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Overrated – Diners

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … diners. The other day, Barack Obama caught hell for getting snippy with the press while trying to eating breakfast. He was working on a waffle while the press jammed 87 microphones and cameras into

Overrated – Outdoor dining

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … outdoor dining. This past Saturday marked the first warm sunny weekend of the spring in the Washington, D.C. area, which meant that every single ambulatory human in the metro area was either washing his

Overrated – White America’s racial tolerance

Ned Bitters Disclaimer: The views expressed in this column are solely those of Ned Bitters and do not necessarily reflect the views of HoboTrashcan. This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … white America’s racial tolerance. With Barack Obama on the verge of winning

Overrated – Your gambling prowess

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … your gambling prowess. Yes, I’m talking about you, Mr. Just Back from Vegas and I Won Large at the Craps Table, and you, Mr. I Knew the Bears Weren’t Gonna Cover Against the Lions,

Overrated – Oscar angst

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … Oscar angst. The annual post-Oscar bitchfest is in full swing, with self-professed filmophiles gnashing their teeth over who and what won and who and what didn’t. You know these types. Their gripes usually go

Overrated – Extravagant engagement stunts

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … extravagant engagement stunts. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I was going to go with the overratedness of the blowjob, but I figured I might be shooting myself in the crotch. At next year’s Christmas

Overrated – The words on your t-shirt

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … the words on your t-shirt. Perhaps “overrated” isn’t the right word. Maybe it’s more “puzzling” why we need to use our shirts to proclaim to the world what beer we like, what sports apparel

Overrated – Your idea of Heaven

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … your idea of Heaven. A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Redskins squeaked into the NFL playoffs when they beat the snot out of a bunch of sorry-assed second-string Dallas Cowboys. In the euphoria

Overrated – New Year’s celebrations

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … New Year’s celebrations. It is noon on Dec. 31 and I just returned from the grocery store, where for the umpteenth year in a row I witnessed the number one New Year’s Eve tradition

Overrated – Athletes thanking God

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … athletes thanking God. It’s a muggy August night in Pittsburgh. The last-place Pittsburgh Pirates are up on the last-place Colorado Rockies by six runs in the eighth inning of another meaningless game for both