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Cena_mark - 2020-12-15

Boo, Cinemassacre and AVGN suck nowadays. Thanks to those no good Screen Wave slobs.

casualcollapse - 2020-12-16

Yeah, one of the newer ones auto played and I noticed they shortened bullshit to BS and I immediately stopped it and deleted it from my watch history.

Chicken the Did - 2020-12-16

Tossed mine out a long time ago. It's not that I believe they are any health hazard. I have just found as I aged microwaved food tends to taste terrible to me. No justification for using valuable counter space for one anymore.

Nominal - 2020-12-16

Feels like a Best Page in the Universe article.

But even with his lamer, short lived, experimental material, James Rolfe was a better Maddox than Maddox.

Scrimmjob - 2020-12-16

Yeah, Maddox's biggest mistake was allowing himself to be filmed, ruined it instantly and forever.

Chicken the Did - 2020-12-17

Maddox's biggest mistake was most of his audience matured and realized he's a mean, unfunny asshole. I mean the world is now full of edgy Republicans that do the same shtick. Morton Downy Jr. was doing it before Maddox was even born. Heaven help us if that turd ever threw his plastic crown into the political ring.

Cena_mark - 2020-12-17

Maddox is awesome. The dude pretty much invented comedy on the internet. He's a NY Times best selling author, runs the Best Page in the Universe, and wrote the book on manliness. He's a pirate and a badass. He's always right and if you don't agree with him, you're wrong.

Nominal - 2020-12-17

Don't forget when he made the "COVID is just another flu" article.

I can't think of a worse aging internet 1.0 persona. Even Something Awful and Penny Arcade have held up better. Seanbaby is still hilarious. Maddox's only claim to fame was simply having a website in 1999. Today, he's just another unfunny "pirates vs ninjas bacon lol" teardrop in the rain.

Cena_mark - 2020-12-18

But he invented Pirates vs ninjas bacon, lol.

Nominal - 2020-12-19

Still a Cena Homer at heart.

Cena_mark - 2020-12-19

In all seriousness, I still like Maddox. His main downfall was his lack of updates. Also the Covid article didn't age too well and him not updating since looks loke a bitch move. But maddox is still way better than james. At least Maddox didn't let slobs take over his site.

exy - 2020-12-20

"invented comedy on the Internet," like you never heard of seanbaby, f'rinstance, and that's still well after the Gores got the internet invented. for shame.

exy - 2020-12-20

I see I didnt read far enough down before posting. !tips to Nom

Cena_mark - 2020-12-20

Maddox has actually become more woke. Many of his former fans call him a cuck SJW

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2020-12-19

The best part of James Rolfe is that he's a true fan, but he's also kind of anal about it. He shares my enthusiasm for those great Universal horror films of the thirties and forties, which don't get enough love these days, but he's way too hung up on that "Frankenstein is not the name of the monster" business, to the extent that he has to rationalize the title "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman " by explaining that Larry Talbot DOES meet Elsa Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein daughter, so we can let it slide. The annoying thing about this sort of sticklerism is that there's never been any real confusion. Surely the screenwriters, of all people, understood that monster was nameless, and they put "Frankenstein" in the title as a kind of coloquial shorthand. Everyone understands this. I understood it when I was six. Yet some movie nerds seem to think that they're uncovering some kind of arcane secret knowledge.

Okay, that's a pet peeve of mine, and I'll never miss a chance to complain about it, but Rolfe's obsessive-compulsive nature is also part of his charm. The first Cinemassacre video I ever saw was "Top Forty Shitty Shark Movies", which he claimed to have begun work on BEFORE the first Sharknado movie came out!" You have to love a guy who would watch all those crazy shark movies. Later, he recut it as "Top FIFTY Shitty Shark Movies"!

I 've never seen anything from James Rolfe to make me think that he's any kind of misogynist, an I've always thought it unfortunate that the mainstream media tagged him as the public face of Ghostbustergate 2016, when he announced that he wouldn't be reviewing the new Ghostbusters movie. i don't know, and never bothered to find out, but I suspect he didn't know what he was walking into.

Some people are just way way way into Ghostbusters. If you love a movie so much you get weepy discussing it (like more than one of the fans interviewed for the documentary "Ghostbusters") or if you went to the theater to see Titanic 50 times, or maybe Rocky Horror (I lost count at around fifty viewings) that kind of love is sacred. To me, the original Ghostbusters movie is really funny, even if its replete with 80s ocmedy tropes that rub me the wrong way. When I was kid in the late 70s, I was militantly anti-disco, and I was probably a bit of a douchebag about it, but it was just because I loved rock and troll so much, and partly because, when I was 20, I was a bit of a douchebag. It wasn't because I was racist or homophobic. No, really.

My microwave beeps, and I am fine with that. What I want to know is... what's the deal with airline food?

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2020-12-19

errata: The documentary is called GHOSTHEADS.

Also, "rock and troll" may be the best typo of my long and distinguished career as a prolfic creator of typos.

Cena_mark - 2020-12-19

Ghostbusters is terribly overrated and it's fans are the worst. James made a bitch move by not even watching the new one.

exy - 2020-12-20

***** ghost stars for JHM's LJ. Not just for this, but I enjoyed the Debunkensteining part.

Ghostbusters was probably the first movie I saw in a theater multiple times. I was 10 or so. It was amazing at the time and pretty good in retrospect.

PS Disco is shit but the beats are a thing, q.v. Talking Heads

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