I've come up with my own meme, for what it's worth. Feel free to snarf it and comment on it. I'm not going to "tag" anyone with it, as I don't like chain letter-y stuff, myself. But, if you like it, take it. It's yours to use. If you do snarf it, leave me a comment so I can go to your blog and read your answers. Muchas gracias!!
Underrated, Unsung, and Deserving of More Credit
We all have our little personal cult items that we feel have been unfairly bypassed by mainstream culture and, therefore, deprived of acclaim, a good long run, and/or lots of moolah. I know I have favorite shows and music that most of the world’s never heard of, and it makes me nuts sometimes. I thought it would be nice to share a list of “favorite underrated stuff” and see what other people might have to recommend, too. This list could have been much longer, but I’m trying to limit what could be a horribly long litany. I’ve skipped books, as I just recently did the book meme I snarfed from Javier’s Live Journal.Here goes...
- Five musicians/bands deserving of greater acclaim:
The Beautiful South (okay, so they get plenty of acclaim in the
Swing Out Sister
Thomas Dolby (He’s writing new music, people!! YAY!!!)
Bonus band: Wang Chung. I said it in my last post – Points on the Curve kicked ass.
Corrine and Andy - Swing Out Sister
- Five non-hit movies I’d recommend people add to their Netflix queue:
Big Trouble in Little
True Believer (waitin' for “the great day of the rope”)
Every Terry Gilliam film (except The Fisher King)
Bonus movie: rent “Crazy People” – it’s not that great, but the fake ads will make you laugh your ass off.
Are ya feelin' kinda invincible?
- Five TV shows that were wrongly cancelled, ignored, or just had a limited run and you might have missed:
Homicide: Life on the Street
The Tick (both live action and cartoon)
Firefly (here's hoping the movie doesn't suck)
Michael Palin’s marvelous travel shows: 80 Days, Pole to Pole,
Big Train (absolutely hilarious and sick British sketch comedy – I will never think of Florence Nightingale the same way ever again)
Bonus show: Long Way ‘Round (Ewan MacGregor and Charlie Boorman’s amazing motorcycle trek around the world)
Michael Palin, world traveler, enjoys a hookah at the Khan al-Khalili in Cairo
- Five places in the
you probably don't have on your to-do list, but should visit before you take the big dirt nap: United States
Wall Drug, Wall,
It's important. It means something...
- Bonus category – something you think people should experience:
Homemade ice cream from Whitey’s or Country Style,
Fried chicken at Stroud’s,
A real Amish family spread somewhere in
A hot, homemade apple dumpling (a la mode, of course) at Barbara Fritchie’s Candy Stick Restaurant, Frederick, Maryland (orgasmic dessert – a perfect follow-up to an afternoon learning about field amputations and embalming at the National Civil War Medicine Museum)
An amazing hot dog (or two) at Portillo's in Chicago, Illinois (so very good and so very bad for you!)
Bonus food: A Hungry Hobo sub,
Whitey's ice cream is a religious experience. For real and for true.