My friend Rick, of "Mmmm, That's Good Coffee" did this topic of things people inexplicably become obsessed with as his "Thursday Top Five" feature, so I thought I'd re-ask it here as a way to promote his blog.
But first, Jude, of "My Way," was first to play last week for the second week in a row! Congratulations, Jude!
On to this week's question!
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
Name seven things -- fads, controversies, beliefs, institutions, whatever -- that you just don't "get."
Either answer the question in a comment there or answer it in your journal and include the link in a comment. (To be considered "first to play," a link must be to the specific entry in which you answered the question.)
And a special note: in two weeks, we'll have the first anniversary of the "Sunday Seven!" Do you have a question you'd like to see asked? If so, click the email link in the profile and send it to me! Thanks for playing.
“Gangsta” clothes, particularly the carpenter's jeans thirty sizes too big.
“Anal floss” underwear, particularly on men. And the women who prefer it.
Most of the popular shows on TV today. What is the fascination with watching folks with no talent compete to become “somebody”? How many shipwreck situations can you imagine where the survivors would team up and compete with other survivors? Screw that, I wanna fish to eat.
Where can I get a morgue job like the one depicted on CSI? When I was a morgue attendant in college, the place was small, cramped, with bodies on gurneys awaiting examination in a 50° room that had a permanent reek. Who has millions to spend on a morgue?
Why are North Americans so absolutely pig-headed stupid when it comes to energy consumption? Where did this misbegotten sense of entitlement come from? Where will it end?