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Player: United  JPB Subject: Rants & Raves


2011-11-01 23:32:38
This is the thread you can post in to let off some steam. What grinds your gears? I would like to start by complaining about Facebook. It\'s the ultimate social novicaine. 90% of \"friends\" are people we have never met and probably have nothing in common with, then you see the number of friends and consider yourself connected. Furthermore, it\'s become (...or has it always been?) a place for the more noisy portion of society cough-highschoolgirls-cough to jabber on and on about frivilous emotions and boys and other things the rest of society could just $#1T about. In fact it practically encourages such behaviour from photogenic but otherwise soulless shallow women, and the rest of the shallow world chimes in to \"like\" their mindless nonsense. I hope I didn\'t step on any toes, but with a chess-loving crowd I should be safe :O) *steps down from soapbox*-
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19United  JPB2011-11-02 00:05:08
that\'s the spirit extopian :D-

20Australia  ZahnarztChessHere Gold Member2011-11-02 11:23:44
It\'s pre-courting behaviour for kids, \"Look at me, how cool I am,\" but was of little interest to adults until rock stars, politicians and the high end of business realised it could be manipulated for their own ends. Just get that band rocking JPB and you can forget it.-

21United  JPB2011-11-02 18:46:00
Excellent points gentlemen. And along similar lines, I hate the term \"rockstar\" and all the pre-concieved notions the general populace associates with musicians of any kind. Yes, I write and perform music. No, I\'m not Nickelback or a metal band or anything even remotely related. and I simply can\'t stand anything \"reality tv\"-

22United  JPB2011-11-05 20:56:03
Here we have Hells Kitchen, in which aspiring chefs are given ingredients, a kitchen, and a cooking task then lined up and bitched at by a cocky, whiny, constipated-looking Scottsman who is always an odd reddish color, hilariously contrasted by his unkempt bleach blonde hair. I dont think I could get anything done even half ass with that weirdo breathing down my neck But at least the program showcases cooking. Some of these \"reality tv shows\" are so ridiculous and pointless, like having a bunch of mismatched people try to live together then end up getting all hood rat on eachother. Perhaps one of the lamest is Survivor. I can\'t believe an excuse for a show like that could draw so much attention here in the States. What they need to show instead is the FIDE tournament network. That, i would watch-

23Australia  ZahnarztChessHere Gold Member2011-11-05 23:20:53
We\'ve had most of that rubbish too. We had a show once where a film crew was admitted into the plush home of a certain lottery winning family and watched their lives over several months. They\'d show arguments between family members and as they flashed from one person to another during the argument their shirts would change So the editors were creating phony arguments by cutting from different conversations and sticking them together. Very unfair for the participants.-

24United  JPB2011-11-15 21:35:30
some of my personal pet peaves- getting a traffic ticket on the way to court. people who use the phrase \"do you remember\" when they mean \"have you seen\", as if u watched the show or movie with them or something xD Junkies and tweakers. teenage girls. unexpected alien invasions. lost puppies. uhh I think that\'s it for now :-s-

25Australia  ZahnarztChessHere Gold Member2011-11-27 00:36:12
or close fitting latex gloves onto damp hands -

26United  JPB2011-11-30 23:44:02
here\'s a fresh one! i sign up to join a 5 minute tournament just now and shortly afterwards someone else of about 1550 joins in. great. then a 2153 decides to be the whale in the kiddie pool and we all scatter. Thanks for ruining what should have been an otherwise fair tournament, rating hog xD-

27United  JPB2011-12-09 19:53:05
chess-related rant. I hate when people move quickly in correspondence games that they are winning, and wait as long as possible to move in games they are loosing. It\'s all chess! Just move -

28Australia  Baggy_Gee2013-02-13 05:55:21
I detest People who lose to you, offer you a rematch and then cancel.-

29United  cc14928133342013-02-13 13:59:17
b*st*rds -

30Australia  Baggy_Gee2013-02-15 22:46:58
I don\'t really despise them, i have 2 current games where the opponent is soundly beaten in one and possibly on the ropes in the other. But since he is taking 90-95% of the time limit I find that a nice admission that I have the upper hand.-

31United  JPB2013-02-27 20:13:05
I hate \"talkers\". It comes in all forms, people who are convinced (and try to convince you) they can beat you at chess or in a fight without even knowing where your skill level is. But, as it usually turns out, if you actually get them to put their money where their mouth is, they fail miserably and the talking subsides.-

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