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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:31 PM

Popular things that, in fact, suck.

Jazz.
Soccer
Baseball
Game of Thrones

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Reply Popular things that, in fact, suck. (Original post)
Goodheart Jul 2019 OP
Laffy Kat Jul 2019 #1
Zoonart Jul 2019 #2
DemocracyMouse Jul 2019 #142
Goodheart Jul 2019 #8
Laffy Kat Jul 2019 #20
yellowdogintexas Jul 2019 #122
Funtatlaguy Jul 2019 #24
brush Jul 2019 #69
panader0 Jul 2019 #109
brush Jul 2019 #111
panader0 Jul 2019 #113
Shrek Jul 2019 #3
Sherman A1 Jul 2019 #6
qazplm135 Jul 2019 #10
Hoyt Jul 2019 #36
dameatball Jul 2019 #50
DBoon Jul 2019 #27
iscooterliberally Jul 2019 #29
True Dough Jul 2019 #39
iscooterliberally Jul 2019 #141
Demovictory9 Jul 2019 #89
zanana1 Jul 2019 #104
Sherman A1 Jul 2019 #4
sandensea Jul 2019 #5
red dog 1 Jul 2019 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2019 #9
qazplm135 Jul 2019 #11
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2019 #13
qazplm135 Jul 2019 #16
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #15
LakeArenal Jul 2019 #76
smirkymonkey Jul 2019 #81
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2019 #103
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #12
smirkymonkey Jul 2019 #84
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #96
Skittles Jul 2019 #14
Sneederbunk Jul 2019 #17
Goodheart Jul 2019 #18
brush Jul 2019 #67
zanana1 Jul 2019 #105
brush Jul 2019 #108
yellowdogintexas Jul 2019 #120
GoneOffShore Jul 2019 #99
panader0 Jul 2019 #110
tymorial Jul 2019 #30
broiles Jul 2019 #19
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2019 #21
Cartoonist Jul 2019 #22
Goodheart Jul 2019 #25
Cartoonist Jul 2019 #75
LakeArenal Jul 2019 #80
Initech Jul 2019 #23
tymorial Jul 2019 #28
Initech Jul 2019 #38
tymorial Jul 2019 #57
Goodheart Jul 2019 #59
tymorial Jul 2019 #61
True Dough Jul 2019 #42
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #74
tymorial Jul 2019 #26
mr_lebowski Jul 2019 #32
leftieNanner Jul 2019 #47
tymorial Jul 2019 #52
gtar100 Jul 2019 #31
Ptah Jul 2019 #33
smirkymonkey Jul 2019 #86
pdxflyboy Jul 2019 #34
hunter Jul 2019 #35
Glorfindel Jul 2019 #71
shanny Jul 2019 #37
leftieNanner Jul 2019 #48
shanny Jul 2019 #66
leftieNanner Jul 2019 #68
mr_lebowski Jul 2019 #40
Goodheart Jul 2019 #45
mr_lebowski Jul 2019 #49
LakeArenal Jul 2019 #83
Clash City Rocker Jul 2019 #129
LakeArenal Jul 2019 #130
GoneOffShore Jul 2019 #137
procon Jul 2019 #41
PETRUS Jul 2019 #43
Cal Carpenter Jul 2019 #44
machI Jul 2019 #46
mr_lebowski Jul 2019 #51
LakeArenal Jul 2019 #85
First Speaker Jul 2019 #133
Ohiogal Jul 2019 #53
True Dough Jul 2019 #87
Beartracks Jul 2019 #102
True Dough Jul 2019 #106
klook Jul 2019 #54
stevil Jul 2019 #55
Goodheart Jul 2019 #56
Olafjoy Jul 2019 #58
Goodheart Jul 2019 #60
Skittles Jul 2019 #65
oswaldactedalone Jul 2019 #62
Duppers Jul 2019 #63
smirkymonkey Jul 2019 #91
Duppers Jul 2019 #94
yellowdogintexas Jul 2019 #121
Duppers Jul 2019 #134
brush Jul 2019 #64
Harker Jul 2019 #70
Lunabell Jul 2019 #72
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2019 #73
JDC Jul 2019 #77
Blue Owl Jul 2019 #126
tonedevil Jul 2019 #78
JonLP24 Jul 2019 #101
smirkymonkey Jul 2019 #79
brush Jul 2019 #82
teach1st Jul 2019 #88
smirkymonkey Jul 2019 #92
John Fante Jul 2019 #90
EarnestPutz Jul 2019 #93
jmowreader Jul 2019 #95
lunamagica Jul 2019 #97
GoneOffShore Jul 2019 #98
JonLP24 Jul 2019 #100
Freddie Jul 2019 #107
yellowdogintexas Jul 2019 #124
Freddie Jul 2019 #132
Major Nikon Jul 2019 #112
Goodheart Jul 2019 #115
Goodheart Jul 2019 #114
yewberry Jul 2019 #116
kairos12 Jul 2019 #117
Goodheart Jul 2019 #118
Hotler Jul 2019 #119
yellowdogintexas Jul 2019 #123
NNadir Jul 2019 #125
Heartstrings Jul 2019 #127
no_hypocrisy Jul 2019 #128
juxtaposed Jul 2019 #131
Goodheart Jul 2019 #140
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2019 #135
Goodheart Jul 2019 #139
miyazaki Jul 2019 #136
GoneOffShore Jul 2019 #138

