Opie and Anthony are unfunny hacks who think that swearing a lot and doing third-rate imitations of Howard Stern equals high comedy. They suck.
I do like Jim Norton, but he has been on Carolla's show a bunch, too.
I'd rather take my cue on funny radio personalities from real comedians like Norton, Jim Jefferies, Patrice O'Neal, and Louis CK than the guy who thinks Johnny English is the funniest movie ever made.
All comedians who have appeared on both Carolla and Stern? And sorry, I must have missed the part where any of those guys endorsed Opie and Anthony as being hilarious.
Like it or not, despite being painfully unfunny hacks who couldn't tell a good joke if their lives depended on it, Opie and Anthony have a large audience. So does fucking Bubba the Love Sponge. (Are you going to tell me he is funny, too?!) Ergo, why famous stand-up comedians appear on there.
cameron326 wrote:re: infantalism
JK Rowling has certainly done very nicely out of it. Never read a Potter book and dont have much desire to.I will very, very occasionally pick up a work of "young adult" fiction - for example I read the Subtle Knife and enjoyed it (although not enough to read the sequels, but Its the kind of stuff I would have loved as a 12 or 13 year old).
The whole premise and setting of Harry Potter on the other hand sounds very unappealing, uninspired/old fashioned - i doubt it'd have apealed to me as a kid either, although it seems as if Rowling has since tried to darken the story to appeal to her (predominantly?) adult readership.
Certainly, a lot of JK Rowling's readership does come from adults who haven't read anything except for HP.