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Delano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:56 AM
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Poll question: Most Annoying Modern-day Phenomenon
Most Annoying Modern-day Phenomenon

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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theoceansnerves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:06 AM
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1. cell phones
cell phones
cell phones
cell phones!!!!
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:15 AM
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2. 1. cell phones 2. talk radio 3. reality television
n/t
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:40 AM
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3. save my ears I don't want to hear your crap -I mean- rap song
old people who can't drive driving.
cell phones ringing during a test.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:25 AM
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4. Reality TV
:puke:
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:30 AM
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5. I'm Bald, I'm Middle Aged, I'm A Dork...
and what's wrong with tattoos and piercings? I guess that makes me a dork. Are you TRYING to insult me? Just wondering. :-)

-- Allen
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Delano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:40 AM
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6. Obviously it's a matter of personal preference.
I hate piercings and tats, but I've pretty much gotten used to them now.

They do seeem to be getting so mundane that nobody wearing them seems the least bit "alternative" or whatever. If not for the shock value, why wear them.

I guess I'm just one of those people who thinks the body looks its best in its most natural state possible. All that stuff seems like needless ornamentation on a remarkable creation.

I also like women with less makeup and jewelry.

Of course you could call me a hypocrite on this since I HATE seeing women with unshaven legs and pits and those little mustaches. I can handle little or no makeup, but I don't care for dreads - they look filthy and disgusting. I like the various permutations of cornrows, though.

I could go on and on... I must be getting sleepy.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:45 AM
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7. Yep... all those folks who choose to be bald and fat and middle aged...
Edited on Thu May-06-04 05:46 AM by arwalden
they really get to me to. Why can't we all be young and beautiful... instead of dorks?

Oh the humanity of it all! :-)

-- Allen
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Delano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:31 AM
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11. You know I meant the piercings & tats!
I'm thisclose to bald & middle-aged myself. And I can't say I like that. I'd much rather be 25 than 35...
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:51 AM
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8. Those damn car stereos. I mean I'm trying to put my son to bed for
creeper's sake people!!! As for SUV, most people buy into the "safe in a car crash" stuff. :hi:
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:16 AM
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9. SUVs
The drivers are often the most obnoxious ass holes on the road, they pollute, and the gas the people buy helps fund terrorists.

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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:16 PM
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14. SUVs are a bigger problem
but I voted for cell phones because they are more annoying and that, after all, was the question.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:34 AM
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10. It's Gotta Be... Those DAMN COPY CAT Threads...
... how juvenile and unoriginal. :-)

-- Allen
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:45 AM
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12. Cell Phones
Who are these people with their phones glued to their ears? Does anybody really, really need to carry on a conversation with someone who isn't there while shopping?

But, my real pet peeve is the guy at the airport who carries on an extended business conversation, in a full voice, for 20 minutes, as if what he does is SOOOOOOO important that it can't wait until he lands and gets back to the office. Even worse, the guy who does it after we've boarded the plane. Of course, the world will come to an end if you don't get that last message back to the office, you rude, officious, arrogant jerk!!! (I told you it was a pet peeve.)
The Professor
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Angelus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:45 AM
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13. People with bad cell phone manners in public.
:grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:
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gpandas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:20 PM
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15. all of the above n/t
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:22 PM
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16. #1-It's just rude (nt)
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tsakshaug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:23 PM
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17. low carb diets
I don't want to hear/read about it.
Leave my pasta alone!
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BringEmOn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:38 PM
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18. SUV's
I'm not sure which is worse...the redneck asshole who's compensating for a small penis or the airhead soccer mom who's talking on a cell phone, putting on make-up, drinking a latte, nursing a baby...and paying attention to her driving is her 5th or 6th priority.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:43 PM
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19. Viper Car Alarm Systems
and the jackass who invented them, whatever his name is. (Thanks for destroying Californian democracy, jerk!) :puke:

"Step away from the car. This is the self-important Viper security system. Be very afraid of anyone who thinks a talking car alarm is cool."
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Mrs. Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:45 PM
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20. It's A Tie
between loud booming "music" from cars and people on cell phones. Both annoyances emanate from rude people. I really hate being awakened from a peaceful sleep by someone driving down my street with his car stereo blasting away. And please, if you're washing your car, don't think that everyone in the neighborhood wants to hear your "music." We don't want to hear it, and we don't want you to ruin your hearing by playing this crap so damned loud!

