Man, I remember a while back when I saw the stand-up of Bill Maher during the Bush years. That was some funny shit. But over the years, I’ve seen a comedian who made fun of politics and religion turn into something else. It was a gradual thing, and maybe my own nostalgia put on some goggles that I couldn’t see around, but I did get to see Maher become a very different person. It was a person who I am finding more and more I don’t like. In fact, I kind of hate the pretentious prick. Why? Because Maher has become one of those people who does just like my conservative uncle and attacks the generation beneath him. Why? Because we don’t fit into the mold that he believes all adults should.
As such, when Stan Lee died, he didn’t take the opportunity to talk about how he promoted a world of tolerance and fighting hate with kindness, instead he took the time to attack those who read comic books as adults and who admire Stan Lee. Why? Because we aren’t adult enough for him. Here’s a link to the blog post in question, now let’s talk about it.
The guy who created Spider-Man and the Hulk has died, and America is in mourning. Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess. Someone on Reddit posted, “I’m so incredibly grateful I lived in a world that included Stan Lee.” Personally, I’m grateful I lived in a world that included oxygen and trees, but to each his own. Now, I have nothing against comic books – I read them now and then when I was a kid and I was all out of Hardy Boys. But the assumption everyone had back then, both the adults and the kids, was that comics were for kids, and when you grew up you moved on to big-boy books without the pictures.
Oh I’m sorry, Bill. I’m sorry that people don’t fit into your narrow viewpoint of what is acceptable behavior for an adult. That really does bum me out. I mean sure, there have been some comics that tell mature stories like “Maus” or “The Killing Joke.” Can’t have that. Then we have to start opening our eyes to other forms of art that exist. I swear, this sounds EXACTLY like Roger Ebert (the most overrated film critic in history) saying that video games can never be art.
Wanna know something, Bill? I like “big-boy books without pictures” too! You can like both! I can marvel at the research Crichton shows off in books like “Prey,” and the amazing look at the connection between the military and science books like Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s work “Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military.” But then I can read the Old Man Logan series of comics and like that too, for very different reasons. Does this make me stupider? Does this make me a lesser person because of it? I’m all ears, you pretentious talk show jockey. Yeah, because you are fostering the “intellectual” side of the world, right?
Like the days you had that show Politically Incorrect where it was about people arguing. Was that a more grown-up version of Jerry Springer? To what intellectual caliber do you ascribe that show? I put it as political talk show, entertaining but intellectually void. Much like the show you do now.
And now when adults are forced to do grown-up things like buy auto insurance, they call it “adulting,” and act like it’s some giant struggle.
Hey Bill, I’m gonna let you in on a little something. It’s something that your entitled ass wouldn’t know thing-one about, because you’ve been in your financial situation for a REALLY long time, but for people like me it is part of every day, but when you are poor as fuck, buying car insurance is a big deal!
There was a time, a few years back, when I was so poor that I had to make a choice between keeping the roof over my head or eating, and I chose the roof. I’ve starved myself in order to keep my apartment. That’s how bad things have been for me. I am 30 years old as of ten days ago today, and I FINALLY have a job where I don’t have to be scared to death of my finances. Where I can actually save and try and build a future. So when I had to look at car insurance, because my parents couldn’t help me anymore, it was a huge fucking deal for me, because this was before I was where I am now and my job was barely making enough for me to scrape by.
Between my medical issues and my insurance only covering so much (that’s another thing, I have a job where I have insurance now. Otherwise I would be in real trouble), there are so many financial issues I have to contend with on a monthly basis. Up until I got this most recent job that I started on Tuesday, thinking about my finances was a scary thing that gave me sweats some nights. It’s genuinely strange to not be in that position. To be able to go on Amazon and look at my list of stuff I want and go “huh, I can actually buy some of this stuff now.”
But what would you know about this? What would a man who has been worth millions of YEARS know about what it’s like to be in my position? Not a fucking thing! Hell, you have made a sport at yelling at millennials because we aren’t conforming to what you want us to be. Now sure, you’ve gone after legitimate problems like the insane regressive left, but when you have these moments. Ones where you attack us for something that is so insignificant. Yeah, we lost an icon for an industry that has given so much to us. We lost a great man who has objectively done so much for our species. That doesn’t matter, though! You can use this as a launch-point to ridicule the generation beneath you.
You are such a prick. You’ve become the angry grandpa yelling at the kids today for their music and their television and their anything else that doesn’t make sense to you. How ironic, you went from making fun of those who were older and holding the younger generation back, to becoming one of them.
I’m not saying we’ve necessarily gotten stupider. The average Joe is smarter in a lot of ways than he was in, say, the 1940s, when a big night out was a Three Stooges short and a Carmen Miranda musical. The problem is, we’re using our smarts on stupid stuff. I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to suggest that Donald Trump could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important.
Bill, I’m gonna be straight with ya here – fuck you. You’re so fucking uninformed. You look at the forest and the trees are a mythical creature that you have never seen before. I don’t get how someone who claims to be an advocate for liberal America can’t see the problem.
Donald Trump got elected because of over 30 years of “lesser of two evils” voting. He got elected because a corporate dinosaur rigged the primary against and ACTUAL person standing up for the common man (and who you whole-heartedly supported. As Julian Assange pwned your ass with, someone you gave $1 million to), and was so disliked by her own party that she couldn’t fill up a high school gym. Meanwhile, her primary opponent filled up stadiums. Her and her party used every trick in the book, along with the fact that the Democratic Party is nothing but corporate shills to make it so people couldn’t vote if they weren’t registered Democrats, the superdelegates were already in Shillary’s pocket, and that she actually OWNS the DNC! Did the revelation from Donna Brazile chap your ass? Exposing that corporate bitch for what she is?
The orange-haired buffoon got elected because Hillary was so arrogant to just assume that the rust-belt states had her back and would stand with her, so she didn’t campaign there, while her opponent campaigned hard and actually talked to people there. You know, something neither you nor Hillary know anything about doing. I kinda wonder what an actual conversation with either of you would be like. Her especially since she’s a corporate drone. Can’t input the talking points if she’s talking to a real person and not a teleprompter.
Let’s be honest, Bill, you’re nothing but an out-of-touch dinosaur, along with all the other Corporate Democrat dinosaurs who are mad at the kids for not standing with you. Except we aren’t kids anymore, Bill. We’re grown-ass adults, and now we can vote, and we can choose to stay home and not support someone we hate. That’s something we can do! I know, shocking stuff. So bourgeois liberals like you get all mad and instead of actually looking at the reasons why, you do what the regressive left you have gone after does – you attack those who don’t agree with you. You attack the youth for not towing the line.
Fuck you, Bill. It saddens me that someone I used to think was one of the good guys is now just another tool of the worst aspects of this country. Just like Nancy Pelosi (the bitch who needs to go) and the woman you gave more money than people like me will likely ever see in our lives to, Hillary Clinton.
Until next time, a quote,
“We’re really sorry we suck so much. I mean, it’s not like we jacked up college tuition prices or destroyed the manufacturing industry, started two quagmire wars, gutted the unions, destroyed the global economy, and left our offspring with an environmentally devastated planet stripped of its natural resources. Man, it would be crazy if there was a generation that recklessly awful, huh?” – Millennials: We Suck and We’re Sorry