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true. but what is the pay-off other than some people “getting it”? You get it, I get it, and aren’t we great for getting it. But then what?*
*ss a question that does not at all invalidate Parks and Rec, or your comment, in any way! but it did creep into my thoughts on these references
that wasn’t meant as a reply. and is that gif a reference to Up, Simba? Please?
Very meta indeed, and it puzzled me. I liked the references to IJ, but really didn’t see the point. Was it that people like me would respond excitedly to them? And that seems the kind of hip tongue-in-cheekness dfw wasn’t a big fan of. So yeah. How much of a tribute is that?
i loved parks and rec – did anyone notice all the references to Infinite Jest by the way? They were all over the place: the attorneys called gately, wayne, kittenplan, troeltsch, the mayor of Partridge called Stice, the C. T. Tavis fertility clinic? There was even a Fackelman in it? This stuff gets me way more excited than I should probably be!
ALSO great Barth/DFW reference, yay!
ok, i am only now registering the obvious daniel tosh reference there. still that somehow doesn’t it make it feel right to me, or something. but I’ll stop whining and check in on the awesomest breaking bad review of the whole internets and that will make me feel so much better (I hope it has pictures of Jesse tearing up)
I can’t agree more with the sentiments expressed here. rape is rape, and a woman’s right to choose is a woman’s right to choose.
i just got a little upset with gabe saying this guy should be raped (in his face/mouth?). I know it is probably meant to be funny and I am probably a humorless feminist, but I think it is wrong to use the word “rape” as a punchline, or as a metaphor for how much someone is wrong (which he obviously is) and how someone should shut up. Rape is hurtful, and seeing the word tossed around for the sake of rhetorics can be hurtful, too. At least that is my opinion, and I would like to hear yours.
but otherwise – great writing, and thanks for addressing this asshole’s hateful bullshit.
better than Glee!
*LOOK like. ugh.
ok, upon CLOSER INSPECTION that does not like a women’s outfit at all. i’m sorry, it’s pretty late over here.
so how abut this psychoanalytically sort of inspired interpretation of that image? seems to me like you’re supposed to think he’s looking at the mannequins – one naked, one dressed like a housewife (betty?) – but really he’s trying, in looking/“gazing” at women to arrive at a notion of who he himself is (as a bounded,whole person) as he’s really looking at himself in the window. Of course he only sees the dog in himself. Isn’t this what last season has told us about him and his relationships? i.e. his inability to relate to other human beings, esp. women, and his past as something to distance himself from (at great cost)…
Don is also really starting to remind me of that other great tv personality unable to ever really relate to other human beings, even though he tricks you into thinking he is, that is, tony soprano..
wait until you see what we do to the grannies we’ve immorally euthanized in our death camps – i mean hospitals.
i have the weirdest boner right now. and i’m a girl.
yeah that scene really made me think of IJ, too. made me want to tell jesse about this wonderful almost 1100 hundred page book he should really read. great passage, too.
i have the feeling drinking each others’ blood at the same time is like getting to fifth base in the true blood universe. it’s so sexy! (also not a good metaphor)
amidst all the vampires and werewolves and witches and fairies, and all the soft porn involving eric and sookie, the fact that lafayette’s DIDN’T say aww hell no was just the most confusing to me, too. very surprising and original writing. very good show. – me.
great work! i like him best sookie isn’t next to him being all “look at my man blah blah..” btw i’m getting such a chain-letter-vibe from you posting this!
(he does look smaller, though?)
also i should proofread my comments. what a HUGE freudian slip!
hey, i agree with a lot of what you are saying. i’m not from the UK, but tit’s all over the news here. Commentators from my country as well as some writers I follow in my field (cultural studies/sociology) have been interpreting this as a sign there is something really wrong with a political system that neglects a large part of its citizenry (young people) and a social system that really quite shamelessly disadvantages those who are already disadvantaged. That’s why Brand’s whole point about consumerism seemed banal to me. I hadn’t paid much attention to his self-indulgent stuff – like you said it was hypocritical.
The reasons i used to word protestors as well as looters and rioters is really because whether or not designating people as protestors or as looters (or as terrorists or activists, etc.) is a political choice. I’m not saying I feel these people are protesting something; I was merely referring to, among other things, the BBC’s fuck-up in describing these people initially as protestors (which they retracted). I guess i wasn’t very clear on that, so I’m sorry.
that being said:
(i think i mean to say sorry. let’s be friends?)
yeah but WHY had he use so much adjectives? the piece itself did not feel insincere, but just misguided – all that baroque language just failed to get something important across about those riots//the looting/anti-capitalist protestors… in my opinion. also: speaking from the other side of the pond (i mean LORRY), i don’t think his analysis was that unique or profound? of course youth are disaffected. they are all across europe. and of course ideology is ruining everything for everyone except for the lucky few.
(i don’t agree with this analysis. i just don’t think it’s that big of a deal if russell brand echoes the sentiments that have popped up all over the leftist press in the Uk/Europe.)
(but again, that’s speaking from this side of the lorry)
“yes, me.” – baby answering to gabe’s question, silently resenting ryan’s unique sideways bottle-feeding manoeuvring.
in my imagination i interview gabe a lot and he laughs when i make a joke. that can’t be weird.