Have you ever noticed...

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…that McDonald’s hamburgers are not as good as backyard grilled burgers?
…that some of the fashion from the 1970s is no longer regarded as being in good taste?
…that The Da Vinci Code is not exactly a literary masterpiece?
…that Tori Spelling was not the most attractive or charismatic cast member of 90210?
…that “Underwater Basketweaving” is not an actual college course?
…that some Ben & Jerry ice cream flavors take their names from famous 1960s personalities?
…that Celine Dion’s Titanic song is not the “best song ever”?
…that Hollywood’s version of events often deviates from reality?
…that “hipsters” sometimes show predilections for objects based on factors other than the objects’ internal qualities?
…that Japanese copy writers often misuse English to comical effect?
…that prom was not “the best night of your life”?
…that calculators are superior to slide-rules?
…that Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is a different book than The Invisible Man?
…that politicians often say things the public wants to hear around election time but act differently once in power?
…that rain is sad?
…that text is indicated through creating differentials in color and shape upon surfaces?
…that Steve Guttenberg has appeared in few movies since the 1980s?

W. David MARX (Marxy)
March 24, 2006

Marxy wrote a lot of essays back on his old site Néomarxisme. This is one of them.

6 Responses

  1. Pete Says:

    …that no actor of “Twin Peaks” ever became a “Hollywood-Celebrity-Superstar” (well, except Lara Flynn Boyle).

  2. ls Says:

    and I just went and bought all those six-inch wide ties …

  3. check Says:

    …that it really is quite impossible to “run with the shadows of the night”?

  4. odot Says:

    that prince was more creative in the 1980s and that 3121 is no masterpiece?

  5. r. Says:

    rush’s 2112 is better than 3121 by prince.

  6. Rory P. Wavekrest Says:

    …That Mr. Peanut is neither a Pea, nor a nut, nor a man.

    (he thinks he’s passing!)