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The 411 Dumpster Fire of the Week: Rick Schroeder

May 8, 2019 | Posted by Bryan Kristopowitz
Ricky Schroder

The 411mania Dumpster Fire of the Week

Hello, everyone, and welcome to The 411 Dumpster Fire of the Week. I’m Bryan Kristopowitz.


Am I the only one bored to death with pot humor? People getting high, wanting to get high, spending all of their time high, plots where the only thing that matters is finding pot/enough pot/better pot, who cares? Why is this the epitome of comedy now? And why is this the only thing that matters?

And then there’s the whole “I got so shitfaced this weekend” humor, which is just as bad. Why is it hilarious that you don’t remember what happened from Friday night to Sunday afternoon? Did you go on some amazing trip that you don’t remember or is it more likely that you passed out in your living room and occasionally “woke up” to drink more and then pass out again?

I mean, yes, pot and drunk as fuck humor can be funny if it happens to someone you don’t expect to be high or drunk, but even that’s become lame and lazy and predictable. I mean, again, who cares?

So can someone explain to me what I’m missing here? Why is this stuff the funniest thing ever? And will this stuff become unpopular if and when pot is legalized nationwide?

And now onto this week’s Dumpster Fire of the Week.



This week, the 411 Dumpster Fire of the Week goes to actor and celebrity Rick Schroeder, for his recent multiple arrests for domestic violence. Schroeder, famous for the 1980’s sitcom Silver Spoons and his three year run on the classic gritty cop show NYPD Blue in the late 1990’s, was arrested for domestic violence at a home in Los Angeles. Authorities later revealed that Schroeder had been arrested about a month earlier at the same home for the exact same reason, domestic violence. Schroeder was eventually released on bail for the second incident.

So what the heck is going on here? Why would Schroeder engage in domestic violence twice in a month at the same place with, presumably, the same person? No one seems to know. The police haven’t said what this domestic violence could be about, and as far as I know Schroeder or his people haven’t released a statement about the incidents. There is speculation out there that these incidents are related to Schroeder’s alleged “nonstop partying” in the wake of his divorce from his wife of 24 years back in 2016. Could it be that the man is now spiraling out of control and these incidents are just the start of more potential criminal activity?

It sure seems like it. Because those close to Schroeder seem to think that he’s in a bad place, he doesn’t realize that he’s in a bad place, and that he’s only one really stupid incident away from losing everything. And it’s gotten so bad that even his ex-wife is willing to help him move out of this “bad place” he finds himself in. Of course, Schroeder and his ex-wife have four kids together, they’re still a family, and she doesn’t want to see the father of her children in a mega bad place.

Okay, so Schroeder has ongoing problems, he doesn’t know how to handle any of it, and he’s apparently taking it out on his now girlfriend? Even with his issues, why does Schroeder think it’s a good idea to engage in domestic violence? Why does he think it’s okay? Does he understand the situation he finds himself in now?

I guess we’ll find out in a month. Hopefully nothing bad happens, Hopefully, Schroeder isn’t in jail, and his girlfriend isn’t in the hospital/dead/whatever. Hopefully this all stops now and Schroeder gets the help that he needs. I’m not banking on it (I’m more often than not a pessimist when it comes to this kind of thing. Too many people figure out what’s wrong too late to do anything).

I’d really like to know why so many people think that violence against loved ones is a good idea. The whole thing just baffles me.


And now for this week’s honorable mentions…

-Writer/producer/director Joe Carnahan, for recently attacking film critics on his now deleted Twitter account over their reviews of the movie he produced, El Chicano. The critics Carnahan attacked didn’t really care for El Chicano, and instead of simply taking their criticisms in stride and using his social media to talk up his movie, Carnahan decided that attacking those film critics was a better idea. They’re too afraid to create their own shit, according to Carnahan, and this is their way of, I guess, feeling superior? I don’t get what Carnahan (and other moviemakers who flip out over bad reviews) thinks he’s accomplishing here. Extra publicity? That “extra publicity” certainly didn’t help bring in a larger potential audience. So what was the point of this?

-Dumpster Fire Hall of Famer Tucker Carlson, for recently claiming that The View inspires white nationalist terrorists. What? How the hell does it do that? Carlson doesn’t really explain. Apparently it’s much better to just say outrageous bullshit than, well, not say outrageous bullshit.

-Singer and celebrity Justin Bieber, for his recent support of known domestic abuser Chris Brown. Brown just made a mistake when he beat up Rhianna and people should learn to move on, etc. Chris Brown is like Michael Jackson and Tupac. The world needs to celebrate Brown, not vilify him.

Oh, go fuck yourself, Bieber. Brown is an abuser who hasn’t learned a goddamn thing since he beat up Rhianna. He deserves nothing but ongoing disdain. And, no, it doesn’t matter that Rhianna seems to have forgiven him. That fact just makes this story worse. Bieber shouldn’t be asking the world to celebrate that kind of thing.

-Pro wrestler Lio Rush, for whatever the hell is going on with him at the moment backstage in WWE. It would be one thing if this was all about money (not getting paid for merchandise with his name/catchphrases on them is bullshit), but if Rush is also annoying his fellow wrestlers what sense does that make? Why wouldn’t he want his fellow workers to be sympathetic to his cause instead of perpetually annoyed by him? It’s probably too late for him to walk this all back. If he ends up getting sent back to NXT or something like that what will his career look like then? Clearly, Rush didn’t think this through.


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