6 Comedian Aimed Death Threats

A successful comedian is expected to sometimes push the limit and sometimes go beyond what is socially acceptable, because a function of a good stand-up comedian, apart from making people laugh, obviously, is to make them think about the subjects that he is presenting.

Regardless of the style that a particular comedian uses be it light-hearted, based on anecdotes, deadpan one-liners etc., he or she is also making a social commentary on a given topic, depending on the sketch.

And there are instances when either the public overreacts to a comedian’s provocative lines or a comedian goes to far and offends the public’s sensibilities and core beliefs.

Of these instances, there are even rarer ones when the public’s reaction is not just the usual outcry and leave response. Take a look at 6 comedian aimed death threats.

1. Hannibal Buress

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He received a death threat for being one of the first to call out Bill Cosby as a rapist, before several women actually came out to sue him and apparently confirm what Buress had been pointing the finger at quite repeatedly in his sketches.

The death threat came, of all places, on Facebook, from a man who is both a body builder, a supporter of Bill Cosby and a stripper at the same time.

2. Anthony Jeselnik

Anthony Jeselnik is the target of one of 6 comedian aimed death threats

His parents phone number and address got posted online at a time when he was receiving death threats himself. A pretty scary development.

All the ruckus was about him making a sketch in one of his episodes a focused barrage of fun-making on the expense of a man who had recently died eaten by a shark in New Zealand.

Though he is usually controversial in his topics and overall style, he apparently went too far with this one.

3. Kevin Nealon

The list of 6 comedian aimed death threats includes Kevin Nealon.

Here’s an example that is just plain mind-boggling. So you watch a comedy show, right? Because you want to enjoy yourself and feel good.

And the show features a diverse cast. One of the cast isn’t particularly funny in your view. So you… issue a death threat against him?!

Well, that’s exactly what happened to Kevin Nealon during his time as an anchor for the Weekend Update segment on Saturday Night Live.

Apparently some people take their comedy… seriously?

4. Amy Schumer

6 comedian aimed death threats - Amy Schumer.

I know. This one comes as a surprise, since Amy Schumer, though controversial at times, is not exactly what you would consider worthy of your incandescent hate.

But she received numerous death threats after making a joke about Steve-O of “Jackass” fame when she suggested that perhaps many people would have felt it would have been less of a loss if he had died instead of his colleague and friend Ryan Dunn, at the time recently deceased in a car accident.

“Jackass” fans all over went nuts making it unsafe for Schumer in a lot of venues in USA. She herself declared she was genuinely concerned for her life.

5. Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith is one of those who received one of the 6 comedian aimed death threats

Perhaps you were under the impression that the modern age of civilization and reason is in gathering speed to launch us into an era of understanding, tolerance and other such lofty ideals and that the words Christian fanatics are obsolete.

Well, think again when you consider the case of Kevin Smith, the man behind the hit comedy movie “Dogma” starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Selma Hayek, Chris Rock and a host of others.

Because after the movie launched, his irreverent portrayal of some Christian concepts earned him plenty of death threats from none other than good Christians. That’s right, turn the other cheek so you can’t see us coming from the side to stab you.

6. Russell Brand

The list of 6 comedian aimed death threats includes Russell Brand

He’s received many death threats during his career as a comedian, but probably the most at once after he hosted MTV and made comments about several celebrities including the Jonas Brothers.

Then there’s the death threats he received for commenting against Israeli companies supported by British investments, as he claims this indirectly funds the conflict in Gaza.

Suffice to say he’s not lacking in death threats.

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Celebrities Intriguing Last Words

No matter what they do, celebrities manage to have an impact, one way or another. Either by impressing people with their skill in performing their chosen craft. Or by scandalous affairs. Or by eccentricities. Or just by simply being very very interesting. And so on.

But speaking of the latter scenario, some famous people manage to make even their deaths impressive without the components of drama or tragedy that might come to mind, but rather with a strong dose of “say, what?! intereeeesting…“.

Take a look at this recounting of some celebrities intriguing last words, below.

1.  Sir Winston Churchill

Some celebrities intriguing last words include those of Winston Churchill.

At the time of his death, this great orator, politician, humorous trickster and just general defender of the free world had a few very straight no-nonsense words to add to his previous famous speeches. They were: “Oh, I am so bored with it all.”

Now whether this was a sign of a final admittance of being disappointed in the farce of human existence or a simple, normal desire to rest after a life-long impressive labor, we will never know. But in any case, it seems like death was a welcome event for Sir Churchill.

2. Oscar Wilde

The words of Oscar Wilde are part of some celebrities intriguing last words

Another British-man, this literary legend’s wit is well… legendary. So it’s no surprise that in his final moments he had the courage and integrity to stay in character, despite the unknown road ahead of him. Instead of saying something pedantic, pensive or self-important, he chose to go for humor and making those around him have one last laugh as he declared that he and the wallpaper of the cheap Paris hotel he was in were “fighting a duel to the death. One of us has to go.” Classy, witty, ominous, sad and funny in the same time, to reference your certain imminent death via a wallpaper and make it, the wallpaper, the (apparent) center of attention and pre-determined winner.

3. Steve Jobs

Some celebrities intriguing last words - Steve Jobs.

This great inventor and scientific mind, who has often been compared with great scientific geniuses of the past, even with the implication that he is our current era’s greatest inventor, uttered some very intriguing words at the time of his death. For a scientist that is.

Because he is reported to have said: “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” Obviously, religious folks have jumped at the chance to say that he found God (and Heaven) in his last moments. While atheists probably still scratch their heads and write it off as the simple spasms of a hiper-active dying and hence malfunctioning brain. Or perhaps we was completely lucid and his brain biologically unaffected, but was just remembering some very pleasant memory from his past to drive away the intense pain caused by the pancreatic cancer that killed him…

4. Walt Disney

Some celebrities intriguing last words include those of Walt Disney.

Possibly the most enigmatic last words on this last, and certainly the most anti-climactic, Walt Disney’s were: “Kurt Russell.” That’s right, as in the actor Kurt Russell we all know, who at the time was a child actor whom Disney had recently signed a long-term contract with.

Walt Disney wrote these words on a piece of paper right before he died. Why a relatively unknown child-actor would have been the most pressing matter to a colossus like Walt Disney right before passing away is, was unknown to the Disney family, Kurt Russell himself and even the lawyers who invited him to Walt Disney’s office after the man’s death, to discuss the peculiar note left and whether it had anything to do with the will or another part of Walt Disney’s legacy or desires.

As for the previous entry on this list, there exists a very simple explanation, yet hard to understand for most “average” people. Maybe Walt Disney was such a consummate professional that putting his business matters in order was important to the very last.

So, maybe he just wrote down Kurt Russell so he could remember to follow that up with some simple, common-place instructions to the lawyers, having to do with the contract. But he never got around to that second part leaving us with his (perhaps) reminder for us to blow out of proportion. Maybe he just wanted to give the kid a raise. Or… fire him. Who knows?

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Case Studies From Sigmund Freud’s Career

The Austrian neurologist had a significant impact on the advancement of psychology and psychoanalysis. Admittedly, his techniques and theories now seem outdated, but his influence in the field is undeniable. He created psychoanalysis, introduced new therapeutic techniques, formulated the Oedipus complex and analysed dreams as outlets into fulfilling our wishes. Since he was a renowned psychoanalyst, he had many patients and fascinating cases. We’ve compiled a list of the most interesting case studies from Sigmund Freud’s career. It’s exciting to read about his approaches and compare them with what we know today. Difficult as it may be to judge his actions, his influence cannot be denied to this day.

5. Ida Bauer (Dora)

Case Studies From Sigmund Freud's Career

Ida suffered from hysteria from an early age. Her mother was obsessed with cleanliness, which led to Ida breaking down and having to receive shock treatment. After turning down a proposition, she started having suicidal thoughts and her state was only getting worse. Freud started to treat her and discovered she was a repressed lesbian. Ida was attracted to his father’s mistress. This made for an uncomfortable relationship between the father and the daughter. When she decided to stop seeing Freud she became as obsessed with cleanliness as her mother and partnered up with her fahter’s mistress to play bridge.

4. Fanny Moser

Case Studies From Sigmund Freud's Career

Fanny had all one could ever want: two children, a happy marriage and financial security. But after her husband died of a heart attack and she was accused by her stepson of killing him, she was dragged from court room to court room in an attempt to clear her name. This left her with a fragile nervous condition. Freud tried to hypnotise her to erase the painful memories such as her husband’s death from her brain . But nothing seemed to help Fanny with her severe depression. She was bewitched by a young lover who extorted millions from her before she died in 1925. In a letter to her daughter, Freud apologised for failing to pinpoint their estrangement.

