So what’s the big deal?

10 November, 2009
Rat Fink

I’m finding lately I say things like, “I don’t get why people go gaga about this” and “I don’t think this or that is funny” and “What’s the big deal?” way too often. Am I cynical? Or just a snarky old hag? Probably a little of both and some other stuff, too. For ink-stance:

  1. Taylor Lautner – unhandsome. What’s all the fuss about? (Now let’s get him some rhinoplasty and we’re talkin’ turkey.) Robert Pattinson has a beauty about him, but nothing outrageously stunning. Kristen Stewart? Meh. (But I did enjoy the Twilight books and the first movie. I guess you can add “gooey sap” and “undiscerning” to my list of self-descriptors.)
  2. I didn’t find the SNL spoof of Twilight funny (and I’ve watched it twice in the last 3 days).
  3. The one time I root for the stupid Denver Broncos…sheezly.
  4. I think I’m one of eight people in the country who think Jay Leno is unfunny.
  5. Why is it that my morning quiet time flies by, while all the other times, when I’m doing things I have to do, drag?

I covet your thoughts. What do you look at and ask, “What’s the big deal?” Could be I’m just having a snippy day. I try not to have those too often.

But on the bright side — happy birthday, Mavis! Yay!!!

FO

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

20 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Hiltbrunner
Hiltbrunner
10 November, 2009 7:09 am

I’m not a big fan of Jay Leno as far as his show. Somethings are funny, but meh.

However I think he is an awesome person. I would love to get a tour of his garage.

Reply

Rat Fink Reply:

You *would* say that!

Reply

PKPudlin
PKPudlin
10 November, 2009 8:41 am

Hey Finkly, I’m with ya on #1. Guess it’s my age. I’d much rather watch Sean Connery do anything. Anything. Like wash the dishes. Anything at all…. I’m also with ya on #4. Ho-hum, big time. Can’t say much about the Broncos, being highly allergic to football and all… I can say, however that there is something depressing about wearing capris and sandals in November. You can take the girl out of the North…. PK ReplyRat Fink Reply:November 10th, 2009 at 6:22 pmHey, there’s been some indian summer weather up here like that! Kids wearing shorts to school, 80 degrees… Read more »

Mavis
Mavis
10 November, 2009 8:59 am

Thanks for the b’day wish, sissy! I must say I agree on #1. I just don’t see it. #2. Can’t comment on SNL. I never watch it. There’s no Chevy..no Bulushi..Murphy..Murray. #3. GO VIKINGS! #4. If I had to choose between Leno and Letterman, it would have to be Leno. Letterman makes me (what do you say?) “itchy”. I hope your day gets less “snippy” my darling. :0) Love you!! ReplyRat Fink Reply:November 10th, 2009 at 6:23 pmIt ended up not being snippy at all. High school choir did not melt down as expected, HA. (Now Black & Gold was… Read more »

Suzanne
Suzanne
10 November, 2009 12:28 pm

I never even heard of the people mentioned in #1. Perhaps that’s a good ting? Living in Europe has many many advantages I never got Grey’s Anatomy. Or Boston Legal. I tried but thought they were stupid programs. And I am a program expert. EXPERT I tell ya. Love Jay. And David. And Conan. All bring their own sort of energy to their talk shows. Get Conan going on some ad-lib and I bust a gut. I used to see Jay on CNBC but now that he’s in the new time slot I haven’t seen him and I miss him.… Read more »

Krissy
Krissy
10 November, 2009 1:21 pm

Agree with you on #1. I mean I find Taylor Lautner to be slighty attractive simply because he now has muscles galore but other than that, no. The SNL spoof made me scratch my head. Not funny at all. I’m also one of those 8 who doesn’t think Jay Leno is funny. Now I’m off to Calculus…. what is the big deal with calculus? :-D

Reply

Rat Fink Reply:

The deal with calculus is…hmmm…I don’t know either, Kristina. Yeesh!

Reply

Kodye
Kodye
10 November, 2009 2:10 pm

#2 I didn’t find that SNL spoof funny either, but the people I was with laughed so hard, they cried. Keep in mind one of those people was Jamie, and she’s easily amused. #3 My dad said the exact same thing last night, but I kind of know how you feel. Sunday was the first time ever I rooted for the Ravens… with similar results. #4 If I’m not included in the 8, can we bump it up to 9? I’ll take Conan and Jimmy Fallon over Jay Lame-O anyday. ReplyRat Fink Reply:November 10th, 2009 at 6:04 pmAw, poor Jamie!… Read more »

Artilluis Merchclod
Artilluis Merchclod
10 November, 2009 5:06 pm

Make it 10.

Reply

Artilluis Merchclod
Artilluis Merchclod
10 November, 2009 5:07 pm

ps…you should get on google wave and help me figure it out!

Reply

Rat Fink Reply:

Dude! I am on Google Wave. I just haven’t messed with it yet. We need to figure out a wave date and start to wade through it together. After 1 December, I am FREE BIRD

Reply

Sam
Sam
10 November, 2009 7:17 pm

I don’t think the SNL Twilight spoof is funny (along with everything else they produce)… I just thought it was well done. They put quality into their satires.

Reply

Rat Fink Reply:

Yabut…if it ain’t funny, where’s the quality? I guess satire doesn’t *have* to be funny…but I thought their purpose was to make people laugh.

Reply

Will
Will
10 November, 2009 8:53 pm

The ratings fr Leno’s show haven’t been as good as NBC was hoping so I’m pretty sure it’s more than the 11 we’re up to that don’t much care for him. As for the cast of Twilight, yeah, no. Not at all interested in a single blasted one of them, especially Robert Pattinson. He’s too skinny and too pale. Looks like a bleached popsicle stick.

Reply

Rat Fink Reply:

Bleached popsicle stick. HA

Reply