Things you hate IV

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by hornmeister, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    I took it that A19's reference to " much it’s being drawn out. Surely the funeral would’ve been enough......" was primarily a reference to the mainstream TV saturation even though it wasn't specifically mentioned.
  2. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Perhaps it was but I read it just as the whole thing is dragging on endlessly.

    In any event, even if we are talking only about the media I don't think I would have an issue if the coverage were more limited to specific channels so people could choose to watch or not: it's the ubiquity of it which is the problem, I think.
  3. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Sheep on the M1.
  4. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Innit? All the cars going in the same direction. Wake up sheeple!
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  5. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Roads closed signs..... Seen loads whilst driving round recently where no evidence of any reason for said closures.

    Very annoying
  6. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    I always risk it if I see a sign. Id say 80% of the time there isnt an actual closure. Round my way a diversion means miles and miles of extra travel.
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  7. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Fits in well with motorway signs saying "Obstruction in Road", with limits down to 50mph conveniently as you pass a speed camera.
    Yet to ever see the obstruction, (even the sheep yesterday were long gone).
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  8. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    Google Maps is starting to edge towards things I hate now. Used to be a great app, now it's becoming nagging and untrustworthy. Here's a perfect example.

    Yesterday I was returning from somewhere up North so M6 down to Brum then let Google Maps decide the best route to London from there. All the way down the M6 it was micromanaging the route, where in the past it would tell me 80 miles to the toll road, now it says 5.6 miles and make sure you don't head into North Wales by mistake, then 4.7 miles and don't go to Stoke etc. But the worst of it was the insistence on taking the toll road as alternative routes were 55 minutes slower. I almost fell for it but asked Mrs D to check out where the problem was using her phone.

    "No problems found" says Mrs D, so I didn't take the toll road and guess what? It added about 3 minutes to the journey time!

    So who's getting the kickback for directing everyone down toll roads when there's no need?
  9. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Squad Player

    I find it's massively better than Apple maps (or whatever they call it). On holiday Google was giving directions that were coming in a lot less that Apple.

    Driving to a place in Bosnia based on what my wife's iPhone was saying and it seemed a bizarre route. Pulled over and looked at my Android phone - Google said 6 minutes and Apple said 45, which included a huge, pointless detour.
  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's traffic reports are definitely less reliable than the used to be. We use it for longer trips and find it's not nimble enough to avoid obvious issues yet somehow also manages to report upcoming slow/very slow traffic that is non-existent when you get there.
  11. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

  12. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    I think it’s bloody fantastic.
    Went to Finland bird and bear watching. Downloaded maps of the areas I was travelling to while on wifi so I could then use them and the gps in the phone without using any data or needing any phone reception.
    Got me to some remote locations driving 20km along gravel tracks close to the Russian border. You can of course turn the volume off but there was something reassuring about driving around in the bog end of nowhere while listening to a calming very polite lady telling me in a soothing Home Counties voice that “my destination” (the bear watching hides) would be 20 metres on my right.
  13. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Not sure how good it is in the UK, but I switched to Waze years ago and never looked back.

    One of the nice things about it is it accepts reports from other users in real time, so if a traffic accident occurs and causes a huge traffic jam I've had it tell me to get off a freeway before I hit the jam, take me to an onramp further down the route, and then get back on.

    User reports also allow people to tag police presence, etc.

    It's completely free (here, at least) so might be worth a look for you if you're already frustrated.
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  14. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Cats and their owners.
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  15. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Ooh! Aren’t we fickle?
  16. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    That's not the right word. The two are not mutually exclusive. I hate cats and dogs.
  17. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    How about hamsters ?
  18. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Don’t give him the reaction he wants…
  19. Married at first sight.

    Ok. Before you start. I tuned out after about 5 episodes of a series about 4 years ago.

    But tonight we get home and the missus switches it on, and in the spirit of not wanting to sit in separate rooms on a Friday night, I settle down.

    So we see Mrs and Mr. Seem utterly compatible. Both massive Harry Potter lovers and both seem pretty decent people.

    What could go wrong. My Spidey senses are already telling me TV isn't going to make it this simple. I say to my wife, "TV isn't going to make it this simple.". This show is designed for couples to be ridiculously incompatible for TV.

    1 minute later.

    Woman: "I'm really insecure".
    Man: "I'm a stripper".

    I mean, geez. I absolutely realise it's designed for shock TV but it's idiotic how these 2 were put together. But obviously it's not. The TV producers have no intention of actually putting 2 compatible people together. That would be insane.

    Stupid me can't keep my mouth shut about it so now the missus is in a mood.

    Plus point, she's buggered off upstairs and I've got the TV for the rest of the night.
  20. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    Married At first Sight did actually used to be a proper documentary with science behind it and everything. Of course it didn’t always work but the people on it were genuine and you could see the logic behind why they were matched. Then during covid we imported the Australian version to fill gaps in the schedule which was a completely different, dumbed down Love Island affair. Presumably this was popular as they then decided to make the UK version the same the last time around and this is the second serious of this dumbed down for idiots version. Much like Love Island a lot of the contestants are fame hungry wannabes who may well have been on other similar shows in the past, rather than genuine people like the first few series.

    Much like the Apprentice, I’d personally find it more entertaining if they just had genuine clever candidates on it, but unfortunately the producers of these shows feel like they need to cater to the lowest common denominator.
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  21. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    It's great trash entertainment though.
  22. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Reservist

    Same old same old , same as love island on ice
    "The ******* has only gone and shagged my sister/best friend/Mum on his stag night"
    "I thought he was the one"
  23. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Slow cookers. Takes ******* ages. I mean I know it’s a ‘slow’ cooker, but this is taking the piss.
  24. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    If they renamed them "takes all day" cookers would that help?
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  25. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    No. This is taking the piss.

    Also a proper 'Bolognese' sauce (carrots and celery) left for 24hr in a slow cooker is the best thing ever.
  26. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    That breakfast must be well rank.
  27. hornmeister

    hornmeister Tired

    I see your bog and raise you lamb shank or pork shoulder cooked on low for 6 hour plus in a nice red wine gravy.
  28. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Pah! Been there done that. For either of your cuts, substitute the wine for some decent ENGLISH still cider....
  29. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    My guess is any "fizzy" cider would be still cider after 6 hrs :)
    Could you substitute the cider for Dr Pepper ?
  30. hornmeister

    hornmeister Tired

    Cider is the devils urine.
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  31. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Nope, totally wrong.
  32. wimbornet

    wimbornet Reservist

    Recipe please!
  33. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Rabbits and their owners
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  34. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    1. Locate your local B&M store.
    2. Locate in store largest jar of 'value' pasta sauce with carrots and celery.
    3. Empty jar into slow-cooker & heat for 24 hrs.
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  35. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    You need to drink it in Asturias.

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