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The Grumpy Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:20 pm
by LongTimeLurker
Mrs LTL will claim that I am sometimes grumpy for no reason but after watching Dragons Den, who can blame me for feeling a little on edge?

It is the production of the programme that winds me up. As viewers we are treated like idiots with an attention span measured in seconds. I realise that one motive of constantly telling us what is "coming up" and repeating things that have just been said, followed by a summary of has just been shown, is to reduce the costs of creating useful content, but really, is the average viewer so easily distracted and in need of being patronised?

I freely admit to losing track of a train of thought from time to time but there is no need for the BBC to feel that I need help to watch easy-going Sunday evening TV.

If you feel the need to add your grumps to this thread, then post away!

Now then, what was I doing?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:42 pm
by Gravelrash
I don't watch tv. Been spoiled by the likes of Netflix. I resent having to pay the licence fee for something I do not get the benefit of.

As you say...they are avoiding any real content creation. :cool1:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:55 pm
by michaelblue
....and the bloody tv and radio producers using americanisms like "listen up" "check it out", "previousely on........." etc. etc. :stomp: :stomp: :stomp: :stomp:

Re: The Grumpy Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:05 pm
by Smeggypants
Gravelrash wrote:I don't watch tv. Been spoiled by the likes of Netflix. I resent having to pay the licence fee for something I do not get the benefit of.

As you say...they are avoiding any real content creation. :cool1:




Don't pay it then. There's plenty of info on how not to. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:07 pm
by Matty
£499 for a season ticket, a long 14 week wait for the season to start, and then 90 minutes of total and utter bollocks watching overpaid fairies who think they are still on their f#€^ing holiday.

When my wife drooped me of this afternoon at 1pm I had a smile so big you could see it from the moon, when she picked me up the 10 miles home was in total silence.

I think it's going to be a long 10 months :eek:

Re: The Grumpy Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:41 pm
by starless
Are you a Man U fan? :D

Edit: Oh no, you can't be, they played the early match. Who is it, then?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:54 pm
by Northgrain
Stoke, methinks.

Just DON'T get me started on QPR. Why do those of us who support teams in stripes have to deal with so many crushing disappointments :doh:

Re: The Grumpy Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:03 pm
by Matty
starless wrote:Are you a Man U fan? :D

Edit: Oh no, you can't be, they played the early match. Who is it, then?



I was just in a bad mood, now I am bloody fuming :spank: :spank: :spank:

How dare you :nono:

:howl:

Re: The Grumpy Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:14 pm
by Matty
Northgrain wrote:Stoke, methinks.

Just DON'T get me started on QPR. Why do those of us who support teams in stripes have to deal with so many crushing disappointments :doh:



Yep Stoke, Your ok as a QPR fan as know one is expecting much from you this season :evil: :) ,

But as a Stoke fan, to get beaten by a team that we always beat and being a sort of local derby ish, it hurts badly :(

And as for stripes, 1936, Sunderland FC the last team to win the top flight English league in stripes. Unless your in Scotland and then Celtic every year since Rangers were relegated.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:28 pm
by Steve.Ledger
What irks me?

[1] Supermarket muzak
[2] Threads that turn into Footy discussions Image

I haven't watched broadcast TV for more than 20 years, I solved my suffering in that area Image

Re: The Grumpy Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:52 pm
by Matty
Steve.Ledger wrote:What irks me?

[1] Supermarket muzak
[2] Threads that turn into Footy discussions Image

I haven't watched broadcast TV for more than 20 years, I solved my suffering in that area Image



Quite agree on the muzak, would love to know if there is any science behind it, As it's not there for enjoyment.

And as for footy, I could change it to cricket to suit if you like, as my side Warwickshire are currently playing Somerset this weekend and don't get me started on our opening batsmen Chopra, lasted a whole 4 balls before being caught :roll:

Re: The Grumpy Thread

PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:22 am
by Steve.Ledger
Matty wrote:And as for footy, I could change it to cricket to suit if you like


No thanks, I'm a sports heathen :D

EDIT: Actually, I forgot to mention my biggest irk.

People who use THEN when they should use THAN.. :evil:

Re: The Grumpy Thread

PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:32 am
by Smeggypants
Matty wrote:
Steve.Ledger wrote:What irks me?

[1] Supermarket muzak
[2] Threads that turn into Footy discussions Image

I haven't watched broadcast TV for more than 20 years, I solved my suffering in that area Image



Quite agree on the muzak, would love to know if there is any science behind it, As it's not there for enjoyment.



Designed to encourage people to buy more stuff.


And as for footy, I could change it to cricket to suit if you like, as my side Warwickshire are currently playing Somerset this weekend and don't get me started on our opening batsmen Chopra, lasted a whole 4 balls before being caught :roll:



Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Like Steve I am also allergic to SPORT!!! :hyenas: :hyenas:

Re: The Grumpy Thread

PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:47 am
by Steve.Ledger
Smeggypants wrote:
Matty wrote:Quite agree on the muzak, would love to know if there is any science behind it, As it's not there for enjoyment.



Designed to encourage people to buy more stuff.



And......Fail..
I cannot see any correlation between muzak and buying more groceries.

When awful music is playing I actually can't get out of there fast enough!
See, when I listen to music it's for relaxation and enjoyment, not a shopping stimulant.
But most of all dislike having other people's choice of music pushed into my ears just because I chose to shop at their supermarket. I honestly find is quite rude and a kind of violation.

Not much I can do about it, but there you have it.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:19 am
by Steve.Ledger
Here's another GOM rant:

Kids next door. And I'm talking 6-8 years olds.
Why do they need to SHOUTand SCREAM!@#! when they play?
It's such a jarring sound that has my nerves dancing no matter how I try to ignore it.