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The MMM I Don't Get It thread...
« on: July 13, 2017, 08:08:58 AM »
I don't get The Beatles. Other than 3-4 songs, I don't think their music is any good.

I don't get fancy food trucks. One of the most annoying things in the past 5 years is seeing all these fancy food trucks driving around charging insane prices.

I don't get the need for navigation units on cars. Such a waste of money on technology readily available on your smartphone.

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 07:52:40 PM »
I don't get The Beetles. Other than 3-4 songs, I don't think their music is any good.


Its Beatles ;) 

Good God Man!    Never heard of such a thing.....what music are you in to?

For me it would be Facebook.   
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 07:57:15 PM »
I don't get people.

Seriously.  At all.

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 08:16:07 PM »
I don't get The Beetles. Other than 3-4 songs, I don't think their music is any good.


Its Beatles ;) 

Good God Man!    Never heard of such a thing.....what music are you in to?

For me it would be Facebook.
His avatar is Freddy Mercury I guess so there is a clue.

I don't like the Beatles either but I do understand why their work represented important milestones and innovations in music history so I can appreciate them in that light (same with the Beach Boys, e.g. Pet Sounds, though I recently saw a great documentary on the making of that album which was fascinating).

I have a few theories why the music from 1965 to 1975 is so highly regarded (e.g. 7 of the top 10 albums here [and two of the others are Radiohead, naturally]) and many of my theories run contrary to the notion that was a particularly singular golden age in musical productivity, though many new genres and techniques were being experimented with.

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 03:09:00 AM »
#3 agreed. 15 years ago incar satnav had its place. Now it's a waste trying to replicate the functions of a phone.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 04:09:19 AM »
Wine. It all tastes like gasoline and grape juice to me. Even the stuff that is supposed to be really good still tastes bad to me.

Sunroofs on cars. It's just another point of failure and reduces headroom. Plus you get to pay extra for the point of failure and reduced head room.

Land line phones. Unless you live in a rural area with lousy cellular coverage and no broadband, I don't know why anyone keeps paying for a land line.

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 06:22:37 AM »
I don't get the need for navigation units on cars. Such a waste of money on technology readily available on your smartphone.

I have a GPS in my car - because I don't own a smartphone!  I do understand why people would want a smartphone, it just doesn't appeal to me at all.

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 07:05:49 AM »
I don't get The Beetles. Other than 3-4 songs, I don't think their music is any good.


Its Beatles ;) 

Good God Man!    Never heard of such a thing.....what music are you in to?

For me it would be Facebook.


Oopps... Sorry for the incorrect spelling.  I'm a VW Beetle fanatic and my phone must had auto corrected lol. 

I'm actually into all kind of music. For example on my way to work I was shuffling my playlist and listened to Fania All Star, Sinatra, Oasis and Buscabulla. So just random music really. Now having Freddy Mercury as my avatar was based solely on the choices given. I do like Queen, but me liking Queen was not the reason for the avatar selection. It was just a quick pick.

I grew up in a Spanish speaking country and although The Beatles were universal, and I knew about them, it wasn't until I learned English that I decided to give them an honest listen. They are just not for me.

I understand the changes they brought and how critical they were to the times but music wise, I don't see it.
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 07:12:40 AM »
I don't get the need for navigation units on cars. Such a waste of money on technology readily available on your smartphone.

I have a GPS in my car - because I don't own a smartphone!  I do understand why people would want a smartphone, it just doesn't appeal to me at all.

Are you referring to a small portable GPS unit?  If so, I get that. What I meant were the expensive navigation options that people buy from the factory.
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 07:49:37 AM »
Though the Beatles popularity spans all generations, I think that as you get to a certain generation (I'm 52), you're going to find that there are fewer people who don't get the Beatles.  When I was a kid, I didn't get Bob Dylan.  The voice was sooo bad.  But as I've gotten older, I get it, a great talent. 

Also probably generational, I don't get much of today's music.  So many are popular because of their beauty or their antics.  This morning on the Today Show folks were going nuts over Hailee Steinfeld.  Huh?  She's very pretty and probably a nice person.  But past that, I don't get it. 

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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2017, 07:50:33 AM »
The Beatles tends to suffer quite a bit from the Seinfeld Is Unfunny trope.  What was new and groundbreaking back in the day now can ironically seem boring and cliché precisely because of how new and groundbreaking it was.