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:33 PM

1. You're a brave person, Goodheart.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:33 PM

2. LOL...incoming!

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 03:56 PM

142. Actually.... the thing they all have in common is subtlety

I'm sorry it hurts you so 😐

Need a kleenex?

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:37 PM

8. And now WHY they suck, in brief

Jazz - for musicians not talented enough to create melodies
Soccer - some random ball happens to go in the net
Baseball - ball, strike, ball, ball, strike, yawn
Game of Thrones - some dragon burns it all up and makes the entire story moot

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:58 PM

20. Hey! I haven't watched GOTs yet. I was going to binge.

Well, thanks, I guess. Now I know how it ends and can get on with my life w/o having to watch.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 08:45 PM

122. Read the books. Binge it anyway.

When/If book 6 shows up for pre-order at Amazon, I will start my re-read. I've read the first 3 three times each, the 4th one twice and the 5th one once. However this time I am going to follow one of the rearranged chapter order lists which rearranges the reading order of the chapters in Books 4 and 5. With two Kindles and actual books that should be relatively easy.

We have discussed and analyzed these books in our family for YEARS

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:19 PM

24. I agree with everything you said. Now, for some thumbs up.

Football
Basketball (March Madness and NBA playoffs)
Key lime pie ice cream with large chunks of crust
The Americans (best tv series ever).

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:59 PM

69. You're misinformed about jazz. Improvisation is its essence. Go to Youtube and listen to...

John Coltrane's "My Favorite Things." Since you like melodies, it starts off with the melody of the popular Christmas song, but see where he and the group take it, then come back to the melody, then take it out elsewhere again. Also note the piano player, McCoy Tyner. His contribution to the piece is sublime. Btw, Coltrane plays a soprano sax on this.

It's about creativity. I mean what's the point of sticking to the melody of every song, anyone with a horn can do that and everyone would sound the same. Boring.

You'll learn something.

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Response to brush (Reply #69)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:30 AM

109. LOL--When I saw jazz and baseball on the list

I thought-"Those are some of my favorite things" and decided to post
Coltrane's version of the song. It's fabulous. Big jazz fan here.
I play music and can definitively say that the jazzers I know are some
of the best musicians.
And baseball-don't even go there.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #109)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 10:05 AM

111. Hey, hey, hey. Now you're talking. We're on the same page. Good to know, panader0.

Btw, what's your favorite baseball movie? I discussed this on another thread with a poster who likes "Bull Durham" first and then "A League of Their Own." I responded that "Bull Durham" was good but I've sworn off Surandon since the 2016 campaign and my favorites now are "Major League" and the recent Jackie Robinson film.

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Response to brush (Reply #111)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 10:11 AM

113. The Natural

The movie inspired me to read Bernard Malamud's novel, written in the
50's I think. The movie '42' about Robinson was very good too.
I even liked 'The Babe' with John Goodman.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:35 PM

3. Cats n/t

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Response to Shrek (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:36 PM

6. +1000



As Snoopy has clearly stated: "Cats are the crabgrass on the lawn of life."

