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Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:25 PM

Things I don't get / like

Reality TV
Facebook
Twitter
Tablets
Zombies
Superheroes
Las Vegas
Justin Bieber
iPhones
Remakes
Windows 8
Hyperforeignisms like rolling every R and trying to pronounce foreign placenames the way the natives say them, but yet not daring to pronounce the capital of France Paree for fear of coming off pretentious
Curling
Hyper-puffed up lips injected with collagen
The franchise model of US professional sports
Harry Potter
TV shows/movies in which tiny 5 foot nothing girls savagely beat the crap out of big muscled hard men
Boutiques with twee names like Ye Olde Countrie Gifte Shoppe
Short-track speedskating
Boutiques with playful but wrong foreign-sounding names like Das Gifthaus which really means The Poison House
White Bread
Cricket
Porsches with automatic transmission
Cars with small 4 cylinder engines with automatic transmissions
Truck Nutz
Casinos
Child Beauty Contests
American Idol
Toddlers on tricycles wearing kneepads, elbowpads and huge helmets
Goatees
Vaginas with teeth. 'Nuff said.
Right turn green arrows for cars simultaneous with green lights for pedestrians going straight
25 mph speed limits on roads wide and straight enough to land a 747 on
Boring safety-first playground equipment that no self-respecting child would use like that stupid chicken on a spring.
Pedestrian underpasses that smell of piss.
Starbucks
Star Wars
Star Trek
People in sleeping bag queues in front of Apple stores overnight
Synchronised Swimming
Using the letter u for the pronoun 'you', or even worse, u r for 'you are'.
Blech!
Excessive facial piercings that make it look as though I could tear your ear or nose off like a perforated postage stamp
Advertising
Boombox Cars
Marketing Speak,
Knock knock jokes
Rap Music
Gomer Pyle
The first one to say "suPRIZE suPRIZE suPRIZE" gets it right in the kisser.
Yoghurt
Video Game Consoles
Country Music
Religion
Overbred, yipy little dogs that do nothing but tremble and shit all day
The word "traveling" when spelled with a single L so that it looks like it should be pronounced traVEALing.
When did that happen? My old books still say "traveller" or "travelling" with two L's. It happened when I wasn't looking.
Budweiser
Florida
Raw carrots served as though they were an acceptable form of snackfood,
What am I, the village idiot munching on a raw carrot?
Adam Sandler
The Simpsons
Seinfeld
People who actually
say LOL in real life
Belgians


This is, of course, not an exhaustive list and doesn't include the things we all hate around here (e.g. Republicans, sexism etc.), but I'm throwing it out in order to find like-minded people so that we can form a movement so that these things may be suppressed.

Feel free to add to this list, but should you add something I do like or if you disagree with any of the above, I will, of course, hate you forever and you can't be part of my movement.

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Reply Things I don't get / like (Original post)
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 OP
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #1
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #9
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2013 #2
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #10
pinboy3niner Jun 2013 #3
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #11
Chan790 Jun 2013 #4
NightWatcher Jun 2013 #12
trof Jun 2013 #35
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #13
pipi_k Jun 2013 #63
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #5
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #14
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #17
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #34
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #36
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #40
trof Jun 2013 #37
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #38
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #43
RebelOne Jun 2013 #20
Tobin S. Jun 2013 #6
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #16
AsahinaKimi Jun 2013 #7
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #26
AsahinaKimi Jun 2013 #30
Wait Wut Jun 2013 #8
LineLineReply .
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2013 #15
Wait Wut Jun 2013 #18
malthaussen Jun 2013 #47
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #22
Wait Wut Jun 2013 #28
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #31
Wait Wut Jun 2013 #32
femmocrat Jun 2013 #19
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #24
femmocrat Jun 2013 #25
Wait Wut Jun 2013 #29
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2013 #64
Rob H. Jun 2013 #67
NV Whino Jun 2013 #21
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2013 #23
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #27
LiberalEsto Jun 2013 #33
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #41
HappyMe Jun 2013 #39
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #42
hopemountain Jun 2013 #44
First Speaker Jun 2013 #45
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #50
raccoon Jun 2013 #56
IrishEyes Jun 2013 #46
RiffRandell Jun 2013 #48
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #52
baldguy Jun 2013 #49
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #53
olddots Jun 2013 #51
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #54
Arugula Latte Jun 2013 #55
Tom Ripley Jun 2013 #57
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #59
GoCubsGo Jun 2013 #58
KamaAina Jun 2013 #60
Ron Obvious Jun 2013 #65
duuser5822 Jun 2013 #61
olddots Jun 2013 #62
Rob H. Jun 2013 #66

Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:27 PM

1. you know people that say LOL in real life?

dude, you have my sympathy. yuck.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:48 PM

9. Yes...

More than one sadly enough. It's oddly infectious too -- I nearly caught myself doing it, which is why it bugs me.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:33 PM

2. I have to laugh at your goatee comment...my wife and I both describe them that way as well!

The only thing on your list I actually like is yogurt - we make our own and eat it for lunch with our home made granola and fruit most every day. I also enjoyed Seinfeld (being the cynic that I am).

