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mousethief

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This is for agingjb who likes the concept of the 'unpopular opinions' thread but would rather just read about things people LIKE and not things they DON'T LIKE. And it's hard to argue with him. That thread seems to have descended into "this thing that everybody likes really sucks." So let's keep it positive! What are some apparently unpopular things that you like? What about them appeals to you (if applicable)?

I'll start. I like "Never Gonna Give You Up." I think it has a nice message, decent singing, and excellent instrumentation/production. It's a solid 1980's pop song.

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sharkshooter

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I like eggnog.

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I really like sprouts [Smile]

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Nick Tamen

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I like—no, I love—liver.

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Eggnog, sprouts and liver (fried, with bacon and onions) -- [Axe murder]

And a ham sandwich with mayonnaise, not mustard.

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Jengie jon

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I like both haggis and black pudding.

I am a medium to hot curry person (I do not enjoy mild ones)

100% chocolate in small doses.

Oh and I like both Marmite and Vegemite but have been known to draw the line at low salt yeast extract (actually I do not know anyone who hasn't).

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Another member of Club Sprout here.

On another note, I rather like Danny Boyle's Sunshine, in spite of it being regarded as one of his lessgood films.

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Uncle Pete

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I am in complete agreement, for once, with our dear old Miz Amanda (although I am now vegetarian).

I do object about ham sammiches. Real mayonnaise on one side, hot English mustard on the other.

And Jengie: Marry me and take me away from my miserable existence. [Biased]

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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
I'll start. I like "Never Gonna Give You Up."

Just sayin' ...
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mousethief

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quote:
Originally posted by GreyFace:
quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
I'll start. I like "Never Gonna Give You Up."

Just sayin' ...
That's fabulous.

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OK, I like 1960's bubblegum. Some of it anyway, like "Quick Joey Small" and "Na Na, Hey Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye".
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I believe that a cricket tea is not complete without egg sandwiches.

Mostly because the after-effects are the only thing that gives me enough velocity to get the ball to the other end...

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Takes a deep breath - I like playing the banjo.

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Doublethink.
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I loved Assassins Creed Unity, the environments were beautiful, especially the sunsets.

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Another lover of sprouts here! Yum. Roasted. Yum. Buttered.

I love okra! I love it boiled and slimy better than fried!

And grits! Yummy!

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Oh, I love brussels sprouts too. We should probably all post our recipes on the Recipes topic.
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I like -- no, I adore -- fruitcake.

Sprouts are OK. Properly cooked.

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sharkshooter

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quote:
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Sprouts are OK. Properly cooked.

So are cats. Oops, wrong thread.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ohher:
I like -- no, I adore -- fruitcake.

Doesn't everybody?

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Agree with Sipech about Sunshine, especially the 2001esque denoument(not a spoiler, since the allusion is mostly visual, not plot related). Though having seen it twice, I'm not in a hurry to see it again.

As I mentioned on the other thread, I preferred Three's Company with Furley as the landlord rather than the Ropers, and Terri as the blonde rather than Chrissy. I was a teenager when the show was in its heyday, and the Ropers seemed aimed at an older audience(what with all the sexless marriage jokes), and Chrissy, by contrast, seemed aimed at people with a juvenile sense of humour. Neither had much appeal to me.

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Og, King of Bashan

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I'm incredibly delighted that we have someone around these parts who cares so deeply about "Three's Company" that it gets two posts.

On the bad old sitcom front, I'm a 36 year old man, and I enjoy watching "Full House." There, I said it.

My wife owned two seasons when we got married, and I always made fun of her. But then the daughter came along, and one day, my wife put it on for her, and she was hooked (she likes seeing other little girls on TV). It wasn't long before I was watching here and there.

And you know what? You will get a good, sincere laugh at least once during any episode. Yeah, it's still totally cheesy, and I still cringe every time Dave Coulier launches into one of his impressions. But especially given some stuff that the girl wants to watch, I'm always down for Full House.

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I enjoy fall and winter. Rain, Snow bring it on.
Love fruitcake, sprouts, and dark chocolate.

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Nick Tamen

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Necco wafers are my favorite candy. Really.

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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quote:
Originally posted by Nick Tamen:
Necco wafers are my favorite candy. Really.

When as kids we "played church," we always used the white ones as communion wafers.

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I love Necco wafers, too! The wintergreen ones are my favorite!

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Nick Tamen

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I like the clove ones best.

And Miss Amanda, I’ve known of Catholic parishes that use them to practice for First Communion. I’ve always figured that the “taste” of actual communion wafers must be a real let- down after that.

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quote:
Originally posted by Diomedes:
Takes a deep breath - I like playing the banjo.

Isn't the definition of a gentleman someone who could play the banjo, but doesn't?

Or is that the saxophone?

When I was a child I loved brains and cod liver oil.

I haven't been game to try either since.

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I like broad (fava) beans. My neighbour kindly passed on some that she had been given [Yipee] She had been planning to compost them if I didn't like them.

