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Title: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on August 17, 2008, 09:55:01 PM
I hate it when celebrities have awesome opportunities to do something great and then douche it all up.

example: Zooey Deschanel is on sound opinions this week describing her record with M Ward.

"It was a totally organic experience.  You know, it was "of the moment", just totally organic.  And we only used "real" things so that we could keep it "of the moment".  We recorded everything on tape, except for the stuff I recorded on protools. But we didn't tether ourselves."

Also, M. Ward was the ONLY person she would have recorded this album with, allegedly.  They just happened to get paired up on another project.

What the fuck.  How about "It was great.  I was lucky to get to work with this guy.  I'm really lucky that I had the opportunity" 

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: KickTheBobo on August 18, 2008, 12:01:54 AM
I just had to buy a new laptop b/c the old one was shitting the bed, and I put my $ into a Toshiba Satellite, sight unseen. Well the genuises who designed this thing gave is a cool "Fusion Finish" which is all black and shiny. problem being: after using it for more than 5 minutes, it becomes absolutely covered in fingerprints and not only looks disgusting, but the keys become kind of gross to touch. My boss has an HP that has the same sort of finish on it. don't they do fucking focus groups for these things?

Also, Twitter. I don't give a shit what you are having for lunch, "friend".
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 18, 2008, 01:32:59 AM
My work Macbook has the same finish.  Makes me feel like a greasy slob all day long.

Andy, it's crazy you started this thread because I was driving around and "California Dreamin'"
 came on the radio and I was thinking how much I hated that song, and that I hated it so much that I was going to start a new "stuff you hate" thread on the fot board just to express that. 

yeah, so anyway: "California Dreaming" is so annoying and it sucks!!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: daveB from Oakland on August 18, 2008, 01:52:58 AM

The raccoons have taken over the sewers in my neighborhood. Scary little fuckers. Not so little, actually.

After midnight they all crawl out of the sewers and try to take over the whole neighborhood. They are horrifying and evil. Look, I like animals as much as the next guy. I like doggies and kitties. There's some awesome friendly cats in my neighborhood. But these raccoons ... I'll be riding my bike home from one of the Oakland bars, and all of a sudden those guys are jumping out of the sewers and staring up at me with their beady little eyes. They're gonna take me out one day. It's only a matter of time.

And the other night they were waging some kind of raccoon gang war outside my apartment building. It went on for hours. I think they were fighting over the ownership of the garbage cans belonging to my building. Some of the most demonic screeching I've ever heard.

Fuck these fucking raccoons!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Raad_Man on August 18, 2008, 02:02:13 AM
there's a family of gypsies in my neighborhood.  they just hang out on the corner all day, asking if they can have change or do body work on my car.  but it's like fuck it dude, i like the dents and shit on my car.  way more than i like supporting gypsy economies.  i feel like they're always looking down on me and shit.  but it's like, if you gypsies are so great, then how come it took you so long to develop a written language? 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Gibby on August 18, 2008, 03:08:55 AM
there's a family of gypsies in my neighborhood.  they just hang out on the corner all day, asking if they can have change or do body work on my car.  but it's like fuck it dude, i like the dents and shit on my car.  way more than i like supporting gypsy economies.  i feel like they're always looking down on me and shit.  but it's like, if you gypsies are so great, then how come it took you so long to develop a written language? 

(http://secretunicornsforum.com/forum/images/smilies/kidsthesedays.jpg)


Right now I really despise a colleague. I do nights, four-on/four-off. The other guy in the rotation (who I never ever see) thinks we are some kind of nightshift brotherhood and calls me at 3am to talk about nothing, usually him lying about 'bending over' the woman who did our training or to spout vaguely homophobic bile about a colleague. I felt pretty crappy on Saturday morning and texted him to see if he would cover my shift. My one text received 16 separate replies, one of which was sent seven times. Here are some highlights:

Quote
- u dont need sleep u go 2 work 4 that
- what do u need sleep 4! u fukd my sleep by conacting me! (x7)
- if u eva contact me again outside of work i promise u a stenna stairlift wont make things easy 4u.
- U are a class A WANKER. 2 even contact me

His latest trick is to sign me up for some ridiculous porn text service, but my phone is so crappy that I can't receive pictures but I'm getting billed to receive this smut (and for the cancellation text in return). Thank little baby Jesus I have handed my notice in before this guy gets too attached.

I don't usually participate in hate threads; I'm a lover not a hater. But this fella...ew beuy.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on August 18, 2008, 04:23:17 AM
Raad_Man.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on August 18, 2008, 07:17:46 AM
but it's like, if you gypsies are so great, then how come it took you so long to develop a written language? 

You always know how to surprise me, Raad_Man.
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Post by: SJK on August 18, 2008, 09:10:00 AM

The raccoons have taken over the sewers in my neighborhood. Scary little fuckers. Not so little, actually.

After midnight they all crawl out of the sewers and try to take over the whole neighborhood. They are horrifying and evil. Look, I like animals as much as the next guy. I like doggies and kitties. There's some awesome friendly cats in my neighborhood. But these raccoons ... I'll be riding my bike home from one of the Oakland bars, and all of a sudden those guys are jumping out of the sewers and staring up at me with their beady little eyes. They're gonna take me out one day. It's only a matter of time.

And the other night they were waging some kind of raccoon gang war outside my apartment building. It went on for hours. I think they were fighting over the ownership of the garbage cans belonging to my building. Some of the most demonic screeching I've ever heard.

Fuck these fucking raccoons!

[youtube]FXsjzcC4Jdw[/youtube]

Maybe this will help, then again...maybe not.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 18, 2008, 10:31:11 AM
Raad_Man.

I have to admit that I love Raad_Man a little.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on August 18, 2008, 10:38:04 AM
How could you not?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on August 18, 2008, 10:43:04 AM
Sarah.
JG.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 18, 2008, 10:48:32 AM
Uh-oh.  Is it the racist humor, or the cock rock?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on August 18, 2008, 11:05:34 AM
What humor?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on August 18, 2008, 11:05:51 AM
I hate that so many American acquaintances have started conspicuously using British-isms recently:

-"Cheers"
-"Mucking about"
-"When I was at university..."
-"Brilliant"
-"shite"
-"a proper _____"
-"colour"
-"arse"
-"get a pint"
-"dodgy"



Is it okay to slap these people?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on August 18, 2008, 11:10:24 AM

-"When I was at university..."

What would a true American say instead of this? (Just curious - we say some of that stuff in Canada, and that one in particular seems like a totally normal thing to say.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: KickTheBobo on August 18, 2008, 11:10:47 AM
I hate that so many American acquaintances have started conspicuously using British-isms recently:

-"Cheers"
-"Mucking about"
-"When I was at university..."
-"Brilliant"
-"shite"
-"a proper _____"
-"colour"
-"arse"
-"get a pint"
-"dodgy"



Is it okay to slap these people?

Yes, they need to be beat down with a pillowcase full of soda cans.

The worst is when, after taking a semester abroad, one of these dunces comes back and refers to their apartment as a "flat".


Admittedly, I will occasionally change the spelling of flavor and color to include the letter u, but that is because I am a poseur Canadiophile, not an Anglophile. Makes me feel all sophisticated-like.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: KickTheBobo on August 18, 2008, 11:12:33 AM

-"When I was at university..."

What would a true American say instead of this? (Just curious - we say some of that stuff in Canada, and that one in particular seems like a totally normal thing to say.)


"When I was in college"

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on August 18, 2008, 11:15:50 AM
Quote
and that one in particular seems like a totally normal thing to say.)

It is normal to say - in Canada!

Quote
one of these dunces comes back and refers to their apartment as a "flat".

Exxxxxxactly. It's American insecurity over lack of identity/culture. Or just plain pretension.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on August 18, 2008, 11:18:50 AM
Gotcha. Never realized it was a Britishism.

In Canada, colleges are vocational schools, but I ought to be familiar with your usage of "college" from my viewings of many hilarious movies.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: todd on August 18, 2008, 11:28:56 AM
Anyone who says "whilst" or "whinge" or "arse" can get fucked.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on August 18, 2008, 11:32:12 AM
I say "whinge" and use various other Britishisms (none from cutout's list, however).  In my defense, I've been doing so for almost forty years.  Preadolescent affectations are among the hardest to kick, I find.  (I also taught myself to raise one eyebrow back then, and it's a tic over which I no longer have any control.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on August 18, 2008, 11:34:58 AM
Using "fancy" as a verb falls into this category, too.

But I use the word "chav" sometimes because it fills a lexical hole. Sorry, everyone.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: todd on August 18, 2008, 11:39:14 AM
The guy who says "arse" is the same guy that smokes a pipe. He usually has terrible, horrible, no good, very bad facial hair and talks about libertarianism at parties.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Raad_Man on August 18, 2008, 11:50:07 AM
Uh-oh.  Is it the racist humor, or the cock rock?

what's racist about not liking the obnoxious gypsy family in my neighborhood?  it's not like i think they should be killed or not have equal rights or anything.  i just think they're a bunch of jerks.  i'm the one who has to live with them.  they make a ton of noise and leave shit all over their yard.  even if they were non-gypsies, they'd still be a bunch of assholes.  it's like, what the fuck.  i would be allowed to dislike them if they were white and doing the same shit, but since they're gypsies i have to think they're great neighbors?  fuck a big bunch of that shit.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on August 18, 2008, 12:06:13 PM
Uh-oh.  Is it the racist humor, or the cock rock?

what's racist about not liking the obnoxious gypsy family in my neighborhood? 

It's your emphasis of the "gypsy" part rather than the "obnoxious" part.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on August 18, 2008, 12:26:44 PM
I have to admit that I love Raad_Man a little.

think maybe i do too.

i hope he calls into the show soon, though he'll need to tone down the toilet talk big time.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erechoveraker on August 18, 2008, 12:42:21 PM
MyNetwork, the "network" that jumped it to fill the slots opened by the WB/UPN merger.

They're a joke to begin with, started off with some primetime soap scheme that failed and then dived in to bed with First Look Entertainment, purveyor of the worst movies you've never heard of.

Then they bring us the Flavor Flav sitcom, which is maybe one of the most racist things I've ever seen, and makes me wonder what Chuck D thinks about Ice Cube and Flav now whenever "Burn Hollywood Burn" comes up in his iTunes on shuffle.

And finally the other night flipping around, I saw they have the balls to actually advertise and run some obscure awards show from 2007. wtf?


f you MyNetwork.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on August 18, 2008, 12:43:46 PM
Anyone who modifies a motor vehicle to make it louder.
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Post by: andrew in philadelphia on August 18, 2008, 01:06:42 PM
people who buy into the whole "east fresh/eat healthy" scam at subway.

thanks a bunch, jared (asshole.)
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Post by: Turf Out on August 18, 2008, 01:38:51 PM
people who buy into the whole "east fresh/eat healthy" scam at subway.

thanks a bunch, jared (asshole.)

MAN i hate jared. subway is "celebrating 10 years of jared" this year. IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON!!
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Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 18, 2008, 01:47:26 PM
There are children out there being raised on Jared who have no idea what the fuck this creepy-looking cocky nerd has to do with preservative-heavy sandwiches.  He is now totally rich and his sole achievement in life is managing to dovetail corporate sponsorship and getting-to-a-human-being-level-weight-wise.  Woe to the morbidly obese person attempting to lose weight in a manner which doesn't incorporate a food franchise.  Jared, I hate you so much!!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 18, 2008, 02:01:31 PM
Raad_Man.

and this is why you were my secret FOTchan crush. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: samir on August 18, 2008, 02:02:15 PM
Tropical Storm Fay.
What a meteorological douchebag.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: <<<<< on August 18, 2008, 02:43:13 PM
Good call on Jared.  I mean, ten years?!?!  What makes this guy so damn special?  If you're going to stick around so long, at least put on a costume.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on August 18, 2008, 03:12:20 PM
my prospects for the future
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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 18, 2008, 03:19:57 PM
my prospects for the future

dont be so gloomy, dave...you wise, old sage.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: namethebats on August 18, 2008, 03:20:46 PM
Secret's "Five reasons to stay fresh" commercial. Especially the part where she hails a cab, then tells the driver "Never mind."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Raad_Man on August 18, 2008, 03:43:43 PM
why would anyone give a shit about jared, much less hate the guy.  he's just some dork who got some money for losing weight.  what the fuck is hate worthy about that?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on August 18, 2008, 03:49:35 PM
I hate my laziness.
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Post by: Turf Out on August 18, 2008, 03:55:17 PM
Secret's "Five reasons to stay fresh" commercial. Especially the part where she hails a cab, then tells the driver "Never mind."

YES!!!! YES!!!

oh you high-fived some dude you don't know! you're so fun and hip and crazy!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: daveB from Oakland on August 18, 2008, 04:08:23 PM
people who buy into the whole "east fresh/eat healthy" scam at subway.

thanks a bunch, jared (asshole.)

MAN i hate jared. subway is "celebrating 10 years of jared" this year. IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON!!
  Jared, I hate you so much!!
Good call on Jared.  I mean, ten years?!?!  What makes this guy so damn special?  If you're going to stick around so long, at least put on a costume.

I heard that Jared was born into a family of gypsies ...

                           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cQj2fTBrT4
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on August 18, 2008, 04:09:35 PM
Wait, gypsies aren't white?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Raad_Man on August 18, 2008, 04:14:09 PM
i didn't say i hate gypsies, dumbasses.  i said i hate the specific family of asshole gypsies that live next door to me because they make noise, constantly solicit me for money or work, and make a mess in the neighborhood.

and no, gypsies aren't white.   they're ethinc romani.  a nomadic people who've faced a lot of hardships.  it used to be legal for people in england to kill gypsies.  that shit ain't cool.  even though i think my neighborhood gypsies are fucking assholes, i don't want them to be murdered. 

but whatever.  believe what you want if it makes you feel better than stupid ignorant redneck me. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on August 18, 2008, 04:15:41 PM
Raad_Man hates black people?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Man Machine on August 18, 2008, 04:27:29 PM
A former colleague of mine lived in the same college dorm with Jared, and apparently his pornography collection was staggering.
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Post by: Susannah on August 18, 2008, 04:34:24 PM
You wouldn't hate gypsies if you've seen Kusturica's "Black Cat, White Cat"

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb127/susannahlaura/black-cat-white-cat_4.jpg)

Oh, the craziness!


I hate people who are over-zealous landscapers.  God forbid your hedges look like actual bushes instead of a giant block that happens to be made out of leaves.  My neighborhood is never quiet for more than five minutes before someone brings out a weed whacker, electric hedge trimmer or leaf blower.  Just leave it alone, please.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Raad_Man on August 18, 2008, 04:50:47 PM
i worked at a movie theater when i lived in new york, and we showed a movie about gypsies.  tons of gypsies came to see it, and the vaaaaast majority of them tried to steal or bribe me to let them steal.  or they'd try and sneak into the theater, or tell lies about having sick kids and shit.  twice we had to call the cops to break up gypsy fights in the theater.  no shit.

they've got some problems.  but i don't think shit'll get better until they start to open their weird gyspy world up a little and treat non-gypsyies with some respect too.  stop seeing everything as gypsy vs. rest of the world.  stealing and fighting isn't right, even if your'e doing it to people who are of a different religion and race and shit.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 18, 2008, 05:18:04 PM
do you work at Jim's Deli in North Kingston, RI?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Raad_Man on August 18, 2008, 05:21:30 PM
i can't tell if you're trying to make fun of me or something.

i live in hollywood california.  i had to move out here to become a rock star and/or a movie writer.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on August 18, 2008, 05:23:06 PM
they've got some problems.  but i don't think shit'll get better until they start to open their weird gyspy world up a little and treat non-gypsyies with some respect too.  stop seeing everything as gypsy vs. rest of the world.

Yeah, it definitely sucks when people aren't able to see past their own narrow worldview; it's like, come on guys, you have to stop believing that a certain group of people all act the same way, even if that belief is based on some kind of personal experience. Change doesn't happen until people start treating other people with respect and an open mind.

So I totally get what you're saying about gypsies being thieving, fighting weirdos.
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Post by: emma on August 18, 2008, 05:26:49 PM
Also, on a completely separate note: I hate hate hate hate hate hate it when people whistle something that is not a real song, just some kind of rambling non-tune they've made up. These people also tend to be the people who whistle really loudly all the time.

A guy I know just mimics and repeats sounds. Like if you're stirring something and your spoon hits the side of the glass and makes a little *ding* noise he will whistle that exact sound. ALL THE TIME. Argh.
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Post by: dave from knoxville on August 18, 2008, 05:29:27 PM
i can't tell if you're trying to make fun of me or something.

i live in hollywood california.  i had to move out here to become a rock star and/or a movie writer.

I can't wait to see your first movie. I will be able to tell all my friends "I knew him when he was just a scary maniac; now he's a highly paid scary maniac."













Joe Eszterhas?













John Milius?













Ulli Lommel?
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Post by: andrew in philadelphia on August 18, 2008, 05:32:02 PM
why would anyone give a shit about jared, much less hate the guy.  he's just some dork who got some money for losing weight.  what the fuck is hate worthy about that?

because it's garbage food filled with additives and other stuff that will kill you - and people who don't know any better (a.k.a. - people who's entire diets revolve around fast food) are duped into thinking this is their healthiest alternative. a guy who got as fat as he did eating similar crap should have more of a conscience about hawking such junk.

EDIT: and i say this as a (somewhat) fat guy. i, however, did it the right way: with healthy food and inactivity (and double helpings of both!)
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Post by: andrew in philadelphia on August 18, 2008, 05:34:07 PM
thieving, fighting weirdos.

you, madam, just named my band. much thanks.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Raad_Man on August 18, 2008, 05:37:19 PM
i can't tell if you're trying to make fun of me or something.

i live in hollywood california.  i had to move out here to become a rock star and/or a movie writer.

I can't wait to see your first movie. I will be able to tell all my friends "I knew him when he was just a scary maniac; now he's a highly paid scary maniac."


you already missed my frist movie.  it was on tv last year.  but you can get it on dvd at blockbuster i think...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjT_6AuMZh4

i should have four on next year.  roger daltry is going to be in one of them.  i'm super fucking excited about htat, but there's no way in hell they'll  fly me to bulgaria or whereever-the-fuck just to party with him.  that's gay, but at least i'll be able to say that both pete townshend and i know what it's like to write materiel for roger daltry to perform.

the rock band's first ep is comin gout in the next couple of weeks.  i'll post a link when it's done. 
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Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 18, 2008, 05:47:26 PM
I respect Raad_Man as an O.G. FOT, and so I will try and explain my Jared hatred.

Jared year 1 through 3:  Adorable!

Jared year 4 through 6:  So Subway, you're still going with this guy?  haven't figured out any other new angles?  You'd think he'd feel a little bad about the whole thing by now, I mean it's not like most of those sandwiches are really healthy.  I mean they're healthy when compared to six bags of cheetos and a 2 liter of Dr. Pepper, but that's not saying much.

Jared year 7 through 10:  Oh my God, look at this smug son of a bitch.  For God's sake, have you no shame?  You're well past the point of being able to graciously bow out of the spotlight.  The hook is around your oversized pants, trying desperately to pull you offstage but you will. not. budge.  Please remove yourself from my field of vision, my pop culture lexicon, my LIFE... FOREVAH~!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on August 18, 2008, 06:01:31 PM
I will state quite openly, if Subway would pay me that kind of money, they could feature me in videos doing any number of humiliating things, and I would sign up in a second. All HE has to do is hold up that tent and claim that it's a pair of pants he used to wear. You'll turn down free money? I will believe it when I see it.

He's supposedly a genuinely nice guy. Hate him all you want, but you're going to burn up all your energy leaving more deservingly despicable people hate-free.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 18, 2008, 06:22:12 PM
or things you hate.  like people who cut you off no matter how many times you try to get away from them.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on August 18, 2008, 06:22:44 PM
He's supposedly a genuinely nice guy. Hate him all you want, but you're going to burn up all your energy leaving more deservingly despicable people hate-free.

i understand what you mean dave. i don't really hate jared - i'm just very anti-fast food.

here's where i get a little shrill: lack of supermarkets and fresh food in areas where diet-related disease is high is a big problem in my town (and others too, i'll bet.) i just don't like the idea that he's helping them pass this off as some kind of health regimen. as always, i'll gladly shoot the messenger.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on August 18, 2008, 06:39:19 PM
before he lost the weight, wasn't jared supposed to be a real creep?  like he lived above a subway restaurant and rented pornos out from his own personal collection?  it seems like I read it here, so theres a good chance its a lie.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 18, 2008, 07:01:21 PM
 ::) I don't really hate Jared.  Everyone knows the only person I really hate is Shepard Fairey.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on August 18, 2008, 07:16:01 PM
I have to buy a car. We haven't had a car payment for years and I don't really want a car, but I really do need one. So I have to spend thousands of dollars on some machine that's ugly (because eff if I'm going to pay extra [supposing I could afford to pay extra] for something I don't want) and that's only going to cost more money to own. How will I afford make up now?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 18, 2008, 07:28:59 PM
I have to buy a car. We haven't had a car payment for years and I don't really want a car, but I really do need one. So I have to spend thousands of dollars on some machine that's ugly (because eff if I'm going to pay extra [supposing I could afford to pay extra] for something I don't want) and that's only going to cost more money to own. How will I afford make up now?

I hear you Julie, I'm in a similar position.  My old car keeps crapping out and it's all I've got to get me to work and it's ruining my stupid life.  Car culture is insane.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 18, 2008, 07:31:34 PM
My job is evil.  Some clown called me at home b/c a website was down.  He had shut down the server so it did not work.  Nice one.  He pushed the on button at my urging and all was well again.  Computers need electricity.  You don't need to be Nikola Tesla to figure this out.  He could have googled it instead of waking me up.  Nice one.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 18, 2008, 07:34:20 PM



Is it okay to slap these people?


-"Cheers" - no
-"Mucking about" - no
-"When I was at university..." - yes
-"Brilliant" - no
-"shite" - no
-"a proper _____" - yes
-"colour" - yes
-"arse" - no
-"get a pint" - no
-"dodgy" -no

yes = slap them
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 18, 2008, 07:36:03 PM
Burn, Hollywood, Burn NEVER comes up in Chuck D's iTunes shuffle.

MyNetwork, the "network" that jumped it to fill the slots opened by the WB/UPN merger.

They're a joke to begin with, started off with some primetime soap scheme that failed and then dived in to bed with First Look Entertainment, purveyor of the worst movies you've never heard of.

Then they bring us the Flavor Flav sitcom, which is maybe one of the most racist things I've ever seen, and makes me wonder what Chuck D thinks about Ice Cube and Flav now whenever "Burn Hollywood Burn" comes up in his iTunes on shuffle.

And finally the other night flipping around, I saw they have the balls to actually advertise and run some obscure awards show from 2007. wtf?


f you MyNetwork.


Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 18, 2008, 07:37:01 PM
Raad_Man.

and this is why you were my secret FOTchan crush. 

Man, he was mine too, and now he hates me.  Can't I love Martin, Raad_Man, AND the Romany people?  I'm like a sensual Santa!!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/TheSensualSanta.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: AllisonLeGnome on August 18, 2008, 07:38:53 PM
Jared from Subway is the most famous person to have (almost) the same last name as me. That's always been a bit of a disappointment.

Other things I hate?

Condescending dental hygienists. It was one thing when I was 14 and they acted like I was 6, but now that I'm (it's a pediatric dentist but apparently a lot of people just keep going well into adulthood) older and they're still acting like I'm 6 it's a lot more annoying. Weirdly, I heard them talking to an actual small child and they didn't even make an effort to speak to him in an age-appropriate way.

Spam text messages. I get them constantly, and though they can occasionally be amusing (all-time favorites [apologies for the terlet talk]: ""Did you see the shock on my friend's face when he saw my magic rod in my pants?" "More howls than you can shake a shiver at..." "My girlfriend gagged when she put my dick in her mouth, it was simply too long!") getting messages at 4 AM that then beep all night isn't my idea of fun. If Verizon's own website actually worked, it wouldn't be an issue- I think the completely ineffective "block all messages sent from email" option is just there to taunt me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on August 18, 2008, 07:39:06 PM
Mosquito bites can go fuck themselves!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 18, 2008, 07:40:07 PM
whatever happened to that 'my friends call me Johnny Subway' dude?  I was pretty sure that movie wouldn't have a happy ending, thank you Subway for sparing us the details.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 18, 2008, 07:41:24 PM
before he lost the weight, wasn't jared supposed to be a real creep?  like he lived above a subway restaurant and rented pornos out from his own personal collection?  it seems like I read it here, so theres a good chance its a lie.

There are apartments above the famous Subway in Bloomington, IN, where Jared dropped hundreds of pounds.

Beyond that, I can't confirm or deny.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on August 18, 2008, 07:52:00 PM
I have to buy a car. We haven't had a car payment for years and I don't really want a car, but I really do need one. So I have to spend thousands of dollars on some machine that's ugly (because eff if I'm going to pay extra [supposing I could afford to pay extra] for something I don't want) and that's only going to cost more money to own. How will I afford make up now?

I hear you Julie, I'm in a similar position.  My old car keeps crapping out and it's all I've got to get me to work and it's ruining my stupid life.  Car culture is insane.

Yeah! I've gone out of my way to live near my job and I can walk everywhere. Why do things have to move and cause trouble?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on August 18, 2008, 07:54:45 PM
Raad_Man.

and this is why you were my secret FOTchan crush. 

Man, he was mine too, and now he hates me.  Can't I love Martin, Raad_Man, AND the Romany people?  I'm like a sensual Santa!!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/TheSensualSanta.jpg)

Yikes! Sensual Santa creeped me out years ago and I can't even walk on the same side of the street as a santa clause now.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on August 18, 2008, 07:56:48 PM
Mosquito bites can go fuck themselves!

And so can chigger bites and poison ivy! Fuck itchy rashes that come from nature!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: mokin on August 18, 2008, 08:01:24 PM
Subway has tried to lose Jared in the past, but every time they would try ad campaigns without Jared, their sales would drop. So now they're resigned to having Jared forever.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on August 18, 2008, 08:04:04 PM
before he lost the weight, wasn't jared supposed to be a real creep?  like he lived above a subway restaurant and rented pornos out from his own personal collection?  it seems like I read it here, so theres a good chance its a lie.

There are apartments above the famous Subway in Bloomington, IN, where Jared dropped hundreds of pounds.

Beyond that, I can't confirm or deny.

I thought Jared had to walk really far to get to Subway. Are you saying he just had to walk down the stairs? That's lame. I mean, besides not being comfortable with his super fatness, which is an attitude I can not endorse at all. I hate stupid Jared and his skinnier than thou attitude.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: mokin on August 18, 2008, 08:16:53 PM
What I hate about Jared is his stupid fake smile. The South Park episode with him really nailed the creepy smile.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: daveB from Oakland on August 18, 2008, 08:22:22 PM

Mosquito bites can go fuck themselves!

The problem with that suggestion is that you might ultimately end up with even more mosquito bites ...
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: <<<<< on August 19, 2008, 03:52:15 AM
before he lost the weight, wasn't jared supposed to be a real creep?  like he lived above a subway restaurant and rented pornos out from his own personal collection?  it seems like I read it here, so theres a good chance its a lie.

The arrival of Jared on the American landscape was the inspiration for 1999's smashout hit American Beauty

It's true.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on August 19, 2008, 07:37:33 AM
before he lost the weight, wasn't jared supposed to be a real creep?  like he lived above a subway restaurant and rented pornos out from his own personal collection?  it seems like I read it here, so theres a good chance its a lie.

The arrival of Jared on the American landscape was the inspiration for 1999's smashout hit American Beauty

It's true.


??? Can you explain this ???
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on August 19, 2008, 07:39:13 AM
Maybe it was a Subway's bag?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Chris L on August 19, 2008, 07:40:54 AM
I gotta admit, Jared > Kevin Spacey. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on August 19, 2008, 07:43:35 AM
KS did a good job as Mel Profit, though.  I bet Jared wouldn't have done so well.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: masterofsparks on August 19, 2008, 07:49:29 AM
Jared, at his morbidly obese, porn-renting low point, would've made a pretty special Keyser Soze.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Chris L on August 19, 2008, 07:54:49 AM
KS did a good job as Mel Profit, though.  I bet Jared wouldn't have done so well.

Yeah, but he probably would have made a better K-PAX. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: samir on August 19, 2008, 08:19:55 AM
I gotta admit, Jared > Kevin Spacey. 

One of my friends worked as a PA on 'Recount' and told some great "getting hit on by Spacey" stories.

...and showed us the texts he got from Lester Burnham.

Good times.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on August 19, 2008, 09:46:40 AM

Mosquito bites can go fuck themselves!

The problem with that suggestion is that you might ultimately end up with even more mosquito bites ...

Noted. Good point, sir.

My legs are covered in them. This is hell.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Regular Joe on August 19, 2008, 09:47:25 AM
One of my friends worked as a PA on 'Recount' scuba instructor in Hawaii and told some great "getting hit on by Spacey" stories

Hey, my friend too! I guess Spacey just has a thing for people on staff?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 19, 2008, 10:49:15 AM
I gotta admit, Jared > Kevin Spacey. 

Jared from Subway turned into Kevin Spacey???
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 19, 2008, 11:06:37 AM
I gotta admit, Jared > Kevin Spacey. 

Jared from Subway turned into Kevin Spacey???

that's exactly what he's saying, JG.


shet uuup.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 19, 2008, 11:35:45 AM
No, obviously Jared turned into Kevin Spacey.  ">" is an arrow, duh. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: <<<<< on August 19, 2008, 12:18:32 PM
The arrival of Jared on the American landscape was the inspiration for 1999's smashout hit American Beauty

It's true.


??? Can you explain this ???

Honestly Dave, I really didn't think the concept through.  Just blurted it out and off to bed for the night!    ;D
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: tenspeed on August 19, 2008, 12:41:17 PM
No, obviously Jared turned into Kevin Spacey.  ">" is an arrow, duh. 


Jared is > Kevin Spacey.






Jared is greater than or equal to Kevin Spacey.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Chris L on August 19, 2008, 12:56:56 PM
Maybe the ">" indicated that Kevin Spacey and Jared have been cast in the Hughes Brothers' upcoming Pac-Man movie, as the titular video game icon and a human power pellet, respectively.

Then again, maybe we'll never know what he meant.   
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 19, 2008, 01:48:09 PM
I just researched that whole Jared Leto weight thing and saw a page where it's a bunch of pictures Terry Richardson took of him gaining weight in his underpants and then losing the weight again in his underpants and it occured to me that every time he wanted a grainy, washed-out photo of himself in his underpants he had to call up Terry Richardson.  That was probably like 22 Terry Richardson appointments.  It also occured to me that this boob couldn't even do gimmicky method acting without somehow having to make it "sexy".  Meanwhile there are a zillion overweight character actors out there getting nothing.  So now Jared Leto has replaced Jared from Subway as Guy I Hate.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: todd on August 19, 2008, 02:03:48 PM
I just researched that whole Jared Leto weight thing and saw a page where it's a bunch of pictures Terry Richardson took of him gaining weight in his underpants and then losing the weight again in his underpants and it occured to me that every time he wanted a grainy, washed-out photo of himself in his underpants he had to call up Terry Richardson.  That was probably like 22 Terry Richardson appointments.  It also occured to me that this boob couldn't even do gimmicky method acting without somehow having to make it "sexy".  Meanwhile there are a zillion overweight character actors out there getting nothing.  So now Jared Leto has replaced Jared from Subway as Guy I Hate.

And he was so conscious of SACRIFICE IN THE NAME OF ART that he had to painstakingly document every step of the process, so that he'd have a bunch of JPEGs he could send off to journalists when the inevitable "Can you believe he did this!?" stories start popping up.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 19, 2008, 02:08:03 PM
22 Terry Richardson appointments.

Wow.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: <<<<< on August 19, 2008, 02:20:18 PM
Loud, clangy, frantic typers really get on my nerves if I have to spend hours and hours on end next to them.  That shit is like the stress-level equivalent of second hand smoke. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 19, 2008, 02:34:42 PM
i forgot, Terry Richardson is on my Stuff You Hate list. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: senorcorazon on August 19, 2008, 02:43:48 PM
i forgot, Terry Richardson is on my Stuff You Hate list. 

I got angry on my birthday this year because that FWD was eating lunch at the restaurant I was at with my special lady friend and every time I turned my head slightly to the right I saw the face of that pre-vert. Booo.


Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on August 19, 2008, 05:19:18 PM
People who wear flipflops to work and don't know how to walk without constantly making that annoying SMACK SMACK SMACK sound.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on August 19, 2008, 05:22:55 PM
Jokes/references:

-"jazz hands"

-"internets" & "interweb"

-"bitches", ala Dave Chappelle ala Rick James

-"good times, good times"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Chris L on August 19, 2008, 05:41:33 PM
I'm getting sick of "Really?  You're (doing such-and-such)?  Really?"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on August 19, 2008, 06:04:03 PM
me too
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on August 19, 2008, 06:04:46 PM
Jokes/references:

-"jazz hands"

-"internets" & "interweb"

-"bitches", ala Dave Chappelle ala Rick James

-"good times, good times"

-pirates
-ninjas
-the animosity betwixt said parties
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on August 19, 2008, 06:13:15 PM
Plus robots, and most especially doing The Robot.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: todd on August 19, 2008, 06:29:22 PM
Cutout is hitting home runs in this thread. "Jazz hands" and "interwebs"... UGH!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: daveB from Oakland on August 19, 2008, 07:03:43 PM
Jokes/references:

-"jazz hands"

-"internets" & "interweb"

-"bitches", ala Dave Chappelle ala Rick James

-"good times, good times"

"pimp my ______", and all other hipster usages of the word "pimp".
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on August 19, 2008, 08:03:30 PM
Jokes/references:

-"jazz hands"

-"internets" & "interweb"

-"bitches", ala Dave Chappelle ala Rick James

-"good times, good times"

"pimp my ______", and all other hipster usages of the word "pimp".

wait

Xzibit is a hipster??
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on August 19, 2008, 08:27:22 PM
Quote
"pimp my ______", and all other hipster usages of the word "pimp".

Yes. Afro wigs, pimps n' hos parties, Blaxploitation-inspired stuff, 1970s imagery in general. Bleh.

Or when white people do Snoop Dogg-speak ("izzle dizzle shizzle") or J-Lo names ("D-Ho, T-Mo") or raise-the-roof gestures in nerdy detached "I'm down but I'm also a dork" manner.

Or just mentioning the word "Kwanzaa" and expecting laughs.

Or pointing out that Dick Clark never ages and expecting laughs.

Or noting that MTV doesn't even play videos anymore.


I'll stop.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 19, 2008, 08:32:59 PM
Dick Clark sure as hell does age.  Those jokes worked in the 80's maybe.

I hate the search results for 'family guy impressions' on youTube.  That was on the Scharpling/Wurster blog and I had to verify the hatefulness.  That is the lame Ed Sullivan of the 00s.

Also I hate:

anybody holding a cellphone to their ear in an oncoming car
email

people that cut-n-paste talking points from the left or right without giving it that individualized personal touch

all social networking sites including LinkedIn, yeah sure we're gonna do lunch
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 20, 2008, 06:05:06 PM
"Man up."  Enough already.

"Shit the bed."  (Sorry, Bobo.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 20, 2008, 06:09:06 PM
http://www.thehousebunny.com
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Gagneaux on August 20, 2008, 06:14:40 PM
Jokes/references:

-"jazz hands"

-"internets" & "interweb"

-"bitches", ala Dave Chappelle ala Rick James

-"good times, good times"

-pirates
-ninjas
-the animosity betwixt said parties

also: monkeys... no more, please. Grow the fuck up.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: senorcorazon on August 20, 2008, 06:22:37 PM
also: monkeys... no more, please. Grow the fuck up.

No, I refuse. Gorillas, too.

Go to the Bronx Zoo and see the Congo exhibit. It is amazing.
http://www.congogorillaforest.com/congoresidents

I have enthusiasm for few things, but primates are among them and will always be. And the word orangutan is funny, no matter how you pronounce it.   
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 20, 2008, 06:24:42 PM
the movie i can take or leave, but the title: RockNRolla


...i'll leave.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Phantom Hugger on August 20, 2008, 06:27:56 PM
People who are scared of clowns and need to remind you when anything resembling clown culture is mentioned.

http://www.youtube.com/v/dHKotCnjYow&hl=en&fs=1
 





Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on August 20, 2008, 06:29:17 PM
People who are scared of clowns and need to remind you when anything resembling clown culture is mentioned.

Related: "raped my childhood" (sorry if it's been mentioned)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 20, 2008, 07:34:00 PM
also: monkeys... no more, please. Grow the fuck up.

No, I refuse. Gorillas, too.

Go to the Bronx Zoo and see the Congo exhibit. It is amazing.
http://www.congogorillaforest.com/congoresidents

I have enthusiasm for few things, but primates are among them and will always be. And the word orangutan is funny, no matter how you pronounce it.   

I'm with you, Senor.  Primates rule.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on August 20, 2008, 08:04:05 PM
also: monkeys... no more, please. Grow the fuck up.

No, I refuse. Gorillas, too.

Go to the Bronx Zoo and see the Congo exhibit. It is amazing.
http://www.congogorillaforest.com/congoresidents

I have enthusiasm for few things, but primates are among them and will always be. And the word orangutan is funny, no matter how you pronounce it.   

I'm with you, Senor.  Primates rule.

Thirded.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Gilly on August 20, 2008, 10:53:55 PM
I hate athletes being called by their initials or even worse by their first initial and the first syllable of their last name. I saw Deron Williams called D-Will in an ESPN article today. Ugh. Sports players used to have great nicknames and now they all are ARod or AP or LT. Thanks ESPN.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on August 20, 2008, 10:57:27 PM
People who are scared of clowns and need to remind you when anything resembling clown culture is mentioned.

Related: "raped my childhood" (sorry if it's been mentioned)

Most of the time it's about stuff that didn't even have much integrity in the first place. Transformers and GI Joe weren't raped, they put out. The harlots.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on August 20, 2008, 11:26:17 PM
I hate athletes being called by their initials or even worse by their first initial and the first syllable of their last name. I saw Deron Williams called D-Will in an ESPN article today. Ugh. Sports players used to have great nicknames and now they all are ARod or AP or LT. Thanks ESPN.

Well, OK, but doesn't T-Scharp sound pretty sweet?

No?

J-Grote rhymes with zygote. Somebody alert Bob Dylan.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: daveB from Oakland on August 21, 2008, 12:05:48 AM
People who are scared of clowns and need to remind you when anything resembling clown culture is mentioned.

Related: "raped my childhood" (sorry if it's been mentioned)

Most of the time it's about stuff that didn't even have much integrity in the first place. Transformers and GI Joe weren't raped, they put out. The harlots.

Exactly. Scooby Doo, the Brady Bunch ... why do people idealize garbage from their childhood? You can't desecrate something that stunk to begin with.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on August 21, 2008, 12:09:37 AM
People who are scared of clowns and need to remind you when anything resembling clown culture is mentioned.

Related: "raped my childhood" (sorry if it's been mentioned)

Most of the time it's about stuff that didn't even have much integrity in the first place. Transformers and GI Joe weren't raped, they put out. The harlots.

Exactly. Scooby Doo, the Brady Bunch ... why do people idealize garbage from their childhood? You can't desecrate something that stunk to begin with.

And for a more recent generation...Saved by the Bell and Full House.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Phantom Hugger on August 21, 2008, 02:18:17 AM
also: monkeys... no more, please. Grow the fuck up.

No, I refuse. Gorillas, too.

Go to the Bronx Zoo and see the Congo exhibit. It is amazing.
http://www.congogorillaforest.com/congoresidents

I have enthusiasm for few things, but primates are among them and will always be. And the word orangutan is funny, no matter how you pronounce it.   

I'm with you, Senor.  Primates rule.

I'm a gibbon man myself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaAFWyN7A4U

(sorry, no embedding)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Raad_Man on August 21, 2008, 06:03:46 AM
People who are scared of clowns and need to remind you when anything resembling clown culture is mentioned.

Related: "raped my childhood" (sorry if it's been mentioned)

Most of the time it's about stuff that didn't even have much integrity in the first place. Transformers and GI Joe weren't raped, they put out. The harlots.

Exactly. Scooby Doo, the Brady Bunch ... why do people idealize garbage from their childhood? You can't desecrate something that stunk to begin with.

And for a more recent generation...Saved by the Bell and Full House.

i fucking LOVE full house.  i've got autographed head shots from danny, jesse, joey, dj and michelle.  i autographed them myself.    but everybody just assumes they're real because of the nice frames. 

i wrote this short story about full house, but it was rejected from the jodie sweetin fan site for being too controversial.  but they are assholes who publish doug fowler's gay ass fan fiction that only assholes like.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on August 21, 2008, 09:16:34 AM
People who are scared of clowns and need to remind you when anything resembling clown culture is mentioned.

Related: "raped my childhood" (sorry if it's been mentioned)

Most of the time it's about stuff that didn't even have much integrity in the first place. Transformers and GI Joe weren't raped, they put out. The harlots.

Exactly. Scooby Doo, the Brady Bunch ... why do people idealize garbage from their childhood? You can't desecrate something that stunk to begin with.

And for a more recent generation...Saved by the Bell and Full House.

i fucking LOVE full house.  i've got autographed head shots from danny, jesse, joey, dj and michelle.  i autographed them myself.    but everybody just assumes they're real because of the nice frames. 

i wrote this short story about full house, but it was rejected from the jodie sweetin fan site for being too controversial.  but they are assholes who publish doug fowler's gay ass fan fiction that only assholes like.

I'd like to read this short story.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: KickTheBobo on August 21, 2008, 09:40:33 AM
"Man up."  Enough already.

"Shit the bed."  (Sorry, Bobo.)

wow. I didn't realize that I even used that phrase that often. I guess both of my top terms to describe something being broken are both feces-based (the other being "crapped out"). Paging Dr. Freud!

added to my list:

amirite?!


ALSO: I will continue to use C.Mo as my sometimes email signature. I like it, and have been using it for years. SOME people are just jealous that their names can't be J.Lo-ized, I guess.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: masterofsparks on August 21, 2008, 09:55:56 AM
I hate athletes being called by their initials or even worse by their first initial and the first syllable of their last name. I saw Deron Williams called D-Will in an ESPN article today. Ugh. Sports players used to have great nicknames and now they all are ARod or AP or LT. Thanks ESPN.

I agree with this. Old-timey sports nicknames (particularly baseball) are right up there with gangster nicknames in terms of hilarity.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 21, 2008, 12:47:33 PM
Yeah, even if you watch the 3rd through final original Planet of the Apes movies, you won't bemoan what Tim Burton did to the franchise at all, because it could never be more hoaky and stupid than the third or fourth Planet of the Apes movies.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on August 21, 2008, 01:02:25 PM
d-from? Doesn't exactly ring, eh? M-Nes.....M-Do.....C-Jack.....A-Breck.....K-Freed

You're right. A moratorium is called for, though I do sort of like C-pijj.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Gagneaux on August 21, 2008, 01:15:36 PM
also: monkeys... no more, please. Grow the fuck up.

No, I refuse. Gorillas, too.

Go to the Bronx Zoo and see the Congo exhibit. It is amazing.
http://www.congogorillaforest.com/congoresidents

I have enthusiasm for few things, but primates are among them and will always be. And the word orangutan is funny, no matter how you pronounce it.   

I'm with you, Senor.  Primates rule.

I'm a gibbon man myself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaAFWyN7A4U

(sorry, no embedding)

 *sigh*   just like Rollins: I walk alone
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on August 21, 2008, 01:17:14 PM
In addition to mosquito bites, I really hate sweet pickles. They're the food of the devil.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Jennifer on August 21, 2008, 01:30:33 PM
I hate that my boss, who tends to be a micromanager, is suddenly all into feng shui. No. You do not need a plant in your career corner, you need to stop being a control freak.

Sweet pickles are the only kind I like! Now olives, on the other hand...
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on August 21, 2008, 01:36:51 PM
I hate dill. I think it's the worst herb ever.

I know this is a controversial statement, but someone had to make it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on August 21, 2008, 01:38:26 PM
Sweet pickles are the only kind I like! Now olives, on the other hand...

Did you ever have the misfortune of eating a green olive stuffed with blue cheese? It's like a vomit-bomb in your mouth.

Emma, you just blew my mind.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Jennifer on August 21, 2008, 02:06:25 PM
No, that is definitely something I would stay away from. And I'm from Buffalo NY, where blue cheese is considered a complement to everything.

I don't like dill either, now that I think about it. But I really hate mushrooms.

(Erika, I lived in Baltimore for a couple of years (MICA) and I miss it terribly! I wish I had been on here when everyone was watching The Wire.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: namethebats on August 21, 2008, 02:10:20 PM
I hate athletes being called by their initials or even worse by their first initial and the first syllable of their last name. I saw Deron Williams called D-Will in an ESPN article today. Ugh. Sports players used to have great nicknames and now they all are ARod or AP or LT. Thanks ESPN.

I agree with this. Old-timey sports nicknames (particularly baseball) are right up there with gangster nicknames in terms of hilarity.

The two best:
Bob "Death To Flying Things" Ferguson
Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 21, 2008, 02:45:05 PM
dill pickles=delicious
dill on carrots=the opposite of delicious

i also dislike the crippling dependence that is placed on: GPS, wikipedia, and cell phones
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 21, 2008, 02:55:53 PM

i also dislike the crippling dependence that is placed on: GPS, wikipedia, and cell phones

What's weird about these things is you were fine without them, and then they were introduced into your life and you're immediately helpless without them.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: ericluxury on August 21, 2008, 03:03:25 PM
Uh-oh.  Is it the racist humor, or the cock rock?

what's racist about not liking the obnoxious gypsy family in my neighborhood? 

It's your emphasis of the "gypsy" part rather than the "obnoxious" part.

Obviously murdering them like in England is evil and wrong, but whats the difference between hating gypsies and hating Portland street trash? At least street trash hasn't been living that lifestyle for 3,000 years.

Anyone who modifies a motor vehicle to make it louder.

The worst!

Other things on my stuff I hate list:

-people who used to work in the food service industry who try to lay a guilt trip on you after you leave a 15-17% tip. I also don't get paid much and I am tipping the customary amount. There are a million good causes in the world to give extra support to. Waiters are not on that list. The people cooking the food are making less than them.

-Donald Trump buying Ed McMahon's house. That guy burned through $220 million that he was incredibly over-paid for by ferrying himself around in private jets and all kinds of wasteful, ostentatious lifestyle choices. Then the media felt sorry for him because he squandered his entire fortune. Now he is being rewarded for his terrible decisions by Donald Trump. He should have to sell his mansion and live the rest of his life in a normal persons house.

-and relatedly, Housing costs and housing markets. Not only do I hate it that I may never be able to buy a house, I also hate it that my parents (and their generation), many of whom based their retirement on their house are now screwed. It seems like everyone is the loser in this thing.

mine are all money related. i've been a little preoccupied with it, i guess.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on August 21, 2008, 03:40:00 PM
What's weird about these things is you were fine without them, and then they were introduced into your life and you're immediately helpless without them.

Calculators did the same thing to people's arithmetical abilities.  Remember, Dave?

Also, I could, if I wanted, refer to myself as S.StO.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 21, 2008, 04:01:50 PM
What's weird about these things is you were fine without them, and then they were introduced into your life and you're immediately helpless without them.

Calculators did the same thing to people's arithmetical abilities.  Remember, Dave?

Also, I could, if I wanted, refer to myself as S.StO.

i threw calculators on there (for that very reason), then deleted it.  ive also come across a number of adults lately who dont know how to tell time unless it's digital.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on August 21, 2008, 04:05:41 PM
God, I'm glad I'm a recluse.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: namethebats on August 21, 2008, 04:31:10 PM
-people who used to work in the food service industry who try to lay a guilt trip on you after you leave a 15-17% tip. I also don't get paid much and I am tipping the customary amount. There are a million good causes in the world to give extra support to. Waiters are not on that list. The people cooking the food are making less than them.

Agreed. (I also tip in that range.)

Having said that, I'm guilty of lecturing friends at the movies who leave their popcorn bags, etc., on the floor and say "Oh, it's their job to clean that up." It'd also be their job to clean up after someone who crapped on the floor; that's not a reason to do it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on August 21, 2008, 04:36:53 PM
The "internet as a substitute for remembering stuff or real research" and "gps as a substitute for knowing how to read a map/look around" thing bugs me, but cell phones sure make it easier to meet up with people and schedule stuff, especially from out of town.  I don't think that the whole "expect me at your door between 1pm and 5pm sometime tomorrow" thing is to be missed.  I'd rather just call when I'm 30 mins away.  I sometimes text the lady when we're separated in Target or Costco.  Good stuff.  Cell phones.  Check them out.

I tip like Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 21, 2008, 04:58:15 PM
true...but prior to the internet people still referred to books, periodicals, archives, and people just as frequently when needed. 

i suppose my cell phone dependency hatred comes from people feeling completely helpless without one, which is insane.  having said that, i text S.O.S. signals in Target myself when i'm lost.



GUILTY.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 21, 2008, 05:26:25 PM
"Man up."  Enough already.

"Shit the bed."  (Sorry, Bobo.)

wow. I didn't realize that I even used that phrase that often. I guess both of my top terms to describe something being broken are both feces-based (the other being "crapped out"). Paging Dr. Freud!

added to my list:

amirite?!


ALSO: I will continue to use C.Mo as my sometimes email signature. I like it, and have been using it for years. SOME people are just jealous that their names can't be J.Lo-ized, I guess.



I actually only read you using it once, but didn't want to seem like I was calling you out.  In fact, it's just because Tom Cruise says it in Tropic Thunder.

If it makes you feel better, I had no idea that "Jazz hands," "Internets," and "Good times, good times" were played out, especially considering that my experience with each of those has been limited to choreography/rehearsal, Andy Breckman, and my friend Young Jean commenting on a skinhead bar in Ljubljana in 2006, in that order.

Back on topic: f you, walnuts.  How are you get in the way of my almonds, cashews, and peanuts.  You might want to consider some line of work other than nut.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on August 21, 2008, 06:27:00 PM

 i text S.O.S. signals in Target to myself when i'm lost.


