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I looked and didn't see a thread like this, so I'm making one. Hopefully if the mods don't shut it down, you can all join me in this Anger Management class. Any stuff that pisses you off and you need to bitch about, whack it here.

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So my Dad has an incredibly annoying habit of buying Christmas presents himself and then letting other people give them to him. He reasons that this means he definitely gets things that he wants, and other people don't have to worry about what to get him.

You can probably see where this is going.

Yep, I discovered today that the two main presents I got him, a pair of DVDs, are ones he's already bought for himself. I am so angry at the man I could just scream. And did (thankfully the house was empty or my mother would have had serious words at me).

All I've got left to give him are a few 'jokey' presents. And a mug. Woo. Almost tempted to keep them all for myself and just get him some coal, the git.

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  • I dunno, from what I've read that's more of a societal pressure more than a psychological occurrence. There really needs to be a proper men's rights movement so we can have proper equality.

  • Societal pressure is a part of psychology, you can't separate the two.

  • I have the feeling I am the only one who can relate to other people when it comes to entertainment, because, apparently, as we grow up we have to think the same way as other adults. It's not cool to like Justin Bieber (sidenote, I do have to say, he's not THAT good, but he's also not the annoying little cunt people make him out to be), arrow in the knee jokes are not funny anymore, the High School Musical series is gay and you're gay for liking it, Hanna Montana is for five year old girls, cartoons today SUCK BALLS, all that other bullshit.

    Seriously, I had enough of it all. I don't give a shit about the fact that you think Transformers is a shit movie. I like the series. It's not near my personal top ten list, but I enjoy the films for what they are. They're not meant to intellectually stimulate you, they're only there for the explosions and the CGI robots beating each others to pulp. So what if they're making potty jokes or that the movie is all about Megan Fox' ass. I don't give a shit if you don't like it. Stop trying to convince ME it's a shit movie.

    It's like nobody in this world wants to be entertained, it's like people forgot that we as little shits loved the stuff that are actually pretty fucking stupid. I mean, MC Hammer? What the fuck is that? And seriously, we all still nostalgia on MC Hammer yet we tell modern pop music to suck it because the lyrics are too simple? Let me give you some examples.

    [quote]Earth angel, earth angel
    Will you be mine
    My darling dear
    Love you all the time
    I'm just a fool
    A fool in love with you[/quote]
    That comes from the song Earth Angel, by the Penguins.

    [quote]Imagine me and you, I do
    I think about you day and night, it's only right
    To think about the girl you love and hold her tight
    So happy together

    If I should call you up, invest a dime
    And you say you belong to me and ease my mind
    Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
    So happy together[/quote]
    The Turtles, Happy Together.

    [quote]Oh yeah, I’ll tell you something,
    I think you’ll understand
    When I’ll say that something
    I want to hold your hand,
    I want to hold your hand,
    I want to hold your hand[/quote]
    The fucking Beatles, I Want To Hold Your Hand.

    Seriously, get this. Back in the old days, songs were THIS SIMPLE. Especially the fucking Beatles are taken as example of what is good music. Bitch, the lyrics are simple as fuck most of the time. Don't believe me?

    [quote]When I was younger, so much younger than today,
    I never needed anybody's help in any way.
    But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
    Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.

    Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
    And I do appreciate you being round.
    Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
    Won't you please, please help me.[/quote]
    Help!

    [quote]There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
    Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
    Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
    It's easy.
    There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
    No one you can save that can't be saved.
    Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you
    in time - It's easy.

    All you need is love, all you need is love,
    All you need is love, love, love is all you need.[/quote]
    All You Need Is Love.

    How does it differ from:

    [quote]You know you love me, I know you care
    Just shout whenever and I'll be there
    You want my love, you want my heart
    And we will never ever ever be apart

    Are we an item?
    Girl quit playing
    We're just friends, what are you saying
    Said there's another and look right in my eyes
    My first love broke my heart for the first time,
    and I was like

    Baby baby baby oooh
    Like baby baby baby nooo
    Like baby baby baby oooh
    thought you'd always be mine mine[/quote]
    Justin Bieber, Baby.

    And don't give me that "but it's Justin Bieber", because fuck that shit, it's not Justin Bieber people apparently have beef with, it's his music, ergo, his songs, ergo, the lyrics, because I sure as hell don't want to start about the music.

