start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3

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Yippee-IA, Motherf***ers! IRRATIONALLY ANGRY PT. 2: Irrationally Angrier

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:18 (seven years ago) link

this is definitely an innocuous thing and it makes me more mildly annoyed than IA, but i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:22 (seven years ago) link

Tweets from highly and justly esteemed writers which are noting but their next bookstore signing, and (barf) the most asskissing, "now blurb meee" kind of blurbs (retweeted by blurbee of course) Cmon gimmee freebie culture dammit! Comedians even worse but ft

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:45 (seven years ago) link

Musicians not as bad except some are stupid, tweetwise anyway

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:47 (seven years ago) link

i find myself getting very ia at people who dont interrogate conversation, who just wait to talk and continue to talk talk talk and barely acknowledge other contributions

i like conversation when it is like a game of tennis. i do not enjoy being the backyard wall against which you repeatedly smash your 'conversation'

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:49 (seven years ago) link

a) never ever go on facebook; it is the absolute worst

b) unless you are drunk and desperately seeking human contact; even then it will be a mistake

c) would totally become unhelpfully drunk with jbr/dow/veg tho!

d) first round's on veg

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 January 2015 06:49 (seven years ago) link

all round to my place for fap :D

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 07:22 (seven years ago) link

annual rolling threads that needn't be annual

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:41 (seven years ago) link

-pizza places that don't sell pizza by the slice

(I politely walked out of two pizza places in one day because the first one didn't sell slices after 6 pm and the second one told me there'd be a 15 minute wait because "our slicing pizza is still in the oven.' this was the one time in my life I was tempted to get on Yelp and write some irate reviews)

please login or register if you are (unregistered), Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:50 (seven years ago) link

overly tailored tshirts on casual friday (ie neatly rolled up sleeves, tucked in etc)

just relax and wear a damn tshirt.

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:02 (seven years ago) link

Needing to work out if the zip I used in the construction of a pair of jeans last year that I wear regularly or if I just keep forgetting to zip it up. Keep finding it down anyway. So just wondering if it's the zip or my memory.
& it would be the pair of jeans that needs a special needle to sew the fabric.

Wondering how long I'll have to wait until I can comfortably collect a shelving unit without being absolutely p-ed on trying to get it home. Weather is atrocious for last few days and I need to transport this flat pack I bought. Waiting for an actual break in bad weather.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 10:52 (seven years ago) link

That was supposed to say about whether a zip needed replacing or if my memory was going. Looks like the latter if I forgot to put in the bit about replacing. & i only made the jeans about 3 or 4 months ago so it should hopefully not mean a zip needed replacing yet. Keep finding myself flying low though.

Also trying to work out which side of the fabric i'm using for a pair of tartan jeans should be the outside/inside since they look very similar. & I don't want to get it wrong throughout. Guess that would at least be consistent though.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 11:05 (seven years ago) link

Stevolende, I have a question about jeans fly covers. Mine constantly bunch up, exposing the top part of the zipper. I have considered that the reasons might be:
- waist is too tight (but it happens on looser waists, too)
- my gut is pushing down on the waistband
- the button hole has gotten loose, allowing the top flap to sag (though I have tried sewing up the button hole without success, possibly due to my lack of skill and understanding)

Any advice on how to treat this problem? Some kind of insert to stiffen the flap?

Here is a pic of the problem.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8569/16069669409_693c9d1c35.jpg

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:31 (seven years ago) link

And so it's on topic: this folded flap makes me SO IRRATIONALLY ANGRY

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:32 (seven years ago) link

I think I just tend to wear shirts outside my jeans so it's covered up. Will think about it but not sure offhand.

Might be that you need to make sure you've ironed the fly flap. BUt probably not. I don't know if I know enough about construction and subsequent pressures to answer. But could be that it would be good for me to be aware of that for future knowledge.

I've made like 10 pairs of jeans so far so it's still early days. & I'm not sure how successful they all are. Found out that some I'd made some months back really were too large at the waistband. Being largely self-taught I'm not 100% sure what solutions are.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:58 (seven years ago) link

i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

THIS. When the hell did this kick off? It is irritating. Ive clicked on comments threads that are nowt but tag-ins. Ive even had friends of mine tag me in some other random persons thread. I ignored the callout. PM me or GTFO.

