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    Your "I just don't get it" list

    Aren't there just some things in life that you just "don't get"? Aren't there those things that large numbers of people are fanatical about, and you just don't understand what the big deal is all about? It may be a movie, a food or drink, a sport, a celebrity, or whatever.

    Here's my list, off the top of my head. I'll add more later if I think of them. Oh, and this is all in fun, so don't take it too seriously.

    Prime Rib: It costs more than other steaks, and some people get all watery-mouthed just thinking about it. I think it's ugly, and prefer not to eat it. I guess I just don't get it.

    Dave Matthews Band: I've never understood why people like this band so much. I'll stop with my comments right there to avoid offending fans of DMB, but suffice to say that I just don't get it.

    Hockey/Soccer: I've tried more than once to develop an appreciation for these sports, and I just can't do it. Millions go crazy for a hockey game, and the entire planet is fanatical about soccer, it seems. I don't get it.

    Jessica Simpson: I don't think she's really that pretty, she certainly isn't intelligent, and watching her pained expressions and jerky movements when she sings is more annoying than long fingernails on a chalkboard. Yet many males I know don't hesitate to list her among today's top hotties. Needless to say, I just don't get it.

    Outfield seats: I just don't like the view of the game from behind the outfield wall. I feel disoriented. As long as I'm between the bases, I'd rather be up high than be behind the wall. What am I missing here?

    Reality television: When will this ever run its course? As soon as I found out that shows like The Bachelor and Survivor were scripted, I lost what little interest I had. Yet I know people who live and die with such shows (especially Survivor). Give me a good documentary on TLC or The History Channel, or a good ballgame of course. No fake reality television for me. I just don't get it.

    Bowl Games: I have friends that get fired up looking forward to camping out in front of the set for bowl games all day January 1. Why? Why waste your day watching meaningless exhibition football games that no one will remember two months from now? I don't get it.

    Bath and Body Works: Okay, some of that hand soap and body lotion smells really good, but at the prices they charge, it should. $4.00 for a little bottle of hand soap because it has little bead thingies in it? And what's the appeal of smelling like a cucumber? My wife has tried to explain, but I don't get it.

    Hunting and fishing: Yes, growing up as a country boy, I tried both. I got into the fishing thing for a time, but never became addicted as some of my friends did. I always thought there was too thin a line between fishing and just sitting in a boat looking stupid. As for hunting, I had that experience forced on me as a kid, and hated every minute of it! What's so exciting about getting up at 3:00 or 4:00am and going out into the cold, just for the chance to kill something? I know hunting is needed to control the herds, and I'm all for the ones who want to do it, but I don't get the appeal.

    What is it that you don't get?
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    I agree with you on everything on your list. Especially Dave Matthews band. But I am gonna have to somewhat disagree with the Outfield Seats, As a female, I enjoy the seating simply because they are close to the relief pitchers and some of them are nice to look at.
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    Re: Your "I just don't get it" list

    Quote Originally Posted by DunnersGrl44
    I agree with you on everything on your list. Especially Dave Matthews band. But I am gonna have to somewhat disagree with the Outfield Seats, As a female, I enjoy the seating simply because they are close to the relief pitchers and some of them are nice to look at.
    Yeah, my wife likes the view from there, too. Especially Dunn...

    Ditto on the list, too. I'll add:

    John Maher- liked that first song, but I'm getting tired of the breathy voice.

    Bill O'Reilly- It's not his opinions that bother me, it's that he thinks he's smarter than his audience...and everyone else for that matter. If he had broken in with anything other than Inside Edition, maybe I'd give him some credit.

    Supersize, All you Can Eat, Endless Breadsticks- Hey, here's an idea- how about a well prepared, tasty, normal sized meal?

    Garage Sales- Although the fact that other peoples' detritus floating around from household to household at least means it's not in a landfill, what is up with these people who prowl my neighborhood at 7am on Saturdays? Is their time worth nothing?

    Cellphones- The last thing I want is for someone to call me when I'm walking in a park.
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    Re: Your "I just don't get it" list

    Big shout-out to the non-fans of Lord of the Rings.

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    Re: Your "I just don't get it" list

    Big shout-out to the non-fans of Lord of the Rings.
    Word.

    However, I do like the Matrix movies. What does that make me?
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    Re: Your "I just don't get it" list

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo
    However, I do like the Matrix movies. What does that make me?
    Someone who enjoys HORRIBLE acting! :RedinDC:
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    I just don't get Linda Cropp's intentions.
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    Re: Your "I just don't get it" list

    Quote Originally Posted by macro
    Aren't there just some things in life that you just "don't get"? Aren't there those things that large numbers of people are fanatical about, and you just don't understand what the big deal is all about? It may be a movie, a food or drink, a sport, a celebrity, or whatever.

    Here's my list, off the top of my head. I'll add more later if I think of them. Oh, and this is all in fun, so don't take it too seriously.

    Prime Rib: It costs more than other steaks, and some people get all watery-mouthed just thinking about it. I think it's ugly, and prefer not to eat it. I guess I just don't get it.

    Dave Matthews Band: I've never understood why people like this band so much. I'll stop with my comments right there to avoid offending fans of DMB, but suffice to say that I just don't get it.

    Hockey/Soccer: I've tried more than once to develop an appreciation for these sports, and I just can't do it. Millions go crazy for a hockey game, and the entire planet is fanatical about soccer, it seems. I don't get it.

