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Sheryl Crow Clears the Air About Toilet Paper Comments
abc news ^ | 4/24/07 | staff

Posted on 04/24/2007 7:06:08 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0

April 24, 2007 — It all started with a joke.

Wrapping up a nationwide global warming tour, singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow posted a quirky "solution" online about a new way to save the environment.

She wrote: "I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting."

She told the joke to get people's attention, and it worked. Talk show hosts had a field day with Crow's comments.

"Have you seen my [backside]?" Rosie O'Donnell joked on "The View."

"It seemed like Sheryl was trying to be a little bit cheeky, no pun intended," said Michelle Lee, executive editor of In Touch weekly.

Maybe Crow was inspired by her ecoactivist partner Laurie David. After all, David's husband, Larry David, of "Seinfeld" fame, wrote the famous episode where Elaine says to a neighbor in the next bathroom stall:

"Three squares? You can't spare three squares?"

"No, I don't have a square to spare. I can't spare a square," the woman responds.

Meeting Karl Rove

Crow wanted to clear the air about her comments.

"We're just so happy that people are talking about global warming, even if it's brought on by a joke," Crow told ABC News.

And for Crow and Laurie David, their message is everything.

They just wrapped up a successful cross-country ecotour of 12 college campuses to raise awareness about global warming.

The two started the trip in an environmentally friendly biodiesel bus at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and ended the tour on Earth Day at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

At George Washington, they joined musicians Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Carole King and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who performed and spoke before a crowd of about 2,000 people.

Crow and David also talked with top White House adviser Karl Rove at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night.

"How excited were we to have our first opportunity ever to talk directly to the Bush administration about global warming," Crow and David wrote on the Huffington Post blog.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 3seashells; alliwannadodo; jabbathehutt; onesheetpersheet; onewipecrow; sherylcrow; stickyfingers
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The old "it was a joke" routine. ABC is practically gushing to help her cover her arse.
1 posted on 04/24/2007 7:06:10 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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From this link...

Crow calls for limit on loo paper

..."Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating.

She wasn't joking.

2 posted on 04/24/2007 7:07:56 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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ABC is practically gushing to help her cover her arse.

Well, one square sure ain't gonna do it!
3 posted on 04/24/2007 7:09:18 AM PDT by RedCell ("...thou shalt kill thine enemy before he killeth you by any means available" - Dick Marcinko)
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When people are already laughing at you - claim you were telling a joke all along.

Sounds smarter than I would have given her credit for.

4 posted on 04/24/2007 7:09:25 AM PDT by Condor 63
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"Have you seen my [backside]?" Rosie O'Donnell joked on "The View."

Aaaaieieeieeeeeeeee! AAAAAAaaaaaiieiieeiieieeeeeeee!

5 posted on 04/24/2007 7:09:34 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Parker v. DC: the best court decision of the year.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

It will take more than one sheet clean up that dump.


6 posted on 04/24/2007 7:09:43 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Typical liberal a$$wipe. Makes a total fool of herself and then tries to lie out of it claiming it was a joke all along.


7 posted on 04/24/2007 7:10:33 AM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

women i know were not amused.

any family with girls needs a freight train load of toilet paper.


8 posted on 04/24/2007 7:10:48 AM PDT by ken21 (it takes a village to brainwash your child + to steal your property! /s)
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"Have you seen my [backside]?" Rosie O'Donnell joked on "The View."

Barfer of the day.
9 posted on 04/24/2007 7:10:50 AM PDT by rottndog (Fred Thompson will mop the floor with all the other Republican nominees.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
She told the joke to get people's attention

Next time, don't hire John Kerry's writers.
10 posted on 04/24/2007 7:10:54 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

What in her mind was a Brilliant idea now turns out it was just a joke. OK, Ya, Sure..


11 posted on 04/24/2007 7:11:03 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: KarlInOhio
"Have you seen my [backside]?" Rosie O'Donnell joked on "The View."

Spare the world, Rosie. That's one sight that no one is even remotely interested in seeing.

12 posted on 04/24/2007 7:11:30 AM PDT by TommyDale ("Can debate over four hours with no need to call a doctor!")
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Crow eats crow.


