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    The Girly Globes

    By kyle | January 13, 2014

    My takedown of last night’s estrogen fest, NBC’s broadcast of The Golden Globes, is trending at The Post’s site.

    Topics: Movies, TV | 37 Comments »

    37 Responses to “The Girly Globes”

    1. K Says:
      January 13th, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      I assume the title, “Kyle Smith’s Take . . . ” was written by your editor and implies your increasing celebrity. Hope you sent a thank you note to Harvey.

    2. lunar Says:
      January 13th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Ruh-roh. Seems Kyle’s got a borderline-afflicted stalker-crush.

    3. P Says:
      January 13th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      You’re an awful writer, Kyle.

    4. MelY Says:
      January 13th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Funny how it’s noticed when there are women on TV and you become so critical. So male of you, really. When was the last time that men being on TV was criticized? Oh, never. That’s right.

    5. EDS Says:
      January 13th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      Do you even GET or UNDERSTAND humor??? Since you thought Pain and Gain was “the funniest film of the year”, the answer is apparent… #duhno

    6. Kyle Says:
      January 13th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      …because people who say “duh” are the real wits? Sonny, I’ll do the jokes around here, don’t try your luck against a professional.

    7. Patrick Wahl Says:
      January 13th, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Are we going to get the inside scoop of what happened at the NYFCC awards?

    8. Kyle Says:
      January 13th, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      No, we agreed to keep it confidential.

    9. JimmyC Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 1:01 am

      I say next year we let Emma Thompson host, provided she keeps the martini in hand the whole night.

    10. kishke Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 10:36 am

      You should be ashamed, Kyle. Look at these women you made cry all over your comment section.

    11. Kyle Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 10:48 am

      It’s like they have the Vapors.

    12. :-) Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      How dare women make jokes!

    13. Kyle Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      It’s funny how few feminist commenters so far (zero) have defended any of the jokes I quoted as actually funny.

    14. Tom Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      That because no one reads this blog

    15. Kyle Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Good one, Tom.

    16. MikeHs Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks, Kyle. This (the “comments”) is hilarious.

    17. Tom Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      I just saw a clip of little smith on Cnn talking about the golden globe awards,he is presenting him self as the representative of straight masculine men. Youve got to watch this,this scrawny jerk is the American man,there’s no hope for real men in America. Thanks for the best laugh ever tough guy manly smith

    18. Kyle Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      You gonna be here for a while, Tom? I needed a new Hunter.

    19. Aradia Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      You are an awful writer with no understanding of humor and also either an incredibly sexist human being or a click-baiting troll. Shame on you for this piece of horse shit article, and congratulations on being a part of the death of journalism and the integrity of the written word.

    20. lunar Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Double ruh-roh. Kyle now has — count ’em — TWO stalker-crushers.

    21. Tom Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      Dear real men, I hate to give smith plubbicity but you have to watch this cnn thing to see smith as the representative of real men, you won’t stop laughing I promise you. Smith is our rep we’re doomed men

    22. EDS Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      Sonny? REALLY, Pyle??? That’s the BEST you, a “professional” can do (when did you become Cher, exactly?)? If that’s the case, you may be even more overpaid than former that ballplayer who’s a rod…

    23. AP>KS Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      “The Randy Fey” bit was funnier than anything in Pain and Gain, for one…what’s YOU’RE idea of funny, Kyle? The swill Adumb Sandler stars in???

    24. Oxford_P Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      I’m pretty astounded by this article. It made me lose all respect for you. You quoted Fey and Poehler’s jokes as if they are inherently and obviously supposed to be terrible. But in fact, I found all of them at par with what male comedians are doing and have done in similar roles. I mean, they were infinitely funnier than Seth MacFarlane at the Academy Awards (and much nicer on the eyes). So I can’t understand why any person in their right mind would denounce them. Your only argument was the fact that they have vaginas, and therefore MUST not be funny. That’s utterly ridiculous, and makes you look like a backwards clown. Wow.

    25. kishke Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      This (the “comments”) is hilarious.

      You should see the comments on the Post article. They’re foaming at the mouth. Hilarious.

    26. kishke Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 11:19 pm

      REALLY, Pyle???

      Who is Pyle?

    27. Moe Says:
      January 14th, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Kyle does come across as rather wimpy on that CNN show (never having seen him before I was picturing a John Milius type), but if anyone actually got offended by his NY Post article… get a life please.

      America is increasingly becoming a place where people are just looking to be offended. PC police have a job that is never done it seems. Maybe the waiter piece was in bad taste, but nothing about estrogen comedy should get anyone’s panties in a bunch.

    28. Tom Says:
      January 15th, 2014 at 7:19 am

      The cnn thing should be on Saturday nite live, skit called INTERVIRW WITH A REAL MAN

    29. Kyle Says:
      January 15th, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Ok, Oxford, go ahead and tell me-which jokes that I quoted were brilliant? “And now, like a supermodel’s vagina, let’s give a warm welcome to Leo DiCaprio!” So, so lame.

    30. Kyle Says:
      January 15th, 2014 at 8:39 am

      AP, the Randy Fey bit? The one that depended on Poehler putting on a wacky wig? Tell me, you think 2 Broke Girls is superior to Oscar Wilde, right?

    31. Nate starkey Says:
      January 15th, 2014 at 9:20 am

      If Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s jokes were so funny, then why don’t they have more successful careers in comedy? Like Kyle Smith does. Hope you don’t need a date anytime soon, bro.

    32. LarsPorsena Says:
      January 15th, 2014 at 10:01 am

      After reading the comments I have decided that lots of people are too emotionally invested in people who play pretend for a living.

    33. Obama bin Biden Says:
      January 15th, 2014 at 11:35 am

      The jokes being told by the two left-wing harpies were probably written by gay men.

    34. Kyle Says:
      January 15th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Side note: Ever check out the writing credits on “30 Rock”? Way more than half were men.
      Even Fey couldn’t find enough lady comedy writers to give them a majority of jobs on her staff. And you can bet she tried.

    35. Obama bin Biden Says:
      January 15th, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      I think with the exception of Lucille Ball and Nancy Pelosi, women just aren’t very funny.

      Another side note: I inadvertently browsed a repeat of the show “Girls” and all I can say is be sure to have a vomit bag and backup readily available.

    36. Seth Says:
      January 15th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      This whole argument and controversy is so inane. There are funny men, and funny women, therefore, there are funny people and unfunny people. The whole male vs. female argument is ridiculous because there’s no correlation between testosterone/estrogen and humor.

      Fey and Poehler sucked, in my opinion, and seemingly in Kyle’s too, because their jokes were stale, not because they were born sans Y chromosome.

    37. Obama bin Biden Says:
      January 15th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      I think it’s funny that Kyle is on a hit list not only with annoying waiters and waitresses, but also no talent, unfunny, Hollywood dingbats.