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Aster's avatar

Name some things people seem to love that you could do without.

Asked by Aster (18320points) February 5th, 2013

I don’t know what else to say! What is way overrated to you that makes you sometimes feel weird for your different feelings about it?
Mine: Scotch, any and all sitcoms, laying out by a pool in Las Vegas in 120 degrees, So You Think You Can Dance?, Seinfeld,
Bunco, asparagus.

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Shippy's avatar


picante's avatar

Fashion-length fingernails

Aethelwine's avatar

Cruises and crowded vacation destinations.

ucme's avatar

Fluther…ooh, cheeky!

chyna's avatar

Refried beans.

Adagio's avatar

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Pachy's avatar

The Tea Party
John Boehner
Oh hell, the list is just too long

Kardamom's avatar


Most televised sports (except figure skating and gymnastics)

Smart phones

Video games

Most reality TV shows, excluding cooking shows which are technically reality shows.


lookingglassx3's avatar

One Direction.
Taylor Swift (we get the message by now. You fell in love and it ended badly).

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Meat, fish, seafood, and dairy products
Fur, wool, and leather
iPods, iPads, and anything with an “i” before its name
Video games
Smart phones
James Bond movies
Laptop computers (I need a conventional keyboard)
Overpriced automobiles
Overpriced anything

bookish1's avatar

football, meat, reality TV, TV talent shows, cruises, top 40 pop, e-readers, smartphones, frozen or refrigerated packaged meals, Orientalist tourism in India.

(But I don’t feel weird for not liking these things.)

Earthgirl's avatar

Video games
Mountain climbing
5 and 6” stilleto heels and platforms
Rap music
Huge showy engagement rings
Status symbol handbags, sneakers and watches
And much,much more!

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Honey boo boo!
Malt balls
American Idol
The Kardashians
Cheese Puffs

josie's avatar

Network TV
Fried food
Strippers-they always seem to have bad teeth
Shopping Malls
The President
Enormous tits. Nice proportions are good, but too much sort of looks silly.

CWOTUS's avatar

Political parties.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Sports bars

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Reality TV shows.

bookish1's avatar

That’s quite alright, @Skaggfacemutt, more grits for me.
About 50 or 60.

augustlan's avatar

Reality TV (with exceptions for some home improvement and some cooking shows)
Designer anythings
Going to the beach
Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey and Mary Higgins Clark

Sunny2's avatar

raised donuts
peanut butter
really high heeled shoes
steaks cooked well done

Berserker's avatar

Texting. I really don’t get it. People do it like it’s an emergency, that’s all I see people do everywhere. Or going on Facebook on your smartphone. Jesus fucking Christ, the site isn’t that great. Can’t people wait until they get home? Not that it ruins my life, but I completely fail to see the appeal.

And cable TV. How the fuck can people sit through commercials for hours on end is beyond me.

bookish1's avatar

@Symbeline : texting like it’s an emergency, that’s great haha. Maybe I’ll use that the next time I have to shame my students.

MilkyWay's avatar

Gossip. Mindless chatter. It really does make me hate some very nice people =/

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@bookish1 I’ll trade you some grits for a nice, juicy steak and a cruise!

Aster's avatar

What is a raised donut ? I’ve heard of glazed donuts.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@Symbeline This is how I get through commercials on cable TV. I record every show that I want to see, and watch it later so that I can fast-forward through the commercials. Or I can watch something on “on-demand” without commercials. Or I watch NetFlix. So I don’t understand – how do non-cable TV people do it?

Berserker's avatar

DVD box sets of stuff I like.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Oh, so you are talking about TV and not just cable TV, right?

@picante I agree with convertables. There never seems to be a time when they are enjoyable. Always either too hot or too cold outside, or raining. Not to mention the wind tying your hair in knots. And the rag top always wears out before the car does.

I am sure they are lovely on a warm summer night, though. That is why I opted for a moon roof.

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