9/25/2007 Add a comment
This Atlantic Monthly article on quirk for quirk's sake (or is it quirkiness for quirkiness' sake?) attacks many of my sacred cows -- "This American Life," "Flight of the Conchords," "Arrested Development." The author rightly praises Rushmore, but in general, there is too much attitude of "I'm calling you on your bluff of being deep, introspective, etc." Why can't "quirky and endearing" be an enjoyable quality? When David Cross' Tobias dresses like a member of Blue Man Group, it's funny, and it's even funnier in later episodes when we see blue paint residue sprinkled around the Bluth family's model home.