Sunday, May 14, 2006
What Burns Me
I was just watching the Jeff Foxworthy show tonight and he's got a little bit he does called "What Burns Me". Well I always find those interesting. I got a couple. The fake "well". Everybody's heard it, we just haven't given it a name yet. It sounds something like this: "That foul ball was, well, it was just foul." I guess it's supposed to indicate that the speaker is just saying the comment spontaneously when it's clear to everybody that it's planned in advance. "The winners go home as champions, the losers, well, they just go home." Not very spontaneous! And another thing that burns me is TV shows and movies where somebody gets themselves a drink and doesn't drink it. Especially at a bar. They just leave the place without ever touching the drink. That burns me. Those drinks are expensive! It just kills the realism of the show. But speaking of the Jeff Foxworthy show, he did a skit where three rednecks were scared out of their wits and ran out of the bar yelling and screaming leaving three full bottles of beer on the table. Then one of them came back in, still yelling and screaming, picked up the three beers and yelled and screamed his way out of the bar. Now that's reality TV! And I'm really tired of "at the end of the day". Who started this anyway? I've heard all kinds of people using it from atheletes to politicians. Usually, whatever they qualify with this is the same at the beginning of the day too. So what exactly does it mean? I dunno, maybe I'm just watching too much TV. But, at the end of the day, these things just, well, they just burn me.