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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue May 12, 2020 6:25 am

Mckinnon is the most consistent because she has not range. While she plays lots of characters, they are all the same. Not a fan at all.

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A_B wrote:
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Similarly, I really think Kate MacKinnon is amazing. Watched her episode of Breakfast Lunch Dinner with Dave Chang and I couldn't stand her. She doesn't seem to have an off switch.
She's very grating on SNL recently. Might be time to let the younger women step forward.
I’d agree except you’re wrong and the younger ladies are not funny, comparatively.

They all have good moments but mckinnon is the most consistent.
Heidi Gardner is excellent at playing the loopy characters that are a McKinnon staple, Melissa Villasenor has some moments and that Chloe Fineman does some great imitations.
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Re: Netflix Suggestions?

Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue May 12, 2020 9:40 am

The Sybian wrote:
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Nonlinear FC wrote:My take on him is that he's on the spectrum and just has a really tough time with empathy (in a weird way.) Like, he gets human emotions, but I not in the gut, but in a more academic sense.

The point is that he's not a warm/fuzzy guy, so his act can start to wear thin. I mean, ALL comedians are pretty dark, regardless of their acts. But there are guys that are acerbic and sharp, but you still feel their humanity. I'm thinking Gaffigan and Oswalt.
That's a really good take. I'm not going to diagnose him, but that makes sense. His observations are on a surface, logical level. They are insightful and he is a brilliant writer, but he does lack a depth of humanity in his standup.
You could also just look at the comparisons between the three mentioned as people. Seinfeld - no kids. Gaffigan - five kids. Oswalt - one child, but first wife died and is now re-married.

Throw in that Seinfeld is financially in another stratosphere from the other two (and was also there in popularity/stardom in the height of the television show, don't know if I would necessarily say that today), making him completely out of touch with the regular world. He could just have become so removed from everyday life that he is incapable of relating to people instead of being on the spectrum.
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Seinfeld has kids (and he dated one)

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue May 12, 2020 10:11 am

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 9:40 am
The Sybian wrote:
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Nonlinear FC wrote:My take on him is that he's on the spectrum and just has a really tough time with empathy (in a weird way.) Like, he gets human emotions, but I not in the gut, but in a more academic sense.

The point is that he's not a warm/fuzzy guy, so his act can start to wear thin. I mean, ALL comedians are pretty dark, regardless of their acts. But there are guys that are acerbic and sharp, but you still feel their humanity. I'm thinking Gaffigan and Oswalt.
That's a really good take. I'm not going to diagnose him, but that makes sense. His observations are on a surface, logical level. They are insightful and he is a brilliant writer, but he does lack a depth of humanity in his standup.
You could also just look at the comparisons between the three mentioned as people. Seinfeld - no kids. Gaffigan - five kids. Oswalt - one child, but first wife died and is now re-married.

Throw in that Seinfeld is financially in another stratosphere from the other two (and was also there in popularity/stardom in the height of the television show, don't know if I would necessarily say that today), making him completely out of touch with the regular world. He could just have become so removed from everyday life that he is incapable of relating to people instead of being on the spectrum.
I think that's fair and I probably shouldn't just throw around the spectrum thing. (Putting the kid thing aside.)
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Post by brian » Tue May 12, 2020 10:14 am

I just think it at least 75 to 80 percent comes down to money. There's no such thing as a relatable billionaire. Even guys who might be kind of in the ballpark like Mark Cuban or Warren Buffett are still really weird in many respects.

(Not to change the subject, but if you're looking for a reason/timeline of where Tiger Woods got fucked also...)
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Post by brian » Tue May 12, 2020 10:25 am

I know some of you guys are trying to think of relatable billionaires right now and possibly there are some, but paradoxically (necessarily?) most of the ones who might be relatable probably stay out of any kind of public light.
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Post by The Sybian » Tue May 12, 2020 11:16 am

