Re-read week 149: Mister Smiles 19 - 24

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Re-read week 149: Mister Smiles 19 - 24

Postby Topic Starter Robot » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:02 pm

Mister Smiles 19 20 21 22 23 24
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Re: Re-read week 149: Mister Smiles 19 - 24

Postby brasca » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:17 am

In the great scheme of things this was inevitable and probably for the best.

Stan and Brandi were not going to last any more than Stan and Lisa, however in Cyndi's efforts to sabotage his inevitably doomed relationship with Brandi she set of a chain of events that would turn out far worse for her. If Stan sacrificed his image he probably would have won the election anyway and Charlotte would not have gone off the deep end leaving Cyndi free to continue her favorite game until someone died.
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Re: Re-read week 149: Mister Smiles 19 - 24

Postby LadyObvious23 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:33 pm

Stan and Lisa still weirds me out. :/ You'd think she'd be interested in someone who is more artsy and actually funny.
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Re: Re-read week 149: Mister Smiles 19 - 24

Postby timemonkey » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:55 am

Stan and Lisa were supposed to be more fuck buddies than an actual relationship. So all that mattered was if she thought he was hot and a good lay.
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Re: Re-read week 149: Mister Smiles 19 - 24

Postby thebitterfig » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:33 am

I dunno. Stan's kind of wit seems to fit in with the future masked memer. Tongue in cheek; performance of subversive, rather than a subversive performance.


I've probably bored everyone here by how often I come back to Stan as a tragic figure. To be sure, he's earned his destruction through hubris, but so has everyone from Hamlet to Lear. Which is just a turn of phrase to bring up a great sequence out of Slings and Arrows (Canadian dark comedy about a Shakespeare festival). As described by:

John Dellaporta wrote:[Richard] has been instructed by the Board to give Anna an indefinite leave of absence, but Anna knows what it really is. All she wants him to do is just say it. Richard can’t, so Anna does what she always does, does the hard part for Richard, and fires herself. She has to make it in time for Lear’s curtain, after all.

Richard sits, alone with his power. The price of pursuing his ambition was losing what may have been his only real friendship. Anna spells it out for him before she goes. “You came so close, Richard, to becoming a human being. And now you’ve lost your soul. You’re just a fool.” ( ... mised-end/)

Just tell me this doesn't describe Stan. So close to becoming a human being.
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