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smackmac
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Originally posted by Udonny Mouse:
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Originally posted by smackmac:
Negative political ads.

How hard is it to just say "I'm Joe Blow. I want to be a US Senator. Here's all the good things I've done. Here's all the good things I plan to do. Please vote for me. Thank you." Why must they always say "My opponent voted for every tax increase and pay raise for his fat cat cronies and he picks his nose and wipes it on the underside of the desks of school children?"

Do the negative ads really sway that many people?

They sway me. They make me want to vote for whatever candidate isn't using them.

Nonny

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Originally posted by Starla:
I get annoyed by people who talk about how natural remedies are so much better than pharmaceuticals because the drug companies conspire to make their studies reflect well for the drugs. As if the makers of natural remedies don't do the same thing!

My mother-in-law is the worst about this. She used to be a nurse, she should know better. She claims drug companies cannot be trusted, but then talks about how the $40 a bottle Mangosteen juice was proven by studies to be the cure for everything. Right, the makers of that stuff have no ulterior motives at all. [Roll Eyes]

All natural doesn't mean it is safe either. She wants to give my kids all kinds of junk but when I object she says it's harmless. I have told her more than once that if all this stuff is as powerful as claimed then it should be treated as any other drug and taken with caution only after knowing as much about possible side effects as possible. I have even shown her studies about herbal interactions, liver damage from vitamin over dose, etc but obviously I'm just being fooled by Big Pharma and the people hosting workshops at their stores about how their $80 bottles of wonder herbs will cure the world have nothing but altruism in mind.

Argh ARGH! I HATE that! I always remember one girl in one of classes at University (focussing on Critical Thinking, of all things)...we were talking before class one day, and she insited that medicine was teh ebil because companies like profit, and science couldn't be trusted because sometimes it's wrong. I argued that sellers of herbal remedies a) also make money and b) can sell you whatever crap they want with no evidence. I also said that because science is a method of testing to accumulate data, science could not be blamed when people draw faulty conclusions. I also mentioned that without scientific study of some sort, any information gathered would essentially be random guesses and unmitigated bullplop. She responded with the typical "nature good, capitalism bad" arguement so common at my pseudohippie-infested school. I couldn't even continue.
(Don't get me wrong, I liked the school but the crazed leftist-econut-sociolists really bugged me.)
And please don't think I hate the environment or am some sort of rabid conservative. I'm not against the ideas, I'm just against people being stupid about them.

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Okay I fully admit this is a weird one...

When on a movie poster or DVD cover or whatever when the actor's names aren't in the same order as the way the actors are positioned on the image on the poster/cover. I've heard that sometimes if two big stars get into an argument over who gets top billing they will do this as a compromise but it just seems weird to me to see "The Great Submarine Robbery Staring John Doe and Bob Smith" but where Bob is on the right and John is on the left.

Example:

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Heh, I know what you mean, Joe. A friend of mine was very confused by the Bones opening credits, in which actors names were not shown with their respective images. He was firmly convinced that David Boreanez had changed his name.

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People who order too much food in the drive-through. There's no reason that should bother me; of course you're entitled to use the drive through no matter what you're ordering. But when I'm stuck behind the dude who is in charge of ordering for his 12 person office ... well ... I'm wishing I could back out and go inside.

I went to visit my husband for lunch the other day and two cars in front of me was two guys doing just that. I was stuck in the drive-through line for 20 minutes! Finally, FINALLY, they figured out their order and drove away ... only they didn't. They pulled forward 15 feet and stopped - blocking the exit and the 7 cars behind them. The car in front of me got his food; I could not pull up far enough. The cashier leaned out the window and told us all to honk.

We honked, but the dude didn't move. Finally, I leaned out my window and yelled "Move your a**, Yuppie-boy!" He moved.

Miss Manners disapproves, but dang it was satisfying! [lol]

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//total hijack//

I really think the UK style horizental movie posters look cooler then the US style vertical ones.

