Seinfeld

seinfeld

The prototypical show about nothing, a lot of people claim they can’t watch it now, because each and every problem could be solved by the invention of the cellular telephone, which is true but it’s also true of pretty much every sitcom that ever aired at any time up to and including fifteen years after the invention of the cellphone. Me, I have trouble with it because of that time Kramer shouted racial slurs at some hecklers when he decided he was a stand-up comedian. 2.5/5

Participation trophies

participation trophy

These are the trophies given to kids who lost, or to kids who won but they didn’t want to give them a better trophy than the kids who lost got. Millenials get a lot of flak from baby boomers for being a participation trophy generation, but as children, they weren’t giving the trophies to themselves, were they? As a Generation X-er, I think we can all agree that all the other generations are terrible, and we should be getting the trophy for best generation. 1.4/5

Shortstop

shortstop

Shortstop is a defensive position in baseball, and kind of the odd man out. Every other position kind of tells you what the deal with it is in the name. Pitchers pitch. First basemen can be found at first base, left fielders in left field. But shortstops don’t have a base, or a field, are usually of average height, and don’t stop any more than anybody else does. It’s pretty clear we need an extra base, so they can have one too. 3.4/5