Taking after Shalin, and in classic Molly style, I'm going to throw out a (hopefully) constructive rant in response to Cooley's hillbilly comment on episode 966, because I think it typifies a larger issue with the current state of BOL:
To Cooley, Natali, and all other BOL cast of characters, please stop hating on the South. I guess you all think it comes off as funny, but, seems to me, it comes off as cheap, mean, and "coastal elitist." I hesitate to post, but I've been on the fence about BOL since the change in regular hosts (and because these types of comments seem more regular recently- Natali's flyover comments, for example). I'm posting about it because I feel like BOL is losing what made it fun to sit back and listen to - witty give-and-takes on topical tech news and gadgets of the day- and that it?s moving more towards being a boring (and sometimes insulting) retread of what we can find on any tech/gadget sites across the net.
I'm still listening, but not like I have in the past. (I've been listening to BOL since right around the time Veronica started talking on the show). Cooley's weak attempt at humor (that hillbillys live in Tennessee- how original) underscored to me that BOL is drifting away from what it was (fun), and is moving onto else (which is less fun). I hope the kinks in the show get worked out (hello, all the regular host need to be in the same room, the delay is killing any hope of chemistry), but most of all I hope that the overall tone of the show changes, and changes soon.
Full disclosure, I live in Franklin, TN, so I may be taking the comments about my home state a bit personal.
Still holding on,
(blrp in the chatroom)
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