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    Re: Pet Peeves

    Just to bring a little boxing reference.

    When Ali-Norton III was rebroadcast, Joe frazier was a studio guest. Frazier was explaining that Norton often turned his head rapidly to avoid the force of Ali's punches.

    Several times Joe would say "Kenny said HUUUUHHH!" THe HUUUUUHHH was Joe snapping his head to one side.

    Till this day, every once in a while, one of my friends may shout "Kenny said HUUUUHHH!" and I still crack up!

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    Re: Pet Peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by TKO11
    I love people that refer to themselves in the 3rd person, if for no other reason for sheer entertainment value.

    "Jimmy likes you"

    "George is gettin' upset."
    I see more athletes do this than anyone. Including plenty of boxers. Michael Nunn spoke of himself in the third person all the time.

    Jim Brown noted in "Out of Bounds," an autobiography, that it bugged him to hear Bo Jackson do it.

    Roy Jones seemed to do it plenty, too.

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    Re: Pet Peeves

    James Toney's another...

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    I think

    The Term "Pet Peeve" is one of my Pet Peeves.

    Wouldn't it be more to the point if the term were simply: "Things That Really Bug The Shit Out Of Me"?

    Btw, if that sounds like it came from Carlin, it may very well have, as it certainly sounds like something he'd say and does sound familiar.

    But I honestly can not be sure.

    Don't want to be accused of ripping off George and then becoming someone elses TTRBTSOOT.

    Hawk

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    I wonder if the guys who refer to themselves in the 3rd person simply want to hear their names being said aloud!

    As in, giving themselves publicity, maybe subconsciously.

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    In Champions Forever, I remember Kenny Norton taking the piss out Frazier by mimicking Joe's just prior, incoherent attempt to make a point. Just as well they're buddies.

    I don't like the expression "You want to know what really gets up my nose?"

    My response -"No, actually, I'd prefer not to."

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    Re: Pet Peeves

    PeteLeo agrees consecutively. PeteLeo.

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    Re: Pet Peeves

    When an obese woman declares herself a "real woman."

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    anyone over 25 who habitually say to an invite, or question about some event, activity or how there weekend was "...as long as there's beer there!" or something to that effect. They usually mix into their 'no apparent style' rotation a dumb shirt which says something "2001 Siena College Varisty Drinking Team".

    This comment is of course to indicate they are party animals and big drinkers and thus, bawdy and cool.

    example:

    Someone: "Anyone up for hitting the game?"

    Dork with sly look to the rest of the people "They got beer there right?!?!"

    How was the weekend?

    (migraine look)Got stuck at the in-laws but (turning an eye to you)there was beer there so I was all set! (you know what I mean look?)

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    People who talk about what they saw on The Today Show. The Today Show itself. Matt Lauer. Matt Lauer's hair. Al Roker. Al Roker trying to be funny.

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    Golfing with someone who is unsure how good you are, or who assumes you stink, who ends up being worse than you, and during the first 5 holes, tries to tie his crappiness to you as if you both stink. Then by hole 6 through hole 9, counts your strokes with you after askign you what you got... and after 9 holes, after tallying the front 9, opts to either:

    a) no longer talk about his score.
    b) offers to scrap keeping score, often trying the 'we're both doing bad' thing
    c) cheating.
    d) doesn't want to play anymore.

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    Larry King.

    He looks like a bat, has no discernable talent, has a son 47 years older than another son, and apparently grew up knowing every famous person from the Tri State area who is now dead and cannot deny or confirm knowing Larry. Combine this with his terrible interviews ("Drugs are bad... right?!) his awful work on the telethon, which is saying something when you stand out as bad on the Jerry Lewis Telethon..

    and his schtick of Brooklynizing his accent on command ("My sussesshhh? ol tellya dare boy I'm cureyussss. Lay Zuygah is the same guy from brooglin...Lay King gang taygit to da bank dare boyy") to sound like Sol the Pastrami Salesman... man he sucks.

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    Sharkey,

    I agree on all counts, as to each of your recent posts starting backwards with Larry King--his being the dumbest jackass on any "News" channel in history IMO. His interviews are softest of the softball variety, and he has the obnoxious habit of cutting off his guests before they finish an answer so as to ask the next question . . . like an eager, imputent child. The heavy Brooklyn accent is nauseating to me. I was told by a man whom he interviewed on TV that Larry is nonetheless arrogant and bossy TO THE GUESTS offscreen, all of whom are brighter than he is, if not necessarily as wealthy.

