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When you need to rant...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by miss kermie, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    And you know what's weird about that? I used to be one of those people who avoided going off topic...lately though...

    I'm a terrible person.
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Again, I too am guilty of occasional muffining every now and then, it just seems like nearly every single thread anymore suddenly turns into a muffin fest, and it especially gets all the more out of hand when multiple people get into the muffining mode and there's a lot of ziffeling and overlooked posts going on.
  3. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I take responsibility too. I can admit when I've done wrong as well. It was getting out of hand so I can also say I didnt help with it. But I am gonna try and not let it get too out of hand from now on. I usually am good at least I think so of not going too off topic or if I do I try to get it right back on. And as D Snowth says there is already threads for that so I agree we need to just try and keep it there. Like I said I am guilty as well. :/
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Years ago, there were some special paperback editions released of the old Fudge books by Judy Blume, so I figured I'd pick them up because I loved those books as a kid, and never actually owned a copy of any of them.

    I had actually forgotten about them until recently, so I picked one up and started flipping through it, and here's what I have to rant about: the fact that Ms. Blume made some changes throughout, I'm guessing so that it would make more sense, or be more relatable to today's children... for example, in one original book, Fudge mentions that he likes to watch Sesame Street and The Electric Company, but now he says he likes to watch Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. Likewise, Peter makes out his wishlist to Santa (despite not believing in him) which now contains such items as CDs, and a laptop computer, among other things.

    Maybe I'm too much of a purist, but I was a little bothered by the changes.
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  5. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Oh man I haven't read Fudge books since I was 10. We read a lot of them in school and they were one of my favorite reads. I should see if I can find some at the used bookstore. I used to love Beverly Clearly too. Ramona was one of my faves.
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    On the subject of books, that brings to mind another rant of mine:

    What's the deal with this mentality that people have that, "Once I read it, why do I need to buy it"? I mean, are people so anti-book that they're refuse to buy it simply because they've read it? I'm sure that's what libraries are for an all, but don't you ever feel like just picking up a book you've read before and giving it a re-read, or at least jog your memory about a certain thing that took place in the book? Heck, I remember back in the day in school, every year there was always a book-fair-esque thing towards the end of the year, where there would be different kinds of books available to kids for sale; I remember in Grade 8, there was a Garfield collection book that I decided to purchase... at one point, I decided to take a minute and start looking through it before it was time to go back to class, and one other kid walked up to me and asked if I bought it. Yes. Why? What do you mean why? Well, once you read it, what do you need to buy it for? Why would you buy it if you've already read it? I simply said because sometimes I like to re-read books. Once again, I was met with "Why?"

    The anti-book mentality seems to keep getting even more extreme as the years go by; I know Kanye West has made it clear that he hates books so much that when he wrote his autobiography, it was only 52 pages long.
  7. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    To me that's just like renting movies. "Why buy it when I've already seen it?" Well so you don't have to keep paying everytime you wanna watch it. I love Nicholas Sparks books and I buy them because I usually will re-read the same book at least 3 times.

    My husband is a book lover as all get out and he says he likes the idea of the book is his when buying it.
  8. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's anti-book attitudes as much as some people might be just be cheap, and think "hey I read this once from the library, no reason to buy it".
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No, I mean it, I really don't think it's cheapness so much as it is, there are just people out there who hate books that much, for whatever reason.
  10. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'll admit I'm not a huge book person but I've seen people who hate them so much they wanna make a bonfire out of them. I mean we all have our personal preferences but to actually wanna burn all the books there are out there is a bit much don't you think?
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    In cases like that, that seems to be a popular stereotype of religious fanatics: they'll burn books if they find anything "dirty" in it (even if it's just a dirty word)... if they're out there doing it, I'm sure that they would probably be burning truckloads of 50 Shades of Grey.
  12. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Okay I'm blaming D'Snowth Youtube finally got me with Honey Boo Boo!
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I know right? I don't know about you, but I don't know how I went from Classic SST, Muppets, and Hogan's Heroes to Honey Poo Poo!
  14. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I don't either. I was basically watching what you were minus the Hogan's Heroes and then I got back to the main page and two videos were Honey Boo Boo. It also didn't help another video got me with the advertisement. :p
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay... I guess I'm still better off then, because I just keep getting bombard with the same one video over and over again, but it's STILL an annoyance to keep seeing this... creature... sticking out like a sore thumb among other videos that actually ARE relevant to what you've been watching... but apparently, this is an increasing problem with YouTubers... not necessarily Honey Poo Poo, but other things that people don't really want to watch like Twilight, and Justin Bieber, among other things.
  16. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I got hit with Justin Bieber as well although it probably thinks when I watch Muppets since Selena Gomez was in the film why not recommend him as well. -_-
  17. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Does it count that I'd happily burn it for being poorly written porno? And can I toss in the rest of the books of any genre written with a less-than-eighth-grade-vocabulary (those intended for adults, at least)? Please? I'll put a filter on the crematorium so I don't pollute!

    *breaking into song* Oh if I...were the world's...librariaaaaannn!
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  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    50 Shades of Gray should be burned for being cheap slash fan fiction. That's what it is, they don't even hide it... it's basically a Twilight fan fic (no wonder Anne Rice has a ban on fan works on Fan fiction sites, Archie comics for that matter) that's even more subpar than it's inspiration.

    I'm NO Twilight fan by any means, and my love of cheesy vampires (Count Chocula, Count Duckula, Groovie Goolies, and Osamu Tezuka's Don Dracula) makes me hate it to the core... but where are Stephany Meyer's lawyers?

    Come to think of it, when they were doing all those terrible Harry potter Knockoffs, where were their lawyers?
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  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Here's my rant or rather I just need to get this off my chest. I have two sister inlaws we had always gotten along up until back in Jan when we had a huge blow out fight. I don't wanna get into the details but a lot of things were said and while I am not totally innocent it all started with them jumping to conclusions in the first place without coming to ask me about what I meant first. Well I haven't spoken to them in months and all of a sudden the one starts messaging me like everything is honky dory and nothing ever happened. I am not quite sure how to take it.

    I know part of me needs to forgive and forget because it's in the past but part of me is having a really hard time letting go and I honestly don't know how. I am still furious with both of them. A lot of the fight happened because they don't seem to understand we don't have the money to just fly down and visit them whenever we want. I'm not usually one who holds grudges but a big scar was left on my heart and it just hasn't healed yet and I don't know when it will to be honest.
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Just go with it is all I can say. If it's like nothing ever happened, so sense in reopening old wounds.

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