History Quotes / ViewersAreGeniuses

25th Mar '17 5:46:46 AM Morgenthaler
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->We've got a great show for you today... But first, I've got a bone to pick with you all, my fellow public radio listeners. [=NPR=] News recently did a survey of their listeners' favorite beach reading. Y'know, lighter fare for summertime, mindless stuff. Among the finalists submitted by NPR listeners: ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'' and that perennial guilty pleasure, ''WarAndPeace''. Now look, you're my peeps, and nobody else is listening: '''c'mon guys!''' Haven't we had enough sand kicked in our faces? I thought we agreed to keep this quiet! Remember, anybody asks, you love Danielle Steele, and please cover up your copy of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Practical Reason with the Us Weekly we gave you. Okay?

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->We've got a great show for you today... But first, I've got a bone to pick with you all, my fellow public radio listeners. [=NPR=] News recently did a survey of their listeners' favorite beach reading. Y'know, lighter fare for summertime, mindless stuff. Among the finalists submitted by NPR listeners: ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'' and that perennial guilty pleasure, ''WarAndPeace''.''Literature/WarAndPeace''. Now look, you're my peeps, and nobody else is listening: '''c'mon guys!''' Haven't we had enough sand kicked in our faces? I thought we agreed to keep this quiet! Remember, anybody asks, you love Danielle Steele, and please cover up your copy of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Practical Reason with the Us Weekly we gave you. Okay?
6th Mar '17 10:14:15 PM JulianLapostat
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'''Creator/JimJarmusch''': ''I donít know, man. Once I was in a working-class restaurant in Rome with Creator/RobertoBenigni at lunchtime. They had long tables where you sit with other people. We sat down with these people in their blue work overalls, they were working in the street outside, and Robertoís talking to them, and talking about [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante]] and [[Literature/OrlandoFurioso Ariosto]] and twentieth-century Italian poets. Now, you go out to [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Wyoming and go in a bar and mention the word poetry, and youíll get a gun stuck up your ass. [[SmallReferencePools Thatís the way America is]]. Whereas even guys who work in the street collecting garbage in Paris love nineteenth-century painting.''

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'''Creator/JimJarmusch''': ''I donít know, man. Once I was in a working-class restaurant in Rome with Creator/RobertoBenigni [[Film/LifeIsBeautiful Roberto Benigni]] at lunchtime. They had long tables where you sit with other people. We sat down with these people in their blue work overalls, they were working in the street outside, and Robertoís talking to them, and talking about [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante]] and [[Literature/OrlandoFurioso Ariosto]] and twentieth-century Italian poets. Now, you go out to [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Wyoming and go in a bar and mention the word poetry, and youíll get a gun stuck up your ass. [[SmallReferencePools Thatís the way America is]]. Whereas even guys who work in the street collecting garbage in Paris love nineteenth-century painting.''
6th Mar '17 10:13:35 PM JulianLapostat
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'''Creator/JimJarmusch''': ''I donít know, man. Once I was in a working-class restaurant in Rome with Creator/RobertoBegnini at lunchtime. They had long tables where you sit with other people. We sat down with these people in their blue work overalls, they were working in the street outside, and Robertoís talking to them, and talking about [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante]] and [[Literature/OrlandoFurioso Ariosto]] and twentieth-century Italian poets. Now, you go out to [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Wyoming and go in a bar and mention the word poetry, and youíll get a gun stuck up your ass. [[SmallReferencePools Thatís the way America is]]. Whereas even guys who work in the street collecting garbage in Paris love nineteenth-century painting.''

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'''Creator/JimJarmusch''': ''I donít know, man. Once I was in a working-class restaurant in Rome with Creator/RobertoBegnini Creator/RobertoBenigni at lunchtime. They had long tables where you sit with other people. We sat down with these people in their blue work overalls, they were working in the street outside, and Robertoís talking to them, and talking about [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante]] and [[Literature/OrlandoFurioso Ariosto]] and twentieth-century Italian poets. Now, you go out to [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Wyoming and go in a bar and mention the word poetry, and youíll get a gun stuck up your ass. [[SmallReferencePools Thatís the way America is]]. Whereas even guys who work in the street collecting garbage in Paris love nineteenth-century painting.''
6th Mar '17 10:13:13 PM JulianLapostat
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-> '''Jonathan Rosenbaum''': ''In a recent essay about [[ViewersAreMorons the dumbing down of American movies]], Phillip Lopate writes, ďTake Jim Jarmusch: a very gifted, intelligent filmmaker, who studied poetry at Columbia, yet he makes movie after movie about low-lifes who get smashed every night, make pilgrimages to Memphis where they are visited by Elvisís ghost, shoot off guns and in general comport themselves in a somnambulistic, inarticulate, unconscious manner.Ē''\\
'''Creator/JimJarmusch''': ''I donít know, man. Once I was in a working-class restaurant in Rome with Creator/RobertoBegnini at lunchtime. They had long tables where you sit with other people. We sat down with these people in their blue work overalls, they were working in the street outside, and Robertoís talking to them, and talking about [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante]] and [[Literature/OrlandoFurioso Ariosto]] and twentieth-century Italian poets. Now, you go out to [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Wyoming and go in a bar and mention the word poetry, and youíll get a gun stuck up your ass. [[SmallReferencePools Thatís the way America is]]. Whereas even guys who work in the street collecting garbage in Paris love nineteenth-century painting.''
--> [[https://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/2017/03/jarmsuchs-lost-america-the-pleasures-of-paterson/ Jarmusch's Lost America: The Pleasures of Paterson]]
28th Sep '16 1:17:49 AM Morgenthaler
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->Fuck the casual viewer. Seriously, who wants a casual viewer? If youíre a writer do you want a casual reader? I donít want those people. Donít want Ďem. Throwing them back. Theyíre like little fish on the hook. Throw Ďem back. I want the guy whoís come in who wants to be told a story. A story has a beginning, middle and an end.

