Las Vegas Stern Show 2003 - My experience/Artie stories

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  1. jdharmeyer

    jdharmeyer New Member Banned User

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    Way back when I went to see Howard and company in Vegas and stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel where they filmed for the show. I think they stayed there as well.

    It was interesting seeing all the show characters in real life and saw some of the wack pack (beet is the only one I can remember) and lots and lots of hot chicks. The wild part was how many women I recognized from watching porn. I think that may occur any given weekend but it is definitely cool to see them in person. As a matter of fact, I brought some DVDs to watch in my hotel room and one of the girls I stood next to at a craps table was one of the actresses on the DVD. LOL.

    Anyway, this is really about my main man, Mr. Arthur Lange. On the first night I was there he was sitting at a bar alone at about 4am. I came up to talk to him and tell him how much I liked him. We talked for a while about this and that, sports mostly. He was really sad-looking at the time but I thought it was the drunkenness. I told him that I thought he was really funny. He looked away and said "Everybody hates me. I'm not funny." I then said "I love ya, man. I think you are super funny, better than Jackie (I've always thought Jackie is just a miserable soul who would burn down an orphanage for paycheck).

    Anyway, Artie turns around at the bar stool and said "Thanks man, give me a hug." So I hugged his bloated body man-style. (I'm a guy - NO HOMO both me and Artie). When he turned around other people saw him and came over so I sort of got pushed aside and made a quiet exit.

    So over the course of the next few days, Artie would see me and give me a real quizzical look like he somehow recognized me. He was always plastered too, but he would sort of glance at me for a long moment. I just sort of shook my head at him. I would've talked to him but he was always surrounded by people.

    So, in my eyes Artie is a good guy. I don't know how this board feels about him but I think he is a genuinely nice caring guy with a good soul. Don't let his everyman sloppy clown act fool you. Also he is smart and has good taste in books. His favorite book is the Confederacy of Dunces which is simply the GREATEST book ever written (post Twain).
     
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    Miserable Soul? Artie tried to stab himself to death! I don't recall Jackie ever trying to impale himself with any cutlery . . . :facepalm:
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    Artie's a decent dude with a lot of problems - and that's fine when you're young. Later on the partying catches up and it's no longer a kid drinking too much. At a certain point, the problems really distract from any humor he has, until you just see a sad old man. He's not there yet, but he's on his way.


    I liked Artie from the get-go...I even liked him in that bad Spade movie. I loved Artie when he first became permanent on the show. After Jackie, the show was going downhill and he saved it - to me at least. Then the old problems came back and he started dragging everything down...if he was there at all. It sucked to see him fall apart, but I still wish him well.


    EDIT: You don't give Jackie nearly enough credit.
     
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    This . . . :coffee:

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    P.S. If you loved the 90's (The Golden Age Of The Show). Jackie was the reason why you loved it. Whether your aware of it or not . . . :secret:
     
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    jdharmeyer New Member Banned User

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    I am judging the guy not for his comedy but for his humanity & ethics. Maybe Jackie was uncredited and underpaid but Jackie always seemed like a guy who would screw you over. Perfect example how he screwed over Dangerfield for a couple of thousand bucks and basically acted sorry for not paying Rodney back but was really just waiting for Rodney to say "forget about the money". A real man would have immediately said "I didn't know, I'm sorry, let me pay you right now" and insist that Rodney got paid. Instead he just pussyfooted until his debt was forgiven.

    That's my opinion. Plus Artie is just a more relatable person.
     
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    Jackie used to make everyone aware when his bit was used. It was funny...
     
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    Artie is the Man!!
     
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    "Humanity & Ethics" "Relatable": Was Artie more relatable to you when he prayed that Sal's small children get Aids and die. Where was his humanity & ethics then . . . :coffee:

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    P.S. Jackie could take a personal joke about his wife, mother, father, and upbringing. Artie couldn't . . . :coffee:
     
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    OH YEAH. One of favorite aspects of Artie was his ability to fucking destroy people. That is just a facet of his intelligence. I have never heard him lose a war of words on the show ever. And you could tell he was even holding back even then. He fucking ripped people to shreds with wit and words. I actually love Sal (and Richard is a savant drummer) but those guys DARED to fucking compare their monkey shit antics with an established Artie - so he went for blood. Good on him.

     
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    Thank God you included the phrase 'no homo'. Up until that point I was certain that you and Artie were a couple of gay guys. :rolleye:
     
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    Or when he stabbed himself knowing his mother was coming over and would find his body?
     
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    "Good On Him": Really? For telling Sal's small children to die of Aids . . . :facepalm:
     
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    Awww. Now I want to hug the fat fuck.
     
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    jdharmeyer New Member Banned User

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    Whenever people fuck with me, I don't like to call them jerkoffs or dummyface or shithead. I say something to them that will cut to the bone. I don't want them to ever forget what I told them. Wives and GFs are always a good target*

    * obviously someone you can beat up or you never planning on reconciling with.

     
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    That was a good story, JD. I read A Confederacy of Dunces because of Artie.
     
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    So did I!!! And it was hilarious!!
     
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    That was an awesome book. It left me wanting the rest of the story but knowing the author had already killed himself really sucked.
     
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