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Pet Peeves?

Old 07-19-19, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
^ I know that it's fairly off-topic for me to say so, but thanks for posting that video, Andicus. I'd never heard Dan Hicks's original version; I'd only ever heard Thomas Dolby's cover version:

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I didn't know Thomas Dolby's version was a cover until I happened upon a great live version by Dan Hicks version 5 or 6 years ago, which led me to the version I posted. I now prefer it. Both are excellent, though.

Glad you enjoyed it.
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Old 07-19-19, 11:06 AM
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So why the name change for this thread?
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Old 07-19-19, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by andicus View Post
I didn't know Thomas Dolby's version was a cover until I happened upon a great live version by Dan Hicks version 5 or 6 years ago, which led me to the version I posted. I now prefer it. Both are excellent, though.

Glad you enjoyed it.
Big ups! Never knew the Dolby version was a cover song ...
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Old 07-19-19, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by andicus View Post
^Yeah, that doesn't make much sense. Most casual listeners aren't interested in seeing the music printed, but clearly many like to see the lyrics.

I'm the opposite. I have a greater interest in the music than I do in the lyrics, but I would never expect to see sheet music in an album.
I suppose that when the lyrics are important to the band, the singers enunciate clearly and the vocals are in front of the mix.
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Old 07-25-19, 07:42 AM
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"Urgent" issues that are anything but urgent. Like, there's a difference between "You sold me an air compressor that seems to work, but I haven't read the manual, so it seems quirky to me," and "The air compressor you sold me doesn't work at all and it's directly causing me and/or my clients a loss in time and revenue."
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Old 07-25-19, 10:55 AM
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The landlord at my shop has a very low bar for new tenants. Newest neighbor is an unmedicated schizophrenic. Wouldn't be so bad, but they write all their conspiracy theories all over the sidewalk.

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Old 07-25-19, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
Yes, eupremisms suck! Euphemisms are bad. I think direct, unadorned, unembellished communication is best. I don't care if I offend someone I step on some eggshells along the way. Having Being callous a thick skin is an important skill in this game of life, after all.
There you go. I made your communication more direct, unadorned and unembellished for you.
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Old 07-27-19, 10:11 PM
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A pet peeve of mine is hating to put my phone to ear when I forget my earphones. It makes me feel uncomfortable.
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Old 08-10-19, 11:42 AM
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Here's a new one for me. Restaurants that take your plate to put leftovers in a box for you.

I went to Cheesecake Factory last night. I ate half a burger and only a few fries. I grab my container for lunch just now, fire up the deep fryer to reheat/cook my leftover fries and proceed to open the container only to find no fries. The server only put my half burger in there with a side of ketchup.

Just give the customer the box to pack up what they want.
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Old 08-12-19, 10:48 AM
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Is it time to change the thread title back? The joke has more than run it's course and currently, I think the thread title is only serving to cause this thread to get less posts than it used to.
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Old 09-10-19, 06:25 AM
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Yes!
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Old 09-10-19, 06:27 AM
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I came look because of the air compressors
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Old 09-12-19, 08:16 AM
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People that spit their gum on the ground should be slapped.
I have heard that gum is completely outlawed in the Philippines.
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Old 09-12-19, 08:51 AM
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People that spit their gum on the ground should be slapped.
How about the people that spit out their gum in the urinal? How do they think this will end? Ends with someone having to take it out by hand.
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Old 09-12-19, 09:29 AM
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I rank gum spitting just below the asstrards that drop cigarette buts virtually anywhere they are when they are done; beach, sidewalk, cemetery... scourge of the earth....
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Old 09-12-19, 11:21 AM
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Gum should be illegal. All of it. Chewing spitting.

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