November 19, 2015

"Amy Schumer Throws ‘Massive Fit’ In NYC Gym."

"The trouble began when the actress forgot her membership card. An employee turned her away, reminding her she needed a card for entrance — which left the 34-year-old in a rage."

I don't really care. I just wanted to tell you something that once you see it, you won't be able to unsee it: She looks just like Rush Limbaugh.

53 comments:

hawkeyedjb said...

She looks like Tonya Harding. Sounds like she has the same temperament.

traditionalguy said...

Maybe they both have German ancestry. Germans sound like they are yelling when the raise their voices with authority.

Bob Boyd said...

It's harder to get into Equinox Gym than it is to get into the country.

Coupe said...

If she was famous she could buy her own fucking bicycle machine.

EDH said...

A harmless little fuzzball down to her formerly nicotine-stained fingers, with talent on loan from God.

Wilbur said...

Never heard of her.

Peter said...

If she'd adopted that Rottweiler, it would have been the dog that died.

Big Mike said...

Who's Amy Schumer? Related to the New York senator, perhaps?

R. Chatt said...

No wonder Rush didn't have children. Must have had a premonition.

sydney said...

She is someone who looks remarkably different depending on the camera angle. I suppose we are all to some extent, but some more than others.

Skeptical Voter said...

At 160 pounds, I don't want to be around her when she has a tantrum. Probably throws herself on the floor and all that. Come back sweetie when you've knocked 40 pounds off the trunk.

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt that the story is made up, released to help her maintain her "edge" now that she's more well-known.

Because there's no way that woman's ever seen the inside of a gym.

Scott M said...

"You went full Schumer. Never go full Schumer."

M Jordan said...

Is she was as funny as she is ugly, she'd be funnier than hell.

AlbertAnonymous said...

Professor, why the war on women? Seriously.

Not very feminist of you. And kind of homophobic too.

Posting the story only to make fun of her looks by commenting that she looks like Rush Limbaugh and we "won't be able to unsee it"? Really?

And you, a Law Professor....

Mac McConnell said...

Big Mike

Her father is second cousin to U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer.

Bay Area Guy said...

She is fat and, obviously, ill-behaved.

And, to be honest, she's not that funny, either.

mccullough said...

Maybe the Massive Fit was the workout

EMD said...

She has a cabbage patch face.

Jolan False said...

Hey, no Rush-shaming. #SafeSpace #ShamelessAmerica

http://www.hulu.com/watch/860694

exhelodrvr1 said...

Oh!! Massive FITS!! I misread it the first time.

Mid-Life Lawyer said...

I saw the movie and she is very talented but I almost walked out. I haven't walked out of but maybe two movies in my entire life. I'm no prude but it crossed some kind of line with me. I stayed and watched but I promised myself to never go to another Judd Apatow movie. It's not like there are not plenty of other movies to see, books to read. I'm just not going to polute and desensitize myself like that anymore.

I'm not remotely surprised she would behave that way.

Michael McClain said...

"DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?"

No. Should I?

Always interesting when a woman acts like a dick.

readering said...

When I forget my library card, they ask to see my driver's license to confirm my membership, so I can go ahead and check out materials. I would expect a high-end gym to be just as computer-organized and customer-friendly. This can't be good publicity for Equinox. It's not like there aren't a lot of urban gyms to choose from.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Wow, body shame much? The group will be along to collect your modern feminist in good standing card any moment now.

Schumer's ok-funny but so overpraised it's tough to enjoy her work. Her stand up is so-so; she hits the same notes with the same inflection a lot and if the joke itself isn't great that gets old, to me. Stephen Wright or Dimitri Martin can do similar-cadence/energy/beat bits all night and it doesn't wear on my ear because the material is so funny. Schumer's loud exasperated-at-the-end setup feels stale after a few minutes. She's not unfunny, though, just not good enough to warrant the fawning coverage she gets (mostly as a result of her topics & identity).

Virgil Hilts said...

Almost any star with class could have schmoozed/charmed her/his way in. Can you imagine how charming Rush would have been in the same situation? This is as bad as the licking of the doughnut.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Big Mike said...
Who's Amy Schumer? Related to the New York senator, perhaps?


They're cousins, actually! She put out some pro-gun control tweets & had a press conference on that this year--a guy in Louisiana shot two women in a theater while it was showing Schumer's movie this summer. She got some pushback on that position and quickly characterized that pushback as crazy & scary, no surprise there.

Humperdink said...

Schumer is fortunate Holly Holm wasn't at the front desk.

After a few moments Holly might say: "I know who you used to be".

Ann Althouse said...

I'm just sayng they look alike. The old "separated at birth" humor. Not insulting either person. Just observing. I actually like both of them.

cubanbob said...

Ann Althouse said...
I'm just sayng they look alike. The old "separated at birth" humor. Not insulting either person. Just observing. I actually like both of them.
11/19/15, 5:30 PM "

Indeed in the photo they do look alike. Somehow I suspect neither of them wants to be compared to the other.

Paging Lazlo, how would these two get it on and how would you describe an offspring from these two?

Michael K said...

"If she'd adopted that Rottweiler, it would have been the dog that died."

Thanks, I needed that laugh.

Virgil Hilts said...

