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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Desperate Housewives – Why?