Nov 17 2010

The phrase “That’s what I’m talking about!”

Published by at 3:45 am under Jerks

"that's what I'm talking about"

When I hear someone say “That’s what I’m talking about” I immediately trace my steps and try to figure out how I ended up in this frat house and where the hell did my pants go?!?

I hate this phrase. It literally makes me cringe. Actual physical cringing takes place. It’s never used to describe something genuinely awesome, like a cure for cancer or a box full of kittens. Instead, it’s used to describe important events like witnessing your buddy vomit into his own hands. Everyone knows the correct response to that situation should be a gentle nodding of the head and a quiet “beautiful” whispered to yourself.

I would also like to point this bullshit out, thanks to a comment from JulieJulieJulie on the previous Rachael Ray post. The world is ending.

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7 comments to “The phrase “That’s what I’m talking about!””

  1. Mr. Kickerson 17 Nov 2010 at 9:11 am

    That photo looks like the start of an evening that can only have ended badly. I am certain the guy on the right will one day tell a story that contains these lines “Our frat was having a “Pimp and Ho” party. Dude…split a bottle of Jager…beer pong…my bro’s dad was a pharmacist…she wet my freaking bed…left her in the bushes…acquitted…date rape charges”

    Anyway…
    We live in an age where people communicate more, but are saying less…know what I’m sayin’? Once my rocket ship is complete, I plan on rounding up the Proven, and will colonize the moon. We shall start over…leave your upturned collars/pastel polo shirts on earth.

  2. Sarah in Minneapolis; a tributeon 17 Nov 2010 at 10:59 am

    I think Mr. Kickers left out the part of the story where his bro totally gets ICED.
    Also, guy in the green looks like Spenser Pratt. *shudder* Who, by the way, I am surprised you have not listed. He and Hiedi’s fame whoring is inescapable.

  3. calebon 17 Nov 2010 at 12:06 pm

    what if the following exchange happens:

    Friend: “oh man, i found this hilarious blog that’s written by this guy who picks a different topic every day to rant about. you gotta check it out. it’s SO good.”

    Me: “that sounds a lot like You Just Made My List. that blog is super rad.”

    Friend: “that’s what i’m talking about! You Just Made My List! man, that one post about peeing sitting down is great! i almost peed myself when i was reading it!”

  4. Paul in Saint Paulon 17 Nov 2010 at 4:22 pm

    It is what it is.

    You know what I’m sayin’?

  5. JulieJulieJulieon 17 Nov 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, Listy, thanks for the mention in your post. It’s my birthday and this made it extra-special. Of course, the Mt. Gay extra old that I’m about to drink will make it extra, extra special, but you know what I’m talking about. 🙂

  6. You Just Made My List!on 17 Nov 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Caleb – That is acceptable. The phrase can be used in an actual sentence, just not to describe something like a touchdown.

    Paul – You know how I feel about that… http://www.youjustmademylist.com/?p=1401

    Julie – Happy day that your mom squeezed you out of her!

  7. Beeon 22 Nov 2010 at 11:30 pm

    This needs to make your list. It is number one on mine at the moment. This dbags are trying to get a free wedding, cause “they deserve it” after all the charity work they have done. URRRRRGH.

    You rock btw, because of you I no longer feel alone in the world, sad right? But I am serious.

    http://projectpriceless.blogspot.com/