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Title: Pet Peeves
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on June 03, 2008, 01:13:26 PM
Pet Peeves, Whose Got'em?  What are they?

Mine:  Staples, more precisely I hate people who waste staples.  Seeing people waste a staple is like nails on a chalk board.  Kills me.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on June 03, 2008, 02:02:43 PM
When people feed wild animals at national parks and places like that, or people who don't clean up after themselves when they are camping, which can also result in wild animals feeding on human food. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on June 03, 2008, 02:04:19 PM
People who walk 5 abreast in malls and sidewalks and such. Is this a parade route or something? Get out of my way!



Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: secondcitywolverine on June 03, 2008, 02:19:44 PM
When there is no one in the back of the bus and everyone stands and crowds at the front. Is the bus driver telling cool stories or something?!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: m_rturnage on June 03, 2008, 02:21:11 PM
People who walk 5 abreast in malls and sidewalks and such. Is this a parade route or something? Get out of my way!

For me it is the same for people on multiple-lane roads who just line up side by side and maintain a constant speed, especially when it is just a two-lane road with signs saying that the left lane is for passing only.

I also hate people who cruise along in my blind spot, especially when I start varying my speed to get them out of my blind spot and they match the speed change.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: winrit on June 03, 2008, 04:43:28 PM
I hate when people block the intersection at a stop light. I especially hate it when I stop, so I don't block the intersection, and then people honk at me for not blocking the intersection.

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on June 03, 2008, 05:01:37 PM
I hate sunshowers and when people say they're sorry and the last drops of Coke at the bottom of the can.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: saltine on June 03, 2008, 05:04:00 PM
I hate everyone else on the plane except me and John.  I hate John too when he uses my armrest.  I am not a happy traveler.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: duder on June 03, 2008, 06:50:30 PM
I hate when people block the intersection at a stop light. I especially hate it when I stop, so I don't block the intersection, and then people honk at me for not blocking the intersection.

Yes! So annoying!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on June 04, 2008, 12:17:36 PM
When I walk by the local welfare office and see people in line smoking. Or worse, they ask me for a smoke. Just thinking about it gets me all riled up!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 04, 2008, 01:20:40 PM
crocs
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on June 04, 2008, 02:47:50 PM
crocs

haha. You win.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: secondcitywolverine on June 04, 2008, 06:42:02 PM
This (http://www.kottke.org/08/06/tbs-and-their-annoying-interstitial-commericials) is pretty annoying
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on June 04, 2008, 07:42:11 PM
Black people.







Just a joke, folks. I just hate people in general. ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on June 16, 2008, 09:31:35 AM
When crowds clap out of time with the music. Quit ruining the concert/live recording you rhythmically retarded rabble!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: m_rturnage on June 16, 2008, 09:57:46 AM
When crowds clap out of time with the music. Quit ruining the concert/live recording you rhythmically retarded rabble!

People who sing along at concerts - especially if they are drunk and off key. I'm also peeved at bands who encourage this by refusing to sing the chorus or the second verse or whatever.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on June 16, 2008, 10:02:34 AM
People who sit right beside you on an empty bus or in an empty theatre.  At least give me my man space in the theatre, but why not take an entire row?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on June 16, 2008, 11:31:56 AM
people who don't pick up their dog's shit. 
really, generally people who don't respect The Commons. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on June 23, 2008, 12:26:16 AM
Drunk people who ruin bootlegs.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 23, 2008, 12:35:53 AM
Drunk people who ruin bootlegs.

pixote

I'm sorry.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on June 23, 2008, 12:39:13 AM
Ha, even before seeing your post, I was headed to this thread to differentiate between the above drunks who ruin bootlegs — angry drunks, usually — and the drunks who make bootlegs awesome.  The people on stage, like those in the crowd, can fall into either of those two categories.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 23, 2008, 01:04:39 AM
I'm not angry - I just sing along (loudly & off key).  I also tend to flail should the spirit strike so beware yr recording equipment. ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: crumpet on June 26, 2008, 05:46:42 AM
Stickers on fruit.  Especially when they're not on the fruit anymore and someone has stuck them somewhere else that's visible to me.  Creeps me right the CINECAST! out.

Stickers on most things, actually.

When people leave sticky tape and/or permanent marker crap on the lightboxes.


It's pretty obvious that I just don't like sticky stuff, really.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on June 26, 2008, 05:50:00 AM
Cars which don't indicate that they're about to turn into the road you wish to cross. I had to do a bit of a Ratzo Rizzo when this happened the other day.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: winrit on July 06, 2008, 02:02:11 PM
My car being towed.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: m_rturnage on July 06, 2008, 03:19:36 PM
Cars that turn right out of the center or left lane and/or cars that turn left out of the center or right lane.

I don't know how much of a problem it is in other areas, but it is particularly bad here in North Texas.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on July 06, 2008, 03:47:37 PM
When children are allowed to run amok in restaurants.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: m_rturnage on July 06, 2008, 04:30:06 PM
When children are allowed to run amok in restaurants.

I have often thought about becoming a restaurateur just so I could have Children and No Children sections like there are Smoking and No Smoking sections. I do not mind families dining at family restaurants, but there needs to be a place of sanctuary for the rest of us.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on July 06, 2008, 08:58:24 PM
When children are allowed to run amok in restaurants.

I have often thought about becoming a restaurateur just so I could have Children and No Children sections like there are Smoking and No Smoking sections. I do not mind families dining at family restaurants, but there needs to be a place of sanctuary for the rest of us.


I couldn't agree more. I'm a waitress at a family restaurant, and I just got home from a 5 hour shift of screaming, running children. I wouldn't even mind so much if the parents would just acknowledge my hard work with a decent tip. Their kids leave a huge mess on the table and I get to clean up after them for $1.85.

That was much more rant-y than I expected.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on July 07, 2008, 05:42:34 AM
My advice: go to better restaurants.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: m_rturnage on July 07, 2008, 08:33:04 AM
When children are allowed to run amok in restaurants.

I have often thought about becoming a restaurateur just so I could have Children and No Children sections like there are Smoking and No Smoking sections. I do not mind families dining at family restaurants, but there needs to be a place of sanctuary for the rest of us.


I couldn't agree more. I'm a waitress at a family restaurant, and I just got home from a 5 hour shift of screaming, running children. I wouldn't even mind so much if the parents would just acknowledge my hard work with a decent tip. Their kids leave a huge mess on the table and I get to clean up after them for $1.85.

That was much more rant-y than I expected.

My brother worked in food service, and he described this as what Hell is probably going to be like.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Think_Long on July 07, 2008, 09:33:22 AM
techno and experimental music.  anything that people describe as a "sound collage" and then pretend that they enjoy listening to it at parties.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on July 07, 2008, 09:43:24 AM
Stodgy indie guitar rock.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Think_Long on July 07, 2008, 09:54:39 AM
Stodgy indie guitar rock.

any specific candidates in mind?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on July 07, 2008, 10:40:13 AM
mainly the entire genre, but specific culprits include HARD FI, Pigeon Detectives, The Fratellis, Elbow, Keane and their ilk.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 07, 2008, 11:01:23 AM
techno and experimental music.  anything that people describe as a "sound collage" and then pretend that they enjoy listening to it at parties.

mainly the entire genre, but specific culprits include HARD FI (Decent), Pigeon Detectives, The Fratellis, Elbow, Keane and their ilk.

there is a no cred music thread isn't there ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on July 07, 2008, 11:13:05 AM
Oh dear God.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on July 07, 2008, 12:24:37 PM
I knew we had very different taste in music wowser
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on July 07, 2008, 12:29:27 PM
Are you on Last.fm, Lise?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on July 07, 2008, 02:02:40 PM
nope... one of these days
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on July 07, 2008, 04:45:01 PM
When people don't respond in a time-sensitive manner to time-sensitive issues.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on July 16, 2008, 02:52:15 AM
The Special Dark portion of a bag of Hershey's Miniatures.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on July 16, 2008, 11:44:52 AM
The Special Dark portion of a bag of Hershey's Miniatures.

pixote

feel free to send them my way :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on July 16, 2008, 11:46:09 AM
Quick, someone start a Chocolate Exchange thread!

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 10, 2008, 04:07:05 PM
Major league baseball players who can't drop down a bunt to save their lives.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mandrake on August 10, 2008, 04:14:28 PM
[Image hidden from the kids (on account of the language). -pix]
http://www.atacta.com/image/theory.jpg (http://www.atacta.com/image/theory.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 10, 2008, 11:25:51 PM
[Image hidden from the kids (on account of the language). -pix]
http://www.atacta.com/image/theory.jpg (http://www.atacta.com/image/theory.jpg)

in my case you can just cut out anonymity from the equation ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 10, 2008, 11:26:31 PM
People who are rodents who do not post embarrassing videos.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on August 11, 2008, 12:30:36 AM
Naggers.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 11, 2008, 12:10:41 PM
see, you would've solved it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Marbe on August 16, 2008, 05:51:33 PM
When someone becomes calm in the middle of an argument.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Think_Long on August 18, 2008, 10:14:49 AM
when your coffee is ground too small for your filter, so there are little particulates in the bottom of your cup, thus ruining the last sip of coffee. grrrr!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 18, 2008, 10:16:59 AM
When you realize for that short moment that you should be working rather than posting on this message board.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 18, 2008, 10:22:04 AM
when your coffee is ground too small for your filter, so there are little particulates in the bottom of your cup, thus ruining the last sip of coffee. grrrr!

that just means you need to refill the cup instead of taking that last sip!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 18, 2008, 01:59:03 PM
When the 'back' button takes you to the previous page but insists you start at the top thereby forcing you to scroll down again and again and again.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 18, 2008, 01:59:39 PM
When the 'back' button takes you to the previous page but insists you start at the top thereby forcing you to scroll down again and again and again.

Worst. Thing. Ever.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on August 18, 2008, 02:05:20 PM
When accidentally hitting backspace deletes all your progress in filling out the document on the previous page.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 18, 2008, 02:06:13 PM
The cavity creeps.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 18, 2008, 09:59:55 PM
The cavity creeps.

pixote

Dentists playing Radiohead again?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 19, 2008, 02:31:29 AM
Nuclear proliferation.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 19, 2008, 02:44:40 AM
nu-clear pro-life ration
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on August 19, 2008, 02:55:21 AM
Nuclear proliferation.

Yeah, that IS annoying.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 19, 2008, 11:45:23 PM
People who call all dance music: "techno".
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Ronan on August 20, 2008, 04:17:34 AM
Dance music
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: enzobot24 on August 20, 2008, 05:29:38 AM
People that say they drink coffee, but only drink Frappuccinos.

And those that pronounce espresso "expresso."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Think_Long on August 20, 2008, 08:38:10 AM
when i catch myself saying asterix instead of asterisk
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 20, 2008, 08:41:37 AM
Isn't that a french comic character?

Pretty funny actually...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 20, 2008, 08:41:58 AM
A clump of hair in the drain.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Think_Long on August 20, 2008, 08:44:50 AM
Isn't that a french comic character?


yes, a classic one
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 20, 2008, 08:53:38 AM
I liked those stories...those crazy Gauls...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on August 21, 2008, 02:34:26 PM
I liked those stories...those crazy Gauls...

(http://i38.tinypic.com/dzgec8.gif)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mandrake on August 21, 2008, 03:41:49 PM
Chuck E Cheese
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 21, 2008, 03:46:44 PM
Chuck E Cheese

like the ball pit, hate the pizza.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 21, 2008, 03:48:16 PM
Chuck E Cheese

like the ball pit, hate the pizza.

Eating crappy pizza surrounded by screaming rugrats is NOT a pleasurable experience.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 21, 2008, 03:49:28 PM
Chuck E Cheese

like the ball pit, hate the pizza.

Eating crappy pizza surrounded by screaming rugrats is NOT a pleasurable experience.

When the band goes on its... magical.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 21, 2008, 03:50:49 PM
I really hate when people confuse the "your" variations. Well, I like them so I can laugh at them.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Think_Long on August 21, 2008, 03:52:09 PM
my cat's meow at 5:30 in the morning. have you ever heard a siamese meow? it sounds like a sick baby; it's truly terrifying.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 21, 2008, 03:55:09 PM
(http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/fiveback.PNG)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Marbe on August 21, 2008, 04:13:46 PM
I hate being told what to do.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 21, 2008, 04:45:00 PM
I hate being told what to do.

I order you not to watch T2 right now.  :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 21, 2008, 04:48:26 PM
I hate being told what to do.

You strike me as that kind of person.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mandrake on August 21, 2008, 05:43:59 PM
Miracle Whip
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on August 21, 2008, 05:51:44 PM
(http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/fiveback.PNG)

If that's a new design for the five dollar note then YEUCHH!!!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Marbe on August 21, 2008, 06:59:34 PM
I hate being told what to do.

I order you not to watch T2 right now.  :)

Now I have to watch T1, T2, T3 (grit my teeth), all the epsiodes of Sarah Jane Chronicles, and hop in my dolorean to see T4.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on August 23, 2008, 09:34:48 AM
My God, the US once had one of the most attractive currencies in the world. Alas, no longer.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 23, 2008, 12:47:59 PM
My God, the US once had one of the most attractive currencies in the world. Alas, no longer.

nope they startin' to look like everyone elses. (stupid purple and peach)  I blame North Korea.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on August 23, 2008, 01:23:47 PM
when people rant about a film being brilliant or sucky while closing down the possibility for other opinions.

(and yes, i'm possibly guilty of writing stuff that seems like that, though i always try to frame it as my take, and if i ever do do it, i will concede that, of course, it is all a matter of opinion :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on August 23, 2008, 01:37:01 PM
My God, the US once had one of the most attractive currencies in the world. Alas, no longer.

nope they startin' to look like everyone elses. (stupid purple and peach)  I blame North Korea.

Well, they should at least have gone the whole hog and redesigned the whole note. Just having the purple 5 looks really out of place. It must be to do with some security issue, as aesthetically it is gross.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Think_Long on August 23, 2008, 03:19:03 PM
My God, the US once had one of the most attractive currencies in the world. Alas, no longer.

nope they startin' to look like everyone elses. (stupid purple and peach)  I blame North Korea.

Well, they should at least have gone the whole hog and redesigned the whole note. Just having the purple 5 looks really out of place. It must be to do with some security issue, as aesthetically it is gross.

definitely a security thing. i think that purple in particular is extremely hard to replicate with the tracers they put in it . . . or something. i could be full of crap.

isn't the mint going to have to reissue currency again though due to the lawsuit brought by people with sight disabilities?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on August 25, 2008, 09:29:11 PM
My God, the US once had one of the most attractive currencies in the world. Alas, no longer.

nope they startin' to look like everyone elses. (stupid purple and peach)  I blame North Korea.

Well, they should at least have gone the whole hog and redesigned the whole note. Just having the purple 5 looks really out of place. It must be to do with some security issue, as aesthetically it is gross.

definitely a security thing. i think that purple in particular is extremely hard to replicate with the tracers they put in it . . . or something. i could be full of crap.

isn't the mint going to have to reissue currency again though due to the lawsuit brought by people with sight disabilities?

yep... adding colors makes it more difficult to counterfeit
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 25, 2008, 10:19:01 PM
My God, the US once had one of the most attractive currencies in the world. Alas, no longer.

nope they startin' to look like everyone elses. (stupid purple and peach)  I blame North Korea.

Well, they should at least have gone the whole hog and redesigned the whole note. Just having the purple 5 looks really out of place. It must be to do with some security issue, as aesthetically it is gross.

definitely a security thing. i think that purple in particular is extremely hard to replicate with the tracers they put in it . . . or something. i could be full of crap.

isn't the mint going to have to reissue currency again though due to the lawsuit brought by people with sight disabilities?

yep... adding colors makes it more difficult to counterfeit

Actually it's not that hard you just.... err, nevermind  :-X

 ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 27, 2008, 12:28:26 PM
err, nevermind
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on August 27, 2008, 12:52:06 PM
err, nevermind

i was so interestedly waiting
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 27, 2008, 02:24:49 PM
My pet peeve:  uptight legalistic businesses that insist on a subpoena for EVERY piece of information.  Hello, [bank name here], after you give the victim his money back, YOU are now the victim.  I shouldn't have to go beg a court to demand information from you.

Feh.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on August 27, 2008, 02:30:41 PM
legalistic

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 27, 2008, 02:37:25 PM
legalistic



??
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 27, 2008, 02:44:16 PM
legalistic
??

I think the Marquis was just America bashing again ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on August 27, 2008, 04:02:43 PM
I love America! I just have my peeves and that's one of them  ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 27, 2008, 04:23:52 PM
the word or the attitude?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Think_Long on August 27, 2008, 04:24:49 PM
the word or the attitude?

the "istic" on the ends of words. i think this was covered in the grammar thread
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 27, 2008, 04:29:17 PM
hmmm.  It's in the dictionary and according to dictionary.com dates to 1830-1840.  What other word would you recommend to mean:

strict adherence, or the principle of strict adherence, to law or prescription, esp. to the letter rather than the spirit.

Not to get all you-know-what-istic or anything...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on August 27, 2008, 04:40:21 PM
I'm not saying it's wrong; I'm just saying I dislike it. I stand corrected in this case  :-[

The worst example would be 'surrealistic'. Eurgh. Just... wrong.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 27, 2008, 05:09:15 PM
surrealistic:  agreed.  Surreal does the job and means the same thing.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on August 27, 2008, 05:10:06 PM
Exactly!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: saltine on August 27, 2008, 05:13:59 PM
irregardless

That's like pouring hot liquid into my ear.  When someone says it to me, I try not to wince (noticeably).
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Think_Long on August 28, 2008, 09:07:56 AM
my university's vending machines have all been restocked with health food, yuck. when i go to the candy machine i want CANDY, not almond heath crap nuggets
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on August 28, 2008, 10:05:55 AM
fruit flies
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 28, 2008, 10:20:24 AM
People knocking on my locked office door to interrupt me with their idiotic requests.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 28, 2008, 10:59:23 AM
That just makes me want to knock on your door and ask for a backrub.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on August 28, 2008, 12:26:38 PM
This lady at work that wears flip flops every day and walks as loudly as possible. THWACK SLAP THWACK SLAP.

Obnoxious.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: winrit on August 28, 2008, 01:03:09 PM
This lady at work that wears flip flops every day and walks as loudly as possible. THWACK SLAP THWACK SLAP.

Obnoxious.

Tell her about the "flip-flop disease" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fasciitis). It might scare her into some shoes.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 28, 2008, 01:18:31 PM
That just makes me want to knock on your door and ask for a backrub.

Be careful - you might get what you ask for.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on August 28, 2008, 01:46:04 PM
This lady at work that wears flip flops every day and walks as loudly as possible. THWACK SLAP THWACK SLAP.

Obnoxious.

Tell her about the "flip-flop disease" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fasciitis). It might scare her into some shoes.

Yeah, but then I'd actually have to talk to her, something I try to avoid.  Yeah, she's one of those people.  This is what I have headphones for.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 28, 2008, 01:49:21 PM
That just makes me want to knock on your door and ask for a backrub.

Be careful - you might get what you ask for.

One hopes.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on August 28, 2008, 03:44:53 PM
my university's vending machines have all been restocked with health food, yuck. when i go to the candy machine i want CANDY, not almond heath crap nuggets

My pet peeve goes along with this one... the transition of restaurants (and vending machines) to "healthy food" that all uses canola oil (rape seed outside the u.s. I believe). What is wrong with olive oil and the like?!?! OK I'm particularly annoyed by this because I am what you might call canola oil intolerant... at best I have a stomach ache at worse something akin to food poisoning. There were a couple of years there where I had problems going out to dinner because I hadn't figured out what made me sick. Now I tend to go to nicer restaurants where they still use olive oil or butter, or if I know what restaurant I'm going to I call ahead to make sure there is something I can eat; even eating at a friends house can be fraught with peril. It killed my dating life for a while, because that is a tough one to explain: ... i'd love to go out with you... does it have to include dinner? -or- ... i'm really not high maintenance... but can i need the waitress to ask the chef... -or the worst- I'm having a really great time... but i have to go now...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 28, 2008, 07:13:28 PM
LEDs!

Are they giving awards for how obnoxiously bright they can make these things? Here I am sitting at my computer listening to some tunes and it's like someone is shining a laser pointer right in my frickin' eye! Part speaker part laser eye surgury, lol.

(http://aloader.com/files/8/P1010019.JPG)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on August 29, 2008, 06:08:05 AM
A boiled sweet could filter out the harsh light :)

(http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk/my_weblog/images/2007/09/22/ist2_3902879_boiled_sweets.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Think_Long on August 29, 2008, 08:26:06 AM
my vegan/localitarian sister. going out to eat with her is a huge pain:

her: "is the tofu good tonight"
waiter: "uhh yeah. the tofu's good"
her: "hmm, ok. and where do the soybeans come from?"
waiter: "ummm. i could ask . . .?"
her: "that would be super, thanks"

i'm all for organic and local foods, but i'm also in favor of not sounding like an ass
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on August 29, 2008, 08:37:23 AM
Chortle!  :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on August 29, 2008, 08:38:35 AM
People who pronounce Chipotle like chipoltay.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on August 29, 2008, 09:41:06 AM
chee-POTE-lay
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 29, 2008, 12:09:29 PM
chee-POTE-lay

Yup - my favorite fast food place.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on August 29, 2008, 02:30:14 PM
and the sponsor of my favorite bike team
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 29, 2008, 02:35:35 PM
chee-POTE-lay

Yup - my favorite fast food place.

just went there for the first time a week ago - it is indeed awesome.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Think_Long on August 29, 2008, 02:59:48 PM
i'm not huge on the chipotle thing. too much food, too much money, and everything tastes kinda the same
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on August 29, 2008, 04:33:06 PM
I prefer Panchero's by a wide margin. On campus a Chipotle moved in right across the street from Panchero's and they seem to do about the same amount of business.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on August 29, 2008, 04:37:22 PM
If i had the choices i had in san diego chipotle wouldn't be on the list (but their cycling team still would), but I don't... so they are...


OK I really hate when you pull through an intersection and then the person in front of you stops like a car length away from where the next car/stop sign is... so you are stuck with the back of your car sticking out in the intersection. Similarly, when someone doesn't pull up so you can't get by them into the right turn lane. I got stuck at a light for 5 minutes today because the idiot wouldn't move forward. At least today there were traffic cops around and one actually walked up to the car and told them to move forward!!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 29, 2008, 05:31:45 PM
If i had the choices i had in san diego chipotle wouldn't be on the list (but their cycling team still would), but I don't... so they are...


is there better mexi-fast? Taco Bell is very bad, don't like Baja Fresh and the north east doesn't have Pollo Loco.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on August 29, 2008, 05:35:05 PM
I remember a good chain in New York. Was it Burritoville?

Nicest Mexican is this one: http://santacruz.citysearch.com/profile/1087161 (http://santacruz.citysearch.com/profile/1087161)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on August 29, 2008, 05:45:40 PM
there was great mexi-fast in san diego... just not of the chain variety (or at best local chains). The open 24 hour burrito joint is a staple of late night eating there.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on August 29, 2008, 05:46:57 PM
I'd like to open a good Mexican fast food place in the UK. Total number at the moment: zero.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on August 30, 2008, 10:00:06 AM
I prefer Panchero's by a wide margin. On campus a Chipotle moved in right across the street from Panchero's and they seem to do about the same amount of business.

Yes, Panchero's is one of the things I miss most about Iowa City.  I'm pretty sure I ate there at least once a week.  Oasis and Formosa are also fantastic.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 31, 2008, 01:17:57 AM
the new jersey turnpike & its drivers.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 31, 2008, 08:49:30 AM
chee-POTE-lay

Yup - my favorite fast food place.

just went there for the first time a week ago - it is indeed awesome.

I must eat there today - I hate it when I don't eat at Chipotle at least once a week.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 25, 2008, 08:01:58 PM
Root-root-rooting for the Cub-bies.  :-\

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on September 26, 2008, 12:16:52 AM
Rapists-turned-quarterbacks.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 26, 2008, 12:18:02 AM
Rapists-turned-quarterbacks.

they're all in love with dying, they're doing it in texas.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on September 26, 2008, 12:36:25 AM
Root-root-rooting for the Cub-bies.  :-\

pixote
Stupid Cubs. Failing us all.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 26, 2008, 04:44:06 AM
Rapists-turned-quarterbacks.

they're all in love with dying, they're doing it in texas.

Nice.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 26, 2008, 05:24:37 PM
Heritage Buildings.

Dilapidated, inefficient, vagrant ridden old dumps! That's all they are. But nooooooo we can't knock 'em down cause they are heritage... heaven forbid we actually want to grow up as a city. Let's wallow in nostalgia while our city becomes completely uncompetitive and irrelevant. Instead of a downtown business hub lets have a stagnant cesspool. Who do they think is going to develop in these buildings, it's clearly going to cost more! Yes rather than a 20 story office tower lets try and convert this 150 year old grain elevator into tourist information center, nevermind that it's on PRIME land and investors are looking to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to bring your city into the 21st century.

I live in downtown Winnipeg and I counted. There are 150+ registered heritage buildings within a 1km radius of the downtown core. There's one building whose roof burned down 25 years ago... it has sat unrepaired, un developed for 25 years. Why not replace it? Because it's heritage. 1 or 2 buildings? Fine, otherwise take a picture and make way for progress.

Rah! /rant
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 26, 2008, 06:53:30 PM
I live in Phoenix AZ where all they did was knock down any old building to make way for progress. The result?
A city that looks like it was stamped out of cardboard with nothing but soulless new buildings that have to real architectural elements to them. Old building give a city its soul and it's far better from a sustainability point of view to rehab a standing building than to knock it down and create an even bigger carbon footprint building another.
Progress is nothing unless you know where you came from - mixing the old with the new, giving run building new life is the sign of a healthy and responsible urban renewal program.

I am jealous of you - everything looks the same out here. :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on September 26, 2008, 07:29:11 PM
"I am a dominate male..."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on September 26, 2008, 07:35:21 PM
Parents who try to micromanage their children's college experience (and ban the readings on my syllabus  >:( )
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on September 26, 2008, 07:39:02 PM
Parents who try to micromanage their children's college experience (and ban the readings on my syllabus  >:( )


What?  What reading?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on September 26, 2008, 07:45:32 PM
That is CINECAST!ed up, OAD. Seriously.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: worm@work on September 26, 2008, 07:48:20 PM
Yeah, completely ridiculous. What's the reading?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on September 26, 2008, 07:54:22 PM
It's a web essay about the way that women are negatively portrayed in advertising, and I can't figure out what's offensive in it - maybe the word "sex"? My student said, "My parents read this, and they don't want me to read it." ? ? ?

Here's the link:  "This Is Not Sex" (http://www.uvm.edu/%7Etstreete/powerpose/index.html)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 26, 2008, 10:38:59 PM
Parents who try to micromanage their children's college experience (and ban the readings on my syllabus  >:( )

Being the son of two professors they are smart enough to leave me alone.

If a parent has to hold their kid's hand through college why are they in college to begin with?

Life would be much better if stupid people got job as janitors instead of getting degrees and then working in administration... ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on September 26, 2008, 10:51:57 PM

Life would be much better if stupid people got job as janitors instead of getting degrees and then working in administration... ;D

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) appreciates your support!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 27, 2008, 12:28:52 AM
I live in Phoenix AZ where all they did was knock down any old building to make way for progress. The result?
A city that looks like it was stamped out of cardboard with nothing but soulless new buildings that have to real architectural elements to them. Old building give a city its soul and it's far better from a sustainability point of view to rehab a standing building than to knock it down and create an even bigger carbon footprint building another.
Progress is nothing unless you know where you came from - mixing the old with the new, giving run building new life is the sign of a healthy and responsible urban renewal program.

I am jealous of you - everything looks the same out here. :D

But they do the same thing in NYC - I find that soul comes from proper planning and population not from oldness.  Philly was beholden to the past for nearly 50 years when no building was built over the height of the statue of William Penn above City Hall - it makes a city bland and ugly and frankly proliferated an inferiority complex. Once a city has an idea of itself that guides the plan the soul can flow from that under solid leadership - a good friend of mine works for public art creation in Phoenix and continues to say that its the simple lack of history and culture that leads to this blandness.  Sure old buildings give a sense of history but only if they are useful as buildings in and of themselves.  If you are just holding a candle for the past be forbidding the destruction of the useless and impeding progress as opposed to creating a sense of history. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on September 27, 2008, 12:42:49 AM
It's a web essay about the way that women are negatively portrayed in advertising, and I can't figure out what's offensive in it - maybe the word "sex"? My student said, "My parents read this, and they don't want me to read it." ? ? ?

Here's the link:  "This Is Not Sex" (http://www.uvm.edu/%7Etstreete/powerpose/index.html)

hopefully you told your student that it is their decision to read it or not but it is an assigned reading, that their parents don't want them not to read it does not change that fact

how ridiculous!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 27, 2008, 10:00:10 AM
I live in Phoenix AZ where all they did was knock down any old building to make way for progress. The result?
A city that looks like it was stamped out of cardboard with nothing but soulless new buildings that have to real architectural elements to them. Old building give a city its soul and it's far better from a sustainability point of view to rehab a standing building than to knock it down and create an even bigger carbon footprint building another.
Progress is nothing unless you know where you came from - mixing the old with the new, giving run building new life is the sign of a healthy and responsible urban renewal program.

I am jealous of you - everything looks the same out here. :D

But they do the same thing in NYC - I find that soul comes from proper planning and population not from oldness.  Philly was beholden to the past for nearly 50 years when no building was built over the height of the statue of William Penn above City Hall - it makes a city bland and ugly and frankly proliferated an inferiority complex. Once a city has an idea of itself that guides the plan the soul can flow from that under solid leadership - a good friend of mine works for public art creation in Phoenix and continues to say that its the simple lack of history and culture that leads to this blandness.  Sure old buildings give a sense of history but only if they are useful as buildings in and of themselves.  If you are just holding a candle for the past be forbidding the destruction of the useless and impeding progress as opposed to creating a sense of history. 

Lack of history is not responsible for the blandness that is Phoenix AZ and I am not saying that soul comes only from old buildings but it does come from celebrating and marking your past. I have watched how so many cool looking old warehouses are knocked down to make way for yet another lame office building or strip mall. Instead of saving one of the oldest theaters out here, they knocked it down and sent pieces of its moldings and drapes around to newer multiplexes to "celebrate" its history. I think you're dead wrong about NYC - I love that old feeling it perpetuates from rehabing a lot its buildings, Chicago too. It sounds like Philly did it wrong but don't discount the responsibility of rehabing an existing structure instead of wasting resources on building a new one.
Think - some of the best clubs came out of old churches, subway tunnels, warehouses (just to pick common ground) but also I love a loft made from a converted space or an art gallery.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 27, 2008, 05:27:10 PM
Losing TV reception right before the turning point of the most important baseball game ever played.  >:(

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on September 27, 2008, 05:29:47 PM
Losing TV reception right before the turning point of the most important baseball game ever played.  >:(

pixote
Fielder got lucky. 4-3, pitching change.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on September 27, 2008, 05:49:21 PM
Losing TV reception right before the turning point of the most important baseball game ever played.  >:(

pixote

You wouldn't have liked what you saw anyways.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 27, 2008, 05:55:11 PM
Losing TV reception right before the turning point of the most important baseball game ever played.  >:(

You wouldn't have liked what you saw anyways.

The Badgers sure aren't cheering me up.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on September 27, 2008, 06:00:46 PM
Finding out something is more expensive than you thought.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on September 27, 2008, 06:07:32 PM
I don't get the channels up here.

Mon oncle Antoine and Dead Ringers: Cropped
Ultraviolet: Widescreen

I'm at a loss.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 27, 2008, 06:16:20 PM
Losing TV reception right before the turning point of the most important baseball game ever played.  >:(

You wouldn't have liked what you saw anyways.

The Badgers sure aren't cheering me up.

pixote

Not a happy day for cheeseheads.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on September 27, 2008, 06:46:12 PM
Losing TV reception right before the turning point of the most important baseball game ever played.  >:(

You wouldn't have liked what you saw anyways.

The Badgers sure aren't cheering me up.

pixote

Wow, I stopped paying attention to that game at halftime.

I'm in no position to talk, Iowa lost to Northwestern at home.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on September 27, 2008, 06:59:27 PM
I don't get the channels up here.

Mon oncle Antoine and Dead Ringers: Cropped
Ultraviolet: Widescreen

I'm at a loss.

The world has a way of CINECAST!ing with you. It's quite beautiful.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on September 27, 2008, 07:34:05 PM
It's a web essay about the way that women are negatively portrayed in advertising, and I can't figure out what's offensive in it - maybe the word "sex"? My student said, "My parents read this, and they don't want me to read it." ? ? ?

Here's the link:  "This Is Not Sex" (http://www.uvm.edu/%7Etstreete/powerpose/index.html)

hopefully you told your student that it is their decision to read it or not but it is an assigned reading, that their parents don't want them not to read it does not change that fact

how ridiculous!

I gave her the option of reading another article from the same website that speaks more generally about the kinds of values advertising promotes, but I'll make clear she still needs to come to class the we discuss and look at on the classroom screen the assigned article.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Think_Long on September 28, 2008, 11:15:02 AM
It's a web essay about the way that women are negatively portrayed in advertising, and I can't figure out what's offensive in it - maybe the word "sex"? My student said, "My parents read this, and they don't want me to read it." ? ? ?

Here's the link:  "This Is Not Sex" (http://www.uvm.edu/%7Etstreete/powerpose/index.html)

hopefully you told your student that it is their decision to read it or not but it is an assigned reading, that their parents don't want them not to read it does not change that fact

how ridiculous!

I gave her the option of reading another article from the same website that speaks more generally about the kinds of values advertising promotes, but I'll make clear she still needs to come to class the we discuss and look at on the classroom screen the assigned article.


i'm flabbergasted why anyone would be offended by this. do you instruct at a really conservative school or something? i don't even know if conservative is the right term.  hetero-normative?

my pet peeve: when i use the the term hetero-normative
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 28, 2008, 06:15:38 PM
Heading home to watch the most important baseball game ever played (on DVR) and getting a text message from a well-meaning friend spoiling the outcome.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on September 28, 2008, 06:18:18 PM
pix just can't catch a break.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on September 28, 2008, 06:53:05 PM
pix just can't catch a break.

At least it's a good outcome.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 28, 2008, 07:48:04 PM
pix just can't catch a break.

At least it's a good outcome.

Yeah, I just got done watching, and I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would.  Knowing the outcome did little to minimize the the yelling, the cheering, or the nervous laughter from being way happier than seems rational.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on September 28, 2008, 08:34:45 PM
pix just can't catch a break.

At least it's a good outcome.

Yeah, I just got done watching, and I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would.  Knowing the outcome did little to minimize the the yelling, the cheering, or the nervous laughter from being way happier than seems rational.

pixote

Let's just say I'm very upset with Bob Howry being on the playoff roster.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on September 28, 2008, 08:46:10 PM
pix just can't catch a break.

At least it's a good outcome.

Yeah, I just got done watching, and I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would.  Knowing the outcome did little to minimize the the yelling, the cheering, or the nervous laughter from being way happier than seems rational.

pixote

Let's just say I'm very upset with Bob Howry being on the playoff roster.
Don't worry, they won't have a playoff roster for very long.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on September 28, 2008, 09:14:33 PM
pix just can't catch a break.

At least it's a good outcome.

Yeah, I just got done watching, and I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would.  Knowing the outcome did little to minimize the the yelling, the cheering, or the nervous laughter from being way happier than seems rational.

pixote

Let's just say I'm very upset with Bob Howry being on the playoff roster.
Don't worry, they won't have a playoff roster for very long.

You're right, just until the end of October.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on September 28, 2008, 10:11:20 PM
pix just can't catch a break.

At least it's a good outcome.

Yeah, I just got done watching, and I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would.  Knowing the outcome did little to minimize the the yelling, the cheering, or the nervous laughter from being way happier than seems rational.

pixote

Let's just say I'm very upset with Bob Howry being on the playoff roster.
Don't worry, they won't have a playoff roster for very long.

You're right, just until the end of October.
Insane hope is cute. Enjoy your single home game.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on September 28, 2008, 10:24:41 PM
pix just can't catch a break.

At least it's a good outcome.

Yeah, I just got done watching, and I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would.  Knowing the outcome did little to minimize the the yelling, the cheering, or the nervous laughter from being way happier than seems rational.

pixote

Let's just say I'm very upset with Bob Howry being on the playoff roster.
Don't worry, they won't have a playoff roster for very long.

You're right, just until the end of October.
Insane hope is cute. Enjoy your single home game.

They'll have at least two home games smart guy.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on September 28, 2008, 10:51:27 PM
It's a web essay about the way that women are negatively portrayed in advertising, and I can't figure out what's offensive in it - maybe the word "sex"? My student said, "My parents read this, and they don't want me to read it." ? ? ?

Here's the link:  "This Is Not Sex" (http://www.uvm.edu/%7Etstreete/powerpose/index.html)

hopefully you told your student that it is their decision to read it or not but it is an assigned reading, that their parents don't want them not to read it does not change that fact

how ridiculous!

I gave her the option of reading another article from the same website that speaks more generally about the kinds of values advertising promotes, but I'll make clear she still needs to come to class the we discuss and look at on the classroom screen the assigned article.


i'm flabbergasted why anyone would be offended by this. do you instruct at a really conservative school or something? i don't even know if conservative is the right term.  hetero-normative?

my pet peeve: when i use the the term hetero-normative

It's not conservative at all. Northwest Washington - Bellingham, where I teach, and south through to the Seattle area are almost uniformly left-leaning. There are pockets of conservative communities though - one farming community/town in particular that's just north of Bellingham is extremely conservative (eg. the whole town shuts down on Sunday, the grocery stores on the outskirts signed an agreement that they would not sell alcohol on Sunday, and there's actually a law outlawing drinking and dancing at the same establishment) and the college does pull in quite a few students from there. Even given that this student is probably from this community, I still don't get the objection to the article.  ???
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on September 28, 2008, 10:55:06 PM

It's not conservative at all. Northwest Washington - Bellingham, where I teach, and south through to the Seattle area are almost uniformly left-leaning. There are pockets of conservative communities though - one farming community/town in particular that's just north of Bellingham is extremely conservative (eg. the whole town shuts down on Sunday, the grocery stores on the outskirts signed an agreement that they would not sell alcohol on Sunday, and there's actually a law outlawing drinking and dancing at the same establishment) and the college does pull in quite a few students from there. Even given that this student is probably from this community, I still don't get the objection to the article.  ???


