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DBD 3.29.12 "Skills" or talents that are totally overrated


So to counterbalance the firestorm and controversy from yesterday's DBD, I figured it's time for a non-controversial and straightforward DBD.

So what are skills you think that are overrated or unnecessary or, in some cases, counter-productive? Things that people brag about or think are totally essential, but just don't seem like a big deal whatsoever?

Here's my list. It is by no means definitive:

Golfing - The main benefit of playing a sport - soccer, football, basketball - is exercise. What kind of exercise do you honestly get standing in place and swinging a club?

Wine/beer/scotch appreciation - This is one that I think is in many ways counter-productive. The philistine who drinks cheap whiskey or Bud Light or Franzia gets the same buzz as the monocled opera spectator sipping on $500 merlot and 25-year-old scotch and ultra-microbrew... yet at a tiny fraction the cost. And wine pairing? Please. If you want subtle flavours of oak with your pasta, just eat it in a forest.

Reading analogue watches/driving stick - Both of these are exactly the same to me. We have technology, people. We're not cavemen/Andrew Luck. Why waste time trying to read a big hand and small hand and estimate a time when you can straight read numbers and know the exact time? Aesthetic appeal? lol, just use a sundial then, so much classier, you stupid hipster. And driving manual/stick? Yeah, okay, it's probably so much fun to have three pedals and have one hand on the stick at all times. Traffic must suck. Let the car do the work for you.

Being "good" at video games - All around the board. Yeah, good for you, you can control your fake elf and dominate a fake town against other nerds. Yay for you. Or, wow, good job angling the bird at just the right point to destroy the pigs. Your parents must be proud of you.

"Appreciating" ethnic foods - lol, God wouldn't have invented the hamburger if He wanted us to eat anjeera bread and papri chaat

Dressing up - Seriously, wtf is the point of suits? Hoodies are the most functional clothing. It's cold? Put your hood up. Warm? Roll your sleeves up (or unzip the front of the hoodie). And a tie? What sort of misanthrope invented the idea that you're sudenly more handsome by choking yourself?

The opinions expressed in a FanPost are, in every way, reflective of the opinions of every California Golden Blogs Marshawnthusiast. Moreover, they are reflective of every employee of SBNation, including Tyler "Blez" Bleszinski.

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