Years ago, on Howard Stern they had this game where a guy from National Enquirer would describe 4 celebrity stories (just like this one) from the prior week and Stern and his team had to guess which 1 was true. One story was of Jay Leno going into a hissy fit like the one Amy threw. One of Stern's crew thought it was the true one, and the National Enquirer guy said no way, not even close! He explained that everyone in Hollywood knew that Jay Leno was one of the absolute nicest and classiest people in the business; he would never, ever behave like that. Moral -- you can become a rich and famous celebrity without turning into a dick.

AlbertAnonymous said...

Professor: "I'm just sayng they look alike. The old "separated at birth" humor. Not insulting either person. Just observing."

Sorry Professor, I'm calling Bullshit!

You call out other people all the time based on what they write, assuming they meant what they wrote and wrote what they meant. Sometimes reading into their written statements perceived slights that only you feminists and Salon writers can see. Heck, you write and analyze others' writings for a living. If you meant "separated at birth" you would have simply said so. And you probably would have made a tag for it.

I don't want to be accused of "mansplaining" it to you, but frankly "you can't unsee it" is the give away. You were insulting them BOTH!

Look, I can laugh at any kind of humor as much as the next guy, no matter how un-PC it is. So I typically don't care. But you put on this air of moral superiority and feminist righteousness, and this post is way out of line with that. You should just Own It!

JCC said...

I have never seen Schumer in anything - intentionally so - based mainly on such things as this description in Atlantic: Schumer is a "...public intellectual...a feminist hero...Schumer’s “character” is often that of an ignorant, middle-class white woman whose comic sentiments underline her own stupidity and unacknowledged privilege."

Gee, that sounds really funny. I guess she was in character when throwing her tantrum.

mikee said...

How, and why, did this ever become a news story?

It isn't the vague similarity in looks between Amy and Rush that Althouse should comment upon, it is the amazing ability of Ms. Schumer's publicist to get this story before the public.

What next? Margaret Cho's tattoos, and how Margaret looks like Mao?

holdfast said...

She's not "funny fat" like Roseanne or Melissa McCarthy, she's just very untoned and slack. Also, the three chins is kind of a turnoff. Hard to believe she was in a gym.

William said...

I've never seen her act, but there's a buzz about her. I get the sense that a Venn diagram with her and Lena Dunham would show a fair amount of overlap, but that's not an informed opinion. Apparently she's Jennifer Lawrence's BFF. I guess that's a plus for her, or another example of how Hollywood has carbonized the pure white flame of Jennifer Lawrence......It's possible the desk clerk was a jerk, and equally possible that she was a bigger jerk. I hope on the day of Last Judgement we get to sit in on the final reckoning, and God tells us who's the guilty party.

dreams said...

With all the smart good looking Jewish people in the world, it would be understandable if she is a self-loathing Jew, poor thing. I'm glad Jennifer Lawrence is befriending her.

Roughcoat said...


Amy Schumer is Jewish? She doesn't look Jewish.

She looks like a Cabbage Patch doll. Which aren't Jewish.

dreams said...

"I'm just sayng they look alike. The old "separated at birth" humor. Not insulting either person. Just observing. I actually like both of them."

I actually think Amy has the more masculine look.

wildswan said...

She IS Rush but in his trannie phase which the media is covering up.

Bill said...

Was it a Lena Dunham-style "rage spiral"?

I always thought Jacques Cousteau and Mother Teresa looked like brother and sister.

jacksonjay said...


Sounds like it's easier to get a ballot than to get a stepper in New York.

Crazy Jane said...

Ms. Schumer may be obnoxious, but the blame here belongs to Equinox. Its gyms cost at least 2X what they should, and they run twice as many people as they should through their facilities every day of the week. They have tiny workout floors, tiny classrooms and no single TV-equipped aerobic machines. Also two-lane lap pools, a total joke for any serious swimmer. I have toured Equinoxes in several cities and always gone elsewhere. Every gym I have joined has had people who recognize me at the desk or can find me on a computer that confirms my membership in less than a minute, even without my card.

jacksonjay said...


I think she is appealing, like Gotta Pee Lena, as the shameless slut. You know, 21st Century feminist, I fuck whoever I wanna fuck, kinda girl power hero.

At least I think that's what my 26 year old daughter was trying to say when I asked her to explain the Amy Schumer magic.

Sexual Revolution complete!

Malesch Morocco said...

Frankly, I always thought Chuck Schumer was the better comedian in the family.

David said...

Crazy Jane said...
Ms. Schumer may be obnoxious, but the blame here belongs to Equinox.


Why do you blame Equinox? They did not force her to join. She made the choice. Think personal accountability, Jane.

Rocketeer said...

She looks like she leaves her gym membership card at home a lot.

Anonymous said...

I don't exactly pay attention to her but one would expect a front desk clerk to look up her membership & let her in, since these people pay huge amounts of money to get in. I see this more or less as a lesson on the moronic nature of many clerks. Insisting on form & habit, instead of commonsense with a paying client. I would have had a meltdown also & have done so in the past with similar experience with idiots. She's a snide, vulgar liberal; but I feel her pain.

Anthony said...

Gyms/fitness clubs suck at that stuff. Probably just a few complaints below used car dealerships.

Sigivald said...

Not seeing it, sorry.

Jason said...

Maybe they both have German ancestry. Germans sound like they are yelling when the raise their voices with authority.

"Wissen Sie sich, wer ich bin!?!?!"

Joe said...

I'd have sympathy if she was actually funny.