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15 July 2014
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meanmistermustard said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8We only have 12 threads of that type. A nice round dozen.

Which of these 12 would you say is the most underrated thread? Or the most overrated? Or should we start a new thread to rate these 12?

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15 July 2014
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I've always like 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun'.

 

If the hurt/heal threads were still in existence we could have a game with those twelve, the winner is not deleted. Thankfully thats not possible. 

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16 July 2014
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People who don't take care of their pets (or their children for that matter).

On my way back from an appointment, I spotted a cute little pug off leash with no owner. It looked very scared, had a limp and was pretty dirty. I thought he had been stray for a while. Once the dog finally let me look at his collar, I called the owner and found out the dog lived just a few doors from me! The owner asked if I could walk the dog back to his house because he didn't have the number to his own nanny!

Luckily, the dog followed me home, and I found that not only the gate but the door to the house were open. And here's the kicker - I found a child in a swinging seat who easily could have been snatched right out from the front room. I had to call out to the nanny to let her know the dog had gotten out.

Grrrr...

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16 July 2014
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Thanks parlance! At least the dog had an owner and you were able to return it. I do hope the owner does take this incident seriously not just for the sake of the dog but especially for the child. She could have easily been taken away.

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16 July 2014
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Thanks for doing the right thing, parlance. mal-evans
I love dogs and would have had an earful for the nanny...just before leaving with the dog.

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17 July 2014
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People who don't take care of their pets bother me too. If you don't want to take care of it, then don't get one, or bring it somewhere where people are willing to take care of it.

I recently saw this video on Facebook of a dog who was only about one and a half years old and who got dumped on the streets by his owner a year ago. Someone found him under a car, and he was all dirty and of course he wasn't trimmed, so there was hair everywhere and it was in knots of course. He looked terribly skinny and terrible in general. You couldn't even make out what breed it was. I mean, this dog had been living on his own on the streets for a year, since he was a puppy, pretty much. He didn't trust people anymore and he was scared of everything. Eventually, the founder got as far as to take him home and started taking care of him, washed him and fed him, got him trimmed and all. The video was filmed over a longer period, half a year or a year or something, and you could just see the dog feeling better about himself and about being in contact with other animals and people with each day. It was beautiful, but it truly agonizes me when I realise there are people who dump their pets on the streets. 

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23 July 2014
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I hate adapted interview quotes, those you see pulled out of interviews and used as headlines or highlights, as so often what the interviewee said when you find it in the text of the interview they've represented the statement falsely.

John's "Jesus" statement when it reached Datebook is obviously a good example.

Another good example is Dezo Hoffman's photo book of the Beatles, With The BeatlesOn the back cover it had a quote from John: "...Dezo Hoffman was the best photographer in the world". A huge compliment, which has John singing Dezo's praises to the roof. Then, when you find the full quote, changes it quite a lot: "At the time, we believed Dezo Hoffman was the best photographer in the world." The undercurrent of that is that they learnt better.

This is a particular pet peeve today because just bought next week's Radio Times (UK TV guide).

On the front is a picture of sprinter Usain Bolt. The legend is: Bolt's Back! "I've been phenomenal since I was 15".

I looked at it and thought, "Getting a bit big-headed?"

Then, when I got to the article, the quote was highlighted, but slightly different, "I've been doing phenomenal things since I was 15".

Then, when you get to that bit in the article, he's talking about how reporters, particularly younger ones, go on to him about his effortless and phenomenal rise in a negative way, and the rumours of performance drugs, he's taken issue with it:

A lot of journalists are new, they don't really know me, that's why I tried to point out that I've been doing phenomenal things since I was 15. A lot of them have just been following me since the Beijing Olympics in 2008 when I really blew onto the scene so I understand. They don't really know where I come from. It doesn't normally bother me, but when a young reporter says it, it kind of gets to me a little bit.

That's the quote. Not him being arrogant, big-headed, but him saying why he sometimes gets annoyed over things like the drug accusations.

I hate fake quotes made out of real quotes but with their context removed.

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24 July 2014
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"I hate fake people"

- @Ron Nasty, 2014

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MrMoonlight said

"I hate fake people"

- @Ron Nasty, 2014

@MrMoonlight Close, but no cigar. I never used the word "people", and I wasn't talking about inserting words that weren't said, but removing those that were, or removing context.

However, you came up with something I'd say without shame!

