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vardahilwen
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« on: June 23, 2007, 8:37:38 PM »

Post your annoyances here!

Junk mail that you can't "unsubscribe" from.  ARRGHHHH!!

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vardahilwen
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007, 8:38:48 PM »

Printer cartridges that cost twenty bucks and contain a teaspoon full of ink.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2007, 9:41:22 PM »

The fact that I am a child of the 1980s.  The fact that I had no choice in this.  Nada.  None.

I tell my students, no retro-'80s garbage.  I lived through it, I was scarred.  Men Without Hats, Tears for Fears.  Hall & Oates.

Hall & Oates.  I hadn't thought of them in years.  I'm now going to go bang my head against a wall.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 9:48:56 PM »

The fact that I am a child of the 1980s.  The fact that I had no choice in this.  Nada.  None.

I tell my students, no retro-'80s garbage.  I lived through it, I was scarred.  Men Without Hats, Tears for Fears.  Hall & Oates.

Men Without Hats rock!

C'mon- "We can dance if we want to... we can leave your friends behind..."

Ah, good times... good times...

And what about Flock of Seagulls! Such hair!

Alan
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007, 9:51:44 PM »

I suppose that was an anti-vent ;)
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007, 9:53:26 PM »


Men Without Hats rock!

C'mon- "We can dance if we want to... we can leave your friends behind..."

Ah, good times... good times...

And what about Flock of Seagulls! Such hair!

Alan


No.  Just--no.

I was saved from Flock of Seagulls because they were my cousin's favorite band.  The same cousin who once flushed my teddy bear down the toilet.

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007, 11:05:31 PM »


Men Without Hats rock!

C'mon- "We can dance if we want to... we can leave your friends behind..."

Ah, good times... good times...

And what about Flock of Seagulls! Such hair!

Alan


No.  Just--no.

I was saved from Flock of Seagulls because they were my cousin's favorite band.  The same cousin who once flushed my teddy bear down the toilet.

Yellow, I'm sorry but Tears for Fears is just not in the category of heinousness as Hall and Oates (who really had their heyday in the 70s, anyway) and Flock of Seagulls (which my friends and I referred to as "Flock of Birdturds" at the time).  Tears for Fears is actually kind of real.

Besides, "Everybody wants to rule the world" is the theme song of university administration.

If you think being a child of the 80s was scarring, you should have been in college then....
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2007, 12:18:58 AM »

Post your annoyances here!

Junk mail that you can't "unsubscribe" from.  ARRGHHHH!!



If they send postage paid return mail envelopes, stuff everything into the envelope and send it back to them.  It's funny how quickly businesses get the message when it costs them more.
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2007, 12:44:39 AM »

Ordinarily I tell my students that dissing the 80s  means an automatic no-excuses-accepted failure, and reinforce this by hypnotizing the class with my metal (fake gold polish long since faded off) 'Class of 1985' high school key chain.   Imagine a college kid today, who probably never even got to experience the Smurfs or fail to solve a Rubik's Cube.  I pity the fool.
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vardahilwen
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2007, 12:54:36 AM »

Ordinarily I tell my students that dissing the 80s  means an automatic no-excuses-accepted failure, and reinforce this by hypnotizing the class with my metal (fake gold polish long since faded off) 'Class of 1985' high school key chain.   Imagine a college kid today, who probably never even got to experience the Smurfs or fail to solve a Rubik's Cube.  I pity the fool.


I wouldn't mind bringing back '80's fashions.  Big hair and shoulder pads is a good look for me ;)
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2007, 1:11:01 AM »

Ordinarily I tell my students that dissing the 80s  means an automatic no-excuses-accepted failure, and reinforce this by hypnotizing the class with my metal (fake gold polish long since faded off) 'Class of 1985' high school key chain.   Imagine a college kid today, who probably never even got to experience the Smurfs or fail to solve a Rubik's Cube.  I pity the fool.


I wouldn't mind bringing back '80's fashions.  Big hair and shoulder pads is a good look for me ;)

Ok. Now I'm getting the heebie-geebies...

Alan
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2007, 1:14:16 AM »

Ordinarily I tell my students that dissing the 80s  means an automatic no-excuses-accepted failure, and reinforce this by hypnotizing the class with my metal (fake gold polish long since faded off) 'Class of 1985' high school key chain.   Imagine a college kid today, who probably never even got to experience the Smurfs or fail to solve a Rubik's Cube.  I pity the fool.


I wouldn't mind bringing back '80's fashions.  Big hair and shoulder pads is a good look for me ;)

Ok. Now I'm getting the heebie-geebies...

Alan

I bet Alan would look hot in a skinny tie ...
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2007, 1:20:59 AM »

Everytime I hear the song, "1985," I get flashbacks. I think that was a good year. Not sure. I did graduate high school and start college. But lordy, the teenage years are ones I do NOT want to repeat!
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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2007, 7:44:15 AM »

Hey, any more Class of '85 out there?  Why don't the rest of you just Beat It?
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2007, 8:36:00 AM »

And what about Flock of Seagulls! Such hair!

Every time I see the Friends episode where Chandler has Flock of Seagulls hair I'm reminded that the kids today with the gelled hair will cringe when in 10 years they see pictures of themselves.
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