Otherwise, that's a damn good list!

I would add:

Most everything on TV
Beers I can see through
Any sort of hero worship or slobbering following, be it with athletes, actors, entertainers, politicians, breaking news items (that involve athletes, etc)
Most restaurants (over priced, over salted, over rated) - we like to cook, and like to eat at home

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:52 PM

10. I'll grant you the yoghurt exemption

Last edited Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:31 PM - Edit history (1)

Since I am, as you can no doubt tell, a broad-minded, fair and tolerant man. I wish I could eat it, actually as it's so healthy for you. I just have a strong gag response to it because it tastes likes it's gone off to me.

Your other items are fine additions to the list.

ETA: I hate typos too.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:35 PM

3. Knock knock...

suPRIZE suPRIZE suPRIZE!




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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:53 PM

11. * SMACK!!!! *

Don't say I didn't warn you!

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:38 PM

4. Things I don't like:

*People who discriminate against other people based on nationality.
*The Dutch.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:55 PM

12. Don't get me going on those wooden shoe wearing sunsabitches

Look at my tulips and chocolates

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:51 PM

35. Italians hate Jugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch, and I don't like anybody very much.

From "The Merry Minuet"
- The Kingston Trio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bp6dsKleGpU

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:55 PM

13. Oh yeah, them too

A right shower of bastards with their windmills and their bloody tulips and clogs. Always off euthanising their grandmothers with their legal drugs and all. Bastards.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:17 PM

63. My *...

The Swiss.

With their creepy lederhosen, yodeling, little asshole-looking hats with feathers in them, and cheese with holes all through it.

Bastards!

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:38 PM

5. Reality shows

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:57 PM

14. Yep, every last one of them n/t

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:01 PM

17. The newest one is a reality show about reality show contestants really getting killed.

Duh!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:47 PM

34. Wow, Meta Reality Shows!

Really easy Game Shows with huge payouts I dislike too I just now remembered.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #34)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:51 PM

36. I really cannot abide Meta derp.

I would rather watch a night time soap, especially the political soaps on TV ... like Scandal.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #36)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 07:53 PM

40. LOL

My wife was just standing behind and couldn't make out your avatar. "What's that, cut-up kittens?"

Not a Dali fan, I guess

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:51 PM

37. Snuf Shows?

whew

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Response to trof (Reply #37)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:53 PM

38. Damn! I deleted the pilot. I'll find the name later.

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Response to trof (Reply #37)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:56 PM

43. Whodunnit?




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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:06 PM

20. Never watch them.

But I do watch the reality cooking shows on Food Network because I love cooking and good food. Not Paula Deen's show ever because her cooking is filled with fats and sugar. And it has nothing to do with the recent scandal.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:41 PM

6. The thing about the chicken on the spring is

that you have to be at least 200 pounds to really get the full value of joy out of that thing. It also helps to be drunk or stoned. So that toy's not really for the little ones. I just thought I'd let you know.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:59 PM

16. I have literally never seen a single child use them.

Not ever.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:41 PM

7. Well damn...at least you didn't mention



I am relieved

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:18 PM

26. Pardon this ignorant question

Is that what's known as Gangnam style? If so, I don't get that either.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:37 PM

30. LOL!

Yes it is Gangnam Style. I totally understand that you might not get it as it is sung in Korean, and though I don't speak Korean, I did do a little research on the whole meaning and how Gangnam is a city in South Korea where a lot of rich South Korean kids hang out. I have seen interviews with Psy and he explains the concept of the song. That is probably on youtube.com if you ever wanted to know more.. or you could simply read up about it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangnam_Style

Its amazing that wiki would devote a whole page to one song, but than again, I also know a lot of Americans don't get the attraction to foreign music. I have friends who love the German band Rammstein. With Jpop, Jrock and Visuel Kei, the attraction started with imported Japanese Anime to American TV. One can not simply ignore the music while watching the animation! My little group on IMVU.com (8600 members now, last I looked.) tried to educate westerners about who the bands and singers were, who were singing the opening and ending themes on most Anime episodes. Once recognized, people wanted to know more about modern music coming out of Japan. Than that eventually lead to Korean music becoming popular. (People like BoA Kwon being a major Asian pop star.) So now, with PSY exploding onto the music scene, more people start to focus on who are the superstar singers of South Korea.. and promotions like SNSD: Girls Generation appearing on David Letterman's show.

