In some ways, SoundCloud’s post on Tumblr is correct. Top of the line can be overrated. Everyone knew that they were talking music must haves. This blogger, however, will go a lot further to include my top 2016: A look back at my top five overrated entertainment or weird fashion.
- In technology, its gaming consoles, particularly the Xbox One and the PS4. As of August 3. 2016. According to Quora, it is all about the lead magnet and the tripwire. How many people got caught up in the latest popular war game by watching ads on television and pop ups on their smartphones? Heaven knows, I’ve seen my share on the S5 that someone handed down to me this past summer. Truth be told, the battle between Microsoft and Sony is neverending. Sales between the two for top dog are slow to materialize because of media hype.
- In music, this blogger has to disagree with Jaded Bitterman and his Top 10 Most Overhowever, Willans of All Time The Beatles made history in England and the United States. I mean, exactly how can they be listed as overrated? He also listed the Eagles, Eric Clapton and Billy Joel as overrated too. I am not a fan of any of these artists, but they wouldn’t be on my list of overrated musicians. I loved “Yellow Submarine” when they played the song on Sesame Street and used their voices as the Muppets who sang the song. As for the Eagles, someone played ”Hotel California on their smartphone this morning outside underneath my window, and sang to it. Granted, Clapton is more of a blues player than a groundbreaking guitarist. I like “Tears In Heaven,’ though. In spite of the author saying that Billy Joel is overrated, he might be wrong there also. I like “The Piano Man” and “We Didn’t Start the Fire” His songs appealed to the average listener. I mean, the piano player is the nain attraction in a bar other than the bartender.
- Deadpool, according to WhatCulture, isn’t cutting edge enough in spite of the money brought in via the box office. Better safe then too violent. Just last week, an article in the Huffington Post said that there is copyright infringement pirating superhero movies on the internet . Ironic that the link can’t be found. Judging by ticket sales, overkill is the least of their worries. Remember Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was panned by critics before hitting the box office and still turned a big profit.There were other films on the list that this blogger never heard of, for instance, The Nice Guys lacked chemistry. WhatCulture said that the two actors picked to play the lead roles just didn’t fit chemically on screen. That may have been how the roles were designed. Talk about the odd couple. This blogger never saw Meryl Streep’s Florence Foster Jenkins either, but what they said about this movie is right on the mark. Someone said she can sing and she does, in public.
- According to Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post, he couldn’t stand, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” (The New Press) by Arlie Russell Hochschild, finding it horribly overrated. The lead character hung onto too much baggage while visiting Louisiana to find out how people feel on the right side of politics. We all know that the press is extremely liberal. Some of those publications are bound and determined to bring down the current president elect—whatever it took. Lozada might be right about this award winning book, but this blogger plans to give Donald Trump a chance.
- If one liked loud things, then fashion is where its at. I mean, platform shoes, fringe tops and skirts seemed like a throwback to the disco era of the 1970’s. One wrong turn or trip will break one’s ankle. This blogger wasn’t surprised at the Daisy Duke-like short shorts, except that the behind is covered. We all remember the female cousin from “The Dukes of Hazzard”, Catherine Bach and every other shapely female that wore those red alarm shorts. I am surprised thong underwear, affectionately called ‘butt floss’, hasn’t lost its popularity yet. I had to ban someone on my news site on Tumblr because of his racy content. Females wearing thong panties is all tha was posted. UGH!
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