Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When cartoons characters cry projectile tears. ...Huh, didn't really mean to make a rhyme there.
I hate it when cartoon characters are crying and they shoot out massive arcing waterfalls that flood the room and then the other characters go by in a rowboat with raincoats and umbrellas. Now, I'm not at all averse to a slapstick show if that's show's entire foundation such as Rocko's Modern Life, but I'm talking about when they do it in show that
This'll be a quick one for a change. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When characters on tv, especially cartoons, are cutting onions. Yes, it makes your eyes water, ok, but cutting onions doesn't make you SAD. It doesn't make blubber and sob and go "WHAAAAAA HAAAA HAAAA HAAAAAAA!" It doesn't make you bawl like Rainbow Dash when Tank died.
... or... hibernated... or whatever.
Wow. 100 friggin' episodes. Never thought I'd get this far. There sure is a lotta sh*t that annoys me!
Well, this momentous occasion deserves something special, so here's something that really, really, REALLY grinds my gears: constantly changing modern games.
This is probably going to be a polarizing, controversial issue. Pffft. Oh well. This is just my opinion and perspective. I f*cking hate how all games today are constantly updated and changed. I miss the days of finishe
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? The fact that no show, movie, game, franchise, or story of any kind ever has a definitive ending anymore. I'm talking' about the rampant trend of reviving, rebooting, continuing, and resurrecting franchises ad infinitum. I'm talkin' about the fact that no matter what show or movie it is, no matter what story, no matter how it ended, and no matter how long ago it ended, no matter how long it's been resting in peace, Hollywood will still dig it up, resu
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When background characters on tv and in movies don't pull the friggin' trigger when they should.
Here's what I'm talking about--you've seen this type of thing so many times: it's a movie where a lone character or a small team is infiltrating some facility, or are otherwise on some sort of rampage, killing everyone in their path. This could be heroes or villains. Doesn't matter. Good guys and bad guys are equally at fault here. It could be a vil
Game of Thrones and Sopranos spoilers ahead.
I wrote a comprehensive post about my feelings on the ending to Game of Thrones when it aired over on my main blog. Short summary--I liked it and thought that the intense level of hatred was unfair. But y'know what really grinds my gears? The hypocrisy of fans between Thrones and Sopranos.
Before I go any further, I just wanna make one thing clear: this is just my silly rant blog, not to be taken too seriously. This is just my opinion, b
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? The totally f*cked order of Miraculous episodes.
Anyone following my main blog already knows that I'm a huge Miraculous Ladybug fan. I've been catching up on the second half of the new season. (That'd be S4) But the order of the episodes is totally f*cked! It's on Disney+, but last time I checked, only 20 of the 26 episodes are on there. The last six are missing! It should all be there by now. But regardless, the order of the episodes are wr
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When people use the world "rock" to mean to do something well. Y'know, "she rocked that dress," to mean she wore it and looked good in it. I hate that. I dunno why. It just sounds stupid to me.
I also hate the word "sick" to mean good. "This new game is so sick, bruh!" I think that one annoys me even more. I know it makes me sound old, but I think a lot of new slang sounds dumb. Every kid experiences that phase where they think they're so
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When shows can't decide what the hell they want to be.
So, I can't frickin' stand it when they throw magic into shows where it doesn't belong, for no reason, and with no explanation. Okay, so I've gone on many a rant about this with friends and family, and I always need to make something clear from the get-go: I have absolutely nothing against magic in shows. I mean, hello! Equestria to Justin Case! Duh-doy! Magic is fine. It's great. But
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? This Jonny Music character. He writes so many friggin blogs! Guy's a f*ckin' machine. A maniac! I mean, who does he think he is?! He's got to be stopped!
Kidding. Totally and completely kidding. Absolutely a joke. I think your blog's fine, man. It's cool. It's great. I have absolutely nothing against you, dude. I was just doin' a bit. Totally a joke.
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Predictive text.
I hate predictive typing, I hate word completion, I basically hate any time a machine tries to tell me what to do, suggest things for me, or think it knows what I want better than me. This meshes with my rant on autoplay and algorithm video suggestions. I don't particularly mind predictive text and auto complete for texting on mobile, but I especially hate these features on a desktop or laptop word processor. I hate when I'm wri
Y'know what really grinds my gears? The suggestion thumbnails at the end of youtube videos. Now, I've already discussed how I don't like algorithms getting to know me and recommending things, but that's not the reason this annoys me. And it doesn't always annoy me. Here's the problem--this feature didn't used to be a part of youtube, and it often messes up older videos. Now, I have no idea how this feature actually works, but I'm assuming that the creator has at least some control
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When someone posts a question on some tech forum, and then the OP replies and says, "Nevermind. Figured it out," but they don't say how. C'mon, man! Don't you realize that there are other people who haven't figured it out?! Don't realize that other people google the same problem and click on your thread hoping for the solution? It's so frustrating when you're desperately trying to solve a computing problem, and you find someone with the answer but
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Autoplay.
