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Xenocide - 2014-03-27

I liked the one where Data Analysis Cosby got the weird TV that picked up broadcasts from outer space.

Seriously, though, this show is great. I love this bit in particular, the way it starts as a dumb joke and just festers until it gets genuinely disturbing and sad by the end, but then our heroes' vacant smiles bring it all back to hilarious. That is known as a COMEDY SLINGSHOT, and it is among the most difficult legal maneuvers in the sport.

pressed peanut sweepings - 2014-03-27

Why don't I just murder myself I'm going to die.

infinite zest - 2014-03-27

This episode was a bit of a let down after Rick Potion #9; I haven't teared up like that since the Futurama episode where his dog continues to wait for him in the past. But this was funny and heartfelt.

If I have a problem, it's that I feel that the show's drifting away from the Calvin and Hobbes-esque feel that the earlier episodes had: Morty's reality is through the lens of a teenage boy- he's desperately horny, has suicidal thoughts and travels through different "realities" with his grandpa who may or may not exist. His parents, up until this episode, represented the mom and dad who had their own real-life parental problems, thereby throwing Morty into these fantastic journeys. They were more-or-less oblivious to their childrens' issues. It's kind of how every kid feels.

Sexy Duck Cop - 2014-03-28

Come on Iz, don't be that guy who says the Simpsons jumped the shark in the first season. Let it stretch its legs a bit before you concern yourself with the story's direction.

Bort - 2014-03-28

This show goes where it goes and I don't know where that is.

The latest episode is my favorite, where the "Needful Things" guy tries to open his shop of cursed items in town, and Rick completely owns him. Er, spoilers.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2014-03-28

Why must people attempt to interpret everything as some 'deeper' metaphor. Cant you just accept what is presented in a straightforward way? My opinion is that the general population have this metaphorical way of thinking drummed into them in English class, having to interminably analyse a few simple fiction books and shakespeare plays.

infinite zest - 2014-03-28

OK got it. So Hobbes was a real tiger, and Jon could see Garfield's thought bubbles.

Bort - 2014-03-28

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - I swear, that school of analysis is better suited to deciphering the Riddler's clues than actually understanding or appreciating literature:


There's a place for it to be sure, but like any tool, it's appropriate for some tasks but not others.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2014-03-28

I would go with this answer.
http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1308#comic My point is, use Occams razor. Or, at least, dont go adding your own complexity to something when there is no indication of it being there. You will certainly just misunderstand what is being presented even more.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2014-03-28

How the fuck did I do bold text!!???

Bort - 2014-03-28

You just exploited a site bug, you hacky bastard. Your text was 60 chars long with no white space, and additionally got a "" tag appended to it like happens at the end of any line. The site automatically inserted a blank space at position 62, which just happened to be between the "B" and the "R" of the new tag, which accidentally turned it into a "bold" tag.

Bat maaaaaan!

Shoebox Joe - 2014-03-28

Oh jesus, more fucking Calvin and Hobbes wankery.

When was this show supposed to be aimed at teenagers?

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2014-03-28

Dang, thats genuinely interesting. Thanks for the very good explantion Bort!

Shoebox Joe - 2014-03-28

Just to make things clear, there hasn't been any active Calvin and Hobbes wankery around here that wasn't at least justified, but every moment I see someone refer to Mr. Watterson's work in reference to literature or enjoying literature, I simply want to kick them in the balls.

So yes, I want to kick Infinite Zest in the balls.

That is all.

SolRo - 2014-03-28

If you think it's bad in English classes, classical art teachers would drive you insane. Every fucking thing in every piece of art by anyone has layers and layers of meaning.

sosage - 2014-03-28

So...let's just never try to interpret the artistic expressions being presented to us, because surely the metaphors and analogies these things contain are unintentional. If there is something deeper being said, it's the most obvious, because artists aren't known for placing multiple meanings into one thing. Limit per piece is one meaning and it better be literal. Also, because Mr. Purple says its lame to think.

Fuck that bullshit.

Stars originally for Rick and Morthy, but now to back up IZ.

