2007-06-15 02:37 pm (UTC)
2007-06-15 02:41 pm (UTC)
2007-06-15 02:43 pm (UTC)
Well those Japanese dudes summed up just what I was going to say, but here it is again: the talking heads on tv list/nostalgia shows do it all the time: "I don't see what was so great about Thundercats," gestured Jimmy Carr. "Everyone liked it at the time but *I* saw through its poor animation and sloppy dubbing."
2007-06-15 02:45 pm (UTC)
Well, yes, the TV nostalgia shows do it a lot, but the fact that you're using Jimmy Carr in yr argument proves that it's a fairly rubbish thing to do, no?
Oh yes. Poor show all round. I guess some people got sick of talking about why things are great, and decided to slag stuff off instead. Boo! Hiss!
2007-06-15 02:44 pm (UTC)
Jeremy Paxman nominated by Fern Cotton
Paxman's overrated. All he does is shout at people and then they get scared and mess up their answers. I think interviewers should be warm and cuddly and fluffy and smile a lot.
Winston Churchill nominated by Tony Blair
Well, you see, the thing is, if we're being totally frank, the Labour Party is totally committed to, you see, not actually governing, technically, in a war context, and Winston, well, the thing is, he was to be admired, but he was in charge, and there was a war on, you see.
Pete Bennett nominated by Jade Goody
Nah mate, realieey tellee starz, they ain't no good no more, innit, cos like that Pete bloke, like, wot's his problem, like why is it cos he swears at everyone all the time. I think he's got a illness innit, but yeah, like he's overrated, right, cos, well, you know like, cos he is.
Dick Whittington nominated by Ken Linvingstone
To be Mayor of this fine city, you've got to understand what this city really wants. Whittington just didn't have "it". What was all that stuff with the cats? I never understood that. He could have significantly reduced his overheads by removing the cats, and I'm sure that's exactly what all Londoners would have wanted.
The Beast (from Beauty & The Beast) nominated by Shrek
I could go on, but I think I'm doing this joke to death. And I actually ought to do some work at some point this afternoon.
1) Redundant? In a world where magazines and umpteen zillion websites put out a greatest 100 'x' of all time EVERY YEAR, this is hardly the most redundant exercise you can find around. Besides, I've not read those particular criticisms before, so they constitute new material to my eyes.
2) If someone is competent enough to write good tunes and lyrics, there's a fair chance they can competently comment on someone else's tune and lyrics. As for pop stars not thinking: Craig Finn, Alex Kapranos, Wayne Coyne and a few others there are hardly vapid morons.
2. but wouldn't you rather have people whose main talent was writing about music doing it instead? thinking is not a pre-requisite of being a popstar, those who do both are cheating ;)