Fixed
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on August 21, 2008, 07:21:56 PM
personally I couldn't live without my phone and while I know that some would say that it's a weakness, I believe that anything that can be used to get stuff out of my head (like appt's and birthdays) just frees up more of my mental capacity for use searching out dirtier and more depraved pornography on the internet.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: daveB from Oakland on August 21, 2008, 07:54:15 PM
In addition to mosquito bites, I really hate sweet pickles. They're the food of the devil.

I've recently discovered cornichons. That is to say, I've recently discovered that they suck. I was at a sandwich place in San Francisco, and the plate I got had a couple of dainty little cornichons as a garnish. I tried one ... yuck.

The literal translation for cornichon is "shitty little French pickle".

Also, I just looked up pickles on Wikipedia, and the entry there says that there is a delicacy known as Kool-Aid pickles, or "Koolickles". That is wrong, wrong, wrong. (Come back Disco Fries, all is forgiven).

Furthermore, Wikipedia claims that pickles can be classified as ambient food (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambient_food). What does Brian Eno have to say about this?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Phantom Hugger on August 21, 2008, 08:58:10 PM
also: monkeys... no more, please. Grow the fuck up.

No, I refuse. Gorillas, too.

Go to the Bronx Zoo and see the Congo exhibit. It is amazing.
http://www.congogorillaforest.com/congoresidents

I have enthusiasm for few things, but primates are among them and will always be. And the word orangutan is funny, no matter how you pronounce it.   

I'm with you, Senor.  Primates rule.

I'm a gibbon man myself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaAFWyN7A4U

(sorry, no embedding)

 *sigh*   just like Rollins: I walk alone

I have to add that chimps-in-clothes humor is just a notch above fart jokes on the brow level scale.

Take your Lancelot Link VHS tapes to the hate pit.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on August 21, 2008, 09:07:26 PM


I have to add that chimps-in-clothes humor is just a notch above fart jokes on the brow level scale.

Take your Lancelot Link VHS tapes to the hate pit.

That one hit close to home.

But I like them more because they're awesome, not just for humor.

I'll be keeping my Babe: Pig in the City DVD, thank you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on August 22, 2008, 12:08:53 AM
Emma, you just blew my mind.

I know, right?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: namethebats on August 22, 2008, 09:56:39 AM
The first time I got a car with a remote door opener, within a week I was trying to open my apartment with it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Raad_Man on August 22, 2008, 01:12:43 PM
hot chicks who don't want to fuck me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on August 22, 2008, 04:08:11 PM
What's weird about these things is you were fine without them, and then they were introduced into your life and you're immediately helpless without them.

Calculators did the same thing to people's arithmetical abilities.  Remember, Dave?

Also, I could, if I wanted, refer to myself as S.StO.

I hate calculators! They make people stoopid.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: senorcorazon on August 26, 2008, 03:47:17 PM
More proof of the awesomeness of primates:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080826/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_monkeys_giving

hot chicks who don't want to fuck me.

I can't imagine why a woman wouldn't want to hump such an elegant and refined person.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on August 27, 2008, 07:25:46 PM
Two hipsterish American friends just this week used the word 'nicked', aka, stolen. One of them has previously asked the question, "What are you on about?"

Where does it end?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on August 27, 2008, 11:05:37 PM
Getting stuck in an elevator for three hours.

The timeline went something like this:

5 min.: Realize we are stuck
10 min.: Realize the "alarm" button in the elevator is connected to a bell that does not even really ring that loud. No intercom. No cell phones. Just this little bell.
11 min.: Realize no one except us is supposed to be in the building today.
12 min. - 2.5 hours: Ring ring ring ring ring.
2 hours 40 minutes: Ring ring ring ring not having a panic attack ring.
3 hours: My new favourite people come and rescue us.
3 hours 5 minutes: "Guess we should really get something done about that alarm button, huh? Ha ha ha ha ha ha," say my new favourite people. Suppress rage.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on August 27, 2008, 11:31:47 PM
Here's one that's even more important:

Hey comedians.  You're funny.  We get it.  Can you please turn the audience down a little in the mix on your CD's?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 28, 2008, 08:36:19 AM
Here's one that's even more important:

Hey comedians.  You're funny.  We get it.  Can you please turn the audience down a little in the mix on your CD's?

It'd be really cool if they edited the audience out.  Make us work out where to laugh.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on August 28, 2008, 10:47:10 AM
Here's one that's even more important:

Hey comedians.  You're funny.  We get it.  Can you please turn the audience down a little in the mix on your CD's?

Yeah, what is this, a KISS Live Album?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on August 28, 2008, 03:35:29 PM
Here's one that's even more important:

Hey comedians.  You're funny.  We get it.  Can you please turn the audience down a little in the mix on your CD's?

Yeah, what is this, a KISS Live Album?

Yeah, what is this, a Philly Boy Roy debate appearance?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on August 30, 2008, 03:33:01 PM
fuck you healthcare spending account.  I have $700 in you right now and for some reason you'll reimburse me for sunscreen or taxi fare, but not for a new Sonicare toothbrush?  My old one died.  I'm sad.  It's a healthcare item.  REIMBURSE ME!!!!!!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on August 30, 2008, 07:39:52 PM
First-world problems.  Serious business.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on August 30, 2008, 07:51:09 PM
Fuck you, sleeveless fleeces. 

Nothing says "I like the Counting Crows, trust funds, and fly fishing with my old Sigma Nu brothers" louder than a sleeveless fleece.

(That being said, I caught myself wanting to buy one last week)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 31, 2008, 12:54:40 PM
I'm getting in line: I hate LA traffic.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stan on August 31, 2008, 06:25:40 PM
First-world problems.  Serious business.

 Seriously, having any sort of medical insurance would piss me right the fuck off.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: chrisfoll577 on August 31, 2008, 06:46:13 PM
First-world problems.  Serious business.

More like a sub-first world problem... Most of the rest of the first world has socialized medicine and doesn't have to worry about flex healthcare spending accounts.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on August 31, 2008, 08:44:47 PM
Hey, if I put my money in a flex account, I'd want to be able to spend it on dental stuff too.

Insurance is dumb.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on September 01, 2008, 10:10:06 AM
The idea of insurance covering a fancy-dancy toothbrush inspired my comment, not the mere fact that Josh has health insurance.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on September 01, 2008, 11:12:03 AM
technically it's not insurance.  it's money set aside, tax free, for use on items not covered by your insurance (such as copays, medical items, etc..) 

also, you guys are getting way too serious about this shit. 
also, I just need a fancy toothbrush.  if it was able to dance, that would be great, but it's not a requirement.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Josh on September 01, 2008, 11:49:21 AM
The idea of insurance covering a fancy-dancy toothbrush inspired my comment, not the mere fact that Josh has health insurance.

Please don't drag my good name into the boring sections of the board.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Come on, Jason on September 01, 2008, 12:13:25 PM
I don't know what I hate more, Geraldo's hurricane coverage or myself for continuing to watch it.


Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on September 01, 2008, 12:46:49 PM
Guys, have you heard about that totally boring thing that happened? It was totally all Josh. I hear he even has opinions about insurance and toothbrushes and stuff.

Also, I heard he thinks he has a good name.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on September 01, 2008, 01:28:57 PM
I was so bored I couldn't remember the name of the person whining about not being able to get a piece of luxurious dental hygiene gear.  Boo hoo.  Use a fucking twig.  (Damn, I need to get back to FOTchan.)

(Sorry, Josh.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on September 01, 2008, 01:35:11 PM
clearly a twig would be an ineffective tool for cleaning teeth.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on September 01, 2008, 01:37:28 PM
Shows what you know, brat.  No sense (http://www.helium.com/items/304106-methods-of-cleaning-teeth-in-different-parts-of-the-world) of tradition (http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/wordpress/index.php/archives/2007/06/25/african-twig-toothbrush-offers-day-long-dental-carec/).  Shameful.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: moonshake on September 01, 2008, 02:05:17 PM
Can't go wrong with miswak!
(http://carpetblog.typepad.com/carpetblogger/images/2007/04/19/miswak1.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on September 01, 2008, 03:02:57 PM
Right Now, Sammy is Driving Too Fast.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Beth on September 01, 2008, 03:35:22 PM
where are miswak trees? can i find one in my upstate ny backyard?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 02, 2008, 06:47:21 PM
NJ Transit.  And the Rutgers Bus System, while Im at it.  F you both sideways.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on September 02, 2008, 07:48:45 PM
I missed a few pages. Could someone please fill me in?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on September 03, 2008, 05:43:06 PM
It's been 2+ years since Ted Stevens commented about internet "tubes" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Series_of_tubes) and not a day goes by when some tech guy doesn't reference it sarcastically, on blogs and in person.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 03, 2008, 06:22:29 PM
There's something in here about Sarah Palin, Alaska politicians, and getting your tubes tied.  Let's get cracking, Leno staffers!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on September 03, 2008, 07:32:11 PM
There's something in here about Sarah Palin, Alaska politicians, and getting your tubes tied.  Let's get cracking, Leno staffers!

I am going to get my tubes tied because i am afraid I would severely disappoint my offspring. Then i'm going to freeze myself to death, just like in the movies. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Emily on September 03, 2008, 07:54:51 PM
true...but prior to the internet people still referred to books, periodicals, archives, and people just as frequently when needed. 



My guess is people probably did not refer to print resources as frequently as they do Wikipedia. So it's possible (possible) that we are more informed now.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: AllisonLeGnome on September 03, 2008, 07:59:24 PM
When I think about it, I read a ton and didn't really watch TV or anything as a child. So it's logical to think that I would be reading more if it wasn't for the internet. But I think I would still be way less informed about the world in general- both in terms of things like music and comedy and in terms of world events and "real" knowledge.

Mostly I'm just angry at anyone who writes an article about how stupid kids today are. Sorry we didn't purposely ignore all technology developed in the last 50 years in order to perfectly replicate your own experience, which is of course the ideal.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: KickTheBobo on September 03, 2008, 09:52:45 PM
NJ Transit.  And the Rutgers Bus System, while Im at it.  F you both sideways.

I will always hold dear to my heart the hold music from NJ Transit circa 1990. After being forced to listen to it for blocks of 15-20 minutes, I could not help but fall under it's hypnotic beauty.

with a casio-esque drum pattern played beneath, a male voice would speak/sing the following line:

"Enjaaaaaaaaay Tran-sit......Workin......New Jersey On the Move...."

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Dan B on September 03, 2008, 10:00:47 PM
NJ Transit.  And the Rutgers Bus System, while Im at it.  F you both sideways.
The EE is the worst.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 03, 2008, 10:15:44 PM
Holy s-hit Bobo, I totally forgot about that stupid hold music until just now.  Did you have to live the carless life in NJ in the early 90s too?  I wound up in some pretty hairy situations, as evidently they have a policy of hiring the meanest people in the entire state to drive the buses, and then they route them all through the most dangerous neighborhoods they can find.  But oh yes do I remember sitting on that phone waiting to find out when my last train or bus or whatever was.  Hey, maybe I was the reason you were on hold, or vice versa!

And yes, Dan, I was 25 minutes late to the first class of the semester on Douglass because the EE goes to like Piscataway or some shit and no one saw fit to tell the faculty that it had been rerouted (though, to be fair, I haven't taught on Douglass since 2005).  I should just walk.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Beth on September 03, 2008, 10:18:10 PM
NJ Transit.  And the Rutgers Bus System, while Im at it.  F you both sideways.

I will always hold dear to my heart the hold music from NJ Transit circa 1990. After being forced to listen to it for blocks of 15-20 minutes, I could not help but fall under it's hypnotic beauty.

with a casio-esque drum pattern played beneath, a male voice would speak/sing the following line:

"Enjaaaaaaaaay Tran-sit......Workin......New Jersey On the Move...."




I used to  like when the train went through Secaucus. The conductor always said:  "SEEEEE....CAWWW-KUSS!!!" Do they still do that, or is it all automated voices now?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 03, 2008, 10:38:48 PM
The conductors (or as I like to call them, Da Kunduktaz) still talk.  But didn't they just build that station in like 2002?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Beth on September 03, 2008, 11:02:00 PM
I'm sure. The last time I rode NJ transit was in 2003, so that makes sense. Sorry, I didn't intend for my comment to seem like I was reminiscing 'bout the old days. I was  just having fond memories of six years ago.

But if you want to talk about my older days with NJ Transit: I can remember being stuck for 3 hours in a snowstorm on a train with my grandma. (it must have been '88 or '89), and crying because we missed most of "A Christmas Spectacular!" I can also remember sitting in gum on the train once.

Fonder memory: When I was a teenager, my friends and I would always go to New York via by NJ Transit bus in a big group. My only good memories of high school revolve around those weekend NYC daytrips.  As much as it sucked, that bus was a godsend. It was like 2 bucks to ride down to the city and pretend we were cool.  We would sit on the curb and wait. Sitting on the curb was really deliberate--- we probably thought it made us look dangerous or something. I'm sure we just looked like obnoxious NJ teenagers.
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Post by: Andy on September 03, 2008, 11:04:51 PM
FOT ADD
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Post by: Stan on September 03, 2008, 11:28:50 PM
NJ Transit.  And the Rutgers Bus System, while Im at it.  F you both sideways.

I will always hold dear to my heart the hold music from NJ Transit circa 1990. After being forced to listen to it for blocks of 15-20 minutes, I could not help but fall under it's hypnotic beauty.

with a casio-esque drum pattern played beneath, a male voice would speak/sing the following line:

"Enjaaaaaaaaay Tran-sit......Workin......New Jersey On the Move...."




I used to  like when the train went through Secaucus. The conductor always said:  "SEEEEE....CAWWW-KUSS!!!" Do they still do that, or is it all automated voices now?

 Sadly it's now animated, Beth. My personal favorite was "Perth Amboy, Gateway to Staten Island!".

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Post by: Emily on September 03, 2008, 11:38:56 PM
My grandpa & great uncle once swam from Perth Amboy to Staten Island. True story.
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Post by: Stan on September 04, 2008, 12:01:29 AM
My grandpa & great uncle once swam from Perth Amboy to Staten Island. True story.

 They must have wanted to go to Sedutto's really badly.
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Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 04, 2008, 08:49:39 AM
Really, Stan?  They must save the fancy robots for the coastline train.  The NE Corridor keeps it real.  Hey Andy, instead of complaining, why not regale us with some tales of the Oklahoma City bus system?
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Post by: Andy on September 04, 2008, 09:55:05 AM
I wasn't complaining.
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Post by: dave from knoxville on September 04, 2008, 12:26:47 PM
Time
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Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 04, 2008, 01:58:40 PM
I wasn't complaining.

Dammit, so much for my strategy in eliciting a lid-blower post on Oklahoma buses.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on September 04, 2008, 07:19:32 PM
Time

The relentless force that marches on with no regard to your hopes and dreams, forcing you forward, always forward, with no regard for your wants or needs or dreams or hopes? Or the magazine?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: AllisonLeGnome on September 04, 2008, 07:33:18 PM
I hate my lack of memory for people's names. Everyone should have a sign floating above their head with their name, if/how we know each other, and a link to add them as a Facebook friend (my main name-learning device) for the first month or two of college.
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Post by: dave from knoxville on September 04, 2008, 08:45:06 PM
Time

The relentless force that marches on with no regard to your hopes and dreams, forcing you forward, always forward, with no regard for your wants or needs or dreams or hopes? Or the magazine?

Yes
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Post by: John Junk 2.0 on September 04, 2008, 08:46:41 PM
Facebook friend (my main name-learning device)

Wow, I just realized Facebook would've made socializing in college waaay easier if it was around in my day.  Well, maybe replace "socializing" with "talking shit about people I didn't know" and replace "easier" with "more accurate".
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Post by: AllisonLeGnome on September 04, 2008, 09:04:45 PM
Facebook friend (my main name-learning device)

Wow, I just realized Facebook would've made socializing in college waaay easier if it was around in my day.  Well, maybe replace "socializing" with "talking shit about people I didn't know" and replace "easier" with "more accurate".

I never saw much of a use for it before, but it really has helped. Maybe we're just a generation too scared to just call each other (though phone numbers are being exchanged left and right as well), but it's acceptable to add as a "friend" someone you casually know well enough to know their full name, eliminating the awkwardness of asking for someone's contact information. Plus I've been using it to look up the names of people I should remember but don't.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on September 10, 2008, 05:15:22 PM
Fuck you, UPS! I tried so so hard to get home before 5 because the slip you left yesterday told me you would be here to deliver my cell phone AFTER 5 and then I come home and you've left another note that's all "you have to come pick it up from us at our ridiculous location a million miles away from you." And then I check your website and it says you tried to deliver the thing at 3 THIS AFTERNOON? That is not even CLOSE to being "after 5." I told everyone I would have my cell phone before I left town for five days, UPS, and so you have let not only me but all my friends and relatives down. I hope you're happy.

Arrrrrrrrrrgh.
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Post by: Martin on September 10, 2008, 05:30:08 PM
"you have to come pick it up from us at our ridiculous location a million miles away from you."

Exactly! I hate that!

About two weeks ago, I had to send a bunch of old video tapes (about 70 of them) to my business partner in Stockholm. There was no easy way to do this, but after weighing my options, I eventually packed them in a big cardboard box, taped it up properly, and lugged it out of my apartment. Since I don't have a car, I had to haul it by myself to the post office. Needless to say, the minute I went outside it started pouring down. At the post office, they refused to accept the box, since it weighed one pound more than the maximum weight (40 lbs). Soaked and exhausted, I pleaded. "Oh no", they said, "we just can't". "But feel free to haul it over to our ridiculous special shipping location in the dubious industrial parts of town, a million miles away from you." Happy ending: I took a cab, they gladly accepted the box, and it arrived safely. Still, I was fuming for the rest of that day.

(I suppose this could go in the "little things" topic aswell.)
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Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 10, 2008, 06:10:23 PM
Fuck you, UPS! I tried so so hard to get home before 5 because the slip you left yesterday told me you would be here to deliver my cell phone AFTER 5 and then I come home and you've left another note that's all "you have to come pick it up from us at our ridiculous location a million miles away from you." And then I check your website and it says you tried to deliver the thing at 3 THIS AFTERNOON? That is not even CLOSE to being "after 5." I told everyone I would have my cell phone before I left town for five days, UPS, and so you have let not only me but all my friends and relatives down. I hope you're happy.

Arrrrrrrrrrgh.

I am totally with you on this.  But I also love that at first it reads like you're threatening to fuck someone up.
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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 10, 2008, 06:33:10 PM
i think mike birbiglia has a bit on this.  or todd barry.




(maybe i should come back when ive done my research.)
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Post by: Amplituden on September 10, 2008, 07:02:30 PM
I hate co-workers who come over and laugh about jobs that we are working not working out.

"I knew this was totally fucked from the start!"
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Post by: erika on September 10, 2008, 08:08:19 PM
Fuck fevers.
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Post by: dave from knoxville on September 10, 2008, 08:16:26 PM
Except for Dengue Fever!
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Post by: erika on September 10, 2008, 08:22:52 PM
Oh well yeah, Dengue Fever totally rocks.

It's the low-grade sort that makes every bone in my body hurt... those fevers can fuck off.
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Post by: Stupornaut on September 10, 2008, 10:22:43 PM
Oh well yeah, Dengue Fever totally rocks.

It's the low-grade sort that makes every bone in my body hurt... those fevers can fuck off.

Sounds like you got that Philly Fever!
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Post by: samir on September 10, 2008, 10:29:05 PM
The United States Customs and Immigration Service.

How does "within 3 years" become "not in five years and counting", you fucks?
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Post by: mokin on September 11, 2008, 04:18:21 AM
Evite I just received:
Quote
You are invited to End of Summer [catering company where I work] BBQ & Kickball Extravaganza!!!
 
Time to celebrate all the hard work we put in for the summer! Chill and reminisce with all the wonderful employees at [catering company]. Totally cool and rockin' kickball game! Front of the House VS. back of the House. BRING IT!!

Burgers & Dogs provided to grill. Feel free to bring something to share: sides, salads, desserts, frisbees, instruments, ect. Alcohol not provided. You may bring only beer and wine.

Hope to see you all there :)


Basically a nightmare situation: hanging out with coworkers, playing a totally cool and rockin' kickball game.
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Post by: pinky on September 11, 2008, 07:07:20 AM
When you suggest a change at work and your bosses dig it and put it in place but don't enforce it and all the people in your team continue doing things the old way because they are too stubborn to change and then whinge about the same things that this change is a solution too.  And then your bosses still don't force them to change and think maybe it wasn't such a good idea. (see "No more living nightmare" thread in to see the repercussions of this hate)
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Post by: erika on September 11, 2008, 09:24:59 AM
Evite I just received:
Quote
You are invited to End of Summer [catering company where I work] BBQ & Kickball Extravaganza!!!
 
Time to celebrate all the hard work we put in for the summer! Chill and reminisce with all the wonderful employees at [catering company]. Totally cool and rockin' kickball game! Front of the House VS. back of the House. BRING IT!!

Burgers & Dogs provided to grill. Feel free to bring something to share: sides, salads, desserts, frisbees, instruments, ect. Alcohol not provided. You may bring only beer and wine.

Hope to see you all there :)


Basically a nightmare situation: hanging out with coworkers, playing a totally cool and rockin' kickball game.


As far as work stuff goes, it doesn't sound THAT bad, actually.

But I work with genuinely fun people so maybe I'm spoiled. I also like free food. (suprise!)
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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 11, 2008, 11:23:49 AM
When you suggest a change at work and your bosses dig it and put it in place but don't enforce it and all the people in your team continue doing things the old way because they are too stubborn to change and then whinge about the same things that this change is a solution too.  And then your bosses still don't force them to change and think maybe it wasn't such a good idea. (see "No more living nightmare" thread in to see the repercussions of this hate)


i didnt know we worked at the same place, pinky.  let's grab lunch some time. 
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Post by: pinky on September 11, 2008, 11:36:32 AM
Not for long remember.  We better make it soon
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Post by: Man Machine on September 11, 2008, 12:13:34 PM
Evite I just received:
Quote
You are invited to End of Summer [catering company where I work] BBQ & Kickball Extravaganza!!!
 
Time to celebrate all the hard work we put in for the summer! Chill and reminisce with all the wonderful employees at [catering company]. Totally cool and rockin' kickball game! Front of the House VS. back of the House. BRING IT!!

Burgers & Dogs provided to grill. Feel free to bring something to share: sides, salads, desserts, frisbees, instruments, ect. Alcohol not provided. You may bring only beer and wine.

Hope to see you all there :)


Basically a nightmare situation: hanging out with coworkers, playing a totally cool and rockin' kickball game.


That does sound bad, but maybe this is worse: my company is still planning a summer "outing"... for the summer of 2007.
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Post by: erika on September 11, 2008, 12:38:09 PM
Don't work outings usually equal a paid day away from the office where you get to eat and possibly get drunk?
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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 11, 2008, 12:46:25 PM
in my experience they equate to a saturday lost, lots of kids running around, and food i can't eat (it turns into a non-veggie-friendly barbeque, every time).  also, people talking about work and domestic lives. 

now, office christmas parties are another story. 
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Post by: Andy on September 11, 2008, 01:30:55 PM
you guys should go to work in construction.  every company event turns into a drunkfest.
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Post by: erika on September 11, 2008, 01:42:45 PM
you guys should go to work in construction.  every company event turns into a drunkfest.

Same thing in publishing.
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Post by: mokin on September 11, 2008, 01:54:14 PM

As far as work stuff goes, it doesn't sound THAT bad, actually.

But I work with genuinely fun people so maybe I'm spoiled. I also like free food. (suprise!)

Yeah, I don't really like most of the people I work with. They are nice people, but not people I want to be friends with. I guess I'm just a party pooper.

If I wanted to hang out with work friends, I would invite them out, or to a party I was throwing. A party thrown by the company is lame because it means seeing a bunch of people I don't particularly like. Thankfully it's an optional event.

Plus: kickball! That was the main reason I posted it here.

you guys should go to work in construction.  every company event turns into a drunkfest.

You should work in catering. Every workday turns into a drunkfest.

There's a reason we're only allowed to bring beer and wine to the party.
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Post by: Andy on September 11, 2008, 01:55:01 PM
last year at our golf tournament we had a VP get so drunk that he drove his company truck into a tree on the golf course as he was attempting to make his way out of the parking lot.
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Post by: Andy on September 11, 2008, 01:56:41 PM
also, work events are a lot more fun if you just resign yourself to becoming an asshole to anyone that you don't really care about personally. Then you don't have to be an asshole to them, but the option is there if you get pissy or just bored.
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Post by: erika on September 11, 2008, 02:04:18 PM
I agree that if they're on Saturdays, that's complete bullshit.

Since I spend 80% of my life with these people, I try to have some fun with them if I can...

Plus, YAY FOR FREE STUFF!
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Post by: dave from knoxville on September 11, 2008, 02:36:46 PM
you guys should go to work in construction.  every company event turns into a drunkfest.

Same thing in publishing.

And teaching America's children.
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Post by: Martin on September 11, 2008, 02:45:22 PM
you guys should go to work in construction.  every company event turns into a drunkfest.

Fixed!
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Post by: Richard on September 13, 2008, 12:23:31 PM
Anyone who says "whilst" or "whinge" or "arse" can get fucked.

I say whilst all the time just to get people like you all wound up.
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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 19, 2008, 10:15:44 AM
I don't know who to hate, but I made a point not to pack ANY shampoo/conditioner/soap/toothpaste/etc. (because of the 3 oz. rule) for my trip to memphis today.

but, I had a four oz. bottle with only two oz. in it. 



long story short, I had to throw it away.  it was 4:37 in the morning.
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Post by: Bryan on September 19, 2008, 01:16:20 PM
Use of the word "grownup" in heated political discussion. This may be used by people of any political stripe. e.g. "It's time for you repugs to take a time out, and let the grownups clean up your mess."
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Post by: Martin on September 19, 2008, 01:58:21 PM
I hate when you sublet your wonderful, spacious, tidy apartment to some art curator creep for a month while you're out of town, and prep it with towels and linen, clear out space in the closets for the creep's clothes, provide helpful instructions about the apartment and the neighborhood, invite him to use anything he wants in the cupboards and fridge, explain how he use the DVD/TV, just generally act like the perfect host - and then have him complain about just about everything immediately upon arrival: the bed is not big enough (his girlfriend will apparently also stay there for a week), there's not enough space in the closet, why was he only given one set of keys, why haven't you stowed away every single thing you own so he doesn't have to rest his precious eyes on the THINGS YOU OWN IN YOUR APARTMENT.

Also, the guy is from New York, and is in my town to work on some low-budget art project. What kind of primadonna is this? What kind of castle does he live in in the City to have the balls to complain about my seriously fantastic abode? I'm this close to asking him to just get out.
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Post by: John Junk 2.0 on September 19, 2008, 03:27:17 PM
Curators are the worst. 
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Post by: JonFromMaplewood on September 19, 2008, 11:14:45 PM
Curators are the worst. 

My wife is an assistant curator. She has to assist the worst!
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Post by: JonFromMaplewood on September 19, 2008, 11:16:21 PM
Oh yeah.  I would like to add to this thread:

Russian Dressing
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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 21, 2008, 05:59:12 PM
I hate when you sublet your wonderful, spacious, tidy apartment to some art curator creep for a month while you're out of town, and prep it with towels and linen, clear out space in the closets for the creep's clothes, provide helpful instructions about the apartment and the neighborhood, invite him to use anything he wants in the cupboards and fridge, explain how he use the DVD/TV, just generally act like the perfect host - and then have him complain about just about everything immediately upon arrival: the bed is not big enough (his girlfriend will apparently also stay there for a week), there's not enough space in the closet, why was he only given one set of keys, why haven't you stowed away every single thing you own so he doesn't have to rest his precious eyes on the THINGS YOU OWN IN YOUR APARTMENT.

Also, the guy is from New York, and is in my town to work on some low-budget art project. What kind of primadonna is this? What kind of castle does he live in in the City to have the balls to complain about my seriously fantastic abode? I'm this close to asking him to just get out.

halfway through i was *this close* to asking him to get out for you. 





p.s. so, is he kicked out yet?
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Post by: namethebats on September 21, 2008, 06:23:13 PM
Bleu cheese.
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Post by: Martin on September 21, 2008, 06:31:42 PM
Quote
p.s. so, is he kicked out yet?

He's not out. Yet anyway. Since my last message to the Swedish people who works with him I haven't heard a thing. The other day, they sent me a new email complaining about... my shoes, which I hadn't "stowed away properly". My reply went something like this: "Fine, go ahead and make a new set of keys, toss out the old bed and put in a new one, do whatever you need to keep him happy - as long as you put everything back the way they were before by the time I get back. But seriously, how much stuff does he actually have? Does he really think there's not enough room in the apartment? And isn't it enough that I stowe away my 'excess stuff' in a closet? Stowing it in the attic sounds like complete overkill."

Newsflash: someone is actually living in that apartment that you're renting for a mere four weeks.
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Post by: erika on September 21, 2008, 08:17:36 PM
Fuck the unapologetic valet guys who lost my car keys this weekend.
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Post by: Emily on September 22, 2008, 12:30:15 AM
Being tricked into thinking a word is a hyper-link when it's not.


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Post by: erika on September 22, 2008, 08:01:43 AM
Sorry. I was once encouraged not to use italics or bolding in my sentences.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: senorcorazon on September 22, 2008, 08:27:29 AM
Curators are the worst. 

My wife is an assistant curator. She has to assist the worst!

WHAT?! Without curators, how is one to know what is good?! What do you suggest, that people "look at things for themselves"?

On that note (I know this has been covered before) using "curate" as a verb for everything. This musician has "curated" a line-up of performers. I'm waiting for it to get to "the cheese master has curated a wonderful plate for you".
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Emily on September 22, 2008, 12:09:05 PM
Sorry. I was once encouraged not to use italics or bolding in my sentences.

I was just kidding.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: thecramedog on September 22, 2008, 02:00:39 PM
Fuck the unapologetic valet guys who lost my car keys this weekend.

There's valet parking in baltimore?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on September 22, 2008, 02:07:10 PM
Yeah. Just never use it at a restaurant called "Louisiana"

Because they're big jerks.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on September 22, 2008, 03:57:35 PM
Curators are the worst. 

My wife is an assistant curator. She has to assist the worst!

WHAT?! Without curators, how is one to know what is good?! What do you suggest, that people "look at things for themselves"?

On that note (I know this has been covered before) using "curate" as a verb for everything. This musician has "curated" a line-up of performers. I'm waiting for it to get to "the cheese master has curated a wonderful plate for you".

I've already been to the fancy pants Fred Siegel store in Hollywood where there was a "curated" grouping of CD's for sale; basically it was White People by Handsome Boy Modeling School and some shit by Cat Power.  Man, this would be a good moment for Laurie to chime in.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on September 23, 2008, 07:26:38 AM
So I curate my animals' meals every day?
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Post by: senorcorazon on September 23, 2008, 08:06:05 AM
So I curate my animals' meals every day?

As do I; on the rare occasion that I forget to feed them, I am choosing to reexamine the meaning of "food" especially in the status quo. How can "food" be relevant to our modern world? etc. etc.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on September 23, 2008, 08:10:35 AM
So I curate my animals' meals every day?

You could probably sell the food you make for your animals as "Artisan Meals".

I once drank Artisan water that sort of tasted like someone had melted a lifesaver into it. Is flavoring water a craft now?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on September 23, 2008, 07:19:02 PM
It's more like if you went to the Pet Food store and they only carried Fancy Feast with tertiary colored labels.  That and like one bag of esoteric Meow Mix or something.
(http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/images/prod/3013654_lg.jpg)(http://www.nycpet.com/Images/products/Large/fancy%20feast.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on September 23, 2008, 07:21:55 PM
Oh yeah, but so I really fucking hate it when people receive my "I don't want to talk to you, I don't want to help you with your bullshit problem, leave me alone so I can do my real job" body language as an occasion to say something like "I need to bring you a plate of cookes!" or "You look like you could need a hug!"

I don't have a case of the Mondays, you jerk.  I specifically hate you, not necessarily my job.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 24, 2008, 08:15:02 AM
Oh yeah, but so I really fucking hate it when people receive my "I don't want to talk to you, I don't want to help you with your bullshit problem, leave me alone so I can do my real job" body language as an occasion to say something like "I need to bring you a plate of cookes!" or "You look like you could need a hug!"

I don't have a case of the Mondays, you jerk.  I specifically hate you, not necessarily my job.

Amen brother!  They bring you cookies though?  I get crapped on regularly with no cookie interval.  It could be worse.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erechoveraker on September 24, 2008, 01:28:13 PM
A double eff you:

Eff you local natural gas bastards. Raise the prices anytime it rains, not to mention the recent 10% hike in prices overall, only to see all your asshole employees in my neighborhood (all over the city really) in their company vehicles idling all day.

Same goes for the port authority buses here. Pittsburgh has one of the most expensive transit systems I have ever seen for how shoddy it is, and they've had a ton of funding issues the last few years which lead to a recent large hike in fares and reduced coverage. Yet anytime I see some bus not in service, be it some guy just having lunch or simply taking a break, the bus is on.

Turn off your fucking cars, trucks and buses when you're not driving, since I'm paying for that gas it seems fully by the gallon now. Assholes.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on September 24, 2008, 02:24:48 PM
No one brings me cookies.  They just talk about it, hypothetically.  Like we live in Mayberry and them bringing me cookies is going to somehow make all the wretched internecine politics of this institution evaporate.
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Post by: cutout on September 24, 2008, 04:52:11 PM
ClayMates.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 24, 2008, 09:43:22 PM
Same goes for the port authority buses here. Pittsburgh has one of the most expensive transit systems I have ever seen for how shoddy it is, and they've had a ton of funding issues the last few years which lead to a recent large hike in fares and reduced coverage. Yet anytime I see some bus not in service, be it some guy just having lunch or simply taking a break, the bus is on.

Yeah, but you have those inclined planes!!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on September 24, 2008, 09:48:44 PM
ClayMates.

...and Webkins. Those bastards are bleeding me dry.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erechoveraker on September 24, 2008, 10:48:19 PM
Yeah, but you have those inclined planes!!

Ah, what would we do without those outhouses on tracks?



You mock my hate Jason, oh you mock it so.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on September 24, 2008, 10:56:08 PM
Yeah you can't even catch a cab in Pittsburgh. It's near impossible. I only lived in places where the T/Lightrail reached because I couldn't stand the cabs and buses there...

Also: Have I mentioned how much I despise presidential elections?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 24, 2008, 11:18:57 PM
I'm still totally obsessed with those inclined planes, or funiculars (cf. Laurie's and my discussion on them, like, a year ago) or whatever you want to call them.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Beth on September 24, 2008, 11:26:30 PM
Having to listen to/watch my cats kill a mouse. This is happening in the next room as I type.
 I know they're doing me  a favor it's a natural instinct circle of life thing and all that, but boy, can't they just get it over with?  It's when I see the poor little mouse body tossed into the air for the 20th time that my heart breaks  a little. I've saved a couple of them and put them outside which is totally silly, but I feel bad for the little dudes.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on September 25, 2008, 08:19:22 AM
It's even worse with birds, don't you find?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Beth on September 25, 2008, 11:17:25 AM
They've fortunately never been able to catch a bird before it flew away. But I'm imagining this scenario, and yes, it must be worse.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on September 26, 2008, 07:19:05 PM
I'm cutting my month in Stockholm a couple of days short because of a wedding party I'm attending in my hometown of Malmö. So I'm leaving tomorrow morning instead of mid-next week, which has annoyed my colleagues somewhat, but I've explained that I just can't not attend the wedding - it's two friends of mine who are getting hitched, and tons of friends from all over the country are converging for the big dinner/party. So tonight, five minutes to midnight, I get a text message from the bride. The party's off! Supposedly, both the bride and groom are down and out with the flu. So yeah, all you who are already there and have paid a fortune on plane tickets and fancy dresses and took time off from work etc - sorry! So frustrating and confusing; I don't exactly call bullshit, but seriously, if you cancel your own wedding party you better be close to dying from that flu.

So, uh, I suppose I hate when shit like that happens.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: AllisonLeGnome on September 26, 2008, 08:22:41 PM
Fucking Rosh Hashanah is the same night I was going to see Big Dipper. How is it possible that the only two major commitments I have are at the same time?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 30, 2008, 10:58:08 AM
big, giant, foreign objects in the middle of the road (yes, i hit it) causing you to miss ALL of friday nite GONERFEST.

p.s. and the guy who was smoking at the gas pump last nite.

Baron: "hey!  do me a favor...show some respect and put that out."
Idiot: "what?"
Baron: "put it out, you idiot!"
Idiot: [smashes cigarette on ground] "oh yeah, i know, i know."
Baron: [under breath] "yeah, you know."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on September 30, 2008, 04:28:28 PM
Respect for gasoline and its ignitable tendencies?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Beth on September 30, 2008, 04:51:28 PM
When people use LOL at the end of every (frequent) facebook status update:

(blank) needs to go to the store. LOL!!
(blank) got a haircut today. LOL!
(blank) is having fun. LOL!!!
(blank) just drank some coffee. LOL!!!

And on and on.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on September 30, 2008, 04:55:03 PM
Facebook updates.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on September 30, 2008, 05:31:55 PM
When people use LOL at the end of every (frequent) facebook status update:

(blank) needs to go to the store. LOL!!
(blank) got a haircut today. LOL!
(blank) is having fun. LOL!!!
(blank) just drank some coffee. LOL!!!

And on and on.

As per the terms of the living will, the respirator will be turned off after 72 hours. LOL!!!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 30, 2008, 05:47:07 PM
Respect for gasoline and its ignitable tendencies?

noooo, Sarah.  respect for my life, cancer mom's life, and people who are just getting gas on a monday nite.

indirectly, this would mean yes (for gasoline and its ignitable tendencies).  you're right.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on September 30, 2008, 06:16:18 PM
You'll be interested to know that I stopped by my currently sublet apartment this weekend to pick up some mail, and the place looked like a carwash. No broken furniture or anything*, but the curator creep's stuff was violently spread out across the entire apartment. It was just insane. Like someone placed all his belongings in the middle of the apartment and threw a handgrenade at it.

I don't care that much, as long as everything's in order when I get back. Somehow I doubt it. But then it's war. Right now I'm taking the Zen approach.

*) though he had broken a coffee cup which was part of an insanely expensive, and more or less irreplacable, Rörstrand set that I inherited from my grandma. That made me furious. (I know, I probably should've hid it somewhere - but jesus, the creep is still an adult, not a five-year-old.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 30, 2008, 06:26:17 PM
that's a real shame, Martin.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on September 30, 2008, 08:00:24 PM
You should say something like "How about you curate what teeth you wanna keep?" and when he goes "What??" you punch him in the mouth.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on October 06, 2008, 10:33:53 AM
I hate it when people have computer/copier/fax/whatever problems and they try to blame the piece of equipment.  I understand that it's frustrating when you can't figure something out, but generally computers don't "have a mind of their own".  It's that you're doing something wrong.  If it continues to not do what you want, it's because you keep doing something wrong.  It doesn't help to get mad at the machine.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on October 06, 2008, 10:40:26 AM
I hate it when people have computer/copier/fax/whatever problems and they try to blame the piece of equipment.  I understand that it's frustrating when you can't figure something out, but generally computers don't "have a mind of their own".  It's that you're doing something wrong.  If it continues to not do what you want, it's because you keep doing something wrong.  It doesn't help to get mad at the machine.



This is only mostly true. Computers do manifest spontaneous problems sometimes. Our eyetracking computer just started bluescreening about 5 minutes ago for no obvious reason.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on October 06, 2008, 10:43:58 AM
yes, but if the fax machine keeps giving you an "error: cannot connect", it's a billion times more likely that you're dialing the number wrong (the actual problem) then it is that thefax machine is doing something wrong (perceived problem).

I'm not saying equipment never fails, I'm saying that it's more consistent and reliable than humans, generally speaking.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on October 06, 2008, 11:00:42 AM
I'm not saying equipment never fails, I'm saying that it's more consistent and reliable than humans, generally speaking.

Of course, hence the need for WarGames.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on October 13, 2008, 10:55:12 PM
FUCK PEOPLE WHO MICROMANAGE YOU SO THEY CAN "UNDERSTAND" YOUR PROCESSES. OBSERVING LEADS TO UNDERSTANDING. MEDDLING  WITH AND QUESTIONING EVERYTHING I DO IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT AND IT WILL MOST DEFINITELY LEAD TO ME FREAKING THE FUCK OUT.


Which is what is happening. Right now.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 14, 2008, 08:40:23 AM
FUCK PEOPLE WHO MICROMANAGE YOU SO THEY CAN "UNDERSTAND" YOUR PROCESSES. OBSERVING LEADS TO UNDERSTANDING. MEDDLING  WITH AND QUESTIONING EVERYTHING I DO IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT AND IT WILL MOST DEFINITELY LEAD TO ME FREAKING THE FUCK OUT.


Which is what is happening. Right now.

It's good you did that in all caps, so they could read it.

Actually my main problem now is new ppl 'observing' which is another way of saying 'getting me to do stuff', but failing to accumulate any understanding of ANYTHING, even accidentally.  Pfft.  People, they vex me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on October 14, 2008, 09:19:51 AM
I hate micromanagers! I had one at my last job and even though she knew a lot about what she knew, she didn't know crap about what I knew. I should have been a good compliment to her skills, but I was not allowed to be. She wouldn't even tell me what she wanted me to do, but instead would tell me to do one part of some project at a time so that I would do it the way she wanted me to do it. I never got to use any of my skills and I started to doubt that I had skills! I've been at my new job for a little over a year. I have a great boss now and I actually miss him when he isn't here.

The thing I could never understand is why someone would hire you if they thought you couldn't do a good job.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on October 14, 2008, 09:28:37 AM
Fucking internet trolls, especially when I take the bait, like an idiot.  The backstory is too stupid to get into, but if you're curious, some of the drama is up at mcclernan dot com slash mcclernan.  I strongly encourage Raad_Man to get involved.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on October 14, 2008, 09:34:40 AM
Fucking internet trolls, especially when I take the bait, like an idiot.  The backstory is too stupid to get into, but if you're curious, some of the drama is up at mcclernan dot com slash mcclernan.  I strongly encourage Raad_Man to get involved.

Whoa, I didn't realize you were a theatre establishment insider. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on October 14, 2008, 09:36:32 AM
Whoa, I didn't realize you were a theatre establishment insider. 

That's me!  I choose to wield my shadowy power by playing Beckett radio plays on WFMU.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on October 14, 2008, 09:50:32 AM
polkout.com

This guy is the PhillyD of webcomics. (Some of these may be NSFW.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on October 14, 2008, 11:30:17 AM
Postponing an eye appointment for a month until I have money to pay for it and then having to wait 3 weeks because my vision is so poor my right eye contact is on backorder and finally going to try them on today only to find out that they don't fit properly so it'll be another week before the new ones arrive.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on October 14, 2008, 11:35:40 AM
Hmmm why don't you have backup glasses? They're super cheap these days.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Beth on October 14, 2008, 11:48:27 AM
Fuck, you Bennington College student center, for keeping the radio tuned to the crappiest station in the world. Not only is the music bad, but the signal sucks, so it's bad AND static-y. While we're at it, fuck you, boyfriend, for taking my headphones with you on tour. Now I can't properly drown this out.


Okay, I'm not really saying fuck you to my boyfriend. I love him. My irritation is minimal in regard to the headphones. Just keeping in the spirit of the thread.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on October 14, 2008, 12:04:14 PM
Hmmm why don't you have backup glasses? They're super cheap these days.

Oh I do have glasses but they're pretty old and I get a headache if I wear them all day.  I can still wear my old contacts but it's getting to the point where they're starting to get a little irritating.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on October 17, 2008, 12:52:27 PM
Quick update/closure since you're dying to know: I returned to my apartment today, and the curator creep had actually cleaned up after himself. No trash, no stuff left behind. But he's a jerk alright - the cracked coffee cup has mysteriously disappeared. Trying to get away. I'm considering treating the cup as a casualty of war, and be thankful he didn't burn the place down.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on October 17, 2008, 12:54:36 PM
Martin I hope your situation improves.... your home is your castle! Storm the castle!


I hate that they're making 15% cuts across the board at my company. 7 of my favorite co-workers and friends got the axe on Wednesday. My boyfriend (who also works here but in a different division) just lost his position and was moved to another one. But at least he's getting a paycheck. 4 people were cut from his division.

I want to cry and then punch someone. This is horrible. Hopefully they finish making the cuts across the 8 or so divisions today. I just want it to be over.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on October 17, 2008, 01:57:20 PM
Update: we're up to 27 people cut in all. THIS SUCKS. It's like a bomb going off.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on October 17, 2008, 02:03:47 PM
That's awful, Erika. Hope you're not on the line.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jake8jazz on October 17, 2008, 02:09:05 PM
I hate that so many American acquaintances have started conspicuously using British-isms recently:

-"Cheers"
-"Mucking about"
-"When I was at university..."
-"Brilliant"
-"shite"
-"a proper _____"
-"colour"
-"arse"
-"get a pint"
-"dodgy"



Is it okay to slap these people?

Absolutely!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jake8jazz on October 17, 2008, 02:16:07 PM
Erika - that totally sucks!  How big is the company you work for?

I'm at a small business (14 total) and all the departments heads had to take a 10% salary cut in July, so that takes me back to what I was making 4 years ago, which totally sucks, but at least we're not going through staff cuts.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on October 17, 2008, 02:34:43 PM
Thanks. It's a few hundred people but each division is close-knit. Ours was 40 people before this so we lost around 1 in 6... and right now it doesn't help that my boyfriend and I work for the same company. I'm terrified, even though we've both been told we're safe.

I am told I'm "indispensable" I just hope that's true.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jake8jazz on October 17, 2008, 02:41:09 PM
Indispensable is good!  I'll think good thoughts for you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: colonel panic on October 17, 2008, 03:07:49 PM
I hate micromanagers! I had one at my last job and even though she knew a lot about what she knew, she didn't know crap about what I knew. I should have been a good compliment to her skills, but I was not allowed to be. She wouldn't even tell me what she wanted me to do, but instead would tell me to do one part of some project at a time so that I would do it the way she wanted me to do it. I never got to use any of my skills and I started to doubt that I had skills!

yes! this just happened to me. except it was a man. i have a new, better job now.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 17, 2008, 09:52:10 PM
Fuck, you Bennington College student center, for keeping the radio tuned to the crappiest station in the world. Not only is the music bad, but the signal sucks, so it's bad AND static-y. While we're at it, fuck you, boyfriend, for taking my headphones with you on tour. Now I can't properly drown this out.


Okay, I'm not really saying fuck you to my boyfriend. I love him. My irritation is minimal in regard to the headphones. Just keeping in the spirit of the thread.



As much as Bennington costs they should be broadcasting music algorithmically tuned to your tastes directly to the hearing centers of yr brain.

That sux.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on October 18, 2008, 01:43:49 PM
-Female bloggers who refer coyly to their new boyfriend as "the Boy"

-Bright orange rubber Crocs™ worn by professionals (ex: paramedics)

-Those weird flags old people display in front of their house that aren't the flag of any country but have stuff like maple leaves or kitties emblazoned on them

-Step-parents who bloviate endlessly at every dinner, holiday, birthday about right-wing talking points du jour, but quickly condemn any responses as "too preachy" (I say this out of dread for this year's Thanksgiving)

-Anyone over 18 who says FTW ('For the Win')
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 18, 2008, 02:04:00 PM
I love FTW!

But agree, the idea of dying in a car crash and the last thing I see is some grown dude's orange crocs is appalling.

-Female bloggers who refer coyly to their new boyfriend as "the Boy"

-Bright orange rubber Crocs™ worn by professionals (ex: paramedics)

-Those weird flags old people display in front of their house that aren't the flag of any country but have stuff like maple leaves or kitties emblazoned on them

-Step-parents who bloviate endlessly at every dinner, holiday, birthday about right-wing talking points du jour, but quickly condemn any responses as "too preachy" (I say this out of dread for this year's Thanksgiving)

-Anyone over 18 who says FTW ('For the Win')
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on October 18, 2008, 05:42:44 PM
All this time I thought FTW stood for Fuck The World.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on October 18, 2008, 07:25:37 PM
I thought it was a sloppy WTF only backwards
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: KickTheBobo on October 18, 2008, 10:11:10 PM
All this time I thought FTW stood for Fuck The World.

me too.

oh, remember the innocent days, when SFW was a shitty "Generation X" movie that nobody saw?

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/pop_albums/3/6/v/d36904de2v8.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Gore Marie on October 19, 2008, 02:51:41 PM
aw I love/hate njtransit.

HATE:
1) My nachos last night were sans black olives even though it was listed as a topping on the menu.
2) Whenever anyone (and everyone since I hear it so frequently) says: "Oh I'm OCD" or "Yeah that is my OCD acting up."  Just because you like to be organized and not a sloppy beast does not mean you have been diagnosed with a cognitive disorder. 
3) GIANT'S STADIUM!
I went to a RedBull game last night and we were sent back to the car twice before being let in. The first time my brother had to walk back because he was not allowed in with small messenger bag, even though I could bring in a big bag.  They wouldn't even check his bag, just said "Men can't bring in bags."  I asked to speak to a manager and got in some ludicrous argument about gender discrimination in which he broke it down for me that "women carry their personal things in their bags and men use their pockets."  I was like, "okay, but c'mon guy, don't you think that is unfair?" and he would not answer me.  etc. etc. My cogent arguments were in vain!
Then they found my metal water bottle when they checked my bag a 2nd time (although they missed it the first).  Okay so i dumped out the water and still was not allowed to bring it in, as I might "throw it at someone." I explained to them it was probably 3oz empty and my keys were much heavier.  No avail, back to the car again, 20 minutes late for match...
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: theyellowchair on October 19, 2008, 03:24:35 PM
-njtransit rail/secaucus junction
-the entire meadlowlands sporting complex (esp. xanadu)
-tucker bounds
-tucker max
-max payne

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on October 21, 2008, 03:21:10 AM
City of L.A. for raising the prices by 400% and changing the rules in the city lot next to my building and not announcing it other than changing the signs in an extremely subtle manner, so that I get two fucking tickets for parking there on a Sunday.  The lots used to be free on Sunday and now they're a dollar an hour from like 7 am 'til 9pm.  And fuck you buzzcutted meter-man for giving me two fucking tickets, you dumb friendly neighborhood nazi.  One for not paying the meter and one for being parked for over two hours.  Nice extortion racket, you bankrupt-ass city in a bankrupt-ass state.


