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Author:  devil [ Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:47 pm ]
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Okay, now we need a lesson in proper punctuation since Das GermanShitt's explanation was rather difficult to read.

Author:  apoctodd [ Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:28 pm ]
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Pet peeve: Internet "Grammar Nazis"

Author:  Rockula! [ Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:59 pm ]
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I will let spelling errors go but not when the person is being an arrogant fuckass

Please people
Learn the correct usage of the word "you're"

Author:  oneikax [ Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:04 pm ]
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Redghost wrote:
people that let their kids run around wild in public.

bands that think they're good but suck

people that go to tanning beds


hippies that don't bath or comb their hair

jocks that try to steal MY cab that i flagged down.


Wow I agree with all of these and I would like to add this.

People who are talking on their cell phone while you are helping them with something or while they are driving. Have you noticed you go to the mall or bar and they are walking infront of you then all of a sudden stop because they are too busy in their own little world.

When you ask someone a question and they are like um um I think pause, pause, Pause. Just spit it out.

Author:  Mrs._Robinson [ Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:21 pm ]
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When your coworker calls all their family members and friends and tells the same story, so that you get to hear it 20 times.

People who say “we” instead of “you.” Like when I make an error and my boss asks, “Why did we do this?”

One of my coworkers, the same one who tells boring stories, always makes some odd exclamation after she sneezes. Such as “Good grief, Charlie Brown” “Heavens to Betsy!” or “Man oh Manichevitz!”

People who complain about being overweight, and then run off to Burger King for lunch.

Author:  rskm1 [ Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:01 pm ]
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Mrs._Robinson wrote:
One of my coworkers, the same one who tells boring stories, always makes some odd exclamation after she sneezes. Such as “Good grief, Charlie Brown” “Heavens to Betsy!” or “Man oh Manichevitz!”

If you sneeze hard enough, the part of your brain that controls speech and language can actually break loose and get lodged in the back of your sinuses. So it's always a good idea to make sure you still have the ability to vocalize made-up cliches anytime you sneeze particularly hard.

For similar reasons, I like to shout "Oh Gracious Good God Almighty!" anytime I rip a loud echoing fart in the stall of a public bathroom.

--Rob "July is Makin Sh1t Up month" Kemmetmueller

Author:  oneikax [ Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:32 pm ]
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Mrs._Robinson wrote:
One of my coworkers, the same one who tells boring stories, always makes some odd exclamation after she sneezes. Such as “Good grief, Charlie Brown” “Heavens to Betsy!” or “Man oh Manichevitz!”


I use to work with this lady who always said "oh shooting match" and "double hockey sticks" . It was annoying, she was an odd one. One time I made a trail of paperclips across the floor at work and I sware to you she picked them up one at a time and said something stupied like "you sure do drop a lot of paperclips back here".

Author:  Mrs._Robinson [ Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:24 am ]
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rskm1 wrote:
For similar reasons, I like to shout "Oh Gracious Good God Almighty!" anytime I rip a loud echoing fart in the stall of a public bathroom.


I usually yell "Fire in the hole!"

Anyway, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, so I've got some more peeves:

Waking up with a spider bite! (I think that's what it is...) I've seen several rather large spiders in my home lately.

Sitting next to someone on the bus who obviously has eaten waaaay too much curry.

When people try to talk to me all cheery-like the second I walk into the office.

When I go to get coffee, and the person who took the last cup didn't bother to make more.

Author:  Darla [ Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:20 am ]
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Being touched by strangers. Night clubs or concerts are no biggie. I'm talking about customers at the store I work in (auto parts) who want to tug on my hair and tell me I'm cute. Yuk!

Barking dogs next door.
Flaky guys.
Lying.

Author:  oneikax [ Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:46 pm ]
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Coworkers bugging you when they know you are working on something that has a deadline.

People that think you are a serial killer or your going to steal their money because of the way you dress and because you have tattoos.

People who throw ciagrette butts on the ground when they are 2 feet away from an ashtray or garbage can.

Author:  Redghost [ Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:20 pm ]
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Old people who constantly complain that things were cooler and better when they were younger.( When In fact they're just bitter cause they're old and aren't young anymore and probably can't get It on anymore) I find that really F*&$$%* annoying.

