July 1, 2005
Stuff I don't like
Yesterday's revelation that I actually don't care for the music of Tom Petty was very liberating. For years I have hemmed and hawed around this issue in order to appease that Canadian we all know and love, Curt in Grand Forks, but to finally come out and say what I really think was wonderful. So, it got me to thinking, what other kinds of stuff don't I like? What other revelations can I come clean about?
- While the story is great (after 10 years Glenn Williams finally gets his chance) I did not like the fact that he supplanted Cuddyer at 3rd base. Cuddyer has been jerked around so much it isn't a surprise to me AT ALL that he is struggling. He is constantly looking over his shoulder and for good reason. He needs to. Honestly, I think we need to trade Cuddyer and put him out of his misery. He needs a new start and so do the Twins. As a result of the Twins mishandling of him, he will never be able to produce consistently for us. It is time to part ways.
- I don't like the music of Queen. I love the song "Bohemian Rhapsody" but the rest of the Queen catalog is kind of fruity and sugary.
- I don't like it when popcorn kernals get stuck in my throat. I had one stuck way back in my throat a couple of days ago. I couldn't reach it with my finger and drinking stuff didn't help either. That really sucked.
- I don't like that the Vikings traded Randy Moss. I don't like it at all. I will admit that when Moss walked off the field during the Redskins game I was steaming mad at him, but enough to trade him? No way.
- I don't like hummus. I think it is disgusting. It is like eating air flavored like dirt. Yummy!
- I don't like the TV show America's Next Top Model. My wife loves this show and I watch it with her just to mock it. But invariably half way through I have to get up and leave. I just can't take it. Every show features a scene where Tyra is berating a would-be model over how hard it is to have people take pictures of you and how you've got to be "tough" to be a model. Please. And of course, there is always the end where Tyra dramatically says, "I have two pictures on my hands..." Arghhh!! What a worthless show.
- I don't like it AT ALL when people tell me their dreams. This might be because I can never remember my own, but I'm sorry, I just can't share your excitement over your dream. Not even if I am in it. How am I supposed to react? First of all, no matter how excited you are about your dream, it didn't happen! Secondly, it really isn't that interesting. Sorry. So, keep it to yourself.
- I don't like the music of the Doors. Jim Morrison was highly overrated both as a poet and a songwriter. Let's look at the lyrics of one of their most famous songs (frightwig has pointed out that the bulk of the lyrics were written by Robbie Krieger):
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
Sorry, "fire" and "fire" don't really rhyme or go together. Creative? No. Groundbreaking? No. Lame? Yes. And what else did the Doors write that has stood the test of time? "Break on Through" (crap), "Roadhouse Blues" (egad what a stupid song), and "Riders on the Storm" (good music, horrible lyrics). The Doors had a good mystique, yes, but they really weren't that special.
- I don't like anything about Chicago. Ever since the Bears dominated the Central Division during the mid-80s I have hated everything Chicago. I was even fond of saying I hated the Cubs even though the Twins never play them. This extreme dislike is still with me and there are few teams I enjoy beating more than the Bears and the White Sox.
- I am a huge Led Zeppelin fan, but I really don't like the song "Dancing Days." For the life of me, I cannot understand why radio stations insist on playing this horrible song. Especially when you consider there are so many other good Zeppelin songs to play!
That's about all for now. Have a good weekend everyone!
Posted by snackeru at July 1, 2005 12:40 PM | Life
A very interesting post. My wife tried just last night to jam hummus down my throat, even while I was holding our ninth month old baby! I believe that hummus is among the most disgusting foods on earth. America's next top model is difficult to watch. The first few shots of Tyra are definitely outstanding, but this isn't enough to carry the show after a while. I agree completely with the Doors and Queen dislikes (although I have a much higher tolerance for Queen than the Doors).
Who hated all Chicago sports first, me or you? Who influenced who back in college? I remember despising the Bears and Blackhawks back in high school, and certainly have added the White Sox since 2000. I may be the one NBA fan in the country who despised Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, et al. Nothing, however, can match my hatred for Mike Singletary. I got so sick of the constant "Watch Singletary's eyes" camera shots in every Bears game back in the 1980s. I shudder to even think of him. I also have no warm feelings for Willie Gault, Matt Suey, and Richard Dent, among others. The Bears, by far, are my most despised teams in all of professional sports.
On a personal note, I hate the "historic home" question. Up here in the archives, I get the "what can you tell me about my historic home" all the time. In fact, I just finished this question right before I checked Greet Machine. I don't know why it is, but I really hate that reference question!
Curt in Grand Forks
PS- I also hate Chuck Cecil, who played safety for the Pack back in the 1980s. What a dirty SOB!!
Posted by: Anonymous at July 1, 2005 3:24 PM
"Whiskey Bar" is a fun little song by the Doors. I happen to like Queen, not too many better front men than Freddie Mercury. This was a band more about fun than serious music, so you have to take that into consideration.
The Apprentice is a crappy show, hated it. OOOOOOO let's see how powerful Trump is by watching him firing a suck-up. Whatever. Yes, I like Top Model, but only for looking at Tyra, I can live w/o the rest of the show.
I trump you and Curt on hating Chicago. I was born and raised about 80 miles from that sh*t hole and had to deal with the Illinisians far more often than either of you did. I am happier when the WI teams beat the Bears, Bulls, Cubs and U of Ill than with any other win. I will refrain from a Mike Singletary rant, getting too worked up.
I hate antiques and antiquing! Overpriced crap, period.
Posted by: Cheesehead Craig at July 1, 2005 4:22 PM
1) We love hummus in our house. Dipping pita bread into it is great.
2) I hate the Chicago teams but I do like Chicago itself. Fantastic dining, the blues for entertainment, nice hotels, great museums.
You guys are just jaded ol' fuddy-duddy's.
Posted by: Brian Maas at July 1, 2005 9:40 PM
While I agree that Morrison is overrated as a "poet," he did not write "Light My Fire." Credit/blame for the lyric goes to guitarist Robbie Krieger.
Posted by: frightwig at July 2, 2005 1:10 AM
Thanks for the clarification, frightwig! More research verifies your comment, although people do give Morrison credit for the second verse. Regardless, I still think, as you do, that Morrison is overrated.
Posted by: Shane at July 2, 2005 8:24 AM
Time for me to weigh in. First of all, Lucy has posted extensively on our cats. I think it's pretty good.
Secondly, I kinda like "L.A. Woman". I'll agree that the Doors are overrated, but I have a weakness for that song. I've never really got the Morrison as poet meme and he ended up as a characiture of himself at a pretty damned young age. Had he lived, I'm pretty sure his reputation would have been steadily diminished.
I love Chicago. Not its sports teams, but it is a great place to go and have fun. It's a big city, not like this burg we live in.
I like Dancing Days. I've always liked the sound and the carefree lyrics.
What I don't like is that I loaned my brother my "Get Yer Ya-Yas Out" CD several years ago and it came back broken. This is the best Live Album of all time. I found a site discussing it the other day, and there is a possibility of a re-release that cleans it up and adds a few more songs. Oh, to be at Madison Square Garden in 1969 when the Stones blew through there. Nothing tops that.
Of course, I may not have really appreciated it, because I was only four years old.
Posted by: SBG at July 2, 2005 1:35 PM
I like The Doors debut album and some cuts from their other records. "People Are Strange" is my favorite song by them. But they are a band that has become less interesting to me as the years go by. Not sure if it's me aging and developing different taste, or if The Doors just haven't aged so well the further we get from the '60s.
Posted by: frightwig at July 5, 2005 3:54 AM