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Post by PenforPrez » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:19 pm

Things that suck from my recent experience.

--Getting two feet of snow over a period of three days on finals week. Threw all of my finals into absolute chaos. :(

--Going back to Missouri and getting stuck in a turf war between my parents (who separated the day I moved to Ohio).

--My dad having to have a pacemaker installed and I couldn't be there for him. :(

--Getting my car stuck in a snowbank on an unplowed side street in the city of Cleveland. At 2:30 in the morning. :roll:

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:39 am

My primary computer won't start up.... can't even get into the BIOS

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Post by PenforPrez » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:29 am

The lack of sun in the northeast Ohio winter. I don't mind the snow, I love the cold; what I hate is that it's cloudy all the time. :(

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:01 am

Paul Nelson's loyalties potentially being divided on 14 September 2013.

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Post by dtaylor » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:53 pm

My car screwing me out of coming to two(!) Missouri tournaments. Knock on wood, it won't be 3.

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Post by PenforPrez » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:52 pm

L-Town Expatriate wrote:Paul Nelson's loyalties potentially being divided on 14 September 2013.
Why would my loyalties be divided then? It's over two years away. :?:

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:22 pm

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L-Town Expatriate wrote:Paul Nelson's loyalties potentially being divided on 14 September 2013.
Why would my loyalties be divided then? It's over two years away. :?:
Your Golden Flashes travel to play Mizzou at Faurot Field.

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L-Town Expatriate wrote:
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L-Town Expatriate wrote:Paul Nelson's loyalties potentially being divided on 14 September 2013.
Why would my loyalties be divided then? It's over two years away. :?:
Your Golden Flashes travel to play Mizzou at Faurot Field.
Oh wow; I didn't see that. Cool. :D

Kent actually pulled out of their planned first-week game against Purdue next season so they could play Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Why would you want to go down there knowing you're going to get stomped??

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:46 pm

The 'Tide pay Kent State a bunch of money and probably even cover the team's flight down there and back. Guarantee Game.

That doesn't suck, except for the curbstomp. :P

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Post by mujason » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:17 pm

Of course, Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel played tight end at Kent State.

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Post by PenforPrez » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:19 am

mujason wrote:Of course, Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel played tight end at Kent State.
Gary Pinkel and Nick Saban were on the only Kent State football team to win the MAC title in 1972 or '73, I think it was. Nick Saban was on campus the day of the Kent State shootings and narrowly missed actually being there.

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:25 pm

More things that suck: Calc 2 and Organic chem are dominating me.

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Post by DeckardCain » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:35 pm

Around this time last year, DeckardCain wrote:Kansas

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
never gets old

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:25 pm

DeckardCain wrote:
Around this time last year, DeckardCain wrote:Kansas

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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I wonder if there's a "Like" addon I could install on phpbb3... :D

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:58 pm

Entercom citing Nielsen ratings as a reason for killing off yet another KC Radio icon. Not content with killing off Jazz & 61 Country to make room for a languishing sports station, they've decided to bump KUDL in favor of an FM simulcast of KMBZ, as it's too close to the new format-of-the-month attempt on 99.7.

Worse: when they put to rest 99.7 KY (which was well due, but they're on the hook for that too), they transferred those letters to a Spanish station at AM 1250. I'm not aware of any plans to preserve the KUDL letters when 98.1 becomes KMBZ-FM and 99.7 becomes KZPT. I anticipate a mad rush for KUDL if Entercom lets it go, especially as they've been part of the KC area for 50 years.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:39 am

KMBZ may suck, but KUDL getting knocked off the air sure doesn't suck. That station was horrendous.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:39 pm

ashkenaziCD wrote:KMBZ may suck, but KUDL getting knocked off the air sure doesn't suck. That station was horrendous.
I'll only give you that for Delilah, but when it came to keeping a steady stream of smarmy soft rock, they had that down to a T for 35+ years. Heck, the letters contributed to it even before it was smarmy soft rock.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:42 am

Right, and all that stuff sucked.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:09 pm

ashkenaziCD wrote:Right, and all that stuff sucked.
To each his/her own. Just for you, I'll be re-entering the question writing market and the first entertainment question will be about Dido going down with some ship.

