7.24.2007

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?


I am aware that this confession may alienate all the Harry Potter lovers that read my blog. So, please don't hate me, but I do not like Harry Potter. I have no desire to read the books. I fall asleep during the climax of the movies.

What I do like is being part of a collective mass pop culture experience, like the unveiling of a new Harry Potter book. For this reason, I read the epilogue of the new book on Saturday and some spoilers on the internet so that I would have something to talk about with people, but secretly I'm like, "Oh man, do we
have to talk about Harry Potter?" I just hate being out of the loop.

Other big pop culture phenomenas that I can't get into, but feel forced to know something about so that I can have friends:

Star Wars
Lord of the Rings
Star Trek
Michael Bolton
America's Got Talent

I saw Star Wars for the first time when it was re-released during the late '90's. I was kind of disappointed and actually liked Space Balls better. I saw all 3 Lord of the Rings movies because Erik made me. Most science fiction, including wizards, irritate me. Maybe it is because I had this roommate in college who was addicted to the Science Fiction Network and I felt like a prisoner in my own home while she had the tv on. (Consequently, I do love the Back to the Future movies, Quantum Leap and Somewhere in Time, so science fiction about time travel is really neat to me.)

Either way, please do not hate me for hating Harry and I won't hate you for hating my favorites like the Spice Girls, American Idol and the Office. Although, something must be seriously wrong with you if you don't like those things because they are supercool!!! (Just kidding, sort of!)

17 comments:

  1. Cristin, why didn't you mention the Deadliest Catch?

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  2. Star Trek??? Michael Bolton??? Who are your friends?

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  3. Yeah, I don't understand the michael bolton comment, unless you are trying to tell us something...

    I hate, "dancing with the stars" and "24".

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  4. I hate So You think You can dance, and everyone at school was obsessed with it. Same with Harry Potter, I read the first three about 6 years ago and when I saw one in the movie theatre I fell asleep for the first time ever in a theatre! So it's okay. . I don't understand the Michael bolton comment either.

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  5. Yeah, what do you mean Michael Bolton. Unless you are Jake's mom or another lady in your 40's or 50's, I don't know many people who really get psyched about Michael Bolton, unless of course, you are like me, and SECRETLY feel happy when you hear a song and quietly sing along. I'm serious.

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  6. Cristin, I am deeply offended. Actually, I'm not, but I will continue to accept you even though you love Spice Girls, which I can't really understand, as long as you still don't mind my Harry Potter admiration!

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  7. i love it that you liked Space Balls better than Star Wars.

    and i actually went to see The Spice Girls movie so...i hear you on all counts!

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  8. What I meant by Micheal Bolton is that a lot of people must like him because he has made a living from his music. I have just never wanted to ask anyone if they liked him because it might create some sort of wedge in our friendship, but I know people love him.

    Take Jamie for example, she seems like a nice, normal, even humorous person, and she just admitted a thing for the Bolton. Who would have known?

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  9. C'mon. not REALLY a thing. What kind of a person do you think I am? I guess I should've explained since now everyone thinks I'm a sicko. My friends and I in highschool would get a Bolton cd or other musical nightmare from a thrift store and wrap it up really nice and give it on birthdays. I don't know what it really is that pleases me so much. The memories? But how can you not sing along when his pained crooning version of "when a man loves a woman" comes on the radio. You know, takes me back to Jr. High or something. And I like to torture Jake with my impressions.

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  10. Don't forget his hair, Michael Bolton had like the perma-mullet. That was weird.

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  11. K, coming from a HUGE harry potter fan, you're crazy! okay, not crazy because you're right the movies really aren't that good and you really have to read ALL of the books to really get into it, I didnt' start reading them until the 6th one was out because I tried reading just the first one years before and just didn't like it. anyways, i'll stop being defensive :), there's actually loads of people who don't like the books so I guess I just have to take a little abuse sometimes :) since i'm the wierd harry potter fan that dresses up like the characters :)

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  12. I like the crazes because I like watching people dress up and looking silly -- something I would probably never do. To be honest, I didn't get into Harry Potter until the third book. I read the first one to my 4th grade class because that was the year it came out, and I never finished the second one. The rest I read together with Matt -- that's how I get into them: a nice read aloud. And we "forgot" to pre-order the book (something about not having enough money), and we haven't seen the movie yet. But we will. We will.

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  13. What kind of friends make you like Star Trek and Michael Bolton? You are so funny.

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  14. Okay, I wrote that comment BEFORE reading all the other ones. Now I see I'm like way behind the times and the most lame commentor ever.

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  15. I don't hate you because we can not bond over Harry Potter. There is something about Harry Potter that I just like to read them. Maybe while I was working I would listen to all the Harry Potters while I was at my desk dealing with mindless attorneys, and there was something soothing about escaping into a good book.
    Also, last time I checked LOST was sci-fi ;)

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  16. Candace, I thought about Lost being Sci-fi as I read this, but actually, we don't know if it is sci-fi yet because all the theories have not been explained. You know what happens when you assume...

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  17. I'm basically out of the loop on pop culture because until about a month ago, our tv could only view dvds and vcr tapes. So I haven't jumped in with the enthusiasm over the office, lost, 24, all the american idol, etc. craziness.

    I am a fan of the Harry Potter books. My preordered copy came in the mail while I was out of town for a wedding, but other than flipping through it to make sure it wasn't one of the copies missing 30 pages, I haven't gotten around to reading it. And I haven't seen the movie. I read the first three right in a row for a paper I was writing in college. Then I was into them, went to a bookstore at midnight to get number 4, etc. I think I read number 4 or 5 in like 8 hours or something. But now that you have to sit around and wait and wait for the next one to come out, it's not as exciting. I mean, I can't remember what happened in book 6. And if I really try to remember the plot of any book, I've forgotten most of it. And I have no desire to start over reading them. I guess that's why I'm sort of procrastinating reading book 7.
    That and the fact that I have a book club tonight, and I've only read the first sentence of the book. And I'm in charge of the book for another book club Saturday. And next month's book club book. Yikes. I'm crazy.

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