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Ontarioglow t1_irpgcnc wrote

I've never read/heard one negative thing about Michael. He's a national treasure who deserves nothing but happiness. May he continue his fight for Parkinson's awareness.


upvoter1542 t1_irplghj wrote

Unsurprisingly, Rush Limbaugh tried to claim that Michael J Fox was faking the severity of his symptoms. Fortunately Rush Limbaugh is rotting in his grave and Michael J. Fox is still with us.


ignost t1_irpxlwe wrote

>Rush Limbaugh tried to claim that Michael J Fox was faking the severity of his symptoms

As I recall Rush claimed Michael didn't take his medicine for a couple days. All for the "evil" cause of getting more funding for a degenerative disease that affects over a million people. God, Limbaugh was such a piece of garbage. Even if true, Michael was just showing the real impact of the disease. Rush was caught pushing so many lies in his career for attention I can't even start the list. Fox, meanwhile, remains respected by everyone who has come in contact with him.


mwoodj t1_irq0ikd wrote

In actuality it was more likely that his medication caused the movement seen during the interview. Parkinson’s actually causes rigidity as opposed to the dramatic involuntary movements that people sometimes associated with the condition. The medication improves movement but also causes excess movement as well as tardive dyskinesia which are involuntary movements and tics. It’s all degrees of risk vs. reward when deciding if a medication is worth taking. The whole controversy was based on a misunderstanding of the disease and the effects of the medications.


quadriplegic_cheetah t1_irq5mw4 wrote

Wait so the actual movements made by people with Parkinson’s are the result of the medication itself?

That’s interesting. Happy to learn this.


mwoodj t1_irq6h79 wrote

Here is a short video on the subject of l-dopa induced dyskinesia:


quadriplegic_cheetah t1_irq7c4k wrote

Thanks! I actually have a degree in Cognitive and Brain Sciences, and I’m embarrassed to admit I know very very little about Parkinson’s disease. A lot of my studies were focused on cognition and memory as opposed to neurodegenerative disease.


relator_fabula t1_irqcrw8 wrote

The embarrassing thing would be if you couldn't admit to knowing very little about something.


Peeche94 t1_irr0kyk wrote

Yeah, so many issues in the world are because people don't accept they don't fully know something or admit that they're wrong


keepyeepy t1_is0ulvl wrote

Thank you for this, it was really interesting!


zuron54 t1_irqyy0c wrote

Yes and no. Parkinson's still causes a tremor, rigidity, slowing/shuffling gait, and some other symptoms. Levodopa can cause the irregular movements like above in his trunk, head, arms, and mouth.

It's about balancing too much vs too little of the medication.


zeCrazyEye t1_irq7he1 wrote

There's a video of Rush relatively early in his career giving some interview on stage where he straight up admits he lies and making shit up to get you on his side is part of his job.


anohioanredditer t1_irqiys8 wrote

It’s just the nature of entertainment news. Anytime you see a talking head on a major network getting fired up about something, you should damn well know that’s their MO for the sake of money and ratings. Tucker Carlson comes to mind.


Notwerk t1_irpt3te wrote

Name a republican that isn't a pile of shit. I'll wait.


OathOfFeanor t1_irpyahx wrote

Abraham Lincoln?


Notwerk t1_irpzl14 wrote

Got me, but if you have to go back to the first Republican president, I'm not sure what that says about the current state of the Republican party.

To keep things on topic, George W. Bush twice vetoed the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act that MJF supported and that might have helped create new treatments for Parkinson's and other diseases.


OathOfFeanor t1_irpzsy4 wrote

Not sure that is on topic for a Comic Con clip of two famous actors, but yes fuck George Bush for that. He set back research at least a decade.


relator_fabula t1_irqcxs4 wrote

Technically correct, but Lincoln was a liberal. The parties slowly flip-flopped over the course of several years after the civil war.


high_revs t1_irsdtxd wrote

Lincoln was still kind of a pile of shit. He didn't set the slaves free because of the goodness in his heart after all.


roguespectre67 t1_irq4l2j wrote

Isn't Arnold Schwarzeneggar a Republican? I was too young to understand much when he was the Governator here in California but even if we disagree on some policy items, the guy really seems like a solid dude.


imurphs t1_irq7iyr wrote

Arnold is a bit odd. He’s a Republican, but he also seems to hold a lot of traditionally democrat beliefs. He was (at least originally, idk about now) against gay marriage, but was against a border wall, was shockingly pro-environment (at least compared to republicans in general), proposed universal health insurance in CA, and was pretty outspoken against trump.

Kind of hard to nail him down honestly, but Democrats would probably say he’s a moderate/centrist Republican, and Republicans would probably say he’s a democrat given he didn’t fall in line with trump and was pro-climate.


Zosimoto t1_irqdr15 wrote

This really highlights a lot of the problems of our system, that it's considered strange when a politician has stances outside of the dogmatic party line.


