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It's.....more things that annoy me!

1. The McDonalds ad where the smarmy reporter goes looking for the "truth" about what's in McDonalds' crappy burgers. I hate you, McDonalds, for pretending that all the claims of your revolting practices cough*shit in the meat!*cough are totally groundless and I especially hate you for pretending that anyone who thinks otherwise is a smug arrogant fool who really just wants to eat a burger and perhaps most of all, I hate you for the way the gormless worker says "uh, do you want fries or a salad with that?" because there's nothing crappier than McDonalds pretending that they always offer healthy food, and that doing so is the norm for them.

In conclusion: McDonalds, fuck off.

2. More ads! God, I hate advertising. The media is evil! Except when it's paying me to do my job. Ahem. Anyway! I hate the new TK Maxx ad that goes "There's a new Santa in town.....and she's not paying full price!" Cut to "sexy" dark-haired lady in red driving around in a red sports car, laden with festive gifts. Why does it annoy me so? I don't even know! But it does. I think it could be because what it represents is a Santa.....with attitude.

3. And perhaps my greatest irritant is anything.....with attitude. The expression itself makes me want to hit someone, but it's much worse in practice. The posters for the new Five Children and It film irritated me not just because they represented a film which was obviously nothing like the book, but even more because they clearly depicted a Psammead.....with attitude. Standing legs and arms akimbo, his head cocked on one side, the Psammead was obviously meant to look (sigh) "sassy". He just looked punchable. As indeed do all things....with attitude.

I think that's it. I realise that I may be giving the impression that I am in a constant state of rage, or at least irritation, which isn't really true. I don't actually like being enraged by stuff like this, so I think I should take pains to avoid most of it. And as a large amount of what irritates me turned out to be TV ads, that shouldn't be too hard

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marginalia
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:13 am (UTC)
i didn't know they were making a new film of that. i just went and watched the trailer and now -i- am in a fairly decent state of rage.

the psammead is voiced by eddie izzard. and though he rocks, the voice should have been done by someone old and crotchety. but i rather suspect that's the least of the film's problems.
stellanova
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:22 am (UTC)
Apparently they've set it during the first world war - even though it was written in 1902 - and there's some ridiculous thing about them finding a secret passage to the psammead... Oh, it just looks ghastly.
gralyn
Nov. 9th, 2004 03:36 am (UTC)
The clips of that film make me sad because I thought it was going to be better.
I loved the BBC series, with a proper grumpy psammead, and I love Eddie Izzard, so I was sort of looking forward to it, but you're right - it's looks ghastly.
I don't even like the CGI psammead.
marginalia
Nov. 9th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC)
oh the -pain-!

i'd like to see the bbc version. i didn't realize it existed until recently.
socmot
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:26 am (UTC)
stellanova rant...with attitude!

*ducks*

What really drives me nuts at the moment? The Dinner Party, on RTE. I watched it a couple of weeks ago and I went insane. The people are vacous in the extreme, the presenter seems even more so. All I've seen since are the ads, and they also drive me up the wall. Awful stuff....AND WE PAY MONEY FOR RTE TO MAKE THIS SHIT!
stellanova
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:30 am (UTC)
Oh God, that looks so dreadful. I've just seen the ads too, and they make me want to storm round to RTE and demand my licence fee back.
ladyxoc
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:37 am (UTC)
I hate that my entire mailbox fills up every two days, and only three or four things are actual mail. The rest is junk mail. Trees are killed, mail carriers paid to ferry this crap back and forth, I pay for mailbox space to store it in, and it all just gets chucked in the garbage without a glance. Feh!
stellanova
Nov. 9th, 2004 05:21 am (UTC)
You should do your own "what annoys me" post! Do it! It's fun and cathartic!
biascut
Nov. 9th, 2004 05:12 am (UTC)
The Heretickal One took one of her Land Daughters to see Five Children and It and apparently they both loved it. They are now going around the house saying, "You're my favourite - no, you're my favourite - you're ... very tall!" and giggling a lot.
sdn
Nov. 9th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC)
i agree with all points. sometimes "attitude" is a bad idea. imagine if every person in this world had "attitude." nothing would get done.

how dare they screw with nesbit. yet another addition to my list of movies i will avoid because i love the books.
blue_monday
Nov. 9th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
Apparently the new film is reasonably good, but I don't care. I want to see the BBC kids series again, I loved that. And I want to read the book. I spotted it in your collection on the bookshelf picture you posted yesterday.
capn_jil
Nov. 9th, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC)
Jesus, how do you make a Psammead "sassy"?
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