“This term is apparently used by dentists to describe tooth decay in young people who have avoided fluoridated public tap water in favor of an exclusive liquid diet of bottled waters, sodas and juices.”—
Because I had to trek through like five feet of snow to get to work, I am declaring today hero day. Or at least amazing people who have to go through absurd difficulties just to get their damn jobs done day.
Egad, lady! I’m still figuring out my thoughts on the book, but in lieu of that, all of these interviews are worthwhile reads and a good glimpse into Julie’s thoughts on dating in the city and other interesting things. Note: I thought the Lemondrop guy’s question about misandry was odd. Guess who just learned misandry was a thing!
whispery section for julie: I think a dating discussion with Julianne over at Lemondrop would be very entertaining. btw that lady needs to get on tumblr too. She has “it”.
I remember watching the show all the time, and now I can’t figure out why.
I just watched an entire episode for the first time in forever, and I didn’t laugh once.
And it wasn’t because it was “clever, not laugh out loud funny”, it just wasn’t funny.
I’m not trying to throw down the gauntlet on anyone’s taste, I just don’t think it held up well.
I wouldn’t say it’s completely unfunny, but it hasn’t aged well. A few possible reasons, mostly with how we perceive the cast:
Seinfeld’s wealth and handling of the DVD and syndication revenue (there was some controversy, IIRC) made him look bad. And the enormous collection of cars makes him look like Leno. Both are very family friendly if you look at them now, even though Seinfeld (the show) seemed racier for a broadcast show.
Seinfeld’s wardrobe might be the funniest part of his show now.
Observational comedy is more widespread now than it was before and that humor might seem more pedestrian now.
Larry David has catapulted himself above Seinfeld and makes people wonder how much more credit he should have gotten all along.
Seinfeld’s wife had an awkward moment in the spotlight where she hawked a recipe book, asking moms to put broccoli or spinach or something in kids’ brownies so they get their veggies.
People like Jimmy Fallon (whose underrated talent is impersonations) nailed Seinfeld’s schtick of “what’s the deal with ________” and it doesn’t seem as funny anymore.
Fuck it, just go with the shorter answer of “it hasn’t aged well”. Still, I know lots of people here still love the show and comedy is different for everyone, to each their own.
I never really used the r-word or f-words for the obvious reasons…
But now there’s a new reason: it’s embarrassing to watch an adult say it. Reminds me too much of high school name calling, and the only thing I like being reminded of from high school is awkward makeouts. Kick that shit into the garbage and pick up some better insults, friends.