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Laktosefreier

21 points

12 days ago

It's a loss for the ones left behind. A draw is it only if nobody mourns you.

sillybear25

42 points

12 days ago

On the other hand, being mourned means that people liked you. Nobody's mourning the cancer. That might be an outright win.

Thymeisdone

9 points

12 days ago

Pro tip: don’t make friends.

HarryCallahan19

1.7k points

12 days ago

We miss you Norm.

DamnYouVodka

826 points

12 days ago

I'm at an age where celebrity losses really hit fucking home. I still haven't gotten over Robin Williams.

User_Name08

22 points

12 days ago

Nobody has

TheCaIifornian[S]

453 points

12 days ago

Yup, Robin Williams really still gets to me - even more so after hearing his wife’s story about his struggles in the end.

Mommaparisi

143 points

12 days ago

What?!?!??! This is how I find out??? Sad

TheCaIifornian[S]

166 points

12 days ago

Well, it was seven years ago.

Mommaparisi

142 points

12 days ago

I meant Norm, not Robin...sadness

TheCaIifornian[S]

68 points

12 days ago

Very.

-LoremIpsumDolorSit

58 points

12 days ago

What????? 7???? You mean 3? How old am I again?

Edit: typo

TheCaIifornian[S]

48 points

12 days ago

Yah, it’s hard to believe - definitely doesn’t feel like seven years.

yassodude

23 points

12 days ago

Shhhh as long as you don’t ask that question you can never really be sad about it, Schrödinger’s Age

HarryCallahan19

10 points

12 days ago

7?!

TheCaIifornian[S]

8 points

12 days ago

Seven.

HarryCallahan19

7 points

12 days ago

Insane.

insightful_dreams

12 points

12 days ago

lol i also thought you ment about Robin Williams

FamilyStyle2505

13 points

12 days ago

Yeah that was a weird place to decide to reply.

tangomiowmiow

8 points

12 days ago

Damn, same here. Just found out reading this post. I don't think any celebrity death will affect me as much as norm

nightsun93

3 points

12 days ago

I don’t think that’s an age thing 😅

kai-ol

18 points

12 days ago

kai-ol

18 points

12 days ago

It can be, for sure. When you're young you haven't "known" the celebrities for long. But as you get older, you realize that the world around you is getting older, including the young, vibrant people of your childhood. It hits different because you still see them as they were when you experienced them, and their death is a reminder of how much left you have to lose.

WayneKrane

6 points

12 days ago

He’s the first celebrity I can remember where I was when he died. I had to take a minute on that one. He was a treasure.

conrid

11 points

12 days ago

conrid

11 points

12 days ago

I won't ever get over Robin. It was like loosing a family member

[deleted]

6 points

12 days ago

[deleted]

6 points

12 days ago

[deleted]

CocoKlutz

2 points

12 days ago

Same here and I don’t think I ever will.

Side note: I love your username so much and your avatar looks so much like my 3D pic it’s eerie :D

RedditBoi127

1 points

12 days ago

i'm still dealing with the death of Rick May, the voice actor of The Soldier from TF2 and Peppy Hare from Star Fox 64, honestly i think the whole tf2 community is still grieving

courtney_enid

1 points

12 days ago

It wasn't that long ago but the loss of Sean Lock broke me.

hiricinee

1 points

12 days ago

If it makes you feel any better, theres a pretty good chance hed be dead if he didnt kill himself.

ElectricalRub9401

1 points

12 days ago

I got fucked up by watching What Dreams May Come about a month before his death. Not over it, still.

chaiki_oluiy

12 points

12 days ago

We miss you very much Norm! You`ll never be forgotten.

kai-ol

16 points

12 days ago

kai-ol

16 points

12 days ago

Had to confirm with Google, as I hadn't heard. This SUCKS.

2xbAd

2 points

12 days ago

2xbAd

2 points

12 days ago

What? No…

Individual_Cost_3041

1 points

12 days ago

Exactly we will

tarantulabiscuits

4 points

12 days ago

fuck I just saw this

proboobs

63 points

12 days ago

proboobs

63 points

12 days ago

Gonna be another Norm night on YouTube

Hewfe

30 points

12 days ago

Hewfe

30 points

12 days ago

His older segment on Conan alongside the actress from Melrose Place, where they talk about her movie with Carrot Top, is just incredible.

kakkarot_73

52 points

12 days ago

Conan: What’s the name of the movie?

Actress: umm…Chairman of the Board

Conan (to Norm): Do something with that you freak…

Norm smiles.

Conversation continues for a few seconds.

Norm interrupts: I bet the board is spelled BORED

Conan bursts into uncontrollable laughter while the actress questions her life decisions.

assblaster7

22 points

12 days ago

RangerFan80

12 points

12 days ago

Thanks assblaster!

No-Data_90

2 points

12 days ago

Makes me laugh every time

frysjelly

3 points

12 days ago

Yep. Just got done watching the "35 minutes of why Norm Macdonald got fired from weekend update." Man I loved watching him rip OJ apart.

upboatsallaround

477 points

12 days ago

61 is too damn young, especially for a legend like Norm

f3tch

202 points

12 days ago

f3tch

202 points

12 days ago

He should have had at least 20 more years of rambling old man left. We’re lucky he gave us so much during his time though.

kja2991

127 points

12 days ago

kja2991

127 points

12 days ago

Hes been gracious enough to be a rambling old man since he was a young man.

f3tch

22 points

12 days ago

f3tch

22 points

12 days ago

He says he says I says

3sheetz

79 points

12 days ago

3sheetz

79 points

12 days ago

I've heard it said many times that if Norm lived to be 80 or whatever and had Alzheimer's, people would still think he was doing a bit.

AmelieThicc

16 points

12 days ago

Seriously. Fuck Netflix for canceling his show.

DingoWelsch

10 points

12 days ago

Those guys are real jerks

BenchPuzzleheaded670

5 points

12 days ago

What happened?

kid-karma

11 points

12 days ago*

You know who should have died?

You guessed it: Frank Stallone.

WTFWTHSHTFOMFG

45 points

12 days ago

He wasn't that much older than me 🥺

alexxerth

59 points

12 days ago

So Henrietta Lacks might be one of the few who truly lost to cancer?

janedoi

5 points

12 days ago

janedoi

5 points

12 days ago

👆🏼☝🏼

BatBoss

28 points

12 days ago

BatBoss

28 points

12 days ago

idk those cells are kept in a lab and studied and tortured and used to learn how to kill it’s fellow cancers. Seems like an even bigger L than dying.

Took-the-Blue-Pill

10 points

12 days ago

Those cells are kept in many many many labs. Hell I have used HeLa and I don't even study cancer.

MarmosetSweat

4 points

12 days ago

You just needed a delicious substitute for bacon bits.

Bad_Idea_Hat

1 points

12 days ago

Fuck I'm a vegan now.

Reanalyzed

6 points

12 days ago

We need more things named after her

mortarnpistol

5 points

12 days ago

TIL, huh. That was a wild ride on Wikipedia

SSTralala

3 points

12 days ago

The book was called "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". If her cells are still alive, does that mean she's technically still around?

alexxerth

3 points

12 days ago

Oof that's a really philosophically loaded question. I think I need a degree to answer that?

Bad_Idea_Hat

3 points

12 days ago

Nah. Let's just go rebuild a boat.

Smaptastic

4 points

12 days ago

With her cells. Will it be the ship of Theseus or will it be Henrietta Lacks?

Loss-Particular

1 points

12 days ago

The book goes into that in great detail.

So_Much_So

37 points

12 days ago

Nah, man. Not Norm.

broadsharp

101 points

12 days ago

broadsharp

101 points

12 days ago

Thanks for making the world a better place, Norm.

We miss you already.

D2Dragons

715 points

12 days ago

D2Dragons

715 points

12 days ago

You know what? Norm was right. I'm going to remember my MIL and my Mom as not losing their battle with cancer, but beating it to a draw instead. That makes things a lot less sad.

TheCaIifornian[S]

285 points

12 days ago

It may take them, but they’re taking the cancer down with them. They’re fighters.

D2Dragons

82 points

12 days ago

It did take them, but not without a serious fight!

Rastro

24 points

12 days ago

Rastro

24 points

12 days ago

“If I go down… I’m taking you with me!!”

Zombierabbitz

10 points

12 days ago

Leave it to Norm to make me smile on that one.

oFbeingCaLM

8 points

12 days ago

RIP Norm!

PresidentReagan004

172 points

12 days ago

Holy shit.. this comment thread is how I found out we lost a great one today. Rip Norm one of my favorite comedians.

TheKillerSloth

15 points

12 days ago

Same bro, this sucks

zeny-zen-zen

5 points

12 days ago

Same ☹️🥺

Knuckles316

28 points

12 days ago

This quote, and the context of today's events, is the opposite of a mademesmile. Dude was probably already battling cancer secretly when he said that.