P.S.: April Fools. :P

P.P.S.: It turns out the KUDL letters are now on the classical station, AM 1660. That station was originally on FM 96.5, and has kinda returned there in the form of an HD subchannel called "Radio Bach"

OK, that name kinda sucks.

So does Country not being on 610.

So does what's currently ON 610.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:16 pm

Stay far far far far far away from AT&T DSL.... I've been pleased overall with my AT&T U-Verse service at my apartment but it's unfortunately unavailable at my new house. Because AT&T's promotional rate for DSL is half the cost of cable for a whole year I decided to go with it because of the significant savings... well, you get what you pay for. I requested it on Tuesday to be self-installed on Thursday and opted to provide my own modem, and once I got my modem I plugged my modem in on Friday to try to connect and could never get ADSL sync (which I would think means there's something probably wrong with my phone line). I haven't seen anything from AT&T other than an order confirmation in my email... nothing in my mailbox or anything (they said they were going to send some kind of welcome kit even though I didn't order a modem).

I've tried calling their technical support to see if they could diagnose what is wrong but could never get through to a person on their automated system... last night I was calling at a late hour so I didn't try too hard, but today all I could get was a message basically saying "DSL is so popular we have high call volumes, see if you can find a solution to your problem on our website, or hang up". Fantastic customer service!!! After all this it's going to be worth it paying double to get actual service from SureWest (I was probably going to switch to them anyway after the promotional rate expired since DSL is soon to be capped at 150 GB per month; I could have lived with that at the promotional rate but not the normal rate).

OK, I'm done venting... this ends another one of Jeffrey's rants on the miscellaneous board

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Post by DeckardCain » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:09 pm

Ryan Franklin. I trust I need to say no more.

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Post by dtaylor » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:53 am

The Indians and Royals competing for the division lead, and the Cardinals are tied for the division lead.

The baseball fan in me wants to kick holes in walls.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:52 pm

dtaylor wrote:The Indians and Royals competing for the division lead, and the Cardinals are tied for the division lead.

The baseball fan in me wants to kick holes in walls.
Parity's a bravo india (need I go on), isn't it?

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Post by scphilli » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:29 pm

Another abomination of a Tyler Perry show:
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/0 ... orse/90650

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Post by christino » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:24 pm

Getting your dominant buzzer hand injured a few days before a tournament.

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Post by Mewto55555 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:31 pm

christino wrote:Getting your dominant buzzer hand injured a few days before a tournament.
god forbid you have to buzz with your left thumb

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:05 pm

Olathe charges a $2 "convenience fee" for paying my utility bill online. And of course the paper bill has a message saying "save postage and time [by paying online]". Guess I'll be mailing in my payments

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sun May 29, 2011 5:43 pm

Everyone including me already knew this but Delta seriously sucks... we're already 30 mins late, have had a gate change to a different concourse, and this is the most ridiculously slow boarding process ever! Seems like at this point in the time they started boarding until now the flight I took out here from MCI would have completely boarded and would have already taken off... good thing Southwest owns AirTran now if HSNCT is here again next year

Edit: all in all it wasn't too bad; I didn't mind the gate change too much since it helped to pass the time especially had we only been delayed 20 minutes as originally announced. It was really the ridiculously long boarding time (it sounded like the barcode scanner wasn't working) on top of the delay that prompted this rant. Still, hopefully we'll see some good things happen at Atlanta now that Southwest finally owns a presence there.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Sun May 29, 2011 11:24 pm

EF5 tornadoes.

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Post by dividebyzero » Mon May 30, 2011 2:35 pm

U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:Everyone including me already knew this but Delta seriously sucks... we're already 30 mins late, have had a gate change to a different concourse, and this is the most ridiculously slow boarding process ever! Seems like at this point in the time they started boarding until now the flight I took out here from MCI would have completely boarded and would have already taken off... good thing Southwest owns AirTran now if HSNCT is here again next year
Now imagine a similar scenario, but for an international connecting flight we were transferred onto at the last minute (we weren't even originally going to come to Atlanta or use Delta, but there was some weather delay for the original plane in D.C.), and having the plane held for use while the guy at the desk is literally sweating while trying to get us cleared to board. So yeah, I agree :D

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Post by ChippytheSavage » Mon May 30, 2011 3:31 pm

