Sunday, July 13, 2014

Things That Annoy Me

 *Joan Lunden and her senior-care ads which have made a noble cause into an instant tune-out factor.


*The new rock and roll/country 800-Kars-For-Kids jingles--call the cops, quick!


*Anchors who say, "Thank You", after the sports guy or weather guy are done with their report--how about smiling and moving forward. It's their job!, don't thank them. Just go back and read the next story.


*MOS actualities from Walnut Creek, Burlingame, Pleasanton, and other designated White people-mixed with token minority zones. For once, how about getting a man on the street in Richmond. Wait, too many black people.


*The radio schmucks who insert, "we'll talk about that ...on the other side." On the other side? How about, "when we get back we 'll do this or interview him/her?" How did this crappy, "On the other side" enter the lexicon? It's called pretentious and lazy. It's a slick way to act cool and it's as annoying as all hell. STOP IT!


*Grown men, even frat boys who insist on uttering "dude" every minute. In addition to the fact only morons in their 40's call one another dude, it's highly irritating and gruesome verbal manslaughter. Dudes is barely passable at college fraternity houses where they chug 20 vats of beer every weekend. At least they have an excuse, dude!


*Guys in their 40's who use their sound board on radio as a sexual metaphor --(psst, the password is: masturbation).


*Weather labs on TV News: about as worthy as fog in the Sunset in July.


*"Investigative Units": By definition shouldn't  ALL reporters be investigating? Never mind.


*"World Cup fever in US": Please, just spare me, said a million times that WC fever in the US is for yuppies who don't watch sports like American football, baseball, basketball and another excuse to get hammered during the week in Summer. I know about the ratings but then why hasn't soccer been successful here in the states? Because it's a BORE, there, I said it! Kick me.


*All the "Insiders." Oh, don't get me started.


*Cheryl Jennings: Here I was told she was a nice woman. Yo, Cheryl, you have NO personality. And it wasn't me who made the decision to say, "bye-bye" in December.


*Spencer Christian: See above.


*Live shots at SF bars with the drunk yuppies after the World Cup, (like Sunday night after the final). BORING and LOUD and STUUUUUUPID! ANNOYING TOO!


*Tom Raponi, ex-GM, KTVU and Boy Wonder, Lee Rosenthal, soon to be ex-ND, KTVU: Good riddance. By the way, Boston can hardly wait for ya! Like cockroach excrement. Enjoy the nice winters.


*Jacqueline Bennett: KRON Weather: Hey, Jacky, you're in a nice market making decent money and doing a job without lifting and lots of guys love you. RELAX!, have fun, SMILE, cheer up girl! There's a fucking war going on in many places on the planet, people are being tortured, you know, real important LIFE stuff, take a deep breath and ENJOY yourself, chill!


*Aaron Pero: Oh, man, I thought I had issues.


*Me: I'm getting annoyed at myself thinking about the amount of superficial assholes in this market I've written about--be lucky you're even acknowledged. Half the people don't really give a shit to tell you the truth, although they confide in me, go figure. (Well, at least some do.)


*Allison Janney: Go take your Kaiser ads and please, chicky girl, shut up already. There's your happy ending.


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47 comments:

  1. I have a similar reaction to Joan Blunden. Yes, that's her actual last name. I'll never forget when some ABC exec put her on the news beat, prior to GMA. She actually, reported, while batting her lashes , about a news item in "PRAVADA"(sic) ..meaning Pravda..but having no clue(it was a famous malaprop in the news biz). HIred for her ability to create the illusion of being the girl next door, she now pitches for a group that is paid by the nursing home industry (hardly altruistic) to get people on the medi- Cal and other similar funding trains, instead of caring directly for that supposed "loved-one" . After all the years she has written so glowingly of mama, you'd think that now, since she is not working, she could make the effort to care for her own parent. You'd be wrong. . Instead, she is pitching pricey care homes for the unwanted elders, including her own, "beloved" mother.

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    1. According to celebritynetworth.com, Joan Lunden is worth $15 million. You would think with that kind of money she would at least be able to hire a private nurse to care for her mother in her own home without having to send her to a nursing care facility. Just saying.

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  2. Soccer is unpopular in the US because most Americans view it as slow, boring and there isn't enough scoring.

    Ironically Europeans cant get into the NFL ...
    Because they view it as slow and boring!
    Run a play, wait 40 secs, run a play, commercial break, run a play, pan to cheerleaders. Run a play, listen to commentators break down the game, Halftime. Etc. BORING!

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    1. Yes, it is great to watch a sporting event without commercials every couple of minutes. Soccer is much faster and more exciting than American football. Unfortunately, professional soccer in the US is not yet at the level of the professional leagues in England, Spain, Germany, etc. and probably won't attain that level for many years, but it is improving and more people are attending games. They are expecting 67,000 for a game in Seattle tonight. Rich is off base in his constant bashing of soccer and it's fans.