TheCaIifornian[S]

47 points

12 days ago

That’s what made me smile, the fact that while battling cancer privately, he was still able to joke about it, and be brave.

axelfreed

11 points

12 days ago

Norm joked about everything. He wouldn’t want people getting bummed.

nekrossai

6 points

12 days ago

Hate to break it to you but.... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HeLa

Nerdydoodler

6 points

12 days ago

Yes cancer cells can survive outside of the body, but it is also significant to know that this only applies when they are kept in a stable environment. The HeLa cells are kept fed and in a sterile, stable condition which is why they can continue to divide without starving (cell division cannot happen without the proper nutrients and building blocks, because of the conservation of mass: no new cells can be made from nothing). The article itself states this. Outside of these environments, the cells will likely die of starvation or pathogens and microorganisms in the environment.

This is of course a very interesting point to bring up though, and yes, in good conditions cancer can thrive outside of the body for an indefinite amount of time. (If this comes off as harsh or mean, I apologize. I just wanna clarify for those who might be confused and I still applaud OP for making this connection!)

nekrossai

4 points

12 days ago

Solid points all in all!

ammonanotrano

116 points

12 days ago

Bums me to hear about his passing. You know what would cheer us up? Let’s put beer in a bucket and feed it to a donkey to get it all messed up.

happyklam

29 points

12 days ago

Nah, maybe later.

luckydice767

22 points

12 days ago

I’ll go put some beer in a bucket.

manly_broncos

8 points

12 days ago

All I need is a bucket and a donkey. Here's to you norm. Rip

buckeyespud

3 points

12 days ago

Isn’t that what happened with Ripley and the last alien in the 3rd movie?

ltreeves9905

14 points

12 days ago*

David "Sonny" Lacks Jr. Henrietta Lacks, her cancer cells are still alive and are part of the reason we understand cancer as well as we do.

Edit: she died in the 1970s i belive, we still use her cells for cancer research to this day. Its an amazing and sad story so i suggest you learn more about it.

sekfan1999

6 points

12 days ago

RIP Norm

NothingsShocking

5 points

12 days ago

RIP Norm.

Buddhabellymama

5 points

12 days ago

NOOOO!!! Ugh… the world’s a bit less funny now…

AspieWithAGrudge

2 points

12 days ago

HeLa enters the chat

Tmclaughlin8407

6 points

12 days ago

You gotta love his ability to find a silver lining out of such a horrible experience.

IllustriousCookie890

5 points

12 days ago

Never could understand ANY disease or parasite that kills its own host.

accuracy_frosty

7 points

12 days ago

Diseases or parasites that kill us aren’t meant for us, most of the viruses today we fear come from animals

Also cancer is just cells that can’t kill themselves and grow out of control, they have no motive but reproduce

strongapril2021

13 points

12 days ago

RIP Norm. I enjoyed your comedies very much.

Mashed_Potato2

2 points

12 days ago

"Alright then we'll call it a draw" black sir Knight

Intrepid-Bread

14 points

12 days ago

Norm is just a legend and I am heartbroken right now, there’s no segment or joke that he’s told that didn’t make me laugh. Rest peacefully, Norm.

Funkytom467

1 points

12 days ago

Depend it can also be a win for me

accuracy_frosty

3 points

12 days ago

This decade has taken too many legends in barely 2 years

GhostOfCadia

2 points

12 days ago

Fucking Norm. One of the greats of all time.

pigmanboy

13 points

12 days ago

There is more after that quote. “…it’s not like the cancer goes home and *ucks your wife after.”

FayeRiles

21 points

12 days ago

I'm the second of four girl. I was born 10 months after my older sister. I was the only one adopted out. According to my older sister, our bio parents said they "couldn't afford 2 kids in diapers at the same time."

I have no problems being adopted. My mother is the greatest person I know. She gave me the blueprints for who I am today. But my father? My adoptive father died when I was just two and a half. I don't have memories of him. Didn't get to know him.

But this still knocked me on my ass in an absolutely profound way. I needed this more than I think I could possibly have realized.

Thank you for sharing this. 💜

TheCaIifornian[S]

3 points

12 days ago

You’re welcome!

Bitmiliionare24

2 points

12 days ago

So mademesmile is basically r/mademesad now

TheCaIifornian[S]

4 points

12 days ago

Sad Smile.

Bitmiliionare24

3 points

12 days ago

That’s actually a good idea for a very cool sub. That tom middelton gif (when he’s crying with just a little bit of joy) should be the logo of the sub!

armen89

4 points

12 days ago

armen89

4 points

12 days ago

Wait Norm died?!?!?!?

TheCaIifornian[S]

3 points

12 days ago

Unfortunately.

nomer206

2 points

12 days ago

So sad. Loved that guy and I would watch ANY movie he was in. This is a sad one.

