Wow you really hate Tarantino now. I don't think the problem with QT is that his dialogue isn't any good anymore, it's that I'm tired of the smarmy fascist revenge thing, the "shock" scenes in his movies, the overlong length, and that his movies just plain aren't as "cool" as he thinks they are. Also someone posted a picture of him going shirtless on the beach recently in his own age and his gut made him look like a scrawny guy who ate four pizzas and two bowling balls.
Are you saying you hate Blue Ruin then? I can't tell if you're calling it "unintentionally funny" or not. I like the premise--a wussy weak guy tries to get revenge and barely knows what the hell he's doing. I wasn't really attached to the movie though, it's just a good enough movie IMO; the real reason I want to see Green Room isn't because of Saulnier, it's because I heard that Patrick Stewart playing a white supremacist is actually really good. (Stewart's a great actor but let's be honest, we've all seen him do his fair share of ham!!!....I'll refrain from bringing up Masterminds Costarring Pete Campbell again. Whoops too late!)
I think what I've talked about re: alt-Axl is how he began the GNR 1990 World Tour dressed in all sorts of kitschy fashions from 1990 (British Knights, bulgey bike shorts, yellow spectacles, pink jackets, that cap Marty McFly wore in the future in Back To The Future II) and ended it in 1992 wearing flannel and grungey facial hair.
But the thing is, the "Axl vs. Kurt" thing is probably better remembered nowadays, as far as I can tell, then all the stuff Axl did back then that upset people. I may be wrong about that though.
I could read Klosterman, I'd probably secretly like him in spite of a)his books would probably tell me nothing I wouldn't have heard already elsewhere, let alone on this board, and b)it's really, REALLY easy to bash smarmy humorist writers. I'd probably be merciful towards him. But then again, I never read Come As You Are or Heavier Than Heaven for reason a) as well. Oh, maybe I will...but I doubt I'll learn anything.