My email conversations today revealed the following:
Primus sucks. No, really - I know that the band's fans buy the t-shirts that say "Primus Sucks" because Irony Is The New Irony - but Primus does, in fact, suck. Atonal drawling + the same bass/drum riffs = me asking myself why I ever liked them. I did, you know. Well, I liked "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver". That part where Les says "Dog will hunt!" still moves me.
The Onion sucks. When it stopped being funny is difficult to pinpoint - I believe it was right around the time they discontinued the T. Herman Zweibel columns. I'm a sucker for humor based upon the over-use of hy-phens. Don't agree? Think this is funny? You get no love.
So two more things that I liked in my younger days now suck. I add them to the list, which includes Rush, anything R.E.M. did following Bill Berry's brain surgery, the Ford Mustang, soccer, computers that use Windows (oh yeah, we're gettin' ourselves a PowerBook), the Lakers (this is a point of fact - I'm still a fan, but they suck. Teams that are better than the Lakers this season include, but are not limited to, the following: Denver. Memphis. Milwaukee. Cleveland. And some other L.A. team. The Clippers, I think they're called.)