Yeah, I’m of two minds about this because while…certainly deserves whatever he gets, he…
I don’t disagree, but I don’t think that’s two minds. I think that’s two parts of the same overarching mind.
Yeah, a bit after I posted I realized that probably wasn’t the most accurate word choice.
Hey, you remember how I reblooped those warning labels on the new Chris Brown CDs? Can we post similar ones on every poster for Charlie Sheen’s new show? Maybe something about drug abuse and having shot someone?
That’d be keen.
Yeah, I’m of two minds about this because while Chris Brown certainly deserves whatever he gets, he gets significantly more backlash than white celebrities who’ve done the same brand of shit.
Surprising absolutely nobody, of course, and sadly.
Dang ol’ TLDR, man
I’ve been watching/rewatching a ton of King of the Hill lately, which by now I’m pretty sure is my favorite American animated TV series. It’s amazing that it lasted so long being pushed as the same genre as, say, The Simpsons or Family Guy; it’s sort of a slow-burning comedy that builds on its characters’ reactions to more or less normal situations, rather than outright mockery. I think in some ways it’s the closest thing to an American Sazae-San.
I just watched the episode where Hank gets placed into an anger management class and, after seeing a new friend die of a rage-induced stroke, reflects on his own problems with his temper. Every single memory is a moment from an earlier episode, played for laughs at the time; the viewer wonders along with Hank whether there might have been something a little off with cheering along a grown man as he threatens to kick strangers’ asses. There’s something in it that’s a little different than the usual “Homer learns that his family is more important than hot dogs - until next week!” family sitcom fare.
Further reflections: Hank says “that boy ain’t right” a lot less frequently and “I sell propane and propane accessories” a lot more frequently than I remembered; it’s easy to miss that, despite Hank’s fretting about their lack of common interests taking the forefront, Bobby is popular at school and never wants for friends.