P.S.--I realize it's still not as bad as New York.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stan on October 21, 2008, 03:41:38 AM
-njtransit rail/secaucus junction

 Because the train needs to stop and start someplace where nobody gets on or off.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on November 17, 2008, 10:35:13 AM
Dear Developers,

If you could please test your shitty code before you tell me it's ready for me to use, I would appreciate it. You'd think after the 5th time you sent it to me you'd hold onto it for a second and test it. Because it's so obviously not working.

Am I your guinea pig? NO. Stop wasting my time.

Rawr.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 17, 2008, 10:53:15 AM
im not a technician, i work for technicians.  but even as a non-technician, i understand that describing equipment you need serviced as, "broken" or "not working", is hardly sufficient for what you're expecting. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Emily on November 17, 2008, 12:34:57 PM
My coworker!
She drives me mad & when she's annoyed she P O U N D S on her keyboard.

**for the record: I don't hate, I'm just not a fan.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on November 19, 2008, 08:23:17 PM
Hey kids!  When I said "there is no way to write this paper without going to the library and doing some research," I didn't mean, "just spend 15 minutes googling stuff."  And also, when I'm giving you the names of authors you should read, I'm helping you!  And one student whom I strongly suspect to be a suicide girl: no, it does not count as a textual reference if you mention Playboy magazine somewhere in your paper.

And, finally, I don't actually hate you for any of the above.  I only hate you if you don't listen to any of it and then get mad at me when you fail.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on November 19, 2008, 08:55:38 PM
Hey kids!  When I said "there is no way to write this paper without going to the library and doing some research," I didn't mean, "just spend 15 minutes googling stuff."

You could do like law professors do, and just say a bunch of stuff that you assume is true, add in a footnote that says "cite," and then have your RA fill it in by running a bunch of Westlaw and Google Books keyword searches.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on November 19, 2008, 09:17:34 PM
Sneezing fits while nursing a cracked rib. So godamned painful.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on November 19, 2008, 09:33:54 PM
Hey kids!  When I said "there is no way to write this paper without going to the library and doing some research," I didn't mean, "just spend 15 minutes googling stuff."

You could do like law professors do, and just say a bunch of stuff that you assume is true, add in a footnote that says "cite," and then have your RA fill it in by running a bunch of Westlaw and Google Books keyword searches.

That's what my students need -- RAs.  Except the stuff some of them assume is true can be kind of insane to begin with (I should point out that the majority of them are perfectly intelligent, or at least passable -- just a few doozies).

Also, a question for the college students among the FOT -- do you all start papers with "in today's society..." or is that just Rutgers?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on November 19, 2008, 09:38:35 PM
Right now I am hating my cats. How hard can it be for three overweight felines to coexist without bloodshed? I don't understand all the drama and growling.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on November 19, 2008, 09:49:06 PM

Also, a question for the college students among the FOT -- do you all start papers with "in today's society..." or is that just Rutgers?

When I was in college I relied on "Webster's dictionary defines....".
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on November 19, 2008, 10:05:11 PM
Ew bouy.  Although I try to have one marginal note per page, and when I see that one, it's like, one down!  Because I circle it and I write, "don't cite the dictionary."

But wait, this is totally fucking boring.  I also hate the Rutgers A/V department for giving me two separate broken DVD/TV setups, so I couldn't finish screening Children of Men.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on November 19, 2008, 10:34:09 PM
http://www.dbu.edu/uwc/Workshops/How%20to%20Write%20the%20Worst%20Paper%20Ever.ppt
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 20, 2008, 08:01:15 AM
I hate my sister's next-door neighbor.  Last December she shut up her house, turned the heat off, and went to live with a friend.  No big deal, except she left her dog behind.  She'd pop in for, literally, three minutes every other day or so to feed him.  My sister and I shamed her into returning home, but we feared for the dog's future.  The neighbor began letting him outside less and less and stopped altogether at least six months ago.  And three days ago we learned that she was planning to have him killed.  My sister has been scrambling to find the means to thwart her, and this afternoon we'll find out if she has succeeded.  It's going to be a tense day. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on November 20, 2008, 08:17:51 AM
you should just kill her.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on November 20, 2008, 08:32:24 AM
i have to agree with Andy on this one.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 20, 2008, 08:44:48 AM
If I were a better person, I would.  But I'm not brave enough to risk prison for Puppet.  I suck.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on November 20, 2008, 09:14:10 AM
I'm sorry you have to deal with that. What a horrible situation... that would make me nuts having someone like that next door.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on November 20, 2008, 09:58:33 AM
Print up flyers with her face on them.  Caption:  DOG KILLER.  Some brief text explaining what she did.  Paper the town.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 20, 2008, 10:03:19 AM
i change my answer.  i find sarah's sister's neighbor very unappealing.  

and what yesno said.




NOTE: in case there is any confusion, i agree with what yesno said.  
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 20, 2008, 12:10:11 PM
This town is small enough that a few well-placed words will do the trick; no need for flyers.  In fact, the threat of public exposure is the weapon being used to get Martha's neighbor to do the right thing.  She has a high opinion of herself and wants very much for other people to have the same, and between us my sister and I have informed enough people of her plans that, if she follows through with them, she will face universal disapproval.  Plus the vet has been warned that she's planning to bring a healthy animal in for euthanasia and is going to refuse to do the procedure.  If that happens, likely she'll finally cave and give the dog to this couple that's dying to take him in.  We should find out for sure in a few hours.  Breath is bated and fingers are crossed.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on November 20, 2008, 12:14:28 PM
Why on earth would she euthanize an animal rather than give him to people who are ready to care for him? Just for the pleasure of doing evil? Man oh man...
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 20, 2008, 03:35:14 PM
It's the classic "I don't want you, but I don't want anyone else to have you, either" stance. 

Come to think of it, this street seems to be bad for animals.  When the people who live two doors up from me died on 9/11, their handyman had their dog put to sleep, despite the fact that any number of people would have taken him in, claiming that the wife of the couple would have wanted the dog to "join her in heaven."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on November 20, 2008, 03:52:20 PM
It's the classic "I don't want you, but I don't want anyone else to have you, either" stance. 

Come to think of it, this street seems to be bad for animals.  When the people who live two doors up from me died on 9/11, their handyman had their dog put to sleep, despite the fact that any number of people would have taken him in, claiming that the wife of the couple would have wanted the dog to "join her in heaven."

What an idiot. That's the kind of person that would end up in Jonestown.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 21, 2008, 09:14:33 AM
You'll be relieved to learn that it's 99 44/100 percent certain that the dog is safe.  The neighbor showed up for the euthanizing appointment at 2 (the vet had been warned that she was bringing in a healthy dog for which a home was available and that she's a loon).  My sister was on the phone with the front-desk person (the vet's daffy wife) when the neighbor arrived, and she overheard her ask the neighbor, "Is this for the euthanasia?" to which the neighbor responded, "Well, thing's may have changed"--already good news.  Later, the wacky receptionist called a friend of mine to report that Puppet had received a clean bill of health (the neighbor had been insisting he was dying).  Some while after that, someone else called the neighbor to find out what had happened, and she said she'd dropped the dog off at his new home and that when she left he had already curled up contentedly by the fire.  We won't be absolutely convinced that all is really well until the dog's new person confirms it, but the signs are good.

So there's a happy ending.  Now if only the neighbor would move away.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on November 21, 2008, 09:18:56 AM
Good to hear, Sarah.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on November 21, 2008, 10:08:14 AM
**raises roof**
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 21, 2008, 10:52:23 AM
whew.  i had no doubt the vet wouldnt let anything happen to the dog.  but that lady....


all im asking is she spend five minutes with Spike.  that's long enough to rid the world of one cretin, right?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: tenspeed on November 21, 2008, 12:50:34 PM
This is trivial compared to Sarah's, but I'd like to add my landlord to this list.  Specifically, his decision to start "winterizing" my apartment when it's already 22-30 degrees where I live. 

Two week ago he took my storm door off to paint my front door, not only has he not put the door back up, but he also used an electric sander to remove the previous layers of paint (which translated into a fine layer of dust covering all my electronics).  He also decided to stain the front door, which caused my whole apartment to be overrun with noxious fumes, and its too cold to open the windows to properly ventilate.

To top it off, 4 days ago he drilled an 8" X 4" hole to install a mail slot, but hasn't actually installed the mail slot.  So I have a gaping hole in my front door, no storm door, and it's freaking cold here.

I feel better, thank you for listening.

 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erechoveraker on November 21, 2008, 01:01:50 PM
Blech, I think Sarah's neighbor just ruined my morning.

Good job on saving the dog though.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 21, 2008, 01:29:54 PM
To top it off, 4 days ago he drilled an 8" X 4" hole to install a mail slot, but hasn't actually installed the mail slot.  So I have a gaping hole in my front door, no storm door, and it's freaking cold here. 

what?!  what happened to the season: people killing their dogs, landlords cutting holes in people's doors....
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 21, 2008, 01:34:17 PM
Ho ho ho!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on November 21, 2008, 02:57:08 PM
To top it off, 4 days ago he drilled an 8" X 4" hole to install a mail slot, but hasn't actually installed the mail slot.  So I have a gaping hole in my front door, no storm door, and it's freaking cold here. 

what?!  what happened to the season: people killing their dogs, landlords cutting holes in people's doors....

Apparently, tis the season to be incredible assholes.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on November 22, 2008, 06:19:18 AM
Hey kids!  When I said "there is no way to write this paper without going to the library and doing some research," I didn't mean, "just spend 15 minutes googling stuff."

You could do like law professors do, and just say a bunch of stuff that you assume is true, add in a footnote that says "cite," and then have your RA fill it in by running a bunch of Westlaw and Google Books keyword searches.

That's what my students need -- RAs.  Except the stuff some of them assume is true can be kind of insane to begin with (I should point out that the majority of them are perfectly intelligent, or at least passable -- just a few doozies).

Also, a question for the college students among the FOT -- do you all start papers with "in today's society..." or is that just Rutgers?

Down here, all papers generally reference NASCAR in the first sentence, and "NASCAR" will frequently be the only word with more than one syllable.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 22, 2008, 06:46:56 AM
Tenspeed, when I woke to the season's first storm and saw the snow that had drifted into my entryway from under the door, I thought of you.  I hope your idiotic landlord as rendered you weather worthy once again.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on November 22, 2008, 11:55:33 AM
Down here, all papers generally reference NASCAR in the first sentence, and "NASCAR" will frequently be the only word with more than one syllable.

Well, math is totally different.

Andy, I can't read that PowerPoint thing because I use a cracked copy of MS Office, but I think I might distribute it anyway.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: tenspeed on November 22, 2008, 01:12:34 PM
Tenspeed, when I woke to the season's first storm and saw the snow that had drifted into my entryway from under the door, I thought of you.  I hope your idiotic landlord as rendered you weather worthy once again.

I like that, "weather worthy once again," I think I'll use that on the next voicemail I leave him.

I finally broke down and called him last night.  He told me it's his wife that does the "cosmetic" improvements, and that he's just a "maintenance kind of guy".  He said he would get back to me with a "timetable" on when I can expect the storm-door to be up again.

I don't think he knows who he is dealing with!  I'm known throughout the tri-state area for my passive aggressiveness.  In fact, I'm on my way to Home Depot right now to buy a giant ugly tarp, I'm going to duct tape a nasty chunk of it over my front door.  He lives across the street.  I think he'll get the message. 


Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Regular Joe on November 22, 2008, 08:00:49 PM
I don't think he knows who he is dealing with!  I'm known throughout the tri-state area for my passive aggressiveness.  In fact, I'm on my way to Home Depot right now to buy a giant ugly tarp, I'm going to duct tape a nasty chunk of it over my front door.  He lives across the street.  I think he'll get the message.

If you really feel like going for the Passive Aggressive gold, paint a sign in big sloppy letters that says "Sorry 4 the Mess" and plant it in the ground next to your tarp. Your landlord is a jerk!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 24, 2008, 05:38:30 PM
or "Happy Thanksgiving"...giving the appearance of harmless holiday decorations might work even better on a passive scale. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on November 24, 2008, 10:59:59 PM
Fuck you, apartment neighbors who carry on every other night like they're the goddamned studio audience from Married With Children. See what you did, making me turn up this Harvey Milk record really loud just so I wouldn't have to listen to your kookaburra call contest? Dickwranglers.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 25, 2008, 12:21:34 AM
any laptop with the ability to instantly select any link/button i leave the cursor on for more than 3 seconds.  thanks for ruining any blog/email/bulletin/facebook update i might be writing. 

now im in a sour mood.  i need a hero. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: KickTheBobo on November 25, 2008, 01:30:38 PM
any laptop with the ability to instantly select any link/button i leave the cursor on for more than 3 seconds.  thanks for ruining any blog/email/bulletin/facebook update i might be writing. 

now im in a sour mood.  i need a hero. 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dtUXvtJHsI[/youtube]
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on November 25, 2008, 06:37:31 PM
Showing up at the big Film Quiz at the Stockholm Film Festival, five minutes before it starts, signing up our team just as the first questions are announced, scrambling to get to our seats, frantically catching up, MURDERING the other teams, outclassing everybody, placing #1 out of 40 teams entered - only to be disqualified due to a technicality.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 25, 2008, 06:39:42 PM
what! 

explain.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on November 25, 2008, 06:46:52 PM
We were three people in our team. We were only supposed to be two. When we entered and wrote down our names (all three), the people in charge said it was totally fine. But I guess not when you're WINNING.

Up for grabs were a bunch of DVDs, free passes for the next year's festival, etc etc. Pretty good stuff actually.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 25, 2008, 06:54:41 PM
weak.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on December 03, 2008, 08:43:48 AM
Last night, Andy asked for an update on my neighbor's dog but fled the chat before I could answer.  So, for him and anyone else who's interested, here's the scoop:  A few days after Puppet was successfully ensconced in his new home, he collapsed a couple of times and seemed generally unwell.  Whisked to the vet, he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and deemed too sick to medicate.  In the following days, however, he has seemed ever haler and happier, so his new people are planning to take him back to the vet to see if he can now tolerate the Lasix and Digoxin that would mitigate his condition.  The hope is that he might get at least a few months of enjoyment out of his hugely improved lot.  Fingers are crossed.

Changing the subject, tenspeed, has your landlord done right by you yet?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 03, 2008, 11:42:56 AM
he was going to die of a broken heart.  I'll bet the drugs work miracles when he gets attached to the new owners.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on December 03, 2008, 12:50:49 PM
My thinking, too, Andy.  Beastos lose the will to live when they're miserable. (Thus you better adopt Cancerface.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: tenspeed on December 04, 2008, 12:48:36 PM


Changing the subject, tenspeed, has your landlord done right by you yet?

You know, I think that question is best answered with a scene from Right at Your Door, the apocalyptic thriller starring Rory Cochrane.

(http://www.puremovies.co.uk/847e4922-CN-039-05_05A.jpg)

In all seriousness, I was out of town the last 8 days and just got home late last night.   I fled before I could try for Joe's "Passive Aggressive Gold," so I wasn't expecting much progress.  During the cab ride home I couldn't help but image a vestibule taken over by Mother Nature's earthly delights; perhaps even a squirrel family had moved into the second bedroom.  It wasn't that dire, but still no door. 

So, it's time to move onto Plan B.   
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: senorcorazon on December 07, 2008, 01:29:54 PM
i forgot, Terry Richardson is on my Stuff You Hate list. 

I got angry on my birthday this year because that FWD was eating lunch at the restaurant I was at with my special lady friend and every time I turned my head slightly to the right I saw the face of that pre-vert. Booo.




NOOOOOOOOO!!!!
(http://www.terryrichardson.com/tbone%20obama%202.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 07, 2008, 02:45:48 PM
fuck you Quantitative Methods class.  Take home final that theoritically should take "about 4 hours":  I've been to every class and tried to pay attention, but half of this shit seems like I've never seen it before.  Also, if the Business College has to go get an economics teacher to teach their quantitative methods class, that should tell you how important they really think it is, right?  I mean, if it was critical that I knew this shit wouldn't it be important enough to have a full time business professor teaching it?

This is a test that will take me 24+ hours to do and I still will not be sure that I'm correct.  I hate this.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 07, 2008, 03:39:09 PM
fuck you Quantitative Methods class.  Take home final that theoritically should take "about 4 hours":  I've been to every class and tried to pay attention, but half of this shit seems like I've never seen it before.  Also, if the Business College has to go get an economics teacher to teach their quantitative methods class, that should tell you how important they really think it is, right?  I mean, if it was critical that I knew this shit wouldn't it be important enough to have a full time business professor teaching it?

This is a test that will take me 24+ hours to do and I still will not be sure that I'm correct.  I hate this.

Google didn't come through?  I thought just about everything was on Google.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on December 07, 2008, 04:08:53 PM
Quantitative Methods? Seems awfully nondescript. Are you also taking Things That Are Academic?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 07, 2008, 06:29:57 PM
it's basically "how to interpret the shit that we taught you to do in Business Stats."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on December 07, 2008, 06:37:33 PM
Andy, I think you've mentioned this before but what are you in school for?  You are one of the minority of FOTs that appears to have gainful employment already.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on December 08, 2008, 07:06:11 AM
Andy, I think you've mentioned this before but what are you in school for?  You are one of the minority of FOTs that appears to have gainful employment already.

If I cared about anything I would resent that.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 08, 2008, 09:15:23 AM
Working on my MBA at night.  I will probably eventually go back and teach, and getting an MBA allows me to use it for work now and then in the future get a teaching gig while I'm working on my construction masters.  It's a new field and they are kind of hard up for prof's, so with my work history and MBA I shouldn't have a problem getting someone to hire me even though I don't have the masters in the field that I would be teaching (and plus, construction programs are just focused business programs anyway.)

What a boring, boring life I live.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on December 08, 2008, 01:03:58 PM
Bet I've got you beat, bucko.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on December 08, 2008, 01:31:49 PM
Andy, at least you're involved in the actual productive activities of the world.  My life will eternally consist in transforming some kinds of pieces of paper into other kinds of pieces of paper.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 08, 2008, 01:50:29 PM
oh, roller skates, why do you hate me
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: KickTheBobo on December 08, 2008, 07:12:25 PM
I've been putting up with that stupid term Rockstar in all its permutations for a few years now, and am now calling for it to finally end.

Rockstar Energy Drink, Rockstar Games, "Party Like a Rockstar", Rock of Love, ads for Rockstar Programmers wanted...

this item on Digg just pushed me over the edge:

(http://kickthebobo.com/likearockstar.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on December 08, 2008, 08:47:55 PM
I fart like a rockstar. Don't hate.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 08, 2008, 09:03:11 PM
Pig Champion?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: senorcorazon on December 09, 2008, 07:46:34 AM
I fart like a rockstar. Don't hate.

Lasers and smoke-machines rockstar, or wammy bar rockstar?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on December 09, 2008, 09:59:51 AM
I fart like a rockstar. Don't hate.

T-t-t-t-totally dude!

(The Shop Boyz/Soulja Boy State Fair shows are going to be hi-larious in 20 years.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on December 09, 2008, 10:17:32 AM
How about "Oooze like a rockstar" or "Fester like a rockstar". Kills a little of the mystique.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erechoveraker on December 10, 2008, 01:08:14 PM
No words.

(http://www.avclub.com/content/files/images/baconnaise.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on December 10, 2008, 01:14:15 PM
I fart like a rockstar. Don't hate.

Lasers and smoke-machines rockstar, or wammy bar rockstar?

Wammy bar. Totally. I throw up the rock-hand every time I cut one.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on December 11, 2008, 12:46:29 AM
Albums reissues.  All of them.  You found some B-sides?  Outtakes?  Great.  Put out a B-sides album.  Don't make me re-buy a bunch of shit I already have.

Pavement, are your ears burning?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 11, 2008, 11:45:00 AM
Albums reissues.  All of them.  You found some B-sides?  Outtakes?  Great.  Put out a B-sides album.  Don't make me re-buy a bunch of shit I already have.

Pavement, are your ears burning?

oh man, that bugs me.  let's reissue this album, throw some lost takes from the vault on hidden tracks, and sell it again!  ugh.  ask me how many different versions of ONE album i have because of this. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on December 11, 2008, 12:23:20 PM
Albums reissues.  All of them.  You found some B-sides?  Outtakes?  Great.  Put out a B-sides album.  Don't make me re-buy a bunch of shit I already have.

Pavement, are your ears burning?

oh man, that bugs me.  let's reissue this album, throw some lost takes from the vault on hidden tracks, and sell it again!  ugh.  ask me how many different versions of ONE album i have because of this. 

Isn't that what the internet is for?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 11, 2008, 12:31:13 PM
Albums reissues.  All of them.  You found some B-sides?  Outtakes?  Great.  Put out a B-sides album.  Don't make me re-buy a bunch of shit I already have.

Pavement, are your ears burning?

oh man, that bugs me.  let's reissue this album, throw some lost takes from the vault on hidden tracks, and sell it again!  ugh.  ask me how many different versions of ONE album i have because of this. 

Isn't that what the internet is for?

yes.  which is why it didnt take too long for me to just soulseek what i was missing.  as Tom's says, "I paid my dues...over and over again."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: <<<<< on December 11, 2008, 12:32:14 PM
I'm okay with the concept.  It helps differentiate reissues from the originals.

The only instances where I've had more than one copy/version of an album at the same time has usually been a mistake.  I do often buy reissues of albums I previously owned, however.  Getting a little something extra in that instance is alright, though often I feel the added material detracts from the album overall more than helps.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on December 11, 2008, 01:03:53 PM
Yeah - adding 30 minutes of leftovers on the end of a great album is annoying. I'm one of a dying breed who still puts on CDs and listens from the start to the end, and there are very few artists that can hold up for 75 minutes. I know I can just hit "Stop" when the album proper ends, but I never do.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on December 11, 2008, 01:08:40 PM
OF COURSE I simply steal the extra tracks if possible.  It's still a pain in the ass, though.  And it's usually not even possible to just find specifically what you are looking for.

And the problem with just paying iTunes or whatever a buck a song is that usually the extras aren't that hot.  This is why they weren't put out in the first place.  But if you're crazy like me you want *everything*.

Bonus stuff is great if it's an album you never owned before, I guess.  But I like albums to be set in stone.  With the exception for stupid stuff like tracks omitted from the American version or something; those ought to be re-released as intended.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on December 11, 2008, 01:21:16 PM
Is it really that much of a pain in the ass? Really?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on December 11, 2008, 01:25:59 PM
Bonus stuff is great if it's an album you never owned before, I guess.

Yeah, I've bought all the Pavement reissues because I never owned them before.  There's a handful of worthwhile bonus tracks that make it to the iPod, but 90% of them I just listen to once on the CD and that's where they stay.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on December 11, 2008, 01:28:40 PM
Is it really that much of a pain in the ass? Really?

Yes.

It's a pain in the ass to even keep track of new albums by people I like.  I'd rather pay someone to do it for me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on December 12, 2008, 08:50:26 AM
Is it really that much of a pain in the ass? Really?

Yes.

It's a pain in the ass to even keep track of new albums by people I like.  I'd rather pay someone to do it for me.

Are you interviewing?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 12, 2008, 08:56:12 AM
fuck you "Really?".  I am starting to hate that declaration.

also, fuck you cheap red wine.  why do you always make my muscles and joints so sore after I drink you?

also, fuck you kittens.  you're so cute and adorable.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Gregory on December 12, 2008, 08:27:22 PM
fuck you "Really?".  I am starting to hate that declaration.

I'm with you on that one.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Fido on December 12, 2008, 08:39:37 PM
I fart like a rockstar. Don't hate.

T-t-t-t-totally dude!

(The Shop Boyz/Soulja Boy State Fair shows are going to be hi-larious in 20 years.)
Hey, maybe in 30 years, PBS will air hiphop acts like the Soulja Boy guys during fundraising week, like the Doo Wop reunion shows they have now. That will be something to look forward to. 3-6 Mafia, Dem Franchize Boyz, etc.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on December 16, 2008, 10:37:35 PM
Cake Request for 3-Year-Old Hitler Namesake Denied (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2008/12/16/us/AP-ODD-Hitler-Cake.html?_r=1)

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The Campbells' other two children also have unusual names: JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell turns 2 in a few months and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell will be 1 in April.

Heath Campbell said he named his son after Adolf Hitler because he liked the name and because ''no one else in the world would have that name.'' He sounded surprised by all the controversy the dispute had generated.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on December 18, 2008, 10:24:12 AM
Oh look, an MMA fighter kills his wife in a murder-suicide (http://sports.espn.go.com/extra/mma/news/story?id=3777344).

EDIT: I realized that this post made it look like I was claiming all MMA fighters are animals but I should've added the context that I enjoy MMA; I just hate when someone does something stupid like this that makes it easy to paint all fighters as bad people.  One of my best friends trains with some local fighters and, for the most part, they are good guys.  Sure, there are plenty of meatheads (as there are in any sport) but it's not really fair to lump them all together.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 18, 2008, 07:56:44 PM
How do you kill yrself with MMA?


Oh look, an MMA fighter kills his wife in a murder-suicide (http://sports.espn.go.com/extra/mma/news/story?id=3777344).

EDIT: I realized that this post made it look like I was claiming all MMA fighters are animals but I should've added the context that I enjoy MMA; I just hate when someone does something stupid like this that makes it easy to paint all fighters as bad people.  One of my best friends trains with some local fighters and, for the most part, they are good guys.  Sure, there are plenty of meatheads (as there are in any sport) but it's not really fair to lump them all together.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 19, 2008, 09:29:08 AM
these questions: http://www.slate.com/id/2206835/?GT1=38001

oh, these questions!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Wes on December 19, 2008, 02:10:36 PM
these questions: http://www.slate.com/id/2206835/?GT1=38001

oh, these questions!

Not only do I not hate these, I almost think they call for a new thread where people can field some of them. I'd like to see answers to:

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Why do women like soup? Is it for perceived health benefits?

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If one gets a personal e-mail from a very famous or important person, such as the president, or the queen of England, or the Pope, or Paul McCartney, can that e-mail have monetary value? I guess not. It's just an electronic transmission on a screen. There's no original. There's no way to buy or sell it. Seems a shame tho.

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Why do all of the deli guys and food cart guys call me "Boss"?
I would leave it up to the answering FOT whether they want to assume the questioner was Springsteen.

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I live in Washington, D.C., and we have very long escalators coming out of the Metro. If I grabbed the handrail when I first step onto the escalator and did not let go until I was at the top, my body would be almost prostrate across the steps. As I go higher on the escalator, I have to readjust the hand that is grabbing the rubber handrail. Why can't the companies that make escalators sync the steps and the handrails so that they go the same speed?
Notice the change from "if I grabbed" to "as I go" and "I have to" partway through the question. This is not a hypothetical situation.

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If you were on a boat, what signs do sharks give if they are hungry and will attack versus if they just want to swim around the boat?
I'd like to think this one was written by someone on a boat who was hoping for a quick response.

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I have been accused of assault in Ohio. The woman fell over a box in the hall backward, and my brother opened the door, saw her lying there, and started hitting me. I got him down and held him down. It was all over a fight concerning my niece. What do you think will happen?
This is the best. The scenario and the open-ended nature of the question itself. I really need some kind of closure on this. Possibly, this could be answered in Choose Your Own Adventure format.

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How can personal coaches justify coaching athletes who are much better than they ever were? If they know so much about how to win, why aren't they competing?
Submitted by Terrell Owens.

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Can an average person not in politics get a pardon from the president of the United States? (Possession of forged instrument, October of 1989.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Chris L on December 19, 2008, 02:21:47 PM
I live in Washington, D.C., and we have very long escalators coming out of the Metro. If I grabbed the handrail when I first step onto the escalator and did not let go until I was at the top, my body would be almost prostrate across the steps. As I go higher on the escalator, I have to readjust the hand that is grabbing the rubber handrail. Why can't the companies that make escalators sync the steps and the handrails so that they go the same speed?

I can confirm this is supremely annoying.  I don't like to readjust my hand anywhere that doesn't involve pleasures of the flesh, which is why my office looks like something from a Cronenberg film. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 19, 2008, 02:29:57 PM
in hindsight, i realize i should have specified what i hate: that they can only pick ONE to answer!

however, like Wes, i was truly hoping some FOT would take this under their wings (especially the assault scenario and "forged instruments").  or that they become questions on Match Wits with Mike.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on December 19, 2008, 02:45:56 PM


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I have been accused of assault in Ohio. The woman fell over a box in the hall backward, and my brother opened the door, saw her lying there, and started hitting me. I got him down and held him down. It was all over a fight concerning my niece. What do you think will happen?

This is the best. The scenario and the open-ended nature of the question itself. I really need some kind of closure on this. Possibly, this could be answered in Choose Your Own Adventure format.


This one is almost Rock-N-Roll-Dreams'll-esque in its interplay of characters.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on December 19, 2008, 02:51:12 PM
The forged-instruments one is easy, though, the answer being yes.  I am, however, curious what instruments were forged, how, and why.

I liked this one:

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During this weekend's football playoff game in Green Bay, the temperature at kickoff was 0 degrees, and by the end of the game was -4 degrees. When players get injured in such weather, do they bother putting ice on the injury? Wouldn't that warm up the injury to 32 degrees?

Also this one, which I picture being posed by a young Spike:

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Is the stomach normally full of air like a balloon, or is it squeezed flat by the other organs, like a balloon with no air that spreads open as food and water come in? Are the other organs squeezed and compressed like a squeezed sponge, or are they like a sponge not being squeezed? What about the intestines? Are they squeezed flat normally, or are they open like one of those long balloons that magicians make animals out of? I'm trying to get a picture in my mind what the inside of the body normally looks like.

Other favorites:

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Please explain the method of formation and origin of black holes. Are they located at the Bermuda Triangle area and why there?

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I live in Chicago, where taxi drivers are constantly talking on their phones. To whom are they talking?

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Yer Fedge on December 19, 2008, 06:18:42 PM
The term "foodie". Seriously, the next jerk to use that stupid word is gonna get some doggie poopy in their facie.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emdasher on December 19, 2008, 06:23:45 PM
I had a job interview recently (not bragging). In the waiting room, I heard the receptionist calling people back for second interviews, as I was waiting for my first.

Ugh.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on December 19, 2008, 06:40:45 PM
The term "foodie". Seriously, the next jerk to use that stupid word is gonna get some doggie poopy in their facie.

Ha Ha
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on December 19, 2008, 06:44:32 PM
I hate the goddamn rats in the alley behind my house.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on December 19, 2008, 07:10:41 PM
i hate the creeps who take the inside seat on a city bus and use the outside one as a resting place for their bags - literally forcing you to beg them for the privelage of sitting down after a hard night on the job.

i hate that creep alex jones.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Scot on December 19, 2008, 07:37:14 PM
we live up the street from a couple of buffalo wing purveyors and i cannot express the level of hatred i feel for those buffalo wing fans who feel compelled to whore the sidewalk up with discarded chicken bones.

a, because it's littering. i mean, what happened to civic pride?

and b, because our dog spots them before we do, and usually manages to swallow them before we can urge her not to. this resulted in a $500+ emergency vet bill ...

oh, hate.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on December 19, 2008, 07:39:31 PM
I actually mentioned guys who litter chicken wings in a play once, Scot.  An apocalypse has happened and the character talks about how he used to hate those guys, but he finds a stash of discarded wings with meat still on them.  Let's hope it doesn't come true!

I hate my stompy fuckin' upstairs neighbor.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Scot on December 19, 2008, 07:51:48 PM
is it possible for me to lay eyes on that play?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on December 19, 2008, 08:47:02 PM
Sure, PM me and I'll email you a .pdf.  It's getting published in '09, though.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on December 19, 2008, 10:06:18 PM
i hate the creeps who take the inside seat on a city bus and use the outside one as a resting place for their bags - literally forcing you to beg them for the privelage of sitting down after a hard night on the job.

On a similar note, I hate the creeps that sit down next to you in an aisle seat and then don't move to their own empty aisle seat when the bus becomes less crowded. I also hate it when you need to get off at your stop, and the doorknob sitting next to you in the aisle seat doesn't actually stand up, but simply swivels so their legs are in the aisle and you have to kind of scooch by them just to get out. Fine, get a face full of my ass, then.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Emily on December 19, 2008, 11:57:54 PM
Not only do I not hate these, I almost think they call for a new thread where people can field some of them. I'd like to see answers to:

Why do women like soup? Is it for perceived health benefits?

Because you can drink soup and most women are too lazy to use a spoon.

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If one gets a personal e-mail from a very famous or important person, such as the president, or the queen of England, or the Pope, or Paul McCartney, can that e-mail have monetary value? I guess not. It's just an electronic transmission on a screen. There's no original. There's no way to buy or sell it. Seems a shame tho.

You could charge people to come over and look at your screen.

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Why do all of the deli guys and food cart guys call me "Boss"?
I would leave it up to the answering FOT whether they want to assume the questioner was Springsteen. 

Because you're the boss of the sandwich / food cart. You tell them what to put in it.

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I live in Washington, D.C., and we have very long escalators coming out of the Metro. If I grabbed the handrail when I first step onto the escalator and did not let go until I was at the top, my body would be almost prostrate across the steps. As I go higher on the escalator, I have to readjust the hand that is grabbing the rubber handrail. Why can't the companies that make escalators sync the steps and the handrails so that they go the same speed?

Two different companies make the escalator. One company just makes the hand rail and another makes the steps. Due to lack of standards and lack of interoperability sometimes they don't work at all (this is why you sometimes have to walk up/down a stalled one)

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If you were on a boat, what signs do sharks give if they are hungry and will attack versus if they just want to swim around the boat?

If the shark is going to attack, you'll hear the Jaws music.

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How can personal coaches justify coaching athletes who are much better than they ever were? If they know so much about how to win, why aren't they competing?

Because knowing is half the battle. That's why they invented teamwork.

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Can an average person not in politics get a pardon from the president of the United States? (Possession of forged instrument, October of 1989.)

Please pardon my corny replies.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on December 20, 2008, 11:10:23 AM
When album credits refer to vocals as "Vox".
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 22, 2008, 10:39:05 AM
when you tell people you're vegetarian and they ask, "so do you eat chicken?" or "what about fish...do you eat fish?"
or even better, "well then, what kind of meat do you eat?" and the cherry on top, "oh, so does that mean you dont drink milk or eat cheese?"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 22, 2008, 10:41:12 AM
the only follow up question to "I'm a vegetarian" should be "What's your problem?"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on December 22, 2008, 10:52:50 AM
The thing is, I've met plenty of soi-disant vegetarians who eat fish, so asking about that doesn't seem unreasonable.  I also don't see why the dairy question is out of line.  Especially if someone is trying to figure out how to feed you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 22, 2008, 11:50:49 AM
oddly, not ONE person who has discussed this with me was ever trying to feed me.  it will usually come up because i'll order something at a restaurant and i'm the jerk making all the substitutions, or i'm the wrench thrown in the gears when everyone wants to head to a steakhouse.

and im usually asked if i eat chicken before they ask about fish, so i answer, "i don't eat ANY meat."  im not Hitler about it; i like meat, im not against killing animals, and i miss sushi...im just confused why it becomes a twenty minute explanation- that's the part i hate, not that they asked me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on December 22, 2008, 01:38:10 PM
Ah, gotcha.  I didn't get the context because I can't imagine bothering to quiz someone who says, "I'm a vegetarian."  It doesn't seem like it should be anything remarkable these days, you know? 

Do you get the "Well, do you wear leather shoes" bit, too?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 22, 2008, 01:45:21 PM
yeah, leather and wool. 

and youre right, it shouldnt be news but somewhow it still is. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on December 22, 2008, 01:48:34 PM
People usually give me shit about my silk shirts and coonskin cap.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on December 22, 2008, 02:23:15 PM
Also, you should try telling people that you don't drink sometimes.  Some people just won't let it fucking die.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 22, 2008, 02:30:40 PM
Also, you should try telling people that you don't drink sometimes.  Some people just won't let it fucking die.

no kidding.  i drink, but its severely moderate.  ive had more beer bought for me than ive ever bought for myself; it creates a real stir when im in a bar drinking water. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on December 22, 2008, 02:41:32 PM
Likewise, when I'm around people who are smoking pot, they usually have a really hard time accepting it when I politely decline to partake.  In fact, this holds true in almost any situation where people are consuming a thing that one doesn't want to consume.  (I've had people try to make me agree to eat smoked fish even after I've explained it makes me queasy.)  And it goes way beyond this, when you come down to it.  Look how outraged fans can become when faced with someone who doesn't share the same enthusiasm.  What it amounts to is that people generally don't like it when anyone doesn't agree with them, be it about food, drink, music, books, politics, or religion.  It's that basic streak of douchery (or diquishness, if you prefer) that resides within us all and that we all must struggle to overcome.

And that's my simple-minded Christmas message.  Ho ho ho!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on December 22, 2008, 03:09:46 PM
"Our pride is more offended by attacks on our taste than on our opinions."

-Le Rochefoucauld
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on December 22, 2008, 03:20:08 PM
Et disant seulement qu'on n'aime pas telle ou telle chose est aperçu comme une attaque.

edit:  Modified to correct my oh-so-rusty French.  Which I only used because of the fancy quotin'.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on December 22, 2008, 03:20:56 PM
It's pretty easy for me to turn down pot (shut up, it happens). "I'm Swedish, I'll just stick to this vodka bottle."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on December 22, 2008, 03:30:09 PM
I thought you guys smoked fish?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on December 22, 2008, 03:33:52 PM
I don't know how Northern/Eastern Europeans or Mad Men-era America or anyone can manage to drink so much hard liquor.  I suppose it's a wonderful gift.

Et disant seulement qu'on n'aime pas tel ou tel chose est aperçu comme une attaque.

Or, as I always say,

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff17/tucmuc/Shayri/Sha_005.gif)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erechoveraker on December 22, 2008, 04:17:39 PM
F you new blog@newsarama - special double-F's for J. Caleb Mozzocco and Sarah Jaffe (yes I know, "Who?") for being especially awful.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on December 22, 2008, 04:20:49 PM
I thought you guys smoked fish? (http://www.instantrimshot.com)

Fixed!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 02, 2009, 07:17:54 PM
hey espn.com:  did it ever occur to you that when I'm frequenting you for bowl score updates, I might not want to have streaming video with loud audio automatically start every time?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on January 02, 2009, 08:28:17 PM
This scenario -

http://www.kungfugrippe.com/post/67717296/design-critique
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Fido on January 02, 2009, 09:42:57 PM
It's pretty easy for me to turn down pot (shut up, it happens). "I'm Swedish, I'll just stick to this vodka bottle."

Right on. Ditto brotha.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Come on, Jason on January 03, 2009, 05:14:37 PM
This: http://zachbraffquotes.com/top.php

I guess number three was pretty funny back when it was a Zach Galifianakis joke, but the rest of them me wanna throw things. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on January 03, 2009, 05:33:41 PM
But they exist to further the cause of making people hate Zach Braff.  I guess you don't support that goal?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on January 03, 2009, 06:00:43 PM
This: http://zachbraffquotes.com/top.php

I guess number three was pretty funny back when it was a Zach Galifianakis joke, but the rest of them me wanna throw things. 

I just found out last night that this waste of space was born in South Orange and went to high school in Maplewood.  I think I have to move now.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on January 04, 2009, 12:42:29 AM
hey espn.com:  did it ever occur to you that when I'm frequenting you for bowl score updates, I might not want to have streaming video with loud audio automatically start every time?

I completely agree with this.  What the hell?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: CathWO on January 04, 2009, 01:14:44 AM
A friend once brought this up to me, so I can't take full credit even though I wholeheartedly agree:  when an actor names a place as a character in a film.  i.e. Brad Pitt saying that New Orleans was a character in Benjamin Button or Sarah Jessica Parker saying that NYC was a character in Sex in the City.  Please.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Gibby on January 04, 2009, 10:32:18 AM
Iggy Pop in a TV commercial for: http://www.swiftcover.com/. Just check out that index page.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 04, 2009, 12:45:40 PM
he looks awful for a 41 year old.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: KickTheBobo on January 04, 2009, 01:15:37 PM
Iggy Pop looks like a human Charley Horse.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 04, 2009, 09:15:38 PM
A friend once brought this up to me, so I can't take full credit even though I wholeheartedly agree:  when an actor names a place as a character in a film.  i.e. Brad Pitt saying that New Orleans was a character in Benjamin Button or Sarah Jessica Parker saying that NYC was a character in Sex in the City.  Please.

To be fair, though, Tokyo was a character in the Godzilla films.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Satchmo Mask on January 06, 2009, 01:56:44 AM
The guy who runs Egotastic.

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Okay, so, I think you're really going to like these Zhang Ziyi topless bikini pictures. Firstly because it's Zhang Ziyi topless, and second, because her Israeli multi-millionaire boyfriend, Aviv Nevo has his face buried in her ass! Man, I knew Jew loved there Chinese food, but this is taking it to a whole new level.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: TheBrettster on January 06, 2009, 04:14:23 PM
Also, you should try telling people that you don't drink sometimes.  Some people just won't let it fucking die.

Try doing that at a 6-hour bachelor party filled with drunk, revved up meatheads, and nothing non-alcoholic to drink but SoBe Energy. It's a guaranteed month ruiner.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Kid Pain on January 06, 2009, 04:26:12 PM
Mikael Håfström
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on January 06, 2009, 04:52:06 PM
Mikael Håfström

Why? Other than because he makes bland films.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Amplituden on January 07, 2009, 01:48:03 PM
Slush.
and drivers who splash it on me on my way to work.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on January 07, 2009, 01:56:49 PM
I hate when water heaters decide to stop working. I also hate lukewarm baths.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Kid Pain on January 07, 2009, 02:09:51 PM
Mikael Håfström

Why? Other than because he makes bland films.


Work-related
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on January 07, 2009, 03:43:14 PM
As a Swede, I find that intriguing. (Never met the man myself.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Fido on January 10, 2009, 12:04:10 AM
I've always wondered something. Is it possible that vodka affects people of Scandinavian descent (or northern/eastern Europeans) differently than other people? Or possible that vodka affects said people differently than other forms of alcohol?

When I drink vodka, I feel good. Really good. I don't get that feeling with other types of alcohol. I don't drink very much actually, but the feeling I get from vodka is so good that if I had the alcoholic gene, I bet I would have a problem.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 10, 2009, 12:43:36 AM
do people of Scandinavian descent recognize that Tito's Vodka is the best of all vodkas?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erechoveraker on January 14, 2009, 12:52:40 PM
Richard Batista takes the cake (one of many at least). The idea behind the press releases lately are bad enough, but then seeing this press conference, ugh.

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/nassau/ny-likidn145998190jan14,0,906076.story
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on January 14, 2009, 01:06:50 PM
At first I thought that said Richard Batista tastes like cake. And I was thinking tasting like cake isn't such a bad thing after all.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on January 15, 2009, 01:11:15 PM
F. you, small-town jocks, for jeering at the severely deformed guy who walked past you on the street. You think he didn't realize he was weird looking? You think he hasn't had enough problems in his life?

And f. me for being too scared of getting my ass kicked to bawl them out.

This bummed me out for days.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 15, 2009, 01:16:36 PM
ive had that post-chickened out guilt- its awful. 

not to mention, im mentally bombarded with a million different i could/should have handled the situation varying from being polite, confident, a real stand up citizen to step on your glasses, pull your hair, kick you in the back kind of thug. 

i feel for you, Bryan. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on January 15, 2009, 05:04:06 PM
On a much more frivolous and selfish note, I hate reaching into my pocket for my handkerchief and encountering instead a small, cold, clammy, squishy something (it turned out to be a bit of raw chicken [I made cat food today]).
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on January 15, 2009, 08:03:02 PM
On a much more frivolous and selfish note, I hate reaching into my pocket for my handkerchief and encountering instead a small, cold, clammy, squishy something (it turned out to be a bit of raw chicken [I made cat food today]).

Maybe this is a sign of being a total slob but sometimes when I eat hand food that tends to disintegrate or fall apart (like Chipotle burritos) sometimes I wind up with tiny bits of food up my sleeve, and then when I finish eating and stand up food bits fall out of my sleeves. It makes me feel like king of all schlubs.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on January 15, 2009, 08:08:47 PM

Maybe this is a sign of being a total slob but sometimes when I eat hand food that tends to disintegrate or fall apart (like Chipotle burritos) sometimes I wind up with tiny bits of food up my sleeve, and then when I finish eating and stand up food bits fall out of my sleeves. It makes me feel like king of all schlubs.

No one above 5 is a messier eater than I am.  I just can't get it right.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on January 15, 2009, 08:57:15 PM

Maybe this is a sign of being a total slob but sometimes when I eat hand food that tends to disintegrate or fall apart (like Chipotle burritos) sometimes I wind up with tiny bits of food up my sleeve, and then when I finish eating and stand up food bits fall out of my sleeves. It makes me feel like king of all schlubs.

No one above 5 is a messier eater than I am.  I just can't get it right.

Just wait until you get old. My son once pointed out that there was egg on my face. Literally.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 16, 2009, 10:32:04 AM

Maybe this is a sign of being a total slob but sometimes when I eat hand food that tends to disintegrate or fall apart (like Chipotle burritos) sometimes I wind up with tiny bits of food up my sleeve, and then when I finish eating and stand up food bits fall out of my sleeves. It makes me feel like king of all schlubs.

No one above 5 is a messier eater than I am.  I just can't get it right.

Just wait until you get old. My son once pointed out that there was egg on my face. Literally.

my experience has found that guys cant keep food off their face/sleeves/lap and the ladies can have a hard time keeping food from falling on their...well, you know...the whole area below the collar of their shirt.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Amplituden on January 16, 2009, 10:35:28 AM
Power Outages.
Its -20 C here in Toronto.
The power went off in my neighborhood at 10pm last night and wont be up and running for 24 hours or so.
FUCK YOU ELECTRIC SYSTEM!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on January 16, 2009, 10:47:17 AM
The power going off when it's really cold is one of my big anxieties.  How on earth are you keeping warm?

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 16, 2009, 11:52:05 AM
here's a tip: just move your weber kettle indoors.
Title: The $64,000 Turntable
Post by: Come on, Jason on January 16, 2009, 12:00:34 PM
(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/TECH/01/16/ces.luxury.turntable/art.turntable.jpg)

"Why would anyone want four arms on their record player? Different pickup cartridges produce different types of sound, and some audiophiles like to match their record players' arms to different genres of music without going through the hassle of swapping cartridges."  (http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/01/16/ces.luxury.turntable/index.html)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on January 16, 2009, 12:24:50 PM
I heard beatjuggling on that thing SUCKS.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on January 16, 2009, 01:32:14 PM
Power Outages.
Its -20 C here in Toronto.
The power went off in my neighborhood at 10pm last night and wont be up and running for 24 hours or so.
FUCK YOU ELECTRIC SYSTEM!

Agreed!
Last night I slept in three sweaters, slippers and socks under a blanket and a duvet and i was still fucking FREEZING. Gross.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on January 16, 2009, 01:34:45 PM
I heard beatjuggling on that thing SUCKS.

I imagine DJ Shadow staring at that thing with a knitted brow and just slowly shaking his head. And then he calls over Cut Chemist to come look at it and they both just glare at it, occasionally muttering "you have got to be kidding me."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Amplituden on January 16, 2009, 03:59:46 PM
Power Outages.
Its -20 C here in Toronto.
The power went off in my neighborhood at 10pm last night and wont be up and running for 24 hours or so.
FUCK YOU ELECTRIC SYSTEM!

Agreed!
Last night I slept in three sweaters, slippers and socks under a blanket and a duvet and i was still fucking FREEZING. Gross.

I went home at lunch and my power was back on.  This is good news, I have a 7 months pregnant wife and my dog had surgery yesterday!

I took the streetcar from the East end to Landsdowne on Dundas street.  The only traffic lights that seemed to be out were on Ossington.

I can remove this foolish looking polar fleece sweater!

Thank god the power was on at work.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 16, 2009, 04:04:11 PM
microwave burritos.

i never eat you, but when i do i remember why i dont:

*paper towels stick to you
*you make a mess on both ends, then get crusty
*one end of you is hard as a rock
*there is no perfect time to heat you, you stubborn no-good
*by the time i can take a bite into you without burning my mouth, the tortilla is gross
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on January 16, 2009, 04:48:49 PM
I went home at lunch and my power was back on.  This is good news, I have a 7 months pregnant wife and my dog had surgery yesterday!

I'm so so glad your power's back on! That is ridiculously terrible timing.
We still don't have ours, but that's fine - i'm at a friend's house. i'm mostly worried about the cat. he was super pissed when i left him at home this morning.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on January 16, 2009, 04:53:24 PM
I heard beatjuggling on that thing SUCKS.

I imagine DJ Shadow staring at that thing with a knitted brow and just slowly shaking his head. And then he calls over Cut Chemist to come look at it and they both just glare at it, occasionally muttering "you have got to be kidding me."

I'm 90% sure that's exactly how it went.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on January 16, 2009, 05:13:08 PM
I'm very glad your power is back on, Jeremy, and, emma, I'm very sorry yours isn't.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Amplituden on January 16, 2009, 07:13:18 PM
I'm very glad your power is back on, Jeremy, and, emma, I'm very sorry yours isn't.
Thanks, I topped my great day staying three hours late at work.
F-you work!
It will be nice to get home to my hopefully warming house.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on January 20, 2009, 01:18:00 AM
When comedians like Dennis Miller punctuate every joke with "...and uh............" . I guess it's supposed to allow a little segueway/pause between jokes so the audience can recover from the hilarity.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 20, 2009, 10:10:27 AM
the window between perfect hot drink temperature and now youre too cold to drink is much too small- f*** you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on January 20, 2009, 10:49:49 AM
the window between perfect hot drink temperature and now youre too cold to drink is much too small- f*** you.

