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Green Room - Week 7 - Day 4

Today is your deadline http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/974915.html and right now things are looking more like Week 5's massive bye-fest rather than the sweet sight of Week 6's redemption story. Hopefully you are just a bunch of slackers and the rest of the field will get there by tonight. (Honestly, you're a bunch of slackers regardless. Damn hippie slackers. Don't tell me you've been too busy interviewing for the job of Acting US Attorney General! You could have fit in an entry as well, it doesn't take that much time to use a rubber stamp!)

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Last night Cynthia saw something online that made her go into a rage. Was it a story about the government? No.

Was it a story about something horrible that happened to a child? Nope.

Was it... no. Whatever you were about to ask, that wasn't it. UNLESS you were about to ask "Was it that meme with Kermit the Frog?" In which case - yes, that was it.

I know you've seen it - it usually has something cynical and snarky followed by "but that's none of my business" with a picture of Kermit drinking Lipton tea. I'm not entirely sure why Kermit is doing that. Was there a Muppets endorsement of Lipton at some point? Is this entire meme just a Lipton counter-ad campaign? I'm not sure.

But any cynical or snarky use of that beloved figure makes Cynthia completely see red.

For me? It's seeing people using Calvin (from Calvin and Hobbes) on their trucks. I don't care if he's peeing, or praying, or just standing there. Bill Watterson told you NOT to do it, and you are doing it. Which means you deserve to be shot in the face.*

(*Note - maybe not literally. Although, perhaps. That could just be an additional factor in the reasons it needs to happen.)

What seemingly simple thing makes YOU go into "irrational anger mode"?

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murielle
Jan. 31st, 2017 04:37 pm (UTC)
First?
murielle
Jan. 31st, 2017 04:43 pm (UTC)
Every year our local hockey team holds a teddy bear toss. At least I think that's what it's called. I don't know, because I can't watch it. I believe, the audience--is that what you call teddy tossing ingrates?--throws harmeless, adorable, peaceful, loving teddies from great heights onto the ice far, far below. The absolute cruelest thing you can do to a teddy bear. They hate flying!

Deep breath. Well now that's off my chest. I'm gone.
adoptedwriter
Jan. 31st, 2017 05:20 pm (UTC)

My special needs kids read an article last year and learned about this. Guess the bears go to hospitals. Those sad videos of abused, starved animals coupled with Sarah McLoughlin's " In the Arms of the Angels" disturb me. They don't make me mad...just soooo soooo sad. 😭

murielle
Jan. 31st, 2017 06:40 pm (UTC)
I know! Critters and teddy bears. Sigh
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majesticarky
Jan. 31st, 2017 05:43 pm (UTC)
Those Darth Kermit adds are even more annoying.
ryl
Jan. 31st, 2017 05:45 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on the Calvin thing. It makes me even angrier when it's one of the Calvin praying stickers. Way to break a commandment, [vile profanity censored]!
sarcasmoqueen
Jan. 31st, 2017 06:15 pm (UTC)
Aw, man, so many things send me into an illogical rage that I'm not even sure where to begin!

the first one that comes to mind is a cast-member's mid-life crisis pink hair from last year.

I can't even talk about it because I can feel the rage building... *deep breath*

In other words, I am about to finish my entry, and should have it posted before 5 EST this afternoon.
sra33
Jan. 31st, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
Woa woa woa, let me get this straight. She gets mad at EVERY Kermit meme? Doesn't matter what is none of his business?

Damn. I use that meme all the time. In fact, I emoji that meme...

Now I am sadface.
clauderainsrm
Jan. 31st, 2017 06:40 pm (UTC)
Every time.

She doesn't always say anything. (usually saves it for relatives and when she's pissed at the message) But when she goes off on them, it usually includes at least a paragraph of built-up rant about misuse of Kermit.

I posted something on her FB wall today because of her rant at her Mom last night. :)
i_love_freddie
Jan. 31st, 2017 07:08 pm (UTC)
What makes me irrationally angry?