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Monday, 12 January 2015 02:23 (seven years ago) link

start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3">Karl Malone

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 02:27 (seven years ago) link

Online sellers who aren't satisfied with the fact that you purchased a product from them and did not try to return it or complaint about it, but hassle you RELENTLESSLY to leave feedback, tell us what you think, post about us on social media, blah blah blah

FUCK YOU I gave you money. You gave me a product. We're not married now. I don't owe you anything. I don't have to go to your parents' house for Thanksgiving and I don't have to write a review of your GOD DAMN cocktail shaker. Fuck.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:24 (seven years ago) link

Also:

I was printing out my parents boarding passes from Spirit Airlines last night and they offered the normal nickel-and-dime-you-to-death services and the option to voluntarily pay an additional $1 or $5 to help the airline be more green.

So not a service, just some random fucking guilty bullshit about how if we want this airline to be more environmentally friendly, give us extra money. We're already paying extra money to check a bag and have more leg room than a chicken a 12-by-12 factory farming crate, and now these fuckers have the nerve to try to extort money for their environmental initiative? I'm still so angry about that I can barely form a coherent objection to it.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:27 (seven years ago) link

I'm underemployed right now working as a temp in a law firm.. I got a ton of overtime last week but I am FUCKING FURIOUS because I HATE overtime and I hate my line of work because Im subject to the whims of capricious lawyers who dont give a fuck about my life or free time (or common sense/decency). The irony being I'm making time and a half and have a bunch more money than I would yet I am still FUCKING FURIOUS because theres a lot more overtime in the future.

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency, which is basically the same amont of money I used to make like ten fucking years ago.

thanks obama

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:33 (seven years ago) link

^^^great CSR, there, carl. *screams*

I was a participant in the following exchange last week:

Cashier: 'Thanks for shopping with us. Can I take your e-mail address?'
Me: 'No...'

camp event (suzy), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:36 (seven years ago) link

Hate it when I'm too fast for a website. Site loads, I put the cursor on something like "SEARCH" and click, but in that split second between those two actions, the site has loaded up just a little bit more and I wind up clicking on something like "CONTACT US".

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:40 (seven years ago) link

When I started at TCS they encouraged us to ask ppl for their email addresses at the register. At first they said it like, "Hey, people might want to know when we have sales! Just ask, if they say no, that's fine obvs." By the time I left they were offering positive incentives to workers who got the highest percentages of ppl to give them an email. I got the feeling negative incentives were right around the corner.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:41 (seven years ago) link

Radio Shack has been really obnoxious about the email stuff for years

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:47 (seven years ago) link

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:54 (seven years ago) link

I just had one of those, cash purchase of an overpriced-yet-undeniably-effective hair care product for one of my daughters from a salon I visit for no other purpose.

"What's your last name?" "Is it 'Dusty' Perry?" "I'm supposed to ask." "How do you spell your last name?" "Who normally does your hair here?" Ha ha ha, who does my greying, thinning hair.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:42 (seven years ago) link

Canada Goose Parkas

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:45 (seven years ago) link

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency

Not to stoke any further IA, but it's possible that you are grossly overestimating the cut that your temp agency is willing to part with.

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:54 (seven years ago) link

Very true. I used to be temped for Accounts Payable jobs, so the most hilarious thing to me was knowing the 'big secret' of exactly how much the company was paying for my services because I was the one processing the bill! (Of course temp agencies never ever want their temps to know this stuff).

I recall more than one job where I got hourly $13, and the agency was getting $22, and that this ratio was pretty usual, so, I got more than half, but less than 2/3 of the payout.

However, and this really ticked me off, one job that was largely funded by taxpayer dollars paid me way less than half of the outrageous sum the temp agency got! I think I got $9 out of $25 bucks on that one! No business like soaking the people.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:03 (seven years ago) link

temp agencies take that much?! damn.

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (seven years ago) link

i guess companies will pay to screw people out of benefits

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (seven years ago) link

Most of the times I was ever offered to 'go perm' it was usually with a pay cut from what I had been getting as a temp ('but you'll get benefits') so, no, thanks.