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quote:
Originally posted by evilrabbit:
Heh, I know what you mean, Joe. A friend of mine was very confused by the Bones opening credits, in which actors names were not shown with their respective images. He was firmly convinced that David Boreanez had changed his name.

I agree with you 100%. I shouldn't have had to go to IMDb to determine that Dr. Cameron from House
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In the Sabrina The Teenage Witch opening credits ( [Embarrassed] ), the names of the minor cast members are given as Sabrina transforms into a variety of outfits, and the changes seem to synchronise with the names. So I had some idea that Beth Broderick et al played some characters in bizarre outifts that never seemed to appear in the episodes I caught. [fish]
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Rolly eyes emoticons. It shouldn't bother me, but seriously, no one likes to have eyes rolled at them in real life, so why do we find it acceptable to use the emoticon in any and all situations on a message board?

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F minor
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I agree with that one actually. On another board I visit, the rolly eyes emoticon is considered one of the most unpleasant things you can post in response to something. There have been so many overreactions because of it.
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When I get police reports at work stating someone was found with "marihuana." What the hell is "marihuana?" I've never heard of such a substance. I don't even have a judicial charge for it. I suppose I could charge him with "Possession of marijuana," but if it was a bag of "marihuana" he was caught with, I guess I can't charge him with anything!
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Inverted commas. Like when someone doesn't like a song and writes 'what an absolutely awful "song"'. Ooh, way to subtley suggest that it isn't a song at all, but something else somehow. Maybe a melodic juxtaposition of notes sung over a musical backing.

It's funny when it backfires though. Someone on a Teletext letters-'n'-emails page said "I hate that the charts are full of dance and hip-hop "rubbish"'. Yeah, that wasn't quite what you meant, was it?

My professors called those scarequotes. And yes, they are annoying when over/improperly used.
Depends on your definition of "improper." A good pCm is never without a fully-stocked supply of scarequotes for the homosexual population.

As I'm sure you're all aware, that drives me absolutely up the wall. Yes, you NFBSKer, gay. As in, a man who likes men. Putting "gay" in quotes doesn't make him any more heterosexual, your moron.

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quote:
Originally posted by Amigone201:
When I get police reports at work stating someone was found with "marihuana." What the hell is "marihuana?"

It's a valid spelling.

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quote:
Originally posted by Midgard_Dragon:
Rolly eyes emoticons. It shouldn't bother me, but seriously, no one likes to have eyes rolled at them in real life, so why do we find it acceptable to use the emoticon in any and all situations on a message board?

[Roll Eyes]

( [Big Grin] )

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I thought the rolly eyes emoticon were to represent sarcasm.

So uynless your sarcasm was directed at someone, then rolling your eyes wouldn't be directed at someone.

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Originally posted by DaGuyWitBluGlasses:
I thought the rolly eyes emoticon were to represent sarcasm.

So uynless your sarcasm was directed at someone, then rolling your eyes wouldn't be directed at someone.

It's also used fairly frequently to denote "Whatever."

I admit, I use them quite frequently when quoting Bush. And it's not because Bush is being sarcastic.

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quote:
Originally posted by F minor:
I agree with that one actually. On another board I visit, the rolly eyes emoticon is considered one of the most unpleasant things you can post in response to something. There have been so many overreactions because of it.

I frequently visit another message board where 50% of the posters are from foreign countries, and 25% of the remaining Americans do not communicate well in English. The rolly eyes emoticon, and others, seem to get randomly used for decorative purposes only. I was quite offended when a foreign forum member wrote a "compliment" to me and then followed it with the eye-rolling smilie. Only in later postings did I understand that his compliment was sincere. To me, this: [Roll Eyes] represents sarcasm or an exasperated "Whatever".

People are really good on the ULMB about not overusing smilies. I get very frustrated on the other message board I visit because it is sometimes impossible to actually have a meaningful communication with 75% of the people there. I really only stick around because it's the only active message board for that subject, and the 25% who are literate are also very knowledgable.

