Post-cancer, Roger Ebert gets outfitted with his voice again

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  1. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    Poor guy. Glad he can speak somewhat now.
     
  3. E.Rabbot

    E.Rabbot Well-Known Member

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    He still has terrible taste in movies.
     
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    that guy has been through some tough stuff, i cannot even imagine how to deal with what he endures.
     
  5. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    He liked a movie you hated and vice versa, big deal. It's his opinion.
     
  6. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    i can say what i can about the man, but the ordeal he went through, and now with this gift of his voice given back to him. i couldnt be more happy for him.
     
  7. E.Rabbot

    E.Rabbot Well-Known Member

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    Nice try sport. He routinely espouses distaste and poor judgement when reviewing the sorts of films that I hold dear. In my opinion he has terrible taste in films. Having cancer does not alter that fact.

    If the man worked at Walgreen's or somewhere else equally degrading then no one would care he had cancer.
     
  8. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    It's called an opinion, sport. We all have movies we have different opinions on. People having a different opinion than yours is part of life.


    Don't think I don't know what you're getting at with the cancer and working at Walgreens either.
     
  9. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Yikes. I, uh...I was just excited that this guy got his voice back. Cancer destroys peoples' lives. Regardless of dude's opinions on film, can't we all agree that it's nice that he's still alive and able to joke about the entire ordeal?
     
  10. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    That's awesome. Maybe he'll be able to do a review show again within the near future. :) 

    It's GD, man, what did you expect? I'm just glad we're getting this over with now.
     
  11. asderiphel

    asderiphel Severian's Understudy

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    When I saw the cover of Esquire a couple of weeks ago, I was stunned. I read his reviews all the time and I had no idea what he had gone through. For someone who has always had a strong opinion that people respond to, it must mean the world to him to be able to speak again.

    I've always thought highly of his reviews, agree or disagree.
     
  12. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    I lost so many family members from cancer. All of them on my father's side, thank god he never smoked. My grandmother had cancer about 4 times before she lost her life to the 5th occurence :cry 

    Wasn't Ebert also an alcoholic? Damn, can't believe he pulled through that.
     
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    I agree. There are some movie critics who seem not to really LIKE movies at all, because they hate everything. Even when I disagree with him he still has valid well thought out reviews
     
  14. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    It's awesome now that he as a device that sounds like him in the past. I'm amazed that he pulled though such a horrible ordeal and that takes courage.
     
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    Wow. I had no idea the man was even sick! Had I just saw a picture of him, I'd have no idea it was even him. Damn cancer.

    I'm glad he's pulling through and is getting back some small sense of normalcy. That's pretty awesome about his voice, though. Technology can be really cool some times.
     
  16. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Because, you know, when I hear a coworker or even someone through the local news has cancer I feel no sympathy. If a Walgreens cashier told me they had cancer, I'd feel terrible. Cancer makes us feel bad for everyone - even celebrities. It's a horrible thing to go through, and it's painful for the family too.

    I admit, I actually watched Oprah for this. I teared up several times, especially because of his brave and strong wife. That takes a special kind of person, and like Oprah said it was "true love". Ebert has definitely faced this thing with an amazing amount of bravery, and some of the things he wrote were absolutely beautiful. It lets you look back on your own life and consider what makes you happy and to enjoy it based on what you're given.
     
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    Poor guy. He actually creeps me out with that mouth.
     
  18. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    As the Nostalgia Critic pointed out, it's like he has a permanent smile :lol 
    Couldn't he get some sort of facial reconstruction to fix his jaw/mouth?

    If I ever lost my ability to speak and had to speak like him, I'd choose Soundwave as my new voice :D 
     
  19. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    I knew he had health issues, but before reading a story on Digg, I had no idea how serious they were, or that he'd lost his voice. It's wonderful that he was able to get his voice back, in a way, and wish the best for him and family.
     
  20. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    He had facial reconstruction as a possibility, but he didn't want any more surgeries and said it's just how his face is meant to look now. I thought it was sweet.
     

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