Don't you hate it when . . .

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Re: Don't you hate it when . . .

Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:51 pm

PeteJ wrote:When they announce that the next programme contains adult humour and as always the humour turns out to be at the level of a primary school playground. Adult humour is clearly not a talent not many modern TV comedians possess.
Oh dear - you are confusing "adult" with "sophisticated" - but I will join you in expressing a state of continual disappointment at the puerility of modern comedians.

Occasionally I have tuned in to "Live at the Apollo" (UK) where it would seem that all the performers have attended the same school of misdirection, attempting to disguise their lack of wit through exaggerated mannerism, amateur level mimicry and unwarranted expletives. Another strategy is to describe "real" situations in completely unrealistic terms whilst inveigling the audience to complicit agreement in the "hilarious" fantasy. I can only imagine that the alcohol for sale there is laced with something.

It is surprisingly easy to fail to laugh throughout a complete show.

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Re: Don't you hate it when . . .

Post by David Gutowski » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:01 am

I bought this new microwave that has a strange chime when the food/beverage is done and continues to chime every 20 seconds or so if you don't remove the food. I can't prove it, but I think my wife leaves her tea in and goes in the other room on purpose just to make it chime over and over again when I'm trying to watch the news.
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Re: Don't you hate it when . . .

Post by PeteJ » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:31 pm

Hi mark. Good to meet another curmudgeonly TV viewer. I share your view of the schoolboys who show off at the Apollo. My theory is that most of these comedians learned their trade trying to escape being bullied at junior school and never updated their material. But the audience must share some responsibility. One only has to say a rude word to get a titter.

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Re: Don't you hate it when . . .

Post by Andrew Fryer » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:41 pm

Yes, impossible stuff. McIntyre makes me want to scream. Finally something has replaced Royal Variety as the worst show around. No, I spoke too soon, Miranda Hart really lowered the bar on that one.
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Post by PeteJ » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:44 am

I caught about two minutes of Miranda Hart on the show and felt she was dying on her feet and looked like a rabbit in the headlights. I turned her off so don't know how it went. Odd because she's usually very good at what she does. Just a bad night perhaps. If I had to pick a paradigm example of the childishness and cheap vulgarity I hate it would be Jimmy Carr. He seems to be trapped in a twelve-year old mind by some sort of arrested development.

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Post by Andrew Fryer » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:34 pm

I hated Jimmy Carr back in the day when he was brand new (15 years ago?), but recently, the more I see of him, the more I like him.
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Post by PeteJ » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:49 pm

Fair enough. He's definitely improved.

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Re: Don't you hate it when . . .

Post by dory » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:32 am

I hate endlessly dinging microwaves too.
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Post by McGee » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:47 pm

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Re: Don't you hate it when . . .

Post by David Gutowski » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:06 am

We making this six word story?
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Post by Andrew Fryer » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:11 am

No.
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Re: Don't you hate it when . . .

Post by Evocacion » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:04 am

Erik Zurcher wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:22 pm
I never use the word hate, but I dislike cold calls during dinner time from companies trying to sell me something. I used to be polite to them, but nowadays I just disconnect without explanation.
You are obviously more even tempered than I am, Eric.
I once had a cold call when I was changing a nappy... The thing about the telephone is that you have to answer it, whatever you are doing. And when I realised it was some idiot trying to sell me something, I was extremely rude to them before slamming the phone down and returning to the baby.
They phoned back a few minutes later, to complain about my rudeness!
These days, most cold calls seem to be made by machines, and I just hang up.

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Post by slidika » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:48 pm

For the cold calls, when we don't recognize the phone number or it says 'Anonymous' or something similar, my wife likes to just pick up the phone, click the answer button, and then put it down until it starts beeping, indicating a disconnected line.
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Re: Don't you hate it when . . .

Post by David Gutowski » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:00 am

You can sign up to prevent sales calls. I wish I had the number for you but sure it's posted somewhere. Once you're on the list, they can't call you. You can do the same for junk mail advertising.
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Re: Don't you hate it when . . .

Post by Andrew Fryer » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:41 am

David Gutowski wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:06 am
We making this six word story?
I have to confess, I was convinced this was the let's-write-a-story thread, even if you were only joking!
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