Peeve of the day: Anyone over the age of 35.

Author:  Rockula! [ Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:01 pm ]
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When someone is giving me attitude and they start a sentence with
"You need to....."
My brain shuts down and the wall goes up
Fucking customers

Author:  oneikax [ Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:00 am ]
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when the one I love spends his whole paycheck the day he gets it on Ebay. I hate Ebay.

Author:  vampiergirl [ Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:04 pm ]
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fat prepy people in super short skirts EWWW! or low riser ewww.

Author:  Redghost [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:25 pm ]
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People who are driving fast and out of control on the freeway and cause other people to slam on their brakes.

Going to pick up my birthcontrol pills and the clinic is closed.

Author:  the vampires kiss [ Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:38 am ]
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when a dog across the road has a better collor than me...

wiggers

people P.A.M ing (pissing and moaning) about things they think are problems when other people have actual ones

when people cant understand what the hell i'm talking about, even after i had "Dumbed it down for them"

when people compare my artwork to others, simply because mine is well... different

girly screen print t-shirts

that little boys shirts are way better than mine (i went shopping yesterday, was anyone at crossroads mall or savers?)

it is frowned apon to be looking in the boys-youth men department in the clothing store

Author:  zom-zom [ Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:07 pm ]
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the vampires kiss wrote:
people P.A.M ing (pissing and moaning) about things they think are problems when other people have actual ones



Um....

Author:  hushpuppy [ Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:33 pm ]
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zom-zom wrote:
the vampires kiss wrote:
people P.A.M ing (pissing and moaning) about things they think are problems when other people have actual ones



Um....


I was wondering who would be the first to say something about that =P

LOL

~Hush

Author:  Darla [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:56 am ]
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hushpuppy wrote:
zom-zom wrote:
the vampires kiss wrote:
people P.A.M ing (pissing and moaning) about things they think are problems when other people have actual ones



Um....


I was wondering who would be the first to say something about that =P

LOL

~Hush


Ditto

Author:  Darla [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:01 am ]
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I hate vindictive morons at work, like my old boss. He was transferred to a slower store and thinks it was all because of me. Well, it was but he's better off there. Now, I'm getting promoted into an awesome position. I can't wait to see the look on his face. >:)

Author:  the vampires kiss [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:34 pm ]
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jesus...

would you people like an example or is that not the issue

Author:  rskm1 [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:59 pm ]
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the vampires kiss wrote:
would you people like an example

*snicker*

Yes, please draw me a picture, while I try to explain what "irony" is.

Author:  Das Grundubel [ Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:22 pm ]
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I don't understand young angsty people.. srsly.

Author:  Ether [ Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:48 pm ]
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I know they have a zillion hit songs. I know they are seemingly the most popular band in the universe at the moment. I know everything they touch turns to gold. I know their music has massive radio appeal and can be used to market any variety of products and/or services.

Still, I just hate Nickelback.

I hate their music with a passion. I hate the lyrics and vocals with a passion. I hate that guy's stupid face. (I know Newman, a person can be stupid... but a face? That's impossible. Har har) I hate everything that band represents and I resent that they share the once-honored title of 'musician' with me and are, in some circles, actually regarded as being 'better' or 'more successful' than me. I'm going to attempt to put all of that aside for the moment and focus on what I REALLY hate the most about Nickelback.

I hate the phenomenon that is Nickelback. By that I mean that they are an incredibly popular, painfully overplayed, outrageously appreciated rock band that seemingly has no fans. I don't understand it. I've never met a Nickelback fan- at least not one that would admit it. I've never seen anyone wearing a Nickelback T-Shirt. I've never seen a kid with Nickelback's logo amateurishly scrawled on the cover of their notebook. I've never heard anyone give the band's new album a glowing review- in fact I've never heard anyone talk about a Nickelback album at all! I've never known anyone who has owned a Nickelback album for that matter. I talk music with people all the time, and you'd think by the law of averages that by now SOMEONE would have brought up the new Nickelback album they bought and tell me about it or try to turn me on to it without knowing my hatred of said band. It's never happened.

How is this possible? Do I give up an anti-Nickelback vibe? Gosh, I hope that's so- but I somehow doubt it.

