Can I Say That I Think Tyler Perry Is a Lame Horse’s Ass...
...without being accused of racism? Tyler Perry has received the Oprah Winfrey Seal of Approval, and is a definite member of the Oprah Mutual Admiration and Promotion Club. That doesn’t make him all that good. I was suckered into watching "Diary of a Mad Black Woman", and that’s two hours I will never get back (review here). He’s just not that funny. I don’t believe that I’d have to be Black to get the humor either. His abrasive and abusive two-dimensional characters reminded me of my own childhood. They could have been bad caricatures of many German, Polish, and Italian-descended residents there. I guess I’m just not nostalgic enough about that crap to identify with it and laugh. I was not impressed by his portrayal of the Urban Black analog of Granny Clampett either.
Tyler is also part of the never ending advertisement for the Christian church. Hey, convincing people that they need someone else to tell them how to live and be happy can buy you some powerful friends that know how to milk the system. Like Dr. Phil, and Oprah. You know, successful hucksters.
I am currently in Illinois, receiving 40 hours of Adult Education. More regular posts when things slow down a bit.