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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:44 PM
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Annoying trends that must be stopped.
My nominee: the '10 Things...' slide show. Some genius decided we dopes out in media consumption land like shiny stories featuring lists of things, but we don't have the ability to scroll down anymore. We must like to click on arrows to get to the next item, because we also don't have the attention span to absorb more than one screen of information on one subject at a time. We also evidently must have every item on the list represented by a photo or video, because we're such greedy media consumers, we bastards, and we need visual stimulation more than textual engagment!
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:34 PM
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1. Pants with belt around ass or even lower.
Sorry guys, I know fashions change, but that looks idiotic and always has.
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we can do it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:57 PM
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4. Its Been Going On For 20 Freakin Years - Kids Can Wear Their Dad's Clown Pants
and ride those teeny little clown bikes, too.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:04 PM
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6. For 20 years? I remember it 40 years ago, and I don't think it was new then
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:58 PM
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5. "Pants on the Ground"
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we can do it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:28 PM
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7. Thanks for That One!
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 11:53 PM
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15. LOL...Several years ago I witnessed an 11-or-so-year-old boy
playing with sand at the playground. He was trying to make a moat, but after attempting to run 10 or 15 yards to the water fountain, and back, with a plastic bottle while hitching up his pants repeatedly, he stripped off the crippling "fashionable" low-slung jeans with the crotch close-to-between-his-knees and wore his boxer shorts to run to get several more containers of water, then slipped back into his jeans.
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vadawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:46 AM
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19. sorry i love that style, i hardly ever have to chase a perp further than 30 yards before
they fall flat on their face or get snagged trying to climb a fence, i would have no chance against an 18 year old if his pants were worn normal...
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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:49 PM
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2. Companies that charge you to talk to a customer service rep.
Nothing pisses your customers off faster than screwing up and then charging them for fixing your screw up.
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:53 PM
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3. Yep, internet feature fatigue. nt
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:01 PM
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8. Then there would be no GD or Lounge or LBN.
Note: I've had more flame attacks in LBN of all places (the Hugo idolaters) - I wonder why - than anywhere!1
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:12 PM
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9. tweet remarks displayed during news stories
I really don't care to know what some nameless fuck thinks about the fucking thunderstorm
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:32 PM
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10. I'll second that!
:hi:

They run them with every Huffington Post story, too. As if three random tweets adds anything to the story you're reading! :wtf:
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:34 PM
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11. Being charged for
just THINKING about using the ATM machine.
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:56 PM
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12. Thanks a bunch, Kimi!!!!
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Because of you, I thought about an ATM
and my bank charged me yet another fee.
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Uh-oh!!
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:59 PM
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13. Roflmao!!
now DU my Ink Blot tests! There are three!
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:06 AM
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16. Is the woman in the pic in desperate need of a public restroom stop?
I....can't...hold...it....AAAAHHHH!
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 01:19 AM
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21. That's so funny!!!!!
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I actually had to retouch the photo a little bit... clean
it up, so to speak.
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It came from a blog article (didn't stop to read it) titled
something like, "ATM's and Rest Rooms".
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Now that you mention it, I probably should have taken the
time to read it.
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:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:46 PM
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14. Gadgets.
Supplanting good intellectual skills and sensible habits since 1995.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:18 AM
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17. actually, it's related to ad revenue and page click throughs
they get more money if you look at more pages.
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:28 AM
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18. White people with dreadlocks.
That needs to die.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:53 AM
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20. starbucks in small town grocery stores
um :wtf:
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