Me: The food here is totally mediocre. I don’t understand what all the hoopla is about this place. This pizza is lame. This crab pasta? Are you kidding me? I can’t even find one piece of crab in here. They must use imitation for the flavoring. The best thing we’ve had is the spinach. That’s pretty pathetic when the side dish is the best tasting thing on the menu.
Marc: You know what your problem is? You don’t like quality.
Me: That’s why you’re my friend.
Dean: Whoah, hey, what does that say about me?
I believe the real problem is that people can’t think for themselves. So they rely on others like the Chronicle’s food critic Michael Bauer to tell them what’s good. Oh, Michael Bauer recommends Frances and to try the bacon beignets. Those beignets are crap! Bacon Bites are better than the food they serve at Frances. Or how people identify their next book to read by Oprah’s Book Club. Think for your friggin selves! Her choices are lame. I applaud the author who refused to have his book deemed an Oprah choice. He didn’t want his work of art pooled in with the crap she reads.
That’s not to say that I refuse to be mainstream. I go mainstream if I like it. Like Britney Spears. LOVE HER! And proud of it.
Get out there and take a stand, people. Be opinionated.