someone beat me with LITERALLY THE EXACT SAME COMMENT. I am a failure. But I went there so it counts more!
(Also I like the part where they say that 18% of Grinnell’s incoming class being transgendered is a “trend, like bellbottoms” instead of evidence that transgendered people want to go to a place where people are not like Fox & Friends)
Grinnell is in Iowa
Just wanna put this out there: Generally, the reason westerners shit themselves/have diaherria/whatever when they go to India or Mexico or whatever, is not because of ‘dirty water’ but because your body needs time to get used to the unfamiliar enzymes that enter your digestive tract when you go to another part of the world. It definitely depends where you are (and some infrastructures are certainly lacking and a lot of people in these countries don’t have access to clean drinking water), but generally speaking, if you’ve been there awhile you can drink the tap water just fine.I’m probably not explaining this well but I have found it to be true and so have the people I have traveled with.
I lived in Madurai for a couple months; so many of their films and music videos have such potential for American viral fame. It’s a lot of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E21blq2T0Do
You’re right about everything but it’s Flannery O’Connor I’M SORRY I JUST LOVER HER SO MUCH I WANT HER NAME TO BE SPELLED CORRECTLY
I thought that analogy was supposed to be stupid and ineffective and that we’re supposed to hate that character?
Yeah, in the rural Iowa town where I attended college, the majority of the video stores had tanning booths. The nastiest rumors one could spread were about seeing certain students tanning when one went to rent videos.
shit, your early 20s is when you’re supposed to feel hopeful and romantic? I’m fucked.
I think a lot of people don’t like it because they don’t like melodramas, but they don’t know that because they don’t actually watch melodramas.
I don’t ENTIRELY agree with you but watching everybody eviscerate you for saying this is making me feel pretty bad about videogum right now
I’m with you. I didn’t think it’s as bad as you did but I don’t really understand why everyone loved it so much. It has some good parts but I kinda tuned out after “paging doctor faggot”. Boring. Also, yeah, pretty misogynist.
People have defended it to me by saying “but it was full of unknowns and it was the best grossing comedy of the summer!” which I totally don’t get. Since when is being a regular on a network television show or playing theatres as a stand up comedian count as being an unknown? And since when does a movie doing well mean it’s good?
(Zach Galifianakis is brilliant, though. Sorry.)
I know what you’re saying but corporate interests using stuff like self awareness and irony and subversion for their own purposes hasn’t actually been going on forever. That stuff used to actually be useful.
Did anyone else think from the thumbnail that this guy was a lesbian mosh warrior and not a guy?
I listened to some of this. They actually sound even dumber than they look.
Guy Fieri is the TGI Friday’s Buffalo Wings of people.
Moolie. It’s Calabrian for nigger, basically.
Worst part of this episode was when that one lady said “I don’t like the way swordfish eats”. Sorry, that is not a thing that anyone says. It sounds kind of like industry jargon, but think about it: that does not make one lick of sense (no pun intended).
A weird Phil Collins puppet version of Attack of the 50 Foot Statham happens in Crank 2. It’s great.
I mean, I think this is pretty funny because to my sensibilities comic con seems like a pretty terrible place to go despite containing some interesting stuff, but aren’t nerds who would kill to be there instead of you guys kind of pissed about this ‘coverage?’
A 3D Black Eyed Peas Concert movie seems so redundant. Zero times any number is still zero, you know?
Thank God for syndication. John Mulaney can do that piece for years to come!
(I don’t mean this in a “he’s a hack and doesn’t write new material” way, I mean it in a “I love this bit and want to hear it forever” way)
there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just hard to judge who is funnier when you are simultaneously assessing physical attractiveness (this is why I have such a problem figuring out whether my love for Rob Huebel is ~~~comedically pure~~~~~)
See that last part is sort of why none of your opinions about who’s funnier are worth anything.
(Silverman is more of a social satirist than people give her credit for, IMO)
This show made me crap a book on how to puke. I’m going to miss it (even if sometimes it was kind of lame).