I have had a love for the music coming out of Japan for a long time and admit my own interest started with Anime coming from Japan.
I do enjoy Kpop as well, but my real love has always been for the culture of Japan and its incredible artists and music that is just beginning to be seen around the world.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:47 PM

8. I agree with probably 95%.

I'd like to add:

People

I love humanity, people annoy me.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:58 PM

15. .



agreed...I am getting worse with age on that one...becoming a bit of a hermit!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:03 PM

18. Crap.

I never thought about the age thing. Am I becoming a crotchety old woman?

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 10:43 PM

47. Probably not, I've felt that way since... birth?

Really, I cannot remember a time when people haven't driven me up a wall. Of course, the reverse applies.

-- Mal

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:09 PM

22. Let me guess

You were snacking on carrots while camping out in front of the Apple store waiting for the new iPhone to come out.

I've got you pegged.

I think there was this old debate once between Jonathan Swift and this other fellow about whether they loved people but disliked humanity or loved humanity but disliked people. I don't remember now who took which position.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:23 PM

28. I don't like raw carrots.

They have a medicinal taste. Though I'm an old school Mac Addict, I don't camp out in front of stores for anything and I don't own an iPhone or any type of smart phone. I am hoping to own an iPad before I take my next vacation, though.

So...HA!!! Peg THAT!

I'll give you a dollar if you say I'm on the Jonathan Swift side of that argument.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #28)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:38 PM

31. Hmmm....

I'm pretty sure it's not the Truck Nutz...

Very well, you're on the Jonathan Swift side of the argument.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:41 PM

32. Thank you.

And, truck nutz are disgusting.



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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:04 PM

19. What do you like?

? ? ?

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:11 PM

24. Pushing children who are playing outside face-first into mudpuddles.

It also teaches them the valuable lesson that adults are all bastards.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:14 PM

25. Hmmmm....

No words.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:24 PM

29. omg...

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:30 PM

64. HUH???

I'm NOT the only person who does that?


Children. They just end up turning into people.

Yecch!

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:34 PM

67. "It also teaches them the valuable lesson that adults are all bastards."

Well, as long as you're doing it for educational reasons....

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:07 PM

21. I don't get why you bother getting out of bed in the morning

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:10 PM

23. think of all of the great stuff not on the list....

movies
books
music
kayaking
photography
hiking
biking

and yes, tomatoes!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:19 PM

27. Wow!

No need to respond here, you said it for me better than I could have!

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:46 PM

33. I'm okay with your list except for Star Trek/Wars, carrots and yogurt

But I'll add that I just don't get:

Television in general.
Idiots who text or make calls while driving
Sushi (ewwwwwwww, raw fish)
People who post their streams-of-consciousness on Facebook
The endless problems of the DC Metro system
Hummers
Kids playing video games indoors when they could be playing outside
The excessive sugar, food coloring, additives and/or synthetic fragrances in consumer products

nuf said

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #33)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:39 PM

41. All worthy entries to the list

Although I personally have only had good experiences with the DC metro system on my 2 visits there.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:58 PM

39. Good grief!



This isn't even the full list?

Good luck.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #39)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 08:43 PM

42. I'm just getting started!

Off the top of my head I could add:

Emaciated Fashion Models
Reboots
Hershey Bars
Precocious Wiseacre Children on TV sitcoms
"Licorice" that doesn't have any actual licorice in it
Cheap Vodka that tastes like lighter fluid.

I could be here all night.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #42)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:16 PM

44. except for yoghurt & some

country music songs associated with my dad i agree with you - including the things you have added.
although, i would never slap a kid face down in the mud because life has a way of teaching kids the hard lessons without any help from me.

and, i confess to really stifling all of my grumpy old lady annoyances because the perpetual frown is unbecoming and i would never get out of bed in the morning.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:36 PM

45. Here's a few of my pet peeve/dislikes...

-Modern horror films in color (yecch!) with buckets of blood everywhere. Whatever happened to subtlety?
-"Walk" signals at corners where there aren't any "no turn on red" signs. *Nobody* respects pedestrians then, signal or no signal.
-Exotic pets. Cripes, keep leopards in the damned zoo.
-Plot twists in long-running TV series that all seem alike. Where/who/what happened to my mother/sister/daughter et al...hey-get some new ideas!
-E-books.
-And, conversely, the decline of real book stores. Life without book stores is quite literally not worth living.
-Endless sequels of books. *Game of Thrones*, anyone? Cripes, bring an end to it.
-The endless subliminal messages I keep receiving thru my tooth fillings from the Roundtable Group. (*Not* the Illuminati. They communicate in quite a different manner.)
-People who pontificate about highly technical issues--evolution, global warming, nuclear power, you name it--who have no scientific expertise. Everyone does this, especially me. It's totally unavoidable, if you're going to be a citizen of a free society at all. It still annoys me.
-The decline of real records. It used to be easy and fun to shop for music.
-Buying *anything* on-line.
Bah, humbug, and a good evening to you all...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #45)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:21 AM

50. A year ago I would have completely agreed with all of that

But I'm sitting here reading Game of Thrones on my beloved Sony ebook reader

The big benefit is having hundreds of books with you at all times, and I used to travel with dozens my suitcase. Not because I was going to read dozens of them, but because I wouldn't know ahead of time which ones I'd feel like reading. It got heavy.