I don't get it either.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on September 29, 2008, 04:41:17 PM
Ryan Reynolds marrying.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on September 29, 2008, 04:47:31 PM
Things that were supposed to be gone coming back.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on September 29, 2008, 04:49:40 PM
Things that were supposed to be gone coming back.
Connecticutian Sophomores
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on September 29, 2008, 04:50:28 PM
And by the way, when did you become so evil?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on September 29, 2008, 04:51:32 PM
Things that were supposed to be gone coming back.
Connecticutian Sophomores

Uh, Connecticuter JUNIOR. Thank you very much. But you aren't exactly the thing I was referring to. Still applies to you, though.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on September 29, 2008, 04:51:57 PM
And by the way, when did you become so evil?

Tomorrow. Get ready.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on September 30, 2008, 01:46:25 PM
Mysteries and muddles. Both lame.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on October 01, 2008, 04:04:49 PM
Endless ads for Frank TV.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 01, 2008, 04:05:41 PM
Frank TV.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on October 01, 2008, 04:06:09 PM
Endless ads for Frank TV.

pixote

That show is still on? I knew there was a reason I never watch TBS.

Only an hour and a half!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on October 01, 2008, 09:11:20 PM
TBS constantly flashing either the "100 years since a World Series win" graphic or the "24 of 28 teams that win game 1 of the division series win the series" graphic.

Jerks.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on October 14, 2008, 10:27:01 AM
Waiting three weeks for my new set of contacts because I have such crappy vision my right eye was on backorder and finally picking them up today only to find out that they don't even fit correctly so it'll be yet another week.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: worm@work on October 14, 2008, 10:38:16 AM
I know exactly what that feels like. I also have a bad case of astigmatism to add to the mix and I think I've just learnt to deal with less-than-perfect fit contact lenses :(.

Well, hopefully they'll get it right next week!

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on October 14, 2008, 11:00:03 AM
I know exactly what that feels like. I also have a bad case of astigmatism to add to the mix and I think I've just learnt to deal with less-than-perfect fit contact lenses :(.

Well, hopefully they'll get it right next week!

Yeah my astigmatism is pretty bad which is why they couldn't just give me a temporary pair.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 14, 2008, 12:24:13 PM
I too have an astigmatism but I can fit most soft gas perm contacts out of the box...but I switch back and forth between glasses and contacts because my eyes get tired in contacts all of the time.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on October 14, 2008, 03:03:25 PM
The word "utilize".  Use the word "use" and save two unnecessary syllables that make you sound like a corporate tool.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 14, 2008, 03:08:54 PM
Inmates, slow moving unmotivated inmates...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on October 14, 2008, 04:30:38 PM
Opening a box of cereal and then realizing I'm out of milk.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on October 14, 2008, 05:22:36 PM
Washing machines that break down in the middle of a wash cycle.

Washing machines that break down.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on October 14, 2008, 08:28:42 PM
Inmates, slow moving unmotivated inmates...

Eh.  Trust me, you don't want to see a motivated inmate.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 14, 2008, 09:09:01 PM
Inmates, slow moving unmotivated inmates...

Eh.  Trust me, you don't want to see a motivated inmate.

I have seen them - I handle 80 a day and for my purposes I need them at their MacGuyver best...these are low custody I/M's so they aren't dangerous (or flight risks)...but I talk with the CO's and I hear the horror stories about the high risk I/M's.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 04, 2008, 11:27:42 AM
Jon Stewart saying, "Settle down!"

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on November 21, 2008, 11:19:19 AM
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa216/skjerva/Picture1-8.png)

This is a Very Hot Topic
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on January 04, 2009, 09:56:07 AM
how at the beginning of every john stewart clip there's the same annoying ad. Shut up paul blar, mall cop. Noones going to see your movie!! Get over it!!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on January 04, 2009, 10:35:03 AM
how at the beginning of every john stewart clip there's the same annoying ad. Shut up paul blar, mall cop. Noones going to see your movie!! Get over it!!

But it's Die Hard in a Mall!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on January 04, 2009, 01:38:13 PM
how at the beginning of every john stewart clip there's the same annoying ad. Shut up paul blar, mall cop. Noones going to see your movie!! Get over it!!

But it's Die Hard in a Mall!

Last time i checked the ad said that paul blart is "not the coolest" I think that that title could be put on bruce"yippee-kay-yay mutherCINECAST!er" Willis.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on January 08, 2009, 03:08:08 PM
huh?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on January 08, 2009, 08:45:33 PM
When characters in a foreign-language film start speaking English and the subtitles continue to translate the dialogue but using totally different words and wild paraphrases.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on January 09, 2009, 11:04:04 AM
ummmmmmmmmmmmm  people who cant make decisions. No WAIT i take that back. ummmmmmmm....
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on February 02, 2009, 06:06:52 PM
Otherwise unselfconscious posters signing their name to EVERY. SINGLE. POST.

alexarch

Also, "film" instead of "movie."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on February 02, 2009, 06:52:59 PM
Otherwise unselfconscious posters signing their name to EVERY. SINGLE. POST.

alexarch

Also, "film" instead of "movie."

How about moviefilm?

Relatedly, realizing that you didn't invent a phrase, you just forgot where it came from. Stupid Borat.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 02, 2009, 06:54:34 PM
Otherwise unselfconscious posters signing their name to EVERY. SINGLE. POST.

alexarch

Also, "film" instead of "movie."

How about moviefilm?

Relatedly, realizing that you didn't invent a phrase, you just forgot where it came from. Stupid Borat.

You will be execute.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: duder on February 02, 2009, 09:56:17 PM
Also, "film" instead of "movie."

I use it inadvertently because it's closest to the Portuguese word for movie (i.e. "filme") :-\
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Lynch on February 03, 2009, 12:10:57 AM
Hearing 'You Found Me' by The Fray on every TV promo, radio promo, radio station and viral internet video.  I don't hate the song but it's being flogged to death.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on February 03, 2009, 10:40:37 PM
People that make up science rules and then judge movies based on these made up rules.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 03, 2009, 11:29:41 PM
People that make up science rules and then judge movies based on these made up rules.

like kuleshov!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on February 03, 2009, 11:33:01 PM
People that enforce the time limits on the racquetball courts.

Alternatively, people that don't enforce the time limits on the racquetball courts.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on February 04, 2009, 08:57:45 AM
People that enforce the time limits on the racquetball courts.

Alternatively, people that don't enforce the time limits on the racquetball courts.

White People!

This made me think of the scene in the first episode of the new season of Friday Night Lights where Smash plays racquetball with Coach Taylor.

Watch the damn show everyone.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on February 05, 2009, 12:31:33 AM
TV ads.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mandrake on February 05, 2009, 12:33:21 AM
tradition
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on February 05, 2009, 01:25:07 PM
When people attack me for not really liking The Godfather.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 05, 2009, 01:36:22 PM
When people attack me for not really liking The Godfather.

you insist upon yourself.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on February 05, 2009, 01:42:25 PM
When people attack me for not really liking The Godfather.

you insist upon yourself.

Clearly. Have you seen all my whore posts?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on February 07, 2009, 07:25:38 AM
The way, when looking at the on-screen program guide, the Channel Up button goes down and the Channel Down botton goes up.

The real pet peeve is that I can't seem to remember this and have to learn it new each time.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on February 08, 2009, 03:17:58 PM
The way, when looking at the on-screen program guide, the Channel Up button goes down and the Channel Down botton goes up.

The real pet peeve is that I can't seem to remember this and have to learn it new each time.

pixote

Yeah. My Bell satellite guide thankfully doesn't have that problem, but my friends with Rogers cable have it and it sucks!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on February 08, 2009, 04:46:20 PM
The way, when looking at the on-screen program guide, the Channel Up button goes down and the Channel Down botton goes up.

The real pet peeve is that I can't seem to remember this and have to learn it new each time.

pixote

Yeah. My Bell satellite guide thankfully doesn't have that problem, but my friends with Rogers cable have it and it sucks!
I found videotron's so wacky that I don't use it at all any more.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on February 08, 2009, 05:03:58 PM
The way, when looking at the on-screen program guide, the Channel Up button goes down and the Channel Down botton goes up.

The real pet peeve is that I can't seem to remember this and have to learn it new each time.

pixote

Yeah. My Bell satellite guide thankfully doesn't have that problem, but my friends with Rogers cable have it and it sucks!
I found videotron's so wacky that I don't use it at all any more.

I think I'd die without the onscreen guide.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on February 09, 2009, 02:02:38 PM
The way, when looking at the on-screen program guide, the Channel Up button goes down and the Channel Down botton goes up.

The real pet peeve is that I can't seem to remember this and have to learn it new each time.

pixote

what service do you use, mine doesn't work like that  :o
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on February 09, 2009, 02:06:39 PM
AT&T Uverse.

I have a similar problem with writing on city streets.  You know, like when they paint in the lane with big block letters:

LEFT
TURN
ONLY

They write it top to bottom like that.  And that makes sense, sure, but my mind always wants to read in the direction I'm traveling — i.e., top to bottom bottom to top.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on February 09, 2009, 02:08:34 PM

I have a similar problem with writing on city streets.  You know, like when they paint in the lane with big block letters:

LEFT
TURN
ONLY

They write it top to bottom like that.  And that makes sense, sure, but my mind always wants to read in the direction I'm traveling — i.e., top to bottom.

pixote

yeah, that usually entertains me, for some reason
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: thatguy_sam on February 10, 2009, 01:53:48 AM

I have a similar problem with writing on city streets.  You know, like when they paint in the lane with big block letters:

LEFT
TURN
ONLY

They write it top to bottom like that.  And that makes sense, sure, but my mind always wants to read in the direction I'm traveling — i.e., top to bottom.

pixote

yeah, that usually entertains me, for some reason

Really? huh, in New Zealand they actually write it that way i.e.:

WAY
GIVE
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FifthCityMuse on February 10, 2009, 01:55:03 AM

I have a similar problem with writing on city streets.  You know, like when they paint in the lane with big block letters:

LEFT
TURN
ONLY

They write it top to bottom like that.  And that makes sense, sure, but my mind always wants to read in the direction I'm traveling — i.e., top to bottom.

pixote

yeah, that usually entertains me, for some reason

Really? huh, in New Zealand they actually write it that way i.e.:

WAY
GIVE
I believe that's how they do it in Aus as well.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on February 11, 2009, 03:39:26 PM
interminable discussions about superhero movies.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 11, 2009, 03:46:45 PM
interminable discussions about superhero movies.

would you rather interminable discussions on the validity of documentary filmmaking?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on February 11, 2009, 03:49:18 PM
interminable discussions about superhero movies.

would you rather interminable discussions on the validity of documentary filmmaking?

What a ridiculous discussion that was.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on February 11, 2009, 03:53:09 PM
Discussions.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on February 11, 2009, 03:54:06 PM
Thor.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 11, 2009, 03:55:14 PM
its so cute how you two both rub yr chins like that...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on February 11, 2009, 09:23:07 PM
its so cute how you two both rub yr chins like that...
there's an underground club for people like that.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on February 20, 2009, 05:19:10 PM
Split-focus used in movies. It almost always calls attention to itself.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on February 20, 2009, 05:40:12 PM
What is split focus?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on February 20, 2009, 05:42:42 PM
WALL-E used it quite a bit.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on February 20, 2009, 06:00:11 PM
What is split focus?

I think it's also called split-field (as in depth of field), but basically when they divide the frame to have two different focal points, usually one in the foreground and one in the background.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on February 20, 2009, 06:14:31 PM
What is split focus?

I think it's also called split-field (as in depth of field), but basically when they divide the frame to have two different focal points, usually one in the foreground and one in the background.

So it's like deep focus, but only a point in the background is in focus? 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on February 21, 2009, 01:50:31 PM
What is split focus?

I think it's also called split-field (as in depth of field), but basically when they divide the frame to have two different focal points, usually one in the foreground and one in the background.

So it's like deep focus, but only a point in the background is in focus? 

Kinda. I think it uses a special lens or something so that two planes can be in focus. It is often used in scenes where two people are talking and they are on different planes. Usually there is a pole or something which obfuscates the part where it splits.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 22, 2009, 09:47:30 AM
Viral videos featuring baby animals... just too easy.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on February 23, 2009, 11:42:25 AM
What is split focus?

I think it's also called split-field (as in depth of field), but basically when they divide the frame to have two different focal points, usually one in the foreground and one in the background.

So it's like deep focus, but only a point in the background is in focus? 

Kinda. I think it uses a special lens or something so that two planes can be in focus. It is often used in scenes where two people are talking and they are on different planes. Usually there is a pole or something which obfuscates the part where it splits.
I think that's different. The online video I just watched (and as we all know online videos are the best sources of cinematography knowledge) said that split focus was a quick change in focus from a foreground object to a background object, or vice-versa.

Junior I think what you're talking about is, like you said, done with a special lens that has two objects in sharp focus at the same time: one in the extreme foreground on one side of the screen, and one on the extreme background on the other side of the screen. And like you say, the line where the split occurs is usually somehow blurred with a lightpole or something.

I asked about this a LONG time ago, and ElectricOtter and CSSchneider gave me the name of the lens, but I'd be hard-pressed to find that post.

I know a hell of a lot of (better) directors besides De Palma use the shot, but for some reason I always associate that shot with him. He always has at least one of those shots in his movies. In Carrie either Amy Irving or Nancy Allen is doing her toenails in the extreme foreground while either William Katt or John Travolta is doing something in the extreme background looking on.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 23, 2009, 11:43:53 AM
Diopter?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on February 23, 2009, 11:44:27 AM
Diopter?
What did you just call me?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on February 23, 2009, 05:17:39 PM
Me.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on February 23, 2009, 05:27:11 PM
Constantly feeling that no matter how much I get done the best I do is to stay the same amount behind.
That and the ongoing mess/disorganization in my office at work, mostly because I don't have time to sort and file everything that needs to go.  It's exhausting.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on February 24, 2009, 12:51:36 PM
"Do or do not, there is no try." I don't need a stupid line from a stupid movie repeated at me over and over again. Thanks.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on February 24, 2009, 03:47:51 PM
Me.

pixote

self deprecating people.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on February 24, 2009, 04:17:41 PM
Me.

Hell no!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mitchator on February 27, 2009, 11:35:21 AM
hummmm
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on February 28, 2009, 02:14:43 PM
When this happens. (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/31889)

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on March 03, 2009, 05:35:17 PM
Robert Krulwich playing coy.  It's the main reason I can barely listen to Radiolab.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on March 03, 2009, 11:12:51 PM
Robert Krulwich playing coy.  It's the main reason I can barely listen to Radiolab.

pixote
That would be a major impediment. Good thing Jad's a dreamboat.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on March 08, 2009, 02:39:26 PM
Getting Diet coke in the drive thru when I ordered just "Coke".  And not finding out til I've already driven away.  It's happened twice this week and it's really pissing me off.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 08, 2009, 04:17:38 PM
springing forward.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on March 08, 2009, 09:06:28 PM
springing forward.

Falling back is much worse.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 08, 2009, 09:20:28 PM
springing forward.

Falling back is much worse.

what? falling back is great - bars stay open an extra hour on saturday, now when I finally get tired its no longer 3am its 4am and I have a 2 day training class that starts at 8!  when is gaining worse than losing?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on March 08, 2009, 09:25:12 PM
when is gaining worse than losing?

When it means having an hour less of daylight in the evenings. :P
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 08, 2009, 11:54:20 PM
when is gaining worse than losing?

When it means having an hour less of daylight in the evenings. :P

I prefer darkness ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on March 10, 2009, 03:29:37 PM
So the repairman came out today to replace my DVD burner.  It's a process I could easily do myself but since it was free, I figured what the hell.  I leave work 2 hrs. early today to be home for this guy.  He walks in, opens the box, opens my computer, and says "oops".  He was sent the wrong drive but didn't bother to check the box before he came.  THERE WAS A BIG CINECAST!ING LABEL ON THE SIDE OF THE BOX SAYING THAT IT WAS A CD-R/W DRIVE.  Now I have to do the whole thing over again tomorrow or Thursday, whenever he is sent the correct drive.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Marbe on March 10, 2009, 03:34:08 PM
So the repairman came out today to replace my DVD burner.  It's a process I could easily do myself but since it was free, I figured what the hell.  I leave work 2 hrs. early today to be home for this guy.  He walks in, opens the box, opens my computer, and says "oops".  He was sent the wrong drive but didn't bother to check the box before he came.  THERE WAS A BIG CINECAST!ING LABEL ON THE SIDE OF THE BOX SAYING THAT IT WAS A CD-R/W DRIVE.  Now I have to do the whole thing over again tomorrow or Thursday, whenever he is sent the correct drive.

But you got to go home early, that's good isn't it?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on March 10, 2009, 03:36:48 PM
Unexplained injuries.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on March 10, 2009, 03:37:30 PM
So the repairman came out today to replace my DVD burner.  It's a process I could easily do myself but since it was free, I figured what the hell.  I leave work 2 hrs. early today to be home for this guy.  He walks in, opens the box, opens my computer, and says "oops".  He was sent the wrong drive but didn't bother to check the box before he came.  THERE WAS A BIG CINECAST!ING LABEL ON THE SIDE OF THE BOX SAYING THAT IT WAS A CD-R/W DRIVE.  Now I have to do the whole thing over again tomorrow or Thursday, whenever he is sent the correct drive.

But you got to go home early, that's good isn't it?

But that means I don't get paid...I'm full-time but not salaried.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on March 10, 2009, 05:03:50 PM
When the woman in the cubicle next to me spends 90 minutes on the phone with her husband's dentist, insurance company, orthodontist, etc, trying to figure out why they don't have his information. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on March 15, 2009, 05:51:26 AM
Laurie Metcalf never having much of a movie career.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on March 22, 2009, 09:22:37 PM
Yesterdays.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on March 23, 2009, 02:23:16 AM
Being exhausted but afraid to go to sleep.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 23, 2009, 12:42:52 PM
spanning time
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tequila on March 23, 2009, 01:55:40 PM
When people give me back empty CD or DVD cases because they forgot to check. More so when I too forget to check and find out months later.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on March 23, 2009, 02:25:59 PM
When I accidentally give back an empty dvd case and then have to figure out what dimension the dvd escaped to...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on March 24, 2009, 01:09:40 PM
when people say they're going to watch that movie you lent them that night...for two weeks in a row.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 24, 2009, 01:34:28 PM
goose dookie
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on March 24, 2009, 03:04:28 PM
Not so much a pet peeve, but one of my biggest fears. (http://www.theonion.com/content/news/oh_no_performers_coming_into)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: thatguy_sam on March 24, 2009, 03:40:09 PM
Not so much a pet peeve, but one of my biggest fears. (http://www.theonion.com/content/news/oh_no_performers_coming_into)

haha yeah i hate that!!
i once had a girl come and sit in my lap during a performance, im not complaining about that, more thee fact that i was with my girlfriend at the time and it was extremely awkward
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on March 31, 2009, 01:46:40 AM
Mistaking Monday night for Thursday night.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: worm@work on March 31, 2009, 08:18:27 PM
Fitted sheets that don't actually fit.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on March 31, 2009, 08:34:24 PM
People who knock on bathroom stall doors to find out if they are occupied. Seriously, just push on the door! If it doesn't open, someone is in there.

*Knock knock*

"Yes?"

"Oops sorry."

 ::)

Thanks for the awkward moment.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 31, 2009, 11:30:02 PM
people who actually answer when I knock on bathroom stall doors... seriously I'm just feigning courtesy when what I really wanna do is coke. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on April 02, 2009, 01:23:52 AM
Always thinking the floral designs on my paper towels are bugs that are going to eat me unless I eat them first.

Also, the taste of paper towels.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on April 02, 2009, 09:38:01 AM
Calories.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on April 07, 2009, 05:57:29 AM
chalk.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 07, 2009, 10:03:21 AM
Snakes scare me, it pisses me off when people keep snakes as pets. Though to be fair everything pisses me off to some extent.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 09, 2009, 01:12:12 PM
Buy 2, Get 1 Free sales where the limited selection only features 2 of whatever it is that are really worth getting.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on April 09, 2009, 02:49:45 PM
This forum's search function. I can never find anything.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on April 09, 2009, 02:51:00 PM
This forum's search function. I can never find anything.

What are ya lookin' for?

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on April 09, 2009, 02:52:13 PM
Nothing in particular at the moment.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on April 09, 2009, 03:13:01 PM
Repeatedly clicking on the Weekend thread only to find Cubs talk.  >:(

pixote



(http://i42.tinypic.com/f36lqg.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on April 09, 2009, 03:20:19 PM
Repeatedly clicking on the Weekend thread only to find Cubs talk.  >:(

pixote



(http://i42.tinypic.com/f36lqg.jpg)

Was Andre the Giant a villain in Buffy?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on April 09, 2009, 03:30:51 PM
When the disk skips and you have to wait two days to get a new one.

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on April 09, 2009, 04:38:09 PM
Repeatedly clicking on the Weekend thread only to find Cubs talk.  >:(

 ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 09, 2009, 06:33:40 PM
Only having one stomach  >:(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 09, 2009, 08:37:59 PM
Repeatedly clicking on the Weekend thread only to find Cubs talk.  >:(

pixote


 ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on April 10, 2009, 12:21:57 AM
Hotmail
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on April 10, 2009, 01:24:21 AM
Hotmail
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on April 10, 2009, 06:05:40 AM
This forum's search function. I can never find anything.

don't you understand that pixote is the forum's search function?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: thatguy_sam on April 13, 2009, 01:20:45 AM
sloooow internet connections
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on April 13, 2009, 01:59:44 AM
This forum's search function. I can never find anything.

don't you understand that pixote is the forum's search function?

But what if I'm searching for something I plan on using against pix?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on April 19, 2009, 06:05:52 PM
BMWs.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 19, 2009, 07:20:05 PM
April Showers... mostly because they bring allergies.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on April 21, 2009, 06:12:06 PM
When you get shown half the plot of the movie waiting to press play on the dvd menu.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on April 21, 2009, 06:13:44 PM
It's totally unacceptable, I agree.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on April 22, 2009, 02:04:34 AM
PBS has never released An American Family on DVD.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on April 22, 2009, 02:36:59 AM
When you get home and realize you forgot to check to make sure it was "Widescreen"
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on April 26, 2009, 05:57:33 PM
Taking your young children to see a harmless movie like "Earth" and getting inundated with non-age appropriate trailers and ads during all the previews. 

But I'm just supposed to change the channel, right?  That's the argument I keep hearing.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 26, 2009, 06:04:26 PM
Taking your young children to see a harmless movie like "Earth" and getting inundated with non-age appropriate trailers and ads during all the previews. 

But I'm just supposed to change the channel, right?  That's the argument I keep hearing.

This wouldn't have happened at Hannah Montana: The Movie.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on April 26, 2009, 06:05:38 PM
Taking your young children to see a harmless movie like "Earth" and getting inundated with non-age appropriate trailers and ads during all the previews.

Harmless?  What about all the full frontal nudity and fatal violence and the bleeped out profanities?

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on April 26, 2009, 06:06:53 PM
Taking your young children to see a harmless movie like "Earth" and getting inundated with non-age appropriate trailers and ads during all the previews. 

But I'm just supposed to change the channel, right?  That's the argument I keep hearing.

This wouldn't have happened at Hannah Montana: The Movie.

:) 

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on April 26, 2009, 06:08:37 PM
Taking your young children to see a harmless movie like "Earth" and getting inundated with non-age appropriate trailers and ads during all the previews.

Harmless?  What about all the full frontal nudity and fatal violence and the bleeped out profanities?

pixote

Come to think of it there was some sexual inuendo As well!  You're right I should have known better!

(Actually those credit sequences were GREAT! Not since Bugs Life did I see that many audience members sit through all the credits!

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on April 26, 2009, 06:27:10 PM
I was genuinely surprised, when the film was over, to see that it was rated G and not PG.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on April 28, 2009, 11:28:54 PM
"Pointless"

"Unrealistic"

"FLYmeatwad"

"lotrsamnumbers"
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 28, 2009, 11:30:14 PM
"Pointless"

"Unrealistic"

"FLYmeatwad"

"lotrsamnumbers"

I agree with three of these. sam is safe.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on May 01, 2009, 06:47:18 PM
Proofreading your post 5 times, then finding 3 typos after you click submit.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on May 05, 2009, 07:54:55 PM
Forgive the stereotype, but why do Kleenex boxes have to be so girlie looking? The kittens and flowers are totally cramping the style of my otherwise manly bachelor pad.  ;) :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on May 05, 2009, 08:02:19 PM
Forgive the stereotype, but why do Kleenex boxes have to be so girlie looking? The kittens and flowers are totally cramping the style of my otherwise manly bachelor pad.  ;) :D

Because it isn't Manly to blow your nose or be sick. Duh.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 06, 2009, 01:56:29 AM
what makes you think he's using it to blow his nose?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Emiliana on May 06, 2009, 05:27:01 PM
Munich's live theatre audiences: snobbish, stuck-up old farts! Shame on them for intimidating me enough to stop me from laughing out loud at the 1806 equivalent of a Monty Python comedy.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 06, 2009, 05:30:13 PM
"FLYmeatwad"

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 11, 2009, 05:37:18 PM
people who enter contests knowing they will not be able to use the prize  ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on May 11, 2009, 08:48:37 PM
people who enter contests knowing they will not be able to use the prize  ;)

I though would be able to use it when I entered!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 12, 2009, 11:19:52 AM
the brickhouse child locator.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on May 12, 2009, 01:14:39 PM
the brickhouse child locator.

Authorities closing in on you?

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 12, 2009, 01:20:24 PM
the brickhouse child locator.

Authorities closing in on you?

pixote

nah, removed the duracell.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on May 13, 2009, 11:22:10 AM
People pounding on the ceiling beneath your apartment because they are putting in a burger joint...at 7:30 am, when you don't have to get up nearly that early.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 13, 2009, 11:31:30 AM
People pounding on the ceiling beneath your apartment because they are putting in a burger joint...at 7:30 am, when you don't have to get up nearly that early.

just wait till all your carpets smell like fry oil :-\
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on May 13, 2009, 11:37:11 AM
Well hopefully I will be gone by the time it opens. I assume it is set to open for fall quarter of the school year in Spetember and my lease is up at the end of August at which point I will be on to bigger and better living quarters, I hope anyway. i actually haven't found anything quite yet for next year.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on May 13, 2009, 01:09:19 PM
When the updated topics don't interest me.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/34jaira.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on May 13, 2009, 01:10:28 PM
When I'm the last person to have posted in the Degrassi thread.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on May 13, 2009, 01:11:30 PM
when a tool that has one function in life can't perform that one funtion worth a damn.  Friggin can opener
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on May 13, 2009, 01:16:48 PM
When I'm the last person to have posted in the Degrassi thread.

pixote

Fixed.  :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 13, 2009, 01:58:11 PM
when a tool that has one function in life can't perform that one funtion worth a damn.  Friggin can opener

thought you were refering to Ryan Seacrest.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on May 13, 2009, 08:23:46 PM
"Oprah's Book Club" stamped on copies of books I buy.  >:(


(So I only paid 50 cents for this nice, used copy of Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, but I don't need Oprah's approval of my reading choices, thank-you very much.)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 13, 2009, 08:27:29 PM
"Oprah's Book Club" stamped on copies of books I buy.  >:(


(So I only paid 50 cents for this nice, used copy of Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, but I don't need Oprah's approval of my reading choices, thank-you very much.)

It's on the cover of my The Road, it feels out of place.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Wowser on May 14, 2009, 05:35:36 AM
UPVC windows.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on May 14, 2009, 07:27:39 PM
Digital cable.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on May 14, 2009, 10:37:05 PM
Facebook photo uploader
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on May 15, 2009, 10:18:56 PM
I understand that the economy is bad, but if you can't afford to tip your server 15% please cook your own food and stop wasting my time.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on May 15, 2009, 10:20:13 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on May 15, 2009, 10:20:36 PM
I understand that the economy is bad, but if you can't afford to tip your server 15% please cook your own food and stop wasting my time.

AMEN  

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on May 15, 2009, 10:21:08 PM
Everyone should be tipping 20%.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on May 15, 2009, 10:23:11 PM
 :-\
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on May 15, 2009, 10:24:57 PM
:-\
You know I'm right.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on May 15, 2009, 10:25:20 PM
Everyone should be tipping 20%.

Karma knows everyone's tipping habits!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on May 15, 2009, 10:25:45 PM
:-\
You know I'm right.

Well, yeah, but...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on May 15, 2009, 10:26:35 PM
:-\
You know I'm right.

Well, yeah. but...
You made a mistake, I fixed it for you.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on May 15, 2009, 10:27:10 PM
Only mistakes I make are the ones I let you think are mistakes... wait, what
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on May 15, 2009, 10:34:28 PM
Only mistakes I make are the ones I let you think are mistakes... wait, what
You missed my soft guiding hand didn't you.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on May 15, 2009, 10:39:38 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on May 15, 2009, 10:41:20 PM
:D

This is not a pet peeve and does not belong here.

You missed my soft guiding hand didn't you.

That's what she said.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on May 15, 2009, 10:42:50 PM
You just had to get in on the action didn't you?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on May 15, 2009, 10:44:29 PM
Always.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on May 19, 2009, 12:16:27 AM
"Your internet connection has slowed. We are adjusting playback to avoid further interruption."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on May 19, 2009, 12:18:51 AM
People that think that different=bad.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on May 19, 2009, 11:07:16 AM
"Your internet connection has slowed. We are adjusting playback to avoid further interruption."

THE WORST.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on May 19, 2009, 11:13:08 AM
Things that get between me and Twin Peaks.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on May 19, 2009, 11:21:18 AM
Holodeck episodes in The Next Generation. Sooo lame.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 19, 2009, 11:23:45 AM
"Your internet connection has slowed. We are adjusting playback to avoid further interruption."

THE WORST.

Yeah it is, I was watching JONAS the other day and it stopped mid sentence to adjust.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on May 19, 2009, 11:25:20 AM
Things that get between me and Twin Peaks.

Like work, friends, restroom breaks!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on May 19, 2009, 11:27:08 AM
Holodeck episodes in The Next Generation. Sooo lame.

Not when they involve Moriarty!

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on May 19, 2009, 11:45:15 AM
Indubitably!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 19, 2009, 11:47:43 AM
Being camped by the horde...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 19, 2009, 11:51:18 AM
Being camped by the horde...

For the Horde!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on May 19, 2009, 09:48:41 PM
Getting pulled over for speeding on the way to see a movie, thereby being late to the desired showtime of Sin Nombre.

But I only got off with a warning and I went to see Sugar instead, so it wasn't all bad.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on May 19, 2009, 10:00:31 PM
But I only got off with a warning and I went to see Sugar instead, so it wasn't all bad.

Awesome!

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on May 19, 2009, 10:11:23 PM
Getting pulled over for speeding on the way to see a movie, thereby being late to the desired showtime of Sin Nombre.

But I only got off with a warning and I went to see Sugar instead, so it wasn't all bad.

Mariemont Theatre?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on May 19, 2009, 10:29:41 PM
Getting pulled over for speeding on the way to see a movie, thereby being late to the desired showtime of Sin Nombre.

But I only got off with a warning and I went to see Sugar instead, so it wasn't all bad.

Mariemont Theatre?

yea, I usually got to Esquire right down the street, but I liked what Mariemont had to offer more today on Bargin Tuesday. The only other film I've seen there was The Reader. That is a nice, quaint little place.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on May 19, 2009, 10:40:49 PM
Getting pulled over for speeding on the way to see a movie, thereby being late to the desired showtime of Sin Nombre.

But I only got off with a warning and I went to see Sugar instead, so it wasn't all bad.

Mariemont Theatre?

yea, I usually got to Esquire right down the street, but I liked what Mariemont had to offer more today on Bargin Tuesday. The only other film I've seen there was The Reader. That is a nice, quaint little place.

Yeah, it's nice.  I also go to the Esquire as well.  Those two theaters are sometimes the only ones playing the smaller films.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on May 20, 2009, 10:51:35 AM
When the hygienist at the dentist's office asks you questions to which you can't possibly answer without gagging all over the various instruments crammed in your mouth.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on May 20, 2009, 11:17:28 AM
When the hygienist at the dentist's office asks you questions to which you can't possibly answer without gagging all over the various instruments crammed in your mouth.

oldie but goodie if you have never seen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBqY6cJD3CE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBqY6cJD3CE#)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on May 20, 2009, 11:31:25 AM
Haha, that's great, thanks ferris. ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on May 21, 2009, 12:52:37 AM
Exhaustion.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 21, 2009, 01:03:17 AM
sleep
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on May 21, 2009, 01:06:48 AM
You can only lose one wheel in a Burnout Paradise wreck. Seems a bit arbitrary.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on May 21, 2009, 12:26:02 PM
headaches.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on May 21, 2009, 12:28:32 PM
You can only lose one wheel in a Burnout Paradise wreck. Seems a bit arbitrary.

Lies!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 21, 2009, 01:03:54 PM
You can only lose one wheel in a Burnout Paradise wreck. Seems a bit arbitrary.

Lies!

did you crash harder?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on May 21, 2009, 01:07:58 PM
You can only lose one wheel in a Burnout Paradise wreck. Seems a bit arbitrary.

Lies!

did you crash harder?

I like to say I crashed better.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 21, 2009, 01:09:58 PM
You can only lose one wheel in a Burnout Paradise wreck. Seems a bit arbitrary.

Lies!

did you crash harder?

I like to say I crashed better.

going faster?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on May 21, 2009, 01:23:39 PM
Poor umbrella etiquette. When I walk by you and your umbrella I shouldn't have to jump onto the street to avoid getting my eye poked out.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on May 21, 2009, 02:12:05 PM
Poor umbrella etiquette. When I walk by you and your umbrella I shouldn't have to jump onto the street to avoid getting my eye poked out.
Sometimes we're just enforcing our personal space boundaries. If we get an eyeball on the end of an umbrella spoke, that's just a bonus.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on May 21, 2009, 02:21:18 PM
Poor umbrella etiquette. When I walk by you and your umbrella I shouldn't have to jump onto the street to avoid getting my eye poked out.
Sometimes we're just enforcing our personal space boundaries. If we get an eyeball on the end of an umbrella spoke, that's just a bonus.
I'm going to start carrying a blind man cane to counter these umbrellas. Umbrellas give you a 2 foot buffer, a blind man cane is like a 30 ft forcefield. :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on May 21, 2009, 03:07:06 PM
Shitters without accountability.

If you made a messy boom-boom in a public toilet, you flush that down. In fact, you wait around to make sure it made it down. You flush again and again until every last speck is gone. I don't care if it takes you 3 hours of standing in the stall staring down into the bowl, you make damn sure that you do not leave behind any offensive material for the next user. And if the pipes clog-up because your movement is so weighty, you stay put. You do not leave. You die in that stall knowing that this is your punishment for eating rib-eyes for every meal for the last four days.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 21, 2009, 03:11:23 PM
yeah, SWAs suck hard.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on May 21, 2009, 03:28:29 PM
You can only lose one wheel in a Burnout Paradise wreck. Seems a bit arbitrary.

Lies!

did you crash harder?

I like to say I crashed better.

going faster?

Perhaps.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on May 21, 2009, 03:42:14 PM
Skittles without accountability.

That's what I read at first glance, and I instinctively nodded in agreement.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 21, 2009, 03:43:57 PM
You can only lose one wheel in a Burnout Paradise wreck. Seems a bit arbitrary.

Lies!

did you crash harder?

I like to say I crashed better.

going faster?

Perhaps.

that was the incorrect response.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on May 21, 2009, 03:47:19 PM
Skittles without accountability.

That's what I read at first glance, and I instinctively nodded in agreement.

pixote
Oh. You just made me HMCGLA (Hold my chest and gasp like an asthmatic). I can clearly picture you slowly nodding and pinching up the side of your mouth thinking, "Yeah. Those goddamn wily Skittles. I CINECAST!in' hate them."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on May 21, 2009, 03:59:12 PM
You can only lose one wheel in a Burnout Paradise wreck. Seems a bit arbitrary.

Lies!

did you crash harder?

I like to say I crashed better.

going faster?

Perhaps.

that was the incorrect response.

My pop culture database isn't as wide as it should be. If only I knew how to make it stronger.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 21, 2009, 04:02:15 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on May 21, 2009, 04:13:12 PM
Skittles without accountability.

That's what I read at first glance, and I instinctively nodded in agreement.

pixote

This may or may not be my new favorite thing   :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on May 21, 2009, 07:19:15 PM
Poor umbrella etiquette. When I walk by you and your umbrella I shouldn't have to jump onto the street to avoid getting my eye poked out.

Manitobans aren't as well-versed in umbrella protocol as British Colombians, please forgive us.

Shitters without accountability.

Word. That is not cool.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on May 23, 2009, 04:30:30 PM
Packing!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on May 23, 2009, 04:52:16 PM
Packing!

Going somewhere?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on May 23, 2009, 06:25:39 PM
Back to LA for the summer.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on May 23, 2009, 09:10:17 PM
Poor umbrella etiquette. When I walk by you and your umbrella I shouldn't have to jump onto the street to avoid getting my eye poked out.

Manitobans aren't as well-versed in umbrella protocol as British Colombians, please forgive us.

:D On top of that, one rain and the streets downtown might as well be canals. Puddles so big I stop and look for pebbles to skip. I'll let it go though, because they've mastered the winters here. I've never needed anything more than a pair of runners to get around, even after heavy snowfall. Not like Vancouver :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on May 29, 2009, 02:42:44 PM
When Statistics Canada makes changes between censuses. If you change what you're collecting, it's hard to chart trends.  >:(   
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FifthCityMuse on May 30, 2009, 06:50:56 AM
When a friend posts an album on facebook, and you decide to have a look, because the first few photos suggest it may have photos of friends in hilariously drunken states, and the first five are, and then they turn into pictures of the friend with her random boyf making out, and you flip through the next 55 photos expecting something different, BUT THAT'S ALL THERE IS.

We don't want to see 50 photos of you and your man at the beach, it's boring to us. We don't find it adorable.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on May 30, 2009, 06:43:24 PM
Students who miss class and then ask me, "did I miss anything?" I'm always tempted to say, "No, no, it was just me blathering on again. You didn't miss anything."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: duder on May 30, 2009, 10:05:37 PM
"I wouldn't say you've been *missing* it, <student's name>"
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on May 30, 2009, 10:38:53 PM
"I wouldn't say you've been *missing* it, <student's name>"

 :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on May 31, 2009, 01:39:02 AM
Students who miss class and then ask me, "did I miss anything?" I'm always tempted to say, "No, no, it was just me blathering on again. You didn't miss anything."
I become very literal in these situations.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on May 31, 2009, 02:09:47 AM
TV shows that don't advertise cereal.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on May 31, 2009, 02:36:28 AM
Square cereals that advertise changing their shape to "diamonds".
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on May 31, 2009, 04:25:34 AM
parades
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on May 31, 2009, 08:53:29 AM
Square cereals that advertise changing their shape to "diamonds".

