Innocuous things that make you irrationally angry (a list thread)

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wow, you could just, y'know, not pay attention to him

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I feel like you may have missed the point of the internet.

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 14:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

you mean seth green? seth identification can be tricky i know.

so long as MacFarlane keeps getting TV shows and movie deals people will always think this kind of humor is acceptable

Estimate the percent chance that a whale has ever been to the moon? (frogbs), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah my anger isn't really directed at any one person here, just this very lame type of comedy.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow, you could just, y'know, not pay attention to him

Too late. Saw the Ted trailer already.

Guy has to be a furrie irl? We're all on the same page with that one, right?

pplains, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

online trade mag I subscribe to through work: mostly garbage, once in a blue moon they have actual industry news, which is why I keep my subscription up (free thank god).

however they send out these stupid daily emails almost always with the headline BREAKING NEWS. a dvd release that EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT ALREADY does not count as breaking news.

there needs to be some kind of legal decree that bans them from using the words BREAKING and NEWS in the same sentenence for the next, idk, 25 years.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

the other day I read a breaking news report about how a mom in Chicago is 60 but looks 25 and that dermatologists hate her, pretty cool imo

tanuki, Thursday, 5 April 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's been my complaint since 9/11. Now that was breaking news.

But turning to CNN and seeing Anderson Cooper go "BREAKING NEWS, Mitt Romney says President Obama's health care plan is no good." THAT'S NOT BREAKING NEWS, I DON'T CARE IF HE JUST SAID IT.

Memories of BREAKING NEWS: Survivors being pulled out of the Murrah Building. Kid waving arm out of broken window at Columbine High. 9/11. George W. Bush says he'll run for re-election in 2004…. wait WHAT?

pplains, Thursday, 5 April 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mitt Romney's whole disavowal of Obama's health care is a little notme.gif

fka snush (remy bean), Thursday, 5 April 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

That said, I don't think anyone needs to stop the presses on that one.

pplains, Thursday, 5 April 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

What was the last news event in which the old networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) all interrupted programming?

I remember as a kid watching "Manimal" or something when the screen would fade out for a second and THIS IS AN NBC SPECIAL REPORT would come on. Would scare the shit out of me.

pplains, Thursday, 5 April 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Not counting The State of the Union or some scheduled event.)

pplains, Thursday, 5 April 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah local news is really bad for this too

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha, the last time the local news interrupted programming was when the Razorbacks hired a new basketball coach.

pplains, Thursday, 5 April 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

remember as a kid watching "Manimal" or something when the screen would fade out for a second and THIS IS AN NBC SPECIAL REPORT would come on. Would scare the shit out of me.

Me too! I was always convinced it was going to be about Russian nuclear missiles sighted over DC airspace. Ugh.

carl agatha, Thursday, 5 April 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

In my gradeschool years the special reports were always local stations giving us a heads-up re tornadoes headed straight for us, which was EXTREMELY STRESSFUL GODDAMN. Stupid Minnesota.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

We lived in a trailer for some years so our tornado plan was to GTFO on the highway to the north or south, depending on the trajectory of the tornado (tornadoes usually came in from the west or southwest). Only had to do that once, during the 1984 summer Olympics. We drove south as the tornado headed east. My dad threw a shoe running to the car.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

God, fuck living in a trailer. Any sort of rain sounded like pebbles hitting the roof. A fucking boxcar would have been more secure.

Never had any tornadoes though. A Titan II missile did explode from its silo just down the road from us, but fortunately the nuclear warhead was thrown into a ditch.

Shook that trailer like a motherfucker when that happened.

pplains, Friday, 6 April 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

A tornado hit my house a few years after we moved out of the trailer (built on the same spot). It was hilarious.

Jeff, Friday, 6 April 2012 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

They moved our trailer after we moved out. Word was it got bit by a tornado too.

I feel bad for whatever family was living there, but nothing makes my heart sweller than picturing that trailer torn the fuck up to pieces.

pplains, Friday, 6 April 2012 01:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Oh, your little goldenrod plastic shower windows? Yeah, those are in the next congressional district now."

pplains, Friday, 6 April 2012 01:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Out of my close friends and acquaintances, a sizable majority of the married couples have different last names. Out of all the peers that I interact with regularly (excluding parents and such) there are only maybe five or ten couples where the wife has taken the husband's name. Of course I'm into this (my wife kept her name) in a fuck-the-patriarchy equality sort of way, not accepting society's defaults or at least putting some conscious thought into these things, etc.

