History CloudCuckoolander / RealLife

9th Jul '16 1:43:52 PM bt8257
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NBA player Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest). Aside from his rather odd name change (even by professional athlete standards), he once applied for a job at Circuit City while playing for the Chicago Bulls[[labelnote:*]]he was apparently trying to get an employee discount to shop there[[/labelnote]] and also showed up to practice with the Indiana Pacers while wearing a bathrobe. And that's not even considering his role in the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacers%E2%80%93Pistons_brawl Pacers - Pistons brawl]].

to:

* NBA player Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest). Aside from his rather odd name change (even by professional athlete standards), he once applied for a job at Circuit City while playing for the Chicago Bulls[[labelnote:*]]he was apparently trying to get an employee discount to shop there[[/labelnote]] and also showed up to practice with the Indiana Pacers while wearing a bathrobe. And that's not even considering his role in the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacers%E2%80%93Pistons_brawl Pacers - Pistons org/wiki/Pacers–Pistons_brawl Pacers–Pistons brawl]].
9th Jul '16 1:22:15 PM bt8257
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Michael Moriarty. In 1994, after several successful years in the cast of [[Series/LawandOrder Law and Order]], he suffered a CreatorBreakdown and fled to Canada because he believed [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext that Janet Reno was stalking him]]. He was an alcoholic recluse who rarely appeared in public for most of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Since around 2005, he has given interviews on occasion, and he has said some...''interesting'' things in all of them. He also has some [[ConspiracyTheorist unusual opinions]] regarding the United Nations, 9/11, and the American government.

to:

* Michael Moriarty. In 1994, after several successful years in the cast of [[Series/LawandOrder Law and Order]], he suffered a CreatorBreakdown and fled to Canada because he believed [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext that Janet Reno was stalking him]]. He was an alcoholic recluse who rarely appeared in public for most of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Since around 2005, he has given interviews on occasion, and he has said some...''interesting'' things in all of them. He also has some [[ConspiracyTheorist unusual opinions]] regarding the United Nations, 9/11, and the American government.
3rd Jul '16 1:36:24 PM gewunomox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** He also [[NamesTheSame shares the name]] of [[TheBeachBoys another cuckoolander]], who is also TheWoobie.

to:

*** He also [[NamesTheSame shares the name]] of [[TheBeachBoys [[Music/TheBeachBoys another cuckoolander]], who is also TheWoobie.
24th Apr '16 10:43:14 AM ciprianouu
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Spanish, Portuguese and Mexicans: Let people dance around and fight (and used to kill) bulls in a stadium, for entertainment!

to:

* The Spanish, Portuguese and Mexicans: Let people dance around and fight (and used to kill) bulls in a stadium, for entertainment! They even let the bulls loose on the streets for people to run with them in masse during certain festivities.
15th Mar '16 11:29:28 PM zandercan
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* Keith Moon, original drummer for Music/TheWho. He got himself banned from several hotel chains for literally demolishing toilets, with low explosives; and, in one case, he insisted the cab driver turn around just because he forgot to destroy the room's television set by throwing it into the pool. As {{Website/Cracked}} pointed out in ''[[http://www.cracked.com/article_18586_the-7-most-impossible-rock-stars-to-deal-with.html The 7 Most Impossible Rock Stars to Deal With]]'', Keith may as well have invented the AllDrummersAreAnimals trope, because he was certainly responsible for cementing it in the public conscious and popularizing it.
1st Mar '16 10:32:34 PM DavidDelony
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* Maria Bamford. Listen to any of her routines, and you'll swear the woman lives in her own dimension.
7th Feb '16 5:00:27 AM Freshmeat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Music/CaptainBeefheart: Often said very idiosyncratic things. Forced his band members to live in an abandoned house for months where they were almost starved, all in preparation of his MagnumOpus ''Music/TroutMaskReplica''. Lived as a recluse from 1982 until his death in 2010.

to:

* Music/CaptainBeefheart: Often said very idiosyncratic things. Forced his band members to live in an abandoned house for months where they were almost starved, all in preparation of his MagnumOpus ''Music/TroutMaskReplica''. Lived as a recluse from 1982 until his death in 2010.
31st Jan '16 3:14:24 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Dutch: Legalized a lot of stuff that is illegal elsewhere (marihuana, porn, prostitution,...). Together with the Belgians they celebrate an annual feast where a [[{{Sinterklaas}} bearded Catholic saint brings presents to children, accompanied by white people walking around in blackface.]]

to:

* The Dutch: Legalized a lot of stuff that is illegal elsewhere (marihuana, porn, prostitution,...). Together with the Belgians they celebrate an annual feast where a [[{{Sinterklaas}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}} bearded Catholic saint brings presents to children, accompanied by white people walking around in blackface.]]
23rd Jan '16 1:04:25 AM morane
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In swimming, butterfly swimmers are considered to be the weirdest of the lot.
10th Jan '16 6:49:32 PM KYCubbie
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* OnlyInAmerica: the USA also has its fair share of cloud cuckoolanders, all protected by the freedom of speech. And Americans ''adore'' anything that is campy and bizarre. Bad movies and TV series are beloved and celebrated here. [[ProfessionalWrestling Wrestling matches that are actually fake, yet don't bother the fans who adore the campiness]] are big business. This is also a country where school children salute their flag every morning, [[WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames children receive weird names]] and people are divided over issues most other Western countries are not so obsessed about: religion, sex, nudity, gun politics, death penalty, social welfare...Also the only country in the world that doesn't like soccer that much.

