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Also, as I don’t normally comment, I don’t mean to come off as unfairly cruel. Usually, I read in quiet enjoyment of the posts here. (Except those Mad Men summaries by that guest writer. I also didn’t like those. This is your nielsen survey of what I like. )
Explain the premise, oh master of snark and commenting on internet videos.
Wait, you mean you, a videogum roadie, didn’t instantly like a blog about theory, poetics and odd/obscure music? I find that surprising.
My website aside, I think this feature is terrible and now that I know there are no layers of the premise than “Topher Grace isn’t really great, so haha…”, I dislike it even more. I’ll just stop reading it, but I think there are many readers who feel the same way so I was just providing some feedback and support for Funtastik’s comments.
I agree. Hit the stop button.
Well… he was from that hoity toity state of Indiana.
Between this, the shake weight, and the snuggle suit or whatever it was called, I’ve become convinced that marketers are making these intentionally cheesy projects to sell them as pieces of irony.
The funny thing is, whether you buy it as an ironic curio or are completely unaware of how ridiculous it is (because you live in Ohio, or something), you’re still buying it. A Weezer Snuggie is still a Snuggie.What did Kurt Vonnegut say in Mother Night?
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
So, I’m one of those people who doesn’t get Topher Grace. Rather than complain about this feature? it doesn’t really merit complaint, I could just not read it? I’d simply like to ask for help in understanding why Topher Grace is such serious business.
Can someone point me in the direction of some extremely pertinent Topher Grace material? Should I be enjoying his work in earnest or ironically? Does it matter that I’ve never seen That Seventies Show?
They should just redo all TV. Fat Friends, Fat Sex in the Fat City, Fat Wheel of Fortune, etc.
Rape Victim has some good hooks.
That’s sort of a cop out in my view. To say something is “mentally ill” and for “hipster yuks” and then post a bunch of comments about how it is morally bankrupt for including an eccentric is definitely belligerent and accusatory. You’re not exactly holding a gun to anyone’s head, but you are making the imposing argument that if you watch and enjoy that show you are a mentally ill hipster yuk.
So in some respects, my language was inflammatory, but I think there’s a big difference between “this show is not funny” and “this show is amoral and if you watch it you are a fool.”
Also, after If I were to mail this postcard, would you be sending me your response on a postcard from far-too-complicated-jokes-involving-interdimensional-mail-in-a-far-too-long-off-topic-argument-land?
To clarify, I haven’t seen the show in question. My point is that it doesn’t make sense to argue the Tim and Eric show can’t be funny due to some arbitrary standard. If it strikes you as funny, you hardly have any control over that.
If we’re going to hold the Tim and Eric show to the “no laughing AT people” standard, we will also have to dismiss the freak shows that are reality TV and Youtube.
The conceit of idiocy is necessary for almost all comedy. Any awkward comedy or any comedy featuring buffoons similarly uses exaggerated characters to ridicule buffoonish and awkward people. Do these types of shows pass your moral laugh standards?
The question of how to determine whether or not it is okay to laugh at something is difficult enough, why should you try to impose your views on others?
I have bothered to comment so I hope you’ll give me the benefit of the doubt when you decide whether or not I’ve spent enough time considered my views. If you extend that courtesy, I’ll try to keep an open mind.
It’s a figure of speech. Obviously holocausts and dangerous amoral comedies are much worse.
While it’s fair to make qualitative judgements about what you find amusing, there is nothing worse than nagging about how something doesn’t qualify as good humor for some arbitrary moral reason. It’s either funny or not funny, don’t make it a crusade.
Seriously. I can’t wait for the next couple of season finales when Jim & Pam will happily smile at every middle class life event on the game board of LIFE©.
Here’s your logic applied though: Take the Money and Run is the same as Hannah and Her Sisters with a different backdrop.
See that doesn’t really work.
Meant affectionally of course. (?)
Gabe Yells at Lindsay: Act I
Gabe: What about the rumored sequel to Brokeback Mountain?
Lindsay: That’s weird, I haven’t heard about that.
Gabe: No it’s not weird lindsay, it’s a monster fucking cloud of THE WORST WOOF WOOF!
Gabe: SHITBACK MOUNTAIN, SHITBACK MOUNTAIN!
These posts should be titled “Gabe yells at Lindsay”.
Awww, sorry guys, but fuck you. Larry David and Woody Allen have enough credit built up to do whatever they want.
“Now imagine the rioters were white.” Is that some sort of reference or joke I’m not getting, because it seems sort of racist for no reason.
An unparalleled marketing platform. An unparalleled marketing platform.
It is possible to make a funny and creative show that doesn’t rely on this schlock. Why do fans of this show put up with it?
It’s called Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland. The section of music from the beef commercials borrowed extensively from a folk field recording and when this was discovered a few years ago it caused a huge controversy.
You went to a terrible college.