My New Petty Pet Peeve

Lounge By costumeczar Updated 11 May 2009 , 12:34pm by costumeczar

costumeczar Posted 8 May 2009 , 6:37pm
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I know that I'm not the only person who gets bugged by this, but maybe I am. It annoys me when every commercial promoting new tv episodes announces that it's an "event." Since when is every show an event? For pete's sake.

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cakes22 Posted 8 May 2009 , 8:03pm
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or how about when it is toted as being the "most outrageous episode ever"
"You'll never believe what happens next....."

Putting down the remote!!!! After Lost, Hell's Kitchen, Celebrity Apprentice, NHL Playoffs (go Vancouver! go Washington!), and all things cake related!!1 icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 8 May 2009 , 8:28pm
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My daughter pointed this one out. Every commercial for the next Oprah show is "going to change your life!" or it's "a life-changing event!" My, my, how DID we all live so well before she came along?

Deb_ Posted 8 May 2009 , 9:19pm
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My daughter pointed this one out. Every commercial for the next Oprah show is "going to change your life!" or it's "a life-changing event!" My, my, how DID we all live so well before she came along?




Can't stomach HER (Oprah, not your daughter icon_lol.gif )

costumeczar..............YES!!! I thought I was the only one bugged by that (or the only one to notice it) I even noticed that the local news reporters are calling everything an *event* i.e. snowstorms, ughhhh so overused!!

Cakepro Posted 9 May 2009 , 1:40pm
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Can't stomach HER (Oprah, not your daughter icon_lol.gif )




I cannot stomach Oprah either. And that's putting it very mildly.

I am glad to have met someone else who cannot take her. So many people think she's some kind of gift from God. Image

Deb_ Posted 9 May 2009 , 1:49pm
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Sherri, that emoticon is hilarious!! Yeah, gotta agree with you, I don't get the infatuation either.

Shelle_75 Posted 9 May 2009 , 3:18pm
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I totally agree with the "event" peeve. My other new peeve is that every store that is having a sale, it's now a "stimulus" sale because of the economy. Are you giving it to me for free? No? Then you're not really stiumulating my checking account, now are ya???

And I am SO over Oprah, too!

-K8memphis Posted 9 May 2009 , 3:38pm
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I'm tired of the endless teases.

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We are going to tell you if this miracle product works or not. Betty here has a broken surgical instrument and she cannot conduct brain surgery without it. We don't know if this glue will hold but since this person who needs the operation will die otherwise and the orphanage will flood if they don't keep thier finger on the dike...blablablabla
so tune it at ten to find out.




So you tune in at ten...

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So look at Betty cut, see the instrument strain, the water is rising, tune it tomorrow for the results...


Anntee Posted 9 May 2009 , 3:44pm
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icon_rolleyes.gif Or the "this just in" and "breaking news now!!!!".......etc.etc.

rezzygirl Posted 9 May 2009 , 4:25pm
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or...."it may kill you and it's probably in your house!!" find out at 11.... WTH!!!

KellBell22 Posted 9 May 2009 , 11:06pm
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I'm so with all of you on these! The other one that bugs me is the "shocking" eliminations. Really? Are they all THAT shocking? I mean somebody's gotta go home!

-K8memphis Posted 10 May 2009 , 6:17pm
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or...."it may kill you and it's probably in your house!!" find out at 11.... WTH!!!




"Find out at 11 unless it already gotcha." icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

fosterscreations Posted 10 May 2009 , 6:49pm
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My latest pet peeve is that Soapnet is advertising Being Eric as their NEW ORIGINAL series.....hello it has been airing in Canada for quite some time. It may very well be soapnets new series but is it's their original series.

cakes22 Posted 11 May 2009 , 12:27pm
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Or "theme" music on CNN to go with whatever story.

I never watch the big "O". Too preachy for me. And I kinda lost respect for Dr. Phil. He is just as bad as Maury Povich. icon_razz.gif

I DO like those 20/20 shows where its "What Would You Do?" scenario? But one of these days, some one is going to get hurt, cause they are going to tick off the wrong person and they are going to go off on someone!

costumeczar Posted 11 May 2009 , 12:33pm
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[quote="cakes22"]Or "theme" music on CNN to go with whatever story.

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Our local news has started doing this...They have theses pathetic little themes that they've written for big national stories, and they play about 5 seconds of it, then cut it off abruptly. Very strange...I assume they think it makes them seem more professional, but it just reeks of local.

costumeczar Posted 11 May 2009 , 12:34pm
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[quote="cakes22"]Or "theme" music on CNN to go with whatever story.

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Our local news has started doing this...They have theses pathetic little themes that they've written for big national stories, and they play about 5 seconds of it, then cut it off abruptly. Very strange...I assume they think it makes them seem more professional, but it just reeks of local.

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