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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:38 AM
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Larry King: What is it about him? Because he's no Clark Gable
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:57 AM by FrenchieCat
That was Larry King talking to Ms. Huffington,
asking what the fascination with Barack is all about.


But really, what kind of a comment is that to make on National Television
about our new President?

Perhaps Larry King ain't no Clark Cable.....
but Larry King can kiss my ass.


Why should Obama be compared to a dead White actor from the 40s? :wtf:

Is Larry King ready to retire, or will he have to drop dead on the set?
Cause I'm kinda almost ready for that.

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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:41 AM
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1. lol
that's such a Larry King thing to say. :-)
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:44 AM
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3. Fucking clueless old coot!
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:44 AM by FrenchieCat
I guess Clark Gable was the high Bar for Larry King's generation.... :shrug:

Larry King is obviously quite superficial....since he doesn't understand that it ain't one thing, its the total package.

But then I remember seeing his gold digging trophy looking wife.
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:42 AM
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2. Oh, come on. Back in the day, when he was a young lad...
...helping refine the Clovis point, he was a looker, I bet.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:28 AM
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18. ". . . helping refine the Clovis point . . ."
:rofl:
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:47 AM
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4. Larry's a clueless dumbass who does fluff piece entertainment interviews 99% of the time
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:50 AM by ddeclue
and only rarely dabbles in political or hard news interviews.

His audience is the same group of people that buy the Star and the Enquirer.

:eyes:

oh and Obama's not Clark Gable you moran...he's Denzel!

:)
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:08 AM
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14. Strangely enuf, he interviewed Al Gore once. It was a VERY tough grilling.
But that's 'cuz Gore was a Democrat.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:51 AM
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5. Don't take it too hard. Larry talks to hear Larry talk. I'm surprised he didn't refrence Valentino.
Or go back even further. Who was considered hawt in 1884?
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:52 AM
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6. Might as well just gone back to 1863 and used Lincoln!
That's what the others in their right minds do!
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:53 AM
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7. Larry King is very out of touch. He is only plugged into what the
old wealthy guys of his own generation are interested in.

I think Clark Gable was a great icon and actor.

I think Obama is proving himself to be a great icon and hopefully a great president.

Larry King is a has been TV host.

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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:56 AM
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8. That reference pre dates even Larry King
goofball. :crazy:
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:23 AM
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9. He's far more handsome, caring and intelligent than Clark Gable.
What an odd comparison.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:25 AM
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10. Frankly Mr. King,
I don't give a damn!
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:26 AM
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11. DUZY worthy!
:rofl:
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:45 AM
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13. Tamarah is anotha day.
Thank you
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:35 AM
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12. What was her answer?
I could answer: "Finally, we have an articulate and intelligent president that doesn't have the ulterior motive of enriching himself and his friends at the expense of the country."
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:06 AM
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15. Typical Larry
he often sticks his big foot in his mouth and says dumb stuff. :silly:
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:23 AM
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16. He's the Joe the Plumber of CNN.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:21 AM
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17. While Clark Gable was hot....
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:22 AM by Clio the Leo
... he would NEVER have been able to help us fix this mess we're in.

It's the brains baby the brains ..... and the empathetic spirit ..... the introspective nature ..... the self-depricating humor..... and, most importantly, the desire to learn.

(and it's also the lanky body, the pigeon toes, the high cheekbones, the large hands, the ENORMOUS grin and, if you'll forgive me, the pimp in his walk. The man would be my "type" if he was working in a sewer. And we all know he'd be the BEST sanitation worker he could be! lol)

READ that book son!!! RULE THE WORLD!!!!
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:31 AM
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19. What's the book title, Clio? I can only read the word "WORLD".
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:37 AM
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21. Oh, there's a cool story behind that.....
I dont know if you remember, but he did an appearance on CNN's Fareed Zakaria last summer.



The other photo I posted shows him reading Zakaria's "The Post-American World" a full month BEFORE Fareed invited him onto the show.

It's not exactly the sports page of the Houston Chorincle.

We're going to have to adjust to a President who likes books. lol
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:33 AM
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24. Thanks, Clio. Is it worth the read?
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:44 AM
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29. I dunno....
... the only time I manage to get a book in is if the President is reading it to me. (an Audiobook that is.)

He should come out with a whole series of those .... it would expand my literary palate. You know, "President Obama Reads the Literary Greats" lol
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:33 AM
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20. Larry King a washed up repig.
shut the hell up Larry!!!
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:46 AM
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22. Come on...this is what makes Larry Larry.
Later tonight, Secretary General of the UN...but first Suzanne Somers......
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:19 PM
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37. I like pie!
Clark Gable liked pie too.
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:53 AM
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23. Whats the fascination with Usher? I mean; he ain't no Sinatra.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:02 AM
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32. I hear you Uzybone. Usher comes on stage on Saturday and says to the crowd
that is already ON CLOUD NINE and having a FREAKING BLAST "Y'all ready to have some fun?" Like nobody's already rockin out. Give me a break, Usher. You ain't the be all and end all even if you are hanging with not-so-little Stevie (who was killer, yes indeed).
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:35 AM
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25. Larry needs to retire.
He's irrelevant.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:39 AM
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26. We've Moved Way Past Clark Gable
Now we're on Clooney, Denzel, Will, Brad, Djimon, Clive and Seal.
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:39 AM
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27. Wait, he actually said Barack Obama is "no Clark Gable"?
What in the WORLD? Larry King is so out of touch as to be living on another planet!

And President Obama is much better looking than Clark Gable, anyway.
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:40 AM
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28. The same should really be asked about Larry King.
Obama's appeal is easy to see. OTOH, Larry the Cryptkeeper should have gone off the air years ago. Basically, Larry's jealous.
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:48 AM
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30. I'm afraid to ask how old Larry King is
the shock might knock me back.
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Balderdash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:51 AM
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31. Larry King has got to be about finished.
I'm a lesbian and I thought he was hot yesterday in his
white tie.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:15 AM
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33. Poor larry king..
broadcasting he doesn't have a clue.

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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:25 AM
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34. Clark Gable was no Clark Gable.
It's all about the hype. You can't explain it, you just have to let it flow over you.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:25 AM
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35. Frenchie? He *is* no Clark Gable. He's no Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, or
Neil deGrasse Tyson for that matter. Where is any of this really going?
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:10 PM
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36. Clark Gable? The man has been dead since 1961!
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:14 PM
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38. So has Larry King.
He just doesn't know it yet.
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