Rant over.
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Throckmorton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:49 PM
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21. Wardrobe Malfunctions N/T
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:52 PM
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22. SUVs
Actually just inconsiderate or bad drivers in general get on my nerves.

How difficult is it to remember that if you're in the middle or left lane that you shouldn't pull *all the way out* to the intersection, so that anyone attempting to turn right can see oncoming traffic?

How much difference does it make to zigzag in and out of traffic? Seems much more reasonable to drive safely and be a few minutes late to me.

Why do people buy Hummers? Do they want to pretend they're in the military? Do they just like fugly vehicles? Do they think it makes them more powerful? IMO they just look really, really, very stupid.

Why do people blocking a turn lane not look in the rearview mirror, to see if maybe pulling up into the vast amount of space they left in front of them might enable someone behind them to be able to make the turn while the arrow's still green?

Sheesh... inconsiderate people -- *that* should have been on your poll -- but I guess it's not a 'modern-day' phenomenon, so...

hehe... the word 'phenomenon' reminds me of that song 'ma na ma na'. do dooo do do do
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dryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:55 PM
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23. Cellphone etiquette
Believe it or not, a man was in line for Communion on Easter Sunday and his cellphone went off. It kept playing part of Ode to Joy by Beethoven and then he had a conversation with someone the whole length of the church.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:28 PM
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24. In order of frustration:
3. SUVs and the mannerless gits who park them in 'Compact' designated spaces in such a manner as to completely obscure the lines of sight for the compact cars trying to evacuate a parking space.

2. Cell phones and the mannerless gits who cut you off because they're yattering on the phone while driving, or hold you up in the grocery line because they yattering instead of paying for their purchases, or blocking the sidewalks, or whatever they're doing while on the phone instead of being engaged in their own lives.

1. Who am I kidding, my number one pet peeve is mannerless gits in all their charming embodiments. Society has gotten steadily more and more rude and self-obsessed. It used to be a standard of behaviour that a person would ask politely if you "...realise you're in the wrong line?" at the market. Now that's the rare exception and too often people shout a terse "What the fuck's the matter with you, can't you read?!" From the things that pass for entertainment, to the demise of sportsmanship, to the way that political and social debate has disintegrated into a series of mudslinging shouting matches, the modern day phenomenon I find most annoying is rudeness, selfishness and meanness of spirit.
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:47 PM
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25. people who talk on cell phones in SUVs that
go BOOM BOOM BOOM. The real dangers of the highway.
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:57 PM
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26. Cell phone talkers with headsets
who are, frankly, hard to distinguish from crazy people who talk to themselves.
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Delano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:27 PM
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30. GOOD ONE! I can't count the times...
...when someone walked by, looking at me, starts talking AT ME about god knows what, and when I start to ask what the hell they are talking about, I realize that they are still yammering on and have not even SEEN me (though looking right AT me)while balthering endlessly on one of those tiny headets that you can't see from every angle.

SO annoying. I thought those were supposed to be for drivers so they could keep their hands on the wheel - turns out half the people yak away while walking. I really wish that they would absentmindedly meander into a bottomless pit somewhere.

Can you imagine if one of these people was a family member? I would divorce a spouse like that.
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BritishHuman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:18 PM
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27. Reality TV
It's... Just... AAARGH!

Voyeurism combined with the Milgram experiment.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:23 PM
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28. I can't stand the booming car stereos
It's like someone is saying, "Fuck you. You're going to listen to my music whether you like it or not."

I especially hate it when the tune du jour is little more than a string of random profanity.
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JayS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:39 PM
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29. Posts that say Caption This! :) n/t
n/t
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:30 PM
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31. Having just been nearly run over by a Suburban
I gotta go with SUV. :grr:
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:32 PM
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32. Movie trailers that show scenes not in the movie! oem
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Mattforclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:34 PM
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33. hundreds of channels on TV
most of which are TV GUIDES that show what is on OTHER CHANNELS which are ALSO TV GUIDES!!!
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