Monday, January 31, 2011

Things I hate in the news

I hate it when I hear how stupid some people are and how they go about it by suing others because of their own stupidity! You know what I'm talking about, the stupid McDonald's case where the woman spilled hot coffee on her lap, WTF? You're stupid and I pretty much hate everything you represent. Frivolous lawsuits!

See this news article below about a person who is claiming they suffer from the use of gadgets and devices that emit electromagnetic fields. Apparently this person suffers from electromagnetic fields and his neighbor is the main cause of this. So he wants his neighbor to turn of their electronic gadgets and WiFi network when not in use! Apparently he is going under the Americans with Disabilities Act to aide his case. Oh and to add insult to injury, the people who are affected with this "disability" have a website...which if you didn't catch on already, uses computers/emits electromagnetic waves.

See this article for more info!
Huffington Post

A Santa Fe man who alleges he suffers from "electromagnetic allergies" is suing his neighbor because she refuses to turn off her gadgets, he claims.
According to the Santa Fe Reporter, Arthur Firstenberg, the plaintiff, has been sleeping at friends' homes or in his car to avoid the electromagnetic waves created by his neighbor Raphaela Monribot's cell phone, wireless network, computer, compact fluorescent lightbulbs and dimmer switches.
Firstenberg claims he suffers from Electromagnetic Sensitivity, or EMS, which induces "nausea, vertigo, diarrhea, ringing in the ears, severe headaches and body aches, crippling joint pains, insomnia, impaired vision, impaired muscular control," as well as other potentially life-threatening ailments.
According to Firstenberg, he first started experiencing symptoms when he was in college in the 1980s and has been a vocal opponent of wireless systems being established in public buildings, though he has met with little success.
When Firstenberg first hired Monribot to cook meals for him in his home, Monribot had initially made concessions by turning off her phone and computer. However, when she moved in next door, she refused to keep her phone, computer and wireless network turned off when not in use. When asked if she could use a landline instead of her iPhone, Firstenberg says Monribot "flatly refused without explanation."
The battle against Wi-Fi isn't one Firstenberg is fighting alone.
He's part of a group of Santa Fe residents who are pursuing legal means to remove all Wi-Fi hotspots from public locations because they claim the wireless internet waves aggravate their "electromagnetic allergies." To add merit to their case, they are classifying their "allergy" or "sensitivity" as a disability and are claiming the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination based on disability.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Just for fun

This isn't an "official" things I hate post, but I thought it would be funny to post some really stupid answers to game show questions. Enjoy!

Wheel of fortune fail on pronunciation even with ALL the letters up!

Maybe this kid should have slept a little before going on the show

Marriage WRECK!

#10 SMUG Prius owners

I should clarify on this one. I don't hate the car so much as the people who think they are better than everyone because they drive a Prius. I hate that you think a hybrid is the answer to world problems because you saw it on the news or read it in a magazine article. I think South Park's episode on Smug Alert sums it up pretty well

Yes you drive a hybrid but it still takes gas and you're still going to Costco and other big box stores that require a hell of a lot of energy to run and an enormous amount of fuel to truck in all the goods. So what are you really doing with a Prius? I hate that people buy the car as a statement because it's a hybrid only body style.

This is in comparison to other hybrids which use existing body styles. The Nissan Altima, the Honda Civic, even the Ford Escape and Chevy Tahoe have hybrid models that you wouldn't immediately know by looking at them. Also the amount of smug vanity plates that these people get for their halfhearted attempt of saving the environment is equally ridiculous. Ok we GET IT your car is better for the environment! Do you need 7 characters to express that in the form of your vanity plate?

Why not just put stickers all over you car to say what you feel rather than let it be subtly known that because you drive a Prius you are holier than thou!

Oh wait, someone already has:

Let it be known that when there is a fully electric car out that is affordable for the masses, you can bet your ass that those smug Prius owners will be in electric cars talking crap about anything with a gas engine.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

#9 Downtown cyclist

Ok I'm all for sustainability and using bikes as another mode of transportation. But I hate those bikers that are found in downtown areas who think they own more of the road than the drivers. Again, nothing against the idea of sharing the road, it's just this segment are often douche bags.

Bicycle Rights Bicycle Rights! If you don't know about the show Portlandia, then you should watch it to understand EXACTLY who I am talking about with this segment called Bicycle Rights!

I hate how they stop at stop lights where they Track Stand as if the ground is made of molten lava. I'm sure there is a good reason for it, but they look like douche bags who sometimes cant hold the bike still in place and look like they are having an epileptic fit!

Stop trying to hold still by not putting your feet down, you look like a douche.

So let it be known that I hate this particular type of cyclist and you give a bad name to the other millions of cyclist who manage to co exist with cars on the road.

#8 Nascar

It's at the butt of a joke more often than not! But watching cars that have the same specifications go around an oval all day sounds as fun as helping the old neighbor lady move her furniture.

 I hate Nascar and what it stands for. I mean it's easy to make fun of the fans because it's easy to make fun of rednecks in general. I see there is some potential in the "sport" but either change the track or change the cars!
The Rolex 24 at Daytona is probably the closest thing to real racing that the track and maybe the fans will see! The cars are different and that's what makes it cool.

I hate people that say they go for the big crashes, because its not guaranteed that they will crash! The only crashing you can count on are the fans, like above, where they are just as much as a spectacle as the V8's rounding the track.

Formula 1 is great! Cars are similar but different enough and of course they go around a track that has turns! I also hate that NASCAR is so American and not in any way international. Formula 1 and the Rolex 24 and Le Mans are international events in which people in other countries actually care about. Why does it seem NASCAR is so ass backwards and can't compete with the world of motorsport?

