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Author Topic: Things I Don't "Get"  (Read 12026 times)

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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #300 on: June 11, 2019, 12:53:29 PM »
I don't get and will never get Snapchat

Its just a different way to send dick pics.
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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #301 on: June 11, 2019, 01:05:10 PM »
So you're saying that the thing you don't like about the Beatles is that Paul and John didn't sing well? Okey dokey then.

Yeah, I kinda thought Ringo carried the band!!!!!!

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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #302 on: June 11, 2019, 05:56:03 PM »
One I just thought of: Yelpers, especially those who review places they've never been to because of some political controversy (e.g. the Red Hen or the pizza place in Indiana). Yelpers, in general, can be annoying (a dentist friend refuses to put his practice on there because some fellow dentists in the area have been practically extorted with people threatening bad reviews if they don't do something for them) but to go out of your way to rip or praise a restaurant in the news because of a political controversy when you've never been there? I just don't get that.
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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #303 on: June 11, 2019, 06:24:01 PM »
How about this, inspired by the NM thread: I don't get people who spend half a grand on a cooler and even less those who are SO proud of it. People buy a Yeti (or similar) cooler and not only have they spent hundreds of dollars on something far beyond what most people could ever need from a cooler, but then they put the company's stickers on their truck, their laptop, fridge, hat, whatever. It's become a very odd piece of "conspicuous consumption" the past few years.

I spent $40 on a Coleman (Xtreme series, I think?) and it does exactly as well, for my purposes, as something that costs ten times as much. Then again, I don't need to keep fish fresh for five days - just cold drinks and snacks for a day or two.
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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #304 on: June 11, 2019, 07:02:03 PM »
How about this, inspired by the NM thread: I don't get people who spend half a grand on a cooler and even less those who are SO proud of it.

Ever heard of this thing called the iPhone?  Same thing, except it's a full grand.

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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #305 on: June 11, 2019, 07:32:30 PM »
Upscale Mexican restaurants that have "street tacos" on their menu.
Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #306 on: June 11, 2019, 07:32:47 PM »
How about this, inspired by the NM thread: I don't get people who spend half a grand on a cooler and even less those who are SO proud of it. People buy a Yeti (or similar) cooler and not only have they spent hundreds of dollars on something far beyond what most people could ever need from a cooler, but then they put the company's stickers on their truck, their laptop, fridge, hat, whatever. It's become a very odd piece of "conspicuous consumption" the past few years.

I spent $40 on a Coleman (Xtreme series, I think?) and it does exactly as well, for my purposes, as something that costs ten times as much. Then again, I don't need to keep fish fresh for five days - just cold drinks and snacks for a day or two.


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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #307 on: June 11, 2019, 07:34:24 PM »
Ever heard of this thing called the iPhone?  Same thing, except it's a full grand.

The same thing as what?

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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #308 on: June 11, 2019, 08:04:19 PM »
That reminds me.   I don't get why iphone users are so convinced their phones are that much better than any other out there.

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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #309 on: June 11, 2019, 08:20:32 PM »
That reminds me.   I don't get why iphone users are so convinced their phones are that much better than any other out there.

Because they are brand whores rather than heady consumers.

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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #310 on: June 11, 2019, 08:32:23 PM »
Ever heard of this thing called the iPhone?  Same thing, except it's a full grand.

Ummm. Try $1500.  If you ever make it to the end zone, act like you have been there before.

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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #311 on: June 11, 2019, 10:08:15 PM »
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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #312 on: June 11, 2019, 10:33:23 PM »
Ever heard of this thing called the iPhone?  Same thing, except it's a full grand.

Not sure I follow your point or how it relates to my post. You don't like Apple products/fans?
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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #313 on: June 11, 2019, 10:34:55 PM »


Not trying to be rude but I genuinely don't know what you mean by this. You agree? I hit it on the nose?
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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #314 on: June 11, 2019, 11:39:30 PM »
Add me to those who don't get the cult of the Iphone
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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #315 on: June 11, 2019, 11:46:31 PM »
Add me to those who don't get the cult of the Iphone

The cult of Apple in general (as I type this on an iPad). I remember when Jobs died, I went past an Apple store with a bunch of apples with one bite taken out laying in front of it, candles, gifts and notes to Jobs pasted on the window, with some I saw saying “you saved my marriage” and “you made my life worth living.” Really, a computer company CEO and his slave labor made products did that for you?

In general, people who build their identity around products and brands I don’t get.
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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #316 on: June 12, 2019, 12:45:00 AM »
Add me to those who don't get the cult of the Iphone

It’s iPhone, young lad. With Jobs, it was technology: iOS, the mouse, color monitors, Mac, GUI, true email, music, telephony, SMS, animation, video, and photography. And then it ended.

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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #317 on: June 12, 2019, 12:50:03 AM »
The cult of Apple in general (as I type this on an iPad). I remember when Jobs died, I went past an Apple store with a bunch of apples with one bite taken out laying in front of it, candles, gifts and notes to Jobs pasted on the window, with some I saw saying “you saved my marriage” and “you made my life worth living.” Really, a computer company CEO and his slave labor made products did that for you?

In general, people who build their identity around products and brands I don’t get.

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Re: Things I Don't "Get"
« Reply #318 on: June 12, 2019, 04:42:08 AM »
I got an iPhone because of the vertical integration. Their phones had ITunes back when it mattered, had photos that sunk up with iPhoto, had a better selection of apps, etc. honestly now that I think about it I could probably move away from iPhone since music is on Spotify and I use google for photo storage and amazon prime for videos more than iTunes.

I do think the laptops are much more user friendly though.
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« Reply #319 on: June 12, 2019, 07:13:16 AM »
I don't get Olympic swimming events other than freestyle.  Who cares who the fastest to get from point A to point B using some sub-optimal stroke is?
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« Reply #320 on: June 12, 2019, 07:56:41 AM »
I don't get Olympic swimming events other than freestyle.  Who cares who the fastest to get from point A to point B using some sub-optimal stroke is?

Couldn't you argue that same point about most track events? Sprints of different distance, hurdles, relay.
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« Reply #321 on: June 12, 2019, 08:08:54 AM »
I don't get Olympic swimming events other than freestyle.  Who cares who the fastest to get from point A to point B using some sub-optimal stroke is?

This reminds me of Robin William's stand up routine about the invention of golf

https://youtu.be/pcnFbCCgTo4
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« Reply #322 on: June 12, 2019, 08:41:00 AM »
Couldn't you argue that same point about most track events? Sprints of different distance, hurdles, relay.
I think the more appropriate analogy would be races where you have to run backwards, or side shuffle, or some slower gait.  Which of course we have in the form of race walking, which how this is an Olympic sport is something I don't get.

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« Reply #323 on: June 12, 2019, 08:44:08 AM »
I don't get Olympic swimming events other than freestyle.  Who cares who the fastest to get from point A to point B using some sub-optimal stroke is?

Why have any Olympic events other than swimming, running, and wrestling?

Athletic ability in its purest form.  No teams, no equipment.
Have some patience, FFS.

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« Reply #324 on: June 12, 2019, 08:58:13 AM »
Athletic ability in its purest form.  No teams, no equipment.

Are they also doing this naked?
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