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siberian khatru
12-31-2006, 09:43 PM
... the poor man had a serious stroke, and it's been a year, and he still slurs his speech terribly. Isn't there a way to go out gracefully? Admit that the broadcasting career is over? That some traditions have to end -- and should end before the body assumes room temperature?

Rain Man
12-31-2006, 09:47 PM
If they got him drunk, do you think the drinking slur would offset the stroke slur, or would they compound atop each other?

siberian khatru
12-31-2006, 09:49 PM
If they got him drunk, do you think the drinking slur would offset the stroke slur, or would they compound atop each other?

OK, I was TRYING to be tactful, but if you want to floor the accelerator and drive this into the ditch ... ROFL

TinyEvel
12-31-2006, 09:50 PM
I was on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in 1991.
part of the dancing crowd.

We filmed it in Hollywood in November. See, the dropping of the ball is live, then they cut away to the bands singing and us doing the American Bandstand thing. FILMED SIX WEEKS EARLIER! They even had the party favors and the balloons drop from the ceiling and everything.
We saw, the OJays, Bel Biv DeVoe, The Beach Boys, Nelson, and the Kentcky Headhunters. Try looking cool while friggin' dancing to "Way down in Cocomo"
:shake:

88TG88
12-31-2006, 09:51 PM
i see this year was good for u rain man. i hope ur other 3 goals are met this year

Frazod
12-31-2006, 09:59 PM
Yeah, it's really sad. He shouldn't be doing this gig anymore.

Jesus, he couldn't even keep up with the countdown. :shake:

Bootlegged
12-31-2006, 10:00 PM
This is bad

siberian khatru
12-31-2006, 10:00 PM
Ugh, he was 2-3 seconds behind on the countdown, until he quickly caught up the last 5 secs.

Bootlegged
12-31-2006, 10:00 PM
Seacrest, denied.

Mecca
12-31-2006, 10:01 PM
Dude they had him on last year........I couldn't understand a word he said at all. Atleast this year I can remotely understand him.

Frazod
12-31-2006, 10:02 PM
I had to change the channel. :shake:

Brock
12-31-2006, 10:03 PM
He no longer has a good beat that you can dance to.

Mecca
12-31-2006, 10:03 PM
I had to change the channel. :shake:

Atleast it makes you feel like the host is drunk too........or like you've been drinking when you haven't.

Mecca
12-31-2006, 10:04 PM
He no longer has a good beat that you can dance to.

It comes across as if the beat was a bat to his skull.......ok that was low and cold even for me.

Ultra Peanut
12-31-2006, 10:09 PM
So ****ing depressing.

siberian khatru
12-31-2006, 10:10 PM
Heh, Seacrest just said Marisol had "a little bit of wetness."

Mecca
12-31-2006, 10:40 PM
This chick singing with Meatloaf is so hot it makes up for anything that sucked on this show.

patteeu
12-31-2006, 10:59 PM
No doubt. Surely the guy doesn't need the work. Retire and enjoy the rest of your life already.

Deberg_1990
12-31-2006, 11:09 PM
Dick Clark lost his burst somewhere around 1992....

Sure-Oz
12-31-2006, 11:17 PM
Dick Clark with slurred speech>Ryan Seacrest

Frazod
12-31-2006, 11:56 PM
Dick Clark lost his burst somewhere around 1992....

Don't you mean 1892?

cdcox
01-01-2007, 01:14 AM
Okay, I saw the same thing. It was way uncomfortable. But I'm going to put a different spin on it.

He had a stroke, he knows he's way off his game. But it's what he does. He goes out and does the best he can.

How many people here, after they have suffered a massive stroke, would be able to catch up in the count down the way he did. The guy is a professional. He goes out and does his job, no matter what.

Dick Clark can keep counting them down, as long as long as he's kicking, as far as I'm concerned.

big nasty kcnut
01-01-2007, 01:19 AM
Dick clark is faking it he is immortal. So he have to fake everybody out.

Frazod
01-01-2007, 01:21 AM
There was a time when I would have looked good in speedos. That doesn't mean I'm going to throw on a pair and head for the beach for old times' sake.

(And you're all welcome for that mental image) :fire:

My point is that age and other factors take their toll on all of us. Dick quite simply has no business speaking in public or on the air. Period. Watching him was both painful and embarrassing.

Halfcan
01-01-2007, 01:23 AM
I think it is great he is still doing it despite his obvious disability. Clark is a Legend, and you guys should have some respect and not make fun of someone old that has had a stroke.

I hearby rescind my Happy New Years to all Dick Clark Bashers.

Frazod
01-01-2007, 01:24 AM
I think it is great he is still doing it despite his obvious disability. Clark is a Legend, and you guys should have some respect and not make fun of someone old that has had a stroke.

I hearby rescind my Happy New Years to all Dick Clark Bashers.

Who's making fun of him? I feel bad for him and don't want him to embarrass himself.

Halfcan
01-01-2007, 01:31 AM
Who's making fun of him? I feel bad for him and don't want him to embarrass himself.

Some think it is inspiring that he has the BALLZ to give it a go after the year he had. Jeez did you guys expect Alex Trebeck with his perfect English up there??

Its New Years-its okay to say that you Love Dick!

cdcox
01-01-2007, 01:32 AM
There was a time when I would have looked good in speedos. That doesn't mean I'm going to throw on a pair and head for the beach for old times' sake.

(And you're all welcome for that mental image) :fire:

My point is that age and other factors take their toll on all of us. Dick quite simply has no business speaking in public or on the air. Period. Watching him was both painful and embarrassing.

Consider that pain and embarrassment a small glimpse into what awaits us all, if we are so lucky to live such a long life. He isn't driving a car, operating construction machinery, or QBing an NFL team. No harm, no foul. They even let Pat Summerall broadcast an NFL game this year. Hell, if you want something relevant to the under 25 crowd that they show on camera, he should have been sent out to pasture 30 years ago.

ChiefFan31
01-01-2007, 03:28 AM
I just watched him a couple of hours back. It is pretty sad. He needs to not do this anymore. It is the end of a great tradition. Dude stayed young for a long time, but its tough to watch now.