Classic rock on the whole gets a nod from me here as well. You've got plenty of classic artists that still hold up today (CCR, Zeppelin, Stones, Who), but eventually you come to realize just how many imitators hit it big with completely bland stuff. Bad Company, The Eagles, most everything from the 80's... much of the stuff worth listening to from that era would never get played on classic rock radio.
I tend to agree though, I'm not as big of a fan as others are of The Beatles. I do think their music is good. It's not hard to understand why they were big; they were the first to do what they did. But their musical style has been copied wholesale an infinite number of times by now, so it's kind of hard for the magic of that sound to *not* be diluted to younger generations.
A guy once posted on The History Channel boards that he thought Shakespeare was overrated because he filled his plays with cliches.
He was serious.
I feel the same way when people criticize The Beatles.
btw, not being from Cincinnati, I've never tried Montgomery Inn ribs mostly because I've heard a lot of people say they're overrated. Interesting to see the same thoughts here. fwiw, I had some great ribs at a place in southern Mississippi last year called The Shed, and it burned down a few days later.
I just checked their website, though, and it appears to still be standing. I guess a tin shack isn't hard to rebuild.
Never joined this thread before, but just off the top of my head...
-Big 10 Football (especially OSU)
-Some (though not all) HBO original programming
-Ryan Lochte (or at least he was leading up to and during the Olympics)
A lot of these shows are just serial dramas dressed up for an audience other than housewifes or teenage girls. Yeah, you get into the show. That's the way serial dramas work. It doesn't make them Ibsen.
The Sopranos was great, The Wire was very good, if uneven. A lot of the rest (Breaking Bad, MadMen, etc...) are way overrated.
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Walt's Hitching Post over in Kentucky had darn good ribs until they closed.
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At one point Billboard's top 5 artists of all time included the Beatles and Paul McCartney and Wings.
If you combined their points, they still didn't equal Elvis. Number 1 was better than 2 and 4 combined.
I guess you can argue that chart success doesn't mean anything, and I'm sure that there are many lists where the Beatles are on top.
But 100 plus top 40 hits all by yourself is pretty tough to beat.
Starbucks....Way over priced crap. Dunkin Donuts is cheaper and better.
Wrigley Field....Its a frat house with horrible bathrooms. Oh but they have vines growing on their outfield walls...how lovely.
Jack In the Box...We just had one come to Indy. Everyone was making a big deal about it but it is the worst fast food I have ever had.
Will Ferrell....I have watched several of his movies but I have never laughed once.
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