Saturday Night Live recap: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mumford & Sons

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39 Responses to “Saturday Night Live recap: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mumford & Sons”

  1. Ramone says:

    Aw, I thought it was better than “…a throwaway show.” Anytime I actually guffaw during SNL, it’s at least, B quality. (And I did durring the GOB commercial, and anytime Jay Pharoh was on). You’re right though that JGL was under-utliized.

  2. Susan Carley Oliver says:

    I love that you’re doing these recaps, Jamie.  I’m going to have to re-add my Tivo season pass now that I can decide on Monday whether or not it’s worth my time.

  3. Anne Onimos says:

    Full recaps of SNL episodes on Boing Boing??  Is there any demand for this?

    • Recaps are stunningly popular. Expect more, especially of SFF shows.

      • Henry Baum says:

        Celebrity fashion posts are also popular – so are a lot of things. Can we also expect more deleting dissent? For a site that’s for the open web, this is absurd.

        • bobo obobo says:

          Couldn’t agree more. In fact, I said the same thing earlier, but… well, I think you can guess what happened to my post.

          • kayest says:

             Are you suggesting that BoingBoing delete critical posts? I would be very surprised if Cory would allow that to happen on his site.

          • Anne Onimos says:

             Are you kidding? That happens here frequently. In this item, the comments you see here are a different set than there was when I first started watching this story. One of the now-gone comments was someone asking why the earlier ones had been deleted.

        • TrevorSweet says:

           Being for an open web is not the same as being for free speech.

        • The only things deleted were a) a couple of sneering, hostile comments from people who have never commented before; and b) subsequent handwringing pieties about “silencing dissent” that come down to “I demand that you publish this.”

          This is really just an invitation to be reminded whose blog it is: ours. It’s never impressed anyone here, this idea that we’re obligated to publish comments — or that failing to do so has anything to do with free speech.

          If you don’t know how to exercise your free speech, I will personally set you up with a tumblr account where you can complain your heart out! Don’t forget to link in.

          • Henry Baum says:

            Fair enough: you’re wrong.  It has everything to do with freedom of expression. And if you’re worried about people being critical of posts, I can’t imagine deleting comments will lead to a lot of support. This feels like a politician digging a deeper hole.

          • OK, Henry! Perhaps you should vote us out of Boing Boing office.

          • Anne Onimos says:

             I.e.: “we built this.”  But, much as the GOP slogan is wrong-headed and short-sighted, so is this attitude.  How do you think BB attained its prominent place in the ‘sphere–with whose participation, whose linking, whose reading, whose responsiveness, etc. etc.?  If it is indeed yours, why accept comment at all?

            Things like the deletion of even mildly critical comments wouldn’t be so irksome in another publication, perhaps, but in BB, which seems to portray itself as a home to openness, reason, skepticism, and inquiry, it’s quite outrageous.

            But, “it is ours,” goes the rule. The implication is, “we are answerable to, responsible to, no one.” Only the appearance of a community; are we really just audience?

          • Bender says:

            I couldn’t agree more. After you see critical comments deleted, you start reading the rest with one eyebrow raised. 

            3,2,1…

          • “How do you think BB attained its prominent place in the ‘sphere–with whose participation, whose linking, whose reading, whose responsiveness, etc. etc.?  If it is indeed yours, why accept comment at all?”

            For almost all of its history, Boing Boing hasn’t had comments at all. 

            Oh, and you were trying so hard, too!

          • bobo obobo says:

            How the mighty have fallen.
            Long-time reader here. Several years. And with this comment, you’ve lost me, and most certainly a few others.
            Feel free to make a snide remark that casts yourself as having done no wrong.

            …and all over a bubblegum article, too. You must be so proud.
            A simple, “We’re sorry. We’ll do better,” would have sufficed.

            “The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.”

          • Your first comment was in fact about a month ago, you’ve evidently been moderated often since then over sanctimonious, passive-aggressive lording such as “this falls far short of the standard I hold this site to”, “Tired, irrelevant argument”, and “We deserve something better”, and now you’re off?

            Whatever will we do!

          • bobo obobo says:

            Guess it wouldn’t occur to you that one might reserve commenting for when no one else is calling to your attention the rather sudden decline.

            “Oh, and you were trying so hard, too!”
            “Perhaps you should vote us out of Boing Boing office.”
            “If you don’t know how to exercise your free speech, I will personally set you up with a tumblr account where you can complain your heart out! Don’t forget to link in.”

             “[S]anctimonious, passive-aggressive lording” indeed. Good day.

          • You can stop reading now!

      •  Help me out here, what’s an “SFF” show ?

    • Saif Choudhury says:

      Yes.

    • siloxane says:

      Full recaps of SNL episodes on Boing Boing??  Is there any demand for this?

      Why don’t you just skip the posts in which you have no interest? Complaining that someone wrote about subject matter that you don’t care about is a bit churlish.

  4. MollyMaguire says:

    Jamie, it’s weird but because of your posts I actually have some clue as to what is going on in the world of TV. 

  5. I hate to break it to you, but there was some serious air-piano going on in that bizarro drag sketch.  She pulled it off well, but that was not actually her playing.

  6. bobo obobo says:

    When can we expect the full-episode recaps of Community, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and the other 30 shows that get mentioned with any frequency here?

    I’m actually a bit puzzled by the fact that it’s SNL Jamie has picked for this, as it’s one of the less-mentioned shows of those that get much notice on this site.

    • Most of those shows aren’t on at the moment — keep an eye out for more coverage when they are (at least the best of them), like so:

      http://boingboing.net/2012/06/21/game-of-thrones-valar-morghul.html

      • BarBarSeven says:

        Science Fiction & Fantasy reviews here on BoingBoing are always great because Science Fiction & Fantasy doesn’t get a lot of real respect in the mainstream press.

        But this recap—and Jamie’s writing style & topics—really stick out like a sore thumb here. The topics are not unique, the angle is cookie-cutter & in general it’s not the same level of the other posts here. SNL recaps are done much better elsewhere.

        For example, I am really not that into comics (or comix) anymore, so those pieces don’t appeal to me the way they used to. But the stuff BoingBoing posts on comics really draws me in because it’s always from a unique angle & perspective that set’s it apart from other blogs that do the same.

  7. David Fain says:

    Jeez, if you don’t like the SNL recaps just don’t read them. Not every post on the site has to be for everyone.

  8. Raggle Fock says:

    I’ve been reading boingboing regularly, maybe even religiously for two years- almost never posting comments. But I’ve come to the realization that this comment chain might be the straw that broke the camel’s back. I think I’ll move to a non-blog news source now, it feels like a grown up thing to do. I’ll delete the bookmark, but it will still take time for me to stop reflexively typing the URL, but for the most part- So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.

  9. Dear dears,

    The melancholy tear, forming as you smile ruefully and say a final goodbye, forever, to Boing Boing; its glistening path, drawn from an eye now clear with understanding at the threshold of our adolescence and your maturity; its gentle fall, echoing the cosmic and irreversible finality of your decision …  leads only into my delicious Martini.

  10. you all make me rofl…  it`s like guerilla theatre !

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