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Post 15981

Baron Grim

I see my name in credits all the time.


There is an animator with my name that has worked on The Simpsons since 1995.

smiley - ok


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Post 15982

Rosa Baggins, aka the Thinker

My pet hate is shopping as I don't enjoy the shopping experience and online supermarket shopping with either their substitute items and/or when the item is not in stock.

Another is waiting for products to be delivered by a catalogue company (it takes weeks just to deliver furniture or white goods) even when it is in stock.


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Post 15983

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PH: Table lamps that take little bulbs. The bulbs never last, and of course they're non standard, so best avoided... except that they have taken over now.


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Post 15984

Baron Grim

You should be able to find LED bulbs for them now.


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Post 15985

Bluebottle

Why don't lightbulbs last more than a couple of months any more?smiley - eureka

<BB<


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Post 15986

Baron Grim

I haven't needed to replace any of the LEDs I've bought in recent years.


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Post 15987

Icy North

Poor quality through designed obsolescence.

Either that or kids don't flick the switch properly and it fuses them. The lightbulbs, that is, not the kids.


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Post 15988

Baron Grim

It's official, incandescent bulbs are a technology of the past.

How do I know it's official?

EZ-Bake™ Ovens now come with built in heating coils.


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Post 15989

Bluebottle

It's the lamps with dimmer switches that burn out the quickest.smiley - blue

PH – when they only sell vanilla DVDs and put all the extras on Blu-Ray.

In fact, a petty hate is DVDs that don't have a decent booklet enclosed. Don't the film studios care about the films they make anymore?

<BB<


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Post 15990

Icy North

Clearly you're buying movies aimed at the demographic "people who can't read" smiley - smiley


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Post 15991

Bluebottle

That's a fair copsmiley - handcuffs – I can't dispute that. After all, a lot of entries I've written for h2g2 lately have been about Aardman, Disney, DreamWorks and Pixar animated films that I've enjoyed with my kids…

<BB<


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Post 15992

Icy North

And there's nothing wrong with any of those (apart from "Frozen" of course)


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Post 15993

Teasswill

I dislike the DVD inserts that are all adverts or offers for something else.


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Post 15994

You can call me TC

I hate the way the credits - even the leading actors' names - are written in very tiny, very tall, thin print on the back. And if there's no booklet, there's no way of finding out who plays who except by scrolling to the end of the film and playing the credits at half speed. Or going and looking it up on IMDB, which, as we have learned above, is not always correct.


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Post 15995

You can call me TC

That tiny, tall, narrow print always reminds me of those puzzles you used to get in kids' comics where you had to hold the page up horizontally in front of you to read the elongated letters to decipher what was written.

Happy days!


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Post 15996

Baron Grim

As far as the credits go, I find IMDb to be quite reliable. They also list credits that you won't find on disc covers or even in the films.

Their quotes, trivia, &c may be a bit shaky sometimes, but their credits are what they do well, and professionally. They ARE the source for many in the business with IMDb Pro.


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Post 15997

You can call me TC

Oh - it wasn't on this thread. Who just said that IMDB wasn't reliable?


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Post 15998

Pastey

PH: Cancer

Okay, it's not a petty hate, but I'm effing hating it right now. A friend of mine was first diagnosed about a month after my brother died if it, and now he's finally been told he's got 6 months left.

We've just been on a Farewell Tour of Manchester breweries and bars, and I'm at the point where if cancer we a person it'd be going home in an ambulance.


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Post 15999

Sho - with added slapping hand

oh. Blimey.
Don't know what to say to that except to offer condolences and get all British and offer virtual smiley - tea


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