Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars
I have to start this buy saying I never (and still haven’t) got into the whole podcast phenomenon. I am sure that they are absolutely hilarious if you chosen the right one but I never found the interest. SModcast began back in February 5, 2007 and this book is perfect for people that have not been listening this day one. This book consists of transcriptions of Kevin Smith’s favorite SModcasts.
The conversations between Kevin and his friend/producer Scott Mosier are absolutely priceless. There are no topics that are safe and nothing that is too weird. I don’t know how it is possible but an example from SModcast 78, the duo mixes the topics of jaundice and wait of it “Star Wars”. Absolutely classic. Jennifer Connelly takes topic in SModcast 37 and the guys talk about her remaking movies. I just need to quote a line from this one: “KS: If somebody said “Jennifer Connelly is going to be in a remake of Goodfellas, do you get mad?”, SM: I don’t think that there is a remake that would make me mad.” The topics are mostly for adults only and are very raunchy but that is what makes them so funny.
This book isn’t just transcriptions, there is also fun illustrations by Michael Macari. Kevin Smith honestly knows his way with words and of course we all found that out with the script from “Clerks” and his work following. If you enjoyed “My Boring-Ass Life”, this is a great companion to that. Honestly I am sure that these are much funnier with live audio but this is a great way to catch up on the back log and just get the best of. “Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith” is a must for all fans of his work!