Built in car GPS: yes, dumb.  But I suppose it served a purpose before smartphones because ubiquitous, which really wasn't that long ago.

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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 07:55:16 AM »

Anyway, what's the objective of the thread? Is it to shame people that have different preferences than ours?

No, not at all. I'm not about shaming others based on preferences, specially something minor like music choices. I know we have the anti-mustachian thread and Im a part of it but this was more to just point out things we "Don't Get".  Its not about money nor spending, just random things in life.
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Re: The MMM I Don't Get It thread...
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2017, 08:42:59 AM »
I don't get The Beatles. Other than 3-4 songs, I don't think their music is any good.

I didn't like the Beatles for a really long time either.

It ended up being covers of their songs that eventually got me to grudgingly enjoy their music.  Listen to Jeff Beck's 'A Day In the Life', The Breeder's 'Happiness is a warm gun', Eddie Vedder's 'You've got to hide your love away', Joe Cocker's 'With a little help from my friends', etc . . .

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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2017, 08:54:09 AM »
PBS had a show a few weeks ago on the Beatles called "Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution".  They went into how they did things in the studio that were truly ground breaking at the time.  They redefined music.  But music evolves over time and eventually everything becomes dated.

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 08:55:10 AM »
The Beatles tends to suffer quite a bit from the Seinfeld Is Unfunny trope.  What was new and groundbreaking back in the day now can ironically seem boring and cliché precisely because of how new and groundbreaking it was.

I've never heard of that effect before now, but it makes a lot of sense. 

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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2017, 08:57:35 AM »
I don't really get those plastic banana holders/cases.

In terms of car GPS, I'm okay with it.  Not everyone has a smartphone so it doesn't hurt much by adding it.  The in-car displays are pretty ubiquitous in newer cars so if someone wants the option to not pay for the GPS to be enabled, that's cool - but the screen would still likely be there for other uses.  Car GPS is a technology that has gotten better over time.  It's pretty cool to see the GPS note the upcoming speed limits, construction sign warnings, etc. change on the fly while driving, especially on a much larger screen than the phone.  And this is fairly minor, but I enjoy the placement of it compared to smartphones where you have to cover an A/C vent or stick it on top of the dash.

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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2017, 10:21:19 AM »
neckties.
high heel shoes.

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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2017, 04:43:12 PM »
Fun thread. A couple come to mind.

 I don't get people who hang credentials at their cube or office wall. The whole 'what do you call the person who graduated last on med school?' always comes to mind.

I don't get people who have ski lift tickets stacked on their jacket....especially after the season.

And on a similar thought, I get why people don't like sports like I do, but I act like I don't get it.

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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2017, 04:44:25 PM »
neckties.
high heel shoes.

Yes, ties.. No idea what the concept is.

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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2017, 06:13:58 PM »
I don't like Beatles much but I understand why people like them.
Music has context, especially time.
Many music are dear to our hearts during our teenage/college years and we certainly look at them with a different lens.

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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2017, 08:29:36 PM »
I have a few theories why the music from 1965 to 1975 is so highly regarded (e.g. 7 of the top 10 albums here [and two of the others are Radiohead, naturally]) and many of my theories run contrary to the notion that was a particularly singular golden age in musical productivity, though many new genres and techniques were being experimented with.

What are some of your theories?
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« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2017, 09:31:46 PM »
What are some of your theories?

I think it's the same reason all of our Christmas music comes from 1945-1958.  Demographics.


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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2017, 01:55:37 AM »
I don't get the need for navigation units on cars. Such a waste of money on technology readily available on your smartphone.

I have a GPS in my car - because I don't own a smartphone!  I do understand why people would want a smartphone, it just doesn't appeal to me at all.

In my anti-mustachian ways, I bought an almost fully loaded brand spanking new car in the early 2000s.  I say almost because I refused to pay $2k for the navigation package.  Seemed really stupid when even back then you could buy a Garmin or whatever for a few hundred.  These days I'm really glad I didn't get that dated piece of crap.

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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2017, 02:03:07 AM »


Anyway, what's the objective of the thread? Is it to shame people that have different preferences than ours?


Maybe it's for people to explain the thing to people who "don't get" it.  On that note:

neckties.
high heel shoes.

Although uncomfortable, they are sexy as hell.