Caelum_ t1_irr1xri wrote

Harry Reid had an A NRA rating for a long time when he was still in office. Nancy Pelosi was one of the only people if not the only person in San Francisco to have a concealed carry permit (she gave it up in like 2007 or something)


IvarTheBloody t1_irqxjl3 wrote

Yeah how strange that a politician can actually have a original thought and make his own mind up about something.

It's fucking sad when the best democratic system we can seem to come up with is two options.

You get more choices in condoms than you do politicians.


upvoter1542 t1_irpwsry wrote

That's a tough challenge, I'm not sure many exist. I will say that I don't mind Mitt Romney. I don't really agree with him on most points, and I wish he would stand up for his beliefs more strongly, but I also don't think he's a pile of shit.


1Mn t1_irq482y wrote

No, he most definitely is.


LordCharidarn t1_irq7gpb wrote

He willingly associates with the Republican Party.

He’s a pile of shit.


Alexstarfire t1_irptjr4 wrote

If we name ones that are mountains of shit does that still count?


crackheadwilly t1_irq448h wrote

I was absolutely delighted hearing that Rash had died. He was such a colostomy bag.


otepp t1_irqwywn wrote

My Mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011. Michael and his foundation have had a tremendous impact on our lives, not just in the medical advancements and treatment my Mom can get, but as someone who gave my family a lot of hope. My Mom is doing (relatively) great today and part of that is because of Michael J Fox.


DavidHewlett t1_irqmwe0 wrote

Larry David can't stand him. There's even a documentary about it:


InfectedAztec t1_irquv5t wrote

Such a genius way to alow him to act, not hide his Parkinson, raise awareness about parkinsons... And all the while not doing it for an inclusiveness medal. That episode was geniuenely hilarious.


benoliver999 t1_irvij48 wrote

The shaken up soda gets me every time, I can't believe they went there


SNYDER_BIXBY_OCP t1_irrndth wrote

Fox is one of those rarities. He was in the Brat pack, and bc of the scale of his successes in Family Ties as a #1 network show in the ad wars era of 80s and Back to Future, he was the packs bigger star.

But he never ended up in handcuffs or caught in scandal like Rob Lowe, Kiefer, and the youngins Depp & River.

His LA house was the home court of massive Brat pack parties and still no scandals came out of it and after River Phoenix's death. Fox and the rest of the pack and other Hollywood young partiers went more low key likely bc of their agents advice.

That's what caused so much talk when Dicaprio and "The Pussy Posse" as he and Tobey Maguire called themselves got rolling in the late 90s/early 2000s.

Anyway Fox has had a great reputation on sets. Very professional, isn't late, very diligent. His Spin City run was nothing but glowing reports of his conduct on set.

Chris Loyd has been said to be a joy to work with but some have said he can be very stoic or quiet.

The dude came out of the New York stage/theatre scene of the 60s alongside people like Danny Devito, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Deniro, and Roy Schneider.

He was a dramatic performer, but loved comedy and since Taxi on TV has never stopped working and always been said to be a cool mutherfucker.

Point being, if there was shittyness in that guys background it would have shown itself by now.

He's been married 5 times and none of his exes have tried to burn his image so that's gotta mean. Something haha.


fibralarevoluccion t1_irrnu7y wrote

I was so shook to learn that Mr Lloyd had been married 5 times. How does that even happen


SNYDER_BIXBY_OCP t1_irs1gyq wrote

Start early and often hahah.

He was married in 60s. 70s. 80s. Then had a long run in 90s divorced in like 04/05 and just hitched current gal in like last 15 years. She is his real estate agent or was if I remember correctly. Google can BS check me on that.


ilikemrrogers t1_irw3cj5 wrote

I started a business nearly 13 years ago that has done exceptionally well.

I always liked the stories like this where huge stars had every reason to be cocky, pushy, and elitist but chose to go the route of professional, helpful, and friendly.

There are a LOT of business owners who taste success and treat their employees like shit, push people around, and stick their nose up at the life they had before winning in the business world.

I’ve consciously worked to avoid that at all costs. I’m a male, but you will never find a single female employee of mine who will ever say I was anything less than professional and equal in my time working with them. I roll up my sleeves and do dirty, hard work right alongside everyone else. At the end of the day, we all go home at the same time.

I want to be remembered as a highlight of someone’s professional life, not as an experience that sucked.


ShotMyTatorTots t1_irr8ffw wrote

Larry David had a room under Michael J Fox and suspected he was being noisy on purpose.


What-The_What t1_irrfl4p wrote

His 'feud' with Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm is hilarious.


steboy t1_irqu237 wrote

I’ve heard plenty of bad things about Michael J Fox. There are numerous claims that prior to his diagnosis, he was a massive douche.

Then, his illness changed him for the better. Changed his perspective, and he started treating those around him, in both his personal and professional life better.

Who knows what’s true, but I think he had a reputation as being a kind of cocky, cliché a-lister before Parkinson’s.