I’ve never understood Monty Python. Their humor completely escapes me. To this day, I have not seen all of Monty Python and the Holy Grail because I cannot stay awake for it. The count now is around seven. I admit the part with the Black Knight is pretty funny, but the rest I’m not entertained by. The same goes for Monty Python’s Flying Circus and it’s Ministry of Silly Walks. Let’s get the record straight: I don’t actively dislike them. Make your case to me in the comments, and if it’s good enough, I’ll give them another shot.
I’ve never understood why people continuously find OK Computer to be a better record than Kid A. It’s not. It’s a classic case of parts being greater than the sum. Sure, you’ve got “Paranoid Android”, “Exit Music (From A Film)” and “Karma Police”, but the whole record, after several listens, doesn’t fit together congrouously. Kid A, in all of it’s discordant glory, is a much more impressive feat. There’s the antiseptic title track, with it’s inhuman vocal processing and gorgeous wash of synthesizers, the unforgettable bass riff that starts “The National Anthem”, the spectacular pop of “Optimistic”, and of course, the overlapping vocals on “Idioteque”. Kid A takes you to a place. It breathes. It’s alive. OK Computer spends an entire record telling you it’s not.
I’ve never understood audiophiles. I love music, but I’ve never been particularly concerned with how music sounds. Most of my music listening comes digitally, either when I’m on my computer or through my iPod, and on the rare occasion, a record or CD. That’s fine enough for me. With that said, I don’t enjoy fuzzy mp3s, and anything below 128kbps is UNACCEPTABLE.
I’ve never understood mayonnaise. In fact, it should be abolished. Absolutely disgusting.