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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #45 on: 15 April, 2014, 12:46:57 am »
Why do we need pop music piped into a car park? Why? And if you insist on pumping out music, why not at least play something a bit different or interesting? I resent the assumption that we all care about pop music and celebrity culture - the vast majority of us don't, and find having it forced on us obnoxious.

I'm ashamed to say that a year or so back I actually snapped at the poor bloke from T Mobile(?) after being subjected to an endless loop of thirty seconds of 'She's So Lovely' by Scouting For Girls (officially the sappiest, most insipid and aggravating pop song of recent years) for half an hour. I was stressed out as it was, and that was the last straw.

I find certain modern documentaries actually laughable in the way they switch from one backing track to the next in ridiculous ADD fashion every 4 seconds.

I also hate radio edits of songs. Obviously it's understandable with 7 minute tracks with lenghty intros or outros, but it's just ridiculous these days. If you're that keen to cut it down then why even bother playing  whole songs at all? Why not just play ten second snippet of the choruses? FFS.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #46 on: 15 April, 2014, 01:15:12 am »
I'm ashamed to say that a year or so back I actually snapped at the poor bloke from T Mobile(?) after being subjected to an endless loop of thirty seconds of 'She's So Lovely' by Scouting For Girls (officially the sappiest, most insipid and aggravating pop song of recent years) for half an hour. I was stressed out as it was, and that was the last straw.

She's Pretty, a fitty
She's got a boyfriend though and that's a pitty.
She's flirty turned thirty
Ain't that the age a girl gets really dirty.

I don't know
I don't know
I don't know
How we'll make it through this.
I don't know
I don't know
I don't know

I love the way she bites her lip
I love the way she shakes them hips.
I love the way she makes me drool.
I think that she is beautiful.

She's so lovely
She's so lovely
She's so lovely
She's so lovely
She's so lovely
She's so lovely
She's so lovely
She's so lovely


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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #47 on: 15 April, 2014, 08:17:19 am »
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #48 on: 15 April, 2014, 11:27:57 am »
HaHa! This really should be renamed the Grumpy Old Men thread.  I try to let most things float past me but the ones that sometimes get through is when something I own tells me what to do. >:(

It took me a long time to deal with those FACT adverts and such that they put at the start of DVDs/Blu Rays which for some reason I am not allowed to fast-forward past.  Why do I have to sit through an advert telling me not to pirate something which I have not pirated because I bought it from the shop.  That is just pure frustration and if I could meet the genius who decided to not allow you to skip over these, then I would slap him in the face!

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #49 on: 15 April, 2014, 11:47:20 am »
HaHa! This really should be renamed the Grumpy Old Men thread.  I try to let most things float past me but the ones that sometimes get through is when something I own tells me what to do. >:(

It took me a long time to deal with those FACT adverts and such that they put at the start of DVDs/Blu Rays which for some reason I am not allowed to fast-forward past.  Why do I have to sit through an advert telling me not to pirate something which I have not pirated because I bought it from the shop.  That is just pure frustration and if I could meet the genius who decided to not allow you to skip over these, then I would slap him in the face!

I had a friend who used to cut off the copyright notice when he recorded a vhs as he thought that made it legal.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #50 on: 15 April, 2014, 11:52:02 am »
those FACT adverts and such that they put at the start of DVDs/Blu Rays which for some reason I am not allowed to fast-forward past.

Ditto for story cut scenes in videogames that you can't skip - fine the first time but frustrating ever afterwards

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #51 on: 15 April, 2014, 02:12:42 pm »
I had a friend who used to cut off the copyright notice when he recorded a vhs as he thought that made it legal.

 :lol: All legal then. 

It's not as if the pirates bother to include the FACT advert when they Rip a DVD, so what's the point?  Even if they did, are they suddenly going to stop when they see that advert? It serves no purpose other than to reinforce the idea that these media companies view all their customers as thieves.

