1. New trailer for season 2 of Eastbound and Down.
2. Tim and Eric tour and Christmas special.
3. John Mayer cancelled his Twitter, is now the new Amanda Bynes.
Okay, so if I could do a screen cap, it would be of my comment in the recent post about Amanda Bynes canceling her Twitter account in which I called for John Mayer to do the same. But I can’t, so I won’t. Also, that sounds like sort of an obnoxious thing to post. Almost as obnoxious as this post. hahahaha. Wait, teacherman, don’t click submit comm–
it was so nice of you to ask me to do that favor for you and I’m happy to oblige
What is “Chrimbus”? Inquiring minds want to know.
Chrimbus is Christmas, as directed by Chris Columbus.
So are any of the characters in Season 1 of EB&D going to be in the new season? I kinda don’t want to know the answer to this.
this is like being forced to choose between your children (assuming you are a terrible parent who’s only upside in the parenting department is that your horrible children are funny even while serving as living, breathing demonstrations of the importance of a nurturing yet structured environment.)
THEYRE COMING TO CHICGO!
P’Kard is comin!
“very funny goof and spoof”
I am positive that in 50 years the Tim and Eric special will be mandatory viewing on Chrimbus morning. Even before children open their presents wrapped up like the Santa Maria they will want to sit around the VHS player with their grandparents and watch The Special (by then it will almost universally be referred to simply as The Special).
Q. If sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, then what does that make Tim and Eric’s post-post ironic ‘humour’?
A. Not funny.
There’s a thin line between their comedy and something like “The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It”, the line being comprised of hipster-nerd nonchalance and heartless insincerity rather than intellect.
It’s comedy like this that makes me proud to be British.
That’s not surprising. The Tim and Eric show was actually commissioned by the British Monarchy to cultivate a sweeping nationalistic pride in English comedy.
So “The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It” is intellectual and earnest? I’m not sure where you’re going with this one. British people are just too smart for me!
My point is that neither are intellectual and that the only difference between them is one has hipster-nerd credibility, probably due to the nonchalance and insincerity Tim and Eric’s comedy shares with said social group, and the other doesn’t.
I haven’t seen “The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It” for obvious reasons (i.e. it looks terrible) but my impression is that those horrible, horrible, “Scary Movie”-esque spoofs are sincerely trying to be good but, at least to me, fail. Tim and Eric are self-consciously bad… More than that, they are self-consciously self-consciously bad, making fun of comedy that makes fun of cheap effects, bad acting, etc.
Their comedy is weird for the sake of weird, bad for the sake of bad, referential for the sake of referential, etc.
Hence, their comedy isn’t about anything – it’s not Ricky Gervais’ “The Office” reflecting existential angst, a post P.C. Britain, etc, or Chris Rock talking about divisions within the African-American community – and has no head nor heart.
I don’t exactly follow your critique (maybe your accent is confusing me) but I whole-heartedly support the notion that Tim and Eric are not funny.
Now will you please take back Piers Morgan?
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