing is sometimes "ponderous" or "overly-elaborate," and not heavily laden with empirical evidence. How welcome is it? Basically, if someone's trying to sound smart and you can't make sense of it, you might be the objective of their trap.
I honestly don't see Brand as being guilty of this charge. Perhaps he's guilty of other crimes against humanity? (I have no idea if his divorce from the pop queen prompted the stilleto to the balls response or not.)
Yeah, I know that comparison's going to leap out of the woodwork as an unjustifiable one. But there really is a difference between British and American writing. Our directness and obviousness lacks nuance, even when the stupid perpetrators try to glove it within humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/19/2013|
The usual 'Americans fucking suck' popinjays flock to youtube, predictably missing the fact that one of the interviewers in question is actually British.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/19/2013|
I'm with R26.
Brand's image as a comedian is of an asshole, but he's a smart guy, smarter than he lets on.
His essay on Amy Winehouse was an oasis of sense and compassion in a sea of drama and tabloid death porn.
Mika, et al treated him dismissively, and he read them for the dreadful, half assed journalists they are.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/19/2013|
[quote]The usual 'Americans fucking suck' popinjays flock to youtube, predictably missing the fact that one of the interviewers in question is actually British.
Barely. It's obvious Katty Kay has been in this country far too long. I've seen her devolve into yet another 'American' reporter. I used to like her.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/19/2013|
Brand's Guardian article on Thatcher was fucking brilliant. And if you have reading skills above those of a ten-year-old, it's quite readable.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/19/2013|
And Katty Kay is Peggy Noonan with a BBC British accent.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/19/2013|
She was rude in the intro, but that was about it.
I don't see why this is generating Internets attention. It's pretty lame all around...
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/19/2013|
Katy Kay is the daughter of a diplomat, Mika, the daughter of a politician. Both born into privilege. Before her cat like facial surgery, KK used to be interesting. Now that she is all over the tube, I like her less and less. Mika has always been a hack and bad actress when she tries to be serious. While I don't like Russell and don't find him funny at all, it was fun to see him go at them and watch them squirm not having any comebacks after his assaults. If he is from a working class family, it makes it even better.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/19/2013|
Here's the main segment:
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/19/2013|
OK, they have cut a lot, but this is the flirty part.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/19/2013|
R35, probably because Mika thinks Brand is "beneath" her. She's an elitist tool.
Yet another asshole born on third who thinks she hit a triple.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/19/2013|
Great publicity for him and the show!!! Isn't that what it's all about?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/19/2013|
Brand presented the 2006 NME Awards. At the ceremony Bob Geldof, who was accepting an award from Brand, said at the podium, "Russell Brand – what a cunt", to which Brand replied:
"Really it's no surprise [Geldof]'s such an expert on famine. He has after all been dining out on 'I Don't Like Mondays' for 30 years".
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/19/2013|
He annoys me, but he does have some good lines. The Geldof line was good.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/19/2013|
[quote]Great publicity for him and the show!!! Isn't that what it's all about?
Yes, after all American journalism exists for two purposes: to disseminate government propaganda and to sell products.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/19/2013|
[quote]Yes, after all American journalism exists for two purposes: to disseminate government propaganda and to sell products.
In both cases, dealing with limp dicks.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/19/2013|
If you've ever heard Brand on Howard Stern, where they aren't under time constraints, he's hilarious and incredibly quick-witted. I think some of the interviews are on YouTube. He talks about being molested as a kid and tries to make light of it, but Howard tries to get at the real effect it had on him.
He also talked about Amy Winehouse (before she died) and it was really touching.
I never cared for him but after hearing him being more or less himself, I was totally won over.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/19/2013|
Russell Brand is fantastic and a true humanitarian. He's quite before his time.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/19/2013|
Mika apologizes for not being prepared and said she didn't know who Brand is. Tired and had had a long day. Pathetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/24/2013|
I thought Brand was hairless. I saw a photo of him today and he's got chest hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/27/2013|
[quote]If you've ever heard Brand on Howard Stern, where they aren't under time constraints, he's hilarious and incredibly quick-witted.
About as hilarious as a colitis attack.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/27/2013|
Brand's body actually looks pretty nice in r48's link!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/28/2013|