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Git-R-Spun—12:11 PM

Following a thread of David Cross's ongoing feud with Jim Belushi (just a bunch of unfunny, sarcastic rants about Belush – I'm no Jim fan, but could you pick an easier target?) I landed on this letter Cross wrote in response to criticism of him in a book by Larry the Cable Guy.

It reminded me of this clip of Larry (Dan Whitney) before he invented the Larry character. It's an interesting contrast.

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Joe MulderTue, 10/10/06 8:12pm

I was going to start to read David Cross's letter, and I literally didn't get past the first paragraph, because:

It's me, David Cross. Recently I was shooting something for my friends at "Wonder Showzen" (the funniest, most subversive comedy on American T.V. at the moment)...

David Cross can't even teabag himself without reminding us that this country is a steaming turd. I mean, David Cross is a funny, talented guy, but, Jesus, David. You're an adult; your dad can't hurt you any more unless you're determined to keep letting him.

It's abundantly clear, even without the benefit of tone of voice, that he means "the funniest, most subversive comedy on American T.V. at the moment" in exactly the same spirit as he'd say, "the best-smelling thing at an anus festival."


Joe MulderTue, 10/10/06 8:22pm

Okay. I went back and read the whole thing, and David Cross makes some sense.

Still. So, so angry. Relax, David Cross. Just relax!

Bee BoyTue, 10/10/06 10:05pm

Absolutely right. That's why I felt obligated to marginalize the Belushi thing. I get the point of it, and it's a mildly funny idea for a bit, but he seriously overdoes it. I understand his anger about the Dan Whitney thing, because I think it bothers him all the more as a comic, knowing what goes into building an act and making a career, and knowing that someone without that knowledge can be so easily taken advantage of by Larry the Cable Guy. And that it kind of feeds into this whole divisiveness that regular people don't instinctively feel, but it's just like the supermodels in the fashion magazines – you're bombarded with an idea long enough, and it starts to grow inside you without you even realizing it.

Cross is a talented, unbelievably funny guy. The odds are like one in a thousand that you get to that point without being pretty fucked. Sad but true.

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