TrapbarOverhead

5 points

12 days ago

Wait did Norm die?

TheCaIifornian[S]

2 points

12 days ago

Unfortunately.

TrapbarOverhead

11 points

12 days ago

Fuck... Do we have a cause of death? Does anyone know where OJ Simpson is?

TheCaIifornian[S]

3 points

12 days ago

Cancer. Can’t blame OJ this time.

FightingGoldenDevils

3 points

12 days ago

...or so the Germans would have us believe

DingoWelsch

2 points

12 days ago

Was it 6 million or 600? It’s bad either way.

Ppls-Republic-of-NJ

3 points

12 days ago

Rip Norm 😔

TheCaIifornian[S]

2 points

12 days ago

😔

Ppls-Republic-of-NJ

1 points

12 days ago

F

Lenora_O

6 points

12 days ago

Favorite comedian, bar none, hands down, for all time.

buttWILLyou

-3 points

12 days ago

buttWILLyou

-3 points

12 days ago

Someone died, and it made you smile?

TheCaIifornian[S]

4 points

12 days ago

His attitude towards a private battle he was fighting does.

Gingold

6 points

12 days ago

Gingold

6 points

12 days ago

Someone died, and it made you smile?

This may come as a shock to you but fondly remembering the dead is a valid form of grief.

Stockboy78

5 points

12 days ago

Congrats on the draw Norm.

11th-plague

-2 points

12 days ago

This is true, but with COVID, the virus is still “living” in the lung, nose, airways… so put a mask or plastic bag on the newly deceased corpse so that when they are bopping down the stairs, and their lungs are vibrating, that virus isn’t getting out to contaminate the air in the pathways, trucks, hospital elevators… en route to the morgue.

This is why I didn’t volunteer to serve as a pathologist or undertaker during covid. Cancer cells die, but virus DOES linger for a while. It doesn’t need much “food” and can still self assemble and escape once the parts are made… parts still exist even in dead cells.

zehamberglar

8 points

12 days ago

I demand a rematch :(

TheCaIifornian[S]

2 points

12 days ago

Me too.

DocumentDeep1197

2 points

12 days ago

My friend: Then what is a loss?

Me: ... Have you seen Akira?

dawhitecastle

52 points

12 days ago

"... It's not like the cancer goes home and fucks your wife after."

RaptorKnifeFight

20 points

12 days ago

There’s the Norm I know and love. Just when you think he’s done, there’s more…

pwharned

2 points

12 days ago

what a fucking legend.

[deleted]

-3 points

12 days ago*

[deleted]

-3 points

12 days ago*

[removed]

DingoWelsch

2 points

12 days ago

I’m sorry the way a man who just died of cancer viewed “battling” cancer bothers you.

BullFrogz13

1 points

12 days ago

My world just got a little darker. Love you Norm.

FingerStreet

1 points

12 days ago

61 years old :(

ChanceIt90

1 points

12 days ago

Not if a cancer biopsy is used to create cell lines for cancer research. The cancer is perpetuated for the benefit of science and to save human life in the future. In this case, humanity can still consider this a win. See the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

azu____

1 points

12 days ago

azu____

1 points

12 days ago

Made me smile...? Made me weep. This is how I find out Norm died? I gotta go... cry for 61 years.

itsrussiaftw

1 points

12 days ago

Technically a Pyrrhic victory for the cancer.

cyril0

1 points

12 days ago

cyril0

1 points

12 days ago

Cancer isn't trying to kill you, cancer is one's immune system malfunctioning, it is cellular repair gone awry. Some people believe it would be a positive thing if we stopped looking at it as a battle.

shouldbeawitch

1 points

12 days ago

Rest In Peace Norm and thank you for giving the gift of laughter.

Any-Show-3488

1 points

12 days ago

This one really hurts :,/

futurepaster

6 points

12 days ago

I've been thinking about that set a lot. He had a whole 15 minutes where he was working out that diagnosis and nobody knew

sfkndyn13

1 points

12 days ago

Fuck man, I'm laughing and crying. Fuck. Norm.

BigDickRick77

2 points

12 days ago

Cancer really is crazy because it isn’t a malicious disease it is a mutation or rampant biological function that thinks it is honestly doing what it is supposed to. If cancer was alive and had an agenda it is like it’s agenda would be for you to live and it thinks it is contributing to that cause.

[deleted]

0 points

12 days ago

[deleted]

0 points

12 days ago

[deleted]

BigDickRick77

1 points

12 days ago

And the Democrats, and politics, and taxation etc etc etc

Mrballtickler

1 points

12 days ago

This is just a sad day

Gawen1298

1 points

12 days ago

Fuck cancer.

