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Posted 2006-March-16, 12:09

Gerber & Flannery with Capp and Fishbein in hot pursuit.

Curlers are also pretty useless with the hairstyle I have :)

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Posted 2006-March-16, 12:18

I agree that Curlers are useless, but they do have cool shoes - one slides, one sticks! Genius!
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Posted 2006-March-16, 12:26

Danish Cartoons :)
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Posted 2006-March-16, 12:43

Cell phones.
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Posted 2006-March-16, 12:48

beer in plastic bottles :)
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Posted 2006-March-16, 12:57

I strongly lean to the beer in plastic concept; however the worse is the silly "arthritis friendly" pill bottles that take twice as much effort to open.

BTW, Danish cartoons are GREAT. Bring on the cheese and cookies!
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Posted 2006-March-16, 13:27

(Rechargeable) Batteries....

My sister's boyfriend not going away for weekend after all...

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Posted 2006-March-16, 13:30

Those friggin plastic anti-theft devices they wrap CD's (and about everything else) in.

They landscape is dotted with scars from the lacerations these things cause.
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Posted 2006-March-16, 13:50

Assessment days
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Posted 2006-March-16, 13:56

handbags
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Posted 2006-March-16, 14:05

sceptic, on Mar 16 2006, 08:56 PM, said:

handbags

Not so sure about that. Now, if only someone would invent the light that's turned on automatically when a woman opens her handbag. That invention would be worth millions!

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Posted 2006-March-16, 14:31

Cell phones :)

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Posted 2006-March-16, 16:48

pclayton, on Mar 16 2006, 02:30 PM, said:

Those friggin plastic anti-theft devices they wrap CD's (and about everything else) in.

I agree, I detest those things. And sometimes they're used for the cheapest things -- I had to go through one of them to open a wrist rest pad that cost $5-10.

Someone else could make a fortune selling a device designed to open them easily.

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Posted 2006-March-17, 02:24

The qwerty keyboard layout.

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Piercing (well, I do like earrings, maybe I have double standards).

Football (at least soccer is extremely stupid, don't know about American football).
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Posted 2006-March-17, 10:34

The remote control (hehe) will probably get women's votes on that one :huh:
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Posted 2006-March-17, 17:59

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Football (at least soccer is extremely stupid ...


We men need outlets for our stupidity. And bridge will only take us part way there.

Isn't football better than the alternative, hitting each other with sticks and rocks?

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Posted 2006-March-17, 19:09

Beer served in polystyrene cups at the cricket, truly awful.

Regarding the qwerty keyboard, anyone noticed how typewriter can be written completely on the top line of the keyboard, always heard and believed the rumour that this was to help the salesmen sell them in the early days by showing how easy it was to use. :angry:

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Posted 2006-March-17, 19:13

helene_t, on Mar 17 2006, 10:24 AM, said:

The qwerty keyboard layout.

You should be glad you don't have to deal with qwertz layout (and write code or TeX with it).

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Posted 2006-March-17, 20:19

"Childproof" tops on medicine bottles -- MOST 6 year olds seem to thve no trouble mut arthritic fingers can't manage them :angry:
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Posted 2006-March-18, 17:59

cherdano, on Mar 18 2006, 01:13 AM, said:

helene_t, on Mar 17 2006, 10:24 AM, said:

The qwerty keyboard layout.

You should be glad you don't have to deal with qwertz layout (and write code or TeX with it).

Arend

I had to use qwertz once.... damn that was tough, but not as much as using turkish keyboards hehe.
We spanish put our stupid special letter in a corner at least, sure you won't find any special character like '¨' or '@', but at least all the letters are where they should.
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