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"I overestimated the amount of fun you can have on a balcony."
'What can I say, Carol... I'm whelmed.'
"Yeah, no, it's vast. I just thought it would be vaster."
"I was hoping that heaven might be, you know, more transcendent."
Tags:heaven, heavenly, cubicle, cubicles, worker, workers, desk job, desk jobs, angel, angels, office assistant, office assistants, transcend, transcends, underwhelm, underwhelms, underwhelming, dream job, dream jobs, disappointment, disappointments, disappoint, disappoints, let-down, let-downs, expectation, expectations, high expectations, raising expectations, surprise, surprises, unpleasant surprise, unpleasant surprises, eternity, white collar, white collar job, office worker, office workers
"Of course, people were much shorter back then."
"I thought the vaguely homoerotic undertones would be better."
Country Music Awards
Tags:slang, cowboy, cowboys, cow boy, cow boys, wild west, west, western, westerns, old west, wild wild west, horseback, horses, horse, ye olde, modern, modern life, modernity, yehaw, cowboy hat, hat, 10 gallon hat, ten gallon hat, modern, modern life, modern world, culture, culture clash, country and western, country, american culture, american music, daddy issues, back off, standoffish, stand-offish, stand offish, rebel, rebels, underwhelm, underwhelming, genre, genres, critique, criticism, music, musician, musicians, trope, tropes, cliche, cliches, invert, inversion, inverted, subvert, subverted, subversion, music industry, region, regions, regional, award, awards, unlikely
"The plumber says to put a pan under the place that leaks."
Tags:leak, leaks, plumber, plumbing, flood, flooding, leaky, service, service, maintenance, home, homes, home ownership, house, houses, diy, maintenance men, maintenance man, fix, fixing, fixed, fixes, furniture, interior, interiors, visual gag, visual joke, underwhelm, underwhelming, ignorance, ignorant, missing, missing the point, underestimating, underestimate, butler, butlers
An enlightenment seeker heads back from Truth lookign shocked.
Tags:modern life, truth seeker, truth seekers, enlightenment, enlightened, seeker, seekers, wisdom, guru, gurus, disappointment, disappointments, shocked, sad, sadness, sorrow, underwhelm, underwhelms, underwhelming, spiritual journey, spiritual journeys, wise man, wise men, journey, journeys, disappoint, disappointing, reality, hard truth, hard truths
"I'm going to tell my grandchildren about that?"
Tags:astronomy, science, age, comet, comets, halley's comet, halleys comet, astronomy, astronomer, astronomers, underwhelm, underwhelms, underwhelming, grandchild, sense of perspective, senses of perspective, telescope, telescopes, night sky, night skies, stargaze, stargazes, stargazing, star gaze, star gazes, star gazing, mankoff
"I'm not hog wild about either of them."
Tags:crazy, excited, out of control, hog wild, jumping up and down, impressed, unimpressed, underwhelming, underwhelmed, bored, boring, pun, puns, play on words, wordplay, word play, pig, pigs, hog, hogs, livestock, animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, contestant, contestants, tv, tvs, television, televisions
The Wonder Of It All
Live Music Every Tuesday
Tags:live music, bar music, pub music, harmonica, harmonicas, underwhelmed, underwhelming, mouth organ, mouth organs, musician, musicians, french harp, french harps, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, disappointment, disappointments, disappoint, disappointed, advertising, ad, ads, advert, adverts, advertisement, advertisements, mislead, misleading, misleading advertisements, misleading advertisements, misleading advertising, false advertising
"I thought Burning Man would be more interesting."
Tags:festival, festivals, party, parties, concert, concerts, nevada, burn, burnt, fire, culture, cultural, cultural experience, cultural experiences, radical, hipster, hipsters, event, events, business, businessmen, businesses, cocktails, cocktail party, cocktail parties, uninteresting, expectations vs reality, desert, let down, artists, art, artist, disappointing, disappointed, underwhelming
Vivaldi's One Season
'I wish I could help...'
"I'll call you back. I'm in the middle of a make-over."
Tags:cinderella, fairy godmother, fairy godmothers, rags to riches, phone call, phone calls, phone, phones, mobile, mobiles, cell, cells, cellphone, cellphones, smartphone, smartphones, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, modern technology, modern technologies, priorities, bad priorities, wrong priorities, underwhelmed, underwhelming, make over, make overs, make-over, make-overs, unappreciative
"This is my son Sam, the doctor; my son Winston, the lawyer; and my son Alden, the lawnblower."
The Adventures Of Normalman
Tags:superhero, superheroes, super hero, super heroes, hero, heroes, heroic, heroically, adventure, adventures, adventured, fall, falling, falls, fail, failed, fly, flies, flying, normal, average, everyday, every-day, normal, failed, failure, failures, normality, fail, fails, banal, bored, boring, unusual, play on words, word play, word-play, underwhelmed, underwhelming, realism, realistic, slapstick, slap stick, prat fall, prat-fall
"Huh. In my memory he was a lot bigger."
Tags:herman, melville, moby dick, pequod, boat, boats, ship, ships, ahab, captain ahab, book, books, novel, novels, author, authors, writer, writers, whale, whales, ocean, sea, fish, fishing, fisherman, fishermen, whaling, whaler, whalers, fiction, fictional, voyage, voyages, baby whale, small whale, underwhelming, memory, memories
"You'll do laundry, you'll drink water...oh, and what's this? In the near future you'll clip your fingernails."
Tags:crystal, ball, crystal ball, crystal balls, future, guarantee, guarantees, psychic, psychics, fortune teller, foresee, foretell, paranormal, magic, prediction, palm reader, horoscope, divination, scrying, medium, prophecy, occult, revelation, obvious, stating the obvious, pseudoscience, orbuculum, fortune-telling, fortune-teller, crystal-gazer, spaewife, seer, soothsayer, sibyl, clairvoyant, and prophet, oracle, visionary, underwhelmed, disappointment, disappointed, underwhelming
"Yeah, spreading your hood should make you look threatening, but in your case, it makes you look like a love-heart..."
"It's so huge that calling it 'Ark' somehow didn't seem to do it justice."
Tags:noah, noah's ark, genesis, bible story, bible stories, torah story, torah stories, torah, bible, bibles, flood, floods, the great flood, old testament, genesis, sunday school, christianity, judaism, underwhelming, misconception, titanic, historic ship, historic ships, maritime disaster, maritime disasters