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? 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
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.
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When they cut stuff out on TV. I'm not talking about censoring, I'm talking about when they remove whole chunks of shows or movies for time. I just watched the first Equestria Girls with my mom because she'd never seen it, and they cut the entire "Strange New World" song from the movie!! The whole f*ckin' thing, GONE! POOF! Nowhere to be seen. What the f*ck, man?! That should be illegal! I don't care if you have to put it in a bigger time slot to make
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? You notice how they never show movie trailers on tv anymore? They used to show legit trailers back in the day, and it got me all excited for movies. Now, the only way you see movies advertised on tv is when they pair it with some other product. I know you know what I'm talkin' about. They show an add for a f*ckin car or a fast food burger, and then show some movie character shoehorned into the ad, or maybe they show some idiot suburban family drivin
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? That cliché gag they do in movies where one character says a line early in the movie, and then another character says the line back later, reversing it in some way. Sometimes it's a "ha ha, gotcha back" kinda thing, and sometimes it's a cheesy learning learning experience. Heh, maybe you have no idea what I'm talking about. You'll instantly get it with a couple examples:
It's like in Man of Steel when Faora is about to kill the military guy and
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When people say "tunafish" instead of just "tuna". I mean, why add the phylum? As opposed to what other kind of tuna? Are there furry tuna with four legs running around on land? It's like, "Hey, I'll have the turkeybird sandwich," or "Our burgers are made with 100% angus beefmammal." I mean, what's the deal?
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Dabbing. Like, why the f*ck is that a thing? I didn't even know what it was for a long time. I kept seeing it popping up on youtube, I kept seeing the word plastered all over comments, people seemed obsessed with it, so I finally googled it to find out what it is. Okay, so it's a dance move. Fine. But why has it exploded into a cultural sensation and internet meme?! Apologies if you like it, but it just seems so pointless to me! Like, it's fine
Y'know what really grind my gears? The frigging time change. Y'know, daylight savings and all that crap. I mean, who needs this sh*t? It serves no purpose anymore. The days get longer in summer, anyway. There's plenty of time for barbecues or whatever the sh*t. Time changes are frickin' awful. Does anyone actually like having to f*ck up their schedule?! Be tired, lose sleep, be late for work, be all screwed up for days. It's the f*ckin' pits. It's the worst, man. I'm so sic
Y'know what really grinds my gears?
When you're going through a door to a business and people veer away from their own door to go through yours. Okay, I sound like a frickin' lunatic. Let me explain this more slowly. Okay, so you're heading towards a business entrance that has several sets of double doors. All doors go in both directions, not the kind where there are separate entrances and exits. Someone else is on their way out. They are heading for a different door. You each reach
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
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.
Hey. You know what really grinds my gears?
We all know that Hollywood shoots out reboots like a rapid-fire crap machine. Some of them are actually good and warranted, though. Many are grave injustices. But what annoys me to no end is when they give the reboot the exact same title as the original! No subtitle, nothing to differentiate it! This drives me f*ckin nuts, because you constantly have to describe which one you're talking about. Dates are ascribed to movies
You know what really grinds my gears? New light bulbs.
I'm so f*cking sick of new-fangled light bulbs that burn out like sh*t. Am I the only person who wants incandescent bulbs back? F*ck, I swear, all the new technologies are garbage. First we had compact fluorescent: fabled as lasting much longer than incandescent. They're supposed to last for years. I've never had a single compact fluorescent bulb that lasted any longer than an incandescent. They use less energy, yes. That's a pl
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
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Y'know what really grinds my gears?
I hate how they stop and continue on another page in another section. I understand why they do it, but I think it's f*ckin' bullsh*t. I DON'T WANT TO CONTINUE ON D9! I WANT TO READ THE WHOLE THING RIGHT HERE IN ONE CONTINUOUS SECTION, GOD DAMMIT!
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You know what really grinds my gears? When the friggin audience starts rhythmically clapping along. I don't care if it's a live show, a concert, a play, a movie, whatever. It drives me f*ckin nuts when the audience gets fired up and starts clapping along with the performance. Shut the hell up, god dammit! I came here to experience this performance the way the performer(s) intended, and that means I want to hear their music, not your damn clapping! I know it's a horrible th
You know what really grinds my gears?
The Big Bang Theory
It used to be my all time favorite sitcom. Well, live-action anyway. But it's remarkable how fast it's crashed and burned. What they've done to Sheldon's character is horrible. I never wanted him to have a romantic relationship, and I definitely never wanted him to advance it and have sex and all that. What they're doing with him betrays everything about his character. The problem at it's core is that we're yet again being beate
Hi, and welcome to the first episode of What Really Grinds My Gears with Justin_Case.
You know what really grinds my gears?
Why the hell does it always have to be pounding club music? And why's it gotta be so f*ckin LOUD?! WHY?! Every restaurant you go in. You can go in a dim, five-star steakhouse, and it's
Why do they think everyone wants to listen to that?! You can't even talk! If it's a party atmosphere type of place, then fine. That's cool. But