I would like to share with you a list of some things I think are highly over-rated.
1. Wearing headbands like a hippie instead of like a normal person. Headbands are meant to hold back hair, not create an oddly shaped indent on your forehead, or emphasize your poof in the back. I like headbands, but wearing them like a hippie is a completely over-rated trend that needs to die now.
2. Headbands with huge accessories, especially those of the feather-variety. I mean, I appreciate the flash-back to the 1920's flapper era, but unless you are going to a garden party at Gatsby's house, stop wearing them. No one needs a ten-foot tall peacock feather headband to run to the grocery store or eat at Cheesecake Factory.
3. Cheesecake Factory.
4.Glenn Beck. He's fine, he's not nearly as irritating as his colleagues Limbaugh and Hannity, but he's not the one and only expert on politics or morality. Over-rated. And I think it is a stupid tactic to imply that only conservative Republicans think "America is good" and that only Republicans "try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday."
What he is trying to say is that if you agree with me on these points (America and honesty are good,) then you must be a conservative Republican, like me.
I think America is good. I try and increase my honestness factor, and yet, I do not agree with Beck's politics. One event (me agreeing) did not cause another (me becoming a Republican.) There is a logical fallacy in your argument, Mr. Beck, and it's called false cause. Try harder.*
6. Parent-teacher conferences. In theory, these allow for better communication between teacher, parent, and student, and results in improved student behavior/grades. In practice, it is irate parents who truly believe that you forced their son to fail, and thus loose his football scholarship.
7. Giving football players scholarships to top-tier schools when they are failing English.
That's it for today.
*Note that reading this blog post does not mean I expect you to agree. We can all be different! We can all be friends, even! Even if you are wearing your headband incorrectly! I will fix it for you, but then we can totally be friends! See you at Cheesecake Factory! (just kidding.)