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Things you strongly dislike, but which most guys/girls like

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by CD Boogie, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Here's the thing ... double ground beef burrito supreme with lots of sour cream and then drowned in hot sauce is pretty good.

    Two of them are even better. Well, back when I was doing that kind of thing.
  2. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    Community (the NBC show). I found it unbearably pretentious and rife with smug, unlikeable characters.
  3. X-Hack

    X-Hack Well-Known Member

    I’m with you, except I’d change it to country music that gets played on the radio
  4. X-Hack

    X-Hack Well-Known Member

    Billy Joel
    Bed and breakfasts (but do most people like them)?
    Jimmy Fallon
    Mike Myers (and by extension, Waynes World and Austin Powers)
    Military salutes at sporting events (nothing against veterans- it just feels coercive and there are better, more meaningful ways to honor them)
    San Francisco
    Little League World Series
    College hockey - especially the Beanpot
    Fenway Park (though I loved it 20 years ago)
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Seriously, how can anyone not like Billy Joel?

    He would have been a good actor, has great facial expressions.

    And " ... but there you are, in the 9th, 2 men out and 3 men on" is a great lyric. Even he knows Life is Baseball.

  6. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    Will Ferrell
    Strip clubs
    Jimmy Buffett
    New Year's Eve
    American cheese
  7. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    Flip flops and sandals on men. The only place a man needs to be wearing that kind of footwear is at the beach or pool. Not to work on casual Friday; not to class; not to ballgames. And if you're going to go to big church on Sunday morning, wear long pants and real shoes. It's not that hard to dress like an adult for an hour.

    Rant over...
  8. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    I'm with you on all of these except Jimmy Buffett. I saw him put on a heck of a show at Stubb's in Austin a couple of years ago. It was just a few days after torrential rain had done all kinds of damage to the city, and Buffett said he was donating however much money he was making that night to help folks who were affected by the storm. And it was a really good show.
  9. X-Hack

    X-Hack Well-Known Member

    I don’t dispute his skill as a musician or that he’s a gifted songwriter. He’s extraordinarily gifted. I just can’t stand him (or his facial expressions. Maybe even especially his facial expressions). Whatever skills and gifts he has, he applies in ways that just hit me wrong. His mawkish sentimentality? His bland inoffensiveness? His utter lack of an edge? His trite nostalgia for bland postwar suburbia as he also desperately (and ineffectively, at least to me) tries to show he’s got soul? Don’t get me wrong - and you can speak your mind, even on my time - I’m not putting down the millions who love him. I’m glad he makes them happy and that Phyllis and Irv from Syosset or Valley Stream now have a dozen opportunities a year to take the LIRR into Penn Station, have a bottle of red or a bottle of white at the Times Square Olive Garden and spend the rest of the evening in MSG singing along as Anthony moves out, totally secure in their knowledge that Rudy cleaned up the city and they no longer have to worry about encountering AIDS, crack or Bernie Goetz on the way home. But that just ain’t my thing.

    Edit: all that said, Pressure is a pretty good tune.
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  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    LOL. The intro to his video alone is A+ ... when the camera zooms down to show Billy as a tough in 1978 New York and then he and his droogs walking all toughly down the block like they're going to kick some ass. It's super funny stuff, camp of the highest order.

    And please, Phyllis and Irv from Syosset or even Mahopac -- lol Mahopac -- aren't LIRR'ing into Penn Station to go to Olive Garden. That's something Mike Pence and Mother do so never put Mike and Mother in the same box with the neurotic Jewish couple from Mahopac.
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  11. X-Hack

    X-Hack Well-Known Member

    I went to Michigan in the late 80s/early 90s and was in a fraternity with more than its share of Long Islanders (for some reason it’s a big school with them). I heard more than my share of Billy Joel, believe me. And I got to know the Nassau/Suffolk County geography pretty well. But I’ve never heard of Mahopac. Now I’m intrigued!

    I’ll also bet you anything Mike and Mother love Billy Joel.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019
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  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Since the kids finally moved out, Irv and Phyllis probably go to the Oliver Garden at Westbury Plaza during the week.

    When they come into the city - they take the train because parking is $60 goddamned dollars and Irv won't stand for it - they eat at the Times Square Carmine's then walk back to MSG for the show.
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