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Tobacco Road – the fair weather fans

March 11, 2012

“Fans” who cheer for teams they care nothing about just to contest the team on the other side are annoying.

When you live in North Carolina, you have a lot of alliances to choose from and 99% of the population cares about college basketball even if they have never touched a basketball and have no affiliation to the colleges involved.

Fine.  But if you opt to support a team..one team and only one team, you shouldn’t be cheering for the team that your chosen team might be playing tomorrow.

So many other annoying things to analyze, but I’ll leave you to think/comment about those.  What’s your college basketball pet peeve?

Facebook Permanent

February 5, 2012

Found this news article link today and couldn’t resist:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/men-make-death-threats-on-facebook-go-directly-to-jail/1553?tag=content;siu-container

2 idiots in a matter of months posted death threats on facebook.  Apparently they didn’t know that people could see what they posted and that threatening to kill or maim someone was probably a red flag.

I think there are a few lessons to learn here:

1)This is just one of many examples of why you shouldn’t share your whole entire life on facebook (or any social media site).

2)If you are stupid enough to attempt homicide, by all means alert your “friends” and the authorities via facebook.  It gives them a headstart to lock your butt behind bars.

Stupid Criminals!

Leave the Light On

January 28, 2012

Just a quick little pet peeve:

If it’s dark outside, turn on your headlights.  How do you see?!  A friend almost pulled out in front of another car yesterday.  Maybe they wanted to get hit…

This rule also applies for heavy fog. Not bright lights, of course.

What are your driving pet peeves?

Snow in Seattle, Driver Beware!

January 23, 2012

Stupid People Alert!!!  If you find yourself in a bad situation, don’t make it worse!! Read on to see some shining examples of snow-ridden stupidity.

This is not a hate entry on Seattle drivers.  This could happen anywhere.  Try snow in florida..I’m sure that would go over well on the roadways.  Some people can’t avoid driving in deplorable conditions (or meh conditions they aren’t used to) for various reasons–say a job requirement.  When at all possible, if you don’t know what you’re doing, stay off the road!  I’ll even post a very “wow” worthy video of Utah drivers at the end just to prove this isn’t directed at the seattlers (seattlelites if you prefer).  Instead, we will engage in a little review of ways to be stupid in icy/snowy road conditions.  Interesting that even the 4wd/awd vehicles are oh-so-struggling. So they get a “not-as-prepared-as-you-thought-you-were” stamp.

Here’s another truck-tastic example of the underprepared:

Then there are these people:

Wow!  I don’ t think this is the exact opportunity to tuck and roll.  Weren’t you afraid you were going to..oh…i don’t know..get run over by the SUV sliding down behind you?  Love the person trying to drag their car backwards by the open door at the end too.  There were so many examples of people pushing cars in the snow in the middle of the road I could not even pick.  Suffice it to say that if people can’t control their cars, perhaps you should get your unprotected bodies out of harms way!

Now, for the piece-de-resistance…5 minutes of car after car careening down a snowy Utah street.  Count the stupid occurences.  How many did you come up with?  Kudos to the camera-men for their bravery and their willingness to shout to the stupids about oncoming 3000 lbs. dangers.

Did anyone else notice the ridiculous amounts of brand new looking vehicles?  Do you really need a maiden snow voyage on a vehicle with a payment that large?

I’ve also noticed it is often the ones telling others to stay off the road because they don’t know how to drive in conditions like this that end up in the most severe catastrophes.

**i do not own content of any of the videos shown. all credit and material is the property of the author as cited in the link.**

 

Buying a Car and Hijacking

January 20, 2012

Recreating a case of self-indulgent status hijacking I saw recently.

Can I get a ride?

Friend:  “I am super bummed!  My boyfriend and I only have 1 car and 2 crazy schedule jobs! Don’t get me wrong.  I am very thankful we have jobs and at least 1 car.  Scheduling is just really hard!”

-Friend’s friend:  “Yeah, that is hard.  We actually just bought a third car in case anything happens to either one of our other cars.  But if you get a second car, buy used because all these payments suck!”

