There are some things in life that literally, for the life of me, I cannot understand the appeal of. I just don’t get it. Why, why, WHY do people like these things?
Anime. What the hell, people? It’s a cartoon. It’s an annoying cartoon. The storylines are lame, they talk funny and make weird noises. Teaching middle school, I have a lot of students who freaking love it. They read the books and watch the DVD’s and talk about it. At first I thought it was some sort of childish obsession, but then I went to Borders and saw some GROWN MEN laying in the aisles, reading the latest Pokemon or whatever. I just don’t understand some cartoon novel that you read backwards, with girls that say, “Ohhhh!” at every turn. NOT MY THING.
For a long time, I used to claim I hated U2. Then I realized that I like a lot of their songs…most of them, actually (despite the fact that they all sound the same). It hit me: I HATE BONO. I think he is self-righteous, annoying and waaayyyy over-hyped. His arrogance bothers me to no end. And ugh. I think he’s ugly, too. I just don’t get the hype. Not even a little.
Why? Why do people do this? I just don’t get it. Why do you want everyone to know how many kids you have, how many pets you have, and your names? Listen, I don’t care. When I drive behind you, I’m interested in one thing: DRIVING. Why do you need to advertise your family? What next, a bumper sticker version of your resume? Your family’s medical history plastered on the back window? Sorry, just not even a little interested.
Sports. Maybe this is a cliche teacher argument, but seriously? These guys get paid millions to throw a ball towards a hoop in a game that DOES NOTHING FOR ANYONE but I struggle on a teacher’s salary while teaching kids to read and write?! Something is terribly wrong here. Oh, and those of you that get all bent out of shape over your sports team losing, WHY DO YOU CARE? Why? Does it affect ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE? Will your dog die if the team loses? Do you get a raise if someone scores a touchdown? DIDN’T THINK SO. Calm it.
God, the only thing worse than real sports is fantasy sports. What a waste of time! Hey, let’s take a fake game that doesn’t matter already, and then I’m going to waste my time making another fake team that is going to suck HOURS OF MY DAY AWAY and compete with my friends. Hooray! SO LAME. Watching Andrew “set his lineup” and obsess over his “stats” is so freaking irritating. I just don’t get the point of it.
Is there something funny about this show and I missed the joke? Because I’ve suffered through several episodes and have yet to let out even the smallest giggle. Looks ridiculous to me. Not even a little funny.
The first time I saw this, I thought that SURELY someone’s frat brother was playing a joke on his buddy. But as I slowly saw more, I started to realize that no, these people aren’t kidding, they really think this is some sort of a cool adornment for their vehicle. Is it because they have small ones? None of their own? Want everyone to know right out the gate, that they are assholes?
What trends do YOU not understand, friends?