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    2. I can't believe some people consider baseball slow when they go on about "the beautiful game". Please...

      90 minutes without scoring? The potential for a world championship to be decided by penalty kicks.

      Talk about slow and boring to watch. Like golf, soccer may be fun to play, but is worthless as a spectator sport.

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    3. I am annoyed by local sports "tonsils" on TV - be they at a game or in-studio who can't grasp on TV what Vin Scully does so exceptionally. As he says frequently in his speeches, "It's the roar of the crowd." Essentially, you TV boobs need to STFU more. It's not about you. Let the crowd respond.

      Also, whomever it was who defies Scully's law of talking during an "instant replay" should be shot on sight. Fof God's sake you just gave the play-by-play live, why go back with the same exact wording on the way to many times shown instant replay? Not every strikeout, walk or homerun, rundown, double play, etc. needs an instant replay -- nor your insipid call twice.

      As Scully says, "I just gave the play-by-live -- what does the audience get out:me repeating myself for what they've just seen and heard?

      What .... Comcast, FOX, NBC, CBS & ABC giving double the value with a replay of every play?

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    4. Boxing, football, and hockey are real sports. That other stuff is for girlie men.

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    5. "Boxing, football, and hockey are real sports. That other stuff is for girlie men."

      Only "girlie men" engage in boxing, football and hockey with layers of protection.

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  3. You annoy me you turd!

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  4. It was "Designated White People" who raided you.....but maybe not Putz!!

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  5. I keep waiting for my name to turn up on one of your lists, Rich, but so far I feel like that lady from All My Children who kept getting nominated for an Emmy but never won....who was that gal? OK back to work.

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    1. The eternal nominee was Susan Lucci, she of Another World, in more ways than one.

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    2. Susan Lucci

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  6. Although I dislike Maureen Langan, I find it deliciously ironic that she's doing standup now at Karel's old gig (Planet Gemini), & Karel's performing for cabfare at some pissbarn up north where no one knows who he is. Gotta love it... :)

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  7. What did you do or say to Jacqueline Bennett to make her write you a nasty email Rich?

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  8. Karel needs to quit having guests & callers. He never lets them talk.

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    1. AMEN! It doesn't matter WHO is on the air with him (guest, co-worker, traffic or news person), he just ** dominates ** the conversation. It's all about "me me me". Sometimes you can count how many "my", "me", and "I" comments he makes......about 90% of the "conversation". He'll never "get it" - people tell him constantly to stop it...

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  9. My son and daughter played soccer, and i learned to love it. Before they did I never watched. Didn't even care about the world cup when it was here 20 years ago. It has since become my favorite sport. Not for everyone. But I feel Americans can't believe something can be great if they don't love it. It's not just elitist, but it's remarkably ignorant.

    Why do so many people dislike Karel? I've no problem with him. Cannot listen to a whole show but in doses is fine. He is a lot more entertaining than Owens, Copeland and Thurston. Can that even be argued?

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    1. Your use of the term "elitist" is misplaced. Have you listened to any of the soccer evangelists? They act as if one is a boor for not having the same taste in sports as they do. They go on and on about "the beautiful game" and denigrate many sports that others here love. You may feel Americans "can't believe something can be great if they don't love it" but that's YOUR perception. Maybe we don't feel soccer is great because we just don't care for it!

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    2. Yes, it can be argued.

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  10. Reagan wistfully intoned; 'There he goes again!" Rich, you out-do me in the complaint department, and I consider myself one tough customer.

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  11. Watching all of KTVU's News Various Malapropisms is Certainly Annoying Enough but Please Someone Raise that Damn Teleprompter High Enough for Gasia Mickelian so We Don't See her Eyes Staring Down when Reading the News!

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    1. She's looking at the monitor below the camera usually to see video clips coming up. It's a bad habit shared by some anchors.

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  12. With as may commercials as Allison Janney has done, doesn't she have enough money to just retire and leave us alone? Thanks, Rich. You keep me sane, which probably says how insane I really am, huh?

    Anyway, I have a policy: when the Kaiser ad comes up, I turn the channel or take out the headphone. Won't listen to it.

    I wish someone would tell Kaiser that its ad campaign TOTALLY SUCKS and we actually laugh at it. My wife was told by Kaiser not to have a certain test for 10 years. We bolted from Kaiser after having it for two years and another medical group in Silicon Valley said she should have the diagnostic test immediately. Had she waited 10 years, she would have been dead by the 10th after what they found. Kaiser, thrive, my ass. Thrive if you are in perfect health and won't cost Kaiser a penny.

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    1. I am glad that you and your wife were able to recognize Kaiser's malpractice, and find appropriate life-saving treatment elsewhere. As for that Janney character, she truly is obnoxious.

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  13. It annoys me when people think that having white people featured a bit more than other folks is a problem. White folks are still the majority in this country, and blacks (specifically mentioned by Rich) are less than 25% of the population. And though it bugs Rich here that we don't get blacks 100% of the time, so many of the commercials I see feature blacks, and yet as noted, they are a smaller percentage of the population than whites.

    I used to hear the complaint from minorities that the people on TV didn't look like them. Well, nowdays the people on TV don't look like most of the population of the U.S. But saying so is "racist" to some...

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  14. How about all the reverse mortgage ads. Lets fuck the old people out of their house. Another scheme by the crook banks and wall street to make a few bucks.

    How about the walk in bath tub ads. Annoying as all hell.

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  15. Soccer is a gateway drug to communism. Score a goal and you'll be hooked forever.

    I'm with Rich. Soccer sucks. Big time. I played it in high school, but it sucked. Football and basketball, and even cross country, were more fun for me.

    Except, soccer was co-ed and that's why I would give up basketball and take part in soccer: to see the babes. Now, there ya have it. That may date me, but back in the days when I had to walk 20 miles to school, a coed gym class was the highlight of the year, especially if was for all semester.

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    1. Yeah finally a thread that tells it like it is about soccer. Soccer SUCKS!!! 90 minutes of guys mostly jogging, kicking a ball around everywhere but the net..

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    2. Soccer is a girls sport.

      The only good thing about Soccer....Soccer Mom's!

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    3. Yea! It's finally over!!! About the only thing that sucks worse than soccer (er Futbol), are all of the sell-outs on radio saying things like "I didn't used to like soccer, but now that I understand it, I think it's a great game." What's to understand?

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  16. My turn...Radnich having his son on to do the news with him every week on tv.

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  17. Ok, I am very annoyed with the "Restasis" add.. Does anyone know one fucking sole with "chronic dry eye" ??? And the twit doctor selling this shit. Her mouth is so small she can barely get her words out. I swear I don't think she could get her mouth opened wide enough to blow a hamster..

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  18. Rich, I agree with you about 90%...perhaps because we both went to Skyline HS?

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  19. Listening to sports or news talk radio and hearing the caller or the moderator saying "You know" in every other word. If I knew, then you would NOT have to tell me and IF i don't now then you don't have to say "ya know?"

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  20. What Annoys Me...

    *Media Types who compare the 54 year old Candlestick to the 49ers new venue?! Its like comparing a Senior Citizen to a Newborn baby....There is no comparing, a 54 year old stadium that was originally built for baseball, to the new venue?! Duh...

    *Media Types who, and other Cities in the region that complain about San Francisco being cold...Most of the Media types that complain about the weather represent SF news outlets, my advise to you is to apply for work at KNTV in San Jose, if you don't like the weather in the City...

    *For the Cities that bad mouth San Francisco's weather, we get your drift, you want to take away San Francisco's commerce, & tourism...Hint..Its not gonna happen. Take this San Francisco natives advice, "the majority of us live in the City because we actually LOVE the cooler weather?!" I hate hot weather, but to each his own. But why put down a City in the region, because of their weather??? Most folks that I know who commute into the City from the heat of the South Bay, East Bay, & Central Valley say that they Love the break from the heat...

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  21. That blood-sucking pharmaceutical company incessently plugging HUMIRA with their bloated catalog of slick ads.

    No one tells you, of course, that you are on the hook for almost $500/mo. -- on MEDICARE! You don't only eat the donut hole…. You gag on the entire piece.

    No conscience at all…

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    1. Coke/Crack dealers and Big Pharma. Similar tactics, similar ethics.

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  22. When did visuals become optics in TV political pundit talk?

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  23. Rich, when the news crews go in to Richmond (and Oakland,) their gear gets stolen. That's why they go to the white-bread communities.

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  24. Things that annoys me:
    -Traffic reports on TV
    -That gawdawful Hooked on Golf show
    -HD games JIP, when recorded I miss the first few innings sometimes (Dish)

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  25. Insiders....yeah. I remember when people were reporters. But I think reporters actually check out a rumor before passing it along.

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  26. Everyone talks about how the World Cup elevated soccer in the US. I'll have to see substantially higher ratings for MLS to believe it. Ain't going to happen. It's like thinking there's going to be demand for water polo or gymnastics after the Olympics. People have had their fill.

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  27. "WC fever in the US is for yuppies who don't watch sports like American football, baseball, basketball ..."

    No, it's for people who are tired of looking at roided, out-of-shape athletes who can barely run two yards let alone 90 minutes. But gotta love those manly "American" football and baseball players in all their little protective gear who take multiple sideline and water breaks, though it's supposed to be the soccer players who are girlie.

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  28. What annoys me? The glut of talk radio on the Bay Area dial and to a lesser extent on the Sacramento dial.Why should I waste my time listening to a self righteous jerk who thinks you're an idiot if you don't agree with him/her 100%? And a lot of the shows currently on the air are redundant. What's next? A talk show to discuss what happened on other talk shows? People, GET A LIFE!

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