Quotes: It's Popular, Now It Sucks
SUCCESS, n. The one unpardonable sin against one's fellows.
"Delving deep into my letterbox when I discovered
Fan-mail for MC Front (noo!)
It kind of hovered
Before my vision
I made a decision
To open it up;
It said 'Yo Frontalot, you suck!'
Whew, I was worried for a second that I'd started to earn love
Seeking all my indie points burned up..."
— MC Frontalot, Indier Than Thou
"Do you think that they're too cool now,
That being popular is lame?
You're the ones who made them popular,
All the songs are still the same"
"She used to be good. Now she's becoming
Lois: I think you just got to be in the "out" group. Whoever's on top, whoever's in power, whoever's successful, you gotta be on the other side or you don't feel like the smartest guy in the room. All you are, my dear, is a contrarian.
Brian: Oh, please, you could not be more off base.
: Oh, yeah? Let me ask, what did you think of the movie Titanic
Brian: Horrible, one of the worst movies ever made.
Brian: Overrated, just a terrible movie.
You make me sick, Brian.
"If you work in entertainment and you make money, then you're a sellout."
"I'm off to listen to bands you kids have never heard of, and when they go major I'll be there to complain about how much they've sold out!"
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."
"There was a time when I should have felt terribly ashamed of not being up-to-date...Why should I have my feelings outraged, why should I submit to being bored and disgusted for the sake of somebody else’s categorical imperative? Why? There is no reason. So I simply avoid most of the manifestations of that so-called 'life' which my contemporaries seem to be so unaccountably anxious to 'see'; I keep out of range of the 'art' they think is so vitally necessary to 'keep up with'; I flee from those 'good times' in the 'having' of which they are prepared to spend so lavishly of their energy and cash."
—Aldous Huxley, Silence is Golden
"Nobody goes there any more. It's too crowded.
— Yogi Berra
"For the first twelve weeks of Jaws, people were thrilled by it. Six months later, they were saying that no film that made that amount of money could be any good."
"The first song I heard didn't sound so bad, and I said to myself: 'Hey! Perhaps I am still fairly hip after all!' And then the deejay came on and said, apologetically: 'I realize that song was mainstream.' He said "mainstream" the way you would say 'composed by Phoenicians.' Then he played a song entitled—I am not making this up—'Detachable Penis.'"
"I’d like it more if everyone else would agree to like it less."
"You don't need me to tell you that saying you're a Cowboys fan is essentially shorthand for 'I'm a bandwagon-jumping douchebag!' Like the Lakers and Yankees in their respective sports, the Cowboys serve as a kind of national magnet for shameless non-fans looking for a cheap sports thrill. They are the #1 favorite NFL team of empty-headed celebrities and NBA players who are far too shallow to pick any favorite team other than the most-covered, most winning, most obvious team possible (Get fucked, LeBron). They are the people happily waiting three hours in line at the nightclub just to be seen at the nightclub."
In Real Life, money makes the world go around. It's all well and good talking about how something should be about 'The Art Of It', and not about the money, but in the real world You. Need. Money. That nice little guitar of his that Mr. Crowe uses to strum out his art and all that? Yeah, you need to keep that thing in good shape, you need to clean it, you need to replace broken strings, you need food so the muscles in your arms don't atrophy and you're incapable of lifting a guitar... But in this comic, they're not living in the real world; they're living in a fool's paradise where they feel the need to rebel against their privileged environments because of 'The Man' or some other bullcrap.
, on a musician who spends a lot
of time whining
about this trope in Batman: Fortunate Son
"Thou shalt not stop liking a band simply because they've become popular."
It wouldn't be medieval fantasy without a little bit of whoring. Brad:
If you're watching Game of Thrones
, you can't joke about midget porn anymore. They're bringing midget porn into the mainstream, it's not kinky anymore
— Jade Regent, episode 16, from RPGMP3
"Everything that is successful is hated on the internet"