nil.enroll(aetheric_username, quantum_class_id) (adric) wrote,
nil.enroll(aetheric_username, quantum_class_id)

Kevin Smith v. Don Miller

I got to hear a partial rebroadcast of Kevin's phone call to the Don Miller dorks. I found the arguments mildly interesting because both 'sides' were right on a few things, and thus that I can manage some objectivity, despite my preference.

Kevin is right that the ethic he espouses is more considerate, and more importantly that it is the ethic he expects and even tries to encourage in people (cf his DVDs).

Jimmy is correct that Kevin doesn't understand the nature of the venue .. basically that the publicity people would punish them for such 'honesty'.

Unfortunately I have not heard the original conversations, and Kevin has not heard the second one. He is relying on hearsay from an admitted partisan (the email), and accounts vary (Leslie).

Oh, and Kevin is being insecure. He is genuinely concerned that people who liked his earlier movies might dislike "Jersey Girl."

Finally this conversation (Kevin calling them back to complain about what they said after he was gone) should not have been aired.  Any complaint could have been handled off-stage, and then announced by one or both parties afterwards.


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