Fun thread. A couple come to mind.

 I don't get people who hang credentials at their cube or office wall. The whole 'what do you call the person who graduated last on med school?' always comes to mind.

I don't get people who have ski lift tickets stacked on their jacket....especially after the season.

For me, it was because my employer paid to have them framed and I didn't want to throw them away and I didn't want to hang them in my own house or store them in the garage so... office it is!

Lift tickets are just conspicuous consumption/status symbols.

Wine. It all tastes like gasoline and grape juice to me. Even the stuff that is supposed to be really good still tastes bad to me.

Sunroofs on cars. It's just another point of failure and reduces headroom. Plus you get to pay extra for the point of failure and reduced head room.

Land line phones. Unless you live in a rural area with lousy cellular coverage and no broadband, I don't know why anyone keeps paying for a land line.

Wine - it gets you drunk

Sunroofs - well do you ever like to drive around with your windows down on a nice day?  It's that times 5.  I'd love me a convertible since it's that times 20.

Land line - reliability.  Real land lines can operate in power outages -- not sure if that will ever be the case for call towers (maybe it already has?)

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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2017, 05:24:26 AM »
Lots of cell towers have genset on them as backup power, though not sure what the percentage is.

I don't get stoplight intersections that appear to have all the newest sensor gadgetry, but still gives a green left arrow to an empty lane when I am waiting to go straight.

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« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2017, 05:33:03 AM »
I like this...

Why does everyone in the Northeast and PNW drive a subaru?

Why are people so crazy about college sports, and "cult schools" (PSU, UofM, 'Bama, USC, Notre Dame, etc...)

Why do other people feel the license to parent my kid at the park?

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« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2017, 06:27:32 AM »
I don't get why front and rear cameras are not standard on new cars and trucks. Seems to me this would help the insurance companies assign fault. And save money.  Even help authorities save time investigating. 


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« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2017, 06:32:34 AM »
I like this...

1. Why does everyone in the Northeast and PNW drive a subaru?

2. Why are people so crazy about college sports, and "cult schools" (PSU, UofM, 'Bama, USC, Notre Dame, etc...)

3. Why do other people feel the license to parent my kid at the park?

Subaru - just guessing - because they come straight across the Pacific?  Because they are great cars?  I love my Mazda but I miss my old Subaru Outback.

Can't talk about the others, but I know of two great UofM's, University of Manitoba and Université de Montréal.  Have no idea what their sports teams are like.

3.  It takes a village?  Maybe your kids need more supervision than you/your spouse/your babysitter is giving?  Maybe they are being horrible?  Maybe the other parents are helicoptering?

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« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2017, 08:09:18 AM »

Logos. I have a profound weakness for beautiful clothing and accessories, but having a designers name/initials all over an item wrecks it for me.  For an egregious example,  the 4' inch polo player logos on the front of what's his name's polo shirts kill me. Just can't imagine How someone makes that choice. I don't get it.

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« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2017, 09:17:06 AM »
People who "don't like water". How do you not like water?

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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2017, 12:16:04 PM »
Is this a general complainypants thread for things we don't like, or it supposed to be function on specifically anti-mustachian indulgences?

Things I don't like in general:  hypocrites who get all indignant on the internet about their hypocrisy.

Specifically anti-mustachian indulgences that I don't get:  Vitamix blenders.

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« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2017, 12:48:46 PM »
Soccer.

Soccer moms whose lives revolve around their kids' soccer to the point of saying no to absolutely everything else in life. This doesn't impact me personally all that often, but it can be annoying on occasion.

Stainless steel appliances. Seriously, WTF? I resisted this for years, then when we remodeled our kitchen last year, I was basically forced to assimilate. I effing hate these things. How have so many consumers been duped for so long by something so very shitty?

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« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2017, 12:54:24 PM »
Stainless steel appliances. Seriously, WTF? I resisted this for years, then when we remodeled our kitchen last year, I was basically forced to assimilate. I effing hate these things. How have so many consumers been duped for so long by something so very shitty?

^^THIS^^

I don't get what the big deal is. Why am I paying extra for something that takes extra cleaning because it gets a smudge on it if you even dare to look in its direction?

And have you seen that you can now get BLACK stainless steel appliances? I have no words...

