Thursday, December 15

Memo To Medved



Seems like maybe the Old West wasn't quite as you imagine it.

"Ewww, America isn't ready to watch icky gay sex" is not a review. I know, you don't actually write reviews, and the wordsmithing game has gotten a lot tougher for you now that you can't order them to stop tape so you can steal Jeffrey Lyon's best lines anymore (it sure would be interesting to finally learn who was really bankrolling that sad little PBS circus of yours). But you've made up for that by finding an audience that can't tell the difference. Fine. But a review is supposed to confront a work on its merits, not on the projected amount of popcorn it'll move. Isn't it?

PS, you might at least congratulate me for holding on to that graphic instead of throwing it away earlier for a cheap laugh.

4 comments:

corndog said...

Too bad it was Peter Graves and not Chuck Connors who so memorably said, "Timmy, have you ever seen a grown man naked?"

I doubt Medved will be over here, so let me congratulate you on the picture. I'll be laughing about it all day.

D. Sidhe said...

Agreed. The graphic would have been a much cheaper laugh if you'd used it earlier. I thank you for your restraint, sir.

Chris Vosburg said...

That's odd, I've been tormented for the last few days by the Rifleman theme, and finally added goofy lyrics:

Luke-Ass Muh-Cay-Un
Is a crazy rifleman
He got a big ol' rifle
An' he shoots it when he can
He's always shootin' sumpin
'Cause it's all he understay-ee-ans

Yup, he is a crazy rifleman!


Serious, all week. Please, Mr God, make it stop.

Anonymous said...

"you can't order them to stop tape so you can steal Jeffrey Lyon's best lines anymore (it sure would be interesting to finally learn who was really bankrolling that sad little PBS circus of yours)"

Hmmm, wasn't that covered in the same article in Spy that the "stop tape" anecdote came from? It was some dull-named Xian-roundtable group, and the lead guy was Ken Olsen of Digial Equipment Corp, to whom a copy of each week's episode was sent before it aired.

A quick google shows that Olsen had a PBS bioshow with related book: The Ultimate Entrepreneur.