Tuesday, July 24, 2012

15 Things That Annoy Crusty Old Dean: COD Blows

Are these morons getting dumber or just louder?

Crusty Old Dean returned from his vacation to find a full-fledged internet meme in the making:  sometime-nemesis-uneasy-ally Scott Gunn and unaligned-towards-Tim Schenck have published their own "Things That Annoy Me" lists.  COD is not one to miss jumping on a meme just before it becomes tedious and annoying (see: the whole "S**t XXX says" from last spring). Or, as Mayor Quimby once said: "Very well: if that is the way the winds are blowing, let no one say I don't also blow." 

So, here COD blows.  Tim listed 20, Scott listed 10, so COD decided to split the difference and come up with 15.  Here they are, in no particular order (except #1):

1.            The Filioque

2.            The fact Donna Summer is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

3.            Those who don’t use affect and effect correctly

4.            People who don’t think sports “matter” but think their inconsequential interests “do”

5.            People who run red lights

6.            Knee-Jerk Clericalism

7.            Knee-Jerk Anti-Clericalism

8.            Those weird “regular collar” English clergy shirts (click here and shudder)

9.            Those who glare at people in church whose babies make the slightest noise but always blather about how welcoming and friendly their church is

10.            That Uncle Tupelo broke up

11.            Weird ice cream flavors

12.            People who talk on their cellphone while in standing in line at Starbucks

13.            Voting by orders at General Convention

14.            People who talk about what “they” think but never actually ask “them” what they think

15.            When the turn by turn GPS question my route decisions and sulkily says, “Recalculating.”


  1. Amen to much of your list, especially #1.

    Re #15, just be glad most do not end their updating comments, especially "turn around when possible" with "resistance is futile".

  2. I'm curious about #1, though I could go either way on it (the math isn't really important to me). But I don't even know what #8 is...

  3. Re: #8 -- click and shudder: http://tinyurl.com/d4tl39z

  4. Concur absolutely on Number 10!


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