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Response to Shrek (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:41 PM

10. spoken like someone

 

who hasn't had a good cat in their lives. My cat:

1. sleeps with me
2. Wants to play fetch and whatnot constantly
3. Loves attention
4. Greets me sweetly at the door every single time I come home
5. loves to sit on my lap when watching TV


It's like having a dog without having to walk it or worry about leaving it home while I am at work.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:11 PM

36. Mine too. Plus, they clearly understand just about everything, but that red light.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:58 PM

50. My cat has not yet killed me in my sleep. He knows I know that.

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Response to Shrek (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:52 PM

27. Oh no, my dog is using his DU account again!

I've been training him not to, but he is very stubborn

"Bad boy, don't say bad things about cats in DU"

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Response to DBoon (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:54 PM

29. Here's what happened when my dog got on social media:



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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #29)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:31 PM

39. That pooch MUST know his/her place

One false move and he/she will get tuned up by the band!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #39)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 12:34 PM

141. It wasn't like that at all.

All of those cats really loved him. He would sit out in the yard and they would all do figure eights in front of him and love all over him. He was raised with cats and three of the cats in that photo came in as baby kittens and he helped raise them. Sadly, Eightball has gone over the rainbow bridge now. He was 10 years old, but he got bone cancer. We had to send him off back in March. He was a great dog.

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Response to Shrek (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:24 PM

89. noooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Response to Shrek (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 07:42 AM

104. They're coming to get you. nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:35 PM

4. I agree with you on

Soccer, Baseball (and all professional sports) along with Game of Whatever, but must disagree with you on Jazz.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:36 PM

5. I beg to differ (on some of those anyway)


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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:36 PM

7. I agree with you about jazz.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:38 PM

9. Country music

People who don't like cats
Man buns
Golf
Limu Emu

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:43 PM

11. what about Doug?

 

I'm with you on Limu Emu.

He's no Gecko. (Or Camel. Or talking garbage Raccoons.)

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:43 PM

13. Doug, really. Limu Emu is actually just a CGI emu.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:46 PM

16. the next thing you are going to tell me

 

is that those Racoons can't really talk and that camel doesn't like hump day?!

Well, at least we all know the Gecko is real.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:45 PM

15. When I become president

I am officially banning golf. I'll sign an EO to do away with it forever.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:03 PM

76. Golf on the tee vee anyway.

Edit: tee vee bowling.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:09 PM

81. I agree with you about country music.

I have to listen to it when I'm at my sister's house (that's not all they play), but it honestly makes me feel homicidal. Sorry, I know that is a little extreme, but there is something about it that REALLY rubs me the wrong way.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 04:46 AM

103. I agree with all of those

But I do like the car in that commercial, it's a Plymouth Duster, my first car which I inherited from my mother when I learned to drive, loved that car!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:43 PM

12. I agree on all but GOT (at least the first five seasons)

Twitter
Face Book
Hot weather
Jeeps

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:11 PM

84. I'm with you on the first three.

I am neutral on Jeeps. I don't drive, so I don't have strong opinions on cars one way or the other unless they are really loud. I really hate hot weather, especially with high humidity.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #84)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:41 PM

96. It's really sort of a joke

Toyota people versus Jeep people. It's kind of like Ford versus Chevy.


Today I went out biking, and it was in the upper 80s low 90s. It was absolutely horrible! Then it started to cloud up a little. It's amazing what a few clouds can do.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:44 PM

14. agreed

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:47 PM

17. I am not so sure jazz is all that popular today.

Either you get it or you don't. I think I get it and I love it.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:50 PM

18. Every Thursday night at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is Jazz night

And people actually get up to dance to that noise. I don't get it.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:52 PM

67. Don't worry.You don't have to get it. Some of it goes over many peoples' head, some is more...

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accessible. Go to Youtube and listen to John Coltrane's "My Favorite Things", or anything by the young Sarah Vaughan or Ella Fitzgerald.

Those are good places to start.

