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2012-11-01 03:10:21 PM
3 votes:

Mike Chewbacca: factoryconnection: enderthexenocide: that asshole from the big bang theory should be #1. he is exactly the kind of antisocial, borderline-autistic freak that average folks imagine that all "nerds" act like. he is the worst possible stereotype of nerd culture.

Chuck Lorrie can say that Sheldon isn't an Aspie all he wants, but the guy isn't just a self-centered jerk. He legitimately displays little to know need for nor understanding of emotional connection beyond coddling from his mother. He has just about no empathy. That behavior is disordered.

Furthermore, I think Howard is a worse bag of stereotypes than Sheldon. All the Jewish stereotypes, the objectification of women, the cluelessness with his mode of dress and decorum, and although it is a positive one, it is stereotypical that the only engineer in the group is the one with common sense.

The whole show is an abomination of stereotypes. Every single character is a stereotype. It's just bad TV.

And I feel the need to point out that yes, Hodges is a geek, but so is Liz Vassey's character. She and Hodges bonded over their geekery when they had to investigate a murder at Not-ComicCon. So the article ignored the hottie geek in favor of the jerk geek.

/I actually really like Hodges. He's my favorite character on the show.


THIS THIS THISITY THIS

As far as I could tell from watching a few episodes, the Big Bang Theory is 30 minutes of "geek" stereotypes and an annoying laugh track.

Look, Sheldon had no inter-personal skills...ISN'T THAT FUNNY!? *cue laugh track*
Look, Howard lives with his mother...ISN'T THAT FUNNY!? *cue laugh track*
Look, Raj is nervous around women....ISN'T THAT FUNNY!? *cue laugh track*
Look, Penny, the "normal" girl, is bored and confused by "geek things"...ISN'T THAT FUNNY!? *cue laugh track*
2012-11-01 01:57:31 PM
3 votes:

kiteless: "...but try telling that to the casual viewer who derives enjoyment from any show where people are forced to pawn their most prized possessions."

This guy really, really hates Kevin Smith.


It's the usual. Smith is one of them (author included). And he made it, when the odds were very much against it. It should have been them, not this Smith hack. They have watched Star Wars 80 times, they have plenty of good screenplays sitting on their laptops. Their nerdiness should have made them rich, not Smith.
2012-11-01 04:45:19 PM
2 votes:

Magruda: Teufelaffe: As far as I could tell from watching a few episodes, the Big Bang Theory is 30 minutes of "geek" stereotypes and an annoying laugh track.

Very insightful, considering it's filmed in front of a live studio audience.


You know how I know that you don't know how "filmed in front of a live studio audience" shows work? They film a given scene multiple times, keeping the take that they like the best, while using the "biggest" audience laugh from the different takes. In addition, if the director(s) don't feel any of the laughs they have for a scene are good enough, they've been known to "enhance" or add pre-recorded laugh tracks.

Short version: You're adorable if you think "filmed in front of a live studio audience" and "has a laugh track" are mutually exclusive.
2012-11-01 12:05:14 PM
2 votes:
Is the writer of this list on the list? This kind of nit picky bullshiat is what gives geeks a bad name.
2012-11-01 11:58:33 AM
2 votes:
As someone who identifies with Liz Lemon to a disturbing degree, all I have to say about this article is SHUT UP YOU FAT NERDS.

Who's got two thumbs, speaks limited French, and hasn't cried once today?

This moi.
2012-11-01 04:53:54 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: Very insightful, considering it's filmed in front of a live studio audience.


Cued laughter is canned laughter as far as anyone is concerned.
2012-11-01 04:21:08 PM
1 votes:
FTA:

"There are many ways to describe Joseph "Joey" Gladstone: Loving uncle"

Joey Gladstone wasn't related to the other characters.
2012-11-01 03:47:48 PM
1 votes:

Magruda: factoryconnection: He has just about no empathy.

True genius is defined as the ability to empathize completely. So they even got that wrong.

How come no one ever compares the guys from the Matix as nerds? From what i could tell they all knew how to read code.


There's at least one word in that sentence that you don't understand.
2012-11-01 02:00:47 PM
1 votes:

factoryconnection: enderthexenocide: that asshole from the big bang theory should be #1. he is exactly the kind of antisocial, borderline-autistic freak that average folks imagine that all "nerds" act like. he is the worst possible stereotype of nerd culture.

Chuck Lorrie can say that Sheldon isn't an Aspie all he wants, but the guy isn't just a self-centered jerk. He legitimately displays little to know need for nor understanding of emotional connection beyond coddling from his mother. He has just about no empathy. That behavior is disordered.

Furthermore, I think Howard is a worse bag of stereotypes than Sheldon. All the Jewish stereotypes, the objectification of women, the cluelessness with his mode of dress and decorum, and although it is a positive one, it is stereotypical that the only engineer in the group is the one with common sense.


The whole show is an abomination of stereotypes. Every single character is a stereotype. It's just bad TV.

And I feel the need to point out that yes, Hodges is a geek, but so is Liz Vassey's character. She and Hodges bonded over their geekery when they had to investigate a murder at Not-ComicCon. So the article ignored the hottie geek in favor of the jerk geek.

/I actually really like Hodges. He's my favorite character on the show.
2012-11-01 01:49:25 PM
1 votes:

enderthexenocide: that asshole from the big bang theory should be #1. he is exactly the kind of antisocial, borderline-autistic freak that average folks imagine that all "nerds" act like. he is the worst possible stereotype of nerd culture.


I don't know if people imagine all nerds like that (I, for example, think the nerd stereotype is anti-social, shy, and not prone to put themselves into situations where arguments arise unless it directly pertains to their domain of nerdism), but I like the fact that he's an asshole. If you're nerdy or geeky and you hang out with nerdy or geeky people all the time, being an insecure asshole to assert dominance over your friends is something a smart person might do (sometimes with results that backfire). He's flawed, which is why he's a good character.
2012-11-01 01:43:55 PM
1 votes:
"...but try telling that to the casual viewer who derives enjoyment from any show where people are forced to pawn their most prized possessions."

This guy really, really hates Kevin Smith.
2012-11-01 01:12:56 PM
1 votes:
Sheldon Cooper is Reddit as a person.
2012-11-01 01:10:33 PM
1 votes:

enderthexenocide: that asshole from the big bang theory should be #1. he is exactly the kind of antisocial, borderline-autistic freak that average folks imagine that all "nerds" act like. he is the worst possible stereotype of nerd culture.


Chuck Lorrie can say that Sheldon isn't an Aspie all he wants, but the guy isn't just a self-centered jerk. He legitimately displays little to know need for nor understanding of emotional connection beyond coddling from his mother. He has just about no empathy. That behavior is disordered.

Furthermore, I think Howard is a worse bag of stereotypes than Sheldon. All the Jewish stereotypes, the objectification of women, the cluelessness with his mode of dress and decorum, and although it is a positive one, it is stereotypical that the only engineer in the group is the one with common sense.
2012-11-01 12:37:21 PM
1 votes:

T.M.S.: "Sure, in the beginning, Jerry was the likeable struggling comedian -- the underdog, if you will -- and his love of Superman conveyed a sense of innocence and whimsy. But when you spend as long a time with a character as we spent with Jerry, you get to know what he's really like."

How strange. You would almost think it's possible for a character to develop over time with good writing.


The whole point of Seinfeld was that the characters never did develop. "no hugging, no learning"
 
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