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WTF is up with people talking on their f#cking cell phones while I'm ringing them up at CVS? Or listening to their ipod? I ask "Do you have you CVS card" or "would you like a bag" and they rip their phones away from their heads with this rude disgusted look like I just spit in their face as shreak "what?!" Then, usually, after they've been rung up and I hand them their reciept, they take their cell phone away from their face to argue about not getting sale prices. Of course they didn't notice the two times I asked for their CVS card and got no repsonse. Or when i asked if they wanted me to just use the store card. Orwhen they were paying. Or getting their change. Just at the end, once everything is over and it will take me five minutes to refund your 50 cents.
Grrrrrr..
 
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People who talk REALLY LOUD while on a cell phone. They talk like they're using two cans and a string.

Especially in restaurants.

Oh, then there was this guy last year who's phone rang in a movie theater.. he answered it, then proceeded to say".. Not much, just watching a movie. So what are you up to.." blah blah blah, and proceeds to have a stupid inane conversation While the movie is still f'ing playing.

He hung up when we all started throwing candy and popcorn at him. One guy threw an entire bag at him. Another threw a full box of skittles. And a roids monkey threatened to break his teeth.
 

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I like the one about the Broadway actor, who stopped his performance, brought the lights up and yelled at the idiot who's phone kept ringing.
 

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Klainmeister said:
So far loving everything everyone is saying. But how about this?

WHAT'S UP WITH HONDA'S WITH FART CANS?

Seriously, spend some time and tune your car, don't just put an oversized exhaust on it for the sound and claim performance when it is straining the engine. And enough with the SPOILERS from hell. It's FWD, a spoiler does NOTHING.

I am just sick of hearing that crap drive by every five minutes.
This is almost as bad as the morons that add decals to their cars that claim things like 'V8' when you can clearly see that they are just decals and what's worse - they believe that they are adding horse power!
All I can say to the people with fart cans and decals is "STAY OUT OF MY WAY"
 

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Dennys Fine Consumptibles said:
People who talk REALLY LOUD while on a cell phone.

I have to break people of this habit when using mobile radios. So many want to yell into the microphone because they guy they're talking to is really far away. All you get out of the radio is overmodulated garbage.

My wife talks really loud into cell phones. Can't break her of that. Maybe it's because she doesn't use one very often. Also, people tend to talk louder when the other person is hard to hear. You should do the opposite. If they speak softly, you speak softly too. They will naturally start to speak louder when they have trouble hearing you.
 

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To continue the cell phone gripes:

I can't stand when people have those bluetooth headsets attatched to their face even when they're not on the phone or in a situation where you need the headset as opposed to just using the damn phone itself!! It's not a fashion accessory or a status symbol folks!! I was out at a bar the other day and this idiot went around the entire night with the headset stuck in his ear and I never once saw the power light go on...


Sorry if this has already been talked about but I didn't feel like reading all 21 pages.
EDIT: this thread is pretty cool so I've started reading through all of it
 

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John Beere said:
I could write about 100 of these just on one subject... motorcycles... but I'll limit it to my top few complaints.

WTF is up with vehicle drivers not letting me easily pass them, giving me nasty looks or flashing the lights when I finally do pass them? No one seems to understand the roads are covered will small particles that get kicked up when you drive over them sandblasting me in the face... regardless how much space I put between us.
I have no problems with motorcycles passing me as long as they do it properly. WTF is up with the crotch rocket riders riding inbetween lanes or along side me in a single lane. I swear the next time this happens I'm opening my door and taking the idiot out, I have really good insurance and I'll bet they don't...
 

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cnbudz said:
I have no problems with motorcycles passing me as long as they do it properly. WTF is up with the crotch rocket riders riding inbetween lanes or along side me in a single lane. I swear the next time this happens I'm opening my door and taking the idiot out, I have really good insurance and I'll bet they don't...
lanesplitting is legal in california. don't know about connecticut. it still should be done with courtesy, of course.
 