13 posted on 04/24/2007 7:11:35 AM PDT by tumblindice
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"We're just so happy that people are talking about global warming, even if it's brought on by a joke,"

No, dear. They're talking about what a dimwit you are.

She needs to learn a lesson from Dan Quayle. If people have the impression that you're not the sharpest knife in the drawer, whether that impression is true or not, you don't go making dumb jokes that confirm their impression.

14 posted on 04/24/2007 7:12:13 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Fred Thompson 2008)
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She will be Toilet Paper Lady from now until the end of time. People should take rolls of the stuff to her concerts and unfurl them like streamers.


15 posted on 04/24/2007 7:12:27 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: rottndog
"Have you seen my ass?" Rosie O'Donnell joked


" I have!"

16 posted on 04/24/2007 7:13:46 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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So, it was a botched joke?


17 posted on 04/24/2007 7:13:53 AM PDT by rabidralph
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This "botched joke" disease has proved to be a bigger epidemic than bird flu...


18 posted on 04/24/2007 7:14:14 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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Sheryl displays the results of her Green Toilet Habits as she leaves for recording session...

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

19 posted on 04/24/2007 7:14:20 AM PDT by nctexan
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To: dc-zoo
Crow is seriously out of touch. I cannot remember the last time that I saw toilet paper that was perforated.
20 posted on 04/24/2007 7:14:33 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (President Fred Thompson will finally give the University of Memphis the respect that it is due!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

From what I’ve heard, Sheryl has fallen behind on her paperwork.


21 posted on 04/24/2007 7:14:38 AM PDT by burzum (Despair not! I shall inspire you by charging blindly on!--Minsc, BG2)
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“Wrapping up a nationwide global warming tour, singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow posted a quirky “solution” online about a new way to save the environment. “

Actually, anyone thats ever listened to Ms Crow in an interview understands that intellectually, she’s about ten years old.

Her solution for dealing with terrorism is a great example:

“Don’t make enemies”...is her ‘big idea’ on that topic. Thats it, nothing else.

The fact the jihadists would execute her on General Principal has apparently never crossed her pea brain.


22 posted on 04/24/2007 7:14:45 AM PDT by Badeye (Over a thousand? (chuckle))
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
"Have you seen my [backside]?" Rosie O'Donnell joked

Thousands of potential proctologists are now reconsidering their career choice.
23 posted on 04/24/2007 7:14:57 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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"Have you seen my [backside]?" Rosie O'Donnell joked on "The View."

Not a joke, Rosie

24 posted on 04/24/2007 7:15:03 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (No.. I said he was a Korean student, not a Koran student)
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25 posted on 04/24/2007 7:15:33 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ken21

My husband is the one that panic’s when we are down to 10 extra rolls. He also, insist that I buy the most expensive brand.


26 posted on 04/24/2007 7:15:46 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (President Fred Thompson will finally give the University of Memphis the respect that it is due!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
"Have you seen my [backside]?" Rosie O'Donnell joked on "The View."

Of course we have, ABC does a close-up everytime you start talking.
27 posted on 04/24/2007 7:15:51 AM PDT by Thickman (Term limits are the answer.)
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At George Washington, they joined musicians Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Carole King and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who performed and spoke before a crowd of about 2,000 people.

And afterwords, I'd bet they all headed off in their Gulf Streams for some well deserved R&R in their 30 room mansions.

28 posted on 04/24/2007 7:15:57 AM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: TommyDale
Rosie? Sheryl? An angry Hollywood type exits after being asked to explain their nonsense.


29 posted on 04/24/2007 7:16:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

John Kerry talk her comedy?


30 posted on 04/24/2007 7:16:34 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Self-defense works)
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It didn’t work for Kerry, either.


31 posted on 04/24/2007 7:16:46 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The arrogance of ignorance is astounding" NVA 4/22/07)
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Then I guess she was serious about the removable sleeves to wipe your mouth with since she didn’t try to explain that one away.


32 posted on 04/24/2007 7:16:53 AM PDT by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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I don’t listen to her music and I certainly don’t give a hoot what she thinks on ANY issue!


