April 23, 2005

Daniel's "Five Things" Meme

Five things that people are wild about that I just don't get.

1. Washington Redskins - I never really disliked the Redskins until I moved into the area. Every year it's the same thing, instead of eternal optimism like Chicago Cubs fans display, the Skins fans are arrogant as hell. Right up until the moment they admit to themselves that they suck. Again.

2. Drinking - My parents were social drinkers, and I grew up knowing what beer and various liquors tasted like. I'm not anti-drinking, but I seldom think to myself, "a scotch would taste good right about now". We've always got alcohol in the house, but some of it's pretty damn old. If we go out somewhere I'll occasionally get a beer with dinner, but it's not something I do very often for some unknown reason.

3. TV - I watch very little, mostly hockey and football. If that's not on, I'll switch over to a music channel (Sirius, the satellite radio stations) and leave it on in the background. Very occasionally I'll catch an ad for something on the History Channel that I'd like to see, and sometimes I'll even remember and make a point of watching it. Other than that, eh.

4. SUV's - There are some who legitimately require 4-wheel drive and off-road capability. Medical personnel in the winter come to mind, or someone who lives way back in the country. But the soccer moms and Joe Commuter have as much need for a Cadillac Escalade as a tank needs a kickstand. They're a fad people, and you're certainly free to drive one. But they don't make you special, they don't allow you to drive as if the roads aren't wet/snowy/icy, and I hope you're going freakin' broke pumping $2.50/gallon gas into it every third day.

5. New Movies - I can't remember the last time I went to a movie theater to see a movie. I rarely hear of a movie that fires my interest enough to even remember it, let alone want to see it. Mostly I'll scan the movies for the week and I'll see something I remember being a megahit some months back, and then I'll set the Tivo to record it. Eventually I'll watch it. Maybe.

Looking back over these five, I really come across as an anti-social bastard. I think that a better explanation is that I'm pretty easy-going, so if there's something I "don't get", it's annoying enough to be a peeve.

Here are Daniel's lists.

Wanna run with this? Go for it and let me know and I'll post a link to yours.

Posted by Ted at April 23, 2005 04:32 AM
Category: Links

(previous comments deleted by request)

And excuse my being a grump, everyone is entitled now and then.

Posted by: Maelstrom at April 24, 2005 01:30 PM

Of course, though I don't agree with the last one, I like the list. The other list of 5 would be interesting also, you know...

Posted by: Daniel at April 25, 2005 12:24 PM

I think the last time I went to a theater to see a movie was Oliver Stone's Nixon. What was that, 8 frickin' years ago?

SUV's. Awful gas milage but make you feel safe. In a crash, you're the likely survivor. Drive safely, people.

TV? Haven't watched in six months 'cept for some Simpsons episodes and, now, the final Enterprise episodes. I sorta miss the 24-hour news channels, but not enough to get 'em back.

Drinking. I was a tea-totaler (sp?) most of my life. Discovered the joys of alcohol a few years ago. Need to get back to my tea-totalin' days. Yeah, I'm an open book, what of it?

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 25, 2005 11:42 PM

So, no, you didn't come off as an anti-social bastard. You came off soundin' just like me.

Oh, wait...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 25, 2005 11:44 PM
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