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It annoys me when people get cutesie with their children's names: rhyming names, alliteration, themes, using the parents' initials over and over, combining the parents' names (Jamie + Lynn + Jamielynn)*. None of my business, and it shouldn't bother me, but it does.

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combining the parents' names
Ha. My parents middle names were Lee and Ann. My sisters middle name is Leeann, my middle name is Allen. They were so creative. [Big Grin]

Just thought I'd...uh...annoy up your day. [Razz]

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The way people dress. I don't mean everyone should dress the way I do, but it's obvious some people *REALLY* don't give a NFBSK how they look.

I really don't care what other people wear, but I think when you go out in public, you should at least look, well...decent.

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People who wear clothes that don't fit them, specifically, clothes that are too small. I don't care how long you think you've worn the same size, or how much your self-esteem is tied up in that number, buy the size that fits. You'll be more comfortable, and so will the rest of us.

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I hate it when you're trying to eavesdrop on a juicy conversation on the train, when another group of louder passengers start talking too and obliges you to eavesdrop on their much more humdrum conversation instead.

This shouldn't annoy me because I really shouldn't be eavesdropping at all, but it sure is annoying.

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Oh God don't get me started on names. I could spend hours ranting about dumb shit people do with their names.

- People who have odd spellings of common names and act pretentious about it when you spell it the normal way. Oh I'm sorry I wasn't aware that you somehow managed to spell "Sally" with no S, a Q, a glottal stop, and three Xs. Well excuse the ever living f*ck out of me. If 99.99% of the population spells a name one way, people are going to assume its spelled that way. Don't cop an attitude about it.

- Hyphenated last names. Ladies keep your own name. Or take your husband's. I don't care. Just pick one. And I think I know where this stems from. On my first ship in the Navy there was a girl on the boat named Jackson. She married a man who's last name also happened to be Jackson. Anyone see where I'm going with this? She actually changed her last name to Jackson-Jackson. Had it printed on her uniform and on her name tags. Would get pissed if you just called her Jackson. So basically in any conversation with her, you involuntarly developed a stutter.

- Seconding the people who's children's names either rhyme or all start with the same letter.

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Clothing for pre-teens and very young teens with words across the butt. I find them icky to begin with, but to see a 12 year old walking around with "Babealicious" (or however it's spelled) on her behind is just gross and indecent.

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*The hairs growing out of my BF's nostrils. I don't think he'd be offended if I mention that they look BAD but for some reason I haven't mentioned it yet. It's not like anyone can see them standing a normal distance, but my eyes are drawn to them because of our height difference and I just want to clip them.

*Seeing a woman in a lot-cut top displaying very visible stretch marks. In the morning. Working behind the counter at the drug store. Look, I won't show you mine if you don't show me yours. Wear a lab coat or something.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lainie:
It annoys me when people get cutesie with their children's names: rhyming names, alliteration, themes, using the parents' initials over and over, combining the parents' names (Jamie + Lynn + Jamielynn)*. None of my business, and it shouldn't bother me, but it does.

This has been a pet peeve of mine since I was a child. And one day, while telling my husband I hated this, we realized we had done it to our pets accidentally. Hubby's name starts with C, mine with K. Our boy dog and cat both have C names and our girl dog has a K name. Without ever intending to do this! So all C and K names were instantly banned for our kids, which actually made life a bit difficult.
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Trash-talking parents at kids' games. I shouldn't let it get to me because it's partly psychological warfare, I should be a better adult than they, and so on. Still, it bugs the hell out of me! Set a good example for your kids. Don't make snide comments as you pass the other team's seating section. Don't sit in the other team's section and boo them. Use that energy to cheer for your own team.

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Sleep bothers me. Not the act of sleeping but the fact that I am biologically required to spend between 1/3 and 1/4 of my entire life doing nothing.

If I live to an average age I will have spent between 18 and 25 years in a daily mild coma.

I mean I've studied evolutionary biology and it makes perfect sense, just seems like such a waste.

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quote:
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Originally posted by Udonny Mouse:
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Negative political ads.