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« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2017, 12:59:24 PM »
I don't get what the big deal is. Why am I paying extra for something that takes extra cleaning because it gets a smudge on it if you even dare to look in its direction?

And have you seen that you can now get BLACK stainless steel appliances? I have no words...

I think it's the same reason people put in grass lawns, or buy Italian motorcycles, or get fancy high maintenance haircuts.  It's a status symbol that says "I can afford to take care of this delicate and precocious thing that would be too annoying for anyone else."

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« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2017, 01:32:21 PM »
I don't get why "attempted <crime>" is always given a lesser penalty than "<crime>." Like "attempted murder" vs. "murder."

So, if you put a gun to a guy's head, premeditated, pull the trigger, and somehow the guy survives and is in a permanent vegetative state rather than outright being killed, you won't get whatever the maximum penalty is for murder. Instead, you will get a lesser penalty for attempted murder. Same with rape, robbery, treason, terrorist bombing, whatever.

Seems that if someone fails to pull off their crime through incompetence or some other stroke of cosmic luck, their penalty should still be as stiff as if they had succeeded. Where did this stupid concept even come from?
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« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2017, 01:32:27 PM »
A general gripe-

SEAL worship.  Light infantry with a demonstrated capability to swim for a long time in cold water.  BFD sez I.

Oh, and religiously changing the motor oil in a car every x miles, like that's going to rescue the transmission, brakes, suspension, steering, A/C, windows, doors, miscellaneous trim, paint, etc., etc. from ongoing failure due to age and wearout.  Not to mention the deer/ferL hog collision that's just around the next dark curve in the road.
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« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2017, 01:40:16 PM »
Soccer.

Soccer moms whose lives revolve around their kids' soccer to the point of saying no to absolutely everything else in life. This doesn't impact me personally all that often, but it can be annoying on occasion.

Stainless steel appliances. Seriously, WTF? I resisted this for years, then when we remodeled our kitchen last year, I was basically forced to assimilate. I effing hate these things. How have so many consumers been duped for so long by something so very shitty?

Shitty? I beg to differ. I have them in my kitchen and they look lovely and quite appealing. The traditional white appliance? Hell no. Never again.

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« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2017, 01:43:05 PM »
I don't get why "attempted <crime>" is always given a lesser penalty than "<crime>." Like "attempted murder" vs. "murder."

So, if you put a gun to a guy's head, premeditated, pull the trigger, and somehow the guy survives and is in a permanent vegetative state rather than outright being killed, you won't get whatever the maximum penalty is for murder. Instead, you will get a lesser penalty for attempted murder. Same with rape, robbery, treason, terrorist bombing, whatever.

Seems that if someone fails to pull off their crime through incompetence or some other stroke of cosmic luck, their penalty should still be as stiff as if they had succeeded. Where did this stupid concept even come from?

Or perhaps their penalty should be stiffer due to sheer incompetence. I mean, really, they had ONE JOB they decided to do, and they couldn't even get that right???!!!

(I suddenly feel the need to apologize for what I just typed, while still posting it. I'm sorry.)

Doubledown, I completely agree with you. The intent was there...the punishment should be as well.

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« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2017, 01:45:45 PM »
Soccer.

Soccer moms whose lives revolve around their kids' soccer to the point of saying no to absolutely everything else in life. This doesn't impact me personally all that often, but it can be annoying on occasion.

Stainless steel appliances. Seriously, WTF? I resisted this for years, then when we remodeled our kitchen last year, I was basically forced to assimilate. I effing hate these things. How have so many consumers been duped for so long by something so very shitty?

Shitty? I beg to differ. I have them in my kitchen and they look lovely and quite appealing. The traditional white appliance? Hell no. Never again.

Look at a Delorean in any clear light and tell me that again.

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« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2017, 01:52:05 PM »
Soccer.

Soccer moms whose lives revolve around their kids' soccer to the point of saying no to absolutely everything else in life. This doesn't impact me personally all that often, but it can be annoying on occasion.

Stainless steel appliances. Seriously, WTF? I resisted this for years, then when we remodeled our kitchen last year, I was basically forced to assimilate. I effing hate these things. How have so many consumers been duped for so long by something so very shitty?

Shitty? I beg to differ. I have them in my kitchen and they look lovely and quite appealing. The traditional white appliance? Hell no. Never again.

