* Posts by Emacs The Viking

6 posts • joined 6 Aug 2010

FLABBER-JASTED: It's 'jif', NOT '.gif', says man who should know

Emacs The Viking
Facepalm

erbs and alfwits

I think Americans def. take great pride in being "not English" and maybe it all goes back to the tea thing. Regardless of why they do it, I can no longer listen to Americans on television, in fact I barely watch it anyway.

No longer can my English ear stand to hear things like: "erbs" instead of herbs. Of late, one of the absolute worst offenders IMHIWMFAA (IMHO which means f* all anyway) is Ina Gartner, aka The Barefoot Contessa. She comes out with some real classics, "erb" and "origenno" being the two most oft heard utterances but also we have "p-cans (pecan nuts)", "feelay" (fillet), "soss (sauce)" and the best one yet, "rizzodo" (risotto) pronounced with a heavy D like it's special.

What really irks me is that I know she knows how to pronounce them really because sometimes she slips up and says the words "properly" and the reverts to some kind of TV speak. TV has ruined us. Mary Whitehouse must be constantly turning in her grave wearing her "I told you so" T.

Some of it is down to dialect I know but there are times when you just know she's doing it to be different. That's not bad in itself but I personally have to leave the room, don't ask me why. Maybe I am the one with the problem. Maybe I need closure?

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Segway daddy unveils DIY weight-loss stomach pump

Emacs The Viking
Unhappy

Problem Reaction Solution again...

Next the brain: seen, heard or read something you didn't like... simple just stick this wire in your brain and the A-Head will take it out. I suspect machines like this are in use everyday as that can be the only explanation for the increasing number of fucktards walking around looking at their phones instead of where they are going and saying "OMG" and "I so want to..." all the time. Even TV people do it, Nigel Slater for starters and many others. It is so not acceptable to talk like that, kids pick up on it and so the rot cycle continues.

As a 47 year old I almost bound to apologise to the younger generation because I think that people of my generation are now in the positions of power and are responsible for the wholesale manipulation of people to the point where the average Joe cannot string a sentence together in their role as a "sales assistant" but can tweet and walk at the same time, something that only birds used to do.

When did it become publicly acceptable to be a (a) larger than a small asteroid and still only pay for one seat on a bus and (b) talk like a three year old ?

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This is out of hand now: Apple attempts to trademark the LEAF

Emacs The Viking
FAIL

Go viral with this...

Here's what we as netizens who are absolutely fecked off with Apple and their absolute bone-crushing arrogance have to do... we all create and register an apple based trademark and then let their legal team squander billions trying to stop them all... that should keep them busy for a while I would have thought... Man V Food, Man v Apple more like and Man will win.

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Massive organ blown with Kinect

Emacs The Viking
Joke

Re: Notice the length of the video?

Yeah! I thought I was the only one until you mentioned it.

I listened to that recording many a time and it def. sounds better on vinyl rather than CD!

;)

LMFAO (silently of course)

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Emacs The Viking
Joke

Re: Notice the length of the video?

I thought | was the only one that noticed that until you mentioned it Martin.

Of course, having heard the vinyl and CD version, I think it sounded better on vinyl!

LMFAO (silently of course)

;)

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US appeals court bashes warrantless GPS tracking

Emacs The Viking
Grenade

A tough bug correct decision.

As much as I hate the thought of dirt-bags getting away with it, this was the right decision. We are already highly monitored and the thought of the state being able to track anybody for any reason without any notification is pretty scary stuff.

As citizens of the 'free' world we have to watch those in power to make sure we are not toads being boiled a degree at a time and all that stuff.

My main concern in the UK is the Euro... think about this... if we *do* go into the Euro at some point, then one day, surely the state will say 'hang on', it's cheaper if we do away with money and we'll issue everybody a transaction card instead... there goes the beautiful anonymity of cold hard cash. You wouldn't be able to buy anything without that transaction being recorded. On the assumption that only you can use the card, you are now being tracked 24x7.

Long live cash.

Or, let's find a way to live without it altogether. It fucks up the world no end that's for sure. If money went away tomorrow, I ask you people, would everything become worthless or priceless ?

PS: First!

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