Skip to comments.Sheryl Crow Clears the Air About Toilet Paper Comments
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.
..."Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating.
She wasn't joking.
Sounds smarter than I would have given her credit for.
It will take more than one sheet clean up that dump.
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.
women i know were not amused.
any family with girls needs a freight train load of toilet paper.
What in her mind was a Brilliant idea now turns out it was just a joke. OK, Ya, Sure..
Spare the world, Rosie. That's one sight that no one is even remotely interested in seeing.
Crow eats crow.
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.
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.
" I have!"
So, it was a botched joke?
From what I’ve heard, Sheryl has fallen behind on her paperwork.
“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.
Not a joke, Rosie
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.
And afterwords, I'd bet they all headed off in their Gulf Streams for some well deserved R&R in their 30 room mansions.
John Kerry talk her comedy?
It didn’t work for Kerry, either.
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.
I don’t listen to her music and I certainly don’t give a hoot what she thinks on ANY issue!
“Have you seen my [backside]?” Rosie O’Donnell joked on “The View.”
TMI!!! Many will go blind just thinking about this image!
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.
More libs and botched jokes.
Same here...I switched to something other than Charmin and my boys were not happy....
She has made a JOKE of her cause either way.
I wouldn’t want her making my meatballs.
It's hard to believe
Crow's not a Canadian.
Maybe she could move . . .
Don’t we hang people for bad jokes?
Even Brawny paper towels flee in horror at the thought.
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.
Another botched joke. Maybe liberals need to give up their attempts at comedy.
It was a botched joke
You took it out of context
You misunderstood my meaning (translation: You are just too stupid to understand what I really meant)
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!
He should know!
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.
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