One reason I did temp for a long time was that the pay rates had at least something to do with demand, whereas permanent positions tended to be successfully squashed. While it was humiliating in some ways to have the agency taking a lot of money for doing nothing but landing me the spot, that did save me a lot of dreadful human resources interviews and frankly, I just wouldn't have found those positions on my own. I also used to see the most interesting trainwrecks: places where I'd take over the suddenly vacated position of an embezzler, a revenge case, a blazing incompetent. Whole little histories there. The work of course was more boring than not so regular changes of scenery were helpful as well.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:31 (seven years ago) link

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:49 (seven years ago) link

omg XV is amazing, I have no idea what that is

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:53 (seven years ago) link

baldie doin-brum.gif

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:59 (seven years ago) link

ia: egregiously bad service in restaurants. i'm sooooo chill and forgiving about minor food service slip-ups. i don't care if you smile. i don't care if you refill my water without me having to ask. if i don't say when i'm ordering that i'm allergic to XYZ food item (which would be a gross overstatement, since my food allergies are really trivial), it's a minor inconvenience but not the end of the world if the kitchen forgets to leave it off. i just want a baseline level of transactional ease if i'm gonna choose your place over other places. i had work to do last night and i ran out to get a quick takeout order so i could scarf down some food and meet my midnight deadline. i ended up waiting probably 40 minutes for a dish that at most would take ten minutes to cook from pre-prepped ingredients and assemble in a styrofoam box. and the restaurant was busy, but not slammed. it just made me very stressed out. which is my problem, not theirs. i don't handle stress well. 40 minutes is a long time to wait though.

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:45 (seven years ago) link

no i in yr a

so to speak

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:48 (seven years ago) link

the level of stress made my a feel i

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:49 (seven years ago) link

_lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago_

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

Whoa thank you, aps! I read the first few of those when it was first posted, but missed the great ones you pointed out plus my favorite, the one w/ Stoned Craig going "I'm hungry, Paw." (Which I've said a lot to various people over decades for no reason I can discern, so maybe it's just part of the collective human drive to say it.)

Je55e, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 05:32 (seven years ago) link

Stoned Je55e

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:49 (seven years ago) link

OK that Brum story looool
Original Brum theme was instrumental but TIL there is an extremely lengthy modern version

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:00 (seven years ago) link

bill gates the spider

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:04 (seven years ago) link

News sites showing handheld video but blurring out the edges? I feel like I see something like this every week or two. Sorry, this is some really traumatic video.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/dying-among-strangers-metro-victim-found-fellow-riders-who-tried-to-save-her-life/2015/01/13/98f6c37e-9b7a-11e4-bcfb-059ec7a93ddc_story.html?hpid=z3

how's life, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:43 (seven years ago) link

lately every time i watch some crappy viral video prank, i get IA imagining myself just out and about trying to run an errand and getting trapped in a viral video prank. like that dumb telekinesis coffee shop thing.*

*maybe the reactions are fake, idk.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:49 (seven years ago) link

It's very likely my last dying words will be "Turn your phone sideways if you insist on recording this."

pplains, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:59 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, it's not because something is being blurred out, it's because people don't shoot in landscape and for some reason news organizations have chosen to present it like that. I think they should just reject all portrait videos.

Jeff, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:26 (seven years ago) link

Why can't phones just format videos in landscape regardless of the position of the phone?

Je55e, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:29 (seven years ago) link

camera sensor orientation? the actual sensor isn't square iirc, I may be wrong

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:32 (seven years ago) link

those takeout containers with interlocking flaps - eating from them makes me ia bcz the flaps get in the way

i usually dump it out onto a plate of something but sometimes you can't & raaaaage

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:33 (seven years ago) link

look mate, I don't know how to say this, but... what even is hard seltzer?

kinder, Monday, 27 December 2021 20:06 (three weeks ago) link

Wine coolers for the 21st Century.

