Author Topic: Others take exception with Tom's less charitable assessment  (Read 3504 times)

pigasus

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Re: Others take exception with Tom's less charitable assessment
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2008, 04:05:02 PM »
I've said it before.  TAL is good when it's funny, bad when it tries to be socially conscious. I really like the weightlifting snowman story.

I agree. The "Fiasco" episode is hilarious. Here it is

http://www.divshare.com/download/4472828-352

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yesno

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Re: Others take exception with Tom's less charitable assessment
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2008, 09:35:25 PM »
This week's story was pretty great.  A good look at the mortgage crisis from the bottom up, that didn't take the "Waaah! 
these derivative thingies are too complicated!" tact that a lot of the coverage has.

BUT:  If his voice was shot, WHY THE HELL DID HE INSIST ON HOSTING THE SHOW?  What, he's so indispensable?  Johnny Carson let Joan Rivers host his show.  Is Ira Glass better than Johnny Carson?  Alex Bloomberg pretty much sounds the same as Ira.  No one would have been able to tell the difference, if he hosted the show.  Or, he could have said a few lines at the beginning and end, apologizing and turning over the show.

Damn, the arrogance of the whole thing blew my mind.