Just ask Raad_man, hot drinks are gay.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 20, 2009, 10:55:08 AM
oh, dave.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on January 20, 2009, 10:22:18 PM
Contributing editor of Scientific American Gary Stix can suck my dick.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 20, 2009, 11:09:40 PM
non-codeine cough syrups can go screw.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on January 21, 2009, 12:16:44 AM
My co-worker constantly says "whatnot" and "all that good stuff" while describing fairly complicated stuff, which doesn't help clarify anything, in fact it kind of muddles things. I guess it doesn't qualify as hate but c'mon, learn some words.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 21, 2009, 12:43:27 AM
"whatnot" and "all that good stuff"  might as well be "uuuuuuuh".  they're just time wasters and crutches used so that their brain can catch up with their mouth.

a guy I work with constantly says "this, that and the other". 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 21, 2009, 02:26:47 AM
i say "blah, blah, blah" to talk my brain through fast forwarding what i need to skip in a story.  it makes me grind my teeth when i do that; i dont know where i got it from.

...f*** me?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on January 21, 2009, 06:25:03 AM
The city of St. Paul has decided that they want to test out some new snowplowing techniques they developed based on R&D they gathered while watching children play in sandboxes. Removing this negligible amount of remaining snow in the parking lanes involves an industrial grader, two Bobcats and a dump truck. At 5 AM. This is on a street bordered by two residential apartment buildings. This is apparently a half-hour-long process. Great Job!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 21, 2009, 09:06:29 AM
The city of St. Paul has decided that they want to test out some new snowplowing techniques they developed based on R&D they gathered while watching children play in sandboxes. Removing this negligible amount of remaining snow in the parking lanes involves an industrial grader, two Bobcats and a dump truck. At 5 AM. This is on a street bordered by two residential apartment buildings. This is apparently a half-hour-long process. Great Job!

they must live next to the landscaping guys that mow the complex i live in at 5 a.m., every morning.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 21, 2009, 09:28:39 AM
are there no noise ordinances where you two live?  At least with the snowplowing it could be seen as a matter of public safety.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 21, 2009, 09:48:00 AM
well, ive wondered about more than one thing with the landscaping:

1) the fact that it happens every day.  can you mow grass every day?  in the dark?
2) its a different landscaping company every week.
3) leaf blowing...except there are no trees with leaves here so what is he blowing?

besides the noise.  ill be back in memphis in a few months so i put up with it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on January 21, 2009, 10:09:22 AM
well, ive wondered about more than one thing with the landscaping:

1) the fact that it happens every day.  can you mow grass every day?  in the dark?
2) its a different landscaping company every week.
3) leaf blowing...except there are no trees with leaves here so what is he blowing?

besides the noise.  ill be back in memphis in a few months so i put up with it.

Clearly the government is either spying on you or your neighbors.  Keep an eye out for the little earpieces.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Raad_Man on January 21, 2009, 10:17:54 AM
i used to hate liberals but now i think i'm becoming one.  oh god help me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on January 21, 2009, 12:00:56 PM
The Ra'ad Man drama takes a new turn!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Clint on January 21, 2009, 12:32:20 PM
The Ra'ad Man drama takes a new turn!

I forsee a long journey of self-discovery after which we will see a new and improved (and liberal?) Raadman.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: tenspeed on January 21, 2009, 12:39:30 PM
Stay gold, Raad_Man, stay gold.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on January 27, 2009, 01:50:16 PM
When Marketing uses "youth" jargon.

From a document released by our Marketing department today:

"By intelligently “mashing up” the content and transactional capabilities of multiple enterprise and web services..."



Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on January 27, 2009, 01:54:51 PM

"By intelligently “mashing up” the content and transactional capabilities of multiple enterprise and web services..."


Uhg. That is awful.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on January 27, 2009, 02:07:39 PM
But it made Marketing sound so hep!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Matthew on January 27, 2009, 02:48:33 PM
I hate that so many American acquaintances have started conspicuously using British-isms recently:

-"Cheers"
-"Mucking about"
-"When I was at university..."
-"Brilliant"
-"shite"
-"a proper _____"
-"colour"
-"arse"
-"get a pint"
-"dodgy"



Is it okay to slap these people?

I think it's okay, depending on what British-isms they use. The more obscure and the more a consequence of being really into British TV, the more I think it deserves a pass. Also, the less it's done with a fake accent, the better.

I like to say:
-- "Well" instead of "Very"
-- "Rubbish"

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on January 27, 2009, 04:02:12 PM
I always say "gaol" and "colour."  I use the American spellings, though.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 27, 2009, 04:33:29 PM
i use, "...yeah?" instead of "...right?" as confirmation.  maybe i deserve a slap.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Matthew on January 27, 2009, 04:39:52 PM
I just remembered that I also have used Nathan Barley-isms like, "Keep it foolish," and "well jackson," in a fashion that's too casual.

Let's all agree we deserve slaps.

Anglophile Americans: What's our problem!?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: orator on January 27, 2009, 05:17:46 PM
the tv show Lost

the more I think about it the more I hate it, but after watching 4 (20-some episode) seasons I cannot bring myself to stop watching it now...

at least with Entourage it's bad in a semi-fun way. Lost just makes me angry. I'm gonna ride this thing to the end and hate every second of it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 27, 2009, 05:39:06 PM
thats the spirit.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: hugman on January 27, 2009, 07:19:01 PM
Amoeba Music in LA doesn't have any dad-gummed thing by the DC Snipers.  Not a ding dang thing. No LPs. No CD's. No 7 inchers. Hell, I couldn't even find the MP3 section in that circus tent.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on January 28, 2009, 09:35:20 AM
Fuck the fact that my car is stuck on the ice with a flat tire. That is some shitty luck.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jakewho on January 29, 2009, 02:41:48 PM
i hate baby clothes.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 29, 2009, 04:02:45 PM
Amoeba Music in LA doesn't have any dad-gummed thing by the DC Snipers.  Not a ding dang thing. No LPs. No CD's. No 7 inchers. Hell, I couldn't even find the MP3 section in that circus tent.

i looked for a lot of stuff while i was there last weekend with no luck.  but they had plenty of overpriced crap i would never buy.  FOUR copies of a def leopard LP anyone?

PS its still my idea of heaven though: an enormous record store with people who ignore me and get in my way whenever i want to look for something.  yet still, i walk out with my arms full of bags. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on January 29, 2009, 04:04:07 PM
i looked for a lot of stuff while i was there last weekend with no luck.  but they had plenty of overpriced crap i would never buy.  FOUR copies of a def leopard LP anyone?

It's Def Leppard - show some respect. Their drummer only has one arm.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 29, 2009, 04:21:01 PM
i looked for a lot of stuff while i was there last weekend with no luck.  but they had plenty of overpriced crap i would never buy.  FOUR copies of a def leopard leppard LP anyone?

It's Def Leppard - show some respect. Their drummer only has one arm.

sorry, Martin, no sympathy from me.  he'd have two arms if they melted all their albums sitting in dusty second hand bins and turned the melted by-product into a vinyl appendage. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jakewho on January 29, 2009, 04:34:02 PM
boosh!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on January 29, 2009, 04:47:09 PM
i hate baby clothes.

But they're so cute! As a result of being smaller than regular clothes!

I don't understand you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jakewho on January 29, 2009, 04:48:45 PM
i hate baby clothes.

But they're so cute! As a result of being smaller than regular clothes!

I don't understand you.

it is my job as receiving clerk to log, price, and ticket them.  i've been doing it for almost 5 years.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on March 21, 2009, 07:11:32 PM
References to cougars and bro-mances. It's amazing how quickly these things go from being amusing -> never wanting to hear them again. I blame the internet.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on March 21, 2009, 07:50:27 PM
References to cougars and bro-mances. It's amazing how quickly these things go from being amusing -> never wanting to hear them again. I blame the internet.

And "MILF". God, I hate that term.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on March 22, 2009, 11:29:48 AM
Yeah, the turnaround time these days that it takes for an expression to go from hilarious neologism to cheesy cliche is now about 4 days. There's something depressing about it. (I know I'm just repeating cutout, but I feel like it needs to be emphasized.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on March 22, 2009, 11:48:27 AM
That's what SHE said!

Am I right? Eh????
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on March 22, 2009, 01:51:17 PM
The term, "Wow. Just wow."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on March 22, 2009, 01:58:35 PM
"That is all."

No. It isn't.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on March 23, 2009, 11:35:40 AM
Fuck you, two Wall Street guys on the elevator today, who gave each other a fist bump and talked about going to "Crooklyn" after work.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on March 23, 2009, 11:47:19 AM
Fuck you, two Wall Street guys on the elevator today, who gave each other a fist bump and talked about going to "Crooklyn" after work.

Hate it too, but loved reading about it. I can just see them in front of me. Thanks, Jon! :)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on March 23, 2009, 11:59:18 AM
Fuck you, two Wall Street guys on the elevator today, who gave each other a fist bump and talked about going to "Crooklyn" after work.

That's how I read it anyway....
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 23, 2009, 12:09:53 PM
References to cougars and bro-mances. It's amazing how quickly these things go from being amusing -> never wanting to hear them again. I blame the internet.

ive hated this term since its conception.  i was watching tvland yesterday and unfortunately they have a bachelorette-esque reality show called, "the cougar", encouarging this woman's belief that if older guys can date younger women...blah blah bleh. 

who cares, youre still trash, lady. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on March 23, 2009, 12:39:40 PM
What's worse is that everyone who references stuff like "cougar" does it with the smug vibe of "Yup, I just launched this phrase myself"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on March 23, 2009, 03:29:04 PM
Stevia, Splenda, NutraSweet, aspartame, malitol, and the fuckers who decide it's ok to include such horrible ingredients in baked goods and then NOT TELL YOUR CO-WORKERS WHEN YOU OFFER THEM AN ENTICING COOKIE.

It is possible to hate a chocolate chip cookie, my friends. I can assure you of this.

*gag me*
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on March 23, 2009, 05:09:48 PM
Fuck you, two Wall Street guys on the elevator today, who gave each other a fist bump and talked about going to "Crooklyn" after work.

That's how I read it anyway....


Since you got a big plastic head you appear to have gotten smarter. 

At least, more credible.

Heh!?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JBillington on March 24, 2009, 08:09:33 AM
When you accidentally find yourself walking beside a stranger, and you adjust your walking speed to either pass or fall behind them and they match your speed. That bugs me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on March 24, 2009, 10:29:31 AM
My god, I could write a (very repetitive) book about sidewalk etiquette. I get furious at people who do not cede an inch of space on the sidewalk when we're walking past one another... what is this, reservoir dogs?

This is the kind of thing that will kill me, eventually.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on March 24, 2009, 10:52:52 AM
My god, I could write a (very repetitive) book about sidewalk etiquette.

DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: namethebats on March 24, 2009, 11:23:56 AM
When you accidentally find yourself walking beside a stranger, and you adjust your walking speed to either pass or fall behind them and they match your speed. That bugs me.

Yes. I think they're the same people who drive five miles under the speed limit when you can't pass, then speed up once you hit the passing lane. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on March 24, 2009, 01:33:35 PM
My god, I could write a (very repetitive) book about sidewalk etiquette.

DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think you could get a whole book out of sidewalk etiquette.  (The topic of my only successful Best Show call.)  You'd need a chapter on escalator etiquette, too.

And what about door-holding etiquette?  Probably a separate book. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 24, 2009, 04:23:55 PM
My god, I could write a (very repetitive) book about sidewalk etiquette.

DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think you could get a whole book out of sidewalk etiquette.  (The topic of my only successful Best Show call.)  You'd need a chapter on escalator etiquette, too.

And what about door-holding etiquette?  Probably a separate book. 

make a when-youre-out-in-public etiquette book and kill twenty birds with one stone.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on March 25, 2009, 07:00:36 AM
My god, I could write a (very repetitive) book about sidewalk etiquette.

DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think you could get a whole book out of sidewalk etiquette.  (The topic of my only successful Best Show call.)  You'd need a chapter on escalator etiquette, too.

And what about door-holding etiquette?  Probably a separate book. 

make a when-youre-out-in-public etiquette book and kill twenty birds with one stone.

No one would be able to lift it
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on March 25, 2009, 07:45:56 AM
I just stay home.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on March 28, 2009, 12:45:44 AM
Today I Googled a girl I knew from college because I'd heard she'd become a successful singer. I was reading her website and the Atlas Shrugged-quantity of bio text which she definitely wrote herself when I found info on the new album. Apparently it's recommended for:

Quote
"...fans of: My Bloody Valentine, Augustus Pablo, Wilco, Os Mutantes, Carpenters, dälek, Spacemen 3, Stereolab, Beach Boys, Neil Young, Cheap Trick, Mamas and the Papas, Jon Brion, Slowdive, Jeff Buckley, Bjork, Tom Petty, Cocteau Twins, Mojave 3, Mazzy Star, Gram Parsons, Elliott Smith, Velvet Underground, The Beachwood Sparks, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Leonard Cohen, Burt Bacharach, Sly & Robbie, Roberta Flack, Ride, Syd Barrett, The Beatles, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Simon and Garfunkel, Loretta Lynn, John Lennon, Iris Dement, Cat Power, Aimee Mann, Crooked Fingers, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and Love..."

Was it Barry Dworkin who once tried to give credibility to his band by comparing it to all these music giants, or was that another Wurster character?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on March 28, 2009, 11:49:09 AM
I know Corey Harris said that Mother 13's influences were (something like) Led Zeppelin, the Stones, Nirvana, Pixies... and then he played their single.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on March 28, 2009, 12:10:11 PM
Today I Googled a girl I knew from college because I'd heard she'd become a successful singer. I was reading her website and the Atlas Shrugged-quantity of bio text which she definitely wrote herself when I found info on the new album. Apparently it's recommended for:

Quote
"...fans of: My Bloody Valentine, Augustus Pablo, Wilco, Os Mutantes, Carpenters, dälek, Spacemen 3, Stereolab, Beach Boys, Neil Young, Cheap Trick, Mamas and the Papas, Jon Brion, Slowdive, Jeff Buckley, Bjork, Tom Petty, Cocteau Twins, Mojave 3, Mazzy Star, Gram Parsons, Elliott Smith, Velvet Underground, The Beachwood Sparks, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Leonard Cohen, Burt Bacharach, Sly & Robbie, Roberta Flack, Ride, Syd Barrett, The Beatles, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Simon and Garfunkel, Loretta Lynn, John Lennon, Iris Dement, Cat Power, Aimee Mann, Crooked Fingers, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and Love..."

I've been looking for a dälek/Carpenters/Johnny Cash hybrid for a long time. Link?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on March 28, 2009, 03:41:08 PM
Fuck you, whoever gave me the flu.

Unless you are someone I know and am friends with, in which case I will take that down a notch to "Why would you come to school/work/a party with the flu?" Whine whine whine.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Come on, Jason on March 28, 2009, 03:45:31 PM
Fuck you, client from England who keeps calling my cellphone at 4AM.  You do know how time-zones work, right?  And that it's Saturday?  And that I'm drunk?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: ben on March 29, 2009, 05:06:16 PM
F you madison wisconsin, you are not as hip and cool as you think you are, you just make things expensive.  Transplants, spoiled college kids, rich guys.  Milwaukee should secede from Wisconsin.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 29, 2009, 06:01:09 PM
F you madison wisconsin, you are not as hip and cool as you think you are, you just make things expensive.  Transplants, spoiled college kids, rich guys.  Milwaukee should secede from Wisconsin.

Yeah, Madison Wisconsin.  Don't get a big head about the gopher thing you did that created the world wide gopher and stuff, and made the gopher guys billionaires instead of those farm boys from IL who worte Netscape.

Oh, that's right, none of that happened.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopher_(protocol)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 30, 2009, 04:12:21 PM
Apparently it's recommended for:

Quote
"...fans of: My Bloody Valentine, Augustus Pablo, Wilco, Os Mutantes, Carpenters, dälek, Spacemen 3, Stereolab, Beach Boys, Neil Young, Cheap Trick, Mamas and the Papas, Jon Brion, Slowdive, Jeff Buckley, Bjork, Tom Petty, Cocteau Twins, Mojave 3, Mazzy Star, Gram Parsons, Elliott Smith, Velvet Underground, The Beachwood Sparks, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Leonard Cohen, Burt Bacharach, Sly & Robbie, Roberta Flack, Ride, Syd Barrett, The Beatles, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Simon and Garfunkel, Loretta Lynn, John Lennon, Iris Dement, Cat Power, Aimee Mann, Crooked Fingers, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and Love..."

unfortunately, with the 'for fans of...' net, it's usually not true.  the music in phoenix is not pretty.  people with a hit-or-miss catalog of good music can make not so good or very radio-friendly pop/rock.

or worse.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: oilcantim on March 30, 2009, 05:40:49 PM
F you madison wisconsin, you are not as hip and cool as you think you are, you just make things expensive.  Transplants, spoiled college kids, rich guys.  Milwaukee should secede from Wisconsin.

What's the matter, you don't like bluegrass?  Or Vespas?  Or coastie girls who are still, inexplicably, rocking the Ugg boots/North Face jacket combo in 2009?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on March 30, 2009, 05:50:48 PM
F you madison wisconsin, you are not as hip and cool as you think you are, you just make things expensive.  Transplants, spoiled college kids, rich guys.  Milwaukee should secede from Wisconsin.

What's the matter, you don't like bluegrass?  Or Vespas?  Or coastie girls who are still, inexplicably, rocking the Ugg boots/North Face jacket combo in 2009?

I want to know how every college town has the same kinds of people.  It's not like there's a TV channel for them or something.

Similarly, I guess, it's weird that everyone at every elementary school sings the same playground songs.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on March 30, 2009, 08:44:06 PM
F you madison wisconsin, you are not as hip and cool as you think you are, you just make things expensive.  Transplants, spoiled college kids, rich guys.  Milwaukee should secede from Wisconsin.

What's the matter, you don't like bluegrass?  Or Vespas?  Or coastie girls who are still, inexplicably, rocking the Ugg boots/North Face jacket combo in 2009?

I want to know how every college town has the same kinds of people.  It's not like there's a TV channel for them or something.

Similarly, I guess, it's weird that everyone at every elementary school sings the same playground songs.

You sang "Karo, come down the sausage tree" too? I thought that was a Tennessee thing.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on April 09, 2009, 10:02:07 AM
Fuck you, P. Diddy, for this misogynistic garbage.

(http://amythibodeau.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/unforgivable_woman.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on April 09, 2009, 10:26:28 AM
I'm not impressed by your antics, Guy Who Climbs Trees at Parties.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on April 09, 2009, 11:07:01 AM
Fuck you, P. Diddy, for this misogynistic garbage.

(http://amythibodeau.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/unforgivable_woman.jpg)

That is fucking appalling.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on April 27, 2009, 02:43:55 PM
-"crackberry"
-"I remember a time when MTV still played videos....Hey-ooooooh!"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on April 27, 2009, 02:48:33 PM
I love my grandmother, but I hate it when she greets me with "Whaddya know?" (an old country saying)

I never have any idea how to respond to that, so I usually just end up saying "good" which makes no sense.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on April 27, 2009, 03:19:17 PM
Fuck you, work aquaintences who make me feel awkward about not inviting them to my wedding. Is that really fucking necessary??
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on April 27, 2009, 03:28:02 PM
Two very petty ones:

Fuck you, well-off middleclass couple friends on Facebook, whose only status updates consists of how incredibly lucky you are with your lives, how splendid everything is, how amazing that new couch looks in the living room, how the weekend were all about you and your succesful lifestyle.

Fuck you, John Waters, for, after entertaining us for almost two hours with your one man show, slipping out the back and not engaging your incredibly dedicated fans and our stupid questions and requests like we all hoped you would (and a bonus fuck you to my friends in Gothenburg who texted me the night before to tell me that they were hanging out with Mr Waters all night in a bar, thereby raising my expectations for my own encounter).

(Go ahead and judge.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on April 27, 2009, 03:33:51 PM
(Go ahead and judge.)

Well I CAN'T now...
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on April 27, 2009, 08:16:54 PM
Fuck you, well-off middleclass couple friends on Facebook, whose only status updates consists of how incredibly lucky you are with your lives, how splendid everything is, how amazing that new couch looks in the living room, how the weekend were all about you and your succesful lifestyle.

Sorry about that, Martin.

Also, f you, collaborators, for coming up with a harebrained, unworkable scheme, having no idea how the writing process works, not listening to any of my concerns, not paying me enough for what you're asking for, and insinuating that it's somehow my fault that we haven't reached the insanely unrealistic goal that I told you we  were never going to reach anyway.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on April 27, 2009, 09:01:31 PM
Fuck you, work aquaintences who make me feel awkward about not inviting them to my wedding. Is that really fucking necessary??
hold up. invitations have already gone out?  I think mine got lost in the mail.  can you just send me an e-vite?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on April 27, 2009, 09:18:05 PM
Where do you live, again? North Dakota or something?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on April 27, 2009, 09:50:49 PM
you're probably right.  my covered wagon couldn't make the trip.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on April 27, 2009, 10:14:09 PM
I hate it when people write "mmmkay?" as the kicker to some request or opinion. I think they're just thinking "oh hey South Park is funny" without realizing it makes them look like the smarmiest twerps alive.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on April 28, 2009, 06:30:20 AM
Fuck you, Bangor Hydro Electric Company, for having overbilled me $11-12/month for almost thirteen years and concluding that you only have to reimburse me for six years' worth of the gouging.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on April 28, 2009, 02:20:55 PM
Fuck you, work aquaintences who make me feel awkward about not inviting them to my wedding. Is that really fucking necessary??

You mean I'm NOT invited?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on April 28, 2009, 04:41:24 PM
I hate it when people write "mmmkay?" as the kicker to some request or opinion. I think they're just thinking "oh hey South Park is funny" without realizing it makes them look like the smarmiest twerps alive.


Mmmkay?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on April 28, 2009, 05:12:06 PM
I hate it when people write "mmmkay?" as the kicker to some request or opinion. I think they're just thinking "oh hey South Park is funny" without realizing it makes them look like the smarmiest twerps alive.


Mmmkay?

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwl RIGHTY then
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on April 28, 2009, 05:52:39 PM
Fuck you, work aquaintences who make me feel awkward about not inviting them to my wedding. Is that really fucking necessary??

You mean I'm NOT invited?

No. But you'll be there. IN OUR HEARTS.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on April 28, 2009, 09:51:05 PM
I'll be there in person, invited or not.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on April 29, 2009, 11:08:09 PM
I cut Facebook friends like that out of my friends list like cancer, yo.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on April 30, 2009, 12:20:37 AM
Joy Division. I'd rather get my wisdom teeth pulled with rusty dental equipment than be forced to listen to another of their songs.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on April 30, 2009, 01:24:35 AM
No offense, but reading this thread has made me hate nearly everyone in it. Including myself.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on April 30, 2009, 02:12:02 AM
kill yourself
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on April 30, 2009, 02:37:52 AM
kill yourself

Someone could use some cheering up.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ[/youtube]
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on April 30, 2009, 05:45:54 AM
Andy sounds perfectly cheerful to me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on April 30, 2009, 12:42:51 PM
kill yourself

 :'(
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on April 30, 2009, 12:59:14 PM
I hate when people mope. Mopey people. Ok, so something happened that made you a little sad. So mope for a few days. But after a few days of moping, it's time to move on and quit pulling the sympathy card.
I am talking about little things, not "my grandma died" things. Like "My hairdryer has been dead for the last 3 days." and "The boy I like likes someone else better than me."
Waaaa. Babies.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on April 30, 2009, 01:12:13 PM
I hate when people mope. Mopey people. Ok, so something happened that made you a little sad. So mope for a few days. But after a few days of moping, it's time to move on and quit pulling the sympathy card.
I am talking about little things, not "my grandma died" things. Like "My hairdryer has been dead for the last 3 days." and "The boy I like likes someone else better than me."
Waaaa. Babies.

I hope I don't sound mopey, but sometimes it does seem like the universe is always working against my favor. I guess everybody feels like that, though.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on April 30, 2009, 01:50:56 PM
I hate when people mope. Mopey people. Ok, so something happened that made you a little sad. So mope for a few days. But after a few days of moping, it's time to move on and quit pulling the sympathy card.
I am talking about little things, not "my grandma died" things. Like "My hairdryer has been dead for the last 3 days." and "The boy I like likes someone else better than me."
Waaaa. Babies.
how old are you?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on April 30, 2009, 03:42:17 PM
I hate when people mope. Mopey people. Ok, so something happened that made you a little sad. So mope for a few days. But after a few days of moping, it's time to move on and quit pulling the sympathy card.
I am talking about little things, not "my grandma died" things. Like "My hairdryer has been dead for the last 3 days." and "The boy I like likes someone else better than me."
Waaaa. Babies.
how old are you?

At the prime age when unnecessary moping takes place. I mean, there are people fighting for their lives, their jobs, their families, etc. and my friends get really blue when their boyfriend forgets to call.
I might sound unsympathetic, but I am very compassionate, which is why I need to vent every now and then about it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on May 01, 2009, 07:01:42 PM
Fuck you Frangry and Andy on "Shut up Weirdo" for your "How Gay is That" topic today.

Weak sauce.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 01, 2009, 07:09:33 PM
I'll regret asking, but: what was it like? The title probably says it all.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 01, 2009, 07:28:51 PM
While we're on the topic: Shut Up, Weirdo has a show about "bailouts."

For fucks sake, give me a break with that stuff. It's bad enough I have half of the newspaper comic strips and most of the commercials on tv making "bailout jokes."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on May 01, 2009, 08:41:56 PM
I'll regret asking, but: what was it like? The title probably says it all.

I have never listened to their show before but Kick The Bobo said (via twitter) that Spike was currently calling in. I switched it on to hear him but he had already hung up. Then I caught what the topic was. I couldn't believe it. It was the most juvenile tripe I have ever heard. Imagine the most stuck-up bitchy girl from your highschool junior high (that everyone pretended to like but really despised) had a radio show where she and her guy friend - who she only hangs out with because he gives her loads of attention and will never be as popular as her - would take calls from people asking if something was gay or not. Some of the items that listeners called in about included NASCAR, Cosplay, Marvin Gaye, and guys who wear pink shirts. "Oh, that's TOTALLY gay," or "Oh, that's cool," were common responses from Frangry and Andy. It was child-like snarking at it's worst. Frangry also went off on a tangent about she felt "weird" about people who don't drink.

Weak. Weak and disgusting. This from the show billed as "WFMU's civilized call-in show." WFMU deserves better than this. I say it again: Fuck you Frangry and Andy for an hour of the worst radio I have ever heard. Fuck the both of you.

...and they do archive their shows if you really want to know what it was like.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Trembling Eagle on May 01, 2009, 08:51:08 PM
SUW is like the offspring of Ken & Andy
it's kinda cute when u think about it like that. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on May 01, 2009, 09:30:05 PM
I'll regret asking, but: what was it like? The title probably says it all.

I have never listened to their show before but Kick The Bobo said (via twitter) that Spike was currently calling in. I switched it on to hear him but he had already hung up. Then I caught what the topic was. I couldn't believe it. It was the most juvenile tripe I have ever heard. Imagine the most stuck-up bitchy girl from your highschool junior high (that everyone pretended to like but really despised) had a radio show where she and her guy friend - who she only hangs out with because he gives her loads of attention and will never be as popular as her - would take calls from people asking if something was gay or not. Some of the items that listeners called in about included NASCAR, Cosplay, Marvin Gaye, and guys who wear pink shirts. "Oh, that's TOTALLY gay," or "Oh, that's cool," were common responses from Frangry and Andy. It was child-like snarking at it's worst. Frangry also went off on a tangent about she felt "weird" about people who don't drink.

Weak. Weak and disgusting. This from the show billed as "WFMU's civilized call-in show." WFMU deserves better than this. I say it again: Fuck you Frangry and Andy for an hour of the worst radio I have ever heard. Fuck the both of you.

...and they do archive their shows if you really want to know what it was like.


Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new polemicist.  Welcome!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on May 01, 2009, 10:08:49 PM
I'll regret asking, but: what was it like? The title probably says it all.

I have never listened to their show before but Kick The Bobo said (via twitter) that Spike was currently calling in. I switched it on to hear him but he had already hung up. Then I caught what the topic was. I couldn't believe it. It was the most juvenile tripe I have ever heard. Imagine the most stuck-up bitchy girl from your highschool junior high (that everyone pretended to like but really despised) had a radio show where she and her guy friend - who she only hangs out with because he gives her loads of attention and will never be as popular as her - would take calls from people asking if something was gay or not. Some of the items that listeners called in about included NASCAR, Cosplay, Marvin Gaye, and guys who wear pink shirts. "Oh, that's TOTALLY gay," or "Oh, that's cool," were common responses from Frangry and Andy. It was child-like snarking at it's worst. Frangry also went off on a tangent about she felt "weird" about people who don't drink.

Weak. Weak and disgusting. This from the show billed as "WFMU's civilized call-in show." WFMU deserves better than this. I say it again: Fuck you Frangry and Andy for an hour of the worst radio I have ever heard. Fuck the both of you.

...and they do archive their shows if you really want to know what it was like.


Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new polemicist.  Welcome!

Thanks! It's threads like these that allow me put down the axe once in a while. Now...where's my beanie and Speedo?!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 01, 2009, 10:11:10 PM
There isn't nearly enough anger in this thread.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 02, 2009, 02:47:56 AM
People who need people
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 02, 2009, 02:30:05 PM
People who need people

They are the most annoyingest of people.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on May 02, 2009, 02:35:07 PM
There isn't nearly enough anger in this thread.

We can type in all caps if you want.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on May 02, 2009, 02:42:38 PM
Also,

Dear kids at the Model UN who ate all the lunch food and watched me work without even offering to help:
Fuck you.


Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 02, 2009, 02:47:28 PM
Was it their job?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on May 02, 2009, 02:48:55 PM
Yes. Jerks.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on May 02, 2009, 03:18:48 PM
Also,

Dear kids at the Model UN :
Fuck you.

fixed.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on May 02, 2009, 07:15:22 PM
I know this has no place here, but I want to say

Whenever I see a white cat anywhere, on tv or otherwise, I immediately think "Andy."
It's strange when FOT come up in every day instances for no particular reasons.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Jack from Arkansas on May 02, 2009, 08:17:20 PM
I would prefer not to need this thread today but so be it.  Fuck you parents of the eleven year old girl you brought to the psychologically harmful Crank 2: High Voltage starring Jason Stratham and Amy Smart that The A.V. Club inexplicably gave an A.  The mom half-heartedly covered her daughter's ears when someone cursed but didn't react at all to the character getting a gun forced in his butt I'm sorry to report.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 02, 2009, 09:07:12 PM
Also,

Dear kids at the Model UN :
Fuck you.

fixed.

As someone who was in the Model UN in high school, I take offense to that. We were trying to solve the world's problems. What the hell were you doing?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 02, 2009, 09:09:07 PM
Also,

Dear kids at the Model UN :
Fuck you.

fixed.

What's wrong with the Model UN...?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on May 02, 2009, 10:29:28 PM
Also,

Dear kids at the Model UN :
Fuck you.

fixed.

What's wrong with the Model UN...?
They were jerks to Emma. 'Nuff said.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on May 03, 2009, 12:58:55 PM
Andy's the model John Bolton.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 03, 2009, 01:07:15 PM
(http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/JohnBolton_01.jpg)

Andy is the walrus.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on May 04, 2009, 09:58:29 AM
Fuck you, shitty insurance company. My cellphone got stolen last weekend, and I heard back from my insurance company today about what (if any) money I would get from my insurance. Sure, cellphones get lost and stolen and broken all the time, but I figured I might aswell see if I could get anything out of it (my cell provider will probably give me a new phone with some sort of payment plan). The phone is worth about $190 (new), so that's how much I asked for. So they got back to me today (pretty fast moving, to their credit), and informed me that they would be happy to buy me a new phone (for $190) as long as I pay... $190 for excess damage (is that what it's called in English? The fee you have to pay when you claim something, like your "part" of the claim). So pay $190, get $190. I told them that sounded like a joke, and that I would get a new phone via my provider instead. I mean come on. Fuck you.

(I'm all worked up and confused, it's a lousy Monday, so I don't even know if I'm making any sense here. Forgive me.)

EDIT: I sound like such a crybaby. It's not the end of the world or anything. Just stupid. I'll live.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: SJK on May 04, 2009, 10:33:28 AM
Also,

Dear kids at the Model UN :
Fuck you.

fixed.

As someone who was in the Model UN in high school, I take offense to that. We were trying to solve the world's problems. What the hell were you doing?
Are you being serious? Did you get picked on a lot in school? Plus, what g-stampgirl said!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 04, 2009, 12:13:34 PM
Are you being serious?

No. That was feigned outrage. The kids at the Model UN were some of the most pompous people I have ever encountered. I had no use for it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 04, 2009, 12:44:40 PM
This guy, and the other Bill Hicks clones on youtube. I can't believe he's like five years old than me.

(http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/9/9a/Tj6.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: SJK on May 04, 2009, 12:52:42 PM
Are you being serious?

No. That was feigned outrage. The kids at the Model UN were some of the most pompous people I have ever encountered. I had no use for it.
I couldn't tell, my sarcasm detector is rusty.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on May 05, 2009, 11:52:33 AM
fuck this shitty mood i've been in recently.  i dont know if i'm in a funk because i'm about to turn 30, but everything has been feeling wrong lately even though nothing is.

fuck it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on May 05, 2009, 12:28:36 PM
Why, you're just a pup, Andy.  I had no idea.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on May 05, 2009, 12:45:23 PM
Kids. What's the matter with kids today?*


*repeat as necessary...


Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 05, 2009, 12:53:21 PM
Northerners
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on May 05, 2009, 12:57:32 PM
Northerners

And so began Civil War 2.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on May 05, 2009, 02:35:30 PM
Northerners

Yeah! Suck it, Eskimos!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on May 05, 2009, 05:07:09 PM
fuck this shitty mood i've been in recently.  i dont know if i'm in a funk because i'm about to turn 30, but everything has been feeling wrong lately even though nothing is.

fuck it.


Are you absolutely sure?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 05, 2009, 05:10:57 PM
Fuck SYMS closing. It's a store where I can get discounted clothing in petite sizes to fit my short little frame. And, my fiance buys all his suits there. It's my favorite place to shop, and of course it's closing now. I'm so pissed! *first world problems*

Also, fuck my brother for complaining about renting a tux to be a groomsman in our wedding. Kid makes twice as much money as I do. (This thread might be full of my bridezilla bitching by November.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on May 05, 2009, 05:15:14 PM
Will they at least have a sale, Erika?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 05, 2009, 05:30:43 PM
fuck this shitty mood i've been in recently.  i dont know if i'm in a funk because i'm about to turn 30, but everything has been feeling wrong lately even though nothing is.

fuck it.

Try 50, you asshat.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on May 05, 2009, 05:47:21 PM
fuck this shitty mood i've been in recently.  i dont know if i'm in a funk because i'm about to turn 30, but everything has been feeling wrong lately even though nothing is.

fuck it.

Try 50, you asshat.
I hope I don't
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 05, 2009, 05:51:23 PM
Will they at least have a sale, Erika?

I'm sure. We're on our way tonight.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on May 05, 2009, 06:00:34 PM
I heard everything good is gone already.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on May 05, 2009, 07:12:49 PM
Could be clinical depression, Andy. It can happen! But it's treatable.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 05, 2009, 08:09:28 PM
Joe the Motherfucking Plumber.  (http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/mayweb-only/118-13.0.html?start=1)

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I've had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn't have them anywhere near my children.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 05, 2009, 11:13:47 PM
I've never wished death on anyone, nor have I ever worshiped any higher power...but I prayed to god that Joe would be hit by a stray bullet during his "war corresponding."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 05, 2009, 11:20:17 PM
I just laugh at him now. He's a sideshow unto himself.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 07, 2009, 05:06:37 PM
this headline (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/07/ent.cher.alarm/index.html)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on May 07, 2009, 09:43:04 PM
Are you kidding?  That's the best headline CNN has ever come up with.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 07, 2009, 10:46:21 PM
Joe the Motherfucking Plumber.  (http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/mayweb-only/118-13.0.html?start=1)

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I've had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn't have them anywhere near my children.

I heard he 'left' the Republican Party, which, to be fair, is like when Michael Richards 'left' show business.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on May 08, 2009, 11:47:47 AM
People who chew all loud with their mouths open.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 08, 2009, 12:47:25 PM
People who say "woo!" whenever a band plays their favorite song at a concert.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 08, 2009, 02:48:08 PM
But how do you feel about "yay"?



Know what I hate? ANTS IN MY DISHWASHER. I think they're living behind it and I can't get it out to check. And, it's not our house so I don't want to spend a whole bunch of money trying to get rid of the fuckers.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on May 08, 2009, 02:53:15 PM
No what I hate? CATS! They suck!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 08, 2009, 02:54:59 PM
But how do you feel about "yay"?



Know what I hate? ANTS IN MY DISHWASHER. I think they're living behind it and I can't get it out to check. And, it's not our house so I don't want to spend a whole bunch of money trying to get rid of the fuckers.

If you have ants in your dishwasher, you should just start learning their names, because they are going to continue living there long after you have moved on.

Can a vegan kill ants?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on May 08, 2009, 02:57:34 PM
But how do you feel about "yay"?



Know what I hate? ANTS IN MY DISHWASHER. I think they're living behind it and I can't get it out to check. And, it's not our house so I don't want to spend a whole bunch of money trying to get rid of the fuckers.

If you have ants in your dishwasher, you should just start learning their names, because they are going to continue living there long after you have moved on.

Can a vegan kill ants?

Cinnamon will get rid of your ants. They hate it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 08, 2009, 03:06:49 PM
But how do you feel about "yay"?

I don't think anybody ever says "yay." It's almost always "woo."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 08, 2009, 05:32:21 PM
Also, I don't really care for animals that aren't cats. 

It's like, "Ok, you're an animal. You're wild. I GET it."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on May 11, 2009, 02:56:44 PM
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[Miss California Carrie] Prejean, who stated in her pageant contract she had never appeared nude or semi-nude, has meanwhile been formally offered a million dollars by adult film studio Vivid to "star" in one of their films.

I am not really a hardline anti-porn guy, but fuck you porn industry, for consistently offering every prominent attractive woman large sums of money to appear in a hardcore video. That is incredibly tubular.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on May 11, 2009, 04:22:02 PM
You don't think it shows pluck?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on May 11, 2009, 04:36:08 PM
On the part of the porn industry? No, I think it shows that they regard all women as potential whores. Which shouldn't be surprising, I guess, but it still bums me out.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 11, 2009, 04:56:08 PM
Most men and women, in varying circumstances, are potential whores.










I hate that I'm never sure whether or not I'm using commas properly. (I don't want to know, really. But I still hate it.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 11, 2009, 05:58:12 PM
Most men and women, in varying circumstances, are potential whores.

This is very true. One need look no further than reality television. We'll whore ourselves out for anything. And we'll also gladly watch people whoring themselves out. The porn industry has always been ahead of the curve in that respect. So why would anyone be surprised that they would offer money to an attractive woman?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 11, 2009, 05:59:08 PM
People who make cynical, whiny statements starting with an ironic "Remember kids!"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Clint on May 11, 2009, 06:28:53 PM
The constant references to '1984' on the internet. Yes I know it's one of the great books of the 20th century. Yes I know it's becoming increasingly more relevant. Still though, people need to shut up and realise that it doesn't add anything to a conversation about police brutality or political corruption.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 11, 2009, 06:43:58 PM
"Kids" when referring to any group of adults.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on May 11, 2009, 08:50:30 PM
Remember kids, we're all going to turn into animals in 1984! 


Snoochie boochies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: scratchbomb on May 11, 2009, 09:24:48 PM
The Kars for Kids [sic] radio ad. Not sure if this is heard everywhere, but it plays very often in the NY area. It's awfulness cannot be properly expressed in verbal form, but I want to harm whoever made this ad very, very badly.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 11, 2009, 09:38:11 PM
(in best singing voice)
1-877-KARS-FOR-KIDS. K-A-R-S-F-O-R-K-I-D-S. 1-877-KARS-FOR-KIDS. Donate your car today!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 11, 2009, 10:00:58 PM
I hate the paranormal bullshit show they have on after Intervention.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on May 11, 2009, 10:15:28 PM
I hate the paranormal bullshit show they have on after Intervention.


It looks so incredibly awful.  How can they make a show that is a total, 100% lie?



Oh, buffcoat, you're so naive.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: scratchbomb on May 11, 2009, 10:16:55 PM
(in best annoying little kid singing voice followed by creepily deep singing voice)
1-877-KARS-FOR-KIDS. K-A-R-S-F-O-R-K-I-D-S. 1-877-KARS-FOR-KIDS. Donate your car today!

fixed
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 11, 2009, 10:38:42 PM
Ha! Kars4Kids is a scam (allegedly).

http://cbs2chicago.com/investigations/Kars.4.Kids.2.331585.html (http://cbs2chicago.com/investigations/Kars.4.Kids.2.331585.html)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erechoveraker on May 12, 2009, 01:47:56 AM
http://thecrepesofwrath.wordpress.com/2009/04/17/samoas-bars/

F you, that recipe. False hope giver!

I just made some (sans choco-bottoms because it seemed overkill and I was being lazy)...

(http://erechoveraker.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/homemadesamoas.jpg)

really they're nothing like Samoa's at all. I added a tablespoon+ of lemon juice to the cookie dough to spice it up, but in the end I'm not sure why they don't just tell you to get one of those pre-made sugar cookie packs from the grocery store and spread that out. Not to mention the cookies themselves are just way too thick, I'd cut the cookie recipe by 1/4th at least. Further, way too much caramel (cut it down to like 8 ounces, instead of 12) and anytime anyone tells you to  use chocolate chips for anything other than in chocolate chip cookies, you punch them right in their face where they stand.

In the end, not horrible to eat because I mean, it's chocolate and caramels and junk, but not even close to a Samoa. This has me all fired up though to do a sheet shortbread cookie and try my modifications to get it right - I THINK I CAN CRACK THE CODE!

tl;dr nomnom cookies not taste like girl scouts but fatty gon' eat nem anyways.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on May 12, 2009, 05:45:27 AM
On the part of the porn industry? No . . .

I think it's just more proof of the eternally optimistic, sunshiny attitude that characterizes the porn industry.  Sure, like buffcoat, it's naive, but it's that kind of never-say-die approach to life's challenges that made this country what it is today.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on May 12, 2009, 09:18:57 AM
I stand corrected, Sarah.

Kudos, porn industry!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: scratchbomb on May 12, 2009, 09:24:53 AM
Ha! Kars4Kids is a scam (allegedly).

http://cbs2chicago.com/investigations/Kars.4.Kids.2.331585.html (http://cbs2chicago.com/investigations/Kars.4.Kids.2.331585.html)

I figured it had to be. The commercial is suspiciously unspecific in how donating your car can help kids. Also, there's like a million different similar groups doing the same thing, which leads me to believe that there's something fishy about the whole thing.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on May 12, 2009, 02:12:39 PM
http://thecrepesofwrath.wordpress.com/2009/04/17/samoas-bars/

F you, that recipe. False hope giver!

I just made some (sans choco-bottoms because it seemed overkill and I was being lazy)...

(http://erechoveraker.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/homemadesamoas.jpg)

really they're nothing like Samoa's at all. I added a tablespoon+ of lemon juice to the cookie dough to spice it up, but in the end I'm not sure why they don't just tell you to get one of those pre-made sugar cookie packs from the grocery store and spread that out. Not to mention the cookies themselves are just way too thick, I'd cut the cookie recipe by 1/4th at least. Further, way too much caramel (cut it down to like 8 ounces, instead of 12) and anytime anyone tells you to  use chocolate chips for anything other than in chocolate chip cookies, you punch them right in their face where they stand.

In the end, not horrible to eat because I mean, it's chocolate and caramels and junk, but not even close to a Samoa. This has me all fired up though to do a sheet shortbread cookie and try my modifications to get it right - I THINK I CAN CRACK THE CODE!

tl;dr nomnom cookies not taste like girl scouts but fatty gon' eat nem anyways.

whatever makes you sick, send my way.  or if you have any of those delicious bars you made last time lynig around.  delicious!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 12, 2009, 02:28:31 PM
I just had to buy a new laptop b/c the old one was shitting the bed, and I put my $ into a Toshiba Satellite, sight unseen. Well the genuises who designed this thing gave is a cool "Fusion Finish" which is all black and shiny. problem being: after using it for more than 5 minutes, it becomes absolutely covered in fingerprints and not only looks disgusting, but the keys become kind of gross to touch. My boss has an HP that has the same sort of finish on it. don't they do fucking focus groups for these things?

Also, Twitter. I don't give a shit what you are having for lunch, "friend".

You don't even FOLLOW davefromknoxvil

But you wish you did
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erechoveraker on May 12, 2009, 03:10:55 PM
whatever makes you sick, send my way.  or if you have any of those delicious bars you made last time lynig around.  delicious!

I'll send some of the modified batch when I do that.

You liked my cobbled granola bars? Awww, thanks! I had some leftover and got pretty sick of them, thought they was too sweet, but glad you dug em!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 12, 2009, 08:47:21 PM
(in best annoying little kid singing voice followed by creepily deep singing voice)
1-877-KARS-FOR-KIDS. K-A-R-S-F-O-R-K-I-D-S. 1-877-KARS-FOR-KIDS. Donate your car today!

fixed

The second voice is horrifying. The guy sounds like a goat.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on May 12, 2009, 09:05:21 PM
Tomorrow: Oprah's Comedy Hour (http://www.oprah.com/dated/oprahshow/oprahshow-20090506-comedy-hour) featuring Dane Cook, George Lopez and Mo'Nique
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 12, 2009, 11:08:00 PM
Tomorrow: Oprah's Comedy Hour (http://www.oprah.com/dated/oprahshow/oprahshow-20090506-comedy-hour) featuring Dane Cook, George Lopez and Mo'Nique

It's the comedy equivalent of the Yalta Conference.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 12, 2009, 11:16:44 PM
The comic strip Non Sequitur.

This thing made a bailout joke every day for like three months.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 12, 2009, 11:18:49 PM
CNBC. The whole network. A bunch of charlatans they are.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 12, 2009, 11:29:17 PM
To say nothing of CBN.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jamesp on May 12, 2009, 11:40:34 PM
Although G.I. Joe was before my time and I have no nostalgia for it, I hate the trailer for the new movie. I thought G.I. Joes were supposed to be soldiers, not flying Iron Man robots. So why even bother naming it G.I. Joe?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 12, 2009, 11:42:40 PM
I hate those contrived "Aha" moments in movies where the writers are hitting you over the head with hints about a character.

Case in point, McCoy in the new Star Trek, describing an ex-wife:

"She left me with nothin' but my bones!"

Get it?! It's the (awkwardly inserted) origin of his nickname!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 12, 2009, 11:51:18 PM
Overused smarmy nicknames for people/things (found a lot on the Huffington Post comment section), like:

AmeriKKKa
Eurabia
John McSame
RePUGS
Micro$oft
Church of $cientology
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 12, 2009, 11:54:14 PM
Overused smarmy nicknames for people/things (found a lot on the Huffington Post comment section), like:

AmeriKKKa
Eurabia
John McSame
RePUGS


Don't forget Libtard, Demonrat, and RINO, all of which are used extensively on Free Republic.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jamesp on May 12, 2009, 11:59:08 PM
Overused smarmy nicknames for people/things (found a lot on the Huffington Post comment section), like:

AmeriKKKa
Eurabia
John McSame
RePUGS
Micro$oft
Church of $cientology

Yeah, that stuff just reminds me of like an awful Maureen Dowd column. Huffington Post might have the worst commenters on the internet, even worse than YouTube. I remember watching a video on HuffPo of something like Joaquin Phoenix's Letterman appearance. I scrolled down to look at comments and people would insert anti-Bush rants for no reason. They'd say "No wonder he's going mad, we had Bush in the White House for 8 years!" and then they'd get positive comments from other people.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 13, 2009, 12:02:36 AM
It's exactly like Tom was saying: I agree with a lot of the Huffington post guys, but I just HATE the way they say things.

I was reading an article about polar bear hunting. I agree 100% that it's wrong, but it just steams me to see the comment section. "Humans are the most vilest of animals, not like the noble polar bear, etc etc" It's just that horrible whining.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 13, 2009, 12:02:59 AM
Huffington Post might have the worst commenters on the internet, even worse than YouTube.

That is impossible. The comments section of YouTube is a breeding ground for some of the worst that humanity has to offer. There are some real troglodytes there. But Huffington Post is really bad.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erechoveraker on May 13, 2009, 02:53:16 AM
I dunno, the Huffpo commenters are a mix of the worst AICN type talkbacker with a touch of the mutanity that is a Newsarama fanboy poster to boot. It's amazing how easy it is to troll people over there too, not a single one of them has the slightest bit of a sense of humor, let alone any idea what irony means.

Youtube comment threads generally start off with insults, devolve to curses, maybe some no u r type internets, and then come the racial slurs. That's all pretty standard and expected, especially considering how many video results you get by typing "gets kicked in the" there. Huffington's is supposed to be a little more, what though? High brow, learned? Although they do let that dude from Wings try to tell us all how it's supposed to be, so maybe I'm totally misreading that place.


Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on May 13, 2009, 10:02:50 AM
"She left me with nothin' but my bones!"

Get it?! It's the (awkwardly inserted) origin of his nickname!

I thought "Bones" was a shortened form of "sawbones," i.e. old-timey slang for a surgeon.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on May 13, 2009, 10:26:29 AM
I was just going to say that, Bryan.  And I suspect we are right.  Bu I suppose it's possible the makers of the new Star Trek movie are unfamiliar with the term and so made up this idiotic explanation. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on May 13, 2009, 10:38:14 AM
And if they don't use money in Star Trek, I don't see why you'd be forced to join Starfleet after a divorce.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on May 13, 2009, 12:05:16 PM
I dunno, the Huffpo commenters are a mix of the worst AICN type talkbacker with a touch of the mutanity that is a Newsarama fanboy poster to boot. It's amazing how easy it is to troll people over there too, not a single one of them has the slightest bit of a sense of humor, let alone any idea what irony means.

Youtube comment threads generally start off with insults, devolve to curses, maybe some no u r type internets, and then come the racial slurs. That's all pretty standard and expected, especially considering how many video results you get by typing "gets kicked in the" there. Huffington's is supposed to be a little more, what though? High brow, learned? Although they do let that dude from Wings try to tell us all how it's supposed to be, so maybe I'm totally misreading that place.








