Friday Five

1. What food do you like that most people hate?

Not so much food, but I’ll say cigarettes, ’cause those usually get me a few disdainful looks every time I light up. 🙂

2. What food do you hate that most people love?

Tomatoes. I actually hate onions more, though, but because onions seem to come on/in every dish in every restaurant, that’s null. When I have a choice, I prefer white pasta sauces, white pizzas, etc.

3. What famous person, whom many people may find attractive, is most unappealing to you?

Oh, I say “What’s the big deal?” about practically every star, particularly the skinny ones. I don’t trust skinny people — what the hell is with people who go to the gym five times a day? They need to eat cake. And lots of it. 🙂

Take Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot. She lost all kinds of weight, and she was lauded in the press. But now her head looks too big for her body — same thing with Oprah. Some people look much better with some meat (and plenty of barbecue sauce!) on their ribs.

And those Hilton sisters. I want to force-feed them cupcakes through an I.V. They aren’t even sexy — just trashy but with lots of money.

4. What famous person, whom many people may find unappealing, do you find attractive?

People generally find some of these famous people to be unappealing because they’re not exotic or overly good-looking, but even the not-so-hot folks have a certain sex appeal.

That said, after watching “Out of Order” on Showtime this summer, I started to find Eric Stoltz kind of hot. Yeah, the kid who starred in “Mask” with Cher. But on the show, he was smart and funny and having an affair with a hot soccer mom, and I found myself being kind of aroused during those scenes. 🙂

5. What popular trend baffles you?

I was just flipping between MTV and VH1, as I do every morning, and I realized I’d become one of those people who just doesn’t understand “these kids today.” MTV has become a 24/7 episode of “MTV Jams,” and VH1 is playing all the rock-and-roll of my youth.

I’m also trying to figure out how Britney Spears is going to be featured on a VH1 “Behind the Music” special — wasn’t that show created to chronicle the histories of our favorite, legendary bands who were famous 10 or more years ago?

But what really baffles me is reality TV. Sure, I’m guilty of watching and enjoying a lot of it, but it’s getting ridiculous — feed me some fiction anyday! I am sick of these ridiculously controlled environments where people are conditioned to act a certain way (“Fear Factor,” “Real World,” “Big Brother,” “Amazing Race,” etc.), when, in reality, they would never be on a show like that with video cameras following them everywhere. Everything disguised as “reality” is so freakin’ contrived. Stop the madness and pay some actors to do their jobs, damn it!!!

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