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I like every song from David Cassidy and the Partridge Family and learned the (undemanding) lyrics off by heart in the '70s. As a teenager I was less keen on David Cassidy himself, because he was so much prettier than me.

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I like candy corn, especially the good stuff that's made with honey.

I like some fruitcake, if it's moist, and I love egg nog.

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jacobsen

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No. 1 sprout fan here.

Christmas cake with Wensleydale cheese is traditional, but it's much better with Stilton.

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Absolutely (my wife doesn't like blue cheeses though).
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Nicole--

quote:
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I like candy corn, especially the good stuff that's made with honey.

I like it, too. Do you eat it piece by piece, or section by section? I prefer the latter.

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Golden Key
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quote:
Originally posted by Nick Tamen:
And Miss Amanda, I’ve known of Catholic parishes that use them to practice for First Communion. I’ve always figured that the “taste” of actual communion wafers must be a real let- down after that.

Just about anything would be better than those styrofoam-like wafers some churches use.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kaplan Corday:


When I was a child I loved brains and cod liver oil.

I haven't been game to try either since.

When I was a child we had halibut liver oil capsules - loved them. Now I have to make do with cod liver oil capsules. I like to bite into them - lovely.

Oh, and I like to munch on uncooked dried pasta.

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fletcher christian

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I actually really like durian......providing I remember not to breath in through my nose.

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MaryLouise
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Ditto, durian is delicious even if you feel as if you're eating ambrosia with your head stuck down an unflushed toilet.

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I really like horseradish. And Shelley Duvall's performance in The Shining.

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Moo

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{tangent alert}

Many years ago I knew an elderly man who was one of the engineers that designed the machinery to make Necco wafers.

{/tangent alert}

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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quote:
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I actually really like durian......providing I remember not to breath in through my nose.

Had to Google it -- never heard of it. From what Wikipedia says about it, I don't think I'd like it.

I was especially intrigued by this quote:

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This strong odour can be detected half a mile away by animals, thus luring them. In addition, the fruit is extremely appetising to a variety of animals, including squirrels, mouse deer, pigs, orangutan, elephants, and even carnivorous tigers.
Not anyone I'd care to invite to my table. Well, maybe an orangutan or two might be interesting.

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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I like fish and everything about fishiness. I want stinky and messy fish. Oysters are my favourite. Straight up chew 'em up savour it all. Sardines for breakfast as I write this.
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I eat apples core and all, always have done [Smile]

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Curiosity killed ...

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You and me both Boogie, the pips, cyanide and all, have a nice almondy taste.

I had wondered about adding sardines as something I like, also whitebait, most fish and shellfish, but I don't like oysters raw.

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quote:
Originally posted by Graven Image:
I enjoy fall and winter. Rain, Snow bring it on.
Love fruitcake, sprouts, and dark chocolate.

Me too. In fact seeing this I might try them together.

Fruitcake and cheese together is great, especially Wensleydale.

{Spel chekk thinks there's a Wesleyan cheese. Silly spel chekk.}

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balaam

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quote:
Originally posted by Nick Tamen:
I like—no, I love—liver.

Yes. LRP's liver bacon and pea risotto is to die from...

Cough cough... I did not mean that ...cough cough.

I mean to die FOR.

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I actually think The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran is a nice little piece of writing. And no, this is not because of some general weakness for inspirational literature, as I really hate The Little Prince.

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Golden Key, I eat it whole piece at a time, sometimes multiple pieces. Yum!

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Bergkaese, or Mountain Cheese, from Southern Germany, or Austria (I think that's what it's called).

It smells like freshly-dumped dog-poo, but tastes wonderful, and goes down well with PORT. It can, IIRC, be obtained in Ukland sometimes, by those with strong constitutions, from specialist cheese shops.

(I recall travelling on a rush-hour bus into Innsbruck with Mrs. BF. We wondered where on earth the vile smell was coming from, until we realised that it was from the freshly-filled cheese rolls in our bags on the luggage rack. The entire bus-load of locals ignored the smell completely, AFAIK).

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I agree. I like sprouts. And liver, especially pigs liver fried with onions. I also think quite a lot of soups are improved by adding a bit of yoghurt, and some by adding marmite. Toasted cheese is particularly nice toasted with marmite and pickle.

Porridge is the best thing to have for breakfast, but it's best eaten with milk and some form of brown sugar - I prefer Demerara. Nothing arcane and spartan. But it really sets you up for the day.

I also like quite a lot of folk and folk-crossover, particularly our more indigenous sorts, and particularly if the instruments used aren't guitars. Some of it tries to sing about more complex issues than ordinary pop.

I also like Kate Bush, partly for the same reason and partly because she's got a good voice. I also think Karen Carpenter had a good voice.

Are those embarrassing enough admissions for this thread?

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I also think Karen Carpenter had a good voice.

I'm take-it-or-leave-it on Karen's voice, but I think the Carpenters had some pretty good songs, eg. Yesterday Once More and Top Of The World. Granted, this might owe at least as much to the writers as to the performers.

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