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cnbudz said:
To continue the cell phone gripes:

I can't stand when people have those bluetooth headsets attatched to their face even when they're not on the phone or in a situation where you need the headset as opposed to just using the damn phone itself!! It's not a fashion accessory or a status symbol folks!! I was out at a bar the other day and this idiot went around the entire night with the headset stuck in his ear and I never once saw the power light go on...
*shrug*

I don't give a crap about what stupid **** you want to wear. A holster for your cell phone, boxcutter, flashlight and pen? Whatever. A checkbook/wallet/small filing cabinet sticking out of your shirt pocket. Okay, brainiac. Cowboy boots with 3 inch heels and a leather vest in the middle of summer? Enjoy it, Tex. Might look stupid and be horribly impractical but that don't bother me none.

Now, if you're wearing one of those blue tooth ear things and you don't excuse yourself and get the hell away from me before answering the damn thing--- that's just rude. Don't just interrupt our conversation with someone else's without transitioning. I have no interest in listing to one half of a conversation, nor do I want you to make some half assed attempt at 'including' me by asking me about something while you're talking to them.

In fact, I'm not fond of people who, sitting at a table or at the bar with a group of friends, who then take a phone call and have a conversation with someone who isn't there. Take your call, excuse yourself from the group and go the hell away till you're done with the call. And don't come back and ask 'what'd I miss' because if it was that imporntant to you, you shoulda stuck around, monkeyboy.
 

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Ryanh1801 said:
I don't understand all this **** either and im only 21. I am from a small town in West Texas and well we will just say moving to a big city was major culture shock. At work i have people that speak "English" yet i can not understand a damn word they say. When did talking like an uneducated fool become popular? :confused:
ya'll talkinbout Fot Wuth?

I'm from Ohio and live in Austin. Folk talk fairly normal here, but we do have are share of cowboys, hippies, geeks, and gay film festivals. It's what helps keep Austin WEIRD.
 
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I had a production manager who had the a bluetooth headset seemingly permanently attached to his head. Mid sentence he would answer the thing, have a whole conversation, hang up and continue our conversation as if the break never happened. It was so f'ing odd the first time he did that. I wanted to punch him in the head. But I couldn't. He was my boss.

Still weirded out by how he continued the sentence that got interrupted. Like there was a pause button on his speech.
 

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Dennys Fine Consumptibles said:
I had a production manager who had the a bluetooth headset seemingly permantently attached to his head. Mid sentance he would answer the thing, have a whole conversation, hang up and continue our conversation as if the break never happened. It was so f'ing odd the first time he did that. I wanted to punch him in the head. But I couldn't. He was my boss.

Still wierded out by how he continued the sentance that got interupted. Like there was a pause button on his speach.

Just turn and walk away. What's he going to do? Yell into the phone for you to come back? Just say, "Oh, I thought we were done".
 
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olllllo said:
In referece to (the first post) - In loving memory.


It looks like this tribute captured the deceased about a week after burial.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/499142480/
LMAO!! I especially loved the comment lalligood had:
Picture is of the bride as she currently looks...and the tattoo is how the bride will look as a corpse (and your comments now make sense)
 

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Why on earth would someone put that on their body??? Can you imagine how that tattoo looks with arm hair growing through it???
Oh, wait, i forgot... Tattoos are not permanent anymore... in fact it's the latest fad to have your tattoo removed!
WOW
 

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Those Bluetooth headsets remind me of the head set that drive-thru workers use.

And how retro are the noise canceling head phones? They remind me of 1970's headphones with the 1/4" jack.
 

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EdWort said:
ya'll talkinbout Fot Wuth?

The best episodes of COPS are always in Fort Worth. If I see they're in Ft. Worth, that channel is not changing for the next 30 minutes!
 

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Hiphugger jeans.....I hate them! Used to be that women wore higher waisted jeans that made their butts look like a perfect upside- down heart. Hiphuggers make the average woman's butt look like a wedge. Like they have a terminal case of noassitol.
Hiphuggers on a really big girl with a belly shirt. Oh baby!!

