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Micro$ucks - their new "improved" Office 2007 saves documents in a format readable only by.. you guessed it... Office 2007. Oh, yeah, it's XML based - it a bloody zip file with lots of little pieces! Epic fail, IMO. Not readable by Office 2003, Office for Mac, or Open Office. I guess they really don't understand the concept of common document format - they've blown it again.

Talk Radio - I really get tired of hearing ads for 6 different kinds of mattresses, male hair replacement, get rich by using this "proven system", and erectile dysfunction. And don't get me started on the stupid Ovaltine commercials. The whole thing is a classic example of pandering to the stupidest segments of the adult population. If they didn't have decent traffic and weather, I wouldn't listen.

Parenting - When will the current generation of "parents" (and I use the term very loosely) learn to do their job, and set limits for their damn kids? Why is it the burden of other patrons in a restaurant to put up with craptastic behavior on the part of ill-parented children without complaint or resentment?? What gives these brat breeders the right to inflict their badly trained animals masquerading as children on other people? The neighbor kids get away with a ton of crap. They teach the little ones insults and obscene gestures, telling her that those are greetings, and the adults don't do jack about it. Then other people get offended. Also, they litter, and tease the neighbor's dog. Their parents aren't much better, throwing beer cans into our yard, and hanging shit to dry on our fence. I was pleasantly shocked one day, though - I saw one of the kids with an actual book!! I was beginning to think they were illiterate.

Holiday Season - OMFG! Giftmas shit up before Halloween, the whole "War on Christmas™" bullshit, and the usual "self-proclaimed" in from of witch or Wiccan when reporters write about Halloween for pagans. Seriously, assholes, I think I'll start referring to adherents of all other religions as "self-proclaimed" until this nonsense stops. After all, most self-proclaimed Christians don't follow the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth very well, if at all - and the fundies are too busy hating gays and woman to even remember to try. Oh, and if the people in stores insist on giving me the "Merry Christmas" bit, I'll give them a "Happy Holidays", "Blessed Yule" or "I'm not Christian, and I don't celebrate Christmas". It's about time these one true way idiots realized that theirs isn't the only religion on the block, and that not shoving it down everyone's throats every time they turn around does NOT constitute "persecution".

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melchar
Nov. 7th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
I actually like the 'happy giftmas' response, myself. [Which I've had some more agreements for, tho it sometimes starts a 'yeah, it's all so commercial these days' conversations.]

... and the more I see the results of others breeding, the more I am glad I have avoided so doing.
lisa_marli
Nov. 7th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
I always shout back joyfully "Happy Sun Return". Covers everything that way.
And at the local Longs, it was Monday, just a few days after Halloween and Halloween was Gone! There wasn't even any candy sales. G-O-N-E. Christmas was up already.
Even the local Safeway has some late Halloween stuff stuck in a corner on clearance.
Oh, well. At least the x-mas candy was already on sale. Need some for the CC26 tables.
lwood
Nov. 7th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
If O2k7 has been inflicted on you, you can change your default document saving format.

If O2K7 has been inflicted on another, leaving you to be hit with collateral damage, converters are available for free download.

I mean, I can take the rant as read and give you one of my own, and no it was jackassed of them and all that--have a workaround.

8-/

-- Lorrie
countquestions
Nov. 8th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
You can save files in the Office97-03 format with "Save As"

LMFAO @ Parenting and Holiday Season -- how too (sadly) true
ravan
Nov. 8th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
In this case, it was some else's doc that they sent me in this new, stupid format.
countquestions
Nov. 9th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
Now that's a bitch
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