I think the explanation for this is pretty simple: your average man on the street SHOULDN'T be heard from. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 13, 2009, 12:07:21 PM
I think the explanation for this is pretty simple: your average man on the street SHOULDN'T be heard from. 

Elitist.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 13, 2009, 12:23:35 PM
I hate SNORING SNORING SNORING.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 13, 2009, 12:27:57 PM
I hate those contrived "Aha" moments in movies where the writers are hitting you over the head with hints about a character.

Case in point, McCoy in the new Star Trek, describing an ex-wife:

"She left me with nothin' but my bones!"

Get it?! It's the (awkwardly inserted) origin of his nickname!

What's even worse are the "hey, that's a real person!" moments in biopics, like in Ray when Quincy Jones says "My name is Quincy Jones"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on May 13, 2009, 01:46:43 PM
I rather like snoring other than my own.  My father was a champion snorer, so I associate the sound with the snugness of childhood.  And the snoring of dogs and cats is one of the sweet things of life.

I do hate it when a particularly loud snort emanating from my own nose yanks me awake, though.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 13, 2009, 02:59:36 PM
The snoring of a man who has been drinking beer and smokes a pack - 2 packs a day is no fun. NO FUN I TELL YOU.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on May 13, 2009, 03:20:30 PM
I used to live with such a man, erika.  The sleep apnea bothered me far more than the snoring.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on May 13, 2009, 03:32:51 PM
I think the explanation for this is pretty simple: your average man on the street SHOULDN'T be heard from. 

Elitist.

You have no idea.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on May 13, 2009, 03:45:01 PM
CAN EVERYONE AT MY SCHOOL STOP TALKING ABOUT PROM NOW PLEASE THANKS OKAY

(I am sorry I am in this thread so much. I am just cranky!)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 13, 2009, 06:43:48 PM
Listening to Jesse Thorn interview Jello Biafra only to hear that Jello speaks in that comic font Tom and the gang were joking about last night. A seminal influence===a total goofball.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: pete on May 13, 2009, 07:03:43 PM
Listening to Jesse Thorn interview Jello Biafra only to hear that Jello speaks in that comic font Tom and the gang were joking about last night. A seminal influence===a total goofball.

Right??  I would have been so much more interested in what he was saying if it didn't sound like he was auditioning for a show on Nick, Jr.  I'd never heard him before. I guess I should have known he was crazy, but for some reason, it was a real surprise.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 14, 2009, 11:42:53 PM
Ha! the worst case of that was that Kaufman biopic Jim Carrey was in, Man On The Moon.

When they had him doing his 'Taxi' stuff, it was all the original cast, only now they are all 90 and have various drug and substance induced problems with their fine motor skills.  Additionally, they used the most contemptible of film forms, the montage.  Pure dreck. 

I hate those contrived "Aha" moments in movies where the writers are hitting you over the head with hints about a character.

Case in point, McCoy in the new Star Trek, describing an ex-wife:

"She left me with nothin' but my bones!"

Get it?! It's the (awkwardly inserted) origin of his nickname!

What's even worse are the "hey, that's a real person!" moments in biopics, like in Ray when Quincy Jones says "My name is Quincy Jones"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 15, 2009, 02:14:12 AM
That phase a lot of people go through when they're fourteen and they first discover "classic rock"...and then go on about how no one else their age appreciates the classics and how any music made after December 31, 1989 is awful.

I was there.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 15, 2009, 03:04:46 AM
Political talk radio, in my humble opinion, is mostly worthless drivel. It's mostly inflammatory rhetoric and is almost entirely devoid of reasonable and civilized discourse.

Yet, I can't stop listening to it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 15, 2009, 08:13:00 AM
That phase a lot of people go through when they're fourteen and they first discover "classic rock"...and then go on about how no one else their age appreciates the classics and how any music made after December 31, 1989 is awful.

I was there.

Wow I'm only 30 and this post makes me feel old. What year were you born? (Why are the 80's considered classic rock?)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Wes on May 15, 2009, 09:15:31 AM
I hate those contrived "Aha" moments in movies where the writers are hitting you over the head with hints about a character.

Case in point, McCoy in the new Star Trek, describing an ex-wife:

"She left me with nothin' but my bones!"

Get it?! It's the (awkwardly inserted) origin of his nickname!

To tie this into the Lost thread, there was that episode where they decided they needed to explain why Desmond calls everyone "brutha" all the time. It was because...he was briefly a monk! What? Come on. Desmond calling everybody brutha all the time doesn't need an explanation, he calls everyone brutha all the time because he's a Magic Scottish Guy and that's what Magic Scottish Guys call people. I swear, Lost, sometimes I wish you were a person so I could fight you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 15, 2009, 10:01:24 AM
That phase a lot of people go through when they're fourteen and they first discover "classic rock"...and then go on about how no one else their age appreciates the classics and how any music made after December 31, 1989 is awful.

I was there.

Wow I'm only 30 and this post makes me feel old. What year were you born? (Why are the 80's considered classic rock?)

When I was in high school, the coolness expiration date for music was December 31, 1979. Anything immediately after that would have been considered New-Wave pansy music. Toward the end, some people did grudgingly admit to liking U2 and REM.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 15, 2009, 10:10:16 AM
It's just the idea of calling that "classic rock" that strikes me as so wrong.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: scratchbomb on May 15, 2009, 10:23:42 AM
It's just the idea of calling that "classic rock" that strikes me as so wrong.

I was horrified to discover that Classic Rock Radio Stations now play stuff that debuted when I was in middle school (Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, etc.). That made me feel real old real fast.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 15, 2009, 10:30:44 AM
I hate when people on the internet say "I feel old."

Just kidding. Kind of.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 15, 2009, 10:35:27 AM
Is it better to say it in person?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 15, 2009, 10:37:07 AM
No, it's always annoying but I just hear it more on forums.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on May 15, 2009, 12:46:25 PM
No, it's always annoying but I just hear it more on forums.

I hope you turn into Tor Hershmann someday.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 15, 2009, 01:19:09 PM
Low. Blow.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 15, 2009, 01:44:24 PM
Yet not unjust.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Wes on May 15, 2009, 01:54:53 PM
No, it's always annoying but I just hear it more on forums.

I hope you turn into Tor Hershmann someday.

I think he has to bite you for that to happen.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 15, 2009, 02:39:44 PM
I'm full of hate, but I'm not an anti-natalist (that's the only part of his ideology I can gather from that awful blog).

What's his deal?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 16, 2009, 04:35:09 PM
Industrial music. Because it sucks.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on May 16, 2009, 05:04:10 PM
No, it's always annoying but I just hear it more on forums.

I hope you turn into Tor Hershmann someday.

I think he has to bite you for that to happen.

http://instantrimshot.com

Pidgeon, his deal is probably pretty much what you think it is.  Though I'd like to see one of those politics grids with "anti-natalist" on it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 16, 2009, 06:45:48 PM
Industrial music. Because it sucks.

Didn't it die and stuff?

I like Coil but I don't know if they're necessarily industrial...
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 16, 2009, 07:01:54 PM
I know of Coil. But I've never actually listened to them before. I'm talking about 70's and 80's industrial bands like Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, and Einsturzende Neubauten. I know that the music has redeeming value for a lot of people. I just don't like it. Not only is too atonal for me, but it also seems like its pretentious for the sake of being pretentious.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 16, 2009, 09:33:11 PM
There's a commercial for a local mattress store, where a woman says she cant sleep because of all the bad things she heard on the news. She lists off everything, with the commercial wanting you to lose sleep too so you'll buy their mattress. It's the same deal with a radio commercial I heard today, with the guy saying "gas prices are creeping back uuuuuuuuuup."

I hate that.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 19, 2009, 10:30:12 PM
The Bachelor woman who is now on Dancing with the Stars. You know, the check who glued sequins to her tramp stamp so it would match her dress.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on May 20, 2009, 07:18:49 AM
Xenophobe.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 20, 2009, 10:26:47 AM
Xenophobe.

Y'know, I don't have foreigners. I'm just terrified of meeting one because I feel like I'm representing my entire nation. One time I drove a Honduran guy around the mall parking lot to find his car, and I felt like a doofus afterwards because I kept saying "mile."

But, by definition, I am a xenophobe.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 20, 2009, 10:40:02 AM
Mile? Like as in "I drove a mile?" or what?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 20, 2009, 10:43:06 AM
Yeah, anything like that that's exclusively American.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on May 20, 2009, 11:21:45 AM
Shoot, I was just making a bad pun inspired by the "check" typo. 

And you know what I hate?  I hate that Dogmo is dead.  Fuck you, death.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 20, 2009, 11:25:01 AM
Yeah. Fuck the fact that animals are better than people but they don't get to live as long as most of them.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 20, 2009, 11:27:47 AM
Yeah. Fuck the fact that animals are better than people.

Am I the only one here who really does not care for animals at all? I hate hearing people say things like this.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on May 20, 2009, 11:36:44 AM
Yeah. Fuck the fact that animals are better than people.

Am I the only one here who really does not care for animals at all? I hate hearing people say things like this.

This makes me feel so old!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 20, 2009, 11:37:25 AM
Yeah. Fuck the fact that animals are better than people.

Am I the only one here who really does not care for animals at all? I hate hearing people say things like this.

Honestly, Pidgeon, you're kind of a little shit. (Case in point.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 20, 2009, 11:39:09 AM
I DON'T though. I feel nothing towards animals.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: todd on May 20, 2009, 11:39:27 AM
Yeah. Fuck the fact that animals are better than people.

Am I the only one here who really does not care for animals at all? I hate hearing people say things like this.

You hate a lot of stuff, and it's giving me a new thing to hate.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 20, 2009, 11:43:53 AM
I DON'T though. I feel nothing towards animals.

Is that supposed to change my opinion?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 20, 2009, 11:45:27 AM
No, I'm just trying to justify mine in a forum full of vegetarians.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 20, 2009, 11:55:10 AM
Are you really that simple? WE ARE NOT ALL VEGETARIANS. Some of us have pets. You know, personal relationships with four-legged creatures. It's madness, I know.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 20, 2009, 11:58:49 AM
I don't understand why you're getting so worked up. I just said that I don't get it, you can believe whatever you want.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on May 20, 2009, 12:17:37 PM
People who say they don't care for animals at all are missing out on one of the great therapeutic joys in life AND are at the top of my fuck you list.

I am not a vegetarian and I am a dog owner, for what it's worth.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 20, 2009, 12:23:38 PM
I can't buy into a general "animals are better than people", but I can honestly say I love my dog. Pepper, if you're wondering.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 20, 2009, 01:45:15 PM
Pets aren't devious, or malevolent, or uncaring like quite a few people I have encountered over the years. On the contrary, pets are loyal and affectionate. This is why I appreciate animals.

I don't know if animals are better than people. I do think, however, that animals treat people better than people treat other people.

Just my thoughts.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 20, 2009, 01:46:44 PM
I don't understand why you're getting so worked up. I just said that I don't get it, you can believe whatever you want.

However you feel about animals, less than 24hrs after Dogmo died is not an especially good time to be going off about it on the forum.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 21, 2009, 04:02:45 PM
"Good times, good times" - it's the catchphrase that refuses to die.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on May 21, 2009, 04:04:11 PM
Similarly: "It's all good!"

 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on May 21, 2009, 04:13:50 PM
Times when it is appropriate to block traffic to wait for a parking space:  ZERO.  IT IS NEVER APPROPRIATE TO DO THAT.

I don't fucking care if it means you're not going to be able to park at all.  I don't care if it means you're going to be late to something.  Boo-fucking-hoo. It better be life or death, you selfish little shit.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 21, 2009, 04:14:45 PM
Pets aren't devious, or malevolent, or uncaring like quite a few people I have encountered over the years. On the contrary, pets are loyal and affectionate. This is why I appreciate animals.

I don't know if animals are better than people. I do think, however, that animals treat people better than people treat other people.

Just my thoughts.

Maybe it's the people with "George Carlin/Bill Hicks views of the world" that annoy me (not saying that you're one, don't get the wrong idea), but I've always been pretty indifferent to animals.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on May 21, 2009, 04:32:44 PM

Maybe it's the people with "George Carlin/Bill Hicks views of the world" that annoy me (not saying that you're one, don't get the wrong idea), but I've always been pretty indifferent to animals.

Yup. We got it. You don't need to bring it up a fifth time.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 21, 2009, 04:38:17 PM
Jeez, touchy subject  8)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 23, 2009, 10:40:00 AM
I hate it when the sad excuse for the Baltimore Sun's Sunday paper doesn't include my precious coupons. Bastards!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on May 23, 2009, 11:48:21 AM
I hate it when the sad excuse for the Baltimore Sun's Sunday paper doesn't include my precious coupons. Bastards!

Clearly this should be the first story arc of the Wire "webisode" sequels.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Come on, Jason on May 23, 2009, 12:28:25 PM
Fuck you, guy who made "$70" zombie movie that got invited to Cannes. (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Colin-70-Zombie-Movie-Takes-Cannes-Festival-by-Storm-111866.shtml)

I'm sure it's an awful movie, but it didn't cost $70, it cost THOUSANDS, you just got young actors and Craigslist strangers to donate their time and equipment so that you could be known as the $70 filmmaker.  People like you make it near impossible for about any non-union film person to ever get paid for anything.  What, you didn't even feed them?  Did they all have to bring sandwiches?  I mean it's one thing to say, "hey I made a movie on the cheap and conned actors into thinking it would help their career", but to do that and say "Yes, the whole thing only cost me 70 bucks"  is just throwing dirt in the face of the people whose talent you've already exploited for free.

You suck and zombie movies suck and you're ruining independent film from the bottom.

Enjoy your fifteen minutes, cuz next year I'm gonna make a 70 dollar movie about fucking your mom.

(For that project, by the way, I still need a steadicam operator, two grips, and an entire post-production staff.  No pay, but GREAT exposure!)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 23, 2009, 12:39:57 PM
Ugh, I'm zombie-d out.

The only thing worse than watching a zombie movie is hearing your friends talk about zombies.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on May 23, 2009, 12:40:59 PM
fuck you back speakers of my '97 honda.  

how am i supposed to ignore the crackle you inherited overnite when im listening to my jams?  (because why would i want to spend the money to buy NEW speakers??  youre old.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 23, 2009, 10:09:26 PM
I'm angry at numbers.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 23, 2009, 11:37:04 PM
Those TV spots for movies that have the audience reactions.

I saw one for Star Trek with a girl saying "Everyone's so attractive! Ha ha ha!"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: J. Garbage on May 23, 2009, 11:53:23 PM
Those TV spots for movies that have the audience reactions.

I saw one for Star Trek with a girl saying "Everyone's so attractive! Ha ha ha!"

That sounds awesome.

You guys should hate less things.  Go have sex.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on May 23, 2009, 11:56:23 PM
Those TV spots for movies that have the audience reactions.

I saw one for Star Trek with a girl saying "Everyone's so attractive! Ha ha ha!"

That sounds awesome.

You guys should hate less things.  Go have sex.

Basement dweller, sorry.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on May 24, 2009, 11:31:33 AM
I'm angry at numbers.

There's, like, too many of them.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on May 24, 2009, 11:53:45 AM
I hate stomach viruses.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 24, 2009, 03:13:56 PM
Any at-bat during the course of a baseball game that lasts more than 10 pitches.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on May 24, 2009, 06:53:07 PM
fuck you, people in London.  Why do you have to act like I'm the one with the accent, when it's all of you that have the funny accents?  Go fuck your mothers.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Clint on May 24, 2009, 07:12:41 PM
fuck you, people in London.  Why do you have to act like I'm the one with the accent, when it's all of you that have the funny accents?  Go fuck your mothers.

Make fun of their teeth.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on May 24, 2009, 07:24:42 PM
Fuck you, guy who made "$70" zombie movie that got invited to Cannes. (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Colin-70-Zombie-Movie-Takes-Cannes-Festival-by-Storm-111866.shtml)

I'm sure it's an awful movie, but it didn't cost $70, it cost THOUSANDS, you just got young actors and Craigslist strangers to donate their time and equipment so that you could be known as the $70 filmmaker.  People like you make it near impossible for about any non-union film person to ever get paid for anything.  What, you didn't even feed them?  Did they all have to bring sandwiches?  I mean it's one thing to say, "hey I made a movie on the cheap and conned actors into thinking it would help their career", but to do that and say "Yes, the whole thing only cost me 70 bucks"  is just throwing dirt in the face of the people whose talent you've already exploited for free.

You suck and zombie movies suck and you're ruining independent film from the bottom.

Enjoy your fifteen minutes, cuz next year I'm gonna make a 70 dollar movie about fucking your mom.

(For that project, by the way, I still need a steadicam operator, two grips, and an entire post-production staff.  No pay, but GREAT exposure!)

This reminds me of Robert Rodriguez and his famous claim that he made El Mariachi for like nothing - which was clearly a fabrication, and he played up that story like nobody's business (even wrote a book about it, iirc). Joe Queenan took on that challenge (with disastrous and funny results) in his book The Unkindest Cut.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on May 25, 2009, 09:33:56 AM

This reminds me of Robert Rodriguez and his famous claim that he made El Mariachi for like nothing - which was clearly a fabrication, and he played up that story like nobody's business (even wrote a book about it, iirc). Joe Queenan took on that challenge (with disastrous and funny results) in his book The Unkindest Cut.

Didn't he claim that he funded it with money he made by donating blood? Or was that someone else?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on May 25, 2009, 09:54:18 AM
I'm sure that was part of it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 25, 2009, 10:39:10 AM

This reminds me of Robert Rodriguez and his famous claim that he made El Mariachi for like nothing - which was clearly a fabrication, and he played up that story like nobody's business (even wrote a book about it, iirc). Joe Queenan took on that challenge (with disastrous and funny results) in his book The Unkindest Cut.

Didn't he claim that he funded it with money he made by donating blood? Or was that someone else?

Yes, he claimed to fund it with money he made by donating somebody else's blood.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on May 25, 2009, 10:58:14 AM
you get money for donating blood?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on May 25, 2009, 11:05:57 AM
I guess it would be "selling" rather than "donating".
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on May 25, 2009, 11:16:43 AM
Plasma.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on May 25, 2009, 12:17:05 PM
Plasma.

And that's not all.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on May 25, 2009, 02:19:30 PM
i thought it was being a human guinea pig.  no kidding.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 25, 2009, 02:33:08 PM
Should anyone over the age of 22 say rad? I heard a frat boy say it today. Like punk rock it seems like rad could be put out to pasture.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on May 25, 2009, 06:41:57 PM
Should anyone over twenty-two be a frat boy?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on May 25, 2009, 07:16:07 PM
nobody should be a frat boy, unfortunately many carry on the behavior throughout their entire lives, especially here in the southern states.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on May 25, 2009, 09:32:01 PM
Some of them even get to be president, twice.


/laziest Leno-level Bush joke ever, sorry
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Amplituden on May 25, 2009, 09:53:31 PM
I hate the corporate goons who run my place of employment.
They took away 5 days of my vacation time "for this year only", now they are forcing me to take 7 days off by the end of June leaving me -13 vacation days.
Also, if I quit I owe them the money for those vacation days.
Time to brush off that resume.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 25, 2009, 10:18:05 PM
Henry Rollins and all manners of his "spoken word" material.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on May 25, 2009, 10:48:10 PM
Lefty relievers who can't even get out lefty hitters.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 25, 2009, 10:52:53 PM
Do you hate Aaron Heilman yet? You will in due time.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 25, 2009, 10:55:50 PM
Henry Rollins and all manners of his "spoken word" material.

He needs to stop thinking about it, and stop doing it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on May 25, 2009, 11:08:57 PM
Do you hate Aaron Heilman yet? You will in due time.

I hated him the minute they made the trade.  So far he's proven me right.  Even his 5.49 ERA is deceptively low because he lets just about every inherited runner score.  I'm pretty much at the point that when the starter comes out of the game, I stop watching because it's only going to make me mad.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 26, 2009, 05:31:46 PM
500 Internal Server Error
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 28, 2009, 09:55:41 PM
The douchey IT infrastructure manager's douchey blog, which his douchey LinkedIn profile links to. I'm surprised he hasn't broken his arm patting himself on the back.

Oh, also: delusional corporate 'leadership camp' types in general.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on May 29, 2009, 11:44:57 AM
"It's not rocket science."

Don't ever say that to me when I tell you I don't understand your fucking PHP code. I AM NOT A PROGRAMMER.

...and everything is Rocket Science when you don't know how to do it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 29, 2009, 04:51:21 PM
Dinosaur Jr

What is there to like about this whiny over-trebley buzzing? I have tried and tried and tried to like it, but I can't even appreciate it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on May 29, 2009, 05:03:05 PM
Dinosaur Jr

What is there to like about this whiny over-trebley buzzing? I have tried and tried and tried to like it, but I can't even appreciate it.


Throw Pavement in there, too, for slightly different but similar enough reasons.

If I had a dollar for every time someone had said, "You'd really like Pavement," I'd have, like maybe 12 dollars.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 29, 2009, 05:22:14 PM
I like both Dinosaur Jr. and Pavement. Although, I do think both bands are overrated to a certain degree.

There are several bands/artists that I "don't get":

Big Black
Rapeman
Shellac
Joy Division
Lou Reed
Nico
Spacemen 3
My Bloody Valentine
The Dream Syndicate
The Jesus Lizard
Sebadoh
The Birthday Party

While I am a fan of The Velvet Underground, I despise the VU & Nico. What an overrated, unlistenable piece of trash that is.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: J. Garbage on May 29, 2009, 05:32:02 PM
Dinosaur Jr

What is there to like about this whiny over-trebley buzzing? I have tried and tried and tried to like it, but I can't even appreciate it.


NOYOUDIDN'T!

Haven't you ever masturbated like three times before you even got out of bed then gotten really baked then tried to remedy your cottonmouth with a skunked beer, then microwaved a burrito but forgot to take the plastic wrap off and then eat it anyway and then stared at the static on t.v. for an hour and a half?  What I'm trying to say is, did you spend a lot of time depressed and alone between the ages of 16 and 20?  Of course you did!  Why don't you like this band?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on May 29, 2009, 05:42:37 PM
I like every band mentioned in the above posts!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 29, 2009, 05:47:38 PM
I like every band mentioned in the above posts!

Scratch The Jesus Lizard and The Birthday Party, both of those bands are pretty good. But I stand by the rest of my list.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on May 29, 2009, 05:56:53 PM
I like every band mentioned in the above posts!

Scratch The Jesus Lizard and The Birthday Party, both of those bands are pretty good. But I stand by the rest of my list.

Plenty of them are arguable.  It's not like I'm the biggest Dream Syndicate or Nico fan, though I like their stuff enough.  But do you really not like TransformerSongs about F*cking?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 29, 2009, 06:16:42 PM
I prefer Lou Reed's work with the VU over his solo output. Transformer sounds dated to me. In fact, some of the songs on Transformer were done better on those mid 80's Velvets outtake albums. I'll take Rock n' Roll Animal and Take No Prisoners over Transformer. The rest of his catalog doesn't do anything for me.

As I see it, the problem with Big Black is twofold. First, everything from the music to the lyrics sounds contrived. Secondly, if it's abrasiveness and unpleasant aesthetics they're going for, they fail miserably on both counts. I've heard old free jazz records from the 1960's that are far more abrasive and unpleasant sounding than anything Big Black ever recorded. Some people say they like Big Black because they offer a unique insight into the ethos of Middle America. For me, it seems like Steve Albini is just trying to piss people off. I'm just not impressed by them. They're boring.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on May 29, 2009, 06:35:36 PM
Well, I've heard plenty of grindcore albums that are more abrasive and unpleasant than Big Black.  I actually think that Big Black is kind of catchy.

You're write on the relative rating of Lou Reed's output (though I think Berlin is pretty good), I guess he's just done enough good stuff to earn a free pass from me.  It is kind of stupid that Lou Reed is this legend and John Cale is known mostly to music types, even though John Cale's solo output is overall better in my opinion.

I'm just not that picky musically.  I mean, I have my favorites (http://www.friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,2730.msg46515.html#msg46515), but I'm always the guy who defends this band or that.

Horseraces.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 29, 2009, 06:46:50 PM
Well, I've heard plenty of grindcore albums that are more abrasive and unpleasant than Big Black.  I actually think that Big Black is kind of catchy.

You're write on the relative rating of Lou Reed's output (though I think Berlin is pretty good), I guess he's just done enough good stuff to earn a free pass from me.  It is kind of stupid that Lou Reed is this legend and John Cale is known mostly to music types, even though John Cale's solo output is overall better in my opinion.

I'm just not that picky musically.  I mean, I have my favorites (http://www.friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,2730.msg46515.html#msg46515), but I'm always the guy who defends this band or that.

Horseraces.

Agree 100% on John Cale. Those albums he did with Island Records in the mid 70's are all great. Regarding Big Black, I think Steve Albini is more a turnoff for me than the music is. I do agree that some Big Black stuff is catchy (e.g. Racer-X, a few songs from Atomizer). I just think that, much like Throbbing Gristle, the work of Big Black has more shock value than actual entertainment value.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on May 29, 2009, 08:23:57 PM
Efficiency, efficiency they say.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on May 29, 2009, 08:27:17 PM
Htf did I write "write"?

A friend just saw throbbing gristle and they were apparently great. More a continuation of Coil than anything. Coil being one of my top 5 bands.

Btw writing this from the nosebleeds at Coors Field.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on May 29, 2009, 08:40:26 PM
Dinosaur Junior? Give me a break! Maybe if you take idiot pills for breakfast you will enjoy them. There are worse things, but just because they are better than Miley Cyrus doesn't mean their good.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on May 29, 2009, 08:40:30 PM
never heard a note of music by him, but I can tell you I LOVE Rapeman.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: J. Garbage on May 29, 2009, 08:54:48 PM
Dinosaur Junior? Give me a break! Maybe if you take idiot pills for breakfast you will enjoy them. There are worse things, but just because they are better than Miley Cyrus doesn't mean their good.

Go Rapeman yourself.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 29, 2009, 10:31:03 PM
Aside from a couple albums from the 80s, I don't care if I never hear R.E.M. again.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 29, 2009, 10:50:03 PM
I stopped listening to R.E.M. after the first four albums, which were all very good.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on May 29, 2009, 11:03:39 PM
R.E.M. is much more good than bad all the way through Up!, which is ok.  After that you can skip it, but that's a pretty damn good run.


I smell revisionism, and I don't like it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: colonel panic on May 29, 2009, 11:35:28 PM
There are several bands/artists that I "don't get":
Big Black
Rapeman
Shellac
Joy Division
Lou Reed
Nico
Spacemen 3
My Bloody Valentine
The Dream Syndicate
The Jesus Lizard
Sebadoh
The Birthday Party
While I am a fan of The Velvet Underground, I despise the VU & Nico. What an overrated, unlistenable piece of trash that is.

Maybe I just don't like music but every band on this I have never wanted to listen to (not that I mind when it's on). I like Lou Reed's "Take No Prisoners" because of the banter.

I had a brief fling w/ Sebadoh but that was only one album.

Great list.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 30, 2009, 03:14:41 AM
I'm adding Wavves to that list too. Another lousy band peddled by Pitchfork, a la Tapes n' Tapes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, etc.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Amplituden on May 30, 2009, 09:28:17 AM
Maybe its already over for them, but I really hated that band "Vampire Weekend".
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 30, 2009, 09:45:41 AM
R.E.M. is much more good than bad all the way through Up!, which is ok.  After that you can skip it, but that's a pretty damn good run.


I smell revisionism, and I don't like it.

I admit to some revisionist tendencies. At some point I will probably convince myself I was a rave kid instead of a quasi-punk.

Still, after a while Michael Stipe's voice makes my ears bleed. He's no Freddie Mercury.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on May 30, 2009, 12:57:29 PM
I'm adding Wavves to that list too. Another lousy band peddled by Pitchfork, a la Tapes n' Tapes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, etc.

An auxiliary to that: people who, upon hearing that I write for Pitchfork, think that I have some big-deal stake in Wavves or Grizzly Bear or whoever. I have to emphasize that I mostly just review hip hop and dance records and that unless Madlib or Basement Jaxx produce the next Fleet Foxes record it's not really my turf.

On another f. this thing that I hate note: video games that make you do inane, tedious shit that has nothing to do with the primary point of the game just so you can unlock everything. I'm playing Yakuza 2 right now and though the vast majority of the game's content can be accessed through a steady repertoire of beating the crap out of lowlifes, there's some secret bosses you can only fight if you do a bunch of tangential side missions, one of which involves going to a driving range and trying to hit a bunch of moving targets with golf balls. Ugh.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on May 30, 2009, 01:10:15 PM
I'm adding Wavves to that list too. Another lousy band peddled by Pitchfork, a la Tapes n' Tapes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, etc.

There's a particular kind of band that has an interesting sound that doesn't last.  Either it's really catchy or it reminds you of some kind of past style or something.  I've fallen for it before.  I remember thinking that Endtroducing was good. *shudder*.  I was also tricked by Clap Your Hands because they had like 2 catchy, 80s-style songs that reminded me of 120 Minutes pre-Nirvana.  Also mashups, which bore the piss out of me now.

Anyway, Pitchfork falls for this kind of band each and every time.  I think the difficulty of music reviewing is that it's the albums that don't necessarily blow your mind the first listen that end up having the most staying power. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 30, 2009, 05:32:17 PM
I support my man Buffcoat with regards to REM, and I too liked Up.

R.E.M. is much more good than bad all the way through Up!, which is ok.  After that you can skip it, but that's a pretty damn good run.


I smell revisionism, and I don't like it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on May 31, 2009, 01:31:02 PM
I hate my apartment neighbors, who tend to be noisy and obnoxious without technically doing anything wrong. They're not carrying on at all hours of the night or blasting their stereo or anything, but they like to have frequent, really loud conversations with lots of inane, hooting laughter. I can't exactly pound on their door and ask them to stop having fun, so it's kind of a no-win situation.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on May 31, 2009, 02:04:55 PM
I can't believe you guys don't like Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah! They are just about my favorite band. I know they are very unattractive, but they sound nice.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on May 31, 2009, 03:22:07 PM
I can't believe you guys don't like Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah! They are just about my favorite band. I know they are very unattractive, but they sound nice.

They have a stupid name. It just doesn't roll off the tongue like say, Grizzly Bear, Blitzen Trapper, or Fleet Foxes.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: crumbum on May 31, 2009, 03:27:25 PM
I remember thinking that Endtroducing was good. *shudder*.

Is there consensus nowadays that that was a bad album? I still like it a lot.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 31, 2009, 09:36:23 PM
I remember thinking that Endtroducing was good. *shudder*.

Is there consensus nowadays that that was a bad album? I still like it a lot.

My wife was mocking the 'the music's coming thru me' track the other day, but I still like it overall myself.

'The Outsider' though: Ew boy. It was like a whole album of that LL Cool J song 'Farmer's Blvd'.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on May 31, 2009, 10:45:22 PM
I hate my apartment neighbors, who tend to be noisy and obnoxious without technically doing anything wrong. They're not carrying on at all hours of the night or blasting their stereo or anything, but they like to have frequent, really loud conversations with lots of inane, hooting laughter. I can't exactly pound on their door and ask them to stop having fun, so it's kind of a no-win situation.

Do it!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: wood and iron on May 31, 2009, 11:20:51 PM
I currently hate being an English major with absolutely zero to say about the book I'm supposed to be writing a paper about (I took a summer class). The paper is due tomorrow.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 31, 2009, 11:28:41 PM
I hate the hateful. Some of the stuff being said about Dr. Tiller's shooting on Twitter is loathsome. So much for 'pro life'.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on June 01, 2009, 12:22:21 PM
anyone who tells me the AZ heat isnt tough because its a "dry heat"; stick your head in the oven or in front of your hair dryer on high heat, then talk to me.

no kidding.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on June 01, 2009, 01:40:38 PM
humidity does make heat worse. 115 and humid would kill someone.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on June 01, 2009, 04:33:30 PM
humidity does make heat worse. 115 and humid would kill someone.

True.  I've experienced 110 with low humidity in Vegas and 100 with high humidity in NC.  Trust me when I say that both are bad, but the humidity makes it so appalling that you want to shoot the sun AND the air.


Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on June 01, 2009, 04:53:38 PM
ive been in heavy humidity, having lived in the south (and hoping to return).  all im saying is, miserable is miserable.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Come on, Jason on June 01, 2009, 06:17:31 PM
Cheney says no link between Hussein and 9/11 (http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/06/01/cheney.speech/index.html)

Wait, whuuuut?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on June 01, 2009, 06:28:28 PM
Cheney says no link between Hussein and 9/11 (http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/06/01/cheney.speech/index.html)

Wait, whuuuut?

I'm shocked. :o
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Come on, Jason on June 01, 2009, 06:28:58 PM
I currently hate being an English major with absolutely zero to say about the book I'm supposed to be writing a paper about (I took a summer class). The paper is due tomorrow.

I hope the book isn't Eats, Shoots & Leaves!  
(That one's for you, Sarah.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on June 01, 2009, 08:56:26 PM
humidity does make heat worse. 115 and humid would kill someone.

True.  I've experienced 110 with low humidity in Vegas and 100 with high humidity in NC.  Trust me when I say that both are bad, but the humidity makes it so appalling that you want to shoot the sun AND the air.




The cold is better. It aint no opinion, it's a fact! Hot sucks.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on June 01, 2009, 09:26:57 PM

[/quote]

The cold is better. It aint no opinion, it's a fact! Hot sucks.
[/quote]

That seems to be a rather sweeping statement.

I immediately thought of several exceptions.

Coffee was one of them.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on June 01, 2009, 09:39:31 PM
In most instances, I believe that hot food is better than cold food.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on June 01, 2009, 10:17:26 PM
I've been a cold weather man my whole life. It seems like one can adapt to cold by adding or removing layers. There's no adapting to hot...there's only discomfort or escape into air conditioning.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on June 02, 2009, 08:41:18 AM


The cold is better. It aint no opinion, it's a fact! Hot sucks.
[/quote]

That seems to be a rather sweeping statement.

I immediately thought of several exceptions.

Coffee was one of them.
[/quote]

You are wrong about coffee. I am sorry. And your little friend TRG is wrong about hot food. I am right. I am always right. Do not argue.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on June 02, 2009, 09:17:43 AM


The cold is better. It aint no opinion, it's a fact! Hot sucks.

[/quote]

You are wrong about coffee. I am sorry. And your little friend TRG is wrong about hot food. I am right. I am always right. Do not argue.
[/quote]

I'd tried to be polite..... but Julie you've put me on the spot.

Definitive argument finisher:

How do you prefer your lovemaking ????????????????????????????????
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on June 02, 2009, 11:33:30 AM
humidity does make heat worse. 115 and humid would kill someone.

True.  I've experienced 110 with low humidity in Vegas and 100 with high humidity in NC.  Trust me when I say that both are bad, but the humidity makes it so appalling that you want to shoot the sun AND the air.




The cold is better. It aint no opinion, it's a fact! Hot sucks.

true dat.  why arent we roommates....
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on June 02, 2009, 12:05:20 PM
You are wrong about coffee. I am sorry. And your little friend TRG is wrong about hot food. I am right. I am always right. Do not argue.

I have been humbled. How could I have been such a fool?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on June 08, 2009, 11:07:56 PM
Music snobs. The hell with them.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on June 08, 2009, 11:19:16 PM
The fact that whenever I go to the movie theater, I get this weird sense of dread...like my life is ending soon, or something. I have no idea why I get this way.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 09, 2009, 08:47:49 AM
I get that feeling at Best Buy.

The fact that whenever I go to the movie theater, I get this weird sense of dread...like my life is ending soon, or something. I have no idea why I get this way.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on June 09, 2009, 09:26:42 AM

Definitive argument finisher:

How do you prefer your lovemaking ????????????????????????????????

Wow, FoNPR, I thought you were a little weird and creepy, but I misjudged you!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on June 09, 2009, 09:28:22 AM
humidity does make heat worse. 115 and humid would kill someone.

True.  I've experienced 110 with low humidity in Vegas and 100 with high humidity in NC.  Trust me when I say that both are bad, but the humidity makes it so appalling that you want to shoot the sun AND the air.




The cold is better. It aint no opinion, it's a fact! Hot sucks.

true dat.  why arent we roommates....

It's all of the miles. Maybe in Memphis? I would eat pigs if I could be your roommate!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on June 09, 2009, 01:50:32 PM
The fact that whenever I go to the movie theater, I get this weird sense of dread...like my life is ending soon, or something. I have no idea why I get this way.

i feel this dread as well.  i dont know how yours pans out, but during the movie, for one reason or another, im brought back to the realization that im in a movie theatre and for all i know chaos has ensued outside and im none the wiser.  my last thought is, i died watching paul blart, mall cop. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on June 09, 2009, 02:14:11 PM
I think that's partly my reason, but it also has something to do with a ton of strangers watching the same thing. I can't really explain that well what I mean.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on June 09, 2009, 02:32:17 PM
I hate when people come into the library and say "You know, you should really control the kids in here."
Um excuse me? That's where THE PARENTS come in. This ain't a daycare, SIR.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on June 09, 2009, 03:50:22 PM
seems like it is, though.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on June 09, 2009, 03:54:31 PM
I think . . . it also has something to do with a ton of strangers watching the same thing. I can't really explain that well what I mean.

I get it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on June 09, 2009, 04:02:41 PM
humidity does make heat worse. 115 and humid would kill someone.

True.  I've experienced 110 with low humidity in Vegas and 100 with high humidity in NC.  Trust me when I say that both are bad, but the humidity makes it so appalling that you want to shoot the sun AND the air.




The cold is better. It aint no opinion, it's a fact! Hot sucks.

true dat.  why arent we roommates....

It's all of the miles. Maybe in Memphis? I would eat pigs if I could be your roommate!


Pigs is delicious.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on June 09, 2009, 04:07:10 PM
Especially happy pigs killed politely.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on June 09, 2009, 04:09:26 PM
Only happy to die pigs!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on June 09, 2009, 04:30:48 PM
I don't know if I only eat pigs who are glad to shuffle off this mortal coil.  But at least I mostly limit myself to eating those whose final torment is as brief and painless as possible.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on June 09, 2009, 09:19:25 PM
Leaving my TV on and waking up to Rexella Van Impe.

So, so creepy.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on June 09, 2009, 11:01:26 PM
Pidgeon, you post a lot on this thread. Maybe you should go listen to more ABBA or eat icecream or do whatever makes you happy instead of hating so much.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on June 09, 2009, 11:03:42 PM
Yeah, sometimes I feel like I have so many pet peeves and annoyances that soon I'll be completely incapable of functioning in society.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on June 09, 2009, 11:13:25 PM
Leaving my TV on and waking up to Rexella Van Impe.

So, so creepy.

Here, they run Jack Van Impe at 11:30 on Sunday nights. Imagine going to work on Monday morning after having watched that.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on June 09, 2009, 11:24:34 PM
They were talking about the Illuminati/New World Order the other night, and they were asking for donations to...stop it, I guess? I don't know, I was half asleep but that's what they were making it sound like.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on June 09, 2009, 11:31:15 PM
There was a televangelist named Mike Murdock that was on at 1:30 last night asking for money. He talked about all the gifts that people give him. He especially likes luggage trailers and custom-tailored suits.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 10, 2009, 09:58:25 PM
I hate when people come into the library and say "You know, you should really control the kids in here."
Um excuse me? That's where THE PARENTS come in. This ain't a daycare, SIR.

Our library has a special soundproof room the kids play in. That's why it's the #2 library serving 40,000-60,000 people (some library in IL is #1).
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on June 10, 2009, 10:25:19 PM
I hate when people come into the library and say "You know, you should really control the kids in here."
Um excuse me? That's where THE PARENTS come in. This ain't a daycare, SIR.

Our library has a special soundproof room the kids play in. That's why it's the #2 library serving 40,000-60,000 people (some library in IL is #1).

NICE! We need a soundproof room for some of our adult patrons, as well. I don't like being yelled at.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on June 11, 2009, 11:18:18 PM
I hate when people come into the library and say "You know, you should really control the kids in here."
Um excuse me? That's where THE PARENTS come in. This ain't a daycare, SIR.

Our library has a special soundproof room the kids play in. That's why it's the #2 library serving 40,000-60,000 people (some library in IL is #1).

Is that the big library on Kirkwood?  I love that place.  Got a great deal on some mint-condition classical records there last summer.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Scot on June 12, 2009, 12:01:32 AM
I hate when people come into the library and say "You know, you should really control the kids in here."
Um excuse me? That's where THE PARENTS come in. This ain't a daycare, SIR.

are you a library employee?

i'm one. and from what i can tell so far, summer has transformed my branch into a daycare. also, what are parents?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Julie on June 12, 2009, 09:11:33 AM
Back in my day, when the uptight spinster librarian gave us the hairy eyeball, we got quiet! Kids these days have no respect!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 12, 2009, 09:42:30 AM
The same. It's a great library, my daughter and I love it. (But I don't let the kid run wild in there. The worst she does is roll her eyes if she thinks I'm taking too long finding a book).

It also has an awesome graphic novel section now. Somebody there really knows their stuff.

What brought you to Bloomington, BTW?

I hate when people come into the library and say "You know, you should really control the kids in here."
Um excuse me? That's where THE PARENTS come in. This ain't a daycare, SIR.

Our library has a special soundproof room the kids play in. That's why it's the #2 library serving 40,000-60,000 people (some library in IL is #1).

Is that the big library on Kirkwood?  I love that place.  Got a great deal on some mint-condition classical records there last summer.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on June 12, 2009, 12:13:03 PM
I go to Bloomington at least once a year -- my wife and her whole family are IU alumni, and her parents have a condo there that used to belong to older relatives who died many years ago.  I love it there.  I frequently fantasize about buying it from them and trying to get a tenure-track job at IU, but I'm trapped in the NYC career vortex for now.  I did have a play up at the Bloomington Playwrights' Project in 2004, though -- that was really fun.

One of my favorite bookstores in the world is Caveat Emptor.  My wife wrote about it here:

http://maudnewton.com/blog/?p=7880

Wow, how did I wind up being so enthusiastic about stuff on the f. you thread?

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on June 12, 2009, 12:37:24 PM
Is that the big library on Kirkwood?  I love that place.  Got a great deal on some mint-condition classical records there last summer.


Whoa, your library SELLS things?  Benjamin Franklin would be rolling over in his grave, if he hadn't discovered that potion that could keep him alive indefinitely.





Unless by "got a deal" you mean STOLE, in which case Franklin approves mightily.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 12, 2009, 03:33:03 PM
Yeah, I think we're ruining the thread. If you get another play at the Bloomington Playwright's Project, or are otherwise in town, let me know, maybe we can have an FOT meet-up.

I will check out the write-up.

Also: I really hate those 'Payday Lending' places, and 'Cash4Gold'. Trying to get back to the hate here.

I go to Bloomington at least once a year -- my wife and her whole family are IU alumni, and her parents have a condo there that used to belong to older relatives who died many years ago.  I love it there.  I frequently fantasize about buying it from them and trying to get a tenure-track job at IU, but I'm trapped in the NYC career vortex for now.  I did have a play up at the Bloomington Playwrights' Project in 2004, though -- that was really fun.

One of my favorite bookstores in the world is Caveat Emptor.  My wife wrote about it here:

http://maudnewton.com/blog/?p=7880

Wow, how did I wind up being so enthusiastic about stuff on the f. you thread?


Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on June 13, 2009, 02:08:59 AM
I go to Bloomington at least once a year -- my wife and her whole family are IU alumni, and her parents have a condo there that used to belong to older relatives who died many years ago.  I love it there.  I frequently fantasize about buying it from them and trying to get a tenure-track job at IU, but I'm trapped in the NYC career vortex for now.  I did have a play up at the Bloomington Playwrights' Project in 2004, though -- that was really fun.

One of my favorite bookstores in the world is Caveat Emptor.  My wife wrote about it here:

http://maudnewton.com/blog/?p=7880

Wow, how did I wind up being so enthusiastic about stuff on the f. you thread?

Jason, is your wife a friend of Maud's? Mine too, coincidentally.


On topic, I recently learned how much I hate Philly D. A colleague I respect sent me a "you gotta check this out!" email last week and sure enough it was a link to PhillyD's YouTube archive. Just painful.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 13, 2009, 10:02:26 AM
I go to Bloomington at least once a year -- my wife and her whole family are IU alumni, and her parents have a condo there that used to belong to older relatives who died many years ago.  I love it there.  I frequently fantasize about buying it from them and trying to get a tenure-track job at IU, but I'm trapped in the NYC career vortex for now.  I did have a play up at the Bloomington Playwrights' Project in 2004, though -- that was really fun.

One of my favorite bookstores in the world is Caveat Emptor.  My wife wrote about it here:

http://maudnewton.com/blog/?p=7880

Wow, how did I wind up being so enthusiastic about stuff on the f. you thread?

Jason, is your wife a friend of Maud's? Mine too, coincidentally.


On topic, I recently learned how much I hate Philly D. A colleague I respect sent me a "you gotta check this out!" email last week and sure enough it was a link to PhillyD's YouTube archive. Just painful.


It is funny though to see all the edits and wonder how many hours he had to yammer on to yield a couple minutes of 'material'.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on June 13, 2009, 01:51:09 PM
I noticed that about the quick cuts. Forget waterboarding, let's get the uncut footage down to Camp X-Ray.

Also, that same colleage linked to this on his blog today -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C1AelRuy3Y

A really religious guy with an ode to rockstars of the blog world. Magic starts at 2:40.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on June 13, 2009, 02:13:00 PM
I noticed that about the quick cuts. Forget waterboarding, let's get the uncut footage down to Camp X-Ray.

Also, that same colleage linked to this on his blog today -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C1AelRuy3Y

A really religious guy with an ode to rockstars of the blog world. Magic starts at 2:40.


I took some psych courses in college, so I'm totally qualified to diagnose almost anyone.  But the "why" of this completely escapes me.  Plus, why is it 6 minutes?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on June 13, 2009, 02:17:07 PM
I hate when people come into the library and say "You know, you should really control the kids in here."
Um excuse me? That's where THE PARENTS come in. This ain't a daycare, SIR.

are you a library employee?

i'm one. and from what i can tell so far, summer has transformed my branch into a daycare. also, what are parents?
Yesh I am a library employee...as much as I love the Summer Reading Program (which is to say alot), it also gives us hell on many levels.


On another note, I hate that old ska dance, the "skank". It just looks weird.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Me! on June 13, 2009, 03:09:27 PM
I hate the website collegehumor.com
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on June 13, 2009, 03:11:18 PM
http://twitter.com/ROCKWITHBECK/status/2155424282
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on June 13, 2009, 03:14:35 PM
I hate the website collegehumor.com

I'm with you 100%. They're the Maxim of the internet.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 13, 2009, 03:26:23 PM
On that note, I hate any ska made outside of the 60s and outside of Jamaica.

Except of course, for the ska-influenced track on the classic Rush album 'Moving Pictures' (and the Specials' 1st album).

I hate when people come into the library and say "You know, you should really control the kids in here."
Um excuse me? That's where THE PARENTS come in. This ain't a daycare, SIR.

are you a library employee?

i'm one. and from what i can tell so far, summer has transformed my branch into a daycare. also, what are parents?
Yesh I am a library employee...as much as I love the Summer Reading Program (which is to say alot), it also gives us hell on many levels.


On another note, I hate that old ska dance, the "skank". It just looks weird.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on June 13, 2009, 03:32:49 PM
I hate the website collegehumor.com

I'm with you 100%. They're the Maxim of the internet.

Thirded. Also, I hate the phrase, "just saying."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on June 13, 2009, 03:34:34 PM
I hate the website collegehumor.com

I'm with you 100%. They're the Maxim of the internet.

Thirded. Also, I hate the phrase, "just saying."


What about "just sayin'?"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on June 13, 2009, 03:50:11 PM
I hate the website collegehumor.com

I'm with you 100%. They're the Maxim of the internet.

Thirded. Also, I hate the phrase, "just saying."


What about "just sayin'?"

That too.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on June 13, 2009, 04:48:20 PM
Yeah, cutout, she is, though I've never met her.  Do you live in NY?

And, just to keep the thread going:

http://twitter.com/ROCKWITHBECK/status/2155424282

Jesus, this moron is like if PhillyD went right-wing, and started tweeting instead of YouTubing.  I can't look away.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on June 13, 2009, 09:48:23 PM
Yeah, cutout, she is, though I've never met her.  Do you live in NY?

And, just to keep the thread going:

http://twitter.com/ROCKWITHBECK/status/2155424282

Jesus, this moron is like if PhillyD went right-wing, and started tweeting instead of YouTubing.  I can't look away.

Not yet - I was the guy posting about NY apartments last month. Should be up there by Aug 1. Finding some really great deals in the Loisaida neighborhood near E River Park!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on June 13, 2009, 10:03:54 PM



What about "just sayin'?"
[/quote]

I know you did this on purpose, but I'll bite.


The second set of quotation marks go before the question mark.

Give me back my goat, now that you got it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on June 14, 2009, 12:15:49 AM
No they don't, Freddy. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on June 14, 2009, 07:43:21 AM
I'll bite, too:  yes, they do (although they should be referred to as "closing quotation marks," not "the second set of quotation marks," which would imply two sets of paired opening and closing marks).
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on June 14, 2009, 10:28:16 AM
You such a "smarty".

Thanks
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on June 14, 2009, 02:30:54 PM
You such a "smarty".

Thanks


I'd replace smarty with something else, but it wouldn't fit in this family-friendly environment.

I want to see the specific MLA rule on this one.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on June 14, 2009, 02:54:41 PM
"You" such a "smarty."

Fredericks channeling Larry de Perv dehr.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on June 15, 2009, 07:44:08 AM
All I have on hand is Chicago.  Will that do?  If so, I refer you to section 6.9:  "Question marks . . . follow closing quotation marks unless a question mark or an exclamation point belongs with the quoted matter [i.e., is part of the quotation]." 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on June 15, 2009, 10:59:09 AM
let's say, hypothetically, that yesterday i was the epitamy of misanthrope.  that is to say, more than usual. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on June 15, 2009, 11:04:39 AM
All I have on hand is Chicago.  Will that do?  If so, I refer you to section 6.9:  "Question marks . . . follow closing quotation marks unless a question mark or an exclamation point belongs with the quoted matter [i.e., is part of the quotation]." 