That's pretty funny actually.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on May 31, 2009, 11:33:23 AM
Square cereals that advertise changing their shape to "diamonds".

That's pretty funny actually.
Don't you start. Or did they get to you too?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on May 31, 2009, 12:06:32 PM
Speaking of cereal shapes, Oatmeal Crisp is scoop shaped and it sends my milk all over the place if I'm not paying attention. Argh.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on May 31, 2009, 12:06:53 PM
Being dumb. Not other people, but me, myself, being dumb, in numerous ways and on multiple levels.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on May 31, 2009, 04:54:17 PM
Having to chose between the last night of film class where we will be watching Paris, Texas and playing in an intramural playoff softball game. I will have to chose the latter, but that doesn't mean I'm happy about the fact that I had to make such a decision.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on May 31, 2009, 04:56:07 PM
Having to chose between the last night of film class where we will be watching Paris, Texas and playing in an intramural playoff softball game. I will have to chose the latter, but that doesn't mean I'm happy about the fact that I had to make such a decision.

That is an awful dilemma.  Paris, Texas is in my Top 20 of all-time ... but I'd have to choose intramural playoff softball, too.  :'(

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on May 31, 2009, 05:23:20 PM
Being dumb. Not other people, but me, myself, being dumb, in numerous ways and on multiple levels.

That's not a pet peeve for me. I've gotten used to it. My self-deprecating humour has saved me (somewhat) on more than one occasion.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 01, 2009, 12:03:32 AM
reading my older posts realizing that whole words are missing.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on June 01, 2009, 12:10:56 AM
Also missing: capital letters. And sometimes letters in general (i think yr understanding where im coming from).
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 01, 2009, 12:13:22 AM
yeah, but those are intentional
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on June 01, 2009, 12:13:59 AM
Doesn't stop them from being a pet peeve.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 01, 2009, 12:16:15 AM
stupid titles of stupid threads.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on June 01, 2009, 12:51:51 AM
"With e-surance, I get anomated."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on June 01, 2009, 12:59:05 AM
My "a" key only works intermittently. So, unlike THUNDERSCORE, if I miss an "a", it's not my fault.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on June 01, 2009, 07:44:03 AM
I never cared too much for that letter anyway. I mean where does "a" get off starting the alphabet?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on June 01, 2009, 01:37:08 PM
When Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, the creators of Up, come to my school to give a lecture/Q&A and it doesn't get advertised so I knew nothing about it until there was a story about it in the school paper 3 days afterward.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 02, 2009, 12:01:29 AM
When Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, the creators of Up, come to my school to give a lecture/Q&A and it doesn't get advertised so I knew nothing about it until there was a story about it in the school paper 3 days afterward.

DOH!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on June 03, 2009, 11:02:30 AM
Getting hosed by the umpires in a playoff softball game when we had obviously outplayed the other team the entire game, especially since we only had 8 players and they had all 10. Lost 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh on a sac fly that should have been out #3 if the umpires had eyes or brains.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on June 04, 2009, 12:22:43 AM
Not seeing any movies all week because school has been ruling my life. But no worries, I hope to go catch The Brothers Bloom tomorrow. I must complain a lot, I have a lot of Pet Peeves.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 04, 2009, 12:51:55 AM
I'll add one just so you don't feel like you're monopolizing things.

...the loud friggin kids that hang out after midnight for hours in the (grammar) schoolyard behind our house -- reving their rice-burners and blasting music.  Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't like every stinking night.  And that wouldn't be so bad if I had A/C in the house so I could keep the windows closed.  Even that wouldn't be bad if I didn't have to get up for work at 5:30 AM.

My dream is to find out where they live and blast my 80's tunes outside their windows at 5:30AM

(Wow...I sound REAALLY old now)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 04, 2009, 01:41:18 AM
I'll add one just so you don't feel like you're monopolizing things.

...the loud friggin kids that hang out after midnight for hours in the (grammar) schoolyard behind our house -- reving their rice-burners and blasting music.  Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't like every stinking night.  And that wouldn't be so bad if I had A/C in the house so I could keep the windows closed.  Even that wouldn't be bad if I didn't have to get up for work at 5:30 AM.

My dream is to find out where they live and blast my 80's tunes outside their windows at 5:30AM

(Wow...I sound REAALLY old now)

Buy the most powerful soundsystem you can, put megaphones in front of the speakers, pop in a perry como cd and hit repeat. (also yeah old - Ferris would never do that.)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on June 04, 2009, 01:48:12 AM
I'll add one just so you don't feel like you're monopolizing things.

...the loud friggin kids that hang out after midnight for hours in the (grammar) schoolyard behind our house -- reving their rice-burners and blasting music.  Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't like every stinking night.  And that wouldn't be so bad if I had A/C in the house so I could keep the windows closed.  Even that wouldn't be bad if I didn't have to get up for work at 5:30 AM.

My dream is to find out where they live and blast my 80's tunes outside their windows at 5:30AM

(Wow...I sound REAALLY old now)

Kids scare easily. Yell at them and they'll find a different haunt.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on June 04, 2009, 01:49:21 AM
Kids scare easily. Yell at them and they'll find a different haunt.

Sounds like someone needs to watch Gran Torino.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on June 04, 2009, 01:54:32 AM
Kids scare easily. Yell at them and they'll find a different haunt.

Sounds like someone needs to watch Gran Torino.

pixote

Silly pix, ferris doesn't live in Detroit.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 04, 2009, 12:21:41 PM
All good suggestions!

::adjusting netflix queue::

1-Grand Torinto
2-Perry Como show, Season 1
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on June 04, 2009, 05:22:29 PM
Big companies + kids who hit me + working
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on June 04, 2009, 05:26:30 PM
Big companies + kids who hit me + working
Equals what? You a big-headed character performer guy at Disneyland?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on June 04, 2009, 05:50:50 PM
Adult onset allergies. And I was feeling so smug, too.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 04, 2009, 05:56:39 PM
"FLYmeatwad"


Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on June 04, 2009, 10:00:21 PM
Flat tires.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 04, 2009, 10:02:18 PM
Flat tires.

  ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on June 04, 2009, 11:09:04 PM
allergies.

Goodness yes, I've been dying lately! The Benadryl people have made a fortune off me.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on June 04, 2009, 11:37:09 PM
allergies.

Goodness yes, I've been dying lately! The Benadryl people have made a fortune off me.

Same.  :(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on June 06, 2009, 04:46:40 AM
The local unavailability of round-the-clock pizza delivery.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 06, 2009, 06:40:16 PM
The local unavailability of round-the-clock pizza delivery.

pixote

is round the clock pick-up available?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on June 06, 2009, 06:44:42 PM
The local unavailability of round-the-clock pizza delivery.

is round the clock pick-up available?

"It's not delivery — it's DiGiornio!"  >:(

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mr. Hutchinson on June 06, 2009, 09:56:06 PM
pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on June 06, 2009, 10:00:03 PM
pixote
;D

Something we can agree on! (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3719.msg225398#msg225398)

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on June 07, 2009, 09:53:51 PM
7:30 am exams on Mondays
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: enzobot24 on June 07, 2009, 10:14:35 PM
The lone mockingbird that has settled in the tree across the street.

...It starts its calls at 12:00AM and doesn't stop until 8AM.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on June 07, 2009, 10:16:31 PM
The lone mockingbird that has settled in the tree across the street.

...It starts its calls at 12:00AM and doesn't stop until 8AM.

you should go stare at it with the same intensity with which you avatar emits. That would do the trick I would hope, unless that bird is in fact no bird at all and just one tough cookie.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on June 07, 2009, 10:22:32 PM
The lone mockingbird that has settled in the tree across the street.

...It starts its calls at 12:00AM and doesn't stop until 8AM.

Atticus Finch: I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point it at anything in the house; and that he'd rather I'd shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds would be too much, and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted - if I could hit 'em; but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird.

Jem: Why?

Atticus Finch: Well, I reckon because mockingbirds don't do anything but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat people's gardens, don't nest in the corncrib, they don't do one thing but just sing their hearts out for us.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on June 10, 2009, 05:10:18 PM
When every seeder for a torrent disappears at 98%.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on June 11, 2009, 12:59:47 PM
Referring to a past relationship as my ex.  Phonetically, it just sounds ugly, and the self-deluding sense of closure is seriously frustrating.  Just stop it, already.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on June 11, 2009, 01:47:32 PM
Referring to a past relationship as my ex.  Phonetically, it just sounds ugly, and the self-deluding sense of closure is seriously frustrating.  Just stop it, already.

pixote

You were too good for her/him/it anyway, pixote.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on June 11, 2009, 01:53:35 PM
Referring to a past relationship as my ex.  Phonetically, it just sounds ugly, and the self-deluding sense of closure is seriously frustrating.  Just stop it, already.

pixote

Have you seen the movie My Super Ex-Girlfriend?

For another movie tie-in, it sounds like you need to find your Quantum of Solace.


But seriously, don't beat yourself up too much. Hang in there tiger.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on June 11, 2009, 02:02:27 PM
Referring to a past relationship as my ex.  Phonetically, it just sounds ugly, and the self-deluding sense of closure is seriously frustrating.  Just stop it, already.

pixote

Have you seen the movie My Super Ex-Girlfriend?

For another movie tie-in, it sounds like you need to find your Quantum of Solace.


But seriously, don't beat yourself up too much. Hang in there tiger.


Oohh, oh, I've got another one:

(http://i13.tinypic.com/6ou84xs.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on June 11, 2009, 02:22:00 PM
Oops, hit modify when I meant to hit reply.

Anyway, haha, thanks.  I wasn't talking about me, but I appreciate it nonetheless!

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on June 11, 2009, 02:28:46 PM
Referring to a past relationship as my ex.  Phonetically, it just sounds ugly, and the self-deluding sense of closure is seriously frustrating.  Just stop it, already.

pixote

Have you seen the movie My Super Ex-Girlfriend?

For another movie tie-in, it sounds like you need to find your Quantum of Solace.


But seriously, don't beat yourself up too much. Hang in there tiger.


Oohh, oh, I've got another one:

(http://i13.tinypic.com/6ou84xs.jpg)

Snap.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on June 12, 2009, 11:00:12 AM
Being told that I can't possibly understand a movie.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: worm@work on June 15, 2009, 01:16:38 PM
Spoilerific DVD chapter titles. Is it that hard to keep it informative without giving everything away >:(.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on June 15, 2009, 01:57:25 PM
Chapter 13. Gandalf Dies

"Shit!"
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 15, 2009, 02:45:29 PM
Spoilerific DVD chapter titles. Is it that hard to keep it informative without giving everything away >:(.

Here here!  And how 'bout the DVD title menu screen.  I swear the entire plot of "Happy Go Lucky" was on display before the "Play" button even appeared!    People!  Let's not outsmark outselves
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on June 15, 2009, 02:51:20 PM
Spoilerific DVD chapter titles. Is it that hard to keep it informative without giving everything away >:(.

Here here!  And how 'bout the DVD title menu screen.  I swear the entire plot of "Happy Go Lucky" was on display before the "Play" button even appeared!    People!  Let's not outsmark outselves

No kidding! Who decided that the menu background was the place to show off a montage of the movies' best / most important moments? (the same people who design trailers, no doubt)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on June 15, 2009, 02:51:28 PM
Spoilerific DVD chapter titles. Is it that hard to keep it informative without giving everything away >:(.

Here here!  And how 'bout the DVD title menu screen.  I swear the entire plot of "Happy Go Lucky" was on display before the "Play" button even appeared!    People!  Let's not outsmark outselves
There was a plot to Happy Go Lucky?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 15, 2009, 03:13:07 PM
...people who misspell "outsmart" when calling out the intelligence of other people

(namely me)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 15, 2009, 03:15:28 PM
...people who misspell "outsmart" when calling out the intelligence of other people

(namely me)

 ;D (wondering who would be the first to point that out)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 15, 2009, 03:17:29 PM
...people who misspell "outsmart" when calling out the intelligence of other people

(namely me)

 ;D (wondering who would be the first to point that out)

Crap!  I misspelled "ourselves" as well! 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on June 15, 2009, 03:18:28 PM
Words that start with ou.

ferris
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 15, 2009, 03:35:41 PM
...people who misspell "outsmart" when calling out the intelligence of other people

(namely me)

 ;D (wondering who would be the first to point that out)

Crap!  I misspelled "ourselves" as well! 

You totally outsmarked yrselve
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Jared on June 15, 2009, 03:51:53 PM
Having a soda at a fast food restaurant:
I was very annoyed at both Wendys and Costco this weekend.

I hate when Im at a fast food restaurant and the person behind the counter fills 75% of my damn cup with ice. I literally dont need more than 3 cubes. Its cold coming out of the fountain anyways. If you only filled the bottom 10% of the cup would ANYONE complain? Youre charging $1.79 for what probably breaks down to $0.02 worth of carbonated water and syrup so give me a full cup.

Then, in restaurants where the fountain is behind the counter dont ask like Im being annoying when I want a refill.
If the restaurant has its fountain out for the public, I hate the asshole that has to stand so he blocks all 12 dispensers not only to fill his cup, but also to wait for fizz, and install his lid and straw. The most popular flavors are usally on both sides of the machine so 2 people can fill at once, jerk.

Lastly, give us a lid with the cup. Often, the lids arent labeled and its annoying to pick the wrong size.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on June 15, 2009, 03:56:23 PM
I hate when people on the highway can't maintain the same speed on a consistent basis. So annoying!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on June 15, 2009, 05:17:39 PM
I hate when people on the highway can't maintain the same speed on a consistent basis. So annoying!

You should never watch Duel.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 15, 2009, 05:27:57 PM
clicking on the what movie is playing thread again and again only to remember that 90% of the images are unviewable at work.  though the guess what pic people are referring to game is fun.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 15, 2009, 05:33:45 PM
For instance I'm absolutely sure this:

(http://web5.twitpic.com/img/12596862-577c246ac028a5ab2d9e6f396044791a.4a36cc19-scaled.jpg)

is not Goodfellas.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on June 15, 2009, 05:37:34 PM
I would help you out there, but I have no idea what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 15, 2009, 05:39:09 PM
I would help you out there, but I have no idea what I'm talking about.

thats my general assumption.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on June 16, 2009, 04:38:25 AM
Irish release schedules. We don't UP till october.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 16, 2009, 12:14:34 PM
expiration dates
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on June 16, 2009, 01:59:48 PM
People who deliberately whine in public... oops, sorry.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on June 16, 2009, 02:08:09 PM
Cookies but no milk.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mandrake on June 16, 2009, 05:55:12 PM
Walgreens Pharmacy personnel
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on June 16, 2009, 06:00:29 PM
training clueless people
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on June 16, 2009, 06:04:50 PM
Peaches that stay tart as they soften
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on June 16, 2009, 10:34:24 PM
Pet Peeves.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on June 16, 2009, 10:59:00 PM
Rain Delays
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 16, 2009, 10:59:49 PM
Rain Delays

Sorry to hear this, that kind of sucks.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 17, 2009, 12:22:27 AM
"participation" trophies
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on June 17, 2009, 02:13:08 AM
People who water their sidewalks.

When people in movies and TV don't eat their cake.

(these are the wife's pp)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on June 17, 2009, 12:28:34 PM
People who water their sidewalks.

When people in movies and TV don't eat their cake.

(these are the wife's pp)

People in movies and TV, holding coffee cups with nothing in it, pretending to drink from it.  The show Bones is probably the worst for this.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 17, 2009, 12:42:57 PM
People who water their sidewalks.

When people in movies and TV don't eat their cake.

(these are the wife's pp)

People in movies and TV, holding coffee cups with nothing in it, pretending to drink from it.  The show Bones is probably the worst for this.

I gotta say I love it in Weeds when Mary-Louise Parker pretend drinks the pretend remnants of a non-existant of an iced coffee. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 17, 2009, 01:19:56 PM
People who water their sidewalks.

When people in movies and TV don't eat their cake.

(these are the wife's pp)

People in movies and TV, holding coffee cups with nothing in it, pretending to drink from it.  The show Bones is probably the worst for this.

The best real life example of this was a few years back when Xyience, a supplement company, came out with an energy drink that was god awful. Every one hated it, but if you were a fighter sponsored by them they wanted you to drink a can of it during your post-fight interview. A bunch of fighters did it and hated the stuff, but then Kenny Florian came along. He refused to open the can and during an entire interview kept on sipping from an unopened can of the stuff, it was great.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 17, 2009, 06:17:28 PM
People using that twitter stuff in their Facebook statuses. I get it, you use twitter too, but I don't care. If you're updating your iPhone to 3.0 you can just write that, I don't need the little #iphone os 3.0 bullshit. What the Hell does that pound sign even mean?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on June 17, 2009, 10:31:31 PM
What the Hell does that pound sign even mean?
douchebag
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 17, 2009, 10:32:43 PM
Seriously though, what does that pound sign mean?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 18, 2009, 12:01:34 AM
# is a way of tagging certain things for easy twitter searching.  also my twitter status automatically updates my facebook status.  this is why you might see tweet memes creeping crossplatform.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on June 18, 2009, 01:33:58 AM
"Yea" or "Yah" instead of the appropriate "Yeah". The first is bible-speak and the second is stupid. Know your not-words, please.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on June 18, 2009, 09:15:19 AM
Yah, totally agree.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on June 18, 2009, 09:20:05 AM
"Yea" or "Yah" instead of the appropriate "Yeah". The first is bible-speak and the second is stupid. Know your not-words, please.
But what if you're really trying to get a different sound from your yeah?

Like, what if I want to sound like a Scandinavian or German? Wouldn't I spell it yah?

Or what if I want it to rhyme it with Bea Arthur? Then I might use yea, right?

Or if I wanted to give a shout-out to all my homies, I might spell it yayah. Or yea-yah. Or yee-yeah.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on June 18, 2009, 09:33:30 AM
"Yea" or "Yah" instead of the appropriate "Yeah". The first is bible-speak and the second is stupid. Know your not-words, please.
But what if you're really trying to get a different sound from your yeah?

Like, what if I want to sound like a Scandinavian or German? Wouldn't I spell it yah?

Or what if I want it to rhyme it with Bea Arthur? Then I might use yea, right?

Or if I wanted to give a shout-out to all my homies, I might spell it yayah. Or yea-yah. Or yee-yeah.

Ok. But if you aren't doing those three things spell it the right way, dammit.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 18, 2009, 09:40:03 AM
Not-words are constantly evolving, they are all korrekt, okay?

EDIT: SHIT! I missed my 5115 post  :'(  :'(  :'(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on June 18, 2009, 09:40:37 AM
"Yea" or "Yah" instead of the appropriate "Yeah". The first is bible-speak and the second is stupid. Know your not-words, please.
But what if you're really trying to get a different sound from your yeah?

Like, what if I want to sound like a Scandinavian or German? Wouldn't I spell it yah?

Or what if I want it to rhyme it with Bea Arthur? Then I might use yea, right?

Or if I wanted to give a shout-out to all my homies, I might spell it yayah. Or yea-yah. Or yee-yeah.

Ok. But if you aren't doing those three things spell it the right way, dammit.
Yhay!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 18, 2009, 12:13:05 PM
When unsalted soft pretzels are the only option.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on June 18, 2009, 12:14:32 PM
Beaver tales.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 18, 2009, 12:17:58 PM
Beaver tales.

story or appendage?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on June 18, 2009, 12:19:50 PM
Beaver tales.

story or appendage?

The desert.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Jared on June 19, 2009, 11:55:12 AM
pointless voicemails. If I have your phone number, realize Ill see the missed call and get back to you. Or send a text. I hate entering my password and going through the menu  "recieved...at...2.....thirty....on....june....4th........to...listen...press...1" Agh!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on June 19, 2009, 12:18:36 PM
pointless voicemails. If I have your phone number, realize Ill see the missed call and get back to you. Or send a text. I hate entering my password and going through the menu  "recieved...at...2.....thirty....on....june....4th........to...listen...press...1" Agh!

Generational differences. I'm just the opposite. If you call and don't leave a message, I'm not going to call you back. It obviously wasn't important enough if you couldn't take a few precious minutes out of your busy to leave me a message. And don't text me; I'm not 12.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 19, 2009, 12:33:33 PM
My roommate's kids complete inability to take care of their stuff, which then bleeds into taking care of my stuff. A few months ago I let them borrow Battlefront II for the PS2, today I went to play it and the case is there, but no disc. They never put the discs back in the case, and I searched everywhere, but no luck. I'm out of a video game and will have to go and spend more of my money to buy a new one.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 19, 2009, 02:11:34 PM
pointless voicemails. If I have your phone number, realize Ill see the missed call and get back to you. Or send a text. I hate entering my password and going through the menu  "recieved...at...2.....thirty....on....june....4th........to...listen...press...1" Agh!

Generational differences. I'm just the opposite. If you call and don't leave a message, I'm not going to call you back. It obviously wasn't important enough if you couldn't take a few precious minutes out of your busy to leave me a message. And don't text me; I'm not 12.

Must be 'cuz I agree with Alex.

And PULEASE say your phone number slow enough for someone to actually copy it down.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FifthCityMuse on June 19, 2009, 10:25:51 PM
Flatmates.

I got home at midnight and no one else was home. Was in bed by 12.30. Was woken at 1.30. And 2.30. And 3.30. And 5.30. The same party, just going on and on. Not fun, especially when you're half drunk and just really tired. I think they all finally left around 7.30.

Except then the flatmate chooses to have noisy sex with his girlfriend so that it's clearly audible to me next door.

And less than six hours after the last people left, he already has more people around. I wanted to watch Yi Yi today. And possibly Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring.

Dammit.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: duder on June 20, 2009, 08:14:07 AM
I got home at midnight and no one else was home. Was in bed by 12.30. Was woken at 1.30. And 2.30. And 3.30. And 5.30. The same party, just going on and on. Not fun, especially when you're half drunk and just really tired. I think they all finally left around 7.30.

Except then the flatmate chooses to have noisy sex with his girlfriend so that it's clearly audible to me next door.

The trick is to outdo him in both these areas, so he knows how you feel. Somehow.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on June 20, 2009, 08:21:28 AM
I got home at midnight and no one else was home. Was in bed by 12.30. Was woken at 1.30. And 2.30. And 3.30. And 5.30. The same party, just going on and on. Not fun, especially when you're half drunk and just really tired. I think they all finally left around 7.30.

Except then the flatmate chooses to have noisy sex with his girlfriend so that it's clearly audible to me next door.

The trick is to outdo him in both these areas, so he knows how you feel. Somehow.

good luck.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 20, 2009, 11:48:03 PM
I got home at midnight and no one else was home. Was in bed by 12.30. Was woken at 1.30. And 2.30. And 3.30. And 5.30. The same party, just going on and on. Not fun, especially when you're half drunk and just really tired. I think they all finally left around 7.30.

Except then the flatmate chooses to have noisy sex with his girlfriend so that it's clearly audible to me next door.

The trick is to outdo him in both these areas, so he knows how you feel. Somehow.

good luck.

What we did to a roommate who kept doing this to us...We borrowed a bunch of alarm clocks and hid them all over in his room.  Set each one to go off an hour or two after each other starting at like 6:00AM.   Man was he pissed
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on June 21, 2009, 07:32:55 PM
1. Those DVD cases with the cardboard covers.

2. Double-sided DVD's, especially ones that have a "Widescreen" side and a "Fullscreen" side.

3. Double-sided DVD's in DVD cases with cardboard covers.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on June 21, 2009, 10:04:18 PM
You must really hate Goodfellas Melvil :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mandrake on June 21, 2009, 10:06:44 PM
MSG
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on June 21, 2009, 10:10:50 PM
Madison Square Garden?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on June 21, 2009, 10:56:17 PM
Kat Dennings' mouth. Actually, just Kat Dennings in general.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 21, 2009, 11:38:54 PM
Kat Dennings' mouth. Actually, just Kat Dennings in general.

 >:(  >:(  >:(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on June 21, 2009, 11:43:01 PM
Kat Dennings' mouth. Actually, just Kat Dennings in general.

 >:(  >:(  >:(

I'm sorry, but she was awful in Charlie Bartlett and Nick and Norah's. And the mouth thing, yea, I wouldn't believe if you said you were mad at me for that one. I mean her lipstick is waaay too red, and then she's a gap person. Not that I have anything against gap people; gap people gotta stick together. But when you combine that with the lipstick, no, can't do it, too much going on there.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on June 21, 2009, 11:45:06 PM
I'm a little sweet on her.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on June 22, 2009, 03:41:48 PM
Pet Pee
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on June 22, 2009, 04:13:06 PM
This emoticon  :-\

It should be :-/ but it's \
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on June 25, 2009, 04:33:34 PM
Filmspotters without avatars. What, do you think you're special? Get one.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 25, 2009, 04:34:09 PM
Filmspotters without avatars. What, do you think you're special? Get one.
I agree! 

and how bout those Filmspotters that always turn their back on you?  ;)

(http://jeffstatt.smugmug.com/photos/573964001_qgvSM-S.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on June 25, 2009, 04:42:07 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on June 27, 2009, 11:55:08 AM
Cantaloupes

They always look so good in the store, then I get it home and I'm sick of it after two bites.

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 27, 2009, 11:56:29 AM
I like those fruits a good deal.

Snakes while I'm trying to trim the lawn. What the Hell?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mr. Hutchinson on June 27, 2009, 11:57:32 AM
Kat Dennings' mouth. Actually, just Kat Dennings in general.

 >:(  >:(  >:(

I'm sorry, but she was awful in Charlie Bartlett and Nick and Norah's. And the mouth thing, yea, I wouldn't believe if you said you were mad at me for that one. I mean her lipstick is waaay too red, and then she's a gap person. Not that I have anything against gap people; gap people gotta stick together. But when you combine that with the lipstick, no, can't do it, too much going on there.

(http://www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth/4_MichaelStrahanRev.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on June 27, 2009, 10:05:20 PM
Kat Dennings' mouth. Actually, just Kat Dennings in general.

 >:(  >:(  >:(

I'm sorry, but she was awful in Charlie Bartlett and Nick and Norah's. And the mouth thing, yea, I wouldn't believe if you said you were mad at me for that one. I mean her lipstick is waaay too red, and then she's a gap person. Not that I have anything against gap people; gap people gotta stick together. But when you combine that with the lipstick, no, can't do it, too much going on there.

(http://www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth/4_MichaelStrahanRev.jpg)

Gap people got to stick together
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 28, 2009, 01:36:58 AM
Kat Dennings' mouth. Actually, just Kat Dennings in general.

 >:(  >:(  >:(

I'm sorry, but she was awful in Charlie Bartlett and Nick and Norah's. And the mouth thing, yea, I wouldn't believe if you said you were mad at me for that one. I mean her lipstick is waaay too red, and then she's a gap person. Not that I have anything against gap people; gap people gotta stick together. But when you combine that with the lipstick, no, can't do it, too much going on there.

(http://www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth/4_MichaelStrahanRev.jpg)

Gap people got to stick together

like, srsly
(http://www.deseretnews.com/photos/midres/5400426.jpg)



endings to the night (unlike spain or berlin)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on June 28, 2009, 05:53:09 PM
My iPod is dead.  :'(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 28, 2009, 09:23:03 PM
My iPod is dead.  :'(

my sympathies.  I hate it when that happens.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: worm@work on June 28, 2009, 09:43:07 PM
My iPod is dead.  :'(

I dont even know what to say :'(. *shudder*
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on June 28, 2009, 10:27:20 PM
My iPod is dead.  :'(
I dont even know what to say :'(. *shudder*
And the neighbours aren't even bringing over casseroles, what's up with that?

my sympathies.  I hate it when that happens.
Wall-E wouldn't have so much garbage to pick up if things were made to last a little longer.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on June 29, 2009, 12:34:41 AM
My iPod is dead.  :'(

my sympathies.  I hate it when that happens.

My nightmare. :-[
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 29, 2009, 12:39:20 AM
My iPod is dead.  :'(
I dont even know what to say :'(. *shudder*
And the neighbours aren't even bringing over casseroles, what's up with that?

i'm sending a basket.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on June 29, 2009, 12:40:56 AM
My iPod is dead.  :'(
I dont even know what to say :'(. *shudder*
And the neighbours aren't even bringing over casseroles, what's up with that?

i'm sending a basket.

And a casket?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on June 29, 2009, 12:48:37 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 29, 2009, 12:58:10 AM
when I can't find the thread!

Where's the "Last DVD you bought" thread again?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: worm@work on June 29, 2009, 12:59:54 AM
Here (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2553.msg276992#msg276992).
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 29, 2009, 01:03:33 AM
Thanks :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on June 29, 2009, 08:56:06 AM
When they can't get the projector to work:
http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg280178#msg280178 (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg280178#msg280178)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Emiliana on June 29, 2009, 11:23:45 AM
Films I want to see not getting a DVD release (a version of The Pirates of Penzance with Kevin Kline, from 1983? I want!)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: NedMeier on June 29, 2009, 11:43:04 AM
When fat people get handicap stickers and then ride around the grocery store in the little rascal!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on June 29, 2009, 12:47:09 PM
Running out of space in my DVD racks.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on June 29, 2009, 09:55:32 PM
Candy packages having less candy, but costing more money.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on June 29, 2009, 10:18:22 PM
Looking at the clock and seeing it's 11:11 and saying to myself that I should make a wish and meanwhile that same clock changing to 11:12.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on June 29, 2009, 10:27:19 PM
Candy packages having less candy, but costing more money.

You do work at a movie theater.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on June 29, 2009, 10:30:01 PM
Candy packages having less candy, but costing more money.

You do work at a movie theater.

Oh trust me I know. Last year they cut the candy to half the size, but kept the same price. Since then the price has risen 75 cents.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on June 29, 2009, 10:31:28 PM
Oh well, that's what Wallgreens and baggy clothes are made for.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on June 29, 2009, 10:32:32 PM
Oh well, that's what Wallgreens and baggy clothes are made for.

Unfortunately the mall I'm at is closed, and I can't leave anyway. The Fuzzy Peaches were worth it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on June 30, 2009, 05:07:40 PM
Candy packages having less candy, but costing more money.

You do work at a movie theater.

No one pays for content, but packaging.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 01, 2009, 09:31:18 AM
When people get the names of songs wrong. e.g. Teenage Wasteland instead of Baba O'Riley.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 01, 2009, 09:47:54 AM
When people get the names of songs wrong. e.g. Teenage Wasteland instead of Baba O'Riley.

I heard that! It pisses my one friend off a ton because he love The Who and enjoys Baba O'Riley immensely. I like to think that my whole life is a teenage wasteland.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on July 01, 2009, 05:51:40 PM
When people get the names of songs wrong. e.g. Teenage Wasteland instead of Baba O'Riley.

I made that mistake for years, until I actually wanted to purchase the song.  I will never err about the Who again.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on July 07, 2009, 10:07:22 AM
When all the movie game threads die
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on July 07, 2009, 12:25:35 PM
When all the movie game threads die
Gentle prodding.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 07, 2009, 12:29:07 PM
Books about learning how to program. They always suck.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on July 07, 2009, 12:33:04 PM
Books about learning how to program. They always suck.
Absolutely.

Cait's doing the 101 compsci class that Harvard posted online. It seems a lot more entertaining and approachable than the average book (if that's the level you're at).
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 07, 2009, 12:57:51 PM
Every year I try to teach myself and give up after a month or so. I don't know squat.

I just need some basic Visual Basic so I can do some nifty stuff in excel.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 07, 2009, 01:50:13 PM
When pop star's funerals get aired instead of jeopardy!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 07, 2009, 05:14:44 PM
adjuster chain stretch.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on July 07, 2009, 05:19:43 PM
When pop star's funerals get aired instead of jeopardy!

I'll take Rock and Roll deaths for 500 Alex
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on July 07, 2009, 05:21:42 PM
Every year I try to teach myself and give up after a month or so. I don't know squat.

I just need some basic Visual Basic so I can do some nifty stuff in excel.

If you have any specific questions I might be able to help.  PM me.  I've programmed in VB for about 12 years now.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on July 07, 2009, 05:43:31 PM
The death of the pay phone.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on July 07, 2009, 05:55:27 PM
The death of the pay phone.
Those rumors seem to be greatly exaggerated from my vantage point.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on July 07, 2009, 05:56:06 PM
The death of the pay phone.
Those rumors seem to be greatly exaggerated from my vantage point.
I had a hard time finding a working one yesterday.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 07, 2009, 06:13:39 PM
I had a hard time finding a working one yesterday.

TWSS.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 07, 2009, 06:15:46 PM
Every year I try to teach myself and give up after a month or so. I don't know squat.

I just need some basic Visual Basic so I can do some nifty stuff in excel.

If you have any specific questions I might be able to help.  PM me.  I've programmed in VB for about 12 years now.

Thanks! I probably will!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on July 09, 2009, 02:59:05 AM
When I stay up late on the Filmspotting forums, only to find no new reviews, my son playing his loud video game and now I'm short on sleep.  My addictions suck.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 09, 2009, 08:08:45 AM
Overly dramatic weather forecasts.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on July 09, 2009, 08:57:45 AM
Overly dramatic weather forecasts.

Agree. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 09, 2009, 09:07:42 AM
Overly dramatic weather forecasts.

Agree. 

But don't you just love overly dramatic weather forecastERS?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on July 09, 2009, 09:10:19 AM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/3128695173_72cbc9f6a0_o.jpg)


Yes especially when a flake of snow is expected within a 100 mile radius
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 09, 2009, 09:14:33 AM
THAT is a sweater!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 09, 2009, 11:00:17 AM
Not being able to see after going to the EYE DOCTOR!!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 09, 2009, 11:40:31 AM
Not being able to see after going to the EYE DOCTOR!!

Okay, my vision has completely re-adjusted, so it's okay now. I can pitch those ridiculous "sunglasses" they give you.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Jared on July 14, 2009, 05:27:07 PM
when im in charge someday I will order the immediate torture of all dvd manufacturers who put more than 15 seconds of content before the Menu. Extra torture if the content cant be skipped and requires fastforwarding. If I want to watch your f'ing previews Ill go to the damn special features.

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on July 15, 2009, 11:49:00 PM
Visiting Portland and not bumping into Gus Van Sant or Stephen Malkmus.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on July 16, 2009, 12:18:00 AM
Visiting Portland and not bumping into Gus Van Sant or Stephen Malkmus.

Sometimes it's hard to find just one person out of the million or so that live here.  And Van Sant is out of town so often.  Maybe next time! 

You could see me, though...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on July 16, 2009, 12:23:50 AM
You could see me, though...
I could have used a tour guide :). I did mange to find Powell's.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on July 16, 2009, 12:41:08 AM
Visiting Portland and not bumping into Gus Van Sant or Stephen Malkmus.

Or ferris!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on July 16, 2009, 12:50:40 AM
This emoticon  :-\

It should be :-/ but it's \

You are wonderful.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 19, 2009, 08:25:19 AM
bad movie watching atmospheres
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on July 19, 2009, 02:14:55 PM
Adoration of Sasha Grey
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on July 19, 2009, 02:18:44 PM
Adoration of Sasha Grey

Um she was great in that movie!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on July 19, 2009, 02:20:33 PM
Adoration of Sasha Grey

Um she was great in that movie!
Impossible for you to know, last night was the premiere.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on July 19, 2009, 02:22:11 PM
Adoration of Sasha Grey

Um she was great in that movie!
Impossible for you to know, last night was the premiere.
huh? are we talking about The Girlfriend Experience?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 21, 2009, 05:14:19 PM
The term knapsack over backpack.

And despite the current trend, backpacks do not need 9000 individual pockets...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 21, 2009, 05:16:00 PM
The term knapsack over backpack.

And despite the current trend, backpacks do not need 9000 individual pockets...

which term should be used?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 21, 2009, 05:29:22 PM
backpack for sure.

Knap
-the crest of a hill
-shape (a stone) by striking it, so as to make a tool or a flat stone for building walls
-knock

none of those make sense. It must be a silly English thing. Maybe Thor can chime in...  ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 21, 2009, 11:39:04 PM
I generally love all things silly, and that's probably why I like the name knapsack.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 22, 2009, 12:02:39 AM
When backing bands don't get the credit. Here's to you The Heartbreakers, The Revolution, The E Street Band, The Wailers, The Family Band, The Family Stone, The Miracles, The Impressions, and Double Trouble.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mr. Hutchinson on July 22, 2009, 12:03:46 AM
When backing bands don't get the credit. Here's to you The Heartbreakers, The Revolution, The E Street Band, The Wailers, The Family Band, The Family Stone, The Miracles, The Impressions, and Double Trouble.

You forgot The Blowfish
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 22, 2009, 12:11:54 AM
Nuh Uh!! They are not a backing band. Darius Rucker is not Hootie, or Cuba Gooding Jr. They are named after two people they went to high school with.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mr. Hutchinson on July 22, 2009, 12:17:50 AM
fine, then you forgot The Chili Peppers from Red Hot and The Chili Peppers
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 22, 2009, 12:18:33 AM
We're done
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on July 22, 2009, 12:21:01 AM
The term knapsack over backpack.
What about packsack?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mr. Hutchinson on July 22, 2009, 12:26:06 AM
The term knapsack over backpack.
What about packsack?

thats what i call my balls
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 22, 2009, 12:29:00 AM
Why do you have to be so vulgar?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on July 22, 2009, 12:30:15 AM
When backing bands don't get the credit. Here's to you The Heartbreakers, The Revolution, The E Street Band, The Wailers, The Family Band, The Family Stone, The Miracles, The Impressions, and Double Trouble.
Don't forget the News.

The term knapsack over backpack.
What about packsack?
thats what i call my balls
Seems reasonable.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mr. Hutchinson on July 22, 2009, 12:32:27 AM
When backing bands don't get the credit. Here's to you The Heartbreakers, The Revolution, The E Street Band, The Wailers, The Family Band, The Family Stone, The Miracles, The Impressions, and Double Trouble.
Don't forget the News.

The term knapsack over backpack.
What about packsack?
thats what i call my balls
Seems reasonable.

Thank you matt.  atleast someone understands where i'm coming from
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 22, 2009, 07:13:01 AM
The term knapsack over backpack.
What about packsack?
That's acceptable :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 22, 2009, 08:21:57 AM
When backing bands don't get the credit. Here's to you The Heartbreakers, The Revolution, The E Street Band, The Wailers, The Family Band, The Family Stone, The Miracles, The Impressions, and Double Trouble.

