- What's your heresy?
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?Posted 2 years agomolgripsSubscriber
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.Posted 2 years agoPyroSubscriber
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…Posted 2 years ago
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!”Posted 2 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
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.Posted 2 years agoThe PinksterSubscriber
+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…..’?Posted 2 years agoP-JayMember
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:
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?Posted 2 years ago
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