Quotes: Took a Level in Jerkass
"Oh, for goodness' sake! You've been kind for far too long, my dear! Time to be cruel
"Letís say that, years ago you named someone in your comic 'Funky Winkerbean,' to denote the happy-go-lucky nature of the character and the strip. It was the í70s, so maybe drugs were involved. Iím not gonna judge! And then say that over the decades your strip became a charnel house of sadness and your character became a bloated, angry jerk. I think itíd probably be a bad idea to have anyone in the strip refer to him by a nickname like, for instance, 'The Funk Man.'"
"So, thus far this has been pretty much the same as the first movie, only with a lot more filler, and Bandit is now sporting a racing jacket with his name on it. On the trip, we get a good sense of just how egotistical Bandit has become, as he drones on about how everyone knows him and blah blah blah. Sure, the average
[Burt] Reynolds character has a pretty big ego, but generally itís tempered by... Well, something!"
"Jerkass Homer is the one who, in 'Maximum Homerdrive', is so boastful of his stomach capacity that he gets into an eating contest with a perfect stranger, accidentally kills him, takes over his trucking route, and acts like such an asshole that the other truckers try to kill him before the end of the episode. Jerkass Homer is invincible and totally self confident, the evil doppelganger of the Homer that had originally been on the show. Jerkass Homer does ugly things like use the sleeper hold he learned in bodyguard training on Marge and Lisa."
"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. Simply put, Jerry was a jerk. He was smug, petty, lazy, dishonest, picky, and he generally did not like people unless they were laughing at his jokes. Which is why the series ended with him in jail, and everyone was mostly okay with that."
: Important College Scout is visiting town to watch Clark be a football star and presumably cheat a number of hardworking human athletes
out of glory and recognition they would get were it not for the gloryhounding alien.
: I keep trying to think of something to add, but you basically nailed it. My pal Chad once summed up Superman
ís morality by saying that heís a guy with X-Ray Vision
who never uses it to look at girls, but with the Smallville
version, who knows
? Iím willing to bet that thereís an entire episode where Clark does just that, shortly before melting the wall of the girlsí locker room
with his heat vision.
"Even Troughton seems to be fed up with the story. At one point he's forced to argue that the problem the Dulcians are having with the Dominators is that they're not realizing that the Dominators are completely alien... The Dulcian points out that the Doctor is an alien too. Now, in the episode Troughton responds laughing and saying 'you got me there.' But fire up the episode and listen to his delivery. It's an incredibly fast response — the only moment I've ever seen Troughton flagrantly step on someone's dialogue. What I'm implying here is that the line sounds improvised — like Troughton snuck it in because he was horrified at his own dialogue and desperate to undercut the idea that the Doctor could be such a xenophobic prick."
"Theyíve taken a charming, roguish character from
Doctor Who and turned him into an arrogant, one dimensional bully. Iíd hardly say that is a step in the right direction.... Rule one Ė when the shit hits the fan you need to try and whip your team into as effective a unit as possible to deal with the crisis and not prey on their insecurities and start pointing the finger. To top off this glorious example of retarded middle management Jack declares that he cannot stop this threat and publicly humiliates Owen in front of all of his colleagues. Is Jack going for the Ďboss of the yearí award? ...All the in-fighting comes to a head when the Mickey Mouse Torchwood team are sick of Jack standing around posturing impotently and decide to take matters into their own hands. They have basically come to the same conclusion as me, that he is a terrible boss and needs to be put down like Old Yeller. When he canít get his own way he pulls a gun on his staff and threatens to murder them all and starts dissecting all their personality faults. As you do."