Lily Tomlin Worked In Tinnitus On TV

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    1. gary
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      gary Member Benefactor

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      I ran across this today, lily Tomlin found a way to mention tinnitus on her TV show. I thought I'd share it here. Show Has been canceled.
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    2. Telis

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      I love it how this is always a big f@@king joke. No wonder people don't take it seriously.
       
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    3. dan
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      dan Member

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      Despicable.
       
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    4. Relic Hunter
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      Relic Hunter Member Benefactor

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      TV Trash. Do these idiots really think they are funny?
       
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    5. bwspot

      bwspot Member

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      Have them listen to 140db for 1 hour and lets see how funny they can be!!!
       
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    6. gary
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      gary Member Benefactor

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      Hmmm, I thought I read (LT) she had tinnitus, and was doing what she could in her own way to make people aware of it. I did a Google search and could find anything about her having T. I thought about deleting the post but I think it further proves how others need to be better informed of how T affects our lives.
       
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    7. jonathanvg
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      jonathanvg Member

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      i hope they get it
       
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    8. beemovie

      beemovie Member

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      That joke will go over most peoples head because most have never heard of Tinnitus. I had never heard the word before.
       
    9. Zimichael

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      The indeed totally: "should be shot on sight" aspect of making T into a joke aside...What on earth are they laughing about or even saying on that clip??? Am I just a total Martian??? No bloody clue, and 100% justifies my never turning the TV on except for Netflix or library movies I choose.
      If anyone knows even who this woman is they should baste her big time and get a bloody apology...also tell her to look at this: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-113hrpt247/html/CRPT-113hrpt247.htm
      Z.
       
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    10. jimH
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      Gee, ....what a surprise that the show has been cancelled!...:D
       
    11. jimH
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      jimH Member Benefactor

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      I had the same reaction to the clip as you. They even pegged my WTF Meter!

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    12. RichL
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      And that folks, is why there is still no cure!
       
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    13. Valentin

      Valentin Member

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    14. pef

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      At the risk of being flamed, I don't see what the big deal is.
       
    15. MattK

      MattK Member

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      Because while it might be funny to the general public, it belittles us who have tinnitus and have had to suffer with it, or are still suffering.
       
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    16. pef

      pef Member

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      I didn't see it that way. I interpreted it as her character making a point regarding something in her past. It didn't come off as funny, though, and it appears to be an outtake. Often time actors will find humor when they are unable to nail the lines and try to ad lib.

      I didn't see it as belittling people who have tinnitus, either. She was not making fun of people who suffer or commenting on people whose lives have been severely impacted.

      Comedy is rife in humor regarding physical afflictions. Remember the Seinfeld with Marlee Maitlan as the lip reader? Or Elain pretending to be deaf to avoid conversing with the cabby? Plenty of jokes regarding blind, deaf, etc. And it's not belittling.

      Not trying to argue here. Just making a point that often we might see what we want to see, and feed our own negative emotions.
       
    17. wagonwheel
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      wagonwheel Member

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      I am not offended either
       
    18. MattK

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      Actually, those are good points. I guess I was being a little sensitive because of how bad others have it on here. But you're right, comedians tend to make light of all health problems, not just tinnitus.
       

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