17 April 2009

a non-comprehensive list of things which I do not understand

twitter ...

the massive appeal of zombie movies ...

Swahili (not one word) ...

Lindsey Lohan's career decisions ...

train wreck TV ...

disinterested Little League coaches ...

middle-aged male drama queens ...

celery ...



QVC ...

golf ...

ignorance worn with pride ...

Halle Berry's apparent reticence to become my love slave ...

gum ...
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intellectual high ground B

8 comments:

Christina said...

I concur with almost all of your list except Swahili - I used to know a few words. And golf. Golf is walking meditation with focus on a white ball.

Re: Twitter. I tried that for a bit and concluded: dumbest. thing. ever.

Things you do understand? Had a feeling the list would look something like:

coffee...

beer...

sonic drive in...

etc.

Xevirus said...

re: ignorance worn with pride ...

(select quotations from Hocus Pocus pp288-290, I don't have in record the edition, nor the character making the observation):

"What makes so many Americans proud of their ignorance? They act as though their ignorance somehow makes them charming" . . .
[Because they are] "like Davy Crockett at the Alamo . . . His heart is pure."

I like this reason, the confusion of ignorance with innocence. Or maybe it is not confusion, maybe they are the same.

Re: the massive appeal of zombie movies ...
I think it is the whole "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"/Red Menace/Terror from Within fear, the fear of our own selves being a key. Or maybe it is the fear of democracy/the herd, old elitist tendencies showing themselves.

Emily Blake said...

I feel so sad for you. Your lack of love for zombies has prevented you from so much joy.

Ryan Rasmussen said...

Can we get that list engraved somewhere? More people need to know this stuff. Not that it would stop the twittering...

Chesher Cat said...

You don't like yourself???

Sherri said...

"Jambo" means hello. There. Now, you know one word in Swahili.

Mainline Mom said...

Twitter is a very VERY powerful tool when you know how to use it :)

Larry Rutledge said...

"Jambo" is Swahili for hello.

I learned that by accident while perusing book titles in the library as a kid and ran my finger past this book: http://www.amazon.com/Jambo-Means-Hello-Swahili-Alphabet/dp/0140546529

The title: "Jambo Means Hello" has stuck in my head ever since, even though I didn't even bother reading the book.

Now you know a single word in Swahili :)