This is a yuppy's list of pies.
Oh, I get you. I was actually more surprised by Choire's framing of "funny people" as those who try too hard. Certainly, they exist, but it's one of those incredibly nebulous ways to dismiss someone--you're trying too hard! Thanks, Internet.
Is it possible to look effortless on Twitter? Me wan see example.
The strange place we're in now, where comedians are criticized for trying.
Me, I enjoy Eddie Pepitone.
"The reasons for doing so are usually some blend of self-serving pretension based on the chain's food selection, its perceived Midwesternness (TGI Friday's is headquartered in Texas) or one's own coastal elitism."
So, let me get this straight. If you don't like TGI Friday's because you value New York culture, which has been for a long time perhaps more resistant to incredibly bland chain restaurants like Applebee's and TGI Friday's than, say, major cities in Texas (where I grew up), you're pretentious? I mean, clearly NYC has been steamrolled by chain culture at this point--I can walk to an Applebee's here in Harlem!--but it shouldn't be considered pretentious or self-serving or (gimme a fucking break) elitist to feel sad/pissed about this. Indeed, I think it's pretentious to call it pretentious. Take that.
Also, Dave Bry, check out David Gordon Green's GEORGE WASHINGTON, which was itself heavily heavily influenced by Malick, as well as a wonderful film called KILLER OF SHEEP by Charles Burnett. Rusted town, check. Person in mask reciting things on stage of abandoned theater, check. Child voice-over, check. Wall-to-wall Romantic scoring, check.
How did Joel McHale get to Carnegie Hall?
So, I'll see you at the Oh Snap! show?
This was just slapped with an NC-17, for apparently little to no reason.
Sex bad, violence good, etc.
It's bumpy when you start out: