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tsmith
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September 7th, 2012 at 10:23:10 AM permalink
"Getting my ducks in a row"

Ducks get themselves into a row, they don't need your help.
buzzpaff
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September 7th, 2012 at 11:52:36 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear
I have a variety of pet peeves.


Mine is people trying to mix Poker or Craps with playing Roulette.
AceCrAAckers
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September 7th, 2012 at 7:37:46 PM permalink
Another pet peeve of mine is when sports announcers mix sports metaphor.

When a player catches a game winning touchdown, the commentator would say "he just hit a homerun."
The quarterback threw a strike.
Edward Snowden is not the criminal, the government is for violating the constitution!
EvenBob
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September 7th, 2012 at 7:40:43 PM permalink
Quote: AceCrAAckers

Another pet peeve of mine is when sports announcers .



I don't like when they show Tiger Woods, the commentator
breathes heavily and has to show every stroke in slo-mo
3 times. And Tiger is in 15th place.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
buzzpaff
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September 7th, 2012 at 8:23:50 PM permalink
Quote: AceCrAAckers

Another pet peeve of mine is when sports announcers mix sports metaphor.

When a player catches a game winning touchdown, the commentator would say "he just hit a homerun."
The quarterback threw a strike.



I remember a commentator saying at a tennis match this was like a heavyweight championship fight with each boxer jabbing
and counter-punching, until he could deliver a knockout punch.

Forget the one players name, but her opponent was Chris Everett.
rxwine
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September 7th, 2012 at 8:32:50 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

I remember a commentator saying at a tennis match this was like a heavyweight championship fight with each boxer jabbing
and counter-punching, until he could deliver a knockout punch.

Forget the one players name, but her opponent was Chris Everett.



Pro tennis looks to be about the most brutal non-contact sport I can think of when it comes to punishing the body.
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DJTeddyBear
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September 7th, 2012 at 8:32:59 PM permalink
Quote: AceCrAAckers

Another pet peeve of mine is when sports announcers....

Not for nothing, but barfing out words for 3 hours, without a script, can be very exhausting.
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition.
buzzpaff
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September 7th, 2012 at 8:35:37 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Not for nothing, but barfing out words for 3 hours, without a script, can be very exhausting.




Not if your brain is engaged. These guys never know when to shut up, It's TV, not radio !
rdw4potus
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September 7th, 2012 at 8:40:46 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

My biggest pet peeve is people asking, "How are we doing today?" as though I am qualified to answer for both of us.



This one bothers me, too. I usually respond with something that subtly suggests that it's a strange turn of phrase. Like: "Hmm...doing well on my end. You?" or "I'm doing great. But, you're at work. That probably sucks for you a little bit."
"So as the clock ticked and the day passed, opportunity met preparation, and luck happened." - Maurice Clarett
EvenBob
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September 7th, 2012 at 9:14:56 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

This one bothers me, too."



It really bugs me when people ask 'Are you OK?' Like
its any of your business. If I'm not OK I'll tell you,
meanwhile just worry about if you're OK or not.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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