Ditto for story cut scenes in videogames that you can't skip - fine the first time but frustrating ever afterwards

Oh yeah, they can be annoying.  It's not like there isn't examples of games out there where you can skip them.  I had heard the Metal Gear Solid game out a couple of years back had massive videos you could not skip.  Whether that was true or not, it put me off getting it.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #52 on: 15 April, 2014, 02:27:42 pm »
Especially the hideous whispering woman from the advert for "Secret Escapes", who sends me into stomach-knotting spasms of kill/hate/disfigure/maim screaming abdabs every time.

I'm normally a peaceable man, but that ad drives me into a frenzy of vocal hate and sincere threats of actual bodily  harm.  DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE WHY WON'T YOU DIE.
That add makes her come across as one of those high class escort ladies, the brazen hussy.

What grinds my gears, the lack of common sense and ability to think on your feet, that seems to be effecting any one below the age of 25.
Niece complaining on twitter about her bus being late, going to miss her connecting bus to work, ok fair enough. Then complains she has waited a further 30min for said bus. The bus station she need to get to is 1.5 miles away. If she walked 200m down a hill, she would  get to another bus stop for different bus that goes to said bus station and buses run more frequently. Or with the 30min waiting time she could of just walked.  :o

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #53 on: 15 April, 2014, 02:43:56 pm »
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #54 on: 15 April, 2014, 04:17:53 pm »
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #55 on: 15 April, 2014, 04:32:11 pm »
I blame 'casual gaming' on mobile devices and social media sites.  If they'd been reared on 16 bit Mario they'd know to jump over these things or face the consequences.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #56 on: 15 April, 2014, 04:57:42 pm »
Especially the hideous whispering woman from the advert for "Secret Escapes", who sends me into stomach-knotting spasms of kill/hate/disfigure/maim screaming abdabs every time.

I'm normally a peaceable man, but that ad drives me into a frenzy of vocal hate and sincere threats of actual bodily  harm.  DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE WHY WON'T YOU DIE.

Oh man, you want to see American TV - you don't know how good you have it. There must have been the same amount of ads as programme when we watched Mad Men the other night. Watching a movie, the screen is busy with on-screen bumpers and ads for other shows, and every thirty seconds you get weird little captions telling you about behind the scenes stuff and bits of trivia about the film.

They smash-cut to garish, incredibly cheesy ads with no warning or bumpers, and one ad smash-cuts into the next in unsettling fashion. You get surreal ads for random pharmaceutical products with chilling side-effects listed in soothing tones. Radio ads are bonkers too - they use honking car horn sound effects in them which seems extraordinarily dangerous to me, and the 'small print' disclaimer at the end of the ad is delivered so insanely fast and goes on for so long it makes me laugh out loud every time. For a viewer accustomed to the more sedate pace of British TV and radio it's a real head-fuck.

Savour the BBC while you still have it, folks.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #57 on: 15 April, 2014, 05:34:53 pm »
Quite.

You get it a little bit on the digital channels over here. Frantically dangling a bit of tinsel in front of the viewer in case they dare to switch channels.

Brand New
Theme Nights
Last chance to see
Coming up

It absolutely knackers any drama.

I remember the spaced DVD commentary ripping into the continuity announcer talking over the ESB credits (after they'd gone to efforts to secure the actual score)

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #58 on: 15 April, 2014, 05:41:51 pm »
There must have been the same amount of ads as programme when we watched Mad Men.

Isn't that just the show? If you switch channel every time ads for Edsels or Fedoras appear, you may not be getting the full weight of the drama.


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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #59 on: 15 April, 2014, 06:03:56 pm »
It grinds my gears when someone in the public eye who I consider an intelligent adult and someone I admire comments on reality TV or celebrity culture. Especially anything to do with Justin Bieber/X Factor etc etc.

I don't care, and I don't even want to hear you make fun of or satirise it, because engaging with it in any way makes you part of the conversation.