Things that sucked...but you are afraid to admit

  • bijockmuscle

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    Nov 19, 2008 2:34 PM GMT
    1) The Catcher in the Rye
    2) Dead Poets Society
    3) Rain Man
    4) Top Gun
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    Nov 19, 2008 2:42 PM GMT
    Rent (movie, play, doesn't matter)

    David Sedaris

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Heroes

    Anything the Beach Boys recorded after 1966.

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    Nov 19, 2008 2:45 PM GMT
    Chariots of Fire

    Rocky

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    Nov 19, 2008 2:45 PM GMT
    Boreback Mountain.
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    Nov 19, 2008 2:52 PM GMT
    Not afraid to admit or describe anything I found that sucked.............

    Walmart (or anything like it)

    Cheap cars - or cheaply made products of any kind, really

    Greasy spoon chain restaurants

    Most casinos (not the good ones in Vegas or Monte Carlo though)

    Hugely fat, out of shape people telling me all about the road to health and exercise - going on and on and on about the whole subject

    Rotten cops or assistant prosecutors with a Napoleon complex or a host of other power or anger trips.

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    Nov 19, 2008 2:52 PM GMT
    I'm actually not afraid to admit to any of them...

    -- "Dirty Sexy Money"
    -- John Stamos on "ER"
    -- The Bob Saget Roast on Comedy Central
    -- Duma Key by Stephen King
    -- Awake (that movie with Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen)
    -- "Death Proof" from Grindhouse
    -- The most recent Marilyn Manson album
    -- The score I got on my LSAT
    -- The day the cat threw up blood
    -- The economy tanking last month
    -- The President and VP of the USA for the last eight years

    Other than that... icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 19, 2008 3:08 PM GMT


    Dreamgirls

    Catcher in the Rye

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Harry Potter

    Gossip Girl

    Any movie with Adam Sandler and Jim Carey

    Beyonce's solo albums




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    Nov 19, 2008 3:14 PM GMT


    MDs (Medical Doctors) that behave more like Medical Deities.

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    Nov 19, 2008 3:24 PM GMT
    - the movie The Ten Commandments (worst, most campy acting ever)
    - Seinfeld TV sitcom
    - Congressman Barney Frank
    - Wal-Mart
    - Matt Lauer of the Today show
    - Barbra Streisand
    - Mercedes-Benz cars
    - the west coast of Florida
    - the iPhone
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    Nov 19, 2008 3:26 PM GMT
    Movies:

    "Dreamgirls"
    "Pulp Fiction"
    "No Country For Old Men"
    "Midnight Cowboy"

    Books:

    "Moby Dick"
    "The Old Man & The Sea"
    "Tales Of The City"
    Any book by Stephen King, Robert Ludlum, John Grisham.

    Music:

    Mariah Carey;
    Destiny's Child;
    Eminem;
    50 Cent;
    T.I.;
    Fergie;
    Michael Bolton;
    Chicago after the mid-1970s;
    Bon Jovi;
    Kiss;
    Most of Guns N' Roses music.

    Musicals:

    "West Side Story";
    "Phantom of The Opera".

    Actors and Actresses:

    Mel Gibson, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Jim Carey, John Wayne, Jennifer Aniston.

    Technology:

    Cell Phones;
    Blackberries;
    Video Games;
    Television.
  • styrgan

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    Nov 19, 2008 3:33 PM GMT
    If you're not afraid to admit it when things sucked, you shouldn't really be posting to a forum titled, "Things that sucked but you're afraid to admit..."

    That's why bijock mentioned all classic movies and literature that like everybody loved. Who didn't like the "Catcher in the Rye?" Someone might make fun of him.

    Probably over half of the country REALLY hates this president and probably close to three-quarters hate Dick Cheney. There's no need to feel bad about hating someone who inspires hatred among a majority of Americans.


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    Nov 19, 2008 3:35 PM GMT
    styrgan saidIf you're not afraid to admit it when things sucked, you shouldn't really be posting to a forum titled, "Things that sucked but you're afraid to admit..."

    That's why bijock mentioned all classic movies and literature that like everybody loved. Who didn't like the "Catcher in the Rye?" Someone might make fun of him.



    True... I guess I didn't list it because I didn't think it sucked.
    And I'm usually not worried about whether people disapprove of my opinion.
    I don't even mind when people think that something like "Catcher in the Rye" or "To Kill a Mockingbird" sucked. I may not agree, necessarily, but to each his/her own.
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    Nov 19, 2008 4:50 PM GMT
    styrgan saidIf you're not afraid to admit it when things sucked, you shouldn't really be posting to a forum titled, "Things that sucked but you're afraid to admit..."

    That's why bijock mentioned all classic movies and literature that like everybody loved. Who didn't like the "Catcher in the Rye?" Someone might make fun of him.

    Probably over half of the country REALLY hates this president and probably close to three-quarters hate Dick Cheney. There's no need to feel bad about hating someone who inspires hatred among a majority of Americans.





    Just because something is a classic doesn't mean everybody has to like it. I did not like Catcher in the Rye or To Kill a Mockingbird. Does that mean that I am uncultured? No. Does that mean that I have bad taste? No. Does that mean that I don't enjoy other classics? No.

    As Sahem said, to each his own.

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    Nov 19, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    Things that sucked, but I couldn't admit...

