Rant Thread - What really grinds your gears?


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  1. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member


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  2. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

  3. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    At least he left "irregardless" alone.

    I am pushing for wide-spread use of irregardless. I think it is just as valid as "fo shizzle ma nizzle" which apparently is a bastardization of "fo' sheezy mah neezy" which is a bastardization of "I concur with you whole heartedly my African American brother"

    So get behind me and join "The National Association Of Any Damn Combination Of Letters Can Be A Real Word." We need a web site and Yahoo Group or we will fail.
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    OK, someone asks 4 questions in one post. You do your best to answer each question, and sometimes think that linking them the a thread (with about 15 posts so its not like reading war and peace) that clearly answers one of the questions is better. Then you log on later in the day and they are whining about how iPhone doesn't do this and it is unacceptable and are asking about memory management. Come on, you thanked me for my answers, click the links and read the posts. I may not have been the most eloquent post on the thread, but it was pretty clear by all the other posts. And it was pretty clear that the thread wasn't read.

    I don't know if this is a rant or me venting, but at least I feel better:).
  5. NightHawk877

    NightHawk877 Well-Known Member

    Ya know what really grinds my gears? Rubik's cubes. I have owned a Rubik's Professor cube for over 4 years and still haven't solved it.
  6. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    I am going to rant on deer. I had to take evasive manuevers this morning to avoid hitting one on my way to work. A few years back I hit one on my way to work (Actually, it hit me, ran right into the side of my car). What is up with them? Are they mad at us that we killed off Bambi's mom all those years ago, and so are taking it out by systematically executing suicide attacks on our vehicles? I swear, every time I see them on the side of the road, they look up, and I can see their beady little eyes looking at me, and I just know they are thinking "Oh, I could mess your car up SOOO bad." Stupid deer.
  7. Mada

    Mada Well-Known Member

    Hahahaha! Dude one Halloween night I had to go out to grab some dinner and it being Halloween, you'd think you would have children getting in your way right? So I was already going slow and watching out for kids, but instead a deer gets in my way!!! I was like wtf! lol
  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    And the stupid things walk up on my front steps and eat my Holly bushes when it snows:mad:. The dog loves that at 2:00 AM.
  9. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    Too many people hand feed the damn things. I had to fix bird feeders so the deer couldn't get the seed, now the heated birdbath is where they can't get it, either.

    I was chasing them out of the yard one day, my son-in-law decided to help, and being a farm boy, son-in-law put on a move that would shift a Hereford bull. Deer didn't move and just stood there with a "where's my food look"

    I'd love to have Asimov's Neuronic Whip.
  10. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Dummy mobile phones, those useless non-functioning lumps of plastic and cardboard they have on display at mobile phone shops. Why do they do it? AFAICT the only exception are Apple iPhone dealers. Was in the Samsung shop, there was not a single real phone on display at all.

    How am I supposed to know if a new phone is any good or not from basically what are cardboard cutouts?

    I go to the supermarket, I don't see dummy produce.
    I go to be electrical store, I don't see dummy TVs, laptops and stereos.
    I go to the jeweller, I don't see dummy watches.
    I go to the menswear store, I don't see dummy suits and shirts.
    ...yet in the mobile phone shops, they're all dummy products. :confused:

    I thought it might have been a theft thing, but they have like plastic replicas of $10(USD) Nokias, NOT the real thing. While Apple is happy to let people try out real iPhones freely and without restrictions. iPhones are probably the most expensive phones there are and most likely to get stolen.

    This is not just in China, happens in the UK as well.
  11. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    ULT's. Unnecessarily Large Trucks, characterized by massively oversized tires and the need for a ladder to enter the vehicle. Typically driven fifteen miles over the posted limit. Used in town for grocery shopping.
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  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    LOL.. you'll probably appreciate this thread over at StyleForvm.
    Saw a Butt Ugly SUV Today
  13. Dwayne22

    Dwayne22 Active Member

    I mean really! Wtf. They always on one of the lines when u drive beside em and there always in the city? Why is your monster truck not in a swamp somewhere being useful
  14. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    What? You don't like my life sized Hot Wheels car?!?

    Yeah, I hate those too. Let's go and get a lift kit for the truck! And some huge tires. And you can't forget the mudflaps with the woman's silhouette. >.>
  15. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    Might depend on WHY it was built. I would think some auto tech schools would build one just to teach. Who buys it is anyone's guess. Out here, there are places where a real high clearance vehicle is used for sport (off roading), ranching, etc.

    One of our local high schools is restoring Model As from the ground up.
  16. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    True, and I have no issues with such vehicles when there is a valid use. My complaint is when these things are used exclusively in town, on smooth streets. A purpose built vehicle with two and a half feet of ground clearance that gets three gallons to the mile isn't needed to get to the video store.
  17. Non Sequitur

    Non Sequitur Member

    You sir, are evil. :p

    Well, since this is an Android forum, I'm going to just go into things about technology and probably make a few people angry. :p

    1. People who say Windows is too hard to use and that Mac is simpler.
    Oh my gosh. I have used Mac a lot. It is so hard to use. So many little things that make it annoying to operate. Ugh, I just hate it.

    2. People who say PS3 is better than Xbox.
    This doesn't bother me as much, as they are fairly close, but it still makes me want to argue.

    3. People who say iOS is better than Android.
    Kill me now. Android is faster, cleaner, doesn't crash NEARLY as much, more powerful, more customizable, and basically everything that the iPhone isn't. I'm not just being a FanDroid here, I also own an iPod Touch 4th Gen.

    4. When my friends have no clue what I'm talking about when I'm talking about only the simplest things in technology.
    Self-explanatory.
  18. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    I really hate the anxiety lately. Anxious, nervous, twitchy, can't sleep. Fatigued. Sigh.

    But, on a more upbeat note, Zooey Deschanel was awesome on snl. First time I've watched snl in a long time. <3 :D
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  19. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Well-Known Member

    The only thing buging me at the moment is the radio shack add that keeps poping up at every page i open in here. But i know AF has to make money.
  20. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

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  21. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    What annoys me the most about those vehicles with an extra long bed and full size crew cab is parking in a space that barely holds my older Tacoma. (which is shorter than some older cars from the 60s)
  22. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    Tell me about it! My S-10 is long enough, I'm careful of where I park. Some of these D-bags leave their ULT's wherever they want!
  23. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Why does facebook think I want to make more friends? That is kinda annoying. They are shoving this 'make fake friends online' thing right at me. .... I guess that's the nature of the beast.
  24. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    Facebook needs an Eff Off button. Particularly if you only have an account to deal with companies/devs that have home and help pages there.
  25. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Paper cuts. I got one yesterday trying to open some mail, right on the bit of skin that runs between my index and middle finger on my right (dominant) hand. It is soooo annoying, especially in a spot that in constantly stretching.

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