Last week, the guys discussed which Kevin Smith movie reigned supreme, and this week continue the discussion for your reading enjoyment.
Chris: Kevin Smith and I go way back. Well, admittedly not as far back as Kyle and Kevin go, but still a few years at least. In fact, the only reason I know who Kevin Smith is at all is Kyle sitting me down and forcibly showing me Clerks, then Clerks: The Animated Series, and eventually Chasing Amy, which I told him I enjoyed up until the second half where I began hating it relentlessly.
By then the Kevin Smith bug had jumped into my bones and I sought out Mallrats, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back all on my own, enjoying two of those three greatly. I'll let you decide which one was the odd-duck-out. (P.S.: Greg is right that Mallrats is amazing).
Sadly, my last Kevin Smith movie would end up being Clerks II, not because I thought it was a bad movie since I really enjoyed it, but because he stopped making movies I had any real interest in. I've heard extremely mixed things about Red State, but I'm willing to give it a shot as it's not his usual dick and poop jokes, so good on him.
The only real negative I've experienced with the big man in the hockey jersey is more recent, and it's that I can't find stoner humor and essentially lowbrow for the sake of lowbrow funny anymore. I don't want to say that I've grown up too much, but ... well yeah, I guess I've grown up too much. The point where I just couldn't take it anymore actually occurred during a graphic novel. Anyone else read Quiver? It's all about the Green Arrow, and it's not bad, but I just couldn't enjoy much past the first few pages since good ol' Ollie Queen gets to talk about sex with his girlfriend before just dropping the act and going down on her in the kitchen. Yay comic books?
I would like to point you toward the Smodcast Internet Radio though, if for no other reason than The ABCs of SNL is fabulous beyond words, though that's due mostly to Jon Lovitz being a truly hilarious individual and a nice guy to boot.
Talking about Kevin Smith is tough for me, but I was really surprised that we weren't swarmed with comments for this last episode, mostly because I'd have assumed he was another one of The Escapist's patron saints. I'm still piecing together who's been granted sainthood. So thus far, George Carlin, definitely a saint. Kevin Smith, not quite yet. Learn something new every day.