3. Hilda Doolittle (H.D.)

Case Studies From Sigmund Freud's Career

While travelling to Greece with her baby daughter and a friend, Winifred Ellerman, Hilda had an affair with a man on the ship. She was involved in her friend’s marriage, and when Winifred’s husband left the two women, he was replaced by Robert McAlmon. Ellerman and McAlmon adopted Hilda’s daughter and invited the mother into their partnership. Doolittle visited Freud to help her with writer’s block. They never touched on the subject of sexuality, but she was inspired to write “Tribute to Freud”.

2. Daniel Paul Schreber

Case Studies From Sigmund Freud's Career

During his childhood, Schreber’s father forced him to take cold baths, beat him until he stopped crying and made him wear a device that ensured he stood up straight at all times. His father died when Schreber was 19 and his older brother killed himself some years later. Daniel suffered from speech impediments and hypochondria. He was hospitalized for eight years and wrote a book that Freud found fascinating. From his writings, Freud concluded that the patient still feared his father. Schreber’s belief that he was being transformed into a woman was the direct result of his father’s abuses and continuous tortures.

1. Sergei Pankejeff (Wolf Man)

Case Studies From Sigmund Freud's Career

After losing his sister, father and wife to suicide, Pankejeff begun suffering from depression. Freud started treating him and discovered Sergei had several repressed fantasies that were fueling his anxiety. The interpretation of one of the patient’s dreams in which six white wolves sat in a walnut showed that Pankejeff also feared his father and had witnessed a violent act between his mother and his father when he was only eighteen months old. Pankejeff subsequently found someone else to help him cope with his issues and he became a lawyer.

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Charles Bronson Prisoner: Astounding Facts

If you don’t live in the UK and you haven’t seen the movie “Bronson”, you might be a little in the dark about this character. Long story short, Bronson is Britain’s most notorious, problem prisoner, known for his unstable behavior, and instigator nature. Charles Bronson Prisoner: Astounding Facts reviews the weird things that you didn’t know about his multiple faces: the Charles Bronson convict, the Charles Bronson criminal and the artist within Charles Bronson. Despite his crimes, Bronson is (was?) an articulated, extravagant man with a quick temper. But according to himself, he is a nice guy who only occasionally becomes nasty, which doesn’t necessarily mean he’s evil.

5. Went in for 7 years, spent more than 40

Charles Bronson Prisoner: Astounding Facts

After being arrested for stealing $43 in 1974, Michael Peterson became known as Charles Bronson prisoner. He was a problematic inmate from the very start and engaged in countless violent acts. In 40 years of imprisonment he stayed in more than 120 prisons across England. He attacked over twenty guards, more prisoners than anyone could count and managed to take eleven hostages. During all these bizarre acts he caused damages that surpassed half a million pounds.

4. Elevated protests

Charles Bronson Prisoner: Astounding Facts

After he was declared mentally insane in 1978, Bronson was moved to Broadmoor Hospital where he was allegedly mistreated and received medication against his will. As a consequence, he reached the rooftop of the building and protested there for almost a week before his brother convinced him to come down. After this episode he was declared sane and was released from Broadmoor. But he carried on his tradition and repeated the rooftop riots on five more occasions in five different prisons.

3. He cared about his biceps

Charles Bronson Prisoner: Astounding Facts

If you’ve heard about the Charles Bronson prison workout, you’re probably wondering what’s all the hype about. He was really into sport and keeping fit and wanted to prove anyone can get ripped without splurging on supplements, counting calories or spending hours on machines. So he wrote the Charles Bronson Solitary Fitness book, in which he talks about his technique, the Solitary Cow Punch, which he claims will help you kick down steel doors. Come to think about it, there may be some truth in there about this deadly technique. It’s been reported that he bent steel doors with his bare hands and there’s even a story about him doing 2000 push ups every day. If you want to try the Charles Bronson workout routine, make sure to skip his other recommendations like flossing your nostrils with twine.

