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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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To: Rb ver. 2.0
>"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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To: Rb ver. 2.0

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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To: Rb ver. 2.0

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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To: Rb ver. 2.0
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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To: Rb ver. 2.0
"That girl has issues!"


47 posted on 04/24/2007 7:28:25 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

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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To: Rb ver. 2.0

“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.”

Robert Kennedy played the tambourine accompanied by Linda McCarthy on the organ.


51 posted on 04/24/2007 7:31:20 AM PDT by thegreatmalcolmx (I came to love white people. At least that is what I was taught in my black history class.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
......yeah the next joke happens when the eco-alarmist figure out that the US has mega tons of Mercury to dispose of because of the new light bulb phenom started recently.
The clowns purposely fail to recognize replacing today’s regular light bulb with the new fluorescent is a huge boondoggle.... there’s 5 (coal driven) factories that produce the new bulb,all in China. To replace the existing few hundred billion light bulbs (in ten years, their goal)
China will have to expand and build maybe 50 more coal driven factories....(guess China will get some Gore carbon credits)....and if we accidentally drop and break a new bulb you’ll have to call the EPA to dispose of it’s Mercury content. I’m sure some new government department of Mercury disposal will be developed....thats if you call,to get rid of it. Not to mention the new government Department of Bulb Deployment who's responsibility will be to distribute to the poor who can’t afford them.

Doogle

52 posted on 04/24/2007 7:31:37 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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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. “

What alternate reality does she live in?? We are talking about how STUPID she is, not global warming, now Crow looks even MORE stupid, what does TP have to do with global warming??

What a bird brain.....


53 posted on 04/24/2007 7:32:07 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos SBirdavant)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Don’t worry Sheryl, when the Muzzies take over, you won’t even need toilet paper, just use your left hand.


54 posted on 04/24/2007 7:33:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Doogle
...sure hope she’s getting her Gore carbon credits when utilizing 3 tractor trailers,four tour buses,3 crew trucks and 6 cars when she tours......wonder if her entourage are sharing the porta potty?.
55 posted on 04/24/2007 7:37:58 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: dfwgator

She confirms what I’ve always known, liberals believe their s*** doesn’t stink.


56 posted on 04/24/2007 7:38:29 AM PDT by PfromHoGro (Don't Believe the DBM: Democrat-Bureaucrat-Media Complex)
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To: mariabush
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.

Your husband's priorities are in the right place.

My attitude about TP changed forever after my first trip to Crete in '77. The stuff they had in the barracks was closer to medium grade sandpaper.

On my next trip, I packed 3 rolls of the good stuff in my baggage.

The second trip (in '81) was better than the first in several ways: flying commercial (instead of in a C-130), was a member of the advance party (instead of being a green 2LT with two platoons to keep an eye on), and had more time for sightseeing (Heraklion and the Palace of Knossos) and relaxing on a wharf in Chania, although I did get to spend two days in Athens on my first trip.

57 posted on 04/24/2007 7:39:55 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Chuck Hagel makes Joe Biden look like a statesman!)
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To: KarlInOhio
"Have you seen my [backside]?" Rosie O'Donnell joked on "The View."

No Rosie, most people have to schedule a weeks vacation to take a trip that far!

58 posted on 04/24/2007 7:39:58 AM PDT by Jambe
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Sheryl Crow is a Flower Child. Pure and simple. “Make love not war” and all of those other neat catch phrases. They all sound wonderful, but Ahmadinejad is not in agreement.


59 posted on 04/24/2007 7:40:24 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: Rb ver. 2.0

Ah, a botched joke. Of course.

Sheesh.


60 posted on 04/24/2007 7:44:03 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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