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Response to brush (Reply #67)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 07:47 AM

105. Reality shows. nt

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #105)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:09 AM

108. What does that mean?

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Response to brush (Reply #67)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 08:22 PM

120. watch Ken Burns' "Jazz" series. You will discover wonders you never

knew existed. My husband went out and bought a bunch of Duke Ellington CDs
I was already a huge fan and then there is George Gershwin a lot of his pieces are very much in the jazz mold

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 02:21 AM

99. Check out Melody Gardot or Susannah McCorkle

Or listen to Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #99)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:43 AM

110. Or Miles Davis "Bitches Brew"

I named my pure black lab Miles.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:55 PM

30. If you have to ask about what jazz is, you'll never know.

Louis Armstrong

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:57 PM

19. You got one of the four incorrect.


If you're popular, maybe you can be the missing fourth.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:02 PM

21. Hell No. No. Hell No. And...yes.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:12 PM

22. What I dislike about lists like this

OK, so we know what you don't like. For reference, what do you like? If you put down jazz, but think disco is swell, then your opinion is worthless.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:49 PM

25. Disco has a danceable beat

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:55 PM

75. Noted

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:07 PM

80. We once managed a disco.

Kids actually danced and touched each other. It was fun. Dancing is fun.

BeeGees ruled and we still love them today.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:15 PM

23. Professional golf

Maybe throw tennis in for good measure.

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Response to Initech (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:52 PM

28. TENNIS!???

What is up with this site. Jazz and Tennis.

I am about to throw down!

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Response to tymorial (Reply #28)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:23 PM

38. Tennis is at least more exciting than golf, I'll give it that!

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Response to Initech (Reply #38)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:23 PM

57. I have played from since I was young enough to swing a racquet

My dad taught me and he has coached high school for 45 years. I love the game and I love watching it. I miss the diversity of style from the past though. Power and huge serves have largely taken over. There is still some finesse but the days of serve and volley are pretty much gone. It's a shame. McEnroe, Edberg, Sampras and the great Martina Navratilova (my favorite tennis player of all time) they were so amazing to watch. In his heyday no one had touch and finesse like McEnroe. I miss the matches from back then.

I take nothing away from the mega talent of today. Serena is amazing. I just wish there was more diversity than huge flat serve and baseline rallies.

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Response to tymorial (Reply #57)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:28 PM

59. McEnroe, Edberg, Navratilova were joys to watch

I especially liked it when they took down those boring baseliners.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #59)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:34 PM

61. Some were fun to watch. Navratilova vs Evert was always fun

Steffie was always awesome as well. But in general yeah. Baseline drove me crazy back then. The only one I always rooted for was Jimmy Conners. That US Open run in 1991 was so amazing. I have never wanted someone to be in the finals so badly. He was my dad's age at the time so of course I thought old... I am older now than he was then lol. My perspective is quite different

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Response to Initech (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:33 PM

42. Definitely pro golf!

And I agree with OP on jazz as well. Throw in country music too. Yuck!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #42)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:46 PM

74. Golf isn't just boring as hell

It's an environmental disaster. Plus the orange turd can't get enough. For that last reason alone, I'm officially banning it...forever...even the mentioning of it.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:50 PM

26. Jazz?

JAZZ!????

There's fightin' words.

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Response to tymorial (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:59 PM

32. No doubt!

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Davis, Monk, Parker, Coltrane, Getz, Brubeck? You kidding me?

I can see not being down with your average 'smooth jazz' radio station, but the classics?

Godhead stuff ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #32)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:54 PM

47. I don't like the atonal jazz

With an inconsistent beat. We have a local NPR station that has a jazz Sunday show. Some of it I like, and then for some of it, I turn off the radio because it's just annoying.

Go ahead. I can take it.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #32)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:05 PM

52. Contemporary elevator smooth jazz is meh.

I do enjoy west coast jazz though.

For your listening pleasure

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:56 PM

31. Four cards short of a straight and nothing that matches.

Only a few are blessed with good taste that matches mine and it appears you didn't make the cut.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 05:59 PM

33. Is this jazz?

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Response to Ptah (Reply #33)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:16 PM

86. It's "Big Band" jazz, a type of jazz

"In contrast to the typical jazz emphasis on improvisation, big bands relied on written compositions and arrangements. They gave a greater role to bandleaders, arrangers, and sections of instruments rather than soloists."

I love Big Band as well. Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, etc. I sometimes think I was born in the wrong era.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:01 PM

34. How about...

...The Steve Miller Band?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:05 PM

35. Poker. Automobiles. Television. Bacon.

U.S.A. "Football."


Go ahead, hate me.

