Saturday, March 07, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Along with the Young Neil article on Savage Critics, this is the finest meditation on/exploration of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe I've read so far.
I highly recommend reading both it and the comments section if you've already read Vol. 5.
A friend of mine just emailed me and told me he'd finished Scott Pilgrim Vol. 4 last night and that he'd really enjoyed but that Scott's stupidity almost got to be too much at points.
Immediately I thought, "Wait.. Scott's not stupid.. is he?"
I think it's not that he's stupid, it's that he's equal parts naive, obtuse, and self-involved. On a different character, those characteristics would make him the villain or completely unlikeable, but Scott is endearing because he doesn't engage in any of the acts that reveal those characteristics intentionally.
Sure, he's a selfish jerk sometimes, but it's not because he means to be. It's that he just has a hard time seeing the world beyond his world.
What do you guys think?
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Speaking of Tyler Perry, did I ever tell you guys about the time back when I was managing a video game place that some jackass came in being really obnoxious (no exaggeration, at one point he started playing a harmonica really loudly.. and poorly), and claimed the person he was shouting to on his cell phone was Tyler Perry?
Did I ever tell you that story?
Well, now I have.