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(Lifehacker)   How to avoid over-hyping everything you like. Step one: Admit that Community, Radiohead, Arrested Development, Animal Collective, and Firefly are ultimately disposable pop-culture   (lifehacker.com) divider line 70
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2013-01-23 10:05:03 AM
Step two: bite me, subby.
 
2013-01-23 10:14:05 AM
Submitter like Nickelback and Two Broke Girls
 
2013-01-23 10:14:40 AM
er..."likes"
 
2013-01-23 10:15:18 AM
I will never argue the idea that Radiohead is overrated (I can admit they're talented, but not my cup of tea). However, Community, Arrested Development, and Firefly are, in fact, fabulous. Eat a bag of dicks, subtard.
 
2013-01-23 10:17:40 AM
I get it, I'll just set my recommend-o-tron to 20% instead of 60%. Thanks, Wall Street Journal/lifehacker/farkmitter
 
2013-01-23 10:20:32 AM
"STOP LIKING THINGS I DON'T LIKE" - subby 2013
 
2013-01-23 10:20:46 AM
Just here to say that Arrested Development is masterful art that will surely stand the test of time.

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2013-01-23 10:21:08 AM
Seeing as Radiohead is still going strong 20 years after their first hit, disposable isn't something I'd call them.
/arrested development, about 10?
 
2013-01-23 10:26:19 AM
I've never heard anyone hype animal collective. AD and Community are two highly enjoyable shows, but its understood that we're talking about entertainment that are tailored to one's tastes. To me those are the funniest shows alike Archer and Scrubs, so I recommend them to people who have enjoyed those common shows.

Also, just don't say something is the best thing ever and get rid of stupid awards.
 
2013-01-23 10:28:28 AM

MagSeven: Seeing as Radiohead is still going strong 20 years after their first hit, disposable isn't something I'd call them.
/arrested development, about 10?


20 years after their first hit just means they've kept on top of their game. Come back 20 years after they've broken up, and then we'll talk about disposability.
 
2013-01-23 10:29:47 AM
Tis a rare day when I see a trolling headline work as well, or as fast, as it has here. Bravo, Trollmitter.
 
2013-01-23 10:30:36 AM
Arrested Development?

SHUT YOUR DIRTY WHORE MOUTH!!!!!
 
2013-01-23 10:31:47 AM
Damnit Subby!  I like all of those.

Say what you will about the rest, but shut your filthy whore mouth about Radiohead.
 
2013-01-23 10:34:19 AM

MagSeven: Seeing as Radiohead is still going strong 20 years after their first hit


Well, they started as "disposable pop-culture" because I still think a good half of Pablo Honey is utter sh*t and no one can convince me otherwise. A track like "How Do You" belongs in the trash bin for any random garage band, let alone a major label act.
 
2013-01-23 10:36:31 AM
I usually just say things are "pretty good" and leave it at that. Because it's possible that I'm talking to a moron who won't be able to appreciate how ball-numbingly awesome Firefly is.
 
2013-01-23 10:38:31 AM
You can shove that article in your "fudge zone," subby. Arrested Development deserves its hype.
 
2013-01-23 10:40:10 AM

Killer Cars: MagSeven: Seeing as Radiohead is still going strong 20 years after their first hit

Well, they started as "disposable pop-culture" because I still think a good half of Pablo Honey is utter sh*t and no one can convince me otherwise. A track like "How Do You" belongs in the trash bin for any random garage band, let alone a major label act.


Well everyone "starts as disposable". The fact that they haven't been "disposed of" for 20 years kind of speaks to their staying power.
/I've said "disposed" too much. I feel like I'm planning a murder for hire.
//Pablo Honey wasn't that good.
 
2013-01-23 10:46:16 AM
I like Community but sometimesI don't think it will hold up over time.it just seems TOO topicalat times, like that joke about that shiatty magician show "seven seasons and a movie!". I can't even remember the title of the farkin show now, in 15 years it will make even less sense. I was watching something the other day and a character made a joke about being so famous and connected that they had an iPhone 5. That jokes retarded now, well more retarded.
 
2013-01-23 10:49:45 AM
Step Two: stop calling every minor activity in your life noun-"hacking".
 
2013-01-23 10:57:01 AM
I liked firefly from that list. Everything else was boring, and unwatchable.

I don't get AD love at all. I've never seen a skit or episode I found remotely amusing. It's just not funny. Community I liked for the first season, but it told old fast. It's glee for people who are 'too cool' for glee.

