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Alfred Hitchcock.

Sure, he could throw together the odd tense scene - but that's all he could do. As a storyteller, he sucked.
Agree. My wife think heís great. Yawn-fest for me.
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As I read those that mention Hitchcock and Dylan, I formed a cross with my fingers and held them toward the screen. Sacrilege indeed!
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:31 AM
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Agree. My wife think heís great. Yawn-fest for me.
My wife too. That's why I've seen most of them.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:36 AM
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Yíknow whatís really great? Listening to Dylan and the Dead while youíre eating cheese.
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I knew I should have put a smiley or a link. I hoped the first sentence of the OP would be a clue I was referencing (parodying?) the other thread and itís misspelling.
Which I discovered moments ago when I look again at the referenced thread. I thought for a moment I had misspelled it
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I love early Who, the short bouncy rockers. I can tolerate certain cuts from Tommy.. Anything after that I cannot stand. And if I catch anyone putting on Whoís Next, I will grab the disc from their hands and hurl it with great force.

Elton John, Springsteen, girl singers with acoustic guitars or piano and no drums make me itch.

Tolkien also...I love fantasy fiction, but hate anything with the stench of elves about it. Iím a GORMENGHAST man!
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Mariachi music. I wish the Mexican restaurants I frequent wouldn't play it. I'll do take out.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:48 AM
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Jack White. Pretentious asshole.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:55 AM
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Led Zeppelin. I can understand why others like them, just not my thing. The Doors I don't get at all.
Moving into acting, I never understood the attraction of Andie MacDowell. To steal and butcher a joke from Paula Poundstone, does her dad own a movie studio or something.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:56 AM
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I never liked the band Chicago, but I love their songs covered by Leonid & Friends. (a Russian Chicago cover band)
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:15 AM
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Breaking Bad, already mentioned
Seinfeld: it was ok, but not great, better than most sitcoms, but that's not saying much.

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Old 07-17-2019, 10:37 AM
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:43 AM
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:01 AM
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Any form of a musical ballad or artists who specialize in singing ballads.
Nothing would bore me more than having to sit through a concert by Celine Dion, Adele, Whitney Houston, Streisand, etc. or have to listen to ballads by Pink, Christina Aguilera, etc. I have absolutely no appreciation for what people consider awesome singers.
Things like rock ballads are just as boring to me. Rock music is great it it's rocking and rolling. But to have some rocker belt out a ballad just puts me to sleep.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:22 AM
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'Friends'. There are whole cable stations devoted to non-stop reruns of 'Friends'. Jennifer Anniston is regarded as a goddess, Courtney Cox is (was) regarded as one of the world's greatest beauties. I hate 'Friends'. I loathe the show. I hate each and every one of them. And I tried to watch - I TRIED.
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I don't like Kurt Cobain or the entire musical genre that existed around (because of?) him.

I don't like 90% of the music that exists within the Jazz genre.* *I'll listen to Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton all day. Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie -- especially Dizzy Gillespie -- can all go pound sand.

I don't like The Office, Parks & Recreation, Riverdale, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Supernatural..... the list goes on.

I don't like Casablanca either, and indeed, you can count on two hands the number of movies I've seen that were made before I was born. You can count on one hand the number of such movies that I've liked (I couldn't sit through ten minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey).

I don't like The Lord Of The Rings books. The movies are three of the high points of 21st-century cinema, so far. The books are not unlike the Bible. Leviticus. In King James.
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I love the Seattle-scene grunge music era (having lived and partied through it)...except for...Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.

Give me AIC, Tad, Nirvana, Hammerbox, Hitting Birth...Something about the tone of Cornell's and Vedder's singing, I need something with a hook instead of just fuzzy monotonous droning.
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I've made my negative opinion of a certain movie very clear on these boards.

Music? I dislike Steve Miller (after his fifth album) and Rod Stewart (once he left Jeff Beck),
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:41 PM
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Oprah
Dr. Oz
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Jazz where everyone is playing a different song
Bob Dylan
"I got money I got hoes" rap music, way overdone by now
Reality shows
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Imagine Dragons/Coldplay/Nickelback, all the vanilla pop rock
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I've always been under the impression that plenty of people out there actively dislike them - and that many, many more just think "meh"...
I've never heard that. Most people who I talk music with love The Foo Fighters. I certainly do.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:52 PM
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People who say that SNL hasnít been funny in X years.

You either havenít watched in X years ...
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Youíve been watching a show for X years that you donít think is funny.

In neither case does your opinion have merit to me.

