Friday, October 28, 2005

I'll take things that I just don't get, for 200, Alex.


I wonder if I just have an unusual outlook or strange tastes. There's just so much out there that millions of other people seem to love to absolute distraction, but I can't fathom why. I mean, I think it's great that there's something for everyone, and different outlooks and tastes are what make life interesting, in a sense. But for the life of me, I do not understand the appeal, of even the point, of the following:

1. NASCAR
2. "Professional" Wrestling
3. Daytime TV

4. Reality TV
5. Music video TV stations that never show any frigging music videos (see Reality TV, above)
6. Religion

...I just don't get it.


Anyway...I DO see the appeal of the weekend, and so, as usual, I'm very happy it's Friday.

Today's planned post-work liquid refreshment: Sierra Nevada. Just a craving. Maybe by 5 I'll want something else, but this is what's on ice at the moment, as I watch the clock.

Cheers!

15 Comments:

Blogger fatmammycat said...

Have a nice weekend darling. Mucho drinkio!

28 October, 2005 13:44  
Blogger LindyK said...

I don't get any of those things either, Andraste -- I don't think it makes you wierd! But mindless entertainment keeps the eejits occupied and quiet, which is a good thing for evil folks like Dr. E.

I'm originally from Chico (where Sierra Nevada was born!) and on tap at the brewery (the only place you can get this specific beer) they have a crystal wheat beer that's absolutely the most gorgeous beer I've ever had in my life... That said, I prefer the seasonal Sierra Nevadas -- Bigfoot, Celebration, etc -- they're quite lovely.

28 October, 2005 13:47  
Blogger mrshife said...

I am with you on all 6. I did watch WWE when I was in college but kind of outgrew it, and the same can be said of reality TV. I watched a lot if it when it first came out but now it is pretty much just another scripted show.
Nice choice for the post-work beer. I am going old school tonight for my Halloweeen party and drinking cans of Busch Light.

28 October, 2005 13:48  
Blogger El Barbudo said...

So I guess you don't see blogging as an absolute distraction?

28 October, 2005 13:54  
Blogger Andraste said...

Eh, it's a laugh, innit.

28 October, 2005 13:58  
Blogger Dr. E. Scientist, phD. said...

I don't get what you don't get, and I applaud you on your choice of frosty beverages.

Cheers!

Or as we say in Pennsyyltucky: "You'uns got one of them there beers fer me?"

28 October, 2005 14:06  
Blogger T. Leach said...

The Amazing Race used to be cool. But now they've got families involved--and people being nice to each other. That's what I don't get. Have a great weekend. You go, Goul.

28 October, 2005 14:29  
Blogger the anti-barney said...

Whilst imbibing you well deserved
Bevvies,why not come up with a
daytime t.v. show about two groups
of clerical wrestlers,locked in a
room,fighting to the death over the
right to watch M.T.V.or Nascar?

28 October, 2005 14:30  
Blogger AntToeKnee said...

I am male, but I do not get Motor racing. In the UK it's all Formula 1. Why? The cars travel at 10000000 miles an hour (at least) and go around and around and around. Thats it.

28 October, 2005 18:02  
Blogger Andraste said...

Do they crash and burn? I suspect that's some of the appeal for the intellectually challenged here in the states...

28 October, 2005 18:32  
Blogger Brewski said...

My official beer o'clock is 3.00pm on weekends, but I have been considering pushing it back to 5.00pm. That's big of me, isn't it?

29 October, 2005 00:58  
Blogger Andraste said...

I never limit myself to certain times on the weekend...interferes with the fun. 5 o'clock, 3 o'clock, noon...all things being relative, it's 5pm somwhere!

29 October, 2005 10:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could tell from your opening paragraph, without scrolling down that NASCAR was going to top your list. I like fast driving, but doing it on a road to somewhere, not around in circles...too much like work.

29 October, 2005 11:14  
Blogger coffee and cigarettes said...

my cat stood on my remote control the other night and turned my television on then up came some reality television followed by music television and there was NOTHING I could do about it...it was traumatising but I did forgive my little cat

30 October, 2005 08:46  
Blogger Andraste said...

Oh yeah, you can forgive the wee thing, even if it WANTED to watch that crap. I mean, cats do have tiny little brains.

31 October, 2005 09:57  

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