I f*cking hate autoplay it all its forms. I never want anything to play until I tell it to play. I will tell my devices what to play and when, not the other way around, got it??!!
Some autoplay features can be disabled, but some not. Netflix has the most annoying autoplay feature of all time, which as far as I can tell cannot be disabled. When you look at anything, just to read the description, it starts playing the Celestia da
Wow. I've almost done 90 of these things. That's almost 100. I'll have to do something really special for episode 100.
So, y'know what really grinds my gears?
Picture it--a fantasy or superhero type movie. Magical magic. Super superpowers. A heroic hero of light. A villainous villain of darkness. We've all seen this kinda sh*t a thousands times, right? Epic, colorful explosions of epic magical energy, epic music, an epic struggle of epic proportions, an epic so epic you can'
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When someone asks a question with two possible outcomes, a positive or negative state, and they say "or no", when they really mean, "or not". Here's what I talkin' about:
"You gonna finish those fries or no?"
"I'm going to the grocery store. You need anything or no?"
"I'm ordering pizza. You want some or no?"
"Do you like Chinese food or no?"
You get the idea. The correct word is NOT. OR NOT. You gonna finish those fries o
Mandalorian spoiler warning, obviously.
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? This baby "Yoda" thing. Okay, I get why people called him that for a brief time, but even early on it was pretty frigging obvious that it wasn't Yoda. Y'know.... because it wasn't NINE HUNDRED YEARS IN THE PAST. I mean, for one episode I briefly wondered if that could have been the case, but it would be pretty suspicious for all technology to be completely unchanged for a millennium. But by the end of the
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Packaging that damaging the freakin' product. I just bought a brand new PS4 game at Game Stop (new as in not pre-owned). The case had one of those clear stickers over the side that opens. You know how they always do that, to seal it and lock it closed until you get it home and peel the sticker off, y'know? Well, I peeled the sticker off and it left this horrendous, thick, sticky, gummy crap all over the case! This time I was able to clean it off re
This one's gonna require of a bit of explaining.
Y'know what really grinds my gears? Video chats on tv shows. What annoys me is when they have the person on the video screen look towards the person in the scene in way that makes no sense. Okay, so, picture this: we're looking at a person in the scene, and that person has a smart device of some type, and they're video chatting with someone. Then the person in the scene turns the device so that the person they're talking to can see other
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Entenmann's boxes.
I love Entenmanns's donuts, but the boxes are f*cking bullsh*t. They're so hard to open. I make a mess of them every time. It's nearly impossible to open the box without destroying it. I decided to just stop trying to salvage the box and just put the donuts in a ziplock bag. It's just a box! Why is it so difficult?! And they're f*ckin' dangerous, too! I got a surprisingly deep, nasty cut from the edge of one of those boxe
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Half-assed CGI.
No, I'm talking about the Scorpion King's head. I'm talking about cheap, cheesy, slapped together 3D cartoons that are a dime a dozen. I hate that stuff.
In an attempt to satisfy my hunger for more cute, colorful, feminine cartoons like Pony, I decided to give Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir on Netflix a shot. Immediately I could tell that it was one of these half-assed CGI cartoons. The movements are jerky and
Alright, alright, easy, there. Just cool your jets, chief. This isn't what you probably think it is. Just let me explain.
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When I see something I want to watch on Netflix, so I hit play, and then a few minutes in the actors start talking, and only then do I realize--it's not in English! Just subtitled.
Okay, now I have to take a detour. See, I hate subtitles. Can't watch anything with 'em. This isn't some kind of xenophobic or racist thing, so
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Yawning. I hate it. It's so stupid. What's the point? There isn't any. Yeah, I know, I know--I could research it and learn, but clearly it's stupid and we could do without it. You know and I know it. It doesn't accomplish anything. I mean, clearly it's not integral to survival or something. You don't feel differently or better afterwards. I used to hear that it was because your body needs extra oxygen, but that's a load of bunk because I'll ta
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Slow motion in funny fail type videos, particularly physical humor like bicycle crashes or the like. Slow motion is awesome in certain contexts. It makes the mundane look epic and amazing, but it also completely kills humor. Physical humor relies on timing, sudden events, and expectation of physics in realtime, not to mention normal sound. Reducing a bicycle or skateboard crash to super slow mo destroys all comedic effect. (Well, for me, at least.)
The last two entries were pretty serious. Time for a silly one.
Y'know what really grinds my gears? The lutz. I'm talkin' about this thing:
And now you're going, "...what? The f*ck? What are you talking about? Are you high right now?"
Well, I told you it was silly.
So, I'm a figure skater. Or... at least, I once was. I'd like to be again one day. Point is, I actually did this stuff. Well, single jumps, anyway. That was as far as I got. I was never very high leve