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #45)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:47 AM

56. ITA on this one:

"Modern horror films in color (yecch!) with buckets of blood everywhere. Whatever happened to subtlety? "

It's easier for the film makers to just throw in more gore, than to have a good script with SUBTLETY.


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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:58 PM

46. Okay, I have a few.

Here are just a few random things that popped in my head. I agree with some of your choices and disagree with others. To each his own.

Twilight movies, actually all vampire movies, books and TV shows.
Game of Thrones
Symphony music
Bachelorette parties
Cosmopolitan magazine
Wine
Football
The Wizard of Oz
Texting
Turtlenecks
The Suburbs
Titanic
Guys who wear their collars up
Golf
People who say things like "I did good on my English test".

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Response to RiffRandell (Reply #48)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:23 AM

52. Must've struck a nerve.

Sorry, not everybody likes your Truck Nutz.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 11:25 PM

49. You lost me at "Superheroes"

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Response to baldguy (Reply #49)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:24 AM

53. I'm sorry to hear it.

I'm sure you have other fine qualities.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:23 AM

51. Exellent list

I agree and could go on for pages

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Response to olddots (Reply #51)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:56 AM

54. Excellent!

You are clearly a person of excellent tastes and superior morality.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:21 AM

55. I'm with you on Religion and Country Music and Adam Sandler a few others.

A few of mine:

- Golf - everything about it, from the clothes to the waste of land
- The amount of time and energy and money devoted to professional sports. Some people did something with a ball. Zzzzzzz...
- Jay Leno
- Spiders
- The U.S. military -- No, you are not a hero just for signing up for it. When was the last time it did good rather than harm? WWII? Give me back my wasted tax dollars.
- Dolls. Creepy.
- Churches. Creepy.
- Reba McIntyre. Creepy.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:41 AM

57. I'm with you on all of them except for 4 (white bread, raw carrots, Seinfeld, Belgians)

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #57)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:06 PM

59. I've actually got nothing against Belgians

Who does? Who can even think of one? Well, I can think of a small number of them to be fair. Hercule Poirot, Eddie Merckx, Simenon, King Leopold, Cesar Franck. That's probably about it, and I daresay the average person hasn't heard of them and one of them is fictional.

That's why it's running joke. As Monty Python sang (about Finland):

You're so sadly neglected
Second only to Belgium
In being ignored

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:44 AM

58. Porsches with automatic transmission

ANY sports car with automatic transmission. What sacrilege.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 04:10 PM

60. Belgians?!

You have something against what? Chocolate? Flavored ales? Waffles??

Okay, I'll give you Jean Claude Van Damme.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #60)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 05:51 PM

65. Not really...

See #59 above.

Jean Claude van Damme! Another one! Both for the list of Belgians people might have heard of AND the list of things I don't get / like. A twofer.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 04:33 PM

61. Interesting list. Here's mine.

 

Sushi
Toyota cars
Rap music in general
Most modern popular music
Stephen Spielberg
Beer
Ham
Salmon.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 04:45 PM

62. I don't like representational food

veggies are fine but I don't like heads on animals and fish when I am going to eat them ----

Although I love many people dearly that have haircuts , tattoos and piercings I don't like them and am trying to get over it .

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:31 PM

66. Aww, zombies?

Have you ever considered that they might just want a hug?

http://www.theonion.com/articles/dont-run-away-im-not-the-flesheating-kind-of-zombi,10766

Don't Run Away, I'm Not The Flesh-Eating Kind Of Zombie
By Solomon Grocks, Non-Flesh-Eating Zombie

...snip...

Please, please come back. I just want to, I don't know, have tea or something. I couldn't actually drink it, because it'd run down the sides of my mandible as soon as I poured it into my mouth, but it'd be so nice just to clumsily paw at the cup with my skeletal hands. We could maybe play basketball, as long as you didn't pass me the ball too fast, causing my ribcage to collapse into dust and spilling my rotting entrails onto the ground in front of me.

Or we could just sit somewhere and talk. We don't even have to sit all that close to each other, okay? If it'd make you more comfortable, I could sit a good distance away and just glare at you with my piercing, lidless eyes.

How can I go on, walking the moonlit countryside every night, endlessly searching for that which I can never have? How can I accept this piteous, eternal fate when no one, no matter how nice I act, will be my friend?

The tortures of the damned!


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