Mine look fine, too. Until I touch them, get a splash of water on them, cook on them, or generally look at them wrong. And then I can't simply wipe them with a wet cloth...no, it has to be a specially-made stainless steel wipe, because anything else will leave them looking quite a bit less than lovely or appealing. And heaven forbid there's a need to actually scrub anything off of a stainless steel appliance. It will never, ever be the same.

For these reasons, I find them to be annoying as h#!!.  Your mileage obviously varies.

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« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2017, 02:05:57 PM »
A general gripe-

SEAL worship.  Light infantry with a demonstrated capability to swim for a long time in cold water.  BFD sez I.

I'm with you, and would even expand that to include worship of the American military in general. Sure, some of them have made sacrifices to "serve" the country, and some have even paid the ultimate price with their lives. But let's not go overboard for f's sake. I mean, they're not ALL HEROES. People seem to forget that military people are, well, humans like the rest of us, which means a substantial number are decidedly not heroic. Among those "heroes" are thousands of murderers, rapists, thieves, treasonous spies, drug dealers, and a whole bunch of regular folks who were just looking to get a job where they could, or liked the benefits the military offered. Yet I guess I'm supposed to walk up to every one of them and say, "Thank you for your service." Yeah, I'll pass unless I know specifically what that person has done to deserve it, if anything.
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« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2017, 02:15:43 PM »
A general gripe-

SEAL worship.  Light infantry with a demonstrated capability to swim for a long time in cold water.  BFD sez I.

I'm with you, and would even expand that to include worship of the American military in general. Sure, some of them have made sacrifices to "serve" the country, and some have even paid the ultimate price with their lives. But let's not go overboard for f's sake. I mean, they're not ALL HEROES. People seem to forget that military people are, well, humans like the rest of us, which means a substantial number are decidedly not heroic. Among those "heroes" are thousands of murderers, rapists, thieves, treasonous spies, drug dealers, and a whole bunch of regular folks who were just looking to get a job where they could, or liked the benefits the military offered. Yet I guess I'm supposed to walk up to every one of them and say, "Thank you for your service." Yeah, I'll pass unless I know specifically what that person has done to deserve it, if anything.

I'll go out on a limb here and say that calling people "heroes" (or angels, or whatever) generally does them a disservice. Why? Because heroes are by definition self-sacrificing. They do not ask for decent pay and benefits, or bathroom breaks, or time to eat.  Call them men and women with bravery and skill, who deserve to be compensated adequately.

By the way I am liking this thread. I am also a stainless steel appliance hater. The scratch and dent store is full of them

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Re: The MMM I Don't Get It thread...
« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2017, 02:23:56 PM »
Fun thread. A couple come to mind.

 I don't get people who hang credentials at their cube or office wall. The whole 'what do you call the person who graduated last on med school?' always comes to mind.



Because I don't want to keep them in my house.. on the walls or in a file cabinet. Why wouldn't I hang em in the ONLY place they matter.. at work!

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Re: The MMM I Don't Get It thread...
« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2017, 03:14:53 PM »
Soccer.

Soccer moms whose lives revolve around their kids' soccer to the point of saying no to absolutely everything else in life. This doesn't impact me personally all that often, but it can be annoying on occasion.

Stainless steel appliances. Seriously, WTF? I resisted this for years, then when we remodeled our kitchen last year, I was basically forced to assimilate. I effing hate these things. How have so many consumers been duped for so long by something so very shitty?


Shitty? I beg to differ. I have them in my kitchen and they look lovely and quite appealing. The traditional white appliance? Hell no. Never again.

Mine look fine, too. Until I touch them, get a splash of water on them, cook on them, or generally look at them wrong. And then I can't simply wipe them with a wet cloth...no, it has to be a specially-made stainless steel wipe, because anything else will leave them looking quite a bit less than lovely or appealing. And heaven forbid there's a need to actually scrub anything off of a stainless steel appliance. It will never, ever be the same.

For these reasons, I find them to be annoying as h#!!.  Your mileage obviously varies.

I honestly don't know if you have some kind of crappy grade SS, are exaggerating, or are really bad at cleaning or picky or what.  My SS appliances look fine, and yes I have to wipe the fridge handle once in a while but that's about it.  When I do my normal cleaning I spray it with a little rubbing alcohol and wipe it down.  Same amount of effort as a white or black vinyl covered appliance.

