History Quotes / ViewersAreMorons

30th Dec '15 12:19:29 PM Prfnoff
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The book, not the movie
->''"Listen. The yucks who look at television don't know the difference between Creator/ErnestHemingway and Huntz Hall. What do they care about important writers? What they want is shows where [[{{Slapstick}} one guy kicks another guy in the belly]] while a dame leans over 'em with [[MaleGaze her cakes falling out of her negligee]]. Or domestic comedies where the whole family gets together to screw gruff old Dad. Or quiz shows where [[Series/TwentyOne people get put in isolation booths]] and develop coronary occlusion before your very eyes ... Important writers! Remember when {{NBC}} tried to beef up their Sunday nights with important writers? Plays by Robert Sherwood--Thornton Wilder--Ferenc Molnar. Important enough for you? ... So what happened? I'll tell you what: forty million people nearly broke off their dials turning back to Ed Sullivan to watch a dog fart 'The Star-Spangled Banner!'"'' -->--'''Oscar Hoffa''', ''Literature/RallyRoundTheFlagBoys''

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->''"Listen. The yucks who look at television don't know the difference between Creator/ErnestHemingway and Huntz Hall. What do they care about important writers? What they want is shows where [[{{Slapstick}} one guy kicks another guy in the belly]] while a dame leans over 'em with [[MaleGaze her cakes falling out of her negligee]]. Or domestic comedies where the whole family gets together to screw gruff old Dad. Or quiz shows where [[Series/TwentyOne people get put in isolation booths]] and develop coronary occlusion before your very eyes ... Important writers! Remember when {{NBC}} tried to beef up their Sunday nights with important writers? Plays by Robert Sherwood--Thornton Wilder--Ferenc Molnar. Important enough for you? ... So what happened? I'll tell you what: forty million people nearly broke off their dials turning back to Ed Sullivan to watch a dog fart 'The Star-Spangled Banner!'"'' -->--'''Oscar Hoffa''', ''Literature/RallyRoundTheFlagBoys''
29th Oct '15 8:31:14 PM neoYTPism
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->''"Also, if you are really afraid your audience is too dumb to know that a politician screwing the disabled is probably doing it economically--and not literally feeding them to wild animals--then go ahead label the wolves "economic adversity." But dear god,'' why do you have to label them "wolves"?" -->-- '''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_18680_political-cartoons-lowest-form-communication.html Political Cartoons: The Lowest Form of Communication]]"
28th May '15 5:17:42 PM johnnyfog
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->''"{{Wrestling/TNA}} signed former {{Wrestling/WCW}} wrestler Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli, who debuted as an ally to Black Reign with a Muta-like mask and the name Rellik. (Stamboli wrestled on the independents with this gimmick, which was originally named "[[Film/TheShining Redrum]]".) TNA made sure everyone knew about their "clever" name by having Don West or Mike Tenay say ''"Rellik -- that's killer spelled backwards!"'' at some point during ''every one of Rellik's appearances until the company released him.'' (They sometimes said it more than once during a single match.)"'' -->--'''''Taimapedia'''''
28th May '15 5:17:17 PM johnnyfog
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->''"Why do the writers feel the need to point out that this episode is about Neelix by him suddenly becoming flavour of the month in the pre-credits sequence? It's like they don’t trust us to think that he is invaluable without showing us. Seriously, [[AlmightyJanitor every bugger and his dog needs him for something]] in the opening five minutes! It would a far better jolt to the system had he fallen ill in the course of a normal episode. If you treat the audience like idiots you get an idiotic audience."''
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->''"Why do the writers feel the need to point out that this episode is about Neelix by him suddenly becoming flavour of the month in the pre-credits sequence? It's like they don’t trust us to think that he is invaluable without showing us. Seriously, [[AlmightyJanitor [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything every bugger and his dog needs him for something]] in the opening five minutes! It would a far better jolt to the system had he fallen ill in the course of a normal episode. If you treat the audience like idiots you get an idiotic audience."''
6th May '15 9:44:40 AM johnnyfog
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->''"The more substance and talking points you have in a show, the less attention you'll pay to the commercial break. Your mind would be too busy digesting and pondering the new information that was just received. U.S. media just can't have that. That would be a bullet in the heart of consumerism, capitalism, and the American Dream."'' -->--'''[[http://www.acidlogic.com/im_billhicks.htm Cody Wayne]]''', "Interesting Motherfuckers: Creator/BillHicks"
6th May '15 9:44:02 AM johnnyfog
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->''"The 'wealth gap' we often hear about is equaled by the 'intelligence gap' that is kept secret...Instead of creating better ads, you destroy the type of thinking that resists ads. Instead of creating superior products, you emotionally cripple people to the point where they feel secretly desperate to buy your product simply in order to feel normal and accepted by society.
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->''"The 'wealth gap' we often hear about is equaled by the 'intelligence gap' that is kept secret...Instead of creating better ads, you destroy the type of thinking that resists ads. Instead of creating superior products, you emotionally cripple people to the point where they feel secretly desperate to buy your product simply in order to feel normal and accepted by society."''
6th May '15 9:43:54 AM johnnyfog
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->''"The 'wealth gap' we often hear about is equaled by the 'intelligence gap' that is kept secret...Instead of creating better ads, you destroy the type of thinking that resists ads. Instead of creating superior products, you emotionally cripple people to the point where they feel secretly desperate to buy your product simply in order to feel normal and accepted by society. -->--'''[[http://metagearsolid.org/2011/07/video-games-in-the-master-plan/ Terry Wolfe]]'''
6th May '15 9:42:29 AM johnnyfog
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->"Let's just say that the Reaper can swing his sickle at me, but I'm beyond death's stroke now."\\\ ''"Get it? '''[[{{ComicBook/Deathstroke}} GET IT?]]'''...I'm so sick of these [[AsideGlance turn to the camera and wink]] catchphrase moments. Enough. We get it. Someone finally pointed out to the writers that these characters actually have source material to draw on; we don't need constant gleeful reminders. Please try and remember that most of us knew these stories when you still thought that [[CriticalResearchFailure Spider-man and Superman inhabited the same universe.]]"'' -->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville10-ep11 Julian Finn]]''' on ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Icarus"

