Y'know what really grinds my gears? When people call a game old, dated, or retro just because it's like two friggin' years old. Maybe it's just me, but I have a pretty wide range of what I consider "modern" when it comes to games. When I think old and retro, I think 8 and 16 bit Nintendo era or older. The other day I saw some website talking about Halo 3 as being a "retro classic". I know it probably just makes me sound like an old fogey, but Halo 3 is not a retro classic. I'm sorry, it's
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears?
This EQG thing. ...what? Oh, no, not the actual franchise. No, I happen to be a big Equestria Girls fan. Didn't used to be, but now I love it. In fact, I denounced it pretty heavily in the beginning, so....I'm a big fat hypocrite, and I don't care. Twilight cracked horn and I don't care. I love Equestria Girls to pieces. So sue me. What grinds my gears is literally the abbreviation EQG. Why the "Q"? So, this is probably just an OCPD thing
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Every single Star Trek episode where one or more crew members get stranded in the holodeck, and the doors won't open, and the computer won't respond, and they can't shut the power down, and the safety protocols gets stuck off, and the holo characters come to life and become sentient and try to kill 'em, and the crew have to play out some stupid wild west story or medieval story or whatever the sh*t in order to escape. F*CK THOSE EPISODES, dude.
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? The constant, casual profanity in modern American culture. Now, let's just slow down a second here, and let me make something perfectly clear: I love profanity, I don't think it's inherently bad, and I have nothing against it, generally speaking. Matter of fact, I think it adds a lot of color and humor to life. I mean, imagine how dull AVGN and MLP Totally Legit Recap would be without it! It can just add such nice flair or emphasis. So, what annoys
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When an AC plug has the asymmetrical tines where one if fatter than the other so you can only plug it in one way. Why the hell the gotta do that?!! Yeah, I know, I know: (*mocking voice*) "Maybe if you did some research and learned why, then you wouldn't have to come here and whine about it!"
Yeah, I know, I know: it's called polarized, and I don't frickin' care. I don't care why they do it! It's f*ckin' annoying! And here's the reason I fin
Only the stallions are gonna get this one.
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When I pee and it splashes out of the bowl. No matter how I do it, where I aim, or how careful I am, half the time tiny little flecks of urine splash all over the place. I go barefoot in the house, and I often feel little pinpricks of pee hitting the tops of my feet. I have to clean them constantly after I go. It's horrible. And my shower curtain is right next to the toilet, (only about 8 or so inches away)
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When movie or tv characters don't take the opportunity to kill (or at least incapacitate) their opponent when they have it. This goes for both good guys and bad guys. This is such a common Hollywood trope. It happens constantly. They bad guy usually has the good guy at his mercy--good guy's on the ground, unarmed, bad guy has the gun pointed at him, and the bad guy then laughs for a bit, then possibly launches into a tirade about how's the best and
My spidey-sense tell me that this one is gonna get me in some hot water.... but f*ck it; I'm doin' it anyway.
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When employees in retail stores get too pushy and intrusive with their questions. I hate it when they ask questions that try to trap you into a complex response: "What brought you in today? What are you looking for?" Buzz off, will you? And the worst is when they hover outside of a fitting room and ask you if the clothes fit right and how the
Y'know what really grinds my gears? Sex-specific colors. Y'know, this blue for boys and pink for girls sh*t. Why is this so ingrained in our culture? They're just freakin' colors. Reflected wavelengths of light. They don't have anything to do with one sex or the other. Anyone can like any color they want.
One of the best examples of this is when I go self-serve frozen yogurt shops. Every one I've ever been to has green and pink spoons. Or sometimes it's blue and purple.
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When you try to tear one square of toilet paper, and it doesn't tear neatly along the perforated line, and it shreds and makes a mess, and a cloud of paper dust poofs up into the air. Man, f*ck that sh*t.
Well, that was a short one.
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears?
