When are they going to have a nudist, a housewife, and a crazy pastor advertising a rocket church discuss morality on a public radio program again?
I mean, they had jock cranley quote mitt romney. But that's not funny because they didn't add anything to it. Fernando on a financial and political show? Great, except it was nothing more than another swipe at feminism because it's an easy target. I mean, they could have had him try to sell some cologne, or perhaps woo the producer on the show that they put in there, that could have been funny. Instead it's more swipes at feminism and liberals that doesn't even try anything other than the standard stereotypical crap.
Lazlow's part might have been funny if they had played it a bit less straightforward. As it is, listening to a man lament about the downfall of his career and about how he lost some of his shows because of some touching because FEMINISM LOL is not funny. In fact, it's quite depressing.
I liked BCR a bit more, but in all fairness it was only because of beyond insemination, which did do some things right. Even then, it resorts to the manly farmer football fan stereotype. The rest is worse though. Bless your heart... we get it. Ok? Fat people are fat and paula dean is kind of racist. We get it. It's half an hour of the same joke. Jock Cranley is just mitt romney combined with steven segal. Could have worked if they had just played up the absurdity. But they didn't. BCR Community hour is basically the alex jones show. Literally the alex jones show. They did nothing to take it beyond "Hey look, alex jones is crazy it's funny please laugh now". Nothing new, nothing exaggerated nearly enough to make it funny.
The rest of the game focuses on how much people with smartphones suck. And then it makes the same mistake everyone on the internet does. Blame the technology. Not the people who use it stupidly, oh no, it's the smart phones that are doing it. Smart phones. Always smart phones. Hey look, we called our facebook parody life invader! Laugh! The only exaggeration here is calling it stalking instead of following, but they don't even play that up. They could have had a funny commercial where some guy says "Now I know exactly where to hide in the bushes so I can get to know the woman I love more intimately." before the cops show up and pull him out of the bushes. Instead there's some jokes about data mining. Actually, they're not even jokes. They're just stating it exists. Hooray.
Jimmy is easily the worst point of humor in the whole game, which sucks because he's actually involved with a plot. He's a pot smoking fat gamer who games all the time and is fat and smokes. Also he's a wannabe gangster. Oh, and he's also terrible because he plays call of duty. Not because he calls people names over the voice chat or anything, nope, I guess call of duty made him terrible or something. Because call of duty is becoming the game equivalent of hitler to the internet, and I guess dan houser wanted in on calling all COD fans fat pot smoking trolls with no future. Hilarious. Did they take anything far enough for it to be funny? Like say, having jimmy get a thug life tattoo or golden teeth? Nope. He's just there to provide more "Social commentary".
This is a game that seriously hates everything. I think this is what max payne's mind looks like in max payne 3. Everyone a horrible stereotype or a criminal. Nothing done with subtlety, yet nothing over the top enough to be funny. They just threw a bunch of lazy stereotypes together and called it humor. In fact, the only thing the game legitimately seems to like is 80's rock. I think.
I still love it though, but only because the physics and the cheats make it absurdly fun to f*ck around in. And it's the only sandbox game with a roller coaster that you can ride in it. I like roller coasters. And planes are back. And there's a great big beach to relax on. That's why I keep playing. I don't turn on any talk radio stations, though.