the spite locker

Yesterday I got to thinking about all the things that other people have ruined.  There are many, many things that might otherwise be enjoyable or have some merit but for their their gross overvaluation, their ubiquity, or their fawning acolytes.  (Or – usually – some combination of the three.)  It occurred to me that this list has never been compiled in one place.  I aim today and henceforth to rectify that situation.  And so, following is a partial list of things that are not worth your time.  Consider this a work in progress.

American Idol / Animal Collective / Anthony Bourdain / Apple / Austin, Texas / Astana / bacon / Baja Fresh / Baltimore-Washington Parkway / birthdays / Brooklyn, New York / Boba Fett / Boggle / Boston Red Sox / camping / carols / Christmas / Cincinnati Bengals / Clerks / contemporary short stories / cupcakes / Dave Eggers / Dazed and Confused / Eastern Market / eggplant / Ethan Hawke / Fark.com / fixies / flat-panel televisions / Foo Fighters / Frank Gehry / The Fratellis / golf / GPS / graphic novels / Halloween / happy hour / hotrod.vox.com /hotrodtothe.com / internet slang / Irish bars / Japan / King Library / Kings of Leon / Kurt Vonnegut / Lance Armstrong / Ledo Pizza / LOLcats / Lord of the Rings movies / Lost / marijuana / Megan Fox / Minnesota / Netflix / The New Pornographers / next-generation video game consoles / The Ohio State University / Old Town Theater / Penn State / pirates / puppies / The Rocky Horror Picture Show / Scare Force One / shorts / Six Apart /Slumdog Millionaire / The Smiths / softball / spin class / Spoon / Subway / Team HTC / track jackets / U2 / ultimate frisbee / unicycles / University of Maryland basketball / U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team / Washington Capitals / Washington Redskins / The Wire /yoga / zombies


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