Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Can we PLEASE dispense with the "mind-blowing" and "you won't believe what happens next" and all the other over-the-top nonsense? I'm guessing that it works and gets people to click through, because it's becoming more and more prevalent (like, to the point of infecting "normal" websites like Buzzfeed into writing phantasmagorical headlines). But for the love of pete, at this point I've developed a Pavlovian reflex to speed right over those posts no matter HOW many times they tell me that I should "eat THIS to avoid cancer" or "this one simple trick will save you 5 million dollars a week."

It's very similar to the meth problem. I really don't know who I hate more: The tweakers who discovered you could concoct an illicit substance with ordinary household medicines and chemicals, or the politicians who decided the way to combat this was to require I show a driver's license to buy freaking Sudaphedrine. I hate them both. I hate the tweakers for getting the politicians involved, and I hate the politicians for RUINING MY GODDAMNED NYQUIL.

There are days where I hate people. They end in "y."

That is all.


Armed Texan said...

With this one weird trick, you can get people to stop posting links to mind-blowing articles and videos where you won't believe what happens next.


Opinionated Grump (Rich in NC) said...

this "I hate people on days that end in Y" thing is headed towards being an Epidemic. I hate people on days that end in Y Too.

Rich in NC

Old NFO said...

Agreed!!! Sigh...

Anonymous said...

I have allergies. Sometimes, when Lotradine doesn't cut it, I have to buy some effective stuff and sign the "book of shame".

IL is worse because they reduce the amount you can buy from the Federal level. So if I have a particularly bad allergy season, I might have to see the doctor over "excessive amounts" of the stuff.

Don't get me started on the acid "book of shame" which was going to have us registering whenever we bought Liquid Plumbr.

Joseph in IL

Mr Evilwrench said...

Well, I despise the meth tweaks for being despicable on their own, but I really hate the legislatards whose first impulse is always to ban something at the first implication it could possibly be used for something unsavory. If someone does something evil, punish him. Why am I being punished? Phenylephrine has not been particularly effective for me, but I have to leave a dick print to get pseudoephedrine. I'd almost rather buy meth and turn it back into pseudoephedrine. It's supposed to be possible.

Will said...

Mr E:

I've read that it is much easier to reverse the process than it is to turn it into meth in the first place. That was from a chemist. Where is an entrepreneur when you need one?