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->Fuck the casual viewer. Seriously, who wants a casual viewer? If youíre you're a writer do you want a casual reader? I donít don't want those people. Donít Don't want Ďem.'em. Throwing them back. Theyíre They're like little fish on the hook. Throw Ďem 'em back. I want the guy whoís who's come in who wants to be told a story. A story has a beginning, middle and an end.
28th Sep '16 1:16:54 AM Morgenthaler
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-->--'''[[@/DMMAus David Morgan-Mar]]''' on [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/617.html this]] ''IrregularWebcomic'' strip

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-->--'''[[@/DMMAus David Morgan-Mar]]''' on [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/617.html this]] ''IrregularWebcomic'' ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' strip
1st Aug '16 5:37:12 AM Morgenthaler
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28th Feb '16 9:08:02 AM pittsburghmuggle
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->I think thatís a really remarkable thing about todayís TV audience. You cannot write payoff-based TV anymore because the audience is essentially a render farm. They have an unlimited calculation capacity. Thereís no writersí room that can think more than 20 million people who can think about it for an hour a day.... You canít do it anymore. You canít try to fool the audience.
-->--'''Dan Harmon''' (of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' fame)
16th Jan '16 12:28:30 AM Anddrix
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->In Gehn's bedroom, you can find a spherical machine with a lever on it. If you activate the lever, you will see a video of a woman saying some gibberish: '[[SpeakingSimlish Blurga? Scrugla pridla bugga.]]' Boring, right? Well, you have to understand that this woman is in fact Gehn's wife and that the D'ni words she is saying can be translated as something like: 'Is this thing on? My dear Gehn, I will love you for all eternity'. Considering the woman in the Imager looks thirty-ish and Gehn looks almost seventy, it really makes you wonder: How old is this video? How many times has Gehn watched it during his thirty years of confinement in a lonely world? It almost makes you [[SympathyForTheDevil feel some sympathy for the despot he's become]]. You can also find his journal on his desk, where most of his writing is steady, self-assured descriptions of his nefarious plans, except for a single entry about his wife. It is extremely pale and shaky, ending in a smudge that suspiciously looks like [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes a single tear]]. This really blows my mind: it's got to be the most [[ShowDontTell understated tidbit of background information]] in a video game. How many games require you to have knowledge of an imaginary language to understand all the nuances of its story? And ''Riven'' is literally full of little things like these, which almost no one will ever notice. I feel for the Miller brothers since it must be frustrating. Maybe it's a bit like being the curator at the Louvres, who sees [[ViewersAreMorons a new bunch of slack-jawed yokels]] walk around his museum every day, 'oooing' and 'aaahing' at the pretty sights for a while, without ever noticing anything about the deliberate use of colors, contrasts, lines or the different artistic movements and their place in history.

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->In Gehn's bedroom, you can find a spherical machine with a lever on it. If you activate the lever, you will see a video of a woman saying some gibberish: '[[SpeakingSimlish Blurga? Scrugla pridla bugga.]]' Boring, right? Well, you have to understand that this woman is in fact Gehn's wife and that the D'ni words she is saying can be translated as something like: 'Is this thing on? My dear Gehn, I will love you for all eternity'. Considering the woman in the Imager looks thirty-ish and Gehn looks almost seventy, it really makes you wonder: How old is this video? How many times has Gehn watched it during his thirty years of confinement in a lonely world? It almost makes you [[SympathyForTheDevil feel some sympathy for the despot he's become]]. You can also find his journal on his desk, where most of his writing is steady, self-assured descriptions of his nefarious plans, except for a single entry about his wife. It is extremely pale and shaky, ending in a smudge that suspiciously looks like [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes a single tear]]. This really blows my mind: it's got to be the most [[ShowDontTell understated tidbit of background information]] in a video game. How many games require you to have knowledge of an imaginary language to understand all the nuances of its story? And ''Riven'' is literally full of little things like these, which almost no one will ever notice. I feel for the Miller brothers since it must be frustrating. Maybe it's a bit like being the curator at the Louvres, who sees [[ViewersAreMorons a new bunch of slack-jawed yokels]] yokels walk around his museum every day, 'oooing' and 'aaahing' at the pretty sights for a while, without ever noticing anything about the deliberate use of colors, contrasts, lines or the different artistic movements and their place in history.
24th Mar '15 7:41:56 PM johnnyfog
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->v. to use to many large, complex words in a sentence. Also, to make too many obscure historical references in a sentence.\\\
''ex: I don't want to go on a rant here, but the U.S. foreign policy makes about as much sense as Robert Fulton having sex with Beowulf at the First Battle of Antietam. I mean, when a neo-conservative defenestrates, it's like Rovslofski filibustered deoxymonohydroxinate.''
-->--'''''Website/UrbanDictionary''''' on Creator/DennisMiller
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