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By Eric Phipps@facebook on Why Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team Deserves Cult Classic Status

Counterpoint. This movie is godawful. Totally flat direction, totally flat characterization, horrible soundtrack, atrocious pacing, atrocious everything. The best scene is Ellie Kemper kicking a trashcan and that's a five second throwaway gag. This movie is bad and I was embarrassed for everyone involved.

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm 1

By Pablo Goldstein on Why Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team Deserves Cult Classic Status

This is a really, really bad movie. I like Glover and I had this on my Netflix queue for ages. But within 10 minutes you can get a sense for how awful it's going to be. I felt bad for Aubrey Plaza. She has nothing to do in the entire movie except say sad things to Donald Glover. I did enjoy watching Ellie Kemper kick a trash can for talking back to her, though.

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm 1

By Kath Barbadoro@twitter on One Night at Asssscat, or What to Do With a Date Rape Monologue

Nothing this guy said makes me think "pseudo rape". This dude RAPED somebody. But thank you for writing about this. I especially liked the fifth paragraph and the part about how "not being able to take a joke" is an inadequate defense for this bullshit.

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 12:01 pm 6

By Megan Patterson on Donald Glover on What to Expect from Community Next Season and the Possibility of Future Derrick Projects

You are only allowed to do another paintball episode if it's like, some totally UNexpected genre, like Pride and Prejudice and Paintballs (you can have that one for free).

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 11:20 am 2

By Adam Frucci on Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs Take Cheesecake Pictures for GQ

@rob delaney@twitter Yeah, it's definitely a weird thing. It's certainly up to them whether or not they want to do a shoot like this, but I don't like that it seems like in order for a funny woman to get in a mag like this they need to also do jerkoff fodder for teenage boys. They're both so great, but this is just a distraction from why they're great.

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm 3

By rob delaney@twitter on Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs Take Cheesecake Pictures for GQ

This is so weird to me. What is the rationale behind them doing this? Don't get me wrong; I love pictures of women funning around in their undies, but this just strikes me as "off." I guess I just imagine being one of them & being asked to do this shoot & saying "No thanks, I'm a wealthy talented actress; I don't feel like being in a photo shoot that will be exclusively used as a masturbatory aid."

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm 3

By AJA@twitter on Calvin and Hobbes and the Trouble with Nostalgia

Thanks everyone for the comments so far. I've really enjoyed them. As a follow up, I wanted to post a link to the fantastic "Calvin and Hobbes Search Engine," which was really helpful to me in writing this piece. You can use it to do a natural language search of the entire Watterson oeuvre. Just set an egg timer or something, otherwise you'll be reading this stuff for three full days. Go outside. Ride your wagon or something. It's summer. http://michaelyingling.com/random/calvin_and_hobbes/

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm 1

By Tyler Jagel@twitter on Calvin and Hobbes and the Trouble with Nostalgia

Many write about remembering things, few write about remembering. Thanks.

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm 2

By Jason Van Hoy@facebook on South Park Gets Reflective

I got to do a backstage interview with Kevin Smith as part of his Red State tour, and I'm wondering if M&T are feeling the same sort of thing he is (they're the same age and started their careers at the same time). That being, the fire that they had, the consuming passion and need to get their stories out, is really just fading. Smith said, "Hell yeah, if I find another movie that really ignites me, I'll do it, but as of now, I don't think I've got another one in me [after Hit Somebody]." They each seem to be finding success in areas different from what made them famous (SModCast and The Book of Mormon), and each is taking some flak from "die-hard fans", thinking that this is some sort of betrayal, not just a different stage of life. Soon they'll be growing hair in strange places and looking at girls dif- err, wrong speech...yeah, here we go...it's a bit selfish and short-sighted for fans to expect these guys to stay the same, and quite frankly, we shouldn't want them to. We're all on a journey through life, and the saddest thing would be if we all stayed the same, so don't begrudge creators for growing as human beings and not wanting to do the exact same job for decades on end, just for your amusement. Dammit, now I'm getting all reflective. Only one way to recover from this... Oh Terence, I think I sat on a penny. Would you check for me?

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm 1

By William Cybriwsky@twitter on WTF with Marc Maron Comes to Public Radio

10 hours is way too long for a comedy podcast

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm 1