What's your heresy?

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  • Premier Icon SaxonRider
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    I find Douglas Adams’ writing insufferable. I read the whole ‘Hitchikers Guide’ and, even back in the day, didn’t find his stuff funny.

    Now, as with so many English intellectuals/artists/comedians, I see in his work a hint of self-satisfaction.

    I’m definitely NOT asking if people agree with me; it would be interesting to know, however, what you like or don’t like that goes against consensus.

    So, what’s your heresy?

    Terry Pratchett. Just….not funny. At all.

    also Pink Floyd – Self indulgent twaddle.

    I’ve tried to like it. I really have.

    I like riding mountain bikes.

    ton
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    food critics. I will eat and cook whatever I want, however I want.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    my favourite heresy
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krwFiTZjEAY[/video]

    sbob
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    I wear red and green outside of the Christmas season.

    ahwiles
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    i thought Bladerunner was a bit rubbish…

    (nothing much happens for 3 and half hours, Rutger Hauer goes off on one at the end)

    [video]https://youtu.be/4wMQz3iJDzE[/video]

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    CaptainFlashheart – Member

    I like riding mountain bikes.

    We don’t want your sort around here. OUT!

    Premier Icon Dickyboy
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    VW combi’s, parents had a split screen back in the sixties/ early 70’s, what a god awful vehicle, it’s only redeeming feature being that it was better than the 2 x reliant robins they replaced it with.

    CaptainFlashheart – Member

    I like riding mountain bikes.

    What? In those shoes?

    doris5000
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    bloody Star Wars. It’s a fun kids’ film, not flipping Tolstoy.

    Coyote
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    I thought Reservoir Dogs was a bit shit.

    Never seen the fuss about Bladerunner.

    I like Coldplay.

    Rockhopper
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    Pink Floyd
    Led Zeppelin
    The Matrix
    Star Wars

    Edited to add:
    Little Britain

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    SaxonRider – the Dirk Gently books are better from Adams, he’s much older by that time and it shows.

    My heresy is that I might actually prefer riding with a rucksack than having stuff on my bike.

    Oh and Prince – never got his music at all, just seemed totally naff to me. Obviously sad to have died early of course but I honestly have no idea why people praised the music so highly.

    Premier Icon Pyro
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    While I do like Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, there’s a whole sort of genre of comedy I hate, that just makes me uncomfortable and twitchy: The humour that’s based on exaggeration of character traits and inevitable, predictable outcomes. Hence, I can’t stand whole swathes of modern comedy, from Alan Partridge, through The Office and The Inbetweeners, to Mrs Brown, not to say stuff like Arrested Development and Parks & Rec that my other half loves. It’s not funny to me, it’s just irritating…

    Bladerunner – not that good
    Pink Floyd – not that good
    Star Wars – not for adults
    Jay Z – not that good

    scud
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    Radiohead….supposed to be one of the greatest bands, but i just hear some clever musical noodling with what sounds like a cat being castrated wailing over the top..

    Love the Radiodread album though

    IHN
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    The following are terrible:

    Withnail and I
    Pink Floyd
    Trail centres

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    i just hear some clever musical noodling with what sounds like a cat being castrated wailing over the top

    Yeah generally but The Bends album is the only one that’s got some proper tunes on it.

    Whisky. At least twice a year I try to drink whisky and enjoy it.

    Still don’t get it.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Kylie.

    There, I’ve said it.

    Rockhopper
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    I thought the same about Whisky until I learnt how to drink it. Get decent stuff, add a tiny bit of water and sip it, don’t knock it back like a cowboy.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW1te_miu5I[/video]

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    I don’t like ‘the broons’ – all the stories revolve around one of them mishearing or misinterpreting what another member of the family has said and then a whole story erupts from that misinterpretation. Before it’s all resolved and they go for a walk up the ben.

    bearnecessities – Member

    Kylie.

    There, I’ve said it.

    BURN THE WITCH!

    mefty
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    So you are not keen on her either

    @Coyote

    I like Coldplay.

    GTFO! There’s always one who takes it too far!

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    I also enjoy the Vengaboys tune ‘I’m going to Ibiza.’

    I thought the same about Whisky until I learnt how to drink it. Get decent stuff, add a tiny bit of water and sip it, don’t knock it back like a cowboy.

    I’ve tried all sorts from the cheapest supermarket blends to the obscenely expensive malts from all areas.
    I’ve tried neat, with a little water, ice, even dabbled with mixers.

    I just don’t like it.

    It makes me embarrassed to be Scottish sometimes.

    “D’ye want a wee hauf?”

    “Naw thanks, I don’t really like whisky”

    “WHIT! Is there something wrang wi’ ye?”

    “Errr……I don’t like football either”

    “GIT OOOT! ……..and dinnae come back!”

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    harry potter can do one.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Star Wars. Not one to speak ill of the dead, but Leia was a minger.

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    (Un-)Reality TV

    Encouraging moronic, overly dramatic and selfish behaviour in the real world since at least the original Big Brother.

    See also: celebrity culture generally and being famous for being famous due to something stupid you did or your family being so wealthy you never need learn from your mistakes.

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    Whisky. At least twice a year I try to drink whisky and enjoy it.

    Still don’t get it.

    Come independence you will be asked to live South of Hadrian’s Wall. Personally I don’t think we should take you in. 😉

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    +1 for Withnail and I.

    I don’t understand how it’s always rolled out as one of the ‘Great British Movies’ and loved by every media student in the land.

    I’ve never got it, I think it’s just overrated twaddle.

    And I speak as a former arts & media lecturer.

    Perhaps that’s why I’m a ‘former…..’?

    P-Jay
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    I think Tea is bland and boring and Coffee is disgusting. Which gets me treated like a Lepper sometimes, somewhere between pity and disgust. Giving up a corner of every office up to a sort of low-tech chemistry set to create the stuff seems odd to me, but not as much as how dirty people seem to accept it being.

    The idea of a beach holiday fills me with dread, laying in dirt and grit in your underwear, why?

    I can’t stand Bitter, Ale, IPA etc, I like Lager and sometimes Wheat Beer, but not often.

    I will avoid any film that has award laurels on the cover on principle, they’re usually boring and pretentious.

    I think Super Hero films are juvenile and overly formulaic.

    I think the percentage of ‘Health Experts’ who are charlatans and as a rule of thumb the percentage of what they tell you is poppycock is:

    Online 95%.
    TV and Radio 75%
    High Street and Gym based 65%
    NHS staff – 5%

    Sadly because the NHS Nutritionists won’t spout a lot of nonsense about the latest miracle (and suddenly very expensive) vegetable, supplement or device until a study is made and verified – no one believes them. This puts me at odds with most of my family and it seems everyone on FB. Kale, it’s a miracle, haven’t you heard?

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    Mrs Brown’s boys – utter, utter shi*e!!

    scud
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    stevied – Member
    Mrs Brown’s boys – utter, utter shi*e!!

    Amen brother! I find it painful to watch, had to see it xmas as my wife’s nan thinks it is hilarious.

    allan23
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    I loathe German cars, find them over rated and just as unreliable as any other brand.

    The Matrix was crap.

    ji
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    Football (probably not very contentious on here)

    The Beatles – awful.

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