    As to your golf remark: touché! How about when the other guy starts asking you what club you're hitting on the tee of a par-three, as if he hits the same distance as you. Back when I was a caddie, I was working for a husband and wife one day, and the guy was the perennial runner up in the club championship--he was a very solid golfer, and thus with a lower handicap than mine. But, he wasn't quite as long a hitter. He knew I played (I was the caddie golf champ a couple of times) and asked me on one hole, "What would you hit here?" I said 7-iron. He went to take it, but I then said, "But you need to hit a six."

    As to the freaking drinkers over any age: they DO seem to think they are automatically cool if they just TALK about drinking--what a sophisticated topic, huh? Frankly, to me, the types with whom drinking could have the slightest "cool" appeal are those who never talk about it, but who order and enjoy fine liquor and you only observe them, not hear about it. Even that isn't "cool" to me, but it's much more palatable than meeting girls who are 30 -40 and talking about the "cool drinks" they have. I immediately know that these are losers . . . never finding anything other than this conclusion to be true. "Oh, I just ALWAYS order a "Sex on the Beach!" Ugh, how useless! . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkey
    Larry King.

    He looks like a bat, has no discernable talent, has a son 47 years older than another son, and apparently grew up knowing every famous person from the Tri State area who is now dead and cannot deny or confirm knowing Larry. Combine this with his terrible interviews ("Drugs are bad... right?!) his awful work on the telethon, which is saying something when you stand out as bad on the Jerry Lewis Telethon..

    and his schtick of Brooklynizing his accent on command ("My sussesshhh? ol tellya dare boy I'm cureyussss. Lay Zuygah is the same guy from brooglin...Lay King gang taygit to da bank dare boyy") to sound like Sol the Pastrami Salesman... man he sucks.
    Last edited by Michael Frank; 09-11-2008 at 11:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd
    When an obese woman declares herself a "real woman."
    Boy, you're not kidding, Todd. Unfortunately have heard this one myself a few times. Apparently, "real obese," which I had thought meant "real overeater," really equals "desirable." Not for me. And they don't believe it themselves, judging by all the diets they're on.

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    I think

    The response to when an overweight gal calls herself a "real Woman", would be something like this:

    "You know Bertha, you are right. And slender attractive women are Unreal Women, as in: 'Did you get a look at that hotty? Man she is Unreal.'"

    I'm fairly certain that wouldn't go over real well.

    Speaking of Larry King, when did Chet Coppick steal his suspenders? Early 90's? And why do both suck so bad? I think it's the suspenders.

    Hawk

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk5ins
    "You know Bertha, you are right. And slender attractive women are Unreal Women, as in: 'Did you get a look at that hotty? Man she is Unreal.'"
    Is it possible for the name Bertha to conjure up ANY image other than of fat and unattractive?

    Has there ever a good looking woman named Bertha?

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    They SAY All babies are cute at birth.

    But when a parent decides to name thier little girl Bertha becuase she "looks like a Bertha..." I just think we need to revisit that "cute at Birth" phenomenon.

    Maybe it's the name that alters them.

    Chances are if they named her Jessica, she grows into a knockout. But Bertha is just going to "hog tie" her chances of ever becoming...Unreal.

    Hawk

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    Re: Pet Peeves

    Patricia Manterola's (she has a small part in Cheech Marin's movie "The Perfect Game" - which sucks, incidentally) real first name is Bertha. It most derfinitely does not suit her.


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    Hence

    the OBVIOUS change of her name.

    WOW.

    Hawk

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    Re: Pet Peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by TKO11
    Patricia Manterola's (she has a small part in Cheech Marin's movie "The Perfect Game" - which sucks, incidentally) real first name is Bertha. It most derfinitely does not suit her.

    I don't care what her name is, I'll take her.....

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    She didn't change her name Hawk. Bertha Patricia Manterola. She is just using the least "Bertha" like version.

    When I was in university there were three girls in my third year econometrics lecture who were all very... large, and very..... unattractive. when someone told me their names were Bertha, Ethel and Agnes, I thought he had to be kidding. He wasn't.

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    The Bottle

    I'm no hard drinker by any means but drinking and the ensuing bad judgment decision making usually accounts for many favourite funny tales of mishap, especially if they occured during our late teen years.

