Ringo’s still not taking any shit

Posted January 24th, 2008 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

Ringo’s recent walking out on Live with Regis and what’s-her-trash for trying to make him cut his new song short reminded me of another time Ringo asserted his bad-ass-ness. I once saw Ringo on The Arsenio Hall Show way back when. And Arsenio, curled up like a gay praying mantis and being the smug douche bag that he is, tried to get Ringo to admit that, perhaps, he rode some coattails by winning the lottery that was being the drummer for The Beatles. Arsenio asked Ringo how he thought he compared to other famous drummers, and Ringo’s response made my esteem for him fly off the charts. He said, and I’m sort of paraphrasing here since I can’t find the clip on Youtube, “I’m the drummer from The Beatles. Who’s better than me?” The crowd erupted in laughter with wild applause and Arsenio tried to laugh it off, too, but he was Ringo’s bitch from that moment on.

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