Now, if you don't like the way SS looks, that's fine.  People have different opinions.  But surely you can recognize that some people like the way it looks.  I personally do think metal looks nicer than plastic in general.  I suspect you do not have a white powder coated faucet, for example.  Do you "get" why people have steel faucets?

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Re: The MMM I Don't Get It thread...
« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2017, 03:34:46 PM »
I don't get why very early retirement is not more common.   
I don't get why financial advisers say you need 10x your income for retirement.  To me that makes no sense at all.  Who cares about your income?  It is the expenses that matter.
I don't get why most 401k plans have choices that have very high expenses.  Must be kickbacks.
I don't get high expense funds or ETFs.
I don't get the whole "financial planner" thing when we have all the information we need readily available on the Internet.




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Re: The MMM I Don't Get It thread...
« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2017, 07:23:13 PM »
I have a few theories why the music from 1965 to 1975 is so highly regarded (e.g. 7 of the top 10 albums here [and two of the others are Radiohead, naturally]) and many of my theories run contrary to the notion that was a particularly singular golden age in musical productivity, though many new genres and techniques were being experimented with.

What are some of your theories?
Sol's reference to demographics is relevant, though there is more to explain with younger fans of their music (and other music of that era).

1. People are lazy: everyone has heard of the Beatles and they are well-regarded so it's easier to give them a spin than do your own search through musical history or present to find music you like
2. Solves a coordination problem: there is more music recorded each week than you could listen to in a lifetime; by listening to the Beatles, someone can have access to knowledge of a group that almost anyone else will have common knowledge of, which provides something in common with other people if discussing music
3. Signalling one's refined appreciation for "the classics": This is especially true of new fans--by having a good grasp on certain key works from history, someone can signal deeper knowledge of music history as compared to someone who listens only to the most-marketed recent releases (signalling of this sort can take many forms, of course, where some may instead develop an appreciation for more obscure music)
4. First-mover advantage: multi-track recording (4- & 8-track) became increasingly available around the time of Pet Sounds and St. Peppers... in cutting edge studios, so these albums stand out from much of what preceded them by being exemplars of the potentialities of the new technologies, regardless of the quality of works that followed them

A counter-argument that the music of that era wasn't special would have to explain what made it so. The total amount of musical production today is much higher, with many times more talent, technology, and technique being employed than 50 years ago. I suppose things like the moon landing + cold war + feminist revolution + racial equal rights + counterculture + etc. may have resulted in a more creative mindset compared to today and that difference shows in the product. Exhibit B, which has almost 3 billion views: not that I think it's terrible but it is a little unremarkable.

In other ponderings, I was thinking about the novel Watership Down today and realized I don't get it: it's about a bunch of rabbits that do some things, wtf is the reason it's so well regarded?

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Re: The MMM I Don't Get It thread...
« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2017, 08:03:36 PM »
I have a few theories why the music from 1965 to 1975 is so highly regarded (e.g. 7 of the top 10 albums here [and two of the others are Radiohead, naturally]) and many of my theories run contrary to the notion that was a particularly singular golden age in musical productivity, though many new genres and techniques were being experimented with.

What are some of your theories?
Sol's reference to demographics is relevant, though there is more to explain with younger fans of their music (and other music of that era).

1. People are lazy: everyone has heard of the Beatles and they are well-regarded so it's easier to give them a spin than do your own search through musical history or present to find music you like
2. Solves a coordination problem: there is more music recorded each week than you could listen to in a lifetime; by listening to the Beatles, someone can have access to knowledge of a group that almost anyone else will have common knowledge of, which provides something in common with other people if discussing music
3. Signalling one's refined appreciation for "the classics": This is especially true of new fans--by having a good grasp on certain key works from history, someone can signal deeper knowledge of music history as compared to someone who listens only to the most-marketed recent releases (signalling of this sort can take many forms, of course, where some may instead develop an appreciation for more obscure music)
4. First-mover advantage: multi-track recording (4- & 8-track) became increasingly available around the time of Pet Sounds and St. Peppers... in cutting edge studios, so these albums stand out from much of what preceded them by being exemplars of the potentialities of the new technologies, regardless of the quality of works that followed them

A counter-argument that the music of that era wasn't special would have to explain what made it so. The total amount of musical production today is much higher, with many times more talent, technology, and technique being employed than 50 years ago. I suppose things like the moon landing + cold war + feminist revolution + racial equal rights + counterculture + etc. may have resulted in a more creative mindset compared to today and that difference shows in the product. Exhibit B, which has almost 3 billion views: not that I think it's terrible but it is a little unremarkable.