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Response to hunter (Reply #35)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:22 PM

71. I agree with poker, automobiles, television, and "football."

But how is it possible to dislike bacon?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:16 PM

37. only the last 2-ish seasons (have you read the books?)

 

but: Football! outranks soccer or baseball by a mile imo, closely followed by hockey, boxing and NASCAR--all of which I find as interesting as watching paint dry...oh, and I'd add golf but the son of one of our besties is on the PGA tour so I tune in occasionally (his style of play is definitely not boring--more like linked recoveries).

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Response to shanny (Reply #37)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:56 PM

48. I read the first 5 books

Knew I couldn't handle the violence in the show. But even with the books, it got confusing and kinda boring.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #48)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:47 PM

66. there are only 5, Martin has never finished (2 more, supposedly)

 

I agree it got confusing and kinda boring. A whole buncha people wandering around Westeros and Esteros wasting a buncha time without really moving the plot forward. In a way, the show was better because it trimmed the lard...up until it got ahead of the books. The show writers did a lot of typical Hollywood BS (call it "plot armor" and totally screwed it up imo. Characters who were smart became dumb; characters who were devious became predictable; characters who were unrepentant and bold turned into cowards; characters who were on a redemption arc regressed. Oh, and all prophecies and foreshadowing and historical importance of certain characters got tossed out the window, just so they could be "unexpected" and wrap the show in the requisite number of episodes. Gah.

The problem was, imo, that these books have been out for decades...and have been hyper-analyzed from the beginning. The R+L=J theory was first mentioned within a year of the first book. So then the author started dragging around a bunch of red herrings and side-plots and just got lost in it. And couldn't tie it all together. It's too bad.

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Response to shanny (Reply #66)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:58 PM

68. Thanks for the info

I ultimately decided that GOT is like Macbeth. Everybody dies!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:31 PM

40. So-Called 'Reality TV' and almost anything that resembles it ...

Auto Racing
Facebook
Hockey
The Kardashians
Democratic Underground ... I KID! I KID!!! (it's really not that popular)

As for your list Goodheart:

Game of Thrones was great for 5 seasons (the last two were a bit meh), so, sorry, but you're incorrect

I don't like watching soccer but I don't think it sucks.

Baseball is cool if one of my teams (A's, to a less extent Giants) are in the playoffs but regular season is kinda meh. Not enough at stake in any one game.

Old, Classic Jazz is THE SHIZZ, but a lot of more modern stuff is pretty boring, I'd grant that.

And your earlier comment, that Jazz players are not talented enough to play a melody is a joke, man. Many Jazz musicians are among the best of the best at their instruments. It's just that the 'point' of Jazz is not 'melodies', per se.

Listen to 'Kind of Blue' by Miles Davis and consider that entire album was created in TWO DAYS in studio, with Miles basically going 'okay, here's the main chords, and the key of this song', with maybe a figure or two per song, and the rest is all made up on the spot over the span of a few takes. And it's amazing.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #40)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:49 PM

45. I've never liked ANY of it.

New Order, the Cure, Depeche Mode... now THERE'S music.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #45)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:58 PM

49. Lol ... of course!

The Cure is one of my top 5 all time fave bands ... but you probably knew that given how I'm their biggest pimp around here

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #45)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:11 PM

83. I'm with you there. Clash for me as well.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #83)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:29 PM

129. My brother

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #129)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:42 PM

130. 😎

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #45)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 04:12 AM

137. Without jazz, those bands would not sound the way they do.

Because the influence of jazz, like classical music, blends into the other forms.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:32 PM

41. Sports; everything, anything, anyone, anyplace!

Also, in no particular order:

Fastfood, at el.

Personal hygiene commercials for either men or women.

Male impotence commercials.

Luxury cars that no one but the super rich can afford.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:35 PM

43. capitalism

Although it's less popular than it used to be...

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Response to PETRUS (Reply #43)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:37 PM

44. *snort*

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:53 PM

46. Jazz is an aquired taste, I don't ever recall Jazz being 'Popular'.

It took me a while to recognize the intricate way the musicians work together, but once you see it (okay, hear it) it is wonderful. Miles Davis with his album "Kind of Blue" was like a revelation. On about the third time I listened to it start to finish, I picked up on the theme, and I hear something new every time I listen to it now.

Not in the mood for "Kind of Blue"? Listen to some of the staple Dixie Land jazz numbers and pay attention to the way each instrument backs up the instrument playing lead.

