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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

“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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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. “

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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To: TommyDale

61 posted on 04/24/2007 7:47:39 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Thickman
"Have you seen my [backside]?" Rosie O'Donnell joked on "The View."

YEP. Sure have. Here it is:


62 posted on 04/24/2007 7:47:50 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
Oh, blow it out your *ss, Sheryl (but remember, use only one one square afterwards...)


63 posted on 04/24/2007 7:48:53 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I have a big carbon footprint and I'm not afraid to use it.)
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To: maggief

Argh!! My EYES!!!


64 posted on 04/24/2007 7:49:54 AM PDT by TommyDale ("Can debate over four hours with no need to call a doctor!")
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To: Night Hides Not
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.

I remember that — plus in Germany, pages of the TV guide. But civilized London had proper loo paper, altho very, very thin, each sheet printed with the words "Property of H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth." I'm not *****ing you.

65 posted on 04/24/2007 7:51:57 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating...

How long, exactly, does it take to "develop" an idea? She isn't giving birth here. This particular one bubbled up through her mind with the standard acceleration of a fart bubble through molasses and what we got when it finally reached the surface was the TP Police. Is this woman allowed to drive?

66 posted on 04/24/2007 7:57:14 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ken21

IMHO the PHD is an educated idiot.


67 posted on 04/24/2007 7:57:43 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: ken21
any family with girls needs a freight train load of toilet paper.

You got that right! With four females in this house - I kick myself every day for not buying stock in Charmin.

68 posted on 04/24/2007 7:58:40 AM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: Joe 6-pack

Is there a botched joke ping list? just joking.


69 posted on 04/24/2007 8:03:35 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

a bad joke about bad science.

Don’t shake hands with Sheryl Crow...


70 posted on 04/24/2007 8:09:23 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

“to help her cover her arse”-—
Yeah, but with ONE square of toilet paper???!!!


71 posted on 04/24/2007 8:11:49 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Yup. This is just backpeddling. What a disgusting, er, witch.


72 posted on 04/24/2007 8:13:53 AM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
I've already started calling Sheryl Crow her new nickname, stinky butt Sheryl! :-)
73 posted on 04/24/2007 8:15:15 AM PDT by rochester_veteran (born and raised in rachacha!)
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To: technomage
Let's not forget the Cindy Sheehan version of this:

"You haven't done the research I have done..."

74 posted on 04/24/2007 8:15:28 AM PDT by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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To: WeddingPlanner

You’d think these smarter than the rest of us crowd would learn to just sing or act but they insist on wrapping up careers by showing how totally ignorant they are. Penn-Robbins-Crowe-pretty boy from ER.....and they call the President a moron?????????????


75 posted on 04/24/2007 8:19:23 AM PDT by LYSandra
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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.

That's the thing: People DIDN'T make the connection between global warming and TP, they just made a connection between her comments and the emptiness between her ears.

76 posted on 04/24/2007 8:19:42 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Every Thread a BYJ Thread (http://www.byj.co.kr/))
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

More”Barbra Streisand”?These screwballs are SERIOUS!!!El Rushbo offered(yesterday)to underwrite all expenses for Laurie David and Sheryl Crowe as long as they will keep talking to as many people as possible!!!


77 posted on 04/24/2007 8:23:58 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Tamar1973

But then again, the idea that humans are causing global warming IS a joke. She done good.


78 posted on 04/24/2007 8:25:38 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
I'm so friggin' sick of these liberals, hippies, & retards (all one & the same, I guess) telling me how to save the earth when they can't even save themselves.

Yesterday's high temp was 86 degrees, which set a new daily record. The old record was from 1908...

79 posted on 04/24/2007 8:32:11 AM PDT by Living Free in NH
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

I wonder if this remark of hers will become “My Favorite Mistake”


80 posted on 04/24/2007 8:34:57 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Hillary sings like Granny Clampett auditioning for "American Idol")
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Sheryl Crow is leaving an interesting legacy.

There was a time when I thought of her only when I heard her pleasant voice. Now, I think of her every time I wipe!

Can it get any better?


81 posted on 04/24/2007 8:41:55 AM PDT by i_dont_chat (I have the right to offend. You can take offense or not.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

A joke.When the global warming hoax is exposed for what it is,the biggest political grab in history,these people are all going to come out and say they were joking.


