Re: The Mike O'Meara Show
TMOS is the Best!
Date: March 06, 2017 07:02PM
> Remember the time a few years ago when they did
> the "new listener initiative," wherein every
> listener had "homework to get something like three
> people to listen to the show for the first time?
> I remember thinking at the time, I'd be
> embarrassed to let anyone I know listen to this
> show. For every that might be cute or funny to the
> first time listener-- Robb fucking with
> telemarketers, the crew ragging on an intern or
> two, whatever (yeah, I had to go back a ways to
> come up with multiple examples of things I think a
> new listener would actually find funny)-- there
> are three that are either dumb, boring, or
> abrasive (too many to list).
> Dinner With Mike is a good example of a bit I
> wouldn't want my friends or family listening to.
> Because the reaction of normal humans when they
> hear a story like that is, to quote our fellow
> Thread poster, "What a useless jerk this Mike guy
> I was listening to the Hollywood Babylon podcast
> the other day, and found myself wondering, "So,
> this show is basically just two dorky guys talking
> about movies. What makes this so different from
> three dorky guys sitting around and talking about
> life on TMOS?" The answer is that Kevin Smith and
> Ralph Garmin are, well, basically likable. Even
> though they've both had their share of critical
> failures in Hollywood, and Lord knows Kevin Smith
> is not everyone's cup of tea, there's no sense of
> bitterness or anger seeping through their bits.
> TMOS feels, from minute one, just...tense. As if
> this was not Plan A for any of these guys...and
> they're pissed about it.
Oakton, anyone ever tell you that you think waaaay too much about TMOS? Not that I don't appreciate your incisive commentary, but I worry about you a little bit sometimes.
Fondly, and yours in dumb cubed,