I can't come up with anything exciting today. But I can always come up with stuff I don't understand. In fact, that list grows daily.
So. Ahem. I have never understood:
-- Algebra, or any kind of math, or why anyone would enjoy math, especially algebra. (Though I'm very glad some people in the world do enjoy math, because otherwise civilization would grind to a halt.)
-- Jacques Derrida. The day this guy starts making sense to me, I'm going to check myself into the nearest asylum.
-- Why James Fenimore Cooper was listed amongst the greats of American literature. (For the record, Mark Twain didn't get it, either.)
-- The Code of Federal Regulations. And I'm a lawyer.
-- Why, in James Bond movies, the female leads wear stiletto heels on dangerous and physically demanding missions requiring a speedy retreat, like, say, burglarizing and sabotaging the bad guy's center of operations. (Example: Michelle Yeoh in Tomorrow Never Dies.)
-- Why, when I subscribe to a cable service, I have to pay for a bunch of channels I don't want, instead of being able to pick channels I do want; and why cable companies think they're being family-friendly by telling parents they can "block" channels they don't want their kids to have access to, even though said parents still have to pay for "blocked" channels.
-- Why, when a new English translation of the Mass is up for deliberation, the bishops assume that I need to be protected from big words, even though I majored in English and have a doctorate-level degree, and even have Merriam-Webster Online bookmarked on my web browser. (And many others of the faithful have more degrees than I do, and perhaps just as many as the bishops themselves -- if not more.)
-- Prairie oysters. Who was the first person to look at that and think that would make good eats? Same thing with caviar, with or without champagne, and snails.
-- Body piercings other than in the earlobes. Especially in the tongue.
-- What it is that's so attractive about shoes with extremely pointy toes. They look like witch shoes. (Though I guess they could come in handy in socially compromising situations...)
-- Women who form romantic relationships with, and even marry, guys on death row.
-- Why women who are extremely pregnant have to run around in skin-tight clothing.
-- Why couples who are willing to have children together and buy homes together are nevertheless unwilling to get married.
-- Why anybody would think Obama-Biden is a winning combo for America.