I was ok with him on his first single or so. Slightly catchy, that's no problem. Then he was featured to sing choruses and sound exactly the same on every other hip hop artists' songs. No more Akon plz.
There's way too much South Park hate and not nearly enough Family Guy hate.
I also hate fart jokes but if you don't like the show you must not like satire.
Nah. I like South Park's satire, and it's just the gross-out factor that turns me off to it, like farts, blood, profanity, etc. I think resorting to those is kind of lame, though it can be funny when used occasionally.
But Family Guy, I loved when it came out. I still like it a lot, for those Peter Griffin moments...I think it's called absurd comedy? I don't know how you classify those things. The humor that doesn't revolve around farts, blood, profanity, sex, just there for the wow-factor, etc.
Some examples off the top of my head:
Peter is on a plane, standing next to a button that says "Do not press button". He looks around for a minute, then decides to press it. The emergency door on the plane opens, and he is sucked out.
Peter is talking about sneaking into places, and it shows him in a movie theater, eyes glancing nervously back and forth. It shows him in some other place that he has sneaked into, doing the same nervous eye motions. Then it shows him at a Wimbledon tennis match, doing the same back and forth nervous glances, which of course everyone else is doing while watching the volleys. (Interesting note: In this scene, Peter's eyes are moving the opposite direction of everyone else's; as they look left, he is glancing right. I thought putting in a detail like that was funny.)
Last edited by Cimarron; 09-21-2008 at 12:43 AM.
Reason: examples, grammar
Maybe I enjoy it because it's something "mysterious" to me? Like when you think too hard for too long, and you just need to balance that out by doing non-brain activities... Maybe this is similar in that it's a break from my J life, as you guys put it. I don't know if that explanation's true or not, but if your assumption of it "not being J humor" is true, the explanation might work...
In any case, I still like it. I feel it's unfortunate (and I'm going to sound like a whiner saying it) that it's become popular off the fart-sex-violence humor, but the random and anecdotal flow of it is what I really enjoy. I gave examples above, hoping that would make things clear.