Ellen Degeneres talks about "The Fountainhead" on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Posted by JRMR 3 years, 9 months ago to Books
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Ellen was on Jimmy Kimmel's show recently and she talks about how she can never finish books and the first book she talks about is "The Fountainhead." Very funny clip from the show.
SOURCE URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mUjGlrWvYk


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  • Posted by $ ObjectiveAnalyst 3 years, 9 months ago
    Hello JRMR,
    I find Ellen amusing at times and utterly ignorant at others. Now that I find she can't finish a book, I understand all I need to about her ignorance. Also, The Fountainhead is over 700 pages.
    Respectfully,
    O.A.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 3 years, 9 months ago
    Funny? No. Embarrassing and disgusting, yes. Neither of them realize how completely foolish they appear. What a goal to strive to reach for all the viewers.
    Perfect example of a "hero" of the entertainment "industry". Just a great person to mold minds into mush.
    Who watches this rubbish? GOP and Dem voters, obviously.
    The terrorists have the wrong targets.
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    • Posted by lrshultis 3 years, 9 months ago
      Not much different than all those who joke about not being able to understand even the simplest mathematics. Many in the Gulch joke about ignorance of such and such as do most people. Growing up I missed The Fountainhead, waiting until I was 26 to read it. I did read a lot of stuff my dad was reading in our ma and pa neighborhood grocery. Good stuff like Thorne Smith's The Passionate Witch, Not as a Stranger and The Cry and the Covenant, along with stuff like the Scourge of the Swastika and a manual for some kind an IBM business machine and a lot of real junk.
      There is much more to do in life, such as seeing the latest episode of Person of Interest or other recreational stuff, than wondering about Ellen.
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      • Posted by freedomforall 3 years, 9 months ago
        How true. If this hadn't been posted here, I would have had no idea how ridiculous this program is, since I have never watched it. Johnny Carson seems like an Einstein in comparison. As you said, plenty of other distractions ;^)
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        • Posted by lrshultis 3 years, 9 months ago
          You can not know what is nonsense unless you can experience it sometimes to compare with all that good stuff, though it requires a functioning critical faculty with a lot of common sense. Suspending critical thinking and doing selective thinking, usually faith thinking, can be called a trance or hypnotic state of mind.
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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 3 years, 9 months ago
    I posted this before Ellen had a music rapper on
    Her show to promote his new CD She told the guy "I really like what your saying here" as she waved the CD at the audience.
    I looked up the lyrics from the 1st track and it had the n word a dozen times it spoke very crudely of women and cussed the police for catching them with kilos of coke In the trunk because they were driving while black. What an ignorant culture icon.
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  • Posted by Stormi 3 years, 9 months ago
    What is with this national desire to be stupid, to hate reading, but to want to run things! Ellen actually has pretty good taste in interior decorating, but she is setting a poor example for teens with the desire not to read. Perhaps she could read "Anthem", which our daughter read at age 9, a mere 90 pages surely would not stress Ellen too much. Geez, what has it come too, I remember a novels course I took in college, where we read 800-1000 page books, one a week for the term, in addition to reading for other classes.Our nation is lost if more people become unwilling or unable to even attempt to read AS, a time toward which we are too quickly approaching.
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    • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 3 years, 9 months ago
      But STORMI, we don't NEED to read tht stuff anymore. if we REALLY need IT we can look it iup on the internet? And like really....reading is SO hard!

      /signed Barbie's Twisted Sister.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 3 years, 9 months ago
    What got me was how the audience whopped it up when Ellen said she was not going to read either book.
    That told me something about folks who watch Jimmy Kimmel Live.
    Note to self~
    Me dino has never seen that show.
    And me dino don't ever need to.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 3 years, 9 months ago
    That's funny. I didn't plan on finishing it either. It was tough sledding at first and suddenly I got really into it. The characters were suddenly recognizable as elements of people I knew. They behave bizarrely, as real people do, and Rand offers insight into why.

    Before I read it, if I knew a Peter Keeting, I would have thought all that stuff he did was the ruthless pursuit of his own goals and dreams. It is oddly almost the opposite of that. He doesn't having any dreams for himself.

    I'm glad to hear them joking about it on a mainstream show.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 3 years, 9 months ago
      I was fascinated from the beginning. Didn't read it until my late 20's though so had some life and business experience by that time.
      Joking about it? They don't have any knowledge of it whatsoever. Complete neophytes to reason.
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