I also think Seinfeld came from an age in standup where people didn't talk about personal shit or emotional baggage. Big shift in the late 90s or early 2000s where that became the fashion. If you watch Seinfeld's comedy pre-fame, it was the same. Observational stuff with no depth beyond pointing it out and spinning a narrative extending the observation. Never anything personal to him or involving any emotions or bringing life experience to a perspective. Not taking away from his writing, I doubt anyone but in the amount of thought or work into crafting a joke as Seinfeld, but his comedy is devoid of any personality or emotion. Gaffigan and Oswalt are both heavy on observational humor, but they bring a warmth and depth to it, you feel like you know who they are. They both bring their personal lives into their act, but they are more like a bridge between the 80s style and today, where comedians just tell their most horrible personal stories or dive deep into their personality flaws and it's like listening to a well-honed therapy session.
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I’d agree except you’re wrong
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Post by The Sybian » Tue May 12, 2020 4:18 pm

Watched the first two episodes of Brews Brothers last night. It's a very low-budget and low brow show, but I kind of enjoyed it. It's goofy and feels more like a web-series than a TV show, but I was in the mood for something light and beer-centric. It might get better. Something about it reminded me of The League, and it's not just the cameo by Steve Rannazzisi. The writing isn't nearly as good, though.
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Post by sancarlos » Wed May 13, 2020 12:04 pm

As usual, I'm late to the party, but at the suggestion of some friends, the wife and I have been bingeing Broadchurch this week. Almost done with season 1. It's an enjoyable whodunit show, but crazy how many subplots they juggle.
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Post by EdRomero » Tue May 19, 2020 7:05 am

Season two of Dead to Me is turning out to be pretty fun.

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EdRomero wrote:
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Season two of Dead to Me is turning out to be pretty fun.
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We really liked it, but it gets a lot less fun.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Steve of phpBB wrote:
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Season two of Dead to Me is turning out to be pretty fun.
[+] spoiler
We really liked it, but it gets a lot less fun.
Those two are golden together.
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Nonlinear FC wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:45 am
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 7:11 am
EdRomero wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 7:05 am
Season two of Dead to Me is turning out to be pretty fun.
[+] spoiler
We really liked it, but it gets a lot less fun.
Those two are golden together.
Agreed. And it's awesome that Katey Sagal plays Judy's mom - too bad she can't play Jen's.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by EdRomero » Thu May 21, 2020 6:58 am

With Modern Family ending, Ed O'Neill can be Jen's dad

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Post by EdRomero » Wed May 27, 2020 10:20 pm

I'm a few years late on this, but I started binging Billy on the Street and I'm enjoying it. I've even borrowed some of his quiz ideas for my zoom projects with my students (not Buzzfeed list or Schindler's list?)

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Post by A_B » Thu May 28, 2020 7:13 am

EdRomero wrote:
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I'm a few years late on this, but I started binging Billy on the Street and I'm enjoying it. I've even borrowed some of his quiz ideas for my zoom projects with my students (not Buzzfeed list or Schindler's list?)
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:22 am

Really enjoyed "Eurovision Song Contest" with Will Ferrell.

As ridiculous as the Eurovision contest with a couple of absolutely hilarious scenes.
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Pruitt wrote:
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Really enjoyed "Eurovision Song Contest" with Will Ferrell.

As ridiculous as the Eurovision contest with a couple of absolutely hilarious scenes.
Totally agree. Really enjoyed it.
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Post by Pruitt » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:25 pm

The Studio Ghibli (Japan's foremost animation company) has finally come to Netflix Canada.

Rewatched Kiki's Delivery Service tonight and it put me in such a happy place.
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Post by P.D.X. » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:28 pm

Pruitt wrote:
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The Studio Ghibli (Japan's foremost animation company) has finally come to Netflix Canada.

Rewatched Kiki's Delivery Service tonight and it put me in such a happy place.
Yeah it's fucking bullshit that I can't stream his movies reasonably anyhow here. Really makes me want to smash some skulls.

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Pruitt wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:25 pm
The Studio Ghibli (Japan's foremost animation company) has finally come to Netflix Canada.

Rewatched Kiki's Delivery Service tonight and it put me in such a happy place.
Its also on Disney+ down here. Kiki's is great. I think my favorite of the Ghibli that I've seen.
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