But what's animal collective?
 
2013-01-23 11:06:02 AM

kroonermanblack: But what's animal collective?


It three guys from Baltimore who do electronica music. They're good for this one song My Girls, but after that they kind of take a nose dive in terms of quality. I was still in college when they were "getting big" and nobody I knew hyped them at all. It's slow and repetitive, so I thoroughly expect it to not be your kind of thing.
 
2013-01-23 11:06:35 AM
I've never really understood the hate for Pablo Honey. It seems like it was generally recognised as a "not bad, but not great" album up until like the past year it seems. It's fairly generic and of its time, but there's no way that album is nearly as embarrassing as, say, My Bloody Valentine's first few EPs or Ministry's "With Sympathy", etc. If Radiohead released nothing else, I would bet Pablo Honey would still have some kind of cult status.


Malcolm_Sex: I like Community but sometimesI don't think it will hold up over time.it just seems TOO topicalat times, like that joke about that shiatty magician show "seven seasons and a movie!". I can't even remember the title of the farkin show now, in 15 years it will make even less sense. I was watching something the other day and a character made a joke about being so famous and connected that they had an iPhone 5. That jokes retarded now, well more retarded.


I kind of agree. I think a lot of the 3rd season felt less like a satire or homage to shows as much as the characters just playing dress-up for 30 minutes. There really wasn't much to the jokes other than "Abed and Troy are playing the guys from Law & Order!".
 
2013-01-23 11:09:58 AM
Excellent troll subby!
 
2013-01-23 11:14:27 AM
May have been the loosing side, still not convinced it was the wrong one.
 
2013-01-23 11:21:24 AM

Subby: Admit that [snip] Firefly [is] ultimately disposable pop-culture


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Blasphemer!
Not of the body!
Seize him!
 
2013-01-23 11:24:20 AM

PS:

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2013-01-23 11:29:56 AM
I like half of those a lot, but yeah, they're disposable pop culture. And?
 
2013-01-23 11:30:15 AM
My kids have Firefly wallpaper on their ipods. They beg me to watch the series again. We just finished watching a second time around Christmas, so I'm putting them off a little so it stays desired instead of boring to them. We watch Castle only because of Nathan Fillion.

My parents now sort of like it and watch it with us when we visit.

Don't tell me Firefly will pass into the unknown abyss.
 
2013-01-23 11:58:52 AM
Step one: Admit that Community, Radiohead, Arrested Development, Animal Collective, and Firefly are ultimately disposable pop-culture

YOU TAKE THAT BACK
 
2013-01-23 12:07:44 PM
If all of those things are "disposable pop-culture" then give me a list of things that have been made in the past 30 years that aren't.
 
2013-01-23 12:19:14 PM
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2013-01-23 12:20:09 PM
Has there ever, in the history of mankind, been any form of entertainment that wasn't disposable? Besides sex, of course, depending on how you do it.

/You know the gladiators were disposable.
 
2013-01-23 12:22:03 PM

MagSeven: Killer Cars: MagSeven: Seeing as Radiohead is still going strong 20 years after their first hit

Well, they started as "disposable pop-culture" because I still think a good half of Pablo Honey is utter sh*t and no one can convince me otherwise. A track like "How Do You" belongs in the trash bin for any random garage band, let alone a major label act.

Well everyone "starts as disposable". The fact that they haven't been "disposed of" for 20 years kind of speaks to their staying power.
/I've said "disposed" too much. I feel like I'm planning a murder for hire.
//Pablo Honey wasn't that good.


Totally agree. But the first and last songs on that disc are f*cking unbelievable.

Actually, KID A is the only one I can listen to all the way through without hitting the skip button.
 
2013-01-23 12:26:57 PM

Cargo: MagSeven: Killer Cars: MagSeven: Seeing as Radiohead is still going strong 20 years after their first hit

Well, they started as "disposable pop-culture" because I still think a good half of Pablo Honey is utter sh*t and no one can convince me otherwise. A track like "How Do You" belongs in the trash bin for any random garage band, let alone a major label act.

Well everyone "starts as disposable". The fact that they haven't been "disposed of" for 20 years kind of speaks to their staying power.
/I've said "disposed" too much. I feel like I'm planning a murder for hire.
//Pablo Honey wasn't that good.

Totally agree. But the first and last songs on that disc are f*cking unbelievable.

Actually, KID A is the only one I can listen to all the way through without hitting the skip button.


I prefer The Bends and In Rainbows myself.
 
