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I'm proud of my useless knowledge...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by alleyallen, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Got into a discussion with a couple of people at work about "useless" knowledge, those facts you know which never really seem to come up all that often in life, but you're still proud to know.

    For example, I pride myself on (as silly as it sounds) knowing all 50 states, their capitals, most European and South American capitals, Navy history, U.S. history, World War II history, ongoing unmanned space missions and virtually every funny line from the first seven or eight seasons of The Simpsons.

    So what useless knowledge do you proudly possess?
  2. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Colleges attended by every NBA player from about 1990 on, and the lines for virtually every 80s movie.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Knowing the names of virtually all the players from the 1971-72 NHL season.
  4. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    Knowing why Richie Petrie's middle name is "Rosebud."
  5. da el g

    da el g Member

    the reasons given for invading Iraq
  6. Mr. Sluggo

    Mr. Sluggo Active Member

    David St. Hubbins believes virtually everything he reads.
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

  8. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    too many random baseball statistics, like that rogers hornsby hit .424 in 1924.

  9. I know all this. I wish I didn't.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Too late. For the rest of your natural life, unless Alzheimer's should hit, you're going to wonder why you remember JDV's supposed IQ.
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I know that a high percentage of the cats at Hemingway's home have six toes.

    I know more about the X-Men than any girl should.

    I read the Silmarilion and know the backstory of Luthien and Beren.
  12. Grohl

    Grohl Guest

    I know you don't mean that it's actually useless, but I don't think a lot of that stuff you know -- states, capitals, geography, history, science -- is useless. That's stuff everyone should know. (Sadly, our society is a long way from that.) Truly useless knowledge is knowing whether Britney Spears is in or out of rehab today, or knowing where Anna Nicole Smith is buried.
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