I'm very anal about that, on my iTunes I go through and make sure every single album that features an artist plus a backing band has the backing band listed on every song, whether they were given credit on the actual album or not.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on July 22, 2009, 04:24:52 PM
When backing bands don't get the credit. Here's to you The Heartbreakers, The Revolution, The E Street Band, The Wailers, The Family Band, The Family Stone, The Miracles, The Impressions, and Double Trouble.

You forgot The Bad Seeds, The Attractions, and Crazy Horse.  And the Hendrix Experience.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 22, 2009, 04:48:16 PM
I wouldn't qualify the Hendrix Experience because it was just The Jimi Hendrix Experience, not & the Experience, but I see what you mean. Crazy Horse is a good one.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on July 22, 2009, 04:53:20 PM
I wouldn't qualify the Hendrix Experience because it was just The Jimi Hendrix Experience, not & the Experience, but I see what you mean.

Yeah, that's why I gave them their own sentence.  Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell are criminally overlooked.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 22, 2009, 05:36:04 PM
When commercials are louder than the show.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on July 24, 2009, 02:39:27 AM
When I scream for ice cream and people just stare at me funny.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on July 24, 2009, 03:12:43 AM
When I scream for ice cream and people just stare at me funny.

pixote
Like this?

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=625625 (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=625625)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on July 24, 2009, 03:35:32 AM
[noembed]Ha, nice.  Vaguely familiar, too. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdMlrtR11ew#t=2m41s)[/noembed]

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 24, 2009, 03:36:48 PM
When you receive a text message, that wakes you up, that is asking for you to come into work early.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: worm@work on July 24, 2009, 03:39:02 PM
When I type up a long post and end up closing the tab accidentally. Yes, I don't learn from past mistakes. Grrr.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on July 24, 2009, 03:43:34 PM
When I type up a long post and end up closing the tab accidentally. Yes, I don't learn from past mistakes. Grrr.

That happened to me last night.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on July 24, 2009, 04:01:55 PM
When I type up a long post and end up closing the tab accidentally. Yes, I don't learn from past mistakes. Grrr.

That happened to me last night.

I hover my cursor a solid inch and a half below the tabs for just this fear.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tequila on July 24, 2009, 04:12:53 PM
I have a 'restore tab' plugin for Firefox.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: worm@work on July 24, 2009, 04:21:15 PM
This (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4409.msg292295#msg292295) ended up working for me but if you have a pointer to the plug-in, please do share. I seem to do this a lot :-\.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tequila on July 24, 2009, 04:51:32 PM
here (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3082)
Doesn't seem to work with the latest version of Firefox though, but it's only a button for the keyboard shortcut anyway.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on July 24, 2009, 07:14:37 PM
When backing bands don't get the credit. Here's to you The Heartbreakers, The Revolution, The E Street Band, The Wailers, The Family Band, The Family Stone, The Miracles, The Impressions, and Double Trouble.

I'm very anal about that, on my iTunes I go through and make sure every single album that features an artist plus a backing band has the backing band listed on every song, whether they were given credit on the actual album or not.

Good man.  i do the same
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 26, 2009, 09:29:50 AM
Dudes who stick their thumb in my eye.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on July 26, 2009, 11:32:19 AM
Dudes who stick their thumb in my eye.

that doesn't sound great.  how was the fight?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 26, 2009, 12:00:41 PM
Dudes who stick their thumb in my eye.

that doesn't sound great.  how was the fight?

Well, here's the breakdown,

--There was a last second fighter change, as the dude I was supposed to fight wouldn't have been able to make weight, so instead I was offered a fight with another HW on the card, and I accepted. This of course meant I knew nothing about him.

--The pre-fight stuff all went down fine, stepped on the scales at exactly 265, so I was right at the limit and exactly where I wanted to be. Then, my opponent for some reason apparently thoughts we were pros and this was the UFC or something as he started talking insane trash and chest bumped me when I went to shake his hand. I'm not down with that, so I just let it go.

--The day of the fight went fine, watched my movie (Children Of Men), chilled backstage, and listened to my playlist.

--The entrance music went over great. We were the third fight of the night and I was able to come out last for our fight. I could tell right away that the dude and his corner were a little freaked out by this 265 pound dude jumping all over the place like he's on speed. I made my entrance last the entire song, and when it got to the end and I believe it's Inspectah Deck is fricking losing it he's trying to rap so hard I was right in my opponents face jumping up and down. His corner obviously thought I was going to waste all my energy, but they don't know me.

--When the bell rang I realized one thing, dude had a big reach advantage over me. We were both about six feet, but he was a little leaner than me and he had about three inches on me. To counter that I worked inside of of my jab and went to work on his body. He didn't appear to have any wrestling so I didn't really worry about a takedown, but I should have worried about him throwing a jab with his hand open so that his damn thumb went straight into my eye.

--I hit the deck right away, but the ref didn't see the eye poke so he let the action continue. I spent the next three or so minutes getting hit, although he didn't have much power behind his ground 'n' pound, and trying to work a closed guard and protect my eye.

--In between rounds my corner kept me away from the doctor, because at this point my eye was swollen halfway shut and if the doctor noticed he might have stopped the fight. But, he didn't and I went out for round two.

--I knew I was better than him standing, but I sort of couldn't see that well and if I kept it standing I was pretty sure I'd walk into a hook I didn't see coming and my lights would go out. So, I shot in, got a clinch, dropped down, picked him up and walked him to the middle of the cage where I slammed him darn hard. From there it was elementary, he didn't have anything to offer off of his back. I went to work with ground 'n' pound, I opened up three or four deep gashes with my elbows and eventually worked my way to full mount. He tried to roll, but I had him pinned down tight, and a few heavy elbows later he was knocked out cold.

--I was gracious in victory, always am, although his corner was bitching that the fight should have been stopped due to my eye. Whatever, the ref didn't see your illegal eye poke and the doctor didn't see how messed up my eye was, I call that squared up. Had a nice short post-fight celebration involving much beer and plenty of vegetarian chowing down.

--I have a doctors appointment for Tuesday, I believe, but already today the eye is clearing up somewhat. All in all a pretty darn good fight, although I still need to improve in a lot of areas, especially since he wasn't that good of an opponent.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on July 26, 2009, 12:10:12 PM
CINECAST! yeah - congrats!  nice write-up, got a little misty with pride :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on July 26, 2009, 01:14:57 PM
Well done!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on July 26, 2009, 01:25:47 PM
Woo!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 26, 2009, 05:31:16 PM
Bill, awesome!!! Sucks about the eye though. Hope it returns to normal soon.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on July 28, 2009, 01:36:34 AM
People who start fights in the middle of my sermon.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 28, 2009, 08:50:29 AM
acronyms
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on July 28, 2009, 10:50:04 AM
acronyms

QFT
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on July 28, 2009, 10:56:53 AM
acronyms

QFT

LOL!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 28, 2009, 11:50:57 AM
acronyms

QFT

LOL!

GTFO! ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on July 28, 2009, 11:53:45 AM
True or False: It's only an acronym if the abbreviation is pronounced as a word (laser, scuba, NASA); otherwise, it's just an abbreviation (KFC, RSVP, POV).

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on July 28, 2009, 11:55:45 AM
pfft, I can totally pronounce RSVP...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on July 28, 2009, 12:10:51 PM
meeting someone you would like to meet again... if only they didn't live on a different continent
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 28, 2009, 02:35:39 PM
True or False: It's only an acronym if the abbreviation is pronounced as a word (laser, scuba, NASA); otherwise, it's just an abbreviation (KFC, RSVP, POV).

pixote

I qualify!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on July 30, 2009, 11:43:20 AM
People that say "In Your Eyes" was "that song from the movie Say Anything".  The album was out and the song was #1 on Billboard a full three years before the movie was released. 

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on July 30, 2009, 11:44:04 AM
People that say "Red Rain" was "that song from the movie Say Anything."

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 30, 2009, 11:45:12 AM
People that say fly or Fly or FlY or fLY or fLy or FLy instead of FLY.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on July 30, 2009, 11:45:26 AM
People that say "In Your Eyes" was "that song from the movie Say Anything".  The album was out and the song was #1 on Billboard a full three years before the movie was released. 



People who are generally ignorant of Peter Gabriel
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on July 30, 2009, 11:46:46 AM
People that say "Red Rain" was "that song from the movie Say Anything."

pixote

no no that's from Miami Vice

;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 30, 2009, 04:39:39 PM
People that say fly or Fly or FlY or fLY or fLy or FLy instead of FLY.

where is the motivation if we don't know what it means, fly?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on July 30, 2009, 04:41:20 PM
Getting stuck with a group of people who are talking about cars.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 30, 2009, 04:44:20 PM
People that say fly or Fly or FlY or fLY or fLy or FLy instead of FLY.

where is the motivation if we don't know what it means, fly?

It is found in the mystery and the wonder. I many ways I have provided the world with endless thought. Would you deny these people that?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on July 30, 2009, 04:44:25 PM
Getting stuck with a group of people who are talking about cars.

omg, yes.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on July 30, 2009, 04:47:17 PM
It's interesting for about five minutes when you're going like "I guess I should learn about cars one day" and then you realize what you just thought and then they keep talking and then you want to kill yourself.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: duder on July 30, 2009, 07:01:12 PM
and then you want to kill yourself.

Or walk around with your arms stretched, going "brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrm".
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on July 30, 2009, 07:11:23 PM
People that say fly or Fly or FlY or fLY or fLy or FLy instead of FLY.

where is the motivation if we don't know what it means, fly?

It is found in the mystery and the wonder. I many ways I have provided the world with endless thought. Would you deny these people that?

I haven't given much thought to the acronym.  Perhaps I should.  I bet we could come up with a number of potentials--

Free-Loading Youth?

Fulfillment-Lacking Yokel?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on July 30, 2009, 10:43:28 PM
and then you want to kill yourself.

Or walk around with your arms stretched, going "brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrm".
Thank you for my new coping method. Now I just need to learn to make the sound of the engine turning over without firing.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on July 31, 2009, 12:26:24 AM
Getting stuck with a group of people who are talking about cars.
omg, yes.
I was on a softball team one summer with a bunch of guys that talked about cars all the time. The rides to and from the game were especially painful.

It's interesting for about five minutes when you're going like "I guess I should learn about cars one day" and then you realize what you just thought and then they keep talking and then you want to kill yourself.
Five minutes, that's generous.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on July 31, 2009, 04:56:01 AM
People that say fly or Fly or FlY or fLY or fLy or FLy instead of FLY.

where is the motivation if we don't know what it means, fly?

It is found in the mystery and the wonder. I many ways I have provided the world with endless thought. Would you deny these people that?

I haven't given much thought to the acronym.  Perhaps I should.  I bet we could come up with a number of potentials--

Free-Loading Youth?

Fulfillment-Lacking Yokel?


Flame-infested Lactose intolerant Yugoslavian? I could have fun with this for hours.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on July 31, 2009, 05:05:22 AM
Songs with random beeps that make me check my phone for an imaginary text message.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on July 31, 2009, 05:10:14 AM
Songs with random beeps that make me check my phone for an imaginary text message.

pixote

Songs with random sirens that make me check around me when I am driving for the oncoming ambulance.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on July 31, 2009, 05:11:11 AM
Songs with random sirens that make me check around me when I am driving for the oncoming ambulance.

Yep.  And those traffic spots on the radio that feel the need to incorporate really loud horn sounds?  Wtf?

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on July 31, 2009, 05:45:56 AM
Ok, how about songs that put non-random sirens and beeps in. What say you about them?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on July 31, 2009, 05:48:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPpxxrl0xhM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPpxxrl0xhM#)
I say, Hurrah!

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on July 31, 2009, 05:50:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzaFPX5qaVk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzaFPX5qaVk#)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 31, 2009, 09:12:30 AM
When I don't hear sirens in Clifton. It get's pretty tense.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 31, 2009, 09:43:52 AM
random smoke detector tests
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on July 31, 2009, 10:51:01 AM
"No unread topics found since your last visit. Click here to try all unread topics."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on July 31, 2009, 11:13:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPpxxrl0xhM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPpxxrl0xhM#)
I say, Hurrah!

pixote

Wow.  Damn good video.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on July 31, 2009, 11:35:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPpxxrl0xhM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPpxxrl0xhM#)
I say, Hurrah!

pixote

Wow.  Damn good video.

Yeah, urban man-hunting has really taken off since the ban on foxes.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on July 31, 2009, 05:17:17 PM
Palm Pre commercials
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 31, 2009, 05:19:59 PM
Palm Pre commercials

That chick is scary, and who philosophizes an organizer with reincarnation?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on July 31, 2009, 05:31:36 PM
Hostel.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on July 31, 2009, 05:42:00 PM
Palm Pre commercials

That chick is scary, and who philosophizes an organizer with reincarnation?
(http://records.viu.ca/~soules/medi402/walker/queen.GIF)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on July 31, 2009, 07:01:34 PM
The monetary system
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on July 31, 2009, 07:36:18 PM
Bring back doubloones!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 01, 2009, 04:25:39 PM
Boringness.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on August 01, 2009, 04:26:27 PM
pixote's boringness
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 01, 2009, 04:28:05 PM
That ESPN has Sportscenter while TSN has Sportscentre, it's all in the spelling.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 01, 2009, 07:23:29 PM
First was introduced to the centre when I was around Toronto.

Sportscentre > Sports Center

I still spell it that way to this day.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 04, 2009, 08:10:20 PM
when they change the theater for the screening without telling you.

its worse when the old theater also has a screening with a long line and you don't realize its for Julie & Julia.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 04, 2009, 08:10:53 PM
when they change the theater for the screening without telling you.

its worse when the old theater also has a screening with a long line and you don't realize its for Julie & Julia.

 :'( What were you going to see?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 04, 2009, 08:12:14 PM
when they change the theater for the screening without telling you.

its worse when the old theater also has a screening with a long line and you don't realize its for Julie & Julia.

 :'( What were you going to see?

paper heart
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 04, 2009, 08:14:35 PM
when they change the theater for the screening without telling you.

its worse when the old theater also has a screening with a long line and you don't realize its for Julie & Julia.

 :'( What were you going to see?

paper heart

I'd have killed a man. Even Ponyo does not make up for that. I cannot wait to see Paper Heart. Aside from Youth in Revolt it is my most anticipated film of 2009, I think.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on August 05, 2009, 12:14:14 AM
Finding that last song to listen to before bed...and then listening to another, then another, and another. I guess this can sometimes be a good thing too. :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on August 08, 2009, 01:07:58 AM
When my roommate (or anyone else) tells me the same story three times and doesn't even realize it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on August 08, 2009, 12:25:16 PM
When my roommate (or anyone else) tells me the same story three times and doesn't even realize it.
This used to be one of mine (my mother never stops telling you the same story, but that can be explained by the alcohol), but Cait has a terrible, terrible memory and as such I've learned to get over it. God knows how.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 08, 2009, 12:39:46 PM
When my roommate (or anyone else) tells me the same story three times and doesn't even realize it.
This used to be one of mine (my mother never stops telling you the same story, but that can be explained by the alcohol), but Cait has a terrible, terrible memory and as such I've learned to get over it. God knows how.

I tell the same stories a lot, I'd wager I'm pretty darn annoying to my friends.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 08, 2009, 12:48:52 PM
When my roommate (or anyone else) tells me the same story three times and doesn't even realize it.

My one friend has been telling the same story all summer. Sometimes to me, sometimes not, but to just about everyone he ever remotely has contact with, even my mom. I'm around most of the time. The first few times, fine, then it started to piss me off.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on August 08, 2009, 12:51:48 PM
When my roommate (or anyone else) tells me the same story three times and doesn't even realize it.

That was the #1 most annoying thing about my old boss. And they were always self-aggrandizing stories about how awesome he was. So glad I don't have to endure it any more!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on August 08, 2009, 06:24:05 PM
"Indie" as genre, "Quirky" as adjective.

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 08, 2009, 06:33:41 PM
"Indie" as genre, "Quirky" as adjective.



At least half of this annoys me as well. But then I remember that language is ever changing and I'm just another meaningless individual cog in society's massive machine.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on August 09, 2009, 11:42:16 PM
Shell Gas stations not existing in Pennsylvania or West Virginia I guess. I didn't see one for 130 miles, it was dumb.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 09, 2009, 11:45:51 PM
bp > Shell

Either way, you should have made a stop off in NJ. We could have chilled.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on August 09, 2009, 11:50:20 PM
Shell is definitely better gas. But I was only in Western PA, so I don't know if I could have made it all the way over there. I did make it all the way to Bethlehem a couple years ago.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on August 10, 2009, 12:05:53 AM
But BP gas has Invigorate™!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 10, 2009, 12:28:06 AM
all gas is 99% the same - the law makes it so.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 10, 2009, 12:29:30 AM
bp > Shell

Either way, you should have made a stop off in NJ. We could have chilled.

And had your gas pumped for you.  At a non-Shell station, but still.  They have WaWas, which is better than Shell anyway.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on August 10, 2009, 09:37:29 AM
Papercuts...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on August 10, 2009, 10:44:35 AM
"Indie" as genre, "Quirky" as adjective.


I agree that quirky has become a cliché, but it is a legitimate adjective. Are you trying to rob me of one of my favorite adjectives for when I'm very lazy? Which is most of the time?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 10, 2009, 11:00:27 AM
Having lost the little protector thing that bridges my headphone jack and the hole the headphone thing goes in. I don't know if I can buy a new one or just deal with it. I mean it doesn't effect the head phones, the big gap just annoys me.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 10, 2009, 03:48:31 PM
"Indie" as genre, "Quirky" as adjective.


I agree that quirky has become a cliché, but it is a legitimate adjective. Are you trying to rob me of one of my favorite adjectives for I'm very lazy? Which is most of the time?

What a quirky little post you just made.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on August 10, 2009, 03:49:51 PM
"Indie" as genre, "Quirky" as adjective.


I agree that quirky has become a cliché, but it is a legitimate adjective. Are you trying to rob me of one of my favorite adjectives for I'm very lazy? Which is most of the time?

It's only a pet peeve when paid critics use it. Quirk it up.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Jared on August 10, 2009, 03:57:53 PM
people who abuse the concept of waiting for someone to pull out of a parking spot. If there's cars piling up behind you, there's like a 30 second rule.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 10, 2009, 03:58:36 PM
heh, i've heard of no such rule... esp at christmas.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 10, 2009, 06:19:37 PM
I was sleeping, gently napping, when I heard the phone.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on August 10, 2009, 11:21:07 PM
my computer
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 10, 2009, 11:38:02 PM
I was sleeping, gently napping, when I heard the phone.

...ringing, ringing on my floor.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 11, 2009, 04:30:04 AM
...the inexact science of ranking my favorite films.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Thor on August 11, 2009, 10:32:23 AM
Having my thunder stolen!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 11, 2009, 12:00:03 PM
Having my thunder stolen!
Talk to your doctor about Cialis.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 11, 2009, 12:10:17 PM
Having my thunder stolen!
Talk to your doctor about Cialis.
just beware of storms lasting longer than 4 hours.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 11, 2009, 02:25:22 PM
Paypal doing an automated transaction and hitting my OLD bank account even though I've added and confirmed a new one that is supposed to be my primary.  It's listed as such on my profile.  Now the charge has been rejected by the other account and I've been charged $35.00 by my bank.  Yay.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 11, 2009, 10:05:22 PM
Ring tones.

Or maybe just phones.

Or maybe just other people's phones.

Or maybe just other people.

Or maybe this is all just projection rooted in deep self-loathing?

But, yeah, ring tones.

Grr!

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on August 12, 2009, 10:40:22 AM
Falling asleep at 9:30pm and waking up after 6:30am the following day.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 12, 2009, 12:13:03 PM
Falling asleep at 9:30pm and waking up after 6:30am the following day.
I would love that.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on August 12, 2009, 12:13:43 PM
Unemployment
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 12, 2009, 05:49:20 PM
DVD cases that make it difficult to get the disc out.

DVD cases that allow the disc to fall out and slide all around.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on August 12, 2009, 08:42:37 PM
Unfriendliness.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 13, 2009, 08:04:19 PM
Persistent messages from people from high school wanting to know if I'm going to their 21st. The answer, inevitably, is no.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 13, 2009, 08:06:24 PM
Persistent messages from people from high school wanting to know if I'm going to their 21st. The answer, inevitably, is no.

You have about a year until I start asking you the same thing.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 13, 2009, 08:10:54 PM
I have about 99% more contact with you than I do with them, even tho you're imaginary and they're not. Plus you're American, so it's kinda a big deal for you. Here, it's not even that much of a deal. You can already drink, already drive, vote, join the navy. You don't suddenly get any more rights or become any more of an adult.

My own is in about 5 months, and I'm basically planning a dinner with family and a night on the town with friends, and hopefully they'll pay for the drinks.



Also, although not connected, I rang last week to change my current number to a new provider. I was told it would take 3 hours to 5 working days. I've waited till now to ring and find out what's going on, only to be told the request was denied last week because I didn't have the correct account number. why couldn't someone let me know?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on August 13, 2009, 08:20:18 PM
Telephone sales people who keep giving me their pitch after "I'm not interested, thank you."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on August 13, 2009, 10:37:19 PM
The use of 'prolly'.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 13, 2009, 10:43:15 PM
The use of 'prolly'.

sorry (that doesn't mean imma stop though)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on August 13, 2009, 10:52:58 PM
The horde of giant spiders that make webs around my door every evening, which makes it difficult to traverse each night when I want to take Riley out.  Last year I had one giant spider that kept to him/herself in the corner.  I am guess it was a she, and like Charlotte's web, she gave birth to tons of babies who now call the awning outside of my backdoor home. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 13, 2009, 11:57:58 PM
People who don't get my references.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on August 14, 2009, 12:19:37 AM
People who don't get my references.

huh? I dont get it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 14, 2009, 12:22:21 AM
People who don't get my references.
huh? I dont get it.
:)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on August 14, 2009, 10:11:13 AM
The use of 'prolly'.

sorry (that doesn't mean imma stop though)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 15, 2009, 03:03:00 AM
Injudicious quoting.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on August 15, 2009, 11:03:18 PM
When I air type, there's no paper when I'm done!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on August 16, 2009, 12:34:16 AM
sleazy business practices, sleazy business people, and sleazy businesses.  <cough> STARBUCKS (http://tinyurl.com/nfnrtk) <cough>
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on August 16, 2009, 12:37:56 AM
sleazy business practices, sleazy business people, and sleazy businesses.  <cough> STARBUCKS (http://tinyurl.com/nfnrtk) <cough>

disgusting. Not surprising though as they have along history of predatory business practices. It is a competition between Starbucks and Walmart for the torch-bearers of all that is wrong with capitalism.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 16, 2009, 12:57:35 AM
I thought this was their move into selling alcohol and its branded separately to avoid certain connections with SB's core business. this is perfectly acceptable in my opinion.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 16, 2009, 01:11:25 AM
sleazy business practices, sleazy business people, and sleazy businesses.  <cough> STARBUCKS (http://tinyurl.com/nfnrtk) <cough>
I clicked the link expecting to see that they'd hired Michael Vick.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on August 16, 2009, 01:53:43 AM
sleazy business practices, sleazy business people, and sleazy businesses.  <cough> STARBUCKS (http://tinyurl.com/nfnrtk) <cough>
I clicked the link expecting to see that they'd hired Michael Vick.

pixote

If they thought it would help them sell more over priced coffee they would hire him in an instant.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 19, 2009, 03:16:45 AM
...algorithms / old habits.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 19, 2009, 08:37:31 AM
People saying "based off" instead of "based on."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 11:30:00 AM
Fantasia getting the shafted by Disney. Apparently it is being replaced by Dumbo as next Spring's Diamond Edition release.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 19, 2009, 11:32:39 AM
Fantasia getting the shafted by Disney. Apparently it is being replaced by Dumbo as next Spring's Diamond Edition release.

Heh, "the shafted."

This new pleases me immensely.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 11:36:51 AM
Regardless of your opinion, Fantasia is one of the most important animated films ever made. It was also the 14th or 15th highest selling video for Disney, which was Disney's criteria for including it in the Platinum/Diamond Collection. 14th or 15th is higher selling than Dumbo.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 19, 2009, 11:46:34 AM
Regardless of your opinion, Fantasia is one of the most important animated films ever made. It was also the 14th or 15th highest selling video for Disney, which was Disney's criteria for including it in the Platinum/Diamond Collection. 14th or 15th is higher selling than Dumbo.

Except that it's barely a film. Fantasia is as important as Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour in 3-D will be in the future. Once this becomes a commonly accepted and valid opinion I will begin to look at Fantasia as more than an overhyped tech demo.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 11:49:36 AM
David Chen mispronouncing words and names.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on August 19, 2009, 11:55:59 AM
Malicious accusery.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 19, 2009, 12:57:04 PM
David Chen
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 12:58:47 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on August 19, 2009, 12:59:35 PM
David Chen mispronouncing words and names.

That's my favourite moment in the show.

My personal favourite was Mark Ruffalo, with the accent on the second syllable in 'RufFAlo'.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 01:01:28 PM
David Chen mispronouncing words and names.

That's my favourite moment in the show.

My personal favourite was Mark Ruffalo, with the accent on the second syllable in 'RufFAlo'.

Yeah. I think what gets me more is nobody correcting him.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 19, 2009, 01:02:08 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?

I think he thinks that his audience is stupid (making sure we know some very obvious reference or whatever). And the interruptions. "Wait wait wait wait". And all of them start sentences with "Oh..." which is really annoying. But I still like the show. Strange, right?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 01:04:29 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?

I think he thinks that his audience is stupid (making sure we know some very obvious reference or whatever). And the interruptions. "Wait wait wait wait". And all of them start sentences with "Oh..." which is really annoying. But I still like the show. Strange, right?

I don't think he thinks his audience is stupid. I think it's that a lot of them are. I remember him saying once that he gets complaints from people who don't know the films he references or something so he ends up giving a rundown of everything he talks about just in case.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on August 19, 2009, 01:04:42 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?

I think he thinks that his audience is stupid (making sure we know some very obvious reference or whatever). And the interruptions. "Wait wait wait wait". And all of them start sentences with "Oh..." which is really annoying. But I still like the show. Strange, right?

I do think he's a fun host and I wouldn't call for his head or anything, but he somtimes thinks he's a bit funnier or more clever than he actually is. He tried to insert a really lame 'knowing is half the battle' joke during the G. I. Joe review joke last week and nobody was buying it at all.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 19, 2009, 01:06:01 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?

I think he thinks that his audience is stupid (making sure we know some very obvious reference or whatever). And the interruptions. "Wait wait wait wait". And all of them start sentences with "Oh..." which is really annoying. But I still like the show. Strange, right?

I don't think he thinks his audience is stupid. I think it's that a lot of them are. I remember him saying once that he gets complaints from people who don't know the films he references or something so he ends up giving a rundown of everything he talks about just in case.

Ok. It's still going to annoy me. As will the other things.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on August 19, 2009, 01:07:05 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?

I think he thinks that his audience is stupid (making sure we know some very obvious reference or whatever). And the interruptions. "Wait wait wait wait". And all of them start sentences with "Oh..." which is really annoying. But I still like the show. Strange, right?

I don't think he thinks his audience is stupid. I think it's that a lot of them are. I remember him saying once that he gets complaints from people who don't know the films he references or something so he ends up giving a rundown of everything he talks about just in case.

Ok. It's still going to annoy me. As will the other things.

Like Adam Quigly's continued 'why are you complaining about film X so much? It's just a fun stupid movie!' arguments?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on August 19, 2009, 01:10:59 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?

I think he thinks that his audience is stupid (making sure we know some very obvious reference or whatever). And the interruptions. "Wait wait wait wait". And all of them start sentences with "Oh..." which is really annoying. But I still like the show. Strange, right?

I don't think he thinks his audience is stupid. I think it's that a lot of them are. I remember him saying once that he gets complaints from people who don't know the films he references or something so he ends up giving a rundown of everything he talks about just in case.

He should let the stupid people roll off his back. A joke or reference isn't as funny if you explain it. I do enjoy that show though. Just listened to one of the recent ones with Matt Singer, who was a good, funny guest. Either way, it's free! I don't understand the aforementioned people above in your post in relation to Slashfilm, or any other podcast, who take the time to e-mail long complaints to a show that costs them absolutely nothing. It boggles the mind.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 19, 2009, 01:11:44 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?

I think he thinks that his audience is stupid (making sure we know some very obvious reference or whatever). And the interruptions. "Wait wait wait wait". And all of them start sentences with "Oh..." which is really annoying. But I still like the show. Strange, right?

I don't think he thinks his audience is stupid. I think it's that a lot of them are. I remember him saying once that he gets complaints from people who don't know the films he references or something so he ends up giving a rundown of everything he talks about just in case.

Ok. It's still going to annoy me. As will the other things.

Like Adam Quigly's continued 'why are you complaining about film X so much? It's just a fun stupid movie!' arguments?

I don't have a problem with that. (mostly because I sometimes agree).
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 01:14:32 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?

I think he thinks that his audience is stupid (making sure we know some very obvious reference or whatever). And the interruptions. "Wait wait wait wait". And all of them start sentences with "Oh..." which is really annoying. But I still like the show. Strange, right?

I don't think he thinks his audience is stupid. I think it's that a lot of them are. I remember him saying once that he gets complaints from people who don't know the films he references or something so he ends up giving a rundown of everything he talks about just in case.

He should let the stupid people roll off his back. A joke or reference isn't as funny if you explain it. I do enjoy that show though. Just listened to one of the recent ones with Matt Singer, who was a good, funny guest. Either way, it's free! I don't understand the aforementioned people above in your post in relation to Slashfilm, or any other podcast, who take the time to e-mail long complaints to a show that costs them absolutely nothing. It boggles the mind.

That most recent Matt Singer episode was hilarious.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 19, 2009, 01:15:01 PM
shirts with collars of a different color.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 01:18:53 PM
shirts with collars of a different color.

Didn't the douchebags in American Psycho have those?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 19, 2009, 01:26:33 PM
exactly

(http://urgh.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/patrickbateman.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 01:28:47 PM
exactly

(http://urgh.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/patrickbateman.jpg)

LOL
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 19, 2009, 02:06:07 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?

I think he thinks that his audience is stupid (making sure we know some very obvious reference or whatever). And the interruptions. "Wait wait wait wait". And all of them start sentences with "Oh..." which is really annoying. But I still like the show. Strange, right?

Agree, I like the show, but his condescending attitude coupled with some of their one sided debates are trying at times.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 02:07:00 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?

I think he thinks that his audience is stupid (making sure we know some very obvious reference or whatever). And the interruptions. "Wait wait wait wait". And all of them start sentences with "Oh..." which is really annoying. But I still like the show. Strange, right?

Agree, I like the show, but his condescending attitude coupled with some of their one sided debates are trying at times.

Yeah. Like I wish I was in that discussion of District 9 to explain to them REALLY what some of the critics' problem with the film are.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 19, 2009, 02:10:02 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?

I think he thinks that his audience is stupid (making sure we know some very obvious reference or whatever). And the interruptions. "Wait wait wait wait". And all of them start sentences with "Oh..." which is really annoying. But I still like the show. Strange, right?

Agree, I like the show, but his condescending attitude coupled with some of their one sided debates are trying at times.

Yeah. Like I wish I was in that discussion of District 9 to explain to them REALLY what some of the critics' problem with the film are.

I haven't gotten to that point in this show, although I will admit that their show is much better at handling fantasy/sci-fi than most other movie podcasts out there, yes that includes FS. However, they had an argument either last week or the week before about G.I. Joe where two of them kept saying the same thing over and over again until they finally got the third guy to capitulate and agree with them because he just wanted them to stop talking.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 19, 2009, 02:11:32 PM
David Chen

What do you have against him?

I think he thinks that his audience is stupid (making sure we know some very obvious reference or whatever). And the interruptions. "Wait wait wait wait". And all of them start sentences with "Oh..." which is really annoying. But I still like the show. Strange, right?

Agree, I like the show, but his condescending attitude coupled with some of their one sided debates are trying at times.

Yeah. Like I wish I was in that discussion of District 9 to explain to them REALLY what some of the critics' problem with the film are.

I haven't gotten to that point in this show, although I will admit that their show is much better at handling fantasy/sci-fi than most other movie podcasts out there, yes that includes FS. However, they had an argument either last week or the week before about G.I. Joe where two of them kept saying the same thing over and over again until they finally got the third guy to capitulate and agree with them because he just wanted them to stop talking.

That's why I like the After Darks better. More relaxed, I think.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 02:12:42 PM
Yeah, that gets annoying. It's a great show, and I love its off-the-cuff nature, but I do sometimes wish a more professional person would go on the show and rein it all in a bit.

And I love the discussions they get into on After Dark.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 19, 2009, 02:16:53 PM
Yeah, that gets annoying. It's a great show, and I love its off-the-cuff nature, but I do sometimes wish a more professional person would go on the show and rein it all in a bit.

And I love the discussions they get into on After Dark.

I don't think it's a question of professionalism, because even that can get annoying. Personally I am often annoyed when FS refuses to go outside of it's preordained structure. It's just, don't be so damn repetitive in your arguing, and while they aren't always repetitive when the / does become repetitive it's hard to listen to.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 02:19:34 PM
Yeah, that gets annoying. It's a great show, and I love its off-the-cuff nature, but I do sometimes wish a more professional person would go on the show and rein it all in a bit.

And I love the discussions they get into on After Dark.

I don't think it's a question of professionalism, because even that can get annoying. Personally I am often annoyed when FS refuses to go outside of it's preordained structure. It's just, don't be so damn repetitive in your arguing, and while they aren't always repetitive when the / does become repetitive it's hard to listen to.

But that's what I mean. I love that they don't feel the need to adhere to structure. I'm just saying they need to remember that they are putting on a big podcast, and there should be at least a bit of professionalism, and part of that is knowing how to rein in discussion so it doesn't become one-sided or repetitive.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 19, 2009, 02:23:12 PM
Yeah, that gets annoying. It's a great show, and I love its off-the-cuff nature, but I do sometimes wish a more professional person would go on the show and rein it all in a bit.

And I love the discussions they get into on After Dark.

I don't think it's a question of professionalism, because even that can get annoying. Personally I am often annoyed when FS refuses to go outside of it's preordained structure. It's just, don't be so damn repetitive in your arguing, and while they aren't always repetitive when the / does become repetitive it's hard to listen to.

But that's what I mean. I love that they don't feel the need to adhere to structure. I'm just saying they need to remember that they are putting on a big podcast, and there should be at least a bit of professionalism, and part of that is knowing how to rein in discussion so it doesn't become one-sided or repetitive.

It's semantics on my part, but I don't view that as professionalism as much as I do being intelligent. That's why I love A Damn Movie Podcast so much, they are just as laid back as /, even moreso actually, but they are never repetitive. They disagree sometimes, let their thoughts be known have a mini discussion and move on, it never feels repetitive. I would never say that professionalism leads to them doing this, but rather a modicum amount of intelligence and the desire to not repeat themselves. But, like I said, semantics on my part.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 02:25:26 PM
So basically, Chen and friends are not intelligent? But they reference the Filmspotting podcast all the time. That means they are awesome.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 19, 2009, 02:27:41 PM
So basically, Chen and friends are not intelligent? But they reference the Filmspotting podcast all the time. That means they are awesome.

I'm not attacking their intelligence or anything, but they lack a certain intelligence when it comes to pulling back in an argument, and not repeating themselves.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 02:30:31 PM
So basically, Chen and friends are not intelligent? But they reference the Filmspotting podcast all the time. That means they are awesome.

I'm not attacking their intelligence or anything, but they lack a certain intelligence when it comes to pulling back in an argument, and not repeating themselves.

So backhanded.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 19, 2009, 02:32:25 PM
So basically, Chen and friends are not intelligent? But they reference the Filmspotting podcast all the time. That means they are awesome.

I'm not attacking their intelligence or anything, but they lack a certain intelligence when it comes to pulling back in an argument, and not repeating themselves.

So backhanded.

I think it's pretty upfront actually.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 02:35:32 PM
So basically, Chen and friends are not intelligent? But they reference the Filmspotting podcast all the time. That means they are awesome.

I'm not attacking their intelligence or anything, but they lack a certain intelligence when it comes to pulling back in an argument, and not repeating themselves.

So backhanded.

I think it's pretty upfront actually.

"I'm not attacking their intelligence. I'm just saying they lack intelligence." lol
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 19, 2009, 02:37:35 PM
So basically, Chen and friends are not intelligent? But they reference the Filmspotting podcast all the time. That means they are awesome.

I'm not attacking their intelligence or anything, but they lack a certain intelligence when it comes to pulling back in an argument, and not repeating themselves.

So backhanded.

I think it's pretty upfront actually.

"I'm not attacking their intelligence. I'm just saying they lack intelligence." lol

In one area, that makes a big difference for me. Not everyone is intelligent in every area, so while they generally come across as intelligent in stating their views, when it comes to debates they need a tad more intelligence in structuring said debates.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 02:40:43 PM
I'm just yankin' yer chain, Bill.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 19, 2009, 02:43:20 PM
I'm just yankin' yer chain, Bill.

I know, but playing along is my thing.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 02:44:25 PM
Chritiane Amanpour
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: NedMeier on August 19, 2009, 03:12:09 PM
Heat (not the movie)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 19, 2009, 03:28:59 PM
The new wave of fighters getting facial reconstructive surgery, because someone this will stop them from bleeding more than actually using a little head movement every once in a while will.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 19, 2009, 03:30:20 PM
Chritiane Amanpour

SUPER HUGE BOOOO!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on August 19, 2009, 03:39:28 PM
Finding only one sock in a pair.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 19, 2009, 08:28:15 PM
Phone companies.

Tried to change my old number to my new sim - twice. Was told the wait would be three hours to 5 working days. First time waited the week to find out the attempt had failed on the first day. It's now been 4 days, and I'm just gonna use the new number. If it changes sometime in the next 24 hours, I'm gonna be shitty.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 21, 2009, 05:54:13 PM
Sci-fi and comic book nerds who swear at Adam and Matty.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Marbe on August 21, 2009, 06:24:22 PM
Know-it-alls who feel like they should be running the class instead of the TA. So you took Greek. Whoopy doo! I don't give a shit that your going pronounce the R's as P's. You're not clever just annoying now go bother the honors class.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 21, 2009, 10:42:38 PM
Finding only one sock in a pair.

That one actually should belong in the pantheon with turn signals and cell phones in movie theaters :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 22, 2009, 02:33:32 AM
(http://i32.tinypic.com/30vlmy0.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on August 22, 2009, 03:54:46 AM
(http://i32.tinypic.com/30vlmy0.jpg)

I feel the same way. Even his self-deprecating new commercial makes me sick.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 22, 2009, 09:18:17 AM
Sci-fi and comic book nerds who swear at Adam and Matty.

