There are just some things that are everywhere. They show up on the news, on trending lists, on the news, on your friends Facebook walls. Whatever the case, sometimes things that are everywhere get nowhere for you personally. You know what I mean? Here are a few such things for me. This is a list of five things that I can't get excited about, no matter how hard I try or how hard people might try to make me.
The latest music from Adele
Until her latest album, I was a pretty big fan of Adele, but since the very first time I heard the opening to ‘Hello', I just can't get into it. I change the radio station every time I hear any of her newer songs come on. Here's the thing. It's not because the music is bad. Not at all. The thing about Adele's music is that every note she sings is rich and meaningful. So why don't I like it? Because every note she sings is rich and meaningful. It's just exhausting!
Everybody's probably seen the video somewhere on TV or Facebook or YouTube where a mom puts on a Chewbacca mask and starts going crazy with it. I love Star Wars, and I get that this whole thing is silly, it's fun, and that's all good, but I want no part of it. I think the underlying reason is that I've hit my limit, for awhile, of things going viral.
Game of Thrones
I see stuff on Facebook and the news all the time. This shows that it's kind of a big deal, so you'd think I'd be into it. I love a lot of serialized drama that's come to the forefront over the last 15 years or so, from The Shield to The Sopranos to Breaking Bad to The Americans. I love stuff like that. But GoT is something that's never crossed my radar. Not from the beginning. For some reason, I've always put a mental block on it. I couldn't tell you a single thing about the storyline if asked. In fact about the only thing I know is that some people abbreviate it GoT. That's all I know, and I'm fine with that.
Super Hero Movies
Man, have these ever taken over the multiplexes or what? And, I haven't really watched a single one over the last few years. No X-Men, no Captain America or…well, I can't even tell you a lot of the others just that I know one is being released every other week, and making lots of people lots of money.
The 2016 Presidential Election
It seems now that we've gotten down to what appears to be the candidates for each party nailed down that this is amping up the coverage and interest even more. It's gone the opposite way for me. I'd held on hope that a candidate I could get behind might somehow make it through, but once they dropped out, my interest dropped down. At this point I believe both Clinton and Trump to be unqualified, to be in it for their own personal interests and not those of the hundreds of millions that they'd be supposedly representing, and I believe both would harm the country. Until I believe otherwise, my interest level in this election is nil.
Readers, what are some things that everybody else is talking about but you?