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Old 10-18-06, 12:04 AM
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It really annoys me when...

...news outlets refer to a city as an actual person. The latest is Pyongyang, North Korea. "Pyongyang stated it plans to conduct a second nuclear test." No, it didn't. Pyongyang is not a person. It's a city. Someone IN Pyongyang said it plans to conduct a second nuclear test.

I'm in a bad mood tonight. Venting.
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Washington is still planning on spanking Pyongyang.
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That'll be cool if Pyongyang is really the guy's name.
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I hate it when they do the teasers and make it sound like something happened in the area, but it turns out be thousands of miles away.

I also hate the teasers that do not provide closure before another round of commercials.
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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser
I also hate the teasers that do not provide closure before another round of commercials.
Face it, Kari Sweets will always be a never-nude.
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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser
I hate it when they do the teasers and make it sound like something happened in the area, but it turns out be thousands of miles away.

I also hate the teasers that do not provide closure before another round of commercials.

"The air you're breathing could be killing you. Tonight at 11."

"Baby cribs recalled in accidental death cases. We'll tell you which ones at 11."

I hate that crap.
Old 10-18-06, 08:25 AM
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Don't get me started on the talking heads that read to us
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"World ends today! Film at 11."
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...people post "teaser" subject headers that give no indication what the thread is about.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
...people post "teaser" subject headers that give no indication what the thread is about.
...Groucho points out the annoyance of vague thread titles before I do.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
...people post "teaser" subject headers that give no indication what the thread is about.
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I hate "the local angle" to some major event.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
"The air you're breathing could be killing you. Tonight at 11."

"Baby cribs recalled in accidental death cases. We'll tell you which ones at 11."

I hate that crap.
9:30 news teaser: "What you need to know to not die in the next half hour. We'll tell you all about it at 10:00."
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
"The air you're breathing could be killing you. Tonight at 11."

"Baby cribs recalled in accidental death cases. We'll tell you which ones at 11."

I hate that crap.
Along the same lines are the "ominous questions" like "Is the hamburger bun you're eating safe?" - then the answer is "sure, why not?" after you wait through the entire news broadcast to find out what the big deal was.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
...people post "teaser" subject headers that give no indication what the thread is about.

Strong Agreement.



I posted the same thing at HTF and no one backed me up.

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