How about those of us who don't like it when they review sci-fi and fantasy material, but don't swear or make a big deal about it?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 22, 2009, 10:55:56 AM
Sci-fi and comic book nerds who swear at Adam and Matty.
How about those of us who don't like it when they review sci-fi and fantasy material, but don't swear or make a big deal about it?
My pet peeve only extends to the rude people.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 22, 2009, 10:59:36 AM
Sci-fi and comic book nerds who swear at Adam and Matty.
How about those of us who don't like it when they review sci-fi and fantasy material, but don't swear or make a big deal about it?
My pet peeve only extends to the rude people.

Good to know.  :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 22, 2009, 01:02:42 PM
When Scramble on Facebook is down.   >:(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 23, 2009, 08:43:51 PM
Too many bees at the picnic.  Bees....I hate bees.  Except for that whole honey thing. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: NedMeier on August 23, 2009, 08:46:29 PM
the bee's knees
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 23, 2009, 08:46:52 PM
Sometimes you've gotta eat a bee or two to remind them who's at the top of the food chain. ;) I love being human!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 23, 2009, 08:48:45 PM
Sometimes you've gotta eat a bee or two to remind them who's at the top of the food chain. ;) I love being human!

:)  

(Our dopey springer spaniel loves to chase and try to eat the bees.  My wife swears that dog is brilliant.  )
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 23, 2009, 10:40:03 PM
:D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 23, 2009, 10:41:36 PM
Sometimes you've gotta eat a bee or two to remind them who's at the top of the food chain. ;) I love being human!

:)  

(Our dopey springer spaniel loves to chase and try to eat the bees.  My wife swears that dog is brilliant.  )
English Springer?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 23, 2009, 11:45:43 PM
[noembed]Obligatory links. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6i2WRreARo#t=1m42s)[/noembed]

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 24, 2009, 12:36:43 AM
[noembed]Obligatory links. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6i2WRreARo#t=1m42s)[/noembed]

pixote

I was wondering, while rewatching The Happening, if there was a similar video for that film. If I had the skill I'd probably make one. Some of the stuff is supposed to be funny, and it is, but the woman holding the iPhone? Why is that even in the movie? I think he just wanted to recreate the scene from Signs. It might have worked if it wasn't an iPhone.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 24, 2009, 09:45:44 AM
Sometimes you've gotta eat a bee or two to remind them who's at the top of the food chain. ;) I love being human!

:)  

(Our dopey springer spaniel loves to chase and try to eat the bees.  My wife swears that dog is brilliant.  )
English Springer?

that's the one!

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 24, 2009, 09:49:57 AM
Two of my friends have English Springers. Davidson and Louie. :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 25, 2009, 12:00:51 PM
The library charging a $1.50 "wear and tear" fee on every dvd borrowed. Not a deposit, a fee. It's a bunch of horsesh*t.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 25, 2009, 12:22:01 PM
Two of my friends have English Springers. Davidson and Louie. :)

I've never heard an owner -past or present speak anything but highest praises for the breed.  I'll have to post some pics later in that other thread there.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 25, 2009, 12:24:03 PM
The library charging a $1.50 "wear and tear" fee on every dvd borrowed. Not a deposit, a fee. It's a bunch of horsesh*t.

so don't "Check your public library?"
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 25, 2009, 12:28:49 PM
The library charging a $1.50 "wear and tear" fee on every dvd borrowed. Not a deposit, a fee. It's a bunch of horsesh*t.

so don't "Check your public library?"

Check your local Red Box.  Those are just a dollar!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 25, 2009, 01:44:21 PM
The library charging a $1.50 "wear and tear" fee on every dvd borrowed. Not a deposit, a fee. It's a bunch of horsesh*t.
They used to only charge that on the videos, and the DVDs were free. Those were the days.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 25, 2009, 01:45:04 PM
That is pretty crappy.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on August 25, 2009, 03:45:39 PM
This is going to make me sound incredibly pretentious, but I hate talking about movies in non-film classes. Today as a class ice breaker we had to introduce  ourselves and say the last movie we saw. Everyone (including me) said the last movie they saw in theaters, as the teacher specifically requested. One guy decided to be super cool and say Un Chien Andalou. Except he called it "The Andalusian Dog." He went on to describe it as both "surrealist" and "emo" and drop Salvador Dali's name. Ugh.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 25, 2009, 03:47:31 PM
emo?!?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 25, 2009, 03:49:28 PM
That's bad.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on August 25, 2009, 03:52:53 PM
This is going to make me sound incredibly pretentious, but I hate talking about movies in non-film classes. Today as a class ice breaker we had to introduce  ourselves and say the last movie we saw. Everyone (including me) said the last movie they saw in theaters, as the teacher specifically requested. One guy decided to be super cool and say Un Chien Andalou. Except he called it "The Andalusian Dog." He went on to describe it as both "surrealist" and "emo" and drop Salvador Dali's name. Ugh.

Did this gentleman then get punched?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on August 25, 2009, 03:55:25 PM
emo?!?

emo.

I'm glad I'm not the only one appalled by this.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 25, 2009, 03:56:46 PM
This is going to make me sound incredibly pretentious, but I hate talking about movies in non-film classes. Today as a class ice breaker we had to introduce  ourselves and say the last movie we saw. Everyone (including me) said the last movie they saw in theaters, as the teacher specifically requested. One guy decided to be super cool and say Un Chien Andalou. Except he called it "The Andalusian Dog." He went on to describe it as both "surrealist" and "emo" and drop Salvador Dali's name. Ugh.

That's the ice breaker, huh?  Last movie you watched?  I agree with you.  UGH
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 25, 2009, 03:57:21 PM
This is going to make me sound incredibly pretentious, but I hate talking about movies in non-film classes. Today as a class ice breaker we had to introduce  ourselves and say the last movie we saw. Everyone (including me) said the last movie they saw in theaters, as the teacher specifically requested. One guy decided to be super cool and say Un Chien Andalou. Except he called it "The Andalusian Dog." He went on to describe it as both "surrealist" and "emo" and drop Salvador Dali's name. Ugh.

Did this gentleman then get punched?

Probably not just then, but I'm sure it's happened repeatedly in his lifetime.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 25, 2009, 03:58:47 PM
one of the funniest things I've heard in the last year was some girl in the mall commenting on a crew of emotional youths: "oh look, its a gaggle of emo!"

This is going to make me sound incredibly pretentious, but I hate talking about movies in non-film classes. Today as a class ice breaker we had to introduce  ourselves and say the last movie we saw. Everyone (including me) said the last movie they saw in theaters, as the teacher specifically requested. One guy decided to be super cool and say Un Chien Andalou. Except he called it "The Andalusian Dog." He went on to describe it as both "surrealist" and "emo" and drop Salvador Dali's name. Ugh.

Did this gentleman then get punched?

Probably not just then, but I'm sure it's happened repeatedly in his lifetime.

 :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on August 25, 2009, 04:00:07 PM
This is going to make me sound incredibly pretentious, but I hate talking about movies in non-film classes. Today as a class ice breaker we had to introduce  ourselves and say the last movie we saw. Everyone (including me) said the last movie they saw in theaters, as the teacher specifically requested. One guy decided to be super cool and say Un Chien Andalou. Except he called it "The Andalusian Dog." He went on to describe it as both "surrealist" and "emo" and drop Salvador Dali's name. Ugh.


ROTFL awesome...emo! Speaking of emo this rules!

Tickle Me Emo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7IxliAPjAk#normal)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on August 25, 2009, 08:26:07 PM
emo?!?

emo.

I'm glad I'm not the only one appalled by this.
Just for anachronism's sake even.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 25, 2009, 10:37:19 PM
This is going to make me sound incredibly pretentious, but I hate talking about movies in non-film classes. Today as a class ice breaker we had to introduce  ourselves and say the last movie we saw. Everyone (including me) said the last movie they saw in theaters, as the teacher specifically requested. One guy decided to be super cool and say Un Chien Andalou. Except he called it "The Andalusian Dog." He went on to describe it as both "surrealist" and "emo" and drop Salvador Dali's name. Ugh.
I think you can add that guy to this list.

(http://i32.tinypic.com/24wfznn.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 26, 2009, 09:35:25 AM
Rotten Tomatoes and the way it has seemingly infiltrated online film culture.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 26, 2009, 09:36:20 AM
Rotten Tomatoes and the way it has seemingly infiltrated online film culture.

(expand please? - you mean the comment trolls?)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 26, 2009, 09:39:22 AM
Rotten Tomatoes and the way it has seemingly infiltrated online film culture.

(expand please? - you mean the comment trolls?)

How it's stupid rating system and poor design has become the go to for things like the /filmcast for a critic consensus. Metacritic is a shit-ton better and doesn't have a stupid fresh/rotten thingie. It's just numbers.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on August 26, 2009, 09:48:02 AM
Rotten Tomatoes and the way it has seemingly infiltrated online film culture.

(expand please? - you mean the comment trolls?)

How it's stupid rating system and poor design has become the go to for things like the /filmcast for a critic consensus. Metacritic is a shit-ton better and doesn't have a stupid fresh/rotten thingie. It's just numbers.

The "Percentage" structure thing in general has done it's fair share of simplifying film criticism.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on August 26, 2009, 11:04:16 AM
redband trailers and unrated versions

Both are created for the sole purpose of getting people talking, and the strategy works in both cases.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on August 26, 2009, 11:24:29 AM
redband trailers and unrated versions

Both are created for the sole purpose of getting people talking, and the strategy works in both cases.
Do people talk when they're aroused, cause I'm pretty sure that's an alternate purpose for 13 year olds.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 26, 2009, 12:44:24 PM
redband trailers and unrated versions

Both are created for the sole purpose of getting people talking, and the strategy works in both cases.
Do people talk when they're aroused, cause I'm pretty sure that's an alternate purpose for 13 year olds.

I just had a conversation with a friend on Facebook about this last week.  We agreed that it's silly but we still perk up when we see redbands at the beginning of trailers, like, oooh, we are going to see something naughty!

I pay an extra level of attention if only to notice what in particular made this a redband trailer.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on August 26, 2009, 01:42:51 PM
redband trailers and unrated versions

Both are created for the sole purpose of getting people talking, and the strategy works in both cases.
Do people talk when they're aroused, cause I'm pretty sure that's an alternate purpose for 13 year olds.
If one has trouble speaking while aroused, I would suggest a beta blocker or blood thinner for that person.

If one chooses not to speak while aroused, in my opinion, that person is missing out. There's something delightful about a chatty arousal.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 26, 2009, 01:51:30 PM
redband trailers and unrated versions

Both are created for the sole purpose of getting people talking, and the strategy works in both cases.
Do people talk when they're aroused, cause I'm pretty sure that's an alternate purpose for 13 year olds.
If one has trouble speaking while aroused, I would suggest a beta blocker or blood thinner for that person.

If one chooses not to speak while aroused, in my opinion, that person is missing out. There's something delightful about a chatty arousal.

Some thoughts indeed I need to comtemplate for the "what I learned today thread". 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 27, 2009, 11:56:46 AM
When the boards eat one of your posts you've been writing, because you acidently press back or forward or refresh or some such thing.

(http://i27.tinypic.com/wlvrjt.gif)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on August 27, 2009, 12:14:53 PM
When the boards eat one of your posts you've been writing, because you acidently press back or forward or refresh or some such thing.

(http://i27.tinypic.com/wlvrjt.gif)

That happened to me yesterday, except it was facebook, I accidentally pressed an ad, and it was an insanely long post.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 27, 2009, 12:16:50 PM
If I know it's going to be a long complicated post I usually do it up in google docs first (which has autosave), but I get lazy sometimes and pay for it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 27, 2009, 01:29:25 PM
Jeff Goldsmith really loves the sound of his own voice.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on August 27, 2009, 01:30:35 PM
If I know it's going to be a long complicated post I usually do it up in google docs first (which has autosave), but I get lazy sometimes and pay for it.

I do this also.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mr. Hutchinson on August 27, 2009, 03:40:54 PM
Brickbreaker glitches
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on August 27, 2009, 10:51:12 PM
I just had a conversation with a friend on Facebook about this last week.  We agreed that it's silly but we still perk up when we see redbands at the beginning of trailers, like, oooh, we are going to see something naughty!

I pay an extra level of attention if only to notice what in particular made this a redband trailer.

The Zombieland regular trailer surprised me at how gory it was. I don't know what they would put in the redband to make it worse.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 27, 2009, 11:03:29 PM
Bricks in the way of my toes.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on August 27, 2009, 11:05:21 PM
I just had a conversation with a friend on Facebook about this last week.  We agreed that it's silly but we still perk up when we see redbands at the beginning of trailers, like, oooh, we are going to see something naughty!

I pay an extra level of attention if only to notice what in particular made this a redband trailer.

The Zombieland regular trailer surprised me at how gory it was. I don't know what they would put in the redband to make it worse.

The young nerdy guy uses the f word and a topless stripper flees the zombies.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 28, 2009, 12:20:37 AM
I just had a conversation with a friend on Facebook about this last week.  We agreed that it's silly but we still perk up when we see redbands at the beginning of trailers, like, oooh, we are going to see something naughty!

I pay an extra level of attention if only to notice what in particular made this a redband trailer.

The Zombieland regular trailer surprised me at how gory it was.

I trend I've noted over the last 20 years.  But hey - there's an envelope to be pushed.

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on August 28, 2009, 09:42:39 AM
When they test the smoke detectors....soo loud!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 28, 2009, 10:35:59 AM
Double posts, especially when one of them (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2511.msg311716#msg311716) is from a moderator.

(Edit is your friend--or whore if you are roujin)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 28, 2009, 10:52:44 AM
The double post seems necessary to me sometimes. If your talking about two different things a single post can feel cluttered.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 28, 2009, 10:53:34 AM
Economists who wear bow-ties.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 28, 2009, 10:54:38 AM
The double post seems necessary to me sometimes. If your talking about two different things a single post can feel cluttered.

I prefer two posts if they're on two topics.  Helps when you're trying to skim while catching up on a thread or looking back to find an earlier post
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on August 28, 2009, 12:35:33 PM
When I respond to something not realizing I'm looking at a post that's 3 pages back.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 28, 2009, 01:50:18 PM
When I respond to something 3 pages back without realizing two other people had the same response

or (inversely)

When I check to make sure other people didn't reply before posting but I either get distracted or can't find the original again :(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 29, 2009, 10:45:46 AM
Double posts, especially when one of them (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2511.msg311716#msg311716) is from a moderator.
Triple Posts (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg312428#msg312428)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 29, 2009, 11:09:49 AM
Single
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 29, 2009, 11:10:08 AM
Posts
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 29, 2009, 11:10:22 AM
From
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 29, 2009, 11:10:36 AM
Anyone.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 29, 2009, 11:13:08 AM
FLYmeatwad
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on August 29, 2009, 11:15:45 AM
This makes me want to sing again.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 29, 2009, 11:21:11 AM
sam, you're so 2000 and late (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3719.msg268623#msg268623)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 29, 2009, 06:52:00 PM
when I can't get back into chat
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on August 29, 2009, 06:53:06 PM
when I can't get back into chat
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on August 29, 2009, 06:53:18 PM
when I can't get back into chat
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 29, 2009, 07:46:42 PM
when I can't get back into chat

Si!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on August 29, 2009, 07:59:08 PM
when I can't get back into chat

Si!
Works now.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on August 30, 2009, 08:21:45 PM
Cleaning the entire apartment by myself, with some help from Mr. Hutchinson, because my other two roommates have already moved out and didn't do any cleaning beforehand. On a side note, as of tomorrow Mr. Hutchinson and I will no longer be roommates.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 30, 2009, 08:22:42 PM
On a side note, as of tomorrow Mr. Hutchinson and I will no longer be roommates.

 :'(  :'(  :'(

Moving on to your teaching career?

Nico and Grady are no more?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 30, 2009, 08:25:44 PM
Cleaning the entire apartment by myself, with some help from Mr. Hutchinson, because my other two roommates have already moved out and didn't do any cleaning beforehand. On a side note, as of tomorrow Mr. Hutchinson and I will no longer be roommates.

I so expected the last word of that post to be something else.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mr. Hutchinson on August 30, 2009, 09:17:23 PM
Cleaning the entire apartment by myself, with some help from Mr. Hutchinson, because my other two roommates have already moved out and didn't do any cleaning beforehand. On a side note, as of tomorrow Mr. Hutchinson and I will no longer be roommates.

I so expected the last word of that post to be something else.

pixote

by roommates he means lovers.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on August 30, 2009, 09:35:38 PM
Cleaning the entire apartment by myself, with some help from Mr. Hutchinson, because my other two roommates have already moved out and didn't do any cleaning beforehand. On a side note, as of tomorrow Mr. Hutchinson and I will no longer be roommates.

I so expected the last word of that post to be something else.

pixote

by roommates he means lovers.

why do you do that? don't encourage it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Mr. Hutchinson on August 30, 2009, 10:25:55 PM
Cleaning the entire apartment by myself, with some help from Mr. Hutchinson, because my other two roommates have already moved out and didn't do any cleaning beforehand. On a side note, as of tomorrow Mr. Hutchinson and I will no longer be roommates.

I so expected the last word of that post to be something else.

pixote

by roommates he means lovers.

why do you do that? don't encourage it.

What are you hiding? quit denying reality.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 30, 2009, 10:27:14 PM
Who gets the shovel?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on August 30, 2009, 10:29:38 PM
Neither of us. That is another roommate of ours.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 30, 2009, 10:32:05 PM
Is he gonna let you visit it?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on August 31, 2009, 08:54:54 AM
The fact that I'm not in the Film Studies class.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 31, 2009, 09:31:38 AM
The fact that I'm not in the Film Studies class.

don't worry about it - its mostly Odessa Steps this and Mise-en-scène that and O! Look! A train! Weren't old timey people rubes.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on August 31, 2009, 09:33:48 AM
The fact that I'm not in the Film Studies class.

don't worry about it - its mostly Odessa Steps this and Mise-en-scène that and O! Look! A train! Weren't old timey people rubes.

haha. That was CTYI. The film studies class in our school is most likely gonna be. "No, look, Foreign movies can be good too!"

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on August 31, 2009, 12:06:51 PM
Mise-en-scène

boo!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 31, 2009, 01:00:42 PM
people who drive the wrong way up one way parking lots.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on August 31, 2009, 05:33:38 PM
The fact that I'm not in the Film Studies class.

don't worry about it - its mostly Odessa Steps this and Mise-en-scène that and O! Look! A train! Weren't old timey people rubes.
They were not! Don't go spreading lies.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 31, 2009, 11:45:44 PM
1. People who stop their cart in the middle of the grocery store aisle with zero awareness or consideration of anyone around them, take fifteen seconds to decide whether they really want those potato chips in their cart, decide that they don't, and leave the bag chips in the middle of an apple juice display.

2. People who, after emptying their convenience basket, stack it with the handles crossed, so that the next person can't add their basket to the stack without first uncrossing the other basket's handles.

3. People who can't be bothered to stack their basket right and instead just balance it precariously on top of the stack like they're playing Jenga and counting on the hope that when the tower inevitably falls it'll be after they're long gone.

4. Every other goddamn person in that yuppie store (except maybe the cute one in aisle five).

I think that place was just too upscale for me.  I don't think I'll be going back.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 31, 2009, 11:52:47 PM
(except maybe the cute one in aisle five).
Did you get a phone number?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on August 31, 2009, 11:53:48 PM
(except maybe the cute one in aisle five).
Did you get a phone number?

Twitter name.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on August 31, 2009, 11:55:15 PM
1. People who stop their cart in the middle of the grocery store aisle with zero awareness or consideration of anyone around them, take fifteen seconds to decide whether they really want those potato chips in their cart, decide that they don't, and leave the bag chips in the middle of an apple juice display.


uh huh

(http://jeffstatt.smugmug.com/photos/541687996_CFjKi-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on August 31, 2009, 11:56:00 PM
(except maybe the cute one in aisle five).
Did you get a phone number?
Twitter name.
Nice.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on September 01, 2009, 12:05:50 PM
The fact that I'm not in the Film Studies class.

don't worry about it - its mostly Odessa Steps this and Mise-en-scène that and O! Look! A train! Weren't old timey people rubes.

Turns out on the first day they watched Star Wars.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 03, 2009, 12:41:00 AM
Things that aren't on DVD.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on September 03, 2009, 08:02:10 AM
Things that aren't on DVD.
e.g. Airborne (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106233/)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on September 03, 2009, 09:56:57 AM
Needing a job. I'm obviously a poetic drifter lost and out of place in his own time. A job is clearly beneath me.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 03, 2009, 11:45:50 AM
when the cafe fails to stock enough chop sticks on sushi day.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 03, 2009, 12:18:52 PM
Things that aren't on DVD.
e.g. Airborne (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106233/)
Excellent example.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 03, 2009, 12:19:32 PM
When Keith posts and answer in the Bill thread seconds before me and steals all my e-respect!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 03, 2009, 12:25:11 PM
When Keith posts and answer in the Bill thread seconds before me and steals all my e-respect!
That avatar already sent your e-respect out the window.  ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 03, 2009, 12:30:58 PM
When Keith posts and answer in the Bill thread seconds before me and steals all my e-respect!
That avatar already sent your e-respect out the window.  ;)

Beauty: 10
Acting: 6
Total: who cares about her acting

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 06, 2009, 06:37:40 AM
People feeling the need to remind me not to forget 9/11, like it's somehow slipped my mind.  I still remember the Maine, motherf—kers.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on September 06, 2009, 10:11:11 AM
When Keith posts and answer in the Bill thread seconds before me and steals all my e-respect!
That avatar already sent your e-respect out the window.  ;)

Beauty: 10
Acting: 6
Total: who cares about her acting


Dance: 10, looks:3, and I'm still on unemployment? Dancing for my own enjoyment? That ain't it, kid. That ain't it, kid.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on September 06, 2009, 10:14:45 PM
Watching the opening of E.T. tonight, it struck me. I forgot how the typeface in the opening credits was so iconic. Then I remembered that you couldn't get away from that purple lettering back in the day because E.T. was promoted like hell; that typeface was all over, on every single scrap of promotional material. And then I remembered when I went to my first movie where the opening credits didn't match the posters. I was so disappointed.

So really, this is a pet peeve from the past: When the typeface used in the opening credits doesn't match the typeface used in the promotional material.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on September 09, 2009, 12:21:17 PM
Having to deal with effusive parents. It's why the opening scene of The Graduate disturbs me so much.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on September 09, 2009, 12:27:51 PM
Left-click thingie majiggers that don't work.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: duder on September 09, 2009, 07:17:20 PM
spam (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg319118#msg319118)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 11, 2009, 06:52:01 AM
Rhododendrons.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 11, 2009, 05:26:10 PM
When I can't remember if the thread is in "No movie talk allowed" or in "Idle Chatter"
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 11, 2009, 05:26:45 PM
When I can't remember if the thread is in "No movie talk allowed" or in "Idle Chatter"
Just get pix to find it for you.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on September 11, 2009, 10:02:12 PM
Backseat parenting
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on September 12, 2009, 02:57:17 AM
Boys.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on September 12, 2009, 08:23:13 AM
Girls
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on September 12, 2009, 08:59:15 AM
Dogs
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on September 12, 2009, 12:09:26 PM
sisters.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on September 12, 2009, 04:03:47 PM
When I can't find the song I want.

(but I just found it and it feels awesome).
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 12, 2009, 05:40:43 PM
It doesn't happen often, but it distracts me when I'm watching a movie and one of the characters has the same name as me... especially if they suck.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 12, 2009, 06:20:37 PM
You saw a movie with a character named smirnoff?! Cool.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 12, 2009, 08:17:16 PM
:P

Believe it or not my real name is not smirnoff :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 12, 2009, 08:32:42 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on September 12, 2009, 08:55:30 PM
I can't think of a movie I've ever seen where a character has my name
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 12, 2009, 09:16:03 PM
I have Friday the 13th! Jasons unite!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on September 12, 2009, 10:10:56 PM
I can't think of a movie I've ever seen where a character has my name


Me neither.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on September 13, 2009, 01:56:52 AM
I'm interested to see Adam, though not because the lead character clearly has the same name as me. Oh, by the way, you should know, my name is Adam.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 13, 2009, 02:01:46 AM
I'm interested to see Adam, though not because the lead character clearly has the same name as me. Oh, by the way, you should know, my name is Adam.

not adam?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on September 13, 2009, 02:04:49 AM
Nah, for some weird reason my parents decided to capitalize my name...as if I was someone important enough to deserve it. I don't know what they were thinking either.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 13, 2009, 10:55:14 AM
I'm interested to see Adam, though not because the lead character clearly has the same name as me. Oh, by the way, you should know, my name is Adam.

not adam?

I'm interested to see it because we have an Asburgers kid in one of the youth groups I work with.  The portrayal of it on screen iin the trailer is pretty laughable compared to what I've experienced  But I'm learned you just can't count on the trailer.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on September 13, 2009, 10:59:37 AM
I'm interested to see Adam, though not because the lead character clearly has the same name as me. Oh, by the way, you should know, my name is Adam.

not adam?

I'm interested to see it because we have an Asburgers kid in one of the youth groups I work with.  The portrayal of it on screen iin the trailer is pretty laughable compared to what I've experienced  But I'm learned you just can't count on the trailer.

check out The Horse Boy (http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/playdates_new.php?directoryname=horseboy), one of my Top 3 for the year.  doc on family with autistic son - a fantastic and beautiful film.  getting release this fall
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on September 13, 2009, 12:17:32 PM
Staying up until 430 to make sure drunken apartment-mates don't die. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on September 13, 2009, 01:24:55 PM
Staying up until 430 to make sure drunken apartment-mates don't die. 

yuck.  a friend of mine just spent last night in the hospital with her excessively drunk partner getting hydrated and watched over

you live in dorms or off?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on September 13, 2009, 02:58:34 PM
The fact that the computer is located in my 8 year old sister's room.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on September 13, 2009, 03:39:48 PM
Staying up until 430 to make sure drunken apartment-mates don't die. 

You're a good friend. I don't drink much, so I've spent many a night playing mom/doctor to my friends.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on September 13, 2009, 06:37:23 PM
Staying up until 430 to make sure drunken apartment-mates don't die. 
Does this include who I think it does?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on September 13, 2009, 08:24:12 PM
If you think so...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 13, 2009, 10:55:28 PM
The fact that the computer is located in my 8 year old sister's room.

I'll try to watch my mouth when she's in the room
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 13, 2009, 10:58:16 PM
RT.  Also, @.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 13, 2009, 11:01:30 PM
When filmspotting forum newbies, who take that bold step posting to the forum for the first time: likely having questions about the lay of the land, what kind of people are here, the kinda 'social heirarchy' and how they might fit it...get asked about Disney programming.  It would seem we'd want to try to make their first experience more about THEM.

I'm just saying.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 14, 2009, 12:13:30 AM
When filmspotting forum newbies, who take that bold step posting to the forum for the first time: likely having questions about the lay of the land, what kind of people are here, the kinda 'social heirarchy' and how they might fit it...get asked about Disney programming.  It would seem we'd want to try to make their first experience more about THEM.

I'm just saying.

welcome to FLY's world. He is the only inhabitant.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 14, 2009, 11:34:19 AM
When filmspotting forum newbies, who take that bold step posting to the forum for the first time: likely having questions about the lay of the land, what kind of people are here, the kinda 'social heirarchy' and how they might fit it...get asked about Disney programming.  It would seem we'd want to try to make their first experience more about THEM.

I'm just saying.

Hence why I ask what they think about it, obviously.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on September 14, 2009, 11:38:37 AM
When filmspotting forum newbies, who take that bold step posting to the forum for the first time: likely having questions about the lay of the land, what kind of people are here, the kinda 'social heirarchy' and how they might fit it...get asked about Disney programming.  It would seem we'd want to try to make their first experience more about THEM.

I'm just saying.

I agree.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on September 14, 2009, 11:42:44 AM
RT.  Also, @.
RT @cinepix (http://twitter.com/cinepix) God apparently forgot to dip this apple (http://twitter.com/cinepix/status/3897980225) in caramel.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on September 14, 2009, 12:36:00 PM
People who use the term "rape" to describe something other than sexual assault. 

Getting beaten in a game is not being raped.  Or "anally raped" which is somehow even worse than plain old rape.  Neither is getting a bad deal on your used car, or missing out on a business deal.  Or having a childhood hero go over to the enemy's team.

Rape is forcing another person into a sexual act against their will and without their consent.  As a crime it's already denigrated and not taken seriously even in its proper context.   The casual usage dilutes the horror of actual rape even further.

Which is why I shudder every time I see it or hear it used in these other contexts.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on September 14, 2009, 02:32:34 PM
Spiders that jump. That's just not fair.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 14, 2009, 03:46:13 PM
Spiders that jump. That's just not fair.

Just imagine what they'll be able to do after another million years of evolution!

(http://picture.yatego.com/images/3f4a1e0de64cb1.7/3855alien-face-hugger-bust.jpg)



Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on September 14, 2009, 09:04:52 PM
The differentiating of "Best" and "Favorite" bugs me.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 14, 2009, 09:05:35 PM
The differentiating of "Best" and "Favorite" bugs me.

How so?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 14, 2009, 09:07:28 PM
The differentiating of "Best" and "Favorite" bugs me.

Point Break is a favorite but I wouldn't call it a best. Citizen Kane is a best but certainly not a favorite.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on September 14, 2009, 09:12:36 PM
The differentiating of "Best" and "Favorite" bugs me.

How so?

Because there's no such thing as a mathematical equation that leads to something being the best film ever made or one of the best. It's art, it's how it effects you that matters. You can't take away the subjective reaction to it. People don't put "Citizen Kane" at the top of their list because of some arbitrary notion, they do it because they love it. Now, the REASONS for an opinion, I feel, can be right or wrong, if it is not supported by the text of the film, but an opinion can never be an objective fact or otherwise, and "Citizen Kane" being the best film ever made is most certainly an opinion, that just happens to be supported by consensus, which changes even by the pool of people you poll.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 14, 2009, 09:17:00 PM
The differentiating of "Best" and "Favorite" bugs me.

How so?

Because there's no such thing as a mathematical equation that leads to something being the best film ever made or one of the best. It's art, it's how it effects you that matters. You can't take away the subjective reaction to it. People don't put "Citizen Kane" at the top of their list because of some arbitrary notion, they do it because they love it. Now, the REASONS for an opinion, I feel, can be right or wrong, if it is not supported by the text of the film, but an opinion can never be an objective fact or otherwise, and "Citizen Kane" being the best film ever made is most certainly an opinion, that just happens to be supported by consensus, which changes even by the pool of people you poll.

I don't see the problem in that personally. All art is subjective, I think more people need to keep that in mind when arguing. No matter what I say about something art related it is always my opinion and my opinion alone. I do think that it's perfectly okay to differentiate between a movie you find to be among the best ever made and a film that you view as a favorite for any number of reasons. It's a small thing, but that small difference can be pretty big in the end.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on September 14, 2009, 10:43:59 PM
My favorites are the best, duh.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on September 14, 2009, 11:11:44 PM
My favorites are the best, duh.

I'm with you. Your favorites are the best!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 14, 2009, 11:50:55 PM
The differentiating of "Best" and "Favorite" bugs me.

I can totally see both sides of it.  But for me, I keep one list.  It hurts my brain too much to try to differentiate it too much. 

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Emiliana on September 15, 2009, 03:50:41 AM
When I stop paying attention to current affairs.

On Sunday, I missed the TV debate of the two candidates for chancellor, and yesterday I missed the debate of the three opposition party leaders. The election is in less than two weeks, and I really need get better informed....
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on September 15, 2009, 12:05:23 PM
When I stop paying attention to current affairs.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 15, 2009, 12:08:02 PM
When I stop paying attention to current affairs.

Like Mononoke, I too hate it when Emiliana stops paying attention to world affairs.  Just gets under my skin, you know?  Pay attention, girl!

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Emiliana on September 15, 2009, 01:38:34 PM
When I stop paying attention to current affairs.

Like Mononoke, I too hate it when Emiliana stops paying attention to world affairs.  Just gets under my skin, you know?  Pay attention, girl!

pixote

 ;D

I am currently addressing this issue: they conveniently scheduled a three-hour election special tonight.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 15, 2009, 05:38:28 PM
When I stop paying attention to current affairs.

Like Mononoke, I too hate it when Emiliana stops paying attention to world affairs.  Just gets under my skin, you know?  Pay attention, girl!

pixote

 ;D

I am currently addressing this issue: they conveniently scheduled a three-hour election special tonight.


Don't you know you're supposed to just pick a party based on 1 or 2 trigger issues and always blindly vote for the member of that party every time? 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on September 15, 2009, 07:35:59 PM
when someone comes to the apt to fix something and then leaves an absolute mess in their wake - the old broken pieces, packaging, dirt and debris that came from inside the walls
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 15, 2009, 08:19:11 PM
A: I have something to tell you.
B: Okay, but can I just say first how happy I am about X? (or: ...how much I love you?)
A: *smiles*
B: Now what was it you were going to tell me?
A: Oh, it's not important. (or: X is even better than we thought!)

where X = some lie/misunderstanding.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on September 16, 2009, 12:11:10 AM
I'm sure I've said this before, but this kind of stuff really pisses me off:

Quote from: some jerk on reddit
Hahaha, way to live in a fantasy world where poems feed people, essays fight wars and paintings keep us warm and dry.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 16, 2009, 12:12:08 AM
I'm sure I've said this before, but this kind of stuff really pisses me off:

Quote from: some jerk on reddit
Hahaha, way to live in a fantasy world where poems feed people, essays fight wars and paintings keep us warm and dry.

Guarantee that dude is a Republican.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 16, 2009, 12:15:48 AM
Two penises touching.  Unless it's like a macho locker room hard-on contest and there's no other measuring devices available.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 16, 2009, 12:25:17 AM
Two penises touching.  Unless it's like a macho locker room hard-on contest and there's no other measuring devices available.

pixote

what about when playing tummy sticks?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on September 16, 2009, 12:27:44 AM
i don't know what that means, but it sounds fun
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 16, 2009, 12:46:32 AM
Vista.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on September 16, 2009, 12:52:58 AM
Not knowing what tummy sticks is/are
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 16, 2009, 12:54:49 AM
Vista.

one month baby and is win7 time!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 16, 2009, 12:58:01 AM
Not knowing what tummy sticks is/are
Send Keith a PM and let me know what you find out. On second thought don't let me know.

Vista.
one month baby and is win7 time!
I should have got a Mac.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 16, 2009, 12:59:43 AM
Vista.

one month baby and is win7 time!

I've been using it for about a week now.  I like it so far.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 16, 2009, 12:59:51 AM


I should have got a Mac.

TRAITOR!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 16, 2009, 01:05:04 AM
I've been using it for about a week now.  I like it so far.
Sometimes when I try to download software (like WinZip) it blocks me and tells me I need administration privileges. Which is annoying 'cause I'm on the only user and I own the darn thing. Also I'm having a heck of a time making CDs and DVDs, like things that were simple with earlier versions.

I should have got a Mac.
TRAITOR!
:)
Just kidding, not that I have any allegiance to PC, but I do have a severe Mac anxiety. "No right click?!"
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 16, 2009, 01:08:08 AM
I've been using it for about a week now.  I like it so far.
Sometimes when I try to download software (like WinZip) it blocks me and tells me I need administration privileges. Which is annoying 'cause I'm on the only user and I own the darn thing. Also I'm having a heck of a time making CDs and DVDs, like things that were simple with earlier versions.

I should have got a Mac.
TRAITOR!
:)
Just kidding, not that I have any allegiance to PC, but I do have a severe Mac anxiety. "No right click?!"

turn off UAC now (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-user-account-control-uac-the-easy-way-on-windows-vista/)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on September 16, 2009, 01:10:00 AM
I'd just use sudo.

(anyone?)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 16, 2009, 01:11:10 AM
I'd just use sudo.

(anyone?)

Unix nerd ITT.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on September 16, 2009, 01:13:30 AM
Woot!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 16, 2009, 01:14:06 AM
turn off UAC now (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-user-account-control-uac-the-easy-way-on-windows-vista/)
Thanks, that's much handier than the way (http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Vista-says-i-m-not-administrator-but-im-only-account-t182527.html) I've been doing it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on September 16, 2009, 01:14:42 AM
Two penises touching.  Unless it's like a macho locker room hard-on contest and there's no other measuring devices available.

pixote

At first, I thought this said 2 pennies touching. I'm sure that is someone's pet peeve. Maybe homophobic pet peeve. 2 Abe Lincoln's kissing? Not according to my beliefs, lowest form of currency.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FifthCityMuse on September 16, 2009, 03:20:44 AM
I've been using it for about a week now.  I like it so far.
Sometimes when I try to download software (like WinZip) it blocks me and tells me I need administration privileges. Which is annoying 'cause I'm on the only user and I own the darn thing. Also I'm having a heck of a time making CDs and DVDs, like things that were simple with earlier versions.

I should have got a Mac.
TRAITOR!
:)
Just kidding, not that I have any allegiance to PC, but I do have a severe Mac anxiety. "No right click?!"
Uh, we have right click. Have for some time. Trust me, it is so easy to go from PC to Mac. It's going the other way that's hard.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Emiliana on September 16, 2009, 03:34:30 AM
When I stop paying attention to current affairs.

Like Mononoke, I too hate it when Emiliana stops paying attention to world affairs.  Just gets under my skin, you know?  Pay attention, girl!

pixote

 ;D

I am currently addressing this issue: they conveniently scheduled a three-hour election special tonight.


Don't you know you're supposed to just pick a party based on 1 or 2 trigger issues and always blindly vote for the member of that party every time? 

Aaaaah, so that's how you do it?!?! I was going to go with the guy who had halfway decent discussion manners and weird-yet-awesome whiskers...

But seriously, I watched a good debate yesterday, and found out that I apparently hadn't missed that much. I am now 90% sure who to vote for, and I have a new least favourite politician, so that was fun, too.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on September 16, 2009, 08:51:26 AM
Two penises touching.  Unless it's like a macho locker room hard-on contest and there's no other measuring devices available.

pixote

I immediately thought of Funny People, but then I remembered that was 3.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 16, 2009, 09:37:55 AM
When I stop paying attention to current affairs.

Like Mononoke, I too hate it when Emiliana stops paying attention to world affairs.  Just gets under my skin, you know?  Pay attention, girl!

pixote

 ;D

I am currently addressing this issue: they conveniently scheduled a three-hour election special tonight.


Don't you know you're supposed to just pick a party based on 1 or 2 trigger issues and always blindly vote for the member of that party every time? 

