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Jul 17

Getting Your Goat… meme!

Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2008 in memememememe, Rantings

I was just thinking the other day, so I was, about how quiet it all is on the meme front these days.  Then I regretted thinking it because that’s like saying… ‘at least it’s not raining!’, and sure enough, a nice big juicy meme arrived in my linkses.

It’s from my Daddyo who at least has the good taste to only forward the good ones.

It’s called the ‘Getting Your Goat’ meme.

The Rules

1. List two things that irritate you for a reason (and list the reason!), and two things that irritate you for no apparent reason whatsoever!!
2. Give credit to the person who tagged you.
3. Link your answers to the original blog.
4. Tag four new people to participate.

YAY!  Everyone appreciates a good opportunity to whinge, well, Irish people do, anyway.

1. Two things that annoy the hell out of me for good reason:

Toy/Miniature dogs: I’m so delighted that I share this one with English Mum.  A Bichon Frise is not a dog.  It is a tampon with teeth.  Maltezers, especially the ones with the ponytails, look stupid and love to Yap into the wee small hours.  I know this because my next-door neighbour has one.  When TAT asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I said ‘a BB gun’ and so he bought me one.  I’m nearly out of bullets but at least I’m getting a lot more sleep!  The Shih-Tzu’s only redeeming feature is that occasionally one will walk over an up-draught ventilator a la Marylin Monroe which is a very entertaining sight indeed.

Stranger than fiction

Packaging:  Foundations that claim to contain ‘nano light-reflecting diamond-chips’ and ‘Micro-Collagen-Spheres’.  Shampoos with extracts of things like fig-leaf and Gogi-berries.  It’s all just the same mix of Cetearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate and Methylchloroisothiazolinone but with a different smell.  I wish they’d just scrap the bullshit and sell us re-cyclable plain containers instead.  Buggered if I’m paying for your adverstising costs!

Two things that irritate me for no real reason:

Over-acted radio voices/personalities: Mainly two:  Harvey Norman (at least the owner of the advertising voice), or should I scream ‘HAAAAAAVVVIE NOOOOOWWMAN!!!’ should be sacked and given the job of a cricket commentator instead.  Michael McMullen is a sports commentator on Today FM and starts every single bulletin with… ‘Hoooy, Oi’m Moich’l Mok Mulllll’n.’  His accent is a cross between Lloyd Grossman and that of a Blackrock College student and it makes my face feel like it needs to turn inside-out.

Ugg Boots: These are okay on their own, they’re warm and cosy.  I just hate it when they come with grey-hound-skirt wearing slappers.  A girl cakes herself in sparkly makeup, inserts the hair-extensions and breaks out the tiny dress with optimum bling and suddenly realises she’s sending out the wrong impression.  What does she do?  She dons Ugg Boots.  Now she thinks her legs look amazing and men will just think she’s a quirky cutie, but in reality she looks totally fucking ridiculous.  I would love to just walk over to these girls and slap them, I have no idea why.  

2. Credit to Squidward for the meme.

3. Linky hand-shakes to the dude who invented this meme: www.skillet.com

4. Meme dutifully passed to: Warrior, Jefferson Davis, Sam Problemchildbride and Kirk M who also gets my Dog’s Bollocks of the month award for being so constantly inconsistently entertaining lately.

Bring on the comments

  1. Tara says:

    your meme’s come all the way to DC but I can’t possibly write a whole post on it– I’d have to go on for days. Picked a few favorites instead and commented on English Mum’s site.

  2. Granny says:

    Thank you for not adding me to the list!

  3. Yeh, bloody yappers. They piss me right off. What pisses me off more is that Bert is TERRIFIED of the one down the road – as we walk past it lets off a machine gun yapyapyapyapyapyap tirade at him, and his eyes nearly pop out of his head in terror. I mean, he’s about ten times as big and could rip the bloody thing asunder in, like, two seconds. Girl.

    Squidward!!! Hee!

  4. Kirk M says:

    Hey K8,

    Thanks for the mention! I’ll take on that meme of yours as I’ve needed to rant for some time lately.

    I get a Dog’s Bollocks award? Cool! What is it? Does it have a logo? I hope so, I want to stick in my sidebar for all to see.

    So how does this award refer to me exactly?

    1. (UK, vulgar) The testicles (sometimes used in the singular)
    2. (UK, vulgar) Nonsense or information deliberately intended to mislead.
    3. (Ireland, vulgar) An idiot, an ignorant or disagreeable person.
    Don’t mind him; he’s only an oul’ bollocks!

    Perhaps I shouldn’t ask? :P

  5. K8 says:

    Tara; Wow! That was fast travelling! It took me over a week to narrow down my pet peeves.

    Ma; I seem to be adopting all the weird and wonderful quirks you have so I can’t really give out about myself :) Poetic justice I think.

    English Mum; They’re not dogs. They’re not even rats, at least rats have a personality. I don’t blame Bert for not eating that yapper, I bet they taste awful.

    Kirk M; None of the above!

    Dog’s Bollocks:
    Lit. Canine Testicles
    Adjective phrase meaning excellent, or being of excellent quality. Usually applied to workmanship or build quality.
    “That car is the dog’s bollocks mate”

    I must design an award for it!!! I’ll let you know when it’s done :)

  6. Kirk M says:

    I have to admit that makes me feel somewhat relieved about the whole thing. I’d hate to be thought of as an oul’bollocks

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  7. Today I’m pissed off about cups and mosquitoes. I wrote about one of them. Neither are really pet peeves though. I shall go and try to identify my peevishiest peeves. God, this might take a while.

    I’m right with you on packaging. The marketing and the material. I bet stubborn packaging is responsible for triggering more unexpected psychotic episodes than Nam.

  8. warrior says:

    Ah Bollocks……………………. I will have to come back and read what I am supposed to do………………………..
    I have never ever been tagged in all my blogging life time and I get tagged with this one…thanks a bloody bunch, I am going to get one of those fucking poodles and shove it up your exhaust pipe……..

    OR

    Hey K8 how the hell are you, thanks for the tag, give me a few days to reply will you, I am up to my tits in little dogs shit all over the pavements and an invasion of ants………..

    Aint life grand in the Sun..

    kiss

  9. K8 says:

    Kirk M; Samuel L Jackson had the exact same problem in 51st State :)
    (ooo, cryptic!!)

    Problemchildbride; I dunno, I quite like shouting abuse at shrink-wrapped stuff, it’s quite the stress-reliever!

    Warrior; Knock knock.

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  14. Keiron says:

    I’m loving the “tampon with teeth” quote!!!!

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