29 responses to “General statements of minor grumpery”

  1. Anonymous

    #5 is something I need to be reminded of more often.
    #4 makes me sad, tired, and gassy.

  2. judgefudge

    ASCII heart or &heart;?

  3. mendel

    #5 is uncanny.

  4. ganatronic

    Now I feel like going back through my posts to see how many times I type, “Check out…” I feel like I’m often advising people to check out stuff.

    1. ganatronic

      Maybe I should stop feeling so much.

      1. torgo_x

        Feel/think

        I think it was Paul Fussell,
        or maybe Gore Vidal, who said that it got
        on his nerves when people would say “I feel that [subclause]” instead of
        “I think that [subclause]“– as if their
        power of sentiment were so developed that
        it could take over for their actual consciousness in,
        say, feeling that the yuan
        being pegged to the dollar has advantages
        as well as disadvantages.

        I say 1) they should pick their battles, and 2)
        just maybe “I feel that [subclause]
        is just a combination of trying to
        sound non-committal while, incidentally,
        reaching at sounding formal (which is something
        that often produces malapropisms in people without
        great practice in it).

        (And anyway, “I feel like [doing something]
        is immune to this whole consideration, because it’s an unrelated
        idiom. “Tengo ganas de…”, etc)

        1. marieoroumania

          Re: Feel/think

          Cuando hablas espanol cerca una guera como mi, estoy muy caliente.

        2. marieoroumania

          Re: Feel/think

          Disculpame, soy borracha.

  5. trinnit

    I just send you URLs, the Check out..is implied but not written.

  6. vonandmoggy

    *looks around for piles of money*

  7. sakkaranoush

    Ditto on the Twitter posts. Is it annoying that I just said ditto?

    I like to misread “Muah” as “mwahahahaha”, which makes no sense but makes things more interesting.

  8. brianenigma

    I’ve started emailing people about #2, although it seems to have done nothing. If I care, I’ll subscribe to the person’s updates directly in Twitter. If I don’t, I don’t want to see every last little update on LJ. If there is a truly interesting and fun conversation snippet, then it can be manually pasted into one’s blog without much trouble, perhaps with a little commentary about the context.

  9. marieoroumania

    I always thought saying or typing “muah” meant you either have breast implants or you are dating somebody who has breast implants.

  10. catamorphism

    I ♥ you for this.

  11. __procession

    hearts and unicorns

    check out this radness: <3

    1. besskeloid

      Re: hearts and unicorns

      A dunce cap with norks.

  12. threepunchstuff

    # Ate some fucking sandwich. 12:21:37
    # Took a poop. 12:57:01
    # Still poop. 1:04:17
    # I wonder what Kathy Bates is doing right now. 11:08:45

  13. baconmeteor

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