Tattoos. I've got one and want more. Used to be that sailors had them. Now, little girls that don't really look 18 have them. They've all got a "tramp stamp" to go with thier pierced tongues and the obligatory belly button piercing. It seems that it's all about being an individual exactly like everyone else.

Too much bass. What is it with the a.hole who sits in traffic rattling your innards from three spaces away with his stereo? How about when he pulls into a gas station and cranks it to a level where he can hear it inside the store while he's there? They simply cannot die off fast enough.

Political analysts. Why is it that every time the President speaks to the nation,( often saying nothing) that we have to sit through another thirty minutes of some jerk in a bowtie giving us his take on what was said?

Nancy Grace.........Greta Van Sustren....The View..... Hate them all.


Damn, I feel better!
 

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Tattoos. I've got one and want more. Used to be that sailors had them. Now, little girls that don't really look 18 have them. They've all got a "tramp stamp" to go with thier pierced tongues and the obligatory belly button piercing. It seems that it's all about being an individual exactly like everyone else.
I call them ass antlers
 

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todd_k said:
The best episodes of COPS are always in Fort Worth. If I see they're in Ft. Worth, that channel is not changing for the next 30 minutes!
lol yeah they are, thats where I plan on working next year after college as a cop.
 

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sudsmonkey said:
Political analysts. Why is it that every time the President speaks to the nation,( often saying nothing) that we have to sit through another thirty minutes of some jerk in a bowtie giving us his take on what was said?
You don't have to. To paraphrase one of the great social commentators of the 20th century:

"On the television there are these 2 knobs. One of them changes the channel and the other turns the ****ing thing off."
 
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So I pull up to a red blinking light.. I stop. and wait for an (name any pickup) at 3 oclock to take a left turn in front of me. His cross traffic signal is YELLOW. He stops and waves for me to go.. WTF.

I usually just sit there and wait for him to get pissed and FOLLOW THE RULES.

90% of the time these guys are waving me into oncomming traffic and I couldn't go it I wanted to.

Lets all just follow the right of way and everything will be ok. find some other way to be cross off your good deed for the day.
 

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John Sanderson said:
So I pull up to a red blinking light.. I stop. and wait for an (name any pickup) at 3 oclock to take a left turn in front of me. His cross traffic signal is YELLOW. He stops and waves for me to go.. WTF.

I usually just sit there and wait for him to get pissed and FOLLOW THE RULES.

90% of the time these guys are waving me into oncomming traffic and I couldn't go it I wanted to.

Lets all just follow the right of way and everything will be ok. find some other way to be cross off your good deed for the day.
SPOT-ON!

It's a helluva lot safer for everyone involved if people simply FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD! If you don't have a stop sign - DON'T STOP! If you have the right of way, TAKE IT! Accidents happen when people don't know what the other guy's doing.
 

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the_bird said:
WTF is up with people who lead phenonally uninteresting lives feeling the need to blog? Somehow, I came across this one day...

http://unknowntrekkie.blogspot.com/index.html

Some random Star Trek fan, with no friends (noticed ZERO comments on every post), with absolutely no insight to provide or any wit in sight... I was stunned by its banality... I mean, WTF, dude, why bother blogging if you have nothing of interest to add and no one is listening, anyway...

It's so.... pathetic. :(
Classic - he is bashing us now in his second-to-latest post! Calling us alcoholics! Still no comments though. I was going to leave him one, just for the giggle, but all comments are moderated by him.
What a waste of time.
 

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kenmc said:
Classic - he is bashing us now in his second-to-latest post! Calling us alcoholics! Still no comments though. I was going to leave him one, just for the giggle, but all comments are moderated by him.
What a waste of time.
OMG, what a freakin' looser. I mean leewww--ser! Apparently he does care what other people think if he takes the time to write 4 paragraphs of "you big meanies."

I can just imagine him sniffeling at his keyboard as he types.

I know this is pretty mean and I'm usually not needlessly mean, but this guy's pretty much asking for it. Plus the jab that all us homebrewers are alcoholics is pretty uninformed and personal... I'm not going sniffeling to anyone about it though. In fact, I think I'll get a beer and get over it.