My own opinion is that SNL always has been an uneven show with some great, some horrible, and most just average sketches.
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George Carlin, brilliant in his early career, then decades of milking it, then years of being a kind of racist/sexist old man.
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Does this thread have to be limited to artists? I don't really like watermelon. Or sushi.
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I want to say rap and hiphop but I remember years ago hearing stuff I didn't mind at all so maybe it's a certain subcategory that bugs me or maybe it's because what I'm liable to hear on the radio is the worst example. Either way, do not like.
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"Seinfeld" - not funny and the eponymous character whines too much.
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Does this thread have to be limited to artists?
No, it doesn’t need to be artists but it needs to be something that’s it’s assumed most people think is great. Something controversial. I hate ice cream could qualify, I hate broccoli would not.

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George Carlin, brilliant in his early career, then decades of milking it, then years of being a kind of racist/sexist old man.
Like or dislike Carlin's routines, he was never racist.
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Like or dislike Carlin's routines, he was never racist.
Obviously, I disagree...deal with it.
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"Seinfeld" - not funny and the eponymous character whines too much.
I'd agree here, though the real whiner is George. Jason Alexander ruins everything he appears in (he even ruined The Music Man, for God's sake!)
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I completely agree.
I also have the same opinion of Howard Stern.
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I'd agree here, though the real whiner is George.
I don't know about that. Even the promos have Jerry continually whining.
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I also have the same opinion of Howard Stern.
Only when allowed to run his mouth too much. How-weird the WNBC DJ (as opposed to Talk Radio Host) wasn't so bad.

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Game of Thrones. I just don't get it.
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"Seinfeld" - not funny and the eponymous character whines too much.
That's the one I opened up the thread to mention.
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Jack White. Pretentious asshole.
You can come over and sit next to me. I haven't found anything to like in any of his incarnations, but the Raconteurs especially suck.

Ernest Hemingway.

Bohemian Rhapsody.
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'Friends'. There are whole cable stations devoted to non-stop reruns of 'Friends'. Jennifer Anniston is regarded as a goddess, Courtney Cox is (was) regarded as one of the world's greatest beauties. I hate 'Friends'. I loathe the show. I hate each and every one of them. And I tried to watch - I TRIED.
Damn! You beat me to it! I tried, but I gave up. And don't even mention shudder David Schwimmer.

Heavy Metal Bands
Hair Bands

Movies with lots of fighting and chasing. Booooooooring.

Edited to add: The first Lord of the Rings movie put me to sleep. Twice.

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Obviously, I disagree...deal with it.
It's dealt with. The drones are on their way.
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Ernest Hemingway.
There you go. Even the readable stuff (The Sun Also Rises, ĒThe SHL of FMĒ) includes really irritating levels of sexism. And no, itís NOT ďthe way everyone wrote back then.Ē
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I also say Jimi Hendrix.

I like a few of his songs. I understand he was revolutionary in his day but I cannot pretend he was the greatest guitarist since the invention of strings. There have been a BUNCH of guys come along who just as good and some who are better.
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It's dealt with. The drones are on their way.
Thatís funny. Better than drones, though, send those metal robot dogs from Black Mirror.
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Robin Williams. I never thought he was in the least bit funny. Not. One. Little. Bit. "Loud" does not equal funny.
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Robin Williams. I never thought he was in the least bit funny. Not. One. Little. Bit. "Loud" does not equal funny.
I never watched him do standup. But he was good in Aladdin.

I hate Led Zeppelin, too.
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No, it doesnít need to be artists but it needs to be something thatís itís assumed most people think is great. Something controversial. I hate ice cream could qualify, I hate broccoli would not.

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I hate ice cream.

Seriously. I don't like sweet things, and that includes ice cream.
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Robin Williams. I never thought he was in the least bit funny. Not. One. Little. Bit. "Loud" does not equal funny.
I think he had moments. He had to have just the right role and he had more clunkers than ones that hit IMHO, but he did have some I found very funny.
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Van Morrison
Steely Dan

Comedy

Robin Williams
Amy Schumer

Authors:

George R.R. Martin (I think he attains Dan Brown-like levels of unreadability)
Toni Morrison
Paul Auster (and while we're at it, his wife, Siri Hustvedt)
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Wow, I'm just getting started. I guess I'm turning into a curmudgeon as I hit 60.
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Greatful Dead.
The Dead were a concert group. They have two decent hit songs, but if you never saw them in concert, it is understandable you'd think "meh".

I never liked Andy Kaufman. Him standing there, mouthing the words to Mighty Mouse' is perhaps the least funny and most stupid thing I have ever seen. Nor was he funny on Taxi, except maybe in very small doses.
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