Some things you can't leave to chance. Sometimes we want an outside opinion before we make a decision. Think about it, on the Price is Right, the contestants are almost always listening to what the audience is shouting and find themselves flustered trying to figure out what price is right. Let's Make a Deal, same thing. Who wants to be tomorrow's millionaire gon broke, two of the three lifelines involve outside parties. Rotten tomatoes will tell you what movie you should, or should not, go see. There's less and less reliance on our own thoughts when making decisions. We gotta have our peanut gallery.
Well Yelp is the peanut gallery which acts like that damn audience screaming out what you should or should not do and where you should or should not go. Check it, yesterday [she] and I were contemplating getting some sushi. There's a place she really likes (loves) but in the spirit of trying something new she referred to Yelp! to see what sushi places are popping in Philly. It makes sense, sushi has very high potential for poor quality; thus you can't just jump in blindly with sushi, you need some co-signors. So we hit up this one place that plenty of people raved about. Good reviews, all that. After eating we were like, wtf were all those people eating? I mean I guess if your used to eating shitbag soufflé, anything is going to taste good. But damn...It's almost like the raters should be rated and subjected to a tastemakers background check before they're able to tell the world what they think is good. Does Yelp have a feature where you can find people with "similar tastes"? Probably not. Sounds discriminatory just typing it. If that were allowed the next thing you know there will be some viral email written by smart dumbasses professing the possibility of inferior taste-buds of certain segments of the population. Still, there is something to be said about considering the source and its credibility. Regular patrons of the Vomir Bistro should be banned from recommending any places to eat. I need recommendations from people who I know have good taste in food (or any product).
I'm going to start my own rating site named Holla! I'm sure Ja Rule will be happy to resurrect his career as our resident spokesperson.