|That guy |
even one star would be generous for this pile of trash
Two turds meet in the sewer
five stars for inane, then five more stars for hate warps it asteroids style back to one star
Rodents of Unusual Size
I reserve my one star ratings for things I truly feel are utter video failures. Read it and weep.
I didn't ask for this, but I'll take it anyway.
I love the voice actress who did Apple Bloom. SOUNDS JUST LIKE HER.
The CMC don't sound so good. But this as a whole is pretty damn awful. I'm not really familiar with Homestar Runner, it looks like shit.
Homestar Runner is great, or was great, like ten years ago. It's a flash cartoon about a pro-wrestler who answers emails! I think it would be right up your alley.
Looks lame. Folks can't pander to me just by putting pro-wrestling into something... well, I did buy The Mountain Goats' latest album Beat the Champ even though I never heard of the band before, but it's become one of my favorite albums. The entire album is about prowrestling, and its sincere, not mocking.
Well, try this one. It's arguably the most influential episode of Homestar Runner.
You'd probably like Coach Z, too. He's the guy who hangs out with Applejack; his thing is that he's a rapper.
I'm not going to like a character just cause he's a rapper. Granted that's what got me behind John Cena, but I bought his album and realized his sincerity for the art.
Can't say I like this. I'm not really into random access humor.
I remember when I was in college (12 years ago) thinking that it would be great if there was a homestar tv show, or even a homestar movie. Now, I fully realize why that would not be such a good idea.
No TV show, but there -was- a Homestar Runner album.
I always disliked homestar. I feel proud of this fact.
Rodents of Unusual Size
I hate it and I used to work with a bunch of people that would talk about it all the time. Fuck Homestar Runner just so much for putting me through that.
Homestar Runner was pretty cool sometimes.
5 for effort and complete bewilderment. So much goddamn work went into this monstrosity, and nearly nobody will watch it nor like it.
I figure they're trying to leach of the Brony support. Sometimes the damndest videos got millions of hits just for being pony related. The way past its prime flash cartoon needs something to feed off of.
Part of the brony sickness is a need to not only make all of these inane fancartoons and videos and films and so on, but to relentlessly mash up MLP with other pieces of pop-culture - what if someone wrote a MLP/Fallout crossover fanfiction that came out to a longer word-total than "War and Peace"? What if people went to great lengths to make poorly animated combinations of music videos of songs now filled with MLP references?
Bronies aren't the first fannish people to mindlessly mash up bits of pop-culture for no other reason than "LOOK, IT'S TWO THINGS I LIKE, TOGETHER AT ONCE! AMAZING, RIGHT?!?" like all of those early Youtube videos that were nothing but, say, the opening of an 80s cartoon but with the Dr. Who theme playing instead. But the mashup compulsion has been taken over the horizon by bronies.
I became a John Cena fan because he's a rapper and a wrestler, which are two things I like.
|Two Jar Slave |
I used to like Homestar Runner a lot. It was an unusual thing to emerge from the Newgrounds era: a cartoon series with minimal pop-culture references, full of original characters (i.e., not "hilarious" Zelda spoofs), zero advertising, and, strangest of all, squeaky-clean humour that could nevertheless be damn funny. The two brothers who made the show seemed completely uncynical. One did all the animation, the other did all the voices; they wrote the series together. They employed their mom and dad to handle merchandizing. They claimed they never figured out how to track website hits, so they only had a sense of their own popularity by the number of emails Strong Bad received. They took weird risks, like making a bizarro 1930s-era version of their show that nobody asked for. They weren't geniuses, but they were creative and prolific. So, a lot of my enjoyment of Homestar was wrapped up in respect for what seemed like that rarest of beasts, a meme-driven success story with staying power and an ounce of integrity.
Admiration floated my loyalty for a while as the show itself became less and less funny. When they finally pulled the plug back in... 2008? I sort of exhaled with relief. It had a good run, but it was long-since out of breath. Let it die. Now they've brought the show back, and I'm sorry to say I wish they hadn't. I haven't been able to get through any of their new cartoons. It'd be like if Bill Waterson returned to Calvin & Hobbes, went all meta, quickly demonstrated that he had been a fluke in the first place, and then did a Simpsons couch gag.
One star for the uncomfortable feeling of listening to a terrible reunion album.
This is pure evil.
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