->''"Abyss gets the upper hand by hitting {{Wrestling/Sting}} in the gut with the dreaded [[OnceKilledAManWithANoodleImplement candleabra]]... Which somehow leads to Abyss chokeslamming Sting on top of the death bed. Which somehow leads to “{{wrestling/TNA}}!” chants from the crowd. This would be the same crowd that two minutes ago was chanting for the [[Wrestling/VinceRusso head writer]] to be fired. How on earth could Dixie Carter even CONSIDER not taping every single TNA show in front of these brain dead Orlando fans until the end of time?"'' -->--'''''{{Website/Wrestlecrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/tna-last-rites-match-beware-the-death-bed/ "TNA Last Rites Match: Beware the DEATH BED!"]] ->''"Inexplicably, [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicRoundabout this movie]] performed well in Europe. Well, actually it can be explained. Europe got the original cut. American children, who movie studios traditionally believe are one step up the evolutionary ladder from drunken orangutans, were believed to be unable to handle this movie in its original format, so it was redubbed by American actors and fart jokes that weren't funny were added in. See, because in America, all anyone understands is [[ToiletHumor farting]] and the nuanced humor of Creator/LarryTheCableGuy. It's why ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' was renamed ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'', because studios are convinced you're one retarded spasm away from flopping into a river and drowning because [[TooDumbToLive the mittens pinned to your coat caught on a log]] at all times."''
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->''"Abyss gets the upper hand by hitting {{Wrestling/Sting}} in the gut with the dreaded [[OnceKilledAManWithANoodleImplement candleabra]]... Which somehow leads to Abyss chokeslamming Sting on top of the death bed. Which somehow leads to “{{wrestling/TNA}}!” chants from the crowd. This would be the same crowd that two minutes ago was chanting for the [[Wrestling/VinceRusso head writer]] to be fired. How on earth could Dixie Carter even CONSIDER not taping every single TNA show in front of these brain dead Orlando fans until the end of time?"'' -->--'''''{{Website/Wrestlecrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/tna-last-rites-match-beware-the-death-bed/ "TNA Last Rites Match: Beware the DEATH BED!"]] ->''"Inexplicably, [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicRoundabout this movie]] performed well in Europe. Well, actually it can be explained. Europe got the original cut. American children, who movie studios traditionally believe are one step up the evolutionary ladder from drunken orangutans, were believed to be unable to handle this movie in its original format, so it was redubbed by American actors and fart jokes that weren't funny were added in. See, ->''"See, because in America, all anyone understands is [[ToiletHumor farting]] and the nuanced humor of Creator/LarryTheCableGuy. It's why ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' was renamed ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'', because studios are convinced you're one retarded spasm away from flopping into a river and drowning because [[TooDumbToLive the mittens pinned to your coat caught on a log]] at all times."''