nickn, Monday, 27 December 2021 20:11 (three weeks ago) link

yeah my niece had some hard seltzer on offer at Thanksgiving. I tried a “winter spice” flavored one & it was deeply unpleasant.
not unlike drinking a fizzy Yankee Candle

blech

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 27 December 2021 20:55 (three weeks ago) link

xpost kinder - flavored sparkling water w alcohol

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 27 December 2021 20:56 (three weeks ago) link

I sort of guessed it might be alcoholic fizzy water but then thought no-one would buy that :)

kinder, Monday, 27 December 2021 21:02 (three weeks ago) link

It's so gross and infused with live active bro cultures.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 27 December 2021 21:10 (three weeks ago) link

The sorry ones are those who buy it more than once.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Monday, 27 December 2021 21:12 (three weeks ago) link

So it's like an alky seltzer?

I thought I saw alcoholic water on sale when I was in Dublin in mid to late 90s which always seemed a bit obtuse.
Right around the time some firm was trying to bring out a commercial Poitin.

Stevolende, Monday, 27 December 2021 21:30 (three weeks ago) link

more like soda water in the uk? thats prob closest

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 27 December 2021 21:32 (three weeks ago) link

looked up to see if my bad pun was seen to be rotten and found that there was an actual brand using the term Alky Seltzer.
would alco seltzer have been a better pun?

Stevolende, Tuesday, 28 December 2021 12:09 (three weeks ago) link

(i enjoyed it, fwiw)

koogs, Tuesday, 28 December 2021 13:19 (three weeks ago) link

people who instead of writing you messages, send you voice recordings.

one thing if they're driving or something, but i have two friends now who on occasion will send me like three 1 minute recordings instead of a message and I'm like, this is harder for me to read when I'm working, esp with a work firewall that occasionally prevents those recordings from playing (so I gotta grab my phone)

hopefully this review helped someone (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 28 December 2021 21:47 (three weeks ago) link

block these friends immediately imo

my IA today is magnetic poetry. remember how fun those seemed, how you gave them as gifts to your cool friends? THEY SUCK. they are annoying they are useless as actual magnets except if you use like 30 of them and they are a PITA to remove if they stayed up for 10 years or more

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 28 December 2021 23:31 (three weeks ago) link

magnetic poetry was like a 'ice-breaker' party game for one participant

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 00:01 (three weeks ago) link

lol true

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 00:56 (three weeks ago) link

You can get "hard seltzer" in the UK too. The alcopop/cider fridge at my local Co-Op has a shelf or two of it: brands like Mike's, Dash and White Claw, and I think established brands like Smirnoff and Kopparberg have got in on it too.

as an alcopop/cider drinker I disapprove bcz when I see brightly coloured cans promising tropical/candy-like fruit flavours & 5% alcohol I am like "yesss, super-sweet sugary junk booze to pour onto my childishly unsophisticated tastebuds" but nah, it's just some expensive alcoholic fizzy water with a faint tang of metallic chemicals

a passing spacecadet, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 14:50 (three weeks ago) link

(concur on how hard it is to remove decade-old magnetic poetry; we moved house recently and I thought putting the other half's beloved old fridge magnets in a box was a nice simple task but the metallic backing had crumbled and welded itself permanently to the fridge, so the first couple of magnets I tried to lift got bent out of shape and left a mess behind on the fridge

also the poetry itself is a great way to sit in a solipsistic drunken haze at a party assembling weird ugly sentence fragments which seem hilarious/deep/euphonious until someone else comes along to look and you're all like "haha you see?" and they look at you like you're a serial killer and you look back on your selected word assemblage and realise that is in fact a very reasonable conclusion)

a passing spacecadet, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 14:51 (three weeks ago) link

I've noticed a lot of small breweries introducing hard seltzer, too, because no doubt it is easy money, and they are happy to tap that tacky and (literally) tasteless market, a la whiskey distillers that market so-called "white" whiskey or moonshine.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 15:16 (three weeks ago) link

I stopped drinking beer for health reasons a while ago. I will still drink cider, wine, and spirits enthusiastically. I don't much like hard seltzers, hard lemonades, and hard root beers, but they aren't harming me in any way by existing. I'm watching the emergence of more / better canned cocktails with interest, though. There's a Bombay Sapphire canned gin and tonic that is not bad. I mean, it's not as good as an actual gin & tonic but it isn't offensive.

