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What do you find to be underrated?

Asked by Seelix (14862points) January 5th, 2011

This question got me thinking.

Tell me about something that you think deserves more media attention, be it an actor, musician, book, author, movie, whatever. What should everyone know about that seemingly no one knows about?

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Hockey, Bobsled Racing, Winter sports in general. (covers head from anticipated abuse)

BoBo1946's avatar

Thinking of so many things…. ummm.. probably the homeless!

iamthemob's avatar

Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I feel it’s more art than pop culture.

Eggie's avatar

Stephen Segal

Cruiser's avatar

Conservation and pollution. IMO, today’s society seems to have a very short attention span on such important topics.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Cruiser True, add loyalty and fidelity to the list.

takaboom's avatar

daft punk
among some others I can’t think of

marinelife's avatar

The art of living. How to save, how to think, how to plan. It is not covered in school. There are no classes you can take on it as an adult.

Jude's avatar

This guy!.

I think that I’m in love.

crisw's avatar

Logic. The scientific method. And brussels sprouts.

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J0E's avatar

Things that can advance us, but people aren’t embracing yet. Such as electric cars, solar energy, smarter home appliances, etc. These things will eventually become mainstream, but they need a little push.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Classical music
What @J0E said
modern architecture

ucme's avatar

Utterly Butterly. I can’t believe it’s not butter!

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Arizona Iced Tea
Nectar of the gods!

OpryLeigh's avatar

Patti Russo

filmfann's avatar

The Hunan chinese restaurant down the street. It is in an old Mel’s Drive Inn, and looks like waitresses used to rollerskate to your car to get your order, but it is quite beat up and looks like a dive.
The food, however, is fantastic. Huge portions of perfection! Everyone I take there looks at me like I am crazy when we go in, and they all come back with their friends.

CaptainHarley's avatar

That it’s far, far better to be best friends first before becoming romatically involved. : )

SavoirFaire's avatar



Power outages

James K. Polk

Scaling a mountain on a misty day

Deja_vu's avatar

@SavoirFaire YEs! You get lurve! I fricken Love DEVO, and James K. Polk!

Jude's avatar

Jennifer Coolidge
Amy Sedaris (and Strangers with Candy)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

tofu. It’s pretty good with the right handling.

Smashley's avatar

The World Junior Hockey Championships. Gold medal game tonight! Not to mention the fantastic USA/CANADA rivalry that’s emerging, it’s some of the best hockey around. Let’s not get started on why hockey is underrated: that’s another thread.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Smashley Now you’ve done it.

Seelix's avatar

@Smashley – I totally hear you there! Mr. Fiance is actually playing hooky from work today to watch with me – I’ll be watching with my Team Canada shirt on and beer in hand.

@Adirondackwannabe – LOVE it! Yeah, don’t get me started :)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Seelix What if I route for the Russians?

Seelix's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe – I know you wouldn’t! But if you did, I’d have to break up with you.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Deja_vu I thought I did too, but I tried to make a dish for my niece (vegetarian) for Christmas dinner and it came out great. Plain it sucks, but work with it and it soaks up flavors like crazy.

Deja_vu's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Yeah, I’ve had it all sorts of ways and I hate it. Where I’m from, it’s a food staple. I just can’t do it.

Smashley's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe – Didn’t mean to open up a can of worms. I’m stranded in no-hockey country, and people here seem totally unaware there’s world-class hockey going on in their own state.

Oh, what about Lars and the Real Girl? People seem unwilling to watch it when you tell them it’s about a guy who buys a life sized sex doll and introduces it to people as his girlfriend, but it’s actually a fantastic and sweet film.

Deja_vu's avatar

@Smashley That movie sucked soooo Bad… oh it was all sorts of horrible…the screen play, to the cinematography, oh my gawd I had a field day with the piece of junk.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Smashley That’s been some amazing hockey. The Hockey channel has been carrying them live. Seelix and I are both fans.
@Deja_vu Go into my profile and look at the questions. I asked about tofu a little while ago and got some really good suggestions.

Smashley's avatar

@Deja_vu – Pity, it wasn’t for you. Perhaps you could elaborate? I mean, I’ve seen “bad” cinematography, but I thought the film was “normal” at worst, and occasionally, really engaging. The screenplay was what I thought made the film. In premise, it shouldn’t have worked, but it was handled so perfectly that it did.

DominicX's avatar

Classical music, hikes in the woods, new age music, Latin, white chocolate, marzipan, etc.

Supacase's avatar

Unsweetened iced tea (at least here in the South)
Comfortable bras

CaptainHarley's avatar

TOFU??? Tofu has the texture of sheep dip and all the taste of a wet sponge!

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Angus and Julia Stone. Seriously.

tinyfaery's avatar

@iamthemob I lurve you.

Big city living.

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YARNLADY's avatar

overpopulation issues

Brian1946's avatar

Johnny Winter and Mike Bloomfield.

Facade's avatar

Not having children, being nice, the effectiveness of drinking water to cure illnesses

josie's avatar

Political incorrectness, being contrary, non-conformity

iLove's avatar

Tosh.0. This show is the funniest I’ve seen since Chappelle’s Show. Was having QUITE the bad day yesterday, came home and watched some reruns. Instant change of mood.

the show is not for the faint of heart, though – much like Chappelle’s Show

filmfann's avatar

@iLove I agree, but Tosh is just a little too comfortable with his own nakedness.

iamthemob's avatar

I just introduced my boyfriend to Tosh, and he fell instantly in love. We both agree part of it is that we think he’s hot. I told him, after seeing only the stand-up, “Yeah, but he should have a much better body – when he takes off his shirt, all I think is, Whoa…you could be drop dead hot but you’re ruining it! Go to the gym!”

When he saw it happen on Tosh.0, he was as upset. We are both totally shallow like that – but hell, it’s like he’s shirking a duty, dammit.

iLove's avatar

@filmfann and his questionable sexuality!

filmfann's avatar

@iLove I hope I understand what you mean, cause it cold reads different.

iLove's avatar

@filmfann – my friends and coworkers all agree that he enjoys taunting us with the question of “is he gay or is he straight”. He even said it in the episode with Tommy Lee.

We all think it’s brilliant.

peridot's avatar

What @Facade and @josie said.

Civilized, thoughtful discourse between people who don’t agree.

Little white roadside memorials that AREN’T cross-shaped.

addnone's avatar

Raphael Saadiq

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SecondHandStoke's avatar

The invention of the roller chain.

The stylish and versatile Chelsea Boot.

The band Garbage.

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