I've been trying to ignore this band for years. I've pretended they don't exist and I've told myself they are eventually going to make all the money they want and go away. That was going fine for me until today when this whole Nickelback thing came to a head for me and I felt compelled to rant here.

At work I heard their new song, a song so horrible and so completely vile and contemptable that I knew it could only be by Nickelback. I've already blocked out the name of this song, but it doesn't matter. Look on the hit singles charts and it's probably there. It sounds like some sappy love song that you'd hear at a wedding, with that douchewad singer croaking out his trademark raspy scream in the verse about how much he's in love and how he'd never abandon you... or whatever. There is probably something in there about believing in your dreams or never giving up or whatever other tired rhetoric they are employing this time.

This song is not only the most awful thing I've ever heard, it also seems to mock me in my hatred of them by suggesting 'we aren't going away buddy, and there ain't a damn thing you can do about it.' Nickelback is everything that is wrong with music and songs like this just hit that point home. Just hearing this awful excuse for music makes me want to pee on whatever record exec gave them the deal which enabled them to inflict this harm on the world.

I just... I... I just really hate Nickelback. I guess that's the point I'm trying to make.

~€ther~

Author:  Das Grundubel [ Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:57 pm ]
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I don't like Nickelback either...

Our Station Manager thinks that they are the greatest band ever, and refuses to hear otherwise... So basically we play too much Nickelback, so everyone in the city is sick of them and hates them even more...

Thats what happens when people who are too old and out of touch with music get their own radio stations...

Author:  Rockula! [ Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:34 pm ]
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Ether
You're busted
I have not even gone to Musicscene.org yet and I know you lifted that whole rant from the other message board you frequent

Let's see if you can figure out how I knew

Author:  edentropy [ Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:32 pm ]
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My pet peeve is non-sequitors! I just hate them!

Author:  Ether [ Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:39 pm ]
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Rockula! wrote:
Ether
You're busted


well it was so good and so detailed that I had to use it. I couldn't bring myself to type any more about that group fo assclowns.

Author:  Rockula! [ Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:54 pm ]
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All you had to do was remove Newman from it and no one would have been the wiser

Author:  drok [ Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:05 pm ]
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pet peeve of the moment:

people who don't know what socialism is, and yet keep throwing it around. It's like when we were 17 yo punks, and everyone was a "fascist".

Author:  Redghost [ Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:24 pm ]
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Pet peeve of the day.

Jealous stupid girls. I had a run In with one of them today, I laughed and walked away.

Author:  Ether [ Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:29 pm ]
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Rockula! wrote:
All you had to do was remove Newman from it and no one would have been the wiser


Yeah, great. Nobody cares.

~€~

Author:  Rockula! [ Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:44 pm ]
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I work in telefundraising for the Minneasota Orchestra which means I call people up and beg for money
Why would someone sit and listen to 30 seconds of begging when they know at the start they are going to say no?
here's a bit of advice
1-say "Take me off your list"
2- hang up

I call about 250 people a day
Trust me, I would rather hear that then the inevitable exasperated sigh, followed by silence, followed by a no
It would save both of us some time and irritation

Author:  rskm1 [ Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:35 pm ]
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Rockula! wrote:
I work in telefundraising for the Minneasota Orchestra which means I call people up and beg for money
Why would someone sit and listen to 30 seconds of begging when they know at the start they are going to say no?
You on commission? Because if you get paid strictly by the hour anyway, what does it matter whether you're spending an hour saying the first 5 words of the schpiel to 100 people, or saying the whole 100-word schpiel to 5 people?

I'm always at the OTHER end of the phone. Seems like most telemarketers train their lungs to blurt out the whooooole schpiel without ever pausing to inhale. I mean, I interrupt as soon as they're quiet enough to HEAR me politely decline, but usually that doesn't happen until their entire first volley is complete.

After the polite declination, they generally start in with the second volley anyway, at which point they get hung up on.

Author:  Rockula! [ Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:33 pm ]
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Quote:
="rskm1]You on commission? Because if you get paid strictly by the hour anyway, what does it matter whether you're spending an hour saying the first 5 words of the schpiel to 100 people, or saying the whole 100-word schpiel to 5 people?