    Jessica Simpson: I don't think she's really that pretty, she certainly isn't intelligent, and watching her pained expressions and jerky movements when she sings is more annoying than long fingernails on a chalkboard. Yet many males I know don't hesitate to list her among today's top hotties. Needless to say, I just don't get it.

    Bud Light: I'm assuming this must be the top-selling brew in the U.S.? Why? It sure tastes like sugar water to me. Why do so many make it their drink of choice? I don't get it.

    Outfield seats: I just don't like the view of the game from behind the outfield wall. I feel disoriented. As long as I'm between the bases, I'd rather be up high than be behind the wall. What am I missing here?

    Reality television: When will this ever run its course? As soon as I found out that shows like The Bachelor and Survivor were scripted, I lost what little interest I had. Yet I know people who live and die with such shows (especially Survivor). Give me a good documentary on TLC or The History Channel, or a good ballgame of course. No fake reality television for me. I just don't get it.

    Bowl Games: I have friends that get fired up looking forward to camping out in front of the set for bowl games all day January 1. Why? Why waste your day watching meaningless exhibition football games that no one will remember two months from now? I don't get it.

    Bath and Body Works: Okay, some of that hand soap and body lotion smells really good, but at the prices they charge, it should. $4.00 for a little bottle of hand soap because it has little bead thingies in it? And what's the appeal of smelling like a cucumber? My wife has tried to explain, but I don't get it.

    Hunting and fishing: Yes, growing up as a country boy, I tried both. I got into the fishing thing for a time, but never became addicted as some of my friends did. I always thought there was too thin a line between fishing and just sitting in a boat looking stupid. As for hunting, I had that experience forced on me as a kid, and hated every minute of it! What's so exciting about getting up at 3:00 or 4:00am and going out into the cold, just for the chance to kill something? I know hunting is needed to control the herds, and I'm all for the ones who want to do it, but I don't get the appeal.

    What is it that you don't get?
    good list macro.

    i'd like to add that I don't "get" Olives.
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    Re: Your "I just don't get it" list

    There are many of life's mysteries that have perplexed me from time to time but only one confuses me like no other:

    The Reds Front Office and Ownership. :mhcky21:

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    Re: Your "I just don't get it" list

    EMO, rap, nu-metal. Basically all that new crap on the radio. Don't get it.

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    Re: Your "I just don't get it" list

    Quote Originally Posted by macro
    fishing:
    It's all about spending the day floating in a boat or sitting on shore, good book in hand, cold beverage between feet - a quiet day away from life.

    This is pretty good. I'll have to come up with a list when I'm thinking clearly.

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    Good Stuff, Macro.

    I don't get aggressive driving and speeding. Surely these people realize that their weaving in and out at high rates of speed is not likely to get them to their destination any quicker than me, especially after they take their trip to the hospital or the funeral home.

    I also don't get those who develop and send computer viruses. Wouldn't it be more fun to go down to the school and throw rocks through the windows, or tp someone's house?

    I don't get the liberal mind. Oy, better not go any further there .

    I don't get parades. Let's take some time out of our day, maybe even sit in the rain and/or snow and cold to watch a bunch of people throw candy, march, ride real slow in a car or on a decorated trailer, and have our brains blasted by a fire engine horn.

    I don't get low rider jeans. So many of these girls should be trying to do everything they can to hide those bellies, not bare them for all the world to see them jiggle. And there's nothing attractive about someone's butt crack showing.

    I don't get tatoos. Permanent reminders of a drunken stupor or the name of some chick that dumped me are not what I'm looking for.

    I don't get nail polish and those tip thingies. It smells up my house both at painting and removing time. And five year old girls like to experiment with their younger brothers using the stuff.

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    Re: Your "I just don't get it" list

    Ouzo. Yuk.

    Hollywood action movies. Same old formula.

    Paris Hilton. I feel the same about Jessica Simpson.

    RealityTV. Never "got it" enough to give it a try. I want escape in my TV.

    Light beer. A few less calories and a lot less taste.

    The need to spend the exact same $ on everyone of the same status on your Xmas buying list.

    The fear some liberals have of letting Christmas be a religious holiday. My faith is very weak, if it even exists, but it is a religious holiday, you know!
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    Re: Your "I just don't get it" list

    The miracle of life

    Abortion

    Music blaring from car speakers

    rap music

    Why my golf scores don't keep going down

    Homosexuality

    The Opera

    Drinking so much that you get sick, then bragging about it.

    Men's sandles

    Lawn statues

    Liberals

    Taking drugs

    Sunday drives (spent many a Sunday afternoon on these, and disliked every minute)

    Parents who let their children run wild

    Cats

    People who think they are superior to, better, or smarter than others

    Bad manners

    not taking care of possesions (house, car, lawn, pets, toys.......)

    Child and spouse abuse

    Self absorbed people

    atheists

    People who litter

    Neck ties ( I wear 'em but I sure as heck don't understand 'em)

    Why things cost so much (Why does a gallon of milk cost $4.00?)

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    Re: Your "I just don't get it" list

    Evangelical Christians (get off my lawn, stay away from my doorbell)

    America's Middle East policy under Bush

    Henry Kissinger

    Pinochet

    taking bubble baths

    Milton

    Rilke

    Tennyson

    Nascar

    Hockey

    Hippies

    Wal Mart--sure it's cheap, but it's also crap.


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