Shoebox Joe - 2014-03-28

Layers and layers makes the difference between someone socially condemning the world and someone who loves learning about thought. A great drama admits there are actions and reactions both externally and internally, but rarely exposes the internal due to saturating the empathic side with emotions.

Rebecca Sugar's short comic with the brother's connected by a T.V. show is probably a supreme example of a powerfully written drama. There's no complex emotions, just a simple social tie of common interest

There are similarities and solid points that make us human, some of them only come to light in age and/or experience, but historically, the opinions change as well as the perspective. I'm not proposing that every nook and cranny be inspected, because history wasn't a flat layer of people who were born in a period were all barogue expressionists or dada enthusiasts with the talent of a professional muck raker. But not being able to appreciate what is relevant today does not in the slightest grant you the ability to appreciate what was relevant in history, and vice versa. And if you can't appreciate what went on, say the period difference between Vonnegut's lifetime and Mark Twain while embracing the writer's own similarities, then it's damning evidence that you or anyone should ever try to say or imply that it's all the same.

Shoebox Joe - 2014-03-28

Sorry sosage, but to me, IZ is implying that Rick and Morty has to abide by some similar suspension of disbelief. Not that there is any expression and/or suspension of disbelief to be had.

Shoebox Joe - 2014-03-28

Crap, now it's a bit confusing. The three paragraph comment was meant towards Solro, as well as in general.

Shoebox Joe - 2014-03-28

Oh and to also note, when the hell did the world turn to the point where an entertainer can't have fun? It's completely different for entertaining kids because there's a difference in perspective. You have to be mindful. But at a certain age there's a point where you're aware enough of the flaws of entertainment to not be concerned about what makes sense, yet everything adult has to be some completely solid, consistant mesh because it's more "refined" and/or "complex". Seriously, when the hell did the entire consumer portion of entertainment turn into such a giant fucking mob self-perpetuating vampires?

Bort - 2014-03-28

"So...let's just never try to interpret the artistic expressions being presented to us, because surely the metaphors and analogies these things contain are unintentional. If there is something deeper being said, it's the most obvious, because artists aren't known for placing multiple meanings into one thing. Limit per piece is one meaning and it better be literal. Also, because Mr. Purple says its lame to think.

Fuck that bullshit."

Are you sure you're using sarcasm correctly? It generally works by forcing the other guy to see what's wrong with your argument, which is coincidentally what's wrong with his argument as well. Except you're apparently saying all art / entertainment needs to be dissected for metaphors and analogies, including a cartoon with an appliance salesman whose eyes are crawling with ants.

How about: some art / entertainment is served by that level of analysis, and some is not? I hate being the idiot who has to make the most banal point possible, and yet there seems to be a call for it.

SolRo - 2014-03-28

How about just certain examples where the creator is known for putting hidden meaning or messages into their work are what should be dissected for meaning?

Because aside from those examples, it's almost always a case of "it just turned out that way" or "it sounded good" or "we were drunk when we thought it up" and not some deep meaning that is a comment on blah blah blah.

It's also the same stupid human tendency to look for patterns in everything that gives us Jesus Potato Chip, Jesus Toast, Jesus Oil Slick and Jesus Foggy Window.

Kabbage - 2014-03-28

I'm loving R&M so far, but this episode was by far the laziest, shittiest thing they've done so far. I guess if you make a show for Adult Swim they let you just throw up a big middle finger every now and then.

RedHood - 2014-03-28

Hey at least it isn't "Bahb's Buhgehs" so here is five stars for that.

RedHood - 2014-03-28

I meant to add that I don't watch this/Have no idea if I would like it.

Shoebox Joe - 2014-03-28

Yeah, if you don't like Bahb's Buhgehs, then you won't like this show. Part of the humor is character driven and it isn't centered on appealing to teenagers.

Sudan no1 - 2014-03-28

I usually like Bob's Burg more than this show but this episode was good

jangbones - 2014-03-28

this whole episode was pretty funny

Gmork - 2014-03-28

I love how there's nothing about Sen. Yee on this site.

SolRo - 2014-03-28

find an amusing video about it and submit it?

but that would take effort on your part, when you could just whine and act like the idiotic gun nut you are.

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