Adherent of the Repeated Meme

I’m not big on blog memes, but when someone like Saint Nate invites me to do one, how can I refuse? This is what the meme wants me to do:

Behold, the Caesar’s Bath meme! List five things that people in your circle of friends or peer group are wild about, but you can’t really understand the fuss over. To use the words of Caesar (from History of the World Part I), “Nice. Nice. Not thrilling . . . but nice.

So here goes:

  1. Little Britain – A comedy sketch show currently airing on BBC Canada. It has its moments, but it suffers the same problem as so many sketch shows before it; the sketches go on too long and the jokes get repeated so many times that they get tedious.
  2. The Pope – Not really my peer group, but the populace in general seems to be obsessed with anything and everything popely. I don’t care. Unless you’re a devout Roman Catholic, you shouldn’t care either.
  3. The Da Vinci Code – I’m sure it’s a good piece of fiction, but it’s been so over hyped that I can’t bring myself to read it.
  4. Football – That’s soccer for you North Americans. I grew up in England, where football (yeah yeah, soccer) is the national obsession. My Dad tried so hard to get me interested, taking me to games, making me watch it with him on TV. I never got it. Everyone around me was obsessed with the sport and devoted to their chosen team. I supported a team because it was the done thing, but my heart was never in it.
  5. Desperate Housewives – Why?

Now I need to invite some people to continue the meme; how about him, him and him?

7 thoughts on “Adherent of the Repeated Meme”

  1. You’re not missing anything with the Da Vinci code. It’s a lot of pseudohistory mingled with schoolyard occultism mangled with art. And it is so freakin’ predictable.

  2. Both my brother and my dad have been telling me I really have to read the Da Vinci Code.
    I’m sure it’s a great book to read and all that, but I don’t think I’ll ever read it. It just doesn’t seem like something I’d really like to read, no matter how many people say how good it is.

    As for Desperate Housewives. Never seen it. I’m thinking it’s probably just a sexed-up version of that 90210 show and therefore, I know I’m not missing anything good.

    Now, Little Britain….THAT’S good TV, but yes, you’re right…it does tend to repeat itself.

  3. DaVinci Code – I enjoyed it for what it was. I wouldn’t call it literature, but it was a good read, lots of fun. I think it will be a good movie as well. Ty enjoyed trying to figure out the riddles.

    Desperate Housewives – I am a fan. Television with actors, and scripts, it is somewhat rare in the valley of reality television. Sunday nights is a good time for me to wind down from the weekend, so the timing is good. And, I confess, strong female characters appeal to me.

    I was forced to play soccer as a kid, was never a fan. I am not Pope-obsessed although, I admire that he dedicated his life to a belief. The ritual in choosing a new Pope is interesting, but since I am not Catholic, it is as interesting to me as any other ritual.

  4. Don’t knock something just ‘cos it’s popular. I refused to read any of the Harry Potter books for ages for that very reason, but I succumbed and discovered that they are incredibly creative and addictive. DaVinci Code isn’t exactly deep, philosophical reading, but it’s fun. Give it a go.

  5. I think there’s a difference between the HP hype and the DVC hype. People started talking about DVC as more than fiction, suggesting that it contained some big secret, or a world-shattering conspiracy theory. I think that’s what put me off.

    Besides, I started reading Harry Potter before the hype went completely insane.

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