So I'm still deciding whether I hate NASCAR or the fans at the moment, but you get my drift on this one.

 ps I hate the Euro trash sound of that video I posted, but then again I love the sound of F1 cars.

Whoring myself out

I dare you to click on the ad below. I DARE YOU!

#7 Redbox DVD lines

I understand you want your $1 to go to a good movie, but why the hell do you need to stand at the machine and read EVERY SINGLE review/synopsis?

I hate people that stand there and read every movie title and associated synopsis. These movies have been out before, these aren't new movies. The reason you are here is because you didn't see the movie in theaters OR!! you did and you wanted to see it again. Both of these reasons don't justify you taking 10 to 15 minutes browsing while I am waiting to return my movie. That's another thing I hate; there is one hole to receive and return your movies. They should make another slot to bypass the dumb ass who hasn't heard of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and is reading the reviews.

You guys realize that redbox is online and you can read all those reviews before coming to the machine, right? You do know you can reserve a movie online and simply go and pick it up from your box right? So please know your movies before wasting our time!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

#6 Justin Bieber

I hate Justin Bieber and not as a person really, but what he represents. Seriously the music industry can slap a brand on any person and sell the crap out of them with very little talent. What is it that people like about this kid? When will his voice break? These are the questions we should all be asking!

Seriously kid, go back to school so you can at least understand what the word German means! I hate people who blame it on the host's accident, but he clearly points out the word "German" on the card!

I understand he's still a kid, and maybe that's why I hate him as a celebrity and not him as a person. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way and I just hope the next big thing to come to teeny boppers is a little more educated and less cocky.

Changing it up...

I know you all have felt the hate, but what do you love?

I love the iPhone (aka the Jesus phone) because it was the leader in innovation with touchscreen phones. Although I hate how simple features were left out and that it lacks now in some technologies that other phones have taken advantage of. I love the iPhone but hate Macs. Anyone else in this demographic?

#5 Idiot drivers who come into the fast lane for no reason

This isn't my video, but it partially explains why I hate drivers who don't know how to drive. Particularly I hate when I am driving in the fast lane and there is only one car in the slow lane on a two way highway. And out of NOWHERE he/she decides to cut in front of me when there is no traffic in front of them in the slow lane. What is that? Am I being punked when this happens? Is Ashton Kutcher in that car??? I hate it when people are not aware of their surroundings while driving. You're "in control" of a ton of metal and gas going at 65 mph and that's how you drive?

Read this sign! It's there for a reason! Stay to the right and be aware of your surroundings? When are they going to make cars with idiot sensors? I know they have blind spot assists on Volvo and Infiniti, but seriously they need to up it to Changing Lanes Assist.

UPDATE: I took this video the other day to show what I mean about slow people in the fast lane!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

#4 Door to door religious people

I really don't think I'm alone in hating those people who come to your door and sell you religion as if it was a magazine subscription or an Oreck vacuum cleaner.

Go away! It's not like I'm sitting at home wondering which religion I should pick and then all of a sudden you come a knocking and I feel rejoiced! It's 2011, everyone has the freaking internet now, do you not think I can go online and choose my religion that way? Seriously are you using the telegraph as your other means of communication to the masses?

I hate that you wear semi-professional attire. Short sleeved button up shirts with or without a pocket protector and a tie and backpack. What is this ensemble? What the hell is in your pocket? Why do you have your religious book with you? Are you expecting to bust out a passage from that book/bible and expect people to relate and drink the Kool Aid with you?

In addition I hate those dumb comics you hand out as if to get my hopes up about some good reading on the toilet only to see there is a blatant message hiding behind a catchy title and graphic. If I want scare tatics such as "Are we nearing Armageddon?" I will turn on the news to see 1000's of birds falling out of the sky. You're tying to go head to head with the big media corporations on fear, good luck!

So please, stop coming to our door, because there is no way we are going to join your club. In the meantime I'll buy some other fiction books from Barnes & Nobel or something!

#3 Women who wear low cut tops but give you dirty looks for looking at them.

I hate it when girls show off their girls and then get mad at you for looking!

Seriously, how can you not look at girls chesticles when they wear things like this? Ok fine, you have them, you can control men with them, they offer a secondary storage area, and basically you benefit from having more of them show. But why, oh why do you wear low cut tops and then give us guys the stink eye (or drop a class in my case) because someone was casually looking in that area? Here's the logic, you're attracting attention to yourself and guys will give you that attention so you have to be fully prepared for what that entails.

Ladies the ball is in your court with this one, either cover them up or start to sell advertising space to recoup the loss of self esteem (sorry to those who are A cups).

#2 Stores that start selling holiday stuff as one holiday ends.

It's the day after Christmas and I see this:

What the hell is this? I hate it when stores decide to shove the next big holiday down our consumer throats before we have time to breath. Thanks for giving me the option to spend what's left of my Christmas money on yet another holiday. Anyone notice that if you don't buy a gift for someone on these holidays, your ostracized and accused of not being in the "holiday spirit"? Since when does how much I spend equal how much I like or love you? I also hate how candy and other fattening things are a staple of Valentines day, do the marketing people not know how women feel about their weight? A giant box of candy for a woman is the equivalent of getting her a LED HDTV, in the end I'm the one enjoying it!

Listen, if I want to buy something early I will do it online. Start selling this stuff on February 13th for all those guys that forgot to get their woman something. I'm going to think geek to get something unique for my lady.

LetZ Ztart ThiZ Off Rite

This site is dedicated to the things I hate. I say things with an S because there are a lot of them and in a sense of irony, all the website names I tried were already taken. Hence the "Z" in things. So what better way to start out by saying, I hate when people replace "S" with "Z", what are you trying to achieve?! It's as bad as changing other letters to numbers and punctuation as seen below.
Pleaze stop this trend before you accidentally forget how to spell all together.