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Smaug says: Ricky Gervais. Lesbian pr0n. Going into a crowded bar, purely because it's crowded. All these things seem to be popular with everybody else, but I just can't work out why. What leaves you cold just as much as it turns everyone else on?

(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 14:54)
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I agree with most of the examples raised so far
and the key issue here, the thing that winds me up into incoherent rage, is this notion going around among the masses that if enough people like something, everyone else in the world is automatically banned from disliking it, and admitting your dislike or even indifference of it makes you some sort of miserable Oscar the Grouch-like figure.

The most obvious example is Christmas, which involves far too much sitting around for my liking ("But you've got to stay in the living room and make endless small talk with Great Aunt Julie for hours on end, it's Christmas!") but there's also football, which becomes almost a form of torture for non-fans around World Cup time, and a lot of today's comedy ("But Horne and Corden are hilarious, how can you not like them?") and music ("No, it's not a depressing song, you just don't get it.").

Earlier this year I was even scolded by friends because I couldn't be bothered to arrange a big night out for my birthday. Apparently these days if it's your birthday you've got to have some form of huge celebration, whather you consider it 'just a day like any other' or not.
St Patrick's Day is the same. "Let's all go and stand in a tiny pub, packed with people in stupid hats and get off our faces! Why? Because it's St Patrick's Day!" Plus I can't stand the taste of Guinness.

And don't even get me started on Twilight. "The book's much better then the film!" (as are many things) "You'd like it if you read it!" (Really? Are you sure?)
Plus I'm sick of hearing all my female friends gushing about how "Robert Pattinson's sooooooooooooooo fit!" which I'm sure is a compelling reason for them to idolise the film, but as a heterosexual male I couldn't give a shit how wonderful he looks.

Well, that was a fun little rant. I won't apologise for length because apparently that's what all the kids are into these days.
(, Tue 20 Oct 2009, 12:44, 1 reply)
Robert Pattinson looks like a hobo.
And as a woman who likes scruffy, unshaven men, I can safely say he's trying too hard.
(, Tue 20 Oct 2009, 17:56, closed)

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