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"MrMoonlight is a filthy liar"

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MrMoonlight said

"MrMoonlight is a filthy liar"

- @Ron Nasty, 2014

I got something right!!! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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1 August 2014
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Mimi said

AppleScruffJunior said
People who put their bags on the seat next to them on public transport (especially when the bloody bus/train is full) Grrrr....

Also: 

Warning rant ahead- I have no problem with the vast majority of men, y'all are lovely but there are always creeps:

People (particularly men) full out creeper staring at me. I was in Germany for the last 2 weeks (hence why I wasn't online), I wasn't wearing anything reveling just boring dresses and everyday without a doubt loads of men would just gawk at me. a-hard-days-night-paul-3 I'm not a flipping animal in the zoo!

Another man (who looked about in his early 20s) came up to me when I was sitting in the shopping centre on my own and (me day-dreaming not paying much attention), said a chat-up line to me. I wasn't listening until the end but I distinctly heard "bed" and "together"...fucking creep a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Also men who beep at me when I'm walking around town, it feels bloody awful and these idiots think they're complimenting me by treating me as an object. 

I have far more stories like these-unfortunately.

God I hate the staring so much. The other day I was eating lunch by myself in a coffee shop sort of place, and this guy just sat down next to me and started talking about all this weird shit about casinos and ended up suggesting that he and I "take a drive to Vegas in his van" a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

Usually it's just annoying, but doesn't it kind of actually scare you sometimes? 

I was listening to Hello Little Girl this morning, and for some reason all I could think about was this conversation.

1 August 2014
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I put my bag on the seat next to me sometimes. I don't enjoy sitting next to smelly strangers. That said, I will move the bag if someone asks me.

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1 August 2014
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Oh I've got a lame story about a creep.

I was sleeping and all of a sudden my telephone started buzzing so I looked what it was. It was a facebookmessage. So I looked and it was this guy who I didn't know. He said ''hey there sexy girl''. So I asked if I knew him and he said we didn't know each other and he had found me on someone else's facebook, but he would like to get to know me better and wanted to meet up, to which I replied that that doesn't seem like a good idea and that he'd better leave me alone. So I clicked on him because I was creeped out and thought it would be some weirdo, and it was this overly obese bearded guy who turned out to be 42paul-mccartneyTHAT IS GROSS.

1 August 2014
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Linde said
Oh I've got a lame story about a creep.

I was sleeping and all of a sudden my telephone started buzzing so I looked what it was. It was a facebookmessage. So I looked and it was this guy who I didn't know. He said ''hey there sexy girl''. So I asked if I knew him and he said we didn't know each other and he had found me on someone else's facebook, but he would like to get to know me better and wanted to meet up, to which I replied that that doesn't seem like a good idea and that he'd better leave me alone. So I clicked on him because I was creeped out and thought it would be some weirdo, and it was this overly obese bearded guy who turned out to be 42paul-mccartneyTHAT IS GROSS.

Have you ever checked your 'other' messages? There are always creepy 'friendship' messages that almost all of us receive in the part of the world where I live. Don't know if its a universal thing.

1 August 2014
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Yeah I've had plenty friendshiprequests from people who I don't actually know. What I often do is message them to ask if I know them and if so, how, because I am kind of bad with names and faces, and usually it's either ''you don't know me but I found you through someone else's facebook'' or ''I go to the same school you used to go to'' and then I obviously still don't know them so I don't accept their requests. This guy didn't request me though, and if he had I would have denied his request immediately, because in this case I'm absolutely sure I don't know him and don't want to know him, lol.

I sometimes get messages too, but often it's just requests. Unfortunately, when I do get messages, they're almost always pretty rude.

8 August 2014
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Folk who are swayed by what celebrities think when it comes to important decisions in their lives.

200+ celebs have signed a letter urging Scots to stay part of the UK and it horrifies me that anyone will vote either yes or no just because Bruce Forsyth, Simon Cowell and Cliff Richard have signed it. Big fucking whoop! Now piss off whilst i make my own mind up.blue-meanieblue-meanie

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8 August 2014
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When commercials tell me nothing about the product they are selling. Why should I buy your product if I know NOTHING about it?!

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From the article MMM linked:

"Lord Sugar, who has signed the letter, said: "It's for Scotland to decide how to vote but it has consequences for all of us. That's why so many of us have come together to say: let's stay together. We've achieved so much together and I know we can achieve so much more."

I just love the fact that the UK has a Lord Sugar. That's either the greatest porn name no one's ever come up with yet or a brilliant name for a villain in a Mel Brooks movie.

Judging by this picture, it looks like he's trying to be the villain in a Bruce Willis movie rather than a Mel Brooks one:

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