Aaaaah, so that's how you do it?!?! I was going to go with the guy who had halfway decent discussion manners and weird-yet-awesome whiskers...

But seriously, I watched a good debate yesterday, and found out that I apparently hadn't missed that much. I am now 90% sure who to vote for, and I have a new least favourite politician, so that was fun, too.

pirate party?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 16, 2009, 09:38:26 AM
Alarm clocks.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on September 16, 2009, 02:24:26 PM
Alarm clocks.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on September 16, 2009, 03:57:30 PM
rain on my glasses.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on September 16, 2009, 04:08:27 PM
rain on my glasses.


funny, i don't think of you, or bill, or anyone else on the forum as glasses wearing.  i also imagine pretty much everyone is white, too
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 16, 2009, 04:19:54 PM
rain on my glasses.


funny, i don't think of you, or bill, or anyone else on the forum as glasses wearing.  i also imagine pretty much everyone is white, too

...25 years old, skinny and rather handsome/pretty

Yep.  you nailed it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 16, 2009, 05:08:44 PM
rain on my glasses.


funny, i don't think of you, or bill, or anyone else on the forum as glasses wearing.  i also imagine pretty much everyone is white, too

You're right, I don't either. I think wearing glasses just doesn't translate in our words, the visual of us looking all nerdy is needed.

Except for in my case where I clearly look hot as all get out
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on September 16, 2009, 05:12:22 PM
I kinda miss my glasses.  The last pair I had before my lasik was a pair with dark rectangular frames, looked very much like the ones that David Tennant wears on Doctor Who.  I like looking kinda nerdy.   But I'm glad I did get the Lasik, it's no fun going all Velma when my glasses get knocked out of whack or off all together in a hands-on situation.

Jan finally talked me into giving her my beloved frames to get her prescription in.  Now she looks nerdy (and hot, at least to me!)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 16, 2009, 05:17:17 PM
I wear glasses, and I like them, I think.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 16, 2009, 05:19:40 PM
Any woman looks better with glasses. Glasses are hot. Of course, I dont wear them which is what makes them hot.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 16, 2009, 05:20:59 PM
Twitter-based contests, I guess.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on September 16, 2009, 05:21:23 PM
And it's sexy when someone else gently removes them when they are about to kiss you.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 16, 2009, 06:17:14 PM
The fact that matt isn't into "Casimir Pulaski Day".  I don't why this bothers me.  But I guess it does.

It's such a great song!

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 16, 2009, 06:21:03 PM
I kind of wish I needed glasses. I think they make me look at least 3x as intelligent.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on September 16, 2009, 06:35:00 PM
I kind of wish I needed glasses. I think they make me look at least 3x as intelligent.

You can always get some with clear lenses!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 16, 2009, 06:52:12 PM
The fact that matt isn't into "Casimir Pulaski Day".  I don't why this bothers me.  But I guess it does.

It's such a great song!

pixote
:D

I just heard it recently and have warmed up to it. I still can't see myself listening to it very often, but I do get that it's a good song. It's funny 'cause I was about to post it in the "what song is on" thread and see what your reaction was.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FifthCityMuse on September 16, 2009, 07:23:18 PM
The fact that matt isn't into "Casimir Pulaski Day".  I don't why this bothers me.  But I guess it does.

It's such a great song!

pixote
It's my mum's favourite Sufjan song.

Did I ever mention I took my mother to see Sufjan perform live? She loved it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on September 16, 2009, 10:16:11 PM
When people my own age call me ma'am. I'm used to it as a waitress, but I'm 20 years old. I'm not your mom.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 16, 2009, 10:19:16 PM
When people my own age call me ma'am. I'm used to it as a waitress, but I'm 20 years old. I'm not your mom.

It's ok as long as they tip the brim of their stetson when they say it
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on September 16, 2009, 10:44:42 PM
I kind of wish I needed glasses. I think they make me look at least 3x as intelligent.

I remember being disappointed one time after an eye appointment because I didn't need glasses. I wear contacts 95% of the time now that I do need correction in that department.

When people my own age call me ma'am. I'm used to it as a waitress, but I'm 20 years old. I'm not your mom.

I think that's weird as a guy too. I always use miss, unless they are noticeably elderly.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 16, 2009, 10:50:03 PM
When people my own age call me ma'am. I'm used to it as a waitress, but I'm 20 years old. I'm not your mom.

I have to admit, being old like me, that this pet peeve is very quaint.  You should hear the things said to me that make me feel old.  Usually from people your age ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on September 16, 2009, 11:00:23 PM
When people my own age call me ma'am. I'm used to it as a waitress, but I'm 20 years old. I'm not your mom.

I have to admit, being old like me, that this pet peeve is very quaint.  You should hear the things said to me that make me feel old.  Usually from people your age ;)
Shut up and eat your farina, you codger!

Don't make me get on your lawn.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 16, 2009, 11:01:07 PM
When people my own age call me ma'am. I'm used to it as a waitress, but I'm 20 years old. I'm not your mom.

I have to admit, being old like me, that this pet peeve is very quaint.  You should hear the things said to me that make me feel old.  Usually from people your age ;)
Shut up and eat your farina, you codger!

Don't make me get on your lawn.

:D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 16, 2009, 11:11:20 PM
I kind of wish I needed glasses. I think they make me look at least 3x as intelligent.

You can always get some with clear lenses!

Hmm... idk... I still can't justify it. If only they had a practical purpose like xray abilities or something!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 17, 2009, 12:25:58 PM
When people my own age call me ma'am. I'm used to it as a waitress, but I'm 20 years old. I'm not your mom.

Once they start it will never stop. People started calling me "sir" around the age of 20 and it hasn't let up since then, people at the gym who are at best a year or two younger than me always call me sir, so annoying.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on September 17, 2009, 12:50:11 PM
rain on my glasses.


funny, i don't think of you, or bill, or anyone else on the forum as glasses wearing.  i also imagine pretty much everyone is white, too

I wear glasses, but my eyesight is pretty good as it is. I need the glasses rarely.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 17, 2009, 05:34:19 PM
Having to type out tags for bold, italics, and underline rather than ctrl+b,i,u...

Also, I wish the tag buttons and smilies were available within the Quick Reply tool.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 17, 2009, 05:51:11 PM
women (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3722.msg323741#msg323741)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 17, 2009, 05:57:41 PM
women (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3722.msg323741#msg323741)

This shall never change until the end of time, they are at once my greatest enemy and my ultimate confidant, and one tricky muthah to navigate.  ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 17, 2009, 07:36:20 PM
"...a portrait began to emerge Thursday of an unpleasant stickler for the rules who often clashed with researchers and considered the mice cages his personal fiefdom."

National news!

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 18, 2009, 05:01:18 AM
When my cup runneth over.  Just so wasteful and messy.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on September 18, 2009, 09:13:38 AM
Forgetting where my class is...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on September 18, 2009, 10:51:40 AM
Forgetting which class I am a part of... socially, that is.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on September 18, 2009, 11:23:39 AM
Not really wanting to go to high holiday services but feeling like I should, so that I'll feel guilty if I don't but cranky and annoyed if I do.  Not being able to commit to a decision one way or the other.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on September 18, 2009, 12:03:40 PM
Being so wrecked that you can barely walk and feel like your heads been smacked repeatedly with a baseball bat, then have to read your dad's article which involves you to pay minute attention on an issue you dont really care about.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 18, 2009, 01:48:53 PM
Being so wrecked that you can barely walk and feel like your heads been smacked repeatedly with a baseball bat, then have to read your dad's article which involves you to pay minute attention on an issue you dont really care about.

What's the number for child protection services in Ireland?

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on September 18, 2009, 04:45:45 PM
Guilt.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 21, 2009, 09:59:49 AM
Does ESPN know that there are more teams in the NFL than the Cowboys, Patriots, Steelers and whoever Bret Farve is playing for?

(sorry this is my first year in the last 11 that I'm not sporting the NFL Sunday Ticket.  Bills highlights are pretty hard to score)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 21, 2009, 10:03:20 AM
On ESPN only the major market teams matter and even then you really only matter if you are a major market team that happens to be on the East Coast. I'm a huge Pats fan, but we could be 2-12 and still be the top story along with the 1-11 Giants and 6-5 Steelers while the 11-0 Cleveland Browns are completely ignored. That's just how that network operates, for every sport.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 21, 2009, 10:10:46 AM
On ESPN only the major market teams matter and even then you really only matter if you are a major market team that happens to be on the East Coast. I'm a huge Pats fan, but we could be 2-12 and still be the top story along with the 1-11 Giants and 6-5 Steelers while the 11-0 Cleveland Browns are completely ignored. That's just how that network operates, for every sport.

Yeah - it's only going to get worse after collective bargaining next year.  Me thinks the salary cap is going to be a thing of the past soon....


I Tivo'd ESPN news for an hour.  There was one 7 second thing on Bills/Bucs.  Granted it's bills/bucs, but 7 seconds in an hour?  This is the NFL right?  It's not Southeastern Vermont State
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 21, 2009, 11:53:38 AM
yeah, this thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg11381#msg11381)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 21, 2009, 12:43:24 PM
People who speak loud in foreign languages...in the library. Just because we don't understand what you are saying doesn't make it any less annoying.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on September 21, 2009, 12:51:38 PM
People who wear their pants below their buttocks. Ugh... I don't want to see it and you look completely silly. Walking like you have a load in your pants. Fail.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on September 21, 2009, 12:52:55 PM
People who speak loud in foreign languages...in the library. Just because we don't understand what you are saying doesn't make it any less annoying.

It's endearing.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on September 21, 2009, 01:12:11 PM
yeah, this thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg11381#msg11381)
What is it about that thread that peeves your pet?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 21, 2009, 01:16:46 PM
yeah, this thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg11381#msg11381)
What is it about that thread that peeves your pet?
I don't like that I can't use the 'print' button with that thread because of it's size...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 21, 2009, 01:39:18 PM
yeah, this thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg11381#msg11381)
What is it about that thread that peeves your pet?

not having pixote's temporal index of where each discussion starts and stops.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 21, 2009, 03:17:20 PM
Music poll apathy.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 21, 2009, 03:18:52 PM
People who wear their pants below their buttocks. Ugh... I don't want to see it and you look completely silly. Walking like you have a load in your pants. Fail.

I'm with you on THAT one.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 21, 2009, 03:21:24 PM
Music poll apathy.

I know! Right?

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on September 21, 2009, 03:24:21 PM
Music poll apathy.
I know! Right?
Sure, Corn's Beatles polls catch fire but everything else is completely ignored! I'm so close to taking my polls and going home and I suggest you do the same.  :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 22, 2009, 05:13:08 PM
Dead skin.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on September 22, 2009, 06:55:21 PM
Dead skin.

pixote


eeewwww!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on September 22, 2009, 07:08:39 PM
Dead skin.

eeewwww!

It's everywhere!  Even on your skin!

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on September 22, 2009, 07:11:25 PM
groooooossssss!   getitoffgetitoffgetitoff!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 22, 2009, 11:58:54 PM
I'm imagining the little kid in pixote's avatar peeling off parts like Jeff Goldbloom
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on September 23, 2009, 04:04:39 AM
I'm imagining the little kid in pixote's avatar peeling off parts like Jeff Goldbloom

 :-\. I feel sick.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on September 23, 2009, 03:22:43 PM
I'm imagining the little kid in pixote's avatar peeling off parts like Jeff Goldbloom

Or that guy in Poltergeist when he was looking in the bathroom mirror....
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 23, 2009, 04:20:44 PM
I'm imagining the little kid in pixote's avatar peeling off parts like Jeff Goldbloom

Or that guy in Poltergeist when he was looking in the bathroom mirror....

Nice.   

Funny I'm imagining that guy now - in his early sixties at a dinner party describing his brief brush with hollywood fame roughly in the same way you just described it :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 23, 2009, 06:04:17 PM
People who don't put their car lights on when it's raining.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 23, 2009, 06:06:40 PM
People who don't put their car lights on when it's raining.

You mean when they're driving, or just anytime it's raining? :P
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 23, 2009, 07:12:32 PM
People who don't put their car lights on when it's raining.

You mean when they're driving, or just anytime it's raining? :P
Those driving on the road while it's raining.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 23, 2009, 10:27:16 PM
People who don't put their car lights on when it's raining.

You mean when they're driving, or just anytime it's raining? :P
Those driving on the road while it's raining.

yeah.  that's a pretty good one. 

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on September 24, 2009, 02:50:36 PM
Smug stay-at-home moms.

(And many of my Facebook "friends" fall under that designation, so a glance at Facebook = grumpy oad. Grrrr.)


Examples of postings in Facebook's "What's on your mind?":
"Yummy recipes over at my blog! [insert link]" - (sub-text: "I'm an amazing cook and these are the amazing things I make for my family. Yay me!")

"Fish tacos. A little wine. Apple crisp. Great neighbors to share it all with." - (sub-text: "Not only am I a fantastic, sophistocated cook, I also invite my neighbors who congratulate me on what I make. Yay me!")

"Sittin' around the kitchen with my boys, drinking Bellewood Acres apple cider. Yum." - (sub-text: "I'm a mom who spends quality time with her kids - we even go on outings to apple orchards and drink local cider, so I'm good about sustainable connections, too. Yay me!)

"First pony. [insert pic of infant with tiny ponytail on her head]" - (sub-text: "I have the cutest kid EVER! Yay me!"

"Burnt my butter, zit refuses to be disguised... but I've got my little family, it's a sunny FALL day, I have a cute-ish outfit on. All is well!" (sub-text: I'm really a very modest person - I admit my faults to everyone. Also, I'm a thankful person and I'm cute. Yay me!)

"The realtor just left - he told me I was a good housekeeper...... bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!" (sub-text: "My house could be on the cover of House Beautiful. Yay me!")


Sigh. This woman is really very nice in person. I don't know. I guess Facebook just nurtures narcissism. Or else, it nurtures my cynical nature. Ha.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 1SO on September 24, 2009, 03:03:36 PM
I guess this is me banging the same 1 note on different threads over and over.

Pet peeve of the day is learning that people don't play fair with the Movie Dictator Club.  They only watch the film dictated to them if they choose to, meanwhile they continuing to dictate to others every month.  It should really be a 2-way street out of fairness to others in the Club.

...and I should let it go, but it's highly unfair and I haven't gotten it out of my system.  So I've decided to rant and rave today and then go silent about it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 24, 2009, 03:05:41 PM
I guess this is me banging the same 1 note on different threads over and over.

Pet peeve of the day is learning that people don't play fair with the Movie Dictator Club.  They only watch the film dictated to them if they choose to, meanwhile they continuing to dictate to others every month.  It should really be a 2-way street out of fairness to others in the Club.

...and I should let it go, but it's highly unfair and I haven't gotten it out of my system.  So I've decided to rant and rave today and then go silent about it.

Understandable. It takes me a while, but I usually get to my dictations in a month. I got through JD in a timely manner, so I feel like I can do just about any match up.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 24, 2009, 03:41:59 PM
I guess this is me banging the same 1 note on different threads over and over.

Pet peeve of the day is learning that people don't play fair with the Movie Dictator Club.  They only watch the film dictated to them if they choose to, meanwhile they continuing to dictate to others every month.  It should really be a 2-way street out of fairness to others in the Club.

...and I should let it go, but it's highly unfair and I haven't gotten it out of my system.  So I've decided to rant and rave today and then go silent about it.

(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo232/jaxnonnie/FA2thumb.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 24, 2009, 03:54:58 PM
I guess this is me banging the same 1 note on different threads over and over.

Pet peeve of the day is learning that people don't play fair with the Movie Dictator Club.  They only watch the film dictated to them if they choose to, meanwhile they continuing to dictate to others every month.  It should really be a 2-way street out of fairness to others in the Club.

...and I should let it go, but it's highly unfair and I haven't gotten it out of my system.  So I've decided to rant and rave today and then go silent about it.

Maybe November should be "Catchup month"  You can't play in December unless you're all caugh up - reviews and all

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 24, 2009, 04:09:31 PM
I guess this is me banging the same 1 note on different threads over and over.

Pet peeve of the day is learning that people don't play fair with the Movie Dictator Club.  They only watch the film dictated to them if they choose to, meanwhile they continuing to dictate to others every month.  It should really be a 2-way street out of fairness to others in the Club.

...and I should let it go, but it's highly unfair and I haven't gotten it out of my system.  So I've decided to rant and rave today and then go silent about it.

Maybe November should be "Catchup month"  You can't play in December unless you're all caugh up - reviews and all

I think that's a pretty reasonable suggestion.

I don't enjoy harping on it, I just happen to really enjoy the mdc and want to see it work. And when you haven't seen a verdict since February it gets a little disheartening.  :(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 24, 2009, 05:48:04 PM
an oldie but a goodie:

that red state blue state map

like we needed more ways to make sweeping generalizations about large groups of people.


Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 25, 2009, 01:24:12 AM
an oldie but a goodie:

that red state blue state map

like we needed more ways to make sweeping generalizations about large groups of people.


mapmakers are douches.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on September 25, 2009, 08:12:53 AM
when it's constantly raining and I have to walk to work and not ride my bike to keep from getting thoroughly soaked.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 25, 2009, 08:27:38 AM
You need something like this:

(http://www.bakfiets-en-meer.nl/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/bike-rain-roof1.jpg)

Impress the ladies.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 25, 2009, 12:33:59 PM
The sound of megaphones in the morning.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on September 25, 2009, 04:35:44 PM
the funny thing is it is a bright sunny day in that picture...

So another would be when somebody credits a song to somebody that merely covered it. For instance, somebody recently said something about "Bold As Love" being a great song by John Mayer. While I like Mayer, and I love his version too, I was crushed at the idea that such a beautiful and great song would not be attributed to Jimi Hendrix, the man behind the song who wrote it to be great and beautiful.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on September 25, 2009, 05:32:12 PM
the funny thing is it is a bright sunny day in that picture...

Haha, I didn't even notice!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 25, 2009, 05:32:58 PM
The sound of megaphones in the morning.

was it the guy from Polyphonic Spree again?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 25, 2009, 07:56:49 PM
The sound of megaphones in the morning.

was it the guy from Polyphonic Spree again?
No, some group on campus propagating some opinion.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on September 26, 2009, 05:06:15 AM
The parents.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on September 26, 2009, 09:27:44 AM
No, some group on campus propagating some opinion.
Treat that morning opining with a afternoon caning.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tim on September 27, 2009, 02:47:00 AM
vegemite is changing its name to iSnack!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: saltine on September 27, 2009, 09:15:54 AM
vegemite is changing its name to iSnack!!!  >:(

Isn't iSnack the name of the new Vegemite product, the spreadable one with cheese?  I would hate if there were no Vegemite brand any longer.  What would I tease my Aussie about if not Vegemite and its glorious smell?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on September 27, 2009, 11:21:36 AM
Vegemite has to be high on the list of worst tasting things ever created. Aussies have interesting tastes, to say the least.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on September 27, 2009, 04:17:35 PM
mapmakers are douches.

Yeah, well, such as, like, some people don't have maps. Afghanistan, such as.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 27, 2009, 04:20:52 PM
Pre-season NHL, I'm being teased by hockey, but it's hockey that doesn't matter so I refuse to watch.

My dog's amazing ability to shed fur, I vacuumed my room today and there was a whole shopping bag worth of hair.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 27, 2009, 08:44:22 PM
mapmakers are douches.

Yeah, well, such as, like, some people don't have maps. Afghanistan, such as.

and The Iraq.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on September 27, 2009, 11:00:34 PM
mapmakers are douches.

Yeah, well, such as, like, some people don't have maps. Afghanistan, such as.

and The Iraq.

so we will be able to build up our future for us.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on September 27, 2009, 11:08:31 PM
Things like "boreddddddd" and "hahahah" and "heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..." on Facebook and the internets in general. Get your shit straight, people.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on September 27, 2009, 11:12:20 PM
how do you feel about "bahaha"?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tim on September 27, 2009, 11:14:30 PM
anywho
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on September 27, 2009, 11:15:06 PM
how do you feel about "bahaha"?

As long as it ends in an "a" and not a/n "h", it's good to go.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on September 28, 2009, 12:00:07 PM
Incorrect due dates.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on September 28, 2009, 02:33:17 PM
Parents
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 28, 2009, 03:00:50 PM
Parents

They just don't understand.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 01, 2009, 09:07:51 AM
People who lie in wait to be offended, like it's their only source of power. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on October 01, 2009, 04:38:08 PM
Know-it-all coworkers
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 01, 2009, 05:05:05 PM
People who lie in wait to be offended, like it's their only source of power. 
What are you insinuating? Huh?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on October 01, 2009, 08:05:42 PM
People who lie in wait to be offended, like it's their only source of power. 

Coming off this point, people who are offended by a movie before they even see it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 01, 2009, 08:11:40 PM
People who lie in wait to be offended, like it's their only source of power. 

Coming off this point, people who are offended by a movie before they even see it.

This is the most reliable sign of a moron. Anyone who is offended by something they have not even seen is too stupid to listen too.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 01, 2009, 08:15:00 PM
I haven't seen you before, but you offend me. :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 01, 2009, 08:25:50 PM
I haven't seen you before, but you offend me. :)

I offend everyone. It's my lovable quirk.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 01, 2009, 09:58:35 PM
People who lie in wait to be offended, like it's their only source of power. 

Coming off this point, people who are offended by a movie before they even see it.

This is the most reliable sign of a moron. Anyone who is offended by something they have not even seen is too stupid to listen too.
I'm offended that Transformers 3 will be coming into existence. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 01, 2009, 10:08:53 PM
People who lie in wait to be offended, like it's their only source of power.  

Coming off this point, people who are offended by a movie before they even see it.

This is the most reliable sign of a moron. Anyone who is offended by something they have not even seen is too stupid to listen too.
I'm offended that Transformers 3 will be coming into existence.  

I said I was offended? If you are going to call me a moron for no reason try and get the facts straight ok.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 02, 2009, 07:38:42 AM
People who lie in wait to be offended, like it's their only source of power.  

Coming off this point, people who are offended by a movie before they even see it.

This is the most reliable sign of a moron. Anyone who is offended by something they have not even seen is too stupid to listen too.
I'm offended that Transformers 3 will be coming into existence.  

I said I was offended? If you are going to call me a moron for no reason try and get the facts straight ok.
I didn't say anything about you, I'm just saying I think there are some films worth being offended over before seeing.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 02, 2009, 07:53:02 AM
Fridays not being Saturdays
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 02, 2009, 09:34:49 AM
Fridays not being Saturdays

I fondly recall a time that I actually looked forward to weekends. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on October 02, 2009, 12:35:44 PM
Sitting next to somebody in a movie theater that was apparently bathing in perfume or cologne. So gross. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 02, 2009, 12:38:29 PM
People who lie in wait to be offended, like it's their only source of power. 

Coming off this point, people who are offended by a movie before they even see it.

This is the most reliable sign of a moron. Anyone who is offended by something they have not even seen is too stupid to listen too.
I'm offended that Transformers 3 will be coming into existence. 

I said I was offended? If you are going to call me a moron for no reason try and get the facts straight ok.
I didn't say anything about you, I'm just saying I think there are some films worth being offended over before seeing.

This whole conversation offends me.  :D

In fact, I am offended at my own offence and I would like to take this time to tell my self to CINECAST! off.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 02, 2009, 01:16:40 PM
People who lie in wait to be offended, like it's their only source of power.  

Coming off this point, people who are offended by a movie before they even see it.

This is the most reliable sign of a moron. Anyone who is offended by something they have not even seen is too stupid to listen too.
I'm offended that Transformers 3 will be coming into existence.  

I said I was offended? If you are going to call me a moron for no reason try and get the facts straight ok.
I didn't say anything about you, I'm just saying I think there are some films worth being offended over before seeing.

Well I'll cop to being "offended" by "Centipede" before seeing it.  If that makes me a moron than I'm HAPPY to be a moron! :).  (Although I believe "saddened" is a much more appropriate word in this case)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on October 02, 2009, 01:29:03 PM
Whoa, my post was more about those writers who voiced their offense over films like "Antichrist" (some were hysterical over in the U.K.) and "Observe And Report" without seeing it. If you're gonna voice your offense to a work of art, you've gotta see it in context, if you're still offended, fine.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 02, 2009, 01:43:37 PM
I think yr all being a little too defensive.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on October 02, 2009, 01:55:07 PM
I think yr all being a little too defensive.

What? I wasn't defending anybody. I really wasn't. I was stumbled back to this thread right after walking my cute dog in the park, and I was taken aback by people's responces, so I felt the need to write a post clarifying my previous comments. I was, under no circumstance and by no means, being defensive.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 02, 2009, 03:17:50 PM
I think yr all being a little too defensive.
What do you mean by that?

I get accused of being offensive but that probably has something to do with my lack of hygiene.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 02, 2009, 03:36:51 PM
For the record - I like 30 foot robots and killer explosions - awesome.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 02, 2009, 05:06:20 PM
Hockeycentric tweeting about every opening NHL game like it actually says anything about any of the teams involved. It's the first game of an 82 game season, calm down with the proclamations dudes.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 02, 2009, 05:07:53 PM
Canucks lost the first game, this season is a write off. I'm looking to the 10/11 season now. :P
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 02, 2009, 05:09:53 PM
Canucks lost the first game, this season is a write off. I'm looking to the 10/11 season now. :P

Every team that lost their opening game is done, done, that's what Hockeycentric tells me, my soul has been assaulted so badly that I've moved ahead to 13/14, one game can tell you that much brother.  ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 02, 2009, 05:12:32 PM
You know it :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on October 02, 2009, 05:13:14 PM
But didn't we know the Maple Leafs aren't good?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 02, 2009, 05:14:12 PM
But didn't we know the Maple Leafs aren't good?

They are the exception, and shame on you Edgar, that's like asking if we know humans breathe oxygen, of course the Leafs are bad, they are always bad.  ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on October 02, 2009, 05:17:01 PM
But didn't we know the Maple Leafs aren't good?

They are the exception, and shame on you Edgar, that's like asking if we know humans breathe oxygen, of course the Leafs are bad, they are always bad.  ;D

Agreed. It's not as if the Habs beating them provided any kind of great revelation.

I seem to be happier than expected that the NHL is back. I'll wait for us to fall into a 5 game losing streak to kill that joy.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on October 03, 2009, 03:13:52 PM
Finding out I haven't bought the things I thought I bought...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 03, 2009, 07:41:51 PM
Finding out I haven't bought the things I thought I bought...

I hope that thing you thought you bought but didn't isn't insurance. :(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 04, 2009, 09:07:13 AM
Th term faded, I think it's supposed to mean tired, maybe drunk, but it's so stupid. I know a few people online who use it all the time now, just say you are tired, you won't sound as moronic.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 04, 2009, 09:49:07 AM
Downloading the new windows live messenger and restarting your computer only to realize that it hasn't changed anything.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 04, 2009, 07:24:39 PM
People who don't 'get' 3-D.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 04, 2009, 07:30:50 PM
People who don't 'get' 3-D.

It's a silly gimmick that rarely adds anything to a movie.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 04, 2009, 07:31:48 PM
Clovis8

 :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on October 04, 2009, 07:33:08 PM
When you sit down on the couch to watch something while you eat, and by the time you get through DVD menu's and and all the pre-movie crap you're done eating.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on October 04, 2009, 07:37:21 PM
When you sit down on the couch to watch something while you eat, and by the time you get through DVD menu's and and all the pre-movie crap you're done eating.
Yep.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 04, 2009, 07:38:10 PM
You sit while eating?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 04, 2009, 07:52:34 PM
Clovis8

 :)
;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 04, 2009, 09:09:29 PM
When you sit down on the couch to watch something while you eat, and by the time you get through DVD menu's and and all the pre-movie crap you're done eating.
Yep.
Good one. Happens every time. :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 04, 2009, 09:44:46 PM
Website ads with sound.

Damn nfl.com ad just came on while I wasn't looking and it was LOUD. Made me jump!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on October 04, 2009, 09:46:28 PM
Website ads with sound.

Damn nfl.com ad just came on while I wasn't looking and it was LOUD. Made me jump!
I have, for years now, been looking for a browser that has it's own volume settings. I just want to listen to my music while browsing without someone screaming at me about the Chevy Tahoe.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 04, 2009, 10:05:32 PM
Website ads with sound.

Damn nfl.com ad just came on while I wasn't looking and it was LOUD. Made me jump!
I have, for years now, been looking for a browser that has it's own volume settings. I just want to listen to my music while browsing without someone screaming at me about the Chevy Tahoe.

cant yet, but soon maybe! (http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10226032-2.html)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on October 04, 2009, 11:49:03 PM
face, you just won a new ipod.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on October 05, 2009, 12:05:27 AM
face, you just won a new ipod.
And I'm officially confused. Damn sleepiness.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 05, 2009, 12:44:00 AM
face, you just won a new ipod.
And I'm officially confused. Damn sleepiness.

roujin rocks the torrent sites much more often then you obviously.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on October 05, 2009, 01:14:16 AM
face, you just won a new ipod.
And I'm officially confused. Damn sleepiness.

roujin rocks the torrent sites much more often then you obviously.
I have programs to do it for me when I do.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 05, 2009, 05:33:45 PM
Knowing what it is you want to say in a post but not being able to phrase it, and ultimately not posting anything at all.

(http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/1/583391.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 05, 2009, 05:40:09 PM
Album 'exclusives.' Wish I had known that ThinkIndie.com had a second disc for the new Mountain Goats CD before I just spent $10 on the iTunes version. Hopefully I can find a torrent of the second disc in the near future.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on October 05, 2009, 07:48:04 PM
Finally having the time to write and then being too fuzzy headed to do it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 05, 2009, 11:05:59 PM
Knowing what it is you want to say in a post but not being able to phrase it, and ultimately not posting anything at all.

(http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/1/583391.jpg)

I've done this a hundred times, wasting 1/2 hour chunks at a time. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on October 05, 2009, 11:28:21 PM
face, you just won a new ipod.

Oh I HATE those.  "Congratulations!  You just won an iPhone/Nintendo Wii/Ipod/whatever!"  Makes me jump every time.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on October 05, 2009, 11:46:24 PM
People who lie in wait to be offended, like it's their only source of power.  

Coming off this point, people who are offended by a movie before they even see it.

This is the most reliable sign of a moron. Anyone who is offended by something they have not even seen is too stupid to listen too.
I'm offended that Transformers 3 will be coming into existence.  

I said I was offended? If you are going to call me a moron for no reason try and get the facts straight ok.

lol, way to complete the irony circle.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 06, 2009, 03:23:54 PM
Chores.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 06, 2009, 03:50:50 PM
Starting a car that has a radio turned all the way up to "lose your hearing".
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 06, 2009, 05:36:58 PM
people who claim Micheal Moore "lies" or "plays fast a loose with the truth" without a shred of evidence to back it up. As if wishing makes it so.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on October 06, 2009, 05:40:48 PM
people who claim Micheal Moore "lies" or "plays fast a loose with the truth" without a shred of evidence to back it up. As if wishing makes it so.

Wasn't there a whole documentary on the subject("Manufacturing Dissent")? I haven't seen it, and I don't feel strongly one way or the other, but it's not like people haven't tried to back their arguments up.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 06, 2009, 05:42:37 PM
people who claim Micheal Moore "lies" or "plays fast a loose with the truth" without a shred of evidence to back it up. As if wishing makes it so.

Wasn't there a whole documentary on the subject("Manufacturing Dissent")? I haven't seen it, and I don't feel strongly one way or the other, but it's not like people haven't tried to back their arguments up.

I have seen it. It is ok but 95% of the complaints are differences of opinion. The other 5% are errors he has made in citing, all of which he acknowledged on his own website long before the film.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on October 06, 2009, 05:45:34 PM
Well, he does hate America.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on October 06, 2009, 05:46:27 PM
I also love the way his right wing critics seem to think calling him "fat" and a slob are valid criticisms.

Especially rich coming from people like Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity and Rush, none of whom are exactly svelte.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 06, 2009, 05:46:28 PM
Well, he does hate America.

Tru dat.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on October 06, 2009, 05:47:37 PM
False alarms. Of any kind, but those of the bowels in particular.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 06, 2009, 05:48:48 PM
people who claim Micheal Moore "lies" or "plays fast a loose with the truth" without a shred of evidence to back it up. As if wishing makes it so.

It's been backed up plenty of times by all kinds of different people. We just choose to go about our business quietly, thus our voices are drowned out compared to that of the liar in question.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on October 06, 2009, 05:50:33 PM
False alarms. Of any kind, but those of the bowels in particular.
I've been there.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 06, 2009, 05:51:55 PM
people who claim Micheal Moore "lies" or "plays fast a loose with the truth" without a shred of evidence to back it up. As if wishing makes it so.

It's been backed up plenty of times by all kinds of different people. We just choose to go about our business quietly, thus our voices are drowned out compared to that of the liar in question.

Well actually it hasnt, but I am not going to get into a big fight. He has made some minor errors which he admits (as has every single documentarian ever). The bulk of his films have never been shown to be anything but 100% based on fact.

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 06, 2009, 05:57:28 PM
people who claim Micheal Moore "lies" or "plays fast a loose with the truth" without a shred of evidence to back it up. As if wishing makes it so.

It's been backed up plenty of times by all kinds of different people. We just choose to go about our business quietly, thus our voices are drowned out compared to that of the liar in question.

Well actually it hasnt, but I am not going to get into a big fight. He has made some minor errors which he admits (as has every single documentarian ever). The bulk of his films have never been shown to be anything but 100% based on fact.



No one's getting into a big fight over it, Moore is only worth one argument from me per month, so don't worry. But, it has been backed up, articles have done so, a documentary did so and regular joes such as myself have done so in various mediums as well. We're just quiet and don't care to be loud and be in the spotlight, hence the loud one who is a spotlight hog drowns us out.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 06, 2009, 06:03:36 PM
Herzog is in a bunch of his docs. Does that make him bad too?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on October 06, 2009, 06:05:50 PM
Pet peeve? The above discussion coming back again.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 06, 2009, 06:11:51 PM
Herzog is in a bunch of his docs. Does that make him bad too?

I explained very clearly in the other topic the difference between someone being in their doc and the way that Moore handles it, I see no reason to rehash that discussion again.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 08, 2009, 12:41:02 PM
when it's constantly raining and I have to walk to work or class and not ride my bike to keep from getting thoroughly soaked.
You need something like this:

(http://www.bakfiets-en-meer.nl/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/bike-rain-roof1.jpg)

Impress the ladies.

still needing...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on October 08, 2009, 01:06:32 PM
This happens at least twice a week - I'll be in line at my work's cafeteria and someone will try to have a conversation with the cashier in "Spanish"

A rough example from this morning:

Lady buying some gross breakfast sandwich: "Buenas deeyas"
Cashier lady: "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: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on October 08, 2009, 01:26:00 PM
This happens at least twice a week - I'll be in line at my work's cafeteria and someone will try to have a conversation with the cashier in "Spanish"

A rough example from this morning:

Lady buying some gross breakfast sandwich: "Buenas deeyas"
Cashier lady: "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"

 ::)
"Inez is making a clay pot that she seems very proud of."

Edit:

IMDB tells me the quote is: "Inez is holding a clay pot, of which she seems to be very proud." This disturbs me because I can clearly hear Jan Hooks dangling her preposition. Someone please confirm that IMDB is wrong; it would shake me to my foundations to know I've been wrongly quoting it my whole life.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: jbissell on October 08, 2009, 01:32:56 PM
This happens at least twice a week - I'll be in line at my work's cafeteria and someone will try to have a conversation with the cashier in "Spanish"

A rough example from this morning:

Lady buying some gross breakfast sandwich: "Buenas deeyas"
Cashier lady: "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"

 ::)
"Inez is making a clay pot that she seems very proud of."

You know the fastest way to my heart is a Pee-Wee reference...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on October 08, 2009, 01:41:45 PM
You know the fastest way to my heart is a Pee-Wee reference...
It's been too long. I need to watch it again.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on October 08, 2009, 02:23:31 PM
This happens at least twice a week - I'll be in line at my work's cafeteria and someone will try to have a conversation with the cashier in "Spanish"

A rough example from this morning:

Lady buying some gross breakfast sandwich: "Buenas deeyas"
Cashier lady: "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"

 ::)
"Inez is making a clay pot that she seems very proud of."

Edit:

IMDB tells me the quote is: "Inez is holding a clay pot, of which she seems to be very proud." This disturbs me because I can clearly hear Jan Hooks dangling her preposition. Someone please confirm that IMDB is wrong; it would shake me to my foundations to know I've been wrongly quoting it my whole life.

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure - Alamo Tour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYfjq3ZYZbA#normal)

You are right.  00:56.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on October 08, 2009, 02:34:09 PM
This happens at least twice a week - I'll be in line at my work's cafeteria and someone will try to have a conversation with the cashier in "Spanish"

A rough example from this morning:

Lady buying some gross breakfast sandwich: "Buenas deeyas"
Cashier lady: "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"

 ::)
"Inez is making a clay pot that she seems very proud of."

Edit:

IMDB tells me the quote is: "Inez is holding a clay pot, of which she seems to be very proud." This disturbs me because I can clearly hear Jan Hooks dangling her preposition. Someone please confirm that IMDB is wrong; it would shake me to my foundations to know I've been wrongly quoting it my whole life.

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure - Alamo Tour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYfjq3ZYZbA#normal)

You are right.  00:56.
Yay!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 08, 2009, 03:01:27 PM
When someone feels the need to put annotations on a Flight of The Conchords youtube video.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 08, 2009, 05:09:48 PM
You know the fastest way to my heart is a Pee-Wee reference...

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 08, 2009, 05:58:15 PM
When I can't fix a typo in my post before the "edited by ferris" thing shows up.  It's like on at least a third of my posts!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on October 09, 2009, 07:24:06 PM
People whose names start with J.  They take up like half my address book, and I have to scroll through like fifteen people to find who I'm looking for.

Hi, roujin.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 10, 2009, 04:15:46 AM
People whose names start with J.  They take up like half my address book, and I have to scroll through like fifteen people to find who I'm looking for.

Hi, roujin.

pixote

same! (i know 8 joshes)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on October 10, 2009, 07:18:13 AM
People whose names start with J.  They take up like half my address book, and I have to scroll through like fifteen people to find who I'm looking for.

Hi, roujin.

pixote

same! (i know 8 joshes)

Dear Jon, John, Jonathan, James, Jimmy, Jim, Josh, Jake, Jeff et al:

Please change your names to something beginning with the letter "U" or "Y".  Thank you.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: duder on October 10, 2009, 09:53:28 AM
People whose names start with J.  They take up like half my address book, and I have to scroll through like fifteen people to find who I'm looking for.