I'm always at the OTHER end of the phone. Seems like most telemarketers train their lungs to blurt out the whooooole schpiel without ever pausing to inhale. I mean, I interrupt as soon as they're quiet enough to HEAR me politely decline, but usually that doesn't happen until their entire first volley is complete.

After the polite declination, they generally start in with the second volley anyway, at which point they get hung up on.


Then they deserve to get hung up on

I am on commission but it is not that much
Trust me
I am very empathetic about being on the other end
That's why I cut them off and say no right away
Then I hang up

Keep in mind, this is a charitable organization and we're only calling people who have given before and ticket buyers, so they expect it every year
The problem is that lots of people just don't have the money they did last year

Addressing your 5 to 100 vs 100 to 5
I am not like most telemarketers
Yes, I have learned not to take it personally when someone says no or hangs up on me
However, begging people for money all day is draining
And it is precisely because I do empathise with them
Every second I spend on the phone with someone, I can hear the irritation Even in their breathing
So, only getting to the end of-
"Hello, this is the Minnesota orchestra calling for"...click
Is way better than spending a good 20 to 30 seconds telling them about the wonderfull things the orchestra does for the community only to have them say no
Espescially when I give pregnant pauses in my schpeil that literally beg them to interrupt me (3 different times in my 10 second into even)

So
Not bitching that people don't give me a chance
Just bitching that their passive aggressive behavior wastes their time and my energy

btw
I am 2nd in total numbers so I must be doing something right

Author:  Redghost [ Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:19 am ]
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This so called global warming we are having.

Author:  thosquanta [ Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:05 pm ]
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Redghost wrote:
This so called global warming we are having.


wait, we're in 1972 now? i think thats the last time any meteorologist/climatologist called it "global warming." it is "so called" by right-wing nutjobs and no one else.

Author:  mzmelissa [ Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:41 pm ]
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'normals' that like to play goth dressup

Author:  thosquanta [ Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:46 pm ]
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my new pet peeve is my xbox live party continually ending sentences in prepositions. its "where are you?" not "where are you at?" it's not even more efficient! it's just wrong!

Author:  seasonfire [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:11 am ]
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rskm1 wrote:
Hmm, not enough greasy food?

Hey, that counts as a petpeeve too-
There's just not enough greasy food!

I especially miss Del's pizza (R.I.P.) in downtown Anoka, nobody seems to make pizza like that anymore. Super thin, lots of cheese, and you felt like you needed a shower as soon as you were done eating.

--Rob "yyyummayyy!" Kemmetmueller


try
Luigi's Pizza in River Falls, WI (very good). Steve's Pizza in RF is also very good, but their gazspacho (i have no idea if i spelled that right as it has been a few years - kind of a cheese-laden greek spaghetti) is awesome
or
Leonardo's 5 or 6 cheese pizza (i think they call it the Da Vinci or something) - located kind of where 694 meets Century near Century College. kind of expensive though, but i finally found a pizza with TOO MUCH cheese.

Author:  seasonfire [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:21 am ]
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devil wrote:
Oh man! The clown thing. Do you know how irritating it is when a grown woman starts going off about how much friggin' clowns scare her? They immediately lose at least eighty IQ points in my mind (which typically puts most of them in the negative region)........there's nothing remotely terrifying about the damn clowns. Get over it.


my wife cringes at the sight of them. she's never understood why nor really could explain why neither.
that and centipedes/millipedes... i've been making an effort to avoid leaving the newest prometheus burning cd laying around in plain sight...

Author:  Long Pig [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:55 am ]
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seasonfire wrote:
devil wrote:
Oh man! The clown thing.


my wife cringes at the sight of them.


to be totally fair, I actually knew a girl back in WI that had grown up in Milwaukee. When she was quite young there was a serial kille in Milwaukee that everyone believed was going around in a clown suit. One night a clown showed up to her home... he didn't play games or parlor tricks... he didn't kill her or her family, either.. still, I have some sympathy for that one... a little bit.

