Wednesday, 25 December 2002

Overrated and Underrated Lists, 2002



Overrated
- mojitos, ___tinis, merlot
- J-Lo's from-the-block cred

- the supposed underratedness of rap-rock bands
- Sam Mendes
- Heath Ledger
- Anthony Lane
- "Road to Perdition", the movie
- "Everyone Loves Raymond"
- "Six Feet Under"
- Scotland
- Carrie
- wins by starting pitchers
- interleague baseball
- the NBA salary cap
- the amount of guilty pleasure one can derive from reality shows
- the New York Times' liberal bias
- William Safire
- Cary Tennis as chronicler of generations
- "I Don't Know How She Does It"
- the hotness of the Bush twins
- the freakiness of Bing-Bowie's "Little Drummer Boy"
- politically incorrect humour
- pronouncing 'Target' with a soft 'g'
- spelling 'America' with any number of 'k's
- Tom Tomorrow
- China
- "Best (or worst) lie I've ever told"
- Simon Cowell's heartlessness
- the staying power of "terror sex"
- the sincerity of Strom's renunciation of 1948
- Sean Combs, fashion designer
- headlines with the phrase "____ and the City"
- Industrial Light and Magic
- the 'Dolby Digital experience' effects
- the sex appeal of Dubya

Underrated
- Manhattans, Pimm's, pinot grigio
- "ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gnaht ym tup"
- the Datsuns, the Leaves

- the Weitz brothers
- Charlie Hunnam
- David Denby
- "Possession", the movie
- "Buffy"
- "Gilmore Girls"
- Wales
- Miranda
- on-base percentage
- the wild card in baseball
- Tomasz Radzinski
- pitchers under 6 feet
- Voice Over Internet Protocol
- Dahlia Lithwick from Slate
- the Ethicist
- Cary Tennis as advice columnist
- "The Nanny Diaries"
- the hotness of the Olsen twins
- "Last Christmas"
- dirty jokes
- saying "23 skidoo!"
- anachronistic slang... "heavens to Betsy!"
- the Boondocks
- Taiwan
- "_____ is sexy; ______ is sexier"
- Paula Abdul's niceness
- the euro
- water as a political issue
- the sound of "Mills/McCartney" vs "McCartney/Mills"
- clubbing in the 80s
- WETA vfx
- the THX sound
- the sex appeal of John Major, apparently





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