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    It's So Over-rated. . . .

    We all enjoy a good rant or quip about what's over rated. Shall we here indulge?

    Over-rated: Nietzsche & Pink Floyd -- like acne, body piercings, and mac & cheese, Nietzsche and Pink Floyd seemed so important when I was angst-y teen and, later, a cliche-ish intellectual. But, upon further review, they just seem so overrated.
    “Oh crap”
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    I have NEVER cared for or watched these...but it seems that MOST people think they are great...

    Reality Shows are OVER-RATED...
    Les Miserables,
    Volume 1, Fifth Book, Chapter 3
    Remember this, my friends: there are no such things as bad plants or bad men. There are only bad cultivators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BienvenuJDC View Post
    I have NEVER cared for or watched these...but it seems that MOST people think they are great...

    Reality Shows are OVER-RATED...
    Oh man -- I was so hooked on Survivor I: we even had a dinner party where we ate rice from coconut bowls for the season finality. But after that, meh. I agree, overrated.
    “Oh crap”
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Comedian View Post
    Shall we here indulge?
    Indeed we shall: Cooking Shows are OVER-RATED...


    Rant coming up: They seem to have spread over all channels to such an extent that changing channels no longer help, and I am so fed up with them that if I see just one more I may (insert proper smilie here). Come up with something new, someone... Please. If I want cooking I can go to the kitchen, for crying out loud.

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    TV in general is overrated, in my opinion. After living for five months without one, I surprised myself last Christmas and bought one. But I turn it on only twice a week.

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    To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits
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    The word overated is overated.

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    While I like movies, I feel that the act of going to the movies is overrated. There is little point to it since the darn thing is just going to come out on DVD later, plus it's always so expensive. My hubby loves it but I really don't get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCamilo View Post
    The word overated is overated.
    You underrate the word overrated, dear sir or madam.
    “Oh crap”
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    Life is overrated.. meh feel the angst
    Kids though, kids are definatley overated. They are NOT cute they are NOT adorable when they throw temertantrums decide to bite me, talk back or hit (or slap) me, us mybrand new top as a tissue.... MISSwe don't like you et out! orOh go noot you again..
    lets see wha else oh yes folowing me intoshops and makin supid comments about everything I buy tillthe shopkeeper doesnt even ralise I am thre becusehe can't see me... stupid tall teenagers... an worst of all damaging an ripping my new books and break bok spines so all the pages just fallout!
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    YES Nietzsche is totally overrated. Ugh.

    Some animals are overrated too. Monkeys, dolphins, elephants, bleh! Who needs 'em?

    A Clockwork Orange? Overrated!
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    I'm so offended haha.

    I think Kant is overrated by far. I think Schopenhauer would appeal to angsty teenagers more than Nietzsche. Nietzsche & Schopenhauer influenced Freuds theories, especially Schopenhauer... Freud was also overrated.

    Nietzsche probably is overrated in a way... Too many people have been inspired by his philosophy, and the inspirations at times are at odds with each other. Too many people have "rated him" and been influenced by his books when they were not meant to be that massively read.. He referred to his books as for the few. I think he'd rather be underrated. You know too many people are reading him and misinterpreting him when Zionists and Nazis both lay claim to him as an inspiration.
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    Guess what? Edgar Allan Poe? Yeah. Overrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BienvenuJDC View Post
    I have NEVER cared for or watched these...but it seems that MOST people think they are great...

    Reality Shows are OVER-RATED...
    Jersey Shore is the sh*t - it is genius stuff


    Eating out is overrated. Most restaurant food is just OK at best - even the more expensive restaurants

    I have found one really great mom-and-pop restaurant that really serves delicious food where I live - one

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    Name Brands (especially clothing Logos) are overrated...
    Les Miserables,
    Volume 1, Fifth Book, Chapter 3
    Remember this, my friends: there are no such things as bad plants or bad men. There are only bad cultivators.

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