Focus
 

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WOW that dude needs some help! Maybe he can't handle his new 'fame' on this board??? At least when we post on this board we are actively looking for comments and aren't afraid of what we get!!!
Dude... if commenting on (and bashing) the Homebrewing hobby is the closest you get to having a life please continue to amuse us with your antics! Rock on! To each their own!
 

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Okay, tattoos have been mentioned and I have to admit, I have never understood the upsurge in their popularity in the last 10-15 years. Wait until these things start to age and become indecipherable green blobs that people will regret having. When that happens - and believe me, it will happen - I think it would be good to invest in a company offering a remedy - like this company!
 
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Rhoobarb said:
Okay, tattoos have been mentioned and I have to admit, I have never understood the upsurge in their popularity in the last 10-15 years. Wait until these things start to age and become indecipherable green blobs that people will regret having. When that happens - and believe me, it will happen - I think it would be good to invest in a company offering a remedy - like this company!
Lo tech DIY method
http://emuse.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/20922
 

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Melana said:
WOW that dude needs some help! Maybe he can't handle his new 'fame' on this board??? At least when we post on this board we are actively looking for comments and aren't afraid of what we get!!!
Dude... if commenting on (and bashing) the Homebrewing hobby is the closest you get to having a life please continue to amuse us with your antics! Rock on! To each their own!
I didn't mean to specifically pick on him/her, I just came across it one day and it struck me as a perfect example of "why are you bothering?"

My wife asked me yesterday why I don't have a blog; I told her that I didn't have anything particularly interesting to add, and anything that I did have to add to the general online community I wanted to do here. I don't get the phenomenon of people thinking that because it's written down, it's inherently interesting to someone else. The only blogs I've ever read regularly are those from people who truly had some insight to add (James Lileks, as an example).

Magnified by 10,000x - WTF is up with video blogs? Everybody looks like sh*t on webcam, and nobody is as witty as they believe. Has anybody here ever watched somebody's video blog?
 
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the_bird said:
Magnified by 10,000x - WTF is up with video blogs? Everybody looks like sh*t on webcam, and nobody is as witty as they believe. Has anybody here ever watched somebody's video blog?
*Note to self: Video blog of me reading the unknowntrekkie blog is not as kewl as I thought*
 

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Melana said:
Dude... if commenting on (and bashing) the Homebrewing hobby is the closest you get to having a life please continue to amuse us with your antics! Rock on! To each their own!
One could easily turn that one around:

If commenting and bashing some Trekkie fan's personal site is the closest you get to having a life......

*shrug* He talks about Star Trek. We debate over Aluminum vs Stainless Steel. Both pretty pointless wastes of time but harmless.


As for why? Both text blogs and video blogs can be excellent tools for people to learn new skills. Writing or presenting something in an interesting way is actually pretty hard and you have to develop that kind of talent--- it doesn't just show up one day. Gotta practice till you get it right.

Falls under the same category as radio stations or television programs people hate: don't like it? Change the f-ing channel.
 

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kornkob said:
*shrug* He talks aobut Star Trek. We debate over Aluminum vs Stainless Steel. Both pretty pointless wastes of time but harmless.
The difference is - how many people do we have here? Would you keep posting to HBT if it was just you here by your lonesome?

Do I particularly care about this person? F*ck no. I don't know them at all, there's a good chance I'd get along with them if I did (I tend to like people). It just struck me as very indicative of a culture where talking (even without an audience) is viewed as important even without anything really to say.
 

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Todd said:
WTF is up with people who think they need to control everyone else? recently atvs have been banned around the area (rural area), we still can only buy beer at a bar, I don't know the list goes on.

Is being able to buy beer at a grocery store really going to have any impact on drinking related problems? If anything I'd think the fact you have to buy a full case would lead to more drinking.
I know this is bringing back an old post, but apparently Yuengling is behind this. They're concerned that by bringing beer to grocery stores which buy alot of things in bulk, they'll be helping out BMC.
 
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