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Kevin Smith at Midtown Comics Grand Central in Manhattan
Kevin Smith, screenwriter, actor, producer, director, and comic book writer, talks about New York Comic-Con and the new season of his show, "Comic Book Men," set in his comic book shop in Red Bank.
I kinda liked this guy.Liked what he said about art being another way in which to distract yourself from the reality of impending death.He's obviously trying hard to say controversial stuff in order for the right person to think.."hay, this guy would be great with his own show!"I wish the dummy from New Jersey good luck!
For some reason, hearing Mr. Smith repeatedly say "I'm an idiot from New Jersey!" made me think of Superman's Bizarro World, where one expresses the opposite of what one thinks. (And I wondered why he felt compelled to add "...from New Jersey"? The great Bruce Springsteen was born there...
Brian! I know you have a wonderful way of giving everyone equal opportunity, but PlEaSe do not rush to have Kevin Smith back on your show! The only thing I could agree with him about is that he is an idiot, and MOREOVER, no one likes a motor-mouth who is in love with his own voice, who says intolerably inappropriate things, and who, basically, abuses the precious opportunity to ride the air waves. I hope he never does get a radio show. I can listen to the worst opponent of my own opinions easily, but this guy just ruffled my feathers like no one ever could! And not in any constructive way. Anyway, happy 2013 to you.
...who is this PATHETIC huckster??
Smith is a perfect example of Twain's astute observation that sometimes "it is better to keep one's mouth shut and merely appear stupid rather than opening it and removing all doubt."
Did Brian lose a bet here? Why is this "filmmaker" getting airtime? Smith makes morons appear intelligent.
Comic Book Men is a very entertaining show. The geeky staff are realistically unappealing yet very funny. And yes, Kevin, we are well aware that you made "Clerks."
It's all just diversionary entertainment. Entertainment should not be taken too seriously.
Ha. The Barnes & Noble graphic novel section is located next to the religion section, and the comicbook generation I know well tends to try to deligitimize the religious by saying of all things: "That's all built on fables and fairy-tales". Ironic? Think so.
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