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Response to machI (Reply #46)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:01 PM

51. I mentioned Kind of Blue above ...

And it was also the first Jazz album I really appreciated. We're probably far from alone on this point

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Response to machI (Reply #46)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:13 PM

85. Well apparently you missed Maynard G Krebbs.

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Response to machI (Reply #46)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 11:22 PM

133. It was America's popular music from 1935-45...

...that is, the so-called Swing Era. The "Jazz Age" of the 20s was really more of a popular dance band era--Paul Whiteman was a lot more popular than Louis Armstrong, or for that matter Duke Ellington. After 1945 and the War, Swing gave way to Bop. "Modern" jazz was, in fact, fairly popular into the 1960s, but it didn't hold the center of our culture the way Swing did. Since the 60s--roughly after the death of Coltrane in 1967--jazz has become a small, but sturdy, niche music. But everyone has heard of Miles, Bird, Diz, Monk, Mingus, Brubeck, even if they don't know that much about their music apart from Kind of Blue, Take Five, and Round Midnight. Only a very few know today's jazz stars...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:06 PM

53. Huge pickup trucks and SUVs

Canít see around em on the road or in a parking lot

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #53)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:18 PM

87. Diesel ones are the worst

Lingering exhaust that's choking. I HATE THAT!!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #87)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 04:09 AM

102. Stacks. Dumb.





... and even:





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Response to Beartracks (Reply #102)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 08:08 AM

106. Truly dumb.

Shouldn't be legal. In an ideal world, that would be a big fine and vehicle impoundment until those pollution machines are removed.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:11 PM

54. Sucks to be you.

Tough luck.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:21 PM

55. I'm wounded.

Mention dogs and we fight.

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Response to stevil (Reply #55)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:21 PM

56. Dogs are the greatest things in the world!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:27 PM

58. At the gym

Weight lifters who scream
People who sweat all over the machine and donít wipe
People who smell really bad-little deodorant? Some Axe spray? Anything? Bueller? Bueller?

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Response to Olafjoy (Reply #58)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:29 PM

60. None of that is popular!

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Response to Olafjoy (Reply #58)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:41 PM

65. fuck gyms

you'd have to hose down a machine with LYSOL to get me to use it

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:35 PM

62. Don't be dissing jazz

You obviously have never listened to Tom Scott and LA Express. Otherwise, your list is on point.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:35 PM

63. Jazz? So bad United Airlines used it

In one of their commercials.

Rhapsody in Blue...



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Response to Duppers (Reply #63)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:24 PM

91. That's George Gershwin, who I love. It's orchestral jazz.

It's a classic! For those of you who are unfamiliar with it:

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #91)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:51 PM

94. Listed as one of the 100 Best Jazz Songs

Love love love Gershwin, especially "Rhaposdy in Blue" - been a fan for many decades.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #94)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 08:31 PM

121. "Rhapsody in Blue" regularly makes the top 10 in our classical station's

annual Classical Countdown. It is my favorite classical piece (even though it is really jazz)

Last Cliburn competition, one of the talking heads said he was looking forward to seeing some contestant walk in, sit down to the piano and rip into Rhapsody in Blue as a solo piano piece in his/her recital. (they have to perform two very long recitals, a chamber piece, an original piece composed for the competition and a full blown concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony. It's a long and arduous competition)

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #121)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 11:42 PM

134. I agree

I think it belongs more in the semi-classical category than it does in jazz but it was voted #47th in this jazz poll:

http://www.jazz24.org/jazz-100/

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:37 PM

64. You're misinformed. Jazz definitely does not suck. It might be over the head of some though.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:21 PM

70. I'm with you on the last three.

I'd throw in American football to make it four again.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:37 PM

72. Uni

How can anyone eat what looks like infected mucus from a pneumonia patient.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:43 PM

73. Hey now, I'll argue about those top 3.

As for Game of Thrones, I've never seen it .

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:05 PM

77. Facebook

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Response to JDC (Reply #77)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:14 PM

126. Yup

Beat me to it!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:05 PM

78. Other than GoT...

the popular aspect of your list is at best debatable. Soccer is getting a temporary boost due to "Fuck trump" and "Are you going to go to the Whitehouse?" "Fuck no!!!"