Hi, roujin.

pixote
(http://i38.tinypic.com/2r2yc8i.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 10, 2009, 04:50:35 PM
The Rotten Tomatoes Fresh Pick of the Week being a film that the majority of readers probably cannot currently see anyway.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on October 12, 2009, 04:14:09 AM
Hi to you, too, JFP.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 12, 2009, 10:56:18 AM
People whose names start with J.  They take up like half my address book, and I have to scroll through like fifteen people to find who I'm looking for.

Hi, roujin.

pixote

same! (i know 8 joshes)

Dear Jon, John, Jonathan, James, Jimmy, Jim, Josh, Jake, Jeff et al:

Please change your names to something beginning with the letter "U" or "Y".  Thank you.

Uh huh!  There is a Jason, Jeff, Josh, Julie, John, Joel, Judy and Jean sitting at Thanksgiving every year.  I'm Jeff by the way
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 12, 2009, 12:15:48 PM
Lying in bed for 4 hours unable to sleep.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on October 12, 2009, 12:18:01 PM
Yeah, that sucks. It sucks less if you just listen to music for those four hours.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on October 12, 2009, 10:55:11 PM
I hate having enough medical knowledge to be legitimately concerned, but not enough to do anything useful.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on October 12, 2009, 10:55:32 PM
Also, terrible days at film festivals drive me nuts.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 13, 2009, 12:37:48 AM
Having to find that "one song" to listen to before I turn in for the night, and then doing it at least 5 times...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: duder on October 13, 2009, 05:50:03 AM
Hi to you, too, JFP.  :)

pixote

:)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 13, 2009, 07:08:55 AM
People whose names start with J.  They take up like half my address book, and I have to scroll through like fifteen people to find who I'm looking for.

Hi, roujin.

pixote

same! (i know 8 joshes)

Dear Jon, John, Jonathan, James, Jimmy, Jim, Josh, Jake, Jeff et al:

Please change your names to something beginning with the letter "U" or "Y".  Thank you.

Uh huh!  There is a Jason, Jeff, Josh, Julie, John, Joel, Judy and Jean sitting at Thanksgiving every year.  I'm Jeff by the way

also my mom, aunts & uncle on her side: Judy, June, Joan, Jack, Jill - & a few of their kids, John & Jenny
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 13, 2009, 10:05:15 AM
Yeah, that sucks. It sucks less if you just listen to music for those four hours.
I've tried that before. Music just makes it worse.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 13, 2009, 04:00:43 PM
The quick reply window. It's so annoyingly small sometimes! Even the regular reply window could be bigger.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on October 13, 2009, 04:08:19 PM
There's a plugin to make resizable boxes in Firefox. And I think Chrome does it automatically.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on October 13, 2009, 09:12:11 PM
"Your internet connection has slowed.  We are adjusting playback to avoid further interruption."

except it doesn't, it still rebuffers about every 4-5 minutes.  doesn't matter whether im wireless or plugged in to a dsl outlet.  I'm trying to watch  a suspense movie and this is going to make me scream pretty soon. it's been this way since yesterday.  anyone else having a problem?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 13, 2009, 09:58:38 PM
APA and MLA formats. Chicago Manual of Style kicks butt and all others can suck it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on October 13, 2009, 10:37:29 PM
"Your internet connection has slowed.  We are adjusting playback to avoid further interruption."

except it doesn't, it still rebuffers about every 4-5 minutes.  doesn't matter whether im wireless or plugged in to a dsl outlet.  I'm trying to watch  a suspense movie and this is going to make me scream pretty soon. it's been this way since yesterday.  anyone else having a problem?

Yeah, that is the worst. Occasionally I have that problem, but I've assumed it was my sucky internet connection. It makes me mad that Netflix doesn't give any option to increase buffer size or anything.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 13, 2009, 10:39:32 PM
"Your internet connection has slowed.  We are adjusting playback to avoid further interruption."

except it doesn't, it still rebuffers about every 4-5 minutes.  doesn't matter whether im wireless or plugged in to a dsl outlet.  I'm trying to watch  a suspense movie and this is going to make me scream pretty soon. it's been this way since yesterday.  anyone else having a problem?

Yeah, that is the worst. Occasionally I have that problem, but I've assumed it was my sucky internet connection. It makes me mad that Netflix doesn't give any option to increase buffer size or anything.

It's been happening to me a lot lately too, except for more and more I have to go back to browsing and hit click on the play option again from my queue. I don't know why but sometimes it freezes and won't rebuffer, very frustrating.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on October 13, 2009, 10:54:43 PM
"Your internet connection has slowed.  We are adjusting playback to avoid further interruption."

except it doesn't, it still rebuffers about every 4-5 minutes.  doesn't matter whether im wireless or plugged in to a dsl outlet.  I'm trying to watch  a suspense movie and this is going to make me scream pretty soon. it's been this way since yesterday.  anyone else having a problem?

Yeah, that is the worst. Occasionally I have that problem, but I've assumed it was my sucky internet connection. It makes me mad that Netflix doesn't give any option to increase buffer size or anything.

When YouTube is particularly bad, I just pause it and go away until it's completely downloaded/streamed.  But when you pause the Netflix playback it just freezes, it doesn't continue downloading while paused.  That sucks.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on October 16, 2009, 01:41:29 PM
Status updates about the day of the week or the time of day.

"Woohoo, Friday!"
"Two days till Friday!"
"Is it Friday yet?"
"5pm can't come soon enough!"
"omg, how is it still Monday?"
"Can't wait for 5pm!"

Yes, life at work isn't as cool as life outside of work, I get it.  Basta.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 16, 2009, 01:43:39 PM
Status updates about the day of the week or the time of day.

"Woohoo, Friday!"
"Two days till Friday!"
"Is it Friday yet?"
"5pm can't come soon enough!"
"omg, how is it still Monday?"
"Can't wait for 5pm!"

Yes, life at work isn't as cool as life outside of work, I get it.  Basta.

pixote

i thought you were beyond facebook?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on October 16, 2009, 01:44:35 PM
i thought you were beyond facebook?

I live vicariously.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 16, 2009, 01:46:34 PM
i thought you were beyond facebook?

I live vicariously.

pixote

ok, for the record that was about Humpday the movie.



the lack of italicizes in tweets
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 16, 2009, 04:13:08 PM
Train fines.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on October 16, 2009, 11:15:02 PM
Coupons.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on October 16, 2009, 11:23:53 PM
Name Dropping
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 18, 2009, 01:06:46 AM
When I click on a film at Netflix to see what my fellow FSers thought of it and the friends section is down, yet again.  >:(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on October 18, 2009, 01:23:23 AM
Freaking fire alarms.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on October 18, 2009, 05:51:05 AM
Waking up before 6 AM.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on October 18, 2009, 05:51:54 AM
Yeah, that's effed up.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 18, 2009, 09:00:03 AM
When my sisters leave a giant pot of water right where I'm walking.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on October 18, 2009, 11:11:49 AM
Zero Tolerance policies.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 18, 2009, 05:19:20 PM
Name Dropping

word. I watched the UC football game with one of the players girlfriends and the entire game all she did was name drop....soooooooooo annoying.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 18, 2009, 05:39:33 PM
When CBS cuts away from the Pats game. I don't care iof they are destroying the Titans, I'm a Pats fan and in this day and age I should be able to choose to stick with the game if I want to.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 18, 2009, 08:13:47 PM
When CBS cuts away from the Pats game. I don't care iof they are destroying the Titans, I'm a Pats fan and in this day and age I should be able to choose to stick with the game if I want to.

You can, it's called the NFL Ticket.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 19, 2009, 10:32:48 AM
When CBS cuts away from the Pats game. I don't care iof they are destroying the Titans, I'm a Pats fan and in this day and age I should be able to choose to stick with the game if I want to.

You can, it's called the NFL Ticket.

NFL ticket was $269 this year.  For the first time in 12 years I didn't get it this year.

Bill, I loved the fact they switched.  It's only the second time all year I got to see my Bills.  And even though neither NY team wanted a win that day it was great to see a win.  Even though the stupid Bills are going to win themselves right out of the Colt McCoy/Sam Bradford sweepstakes.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 19, 2009, 10:49:14 AM
that the which side of Missouri will they end up on sweepstakes?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 19, 2009, 03:56:14 PM
hmmm....so many to choose.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 19, 2009, 04:27:45 PM
homework that's dumb
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 20, 2009, 04:19:49 PM
loudness.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on October 20, 2009, 05:01:18 PM
Forgetting your jacket at a coffee shop and not realizing you've done so until you're about 45 minutes away. Really kills your afternoon.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on October 20, 2009, 06:07:33 PM
Forgetting your jacket at a coffee shop and not realizing you've done so until you're about 45 minutes away. Really kills your afternoon.
Oh man, that would make me a nasty commuter.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 20, 2009, 07:12:45 PM
Forgetting your jacket at a coffee shop and not realizing you've done so until you're about 45 minutes away. Really kills your afternoon.

Advantage Winnipeg winters. This will never happen. :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on October 20, 2009, 10:29:45 PM
Forgetting your jacket at a coffee shop and not realizing you've done so until you're about 45 minutes away. Really kills your afternoon.

I've lost many a jacket this way. Did you end up going back?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on October 20, 2009, 10:36:25 PM
Forgetting your jacket at a coffee shop and not realizing you've done so until you're about 45 minutes away. Really kills your afternoon.
I've lost many a jacket this way. Did you end up going back?
Yep. It cost like $100 and it's my winter rain gear so I had to go back. I'm so stupid, thankfully it was still there.

Advantage Winnipeg winters. This will never happen. :)
My Winnipeg gear (http://www.antarcticconnection.com/AB1583000equick/shopexd.asp?id=1986). Greatest parka ever!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 20, 2009, 10:43:44 PM
Advantage Winnipeg winters. This will never happen. :)
My Winnipeg gear (http://www.antarcticconnection.com/AB1583000equick/shopexd.asp?id=1986). Greatest parka ever!

Sweet parka! Kickass website :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 21, 2009, 04:22:28 AM
Forgetting your jacket at a coffee shop and not realizing you've done so until you're about 45 minutes away. Really kills your afternoon.

This, and as an addition, that nobody seems to put lost jackets in lost and found here.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 21, 2009, 09:45:41 AM
Advantage Winnipeg winters. This will never happen. :)
My Winnipeg gear (http://www.antarcticconnection.com/AB1583000equick/shopexd.asp?id=1986). Greatest parka ever!

Sweet parka! Kickass website :)

Very cool website - pun intended.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 21, 2009, 05:36:23 PM
people who use the f word way to CINECAST!in' much
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on October 21, 2009, 05:38:11 PM
I CINECAST!ing hate that.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on October 21, 2009, 05:38:23 PM
people who use the f word way to CINECAST!in' much
America. Heck yeah!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 21, 2009, 07:06:25 PM
CINECAST!in, CINECAST!ity, CINECAST! CINECAST!.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 21, 2009, 07:40:32 PM
Why I outta...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 22, 2009, 07:23:55 AM
When Netflix puts foreign titles on instant watch in the dubbed format instead of with subtitles.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 22, 2009, 10:17:31 AM
Continuing the Netflix theme, when for no reason whatsoever they skip over the two films at the top of my queue and send the two after that. I'd like to finish my horror month marathon, and skipping over the last two horror movies I need to watch doesn't help my plans.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 22, 2009, 10:19:53 AM
Continuing the Netflix theme, when for no reason whatsoever they skip over the two films at the top of my queue and send the two after that. I'd like to finish my horror month marathon, and skipping over the last two horror movies I need to watch doesn't help my plans.

hmmm...I've never had that happen
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 22, 2009, 10:22:30 AM
Continuing the Netflix theme, when for no reason whatsoever they skip over the two films at the top of my queue and send the two after that. I'd like to finish my horror month marathon, and skipping over the last two horror movies I need to watch doesn't help my plans.

hmmm...I've never had that happen

I've had it happen to me when the film at the top of my queue has a long wait. Nightmare on Elm Street does have a long wait, but Dead Alive doesn't, so that one at least should have been shipped. Instead they skipped both of them and sent me Oldboy and Human Condition: Disc 1. Both movies I want to watch, but this doesn't gel with my marathon schedule.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 22, 2009, 06:50:02 PM
Sometimes it's short wait the day before so then it becomes available the day it ships after they already readied your next two. Had that happen several times.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 23, 2009, 01:50:34 PM
Continuing the Netflix theme, when for no reason whatsoever they skip over the two films at the top of my queue and send the two after that. I'd like to finish my horror month marathon, and skipping over the last two horror movies I need to watch doesn't help my plans.

I hate this. dont have netflix, but the service I use has a three column system, high medium and low, and they'll send a movie from the low even though I have one in the high multiple times.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 23, 2009, 04:27:05 PM
the last couple of times netflix has sent mine from another distribution center and I get the next available one and an extra dvd like 3-5 days from when I should have gotten it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 23, 2009, 04:28:07 PM
Netflix continues to irk me, turns out the disc they sent me of The Human Condition stops playing around the hour and a half mark. I had planned on watching it and Oldboy tonight so I could get both off in the mail tomorrow and make sure I got my last two horror DVDs from them before the end of next week. Now, I'll have to wait till Monday to get the new copy of The Human Condition and because Nightmare On Elm Street is a long wait I probably won't get it until Friday or Saturday and that royally screws up all my scheduling.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on October 23, 2009, 04:34:26 PM
Netflix continues to irk me, turns out the disc they sent me of The Human Condition stops playing around the hour and a half mark. I had planned on watching it and Oldboy tonight so I could get both off in the mail tomorrow and make sure I got my last two horror DVDs from them before the end of next week. Now, I'll have to wait till Monday to get the new copy of The Human Condition and because Nightmare On Elm Street is a long wait I probably won't get it until Friday or Saturday and that royally screws up all my scheduling.
Just go to a used resaler, I'm sure you'll find a copy of Nightmare for less than $5.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 23, 2009, 04:42:18 PM
Netflix continues to irk me, turns out the disc they sent me of The Human Condition stops playing around the hour and a half mark. I had planned on watching it and Oldboy tonight so I could get both off in the mail tomorrow and make sure I got my last two horror DVDs from them before the end of next week. Now, I'll have to wait till Monday to get the new copy of The Human Condition and because Nightmare On Elm Street is a long wait I probably won't get it until Friday or Saturday and that royally screws up all my scheduling.

that has also happened to me on many an occasion. Although I think it may be my apple's fault and not Screenclick's.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 26, 2009, 10:47:57 PM
At some point in the last couple days my desktop clock stopped showing me EST. :-\ It says it's on EST but it isn't. The daylight savings option doesn't seem to change anything... and syncing it just puts it an hour back...

Bleh.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 26, 2009, 10:50:09 PM
At some point in the last couple days my desktop clock stopped showing me EST. :-\ It says it's on EST but it isn't. The daylight savings option doesn't seem to change anything... and syncing it just puts it an hour back...

Bleh.

sounds like the internal cpu battery is going.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 26, 2009, 10:55:01 PM
People on facebook that can't resist responding to political baiting.  Seriously folks, we aren't going to solve the heath care crisis it what little time you have between Mafia Wars and "What Simpsons Character are you".
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on October 27, 2009, 06:50:46 PM
Living out of context.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on October 27, 2009, 09:04:26 PM
That sweater/pompom thing in roujin's avatar.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on October 27, 2009, 09:18:17 PM
Loud domestic disputes. *sigh* stupid neighbors
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 27, 2009, 09:36:19 PM
When people can't disassociate a TV show from the book it is based on. It gets so tiresome to hear, "I don't know what direction the show is going in, because in the book this happens, but in the show this happens, and the two don't add up, that doesn't make any sense." Sweet lord people, the book is one thing, the TV show is another, they don't have to add up, watch the show and enjoy it for what it is or don't bother watching. At the very least quit trying to compare the two and give your honest thoughts about the TV show, because I'm tempted to find you and punch you in the face if all you continue to do is cry about how you don't know what will happen in season 2 because the first season didn't follow the ending of the book.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 27, 2009, 09:38:24 PM
Twihards
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on October 27, 2009, 10:38:57 PM
People who come into my restaurant 15 minutes before we close, then sit there until 30 minutes after we close then don't even leave a tip. Really? Does this seem like a polite, decent thing to do?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 27, 2009, 10:41:03 PM
People who come into my restaurant 15 minutes before we close, then sit there until 30 minutes after we close then don't even leave a tip. Really? Does this seem like a polite, decent thing to do?

You want me to take them out?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on October 27, 2009, 10:44:28 PM
People who come into my restaurant 15 minutes before we close, then sit there until 30 minutes after we close then don't even leave a tip. Really? Does this seem like a polite, decent thing to do?

You want me to take them out?

 :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on October 28, 2009, 12:01:11 AM
People who come into my restaurant 15 minutes before we close, then sit there until 30 minutes after we close then don't even leave a tip. Really? Does this seem like a polite, decent thing to do?

You want me to take them out?

Dang! Why didn't I get this offer about my noisy neighbors.  :(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: saltine on October 28, 2009, 12:22:11 AM
People who come into my restaurant 15 minutes before we close, then sit there until 30 minutes after we close then don't even leave a tip. Really? Does this seem like a polite, decent thing to do?

You want me to take them out?

Dang! Why didn't I get this offer about my noisy neighbors.  :(

Yeah, and after them, that loud-mouth from Niles, too.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 28, 2009, 12:52:16 AM
Twihards

this some kinda metal that roujin might like?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Emiliana on October 28, 2009, 02:14:51 AM
Twihards

this some kinda metal that roujin might like?

I like to think roujin would be above nutjob Twilight fans, no matter what metal they're made of.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 28, 2009, 07:15:09 AM
People who come into my restaurant 15 minutes before we close, then sit there until 30 minutes after we close then don't even leave a tip. Really? Does this seem like a polite, decent thing to do?

You want me to take them out?

Dang! Why didn't I get this offer about my noisy neighbors.  :(

Yeah, and after them, that loud-mouth from Niles, too.

You got it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 28, 2009, 10:40:40 AM
Twihards

this some kinda metal that roujin might like?

I like to think roujin would be above nutjob Twilight fans, no matter what metal they're made of.

You live long enough you see the full arcs of many social phenoneomns go by. Break dancing, skinny ties, Harry Potter, Obama mania, ....Right on queue there is a universal hatred of Twilight Fans.  A harmless, vacuous, somewhat wholesome set of books by a mormon (dear god no!) is loved by millions of young ladies and their Moms. Everyone relax.  This will pass.   Let them have their movies, tiger beat magazines and posters.  And if you think about it, these are our movie geeks a decade from now.  Twillight is as good a gateway drug as Star Wars, The Matrix and LOTR.

If you think about it this only helps the Jonas Brothers arc finish up faster.  And this is a good thing.  And heck there may even be a decent movie that'll come out of one of these sequels.  (No I'm serious.  I hear Harry Potter and the Goblet of the Half-blood Pheonix was actually pretty decent).  
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on October 28, 2009, 10:53:23 AM
Twihards

this some kinda metal that roujin might like?

I like to think roujin would be above nutjob Twilight fans, no matter what metal they're made of.

You live long enough you see the full arcs of many social phenoneomns go by. Break dancing, skinny ties, Harry Potter, Obama mania, ....Right on queue there is a universal hatred of Twilight Fans.  A harmless, vacuous, somewhat wholesome set of books by a mormon (dear god no!) is loved by millions of young ladies and their Moms. Everyone relax.  This will pass.   Let them have their movies, tiger beat magazines and posters.  And if you think about it, these are our movie geeks a decade from now.  Twillight is as good a gateway drug as Star Wars, The Matrix and LOTR.

If you think about it this only helps the Jonas Brothers arc finish up faster.  And this is a good thing.  And heck there may even be a decent movie that'll come out of one of these sequels.  (No I'm serious.  I hear Harry Potter and the Goblet of the Half-blood Pheonix was actually pretty decent).  


Ferris, I really love this post. *hug*
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 28, 2009, 03:14:54 PM
Twihards

this some kinda metal that roujin might like?

I like to think roujin would be above nutjob Twilight fans, no matter what metal they're made of.

You live long enough you see the full arcs of many social phenoneomns go by. Break dancing, skinny ties, Harry Potter, Obama mania, ....Right on queue there is a universal hatred of Twilight Fans.  A harmless, vacuous, somewhat wholesome set of books by a mormon (dear god no!) is loved by millions of young ladies and their Moms. Everyone relax.  This will pass.   Let them have their movies, tiger beat magazines and posters.  And if you think about it, these are our movie geeks a decade from now.  Twillight is as good a gateway drug as Star Wars, The Matrix and LOTR.

If you think about it this only helps the Jonas Brothers arc finish up faster.  And this is a good thing.  And heck there may even be a decent movie that'll come out of one of these sequels.  (No I'm serious.  I hear Harry Potter and the Goblet of the Half-blood Pheonix was actually pretty decent).  


I hope you're right. It seems like a fervour, but then again I wasn't old enough to see the Potter fervour, nor any other one.

and the new movie looks better then the first (due to Michael Sheen) but I disagree with your point about entry rug, because unlike the matrix, star Wars and LOTR, Twilight is an awful film, and worse, pointlessly dull. The camerawork is dull, the acting is dull, the editing..is dull. It's not going to show twihards the way film can be made because it's so formulaic and dullllll...

I hope one of these days Twilight movies get it's drinking of the goblet sequence(beautiful sequence in HP 6) but until then, I have no optimism.

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on October 28, 2009, 03:44:17 PM
Comparing Twilight to Harry Potter or Twihards to Potterphiles offends me.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 28, 2009, 03:50:21 PM
The term Twihard, not the people! I have never seen the movie and most likely never will.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on October 28, 2009, 03:51:39 PM
Comparing Twilight to Harry Potter or Twihards to Potterphiles offends me.

Probably sort of like if a Crip gets confused with a Blood(despite the clothes and all). Except with slightly less murder.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 28, 2009, 03:56:48 PM
Comparing Twilight to Harry Potter or Twihards to Potterphiles offends me.

Probably sort of like if a Crip gets confused with a Blood(despite the clothes and all). Except with slightly less murder.

(http://hiphopisland.com/Got2know/Bloods%20and%20Crips/BloodZnCripZ.png)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 28, 2009, 03:58:05 PM
(http://twilightguide.com/tg/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/944-300x296.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on October 28, 2009, 04:29:29 PM
Potterphiles

Is that really the term of choice?  Isn't it a little .. NAMBLA-ish?

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 28, 2009, 04:31:30 PM
Potterphiles

Is that really the term of choice?  Isn't it a little .. NAMBLA-ish?

pixote

lol awesome.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on October 28, 2009, 04:33:15 PM
Potterphiles

Is that really the term of choice?  Isn't it a little .. NAMBLA-ish?

pixote

Nation Association of Magic Boy Lovers-America?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 28, 2009, 04:33:30 PM
Comparing Twilight to Harry Potter or Twihards to Potterphiles offends me.

My apoligies I didn't realize you liked Twilight so much!  Good for you coming out of the closet like this.  The first step is always admitting you have the problem.

;) :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 28, 2009, 04:53:37 PM
Potterphiles

Is that really the term of choice?  Isn't it a little .. NAMBLA-ish?

pixote

I always though the correct term was Pottheads
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on October 28, 2009, 06:40:39 PM
jeez, it's tweehards. I GOT YA KEITH.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 28, 2009, 06:44:43 PM
Ryan Howard (the baseball player, not the character on the US version of The Office)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on October 28, 2009, 07:08:20 PM
Ryan Howard (the baseball player, not the character on the US version of The Office)
How come?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on October 28, 2009, 07:09:32 PM
People who build up a huge buzz over the certain milestone post, and then don't deliver.  ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: saltine on October 28, 2009, 07:12:04 PM
My desk is vibrating because they're using heavy equipment over the road.  My fingers are tingling.  It's annoying.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 28, 2009, 08:16:40 PM
Ryan Howard (the baseball player, not the character on the US version of The Office)
How come?

I hate players that strike out 200 times a year and are questionable defensively and yet still win MVPs. I understand he is a great run producer (and yes, his defense has slowly improved since his rookie year), but I just have never liked him much. I like my fundamental players who are good all around.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on October 28, 2009, 08:24:45 PM
Ryan Howard (the baseball player, not the character on the US version of The Office)
How come?
I hate players that strike out 200 times a year and are questionable defensively and yet still win MVPs. I understand he is a great run producer (and yes, his defense has slowly improved since his rookie year), but I just have never liked him much. I like my fundamental players who are good all around.
Gotcha.

On the flip side, I love players  (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/rob_deer_autograph.jpg)who strike out like crazy but don't win MVPs.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on October 29, 2009, 01:04:58 AM
When one person in my household gets the flu and the rest of us spend a week examining our potential symptoms.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on October 29, 2009, 12:37:59 PM
I can guess one of pix's pet peeves... (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2494.msg346230#msg346230)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on October 29, 2009, 12:38:39 PM
I can guess one of pix's pet peeves... (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2494.msg346230#msg346230)
Well, that post was prompted by a PM...

But yes.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Junior on October 29, 2009, 12:39:19 PM
People that only talk about drinking.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on October 29, 2009, 12:41:06 PM
LET'S GET DRUNK, EVIL TWIN!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 29, 2009, 04:33:42 PM
People that only talk about drinking.

and going off of that, people who are proud and/or brag about being drunk, especially dumb drunk.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 29, 2009, 05:48:41 PM
People that only talk about drinking.

and going off of that, people who are proud and/or brag about being drunk, especially dumb drunk.

one should take pride in one's hobby.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 29, 2009, 05:56:17 PM
People that only talk about drinking.

and going off of that, people who are proud and/or brag about being drunk, especially dumb drunk.

The one's who brag about their ability to drink usually don't have much game. The silent ones who rarely drink and never talk about it are the ones who can actually drink you under the table.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on October 29, 2009, 07:31:40 PM
People that only talk about drinking.

and going off of that, people who are proud and/or brag about being drunk, especially dumb drunk.

The one's who brag about their ability to drink usually don't have much game. The silent ones who rarely drink and never talk about it are the ones who can actually drink you under the table.

Albert Finney as Arthur in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning on the other hand does not peeve me.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: saltine on October 29, 2009, 08:20:59 PM
I can guess one of pix's pet peeves... (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2494.msg346230#msg346230)
Well, that post was prompted by a PM...

But yes.

pixote

It's certainly one of my pet peeves.  Quote the text, but don't quote the large pics, please.  (This complaint does no good and I know it.)  And yes, I did take a large pic out of a quoted post yesterday.  It took up 1/2 a page!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on October 29, 2009, 09:29:47 PM
Pre-heating.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on October 29, 2009, 10:13:35 PM
Pre-heating.

Myth unless you are baking. I never pre-heat for meats or vegetables etc.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tim on October 29, 2009, 10:50:30 PM
Pre-heating.

Myth unless you are baking. I never pre-heat for meats or vegetables etc.
Mostly - if it ain't cooked by the required time - I just leave it to cook a little longer!

There are however a couple of items that need pre-heating to get the best results - usually puffy things like Yorkshire puddings, puff pastry, and sponges need to go into a hot oven, and roast pork gets much more crackly if you heat it fast for the first 20 minutes, and then turn the heat down.

More cooking tips next week on Ovenspotting
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on October 29, 2009, 10:56:51 PM
Pre-heating.

Myth unless you are baking. I never pre-heat for meats or vegetables etc.
Mostly - if it ain't cooked by the required time - I just leave it to cook a little longer!

There are however a couple of items that need pre-heating to get the best results - usually puffy things like Yorkshire puddings, puff pastry, and sponges need to go into a hot oven, and roast pork gets much more crackly if you heat it fast for the first 20 minutes, and then turn the heat down.

More cooking tips next week on Ovenspotting

hahaha Good tips! I was making chicken nuggets, so I'm not sure it applies in this case.  :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tim on October 29, 2009, 11:16:05 PM
I can guess one of pix's pet peeves... (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2494.msg346230#msg346230)
Well, that post was prompted by a PM...

But yes.

pixote

It's certainly one of my pet peeves.  Quote the text, but don't quote the large pics, please.  (This complaint does no good and I know it.)  And yes, I did take a large pic out of a quoted post yesterday.  It took up 1/2 a page!

so is it the image size that is the issue, or is it re-referencing images - because I have been resizing images to like 100 pixels recently rather than deleting them if I quote them.

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tim on October 29, 2009, 11:17:24 PM
Pre-heating.

Myth unless you are baking. I never pre-heat for meats or vegetables etc.
Mostly - if it ain't cooked by the required time - I just leave it to cook a little longer!

There are however a couple of items that need pre-heating to get the best results - usually puffy things like Yorkshire puddings, puff pastry, and sponges need to go into a hot oven, and roast pork gets much more crackly if you heat it fast for the first 20 minutes, and then turn the heat down.

More cooking tips next week on Ovenspotting

hahaha Good tips! I was making chicken nuggets, so I'm not sure it applies in this case.  :D

lol - chicken nuggets have no special requirements at all - just heat and eat!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: saltine on October 29, 2009, 11:51:36 PM
so is it the image size that is the issue, or is it re-referencing images - because I have been resizing images to like 100 pixels recently rather than deleting them if I quote them.

re-referencing images

Why quote the image along with the review?  All one has to do is delete the img and tags.  Also quoting a review as the next post is unnecessary in my view.  A reply can begin with the previous poster's name and everyone will understand that the previous poster is being addressed in the reply.  Otherwise, there is clutter and I do not like clutter.  BTW, I've had this rant before to no avail and I don't expect anyone to change their ways just because it bugs me.  But I will take down some images in quoted replies if the images are huge.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 29, 2009, 11:54:08 PM
so is it the image size that is the issue, or is it re-referencing images - because I have been resizing images to like 100 pixels recently rather than deleting them if I quote them.

re-referencing images

Why quote the image along with the review?  All one has to do is delete the img and tags.  Also quoting a review as the next post is unnecessary in my view.  A reply can begin with the previous poster's name and everyone will understand that the previous poster is being addressed in the reply.  Otherwise, there is clutter and I do not like clutter.  BTW, I've had this rant before to no avail and I don't expect anyone to change their ways just because it bugs me.  But I will take down some images in quoted replies if the images are huge.

It's good to know.  It's easy enough to do.  Sometimes it's appropriate to quote the resized image (like if you're quoted something a page or so back) but usually it's redundant I suppose
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ses on October 29, 2009, 11:56:34 PM
Pre-heating.

Myth unless you are baking. I never pre-heat for meats or vegetables etc.
Mostly - if it ain't cooked by the required time - I just leave it to cook a little longer!

There are however a couple of items that need pre-heating to get the best results - usually puffy things like Yorkshire puddings, puff pastry, and sponges need to go into a hot oven, and roast pork gets much more crackly if you heat it fast for the first 20 minutes, and then turn the heat down.

More cooking tips next week on Ovenspotting

hahaha Good tips! I was making chicken nuggets, so I'm not sure it applies in this case.  :D

If you want something to be crispy, I would recommend pre-heating.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on October 30, 2009, 04:19:21 PM
It's absurd how quickly my wireless mouse goes through batteries. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on October 30, 2009, 04:22:37 PM
Pre-heating.

Myth unless you are baking. I never pre-heat for meats or vegetables etc.
Mostly - if it ain't cooked by the required time - I just leave it to cook a little longer!

There are however a couple of items that need pre-heating to get the best results - usually puffy things like Yorkshire puddings, puff pastry, and sponges need to go into a hot oven, and roast pork gets much more crackly if you heat it fast for the first 20 minutes, and then turn the heat down.

More cooking tips next week on Ovenspotting

hahaha Good tips! I was making chicken nuggets, so I'm not sure it applies in this case.  :D

lol - chicken nuggets have no special requirements at all - just heat and eat!

Hmmm.  I've never had to pre-heat my microwave before...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on October 30, 2009, 05:42:27 PM
It's absurd how quickly my wireless mouse goes through batteries. 

hmmm...I'm on the original battery on mine I bought a year ago. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 30, 2009, 05:59:27 PM
It's absurd how quickly my wireless mouse goes through batteries. 

hmmm...I'm on the original battery on mine I bought a year ago. 

Wow, that's rockin'. Mine last for about 3 months on a charge.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on October 30, 2009, 06:23:36 PM
When you know you were discussing something on the boards but can't remember what thread it was in...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on October 30, 2009, 06:31:02 PM
It's absurd how quickly my wireless mouse goes through batteries. 
hmmm...I'm on the original battery on mine I bought a year ago. 
Wow.

Wow, that's rockin'. Mine last for about 3 months on a charge.
I don't even get that. I need to invest in some rechargeables.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 30, 2009, 06:31:55 PM
It's absurd how quickly my wireless mouse goes through batteries. 

hmmm...I'm on the original battery on mine I bought a year ago. 

Wow, that's rockin'. Mine last for about 3 months on a charge.

I had to replace mine after a month, now I'm on two months with this set of batteries.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 01, 2009, 12:06:55 PM
The ceaseless cooing of pigeons.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on November 01, 2009, 05:56:12 PM
Kids older than 12 trick or treating without making the slightest effort toward a costume, not even face paint or a silly hat or anything.  Feh.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on November 01, 2009, 10:14:09 PM
Kids older than 12 trick or treating without making the slightest effort toward a costume, not even face paint or a silly hat or anything.  Feh.

I dont give them candy. I am a grouch!  ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on November 01, 2009, 11:29:07 PM
Kids older than 12 trick or treating without making the slightest effort toward a costume, not even face paint or a silly hat or anything.  Feh.

Larry David - trick or treat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RfNl9fcJtM#normal)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 02, 2009, 12:36:52 AM
Kids older than 12 trick or treating without making the slightest effort toward a costume, not even face paint or a silly hat or anything.  Feh.

I dont give them candy. I am a grouch!  ;D

We give the cast offs from our kids baskets to these guys :)  Smarties, tootsie rolls and popcorn balls.

Great vid btw OAD :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on November 02, 2009, 12:40:10 AM
Tootsie Rolls are my favourite!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on November 02, 2009, 02:07:49 AM
That video is exactly why I mumble under my breath and give them the damn candy.  Toilet paper in the trees is the least of my worries in my neighborhood.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 02, 2009, 07:48:50 AM
Kids older than 12 trick or treating without making the slightest effort toward a costume, not even face paint or a silly hat or anything.  Feh.

Larry David - trick or treat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RfNl9fcJtM#normal)

One of the many reasons why Larry David and that show are awesome, great clip OAD.  :D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on November 02, 2009, 01:48:38 PM
Ok there is an older woman who volunteers in our lab... the most passive aggressive person I have ever met in my life!! I can handle it up until a point, but now I just want to scream.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 02, 2009, 04:35:49 PM
It's too boring to bother explaining, but it meant a second trip to the library after I had already left campus. Just trust me, it was annoying.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 02, 2009, 05:01:34 PM
Ok there is an older woman who volunteers in our lab... the most passive aggressive person I have ever met in my life!! I can handle it up until a point, but now I just want to scream.

Didn't know my mom started working at your lab
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on November 02, 2009, 06:34:57 PM
Ok there is an older woman who volunteers in our lab... the most passive aggressive person I have ever met in my life!! I can handle it up until a point, but now I just want to scream.

Didn't know my mom started working at your lab

she could give everyone lessons... she is like an evil manipulative grandmother without the benefit of presents
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 02, 2009, 06:36:30 PM
My own procrastination bothers me...but I will get to that later.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Steven O. Selsnik on November 02, 2009, 06:37:38 PM
People who say "DRIVE SAFE"

you can be safe and you can drive safely but you cannot drive safe.

weird pet peeve i know but that is why it is my pet.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 02, 2009, 06:39:11 PM
People who say "DRIVE SAFE"

you can be safe and you can drive safely but you cannot drive safe.

weird pet peeve i know but that is why it is my pet.

I suppose if you drove the Wells Fargo truck this would be a moot point.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on November 02, 2009, 06:42:07 PM
People who say "DRIVE SAFE"

you can be safe and you can drive safely but you cannot drive safe.

weird pet peeve i know but that is why it is my pet.

I suppose if you drove the Wells Fargo truck this would be a moot point.

then it would be a directive  
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 02, 2009, 09:22:25 PM
new iPhone owners. ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Solid Blake on November 02, 2009, 09:24:43 PM
new iPhone owners. ;D

Muahahaha.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on November 03, 2009, 12:04:47 AM
Flu-like symptoms.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 03, 2009, 06:52:57 AM
Flu-like symptoms.

I thought rodents were immune to all illness?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Steven O. Selsnik on November 03, 2009, 10:56:52 AM
This is a computer support pet peeve. When the idiot sales rep you are on the phone with answers his cell phone and starts talking to another person while you were explaining something to him on the phone.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 03, 2009, 11:01:06 AM
You work help desk?  Have you had this training video yet?

HelpDesk Humor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-_51OsaaSY#normal)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on November 03, 2009, 11:03:08 AM
When the director has an "emergency" which is actually not an emergency in any sense of the word. So, seriously I have to stop what I am doing because there is a cricket in your office and you need it removed immediately?  >:(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 04, 2009, 06:16:00 PM
Insomnia.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on November 04, 2009, 10:21:38 PM
Douches with business cards.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on November 04, 2009, 10:22:08 PM
Douches with business cards.

Hey I have them!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 04, 2009, 10:22:16 PM
Douches with business cards.

You'd think Spielberg would be a little more professional, huh?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 04, 2009, 10:22:55 PM
Now - does having a business card make one a douche - or does the douchyness come first?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on November 04, 2009, 10:23:39 PM
Now - does having a business card make one a douche - or does the douchyness come first?

Hey now! (see above)  ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 04, 2009, 10:23:56 PM
Now - does having a business card make one a douche - or does the douchyness come first?

I believe that's called bicardious.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 04, 2009, 10:25:24 PM
Now - does having a business card make one a douche - or does the douchyness come first?

Hey now! (see above)  ;)

As do I - I find them to be quite useful in business...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 04, 2009, 10:26:45 PM
Douches with business cards.

What type of lettering, background, texture and shading did the card have? If Patrick Bateman taught me anything it was that a high class business card is very, very important.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 04, 2009, 10:27:31 PM
Douches with business cards.

What type of lettering, background, texture and shading did the card have? If Patrick Bateman taught me anything it was that a high class business card is very, very important.

Its called bone.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on November 04, 2009, 11:11:00 PM
Douches with business cards.

What type of lettering, background, texture and shading did the card have? If Patrick Bateman taught me anything it was that a high class business card is very, very important.

Its called bone.

*Sweats*

"It even has a watermark..."

That film is one of the funniest movies of the decade. Too bad they marketed it as a slasher movie.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 04, 2009, 11:14:16 PM
On my friend's business card he has his title as "Big Shot". It's so awesome in its douche bag meta-ness. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on November 04, 2009, 11:59:17 PM
Douches with business cards.