I will accept it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on June 15, 2009, 11:30:54 AM
All I have on hand is Chicago.  Will that do?  If so, I refer you to section 6.9:  "Question marks . . . follow closing quotation marks unless a question mark or an exclamation point belongs with the quoted matter [i.e., is part of the quotation]." 

I will accept it.

Phew.

Also, while I'm on a roll, it's "epitome."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Me! on June 15, 2009, 10:08:43 PM
Zach Braff.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 15, 2009, 10:43:39 PM
When my cat has little worms on her fur.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on June 15, 2009, 10:48:34 PM
When my cat has little worms on her fur.
Can you post in the pic thread? Cos a gruesome part of me wants to see this.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on June 16, 2009, 08:48:07 AM
When my cat has little worms on her fur.

Are they little tapeworm sections?  One of my cats frequently sports those. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on June 16, 2009, 09:27:10 AM
AT&T Wireless.

Go shit in your hat, AT&T Wireless.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on June 16, 2009, 02:34:53 PM
sharing a cubicle with someone. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Me! on June 16, 2009, 02:45:38 PM
Navy commercials.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on June 16, 2009, 02:47:35 PM
Any music that falls into the genre known as "post-rock".

And while I'm at it, could someone please explain to me what's so great about Slint? The rock cognoscenti always talk up the album Spiderland. Personally, I find it to be quite tedious to listen to. What is it that I'm missing about this band?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on June 16, 2009, 02:51:34 PM
Sandals in the workplace. Some women can pull it off. No men can. Keep your toes to yourself.

Sports sandals in any context.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on June 16, 2009, 03:23:53 PM
Sandals in the workplace. Some women can pull it off. No men can. Keep your toes to yourself.

Sports sandals in any context.

on that same note, people who walk around with the office barefoot or in their socks.  if youre going to take your shoes off, keep it underneath your desk.  yeesh.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on June 16, 2009, 04:24:38 PM
Sandals in the workplace. Some women can pull it off. No men can. Keep your toes to yourself.

Sports sandals in any context.

on that same note, people who walk around with the office barefoot or in their socks.  if youre going to take your shoes off, keep it underneath your desk.  yeesh.


I disallowed flip-flops for this very reason.  No flip-flops for you!


Stupid Generation Y.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on June 16, 2009, 05:13:19 PM
Oh, you antifoot people would have hated to work with me:  I took off my shoes at every opportunity back when I worked in the real world.  (Still do, of course.)

I am perpetually mystified by the aversion so many FOT have to the sight of feet.  Why do people care?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on June 16, 2009, 05:15:31 PM
I don't, Sarah.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on June 16, 2009, 05:22:32 PM
At the pool, or the beach I have no problem with it.  At work, it's inappropriate.   There is such a thing as situational context.



Unless you want to say that nothing's inappropriate, in which case I say get ready for the deluge.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on June 16, 2009, 05:24:59 PM
You and I seem to be in the minority, Martin.

And, buffcoat, there may be, but I don't think the context of work demands imprisoned feet.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on June 16, 2009, 06:01:31 PM
You and I seem to be in the minority, Martin.

And, buffcoat, there may be, but I don't think the context of work demands imprisoned feet.

Suffer, drones!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on June 16, 2009, 06:12:46 PM
Unlike the author I have no problem with girl feet if they are well-maintained.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/giles_coren/article6440468.ece

Quote
Worst of all are those preposterous action sandals in which men's gnarly white hoofs are strapped on to a black foam float with so many cross straps and bits of Velcro that it's basically a ventilated rambling boot - the ultimate Guardian reader's summer shoe. I saw Ranulph Fiennes advertising them once and, having previously rather admired the man, decided that henceforth I would regard every toe taken from him by frostbite as a blow struck for decency and good taste.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on June 16, 2009, 06:16:05 PM
I mainly have an aversion to feet because mine are so ugly. It's simple shame and self-hatred!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: crumbum on June 16, 2009, 06:37:54 PM
And while I'm at it, could someone please explain to me what's so great about Slint? The rock cognoscenti always talk up the album Spiderland. Personally, I find it to be quite tedious to listen to. What is it that I'm missing about this band?

Yeah, I was super into that album as a young'un but when I revisited it more recently I was puzzled as to why. Now it seems kind of... sophomoric. I guess it hit a self-dramatizing goth nerve that, as an indie-rocker, I didn't want to admit I had.

Still, I've liked and respected most of the other stuff the various members have been involved in (including King Kong).
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on June 16, 2009, 07:27:08 PM
Unlike the author I have no problem with girl feet if they are well-maintained.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/giles_coren/article6440468.ece

Quote
Worst of all are those preposterous action sandals in which men's gnarly white hoofs are strapped on to a black foam float with so many cross straps and bits of Velcro that it's basically a ventilated rambling boot - the ultimate Guardian reader's summer shoe. I saw Ranulph Fiennes advertising them once and, having previously rather admired the man, decided that henceforth I would regard every toe taken from him by frostbite as a blow struck for decency and good taste.



Yes/No I miss your lips and men's feet never bothered me before I read this thread.


I hate this thread


Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 16, 2009, 08:35:42 PM
When my cat has little worms on her fur.

Are they little tapeworm sections?  One of my cats frequently sports those. 

Tiny white things. This is killah cat. There's a pile of animal skulls on the porch.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 16, 2009, 08:38:53 PM
I like the post-rock. 'TNT' by Tortoise is a favorite album. I also have been known to listen to dub and what was at one time called ambient, so it kind of fits into that continuum.

As for Slint, I ignored them in the 90s because their fans were so annoying to me. Having revisited, I do like Spiderland. That Dave Pajo is alright with me. I can see why people might not dig it though, the vocals are kind of hard to take at times (the spoken word poetry and what not).

Any music that falls into the genre known as "post-rock".

And while I'm at it, could someone please explain to me what's so great about Slint? The rock cognoscenti always talk up the album Spiderland. Personally, I find it to be quite tedious to listen to. What is it that I'm missing about this band?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on June 16, 2009, 08:50:29 PM
Yeah, those are tapeworm sections.  I once almost ate one--thought it was a stray bit of noodle that I'd missed.  One of the more disgusting moments of my life.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 16, 2009, 09:22:43 PM
Yeah, those are tapeworm sections.  I once almost ate one--thought it was a stray bit of noodle that I'd missed.  One of the more disgusting moments of my life.


Nasty! I won't eat them.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on June 16, 2009, 10:42:49 PM
Wise decision.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on June 16, 2009, 11:11:11 PM
Someone told me that when you have a tapeworm living inside you, you get ravenously hungry.
Now, whenever I get ravenously hungry,
I wonder if I have a tapeworm in my stomach.
I hate that.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on June 16, 2009, 11:20:51 PM
Someone told me that when you have a tapeworm living inside you, you get ravenously hungry.
Now, whenever I get ravenously hungry,
I wonder if I have a tapeworm in my stomach.
I hate that.



Lucky you if you do.




Tape worms are a quick and easy weight-loss method.




Wait???




What thread is this???
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Me! on June 17, 2009, 12:34:40 AM
I love post-rock, I hate tapeworms.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on June 17, 2009, 12:57:33 AM
Oddly enough, the tapeworms don't bother my cat (who at this moment is coiling around my ankles nipping my calves, brat that he is).  He has them during the summer, when he's doing a lot of killing, but he never loses weight or seems to suffer from them.  I guess we weak modern humans have lost the capacity to accommodate this particular parasite.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on June 17, 2009, 03:01:01 PM
Someone told me that when you have a tapeworm living inside you, you get ravenously hungry.
Now, whenever I get ravenously hungry,
I wonder if I have a tapeworm in my stomach.
I hate that.



Lucky you if you do.




Tape worms are a quick and easy weight-loss method.




Wait???




What thread is this???

take it to the fitness thread, fredericks.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on June 26, 2009, 01:55:07 PM
How can my neighbor leave her alarm going when she's not home at least four days a week?

I've done it before--especially since I have a primitive alarm clock without "AM/PM" technology--but jesus fucking christ.  How can you not make the necessary corrections to resolve this?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on July 29, 2009, 10:06:06 AM
I can't help it:  I loathe Sarah Palin and wish her ill.  Not physical harm; just ignominy, humiliation, and disgrace.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on July 29, 2009, 11:24:34 AM
I can't help it:  I loathe Sarah Palin and wish her ill.  Not physical harm; just ignominy, humiliation, and disgrace.

im with you on this, sarah.  i cant help it; it's like trying to explain why i dont like peas. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on July 29, 2009, 11:50:12 AM
or capitalization
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on July 29, 2009, 11:51:15 AM
or capitalization

Zung!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on July 29, 2009, 12:33:27 PM
or capitalization

or proper punctuation. 

im lazy.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on July 29, 2009, 12:45:13 PM
One of the reasons I hate Sarah Palin is her offenses against language.  And sense.  Hearing her is bad enough; try reading transcripts of her speeches.  It is then that you will really grasp what insane, incoherent, rambling, empty abominations they are.  That they nevertheless make some people cheer depresses and frightens me. 

I want her to be caught in flagrante doing something not even her latahs will be able to forgive. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on July 29, 2009, 02:02:04 PM
Other than my wife, people who touch me when they talk to me.  Unhand me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: scotttsss on July 29, 2009, 09:28:52 PM
Other than my wife, people who touch me when they talk to me.  Unhand me.

Agreed, Jon...  that is so weird. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on July 30, 2009, 07:28:55 AM
I do that sometimes.  It always startles me.  I'm mostly not a physical kind of gal, yet in the heat of conversation I may put a hand on my interlocutor's shoulder or forearm.  Or punch lightly.  I don't like it when people do that to me and I hate it when I do it myself, but it seems to be an almost involuntary gesture.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on July 30, 2009, 07:49:35 AM
You guys would hate me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on July 30, 2009, 10:24:22 AM
would?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on July 30, 2009, 10:37:09 AM
Douché
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on July 30, 2009, 03:33:55 PM
I'm on fire.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on July 30, 2009, 03:58:18 PM
God I hate it when my douche catches fire. Fucking douche.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on July 30, 2009, 05:27:55 PM
fuck you lady at the doctor's office who wouldnt open the door at 6:29 a.m., watching me stand outside until 6:30 a.m. rolled around. 

you couldn't cut me a break?  i didn't ask to be here!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on July 31, 2009, 05:18:40 PM
Leave my man Tito alone.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on August 01, 2009, 12:56:53 PM
Having to buy tickets through LiveNation.  Their site is worse than Ticketmaster.

But I must see Patton.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: AndrewVDill on August 02, 2009, 06:26:17 PM
When my roommate decides to play solo tambourine.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on August 02, 2009, 06:42:41 PM
When my roommate decides to play solo tambourine.

That sounds cute!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: AndrewVDill on August 02, 2009, 06:44:33 PM
When my roommate decides to play solo tambourine.

That sounds cute!

I don't think cute is exactly the word I would use to describe 20 minutes of offbeat tambourine playing.  But practice makes perfect, I guess.  All the great tambourinists had to start somewhere.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 02, 2009, 09:14:58 PM
Does he at least practice to good music? Or is no music involved?

When my roommate decides to play solo tambourine.

That sounds cute!

I don't think cute is exactly the word I would use to describe 20 minutes of offbeat tambourine playing.  But practice makes perfect, I guess.  All the great tambourinists had to start somewhere.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: AndrewVDill on August 02, 2009, 09:25:38 PM
It is without music.  He is playing tambourine alone.  In his room.  For reasons I will never be able to fathom.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 02, 2009, 10:01:31 PM
It is without music.  He is playing tambourine alone.  In his room.  For reasons I will never be able to fathom.

Oh Lord. Like Ed Grimley, only without the backing music.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Wes on August 03, 2009, 08:59:44 AM
It is without music.  He is playing tambourine alone.  In his room.  For reasons I will never be able to fathom.

Maybe I'm suggestiong the obvious, but have you considered the possibility that your roommate is Davy Jones? And if your first reaction to this is "Of course it's not Davy Jones, I'd recognize Davy Jones," have you considered the possibility that your roommate is Davy Jones wearing a really good fake moustache?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on August 03, 2009, 09:16:06 AM
When my roommate decides to play solo tambourine.

Do you hate that he plays the solo tambourine or just that he makes a decision?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on August 03, 2009, 09:23:11 AM
It is without music.  He is playing tambourine alone.  In his room.  For reasons I will never be able to fathom.

Do you "listen while [he] play-play-play-play-play-play-play-plays... [his] Green tambourine"?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on August 03, 2009, 01:12:04 PM
back to the topic:

people.
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Post by: Martin on August 03, 2009, 01:37:05 PM
on topic: me. I stayed up all night working on something I needed to finish like today. Got to bed at 8 am. Set the alarm to noon, cause I still had stuff to do (didn't finish the thing). But APPARENTLY my body was tired or something, because I turned the alarm off at noon and slept for another FOUR hours, essentially killing the "office hours" part of the day, when people with normal jobs are available. I'm so in the flesh about this.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 03, 2009, 01:39:34 PM
What does 'so in the flesh' mean? Is it some religious thing?
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Post by: cutout on August 03, 2009, 06:42:14 PM
http://www.srwu.net/index/2005/08/willie_ames_is_.html
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 03, 2009, 09:32:52 PM
http://www.srwu.net/index/2005/08/willie_ames_is_.html

Thanks, I wondered what that was about.

I hate the word 'passion' with a passion.

It's too misused by the motivational speaker types.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on August 04, 2009, 01:11:53 AM
It is without music.  He is playing tambourine alone.  In his room.  For reasons I will never be able to fathom.

Maybe I'm suggestiong the obvious, but have you considered the possibility that your roommate is Davy Jones? And if your first reaction to this is "Of course it's not Davy Jones, I'd recognize Davy Jones," have you considered the possibility that your roommate is Davy Jones wearing a really good fake moustache?

Some days I consider the possibility that everyone is just Davy Jones wearing a really good fake moustache.
It's the only way the world makes sense.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on August 13, 2009, 12:57:53 PM
Honestly, I despise the fact that my fiance still does not have his drivers license. There it is.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: betheboy on August 13, 2009, 01:46:02 PM
Honestly, I despise the fact that my fiance still does not have his drivers license. There it is.

I dated a girl who did not drive, which would have been okay if we didn't live in Los Angeles.  The fact that I had to drive her everywhere was not nearly as problematic at the fact that I drove her everywhere but to work.  We're not together anymore, if I wanted to support someone and drive them around I'd have a child.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on August 13, 2009, 01:56:08 PM
I don't drive and have never had a license. 
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Post by: buffcoat on August 13, 2009, 03:03:37 PM
It would be almost impossible to live in the Triangle and not drive, unless you were willing to stick to one neighborhood - and only the very poorest neighborhoods have all necessities within easy walking distance.

The suburbs are for drivers.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy from Atlanta on August 14, 2009, 12:03:09 PM
"I hate it when you're sleeping over at a friend's house and that said friend's mom has to drive you home in the morning." - 12 year old Andy from Atlanta
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Post by: erika on August 14, 2009, 12:09:20 PM
I don't drive and have never had a license. 

Do you like to take roadtrips, though?

I have to drive 7 hours on my own to NC next week because we're going to the beach with his friends and he can't help me do it.

It's aggravating in our particular situation.
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Post by: jbissell on August 14, 2009, 12:53:21 PM
"I hate it when you're sleeping over at a friend's house and that said friend's mom has to drive you home in the morning." - 12 year old Andy from Atlanta


But isn't it better than the walk of shame?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on August 14, 2009, 01:52:08 PM
Do you like to take roadtrips, though?

I like to take no trips.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on August 14, 2009, 03:32:03 PM
I regularly take trips to my refrigerator and to the grocery store for more items to put in my refrigerator.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on August 14, 2009, 03:56:56 PM
back to the topic of the thread:

this woman I have a crush on is getting married, and it turns out that the guy she's marrying can't even drive.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on August 14, 2009, 04:02:06 PM
NO WAY!!! Coincidence!
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Post by: Andy on August 14, 2009, 04:06:31 PM
or is it?
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Post by: erika on August 14, 2009, 04:28:09 PM
 :o
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Post by: DrCam on August 14, 2009, 06:27:39 PM
I woke up deaf this morning, which is not great, so I thought I would call a friend who is a doctor and ask them what they thought.

But I can't.

Because I'm deaf.

So I have to rely on internet symptom sites which tell me I probably have throat cancer or syphilis. I hate internet doctors.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 14, 2009, 10:12:11 PM
The Internet thinks everything is syphilis.

I woke up deaf this morning, which is not great, so I thought I would call a friend who is a doctor and ask them what they thought.

But I can't.

Because I'm deaf.

So I have to rely on internet symptom sites which tell me I probably have throat cancer or syphilis. I hate internet doctors.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: ian on August 15, 2009, 02:38:17 AM
currently i hate when people say "not so much"

i have no rational explanation for why this bugs me so much
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on August 15, 2009, 03:06:36 AM
I woke up deaf this morning, which is not great, so I thought I would call a friend who is a doctor and ask them what they thought.

But I can't.

Because I'm deaf.

So I have to rely on internet symptom sites which tell me I probably have throat cancer or syphilis. I hate internet doctors.

Well, shit.  I hope you get better.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on August 15, 2009, 09:00:33 AM
I think maybe you should see a doctor face to face, feller.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 15, 2009, 01:32:48 PM
Yeah, are you still deaf, DrCam?  Like completely?  Please update. Hope you're OK.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on August 15, 2009, 01:40:58 PM
currently i hate when people say "not so much"

i have no rational explanation for why this bugs me so much

Me?  Not so much.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on August 15, 2009, 01:45:59 PM
Yeah, are you still deaf, DrCam?  Like completely?  Please update. Hope you're OK.
Waking up deaf sounds scary and unnerving. One time I lost all the hearing in one ear (which is a problem considering I already am hearing-impaired and wear hearing aids) and went to the doctor. I'd rather not go into detail because it's kinda gruesome, but in the end they couldn't figure out what happened and eventually my hearing came back.

On topic, I hate when adults whine about about something "not being fair." Where is your dignity?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DrCam on August 15, 2009, 07:30:48 PM
I consulted with a physician compadre via text message, and he diagnosed me as having blocked eustachian tubes, then prescribed sniffing salt water up my nose.

It was very messy, but it did the trick.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on August 18, 2009, 05:52:23 PM
I hate finding out that good friends are getting divorced. This happens more and more often these days.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Barry Egan on August 18, 2009, 07:32:06 PM
currently i hate when people say "not so much"
i have no rational explanation for why this bugs me so much

Settle down, Hitler.   :D
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Reeleyes on August 19, 2009, 01:15:07 AM
currently i hate when people say "not so much"

i have no rational explanation for why this bugs me so much

I hate when people say prolly instead of probably which is an overused cop out answer to a yes or no question anyway. The only similarity to your gripe is I know a guy who uses both.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on August 19, 2009, 01:35:23 AM
currently i hate when people say "not so much"

i have no rational explanation for why this bugs me so much

I hate when people say prolly instead of probably which is an overused cop out answer to a yes or no question anyway. The only similarity to your gripe is I know a guy who uses both.

Prolly most people hate that.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on August 19, 2009, 09:28:09 AM
I thought "prolly" was a text-message word.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on August 19, 2009, 10:19:16 AM
Use of the term "button-down" to refer generically to a shirt that is buttoned rather than a shirt with a button-down collar.
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Post by: Sarah on August 19, 2009, 10:29:35 AM
What?  I have never heard of that.  How idiotic.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on August 19, 2009, 11:05:39 AM
How do you feel about the term "hoodie"?
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Post by: yesno on August 19, 2009, 11:33:35 AM
Sarah, I think you have been in isolation from society since the sad rise of "office casual," which I blame for the loss of certain vocabulary terms.  The metaphorical term "shoe leather" is also being lost as many men no longer own any shoes with leather soles, causing them to associate the term with uppers.

How do you feel about the term "hoodie"?

It seems like a well-needed short version of "hooded sweatshirt."  I think there is some confusion as to whether it's restricted to the zipperless variety, however.  Hoodies seem to be controversial in Britain for some reason.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on August 19, 2009, 12:11:56 PM
Blame synecdoche, yesno.  It's just so darn easy to scapegoat garments instead of what's inside them.  After all, they can't fight back.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on August 19, 2009, 12:38:46 PM
Blame synecdoche, yesno.

I always do, you flamingos.

My main objection to Office Casual Culture is not that people choose to wear clothes that I personally don't like or that people want to be comfortable--those things are fine.  It's the blurring of the distinction between "work" and "fun" that I think is bad, because it inevitably leads to Blackberry slavery and related ills.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on August 19, 2009, 01:04:14 PM
I wear jeans to work and work at a company with at least 500 employees. It's work + fun and it's pretty fantastic.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: todd on August 19, 2009, 01:06:44 PM
I wear jeans to work and work at a company with at least 500 employees. It's work + fun and it's pretty fantastic.

Nothing is more fun than wearing jeans! HANG TEN BROSEPH
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on August 19, 2009, 01:16:20 PM
I just hate the "since work is fun, surely you'll welcome all this extra unpaid work" mentality I've encountered before.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on August 19, 2009, 01:16:52 PM
Yeah yeah yeah well we can bring dogs to work too! And there's free beer once a month! And no working late! And I can listen to whatever offensive comedy I want to! And you shut up now!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on August 19, 2009, 01:39:02 PM
I wonder why we have trouble competing in the global marketplace?
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Post by: erika on August 19, 2009, 01:40:43 PM
We have offices in Europe, South Africa and Australia, sucka.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on August 19, 2009, 02:10:06 PM
South Africa and Australia might as well be Europe, so just say "We have offices in Europe."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 19, 2009, 10:55:18 PM
We have offices in Europe, too.

I'm allowed to be naked at work, but only while changing/showering in the fitness center.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on August 21, 2009, 08:37:21 AM
Why do I get annoyed by photos of people smiling at parties holding Solo cups in their hands?  Am I insane?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on August 25, 2009, 02:36:18 PM
When people say, "Holy (long unfunny phrase), Batman!"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on August 25, 2009, 03:52:15 PM
I hate that I can't make the FOT gathering. If I would have had a few months notice I might have pulled it off.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on August 28, 2009, 10:25:34 AM
My toilet backed up and the hardware store only has bad, unhelpful plungers. My roomate is out of town. And I think I am sick. Today sucks it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Amplituden on August 28, 2009, 10:32:09 AM
I hate working in post production.  Could anything go right ever? 
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Post by: Barry Egan on August 28, 2009, 12:12:49 PM
I hate working in post production.  Could anything go right ever? 

Shit, try working in a rental house.  I'm basically expected to know absolutely everything about 15 different kinds of of cameras and every conceivable piece of production gear, but I get paid dogshit and am treated like a PA on a Klaus Kinski set. 

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 28, 2009, 02:12:14 PM
Being a prisoner of my karaoke success. C'mon, I want to do a song besides 'Staying Alive' already. I'm so much more than the 'Staying Alive' guy.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dnk on September 01, 2009, 11:04:55 PM
I don't listen to too much rap, but when I do, I definitely don't want to hear some DJ trying to make a name for himself by vandalizing the track by shouting over it.

Aziz Ansari did a hilarious parody (http://azizisbored.tumblr.com/post/177389632/jay-z-feat-aziz-ansari-and-kanye-west-hate-dj) of this really weird phenomenon.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on September 02, 2009, 10:08:01 AM
Use of the term "button-down" to refer generically to a shirt that is buttoned rather than a shirt with a button-down collar.

The first time I heard this, it caused a fight between me and my girlfriend at the time. Since then, I've heard it so often that I'd  come to assume that I was wrong. I feel so vindicated!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on September 02, 2009, 04:09:42 PM
Use of the term "button-down" to refer generically to a shirt that is buttoned rather than a shirt with a button-down collar.

The first time I heard this, it caused a fight between me and my girlfriend at the time. Since then, I've heard it so often that I'd  come to assume that I was wrong. I feel so vindicated!

It's also odd to me that "button-down" is a synonym for (to quote the New Oxford American) "conservative or unimaginative." As seen on the wonderful series of Bob Newhart albums. But how did that come to be?  Button-down collars originate in sports and are still considered somewhat informal.  I mean, you wouldn't wear one to a coronation or your daughter's wedding.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on September 02, 2009, 05:28:54 PM
They originated in sports?  I didn't know that.  Neither did I know that they're still considered more informal than their non-button-down brethren.  

It's not for nothing that I posted "Fuck fashion.  Fuck trends" on the original FOTchan.
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Post by: fonpr on September 02, 2009, 05:43:24 PM
They originated in sports?  I didn't know that.  Neither did I know that they're still considered more informal than their non-button-down brethren.  

It's not for nothing that I posted "Fuck fashion.  Fuck trends" on the original FOTchan.

Fashion is fascism.  Lester Bangs
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on September 02, 2009, 05:50:34 PM
Well, even the normal business suit arose as an informal alternative to morning dress and frock coats. And the tailcoat arose as a better horse-riding technology. The history of clothes is generally something starting out as casual/country/sporting/informal wear and gradually becoming seen as more and more formal. Sweatpants and basketball shorts are the endgame.

But yes, the canned story is that polo (or rugby) players were seen in England with custom shirts with button-down collars to prevent flapping.  These were then brought to the US by Brooks Brothers as "polo shirts" (which term is now used to refer to what were once called "tennis shirts"). The Brooks Brothers association made it a WASPy kind of thing, which is I guess where the metaphorical sense comes from.

I think that a button-down collar is fine for most job interviews or day-to-day wear in an office, especially today, but that kind of collar would be out of place in some formal situations.  I'd say it's the shirt equivalent of wearing a blazer instead of a matched suit jacket.  Men's shoes are also of varying levels of "formality" with wingtips with a lot of brogueing and loafers on the informal end, for instance.

Meanwhile as I write this I'm wearing a fluorescent blue t shirt I bought at a craft store, ill-fitting khakis and flithy checkered slip-on Vans. But I like to be informed.  
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on September 02, 2009, 05:53:41 PM
They originated in sports?  I didn't know that.  Neither did I know that they're still considered more informal than their non-button-down brethren.  

It's not for nothing that I posted "Fuck fashion.  Fuck trends" on the original FOTchan.

Fashion is fascism.  Lester Bangs

I don't like "fashion" but I do like "style," which I define as looking generically 20th century.  More Duke of Windsor than Helmut Lang.

I would like to arrange things such that I live in the world of Brideshead Revisited, but with less gay Catholic drunk sadness.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on September 02, 2009, 07:59:25 PM


It's not for nothing that I posted "Fuck fashion.  Fuck trends" on the original FOTchan.
I can't believe that you admit to being involved with those animals.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on September 02, 2009, 09:54:15 PM
Well, even the normal business suit arose as an informal alternative to morning dress and frock coats. And the tailcoat arose as a better horse-riding technology. The history of clothes is generally something starting out as casual/country/sporting/informal wear and gradually becoming seen as more and more formal. Sweatpants and basketball shorts are the endgame.

But yes, the canned story is that polo (or rugby) players were seen in England with custom shirts with button-down collars to prevent flapping.  These were then brought to the US by Brooks Brothers as "polo shirts" (which term is now used to refer to what were once called "tennis shirts"). The Brooks Brothers association made it a WASPy kind of thing, which is I guess where the metaphorical sense comes from.

I think that a button-down collar is fine for most job interviews or day-to-day wear in an office, especially today, but that kind of collar would be out of place in some formal situations.  I'd say it's the shirt equivalent of wearing a blazer instead of a matched suit jacket.  Men's shoes are also of varying levels of "formality" with wingtips with a lot of brogueing and loafers on the informal end, for instance.

Meanwhile as I write this I'm wearing a fluorescent blue t shirt I bought at a craft store, ill-fitting khakis and flithy checkered slip-on Vans. But I like to be informed.  

Fashion IS fascism.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 03, 2009, 11:30:21 AM
Why isn't it spelled Fascion, then?

Well, even the normal business suit arose as an informal alternative to morning dress and frock coats. And the tailcoat arose as a better horse-riding technology. The history of clothes is generally something starting out as casual/country/sporting/informal wear and gradually becoming seen as more and more formal. Sweatpants and basketball shorts are the endgame.

But yes, the canned story is that polo (or rugby) players were seen in England with custom shirts with button-down collars to prevent flapping.  These were then brought to the US by Brooks Brothers as "polo shirts" (which term is now used to refer to what were once called "tennis shirts"). The Brooks Brothers association made it a WASPy kind of thing, which is I guess where the metaphorical sense comes from.

I think that a button-down collar is fine for most job interviews or day-to-day wear in an office, especially today, but that kind of collar would be out of place in some formal situations.  I'd say it's the shirt equivalent of wearing a blazer instead of a matched suit jacket.  Men's shoes are also of varying levels of "formality" with wingtips with a lot of brogueing and loafers on the informal end, for instance.

Meanwhile as I write this I'm wearing a fluorescent blue t shirt I bought at a craft store, ill-fitting khakis and flithy checkered slip-on Vans. But I like to be informed.  

Fashion IS fascism.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on September 03, 2009, 12:57:33 PM
I hate people who sign up to receive emails from my company and then report us as Spam. If you don't like it then unsubscribe! We make it so easy for you. Just click the linky link and press the confirm button. And then don't RE-subscribe just to do it all over again! Fucking moron customers.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on September 03, 2009, 03:02:58 PM
I hate people who sign up to receive emails from my company and then report us as Spam. If you don't like it then unsubscribe! We make it so easy for you. Just click the linky link and press the confirm button. And then don't RE-subscribe just to do it all over again! Fucking moron customers.

I'll fight you on this, because so many companies make it too easy to "sign up" for email without realizing it.  You didn't uncheck the little button on the button of page three?  Your fault, then.  Fuck that.  I've never reported anything other than to my own spam filters, which are my business, or sometimes I just bounce the email back.

Plus, there are some companies that seem unable to honor unsubscribe requests (SURELY he'll want to know about something of THIS importance), and actual spammers who use "unsubscribe" links only as a way to verify that an email address is real so that they can send it more spam.

I'm not saying you guys do that.  I'm sure you make people actively and intelligently opt in to stuff. And when there is something I have signed up for, or at least a company I'm somewhat friendly about, I'll do the unsubscribe link. But this is the perspective of people who are bombarded with nonstop bullshit email.

And hey, how about companies that say "click here to unsubscribe" and then make you log in with your "account"?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on September 03, 2009, 03:20:14 PM
Those aren't companies that do that, those are spammers. They're doing something illegal. We are not. It's part of my job to make sure that we're not, and I do that. When you subscribe, you know you're subscribing. It's clear. So no need to fight me on it, really.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on September 03, 2009, 05:24:17 PM
But how are people to know, ahead of time, that you're in the minority of good guys? Especially when even the good guys bend the rules so often?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on September 03, 2009, 05:25:42 PM
Oh, and you know what I hate? Auto Tune the News. It's just not funny. It was funny once, like a whopee cushion.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: steve davidson on September 03, 2009, 05:36:55 PM
ha ha whoopee cushion man those never get old
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on September 03, 2009, 06:40:19 PM
ha ha whoopee cushion man those never get old


Nice to have you back Mr. Davidson
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on September 03, 2009, 09:50:23 PM
Oh, and you know what I hate? Auto Tune the News. It's just not funny. It was funny once, like a whopee cushion.

Wow, just after I praised you so effusively about your Juggalo knock.  Ah, well.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: nec13 on September 03, 2009, 09:51:38 PM
ha ha whoopee cushion man those never get old

You're darn right, Deve Stavidson.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on September 03, 2009, 10:12:05 PM
Oh, and you know what I hate? Auto Tune the News. It's just not funny. It was funny once, like a whopee cushion.

Wow, just after I praised you so effusively about your Juggalo knock.  Ah, well.

Ah, I was just grumpy and tired when I wrote that.  I just didn't like the Auto Tune the News with T Pain.  And I don't like these internet elitists who are shoving it down my throat.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Mark in Helsinki on September 04, 2009, 10:17:03 AM
I hate people who sign up to receive emails from my company and then report us as Spam. If you don't like it then unsubscribe! We make it so easy for you. Just click the linky link and press the confirm button. And then don't RE-subscribe just to do it all over again! Fucking moron customers.

I'll fight you on this, because so many companies make it too easy to "sign up" for email without realizing it.  You didn't uncheck the little button on the button of page three?  Your fault, then.  Fuck that.  I've never reported anything other than to my own spam filters, which are my business, or sometimes I just bounce the email back.

Plus, there are some companies that seem unable to honor unsubscribe requests (SURELY he'll want to know about something of THIS importance), and actual spammers who use "unsubscribe" links only as a way to verify that an email address is real so that they can send it more spam.

I'm not saying you guys do that.  I'm sure you make people actively and intelligently opt in to stuff. And when there is something I have signed up for, or at least a company I'm somewhat friendly about, I'll do the unsubscribe link. But this is the perspective of people who are bombarded with nonstop bullshit email.

And hey, how about companies that say "click here to unsubscribe" and then make you log in with your "account"?

Yes and yes!

I did some end of summer cleaning of email subscriptions (along with a fresh install of XP) and noticed that some companies just keep sending emails after you unsubscribe. But in this age where the president is sending me thrice daily emails about Ted Kennedy, I suppose anything is possible.

Erika, what happens at the other end if I mark an email "as spam?" Do they get bounced back to their sender? I thought that just made it so the emails just automatically trashed??
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Mark in Helsinki on September 04, 2009, 10:26:35 AM
Oh!

And I hate... hmmm....

Old folks who yell at me for biking on the sidewalk (I don't know if this stems from some local tradition of strict adherence to laws or what). Sometimes, I like to take it easy and not risk my life in the speedy, sometimes life-threatening lanes of Helsinki traffic... I, and hundreds like me, occasionally (and probably ilicitly) bike on the sidewalk. Not if it's crowded, mind you, only when there are little to no pedestrians around. Invariably there is always some grouch shaking his cane at me - scolding my insubordination.

Perhaps he would have had a happier life if he had not spent so much time waiting for the little red man to change to a little green man at the crosswalks? (another weird habit here -- jaywalking is somewhat of a new phenomenon here, even when the roads are empty).

They just like their laws, I guess.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: todd on September 04, 2009, 01:37:48 PM
Adding one to the "fuck newsletters" chorus.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on September 04, 2009, 03:05:08 PM
Adding one to the "fuck newsletters" chorus.

I am a web designer and when a client asks me to add a newsletter feature to their site I say no problem. But then I ask them how many newsletters they themselves subscribe to and the answer is usually zero.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on September 04, 2009, 03:25:18 PM
Adding one to the "fuck newsletters" chorus.

I am a web designer and when a client asks me to add a newsletter feature to their site I say no problem. But then I ask them how many newsletters they themselves subscribe to and the answer is usually zero.

The thing is there are emails I want to get from companies.  Like NewsGator, recently saying "We are turning off NewsGator syncing and moving to Google Reader.  You need to update all your programs and set up Google Reader."

Or, "Your bill is late.  Pay your bill, you coward."

That shit's helpful.  But some companies need to understand that the big project they've been working on for months doesn't interest most people in the least, just like they're probably not interested that I just landed the Jenkins account.

Sorry Erika.  Not talking about you guys, and I'm sure you're more like NewsGator than the Bad Guys.

This student-run used bookstore used to email the entire law school each time their hours changed, which was weekly.  My friends and I would re-forward these emails to each other with an "fyi."  Oh, laffs.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on September 05, 2009, 12:37:36 PM


It's not for nothing that I posted "Fuck fashion.  Fuck trends" on the original FOTchan.
I can't believe that you admit to being involved with those animals.

They're my animals, and I love them all.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 05, 2009, 03:17:33 PM
Skinny white friends who sing the blues.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on September 06, 2009, 03:12:42 PM
Jerks who don't turn down the volume on their laptops in public spaces, like this jerk right next to me on this train. Doesn't play any music, but all those Windows sounds are turned up to the MAX. Really, guy?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fletcher munson on September 06, 2009, 03:52:42 PM
I hate getting shit, even though I know I'm in the right.

Yesterday I was sitting in the park, a public place, with my girlfriend when this guy comes over and sits down fairly close to us.  Next thing we know, he's playing guitar and singing folk songs.  My girlfriend notices me tense up and says, "Don't say anything to him.  Let's move to another spot." 
So I go over to the guy and ask him nicely to please stop playing.  He gives me a confused/angry look and continues playing.  Then I notice my girlfriend ride away on her bike.  Now she won't take my calls. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: AndrewVDill on September 06, 2009, 03:57:27 PM
Afraid I'm going to have to side with the guitar player on this one.  That being said, that seems like a pretty strong response from your girlfriend. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on September 06, 2009, 04:00:46 PM
I would need to know how fm defines "ask[ing] him nicely to please stop playing" before I'd be willing to say anything about the girlfriend's behavior.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fletcher munson on September 06, 2009, 04:23:59 PM
Sarah, I went over to him and said, "Excuse me, could you not play right here?" and he said, "Sorry, it's a free society, dude".  So I said, "Well, actually, it's a community and we're all respectful of each other in public places, you're being intrusive".  Then he said something like, "No I'm not, I'm adding to the environment through the self expression of my music".  That's as far as I got when I noticed my girlfriend was gone.  
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on September 06, 2009, 06:10:28 PM
You keep misspelling ex-girlfriend.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fletcher munson on September 06, 2009, 08:40:23 PM
fricking acoustic guitar playing, folk singing in public square troubadors.   There's a place for this sort of thing.  It's called your basement apartments.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on September 06, 2009, 11:50:35 PM
I really, really like the image of you standing there, watching her pedal slowly away.  If I were a director, this would be a scene in my movie.

Thanks, FM!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 07, 2009, 12:43:31 AM
There's no public square in my basement apartment.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dnk on September 07, 2009, 12:55:25 AM
I mean no disrespect at all, FM, these are just some random comments I have about your situation.

Even if you are in the right about free speech (?), I mean, your girlfriend did tell you you guys should just sit somewhere else, which is not an unreasonable suggestion. If you had to "get up" from where you were to tell him to play somewhere else, it would have been just as easy to get up and move to a slightly farther place to sit and talk with your girlfriend. I'm sure you're aware that she's angry about you not listening, not about the pros-cons of public music-making. Is not listening to her a frequent point of contention between the two of you?

More-on-thread-topic: I hate doing homework?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fletcher munson on September 07, 2009, 01:38:35 AM
I finally got in touch with her.  Apparently I'm easily distracted by things going on around me when she's trying to talk to me.  Does some bearded college student strumming his guitar into my ear make me an easily distracted person?   
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on September 07, 2009, 10:21:32 AM
You sound perfectly reasonable to me.

Sincerely,

Bernie Goetz
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Reeleyes on September 08, 2009, 05:09:17 PM
My boss.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on September 08, 2009, 06:18:56 PM
You sound perfectly reasonable to me.

Sincerely,

Bernie Goetz

Very nice, Dave.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on September 16, 2009, 12:36:11 PM
my co-worker who has been my officemate for 3 years, and interviewed me when I was hired, was fired this morning. He has a 12 week old baby at home and had no indication this was coming. i hate this. f. you, whoever.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on September 16, 2009, 02:06:45 PM
whomever
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 16, 2009, 02:51:22 PM
Everything, lately.

I gotta snap out of it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on September 16, 2009, 03:54:19 PM
Out of habit, I just turned and talked to his empty desk. THIS SUCKS ASS.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: kittykittymeowmixhead on September 16, 2009, 04:22:34 PM
Erika, why was he fired?

I wish I had a job.  :'(

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on September 16, 2009, 04:35:02 PM
I'm not really sure. I have the feeling his position is going to be absorbed by other people here or they're going to hire someone cheaper.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on September 22, 2009, 01:44:32 AM
When you catch the eye of a busker and they play their guitar at you and you can't escape.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on September 22, 2009, 10:07:39 AM
But when the band plays "Hail to the Chief" they point the cannon at you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on September 29, 2009, 12:17:09 PM
People who have absolutely no clue about anything, yet have strong opinions (and power to enforce them) about everything. (In this case, people = editors.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on September 29, 2009, 10:57:30 PM
In my experience the more passionate and outspoken you are about a topic, the less likely you know about all aspects of it.

Editors do seem like dicks.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 30, 2009, 11:39:25 AM
Potential employers who think because I've been doing something the past few years, that's all I'll ever be able to do or want to do. Why would I be looking for a job in that case?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on September 30, 2009, 04:55:46 PM
Lots of reasons
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on September 30, 2009, 05:17:13 PM
I saw a perennial favorite of mine today, the old "Not responsible for broken windows" sign on a gravel truck.  It's a sign I would have on my gravel truck if I were a gravel truck driver, in that it makes sure cars stay back--cars should stay about a car length per 10 mph behind any vehicle.

That said, I once had my windshield chipped by gravel from a gravel truck, and I was many many car lengths behind this fucking gravel truck.  More than the usual safe distance.  This gravel truck was just spewing gravel all over the place.

What, do you think your dumb sign gives you a license to be irresponsible? Your sign has no effect, gravel truck drivers.  Just putting up a sign doesn't change reality.  You are responsible for your loose gravel.  Face facts.  I wish I wish I sued the gravel company and got an injunction against that stupid, misleading sign.

Also, I hope everyone knows that "not for resale" notices are worthless.  If you own it, and you're not in some "I agree not to resell this" contract (which you're probably not), you can resell anything you want.  It's yours.  You also do not need express written permission to make fair use of footage from major league baseball games.  But be prepared to go to court on that one.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on September 30, 2009, 05:43:25 PM
They fired someone else today. Fucking Wednesdays. Always at 11AM, too. Such BS!!! Do that shit at the end of the week or at least at the end of the day.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on September 30, 2009, 05:50:08 PM
Also, "minimum $7 to use credit card" = bullshit.  Credit card issuers do not allow that sort of nonsense.  If you take credit cards, you take credit cards.  It's in your fucking agreement.

If they won't let you use a credit card for any purchase you want to make, just threaten to call the card issuer.  VISA/MC/AmEx take that shit seriously.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on September 30, 2009, 06:07:42 PM
Also, "minimum $7 to use credit card" = bullshit.  Credit card issuers do not allow that sort of nonsense.  If you take credit cards, you take credit cards.  It's in your fucking agreement.

If they won't let you use a credit card for any purchase you want to make, just threaten to call the card issuer.  VISA/MC/AmEx take that shit seriously.

Do credit card companies have a per-transaction fee?  I worked at a place that had a "$5 minimum," but the owner was not able to give a coherent reason why. (Note: 5% of $2.50 plus 5% of $2.50 is the same as 5% of $5.)

I assume they're just trying to make extra sales.

If there is a per-transaction fee I don't understand why they don't just batch their transactions.

At the same time, would it be a violation of the merchant agreement to kick people out who insist on using a credit card for everything?  You take the card and then ban them for life.  I guess it would be.

It is perfectly legal to refuse payment in pennies or any other form of cash, I might say.  "Legal tender" just means that if I owe you a debt and offer to pay you in cash, you can't sue me.  But I can refuse to enter a transaction with you (and thus prevent any indebtedness on either side) if you plan to pay with cash.  If the customer merely has an item in his hand at the register it's not "his" yet and thus there's no debt, and so the merchant can refuse payment in cash.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 30, 2009, 09:30:38 PM
Lots of reasons

Yeah that's true. Like I need money for heroin and stuff.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Dan B on October 02, 2009, 11:34:11 AM
Ran completely out of groceries. No one in my house willing to give me a ride to the supermarket. I have like an end piece of bread and maybe a scoop of ice cream. That can last a weekend, right?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on October 02, 2009, 11:53:13 AM
Ice cream sandwich
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Dan B on October 02, 2009, 12:35:29 PM
Ice cream sandwich
It'll have to be open face though. Or I could fold the piece of bread I guess.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Reeleyes on October 02, 2009, 08:52:48 PM
I hate that so many American acquaintances have started conspicuously using British-isms recently:

-"Cheers"
-"Mucking about"
-"When I was at university..."
-"Brilliant"
-"shite"
-"a proper _____"
-"colour"
-"arse"
-"get a pint"
-"dodgy"



Is it okay to slap these people?

You forgot "my lady" my least favorite.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 03, 2009, 10:39:45 AM
'Spot on' grates on my nerves.

I hate that so many American acquaintances have started conspicuously using British-isms recently:

-"Cheers"
-"Mucking about"
-"When I was at university..."
-"Brilliant"
-"shite"
-"a proper _____"
-"colour"
-"arse"
-"get a pint"
-"dodgy"



Is it okay to slap these people?

You forgot "my lady" my least favorite.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on October 03, 2009, 11:44:35 AM
This thread makes me afraid to say or do anything.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on October 03, 2009, 12:27:15 PM
This thread makes me afraid to say or do anything.

Mission accomplished.  Lock it down.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Reeleyes on October 03, 2009, 01:37:06 PM
This thread makes me afraid to say or do anything.

I hate that.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on October 03, 2009, 04:07:27 PM
Having to listen to my friend talk about her child's militant nap schedule.

I don't care anymore. If you can't go do social things because the kid has to nap at the same times every day, that's fine. Just STOP involving me in your decision-making process. Not everyone believes a 14 month-old has to go to bed at 6:30 each and every night. Some people bring their children to weddings and dinners and other social events or let them fall asleep in the car. I am tired of having to agree with you just to make you feel better about this mania. Chill out and let the kid get used to shit. Or keep him on "the schedule". Either way just stop talking about it constantly because we all know that as a person without children, I'm not allowed to voice any criticism -- or in this case -- my true opinion on the matter.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 03, 2009, 04:29:29 PM
I didn't enjoy people telling me it was too hot or cold for my baby. Stay out of my business, non-baby-having jerks.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: ChrisRawk on October 03, 2009, 04:49:40 PM

Do credit card companies have a per-transaction fee?  I worked at a place that had a "$5 minimum," but the owner was not able to give a coherent reason why. (Note: 5% of $2.50 plus 5% of $2.50 is the same as 5% of $5.)

I assume they're just trying to make extra sales.

I think some places have to pay something like a dollar per credit card transaction.  So they impose a minimum CC payment themselves.  

I went to buy an item at a convenience store that was something like $4.65.  I went to pay with my card and he tells me "We can't take credit cards if it's under $5."  Then he says "Well, we CAN.  But we don't want to."  

You don't want to?  I wanted to walk out of the store without paying so he'd say "Sir, you have to pay for that!"  Then I'd say "Well, I can.  But I don't want to."  
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JustNicole on October 04, 2009, 09:12:10 AM
The chick my boss is going to marry.  She used to work with me, but left for grad school and comes back to visit occasionally.  All the people up top love her but she chooses who she likes and doesn't like of the newer people.  I'm one of the people she doesn't like and I've known her for 3 long years.  I knew she didn't like me the second we met.  We have a "family environment" so she comes to all the parties and gives me hugs and stuff but it's clear she doesn't like me. 

Last night, she was around and I congratulated her on her engagement.  She thanked me and I asked to look at her ring.  She showed me and it was pretty.  I told her she was going to make a beautiful bride, which is true.  She replies, "We'll see."  WTF?  What does that mean?  F you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on October 04, 2009, 11:04:07 AM
Having to listen to my friend talk about her child's militant nap schedule.

I don't care anymore. If you can't go do social things because the kid has to nap at the same times every day, that's fine. Just STOP involving me in your decision-making process. Not everyone believes a 14 month-old has to go to bed at 6:30 each and every night. Some people bring their children to weddings and dinners and other social events or let them fall asleep in the car. I am tired of having to agree with you just to make you feel better about this mania. Chill out and let the kid get used to shit. Or keep him on "the schedule". Either way just stop talking about it constantly because we all know that as a person without children, I'm not allowed to voice any criticism -- or in this case -- my true opinion on the matter.

You are so right.

Chill out, parents. Your kid will still be OK even if you're not stressing out 24/7. It might even help.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jbissell on October 08, 2009, 02:45:06 PM
Several times a week at my work cafeteria, I'm subjected to someone in the check-out line attempting a conversation with the cashier where they throw in whatever Spanish words they happen to know (the cashier speaks perfect English).  She just has to smile and treat these people like children ("that's very good!")

An example from this morning:

Lady: "Buenas deeyas"
Cashier: "Hi, haven't seen you around in a while"
Lady: "I've been busy with my trabahjo since June, how do you say "June"?
Cashier: "Junio"
Lady: "Juneau"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: jamesp on October 10, 2009, 03:41:56 PM
Saw Tom's tweet today and I wholeheartedly agree about Nikki Finke. She's the worst part about Hollywood where she embodies entertainment as purely a business. Whenever I've read stuff linked to her site, it makes me think she probably hasn't see a movie in like 12 years or watched a show in ages.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Reeleyes on October 11, 2009, 05:13:12 PM

Do credit card companies have a per-transaction fee?  I worked at a place that had a "$5 minimum," but the owner was not able to give a coherent reason why. (Note: 5% of $2.50 plus 5% of $2.50 is the same as 5% of $5.)

I assume they're just trying to make extra sales.

I think some places have to pay something like a dollar per credit card transaction.  So they impose a minimum CC payment themselves.  

I went to buy an item at a convenience store that was something like $4.65.  I went to pay with my card and he tells me "We can't take credit cards if it's under $5."  Then he says "Well, we CAN. But we don't want to."  

You don't want to?  I wanted to walk out of the store without paying so he'd say "Sir, you have to pay for that!" Then I'd say "Well, I can. But I don't want to."  

I recently went to a local convenience store that I had never been to. I was getting drinks for my family and a big bag of chips for a two hour drive we were embarking on. I had about $7 worth of stuff and when I handed the lady my card she said simply "No cards". When I pointed out that the guy in front of me had just used a card she said it louder "NO CARDS!". I was really confused and I pointed to the credit card machine and asked "What's that for?" and she replied "NOT FOR YOU!". To this day I have no idea what that was all about but I hated the experience and I'm now even more insecure than I was before I went into that store.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on October 11, 2009, 09:34:08 PM
I happened to find a Teas Tea Goji while I was out of town.  I've never had this flavor before (the local stores don't carry it), and I kept thinking I ought to just open it up and try it.  Then I thought, I'll try it when I get home.  I shoved it down in my bag and forgot about it.

Lo and behold, the security guy flagged my bag and the woman working the line confiscated my 16.9 oz tea.  It's a stupid fucking rule, but them's the rules.

