I received an email from the lovely and Fearless One earlier today. She wanted me to clarify my position on Beaujolais Nouveau. We had the following exchange via g-chat:
me: Beaujolais Nouveau is a joke the Frogs play on the rest of the world to get us drunk on wine that no self respecting wine drinker would touch any other time of the year
Fearless: I give the marketing people full marks because people are still buying it
me: people still buy Kenny G albums too
All of this got me thinking about the number of…
Things That Are Wildly Popular and Spectacularly Suck.
USA Today – it’s like People magazine writes a newspaper
People Magazine – doing more to rot our brains than Britney Spears
Britney Spears – ‘nuff said (yes I have admitted to bopping my head to the song Toxic)
$tarbucks – like that shocked anyone
Absolute Vodka – brilliant and artistic advertising, shitty vodka
Lauriol Plaza – the single most over rated restaurant on the planet and yet scores of people wait hours for the privilege of eating their craptastic tex-mex
Fox News – it’s only popular with some but too many people for my taste
David Caruso – perhaps the worst actor on Television
Potbelly Sandwiches – again, people wait in line for this?
Susan Sontag – Crash Davis was right
Khakis – you’re an adult now; please stop wearing Garanamals
Veuve Clicqout – the last time I drank this is a blind tasting I had them bring me a fresh glass because I was convinced I was tasting residual soap – nope that’s just Veuve.
Hennesy – can we all agree to stop taking beverage advice from hip-hop videos?
Reality TV – it’s a guilty pleasure for some because it just sucks so well
Customer Service from Comcast – you made it so easy for me to break-up with television
Drunken Pizza in Adams Morgan – I know anyone who lives in DC area has done it, but please just say no.
Feel free to add to this list via the comments. For all of the people thinking that they will list this blog, it may suck spectacularly, but it ain’t wildly popular so don’t bother.