[/threadjack]

pet peeve: My nails tend to get noticed a lot. They're usually noticed before any other of my features. I hate taking them out when going somewhere that I KNOW people I do NOT want talking to me might be. (e.g. I take my niece 3 times per week to Ramsey County Jail so she can visit her to-be-deported boyfriend. Under no circumstances do I want any of those jackholes striking up a conversation with me).

Author:  polter [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:29 am ]
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Cheap toilet paper is my pet peeve.
Spend money on the quality roll.

Author:  zom-zom [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:01 pm ]
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Do you only poop at other people's houses and/or establishments?

Author:  veinsplasher [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:09 pm ]
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Census 2010 mailings telling me to expect a Census 2010 mailing.

Author:  thosquanta [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:37 pm ]
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veinsplasher wrote:
Census 2010 mailings telling me to expect a Census 2010 mailing.



i got one o those.


and by one, i mean like 20.

Author:  seasonfire [ Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:28 pm ]
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thosquanta wrote:
veinsplasher wrote:
Census 2010 mailings telling me to expect a Census 2010 mailing.



i got one o those.


and by one, i mean like 20.


wow, somehow i have yet to get one.

...and some people claim this country is becoming socialist! the thosquantan demographic is apparently a more essential component to these united states.

Author:  Long Pig [ Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:36 am ]
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checking out what has happened here during my hiatus and finding noobs that only came to post once an leave.

what the hell?

how are these accounts still actve?

how is MY account still active?

Author:  seasonfire [ Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:12 pm ]
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look on the bright side though, you narrowly missed the whole eddie entropy thing. he wasn't banned or anything but he seems to be gone. i have a feeling his "self-exile" will not last though...

imagine something semi-amusing, yet absolutely annoying at the same time and you have eddie.

Author:  Rockula! [ Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:23 pm ]
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I thought we wouldn't talk about him
You know he's lurking and waiting for us to say his name

Author:  skywayman [ Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:28 pm ]
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Long Pig wrote:
how are these accounts still actve?

how is MY account still active?


Because we decided that auditing accounts is really really boring.

Author:  seasonfire [ Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:13 pm ]
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Rockula! wrote:
I thought we wouldn't talk about him
You know he's lurking and waiting for us to say his name


mea culpa... i will refrain from doing so again in the future.

Author:  Rockula! [ Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:31 am ]
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People on bicycles who don't stop for red lights or stop signs but get pissed when you don't give them their right of way
I don't stop at them either but I also know when to stay out of the way and i don't get pissed when someone does something stupid because i assume everyone is capable of it

Author:  claymation [ Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:03 am ]
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Rockula! wrote:
People on bicycles who don't stop for red lights or stop signs but get pissed when you don't give them their right of way
I don't stop at them either but I also know when to stay out of the way and i don't get pissed when someone does something stupid because i assume everyone is capable of it


I agree for the most part, except when they do something stupid that potentially threatens my life. Then I get pissed.

Author:  Rockula! [ Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:36 pm ]
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I treat bicycles the same as cars when they follow the rules (and i am in a car)

Author:  thosquanta [ Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:18 pm ]
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i miss eddie entropy. i'm his facebook friend and all, but its just not the same.

Author:  Ether [ Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:18 pm ]
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I also miss Eddie.

And Rockula, you gotta remember that you are from Texas so your views on bike riding in traffic have got to be badly skewed. In Texas, all citizens with drivers licenses are forced to take an oath to destroy all pedestrians and bicycle riders whenever the opportunity presents itself. The goal is to mame or kill as many as possible and under no circumstances should you stop to help them afterwards.

:)

~€~

Author:  Rockula! [ Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:06 am ]
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Axe body spray commercials
I am having a hard time making a decent joke about this one but it involves spraying cologne on a douche

The sad part is that there are guys who buy that shit (both the product AND the promise of getting laid if you use their products)

And you thought beer commercials were unrealisitic

Author:  Long Pig [ Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:23 pm ]
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Rockula! wrote:
Axe body spray commercials
I am having a hard time making a decent joke about this one but it involves spraying cologne on a douche

The sad part is that there are guys who buy that shit (both the product AND the promise of getting laid if you use their products)

And you thought beer commercials were unrealisitic


Hi Karate, anyone?

Author:  Ether [ Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:30 pm ]
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Rockula! wrote:
Axe body spray commercials


Double pitts to chesty!!!

~€~

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