I said, "I just want to try it, then I'll throw it away."  Nope, I would have had to go back outside and then come back through security, which in retrospect I should have done, but I didn't.



Moral of this story: Now the terrorists really have won.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stupornaut on October 11, 2009, 11:22:06 PM
The Yankees.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Barry Egan on October 12, 2009, 02:28:56 AM
http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/122693-report-giuliani-didnt-like-yankees-seats?cnn=yes (http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/122693-report-giuliani-didnt-like-yankees-seats?cnn=yes)

I'm not saying I hate Giuliani, I'm just pointing out that he's a gigantic asshole. 

"I WANNA TALK TO POSADA!  WAAAH!"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on October 12, 2009, 09:15:48 AM
I was getting drinks for my family and a big bag of chips. . . . I had about $7 worth of stuff.


That sounds like an amazing deal.  I mean, a big bag of chips alone must cost $4.

On another note:  what I hate today is today, for no good reason.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on October 12, 2009, 11:37:14 AM
I was getting drinks for my family and a big bag of chips. . . . I had about $7 worth of stuff.


That sounds like an amazing deal.  I mean, a big bag of chips alone must cost $4.

On another note:  what I hate today is today, for no good reason.
Tighten up dere, Girl
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 12, 2009, 11:44:30 AM
I'm easing off on this, don't want to come across as a whiny 30 something, or Jay Leno.

BTW I watched his monologue the other night. That Kevin guy does the 'sad guitar' thing every other joke. They couldn't get a trumpet player?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on October 12, 2009, 04:23:02 PM
I was getting drinks for my family and a big bag of chips. . . . I had about $7 worth of stuff.


That sounds like an amazing deal.  I mean, a big bag of chips alone must cost $4.

On another note:  what I hate today is today, for no good reason.
Tighten up dere, Girl

Another use of "tight" (well, a form thereof) with which I'm not familiar!  I'm going to take it to mean something helpful unless someone tells me otherwise.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on October 12, 2009, 07:06:27 PM
Saw Tom's tweet today and I wholeheartedly agree about Nikki Finke. She's the worst part about Hollywood where she embodies entertainment as purely a business. Whenever I've read stuff linked to her site, it makes me think she probably hasn't see a movie in like 12 years or watched a show in ages.


Surreal - I had never heard of Nikki Finke until Tom's tweet. I googled her and then read a long New Yorker article about her. Then randomly today she's reporting about an ex-girlfriend of mine (not a brag!) who just parted ways with the Mad Men team, though the article skews it like there was some bloodletting at the show which is not entirely what happened -

http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/recent-emmy-winning-young-female-writer-loses-her-job-on-mad-men/
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on October 12, 2009, 08:48:27 PM
If someone invites you to their wedding, mail back the god damned RSVP. Or, go fuck yourself.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on October 12, 2009, 10:53:30 PM
If someone invites you to their wedding, mail back the god damned RSVP. Or, go fuck yourself.
I'll go fuck myself, thanks.

But I guess I don't get a choice since apparently I didn't make the invite list.  Oh well, there's always next time.

(I love trying to make people feel bad for things that they have no reason at all to feel bad about, but that's for discussion in another thread.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on October 12, 2009, 10:56:50 PM
Also, I agree with Erika's post.  It's not asking too much. Just let them know.

My big complaint lately is that the people who volunteer for everything follow through on none of it.  I hate that.  Don't volunteer. Or do  what you volunteer to do.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on October 13, 2009, 10:08:24 AM
You were on the B list, Andy. Patience, patience...

Now poor Sparkles is going to have to go stag...
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on October 15, 2009, 05:40:08 PM
If someone invites you to their wedding, mail back the god damned RSVP. Or, go fuck yourself.
I'll go fuck myself, thanks.

But I guess I don't get a choice since apparently I didn't make the invite list.  Oh well, there's always next time.

(I love trying to make people feel bad for things that they have no reason at all to feel bad about, but that's for discussion in another thread.)

Power callers didn't make the cut, either, Andy.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on October 17, 2009, 04:45:08 AM
Here's one I'm torn on: fuck you security guards "just doing my job"

I'm staying in nice hotel with my dad and I have a final due tomorrow in a class. So I go downstairs to an empty conference room and spread out my stuff. I'm quietly working and in comes a security guard. "you can't be here". So I ask if they have a business center, and JE points me in the diection. It's a computer in the lobby of this hotel full of drunk football idiots and there is a karaoke bar across the hall. There is no way I'm writing my supply chain Mgmt paper there. So I go to the room until my dad decides to go to bed and I go back down. I find another small room with a table and work quietly until the security guy came back in. "sir, I thought we were clear that you couldn't be back in these area" I explained my predicament to him, biut he didn't care. By this time it's 12:30 and I just go out to my car to finish typing my paper.

On one hand I want to cut the guy some slack. He's just a big idiot doing what he's told and probably afraid to get in trouble.

In the other hand (this is about to sound really Shitty) I'm a 30 year old, clean cut guy dressed professionally, carrying a briefcase and working quietly in an upscale hotel in an extremely white bread suburb of Dallas. There's a part of me that just wants to say "can't you just be a human being for once in your life and realize that I'm not a threat and look the other way?"

whatever. Fuck that guy.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on October 17, 2009, 07:54:45 AM
I think I might have asked for an exemption with the front desk person.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on October 17, 2009, 08:25:08 AM
I think I might have asked for an exemption with the front desk person.

Yeah, me too probably. But fuck that guy anyway.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on October 17, 2009, 08:56:15 AM
Oh, I did.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on October 17, 2009, 09:04:48 PM
Here's one I'm torn on: fuck you security guards "just doing my job"

I'm staying in nice hotel with my dad and I have a final due tomorrow in a class. So I go downstairs to an empty conference room and spread out my stuff. I'm quietly working and in comes a security guard. "you can't be here". So I ask if they have a business center, and JE points me in the diection. It's a computer in the lobby of this hotel full of drunk football idiots and there is a karaoke bar across the hall. There is no way I'm writing my supply chain Mgmt paper there. So I go to the room until my dad decides to go to bed and I go back down. I find another small room with a table and work quietly until the security guy came back in. "sir, I thought we were clear that you couldn't be back in these area" I explained my predicament to him, biut he didn't care. By this time it's 12:30 and I just go out to my car to finish typing my paper.

On one hand I want to cut the guy some slack. He's just a big idiot doing what he's told and probably afraid to get in trouble.

In the other hand (this is about to sound really Shitty) I'm a 30 year old, clean cut guy dressed professionally, carrying a briefcase and working quietly in an upscale hotel in an extremely white bread suburb of Dallas. There's a part of me that just wants to say "can't you just be a human being for once in your life and realize that I'm not a threat and look the other way?"

whatever. Fuck that guy.
I'm a 30 year old, clean cut guy dressed professionally, carrying a briefcase and working quietly in an upscale hotel in an extremely white bread suburb of Dallas.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 17, 2009, 10:41:58 PM
If you thugged it up a bit, he probably wouldn't mess with you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on October 18, 2009, 05:49:50 PM
Is this anything?

hxxp://www.jasonverlaine.com/

Found via:
http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-343165



Does talking/gesturing maniacally into a camera qualify as entertainment? What has YouTube wrought.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: whaleplane on October 18, 2009, 06:25:07 PM
Is this anything?

hxxp://www.jasonverlaine.com/

Found via:
http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-343165



Does talking/gesturing maniacally into a camera qualify as entertainment? What has YouTube wrought.
That guy needs to cut it out.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JustNicole on October 21, 2009, 12:48:20 PM
I ordered some contacts this morning online and, it was a pretty big purchase for me, considering I made next to nothing.  Whole thing went through, then I got notification that the ordered had been cancelled because the Dr. who had given me the Rx said it was expired.  I thought that was funny because last time I ordered contacts from this website, the Dr. didn't even respond and they still sent them.  The money wasn't returned to my account, so I had to call the website and we had to call my bank to get the pre-authorization cancelled.  And I still need contacts.

I looked online and there are websites that you don't need verification of the Rx for the contacts.  Anyone have any tips or recommendations?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 21, 2009, 03:48:51 PM
Conflicts between the Arduino and DarwinPorts versions of avrdude on the Mac.

F that noise.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on October 21, 2009, 04:16:17 PM
Ivory is typically a light shade of creamy white. Like actual ivory. Or "off-white" if you will.

And these fucking shoes are beige or taupe or tan or whatever the fuck. FUCK YOUUUUU ZAPPOS.COM.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on October 21, 2009, 06:47:18 PM
Bridezilla
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on October 22, 2009, 01:48:51 AM
This is no joke. I will murder everyone.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on October 22, 2009, 08:10:26 AM
Especially Mothra
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on October 22, 2009, 11:28:16 AM
Especially Mothra

Bridezillas generally go after Motherinlawra. But purely in self defense.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 22, 2009, 03:51:37 PM
I think I might have asked for an exemption with the front desk person.

Yeah, me too probably. But fuck that guy anyway.

(http://www.francetucky.com/front-desk-area.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on October 22, 2009, 04:57:43 PM
Today I hate lazy film critics. That's it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Trotskie on October 23, 2009, 05:25:37 PM
I hate when people invoke the Darwin Awards.

Tried to think of a better way to express that, but the topic just wears the shit out of me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on October 23, 2009, 05:53:53 PM
I hate when people invoke the Darwin Awards.

Tried to think of a better way to express that, but the topic just wears the shit out of me.

"People are stupid."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 23, 2009, 08:02:47 PM
I hate when people invoke the Darwin Awards.

Tried to think of a better way to express that, but the topic just wears the shit out of me.

"People are stupid."

Scott Adams is going to retire rich on milking that one.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on October 23, 2009, 08:19:48 PM
I hate when people invoke the Darwin Awards.

Tried to think of a better way to express that, but the topic just wears the shit out of me.

Yah, but the "JBS Haldane Awards" just doesn't have the same ring.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on October 26, 2009, 12:18:13 AM
http://arthurkade.com/

Probably fake though - right?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on October 26, 2009, 01:37:31 AM
Think I read about that guy somewhere - don't think it's fake.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on November 05, 2009, 11:52:12 AM
Fuck you to the tendinitis in my achilies that is making me hobble around like a zombie.

It. Hurts.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Christina on November 05, 2009, 12:05:55 PM
Fuck you to the tendinitis in my achilies that is making me hobble around like a zombie.

It. Hurts.



I can relate & empathize - still working out the tendinitis in my hip flexor and it's taking forever. Still can't run at my regular speed, and it's been 3 goddamned months.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on November 05, 2009, 04:23:25 PM
Diablo Cody being credited for phrases that have been popular for decades -

http://www.empireonline.com/features/the-diablo-code/
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on November 05, 2009, 07:02:46 PM
Diablo Cody being credited for phrases that have been popular for decades -

http://www.empireonline.com/features/the-diablo-code/


Run and DMC would be interested to know that they got "buggin'" from Ms. Cody.



She used to be a stripper, you know?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fletcher munson on November 05, 2009, 10:26:15 PM
Diablo Cody being credited for phrases that have been popular for decades -

http://www.empireonline.com/features/the-diablo-code/
uh, I'm pretty sure Mike invented "bangin", on the other hand, didn't Diablo Cody invent "trippin'"?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Christina on November 05, 2009, 11:12:53 PM
Diablo Cody being credited for phrases that have been popular for decades -

http://www.empireonline.com/features/the-diablo-code/
uh, I'm pretty sure Mike invented "bangin", on the other hand, didn't Diablo Cody invent "trippin'"?

Me, I'm going to ride out all this trendy shit. If you need me, I'll be hanging on the flippety flop.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fletcher munson on November 05, 2009, 11:27:08 PM
foshizz, heezelbee x-tee cee
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 06, 2009, 07:53:53 AM
She should license Petey's coinages of a few years ago.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on November 06, 2009, 03:32:46 PM
I hate it when I go out of my way to help a student, against my better judgment, and they wind up being shitty to me anyway.  They ruin it for everybody else.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on November 06, 2009, 04:33:29 PM
I was never a fan of the students trying to re-negotiate better grades after the test. 'I should get TWO points of partial credit here'.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: moonshake on November 14, 2009, 02:07:53 PM
These old co-workers and their thoroughly boring, cliched and sexist conversations. "Oh you know, women! Blah blah blah!" or "Men think like this and women think like that." I can't believe how much they applaud each other and perpetuate and rejoice in that kind of talk. >:(
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: methanolcereal on November 14, 2009, 02:31:02 PM
I know it's a little thing, but it annoys me when people take things you have said and try to make it their own. More of a pet peeve than something that inspires vitriol.

Here's a kind of lame, but pretty accurate, kind of "real world" example of what I mean:

Me: I don't know, this band is okay, but they sound too much like bands X, Y, and Z for me to really get behind it. I'm kind of tired of this sound.

thirty second gap in conversation...

Girl: Doesn't this sound like bands X, Y, and Z? I don't know if I like it because it sounds too much like those other bands.
Me: ...I know, I just said that exact same thing thirty seconds ago.

I mean I know imitation should be flattering, but just spouting out what I said feels forced and uninformed.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: ChrisRawk on November 14, 2009, 03:46:29 PM
I found out today I have to pay $500 to get my car fixed.  Plus I have a show tonight (I'm a comic), so instead of rehearsing and getting ready and being excited and pumped like I SHOULD be, it's been a day of begrudgingly getting money together that I really don't have to get my stupid car fixed, which is just upsetting and infuriating. 

I don't know if this is a "stuff I hate" so much as me bitching about having a lousy day.  I just hope tonight is a good show.  Or I guess you could look at it as something lousy canceling out something awesome.  Which I do indeed hate.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on November 14, 2009, 04:50:13 PM
Hate is funny, right?  So use that negative energy, focus it on your show.

Seriously, has there ever been a funny, upbeat/optimistic comedian? MAYBE Brian Regan?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: methanolcereal on November 14, 2009, 05:02:23 PM
Hate is funny, right?  So use that negative energy, focus it on your show.

Seriously, has there ever been a funny, upbeat/optimistic comedian? MAYBE Brian Regan?

And I don't know if Brian Regan is particularly positive, he's just kind of not-miserable. And clean. He runs a clean ship.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on November 14, 2009, 05:54:16 PM
Hate is funny, right?  So use that negative energy, focus it on your show.

Seriously, has there ever been a funny, upbeat/optimistic comedian? MAYBE Brian Regan?

You never heard a Moms Mabley?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: ChrisRawk on November 14, 2009, 07:32:48 PM
Hate is funny, right?  So use that negative energy, focus it on your show.

Seriously, has there ever been a funny, upbeat/optimistic comedian? MAYBE Brian Regan?

This one time for some reason I watched Glenn Beck clips the night I was working a set.  It made me so outraged and bewildered I ended up having an amazing set that night.  So I think you definitely have a point there.

As for upbeat comics, I'd maybe throw Seinfeld into the hat along with Regan.  But they're more clean then anything else.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on November 14, 2009, 07:39:31 PM
My dog bit through some wires under my seat and I had to pay $500 (the insurance paid the other $500) to 'replace the air bag harness'. I was probably screwed by the mechanics. Anyhow, I still love the little $500+ dog.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: ChrisRawk on November 15, 2009, 12:44:29 PM
UPDATE: Show last night ended up being really awesome. 

But that leads to another thing I hate: the never-ending Best Show topic, "You know who you look like...?".  A guy saw me and said "Look!  It's the grandson of John Belushi."  What, fat guys aren't allowed to carry samurai swords? 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on November 17, 2009, 04:54:26 PM
I hate having a boss yell at me about how disappointed she is in me and how I ruined everything for her.

I really, really hate that.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Christina on November 17, 2009, 05:00:57 PM
I hate having a boss yell at me about how disappointed she is in me and how I ruined everything for her.

I really, really hate that.

I call farts to that. It's not physically possible for you to disappoint anybody, Bonnie.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on November 17, 2009, 08:58:06 PM
quit being a disappointment and she wouldn't have to tell you about it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on November 17, 2009, 09:01:44 PM
Is it ironic that I'm listening to Tom play a song I really like from the She & Him CD?  Considering it's the thing that prompted me to start this thread?  (go look at the first post.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on November 17, 2009, 10:16:16 PM
I hate having a boss yell at me about how disappointed she is in me and how I ruined everything for her.

I really, really hate that.

Did she jump up and down and squinch up her face?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: DoodleJump! on November 17, 2009, 10:50:07 PM
haha! It was over the phone, which I think was a good thing.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: oncegompedtwiceshy on November 18, 2009, 02:03:29 AM
Unrelenting heartburn. I woke up with it this morning. A day's worth of tums and glasses of milk later, its still here.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 18, 2009, 10:33:05 AM
Here's a remedy I learned from a fellow who did me much wrong but whom I can't hate entirely because of this gift:  Mix some distilled white vinegar with a half cup of water, add enough vinegar baking soda to cause a spirited fizzing, and swallow the concoction at one go.  As someone who has suffered from heartburn every day for more than thirty years, I can attest that this calms the worst attacks.  Plus the violent burping is a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on November 18, 2009, 12:37:28 PM
Here's a remedy I learned from a fellow who did me much wrong but whom I can't hate entirely because of this gift:  Mix some distilled white vinegar with a half cup of water, add enough vinegar to cause a spirited fizzing, and swallow the concoction at one go.  As someone who has suffered from heartburn every day for more than thirty years, I can attest that this calms the worst attacks.  Plus the violent burping is a lot of fun.

Is one of these vinegars supposed to be baking soda (or something else?)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 18, 2009, 01:05:11 PM
Yes.  The second vinegar should be baking soda.  A thousand apologies.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: oncegompedtwiceshy on November 18, 2009, 02:44:21 PM
Gonna try it soley for the violent burps
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 18, 2009, 03:28:24 PM
You won't regret it.  Mix up a batch and go to a solemn church service.  It'll be a läff.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on November 18, 2009, 04:47:23 PM
Unrelenting heartburn. I woke up with it this morning. A day's worth of tums and glasses of milk later, its still here.

I believe I already recommended just licking some Baking Soda from the palm of your hand.
Not much jolly belching, however, if you do it before a mirror you can watch yourself make funny faces.
Then you feel better.
Also avoid raw vegetables for a couple weeks.  Raw foods cause your stomach to build up extra acid to break down them down. Frequently the extra acid sneaks up to dissolve the lining of your esophagus.

Sincerely,
Dr. Fredericks
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: oncegompedtwiceshy on November 18, 2009, 05:37:12 PM
Unrelenting heartburn. I woke up with it this morning. A day's worth of tums and glasses of milk later, its still here.

I believe I already recommended just licking some Baking Soda from the palm of your hand.
Not much jolly belching, however, if you do it before a mirror you can watch yourself make funny faces.
Then you feel better.
Also avoid raw vegetables for a couple weeks.  Raw foods cause your stomach to build up extra acid to break down them down. Frequently the extra acid sneaks up to dissolve the lining of your esophagus.

Sincerely,
Dr. Fredericks
Astute analysis Doc. I recently became a vegetarian and my lunches for the past few weeks have consisted of salads made of raw fruits or vegetables. It was either that or the malt liquor I was drinking monday night. Your insight will not go unnoticed.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on November 18, 2009, 06:40:21 PM
Unrelenting heartburn. I woke up with it this morning. A day's worth of tums and glasses of milk later, its still here.

I believe I already recommended just licking some Baking Soda from the palm of your hand.
Not much jolly belching, however, if you do it before a mirror you can watch yourself make funny faces.
Then you feel better.
Also avoid raw vegetables for a couple weeks.  Raw foods cause your stomach to build up extra acid to break down them down. Frequently the extra acid sneaks up to dissolve the lining of your esophagus.

Sincerely,
Dr. Fredericks
Astute analysis Doc. I recently became a vegetarian and my lunches for the past few weeks have consisted of salads made of raw fruits or vegetables. It was either that or the malt liquor I was drinking monday night. Your insight will not go unnoticed.

Highly doubtful that the malt liquor (after such a short period of indulgence) would do that to you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on November 18, 2009, 08:55:23 PM
Here's a remedy I learned from a fellow who did me much wrong but whom I can't hate entirely because of this gift:  Mix some distilled white vinegar with a half cup of water, add enough vinegar baking soda to cause a spirited fizzing, and swallow the concoction at one go.  As someone who has suffered from heartburn every day for more than thirty years, I can attest that this calms the worst attacks.  Plus the violent burping is a lot of fun.

How much is "some"?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on November 18, 2009, 09:23:07 PM
Here's a remedy I learned from a fellow who did me much wrong but whom I can't hate entirely because of this gift:  Mix some distilled white vinegar with a half cup of water, add enough vinegar baking soda to cause a spirited fizzing, and swallow the concoction at one go.  As someone who has suffered from heartburn every day for more than thirty years, I can attest that this calms the worst attacks.  Plus the violent burping is a lot of fun.

How much is "some"?


Dave, "Some" =  about size of a Buffalo nickel.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on November 18, 2009, 10:23:58 PM
Is it ironic that I'm listening to Tom play a song I really like from the She & Him CD?  Considering it's the thing that prompted me to start this thread? 

Not irony.  Poetic justice.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 19, 2009, 08:36:41 AM
How much is "some"?

A couple of teaspoons, maybe?  I've never measured.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: oncegompedtwiceshy on November 19, 2009, 01:41:42 PM
Despite your nebulous use of the word "some" and the dangerous of incorrect measurements, I will say Sarah that your remedy worked. I have also been banned from the elevator at work for my gastronomic expressiveness.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on November 19, 2009, 01:52:25 PM
I'm glad.  I use this as my last-resort remedy, because of all the sodium, but it has never failed me yet.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on November 26, 2009, 07:57:47 AM
As some of you know, I edit the online version of an academic film journal, which basically means I receive, review and publish essays and festival reports to our website, stuff we can't fit in the printed journal. And I'm constantly amazed at the incompetence of some of our contributors. On a formal writing/editing level, that is - they usually know their subjects very well. Writers can be a sloppy, lazy bunch as it is - but throw in "middle-aged", "academic" AND "written for the web" into the mix and you got a headache-inducing combo. You'd think these professional people in their 40s-50s knew better than to use comic sans, embed images in Word documents, use [space] instead of [tab] and [............] instead of [...], but no. Enough to make your head spin. I spend way more time on these texts than I should.

Anyway. Short story long. Something that's really appreciated by me as an editor is when writers supply their own images. Images can be a bitch to track down, even with Google. So this morning I was thrilled when I got an essay in my Inbox with accompanying images. Perfect! Then I looked at the images. This is the actual size of one of them:

(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/5894/strella.jpg) (http://img686.imageshack.us/i/strella.jpg/)

This guy probably spent a good amount of time tracking these thumbnails down too. What's even more hilarious frustrating is that he sent like fifteen images - all about the same size - for a piece that warrants perhaps three.

I know, I whine, this is a tiny issue and I can't believe I wrote this much about it. But I'm sure some of you can relate, especially if you work with the web or with people who still, in 2009, have no idea how images, documents or formatting work.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Barry Egan on December 07, 2009, 11:08:57 PM
So at work today I rented this special lens called the Abakus Stadium lens to the Discovery Channel, who in the past have used it for the "in-bowl" shots on Puppy Bowl.

"So you are you guys doing pickups on Puppy Bowl?", I ask.

"No, this for a new show.  It's going to be about hoarders!"

"Wait, another show about Hoarders?"

"Yeah.  Ours is going to be way better than A&E's"

So uh, look out for that, folks.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: kiemzi on December 08, 2009, 09:41:37 AM
But, that doesn't make any sense! The "Arts & Entertainment" network has already helped us "Discover" the "Entertainment" of other people's misery. Or wait... is "Hoarders" art?

Besides, when is "Discovery" going to realize that they're sitting on a goldmine and just become the 24 hour "Puppy Bowl" network?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on December 08, 2009, 11:40:54 AM
Waking up in the morning to find out that your hot water heater pipe has frozen.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on December 08, 2009, 03:54:44 PM
Not every member of our immediate family is going to be able to come to all of your family dinners. There are 20 of us.

So if only, say, six of us can come, try not to mope the entire time about the remainder of the people not making it out. Kind of takes the fun away from family time. And, it's a shitty way to tell us that our presence isn't appreciated unless everyone else shows up too.

Because, you see, next year NO ONE will show and you will really have something to complain about.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Reeleyes on December 08, 2009, 04:12:07 PM
I hate vague emergency texts like "Accident at work, in the hospital, it's broken pretty bad. Call you later" my brother sent this to me an hour ago... WTF?!!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on December 08, 2009, 04:21:14 PM
I hate vague emergency texts like "Accident at work, in the hospital, it's broken pretty bad. Call you later" my brother sent this to me an hour ago... WTF?!!
Probably not his finger, huh?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on December 08, 2009, 04:44:54 PM
F. you, Old Navy, for foisting the Super Modelquins on us. Is this a Canadian ad campaign, or do you have it in the U.S., too? It kinda smells Canadian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ9zhOaEIrw

What effect are they going for here? Disgust? Repulsion? Alarm? This is one of the most unsettling ads ever. It falls pretty neatly into the category of the "uncanny," not something that any advertiser should be striving for.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Under The Rug on December 15, 2009, 11:15:31 PM
The officials at the University of Chicago. They can't get their servers straight for admissions day, can't send out notification emails to applicants for hours for the second time (like they said they would), and then defer me when they admit: "I can't believe it! I'm going to HOGWARTS!!!!" (paraphrase).
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on December 16, 2009, 11:08:22 AM
I'm sitting here with all these gifts, food and money I collected for an adopt a family program. So I call the nonprofit I'm working with to find out when I can drop them off, and they say no later than 4:30 pm, because that's when they go home for the day. Doesn't matter that most people have to work til 5 or later, and that I'll have to take time of work during the busiest week of the year to go do this. No need to make it easy for us volunteers.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 16, 2009, 04:54:04 PM
you should volunteer to make their life a little easier and just follow the rules.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on December 16, 2009, 05:16:37 PM
I hate the soda machine at work. Yesterday, it dispensed a soda can that, upon coming out, promptly exploded in my face.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on December 16, 2009, 05:40:46 PM
you should volunteer to make their life a little easier and just follow the rules.

Nobody said I wasn't taking the obligatory time off work to follow their rules.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 16, 2009, 07:08:20 PM
Please stop being a jerk to me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on December 16, 2009, 07:09:07 PM
I hate the soda machine at work. Yesterday, it dispensed a soda can that, upon coming out, promptly exploded in my face.

There's an enlightenment lesson here.




Big Hint: drink more water.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on December 17, 2009, 07:10:30 AM
You know what I don't hate?  Andy, that's what.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 17, 2009, 10:32:16 AM
You know what I don't hate?  Andy, that's what.
that makes one of us.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 17, 2009, 11:42:45 AM
That guy in the car that yelled 'F***** F****T F****T' at me while I was riding my bike. Actually yelling out of a car at passersby in general, although the Doppler shift makes it sound funny.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 17, 2009, 12:18:56 PM
You probably should have been riding on the sidewalk. Then he wouldn't have yelled at you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Mark in Helsinki on December 17, 2009, 12:22:59 PM
You probably should have been riding on the sidewalk. Then he wouldn't have yelled at you.


Then the old people yell at you (at least they do here) for riding on the sidewalk. I think I explained this earlier on in the thread, though.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on December 17, 2009, 12:52:08 PM
Does anyone have even a partial explanation for many motorists' extreme hostility towards cyclists? 'Cause I don't get it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on December 17, 2009, 12:59:28 PM
An observation from living in Manhattan just a couple months - I am much more scared of cyclists than cars. Much. I've never risked getting clipped by a car going the wrong way down a one way street, blowing a stop sign. With cyclists, it happens almost daily.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on December 17, 2009, 01:32:57 PM
Yeah, in Montreal the cyclists are a much bigger menace than the cars, too. But I'm talking about stuff like Mark from Helsinki is describing: seemingly arbitrary acts of hostility from motorists directed towards cyclists who are just doing their thing.

And as a pedestrian, I can say with some confidence that this:

You probably should have been riding on the sidewalk. Then he wouldn't have yelled at you.

is not the correct answer to the problem. At least not in places that actually have pedestrians.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Mark in Helsinki on December 17, 2009, 01:55:21 PM
I think the big thing with the pedestrian/bike/big steel box on wheels trifecta in most cities is that the automobile and the pedestrian were given clear "road rules" in the early stages and bikes were kind of an afterthought.

Some city planning (like helsinki) appears on the surface to be very friendly to bikes. And there are admittedly a lot of bike trails and even an online map system  (http://kevytliikenne.ytv.fi/en/#mapcenter(point*2549164*6683186)mapzoom(8)) (like mapquest, but it actually sometimes works) that gives you bike trail directions.

But in reality one is very vulnerable as a city cyclist. One (edit)never is often not terribly sure where one should be biking. Sometimes the roads are just too dangerous and I take the sidewalk, much to the dismay of angry seniors.

Drivers, at least the ones here, seem ready to run over anything that is smaller than what they're driving.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: harris on December 17, 2009, 02:10:46 PM
Does anyone have even a partial explanation for many motorists' extreme hostility towards cyclists? 'Cause I don't get it.

The blatant disregard for stop lights/signs could very well be the main issue.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on December 17, 2009, 03:12:14 PM
You know what I don't hate?  Andy, that's what.
that makes one of us.
Please stop being a jerk to me.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on December 17, 2009, 03:43:26 PM
Please stop being a jerk to me.

Never. I'd hate that.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on December 17, 2009, 04:05:09 PM
Does anyone have even a partial explanation for many motorists' extreme hostility towards cyclists? 'Cause I don't get it.

Being in the way and slowing the cars down.  Natch.  Also what harris said: the scads of bikers who act like pedestrians when it's convenient and then cars when it's convenient.


Also the whole fucking existence of "Critical Mass" elevates my anti-bike rage by 3 points at all times, including while asleep.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Christina on December 17, 2009, 04:06:29 PM

Also the whole fucking existence of "Critical Mass" elevates my anti-bike rage by 3 points at all times, including while asleep.

don't ever go to Portland ... you will pop several veins.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on December 17, 2009, 05:43:53 PM
I drive, bike, and walk in NYC, and the cars are hands down the worst, even when I'm in one.  Bikes seem fine, except for the occasional meth-y bike messenger, but I haven't seen many of those since the early 90s.  One thing Bloomberg has done well is making the city more bike-friendly, which means more bicyclers, which means a more mainstream profile, which (combined with clear bike lanes) generally means less chaos.

Though I will admit some surprise at how many people just walk about into traffic.  I understand if you have the right of way at a crosswalk, because a lot of drivers are just fuckers and will threaten to careen into you, but I don't get just strolling out into the middle of a busy thoroughfare.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 17, 2009, 05:56:48 PM
This thread is for bitching, not whatever it has devolved into.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on December 17, 2009, 05:58:14 PM
I hate being told what to do on internet message boards.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on December 17, 2009, 06:32:44 PM
I hate being told what to do on internet message boards.

I'm getting sick of irony.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JustNicole on December 17, 2009, 07:14:34 PM
I got into a pretty interesting car accident situation today. I was stopped a light and got hit from behind. When I looked in my rear view mirror, it was a cop car. I didn't get hurt too badly; I do have whiplash. An ambulance took me to the hospital and I've been dealing with insurance and paperwork for the rest of the day. Needless to say, I won't be doing any thrashing any time soon.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on December 17, 2009, 07:22:04 PM
Sorry to hear it. Did you beat up the cops?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JustNicole on December 17, 2009, 07:24:14 PM
Sorry to hear it. Did you beat up the cops?

Thanks, Martin. No, I did not beat up the cops, although if he had just wanted to give me a ticket, he could have pulled me over.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on December 17, 2009, 11:43:32 PM
Hope you're OK. 

Or: I hate FOT injuries.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JustNicole on December 18, 2009, 10:19:45 AM
Hope you're OK. 

Or: I hate FOT injuries.

Thanks, S2G. Feeling more sore today but it's not unbearable.

1001 is mindbendingly wonderful, btw.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 18, 2009, 11:08:39 AM
twenty year olds with fake IDs who spend the whole evening/early morning drinking, then leave, hit their friend's car, they argue in the street then they turn around and hit my car and continue to bumble through their apology as i call them on the fake ID, the expired insurance card, and the fact that the chevy silverado on their dad's insurance is actually their ford pickup, then tell me you'll take care of it out of pocket so i dont have to call your insurance.

don't fuck with me at four in the morning after YOU hit MY car. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on December 18, 2009, 11:10:54 AM
Aw, thanks, Nicole!

Baron, I hope you didn't trust those munches.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 18, 2009, 11:20:42 AM
twenty year olds with fake IDs who spend the whole evening/early morning drinking, then leave, hit their friend's car, they argue in the street then they turn around and hit my car and continue to bumble through their apology as i call them on the fake ID, the expired insurance card, and the fact that the chevy silverado on their dad's insurance is actually their ford pickup, then tell me you'll take care of it out of pocket so i dont have to call your insurance.

don't fuck with me at four in the morning after YOU hit MY car. 
you probably shouldn't be parking in the street.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on December 18, 2009, 11:36:53 AM
City living often dictates that you have to, Oakie!

 :-*
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 18, 2009, 11:48:49 AM
No one's forcing her to live in the city.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on December 18, 2009, 11:54:09 AM
Andy should rename this thread "Andy Needs A Hug."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 18, 2009, 12:14:09 PM
Baron, I hope you didn't trust those munches.

hell no, i called his insurance.  he is still attempting to pay for it out of pocket, more so out of fear that it will go on his record through his insurance than actually what's best for me, the person he fucked over.

you know how it goes....
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on December 18, 2009, 02:53:29 PM
Andy should rename this thread "Andy Needs A Hug."

Hey, I tried. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 18, 2009, 02:59:28 PM
You probably should have been riding on the sidewalk. Then he wouldn't have yelled at you.


I was, Andy Rooney. Actually was nowhere near making contact with the car.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 18, 2009, 06:04:20 PM
SideWALKS are for walking, not riding. Probably what they were trying to tell you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 18, 2009, 06:08:43 PM
Ok I understand what's happening; you have fun with that.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on December 18, 2009, 08:58:44 PM
This is going well.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 18, 2009, 09:34:53 PM
Everybody's having fun, and that's what it's all about, right?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erechoveraker on December 18, 2009, 09:47:04 PM
I hate people who are over the age of 12 what ride their bikes on the sidewalk in the city. Especially if they're all decked out in the helmet/pads getup. Get the fuck in the road where you're supposed to be, bikey.

Sorry Steve, I gotta go with the yelling car full of hatemongers on this one.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 18, 2009, 09:52:00 PM
It wasn't the...oh f*** it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on December 19, 2009, 12:23:56 AM
This thread is making me so happy
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on December 19, 2009, 03:18:52 AM
Are you havin a time?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Chad from Oregon on December 19, 2009, 08:39:33 PM
What do I hate? I hate life getting in the way and falling behind on the board - and feeling like a jerk about it.

So to me, I say, "f. you, jerk"

...and just like that, I'm feeling better already.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on January 04, 2010, 09:38:23 PM
90% of the things that have happened since I got married six weeks ago (the happiest day of my life, just for contrast) can go fuck themselves. Especially the $2500 physical therapy bill we got after we were told it was covered by our shitty insurance. That one can just fuck itself into oblivion and I'd be ok with that.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: harris on January 04, 2010, 11:52:34 PM
I hate the way a five hour trip to the ER just kinda stares you down with a look that says "get off your lazy ass and find a PRIMARY PHYSICIAN!"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Christina on January 05, 2010, 02:48:26 PM
Marketing and publicity people who pretend the word No doesn't exist (which actually just means they're scared shitless to say it), so they push at everybody and everything till they hear an answer they like, or at least till they hear one that doesn't make them piss themselves at the thought of conveying the message back to their overlords.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 05, 2010, 05:16:14 PM
You could have stopped after " ...people"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Christina on January 05, 2010, 06:07:35 PM
You could have stopped after " ...people"

I thought about that; I figured I'd take some crap for not backing up my answer with examples.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 06, 2010, 07:59:27 AM
I hate it when uninteresting people post  cliche' quotes on social networking sites.  You could remove 10 quotes from the world and get rid of about 90% of the population's "favorite" quotes.

Be the change I hope to see?  Besides being hacky, it's just not true.  I've been a racial separatist my whole life and it seems like it hasn't done any good at all.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: ChrisRawk on January 06, 2010, 08:12:00 AM
I found out today I have to pay $500 to get my car fixed.  Plus I have a show tonight (I'm a comic), so instead of rehearsing and getting ready and being excited and pumped like I SHOULD be, it's been a day of begrudgingly getting money together that I really don't have to get my stupid car fixed, which is just upsetting and infuriating. 

I don't know if this is a "stuff I hate" so much as me bitching about having a lousy day.  I just hope tonight is a good show.  Or I guess you could look at it as something lousy canceling out something awesome.  Which I do indeed hate.

Two months or so ago this happened.  I'm now reliving this exact scenario again.  My car has died around the same time I need it for a show.  Although last time I ended up having a really good show.  Hopefully that will be the case again.  But I do hate when history repeats itself.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 06, 2010, 08:19:23 AM
I also hate apostrophes.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on January 06, 2010, 09:09:38 AM
You,re so cantankerous, Andy.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: moonshake on January 08, 2010, 05:12:12 PM
I hate it when computer professionals can't spell 'website'.

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We seem to be having an issue with the ftp'ing of the files from Unisys to the webserver it looks like they are transmitting ok except that they are not parsing correctly on the webside,
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on January 09, 2010, 12:18:15 PM
Fuck you, Canada Post. Fuck you up, down and sideways. I wish you were one person so I could hope your foot gets run over by a car.

Because my mailbox is difficult to close (not by any means broken or impossible) they've stopped delivering my mail. This means I am potentially going to be missing out on birthday cards from family, FOTmail, bills, etc. On the note they so kindly slipped into the mailbox to inform me of this, they gave me the address of the place I could go to claim my mail. So I trudge out there in the cold and the snow, only to find out that that building has been closed since 2005. The phone number they gave me redirects to Canada Post's "customer service hotline," which I spent an hour navigating. The results of that phone call: I now have a "case file" that someone will "look into" within six business days. So in two weeks if I'm lucky I can expect to get a phone call from someone telling me where I can pick up my fucking mail.


ARGH.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on January 09, 2010, 12:31:51 PM
Bank of America.  Enjoy that 70 bucks, shitheads, because it's the last you'll get out of me.  Come Tuesday I'm moving my money to The People's Federal Credit Union.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on January 09, 2010, 03:03:21 PM
Bank of America.  Enjoy that 70 bucks, shitheads, because it's the last you'll get out of me.  Come Tuesday I'm moving my money to The People's Federal Credit Union.

Credit Unions are far superior institutions. 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 09, 2010, 03:08:16 PM
Yeah, I don't understand why anyone would use a fr profit bank.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: crumbum on January 09, 2010, 04:18:10 PM
Yeah, I don't understand why anyone would use a fr profit bank.

Libertarians love 'em.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on January 09, 2010, 06:36:13 PM
Bank of America.  Enjoy that 70 bucks, shitheads, because it's the last you'll get out of me.  Come Tuesday I'm moving my money to The People's Federal Credit Union.

Two years ago, upon returning from a week-long vacation on a Sunday night, I found a letter in the mail from Bank of America saying I had a $17,000 TAX LIEN AGAINST ME - which was not the case at all - and that they were withdrawing it all from my bank accounts. The amount in the accounts would cover a fraction of that.  So basically, they had taken all of my money. 

Being Sunday night, there was NO ONE I could reach.  Nothing I could do.  I sat there in bed, not sleeping at all, picturing my children looking like Tiny Tim asking passersby for farthings while coughing from consumption.

Next day, I go in as calmly as possible to ask what was going on.  I provided my SSN and the person looked it up and said "Is your middle initial P?"  "No,"  I replied.  It was apparently another person with my name.  Had they bothered to check the SSN before sending me that note and cleaning me out? NO!  I asked if someone was going to send me an apology and was told the bank does not do that.  At least the money was put back into my account that day.


Horrible bank. Horrible.


Come to think of it, that should be their slogan.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Mark in Helsinki on January 10, 2010, 05:42:01 PM
I just stumbled on this and couldn't decide where to post it... I suppose here is as good as any, as I hate it.

It's an iPod Touch / iPhone app for people who want to do more of their parenting on their iPhone!

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REWARD CHART is THE application for iPhone-owning parents!!

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http://freeappalert.com/clk/318046025

I don’t think you will find a better way to reinforce positive behavior, instill good habits and build confidence in your children.

From toilet training your toddler, to encouraging good grades at school from your older kids, this colorful, and fully customizable Reward Chart will make it a fun experience for all of you!

In public, encouraging good behavior and good listening is both challenging and vital for safety, this portable chart makes that easy and fun it just works!
My wife and I found that our old chart back at home was ‘out of site and out of mind’ when out of the house. This application not only bridges that gap, but is so much more fun for them, it has become an enjoyable bed time routine to let them add stars to their special chart, and at the end of the week, they can see what they won!... a special medal or trophy!!

Your kids can see the awards they have won, and watch their progress week after week towards the top prizes!

Add their name to the chart, make the background their favorite colour!
Add whatever categories you want and set the numbers of stars required for each prize! And that is it! Simple!


I didn't put the link there thinking you should get it, just so you can look at the ridiculousness of it all... There's a category for "behavior when going out to restaurants" on it! Ew.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JustNicole on January 15, 2010, 08:54:15 AM
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Not only did they erroneously suspend my license, which got revoked during my car accident, they allowed me to change my address over the phone, which, in effect, made me not a VA resident anymore (without telling me of course), their call center was closed on 12/29 yet they claim it was not, one lady told me I couldn't get an address exception unless I was military (wrong), and when I thought I had everything straightened out, gave them one week to get my address exception in, I called this morning to find out they're closed for Lee Jackson Day. I hope they like car washes...
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 15, 2010, 12:28:58 PM
Would you rather they didn't observe Lee Jackson?

Also, who/what the fuck is Lee Jackson?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on January 15, 2010, 12:31:38 PM
Also, who/what the fuck is Lee Jackson?

Just what you think it is.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on January 15, 2010, 01:10:45 PM
What the fuck?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Christina on January 15, 2010, 01:17:20 PM
Would you rather they didn't observe Lee Jackson?

Also, who/what the fuck is Lee Jackson?

Lee-Jackson Day?  I just looked that up.  Youse guys gotta really get over nem.

Weird - I grew up in NoVa and have never heard of this holiday.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JustNicole on January 15, 2010, 04:16:02 PM
Would you rather they didn't observe Lee Jackson?

Also, who/what the fuck is Lee Jackson?

I can see your point.  Celebrating both Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's birthdays bookend the observance of Martin Luther King Day really well.  It certainly has squelched my civil liberties.  

Also, Virginia is the only state to celebrate Lee Jackson Day, and since neither Robert E. Lee nor Stonewall Jackson were actually born on the 15th, the rest of Dixie has time to prepare for their own observances!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 15, 2010, 08:23:04 PM
So it's like Alternate Universe President's Day is what you're saying.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JustNicole on January 15, 2010, 08:52:57 PM
So it's like Alternate Universe President's Day is what you're saying.

Precisely.

Just in case you're wondering how one might celebrate Lee Jackson day, check out this link:

http://www2.wsls.com/sls/community/lexington/article/lee-jackson_day/68560/ (http://www2.wsls.com/sls/community/lexington/article/lee-jackson_day/68560/)

Highlights in this city are a wreath-laying ceremony, a parade and a memorial service in the Lee Chapel and Museum. I wonder how the First Family celebrated.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on January 19, 2010, 12:23:23 PM
A bunch of trolls from a Swedish equivalent of 4chan just pulled one of those "Facebook group pranks" where they set up a seemingly innocent FB group with a noble cause (in this case: "For every member we will donate $1 to Haiti"), then promised that once the group had reached 200,000 members they would reveal their secret sponsor. But of course, when 200,000 members were reached (today), they changed the group info etc so it looked like a disgusting pedophilia group, complete with graphic images, a link to some sort of virus, and so on. Truly vile. (I never joined the group, but at least twenty of my friends did. And yes, people join groups on FB left and right without thinking twice about it, and they should be more careful - but still.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: todd on January 19, 2010, 02:35:09 PM
A bunch of trolls from a Swedish equivalent of 4chan just pulled one of those "Facebook group pranks" where they set up a seemingly innocent FB group with a noble cause (in this case: "For every member we will donate $1 to Haiti"), then promised that once the group had reached 200,000 members they would reveal their secret sponsor. But of course, when 200,000 members were reached (today), they changed the group info etc so it looked like a disgusting pedophilia group, complete with graphic images, a link to some sort of virus, and so on. Truly vile. (I never joined the group, but at least twenty of my friends did. And yes, people join groups on FB left and right without thinking twice about it, and they should be more careful - but still.)

Okay, the pedophilia stuff is reprehensible, but that's pretty funny otherwise.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on January 19, 2010, 03:34:23 PM
I'm all for dissing "slacktivism" such as joining FB groups instead of making (in this case) real donations to Haiti, and I'm normally thick-skinned when it comes to "pranks" like this, but the combo of preying on people's goodwill towards Haiti + virus + pedophilia = even took me aback. Definitely didn't find it funny.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: todd on January 19, 2010, 04:06:38 PM
Yea, the virus is bad too.

I guess add that to my list: people who take funny ideas for pranks 2 degrees too far and ruin it for everyone.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Reeleyes on January 20, 2010, 09:53:51 PM
I hate trying to get used to a new dog while still mourning my old dog. Too soon, wife and daughter, too soon.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on January 27, 2010, 02:50:06 PM
Apple fanboy-ism
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Matt on January 27, 2010, 04:18:38 PM
Apple fanboy-ism

WHAT?! Are you honestly telling me you don't have any use for an iPhone the size of your torso?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 28, 2010, 03:36:51 PM
hey ladies who also work in my building but i have no idea what you do,

yes, the elevators are "REALLY screwed up today".  knowing this, please pay attention to whether the elevator you're hoofing it onto is going the direction you need it to go because youre giving me a tour of  every floor and all i want to do is take a walk on my break.

...jackasses.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stan on February 01, 2010, 01:53:24 PM

Also, who/what the fuck is Lee Jackson?

 He was the bass player in The Nice, you progrockadummy.

(http://www.rockzirkus.de/bunt/hamburg70/nice_lee.jpg)

 As well as Refugee:

(http://www.psychprog.com/img/imag18365.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on February 01, 2010, 08:36:02 PM
I was kind of a dick in the back pages of this thread.

The only things I hate now is the forum on the Criterion Collection website and frozen lighters.


Oh, and girls that take pictures of strangers in public places and upload them to flickr with a snarky comment and title.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Stan on February 01, 2010, 09:26:02 PM
I was kind of a dick in the back pages of this thread.

 The Nice did a cover of Dylan's My Back Pages.

 Well played, Pidgeon.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Pidgeon on February 01, 2010, 09:31:18 PM
I was kind of a dick in the back pages of this thread.

 The Nice did a cover of Dylan's My Back Pages.

 Well played, Pidgeon.

Well, shit. If I recall, there's a psychobabble word for mind-triggering like that.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on February 08, 2010, 05:27:06 PM
Fuck the snow!!! Fuck this winter where I had a friend die, my husband herniated two disks in his back and now our honeymoon is threatened by yet another huge snow storm! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: KickTheBobo on February 08, 2010, 07:13:51 PM
I hate when on a tv show or in a movie, a character starts busts out a camcorder and then they do a point-of-view shot and it's camcorder-quality instead of whatever the show was filmed in originally.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on February 08, 2010, 09:22:37 PM
Fuck the snow!!! Fuck this winter where I had a friend die, my husband herniated two disks in his back and now our honeymoon is threatened by yet another huge snow storm! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!

When life gives you snow, make snowcones!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on February 08, 2010, 09:35:49 PM
-foot injuries
-breakups
-the consistently faulty plumbing in my stupid apartment
-when the program that you wanted to minor in and that is like half the reason you chose your university decides to shut down for a year and only tells you a week before the application deadline, after you've spent countless hours putting together a portfolio and references and a letter of intent and after you've spent a fuckton of money printing said portfolio
-canada post (obvously/always)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: crumbum on February 08, 2010, 10:13:16 PM
The project manager hired by my client who likes to imagine he's an architect and is thus free to tell me in detail, endlessly, how to do my job.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on February 08, 2010, 10:34:42 PM
An architect that designs buildings? Or one of those 'software architects'?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on February 08, 2010, 11:09:48 PM
Fuck the snow!!! Fuck this winter where I had a friend die, my husband herniated two disks in his back and now our honeymoon is threatened by yet another huge snow storm! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!

When life gives you snow, make snowcones!

What flavor do I make them when snow gives me a canceled flight?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: crumbum on February 09, 2010, 08:33:53 AM
An architect that designs buildings? Or one of those 'software architects'?

The building kind. And as a general rule 'real' architects are kind of touchy about software designers using the term -- although personally I don't really care.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Mark in Helsinki on February 09, 2010, 08:51:27 AM
Fuck the snow!!! Fuck this winter where I had a friend die, my husband herniated two disks in his back and now our honeymoon is threatened by yet another huge snow storm! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!

When life gives you snow, make snowcones!

What flavor do I make them when snow gives me a canceled flight?

Bourbon.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on February 09, 2010, 09:09:07 AM
An architect that designs buildings? Or one of those 'software architects'?

The building kind. And as a general rule 'real' architects are kind of touchy about software designers using the term -- although personally I don't really care.

Architects and Engineers, yeah. Software is kind of the bin sort of smart people fall into so they try to figure out ways to legitimize it. And I can say that because I fell into it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on February 09, 2010, 11:06:51 AM
is the Project Manager a contractor?  If so, you should listen to him and thank him for his advice. He's only trying to help.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: gravy boat on February 09, 2010, 11:20:01 AM
One for the parents.

I hate that childrens' toys now come with about 30 yards of piano wire that you need to cut to release said toy from packaging, and as a side effect, the kids just want to play with the wire cutters that you are obviously trying to keep from them because they must be fun.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on February 09, 2010, 11:51:56 AM
One for the parents.

I hate that childrens' toys now come with about 30 yards of piano wire that you need to cut to release said toy from packaging, and as a side effect, the kids just want to play with the wire cutters that you are obviously trying to keep from them because they must be fun.

That is miserable. I usually un-twist the wires, which takes longer but I keep the wire cutters out of the picture.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on February 09, 2010, 01:13:59 PM
Fuck the snow!!! Fuck this winter where I had a friend die, my husband herniated two disks in his back and now our honeymoon is threatened by yet another huge snow storm! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!

When life gives you snow, make snowcones!

What flavor do I make them when snow gives me a canceled flight?

Bourbon.

I was thinking Valium...
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: thecramedog on February 09, 2010, 01:54:51 PM
One for the parents.

I hate that childrens' toys now come with about 30 yards of piano wire that you need to cut to release said toy from packaging, and as a side effect, the kids just want to play with the wire cutters that you are obviously trying to keep from them because they must be fun.

That is miserable. I usually un-twist the wires, which takes longer but I keep the wire cutters out of the picture.

The anticipation a 3 year old has when you're opening a new toy for him can be enormous.  My boy knows he's not allowed to touch the wire cutters, but he just begins playing with all the WIRES that come off these toys while I continue to hack away at the packaging.  He's so desperate to play that he's willing to just play with whatever falls off the packaging.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on February 09, 2010, 01:57:29 PM
Erika, I really hope you guys get to Amsterdam. Keeping my fingers crossed until you actually arrive at Schiphol.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Mark in Helsinki on February 09, 2010, 05:27:36 PM
Fuck the snow!!! Fuck this winter where I had a friend die, my husband herniated two disks in his back and now our honeymoon is threatened by yet another huge snow storm! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!

When life gives you snow, make snowcones!

What flavor do I make them when snow gives me a canceled flight?

Bourbon.

I was thinking Valium...

Yeah, probably a safer bet while at airports.

When you get there, Amsterdam will sort you out any which way you pleeeze.

What?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on February 09, 2010, 06:11:30 PM
:) It's cool. Or as cool as it can be... We're at this hotel til Thursday night now and then we have GOT to get out at that point, right? I WON'T GIVE UP. At least we're stuck at the airport where we need to be instead of on our street in the city that never gets plowed. This is nuts.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on February 09, 2010, 09:03:16 PM
is the Project Manager a contractor?  If so, you should listen to him and thank him for his advice. He's only trying to help.

Then if things don't work out, it's ground glass in the coffee time.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Mark in Helsinki on February 10, 2010, 04:53:38 AM
:) It's cool. Or as cool as it can be... We're at this hotel til Thursday night now and then we have GOT to get out at that point, right? I WON'T GIVE UP. At least we're stuck at the airport where we need to be instead of on our street in the city that never gets plowed. This is nuts.

Wow. I've been snowed in at an airport before, even spent a night in a hotel due to bad weather but DAYS? I had no idea.

So, bourbon and Valium and a little Mama's Medicine when you get to Holland.

What??
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on February 10, 2010, 10:58:51 AM
That could kill you. Come on now.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on February 11, 2010, 09:58:34 AM
I'm about to throw my fucking computer out the window.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on February 11, 2010, 11:57:18 AM
Do it!

SCTV-style for the new century!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on February 11, 2010, 12:16:32 PM
Google Buzz!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Mark in Helsinki on February 12, 2010, 05:49:21 AM
Google Buzz!

That was an "L" from the moment it opened.

Really surprising that google dropped the ball as much as they did with that "effort."

Sloppy, really. Like they didn't even care.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Dan in Chicago on February 12, 2010, 06:35:48 PM
The fact that it rains more than 75% of the days I have been in Washington and everyone is pretty ok with it.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Big Plastic Head on February 15, 2010, 03:34:34 AM
Google Buzz!

That was an "L" from the moment it opened.

Really surprising that google dropped the ball as much as they did with that "effort."

Sloppy, really. Like they didn't even care.

They should have just called it the iBuzz. Would have been way more lauded.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on February 16, 2010, 10:47:06 AM
Fuck you: Anyone who gets laughs seeing a child scream at something on the internet (e.g. the scary maze game, scary car commercial, etc).

Double fuck you: Anyone who has video recorded a child getting scared by something on the internet.

Triple fuck you with onion rings: Anyone who has posted such a video recording on the internet.

Ghouls all.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on February 16, 2010, 11:06:32 AM
100% agree, Jon.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on February 16, 2010, 09:49:06 PM
Mm, onion rings.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on February 17, 2010, 09:51:43 PM
Our state's (IN) governor deciding to cut $300 million from education so he can put 'I didn't raise taxes' on his campaign materials.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on February 17, 2010, 11:46:19 PM
Tom mentioned he hated the word 'whiff'. I had just been talking to a friend about my hate of the words 'odor' and 'smelly'. One time a woman at my work described something as a 'smelly odor' and I almost jumped out the window.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on February 17, 2010, 11:50:03 PM
Details --> "Deets"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Christina on February 18, 2010, 01:06:21 AM
Details --> "Deets"

yeah, I don't like that one either. when I hear that word I think "pesticide".
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Barry Egan on February 18, 2010, 01:27:01 AM
Carrot tempura.  Knock that shit off.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on February 21, 2010, 05:26:36 PM
Carotid tempura. Even worse.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on February 21, 2010, 06:24:00 PM
I hate when you're having an argument and it goes something like this:

Them: I disagree with what you're saying on the subject and my side is backed up by the fact that I have worked in a medical office since I was 18.
Me: Then you should know it's HIPAA, not HIPPA, as you keep repeating.
Them: ....
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on February 21, 2010, 09:17:40 PM
I hate when you're having an argument and it goes something like this:

Them: I disagree with what you're saying on the subject and my side is backed up by the fact that I have worked in a medical office since I was 18.
Me: Then you should know it's HIPAA, not HIPPA, as you keep repeating.
Them: ....

They pronounce HIPAA and HIPPA differently? They say every letter each time?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Smelodies on February 21, 2010, 10:56:20 PM
Tom mentioned he hated the word 'whiff'. I had just been talking to a friend about my hate of the words 'odor' and 'smelly'. One time a woman at my work described something as a 'smelly odor' and I almost jumped out the window.

But you're cool with my handle, right?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on February 21, 2010, 11:44:37 PM
Steve- it was a little back and forth online, I was just embarassed to admit it and it mirrors other discussions I have on a daily basis.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: slipperyslope on February 25, 2010, 01:49:18 AM
-All people that not only say words incorrectly, but their incorrectness comes from imagining there being a letter in the word that doesn't exist.


IE - If I mispronounced gormet - it'd be kind of embarassing or funny or dumb looking. But...
if I said "gorn-met".. so much worse.


I keep hearing and seeing people, for instance, say "turrent" and mean "turret" (referring to weapons and the like on gaming sites)

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on February 25, 2010, 08:09:46 AM
I love that.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on February 25, 2010, 11:35:43 AM
-All people that not only say words incorrectly, but their incorrectness comes from imagining there being a letter in the word that doesn't exist.


IE - If I mispronounced gormet - it'd be kind of embarassing or funny or dumb looking. But...
if I said "gorn-met".. so much worse.


I keep hearing and seeing people, for instance, say "turrent" and mean "turret" (referring to weapons and the like on gaming sites)



EX-presso.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on February 25, 2010, 11:39:32 AM
"Hone" instead of "home."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on February 25, 2010, 12:21:51 PM
"Hone" instead of "home."
I actually prefer "hone" for situations where you are working through multiple layers to reach an inner core.

"Home" conjures, in me, the thought of aiming at something.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on February 25, 2010, 12:52:02 PM
But that what it's supposed to do.  And when people use "hone" instead of "home," they aren't choosing to do so to communicate what you suggest; they are just making a mistake.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: slipperyslope on February 25, 2010, 03:50:59 PM
HONE?

Who says that!?

As someone who is easily agitated by these weird little quirks,
i've never encountered this before!!

Is there an example somewhere of how this would be used "naturally?"

I just can't fathom hearing someone saying that. Is it a regional thing somewhere? I'm intrigued.

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on February 25, 2010, 04:10:52 PM
HONE?

Who says that!?

As someone who is easily agitated by these weird little quirks,
i've never encountered this before!!

Is there an example somewhere of how this would be used "naturally?"

I just can't fathom hearing someone saying that. Is it a regional thing somewhere? I'm intrigued.



This was my initial reaction, too. But I think it's in a specific context, i.e. "I'm starting to hone in on a record I've been looking for," NOT as in "I'm heading hone for the holidays" which would be truly insane.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: slipperyslope on February 25, 2010, 04:22:00 PM
HONE?

Who says that!?

As someone who is easily agitated by these weird little quirks,
i've never encountered this before!!

Is there an example somewhere of how this would be used "naturally?"

I just can't fathom hearing someone saying that. Is it a regional thing somewhere? I'm intrigued.



This was my initial reaction, too. But I think it's in a specific context, i.e. "I'm starting to hone in on a record I've been looking for," NOT as in "I'm heading hone for the holidays" which would be truly insane.

Oh, well that's different entirely. Hone is an actual word,
I thought this was some sort of weird phenominon where people were sort of mumbling "home" in a weird way  because they were too lazy to consume the energy required to close their lips to make the "mmm" sound.


Yeah, example sentence you gave... either word could work strangely.... "home in on" as in...homing missiles. Or "hone in on" as in... the definition of hone, although it would be slightly off in that particular instance so I may see your point.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on February 25, 2010, 04:43:45 PM
Expresso is how the French, Spanish and Portuguese spell it, I believe, so it's technically correct.  Or at least as correct as using the Italian.  Although before I knew that, it bothered the hell out of me.


I hear lots of people say "exspecially," which does grate on my nerves.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on February 25, 2010, 04:50:53 PM
Yeah, example sentence you gave... either word could work strangely.... "home in on" as in...homing missiles. Or "hone in on" as in... the definition of hone, although it would be slightly off in that particular instance so I may see your point.

Be that as it may, the expression (or should that be "espression"?), is "to home in on." 

How's about "exhilerator" for "accelerator"?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: scotttsss on February 25, 2010, 04:54:53 PM
Weird how many greeting cards misspell Valentimes day.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on February 25, 2010, 06:08:34 PM
Also, "bold-faced lie"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on February 25, 2010, 06:11:33 PM
Yes, erika!  That's in the "hone" family.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on February 25, 2010, 07:09:20 PM
I don't like the racist turn this thread has taken. Shame on all of you.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on February 25, 2010, 08:50:43 PM
I say "exsqueeze me."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on February 26, 2010, 12:12:26 AM
Singers singing in the same breathy cutesy kewpie doll voice these past few years (Miss Li, Kate Nash, Regina Spektor, Feist, Ingrid Michaelson, a bunch more I can't remember)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Bryan on February 26, 2010, 06:58:04 AM
Also, "bold-faced lie"

What's the correct version of this saying?

Also: people who say "kewpie" when they mean "cutie-pie". Grrrr!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fletcher munson on February 26, 2010, 07:14:46 AM
anyways
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Christina on February 26, 2010, 07:29:07 AM
"one IN the same". ugh. Bad enough it's a cliche, but to get it wrong on top of that ...
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on February 26, 2010, 07:52:29 AM
Also, "bold-faced lie"

What's the correct version of this saying?

"Bald-faced lie."
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on February 26, 2010, 08:29:36 AM
Also, "bold-faced lie"

What's the correct version of this saying?

"Bald-faced lie."

Sarah, you do a great job separating the meat from the chaff.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on February 26, 2010, 08:41:58 AM
I hate it when my hamburgers are flecked with husks.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on February 26, 2010, 08:56:20 AM
Handburgers.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on February 26, 2010, 08:59:34 AM
Handburgers.

In the case of that delicacy, separate the meat from the nails.

Fingernails look like husks; don't you think?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: moonshake on February 26, 2010, 11:27:37 AM
I hate this ridiculous Corporate Internet Policy.

(http://i.imgur.com/TjRnM.gif)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on February 26, 2010, 12:02:14 PM
Do you work in the Lady Foot Locker home office?  Or Kern Pharmaceuticals?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on February 26, 2010, 01:30:05 PM
Singers singing in the same breathy cutesy kewpie doll voice these past few years (Miss Li, Kate Nash, Regina Spektor, Feist, Ingrid Michaelson, a bunch more I can't remember)

Which female singers do you like?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on February 26, 2010, 01:48:45 PM
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Which female singers do you like?

I dunno, tons. Laurie Anderson, Astrud Gilberto, Billie Holiday, Kazu Makino, Roseanne Cash, Juana Molina, Isabellarah Rubella, Poly Styrene, Marnie Stern....
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on February 26, 2010, 02:16:00 PM
Quote
Which female singers do you like?

I dunno, tons. Laurie Anderson, Astrud Gilberto, Billie Holiday, Kazu Makino, Roseanne Cash, Juana Molina, Isabellarah Rubella, Poly Styrene, Marnie Stern....

I know two people out of both those lists.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on February 26, 2010, 02:46:43 PM
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Which female singers do you like?

I dunno, tons. Laurie Anderson, Astrud Gilberto, Billie Holiday, Kazu Makino, Roseanne Cash, Juana Molina, Isabellarah Rubella, Poly Styrene, Marnie Stern....

I know two people out of both those lists.

Yeah I havent a clue.

Sing-songy and breathy can also just be the way a woman with a higher pitched voice sings. It's not necessarily an affectation.

Stuff I hate: people bitching about women who have girly or high-pitched voices naturally. Seriously. Who's giving guys a hard time for how THEY sound?
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Post by: cutout on February 26, 2010, 03:05:35 PM
Er, I didn't mean to start a fight. All the singers I named are borrowing from the same style that's popular right now. And it grates on me every time I hear it on cutesy commercials for the Gap, Apple, etc. But it's not some anti-woman conspiracy.

Quote
Who's giving guys a hard time for how THEY sound?

Male singers with low voices have been biting the Eddie Vedder mushmouth grunge sound for the last 20 years -- and everyone I know has loudly given them a hard time for it.

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Post by: erika on February 26, 2010, 03:08:38 PM
No I don't think it's an anti-woman conspiracy. But I don't think that these folks are borrowing from each other... it's just a style of singing. I'm sure some are copying from one another, but to assume it's some sort of epidemic of people singing one way or another... I dunno.

Maybe it's that I try not to classify music like that. Grunge sound? What IS that?

Sorry I'm in a terrible mood.

Another thing I hate: Herniated discs. Even on other people! It's true!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on February 26, 2010, 04:06:31 PM
I bet you guys know three (I'm guessing the two you were talking about were Laurie Anderson and Billie Holliday):  Astrud Gilberto is famous for "The Girl from Ipanema."

I don't like light-voiced, breathy female singers, either.  And I loathe high-voiced, screechy male singers.  The Eddie Vedder clones are tiresome, but at least they don't hurt my ears.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on February 26, 2010, 05:48:20 PM
The Hotels.com claymation guy.  I hate his smugness.  The one eyebrow raised like he's hip, young, and knows more than me.  How about I fire your smugness in a kiln, bitch?!

(http://www.hotels.com/images/external/3a884f9a-1281-454d-bb55-b3af499af8ee_20091013094613106.png)
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Post by: yesno on February 26, 2010, 06:25:28 PM
Old man, you'll never "get" claymation.
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Post by: wood and iron on February 26, 2010, 06:25:49 PM
The Hotels.com claymation guy.  I hate his smugness.  The one eyebrow raised like he's hip, young, and knows more than me.  How about I fire your smugness in a kiln, bitch?!

(http://www.hotels.com/images/external/3a884f9a-1281-454d-bb55-b3af499af8ee_20091013094613106.png)

Also, because Ed Helms is just reusing his character from the Office to portray that claymation guy.
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Post by: slipperyslope on February 26, 2010, 07:17:05 PM
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Which female singers do you like?

I dunno, tons. Laurie Anderson, Astrud Gilberto, Billie Holiday, Kazu Makino, Roseanne Cash, Juana Molina, Isabellarah Rubella, Poly Styrene, Marnie Stern....

I know two people out of both those lists.

Yeah I havent a clue.

Sing-songy and breathy can also just be the way a woman with a higher pitched voice sings. It's not necessarily an affectation.

Stuff I hate: people bitching about women who have girly or high-pitched voices naturally. Seriously. Who's giving guys a hard time for how THEY sound?

I know this guy who has a high pitch girly voice, and man does it piss me off.
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Post by: cutout on February 26, 2010, 07:23:25 PM
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I know this guy who has a high pitch girly voice, and man does it piss me off.


Crypto-Misogynist!  :o
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: todd on February 26, 2010, 11:57:16 PM
The Hotels.com claymation guy.  I hate his smugness.  The one eyebrow raised like he's hip, young, and knows more than me.  How about I fire your smugness in a kiln, bitch?!

(http://www.hotels.com/images/external/3a884f9a-1281-454d-bb55-b3af499af8ee_20091013094613106.png)

Also, because Ed Helms is just reusing his character from the Office to portray that claymation guy.

Ed Helms has more than one character?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: slipperyslope on February 27, 2010, 08:16:18 AM
Something else I hate:

This whole "let's pay a cable/satellite subscription so we can watch amateurs who don't know how to sing yet butcher songs other people wrote" fad. I'll never understand the American Idol fad. It seems like something you should be getting paid to watch, not the other way around.

Or, if you really are into memorized karaoke type stuff, go have some drinks and show off/have fun at a karaoke joint.

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Post by: buffcoat on February 27, 2010, 03:35:37 PM
Something else I hate:

This whole "let's pay a cable/satellite subscription so we can watch amateurs who don't know how to sing yet butcher songs other people wrote" fad. I'll never understand the American Idol fad. It seems like something you should be getting paid to watch, not the other way around.

Or, if you really are into memorized karaoke type stuff, go have some drinks and show off/have fun at a karaoke joint.



I get some enjoyment out of the early shows in each season, because it's endlessly fascinating to me that some people think they have talent when they don't.  It's a phenomenon.

I wouldn't voluntarily watch the later shows, though, because they are as you describe.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on February 27, 2010, 06:38:10 PM
I hate it when people say "visualize" when they mean "see."  (It came up during a curling match today, but it was the multiple occurrences of "visualize the vocal chords" in ER that first got my goat.)
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Post by: Christina on February 27, 2010, 07:01:33 PM
I am hearing "deep dive" and "back of envelope" a lot at Le Job lately.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on February 27, 2010, 07:04:03 PM
What's the ask?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on February 27, 2010, 08:34:59 PM
I hate it when people say "visualize" when they mean "see."  (It came up during a curling match today, but it was the multiple occurrences of "visualize the vocal chords" in ER that first got my goat.)


I hate the use of "shot clock differential" when they mean "the difference between the shot and game clocks."  It's technically correct, but it's way overused for the commonness of that term being used that way.
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Post by: waltkellysghost on February 27, 2010, 11:17:09 PM
I hate how hospitals and schools are filled with soda and junkfood machines. Here in Nashville, Vanderbilt hospital (consistently in the top 20 of hospitals in the U.S.) has a McDonalds in the lobby. A MCDONALDS??!! IN A HOSPITAL???!!?!!!

You can reward a successful open-heart surgery with a supersized big-mac value meal!

AAAARRRGGHHHH

Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: slipperyslope on February 28, 2010, 03:50:21 AM
Ok,
I just relistened to portions of this past week's show again.


*I HHHHHAAAATE* people who call Pizza "PIE". It's not a damn pie. A pie is a pie. A pizza is a pizza. A sandwich isn't a donut. It's a sandwich and a donut is a donut.



STOP CALLING PIZZA "PIE". DAMN.

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Post by: Sarah on February 28, 2010, 07:53:50 AM
Asterik and asteriks.
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Post by: fonpr on February 28, 2010, 09:14:11 AM
Ok,
I just relistened to portions of this past week's show again.


*I HHHHHAAAATE* people who call Pizza "PIE". It's not a damn pie. A pie is a pie. A pizza is a pizza. A sandwich isn't a donut. It's a sandwich and a donut is a donut.



STOP CALLING PIZZA "PIE". DAMN.


Pizza is a pie, pal.

Crust with fruit.

Relax.
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Post by: Steeley Chris on February 28, 2010, 09:18:06 AM
Asterik and asteriks.
(http://embedded.eecs.berkeley.edu/Alumni/mehrotra/images/asterix.jpg)

Asterix?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on February 28, 2010, 10:00:25 AM
you guys are just getting picky now.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on February 28, 2010, 10:40:38 AM
well, right at this moment I kind of hate everything... so at least I'M not being picky...
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on February 28, 2010, 01:57:07 PM
I hate how hospitals and schools are filled with soda and junkfood machines. Here in Nashville, Vanderbilt hospital (consistently in the top 20 of hospitals in the U.S.) has a McDonalds in the lobby. A MCDONALDS??!! IN A HOSPITAL???!!?!!!

You can reward a successful open-heart surgery with a supersized big-mac value meal!

AAAARRRGGHHHH



The fitness center near us has a Subway inside, which I suppose is not too horrible, although you might get the '$5 Footlong' song stuck in your head, and if a song is stuck in your head while you're on the treadmill, it's not going anywhere.
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Post by: NJL on February 28, 2010, 01:58:21 PM
Supposably.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on February 28, 2010, 05:57:42 PM
irregardless
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: emma on February 28, 2010, 06:08:37 PM
Intermixes.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: slipperyslope on February 28, 2010, 11:53:36 PM
Ok,
I just relistened to portions of this past week's show again.


*I HHHHHAAAATE* people who call Pizza "PIE". It's not a damn pie. A pie is a pie. A pizza is a pizza. A sandwich isn't a donut. It's a sandwich and a donut is a donut.



STOP CALLING PIZZA "PIE". DAMN.



Pizza is a pie, pal.

Crust with fruit.

Relax.


Nuuu! it's not!

I was once at a gig where they asked me if I wanted something to eat. "Want some pie? I'm going to get some pie". "No thanks", I replied. "Maybe after I eat some dinner." We went back and forth in this very confusing conversation. They came back with pizza for themselves, and some of what we ordered. I wanted pizza and had no idea that's what they were actually getting.

There are different varieties of pies, many of which are very mealish and not desserts at all. (Shepard's pie, for example). But these are almost always clarified by their full name being used during their reference.

But THAT was confusing and unneccesary. It's called pizza. I've never heard tell of pizza being called 'pie', except in old timey nursery rhyme type stuff where it was clarified as "pizza pie".


Is this some regional thing or something? The calling it pie?


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Post by: waltkellysghost on March 01, 2010, 06:10:26 AM

I was once at a gig where they asked me if I wanted something to eat. "Want some pie? I'm going to get some pie". "No thanks", I replied. "Maybe after I eat some dinner." We went back and forth in this very confusing conversation. They came back with pizza for themselves, and some of what we ordered. I wanted pizza and had no idea that's what they were actually getting.





If you order an orange soda in Artichoke, Nebraska, they'll bring you a live baby pig.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Dan B on March 01, 2010, 07:21:13 AM
Brian Regan.

(I'm not saying I hate Brian Regan. I'm saying the pie thing is as Brian Regan bit.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on March 01, 2010, 07:53:55 AM
I think "pizza" just means "pie" in Italian.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on March 01, 2010, 07:55:30 AM
Brian Regan.

(I'm not saying I hate Brian Regan. I'm saying the pie thing is as Brian Regan bit.)

And here I thought you were saying YOUR word for pizza...

I hate Monday.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: fonpr on March 01, 2010, 09:37:56 AM
This thread is making me hungry; I think I'll order a pizza pie with everything.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on March 01, 2010, 10:04:12 AM
I miss that fake Italian accent joke that was making the rounds in these parts a while back.
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Post by: fonpr on March 01, 2010, 10:57:25 AM
Atsa nice-a pie.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: dave from knoxville on March 01, 2010, 11:04:48 AM
I hate it when people say "visualize" when they mean "see."  (It came up during a curling match today, but it was the multiple occurrences of "visualize the vocal chords" in ER that first got my goat.)

Wait, if I can see your vocal chords, I am way to close to you. And if I can see mine, there's been some sort of horrible accident. And isn't it cords?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: buffcoat on March 01, 2010, 11:26:56 AM
I miss that fake Italian accent joke that was making the rounds in these parts a while back.

Are you sure it was "these" parts?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: ChrisRawk on March 01, 2010, 11:37:26 AM
The accent talk reminds me of something I hate...

When you and, say, your coworkers order some kind of ethnic food and there's the one guy who offensively talks in the accent of the food you ordered, thinking it's hilarious.  Like if you get Chinese he starts going "Rah I rikey the Chinese! Ching chong ding dong! Hahahah!".  It's moments like that that you realize that they don't make furniture light enough for throwing.   
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on March 01, 2010, 12:04:04 PM
Personal and the Pizzas are an outrageous minstrel show.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on March 01, 2010, 01:14:02 PM
It's moments like that that you realize that they don't make furniture light enough for throwing.   

Oh yes they do. You're just not angry enough...
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: ChrisRawk on March 01, 2010, 07:48:31 PM
It's moments like that that you realize that they don't make furniture light enough for throwing.   

Oh yes they do. You're just not angry enough...

How angry do I have to be to throw a desk?  And how long before Jack Magee and/or Thunderbolt Ross is on my trail?
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Post by: Dan B on March 01, 2010, 08:06:09 PM
Personal and the Pizzas are an outrageous minstrel show.
I got my RAW PIE cassette in the mail today.

(http://burgerrecords.webs.com/_PIZZA.png)
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 01, 2010, 09:06:58 PM
5. $5. $5 Footlooooooong.
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Post by: wood and iron on March 01, 2010, 10:08:06 PM
I currently hate the song "Knowing Me, Knowing You" because it's stuck in my head in an endless loop. However, not the ABBA version, but the version they created for the Alan Partridge show, so it's kind of jazzy and utter crap.

A-ha!
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Post by: Christina on March 01, 2010, 10:40:36 PM
I currently hate the song "Knowing Me, Knowing You" because it's stuck in my head in an endless loop. However, not the ABBA version, but the version they created for the Alan Partridge show, so it's kind of jazzy and utter crap.

A-ha!

That happens if you leave the DVD on at the menu screen.
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Post by: Pregnant Pause on March 02, 2010, 09:03:55 AM
I currently hate the song "Knowing Me, Knowing You" because it's stuck in my head in an endless loop. However, not the ABBA version, but the version they created for the Alan Partridge show, so it's kind of jazzy and utter crap.

A-ha!

That happens if you leave the DVD on at the menu screen.

God love Steve Coogan, but he puts together some of the most annoying DVD menus.

I hate that yogurt commerical with the woman at the dry cleaner explaining that she wants her pants let in, and not out.  "I was outside, now I'm in"  It's doubly bad because the same actress is another commercial, for I think, Target and it just brings back all the bad feelings.   
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Post by: Sarah on March 02, 2010, 10:23:22 AM
And isn't it cords?

Yes.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: yesno on March 02, 2010, 10:36:40 AM
I'm sitting in a plane right now and guy next to me is reading Rich Dad Poor Dad. Should I kill him?
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Post by: fonpr on March 02, 2010, 11:41:43 AM
I'm sitting in a plane right now and guy next to me is reading Rich Dad Poor Dad. Should I kill him?

Yes!

You're the lawyer; but I say "yes".
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: ChrisRawk on March 02, 2010, 06:59:12 PM
5. $5. $5 Footlooooooong.

Does the $5 Footlong theme sound like some oddball indie folk song to anyone else?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on March 02, 2010, 11:25:10 PM
I hate that yogurt commerical with the woman at the dry cleaner explaining that she wants her pants let in, and not out.  "I was outside, now I'm in"  It's doubly bad because the same actress is another commercial, for I think, Target and it just brings back all the bad feelings.  

I agree that that's a really annoying commercial, but that actress is actually really amazing.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 02, 2010, 11:39:05 PM
5. $5. $5 Footlooooooong.

Does the $5 Footlong theme sound like some oddball indie folk song to anyone else?

For reasons I can't recall once it was on TV and I said 'it's 'Air'', and my wife has mercilessly griefed me ever since about that mistake.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 02, 2010, 11:39:59 PM
I'm sitting in a plane right now and guy next to me is reading Rich Dad Poor Dad. Should I kill him?

Tell him 'here's a spoiler: you are, and always will be, Poor Dad.'
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: bakersfieldchimp on March 04, 2010, 03:05:35 PM
the Fleet Foxes.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: ChrisRawk on March 16, 2010, 05:25:47 PM
A couple new ones:

Kelly Ripa.  Especially when she does celebrity impressions.

My car repairs costing way too much.

My neighbor's awful jam band.

The show Scrubs.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on March 19, 2010, 11:32:17 AM
'Yeppers'
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Post by: JonFromMaplewood on March 19, 2010, 03:18:25 PM
'Yeppers'

Oof. I used to say that a long time ago and I now cringe when I think about it.  I also used to say "cool beans" and "hoss" back then. 

I want to build a time machine, go back to 1988 and slap my Walkman-toting, OP-Shorts-wearing self.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on March 19, 2010, 03:20:32 PM
And that reminds me.  OP Shorts from the 80's should go on this list.

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/36/91304612_2a9eb43ec8.jpg)
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 19, 2010, 08:06:18 PM
OP shirts, too. Who are we kidding?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: cutout on March 19, 2010, 10:15:47 PM
In 5th grade (1985) my older sister convinced me to buy pink animal-print bandanas from the Limited, dip them in Polo cologne and wear them on my wrists and thighs. I did this for exactly one dance party and no one thought it was unusual. They didn't say anything to my face anyway.  :-\
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on March 20, 2010, 08:16:00 AM
Wow, you had dance parties in the fifth grade? 

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Post by: cutout on March 20, 2010, 01:07:37 PM
My sister's friends did and we were allowed there. Don't remember dancing much except slow-dancing to We are the World.
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Post by: Martin on March 20, 2010, 01:41:14 PM
First dance party: 3rd grade. I was the DJ. (Cassettes.)
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on March 20, 2010, 06:54:56 PM
Whoa!  You young folk.  So fast!
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: slipperyslope on March 22, 2010, 03:32:02 AM
Annoying washroom habits of people:
-People who awkwardly explain their need to use the washroom.
-People who use the phrase "stink it up" in a civil setting, either referring to their unpleasant odors left behind or used in a plea to leave it in a suitable manner for them to make use of following yourself.
-People who don't flush. It's not just the unpleasantness of it all, but if you're at a someone's house, sometimes it takes so long before you can flush it again after flushing for the previous person that you're stuck with the choice of waiting it out when you're in a hurry or repeating the same offense.

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Post by: Pidgeon on March 22, 2010, 04:42:41 PM
"Kill your television"
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 22, 2010, 06:57:28 PM
Annoying washroom habits of people:
-People who awkwardly explain their need to use the washroom.
-People who use the phrase "stink it up" in a civil setting, either referring to their unpleasant odors left behind or used in a plea to leave it in a suitable manner for them to make use of following yourself.
-People who don't flush. It's not just the unpleasantness of it all, but if you're at a someone's house, sometimes it takes so long before you can flush it again after flushing for the previous person that you're stuck with the choice of waiting it out when you're in a hurry or repeating the same offense.



in the same vein of literal turlet talk, i can't even go pee in the restroom without someone walking in and immediately spraying the lysol. 

give me a break- i don't even LIKE asparagus.
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 22, 2010, 07:02:33 PM
Ooh, who died in here?
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Martin on March 22, 2010, 07:40:19 PM
People who don't properly tag mp3s.  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Andy on March 22, 2010, 09:14:44 PM
Annoying washroom habits of people:
-People who awkwardly explain their need to use the washroom.
-People who use the phrase "stink it up" in a civil setting, either referring to their unpleasant odors left behind or used in a plea to leave it in a suitable manner for them to make use of following yourself.
-People who don't flush. It's not just the unpleasantness of it all, but if you're at a someone's house, sometimes it takes so long before you can flush it again after flushing for the previous person that you're stuck with the choice of waiting it out when you're in a hurry or repeating the same offense.



in the same vein of literal turlet talk, i can't even go pee in the restroom without someone walking in and immediately spraying the lysol. 

give me a break- i don't even LIKE asparagus.
whatever you say, Stinkpee.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: slipperyslope on March 23, 2010, 04:53:26 AM
Annoying washroom habits of people:
-People who awkwardly explain their need to use the washroom.
-People who use the phrase "stink it up" in a civil setting, either referring to their unpleasant odors left behind or used in a plea to leave it in a suitable manner for them to make use of following yourself.
-People who don't flush. It's not just the unpleasantness of it all, but if you're at a someone's house, sometimes it takes so long before you can flush it again after flushing for the previous person that you're stuck with the choice of waiting it out when you're in a hurry or repeating the same offense.



in the same vein of literal turlet talk, i can't even go pee in the restroom without someone walking in and immediately spraying the lysol. 

give me a break- i don't even LIKE asparagus.


I *HAAATE* that.
It smells worse than 80% of the things that go on in there. And it's all chemicals that probably don't help anyone.
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: erika on March 23, 2010, 12:03:39 PM
Fuck it. I have no idea how to be anything but condescending when I'm sending the 5th email in a week on how to do something and you keep asking me "so what do you need from me to get this done?"

Why not refer to the list that is CONTAINED WITHIN THE EMAIL YOU JUST REPLIED TO? What more can I do? Engrave it in stone? Do you reset your brain every morning when you come into the office? If so, does it retain it's ability to help you read??? I don't ask that you remember how to DO the thing I explained 5 times, but you could at least read the fucking instructions.

*exhale*



Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: mostlymeat on March 23, 2010, 04:11:24 PM
Kelly Ripa.  Especially when she does celebrity impressions.

Disagree! K-Rip rules! Anything related to "Live! With Regis and Kathy" pretty much rules, but K-Rip is bright and beautiful and kinda reminds me of the sun.

My recent "I hates" include: iPhoning in public. And by "public" I mean anywhere near me. iPhones should only be used in private, when no one is around. Like in the bathroom. Also currently hating: my tax preparer!

Currently loving: Terre T's Alex Chilton tribute!

http://www.wfmu.org/flashplayer.php?version=2&show=35117&archive=59588

-Ajax



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Post by: Pidgeon on March 24, 2010, 12:11:24 AM
This ironic/retro sexism phenomenon
Title: Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
Post by: Sarah on March 24, 2010, 09:05:50 AM
Ironic?
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Post by: cutout on March 24, 2010, 10:26:07 AM
Logging into Facebook and seeing this -

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/4419/jefftz.png)
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Post by: Pidgeon on March 24, 2010, 12:22:56 PM
Ironic?

That's the defense, anyway.

Y'know, the whole "Get in the kitchen, woman" type of humor that's so popular at my college.
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Post by: Sarah on March 24, 2010, 12:28:19 PM
Oh, I know exactly what you mean.  My point was simply that the so-called irony barely and incompletely masks the heartfelt sincerity (and wishful thinking) behind much of that talk.
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Post by: Pidgeon on March 24, 2010, 12:34:01 PM
And I've seen that whole thing extended to minorities, child abuse, etc. It's like people are just now realizing that they can say anything they want to, to anybody, and get away with it because of how over-the-top and ridiculous it is.
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Post by: Stupornaut on March 24, 2010, 04:36:12 PM
And I've seen that whole thing extended to minorities, child abuse, etc. It's like people are just now realizing that they can say anything they want to, to anybody, and get away with it because of how over-the-top and ridiculous it is.

What makes it worse is when people try to pull that "I'm sayin' what everyone else just thinks!" bit, like they really believe (and are trying to convince their likeminded audience) that most people really are loathsome shitheads who only pretend to be respectful in their day to day lives.
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Post by: NJL on March 24, 2010, 07:03:00 PM
Blatant name dropping followed by "is dead".
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Post by: Senator Gothman (D-OR) on March 24, 2010, 11:33:41 PM
Cavities!
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Post by: slipperyslope on March 25, 2010, 12:15:47 AM
abuse of apostrophe's
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Post by: Mark in Helsinki on March 25, 2010, 11:26:33 AM
As'shole's who use "hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm???" on comment section's of web pages'.

*edit: As'teris'ks' added appropriately.
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Post by: Sarah on March 25, 2010, 12:25:07 PM
abuse of apostrophe's


N'ice.
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Post by: slipperyslope on March 27, 2010, 06:04:32 PM
As'shole's who use "hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm???" on comment section's of web pages'.

*edit: As'teris'ks' added appropriately.

Oh man. Don't get me started.


I'm going to add the abuse of question marks and ellipses to that, especially in the context of an IM conversation.

I can't count the times I just ignored someone and walked away because their response to a question on IM was "..." followed by silence. Or "????????"
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Post by: ChrisRawk on March 27, 2010, 06:34:38 PM
Ending sentences with ",no?". Like "That was a good movie, no?".  It reads and sounds pretentious.
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Post by: cutout on March 27, 2010, 08:08:47 PM
Blatant name dropping followed by "is dead".

Weird I hadn't heard that one. What's the context?
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Post by: dave from knoxville on March 28, 2010, 12:28:57 AM
abuse of apostrophe's


N'ice.

Na'Vi
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Post by: slipperyslope on March 28, 2010, 04:57:58 AM
Blatant name dropping followed by "is dead".

Weird I hadn't heard that one. What's the context?

I think it was a clever joke about all of the unfortunate celeb deaths in recent years.
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Post by: erika on March 28, 2010, 09:40:57 AM
Wait. What's the definition of "clever" again?
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Post by: NJL on March 28, 2010, 10:44:43 AM
Blatant name dropping followed by "is dead".

Weird I hadn't heard that one. What's the context?

I think it was a clever joke about all of the unfortunate celeb deaths in recent years.

I didn't mean that.  I think it started with Nietzsche's "God is Dead" and then became a phrase in itself.  I think Jonathan Goldstein wrote a book called "Lenny Bruce is Dead" but I don't consider that name dropping as most people would probably know who that is.  I was looking up something on former Sec. of State Hamilton Fish and noticed that someone had a band named 'Hamilton Fish is Dead'.  I suppose I was just reminded of other uses of that phrase that peeved me because they seemed pretentious or something.
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Post by: Chris L on March 29, 2010, 01:35:53 PM
Whenever political bloggers write that "[Some site] wins the morning" with some meaningless scoop about RNC expenditures, or finding embarassing photos of Michael Steele in his World Class Wreckin' Cru days.  Nobody wins, trust me.
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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 29, 2010, 09:20:09 PM
my paranoid boss who makes a point to watch me leave for the bathroom and undoubtedly times me while i'm away from desk.

it's starts out annoying, ends in 'fuck you'.
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Post by: Pidgeon on March 29, 2010, 09:28:54 PM
Being called "dude" or "man."

I think it may be subconsciously because so many calls on the radio that begin with those two words just end really badly for some reason.
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Post by: ChrisRawk on March 29, 2010, 11:01:47 PM
Being called "dude" or "man."

I think it may be subconsciously because so many calls on the radio that begin with those two words just end really badly for some reason.

"Dude" and "man" are rooted pretty firmly into my vernacular for some reason.  Always have been.  I also say "cool" a lot.  Go figure. 
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Post by: Mark in Helsinki on March 31, 2010, 07:23:56 AM
Flipping through cable last night, the new Tonight Show with Jay Leno was on... Had to stop for a moment to watch him pander to Karl Rove, who was his guest, promoting his new book.

The only thing in the slightest way non-ass-kissing by Leno was his admission at the end of the chat that "I haven't finished your book but I liked the part about your childhood."
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Post by: Reeleyes on March 31, 2010, 10:22:58 AM
I hate that my sunroof started leaking and I'm in Oregon during the rainy season.
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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 31, 2010, 10:32:40 AM
Being called "dude" or "man."

I think it may be subconsciously because so many calls on the radio that begin with those two words just end really badly for some reason.

"Dude" and "man" are rooted pretty firmly into my vernacular for some reason.  Always have been.  I also say "cool" a lot.  Go figure. 

i admit this very same thing.  although, i do apologize to people when i call them, "dude"; i believe they deserve it.
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Post by: Martin on March 31, 2010, 11:06:03 AM
This day is non-stop stuff I hate.
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 31, 2010, 07:05:05 PM
Being called "dude" or "man."

I think it may be subconsciously because so many calls on the radio that begin with those two words just end really badly for some reason.

For me it's being called 'buddy'. Makes my skin crawl.
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Post by: Pidgeon on March 31, 2010, 07:18:21 PM
Strangely enough, being called "son" by someone other than my father doesn't bother me in the slightest.

I think that's supposed to be the one most men don't like.
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Post by: Christina on March 31, 2010, 07:37:01 PM
Strangely enough, being called "son" by someone other than my father doesn't bother me in the slightest.


My brother likes to annoy me by calling me "Hoss" and "Peaches".
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Post by: slipperyslope on March 31, 2010, 10:19:50 PM
people who think all those really bad sitcoms with laugh tracks are funny.


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Post by: Mark in Helsinki on April 01, 2010, 03:34:33 AM
"You know it BROTHA!"

And all variations of "brother," except in the literal, actual sense.

Who started this nonsense?
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Post by: slipperyslope on April 01, 2010, 07:13:52 AM
"You know it BROTHA!"

And all variations of "brother," except in the literal, actual sense.

Who started this nonsense?

In movies and TV i've always seen monks and religious types use it as a nearly exclusive way of referring to one another. But I think the crappy casual usage you're talking about was made extra crappy for you by dumb North Americans. I wonder if it's roots are in that other stuff though or not...

I hate it too, but not NEARLY as much as I hate...
Hey BRAH!
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Post by: Andy on April 01, 2010, 07:58:01 AM
being called "boss".

Whatever you say, boss.

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Post by: Mark in Helsinki on April 01, 2010, 09:20:24 AM
"You know it BROTHA!"

And all variations of "brother," except in the literal, actual sense.

Who started this nonsense?

In movies and TV i've always seen monks and religious types use it as a nearly exclusive way of referring to one another. But I think the crappy casual usage you're talking about was made extra crappy for you by dumb North Americans. I wonder if it's roots are in that other stuff though or not...

I hate it too, but not NEARLY as much as I hate...
Hey BRAH!

I give Men of the Cloth some slack on this one, bro.
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Post by: kiemzi on April 01, 2010, 10:28:33 AM
i call people dude, buddy, champ, chief, boss, son, boss, buster, brutha, brother, bro, brah, pal, friend and guy all the time. also, dude-man-dude and dude-man-bro. and hoss and peaches.

so basically, you would all hate my guts.
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Post by: Andy on April 01, 2010, 11:54:19 AM
would or do?
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Post by: dave from knoxville on April 01, 2010, 01:15:27 PM
would or do?

This could be a regular segment on a comedy podcast. "Now it's time to play WOULD! OR! DO!".
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Post by: Pidgeon on April 01, 2010, 03:32:11 PM
The track listing for this new Robin Williams DVD:

1) What's Up DC?!? Chicago/Rio Olympics
2) Fires Weed and the Weather
3) Hybrids and Animals
4) Healthcare and Heart Surgery
5) Bush, Cheney, and the Obamas
6) Sarah Palin, the Clintons, and Jack
7) Arnold, the Economy and Alternative Fuels
8 ) Technology
9) Summer Olympics and Athletics, The
10) Drugs, Alcoholism and More Drugs.
11) Religion and Marriage
12) Intelligent Design
13) Porn
14) A Touching Tribute
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Post by: Matthew_S on April 02, 2010, 07:50:58 PM

Hate is too strong for this point, but the whole thing is so minor I can't create a new thread for it.

This just bugs me .

The expression "What the ... ? ", specifically when used in children's TV programming.

There is no young-child-appropriate end to that expression - WHY is it used SO often in kid shows?
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Post by: Stupornaut on April 02, 2010, 07:55:00 PM

Hate is too strong for this point, but the whole thing is so minor I can't create a new thread for it.

This just bugs me .

The expression "What the ... ? ", specifically when used in children's TV programming.

There is no young-child-appropriate end to that expression - WHY is it used SO often in kid shows?

"Heck"?
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Post by: Pidgeon on April 02, 2010, 09:54:29 PM
That comic strip, Non Sequitur.

Wry and cynical humor if alright every now and then, but this one just seems like it's patting itself on the back. It's worse than the guy from Top Gear.
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Post by: slipperyslope on April 03, 2010, 08:16:06 AM

Hate is too strong for this point, but the whole thing is so minor I can't create a new thread for it.

This just bugs me .

The expression "What the ... ? ", specifically when used in children's TV programming.

There is no young-child-appropriate end to that expression - WHY is it used SO often in kid shows?

Because the fact that "shit", "hell", "damn", "bitch" that are common in afterschool cartoons now are fine? :)
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Post by: cutout on April 03, 2010, 05:09:29 PM
Tumblr art photos/captions -

http://pseudomeaningful.tumblr.com/
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Post by: emma on April 04, 2010, 10:11:01 AM
After looking at it for 15 seconds: I think the guy who runs that blog is more hateable than any of the stuff he's making fun of.
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Post by: Martin on April 04, 2010, 10:51:56 AM
I agree with that.
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Post by: Sarah on April 04, 2010, 11:24:24 AM
Anyone who hates people who call others "brother" a lot must really loathe Jamie Oliver.  Especially when he's talking to teenagers.
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Post by: cutout on April 04, 2010, 12:44:27 PM
After looking at it for 15 seconds: I think the guy who runs that blog is more hateable than any of the stuff he's making fun of.

Funny my original post was going to be "Tumblr art photos/captions + people who write about them". Maybe good to step away from Tumblr/the internet altogether.
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on April 04, 2010, 03:25:05 PM
Anyone who hates people who call others "brother" a lot must really loathe Jamie Oliver.  Especially when he's talking to teenagers.

That Scottish clown on LOST calls everybody 'Brother', too.
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Post by: Sarah on April 04, 2010, 03:39:09 PM
Yes, but he's just reading lines.  Jamie Oliver (whom I like, by the way) seems to use it compulsively to sound young and hep.  But then he also seems to think that calling middle-aged women "girls" makes them happy.
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Post by: Andy on April 04, 2010, 04:14:21 PM
Whom.
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Post by: buffcoat on April 04, 2010, 05:20:11 PM
But then he also seems to think that calling middle-aged women "girls" makes them happy.


He's not entirely wrong about this, Lubec.  You are sui generis and a member of a rare breed beyond even that.
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Post by: Pidgeon on April 04, 2010, 06:39:23 PM
After looking at it for 15 seconds: I think the guy who runs that blog is more hateable than any of the stuff he's making fun of.

Funny my original post was going to be "Tumblr art photos/captions + people who write about them". Maybe good to step away from Tumblr/the internet altogether.

I think that guy just made those pics himself just to have something to whine about.
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Post by: Sarah on April 05, 2010, 07:31:27 AM
But then he also seems to think that calling middle-aged women "girls" makes them happy.


He's not entirely wrong about this, Lubec. 

I don't know.  I think he's too young to get away with it.  It comes off as condescending and disrespectful, and I think the cafeteria workers in the West Virginia grammar school where I've been hearing him do it resent him for it. 

Thanks for the other, by the way.

And, Andy (whom I respect and admire [naturally])?  Go to hell, boy.
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Post by: buffcoat on April 05, 2010, 11:46:51 AM
I sort of know who Jamie Oliver is, but for the purposes of this thread I've been steadfastly and stubbornly thinking of Jamie Kennedy.



Don't be hatin'.
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Post by: Bryan on April 05, 2010, 01:11:40 PM
Yes, but he's just reading lines.  Jamie Oliver (whom I like, by the way) seems to use it compulsively to sound young and hep.  But then he also seems to think that calling middle-aged women "girls" makes them happy.

Yeah, in Jamie's American Road Trip it was actually more like "bruvva," which is obviously even worse. The guy seems to cycle through these weird verbal tics - "pukka," for example. When he was making Jamie at Home he used the word "literally" about 50 times each episode.

Overall, I'm enjoying the show, though. I love the guy, even if he does have some annoying mannerisms.
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Post by: Sarah on April 05, 2010, 01:23:35 PM
Oh, he's a sweetie and his heart is in the right place.  I forgive him a great deal. 

And "pukka" was hilarious.
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Post by: Pidgeon on April 05, 2010, 01:35:02 PM
I've only ever known him from when Anthony Bourdain zings him.
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Post by: Martin on April 05, 2010, 02:10:19 PM
I'll take a Jaime Oliver over an Anthony Bourdain six out of seven days in the week.
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Post by: Pidgeon on April 05, 2010, 02:22:41 PM
Ah come on, I love Tony.

I do remember that Sweden episode where he basically just shat all over the country in general (not to mention ABBA!).
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Post by: Martin on April 05, 2010, 02:52:15 PM
I don't mind Bourdain*. And I don't have any problem with his assessment of Swedish food. Opinions.



*) I do have a problem with his machismo and his ridiculous notion that everybody who works with food is some kind of (cool) psycho
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Post by: Mark in Helsinki on April 05, 2010, 03:34:44 PM
I don't understand the notion that Tony Bourdain is regarded as some sort of arbiter of taste and the only time he isn't sucking on a Marlboro Red is when he is gulping foie gras or something made of pig.

He could make a nice paté out of lispy, irritating, Jamie, though.

At least Tony doesn't have two thousand lines of cookware bearing his name out there. Jamie's brand is a bit over-saturated, at least here in the Northern Europes.
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Post by: Martin on April 05, 2010, 03:40:52 PM
That is true, Mark. But looking beyond the pots and pans, he actually makes decent cookbooks - his book on Italian cuisine is very good indeed.
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Post by: Andy on April 05, 2010, 05:13:37 PM
Bourdain tries too hard.

I fucking hate my job today.
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Post by: Pidgeon on April 05, 2010, 07:57:40 PM
"pooh-poohed"
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Post by: kiemzi on April 05, 2010, 09:21:13 PM
i'd take Bourdain* over Andrew Zimmern any day. that dude acts like he deserves a major award for trying food from other lands. then he's usually rude to his hosts about it since they're serving him "bizarre foods". get over yourself, dude.

*full disclosure, i'm a Bourdain fan and think the fries at Les Halles are super-great.
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Post by: ChrisRawk on April 05, 2010, 09:34:38 PM
The track listing for this new Robin Williams DVD:

1) What's Up DC?!? Chicago/Rio Olympics
2) Fires Weed and the Weather
3) Hybrids and Animals
4) Healthcare and Heart Surgery
5) Bush, Cheney, and the Obamas
6) Sarah Palin, the Clintons, and Jack
7) Arnold, the Economy and Alternative Fuels
8 ) Technology
9) Summer Olympics and Athletics, The
10) Drugs, Alcoholism and More Drugs.
11) Religion and Marriage
12) Intelligent Design
13) Porn
14) A Touching Tribute

I saw clips of his new special.  The track listing seems to b