Monday, October 24, 2005

Going Against the Crowd

I heard Batman Begins was a good flick, so was happy when it arrived from Netflix. The first 20 minutes lived up to expectations, but then it went downhill fast. The middle third it was simply bad, the last third was awful. If I were in a theater I might have walked out. I remember several bloggers I respect really liking it, and the reviews on IMDB are overwhelmingly positive, so I was surprised at first. But then I remembered that this is par for the course for me.

I figured out at an early age that I tend go against the crowd; that the my tastes, likes and dislikes go against popular opinion and what is trendy. It's not that I try to against popular opinion in some sort of effort to be superior, it's just that my natural tastes don't jibe with everyone else's. So along with thinking Batman Begins sucks, here are some other recent pop trends that I can't stand:

  • I think body piecing is disgusting
  • I think anyone over 22 who gets a tattoo is an idiot, especially women
  • I have never watched a reality show and don't get people who do
  • Rap sucks
  • Those plastic bracelets that men are wearing around? Stupid.
  • People who wear shower shoes (aka flip-flops) in airports and anywhere else that is not on their way to or from a beach or pool look like trailer trash.
  • I like women to have some meat on their bones, and can't stand the fashion towards skinny, anorexic women. For example I think Renee Zellweger was much more attractive in Bridget Jones's Diary than in Chicago.


And if your opinion is different than mine? (Shrugs shoulders). It's not like any of the above has any importance in the world, but in 20 years most of the above will be out of fashion, so maybe I am just more on the leading edge.

3 comments:

pachedumu said...

You too prejudice. In 20 years it will have a lot of things that you don't like, burst out to the world. So how do you live with pleasure? If deep in your mind never do.

From good intention.

Director Mitch said...

My opinions are my opinions....

Anonymous said...

Okay, so if anyone over the age of 22 getting is automatically "stupid", and the legal age at which you can get a tattoo without parental consent is 18, then all you have is 4 years in which to get a tattoo? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Additionally, anyone between the ages of 18 - 22 who gets a tattoo with one day become *gasp!* over 22, so then do they also automatically become "stupid" for not getting it removed the moment they turn 23?

Hmmm.