    Seriously, I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

    Also, don't get me wrong, I love the abovementioned songs, or at least like them. I just took them as examples.

  • The difference between Bieber and pop artists of the past is that artists from decades ago were being relatively original. They were building a style of music, and were writing these sorts of lyrics for the first time. What Justin Bieber is doing is riding off the back of something already established. In "Baby", he's doing nothing but borrowing. The lines in the verses have all been written before in other songs; what he's doing is effortlessly paraphrasing old, cliched lyrics. And as for the chorus, well, it's perhaps the most lazy, dumbed-down piece of lyrical work ever. He elects to repeat the most over-used word in pop music ad nauseam, and accompany it with nothing 'ooh's and 'oh's. What a genius wordsman this Bieber fellow is.

    This sort of songwriting might have been tolerable about 20 years ago, but in this day and age, it just comes off as unoriginal, lazy, and tailor-made for the ears of the hopelessly stupid.

    And what's worst of all is that we're meant to take this 'artist' seriously. The thing that made the music of MC Hammer and such somewhat likeable was the fact that there was some semblance of humour and tongue-in-cheek attitude. They weren't MEANT to be entirely credible, but that's precisely how Bieber is portrayed, despite his music being of an equal or lower level of intelligence. In fact, yes, it's of a lower level of intelligence, because not only is it garbage, it's unoriginal garbage. It's garbage that has been rehashed, because penning his own garbage would have been too difficult.

    See, this is why people hate Justin Bieber, because he is the very definition of unoriginal. He is a pop star simply going through the motions, doing everything effortlessly and thoughtlessly, yet he's apparently meant to be some sort of pop genius prodigy. He's portrayed through mass music media to be the new big thing; to be infinitely talented, when all he is is a figurehead and a product, perfectly designed to make money for Island and Universal. His music features all of the classic traits cliche elements of pop music which have proven popular over the years, all rolled into one and then served off to the to the idiotic masses, and more accurately, insecure adolescent dimwits. His music is so unbearably trite that you'd think he was trying to be ironic. But no, he's being perfectly serious, since triteness, simplicity and predictability is exactly what the average person wants these days.

    The creation of Justin Bieber, the pop star sensation, is an unmitigated exploitation of the music industry in its current pitiful form. Justin Bieber is the baby-faced figurehead of the leach that is Universal Music. Anyone with half a brain or a critical eye on the music industry knows exactly what a frustrating joke Justin Bieber is, and that's precisely why most people hate him.

  • I feel like ranting about all the stupid people on the net who have no idea that proper grammar is a useful skill to learn. All of those people have no idea just how stupid they sound, nor do they care, and it's ticking me off.

    -.-

    What kind of idiot could possibly think that "it's the internet, grammar doesn't matter" should ever be a valid argument to make?!

  • @Chyron8472 said: I feel like ranting about all the stupid people on the net who have no idea that proper grammar is a useful skill to learn. All of those people have no idea just how stupid they sound, nor do they care, and it's ticking me off.

    -.-

    What kind of idiot could possibly think that "it's the internet, grammar doesn't matter" should ever be a valid argument to make?!

    The internet brings out the very worst in people. It's the anonymity. They can get away with shit like not spelling stuff properly because there's no consequences. It's not like school where they'll get an F if they misspell everything.

    It should though, because it bugs the hell out of me as well. It's like people not pronouncing letters when they speak. 'fing' instead of 'thing', for example. It's mangling the English language and you should be slapped across the face if you do it. Sadly, you can't do that over the internet - all you can do is correct them, and that gets you labelled as a Grammar Nazi. Bleh.

    Also, thanks for resurrecting my thread. Forgot I made it!

  • The now muddied waters of till and 'til bother me. I suppose that now "till" has been accepted, I'll just have to live with it.

  • A till is something that you put money in and out of.

    'til is an abbreviated form of the word Until.

    I've never really heard of people getting the two mixed up, but I guess the internet makes fools of us all.

  • @Darth Marsden said: A till is something that you put money in and out of.

    'til is an abbreviated form of the word Until.

    I've never really heard of people getting the two mixed up, but I guess the internet makes fools of us all.

    Thank you,
    ...but apparently it's both now. Sometimes, I hate this world.

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