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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I move him off the rug every time, so I don't think he gives a fuck to be honest, I believe his mind goes " I feel like crap and I'm taking it out on everyone".

    The dog is now 2 for 2.
     


  2. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I have a Facebook friend who always crows about The Undertaker's victories at Wrestlemania. (He is now 21-0.) I don't want to spoil anyone's enjoyment of professional wrestling, so I will say this somewhat cryptically: does my Facebook friend not know?
     


  3. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    gee. thanks for spoiling it.
     


  4. E TF

    E TF Senior member

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    I remember The Undertaker being a popular wrestler back in the 1980s. He's doing pretty well to keep that kind of form into middle age.
     


  5. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    Things I don't get: The twin obsessions with "high quality construction" and "alterations" that appear together on this forum. Both of them in their own right are laudable, but more and more I am seeing people purchase items like shirts and trousers with delicate and fine stitching on the seams and then take them to a tailor to be altered.

    Even the very best tailors outside of a bespoke environment don't hand-sew alterations, and use machines purchased because they are rugged enough for a commercial environment.

    Obviously quality comes in the form of materials used, not just the sewing but if you consider some common alterations, you are replacing high end work with low-end work after paying through the nose for it.

    Taper and hem trousers - Only the pockets and waistband don't get touched.
    Shorten sleeves from the sleevehead
    Take in jacket side seams

    Obviously I'd never suggest someone not alter their clothing to fit, but it does rather mess with my head.
     


  6. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    I'm not even joking when I say +1.

    smh
     


  7. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Yeah, me too.
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There are mostly 2 cent prima donnas on here that get the stuff 90% off.
     


  9. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Granted, its not like the side seams on most shirts are hand done. That's just not something that I can imagine benefits from hand stitching.

    A good machine will make a beautiful straight stitch and the side seam on a shirt is not something that will have problems with feeding the fabric (like a curved and shaped section at the collar or when joining two differently sized pieces at the sleeve).

    The side seams of the highest end shirts and pants really hand sewn?

    I mean, I see your point--I've had a shirt altered at a dry cleaner and gotten back seams that were little better than I could do myself--but a good alterations tailor should have a solid sewing machine and be able to make plenty fine stitches with it. Seems like it would be outside the realm of all but the most fuddy-duddy SFers to insist on 100 inches of hand stitching to get a shirt taken in.
     


  10. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Whenever there are two lanes of traffic both making a roughly 90-degree left turn, there are some drivers in the right lane who cut through the left lane. I don't get that: is it really that onerous to stay in your lane?
     


  11. A Canuker

    A Canuker Senior member

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    Saw this during the morning drive: People who would rather attempt to hold thier coat shut with one hand over using the zipper which came pre-sewn into the said coat. I understand that it might be a short walk from your parking spot to the office tower but if it's so cold that you need to hold the coat closed to save some precious heat you might want to consider zipping that puppy up.
     


  12. HRoi

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    I don't get this new Under the Dome show. actually, I get what the show is about, I just don't get why it was greenlighted. wasn't this premise already covered by the Simpsons movie?
     


  13. Gibonius

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    The Stephen King book that it's based on was terrible as well. Probably 500 pages longer than it needed to be.
     


  14. aravenel

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    Yeah it was.
     


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    I was so lucky to stop reading King after the 2nd dark tower book came out. Not really by choice but kind of forgot about reading anything new after that book. That being said, with the advent of excellent cable TV like game of thrones out, I don't get why a cable TV network doesn't invest heavily into a good King book that can be drawn out into 12 episodes (like what netflix is doing with house of cards).

    I also don't get why ron howard or even michael bay (yup I said it) doesn't make a super cheesy/hammy/entertainment only movie based on a Deen Koontz book like Cold Fire. Koontz's books seem tailor made for that kind of movie making.
     


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