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Mr. Deity and the Denial - Comments

Haymaker's Avatar Comment 1 by Haymaker

These used to be really clever and witty, now they are just plain boring. Methinks he is running out of ideas.

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 05:28:36 UTC | #505133

Alternative Carpark's Avatar Comment 2 by Alternative Carpark


Allow me to edit your sentence, for clarity.

They are just plain boring.

That's better.

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 06:44:51 UTC | #505150

BanJoIvie's Avatar Comment 3 by BanJoIvie

Surprise, surprise. The obligatory "Mr. Deity isn't funny" posts! Thanks guys! Of course you are entitled to have and express any opinion you want, and more power to you. But it baffles me why so many people who clearly don't like Brian's work keep clicking in, watching and then carping about it - every single time a new one comes on. There are plenty of people I don't find funny or entertaining, so I spend my time elsewhere. There are lots of other threads all over the site. Perhaps some of them have material you'd find less boring? Just a thought. Please yourselves.

I enjoyed it, for whatever that's worth. And I have no illusions on that score.

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 07:20:25 UTC | #505153

hairybreeks's Avatar Comment 4 by hairybreeks

Not one of their best.

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 08:04:05 UTC | #505158

cyberguy's Avatar Comment 5 by cyberguy

"They are just plain boring."

That is the last thing Larry said when he had all his teeth.

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 08:22:00 UTC | #505161

El Bastardo's Avatar Comment 6 by El Bastardo

Those who can, do. Those who can't, become critics.

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:01:04 UTC | #505174

Richard Dawkins's Avatar Comment 7 by Richard Dawkins

As always, witty, intelligent, subtle. And the Mr Deity character himself is endearing.


Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:34:53 UTC | #505184

inquisador's Avatar Comment 8 by inquisador

Very clever and thought provoking.

For those who skip the begging section at the end; you will have missed the best gag of the episode.

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:26:45 UTC | #505244

Stafford Gordon's Avatar Comment 9 by Stafford Gordon

I was mesmerized by Larry's gap. Unusual in America.


Wed, 25 Aug 2010 13:16:15 UTC | #505278

JackR's Avatar Comment 10 by JackR

Woah. Has Larry been brawling?

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:10:58 UTC | #505308

Eyerish's Avatar Comment 11 by Eyerish

'Mr Deity' is subtle, thought provoking, and clever comedy. It attacks and holds religion up to the light to how silly it really is without the confrontation that the faithful would prefer to be upset over. Sorry to those who prefer (or need to see) a cream pie in the face or a fart gag as the only form comedy.

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:50:27 UTC | #505384

Dr. Strangegod's Avatar Comment 12 by Dr. Strangegod

Comment 8 by inquisador

For those who skip the begging section at the end; you will have missed the best gag of the episode.

Agreed. That was the best gag, even though I saw it coming.

Comment 10 by Jack Rawlinson

Woah. Has Larry been brawling?

That was my first thought, but maybe it was just some terrible biking accident or something. Poor guy. I knew a guy once who tripped on a root while hiking, and in landing face-first on a pointed rock, took out all of his teeth except his molars. Had to have all new fake ones put in. Neither cheap nor painless by a long shot.

Updated: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 17:25:07 UTC | #505397

ewaldrep's Avatar Comment 13 by ewaldrep

The best line was the last, "the last place you want to be without your Phoenix".

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 17:22:33 UTC | #505398

ewaldrep's Avatar Comment 14 by ewaldrep

the last line was the best, "the last place you want to be without your Phoenix".

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 17:24:02 UTC | #505399

njwong's Avatar Comment 15 by njwong

A cleverly written installment with some subtle (and not so subtle) geeky digs at Apple:

  • "You must be holding it wrong" and "They got me in some kind of death grip" are subtle digs at the widely publicised iPhone 4 antenna's problem

  • The communicator being found by Mr Deity in a bar and the final scene with Larry calling a Gizmodo character is a not so subtle reference about the iPhone 4 prototype being lost at a bar and ultimately sold to news site Gizmodo for US$5000 (link)

  • The "Denial" in the title refers to Mr Deity's "application" being denied ("application" = "app")

  • Obviously, people who don't follow tech news will not catch this insider geeky jokes.

    I had a look at the "Pocket God" app mentioned in the sketch that Mr Deity was supposedly playing. Now that is one wicked app:

    They should make some sister apps like "Pocket Yahweh" and "Pocket Allah" where you can perform actions like "smiting", "drowning", "crucifying", "stoning", "beheading", "genital mutilation" and "suicide bombing". That will guarantee to stir up some controversy.

    Since Mr Deity delights in making all these iPhone references, I guess Mr Deity will soon be making an episode called "Mr Deity and the Book of Jobs".

    Updated: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:31:46 UTC | #505417

    old-toy-boy's Avatar Comment 16 by old-toy-boy

    So 'god' is an illegal immigrant in this universe !!! well that explains a lot.

    Wed, 25 Aug 2010 20:40:33 UTC | #505475

    TheRationalizer's Avatar Comment 17 by TheRationalizer

    I like some of his stuff, I just didn't "get" this one at all :)

    Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:23:26 UTC | #508141