Entertainment I Could Do Without

Social networking sites like the Facebook often ask you to list your favorite books, movies, and music. I understand the reasoning they’re using, but sometimes I wonder about what people really dislike.

Lest ye wonder the same about me, here’s my list of entertainment I could do without:

  • In radio, I could do without Fresh Air with Terry Gross. I just don’t like her interviews. She’s got a wonderful reputation and so I’m sure she’s great at what she does, but I just don’t connect with her. And I LOVE talk radio.
  • On television, I could do without Project Runway. Paula loves this reality show, but I just don’t get it. Most fashion is ugly anyway — nobody really likes it except for those in the fashion industry. Even the supermodels who demo the outfits don’t wear that stuff when they don’t have to.
  • In the world of letters, I could do without the books by Brian Herbert. Frank Herbert’s son has been writing science fiction novels just like his dad did. One problem: he’s not his dad.
  • And in the world of music, I could do without hip hop. I know it’s hip (by definition — see name) and all the kids are diggin’ it, but it just doesn’t do it for me. I can appreciate the bizarre genius that goes into crafting the rhymes and that are rockin’ our times, but Dr. Seuss retired that genre years ago. Everything else is purely derivative.

So that’s my anti‐profile. You may now judge me by the things I don’t like.

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