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Response to tonedevil (Reply #78)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 03:52 AM

101. Well soccer is the most popular sport in the world

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:06 PM

79. I love jazz!

Old jazz, that is. Not such a big fan of the more modern stuff, unless it's retro. Like this...

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #79)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:10 PM

82. Kool retro. I dig it.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #79)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:23 PM

88. Wow

I have never heard of the group. I've looked them up on Spotify. Thanks for posting!

By the way, I like jazz and I like baseball. Often at the same time.

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Response to teach1st (Reply #88)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:25 PM

92. They're great, aren't they!

I would love to see them live if they are ever in the Boston area.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:24 PM

90. Too many classic recordings to dismiss jazz as sucky.

A lot of it is difficult to listen to though. They're called melodies, guys. Use 'em.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:43 PM

93. Brave soul. I said something disparaging about bagpipe "music" the other day...

....carefully couched in respectful terms, and waited for the blowback. It never came so maybe youíre safe.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:07 PM

95. Republicans

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 01:01 AM

97. Onions

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 02:20 AM

98. I'll go with 1 and a 1/2 of those

Game of Thrones - definitely
Baseball - fun when there, not so much watching on TV or listening

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 03:39 AM

100. I like soccer

Jazz isn't bad as far as music goes. I don't watch baseball anymore and never seen Game of Thrones.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 08:24 AM

107. Rap, hip-hop and such

Get off my lawn.
My brother is a DJ. Program director of 2 locally owned (a rare breed) radio stations, one oldies and the other country oldies. And he does a lot of weddings, parties etc. He says there is an ďage lineĒ to whether you like rap or not; to most people older than mid-50s itís like nails on a chalkboard. He keeps that in mind selecting music for a crowd. Incidentally we are both a bit above the age line.

Sushi. Again I think itís an age thing, my millennial kids love the stuff. Even my 5 yo grandson (an adventurous eater for a kid) likes it.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #107)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 08:50 PM

124. I like jazz but I do not like 'scat' jazz and I hate Hip Hop

oh do I ever hate it.

Modern Country music gives me a headache, but I'll kick back to some WIllie Nelson, Earl Scruggs' recordings with his family, and any bluegrass.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #124)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 11:11 PM

132. Someone above mentioned big-band jazz

Which I like. But the kind with endless noodling, forget it. And the kind with screaming trumpets...my husbandís favorite music (heís a trumpet player)...thatís why God invented ear buds.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 10:07 AM

112. Vacuum Cleaners

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #112)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 10:31 AM

115. I like my Shark Rocket, for sure. :)

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 10:29 AM

114. Tennis: Simona Halep doesn't suck.

And the sport is so classy and great.... Like in basketball, athleticism shines.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 04:52 PM

116. Asparagus

Long beards
Flip-flops
Frappucino
Manicures
Pixar movies
Pinterest
Florida
Emergen-C
Kardashians


I could really do this all day.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 06:26 PM

117. Star Wars.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #117)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 06:34 PM

118. Good one!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 07:13 PM

119. ......

Cell phones
Those fucked up over size grocery carts in the shape of a race car and the little bastards inside them.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 08:47 PM

123. Dr Pepper Football reality TV and Kardashians

I mean really who are those people and why am I supposed to care about what they do ?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:07 PM

125. I disagree on the first three; I'm completely unfamiliar with the 3rd, although by osmosis...

...I heard it was some kind of big deal.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:26 PM

127. I'd have to agree with

Jazz....yawn
And add;
Boxing or wrestling: I mean, come on...one is just wicked pain, the other your face and hands up in the smelly body cavities of a stranger. Ugh!
Cats: I apologize and respect you cat lovers. I don't hate cats, I just don't "get" them, too aloof I guess....I prefer the pups.

Oh, and definitely Country Music....

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:27 PM

128. Friends, the show on NBC.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:58 PM

131. suck on this

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Response to juxtaposed (Reply #131)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 08:30 AM

140. That's ear bleed awful.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:02 AM

135. You've merely named four things you don't happen to like.

Just because you don't like them doesn't mean they actually suck.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #135)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 08:28 AM

139. Yeah, they do.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 02:07 AM

136. Except if you can actually perform these things.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 04:13 AM

138. Is this about to turn into the new kudzu thread?

Asking for a friend.

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