U.S. Airways-

NKC was to fly from Atlanta to KC, with a lay-over in Charlotte, NC. They get to NC to discover their flight to KC is cancelled. So now they have to fly to Philadelphia at 6 and get a flight to KC there at 8:50 PM. (When their original flight was supposed to have them HOME at 2:50, plus they have finals tomorrow) Their flight in NC was delayed to 7:48 instead of 6, so they are stuck in Charlotte's airport until then. But now they wont have time to get to their 8:50 flight home in Philly, so they will probably have to stay the night in Philly and get a plane home in the morning. This really sucks.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Mon May 30, 2011 5:24 pm

Yeah, my one hour delay is fantastic compared to that... horrible to hear that NKC is in that situation. I'll always avoid the big 4/5 (United/Continental merger in progress) whenever I can

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Post by socalcaptain » Mon May 30, 2011 7:53 pm

Something must have happened with flights out of NC because my roommate got stuck there for a while today too. He was coming back from the Bahamas for his sister's wedding and his flight from NC to STL was delayed. Was there bad weather in NC? Or just the usual airline nonsense?

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Post by Charlie Dees » Mon May 30, 2011 8:16 pm

One of the planes they were supposed to ride from NC to Philadelphia was incapacitated after it was hit by a bird.

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Getting deported.

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christino wrote:Getting deported.
This had better be a hypothetical worst-case-scenario post and not a "guess what the government just told me" post...

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L-Town Expatriate wrote:EF5 tornadoes.
Also, epic floodwaters making their way down the Missouri River.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:43 pm

Sitting in the parking garage at work waiting for a tow truck to charge me an outrageous amount to take me about a quarter mile to the shop next door... looks like my fuel pump decided to go out. Yay.

--edit-- At least it happened here and not while I was driving to/from a quizbowl tournament, etc.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:02 pm

U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:Sitting in the parking garage at work waiting for a tow truck to charge me an outrageous amount to take me about a quarter mile to the shop next door... looks like my fuel pump decided to go out. Yay.

--edit-- At least it happened here and not while I was driving to/from a quizbowl tournament, etc.
Roadside assistance on your car insurance policy is your friend. It's barely $1/month.

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Post by Mickey0R0urke » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:38 pm

This. Just when I thought Palin couldn't get more stupid... :evil:

http://broadwayworld.com/article/STAGE- ... k-20110617

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:01 pm

Mickey0R0urke wrote:This. Just when I thought Palin couldn't get more stupid... :evil:

http://broadwayworld.com/article/STAGE- ... k-20110617
Surely a Democrat would never do such a thing.

Oh wait…

(And for the record, that sucks too.)

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Post by socalcaptain » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:42 pm

Losing a friend.

RIP Sean Radcliff.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:02 pm

socalcaptain wrote:Losing a friend.

RIP Sean Radcliff.
I did hear about that. That is quite saddening. :( :(

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:22 pm

Not as many people screaming for ice cream.

Case in point: an Arkansas icon just shut its doors. Right after I got hooked on their ice cream!

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Post by christino » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:05 pm

The imminent threat of going to a quizbowl-godforsaken Florida high school.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:09 pm

The weather this year.

Two feet of snow.

Two weeks of torrential downpours.

Two weeks where tornadoes tormented large swaths of the States.

Two weeks of triple digit weather.

Therefore, fall with come about only after we get inundated with ran from two Cat-5 hurricanes, and then fall will only last for two weeks before we're straight into wintry weather.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:58 pm

Today's high temperature just south of the state line: 108°F

An hour south in Fort Smith: 115°F, an all time record.

Six months ago, the area was under two feet of snow, and the low was -19°F.

For those keeping track at home, that's a 134º range in temperatures this year. I'm not aware of anything like that ever being recorded in a U.S. locality, but good chance it has happened.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:33 pm

Opportunistic rioting by misbehaving teenagers.

A prime minister who thinks the best way to calm them down is to cut off access to Facebook. (Yeah, that did wonders for Mubarak.)

Having to compare David Cameron to Hosni Mubarak to make a point about how much the First Amendment doesn't suck.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:41 am

You're aware congress has been trying to pass laws that would functionally censor the internet, right?

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:44 pm

ashkenaziCD wrote:You're aware congress has been trying to pass laws that would functionally censor the internet, right?
More or less. But it's Congress, when do they ever get things done right?

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