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I’m Sick of Pretending: I Don’t “Get” Beyoncé
I don’t think I can do it anymore, guys. I have been livlng a lie. As a gay man with a lot of gay friends, I’d estimate that roughly 30 percent of my conversations are related to Beyoncé in some way. I went to Christmas parties where the only album played was 8 Days of Christmas, I made “poor Michelle” jokes, I even spent a month referring to the Superbowl as “the Beyoncé concert.” But I think I’m finally ready to admit it: I really, really, really just don’t give even the slightest of shits about Beyoncé. 
Beyoncé mania is out of control. This .GIF of Beyoncé partially removing a pair of sunglasses has over 4,000 notes. This one-minute video of her getting out of a car has been viewed nearly 40,000 times. 
Sure, she’s pretty. And she can sing. But so can everyone else who’s ever made it to the final 20 on American Idol. And nobody gives a shit about them.
Beyond not caring about her, I think I may actually be starting to hate her. She’s relentlessly inoffensive, and boring, and lame. Here’s what annoys me the most about her: 
SOMETIMES SHE TRIES TO BE DEEP AND IT’S REALLY AWKWARD

Also, what paint store is she shopping at where she can’t find colors that are beautiful enough to paint Jay-Z?
SHE’S A DANCE PLAGIARIST

SHE DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO USE CAPITAL LETTERS

"What a proud day foR AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN!!!!Kelly, micHelle, ALicIA, JhuDyou are all Beautiful, talentedand showed so much clAss!It was an honor to peRfoRmat the SuperbowL wIthyou phenomEnal LadiesLove Beyoncé”
SHE KINDA SEEMS LIKE SHE WOULD BE REALLY TERRIBLE TO HANG OUT WITH

Have you ever seen an interview with Beyoncé where she goes longer than ten seconds without talking about being “blessed” or “God’s plan” or some other such schmaltzy nonsense? No, you haven’t, because they don’t exist.
Obviously there’s nothing wrong with being religious (JK), but can you imagine how quickly you’d be eye-rolling your way outta the building if someone you know started talking like that IRL? 
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I couldn’t agree more.

vicemag:

I’m Sick of Pretending: I Don’t “Get” Beyoncé

I don’t think I can do it anymore, guys. I have been livlng a lie. As a gay man with a lot of gay friends, I’d estimate that roughly 30 percent of my conversations are related to Beyoncé in some way. I went to Christmas parties where the only album played was 8 Days of Christmas, I made “poor Michelle” jokes, I even spent a month referring to the Superbowl as “the Beyoncé concert.” But I think I’m finally ready to admit it: I really, really, really just don’t give even the slightest of shits about Beyoncé. 

Beyoncé mania is out of control. This .GIF of Beyoncé partially removing a pair of sunglasses has over 4,000 notes. This one-minute video of her getting out of a car has been viewed nearly 40,000 times. 

Sure, she’s pretty. And she can sing. But so can everyone else who’s ever made it to the final 20 on American Idol. And nobody gives a shit about them.

Beyond not caring about her, I think I may actually be starting to hate her. She’s relentlessly inoffensive, and boring, and lame. Here’s what annoys me the most about her: 

SOMETIMES SHE TRIES TO BE DEEP AND IT’S REALLY AWKWARD

Also, what paint store is she shopping at where she can’t find colors that are beautiful enough to paint Jay-Z?

SHE’S A DANCE PLAGIARIST

SHE DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO USE CAPITAL LETTERS

"What a proud day foR 
AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN!!!!
Kelly, micHelle, ALicIA, JhuD
you are all Beautiful, talented
and showed so much clAss!
It was an honor to peRfoRm
at the SuperbowL wIth
you phenomEnal Ladies
Love Beyoncé”

SHE KINDA SEEMS LIKE SHE WOULD BE REALLY TERRIBLE TO HANG OUT WITH

Have you ever seen an interview with Beyoncé where she goes longer than ten seconds without talking about being “blessed” or “God’s plan” or some other such schmaltzy nonsense? No, you haven’t, because they don’t exist.

Obviously there’s nothing wrong with being religious (JK), but can you imagine how quickly you’d be eye-rolling your way outta the building if someone you know started talking like that IRL? 

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I couldn’t agree more.

Walking the labyrinth inside Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, 7th October 2014.

Walking the labyrinth outside Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, 7th October 2014. (Don’t criticize me for vertical video syndrome. If anything, this makes the video more intimate.)

Shots from David’s Deli-Restaurant on Geary in San Francisco, CA - taken on Tuesday, 7th October 2014. I had the chopped chicken liver sandwich because they didn’t have the meatloaf which I had initially ordered.

Shots in and around Nob Hill in San Francisco - taken on Tuesday, 7th October 2014.

More shots from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, CA - taken on Tuesday, 7th October 2014.

More shots from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, CA - taken on Tuesday, 7th October 2014.

Shots from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, CA - taken on Tuesday, 7th October 2014.

This is me @ Hometown Buffet in Fairfield, CA on Thursday, 9th October 2014.

The World Cup final fails the Bechdel test miserably.

The Chancellor of Germany (finalist) is a woman, Angela Merkel.

The President of Argentina (finalist) is a woman, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

The President of Brazil (the host country) is a woman, Dilma Rousseff.

But the FIFA World Cup is for men only. And in many countries where soccer is king, women are relegated to the role of sexy cheerleaders, and their women’s soccer (or sports in general) programs are fringe at best.