; (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 20:34 (three weeks ago) link

My problem with hard seltzers, kombucha, etc is that they take shelf space in the beer section of a store, so places that used to have a great selection of beer has less and less of a selection. And it's the low selling "exotics" that get the boot.

nickn, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 20:55 (three weeks ago) link

Apparently there is a trade publication (of sorts) called Hard Seltzer News, and it wrote something about a shitty country song that mentions White Claw that I heard in the store yesterday:

https://hardseltzernews.com/2020/09/02/pretty-red-lips-working-on-a-white-claw/

Ends with this quote that makes me want to barf as much as White Claw:

When asked about the delicious lyric, songwriter Michael Hardy (who wrote the hit along with Ashley Gorey and Mark Holman) said “I’m gonna try to do everything I can to stay hip to (how lingo and trends evolve)…and that song is a good example. White Claw didn’t exist five or six years ago. But it’s just kinda paying attention to what’s going on in the world, in the realm of style, what people are drinking.”

Indeed, there's a lot going on in the world today. K-pop, fried chicken sandwiches, White Claw ...

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 30 December 2021 15:27 (three weeks ago) link

It’s honestly kind of amazing to me how the college student neighborhood drink refuse has gone from 100% red solo cups and beer cans to like 70% white claw cans in the last four years.

joygoat, Thursday, 30 December 2021 22:46 (three weeks ago) link

spotify finding a new way to be annoying. I looked up the Age Of Napoleon which had the most recent episode at the top so I scrolled down looking for the first episode. As i scrolled down it changed direction, so I scrolled back up and it changed again , did that several times. Blooming annoying, what is up with this app.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 23:55 (two weeks ago) link

i feel you! i dont use spotify a ton but the app def has some very annoying quirks

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 6 January 2022 00:35 (two weeks ago) link

Misinformation from call centre idiot.
Trying to work out why I can't access the details on my phone account , just get some overly cutesy Can't find what you're looking for message. & every attempt at topping up failing.
I tell the text box individual there was glitching at their end and get told that everything is ok and it must be something at my end.
Should be used to this kind of wank probably but thankfully have largely avoided it.
I went off and tried doing various things including wipingthe cache in my internet and tryingto make payment another couple of times and everything winding up with an error message.
Actually go back to the start, I tried topping up through bank account then went over to my phone to check it since I hadn't got a text saying top up successful. Can't access the account other than this can't find what you were looking for page with a cutesy image of an umbrella . Went to sleep , woke up checked phone and still no text. Checked website and did get to details but said taht there were no credit details to show or soemthing which is = to top up didn't work. I went back to bank account and it showed the transaction. I tried looking at phone website and got the cutesy page again.
wah, ate up time and I could have been lying in bed reading. So unfair.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 09:52 (one week ago) link

I then got a different text box guy who said there were some major issues at the time. So try back later.
Wonder if these people are actually in one place right now or working from home. Anyway just seems totally ignorant not to know about there being an issue if it is widespread.
bah

Stevolende, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 09:56 (one week ago) link

EBay listings or other online shopping sales where the multiple different photos you can click through are all the same image and also all tiny.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 11:39 (one week ago) link

Phone thing got worse this morning as the initial payment taht hadn't processed did this morning. I tried to get the money returned and tehy said they could give me anothe r months worth of coverage.
Partially because i was being mislead by th e first customer service guy I tried to put payment trhough a few times on a credit card and kept getting messages taht it looked like it hadn't been successful. Then me trying agin a while later. I assumed taht was the end of things. I rang the credit acrd line this morning and got told that several of them were approved. Hoping taht I'm not going to get several texts later saying thanks for topping up like i did with taht payment this morning.
bummer

Stevolende, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 13:06 (one week ago) link

I take approved to mean that a transaction is completed since it is what is said on card readers when it goes through.
I assumed it only showed when both sides had oked transaction .
Could be reading that wrong.
But after the 2nd version of that transaction succeeded this morning I am on edge about it.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 15:50 (one week ago) link

