Toronto Mike

5 Things I Don't Fully Appreciate

5 of My Favourite Things

For no particular reason, and in no particular order, here are five things I don't appreciate.  I understand why people dig this stuff, I've just never been able to get into it.

The Wu-Tang Clan

I've always enjoyed rap, with my favourite group being Public Enemy.  My brother Ryan, a fellow hip-hop fan, loved the Wu-Tang Clan.  I always felt there was something wrong with me that I never took to RZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, U-God and Cappadonna.

I loved seeing Method Man on The Wire, however.

South Park

Like-minded friends, and that very same brother, have been raving about the brilliance of South Park for 15 years.  Despite trying the series countless times, I've never been able to make it through an episode.

I did love the movie South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut, however.


I do enjoy a cold Heineken, but that's it when it comes to booze.  I'm not a fan of wine, nor cool Don Draper drinks with whiskey, rum or brandy, and never really have been.

I've been unable to acquire the taste.

Lord of the Rings

I've confessed this one before.  Only that was ten years ago, and now my son is a big fan of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.  I've sat through the extended cuts with him but still don't fully appreciate these films.

But I am glad they have my son reading.

Fantasy Sports

That same brother I alluded to earlier absolutely loves fantasy sports.  In fact, he hosts a fantasy sports podcast.  I think I dislike fantasy sports as much as he loves it, despite the fact I'm crazy about sports.

I just hate the idea that you'll root for a player simply because you drafted him.  I prefer to root for players for far more holistic and organic reasons.  I also prefer to cheer for laundry.

What do you not fully appreciate?

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