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Overrated – Preserving famous people’s houses

Andy Griffith's widow recently got permission to level the house she and her husband lived in together. This has upset some of Griffith's friends and fans, who believe the house should be turned into a museum. This week, Ned Bitters looks into the strange phenomenon of wanting

Overrated – Star athletes being overpaid

When Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco signed a new $120 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens that will pay him an average of $20 million per year, sports talk DJs and newspaper columnists were quick to question whether or not he is worth the cash. This

Overrated – Christmas foods

Christmastime is filled with a variety of special traditions. In addition to the presents and the decorations, one of the key components of Christmas is the food. From fruitcakes to Christmas hams to candy canes, there are a ton of specialty foods that crop up this time

Overrated – College football playoffs

In 2014, college football will implement a playoff system, officially ending the tradition of having the National Title game decided solely by BCS rankings. While most fans are excited, Ned Bitters thinks it's overrated. He isn't displeased with the system because he thinks it's unfair or that

Overrated – Military honor

All of us here at HoboTrashcan wish those who served in the armed forces and their families a heartfelt Veterans' Day. But our heartfelt thanks to those who served isn't stopping contrarain Ned Bitters from writing an overrated column today examining the importance we put on the

Overrated – More miscellaneous sports moments

Unfortunately for Ned Bitters, he can't even sit back and watch America's pastime without seeing things he believes to be overrated. With the World Series and the NFL regular season grabbing America's attention this month, Bitters shares a few things about the two sports he finds overrated.

Overrated – Geeks in advertisements

[singlepic=1069,150,95] This week Ned Bitters wonders what happened to all of the pretty people in advertisements. Long gone are the days when handsome men and gorgeous women would sell you products. Now, it's geeks, losers and helpless slobs peddling products to consumers.

Overrated – Your comments to bikers

[singlepic=1052,150,95] Ned Bitters can't seem to get through a single bike ride through the serene countryside without one amateur comedian leaning out the passenger side of a passing car to hurl a witty one-liner his way. This week Bitters pays tribute to this colorful group of drive-by

Overrated – Family reunion angst: part deux

[singlepic=1043,150,95] Last year, Ned Bitters shared the highlights from his family reunion in the hills of West Virginia. He returned to the mountains again this year and is back once again with tales from his adventure, including potato gun hijinks, an overactive New Jersey woman and the

Overrated – The plight of the poor PSU players

[singlepic=1020,150,95] After the sanctions were handed down to Penn State, many people said the players were being unfairly punished for something they weren't involved in. This week, Ned Bitters argues that we shouldn't feel sorry for the football squad at Penn State.