33 posted on 04/24/2007 7:17:31 AM PDT by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: KarlInOhio; rottndog; TommyDale

“Have you seen my [backside]?” Rosie O’Donnell joked on “The View.”

TMI!!! Many will go blind just thinking about this image!


34 posted on 04/24/2007 7:18:49 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Michael Ramirez's latest, which is on this subject: Click here.
35 posted on 04/24/2007 7:20:13 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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At George Washington, they joined musicians Faith Hill, Tim McGraw...

Another reason I don't buy Faith or Tim's music anymore--or go see their movies. Just Hollywood liberals wearing blue jeans. You aren't foolin' me, Tim 'n Faith.

And by the way: Sheryl Crow wasn't "joking". She wrote what she REALLY MEANT.

Unless, of course, she wants us to assume everything she says on her blog is a JOKE. I might be willing to believe that.

36 posted on 04/24/2007 7:21:37 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

More libs and botched jokes.


37 posted on 04/24/2007 7:21:43 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: mariabush

Same here...I switched to something other than Charmin and my boys were not happy....


38 posted on 04/24/2007 7:21:44 AM PDT by Kimmers (Coram Deo)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Doesn’t matter.
She has made a JOKE of her cause either way.


39 posted on 04/24/2007 7:21:50 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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I wouldn’t want her making my meatballs.


40 posted on 04/24/2007 7:22:04 AM PDT by JZelle
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>"We're just so happy that people are talking about global warming, even if it's brought on by a joke," Crow told ABC News

It's hard to believe
Crow's not a Canadian.
Maybe she could move . . .

41 posted on 04/24/2007 7:23:37 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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Don’t we hang people for bad jokes?


42 posted on 04/24/2007 7:24:15 AM PDT by bmwcyle ( Freep Fox they drop the ball on GOE)
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To: Thickman
"Have you seen my [backside]?" Rosie O'Donnell joked on "The View."

Even Brawny paper towels flee in horror at the thought.

43 posted on 04/24/2007 7:24:26 AM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: mariabush

there was an article in the nyt about a month ago that crow may have read.

the article focused on a young nyc family that lives w/o toilet paper.

and lot of other things too.

a guy with a phd, his wife, a couple of kids.

i thought the article was STOOPID but apparently it influenced crow.


44 posted on 04/24/2007 7:25:44 AM PDT by ken21 (it takes a village to brainwash your child + to steal your property! /s)
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Another botched joke. Maybe liberals need to give up their attempts at comedy.


45 posted on 04/24/2007 7:27:02 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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Liberals are such cowards. They can and will never admit they made a mistake. That would be just to mature. When they screw up, they tell us:

It was a botched joke

or

You took it out of context

or

You misunderstood my meaning (translation: You are just too stupid to understand what I really meant)

46 posted on 04/24/2007 7:27:29 AM PDT by technomage (You get what you want one step at a time)
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"That girl has issues!"


47 posted on 04/24/2007 7:28:25 AM PDT by avacado
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Well, according to people like Crow, CO2 is going to destroy the world and toilet paper is going to destroy the world. So, she wants every American to stop wiping, preferrably to just stop excrementing waste of any kind since it pollutes, and to stop breathing because the stuff we exhale is CO2.

Hey Sheryl, just say what you really mean:

HUMANS ARE EVIL BECAUSE WHAT LEAVES THEIR BODIES POLLUTES MOTHER EARTH!


48 posted on 04/24/2007 7:29:24 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (The United States of America is the only country strong enough to go it alone.)
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To: avacado

He should know!


49 posted on 04/24/2007 7:29:34 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: RedCell
One could use both sides!!

When I was a little girl, I unfortunately went to the bathroom that had no paper on the roll. I stuck my head out the door and yelled for my brother to bring me a roll of toilet paper. He stuck his hand in with one square. I said, "This isn't enough." He said, "Use both sides."

This whole issue with Crow brought that memory up again and my husband and brother and his wife have laughed about it all weekend.

50 posted on 04/24/2007 7:30:25 AM PDT by WeddingPlanner
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