Unpopular Opinion Challenge, Day 4: A hobby you "don't get."
I don’t get baseball.
But I also don’t get why an alarmingly vast quantity of people think being mean for sport is fun. Dehumanizing people. Considering them lesser because of some quality you possess that you think they don’t. Getting angry because it feels good. Hating because it feels good. Wasting that energy like it accomplishes anything.
Out of the two, I’d rather spend my time with people who like baseball.
Unpopular Opinion Challenge, Day 2: A selection of musical artists you do not care for
This could be a really long list. I dislike most musical artists. I’ll skip obvious things, like Nickelback and Dave Matthews Band. And top 40 stuff. And all country music (no exceptions).
Regina Spektor: I’ve been there, and I’m over it. I get it, Regina. You’re trying to be an emblem of purity and youth. You’ve got a couple good songs, and everything else sounds like vocal warm-ups. Do something else.
Ida Maria: The most nondescript girly rock I’ve heard since…actually, probably ever.
Primitive Radio Gods: I don’t even know what to say. This is just bad music. There was one good song I heard a long time ago, which made me want to listen to a full album. But when I did, I had to stop halfway through. And I usually make a point never to do that.
Best Coast: They have exactly one song, and they play it over and over. And while for a few minutes, it’s sort of this fun, retro thing, I can’t stand it after those first few minutes. Especially not when I think about how pathetic the lyrics are.
Adele: It’s not that I don’t recognize her vocal ability. It’s fabulous and sassy. But it’s such “I’m a bitter, single girl AND IT’S YOUR FAULT BECAUSE ALL MEN ARE SHALLOW *eats an entire box of chocolates, puts on weight, and wonders why no one thinks her lack of self-discipline is charming*” music. That’s kind of my gripe with Kate Nash, but for some reason she doesn’t bother me as much. Actually, a lot of those sassy British ladies give off that vibe.
Unpopular Opinion Challenge, Day 1: A selection of television programs you do not care for
I don’t really watch television in the first place, but these are the shows for which I’ve at least seen and disliked one episode.
Sherlock: Because Benedict Cumberbatch will always be the rapist from Atonement, to me. And because I think Steven Moffat should be devoting his entire life to Doctor Who.
Jersey Shore: Because it has precisely one joke - “We’re all trashy and sexist.”
Glee: Because unrealistic portrayals of high school should have stopped YEARS ago. And because their voices are, while technically “good,” ordinary. And because life isn’t sparkly.
Big Bang Theory: Because the writers think every line has to be a punch line, they try too obviously hard to make everyone have the best possible line, and because smart people aren’t all nerdy.
Desperate Housewives: Because women aren’t all in some secret, elusive club that excludes and confuses men - except in the media.
Scrubs: Because it just doesn’t make me laugh, most of the time.
Grey’s Anatomy: Because it’s probably the most stereotypically ordinary medical drama I’ve ever seen.
Everyone Loves Raymond: Because there are only four sitcoms in the world that matter (Friends, Cheers, Seinfeld, and HIMYM), and this one just doesn’t make the cut.
American Idol: Because it’s tired. And the judges are just celebrities, not critics. And the winners are always sensitive guys with sensitive guy voices and sensitive guy songs, and everyone swoons, and everyone’s seen it before okay so just stop oh my god.
House: Because House is a role model for most of my asshole guy friends. News flash, world! You can be smart AND nice, and you’re no less badass. Also see: Grey’s Anatomy.
Family Guy: Because it’s not funny.
Heroes: Because it aims and misses at epic. Especially with regards to dialogue.
Ugly Betty: Because it’s like the twenty-somethings’ version of the classic sparkly, cliquey high school television show/movie. And because it’s sexist. And paints all gay people the same way. And because I’m so tired of this formula: (Homely girl) + (Makeover) + (Career Driven) = Worthy. But only with that makeover part.
Burn Notice: Because Jeffrey Donovan is not attractive, and the world is trying so hard to market him that way.