In other ponderings, I was thinking about the novel Watership Down today and realized I don't get it: it's about a bunch of rabbits that do some things, wtf is the reason it's so well regarded?

Dunno, really. But I F***ING LOVE IT.  I'm not exactly sure why. 

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Re: The MMM I Don't Get It thread...
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2017, 01:27:57 AM »
Fun thread. A couple come to mind.

 I don't get people who hang credentials at their cube or office wall. The whole 'what do you call the person who graduated last on med school?' always comes to mind.



Because I don't want to keep them in my house.. on the walls or in a file cabinet. Why wouldn't I hang em in the ONLY place they matter.. at work!
Then why not keep them in a drawer or filing cabinet at work? Or somewhere else where you don't make sure it's visible to every single visitor?
I tried googling why physicians hang their diplomas on the wall and your answer comes up often, and IMO it's such a cop-out. There's a reason people with any degree (besides medicine and law) almost never hang up theirs, and it's not that they have better storage options.

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Re: The MMM I Don't Get It thread...
« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2017, 01:45:34 AM »
Fun thread. A couple come to mind.

 I don't get people who hang credentials at their cube or office wall. The whole 'what do you call the person who graduated last on med school?' always comes to mind.



Because I don't want to keep them in my house.. on the walls or in a file cabinet. Why wouldn't I hang em in the ONLY place they matter.. at work!
Then why not keep them in a drawer or filing cabinet at work? Or somewhere else where you don't make sure it's visible to every single visitor?
I tried googling why physicians hang their diplomas on the wall and your answer comes up often, and IMO it's such a cop-out. There's a reason people with any degree (besides medicine and law) almost never hang up theirs, and it's not that they have better storage options.

So I can stare at them and ponder how much better I am than my visitors.  Or maybe it makes no sense to keep such things in filing cabinet.  If you really don't care, just toss it in the trash?  Why store it at all?  Nobody will ever ask to see it.

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Re: The MMM I Don't Get It thread...
« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2017, 08:02:45 AM »
I have a few theories why the music from 1965 to 1975 is so highly regarded (e.g. 7 of the top 10 albums here [and two of the others are Radiohead, naturally]) and many of my theories run contrary to the notion that was a particularly singular golden age in musical productivity, though many new genres and techniques were being experimented with.

What are some of your theories?
Sol's reference to demographics is relevant, though there is more to explain with younger fans of their music (and other music of that era).

1. People are lazy: everyone has heard of the Beatles and they are well-regarded so it's easier to give them a spin than do your own search through musical history or present to find music you like
2. Solves a coordination problem: there is more music recorded each week than you could listen to in a lifetime; by listening to the Beatles, someone can have access to knowledge of a group that almost anyone else will have common knowledge of, which provides something in common with other people if discussing music
3. Signalling one's refined appreciation for "the classics": This is especially true of new fans--by having a good grasp on certain key works from history, someone can signal deeper knowledge of music history as compared to someone who listens only to the most-marketed recent releases (signalling of this sort can take many forms, of course, where some may instead develop an appreciation for more obscure music)
4. First-mover advantage: multi-track recording (4- & 8-track) became increasingly available around the time of Pet Sounds and St. Peppers... in cutting edge studios, so these albums stand out from much of what preceded them by being exemplars of the potentialities of the new technologies, regardless of the quality of works that followed them

A counter-argument that the music of that era wasn't special would have to explain what made it so. The total amount of musical production today is much higher, with many times more talent, technology, and technique being employed than 50 years ago. I suppose things like the moon landing + cold war + feminist revolution + racial equal rights + counterculture + etc. may have resulted in a more creative mindset compared to today and that difference shows in the product. Exhibit B, which has almost 3 billion views: not that I think it's terrible but it is a little unremarkable.

In other ponderings, I was thinking about the novel Watership Down today and realized I don't get it: it's about a bunch of rabbits that do some things, wtf is the reason it's so well regarded?

Dunno, really. But I F***ING LOVE IT.  I'm not exactly sure why.

Another LOVE vote here.  Love that book!