Or “Why I Should Learn To Get My Head Out of My Ass and Stop Being a Douchebag”.
I couldn’t resist spreading the love on this one. Over at Cinematic Damnation, another cinema nut has gone off his rocker with a heaping dose of MST3K hate. After all, as we all know, when you don’t like a TV show that’s been off the air for ten years, you should focus all your “fiery passion” on hating the living hell out of it. Grrr.
He heaps a ton of scorn on the Brains themselves, calling them pretentious, with the help of some five-dollar obscenities to bolster his arguments. Then, he commits the great, grand cardinal sin of all MST3K haters: He treats the movies like they’re the stars of the show. As if the people who want to watch MST3K give a flying frak about whether the movie is pan-and-scan! If you want widescreen, go buy it sans robots, Scorsese. This show is clearly not for you.
But the worst of his acidic tirade, is his claim that the Brains are pretentious. Pardon my salty language, but what a fucking judgmental prick! I (and many others) have spoken to some of them personally and can vouch for not only their kindness, but also their genuine love for movies in general. If this film school dropout spent five minutes alone with Joel Hodgson and Kevin Murphy, he would be blown away. Hell, Kevin has more passion for cinema in his left thigh than this guy has in his entire body.
I don’t mind if he doesn’t find the show funny. Everyone’s sense of humor is different. And yes, he is just some schmuck on the internet, just like me. But still, if you’re going to personally insult and judge the people behind the show, at least find some evidence to back up your claims. Saying that a comedian is a pretentious asshole because he makes fun of something, is like saying that a painter is a horrid vandal because he likes marking things up.
In closing, may the Brains rot in hell for preventing us from seeing Godzilla flying across the screen in full widescreen glory, the way that The Good Lord intended.