Over-rated

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  1. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    You know when a song or movie is released, or a particular athlete or actor is praised, and you think, "That song/movie/actor/athlete/product is rather overrated"??

    Anyway, I'm going to start the list with a biggie:

    1. The Beatles.


    Discuss.
     
  2. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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    No. You may not like their music, but they changed the industry forever, so you can't deny their influence.

    To me, someone is overrated when they basically are just "lucky" to be famous.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    You take that back about the Beatles.


    Things that I find overrated:
    HBO
    The Sopranos
    Sex and the City
    "Stairway to Heaven"
    Cinemax
    Johny Depp (sp?)
    Tim Burton
    Michael Bay
    - Especially "Armageddon"
    Bill Clinton
    The Stock Market(s)
    Unemployment Figures
    Hybrid Technology
    Compact Florcesent Bulbs (Incandescent FTW)
    World of Warcraft
    MMORPGs
    The Dangers of Nuclear Reactors
    Greenpeace
    Expensive Wine
    Sports Drinks
    Starbucks
    Football (US)
    California
    Florida
    Jimmy Hendrix
    KISS
    Nearly everything from the 1980's
    Heavy Metal
    Metalica
    Naruto
    Pokemon
    PBS
    Fox News Channel
    MSNBC
    J-Lo
    Most current Pop stars
     
  4. jmadlena Guest

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    I agree with forafireescape. Even if you don't like the Beatles, they changed music in such a way that it will never be the same.

    As far as overrated bands/artists go, I'd say almost anything from the 80-90's; seeing as how music was pretty much dead then.

    Movies: Transformers, Transformers, Transformers, and Transformers. It is an abomination.
     
  5. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    This list can go on forever
    let me add:

    Britney Spears - what talent ?
    Paris Hilton - No talent , cant even suck. :rolleyes:
    Angelina Jolie - Ok not too bad but over-rated
    Brad Pitt - see above

    Dead People:
    Nietzsche
    Kafka
    Hilter
    Stalin
    Marx
    Freud
    JP II

    Ok I will stop there.
     
  6. jmadlena Guest

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    What don't you like about CFLs? I'm just curious.
     
  7. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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    Dang. You guys have huge lists.

    And of the "dead people" list - again, a list of people who had huge influences and changed the world we live in. They've changed our ways of thinking, our laws, our worldviews, etc. Hitler? Freud? Marx? How can you deny they had a huge influence?
     
  8. TEG macrumors 604

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    CFLs contains mercury. I WILL NOT poison the planet to save a few dollars on my power bill. I'm a huge proponent of LEDs, which are more effecient and consume less energy, and can be easily repurposed after burn out (after 20 years of use). We need to instead create new clean energy sources, like solar, unregulated wind, hydroelectric, and nuclear.

    TEG
     
  9. Melrose Suspended

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    2. Rolling Stones

    3. Batman

    4. Dunkin Donuts

    5. Tom Cruise

    6. Presidential Elections
     
  10. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Yes but they are still overrated.
    they had an influence which is greater after their death than during their lifetime.
     
  11. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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    Just because their influence was after their death doesn't mean they were any less influential.
     
  12. jmadlena Guest

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    While I agree that there are always better ways to do things, I think CFLs do a pretty good job. IIRC (and someone please correct me if I'm wrong) that more mercury is released into the atmosphere, which then drops back to Earth, from power-plants than from CFLs.

    Even if there is a mercury danger from CFLs, at least it can be captured (read recycled) and disposed of properly, whereas pollution and mercury in the air cannot.

    But I could be totally wrong about this.
     
  13. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    I'm going to stay away from music since there is already a thread of that which I contributed to, but some random things in real life:

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
    Late Night Comedy Shows
    "Sketch Comedy" shows (really just SNL and MADtv)
    The Metroid video game series
    The Halo video game series
    Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead - Stoppard
    Brave New World - Huxley
    Lord Jim - Conrad
    The War On Drugs
    Airborne :D
    Sweet Potatoes/Yams
    Standardized test scores
    Satellite Radio
    Circus Peanuts (candy)
    Blonde hair
    Uggs
    Crocs
    Paintballing
    Expensive clothing
     
  14. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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    Uggs, crocs, and expensive clothing - totally agree!! :)
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Apple

    *runs away and hides*

    Well, I'll take it back if Teg takes back Johnny Depp. :mad: :eek:
     
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    Abstract

    :)

    Yes, those as well.
     
  17. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Angelina Jolie's beauty.

    George Clooney.

    Hair

    ...off the top of my head (pun intended)
     
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    I will agree with that about the Mercury in the atmosphere. I'm saying that we should also shutdown those sources and replace them with the clean technologies that I listed. That, and getting the EPA to allow nuclear power-plants to reuse their fuel. A small, safe chemical reaction can take spent fuel and make it viable again.

    Also, you have to think about Joe 6-pack when you talk about CFLs, less that 10% of people using them will properly dispose of them, most of them will end up in landfills.

    TEG

    PS - Other Overrated things

    HALO
    Counter Strike
    eBooks
     
  20. Abstract thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    But she was never said to be any good. It's not like everyone goes on about how great she is.


    I think we all have a different definition of what "over-rated" actually means. To me, something is overrated when it's rated highly by almost EVERYONE else, and yet you think it's utter.......ly bad, or you think it's average, and not deserving of the reputation it has received. I don't see how "Hitler" can be over-rated.

    Here's another one. It's an Oscar winning film........Crash. A horrible film that assumed the viewers were idiots.

    And yes, The Beatles are staying on the list. Regardless of how famous and influential they are, their music isn't so great, IMO. I know people adore them, but they're not for me.

    Wow, totally agree. Woof woof.
     
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    Seinfeld. I sometimes think I'm the only one in the world who can't stand that show



    *ducks out of the way of thrown objects flying towards me*
     
  22. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    :mad: Their movies are quite good thank-you-very-much. :p

    Seriously right? That and flavored water are really over-rated.
    If you like unburnt coffee, go to Peet's
    Take it back! :mad::p
    I'll have you know that the Bay Area fully lives up to its hype. ;) :p

    LA is another story...:p *runs*
    Really? Who rates Florida highly? :confused: :p

    Oh yeah, clinical psychologists. I keed I keed:p :D
     

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