Monday, May 25, 2009

Things I Like That I'm Not Sure Why

Most things, if you ask why I enjoy them, I could tell you why I've come to enjoy them. You guys have to sit through very long posts on Trek, etc... where I discuss that sort of thing.

But some things you like, and you've never bothered to analyze why. Here are some of those things...


Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart".


Yeah, a 20 secnd bit from "The Mighty Boosh" inspired this whole post.


Tilda Swinton


We watched "Burn After Reading" the other night, and I found myself quite pleased Swinton was in it. I haven't seen that many movies with Swinton, but I like her.


Spaghetti (with meatballs)



Its just meat, noodles and tomato sauce with some oregano. Its still one of my favorite foods.


Ghost Hunters


Seriously. Its just dudes scaring themselves in the dark.


Fourth of July Concerts



Local, certainly. But I also watch whatever they have on PBS when I get home on the night of the 4th.



Ozzy's "Mama I'm Coming Home"




News 8 Austin



Austin has a local 24-hour news channel. If you think CNN has a time finding material for its 24-hour cycle, then you can imagine the challenge of finding enough to cover in Austin. So we get "Pet of the Week" and a lot of coverage of events in the community such The Great Texas Dog Walk, marathons, holiday events, etc... Its on a shoe-string budget, but... seriously. I feel very well informed about my hometown, but why do I feel compelled to watch it virtually every time I turn on the TV?


The McRib



It's pork by-product pressed into the shape of ribs, smothered in a lo-fi bar-b-q sauce, and topped with onion and pickles. And I love it. God help me, but I love the McRib. It's one of the few times each year that I'll drink a large Dr. Pepper. r, really, these days, actually go to McDonald's.

But I dig it.


Jeff Daniels




Yes, he routinely gets nominated for awards and stuff, but that's not something that usually sways me. I think its the crazy range of stuff the guys is willing to take on, and always acquits himself quite well.

So that's the random list of stuff. I expect I'll do this again.

Feel free to add your own.

3 comments:

Steven said...

I, too, harbor great love for Bonnie Tyler. The original cut video for "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was one of those first videos I ever saw on MTV (circa 1982) and made a major impression on me, you should check it out too.

NTT said...

1. Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart".

One of the great rock ballads. Never gets old. The original video is actually rather good.

2. Tilda Swinton

Awesome actress. Orlando is her best movie by far. She was very good in Constantine too.

3. Spaghetti (with meatballs)

No argument.

4. Ghost Hunters

Meh. So mediocre.

5. Fourth of July Concerts

Never watch them.

5. Ozzy's "Mama I'm Coming Home"

Agreed, this one goes to 11.

6. News 8 Austin

No opinion.

7. The McRib

Disgusting. Frankly I think it's made out of Soylent Green.

8. Jeff Daniels

Classically underrated.

Jason said...

I like picking on RHPT, but I'm not sure why.