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Author Topic: What grinds my gears!  (Read 152676 times)

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1000 on: 10 Dec 2021, 10:09 »
But I have to admit, there is indeed a slight resemblance :P

I must admit that I thought the same thing.

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1001 on: 10 Dec 2021, 11:36 »
I mostly hear Ed Sheeran's music because my kids want to listen to a top 40 channel on the radio in the car, so I'm not all that familiar with him. However, I like the songs and music videos "Perfect" and "Lego House" (starring Rupert Grint in the video)....speaking of resemblance... :-D

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1002 on: 10 Dec 2021, 14:22 »
I have no idea who Ed Sheeran is.


I had no idea who he is and had to google him.

Thank God - I was starting to think I was stuck in a parallel universe. I know his name, but as for knowing his music or recognising a cameo in other media...  ???

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1003 on: 10 Dec 2021, 15:15 »
edit: also… I keep getting told by Japanese people that I look like Ed Sheeran and I really don’t. For a start, he’s better looking than me.
Ouch, that's a heinous self-burn.

I didn't mind a few songs like "Shape of You" earlier on, but at this point I've heard them more than they're worth.  It's not bad music, it's just nothing special.

I agree, it's getting a bit annoying seeing him everywhere.  His cameo in 'Yesterday' at least felt appropriate, despite him being a bit of a knob in it.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1004 on: 12 Dec 2021, 16:06 »
I have no idea who Ed Sheeran is.


I had no idea who he is and had to google him.

Thank God - I was starting to think I was stuck in a parallel universe. I know his name, but as for knowing his music or recognising a cameo in other media...  ???
I know who Ed Sheeran is, but I have been in quite a few conversations where people have been talking about celebrities I've never even heard of, as though everyone knows who they are. Most recently was about someone named Adel.
Who the heck is she?  ???
Assuming it's a she that is. From the conversation, it sounded like it.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1005 on: 12 Dec 2021, 16:14 »
Adele.
She just released a new album after - ?some? - time.

Probably her most famous song (skip ahead to about 1:30 - who the f... makes a music video that starts the music only after more than a minute?); she also sang 'Skyfall' (for the Bond movie).
I like her music.
But I do understand the sentiment. I don't know how often I was in the situation that people discussed some kind of 'star' and I had no idea who they were.

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1006 on: 12 Dec 2021, 16:26 »
I think perhaps this is partly because of our age, but mostly because of the media world we live in. With fewer channels on the tv and only live broadcasting, more people watched the same. Nowadays, we can pick and choose, meaning that I don't know anything about most "influencers" (which is a horrible word, worthy of its own grinding my gears post) or musicians performing in genres I don't listen to. Most tv shows with "celebrity specials" star people I've never heard of.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1007 on: 12 Dec 2021, 23:36 »
I think perhaps this is partly because of our age,

Yup, 'membering new stuff is hard. I stopped around 2005.

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1008 on: 13 Dec 2021, 02:08 »
Adele.
I'd check out "Rolling in the Deep" if interested.  More upbeat and all around better in my opinion.

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1009 on: 15 Dec 2021, 08:16 »
It grinds my gears when I see actual tweets of actual people defending Elon Musk.

I know he has fans, and probably millions of them, but I can live with that as an abstract bubble of people I'll hopefully never see let alone meet. Being reminded that these are actual, real people who feel the need to jump to the defense of a 12-year-old bald wannabe comedian who's also the richest person alive and exploiting his workforce is very depressing and annoying.
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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1010 on: 15 Dec 2021, 11:22 »
Yeah I’m also not very fond of Elon Musk. He’s certainly an interesting character but there’s something disconcerting about the number of people who swear by his every word. Most of what he comes out with is like Peter Molyneux on steroids (and LSD).

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1011 on: 15 Dec 2021, 14:49 »
the richest person alive
I thought Jeff Bezos was the richest person alive.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1012 on: 15 Dec 2021, 16:02 »
I'm guessing was is probably the keyword here.  (laugh)
According to the first google result (infopedia.com), he's 76 billion in front of good old Jeffy....
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1013 on: 15 Dec 2021, 23:23 »
Elon on SNL was one of the cringiest things I’ve ever seen.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1014 on: 17 Dec 2021, 22:05 »
Elon on SNL was one of the cringiest things I’ve ever seen.

I think that's a part of the intended comedy of having non-comedians host the show. Check out the Stephen Segal clips to see true cringe.

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1015 on: 21 Jan 2022, 03:42 »
This might make me sound really old but one thing that’s been grinding my gears lately is this.



Once respectable brands such as Daedalic seem to be handing the keys to the social media accounts to any 12-year-old with access to a meme generator. Their page is full of this kind of thing. This is actually an example of one of the not-so-terrible ones.

https://m.facebook.com/daedalic/


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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1016 on: 21 Jan 2022, 15:34 »
I honestly don't understand what this pic wants to say.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1017 on: 21 Jan 2022, 20:02 »
I honestly don't understand what this pic wants to say.

Me neither... it could either be saying that their new catalogue is "da bomb" or that they have ruined everything or that their games all have more excitement and are more action-based than before... probably the latter I guess?

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1018 on: 23 Jan 2022, 21:50 »
What grinds my gears is the recently announced title for Amazon's Middle Earth series.

You know it must have taken a large committee months to settle on a name as stupid as "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power."

There is no other possible explanation for such a cringe-worthy and redundant title.

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #1019 on: 23 Jan 2022, 23:36 »
 :-D I just see the title of an episode: "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: The Hunt for the Power Ring".