    Hmm... lots of the work I had to do for a big GOCO. Writing proposals to waste tax money. Doing things poorly because I was ordered to do so. Even worse, standing up in front of review boards and trying to defend that stuff with a straight face. Half the time, the decisions were made in advance (the government bureaucrats told our bureaucrats.)

    In terms of movies and books... I find it a little disturbing how my friends and I often differ on what "sucks." It sometimes seems to me that they dislike anything with subtlety or the slightest complexity of plot. They like straight-forward: car chase --> flash some tits --> big shootout --> roll credits. I find that unbearably boring.

    Fortunately, we all enjoy low humor done well.
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    Nov 19, 2008 5:17 PM GMT
    styrgan saidIf you're not afraid to admit it when things sucked, you shouldn't really be posting to a forum titled, "Things that sucked but you're afraid to admit..."

    That's why bijock mentioned all classic movies and literature that like everybody loved. Who didn't like the "Catcher in the Rye?" Someone might make fun of him.

    Probably over half of the country REALLY hates this president and probably close to three-quarters hate Dick Cheney. There's no need to feel bad about hating someone who inspires hatred among a majority of Americans.


    Yeah. I think the point was to find sucky things that go against conventional wisdom. Stating the president or Wal Mart is more preaching to the choir.
  • dhinkansas

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    Nov 19, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    Mean people, Global Warming, that hot Philadelphia Eagle marrying a girl next door, fag hags, the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Singers who can't sing, Paula Abdul's pharmacist, too much spray tan...
  • joggerva

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    Nov 19, 2008 5:39 PM GMT
    Hahaha interesting topic (when answered as intended). I'd say the thing that I hate that brings me the most perplexed stares and vehement protestations is any movie with Tom Hanks in it.
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    Nov 19, 2008 5:41 PM GMT
    I'm not afraid to admit that this post sucks. LOL!
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    Nov 19, 2008 5:44 PM GMT
    I'm generally not afraid either to say if something sucked even if it's widely popular. here's a little selection.

    Musicals, any!

    Love Stevie Wonder, but HATE, HATE HATE "I just called to say I love you"

    Woody Allen, Mel Gibson, Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio... and Robert DeNiro after "Analyze This", his acting was embarassing in that one. "Titanic" I've always hated it and I haven't even seen it!!!
    Disney

    Red Hot Chili Peppers. Liked the old albums but have seen them live twice and they were bad both times and just seemed anti-social and stuck up. Now I think they suck alltogether.



    and as a lot of people here on RJ praise steroids.... I think they suck
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    Nov 19, 2008 6:21 PM GMT
    XRuggerATX saidYeah. I think the point was to find sucky things that go against conventional wisdom. Stating the president or Wal Mart is more preaching to the choir.


    Agree, though the further refinement of the question is whether these are against GAY conventional wisdom, or general population conventional wisdom.

    For instance, I listed Wal-Mart, too. Many gays hate Wal-Mart, and especially the Waltons, for their gay-hostile and anti-labor history. But the rest of America loves Wal-Mart.

    So are these gay-specific things?
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    Nov 19, 2008 6:26 PM GMT
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    XRuggerATX saidYeah. I think the point was to find sucky things that go against conventional wisdom. Stating the president or Wal Mart is more preaching to the choir.


    Agree, though the further refinement of the question is whether these are against GAY conventional wisdom, or general population conventional wisdom.

    For instance, I listed Wal-Mart, too. Many gays hate Wal-Mart, and especially the Waltons, for their gay-hostile and anti-labor history. But the rest of America loves Wal-Mart.

    So are these gay-specific things?


    no not specific gay things...things that go against conventional wisdom is correct
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    Nov 19, 2008 6:52 PM GMT
    bijockmuscle saidno not specific gay things...things that go against conventional wisdom is correct


    OK, then I add:

    - organized religion (I attend the local MCC, but a more disorganized religion never existed)
    - American football
    - wearing baseball caps in a restaurant
    - using the cell phone around other people in public places
  • cowboyathlete

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    Nov 19, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    Dreamgirls

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    Nov 19, 2008 9:13 PM GMT
    Coming out - yes it was difficult and still is difficult at times. Especially with a Mother still harassing me about meeting a nice girl to marry - UGGHHHHHH!

    on a lighter note.....
    - Queer as Folk - thought it set back the gay rights movement.

    - Rosie - yes - too much about everything! I got depressed watching her after Columbine. She went way over the top and should have sought help instead of dumping it on national TV. (I don't like her ...hate is too strong for Rosie)

    - Anything with Tom Cruise - the same role in every movie - don't see any point in watching him after Top Gun. Different script - SAME ACT!

    - Brokeback Mountain - never saw it ..but endless clips at every gay bar in town made me realize I just was not up for watching 2 married men fuck in the woods and then go back to their "normal" life - PATHETIC!

    - Any Reality show - yes all of them! We are the Roman Empire without the Coliseum - a subtle method of directing our attention from what is going on in the world. And the lack of creativity in Hollywood to produce well scripted and thought out dramas and sitcoms.

    - The Beatles - never felt they were that "talented"

    - Elvis - same reason.

    - Anything with Shakespeare - I read/studied enough in high school and college to know his work just plain SUCKS!

    - and Mother Theresa -
    JUST JOKING HEHEHE
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    Nov 19, 2008 9:23 PM GMT
    Citizen Kane

    Seriously...I harbour a seething, all-consuming, intense hatred for that movie.

    IT WAS A FREAKIN SLED!