We already have a thread here for guilty pleasures
, things that you love despite the fact that everyone else seems to hate them. Well, here's a thread to discuss/rant about pop culture phenomena that you're bored with, tired of and pissed at, despite the fact that they remain popular.
For me, No. 1 is Sarah Silverman. That girl is everywhere lately. There are so many people and magazines claiming that she's the funniest comic out there. Not even close. Jon Stewart and any one of his correspondents are funnier than she is. And let's not forget the greats, like George Carlin and Robin Williams. Hell, I'd say that Carlos Mencia -- a criminally underrated comic, in my estimation -- is funnier than Silverman.
Her whole gimmick is that she has an angel face and a dirty mouth. As if a half-hour show about licking a dog's asshole (exact quote from several commercials for Silverman's program) is made any funnier by the fact that Silverman is kinda cute. She's not funny, she has nothing of any value to say, screw her.
Then there's Napoleon Dynamite. I've seen the commercials, I've seen the merchandise and everyone seems to love this frakking movie. Me, I couldn't sit through fifteen minutes of it. The movie completely bored me and I couldn't find anything that resembled a compelling narrative.
And YouTube. Don't get me wrong, I think YouTube is great for music videos, movie trailers, TV shows and movies... you know, the stuff that YouTube technically shouldn't be used for due to "copyright laws." But could someone please explain to me what's so funny about this
, or why this clip
has nearly a million views? And why do so many people put the same damn clip up?
That's about all I can think of at the moment. Feel free to disagree with me, but I'd rather hear what movies, TV shows, music genres or celebrities you're completely fed up with. Oh, and they have to be things that everyone else seems to love, so Tom Cruise, Paris Hilton, et al. don't count.