    Take away that and alot of us would lose 95% of our funny story telling material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikibalt
    I don't care what her name is, I'll take her.....
    Can someone who lives nearby check on Frank and make sure he's still breathing?

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    A couple of pet peeves:

    Junk mail: As a disabled person, going up and down my stairs is an adventure every day. Having to tote heavy catalogues, credit card solicitations and whatever the hell else the direct mail industry throws into the government-subsidized wastebasket I call my mailbox, creates a genuine health and safety issue. Anybody remember when you used to sometimes get mail you actually read? I can't remember the last piece of mail I got that didn't go straight into the shitcan. My mailbox is an extension of my home. Who are these arrogant sons of bitches to think they can invade my home with their unwanted bullshit?

    Icing time outs: Football makes a big deal out of "sportsmanship" penalties -- taunting, celebration and whatnot. Yet it's considered OK to take a timeout solely for the purpose of psychically rattling (*or "icing") an opposing kicker. Some message these overpaid juveniles are sending their players. On top of it, every time a game gets to a crucial, dramatic juncture -- a game-winning kick -- we have to break the tension and sit through five minutes of viagra or car insurance commercials, all because some coach who couldn't manage to keep the opponent out of field goal range, wants to play head games. It's unprofessional, unsportsmanlike, and disrupts the flow of the game more blatantly than instant replay. Just ban it.

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    Icing kickers

    Of course everyone's favorite Douchebag coach Belichick took it to another level a couple of years ago when he wouldn't just ice the kicker, he'd wait to the moment of the ball being snapped and you'd actually see the ball kicked and Dick Head Bill had just taken the time out before the Kicker's foot actually kicked the ball.

    Hate that jerk. ANd hope the Karma just keeps coming New England's way.

    RE Junk mail, I have recently been the recipient of several "Please provide proof that you are the person named on the envelope and we will send you $X,XXX,XXX.XX! Just send a check for the processing fee and we'll send you your money!"

    Of Course it's addressed to Jeff Horkyns.

    I guess I can't state that I am indeed him.

    Hawk

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    Re Junk mail -- I recall in "Steal this Book" the advice to paste to a brick the envelope that states "return postage guaranteed" -- I wonder if i can do that with all those lose "subscription" cards in magazines?

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    Yes! The "wait until the half-second before the snap" timeout is the ultimate asshole bad sportsmanship play. I should not that my BC Eagles lost recently to Ga Tech when their douchebag coach pulled this crap.

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    Re: Pet Peeves

    Work associates who WILL NOT greet you until you've greeted them. I've tested this time and again with certain indivs. I will deliberately (but counter-intuitively) withhold my greeting as I approach. I will look at them and as we pass I get NOTHING. Now it could be just me but I've discussed this with my other more interactive, "normal" work associates and their experiences are the same with said indivs.

    Teachers who, when speaking with parents of primary school children, fail to switch from the DUMBED DOWN mode in which they address and treat their pupils. Maybe I'm flattering the teachers in question and it's actually the ONLY mode in which they can communicate

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    Quote Originally Posted by PD99
    Work associates who WILL NOT greet you until you've greeted them. I've tested this time and again with certain indivs. I will deliberately (but counter-intuitively) withhold my greeting as I approach. I will look at them and as we pass I get NOTHING. Now it could be just me but I've discussed this with my other more interactive, "normal" work associates and their experiences are the same with said indivs.
    Yes, PD99, I have often wondered what these silent people would think if we others who always first say "hello" to them gave them silence instead. Would they think WE were being impolite? Would they then realaize that we are being no worse than they are??? (I doubt they would do this self-reflection!)

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    Re: Pet Peeves

    People who throw gasoline on you and then light it.

    I really hate that.

    PeteLeo.

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    Re: Pet Peeves

    OK, I admit it. I watch Dancing With the Stars. Snicker if you want to, but those women on that show are flawless, and nobody can deny that watching those perfect bodies twirl around is sexy.

    The most perfect of all is a Polish beauty named Edyta Slivinska. Yet, EVERY SINGLE SEASON, she is paired with THE WORST male celeb and virtually guaranteed an early exit. Evander Holyfield, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Ross...It's ridiculous.

    When are America's men going to be allowed to get their fix?

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    Re: Pet Peeves

    When I lose my keys, right before I am getting ready to leave out of the house.

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