Things That Annoy Me, But Shouldn't

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Earp, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Hammer

    Hammer Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2018
    Messages:
    1,239
    Likes Received:
    2,687
    Location:
    UK
    That's just ridiculous. She's too busy cleaning the yacht.
     
    Some Guy and matwoolf like this.
  2. OurJud

    OurJud Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    6,592
    Likes Received:
    6,563
    Location:
    England
    Don't weep. I see it as my inability to match your wonderfully creative genius.
     
    Some Guy likes this.
  3. Wreybies

    Wreybies Thrice Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,502
    Likes Received:
    20,020
    Location:
    El Tembloroso Caribe
    The fact that it's now 2:30 pm and it was 10:30 am not 10 min ago. :wtf:
     
  4. OurJud

    OurJud Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    6,592
    Likes Received:
    6,563
    Location:
    England
    "Time is an abstract concept."
    ~ Mike (The Young Ones)
     
  5. Wreybies

    Wreybies Thrice Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,502
    Likes Received:
    20,020
    Location:
    El Tembloroso Caribe
    Growing more abstract by the flipping day. :confuzled:
     
  6. Hammer

    Hammer Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2018
    Messages:
    1,239
    Likes Received:
    2,687
    Location:
    UK
    Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

    Ford Prefect, HGTTG
     
  7. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    10,794
    Likes Received:
    9,943
    Location:
    Near Sedro Woolley, Washington
    Someone on a previous page mentioned Star Trek.

    It annoys me that, in Star Trek, often the fate of the galaxy comes down to a fist fight between Kirk and the main bad guy. WTF? And why is it always a close match? Why are there no main bad guys who are twenty-foot-tall fifteen-ton alien tentacle monsters who could rip Kirk to pieces in a second without even pausing to think?
     
  8. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin We may just go where no-one's been.... Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Messages:
    6,185
    Likes Received:
    12,190
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Because they had no CGI in the 60s and needed actors to fit into the alien/monster suits.
     
  9. The Dapper Hooligan

    The Dapper Hooligan (V) ( ;,,;) (v) Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2017
    Messages:
    5,908
    Likes Received:
    10,640
    Location:
    The great white north.
    If they could do it in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, they could have done it in Star Trek.
     
  10. Some Guy

    Some Guy Manguage Langler Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 2, 2018
    Messages:
    6,539
    Likes Received:
    9,834
    Location:
    The kingdom of scrambled portmanteaus
    A handful of feathers feels creepy and cringy and makes my kin scrawl. :eek:
     
  11. OurJud

    OurJud Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    6,592
    Likes Received:
    6,563
    Location:
    England
    DIY products like adhesives, fillers etc, that come in squeeze tubes which when opened turn out to be made up of about 50% air.
     
  12. matwoolf

    matwoolf Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    Messages:
    6,804
    Likes Received:
    10,115
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Mouthful of feathers? Like when you find a pigeon
     
    Some Guy and Cave Troll like this.
  13. Some Guy

    Some Guy Manguage Langler Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 2, 2018
    Messages:
    6,539
    Likes Received:
    9,834
    Location:
    The kingdom of scrambled portmanteaus
    In the Tofurkidgeon?
     
    Dogberry's Watch and Cave Troll like this.
  14. OurJud

    OurJud Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    6,592
    Likes Received:
    6,563
    Location:
    England
    Boney M.
     
  15. Martin Beerbom

    Martin Beerbom Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2016
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    431
    Before a show was/is sold to us peasants, it needs to be sold to executives of production companies and networks. And those executives LIKED the fist fights. I recall the memo after the first pilot (with Jeffrey Hunter as Capt. Pike, re-edited into the two-part "The Menagerie") was rejected, but they still financed a second one. I forgot the exact wording, but they specifically mentioned to keep the styrofoam rocks, and requested more fist fights.

    The, to me, most annoying example is the otherwise excellent "Spectre of the Gun" (where they re-live the shoot-out at the OK corral in an obviously simulated Tombstone.) I mean, they realize it's all simulated, the bullets are simulated, and the bullets fly and do not hurt them. It's over! The threat is gone. The End. But no, Kirk still has to knock out the simulated Wyatt Earp!
     
  16. Naomasa298

    Naomasa298 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2019
    Messages:
    2,005
    Likes Received:
    2,257
    Location:
    The White Rose county, UK
    That "Do you accept cookies" pop up is REALLY starting to get on nerves now.
     
  17. Aaron Smith

    Aaron Smith Banned Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2013
    Messages:
    1,536
    Likes Received:
    1,638
    At this point I'd be ok with them putting cameras up in my homes to spy on me. Do you think I give a shit just let me access this brownie recipe already.
     
  18. Hammer

    Hammer Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2018
    Messages:
    1,239
    Likes Received:
    2,687
    Location:
    UK
    Amen to that.

    There are add-ons you can get which simply accept everything, but I haven't found one that says no, feck off...

    (I expect the developers of the "no, feck off" ones get taken out by Google :eek: )
     
  19. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin We may just go where no-one's been.... Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Messages:
    6,185
    Likes Received:
    12,190
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    I had 32 voicemail messages at work when I went in to check on the building yesterday. Probably 28 of them were from robo-dialers, but the other 4 or so were from humans looking to book reservations. I kind of wanted to call them back and be like, hey, are you aware that there isn't a restaurant open within like 500 miles at the moment? That everything from Baltimore to Boston is shut the fuck down? That nobody is booking a table anywhere except Hell until probably May? That if you're not worried about congregating in large groups, please continue to do so, get sick, and die before you can breed.

    Every time I think stupidity has hit the bottom they seem to find another sub-level.
     
  20. Earp

    Earp Copy That Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    2,024
    Likes Received:
    4,689
    Location:
    Raccoon City
    I think we'd be surprised by the number of people who haven't heard of the Corona virus. I often wonder exactly what these people think about.
     
  21. matwoolf

    matwoolf Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    Messages:
    6,804
    Likes Received:
    10,115
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Everybody gets a lot, or some pleasure, from the TV reports, the...

    'On March 15th I flew to the exclusive yoga teaching recluse - and yes, here in Daphram-Yupesh - and yes, absolutely there was no indication from anybody, and what is the British government going to do about me, leaving me here with these pipple...!'

    'They're going to eat you!'

    'HA ha Ha!!'

    'Poor woman...better send a big helicopter/jumbo/Bear Mears...'
     
  22. Naomasa298

    Naomasa298 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2019
    Messages:
    2,005
    Likes Received:
    2,257
    Location:
    The White Rose county, UK
    Beware the Ides of March.
     
    Homer Potvin likes this.
  23. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin We may just go where no-one's been.... Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Messages:
    6,185
    Likes Received:
    12,190
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    No shit. That was the last day Rhode Island restaurants were open. Didn't even think of that. Fuck you, Shakespeare!
     
  24. OurJud

    OurJud Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    6,592
    Likes Received:
    6,563
    Location:
    England
    What makes me laugh is the ones that pre-empt it with 'We value your privacy' but then lock you out if you refuse to accept the cookies. Basically what these are saying is "We value your privacy, but in truth we'd rather not, so please click this button which says 'accept' so that we're no longer legally obliged to (value your privacy)."
     
  25. Hammer

    Hammer Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2018
    Messages:
    1,239
    Likes Received:
    2,687
    Location:
    UK
    What they mean is "we have put a value on your privacy... and we want to sell it" :evilsmile:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice