“It Never Hurts to Smile” by Mike Rosen

Say, What?

In a continuation of the theme from two weeks ago, when this column dealt with mistakes said by the mighty and powerful, I decided to dip back into my vat of bon mots oopsies and give you another taste of “wish-I-hadn’t-said-that’s” from a few more of the famous and used-to-be famous.

  1. Actor/politician Arnold Schwarzenegger: “I think gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.”
  2. Singer Mariah Carey: “Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry. I mean I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.”
  3. Actress Brooke Shields: “Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.”
  4. Media personality Paris Hilton: “What’s Walmart, do they sell, like, wall stuff?”
  5. Singer/actress Jessica Simpson: “Is this chicken that I have, or is this fish? I know it’s tuna but it says ‘Chicken of the Sea.’”
  6. Singer Britney Spears: “I get to go overseas places, like Canada.”
  7. Britney Spears again: “I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don’t like eating fish. And I know that’s very popular out there in Africa.”
  8. Former President George W. Bush: “Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?”
  9. Actress Alicia Silverstone: “I think that the film Clueless was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come from a very deep place if it’s true lightness.”
  10. Fashion designer/singer Victoria Beckham: “I don’t know much about football. I know what a goal is, which is surely the main thing about football.”
  11. Former professional soccer player David Beckham: “I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don’t know into what religion yet.”
  12. Singer Axl Rose: “It’s really hard to maintain a one-on-one relationship if the other person is not going to allow me to be with other people.”
  13. Novelist Ivana Trump: “Fiction writing is great; you can make up almost anything.”
  14. Baseball legend Yogi Berra: “You should always go to other people’s funerals. Otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”
  15. Reporter Dan Rather: “And now the sequence of events, in no particular order.”
  16. Golfer Greg Norman: “I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.”
  17. Supermodel Linda Evangelista: “I don’t diet. I just don’t eat as much as I’d like to.”
  18. Movie director Guy Ritchie: “It’s OK to have beliefs, just don’t believe in them.”
  19. Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson: “I might fade into Bolivian.”
  20. Reality-show personality Nicole Polizzi (“Snooki”): “I’m not good with time. Like, if I ask you the time and you say ‘a quarter to two,’ I wouldn’t know. Why can’t you just say 2:30?”

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