2013-01-23 12:34:40 PM
This is what happens when stupid people attempt to be elitist or hipster.
 
2013-01-23 12:35:07 PM
Subby has his head up his "fudge zone". I think the hipsters are starting to think these things are too mainstream. They are waiting for the release of the latest Green Banana album, I am sure you never heard of them.

/hipster
 
2013-01-23 12:40:52 PM
Everything is disposable to someone.

Remember your catch limits, subby.
 
2013-01-23 12:40:58 PM
Subby has maximum trolled.
Look at you guys!
 
2013-01-23 12:52:29 PM
Having watched Cowboy Bebop in 1995 (!!!) I was entirely unimpressed by Firefly.
 
2013-01-23 12:54:13 PM
Sure, in the long run everything is disposable. In the long run you'll be worm food, then plant food, then just a few atoms floating around in the atmosphere.

What the fark is your point? Firefly is still better than a lot of the other disposable crap out there, and we still get to miss it because it's gone. Because ultimately, all that matters is that we enjoy ourselves before we become atoms in the wind... and a lack of Firefly makes it that much harder for us to enjoy ourselves.
 
2013-01-23 12:58:15 PM

Lexx: Having watched Cowboy Bebop in 1995 (!!!) I was entirely unimpressed by Firefly.


having once driven a Camero(1986!1111!!!!) I was entirely unimpressed driving a Corvette....

having once eaten a Banana (1972!!!!) I was entirely unimpressed with a naval orange.


having once compared Apples to Oranges (1825!!!!!!111!!) I was entirely unimpressed by Pots calling Kettles Black.
 
2013-01-23 01:08:09 PM
Subby is a smart man/woman and people that disagree have no idea what they are talking about.

Community will NOT be in re-runs 50 years from now; neither will 'Arrested Development'.

As for 'Animal Collective' they are in a sub-genre of a sub-genre now.

All fame is fleeting, whether you like it or not.
 
2013-01-23 01:11:14 PM

Telos: Sure, in the long run everything is disposable. In the long run you'll be worm food, then plant food, then just a few atoms floating around in the atmosphere.

What the fark is your point? Firefly is still better than a lot of the other disposable crap out there, and we still get to miss it because it's gone. Because ultimately, all that matters is that we enjoy ourselves before we become atoms in the wind... and a lack of Firefly makes it that much harder for us to enjoy ourselves.


my point was to just like what you like and let the haters hate...but this seems to cut to the bone.

FFS.

first world problems
 
2013-01-23 01:27:48 PM
Thanks, subby.

Community is not nearly as good as people want it to be, and I never saw the appeal of Arrested Development.

Animal Collective is just another random hipster band to me, never really thought they were being hyped more or less than their contemporaries.
 
2013-01-23 01:35:36 PM

kroonermanblack: But what's animal collective?


You must be new here. They were worst thing to happen to music 4 years ago. Could not make it in post-Baby Baby world
 
2013-01-23 01:36:22 PM
Uh... doesn't something have to be popular to be "pop culture"?
 
2013-01-23 01:37:47 PM
Disregarding trollmitter, this article makes a good point. Take The Artist. If I had seen the film without all the hype, I would have really enjoyed it as a nice, little gem of a film. But, because it was over-praised, the film was a little disappointing instead of completely enjoyable.

Little Miss Sunshine really wasn't very good, though.
 
2013-01-23 02:26:26 PM
Its been a decade and people still arent over Firefly. I think that hardly makes it disposable. I mean how often do you see petitions to bring Dark Angel or Freakylinks back ten years after the fact. I doubt in 10 years anyone will be clamoring for them to bring back Terra Nova, but im sure there will still be Firefly cast reunions at cons.
 
2013-01-23 03:18:55 PM

Killer Cars: MagSeven: Seeing as Radiohead is still going strong 20 years after their first hit

Well, they started as "disposable pop-culture" because I still think a good half of Pablo Honey is utter sh*t and no one can convince me otherwise. A track like "How Do You" belongs in the trash bin for any random garage band, let alone a major label act.


True. Creep is pretty awful disposable emo pop.

Even The Bends, which I do like, is not exactly much different than most Top 40 fare.

They only got really different with OK Computer. Not that I know that much about rock music, but they are one of about maybe three rock bands I listen to.

Also, I like everything here except Animal Collective, which I don't know, so I'm going to start hating all of these things to differentiate myself from the rest of the internet.
 
2013-01-23 03:55:54 PM
Doctor Who fans especially need to shut up.
 
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