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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #220 on: 24 Mar 2017, 11:24 »
I keep getting adverts for the company I bloody work for!
I was getting adverts for company my company has produced software for :).

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #221 on: 24 Mar 2017, 12:14 »
More like annoying than making me angry, Google thinks I'm a Muslim. There's always an advert for Muslim brides or some religious event. A few years ago Adeel was talking about Ramadan, so I googled it out of curiosity. Did it a few times when he mentioned stuff. I do have Ad-blocker, but only on my laptop.
I can relate, but for me it was adverts from dating sites for russian import wives... (wtf) I have no idea on how they made the connection -> reads a lot about videogames and spend way too much time on browsing TVtropes = I'm a middle-aged buissnessman looking for a russian girlfriend! ??? One other reason to use Ad block.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #222 on: 24 Mar 2017, 12:33 »
I have no idea on how they made the connection -> reads a lot about videogames
That seems like a pretty cut and dry connection to me. Everyone knows that anyone who likes videogames is a lonely basement dwelling virgin. Who else would be a better candidate for a Russian girlfriend. (laugh)

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #223 on: 24 Mar 2017, 13:03 »
That seems like a pretty cut and dry connection to me. Everyone knows that anyone who likes videogames is a lonely basement dwelling virgin. Who else would be a better candidate for a Russian girlfriend. (laugh)
Donald Trump? :)

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #224 on: 24 Mar 2017, 15:17 »
* Cassiebsg wonders what are those "adverts" ppl talk about...  (wtf)
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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #225 on: 24 Mar 2017, 15:36 »
* Cassiebsg wonders what are those "adverts" ppl talk about...  (wtf)

I was wondering the same...

Where can we see these google adverts?

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #226 on: 24 Mar 2017, 16:28 »
Nothing, everything is fine
« Last Edit: 18 Apr 2017, 21:09 by Amy »

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #227 on: 19 Apr 2017, 20:29 »
There's a functional door bell on my front door, when someone presses it I can hear it throughout the house. Half the people who come to my door give it a gentle knock so I have no idea they're there until they've been stood there ages.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #228 on: 20 Apr 2017, 00:00 »
There's a functional door bell on my front door, when someone presses it I can hear it throughout the house. Half the people who come to my door give it a gentle knock so I have no idea they're there until they've been stood there ages.

You need a sign saying "RING THE DAMN BELL!"

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #229 on: 21 Apr 2017, 17:56 »
I've been thinking of adding such a sign too lately, specially our postman doesn't seem to know how it works.  (wrong)
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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #230 on: 21 Apr 2017, 23:22 »
I've been thinking of adding such a sign too lately, specially our postman doesn't seem to know how it works.  (wrong)

In what way does he misuse your doorbell?

Does he always ring twice? 8-)

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #231 on: 21 Apr 2017, 23:52 »
"The postman never rings once, much less twice"
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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #232 on: 21 Apr 2017, 23:58 »
"The postman never rings once, much less twice"

(laugh) (laugh) (laugh)

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #233 on: 27 Apr 2017, 09:14 »
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Isabelle.
Isabelle who?
Isabelle really necessary when I can just knock?

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #234 on: 27 Apr 2017, 09:26 »
Time traveler!
Who's there?
Knock knock.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #235 on: 27 Apr 2017, 09:26 »
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Isabelle.
Isabelle who?
Isabelle really necessary when I can just knock?

Yeah, knock-knock jokes really grind my gears too! :P

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #236 on: 27 Apr 2017, 11:06 »
Knock knock
Who's there?
Mandle
Mandle who?
Mandle who really has his gears ground by knock knock jokes

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #237 on: 03 May 2017, 22:25 »
It grinds my gears whenever people making games/comics/movies promoting a "strong female character"
and say "she's not like other girls, she's a strong independent woman" and then proceeds to use exactly the same cookie-cutter character we've all seen before,
who starts out being pointlessly rude only to have a change of heart and fall for the hero anyway, and despite being introduced as a strong fighter just ends up being
used as damsel in distress in the third act anyway. Seriously, these characters are so predictable they should be considered walking spoilers by now.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #238 on: 04 May 2017, 08:58 »
It grinds my gears whenever people making games/comics/movies promoting a "strong female character"

You could stop right there if you wanted, because it shouldn't be exceptional to have one.

I like your analysis. I remember thinking this about Nina in the Secret Files games. She gives so much sass all game that she just seems like a rude person. There's a point in one game where she gives sass to a SWAT crew in her underwear. She's strong, independent, but she needs Max because... ? Also, they end up getting married, so she really is the archetype you're talking about.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #239 on: 04 May 2017, 10:25 »
It grinds my gears whenever people making games/comics/movies promoting a "strong female character"

You could stop right there if you wanted, because it shouldn't be exceptional to have one.

I like your analysis. I remember thinking this about Nina in the Secret Files games. She gives so much sass all game that she just seems like a rude person. There's a point in one game where she gives sass to a SWAT crew in her underwear. She's strong, independent, but she needs Max because... ? Also, they end up getting married, so she really is the archetype you're talking about.
I think Nina is far from the worst example, but yeah, so many of her lines are pretty cringe-worthy, especially the jokes on housecleaning, they felt recycled from the 1950's.  (wrong)

While we're at the subject, it also bugs me when people claim that female action heroes are unrealistic because the average man is slightly larger and stronger than the average woman.
Aside from the existence of guns, bows, spears and naginatas rendering size a moot point, male action heroes defeat bigger and stronger foes all the time!
Like when Indiana Jones fights that huge, muscular guy, or when Indiana Jones fights that other huge, muscular guy(roll)