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28 :: 30

There are things that I know I’m supposed to like.  I’m supposed to rave about it and love like all my other like-minded friends.  Here are a few examples:

  • The National
  • This American Life
  • “Lost in Translation”
  • The Daily Show
  • Pot Roast

I’ve tried.  I swear I have.  I’ve listened to countless hours.  I’ve listened to the key songs and episodes as recommended.  I’ve tried a dozen different recipes and variations.  I’ve heard passionate claims in their favor, but I just don’t get it.  I’m sorry.  I apologize only because people are so passionate about their love for particular things.  And when I’m ambivalent towards them without a solid reason, I feel like I’m missing something huge.  Like I’m too stupid to understand these things’ essences.  No one likes to feel stupid, so I keep trying to see what others love so much.

I kept seeing “Serial” pop up in my newsfeed from all my like-minded friends.  I guess I’ll bite.  I didn’t have high hopes because I’ve tried to love “This American Life” more than any of the above Nuggets.  The other day I was bored.  All the Stern’s were old.  So I figure I’d let “Serial” play until the bathwater got warm.

The bathwater got cold and I was hooked.

28 :: 30



**”Mistaken for Strangers” was pretty good, but I’m not in love or even deep like with the The National.  They’re ok…