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Tuesday Hatred: nur zwei Dinge sind unendlich, die Dummheit und das All

I hate that I missed most of Henry Threadgill’s Zooid’s concert on Sunday, and I hate several other substantially more important things which I even thought about noting down earlier today and earlier this week, but which now flee from my weakening mind’s timid grasp like so many things that flee.

October 5, 2010 - Posted by | Tuesday Hatred


  1. I hate Bing. This may seem strange since I’ve never used Bing. But I will never use Bing – and I’ll always hate Bing – because of those damn commercials. They make it seem like doing a simple internet search sends you down some unwanted spiral of unwanted, tangential information when really we have just programmed ourselves to sift through the crap to find what we want.

    But the worst part of their commercials is the service (or whatever you call it) has been out for quite a while, has had multiple commercials, and I have literally no idea how it differs from the search engines it is supposed to be superior to. Decision engine? What the hell does that mean? Sorry Bing, but at this point, I hate you too much to find out.

    Comment by Matt in Toledo | October 5, 2010

  2. I hate the horrible weight-loss ad that keeps appearing on my sidebar — the one featuring the drawing of a woman exposing her bloated belly. The drawing is, horrifically enough, animated, so that the ghastly belly repeatedly deflates and inflates until you click away from the page to get away from the monstrous thing. It’s fucking disgusting. Seriously, I preferred the synchronized home mortgage refinance dancers.

    I hate the window that keeps popping up like every five fucking minutes to inform me that updates are ready to be installed, do I want to reboot my computer, yes/no. I hate that occasionally I accidentally hit “yes” and then I have to wait for my computer to save all my open documents under temporary file names, shut down and restart. I hate that there is no way to switch this off.

    Comment by jms | October 5, 2010

  3. Aber beim All ist man nicht ganz so sicher (dass es unendlich sei)…

    Comment by visitor | October 5, 2010

  4. I also hate those Bing commercials and the constant demand to reboot.

    I hate that my office computer keeps prompting me to upgrade stuff, but I don’t have administrator privileges and can’t do it. Among the symptoms: a dialogue box prompting me for an administrator password pops up every time a new browser window is opened, even within the same session. I can call the computer services people and they can take over my computer remotely and apply the updates or whatever, but I hate talking to people on the phone.

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | October 5, 2010

  5. – This week two animals — a baby possum and a skunk — were discovered having died under the office building. On both occasions their presence was made known by the powerful and horrific smell. Twice this week! Holy fuck, it’s only Wednesday. Also the office manager’s response was to fucking saturate the air with like a half gallon of aerosolized toxic berry-scented industrial air freshener. I have a splitting headache.

    – I got a flu shot last week and now I feel like crap.

    – Watery avocado

    Comment by jms | October 6, 2010

  6. i know everybody hates concern trolls, but i can’t just read re; splitting headache, drink water a lot, or hot milk tea, so it usually helps and some painkiller too, after all important thing is to be symptoms free even if you are dying from cancer
    b/c i don’t take medicine often so just one tablet of ibuprofen or whatever i happen to have would kill my pain usually, that, placebo effect i suspect
    what i read yesterday, a funny joke, so a programmer guy found a frog and the frog says kiss me, i’ll become a princess (that’s from a popular fairy tale), but he wouldn’t listen to her, so she repeats her request many times, but he still wouldn’t kiss her, so his friends ask why he wouldn’t kiss the frog and the guy says i don’t have much free time for a girlfriend, but having a talking frog is cool

    Comment by read | October 6, 2010

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