Thank you super-sensitive “friend of friend”.  I’m sure the girl who can’t afford a second car (and maybe not even one newer car) feels so much better after hearing your pitiful story about a third car and having a car payment again.  <Don’t buy new expensive cars like us!  All these car payments are terrible!  Like, maybe you can borrow one of our extras!>

Insensitive Stupid!

Can I return this?

January 18, 2012

There’s a special place in my heart for displaced animals (particularly dogs). Where I live, the rates of owners surrendering their animals to the shelter or abandoning them in a field somewhere is through the roof.

Recently, a friend shared a story of a cute, sweet dog who was returned to a HIGH KILL shelter, a mere ONE month after adoption.

What could be the reason for such a dubious return to sender? Not biting, growling, or progressive heartworms. Not showing signs of aggression or even peeing on the carpet. This precious living creature was returned because it played too much. Apparently there was an older dog in the home and instead of exercising the young dog or waiting to see if the two got accustomed to each other, they returned the dog. Now another dog is going to die because of an inconvenience. Too bad the dog can’t sue the stupid, idiotic people for intentional infliction of emotional distress or charge them with alienation of affection.

Stupid to a deadly degree!

Not stupid:  having your pets spayed or neutered.
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The Honey Boo Boo Child Phenomenon

January 17, 2012

Prepare yourself.

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/ea/16711680/wshhI4220z00h09w98qD

I can’t wrap my mind around it. How could anyone give their child speed in a mountain dew bottle and call it good?

If you are promoting stimulants, using your child in an attempt to profit (or at least recoup your initial poorly placed investment), and you train her to exude that attitude, you are ridiculous and (you guessed it) stupid.

I could go on for days, but suffice it to say that the persona that is “Honey Boo Boo Child” will act like that around other children at school.  Side note:  How must she act at school?  A zombie without her boosting juice?  Or perhaps just as off-the-wall as the scene where she wobbles her exposed stomach on a common area floor!  She will grow up to act like that in every day life and then poor, poor unsuspecting people will have to deal with her in the check out line, in the service industry, and in the workplace!  Watch out future employers!  You never know when HBBC might show you her belly.

I keep wondering if this was a parody some how.  Extra stupid points for a mother who is willing to show how stupid she is on national television.

Awkward Golden Globe Moment

January 17, 2012

I will let my dog dance a jig around the stage while someone tries to give a very endearing and tear-provoking speech about the hard earned plight of his talented, yet paupered father.

Oops.

Pedestrians and the Like

January 16, 2012

1)Boys on bikes in the middle of an unmarked rural road… there are no markings here. There are no street lights. It is dark outside and I was nice enough to slam on my breaks. Do us both a favor and GET OUT OF THE ROAD! Do not look at me as though you are wondering what I am doing. I am driving a car. It’s the road. Stop meandering as though you are a duck in that disturbing little fair game where fowl waddle back and forth while people try to SHOOT them.

2)Rule 42 of the Pedestrian’s Guide to Walking. Do not wear dark camouflage and a black oversized hoodie to meander arm in arm with your equally dressed (and equally intelligent) counterpart in the middle of a sharp tree-covered curve. While the road is relatively untraveled, that also means that if you walk in the middle of it, you have a higher probability of never being seen prior to impact.

Shout out for STFU Blog

January 16, 2012

Let me just start out by saying that this is truly a blog that makes you nod your head in agreement.  I don’t have a problem with parents sharing information about their kids, but the STFU blog focuses on that invisible line that people used to be able to see.  Now “oversharing” seems to be the coolest of trends.

My favorite post this week can be seen below.  Two women (girls??) are arguing about the mother’s right to let her child watch tv and at what age that is okay– only they didn’t make it sound so educated.  Have a good read and check out the blog!

http://www.stfuparentsblog.com/post/367370844/mama-drama-it-appears-to-be-a-fun-filled-week-o

 

For another particularly intelligent girl, check out STFU’s post at http://www.stfuparentsblog.com/post/328926241/im-sorry-what-brittany-just-went-from-accusing. I feel like there is a moral in there somewhere about not jumping to conclusions.