Observe Everything, Admire Nothing

/ our coverage of The Fortnight of Geekery (E3 + The Dark Knight + Comic-Con)


It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Comic-Con news:

» an episode will largely take place on July 3, 1776

» In "Mac & Dennis: Manhunters," Mac and Dennis decide to hunt Cricket. Meanwhile, Charlie and Sweet Dee come to believe that they have a hunger for human flesh.

» "Manhunters" features Rambo references, tea-bagging, something called a Gorilla Mask and a debate about whether or not it's racist to not want to eat an African-American corpse.

A reference to a gorilla mask or an actual gorilla mask? Because… Gosh…

Tagline idea: "It's goes there."


Fanboys receive a lot of shit, but if I was a movie director or television producer, I'd totally court them over fickle hipsters and casual viewers.

Fanboys will see your movies on opening weekend and mount campaigns to save your television shows. They'll buy your merchandise and discuss your work obsessively. Even if they hate you, they hate you passionately.


On Carla Gugino's IMDb page:

She looks like Diane Sawyer and Sally Field, but she's sexy? Mixed signals, peeps.

The thread on her cup size is three pages long.


Kal Penn:

If I hadn't gotten the role of Kumar, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Fareed Zakaria would have had to fight it out between themselves.

John Cho on Harold and Kumar 3:

We'd like to do a Muppet Babies version, small pot-smoking version of us. It'd be cute.

related: Can't Wait


The three stages of hype:

1. Denial
Something good is popular? Bullshit. Nothing good can ever be popular.

2. Anger
Kayfabe and I, July 14:
—I'm really hoping Batman sucks
—why?
—to spite people
—I love batman
—more than any other man
—but the movie's not even out yet
—stop talking about how good it is and how heath is going to get an oscar
—its the same reasoning for why I want obama to lose

God forbid people's excitement be rewarded. They mustn't be satisfied.

3. Annihilation
Many reviews of The Dark Knight I've read focus on the film's flaws, seemingly to temper the hype.

We complain about all the shitty movies Hollywood produces, and when a decent one emerges, our first instinct is to tear it down.

What sadists and masochists we are.


Kim Bauer to return to 24?
Meet the Fucking Machines (NSFW)
Nude Dining NYC
Gay pride and Confederate flags. Oh, Alberta.
O'Hare at Rush Hour
And Thus, The Internet Was Born

4 thoughts on "Observe Everything, Admire Nothing"

  1. Fanboys receive a lot of shit, but if I was a movie director or television producer, I'd totally court them over fickle hipsters and casual viewers.

    Beneath every fickle hipster exterior beats the heart of the nerdiest of fanboys. Their behavior is strikingly similar, it's just that hipsters try to look cool and disinterested while doing it.

    As far as casual viewers are concerned… Look, I'm with you, but "Veronica Mars" is a memory while "According to Jim" enters its eighth season. One of those shows was/is popular with fanboys and one with casual viewers. Producers gotta worry about making money. It seems that the buzz created by fanboys doesn't often translate to greater financial success. In the cases where it does, I would venture that the work in question would be popular with a casual audience regardless of fanboy hype in the majority of cases.

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