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Old August 17 2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

Douchey music in device commercials: the plucking strings and prancing pianos and overuse of the color white. It's as if they are pretending you'll get a schoolgirl crush with your tablet and not just the sleaze-mongering porn parade you might actually get.

Hero Syndrome: To a hammer, everything is a nail. To a self-proclaimed hero, everyone else is a potential villain. Well a "french fry" is not a racial slur. Nobody needs your paranoid fantasy nor your harangue on civil liberty at the McDonald's register. You know, just in case we all missed that day in eighth grade civics class and might not realize that every time someone lights a match the world needs to be warned about the possibility of wildfires sweeping the nation in your personal hell of worst case scenarios. You know, sometimes the stranger at the door is just the mailman. Put your shotgun back in the umbrella stand, hero.

By the way, in China they are called "US fries." I know, right?

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Old August 17 2013, 07:33 AM   #2
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

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Well a "french fry" is not a racial slur. Nobody needs your paranoid fantasy nor your harangue on civil liberty at the McDonald's register.
Are people still doing this? That is so last war.
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Old August 17 2013, 11:39 AM   #3
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

Who pissed in this guy's Wheaties?
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Old August 17 2013, 01:20 PM   #4
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

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By the way, in China they are called "US fries." I know, right?
And a Quarter Pounder is called a Royale in France. With cheese.
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Old August 17 2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

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By the way, in China they are called "US fries." I know, right?
And a Quarter Pounder is called a Royale in France. With cheese.
Check out the big brain on him.
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Old August 17 2013, 01:45 PM   #6
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

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By the way, in China they are called "US fries." I know, right?
Actually, I'd say that's a more accurate name than French fries. I kind of like it.
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Old August 17 2013, 02:19 PM   #7
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

They are called chips in Australia. After the highway patrol show.
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Old August 17 2013, 02:28 PM   #8
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

Adverts and political correctness are very shit, yeah.

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That's it?
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Old August 17 2013, 02:46 PM   #9
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

People can get off on rants? Is that like Angry Sex?
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Old August 17 2013, 09:10 PM   #10
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

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Adverts and political correctness are very shit, yeah.
People who complain about political correctness are probably incorrect about many other things too.
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Old August 17 2013, 09:11 PM   #11
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

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Well a "french fry" is not a racial slur. Nobody needs your paranoid fantasy nor your harangue on civil liberty at the McDonald's register.
Are people still doing this? That is so last war.
I feel like this whole rant would have made more sense in 2001.
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Old August 17 2013, 09:20 PM   #12
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

^ A lot of things made more sense in 2001. Like Erik Estrada on Sealab, speaking of chips.

"US fries" do make more sense. Also in China, people say "Let's go out for Chinese."

Ha ha, not really.
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Old August 18 2013, 07:08 AM   #13
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

I like plucky strings and piano, especially if they make classical music.
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Old August 19 2013, 05:37 PM   #14
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Re: I don't wanna get off on a rant here, but....

I don't understand what this is about.. But french fries are actually a french "invention" so.. Yeah.. ANYWHOO We call them Pommes frittes over here.. Or Pomfri. Which is probably french for fried potatoes.
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Old August 19 2013, 06:49 PM   #15
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^ I thought it was a Belgian invention.
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