Youtube commercials with people cursing. You've seen these? It seems to be a trend. The swear words are bleeped out - which somehow makes it even more obnoxious - but it's smug Nickelback-looking douchebags saying things like "Your deodorant? it's shit" and "That cardio you're doing sucks." Like, fuck you dude I'm just trying to watch Aretha Franklin videos here

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 13 January 2022 01:49 (one week ago) link

lol otm,it's insane how unsophisticated the biggest ad company in the world is with this shit

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 13 January 2022 12:44 (one week ago) link

Yeah, it's always "People come up to me all the time, asking, bro, how did you get so ripppppppped!?" And it takes all my strength to even try and resist hitting skip and miss out on the secrets of his success, but alas, I'm just not there yet. I may never know how he got so ripped, or what's wrong with my soap, or why he's drinking pond water.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 January 2022 14:10 (one week ago) link

Ha ha, I'm glad it's not just me being "targeted" by these ridiculous ads

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 13 January 2022 18:22 (one week ago) link

"People come up to me all the time, asking, bro, how did you get so ripppppppped!?"

This play is the 'pick n' roll' of advertising. It's "I was a 98 lb. weakling, until Charles Atlas made a man of me" all over again.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Thursday, 13 January 2022 19:08 (one week ago) link

Doing an image search on Google now being a stupid two-stage process where first you have to let Google Lens fail to identify what you're looking for.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 14 January 2022 00:14 (six days ago) link

On chrome desktop:

1.) Go to chrome://flags/

2. Find "Search your screen with Google Lens"

3. Select "Disabled".

Oh I was so bitter until I discovered this neat trick.

pplains, Friday, 14 January 2022 02:45 (six days ago) link

FANTASTIC THANK YOU MARRY ME!

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 14 January 2022 10:53 (six days ago) link

Well, ok, but to do that, you're gonna have to go into chrome://preferences/...

pplains, Friday, 14 January 2022 14:13 (six days ago) link

i get like 3 emails a day from healthcare.gov the URGENT DEADLINE that does not apply to me

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Friday, 14 January 2022 23:13 (six days ago) link

Lol pplains

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Saturday, 15 January 2022 01:26 (five days ago) link

Seriously, though, you have dramatically improv3d the life of someone who has to do a lot of image research.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Saturday, 15 January 2022 01:27 (five days ago) link

Yeah, thanks for that as I was too lazy to google "how to fix google"

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 15 January 2022 05:12 (five days ago) link

People. Who. Write. Their. Social. Media. Messages. Like. This.

With the clap emoji in between each word. Barf.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 January 2022 15:02 (yesterday) link

https://i.imgur.com/nD7k3sY.jpeg

pplains, Wednesday, 19 January 2022 15:02 (yesterday) link

Those memes that start with "Nobody:" or "Literally No One:"

First of all, the blank space after the colon makes no fucking sense. Nobody said nothing? Second, it's become a meme where you can post literally anything you want in the second box. The meme has basically just come to mean "here is a crazy/funny/weird/fucked up thing" and the first box is just a way of memeifying "here is a crazy thing" without adding anything.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 18:12 (yesterday) link

It means

Nobody:

Is to infer that life was continuing on as normal, nothing had been said to draw out the bullshit/strange opinion or whatever is being mocked

mardheamac (gyac), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 18:22 (yesterday) link

I know what it's supposed to mean. But it's an implied double negative, and also, that's what always happens? Life is continuing on as normal and then something happens. Nobody: COVID 19: pandemic! Nobody: My Plate: fall down and break!

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 18:29 (yesterday) link

I get annoyed when people attribute human error to the quality of a product.

for instance, we're playing this dumb game on Twitch right now called Make It Meme, which is a silly 3 round game where you...make memes and vote on them, usually these games take 5-10 mins. figured I'd play one or two before bedtime.

this host turned off the timer for voting and made it so only she could advance to the next meme, and keeps falling asleep at the wheel and not advancing, so every vote is like 1.5 minutes, so this game has taken like 45 minutes, and everybody is complaining "this game sucks, it takes too long to vote".

no, the host just fiddled with the settings and for whatever reason decided to stretch out a 10 minute game to almost an hour!

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Thursday, 20 January 2022 05:30 (five hours ago) link


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