Hear what the critics are saying about FoRK
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 23:07:18 -0600
MASTURBATION IS SELF-IMPROVEMENT.
"I would deliver a long tirade against it if it weren't such a dog
--- such a laborious and foolish waste of time..." --- David Denby,
The New Yorker
"How good is [it]? It's so fired up with explosive ideas and killing
humor that the guardians of morality are yelling 'Danger - keep
out!' That's how good." --- Rolling Stone
"While both [Bone and Beberg] are capable of extended neo-macho riffs
on the virtues... that doesn't prevent the whole concept from playing
like the delusional rantings of testosterone-addicted thugs. Aside
from the protracted beatings, this... is so vacuous and empty it's
more depressing than provocative." --- Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times (or
Kragen Sitaker, Going Nowhere Fast News. ;-)
"It is an inadmissible assault on personal decency. And on society
itself." --- Alex Walker, London Evening Standard.
"Why aren't there pickets out there? Where is Cardinal O'Conner when
we need him?" --- hearsay, source: The Hollywood Reporter.
"Rarely has a [mailing list] been so keyed to its time." --- David
"I thought for a while, that [FoRK] had a capital-M message. A
message that would ring in our ears and inspire us. Something that
would be the final word for all of us lost, soulless Generation X
slackers. And I was right. There is a message in [FoRK]. And that
message is: Grow the hell up." --- firstname.lastname@example.org
"It forces you to have dangerous thoughts, confront them as you would
any problem before you and expects you as a reasonable human being to
come out with the right answers." --- Harry Knowles,
"It echoes the propaganda that gave licence [sic] to the brutal
activities of the SA and the SS. It resurrects the Fuhrer
principle." --- that pussy Alex Walker again, figures he's English
"[FoRK] rages against the hypocrisy of a society that continually
promises us the impossible: fame, beauty, wealth, immortality, life
without pain. Now it all comes together with [FoRK], a relentless,
dizzying take on the ... fear of losing power that's a wild,
orgiastic pop masterpiece." --- Bret Easton Ellis, Gear Magazine
Fuck off, K. YOU ARE NOT A BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE SNOWFLAKE.
PS - or wait, maybe that was... um, rather embarrassing, here...
wait a second. Maybe that was about "Fight Club." ;-)