Things I Hate But I'm Supposed To Like
I can sit and listen to fingernails scraping on chalkboards all day long. Presuming one can find a chalkboard anymore.
But there are other things where I'm not so lucky.
Here they are:
Posted by Mitch at
March 30, 2005 05:40 AM
- The word "bloggy". I have an instinctive revulsion to this term. Not sure why. Especially "Bloggy Goodness". Puke. Again, no idea where it comes from, it's just there.
- American Idol. Once you get past the campy, sadistic, Schadenfreudy fun of watching some of the world's most inept singers getting shredded on camera, it's on to...what? Finding out who's going to be the next Celene Dion. Everyone's got badonkadonk pipes - and yet they all sound not only the same, but dull dull dull. Yick.
- Friends. I never saw it when it was on the air. I've seen it maybe twice since it kacked. Don't do nuthin fo me, man.
- KFAN. I like sports, and I like talk radio. But somehow when you put the two together, you get the worst of both worlds; the mindless self-absorption of athletes, the pointillistic obsession with trivia of the superfreak fan, combined with the basest, most idiotic facets of talk radio. In KFAN's defense, I've heard worse sports stations. File that under "Damning with faint praise".
- Kelly's Heroes: I love war movies. Can't stand Kelly's Heroes. Anachronism can be fun - but in this case, is not.
- P.J. Harvey
- Pro Football. Yawn. Unless the Bears are in contention, it's just something that eats up air time between the World Series and Spring Training.
- Tapping the rim or inside of a spoon with the rim or tip of another spoon. This is to me what chalkboard fingernails are to everyone else; it can bring me to the edge of chundering.
- Martina McBride - she seems like Shania Twain without the rugged sense of iconoclastic integrity.
- Maroon Five.
- So very, very much of Randy Newman's work. I know - he's a genius, he's funny, bla bla bla. He bores me stiff, except when he's making me cringe (remember Cop Rock?)
- Sixties camp TV classics; The Brady Bunch, the Munsters, Gilligan's Island, and especially the Addams Family.
- Film remakes of same.
- Spongebob Squarepants. Hate it hate it hate it.
- For that matter, Scooby Doo - old, new, in-between or revival, it's all depressing.