Thursday, May 04, 2006

That's why theories are no good

How come I love The Amazing Race? In theory, I should hate it. If you were to describe the show to me, I would scoff and wonder why anyone would watch it. It sounds really dull. But in practice, it is awesome. It is awesome even though I dislike all of the contestants currently still in the race. I don't understand it at all.

LeahLar has pointed out in the past that this same idea is true of Star Wars. If someone outlined the plot of Star Wars for you, you would roll your eyes because it sounds so ridiculous. It's a space opera! And yet.

1 comment:

Banalities said...

I don't remember who originally said it, but:

"In theory, theory and reality are the same. In reality, they're different."