TJ Kelly

Things I Don’t Care About that Others Enjoy

Updated list, April 2, 2020… 10 years later

While we’re all living under quarantine thanks to the Coronavirus, there are a ton of these ‘challenges’ going around Facebook.

I usually avoid them, but this one involves being a curmudgeon and thus is relevant to my interests.

Here are my lists:

  1. “Good” beer
  2. Basketball
  3. Watching videos at all (Facebook, YouTube, IG Stories, etc)
  4. The Office (see also: Parks and Rec)
  5. Cars
  6. Gadgets
  7. Literally any ‘reality’ tv show ever
  8. Celebrity anything
  9. Any video game whatsoever
  10. Superhero stuff (xmen or whatever)

Things I love that others don’t—

  1. Star Trek
  2. Marching band
  3. How doorknobs feel when you turn them
  4. Writing
  5. Writing code
  6. Writing music
  7. Red Bull
  8. Emo
  9. Ska
  10. Twitter …yes, still


This updated list belongs here in this blog post, since I started a version of 10 years ago. Here are the original items from 10 years ago…


Original list, October 3, 2010

  • Jersey shore, reality television in general
  • Celebrity gossip
  • Chinese food
  • Cars, engines, horse power, blah blah
  • Horoscopes
  • The Office, LOST, Network dramas & sitcoms in general
  • Fox News
  • “Corporate culture,” “business rules,” other business jargon
  • Basketball, golf, tennis
  • The Olympics (most of the time)
  • Computer OS specs & details (memory, storage, processor, blah blah)
  • Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Swamp Loggers, Axe Men, etc.
  • Poker
  • Mixed martial arts
  • Farmville
  • “Good beer” or “real beer”
  • So-called “high fashion” or anything related to a “runway” that isn’t also related to aviation

Added October 8, 2010

  • John Lennon’s birthday
  • Randy Moss being traded to the Vikings

What about you?

What “popular” things do you not care about? I’m sure I’ll think of more items to add.

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