What type of lettering, background, texture and shading did the card have? If Patrick Bateman taught me anything it was that a high class business card is very, very important.

Its called bone.

*Sweats*

"It even has a watermark..."

That film is one of the funniest movies of the decade. Too bad they marketed it as a slasher movie.

So true. That business card scene is so brilliant too, particularly the acting by Bale.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Emiliana on November 05, 2009, 05:47:17 AM
I'm in the process of ordering semi-transparent plastic business cards for my boss. A whole new universe that Patrick Bateman never even dreamed of. (I have to confess that I was quite impressed when I first saw one of these).
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on November 05, 2009, 08:19:52 AM
I'm in the process of ordering semi-transparent plastic business cards for my boss. A whole new universe that Patrick Bateman never even dreamed of. (I have to confess that I was quite impressed when I first saw one of these).

My Uncle had those once and they were beautiful.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on November 05, 2009, 10:43:01 AM
RPGs. Console games peaked with Turtles in Time and Final Fight. Bring back beat 'em ups!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 05, 2009, 10:46:38 AM
RPGs. Console games peaked with Turtles in Time and Final Fight. Bring back beat 'em ups!

As a fan of 2D fighters I can't really agree. For me console games peaked with the Dreamcast, nothing will ever come close to that gaming machine.  :)

My new pet peeve is Netflix. I had to send back Bad Santa because the disc wouldn't play, usually I don't have problems with bad discs but this is the third time in the past month I've received a damaged disc from them.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on November 05, 2009, 10:53:17 AM
My new pet peeve is Netflix. I had to send back Bad Santa because the disc wouldn't play, usually I don't have problems with bad discs but this is the third time in the past month I've received a damaged disc from them.

I hate that. I've yet to watch Mad Max for that very reason. I also wasn't able to revisit Minority Report recently. :(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 05, 2009, 11:02:21 AM
My new pet peeve is Netflix. I had to send back Bad Santa because the disc wouldn't play, usually I don't have problems with bad discs but this is the third time in the past month I've received a damaged disc from them.

I hate that. I've yet to watch Mad Max for that very reason. I also wasn't able to revisit Minority Report recently. :(

Your problem is you need to just go buy Minority Report
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on November 05, 2009, 11:15:47 AM
My new pet peeve is Netflix. I had to send back Bad Santa because the disc wouldn't play, usually I don't have problems with bad discs but this is the third time in the past month I've received a damaged disc from them.

I hate that. I've yet to watch Mad Max for that very reason. I also wasn't able to revisit Minority Report recently. :(

Your problem is you need to just go buy Minority Report

anyone who needs to buy Minority Report definitely has a problem  ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 05, 2009, 02:49:34 PM
Music trolls
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 05, 2009, 02:52:30 PM
Music trolls
Tell me about it, they don't let you cross over their bridge unless you sing them a song.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 05, 2009, 03:01:32 PM
Music trolls

vut iz dis...how you say...."Music Troll"?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 05, 2009, 03:13:13 PM
Music trolls
Tell me about it, they don't let you cross over their bridge unless you sing them a song.

They need to understand that you can cross Abbey Road and spend a Night on Bald Mountain.

Music trolls

vut iz dis...how you say...."Music Troll"?

Another word for musical flat-earthers.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 05, 2009, 03:17:47 PM
Music trolls
Tell me about it, they don't let you cross over their bridge unless you sing them a song.

Troll toll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ8G2s--1zA#normal)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on November 06, 2009, 07:50:24 AM
Anyone remember the Gap troll?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Steven O. Selsnik on November 06, 2009, 08:37:20 AM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 06, 2009, 08:40:14 AM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.

Me too  :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 06, 2009, 10:43:24 AM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.

My dogs are named Jules and Vincent - non-dog names but very cool nonetheless from a film lovers pov - and they are still cool goofy dogs. ;D
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Steven O. Selsnik on November 06, 2009, 10:45:25 AM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.

My dogs are named Jules and Vincent - non-dog names but very cool nonetheless from a film lovers pov - and they are still cool goofy dogs. ;D

theme names would be included. those are cool.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 06, 2009, 10:47:22 AM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.

My dogs are named Jules and Vincent - non-dog names but very cool nonetheless from a film lovers pov - and they are still cool goofy dogs. ;D

theme names would be included. those are cool.

I am trying to get Jules to quote Ezekiel 25:17 - but it's just not taking.

NOW that would be cool.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on November 06, 2009, 10:53:57 AM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.

My dogs are named Jules and Vincent - non-dog names but very cool nonetheless from a film lovers pov - and they are still cool goofy dogs. ;D

theme names would be included. those are cool.

I am trying to get Jules to quote Ezekiel 25:17 - but it's just not taking.

NOW that would be cool.

The quote in the Bible is way less cool than the quote in the movie.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 06, 2009, 11:05:47 AM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.

My dogs are named Jules and Vincent - non-dog names but very cool nonetheless from a film lovers pov - and they are still cool goofy dogs. ;D

theme names would be included. those are cool.

I am trying to get Jules to quote Ezekiel 25:17 - but it's just not taking.

NOW that would be cool.

The quote in the Bible is way less cool than the quote in the movie.

In no way was I talking about the actual bible quote hamster.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on November 06, 2009, 11:54:19 AM
I defend my right to have my awesome dog named Rose.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 06, 2009, 12:04:46 PM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.
Wrong! My gf's dog was a black lab named Dave (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=805.msg214905#msg214905) (may he rest in peace), and he was as awesome as they come.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 06, 2009, 01:09:33 PM
Getting a song suck in your head that you know only like 15% of the words to
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 06, 2009, 02:46:06 PM
Getting a song suck in your head that you know only like 15% of the words to

"Oooh, I want to be in that rumba, when the saints go over there!"
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on November 06, 2009, 02:47:37 PM
When the tracking info for a package says "out for delivery" and nothing gets delivered.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 06, 2009, 02:48:41 PM
Getting a song suck in your head that you know only like 15% of the words to

"Oooh, I want to be in that rumba, when the saints go over there!"

LOL  Keith I can always count on you for the perfect response.  Nicely played :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on November 06, 2009, 02:52:06 PM
My dog's name is Jake Jr., or JJ is what we call him. We named him after our cat of all things, whose name was obviously Jake.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 06, 2009, 02:54:26 PM
My dog's name is Jake Jr., or JJ is what we call him. We named him after our cat of all things, whose name was obviously Jake.

Jake is a good solid dog name.  It's not like "Brad" or "Andrew".  I don't think this comes under the heading of Steve's pet peave. 

BTW: good thing your cat's name wasn't "Santas Little Helper"
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on November 06, 2009, 03:54:37 PM
Getting a song suck in your head that you know only like 15% of the words to

"Oooh, I want to be in that rumba, when the saints go over there!"



LOL  Keith I can always count on you for the perfect response.  Nicely played :)

Always makes me want to pull out the Simpsons DVD's.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on November 06, 2009, 05:04:32 PM
Sleeping half the day away on my day off.  On the plus side, the extra hours of sleep included a very long plot-heavy dream involving me and characters from Torchwood running around in some sort of adventure with a lot of shooting of stuff (I'm a much better shot with a frickin' laser than with a Glock, I must say) followed by smoochy-face time with Captain Jack himself.  Woot!  Fan fiction before bed FTW!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: saltine on November 06, 2009, 08:51:12 PM
Travel writers who use terms like "age old rocks"
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on November 06, 2009, 09:30:40 PM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.

Well we didn't name Sammy and Tyler, they came from rescue with those names, and it was a little late in life to change them.  Especially Sammy, he was 7 and had had previous owners who called him that.

The only dog we named ourselves is Joey, full name Joey Pants because that actor's nickname cracks me up and it fits her.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on November 06, 2009, 10:38:44 PM
My dog is named Billy Joel. Does that qualify?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 06, 2009, 10:43:58 PM
My dog is named Billy Joel. Does that qualify?

My dog is named Dodger after the role Billy Joel played in "Oliver and Company"
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: edgar00 on November 07, 2009, 10:36:59 AM
The manner in which domestic DVD releases of foreign films is handled. Always expensive and it's often a bare-bones disc (Criterion Collection notwithstanding).
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 07, 2009, 01:48:55 PM
The manner in which domestic DVD releases of foreign films is handled. Always expensive and it's often a bare-bones disc (Criterion Collection notwithstanding).

Not really related, but are you anti-French only cover editions, or is that only certain Canadians?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Holly Harry on November 07, 2009, 02:05:57 PM
The manner in which domestic DVD releases of foreign films is handled. Always expensive and it's often a bare-bones disc (Criterion Collection notwithstanding).

Not really related, but are you anti-French only cover editions, or is that only certain Canadians?

If he lives in Quebec, I'm not sure "Breathless" and "Elevator To The Gallows" Criterion DVD's, for instance, can be sold there. Maybe edgar can correct me?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 07, 2009, 06:58:31 PM
when I think of a really good pet peave but then forget it by the time I get back online
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 08, 2009, 02:01:04 AM
The penis game.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on November 08, 2009, 08:59:44 AM
when a top 5 team's highlight shows up super late in a sportscenter show, I just wanna see it and go to bed guys.

Also, when I see a highlight and they only show one team's plays, even if they didn't blow out the other team, a la the Lakers highlight I saw the other night. Why do I call it just "The Lakers Highlight"? Well because I don't even know who they played.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 08, 2009, 09:02:11 AM
when a top 5 team's highlight shows up super late in a sportscenter show, I just wanna see it and go to bed guys.

Also, when I see a highlight and they only show one team's plays, even if they didn't blow out the other team, a la the Lakers highlight I saw the other night. Why do I call it just "The Lakers Highlight"? Well because I don't even know who they played.

Yes, the Texans have this problem as well. Even when we win big they usually lead and predominantly feature the other team's highlights. We need to win way big to get much highlight respect.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on November 08, 2009, 02:22:47 PM
The manner in which domestic DVD releases of foreign films is handled. Always expensive and it's often a bare-bones disc (Criterion Collection notwithstanding).

Not really related, but are you anti-French only cover editions, or is that only certain Canadians?

If he lives in Quebec, I'm not sure "Breathless" and "Elevator To The Gallows" Criterion DVD's, for instance, can be sold there. Maybe edgar can correct me?
They are sold here.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 08, 2009, 04:27:59 PM
when a top 5 team's highlight shows up super late in a sportscenter show, I just wanna see it and go to bed guys.

Also, when I see a highlight and they only show one team's plays, even if they didn't blow out the other team, a la the Lakers highlight I saw the other night. Why do I call it just "The Lakers Highlight"? Well because I don't even know who they played.

Yes, the Texans have this problem as well. Even when we win big they usually lead and predominantly feature the other team's highlights. We need to win way big to get much highlight respect.

Sadly, unless you're the Cowboys, Patriots, Colts or whomever Farve is playing for this is a common complaint throughout.  I once waiting an hour and 15 minutes to get one 12 second hightlight from a Bills game. 
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 08, 2009, 05:09:27 PM
The Colts.

when a top 5 team's highlight shows up super late in a sportscenter show, I just wanna see it and go to bed guys.

Also, when I see a highlight and they only show one team's plays, even if they didn't blow out the other team, a la the Lakers highlight I saw the other night. Why do I call it just "The Lakers Highlight"? Well because I don't even know who they played.

Yes, the Texans have this problem as well. Even when we win big they usually lead and predominantly feature the other team's highlights. We need to win way big to get much highlight respect.

Sadly, unless you're the Cowboys, Patriots, Colts or whomever Farve is playing for this is a common complaint throughout.  I once waiting an hour and 15 minutes to get one 12 second hightlight from a Bills game. 

Wait until there is no salary cap...
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on November 08, 2009, 05:13:28 PM
when a top 5 team's highlight shows up super late in a sportscenter show, I just wanna see it and go to bed guys.

Also, when I see a highlight and they only show one team's plays, even if they didn't blow out the other team, a la the Lakers highlight I saw the other night. Why do I call it just "The Lakers Highlight"? Well because I don't even know who they played.

Yes, the Texans have this problem as well. Even when we win big they usually lead and predominantly feature the other team's highlights. We need to win way big to get much highlight respect.

Sadly, unless you're the Cowboys, Patriots, Colts or whomever Farve is playing for this is a common complaint throughout.  I once waiting an hour and 15 minutes to get one 12 second hightlight from a Bills game. 
You could probably replace "Cowboys" with NFC East. Sometimes the 'Skins get shorted, but they usually all get to act as headliners. I hope everyone enjoys the neverending coverage of tonights Cowboys-Eagles game as much as they enjoyed the coverage of last weeks Giants-Eagles game.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tim on November 08, 2009, 05:51:58 PM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.

What exactly is a dog name? Is it a name a dog chooses itself? No, generally it is chosen by a human. So the so called dog names are human names imposed on dogs, so what does it matter if someone calls their dog Douglas or Peter? I personally call my dog "Dog" ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on November 08, 2009, 09:05:53 PM
The penis game.

Is that the one where they just left it laying around somewhere *AGAIN* so you mess with them by hiding it someplace else and they can't find it?

No?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 08, 2009, 10:15:15 PM
That's the one.  :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on November 08, 2009, 10:17:41 PM
That's the one.  :)

Well, put the damn thing away when you are through playing with it and that won't happen again, will it?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 08, 2009, 10:20:52 PM
I know, I know. My mom has been telling me the same thing for years.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on November 09, 2009, 12:51:41 AM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.

What exactly is a dog name? Is it a name a dog chooses itself? No, generally it is chosen by a human. So the so called dog names are human names imposed on dogs, so what does it matter if someone calls their dog Douglas or Peter? I personally call my dog "Dog" ;)

"The naming of cats is a difficult matter, not just one of your holiday games
In fact, you may think I'm as mad as a hatter when I tell you a cat must have three different names."

Dogs, however, are not so complicated.  "Dog" will do.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Steven O. Selsnik on November 09, 2009, 08:26:19 AM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.

What exactly is a dog name? Is it a name a dog chooses itself? No, generally it is chosen by a human. So the so called dog names are human names imposed on dogs, so what does it matter if someone calls their dog Douglas or Peter? I personally call my dog "Dog" ;)


You reminded me of the scene in Untamed Heart when Marisa Tomei asks Christian Slater his dogs name and he replies,"I don't know, he hasn't told me yet."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 09, 2009, 09:53:09 AM
People who give their dog non-dog names. "Cool dog, what's his name?"    "Mark." Instantly no longer a cool dog. It could be a frisbee catching, life saving, German Shepard. Call the dog Paul and it is no longer cool.

What exactly is a dog name? Is it a name a dog chooses itself? No, generally it is chosen by a human. So the so called dog names are human names imposed on dogs, so what does it matter if someone calls their dog Douglas or Peter? I personally call my dog "Dog" ;)

"The naming of cats is a difficult matter, not just one of your holiday games
In fact, you may think I'm as mad as a hatter when I tell you a cat must have three different names."

Dogs, however, are not so complicated.  "Dog" will do.

Nicely put, t.s. kimes :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Colleen on November 09, 2009, 09:56:00 AM
This morning when Joey started barking to get out of her crate only 25 minutes after I'd shut my eyes (at 0430) I called her Hellbitch.  Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?  "Joey Hellbitch Pants" -- cats aren't the only creatures that have 3 names.

She does that crap tonight and she'll have a 4th name:  "R.I.P. Joey Hellbitch Pants".
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 09, 2009, 04:46:56 PM
When people decide that talking sports means that they make excuse after excuse for their teams loss.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on November 09, 2009, 04:49:50 PM
When people...talk...sports

Apparently I'm less tolerant than you.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 09, 2009, 04:57:19 PM
When people...talk...sports

Apparently I'm less tolerant than you.

I'm a big sports fan, so probably.  :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on November 09, 2009, 05:00:45 PM
When people...talk...sports

Apparently I'm less tolerant than you.

Let's talk about Al Pacino then :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on November 09, 2009, 05:03:42 PM
When people...talk...sports

Apparently I'm less tolerant than you.

Let's talk about Al Pacino then :)

WHOOOOOOOOA
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on November 09, 2009, 05:10:58 PM
(http://i33.tinypic.com/2mq2a8p.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on November 09, 2009, 06:26:07 PM
HU -AH!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 09, 2009, 06:41:02 PM
Comparisons between (500) Days of Summer (yay!) and Garden State (boo!) make me die a little inside.

Perhaps I should random movie death match this (assuming Dr. Kimble doesn't sue me for trademark infringement).

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 09, 2009, 06:42:32 PM
Comparisons between (500) Days of Summer (yay!) and Garden State (boo!) make me die a little inside.
Makes you feel a little dirty, doesn't it?  :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 09, 2009, 06:43:15 PM
Comparisons between (500) Days of Summer (yay!) and Garden State (boo!) make me die a little inside.
Makes you feel a little dirty, doesn't it?  :)

Makes me reevaluate everything I thought about Degrassi, yes.  :P

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 09, 2009, 06:47:11 PM
The painful truth of one matter should not affect sound judgments in others.  :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 09, 2009, 07:00:22 PM
Comparisons between (500) Days of Summer (yay!) and Garden State (boo!) make me die a little inside.
Makes you feel a little dirty, doesn't it?  :)

Makes me reevaluate everything I thought about Degrassi, yes.  :P

pixote

As long as your love for Degrassi does not wane, it's all good.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 09, 2009, 07:39:32 PM
Emo.  :)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tim on November 09, 2009, 07:59:19 PM
Degrassi and Press Gang are two classics that will always prevail against any judgement
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 09, 2009, 08:28:13 PM
solid fundamentals
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on November 09, 2009, 08:30:02 PM
message board spammers that aren't creative.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 09, 2009, 08:30:27 PM
message board spammers that aren't creative.

Yeah, they piss me off.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on November 09, 2009, 08:55:46 PM
people that throw glass bottles at me
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: saltine on November 09, 2009, 09:43:16 PM
Husband who won't mind.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on November 10, 2009, 01:06:19 AM
Relationships. Of the third kind.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on November 10, 2009, 01:07:11 AM
Spooky encounters.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tim on November 10, 2009, 03:27:40 AM
Husband who won't mind.
who won't mind what exactly?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: saltine on November 10, 2009, 03:33:10 AM
Husband who won't mind.
who won't mind what exactly?

me
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 10, 2009, 03:57:58 AM
Kids these days.

matt
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tim on November 10, 2009, 03:59:43 AM
I don't mind you Saltine ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: saltine on November 10, 2009, 04:26:47 AM
Thx Tim. ;D

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 10, 2009, 09:39:38 AM
Kids these days.

matt

there really has been a senseless rash of lawn-onnings lately.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 10, 2009, 01:23:21 PM
When people come into a topic and kill an interesting discussion by making declarative statements about how "this sucks or that sucks" and don't add anything to the conversation beyond that. I know I have been guilty of this in the past but I changed and I will not lie when I say that the more I read that same type of posting over and over again the more I'm driven away from this place.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 10, 2009, 02:27:34 PM
When people come into a topic and kill an interesting discussion by making declarative statements about how "this sucks or that sucks" and don't add anything to the conversation beyond that. I know I have been guilty of this in the past but I changed and I will not lie when I say that the more I read that same type of posting over and over again the more I'm driven away from this place.

your pet peave sucks.

;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on November 10, 2009, 04:01:52 PM
Forums are tricky that way.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on November 10, 2009, 05:12:35 PM
I have a universal pet peeve: the unpenetrable hard plastic that headphones and other items are packaged in.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on November 10, 2009, 05:20:45 PM
I have a universal pet peeve: the unpenetrable hard plastic that headphones and other items are packaged in.

+100000000000
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on November 10, 2009, 06:27:17 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-HXXD99%2BL._SS400_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SQeyULVqL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 10, 2009, 07:43:51 PM
I have a universal pet peeve: the unpenetrable hard plastic that headphones and other items are packaged in.
Larry David vs Plastic Package (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2YjFYerEGI#normal)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 10, 2009, 08:04:01 PM
I have a universal pet peeve: the unpenetrable hard plastic that headphones and other items are packaged in.
Larry David vs Plastic Package (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2YjFYerEGI#normal)

Soooooooooo, awesome, I really miss this show right now.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on November 10, 2009, 08:57:29 PM
I have a universal pet peeve: the unpenetrable hard plastic that headphones and other items are packaged in.
Larry David vs Plastic Package (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2YjFYerEGI#normal)

LOL  Love it.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oldkid on November 10, 2009, 09:05:34 PM
I have a universal pet peeve: the unpenetrable hard plastic that headphones and other items are packaged in.
Larry David vs Plastic Package (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2YjFYerEGI#normal)

LOL  Love it.

From what I've seen, Curb Your Enthusiasm is just one long Pet Peeve thread.  But funnier.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Tim on November 11, 2009, 12:37:42 AM

From what I've seen, Curb Your Enthusiasm is just one long Pet Peeve thread.  But funnier.

Well done! That is such a dead on description of CYE   8)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: DrKimble on November 11, 2009, 01:49:14 AM
Comparisons between (500) Days of Summer (yay!) and Garden State (boo!) make me die a little inside.

Perhaps I should random movie death match this (assuming Dr. Kimble doesn't sue me for trademark infringement).

pixote
Try me.  ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 11, 2009, 11:54:34 AM
tortilla soup that does not contain tortillas.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 11, 2009, 12:23:00 PM
tortilla soup that does not contain tortillas.

yeah no kidding. what's THAT all about
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 11, 2009, 01:15:47 PM
I have a universal pet peeve: the unpenetrable hard plastic that headphones and other items are packaged in.
Larry David vs Plastic Package (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2YjFYerEGI#normal)
Soooooooooo, awesome, I really miss this show right now.
I'm really enjoying this season.

LOL  Love it.
:)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 11, 2009, 01:23:30 PM
I have a universal pet peeve: the unpenetrable hard plastic that headphones and other items are packaged in.
Larry David vs Plastic Package (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2YjFYerEGI#normal)
Soooooooooo, awesome, I really miss this show right now.
I'm really enjoying this season.

I've heard nothing but good things about it, the only thing I miss about not having HBO is CYE.

My favorite part from that clip, "Why would you manufacture a product that you can't open?"
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: roujin on November 11, 2009, 01:24:26 PM
Time.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 11, 2009, 01:28:20 PM
Time.

When I first read that, my mouse cursor happened to be shielding one of the letters, and I was wondering why you were peeved at Tim.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on November 11, 2009, 01:31:50 PM
Time.

When I first read that, my mouse cursor happened to be shielding one of the letters, and I was wondering why you were peeved at Tim.
With the limping and the cheer and the god-bless-us-every-ones, it wouldn't surprise me that someone was peeved at him.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 11, 2009, 02:45:04 PM
Time.

When I first read that, my mouse cursor happened to be shielding one of the letters, and I was wondering why you were peeved at Tim.
With the limping and the cheer and the god-bless-us-every-ones, it wouldn't surprise me that someone was peeved at him.

also tiny people creep me out.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on November 11, 2009, 05:07:27 PM
When you find a huge bug of unknown origin in your house, so you go to get something to kill it / herd it with, and when you get back there's absolutely no sign of it and then you're paranoid all night.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: facedad on November 11, 2009, 05:47:33 PM
"This is Terry Gross. Let's listen to my interview from 1985..."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on November 11, 2009, 06:00:26 PM
"This is Terry Gross. After a short break, I'm going to ask my next guest about their fat ass..."
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 11, 2009, 06:05:01 PM
the constant state of having an infinite number of things 90% done
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: oneaprilday on November 11, 2009, 10:21:11 PM
Trying to keep both my parents and Uri's parents happy regarding our Thanksgiving plans.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 12, 2009, 05:42:09 AM
Trying to keep both my parents and Uri's parents happy regarding our Thanksgiving plans.

Ah yes.  And Christmas usually is worse. 

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 12, 2009, 06:18:35 AM
And Christmas usually is worse. 
Much, much worse. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369436/)

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 12, 2009, 06:24:30 AM
And Christmas usually is worse. 
Much, much worse. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369436/)

pixote

Right! (And hillarity ensues!)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 12, 2009, 09:04:25 AM
"This is Terry Gross. After a short break, I'm going to ask my next guest about their fat ass..."

I would love the hear her say this....
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on November 12, 2009, 09:06:07 AM
being so close to 3000 with nothing to say
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: smirnoff on November 12, 2009, 09:22:36 AM
You made it, well done!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: alexarch on November 12, 2009, 09:29:38 AM
"This is Terry Gross. After a short break, I'm going to ask my next guest about their fat ass..."

I would love the hear her say this....
Back in 2003 or so, she had Barbara Cook as a guest. She asked about her weight. Then she had John Travolta or some other male celebrity who the tabloids have featured on their tubby lists. She asked him about his weight. Since then, I've assumed that Terry Gross will ask the most inappropriate things. It doesn't help that she titled her book, "All I Did Was Ask," the phrase uttered by someone that wants to abdicate responsibility for their words.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 12, 2009, 03:03:40 PM
I have three of the worst housemates.  They're always leaving their stuff all over.  They never help out with the phone bill, cable bill or whatever.  They eat all the food in the fridge and I'm constantly having to clean up the dirty dishes left in the sink.  Worst part is, any time they need money they come right to me begging.

Next thing I suppose they're going to want me to foot their college tuition


Kids!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: StarCarly on November 12, 2009, 03:47:06 PM
I have three of the worst housemates.  They're always leaving their stuff all over.  They never help out with the phone bill, cable bill or whatever.  They eat all the food in the fridge and I'm constantly having to clean up the dirty dishes left in the sink.  Worst part is, any time they need money they come right to me begging.

Next thing I suppose they're going to want me to foot their college tuition


Kids!

 :D Parenthood is rarely portrayed quite like that in movies
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Steven O. Selsnik on November 13, 2009, 07:06:54 AM
I have three of the worst housemates.  They're always leaving their stuff all over.  They never help out with the phone bill, cable bill or whatever.  They eat all the food in the fridge and I'm constantly having to clean up the dirty dishes left in the sink.  Worst part is, any time they need money they come right to me begging.

Next thing I suppose they're going to want me to foot their college tuition


Kids!

Your chromosomes. no one to blame but yourself.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: DrKimble on November 13, 2009, 08:22:54 AM
I have three of the worst housemates.  They're always leaving their stuff all over.  They never help out with the phone bill, cable bill or whatever.  They eat all the food in the fridge and I'm constantly having to clean up the dirty dishes left in the sink.  Worst part is, any time they need money they come right to me begging.

Next thing I suppose they're going to want me to foot their college tuition


Kids!
What are you complaining about?! You have little slaves who will get you beer from the fridge, find the remote control, do all sorts of chores you'd have to do if you didn't have your own little army of minions.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 13, 2009, 08:52:38 AM
I have three of the worst housemates.  They're always leaving their stuff all over.  They never help out with the phone bill, cable bill or whatever.  They eat all the food in the fridge and I'm constantly having to clean up the dirty dishes left in the sink.  Worst part is, any time they need money they come right to me begging.

Next thing I suppose they're going to want me to foot their college tuition


Kids!
What are you complaining about?! You have little slaves who will get you beer from the fridge, find the remote control, do all sorts of chores you'd have to do if you didn't have your own little army of minions.

ok.  yeah that is true too.  :)

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Steven O. Selsnik on November 13, 2009, 11:35:34 AM
I have three of the worst housemates.  They're always leaving their stuff all over.  They never help out with the phone bill, cable bill or whatever.  They eat all the food in the fridge and I'm constantly having to clean up the dirty dishes left in the sink.  Worst part is, any time they need money they come right to me begging.

Next thing I suppose they're going to want me to foot their college tuition


Kids!
What are you complaining about?! You have little slaves who will get you beer from the fridge, find the remote control, do all sorts of chores you'd have to do if you didn't have your own little army of minions.

Kimble, how do I get your kids? I don't recall my children doing any sort of chore without a 15 minute debate about it first. The last thing they are is minions..........more like little reminders. Constantly reminding me of how uncool I am. How nothing I say is right. how i don't know they first thing about anything. They look at me and wonder how I lived to 40 being so dumb.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 13, 2009, 11:36:53 AM
the problem is you refer to them as kids or children.  if you called them minions from the start you wouldn’t be in the predicament you are now.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 13, 2009, 01:19:11 PM
the problem is you refer to them as kids or children.  if you called them minions from the start you wouldn’t be in the predicament you are now.

LOl.  Lesson for anyone considering having children one day.  Start early!  Break their spirit!  ;)
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 13, 2009, 01:40:59 PM
We named the dog Indiana.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 14, 2009, 06:05:32 AM
Seeing a brief glimpse of Max von Sydow in the Shutter Island trailer and now feeling compelled to see a movie I otherwise have no interest in seeing.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: 'Noke on November 14, 2009, 06:11:09 AM
How this thread is longer then the "I love.." thread.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on November 14, 2009, 09:35:17 AM
How this thread is longer then the "I love.." thread.

This is the internet. We live to complain.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Melvil on November 14, 2009, 10:25:59 AM
1 hour time changes that seem to make 3 hour differences in daylight hours.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 14, 2009, 08:22:51 PM
Not being able to use the BBC2 iPlayer in the US  :'(  :'(  :'(
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Basil on November 14, 2009, 10:40:42 PM
The BCS.

And the SEC.

And losing.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: enzobot24 on November 14, 2009, 11:00:04 PM
Campers in COD: MW2.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on November 15, 2009, 12:54:34 AM
The Illinois v. Cincinnati game not meaning anything. If we win, and beat Pitt, we still won't go to the title game. So therefore, the only game that matter is Pitt on Dec. 5 for the Big East championship.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 15, 2009, 02:50:05 AM
The Illinois v. Cincinnati game not meaning anything. If we win, and beat Pitt, we still won't go to the title game. So therefore, the only game that matter is Pitt on Dec. 5 for the Big East championship.

the peeve is that the ilini game is home and the only game that matters is on the road?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Corndog on November 15, 2009, 08:21:09 AM
The Illinois v. Cincinnati game not meaning anything. If we win, and beat Pitt, we still won't go to the title game. So therefore, the only game that matter is Pitt on Dec. 5 for the Big East championship.

the peeve is that the ilini game is home and the only game that matters is on the road?

that doesn't matter because I'm going to the Pitt game. The peeve is that the game doesn't matter, win or lose. I'd like a game with stakes and this one doesn't really have any.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 15, 2009, 11:45:15 AM
The Illinois v. Cincinnati game not meaning anything. If we win, and beat Pitt, we still won't go to the title game. So therefore, the only game that matter is Pitt on Dec. 5 for the Big East championship.

the peeve is that the ilini game is home and the only game that matters is on the road?

that doesn't matter because I'm going to the Pitt game. The peeve is that the game doesn't matter, win or lose. I'd like a game with stakes and this one doesn't really have any.

Sucks that Cincy decided to have their best season ever this year, the same year that TCU and Boise are repping the smaller conferences while Florida, Texas and Bama are repping the major ones. If nothing it shows the need for a playoff, because while I can't see Cincy beating Texas or TCU, I could see them beating Florida, Bama and maybe Boise.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 15, 2009, 03:40:51 PM
The Illinois v. Cincinnati game not meaning anything. If we win, and beat Pitt, we still won't go to the title game. So therefore, the only game that matter is Pitt on Dec. 5 for the Big East championship.

the peeve is that the ilini game is home and the only game that matters is on the road?

that doesn't matter because I'm going to the Pitt game. The peeve is that the game doesn't matter, win or lose. I'd like a game with stakes and this one doesn't really have any.

yeah, but when you can see that coming at the beginning of the year - a non-conference game against a team thats been bowl eligible once or twice this decade that late in the season is most likely gonna be an afterthought kinda game.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 15, 2009, 09:47:13 PM
How this thread is longer then the "I love.." thread.

And yet still not one "My dog hates the vacuum" joke.  Crazy.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: DrKimble on November 16, 2009, 03:34:47 AM
Kimble, how do I get your kids? I don't recall my children doing any sort of chore without a 15 minute debate about it first.
You have to reason with them. If you make good arguments they can be convinced. Naw, I don't have kids but even I know that's not how it works. I have a plan in case my girl ever catches a parasite. Every day I will re-enact Caesar's (Joe Pantoliano) speech to Violet (Jennifer Tilly) for my kid:


CAESAR
You ungrateful bitch!  You had nothing before I met you.  You were nothing!

He stomps around the room.

CAESAR
Who gave you this place?  This apartment?

He throws open the closet.

CAESAR
Who gave us all of this?  I did!  I gave you everything!  I gave you this life!  I made you, (insert name of the kid here).
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 16, 2009, 04:45:29 AM
"Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.  Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic."

Hate.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: skjerva on November 16, 2009, 10:06:33 AM
i'm not sure this is really a pet peeve, but when out at a restaurant and your server comes stinking to high heaven of smoke, especially when they deliver your food.  disgusting.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: FroHam X on November 16, 2009, 10:09:13 AM
i'm not sure this is really a pet peeve, but when out at a restaurant and your server comes stinking to high heaven of smoke, especially when they deliver your food.  disgusting.

Been eating dinner in France lately?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 16, 2009, 11:07:43 AM
"Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.  Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic."

Hate.

pixote
Especially when reviving ancient polls.

i'm not sure this is really a pet peeve, but when out at a restaurant and your server comes stinking to high heaven of smoke, especially when they deliver your food.  disgusting.
Yeah, that's nasty.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 16, 2009, 12:22:48 PM
When all the booths at Panera that have AC are taken by retirees with newspapers.  I don't have a problem with retirees with newspapers - I'm looking forward to the day I am among them.  But I could sure use the AC right now!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 16, 2009, 01:46:32 PM
I'm pretty sure I hate the recent changes to IMDb.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on November 16, 2009, 01:49:45 PM
I'm pretty sure I hate the recent changes to IMDb.

pixote

agreed
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 16, 2009, 01:50:19 PM
I'm pretty sure I hate the recent changes to IMDb.

pixote

Are you speaking of the ads that come out of nowhere and take up half the page?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: Clovis8 on November 16, 2009, 01:53:52 PM
Wind.

I was out doing an excavation yesterday and the wind caught the door of my car and almost ripped it off the hinges, bending it back and smashing the quarter panel! It was insane! I had to drive home for 40 minutes holding the door closed.

Lucky it was a rental!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on November 16, 2009, 01:54:06 PM
Kimble, how do I get your kids? I don't recall my children doing any sort of chore without a 15 minute debate about it first.
You have to reason with them. If you make good arguments they can be convinced. Naw, I don't have kids but even I know that's not how it works. I have a plan in case my girl ever catches a parasite. Every day I will re-enact Caesar's (Joe Pantoliano) speech to Violet (Jennifer Tilly) for my kid:


CAESAR
You ungrateful bitch!  You had nothing before I met you.  You were nothing!

He stomps around the room.

CAESAR
Who gave you this place?  This apartment?

He throws open the closet.

CAESAR
Who gave us all of this?  I did!  I gave you everything!  I gave you this life!  I made you, (insert name of the kid here).

LOL
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: OmNom on November 16, 2009, 01:55:09 PM
Tip jars.  >:(  Ya know, those little jars on the counter where you're supposed to put in a buck or two.

I don't mind that the barrista at the little coffee kiosk on the corner has one.  That's fine.  But lately everyone seems to have one out.  Went in to a bakery, a chain where I know they pay the workers well and the benefits are good, and there was another tip jar.  Grr. 

I'm gonna start carrying around my own tip jar.  Want anything?  The time, directions, a sandwich?  Pony up.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on November 16, 2009, 02:00:08 PM
The people who sit on the bus in the seat closest to the aisle without anyone in the other seat, and then look at you weird when you ask to sit down.  Along the same lines people who ride standing by the doors on the train making it impossible to get on and off.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: DrKimble on November 16, 2009, 02:24:25 PM
The people who sit on the bus in the seat closest to the aisle without anyone in the other seat, and then look at you weird when you ask to sit down [...]
I used to sit next to the person who I imagined would be the most annoyed by someone squeezing by. These people think they can be dicks and cut the amount of seats on a bus in half? Screw that. I'm a much bigger dick, move over or get ready for some squeezing.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: lise on November 16, 2009, 03:08:43 PM
The people who sit on the bus in the seat closest to the aisle without anyone in the other seat, and then look at you weird when you ask to sit down [...]
I used to sit next to the person who I imagined would be the most annoyed by someone squeezing by. These people think they can be dicks and cut the amount of seats on a bus in half? Screw that. I'm a much bigger dick, move over or get ready for some squeezing.

exactly! Especially since the bus in the morning runs out of both seats and standing room for about 5 blocks before the first major disembarkment. It is the same idea for me as the train, if there isn't even room for more people to stand and you are blocking a seat... growl. I sometimes think I should go back to driving to work, but then I remember all the miles I'm not putting on my car.
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: mañana on November 16, 2009, 03:20:45 PM
The people who sit on the bus in the seat closest to the aisle without anyone in the other seat, and then look at you weird when you ask to sit down.  Along the same lines people who ride standing by the doors on the train making it impossible to get on and off.
Yes! Yes! Yes!

Sincerely,
matt the transit rider
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 16, 2009, 03:24:57 PM
A guy at Panera got up from his chair and opening griped about "all the idiots that camp out here all day".  Not the hill I wanted to die on today, so I kept to myself.   
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 16, 2009, 03:40:52 PM
A guy at Panera got up from his chair and opening griped about "all the idiots that camp out here all day".  Not the hill I wanted to die on today, so I kept to myself.   

you meant alternating current and not air conditioning right?
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 16, 2009, 03:44:50 PM
A guy at Panera got up from his chair and opening griped about "all the idiots that camp out here all day".  Not the hill I wanted to die on today, so I kept to myself.   

you meant alternating current and not air conditioning right?

A/C  vs AC.  Good point.  I mean the little thing with the three holes. 

Good thing I wasn't quick to judge.  The man's wife just showed up in a wheelchair.  I'm packing up.  Guilt has gotten the best of me!

Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 16, 2009, 03:46:52 PM
you meant alternating current and not air conditioning right?
Oh, wow, that (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3719.msg356507#msg356507) makes so much more sense now.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ferris on November 16, 2009, 03:48:23 PM
you meant alternating current and not air conditioning right?
Oh, wow, that (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3719.msg356507#msg356507) makes so much more sense now.

pixote

Funny.  It's 38 degrees outside.  It was the furthest thing from my mind!
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: pixote on November 16, 2009, 03:49:37 PM
you meant alternating current and not air conditioning right?
Oh, wow, that (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3719.msg356507#msg356507) makes so much more sense now.
Funny.  It's 38 degrees outside.  It was the furthest thing from my mind!
That fed into my confusion, yes.  :D

Also the fact that my local Panera has direct current.

pixote
Title: Re: Pet Peeves
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 16, 2009, 03:50:43 PM