Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Finale Even Hitler Would Love

Yeah. So, apparently James is in LA right now getting a job (I hope), and he was talking about the finale of BSG. LA Times quotes him:

"Honestly you can't be disappointed," he said. "I think if Adolf Hitler were back, he'd be crying in his handkerchief."

You what? Adolf Hitler?! Is this a misquote? Coming from a Jewish person whose family comes from Poland, this is kind of odd.

And I mean - if Hitler is evil, wouldn't something that moves him have to be evil too? I'm not sure if I get his logic here. (Or maybe I'm overthinking it.)

Don't get me wrong, I have very high hopes for the series finale, but there's such a thing as overselling. Less is more, James.


Nicole Anell said...

I think the joke he's going for is "it's so good, even a really evil person would be touched by it."

Deniselle said...

I think I'd find it funnier if I'd actually seen him say it and heard his tone. It all depends on the context - how ironically he meant it. I mean, it has to be an exaggeration, of course.

I'm not really sure why this comment rubbed me the wrong way. James is a weird person with a weird sense of humor, which is part of why I love him. Maybe I'm being too hard on him.

Wesoly said...

Well, any joke with Hitler in it isn't going to be a real laugher. I think he was going for the hyperbole, that's all.

kixxa said...

All he's saying is that even the hardest hearts will be touched by the finale. Give the poor gaius a break...

Deniselle said...

This might be a drooling fangirl blog, but I'm not just going to dishonestly gush over things I don't like. The quote made me uneasy; that's my genuine reaction. He had a right to say it and I don't judge him, but I just don't like it.

That said, I wish people left him alone about it. So many links on google are all about that!