82 posted on 04/24/2007 8:50:09 AM PDT by hschliemann
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Toilet Paper substitute

83 posted on 04/24/2007 8:52:18 AM PDT by jetson (II)
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To: dead

OH MAN! That is bad! LMAO!


84 posted on 04/24/2007 9:00:33 AM PDT by Bommer (Global Warming: The only warming phenomena that occurs in the Summer and ends in the Winter!)
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To: dead

LMAO!


85 posted on 04/24/2007 9:05:22 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: RedCell

We can always go back to using corn cobs. If someone could come up with a way to make them washable and reusable, we will be set.


86 posted on 04/24/2007 9:08:43 AM PDT by usastandsunited
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

I saw this all over the local news in NYC and they way they announcers read this, Crow came off as a kook.


87 posted on 04/24/2007 10:02:10 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
"Skidmarks" Crow clears the air!

Never could stand her wretched grunge music either, hope she is laughed off the public stage........

88 posted on 04/24/2007 10:18:19 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Joke? My @$$. I read her blog. She was serious (as serious as an intellectual lightweight can get).
89 posted on 04/24/2007 10:35:31 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Planting trees to offset carbon emissions is like drinking water to offset rising ocean levels)
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To: Condor 63
"When people are already laughing at you - claim you were telling a joke all along."

Good plan. Someone should tell that to JF'nK. Oh, wait......

90 posted on 04/24/2007 10:37:09 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Planting trees to offset carbon emissions is like drinking water to offset rising ocean levels)
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To: potlatch; Rb ver. 2.0


  
     

91 posted on 04/24/2007 10:38:08 AM PDT by devolve ( GOOGLE_the_little_fury_with_the_fringe_on_top_)
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To: mewzilla

So her entire blog was a joke?
Sure sounded like it.


92 posted on 04/24/2007 10:38:10 AM PDT by Muzzle_em (A proud warrior of the Pajamahadeen)
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To: Ditto
And afterwords, I'd bet they all headed off in their Gulf Streams for some well deserved R&R in their 30 room mansions.

You mean in ONE of their 30-room mansions. I'd be willing to bet each of these people maintains at least 3 homes.

93 posted on 04/24/2007 10:47:16 AM PDT by TX Bluebonnet
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To: ken21

My sophomore year in college, I roomed off campus with two girls. Prior to that, I’d never lived with females, other than my mother growing up. I was STUNNED at the amount of toilet paper they used. It seemed like it’d be enough for any five people, easy. Took months to get used to.


94 posted on 04/24/2007 10:50:44 AM PDT by ravensandricks (Jesus rides beside me. He never buys any smokes.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

I wanna see Sheryl Crow try to clean peanut butter out of a shag carpet with one piece of toilet paper.


95 posted on 04/24/2007 11:25:09 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Hillary sings like Granny Clampett auditioning for "American Idol")
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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.

People aren't talking about global warming because of this...they're just talking about how stupid and hypocritical liberals are.

96 posted on 04/24/2007 11:27:03 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
They just wrapped up a successful cross-country ecotour of 12 college campuses to raise awareness about global warming.

Another oxymoron from the morons.

97 posted on 04/24/2007 11:33:59 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Ah don't feeeeel no ways taihrd.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

It’s a plot, I tell you! They get all the greenies following Sheryl’s plan, then they say, “Alright, sniff everybody and if they don’t smell like crap they go to the concentration camp.”


98 posted on 04/24/2007 11:34:04 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (A pacifist sees no distinction between the arsonist and the fireman--Freeper ccmay)
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To: Thickman
Of course we have, ABC does a close-up everytime you start talking.

Post 27 and we've already got the best post in the thread!

99 posted on 04/24/2007 11:36:09 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (A pacifist sees no distinction between the arsonist and the fireman--Freeper ccmay)
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To: mewzilla
Ramirez is the best, and that cartoon documents my first reaction, especially given the incident this weekend where she grabbed Karl Rove's arm because he said he was done talking to her and was tuurning away. He said "don't touch me" and she and David wrote a thing for Huffington Post where they said they couldn't imagine anyone being "hardened" enough to not want to be touched by Sheryl Crow.

I heard about this, and thought "If I were Karl, I'd be worried about Coliform bacteria...and whatever lifeforms were crawling around in Kid Rock's shorts recently."

100 posted on 04/24/2007 11:40:45 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (A pacifist sees no distinction between the arsonist and the fireman--Freeper ccmay)
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