I hate change. No, not coins. Things changing. People say it's a good thing, but it's not. I hate when things I'm used to have to change for no good reason. Change the Butterfinger recipe? F*ck you. Discontinue my shampoo? F*ck you. Change the way the Steam library looks? F*ck you. Take away Ember's World on Fire? F*ck you. Nerf my riven dispos? F*ck you. Take away my Archwing barrel rolling? Eat dirt and die. Change my
Y'know what really grinds my gears? "Manscaping". Oh, ho, ho! Hold on, there, chief--it's prolly not what you think! I'm not talking about men shaving body hair; I'm talking about the term. See, I'm male, and I myself shave my body hair, including legs, because I like the way it looks and feels much better. So why's it gotta have this stupid term?! MANscaping. Pffft. Why does it need this "man" prefix, as if to emphasize the fact that it's weird or wrong or something. Why cal
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When you flip open the top of one of those little pocket hand sanitizer bottles, and the sanitizer starts oozing out the top for no reason. I understand it's a pressure difference, but it does it all the time when the bottle is just sitting there, right-side up in my medicine cabinet, and it's never moved! I just open it and it starts vomiting out the gel until half the bottle is empty! Only seems to happen with hand sanitizer. Drives me f*ckin' nut
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When waiters/waitresses/servers don't write your order down. You ever get one of these jokers? What, are we supposed to impressed? Are you so proud of your memory that you want to show it off? You think we'll be so impressed by your astounding memory that you'll get a bigger tip? Is that it? Well guess what? Every single time I've had a server do this, they either get stuff wrong and I have to send the food back, and/or they come back to the tabl
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When two characters kiss on a sitcom and the audience goes, "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWW!!!!!!!!!!" That is so f*ckin' obnoxious and juvenile. I think that audience members that go, "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWW!!!!!!!!!!" should be beaten with a bag of doorknobs.
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? The fact that most hair salons charge different prices for men's and women's cuts. What the f*ck is that bullsh*t?! Every salon that I've seen charges more for women's, the justification being that women's haircuts are more difficult. What the f*ck is that bullsh*t?! I realize that may be true much of the time, but it's completely unfair to charge based on sex. Charged based on actual difficulty! What if a woman has short hair and an easy cut, and
Hey. This is a preemptive Grind My Gears. (For all the good it will do.)
Y'know what's really gonna grind my gears? With S9 being the confirmed end of FIM, I just know that the whole year will be absolutely filled with people saying things like, "I can't believe it's all going to end! The ride is over! The fandom's over! It's all gone! The past nine years, gone! No more Pony! That's it, everyone! Say your goodbyes! It's been fun; so long!" and such and such.
When I hear tha
You know what REALLY grinds my gears? These new digital Coca-Cola machines in restaurants. I'm talking about these f*cking garbage heaps:
These things are sh*t. They are so bad. They suck so bad I don't even know where to begin. The old fashioned, hands-free, regular self-serve drink machines are far superior. One of the biggest problems with these new ones is that everything coming out of one tap causes massive contamination. Your drink will always get mixed with a little splash
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Incoherence online.
Despite having extreme social anxiety irl, I've always prided myself on my powers of articulation, and that includes in cyberspace. I do my best to communicate clearly, but everywhere I go online, people talk with such broken, fragmented slang that much of time I have no frigging clue what they're trying to say. I'll just state for the record that I love slang, be it internet-specific abbreviations, or general slang, but I alw
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? How every Celestia-damned sound in the world has to be a high-pitched, ear-piercing beep. Sirens, car horns, microwaves, smoke alarms, cash registers, f*ckin' every notification sound of any kind has to be an ear-shattering beep. I know I've already done multiple noise-related entries, like restaurant music and screaming children, but I wanted to take a moment to complain about the broader problem of high-pitched beeping everywhere.
I have super
OMG, this one's the worst.
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When some computers and devices can't count properly. Okay, so if you're titling a bunch of files, and you number them, and then you sort by name, you'd expect them to appear in numerical order, right? I mean, that's how it works. Like, if you're using Windows, and you have a folder full of pictures from your camping trip, you can select all of them, and retitle the first one "Camp", and then it will automatically retitle al
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When you purchase a new sweet-ass graphics card and a nice SSD and some sweet-ass RAM for your gaming computer, and then you install everything, and turn the 'puter on, but it doesn't boot. The tower turns on, but the monitor stays black and just doesn't boot anything. So you double check all connections and re-seat everything, but it doesn't help. You already know everything should be compatible for your motherboard, so then you double check your sy
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When bronies talk about the fandom as if it's a club that requires dues or regular participation to remain in. I'm so sick of hearing this "quit the fandom" stuff as if you're leaving an organization like the Boy Scouts of America or something. I've taken a mighty whack at this subject on these forums, but I can't seem to make a dent. Here's one more attempt. If you still like the show, then you can still call yourself a brony. If you want to, that is.
This entry is just on the line between being big enough for Stop & Talk, which is the blog for more substantial, serious stuff. It could go either way. It's really a coin flip... so... meh, in here it goes.
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? The trend of big companies to double-down on bad decisions, regardless of consumer/user opinions. All the time, companies make poor decisions, whether it be a universally hated software UI change, a universally despised game update, or di
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? How every single controversy or problem has to be called "something-gate". Y'know, after Watergate. Y'know, like Derpygate, or Elsagate, or... um... uh... well, there's tons of others, but they're escaping me at the moment. You know what I'm talkin' about. It's gets really old. You can't call every single Celestia-dammed thing "something-gate". Knock it off already. Geeeeze.