a pointed barb from another discussion group
- I had this exchange at the jumptheshark discussion group (where we
debate and bitch about Television):
Subject: Re: [jumptheshark] Post Modern Plotz
>From: agrimorfee@h...Ag, why are you wasting your time reading Barth's deconstructions?
>Subject: [jumptheshark] Post Modern Plotz
>Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 23:16:14 -0000
>I've noticed quite a few responses to the Plotz thread about
>how "that was spoofed on this show" or another. How Post Modern!
>Because, we the audience knows that the banal and cliched plot line
>is totally stupid, the writers use the plot line as a basis of humor
>in lieu of new ideas. Hmmm...sorry to get all erudite, but think
>It's like the recent novel I've been reading where the author
>amusingly apologizes throughout the novel about how stupid and
>pointless some of his plot lines are in the novel, knowing full well
>how stupid or pointless they are! ("Coming Soon!!!" by John Barth,
>for the literary curious)
with half a brain has gotten his point by now (and I know you have
brain...maybe more -ha ha) Go out and get Steve Martin's Shopgirl.
I replied (with a link to johnbarth group):
>I guess 48 other people haven't gotten the joke
>yet...Call us crazy. :P
- That may be, but I too recommend Steve Martin's Shop Girl!
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