AirOps1982

2 points

12 days ago

His voice was just dripping with sarcasm and snark almost all the time.

He made me laugh and I will miss him.

meh-not-interested

1 points

12 days ago

F. RIP Norm.

KevinDLasagna

2 points

12 days ago

Anybody else read the quote in his voice?

bydavidgardner

2 points

12 days ago

Hey, it’s me! I miss Norm.

underthebananatree

2 points

12 days ago

He truly represented truth in comedy. Truth is funny and it hurts, just like life.

Carrotandstick50

1 points

12 days ago

Guess it depends on your perspective.

ghosttrainhobo

7 points

12 days ago

Norm’s comment will soon enter popular culture. This will stick.

electrophilic-carbon

1 points

12 days ago

HeLa won.

Jaxroc

1 points

12 days ago

Jaxroc

1 points

12 days ago

Nobody mention Henrietta Lacks

energy4anarchy

1 points

12 days ago

I love this!! RIP Norm

Strange_Hyena_3436

1 points

12 days ago

Well now I’m crying.

zorko86

1 points

12 days ago

zorko86

1 points

12 days ago

😭

nitroprusside

1 points

12 days ago

PSA: If you have not seen "Dirty Work", you totally should. Norm was hilarious in that.

WWhataboutismss

1 points

12 days ago

If you get a chance watch some celebrity jeopardy. He's hilarious.

slikk50

1 points

12 days ago

slikk50

1 points

12 days ago

A legend is lost.

QuietNorthAmerican

1 points

12 days ago

I am still in shock, but this made me feel better

have2gopee

4 points

12 days ago

I think Norm would appreciate everyone taking a few minutes to laugh at him and his cancer: https://youtu.be/BLKFQylnANY

SatnWorshp

1 points

12 days ago

One of the few people I'm sad to see go.

BackIsBroke-Sthpinal

1 points

12 days ago

Tell that to Henrietta Lacks

Open-ur-eyez25

1 points

12 days ago

Damn he played pigeon on mike tysons mystery and he is the only reason I loved that show. So funny and such a memorable voice too. Glad he isn’t suffering anymore.

Remarkable_Routine62

1 points

12 days ago

Hey just a fun fact cancer cells are actually immortal and live on past the host’s death. They operate opposite of normal cells that have a lifespan.

Source: Cancer’s Relationship with Telemors.

azanzel

1 points

12 days ago

azanzel

1 points

12 days ago

That’s not fun. Go away science! /s

zeek1999

1 points

12 days ago

Actually after you die alot of your body functions as normal for a short time including the growth of rogue cells like cancer so.

Cancer:1

Norm Macdonald:0

gentlemancaller2000

3 points

12 days ago

You must be the life of the party

Iknownothing022

1 points

12 days ago

But you die when cancer wants you too…

mtarascio

1 points

12 days ago

That's why the Tassie Devil facial tumours are so deadly.

When they fight they pass the face cancer on.

SrGrimey

1 points

12 days ago

Came to the comments to read other Norm quotes just to discover he died... like what? This is sad, I wen't from smiling after reading the tweet to sad. Shit!

wooder321

1 points

12 days ago

gg Norm… you will be missed

scaramangaf

1 points

12 days ago

Henrietta Lacks

Qubeye

2 points

12 days ago

Qubeye

2 points

12 days ago

"Norm is at his funniest when nobody is laughing."

I forget who said it. I think it was Adam Sandler. That will forever stick with me.

RIP Norm.

hmmmnane

1 points

12 days ago

But is it really

FirePenguinMaster

2 points

12 days ago

RIP, legend

Gigantkranion

1 points

12 days ago

When did he die? Jeez, I don't recall reading anything in the news...

Justin_Sane30

3 points

12 days ago

By far the most underrated comedian ever! Rest in power.

otisdog

2 points

12 days ago

otisdog

2 points

12 days ago

Just rewatched his celebrity jeopardy. “It’s funny because it’s bigger than a normal hat.” RIP.

Grumpicake

2 points

12 days ago

The bastard took it down with him. What a champ.

Gulquan

3 points

12 days ago

Gulquan

3 points

12 days ago

As someone fighting it currently, that's a beautiful outlook.

Be more Norm.

MoustacheApocalypse

1 points

12 days ago

RIP old Norm. #noNewNorm

BeatemAtTheirGame

2 points

12 days ago

Rest In peace Norm you brought so much joy and laughter to my world I will miss you. I wish all of Norms friends and family the best during this sad time.