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There are these shows on TV which a number of my friends insist that I have to watch because the writing is SO AWESOME and the acting is RILLY COOL. Usually when this happens, I back away slowly, brandishing my plush chibi-Cthulhu and mumbling under my breath, because I have a gut feeling that the show in question is a piece of crap. Well...it's happening again. And once again my instincts are proved sound.

For the record, there are a number of things wildly popular in fandom that I don't like. One of them is Douglas Adams. Another is the Muppet Show. It is for these reasons, among others, that therevdrnye has often condemned me as a backslider and a heathen. All I can say in my defense is "You damn right."

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haikujaguar
Jul. 30th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
Another person who doesn't like Douglas Adams! At last, I am not alone!
wombat_socho
Jul. 30th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
You never have been. :)
huladavid
Jul. 30th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
Well, helllllllllllllllllloooooooo heathen!

I actually got tired of Douglas Adams when I started reading the Hitchhicker books. And that turned me off of "British" humour.
wombat_socho
Jul. 30th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
Here's the funny thing: I enjoy Wodehouse, Blackadder and other British humour (see what I did there?) to say nothing of the occasional AbFab, but Adams struck me as rather pretentious.
huladavid
Jul. 30th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
I think part of my problem is that I am the pretneder to the British throne, like Greatful Dead songs at filk parties, waaay too many fanboyz (who should have been off masturbating) were instead doing bad versions of the Dead Parrot sketch and so on.
wombat_socho
Jul. 30th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
You and my daughter both. She finds NOTHING by Monty Python to be funny, because it's all been done to death.

Edited at 2009-08-11 01:08 am (UTC)
therevdrnye
Jul. 30th, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
I've never seen 30 Rock, but Lynch's analysis of 30 Rock as retreaded Muppet Show is fabulous - even Lynchean (no, the other one).
therevdrnye
Jul. 30th, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)
Oh, and I forgot - re: you not liking the Muppet Show - You're a backslider and a heathen!

"No, he is the Perfect Master!"

Jihad ensues.
wombat_socho
Jul. 30th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
As it must! :)
wombat_socho
Jul. 30th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, I kept expecting to see Lara Flynn Boyle doing the cherry stem trick somewhere in there.
kishiriadgr
Jul. 30th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
IMHO, life is too short to be eaten by television. Shows I MUST watch that I never have include but are not limited to:

30 Rock
Battlestar Galactica
Torchwood
The current Dr Who (although I saw an episode on AFN and may fall)
House.

"House" is a biggie for me. Two of my nearest and dearest LOVE this show but from what I've seen of the ads, I don't want to. Just 30 seconds of that character is enough to make me want to smash my TV. A full hour would likely lead to homicide.
wombat_socho
Jul. 30th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on 80% of those, but House I want to see more of, having been seduced by music videos. #^_^#
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therevdrnye
Jul. 30th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Re: *deadpan*
Oh no - he never hates *anyone* secretly. It's all open and aboveboard with him.

And it's The Muppet Show he has no interest in - he never said that he didn't like Muppets, per se.
wombat_socho
Jul. 30th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
Re: *deadpan*
ffff...beaten to the punch.

But isn't that what friends are for?
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