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Overrated – Thanksgiving

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … Thanksgiving. Once again, Mrs. Bitters and I didn’t go “home,” or north, for Thanksgiving this year. We hardly ever do. (Although after living here for 20 and 23 years respectively, I think here is

Overrated – Your dreams

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … your dreams. There are certain sentences a person never wants to hear, a sampling of which is below: “That wasn’t powdered sugar. It was anthrax.” “I thought we could watch seasons one through three

Overrated – The Natural

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … The Natural. I love baseball. I spend $150 on the MLB Extra Innings cable package every year. I go to 5-10 games in four or five different cities each season. My shitass team is

Overrated – Our nation’s progress

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … the nation’s progress. I was overwhelmed with emotion last Tuesday at 11 p.m. when CNN called the election for Barack Obama. Getting emotional over anything not Mario Lemieux-related is not normal for me. I

Overrated – The following foods …

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … these foods. Hell no I’m not going to do something election-related. After two years of non-stop election chatter, can dufus Ned Bitters have any original insight to offer? I just googled the exact phrase

Overrated – The NFL’s drug policy

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … the NFL’s drug policy. Six to 10 NFL players this past week tested positive for a diuretic that can help lower the amount of banned substances that show up in urine tests. Each of

Overrated – Throwback uniforms

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … throwback uniforms. My cousin, an avid Tampa Bay Bucs fan, wanted to see the Seahawks and Buccaneers don their 1976 uniforms for last night’s game. He figured that a national TV game between two

Overrated – Smoke-free bars and restaurants

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … smoke-free bars and restaurants. I don’t smoke. After all, I’m not a complete fucking idiot. I’m just half fucking idiot, as I still drink too much for someone my age. (Body pushing 46. Face

Overrated – Regular churchgoers who are active in their church

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … the phrase “a regular churchgoer who was active in his church.” Every time some poor bastard gets hit by a bus, or every time some deranged wingnut shoots up a Burger King, or every

Overrated – Bob Dylan

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … Bob Dylan. You know, “The Voice of a Generation.” Yeah, a generation hopped up on LSD. Bob Dylan might be music’s most blatant embodiment of the emperor’s new clothes. Most of his songs are