Friday, September 19, 2008

Things That Bug Me

-Yahoo, etc... knowing I am a male, and so my computer seems half-filled with ads for off-brand dating sites with video loops of 19 year old girls "flirting" with the camera. I'm good, thanks.

-Seeing 17 year old kids walking down the street, heading away from the high school at 9:45 in the morning, who obviously just ducked out of going to school.

-When the cat pees on me when I take him to the vet

-When the government has to bail out financial institutions who behaved obviously recklessly for years to even a nimrod like myself, putting us even further into crippling debt, in order to keep us from having some sort of 1929-style financial collapse.

-The lack of a proper Hawkman title from DC

-Dolls that can swim. And the inferred message to impressionable kids that maybe babies can swim.

-When your trusted robot goes crazy and tries to kill you.

-Daytime TV ads reminding me I'd probably have a full-time job if I DID just sign up for a trade and technical school...

(edit) - I am also deeply irritated that whenever I turn on my cable TV, it tunes to channel 1, which runs nothing but an ad for the three services (cable, internet, phone) provided by Time Warner Cable. Which I already have. Time Warner, please quit selling me (badly and constantly) that which I already have.

Of course, the only way you can actually see the ad is if you already have digital cable, thus eliminating at least one of the three items they're hard selling.

8 comments:

JAL said...

liar! #7 doesn't bug you. It only bugs Mel because he always has to rescue you.

The League said...

That... is sadly true.

Michael Corley said...

Daytime ads have a serious element of creep.

Steanso said...

If you press the settings button twice on the remote for your digital cable it will open up a menu. Among the options on that menu is a choice of setting what channel you want to see pop up when you turn your cable on. Mine is set to turn to Home Shopping.

The League said...

Huzzah! Fixed!

Dug said...

Regarding item #1, there are very good ad blockers out there. If you use Firefox, Adblock Plus is a good one.

The League said...

Thanks! I'll take a look. I flip between Firefox and Explorer, but if I can get this fixed, I'll probably stick with Firefox.

Steanso said...

And would it make it any better if Jeff were to explain that he's not peeing on you- he's just sharing his extra special "Jeff Water" with you!