Stephen Paddock, why weren’t you where we needed you most?
for this, I'll allow it
I thought pretty hard about clicking Submit on that one. I'm glad I made the right choice.
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That's the key to being edgy. Kids (and adults who pretend to be kids) love edgy shit, dude. But, not too edgy, just something edgy that we already know about. I heard people scream that others should watch it too. I finally caved in and watched season 1 episode 1, and I was right in that it was probably shit. It is shit, and I will not waste time watching it again. Undoubtedly, somebody will tell me that season 1 episode 1 is not the best place to start watching rick and morty, you have to get into it more, maybe? Right?
Well if you would just watch season OH GODDAMMIT
You didn't even like the episode where the Devil is trying to sell cursed goods and Rick bests him at every turn? I enjoyed that. I guess you're not obligated to have liked it as much, but there was fun to be had with that.
But seriously, the pilot episode of any series is a bad episode to judge the entire show by. The pilot has to do the heavy lifting of formally establishing the roles, relationships, and themes of the characters, and on top of that a lot of fine-tuning will be done in the first five or so episodes as they figure out what works and what doesn't.
This is a scene from the episode I liked:
It's a great show, truly extraordinary, but in this world, nothing great survives solely on the merit of its greatness. If it doesn't garner mass appeal, it would be more cancellation fodder, like NBC's Hannibal, Netflix's Sense8 or I guess Firefly (never seen it but nerds can't shut up about it).
So the mouth-breathing idiots lining up to hand cash over to corporate overlords, apart from missing the entire point of the show below the thin veneer of fart jokes, are basically doing the necessary work of subsidizing the philosophically- and psychedelically- inspired madness for the rest of us. They are a necessary evil, and I'm not such a joyless cunt that I'm going to let them ruin my enjoyment of the show. Otherwise I'd only be able to enjoy things that would soon be cancelled due to lack of appeal.
The show is amazing, but you certainly won't find me flaunting licensed merchandise or lining up like cattle. That would be Rick-diculous.
That said, if you don't like it you don't like it. Art is subjective. FWIW, I think the R&M pilot is solid as a pilot so if you didn't have your curiosity piqued at least a little bit, maybe it's not for you. Plus people creating high expectations creates the worst conditions for enjoying any experience.
Yeah, the "..at least he's ACTIVE in the community" line made me laugh, but not enough to sit through the rest of the scene. And like I said, kids love edgy shit, but not too edgy. It's just kinda generic crazy for me. Like those bimbos that love telling people they're crazy! But, I actually am crazy, like certified sit at home on a disability pension crazy, and this show just isn't disturbing.
I've watched a few Adventure Time episodes that Juice Eggs McKenna has forced me to watch, and I love that show, it's disturbing as fuck. And afterwards, I refrain from watching another episode in case I end up having an episode. Rick and Morty would never make me have an episode, just boredom.
And of course, McDonalds produced about 1% of the sauce to make customers happy, and rage ensued.
This is exactly the same as five-year-olds throwing a tantrum over a Happy Meal prize. Except, you know, old enough to vote / drive / sign legal documents.
It shouldn't be this way, but to be a "Rick and Morty" fan is to be, possibly, the manbabiest of manbabies.
Also, I seem to recall it's unfair to ask young people to vote, because after all it would mean going somewhere and standing in line for typically not more than 15 minutes.
Is that the secret? Do we have to hand out Happy Meal toys as prizes for voting? That seems to be the solution for the generation that had to coin the word "adulting" for doing the bare minimum expected of functioning human beings.
"Heh, you have to have a pretty high IQ, like ours, to appreciate the humor of Rick and Morty."
:screech at fast food employees for not having enough tiny packets of sugary condiment like that cartoon they watch talked about, pound on windows at some locations, police get called in at others, bitch on reddit and twitter about having had driven for hours to try and find a location that had the sauce as if they think that will make people symapthetic:
Seven Arts/H8 Red
While on the subject of Seinfeld, that show did product mentions all the time - the Today Sponge, Snapple, Junior Mints, Pez, Drake's Coffee Cake, Snickers, Jujyfruits - and it was second nature to the show. I don't think anyone anticipated that two decades after Seinfeld ended, product placement would intersect with the manchild and nostalgia merchant psychographics to the degree that it has. It's not like Seinfeld wasn't half there with those Superman nods.
What a bunch of dorks. Most of them didn't even get the sauce. It was just a joke to have Rick being obsessed with something so obscure and pointless.
Word, it was pretty obviously a throwaway joke in that episode, but all the nerds were jacking themselves off about how the whole season would be about Szechuan sauce.
Like I said above, the herds subsidize the media so the rest of us can enjoy it quietly.
Believe it or not, I don't really like to judge people. But, FUUUUUUUUUUUCK!
Mother Robot ranked fandoms in this list:
①🆕Rick & Morty
② Steven Universe
③ tumblrites who can't admit GhostBusters '16 was bad
John Holmes Motherfucker
John Holmes Motherfucker
>>>> tumblrites who can't admit GhostBusters '16 was bad
We've been here before, haven't we, Nikon?
I believe in you. I know that one day, you'll find the strength to carry on in a world where some people like the movie you hate.
If it helps, Tumblr is an unholy clusterfuck.
We're not done with this list until it has a 'Whedon' entry, and probably a 'Nolan' entry.
Why stop there? Tarantino, Fast & Furious, eminem, Luc Besson (no wait, he's good) Chicken Parmys, S&P Squid, Indo me mi goreng 2 minute noodles, Every Craft Beer Ever, local bands, Gateway Coffee, Tits, Arse, Biceps, , , ,
As bad as this is, I don't think it earns it a rank above Steven Universe and Ghostbuster reboot fans, at least not until they start physically assaulting McDonalds employees.
tesla weapon, I hate all of those things, minus about two.
|MacGyver Style Bomb |
I'd bet that a lot of these people would get upset if you were to suggest that uncritical consumption of media could influence someone's behavior and beliefs.
Perfect opportunity to sell bottled water for $5 a pop.
Steven Universe doesn't have a bad fandom. We're just labeled as such by bitter SQWs.
Seven Universe's fanbase can be a sight to behold but at least they don't have a smug, unwarranted sense of higher intellect than the rest of their peers because they like a fucking cartoon.
Also I've never seen Steven Universe fans go to a restaurant, stand on the counter, and stomp and scream shitty show one-liners at the employees.
We really haven't been given a chance yet. Maybe someday McDonalds will release a very limited gem sauce that will test how shitty we can truly be.
Steven Universe fans drove a kid to attempt suicide because she didn't draw Rose fat enough.
That was just a handful of bad apples. The vast majority of the fandom condemned those actions.
Rick and Morty has to have the most insufferably cringy fanbase since.......actually I can't recall a fanbase quite this insufferable and cringy.
Sex & the City
Dexter (season 3 onward)
Wrestling fans are a great fanbase. I love going to live shows and meeting my fellow marks.
Firefly fan: Hey, have you watched Firefly?
Normal Person: Nope.
Firefly fan: YOU GOTTA, DUDE. IT'S LIKE THE BEST SHOW EVER BUT IT WAS FUCKED OVER BY THE NETWORK, WHO SHOWED THE EPISODES OUT OF ORDER, AND CHANGED THEIR SCHEDULE. IT SHOULD BE BIGGER THAN STAR TRECK DFALKDFAJGKANHN!!
|Caminante Nocturno |
I hope that at least one person took a pack of this sauce and splattered it on the ground in front of these people.
these people are insufferable
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