to:

* OnlyInAmerica: the USA also has its fair share of cloud cuckoolanders, all protected by the freedom of speech. And Americans ''adore'' anything that is campy and bizarre. Bad movies and TV series are beloved and celebrated here. [[ProfessionalWrestling Wrestling matches that are actually fake, yet don't bother the fans who adore the campiness]] are big business. This is also a country where school children salute their flag every morning, [[WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames children receive weird names]] and people are divided over issues most other Western countries are not so obsessed about: religion, sex, nudity, gun politics, death penalty, social welfare... Also the only country in the world that doesn't like soccer that much.[[note]]Well, not the ''only'' one... Canadians, Aussies, and Kiwis also don't care for it much. Neither do white South Africans, or the more nationalist among the Irish.[[/note]]



* The Spanish, Portuguese and Mexicans: Let people dance around and fight (and used to kill) bulls in a stadion, for entertainment!

to:

* The Spanish, Portuguese and Mexicans: Let people dance around and fight (and used to kill) bulls in a stadion, stadium, for entertainment!



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton His Imperial Majesty Joshua Norton I of These United States and Protector of Mexico.]] After losing his fortune to a bad turn of luck, he solved his problems by ''declaring himself Emperor''. And the city of San Francisco loved him for it. To this day, he's the only saint of [[UsefulNotes/{{Discordianism}} Discordianism]] who was an actual person.

to:

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton His Imperial Majesty Joshua Norton I of These United States and Protector of Mexico.]] After losing his fortune to a bad turn of luck, he solved his problems by ''declaring himself Emperor''. And the city of San Francisco loved him for it. To this day, he's the only saint of [[UsefulNotes/{{Discordianism}} Discordianism]] UsefulNotes/{{Discordianism}} who was an actual person.



* Former President of [[{{UsefulNotes/Chile}} Chile]] Sebastián Piñera is full of this. Google for "Piñericosas" aka the slang word that Chileans use to refer to his eccentricities.

to:

* Former President of [[{{UsefulNotes/Chile}} Chile]] UsefulNotes/{{Chile}} Sebastián Piñera is full of this. Google for "Piñericosas" aka the slang word that Chileans use to refer to his eccentricities.



* Legendary mathematician Paul Erdös stands out as an eccentric even in a field notorious for its eccentrics. For most of his life he lived as a guest of other mathematicians, collaborating on papers and moving on every few months.

to:

* Legendary mathematician Paul Erdös Erdős stands out as an eccentric even in a field notorious for its eccentrics. For most of his life he lived as a guest of other mathematicians, collaborating on papers and moving on every few months.



** Giants and Dodgers closer Brian Wilson is a cuckoolander and a possessor of a memetic beard. His antics include things like wearing a spandex suit to the ESPY.

to:

** Giants and Dodgers closer Brian Wilson is a cuckoolander and a possessor of a memetic beard. His antics include things like wearing a spandex suit to the ESPY.ESPY Awards ceremony.



** It's really saying something when the sanest person on the list is Bill "Spaceman" Lee, the Red Sox junk-ball pitcher who has a bit of a kooky personality but is all and all a fairly typical '60s left-wing activist/hippie--who just happens to have had the meanest eephus pitch of his era.

to:

** It's really saying something when the sanest person on the list is Bill "Spaceman" Lee, the Red Sox junk-ball pitcher who has a bit of a kooky personality but is all and all a fairly typical '60s left-wing activist/hippie--who activist/hippie—who just happens to have had the meanest eephus pitch of his era.



** Manny Ramirez, most recently of the Tampa Bay Rays. He's done a laundry list of strange things, though he also borders on JerkAss in some respects too. His two time teammate Julián Tavárez could count as well.

to:

** Manny Ramirez, most recently of the Tampa Bay Rays. He's done a laundry list of strange things, though he also borders on JerkAss in some respects too. His two time two-time teammate Julián Tavárez could count as well.



*** Hall-of-Famer Patrick Roy, considered by many to be the greatest goalie of all time knitted before games, talked to his goal posts[[note]]has since become a common practice among modern goalies, many of whom grew up admiring him[[/note]], and refused to skate on the red and blue lines during pre-game warm-ups, among other things.

to:

*** Hall-of-Famer Hall of Famer Patrick Roy, considered by many to be the greatest goalie of all time time, knitted before games, talked to his goal posts[[note]]has since become a common practice among modern goalies, many of whom grew up admiring him[[/note]], and refused to skate on the red and blue lines during pre-game warm-ups, among other things.


Added DiffLines:

*** That name change didn't last after the Chinese season ended in February 2015. He went back to Metta World Peace for an end-of-season stint in the Italian league, followed by a return to the NBA.
This list shows the last 10 events of 268. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=CloudCuckoolander.RealLife