How hard is it to just say "I'm Joe Blow. I want to be a US Senator. Here's all the good things I've done. Here's all the good things I plan to do. Please vote for me. Thank you." Why must they always say "My opponent voted for every tax increase and pay raise for his fat cat cronies and he picks his nose and wipes it on the underside of the desks of school children?"

Do the negative ads really sway that many people?

They sway me. They make me want to vote for whatever candidate isn't using them.

Nonny

You and me both, Nonny.
Am I also the only one that finds is terribly sad and ironic when a candidate runs an attack attacking the other candidate for running attack ads?

Shouldn't we be voted for people, not voting against other people?

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Annoying things. Recumbant bicycles and their riders. I don't know why. It may have to do with the self-satisfied smirk of the latter. And the fact that they are usually of a phenotype that I find particularly unattractive.

Yes, it's irrational.

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Am I also the only one that finds is terribly sad and ironic when a candidate runs an attack attacking the other candidate for running attack ads?

Shouldn't we be voted for people, not voting against other people?

I put up my OP because of one candidate who had nothing but attack ads. I thought the other candidate had better morals, but today, his radio ad attacked the first guys attack ads! So totally ridiculous. Neither one of them deserve my vote now.

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This is an odd one.

I get annoyed at the fact that I get relatively pissed when I read people spouting out things that is not simply a case of having different opinions, but a case of being absolutely wrong.

It's not so them as it is with me. You'd think after everything I read I wouldn't get as riled up about things like but I still do, and will probably continue to do so. I know no matter what I or anyone else says, they'll still continue on with their ways, and I should be able to live with that but I still get pissed nonetheless.

Also, I do hate the rolling eyes emoticon.

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Originally posted by TurquoiseGirl:
Annoying things. Recumbant bicycles and their riders. I don't know why. It may have to do with the self-satisfied smirk of the latter. And the fact that they are usually of a phenotype that I find particularly unattractive.

Yes, it's irrational.

I've seen some tandem recumbent bikes around here. The riders' contented togetherness probably gives them one more thing to smirk about. [Wink]

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Clothing for pre-teens and very young teens with words across the butt. I find them icky to begin with, but to see a 12 year old walking around with "Babealicious" (or however it's spelled) on her behind is just gross and indecent.

I disagree with you on one point:

This isn't something you "shouldn't" be annoyed about. We all SHOULD be. All the sexualizing of our young girls... thank goodness my 13yo is extremely modest or I would go insane clothes shopping for her. No way in HELL is my young daughter wearing something with a word spelled across the ass or something like "sexy diva" across her boobs ('cause damnit she has those now, sigh.) Satin bra and panty sets for pre-teens? THONGS?? Hell I saw satin camisole style nighties in the girls' section.

Ok, ok, I'm done now.

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Originally posted by smackmac:
Clothing for pre-teens and very young teens with words across the butt. I find them icky to begin with, but to see a 12 year old walking around with "Babealicious" (or however it's spelled) on her behind is just gross and indecent.

I disagree with you on one point:

This isn't something you "shouldn't" be annoyed about. We all SHOULD be. All the sexualizing of our young girls... thank goodness my 13yo is extremely modest or I would go insane clothes shopping for her. No way in HELL is my young daughter wearing something with a word spelled across the ass or something like "sexy diva" across her boobs ('cause damnit she has those now, sigh.) Satin bra and panty sets for pre-teens? THONGS?? Hell I saw satin camisole style nighties in the girls' section.

Ok, ok, I'm done now.

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Which is why I'm sooooooooo glad I have boys!! [Big Grin]

I probably should have stated that better. The clothes themselves for older teens and young adults are what irritates me and shouldn't. I find them icky. The whole idea of girl's clothes now just makes me cringe. When I see some of the things my 12 year old niece wears, I just want to slap her mother upside the head and say "What the NFBSK were you thinking?" I buy her clothes, it's jeans and t-shirts, and none with any suggestive words, either.

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