Just be glad I didn't post my feelings when that Rebecca Corry episode came out...
I never understood the backlash towards her, either. Get a fucking grip.
If you felt bad you wouldn't keep going.
I didn't. I don't think I said anything negative about him in my last comment. Just explained myself.
I haven't listened to the episode yet, but I have to say I agree a little with Samm in his opinion on Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, etc. As a librarian...these books are YA fiction. They are aimed at young adults, which means teenagers or younger. Of course adults can read the books or watch the movies and get something out of them, but they are not the target audience for these books or movies.
Now Samm choosing to plug his appearance on a kid's show does make him somewhat hypocritical on this point, yes. I don't watch "Yo Gabba Gabba" or whatever kid's show it is that he's on because I'm not a kid, and I don't have kids. I guess I would watch a clip of it if a comedian I liked was on there.
To be clear, I said no comment about Rebecca Corry because that's the only episode I ever turned off before I finished it. Samm is quick-witted, intelligent, and insightful. The knock on him is that sometimes he tries a little too hard to make sure we all know that about him. But I'll gladly put up with the latter for the former. Corry was on a whole different scale of mean-spirited humor.
*something something* Greg Fitzsimmons *something*
"I don't like that at all." - Jimmy Pardo on my name.
Wasn't Doug technically the first one to say Hunger Games is for children?
Also, I don't think Samm said anything about not being able to watch children's movies. I think his frustration stemmed from the discussion of movies based on books for young adults turning into a serious 10 minute discussion.
Samm: Ask me if I saw Harry Potter
Jimmy: Did you see Harry Potter?
Samm: No! Because I'm 30.
Ahhhhh. I didn't pick up on that. Must have missed it somehow. Sorry.
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Well, Scamboogah has put a pin in this conversation so lets move on to something else. How about this crazy weather, huh? I heard the east coast may be getting a foot of snow...
I think the real takeaway from this episode is that Dan Katz needs to appear on Doug Loves Movies at some point.