2. Charles Bronson Art

Charles Bronson Prisoner: Astounding Facts

Bronson had enough time to experiment with many things, like painting and writing poetry. He even won some awards for art after his works where illegally displayed on the London Underground, followed by their publication in various newspapers. His art teacher, Phil Danielson, and him became very close until one day when Danielson openly criticized one of his pupil’s painting. This threw Bronson in a fit of rage and he tied his teacher with skipping rope, making a spear from a knife and pool cue with which he tantalized his victim, while he muttered to himself and giggled. Danielson was held hostage for 44 hours and Bronson got himself the life sentence.

1. Is charles bronson still alive?

Charles Bronson Prisoner: Astounding Facts

The last we’ve heard about Bronson was in May 2014 when he got hot under the collar while watching Arsenal playing against Hull. After claiming to have seen Ronnie Kray’s ghost who encouraged him to start a riot, he stripped all his clothes and covered himself in butter, to make it harder for the guards to restrain him. He injured more than a dozen prison guards, just for fun. And with this, we’re left with the question is Charles Bronson dead? Or will we be seeing him on the news, on the rooftop of another prison once more?

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5 Things You Didn’t Know Mess With Your Sleep

If you’ve been waking up tired day after day and you don’t know what’s happening with your body, then you might be interested in reading these 5 things you didn’t know mess with your sleep. And if you thought sleeping five hours on week days and twelve hours on weekends balances everything out, you might want to think again. Not only you can’t make up for sleep deprivation, but sleeping more than you need can also affect your body and your overall performance. Keep reading to find out why.

#5. Time Zones

5 Things You Didn't Know Mess With Your Sleep

You might know that we have an internal clock that depends on Sun’s schedule. This translates into the mind boggling fact that our bodies are already scheduled to fall asleep and wake up at certain times, practically dancing to the tune the Sun is playing. But we have evolved and learned to ignore the Sun and replace it, instead, with artificial light. If you thought going to bed at 3 am after a “Game of Thrones” marathon won’t throw you off, you should know this can easily lead to social jet lag. You’ll probably wake up the next day at 11 pm, feeling like you have a hangover. What can you do to avoid transforming into a sleep deprived Grinch? Avoid watching TV or using any other gadgets half an hour before going to bed. If you feel sleepy don’t ignore your body. Likewise, you should stop using alarm clocks to wake you up and if you feel refreshed at 6 am, don’t give in to temptation and linger in bed for five more hours. You’ll feel much worse by then.

#4. Peppermint Toothpaste

5 Things You Didn't Know Mess With Your Sleep

We all love the fresh, minty aftertaste of toothpaste. But recent studies show that the peppermint flavor might actually prevent you from falling asleep. Since peppermint oil works as a stimulant, it’s easy to see why it can keep you awake. What happens, exactly? Apparently, it can make you more alert by stimulating your central nervous system. And that’t not really something you want when you jump in your pajamas and then in your bed. Suggestions? Try to switch to a different brand or flavor and pay attention to what happens to your sleep schedule.

#3. A Full Moon

5 Things You Didn't Know Mess With Your Sleep

There are studies that unearthed another enemy of deep sleep and restful eyes: the full Moon. There are many people who grow restless when the Moon shines proud in the sky. And if you suspect your wide windows of helping the full Moon to sabotage your sleep, researchers are already a step ahead of you. They’ve conducted an experiment in which the subjects were closed in windowless room, not knowing if the Moon was full or not. The results showed they still didn’t sleep well, with their sleep quality being reduced by thirty percent. There’s no logical explanation for why this is happening, so we still haven’t figured out what we can do about it.

#2. Your Race

5 Things You Didn't Know Mess With Your Sleep

It has been scientifically proven that black people struggle more than others when it comes to falling asleep and resting. What numbers are we looking at? After testing different subjects, researchers found out that white people sleep better by eleven percent than black people. Results show that the decreased levels of slow wave sleep work against African Americans and keeps them awake when they’re rather be sleeping.

#1. Being In Love

5 Things You Didn't Know Mess With Your Sleep

If love is in the air, then you’re probably not sleeping too well. Love actually triggers some chemical reactions in your brain and the levels of serotonin decrease, while dopamine levels spike. And it gets even more romantic. If you sleep next to someone whom you love and they are having sleeping problems, you risk having trouble yourself out of empathy.

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