But now that everyone's having kids, all of them (save one couple who hyphenated) has given their child, male or female, the father's last name. Which I guess doesn't really make me angry, just kind of befuddled and vaguely disappointed.

joygoat, Friday, 6 April 2012 02:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i dunno, it seems like a much bigger deal for a bride to *change* her name than to give a kid one or the other (and hyphenated names are terribly un-american amirite)

mookieproof, Friday, 6 April 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but I think joygoat's point is that it's always the father's last name that the kid gets, never the mother's.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

balls to hyphenated names

were I to have kids I'd probably let them take Mr Veg's last name, sheerly out of practical reasons that might sound preposterous but w/e. I didn't change my name but Mr Veg's last name gets randomly bestowed on me at every turn anyway, so it just seems easier for the kids to go through life with their Dad's name, save confusion bc wider society tend to like assuming yr last name for you

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had a friend whose parents kept their last names and gave the kids a portmanteau surname that combined elements from both parents.

and i don't even care, similar to how a badass would respond (Abbbottt), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

the mayor of los angeles has a portmanteau name. he was villar, his wife was raigosa, and they both changed it to "villaraigosa." (they're divorced now, but he still uses that name.)

eyes of dora maar (get bent), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol am picutring the possibilities

Pennyhill
Cahenny

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp that’s pretty cool, i’m into the idea of both husband and wife changing their names when they get married

i have a really long hyphenated surname that often doesn’t fit on forms and stuff, but i like my name

1staethyr, Friday, 6 April 2012 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i changed my surname to my stepfather's when i was a kid

other than that, i guess i don't really care? i am unlikely to have children tho.

i know totally feminist women who took their husbands' names just because it sounded better, or didn't need spelling to every clerk.

supposedly it was a tradition in my real father's family to have the first son's initials be w.c. (lol) but happily my mom said fuck that.

winston churchill mookieproof?

mookieproof, Friday, 6 April 2012 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

If sunny and I had tried a portmanteau on the kids, their names would have been either Bakin or Marker.

pplains, Friday, 6 April 2012 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had one long-term relationship before ss, and privately, I have to admit one of the (many) reasons we didn't work out was because she wanted hyphenated names and our names sound like shit next to each other.

pplains, Friday, 6 April 2012 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Should've dated a Studa.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like Bakin :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 03:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

We refer to lots of other couples and they refer to us by portmanteaus and we've seriously talked about using that as a child's last name should we ever have them. I know it would be a serious hassle to have three different last names when traveling or dealing with forms or whatever but I stubbornly love that kind of shit - you can't make me follow your naming rules dammit. Either that or we'd seriously toss a coin.

I do work with a guy (his wife works in the same building) who sort of portmanteaued their last names by adding her O' to his last name.

joygoat, Friday, 6 April 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Never thought about it before, but now I'd like to marry and hyphenate with a man with the last name Behr bc that would be cute as all fuck. Je55e K3|-|r-B3|-|r. Just like I was called in grade school!

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Friday, 6 April 2012 04:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had the salesgirls at a store I frequent tell me "We love your name! It's so cool! You can never get married!"

Wait, what?

tokyo rosemary, Friday, 6 April 2012 04:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

you need to make this your mission in life.

mine will be to get Mr Veg to change his name to Money so I can be Moneyp3nny

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

(xpost)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

you heard them, tokyo. YOU CAN NEVER GET MARRIED.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 April 2012 04:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

No wait, I can, but only to someone with an EVEN COOLER last name.

tokyo rosemary, Friday, 6 April 2012 04:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

'tokyo morbius'

mookieproof, Friday, 6 April 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

(virginia plain will be jealous, tho!)

mookieproof, Friday, 6 April 2012 04:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Police club

Jeff, Friday, 6 April 2012 04:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gore Police

carl agatha, Friday, 6 April 2012 13:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jeff and I have different last names and I felt p strongly about keeping my last name for feminist and personal reasons. I go back and forth on kid names but any kid will probably get Jeff's bc:

1. All possible portmanteaus of our last names sound like noises you'd make when you barf.
2. His name ends with "th" and mine with "ss" so hyphenation makes the speaker sound like Sylvester the Cat.
3. My bio dad's side of the family from whence my last name came consists of truly horrible people with whom I have little to no contact and it kind of feels like I would be cursing my kid to saddle it with all the baggage inherent in this last name.
4. I've always been the odd person out in my family, last name-wise, so I'm used to it.

But maybe I'll saddle the kid with a cumbersome hyphenation, who knows.

carl agatha, Friday, 6 April 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, my little sister was married for less than two years and all she got out of the deal was a different last name

mh, Friday, 6 April 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp your names hyphenated would sound like a character from a Henry James novel, in a good way

tanuki, Friday, 6 April 2012 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd go for the shorter name. Preferably 1 or 2 letters. I'd have to write/type that name a lot so it would really save me some time over the long haul.

Jeff, Friday, 6 April 2012 14:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Let's both change our names to our last initials!

Corey, whose name would go first?

carl agatha, Friday, 6 April 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink


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