Oh those pet peeves

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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Grath » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:19 pm

Silversong wrote:I've been on the social committee at work for two years, planning the staff holiday party, and you would not believe how people complain about free food. Two paid hours away from work, at some restaurant, eating free restaurant food, and all we hear is, "I don't like ethnic foods" >_<

What if you told them... other people don't necessarily enjoy the food that is culturally associated with their ethnicity?

... yeah that'd probably end badly.

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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby nosimpleway » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:53 pm

Now I'm trying to imagine the sort of self-entitled asshole who's gonna complain about a fajita bar or something.

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Re: Oh those pet peeves

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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Mongrel » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:01 pm

Oh man I had some friggin' ace Finnish donuts a week or so ago.
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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Thad » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:49 pm

Well shit, somebody else took my Simpsons reference and now I have nothing to contribute.

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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Friday » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:27 am

There is a guy who works at the local subway who replies with "okey-dokey" to everything you say and I am going to kill him
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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Büge » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:54 am

"Question twelve: when a customer asks for extra sauce on their chicken teriyaki sub, what is the appropriate reply? Is it 1. Right on, 2. You got it, chief, 3. Roger dodger, 4. Coolsville, or 5. Boy howdy?"

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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby TA » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:56 am

Saucin' it up, baberino.
のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Grath » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:51 am

Friday wrote:There is a guy who works at the local subway who replies with "okey-dokey" to everything you say and I am going to kill him

okey-dokey.

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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Mongrel » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:44 pm

Does he look like Rob Schneider?
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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Thad » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:01 am

In the 2000 film X-Men, there is a scene where Wolverine comments on the characters' outfits. Cyclops responds, "What would you prefer, yellow spandex?"

It's funny because in the comics that the film is based on, the character of Wolverine wears yellow spandex.

It's a decent enough gag; it calls attention to how visual designs that work in comics don't always translate well on-screen. It also acknowledges the inherent silliness of the superhero genre and distances itself from it, which was necessary in drawing a distinction to 1997's Batman and Robin, a film which leaned hard into the silly stuff and did so poorly at the box office that it temporarily killed the franchise.

It is now 2017. Superhero movies and TV shows are everywhere, and they are extremely popular. Multiple superhero films have grossed over a billion dollars, with a "b".

And yet, their writers still feel the need to keep making that same fucking yellow spandex joke.

In Tuesday night's episode of Legends of Tomorrow (which was overall pretty good, and had George Lucas in it), Citizen Steel started referring to the bad guys as the Legion of Doom ("it's from a Hanna-Barbera cartoon from when I was a kid"). Everybody makes fun of him for it. Sara Lance, in particular, rolls her eyes and says "I'm not calling them that."

Yes, because you wouldn't want to refer to Malcolm Merlyn, Eobard Thawne, and Damien Darhk as the Legion of Doom. Because that name is silly.

There's nothing wrong with making fun of superhero tropes on a superhero show. (In fact, this week Arrow did a pretty good job of poking fun at superhero resurrection.) But if you're going to do it, give us something a little more insightful than "haha, stuff in superhero comics sure is embarrassing!"

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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Friday » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:54 am

The yellow spandex line was actually my favorite superhero one-liner until "We're like Kevin Bacon!"

I agree with you, though.
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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Silversong » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:32 am

There is a bird outside my house that wakes me up at around 5:30 every morning.
Does anyone sell bird-muzzles?

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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Friday » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:00 pm

When I lived with roommates near a pond, a bunch of Canadian geese decided it would be cool to roost under my window and honk at me every morning. I tried to talk some sense into them but you can't reason with a Canadian.

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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Mongrel » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:06 pm

Friday wrote:When I lived with roommates near a pond, a bunch of Canadian geese decided it would be cool to roost under my window and honk at me every morning. I tried to talk some sense into them but you can't reason with a Canadian.

Goose.


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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby Hardly Ideal » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:11 pm

My older brother used to shoot mockingbirds in the back yard with his pellet rifle, but then again he's kind of an asshole. He claimed they were too loud and woke him up in the morning, which is funny considering he's been partially deaf since he was three years old.

EDIT: Now my boss is looking at me funny for stifling that laugh. Damn you, Mongrel!
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Re: Oh those pet peeves

Postby nosimpleway » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:15 pm

When I lived in Nashville there was a mockingbird that nested right outside my bedroom window.

This mockingbird decided that the best way to attract other mockingbirds was to learn, and mimic, the sound of a car alarm. You know, those six-tone alternating car alarms.

I'll be honest the idea of just shooting the damned thing was very tempting.

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