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(Foobies)   Prominent literature critic refuses TV prize before live audience because he says everything on television is rubbish   (thelocal.de) divider line 82
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2008-10-13 11:59:14 AM
This thread is rubbish, and I just want it to be clear to everyone that I will not be posting in here. Good day.
 
2008-10-13 02:14:04 PM
He obviously hasn't seen the new Knight Rider.
 
2008-10-13 02:14:44 PM
Pocket Ninja: This thread is rubbish, and I just want it to be clear to everyone that I will not be posting in here. Good day.

OK, and I get to be first to say I don't onw a TV, ok?
 
2008-10-13 02:14:47 PM
Ohhhh, I want a t-shirt that says this! I wish I knew a place to find one.
 
2008-10-13 02:15:20 PM
1st 2 comments full of win, the winnar will be decided via danceoff.
 
2008-10-13 02:15:32 PM
If he were a real member of the smuggocracy, he wouldn't own a TV.
 
2008-10-13 02:15:36 PM
everything on TV=rubbish
critic=on TV
critic=rubbish.

QED
 
2008-10-13 02:15:50 PM
Here's what that man needs:

img379.imageshack.us
Hotlinked and Bothered.
 
2008-10-13 02:16:12 PM
You know who else thought TV was rubbish...?
 
2008-10-13 02:17:00 PM
What a prick. All anyone has to say is "think you very much", and just walk off with the award. Anything else, good or ill, is just masturbatory.
 
2008-10-13 02:17:13 PM
www.humorgazette.com
 
2008-10-13 02:17:13 PM
papker: If he were a real member of the smuggocracy, he wouldn't own a TV.

This.
 
2008-10-13 02:18:02 PM
Marcel Reich-Ranicki, wasn't he Jerry Van Dyke's sidekick on My Mother the Car?
 
2008-10-13 02:18:31 PM
I shtick zis finger up zee ass and pull out new show!
Izz howz I makes all zee showz! I take allz zee shiatz and putz it onz zee TV
www.thelocal.de
 
2008-10-13 02:19:40 PM
Look at that poof on the left.
 
2008-10-13 02:19:42 PM
tonesskin: Ohhhh, I want a t-shirt that says this! I wish I knew a place to find one.

Haha...I've been away for a few days. When did they add that utterly unncessary feature?
 
2008-10-13 02:19:42 PM
Aw... if ONLY I could buy a t-shirt! Because nothing makes me want to visit a website more than a bunch of annoying links that clutter up the page.
 
2008-10-13 02:20:24 PM
it stinks
 
2008-10-13 02:20:35 PM
Trance750: papker: If he were a real member of the smuggocracy, he wouldn't own a TV.

This.


this?
 
2008-10-13 02:20:56 PM
Which one is the 88-year-old?
 
2008-10-13 02:21:28 PM
Indeed. It is a characteristic of this society, one that has been overwhelmed by the intrusive and entirely unnecessary invention of the Tee Vee, or idiot box as i and my frinds call it of misplaced "celebrity worship."

That is why I long ago donated my Tee Vee to an underprivileged shelter for homeless women, and which has freed up my time and my talents for my writing.

If you wish to see my latest blog on my translation of À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier badly translated as Remembrance of Things Past), please see my profile.
 
2008-10-13 02:21:36 PM
Prominent literary critic is an oxymoron.
 
2008-10-13 02:22:51 PM
halfof33: Indeed. It is a characteristic of this society, one that has been overwhelmed by the intrusive and entirely unnecessary invention of the Tee Vee, or idiot box as i and my frinds call it of misplaced "celebrity worship."

That is why I long ago donated my Tee Vee to an underprivileged shelter for homeless women, and which has freed up my time and my talents for my writing.

If you wish to see my latest blog on my translation of À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier badly translated as Remembrance of Things Past), please see my profile.


I bet you're a blast at parties...
 
2008-10-13 02:23:00 PM
gludlow: Aw... if ONLY I could buy a t-shirt! Because nothing makes me want to visit a website more than a bunch of annoying links that clutter up the page.

Right-click. Adblock Image. You'll get over it.
 
2008-10-13 02:23:21 PM
what's all this about t-shirts?
 
vid
2008-10-13 02:24:07 PM
I'm going to stand up and say it.

I LOVE television.

I also love American football, Southern Baptists, modern pop-punk, Japanese animation, McDonald's, mass-produced beer, SUVs, Britney Spears, the X-Box 360, the iPhone, Adam Sandler movies, Sarah Palin, and anything else it's widely considered cool and sophisticated to hate on.

Nothing wrong with any of it, as far as I'm concerned.

So there. And God bless America.
 
2008-10-13 02:24:47 PM
He also added at the end of his speech that he would also applicate everyone staying of his lawn.

/Heard mumbled as he walked off stage "My Social Security check is late! Stuff costs more than it used to! Young people use curse words!"
 
2008-10-13 02:25:52 PM
maxximillian: He also added at the end of his speech that he would also applicate everyone staying of his lawn.

/Heard mumbled as he walked off stage "My Social Security check is late! Stuff costs more than it used to! Young people use curse words!"


I was heard mumbling, I should have proofread better.

Appreciate.
 
2008-10-13 02:26:01 PM
and I listen only to music played on my miniature Victrola
 
2008-10-13 02:26:18 PM
papker: If he were a real member of the smuggocracy, he wouldn't own a TV.

What's a TV?
 
2008-10-13 02:26:32 PM
halfof33: Indeed. It is a characteristic of this society, one that has been overwhelmed by the intrusive and entirely unnecessary invention of the Tee Vee, or idiot box as i and my frinds call it of misplaced "celebrity worship."

That is why I long ago donated my Tee Vee to an underprivileged shelter for homeless women, and which has freed up my time and my talents for my writing.

If you wish to see my latest blog on my translation of À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier badly translated as Remembrance of Things Past), please see my profile.


I see who you parodied there.
 
2008-10-13 02:28:05 PM
 
2008-10-13 02:29:34 PM
www.savewrko.com

touch him, love him!
 
2008-10-13 02:30:11 PM
So now, instead of trying to troll campaign bullshiat into every thread; the same group of witless wonders is going to bring up the FARK t shirts?
 
2008-10-13 02:30:19 PM
No comments about the hot german chicks in the side bar? What is wrong with fark?
 
2008-10-13 02:33:09 PM
Thisbymaster: No comments about the hot german chicks in the side bar? What is wrong with fark?

I came here to say the same thing. Talk about going soft...
 
2008-10-13 02:33:17 PM
Is anyone else disappointed that this article wasn't about Harold Bloom?
 
2008-10-13 02:34:19 PM
chemical_angel: So now, instead of trying to troll campaign bullshiat into every thread; the same group of witless wonders is going to bring up the FARK t shirts?

Oh, shiat. I forgot about that. Vote McBama, you libtard neocon!
 
2008-10-13 02:34:54 PM
Martstar: Is anyone else disappointed that this article wasn't about Harold Bloom?

More dissapointed that it wasn't about Jay Sherman
 
2008-10-13 02:36:38 PM
If he doesn't moon the audience, how is anyone supposed to believe he's sincere?
 
2008-10-13 02:42:40 PM
literature critic - is that anything like an author? Or indeed any profession that works for a living instead of being a worthless parasite?

/zing
 
2008-10-13 02:42:54 PM
Came for the Mr. Show, and leave disappointed.
 
2008-10-13 02:45:42 PM
clamtacular: /hot dog.
//i mean hot linked.


Why do you always have to make YOURSELF the
Center of ATTENTION!?
 
2008-10-13 02:46:18 PM
Cue intro music and dancers: "It's the first annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence!!!"

Lisa: "This awards show is the biggest farce I've ever seen!"
Bart: "What about the Emmys?"
Lisa: "I stand corrected."

/That is all.
 
2008-10-13 02:51:13 PM
halfof33:

If you wish to see my latest blog on my translation of À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier badly translated as Remembrance of Things Past), please see my profile.

I always thought that would be a great title for a Doctor Who episode. Jack Harkness once said he dated Marcel Proust, so it's not that far-fetched. I bet that episode could even win a TV prize...
 
2008-10-13 02:56:20 PM
Obligatory...

The Onion (new window)
 
2008-10-13 03:01:37 PM
My new "Cranky Old Bastard" role model!

Seriously, though, he's probably right. Imagine being "Germany's most famous living literature critic," and the award for which you've been nominated is for a friggin' television show? "Pearls before swine" probably doesn't cover it well enough.
 
2008-10-13 03:05:25 PM
www.thelocal.de

I'm more interested in what she has to say.
 
2008-10-13 03:09:12 PM
jabbedxorz: I'm more interested in what she has to say.

This.
 
2008-10-13 03:15:51 PM
FTFA: It was reported on Sunday that after being offered the new show, he did in fact accept the prize.

Apparently it is bad to smell the rubbish from afar, but good to be allowed to play in the dump.


fireisprogress

If you wish to see my latest blog on my translation of À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier badly translated as Remembrance of Things Past), please see my profile.

Meh, I've read two translations and the original, and the whole thing is rubbish. You are wasting your time on that runty little Frog's over-wrought epistle to himself.
 
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