When people use 'like' every other word.
jake67jake
Jan. 31st, 2017 08:01 pm (UTC)
I don't like know what like you're like talking about! Like totally really like don't know what you like mean!
kathrynrose
Jan. 31st, 2017 07:35 pm (UTC)
There are so many very big things making me justifiably angry that I can't even think of the small ones anymore.


I am really very tired of being angry, sad, or afraid.

I should have written my entry yesterday. Today is a very bad day.
jake67jake
Jan. 31st, 2017 08:00 pm (UTC)
HUGS... mine isn't that great too--but it fits the entry.
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jake67jake
Jan. 31st, 2017 08:00 pm (UTC)
I know this is probably a workroom question -- but can someone post how to change your entry link again? I really want to name this one and I'm having brain issues. Thanks!
bleodswean
Jan. 31st, 2017 08:07 pm (UTC)
< a href="http://www.example.com/"> This is a link to an example website </a>

copy/paste the url from your entry into the "example" space....title it in the "this is a link" space, and remove the extra spaces here after and before the < >

Edited at 2017-01-31 08:09 pm (UTC)
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bleodswean
Jan. 31st, 2017 08:11 pm (UTC)
I used to have a problem with anger and rage. Time slowly wore that out of me. Especially in regards to things on the internet. ;)

Action over anger. Every day.
xo_kizzy_xo
Jan. 31st, 2017 10:42 pm (UTC)
Time does work in mysterious ways, doesn't it? I used to be angsty as all holy hell up until, oh, I don't know, a few years ago? I still get like that at times, but it's nowhere near as dramatic. Just thinking about it exhausts me, LOL.

I've taught myself to quickly gloss over anything on the interwebs that even whispers any hint of inciting my rage. I may be on Facebook, but I'm certainly not reading everything posted there.
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quiltingdragon
Jan. 31st, 2017 08:17 pm (UTC)
I just had to ask my boss for a half hour break to write mine. It will be up shortly! We are putting up a major theatre festival in 5 weeks so things have been kind of crazy around here. My seemingly simple thing is people not reading what you are asking for completely and having to go back and forth getting what you actually need. I asked for a 100 word bio and got a 2500 word bio from someone today!
beeker121
Jan. 31st, 2017 10:54 pm (UTC)
I know you can't actually do this, but just for a moment imagine printing the first 100 words of the 2500 you were sent (really?) and being done with it.
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my_name_is_jenn
Jan. 31st, 2017 08:57 pm (UTC)
As a page designer for a company that puts out approximately 60 newspapers every week, many things put me into an irrational rage.

The biggest one? Emails/conversations that basically go like this:

Me: There is way too much content assigned to page A2. Can one of the stories be held for next week?
Editor: What do you mean too much content?
Me: The stories are too long for the available space.
Editor: So you need more content?
Me: No. I need less content.
Editor: I added a story about lawnmowers to the page.

or

Me: I need a very small story, about 5 or 6 paragraphs, to fill the space on B4.
Editor: Okay, I'll find something. Give me 10 minutes.
*10 minutes go by*
Editor: I put a story on the page.
Me: Great, thanks.
*I open the page and see a freaking NOVEL of a story assigned to the page.*
Me: Thanks for the story, but unfortunately it is about 15 paragraphs too long. Do you have something shorter?
Editor: So you need a small story?

Cue rage.
xo_kizzy_xo
Jan. 31st, 2017 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ack, I'd want to strangle him! I bow to your self-control :)
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j0ydivided
Jan. 31st, 2017 10:46 pm (UTC)
I don't really get angry anymore, so much as I sigh and roll up my sleeves and jump in to defend whatever needs defending. It's the Gryffindor in me, my sister would say, except I still think I'm not a Gryffindor.

This is also why I've been mysterious absent from the Green Room. Real life, you wicked thing, eating all my free time. *sighs*
tonithegreat
Feb. 1st, 2017 01:42 am (UTC)
I want to understand the Kermit meme. Why Kermit? Why Lipton? Was there a commercial? Why #tealizard? Does it have to do with Tea Party? But about ten minutes of googling and I'm convinced certain things about meme-culture are too much "you have to be on here a lot, really experiencing the evolution to know." And ain't nobody got time for that.
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Feb. 1st, 2017 02:17 am (UTC)
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