No wonder that sounded so friggin’ familiar. All their flavors tasted better than Haagen-Dazs. Whomever up-thread said H-D chocolate tastes like wax preaches truth.
I can’t vouch for their flavors – we were more of a Dairy Queen family when I was a kid.
But what’s amusing is that Haagen-Dazs sued them for also pretending to be a European brand, and lost the case because they’re giant hypocrites.
I never heard that story, yet I find it rather delightful!
Thanks, it came to me in the shower the other day. Feel free to use it yourself.
Since there has been some interest and fun with unpopular opinions, I made a topic for what is probably my most unpopular opinion about interpersonal relationships.
Shake it down, if you like!
Mate, if I understood it, I would.
If people don’t want to limit how many children are born, I have a modest proposal for how to reach your goal.
I had three so I need two couples to let me have their allotment.
I have none and probably won’t have any kids at this point, so you can have my allotment. One down…
And that’s only the second worst Chinese egg recipe.
A couple of their harder rocking songs are good, but once I heard their album-filler ballads I realized why so many people hate them. It sucks when your vocalist needs to actually sing, but can’t.
I’ve served twice, both of them murder trials.
They went all-out the first time and sequestered us at a hotel for a week. Our assigned deputies would take us out as a group for meals, and one evening to a bar to unwind a bit. (The head deputy wore an Elmer Fudd t-shirt with his real badge on Elmer’s cap.)
The second time around we got to go home at night, we just couldn’t talk about the case and had to avoid any news reports or newspaper articles about the case, not that there were any.
Got called again a couple of years ago, but not chosen. Fine by me. I think it’s good experience to do it once or twice, and I enjoyed it both times, but by the third time it was becoming a nuisance. I’ve met a few retired folks who really look forward to jury duty as a change of pace.
Yeah, my day of service haunted me for a while, and I guess still does when I think about it, even though it was all over a $10,000 civil suit. The case was about compensation for a woman who had been t-boned by a driver who had run a stoplight. The guy had already been found guilty in the criminal case, but this was for ongoing pain and suffering. The plaintiff’s attorney was such an idiot that he somehow allowed a jury to be selected that was stocked with young, cocky dudes who probably thought running stoplights was super cool. It took them all about 5 minutes to figure out that that woman was lying based on their super-advanced knowledge of women and very cool intuition powers. To tie it back in, I had the quite unpopular opinion that we should talk about the case for a minute, and actually consider the woman’s medical condition. What haunts me is how quickly I backed down just to get out the room with those douchebags.
Got in trouble for this one last night: Batman is so boring. He only works if you embrace how totally ridiculous he is, a la Tim Burton. Aquaman is way more interesting. He rules almost 3/4 of the planet for pete’s sake!
Batman’s not even a superhero. He’s an overtrained trust fund baby with an R&D department that personally serves his whims.
You get a like and I am a Batman fan. Batman can get kind of dumb and not the campy dumb which can be fun.
He works best when they make him a detective and using his brains over his brawn/physical skills but that never translates well to the screen audience.
I think it’s no accident that the best incarnation of Batman (not unpopular opinion alert) was the Animated Series. It took him pretty seriously, but from the starting point of being a cartoon. You can’t have both. Either he’s live acted but silly, or serious, but a cartoon. Well, a silly cartoon would probably work (I’m looking at you Baman Piderman)
They did a lot of showing him sitting in the cave studying the evidence and putting the clues together just as much as they had him fighting the bad guys. I think it worked because they had some writers who understood both the genre and the character really well. Also one thing I like animation over live is you can just make stuff up and not have it look like a bad costume/make up job.