June 06, 2023

Deep Thoughts With Jerry #17

I'm having a very bad day today--my anxiety is really high--so I'm glad that it's Jerry's "Deep Thoughts" post today. Here he is...

Happy Tuesday! I figured instead of doing the ice breaker questions again I would change it up once more. Last week I named my favorites in miscellaneous categories; here are the same categories, but rather than my favorites, I'll list ones that I think are overrated...

Overrated movie:

Right off the top of my head came 'Scarface'. A lot of my friends thought this movie was so awesome. Posters hung on walls in their rooms, popular athletes during the 90's quoted Al Pacino's Tony Montana. It was supposedly the ultimate "must watch" if you were a guy. But I didn't see the appeal when watching it. There's a lot of movies that I watch over and over and over again... not this one. One and done. The acting wasn't bad, the story wasn't terrible. I almost feel like the hype around the movie kind of raised my expectations and I was hugely disappointed. 

Overrated TV show:

Out on a limb, but The Simpsons. I watched this show when I was a kid. Everyone was into it, all my friends were saying 'Cowabunga' and telling each other 'eat my shorts'. But, not me--I just didn't see the show as funny or even entertaining. Maybe it's animated TV shows. I'm just not that into them. (Well, unless it's South Park. That's a genius show that finds a way to make fun of social dilemmas and get away with it. The world has tried to cancel the show so many times and failed.) 

Overrated band:

So easy... Dave Matthews Band. I despise that man's voice. It's so cringy and reminds me of listening to Adam Sandler's character from 'The Waterboy' singing an entire album. 

Overrated sport:

Basketball. I used to love basketball. The 90's was the best but after that era ended the era of selfish players and soft athletes came in and it totally ruined the sport. The theatrics surrounding some of these players was just too much. Players got really good at making it look they were fouled and then fly across the floor like they were shot from a cannon. Lebron James, one of the greatest players ever in the game, is the king of this. He's honed this craft and has taken all the joy out of watching the game. 

Overrated video game:

I've played my fair share of games in my lifetime. When it comes to popularity and overall hype that I didn't get that into the award for Most Overrated Video Game goes to 'Grand Theft Auto' or 'GTA" for short. This game became wildly popular on the Playstation console, it was an exclusive title that only Playstation owners could play and if you had a Xbox like me you were shit out of luck.

Years later, Playstation's exclusivity rights with 'GTA' developer Rockstar Games ended and 'GTA' became available on Xbox. I was so excited when I heard the news. 'GTA' was criticized for years because of it's depiction of violence and sex. That was the appeal to teens and they loved it.

I was a young adult when I was able to play it and I wasn't that into it. In the game you could drive around and mow people down with your car, car jack someone, hire hookers and strippers, get into shootouts with the police, and pretty much do whatever you wanted. You could play endlessly. Me, I just wanted to finish it and be done. Most people say it has a very high replay value but this has been collecting dust in my collection for years. 

Overrated food:

I may lose my man card for this, but to me the most overrated food of all time is steak. The big, juicy slabs of red meat have never been my thing. Ever. I was always envious of the guys talking about the steaks they made over the weekend; it felt like I didn't fit in because when I would say I wasn't a big fan of steak they cast me aside like a leper. It's not to say that I haven't had some good steaks though, but more often than not, just not a favorite of mine. Never really been a red meat guy, I was always about the pork or chicken. 

Overrated snack:

I can't think of any for this one. People don't really talk about snacks that much, but if I had to pick one it would be movie theater popcorn. It sounds like it would be awesome, such a great idea when you get there. Soon into the movie I always find myself picking it out of my teeth for the rest of the movie and it's just not worth it. 

Overrated beverage:

There are some beer styles that are just extremely overrated. The main one to me, that stands out, is Guinness. People love them some Guinness, especially in March. The beer calls itself the 'Worlds most iconic brewed beer' and I can't say that they're wrong because you would recognize the logo anywhere. However, stouts like this without any carbonation are just gross to me and so ridiculously filling that they're not even enjoyable. 

I was going to write something about an overrated chore but people don't really like chores. It's hard to be overrated when no one likes it in the first place. Anyways, it was kind of a short post but I love answering these kinds of questions. Again, if anyone has questions for me that you would like me to answer reach out to Katie and I will answer them weekly. You can ever ask me things like what  I'm watching or what I thought about this or that. Anyways, thanks for reading.


  1. Hi Jerry. I think IPAs are overrated but I think you like those. Why? So many taste piney or bitter. The only one I like is Thirsty Dog Blood Orange IPA. I prefer wheat beers which my husband says smell and taste like clown makeup 🤣. Happy Father's Day. You seem like an awesome dad! We need more Jerrys in this world.

  2. I disagree with your Simpsons opinion (the X-Files episode is iconic,) but omg I nearly spit out my coffee when I read your description of Dave Matthews' voice. Adam Sandler as Waterboy doing an entire album - spot on!

  3. I love these posts. It's so nice to get to know Jerry more and more. Sending big hugs and calm vibes to Katie.

  4. As a non-American I have to say American chocolate is overrated in America. The rest of the world hates it! It's nice to read some different opinions as talking about the best all the time is boring (overrated even?).


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