->''"When ''[[{{WorldOfWarcraft}} WOW]]'' players get together in large groups, it's called a raid. Because when you have no motor, people or communication skills, the best thing to do is glue yourself to 24 identical morons. Now that you have 25 mouths [[{{Griefer}} screaming different curses]] and 50 feet [[LeeroyJenkins running in different directions]], you have a perfect simulation of every birth defect and psychological disorder known to science, and are ready for a grand adventure."'' -->--'''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/understanding-the-world-of-warcraft-using-super-mario-brothers/#ixzz33RWYnVr5 "Understanding the World of Warcraft Using Super Mario Bros."]]

->''"[[UniversalStudios Universal]] was the studio that looked at the emerging sophisticated, high-end, hard-to-please [[TheMovieBuff movie geek]] audience and said, 'We want be in ''that'' business.' When everyone else was doubling-down [[CashCowFranchise on brand names and safe bets]], they [[DoingItForTheArt went for the high ground]]... And they '''[[RealityEnsues paid for it]]'''. They paid for it '''big-time'''. And it's widely believed that ''[[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld Scott Pilgrim]]''[='s=] disastrous box office performance was the final straw with investors. The symbolism hurt just as bad as the financial loss: Not only did the bold, risky project get crushed at the American box office, it got crushed by ''Film/TheExpendables'', a cynical, pandering cash-grab that couldn't be a more generic-safe-bet-cookie-cutter-assembly-line blockbuster. After an experience like that, is it any wonder that ''any'' studio would suddenly reconsider betting on risky, "big idea" projects? But you know what ''did'' make a lot money for Universal, though? ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast & The Furious 4]].'' Massive hit, great box office. So, guess what we got ''more'' of?"'' -->--'''Creator/BobChipman''', [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/3281-The-Numbers "The Numbers"]]

->'''OOC:''' Back then, they had no respect for the live crowd at all.\\ '''Steve:''' No. Even though their, like, entire business depended on live gates, because pay-per-view was still pretty much in its infancy. This is pretty much Wrestling/{{Vince|McMahon}} in a nutshell: He has ''no'' respect for wrestling fans -- in this day and age, either. He thinks all wrestling fans are stupid, and idiotic, and like what they're told. -->--'''''WebVideo/OSWReview''''' [[http://oswreview.com/media/oswreview24/ on]] ''[[{{Wrestling/WWE}} Survivor Series]] 1991''

->''"As any longtime fan of wrestling is aware, the mainstream doesn't exactly look at followers of the sport in a positive manner. For years, books about wrestling weren't published because the belief was that wrestling fans can't read. Angles were booked to cater to the lowest common denominator, because even those inside the industry believed the "marks" were just one step above neanderthals. The main characters in ''Film/ReadyToRumble'', a mainstream movie about wrestlers that supposedly catered to wrestling fans, were portrayed as [[StrawFan the dumbest human beings walking the planet]]. Advertisers shied away from buying time on wrestling shows because they believed wrestling fans were dumber and poorer than the average buyer."''
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->''"As any longtime fan of wrestling is aware, the mainstream doesn't exactly look at followers of the sport in a positive manner. For years, books about wrestling weren't published because the belief was that wrestling fans can't read. Angles were booked to cater to the lowest common denominator, because even those inside the industry believed the "marks" were just one step above neanderthals. The ->''"The main characters in ''Film/ReadyToRumble'', a mainstream movie about wrestlers that supposedly catered to wrestling fans, were portrayed as [[StrawFan the dumbest human beings walking the planet]]. Advertisers shied away from buying time on wrestling shows because they believed wrestling fans were dumber and poorer than the average buyer."''
15th Apr '15 6:42:15 PM johnnyfog
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-->--'''''[[http://oswreview.com/media/oswreview24/ OSW Review]]''''' on ''[[{{Wrestling/WWE}} Survivor Series]] 1991''
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-->--'''''[[http://oswreview.-->--'''''WebVideo/OSWReview''''' [[http://oswreview.com/media/oswreview24/ OSW Review]]''''' on on]] ''[[{{Wrestling/WWE}} Survivor Series]] 1991''
15th Apr '15 10:18:47 AM johnnyfog
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'''Steve:''' No. Even though their, like, entire business depended on live gates, because pay-per-view was still pretty much in its infancy. This is pretty much Wrestling/{{Vince|McMahon}} in a nutshell: He has ''no'' respect for wrestling fan -- in this day and age either. He thinks all wrestling fans are stupid, and idiotic, and like what they're told.
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'''Steve:''' No. Even though their, like, entire business depended on live gates, because pay-per-view was still pretty much in its infancy. This is pretty much Wrestling/{{Vince|McMahon}} in a nutshell: He has ''no'' respect for wrestling fan fans -- in this day and age age, either. He thinks all wrestling fans are stupid, and idiotic, and like what they're told.
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