"Maybe she's THREATENED by me!" Brent squeals to the camera, and I go from simple bullying dislike to actual disgust. Yeah, that's it, you fucking chucker. She's so intimidated by your ability to come up with shitty ideas and waste time that she simply refused to give you credit for Tammy's idea like she should have. I mean, I can follow the train of thought, but it's about how he wants them to understand that he's not completely a non-contributor, because he did spark the discussion that led to the thing, regardless of the fact that blowing him off is their new hobby. And yeah, "random word-spouter" is a good position for a group brainstorm; everybody should have one. Creativity works best when bouncing off, or synthesizing, or limited by, incompatible ideas. The forced recapitulation of garbage into the art, or noise into the signal, or pushing against a wall to increase resistance and flexibility. (That's why all the quizzes and stuff.) Brent's probably the most useful team member, in this first task, because they all automatically have to think outside his lame box, take his ideas apart and see what works, like a crew of Markuses. Whereas without him, nobody's going to venture anything, or question anybody else's ideas -- witness Gold Rush -- because they're all feeling each other out as a team. So he's useful, in that way. But it's a nonsensical short cut to jump the gap from "please treat me like a human being" to "prove that you accept me by applauding every time somebody turns my crappy ideas into something salable," because it leaves out the, you know, actual creative person when you do that.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A | 776 USERS: C+
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