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Best Anti-PHC rant of 2008
December 3, 2008 |
"Prairie Home Companion" epitomizes everything wrong with:
- Garrison Keillor, and
- Midwestern America in general.
When this flavorless, humorless comedy, featuring bland, slow-paced, hokey, corn-fed themes, doesn't actually lull the listener into a lobotomized glaze characteristic of the entire region south of International Falls between the Mississippi and the Rockies, it manages to infuriate for its sheer maddening unfunniness. Keillor and his crew of edgeless, hee-yuking goobers are the flat beer, Muzak, and unsalted chips of an outmoded radio world best left to nostalgic misremembrance or (better yet) glass-eyed senility.
Spare me this tripe. I'm not dead yet.
— Critical Miami