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    Modern images that annoy or make you sigh with despair

    Always preferable to focus on positive and attractive images, but there are times where a picture can generate that Aarrgh!! emotion. Anyone can post whatever they like of course, but hoping that no one feels the need to make political points with horrendous images of Syria, drowning migrants, or other scenes of human tragedy around the world. Such images are terrible, but we all know the horrific nature of them, but this thread is intended to be light with an image and a short caption of why it rattles your cage.

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    Why? Why!! Why do the local children all need to wear high-visibility jackets to accompany the '401 Marathon Man' for the last few metres of his great achievement?

    Saturn

    Why? Why!! Why do the local children all need to wear high-visibility … Why? Why!! Why do the local children all need to wear high-visibility jackets to accompany the '401 Marathon Man' for the last few metres of his great achievement?



    ​elf an safety innit.

    Stupid duck pout photos. What's wrong with a smile?


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    Thanks Ben.

    pictures that annoy. any celebrity who is famous for having no talent other than being a celebrity.

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    Original Poster

    MrScotchBonnet




    Reported. The first word in the thread title clearly states 'Modern'.

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    The gripe is not particularly the subject of the photograph, but why a device to hold a mobile telephone in this manner is needed.

    Just ask somebody else to take the photograph for you, or set a timer on the camera.
    Edited by: "fanpages" 6th Oct 2016

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    Banned

    fanpages

    The gripe is not particular the subject of the photograph, but why a … The gripe is not particular the subject of the photograph, but why a device to hold a mobile telephone in this manner is needed.Just ask somebody else to take the photograph for you, or set a timer on the camera.



    reddit.com/r/f…se/

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    Doesn't irk or annoy me, but the propensity for middle-aged men to get bent out of shape over the smallest thing does always make me laugh.

    There are pills to help you guys now (anti-depressants obviously).

    fanpages

    The gripe is not particular the subject of the photograph, but why a … The gripe is not particular the subject of the photograph, but why a device to hold a mobile telephone in this manner is needed.Just ask somebody else to take the photograph for you, or set a timer on the camera.



    There isn't always someone around to hold the camera, especially if you want a group photo involving everyone. Also not everyone has a friend who can hold a camera 2-3 feet away at an elevated angle.

    Where I do find it puzzling is when someone is at a football match surrounded by 40,000 people and still use them. Just ask someone politely and you might make a friend for life.

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    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Doesn't irk or annoy me, but the propensity for middle-aged men to get … Doesn't irk or annoy me, but the propensity for middle-aged men to get bent out of shape over the smallest thing does always make me laugh.There are pills to help you guys now (anti-depressants obviously).







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    Saturn

    Why? Why!! Why do the local children all need to wear high-visibility … Why? Why!! Why do the local children all need to wear high-visibility jackets to accompany the '401 Marathon Man' for the last few metres of his great achievement?


    Perhaps focus on their smiles and the amazing achievement of the athlete. Your comment makes me sigh, you've missed the point of the photo.

    I'd love to appreciate the achievement of a man completing an amazing feat for charity and the happy smiling faces of children joining in....

    but they're wearing high-vis jackets. The whole thing is ruined!! X)

    Anyway, this thread will probably go something like this

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    I was going to put a picture of kim kardashians huge ring but best not

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    davewave

    Perhaps focus on their smiles and the amazing achievement of the athlete. … Perhaps focus on their smiles and the amazing achievement of the athlete. Your comment makes me sigh, you've missed the point of the photo.



    You have entirely missed the point, but of course you know that. I am delighted to see the children involved, being made to wear HVJ's and spoil an otherwise rather wonderful image for the amazing runner is the issue. No need to make an issue where it doesn't exist, dave'.

    Saturn

    being made to wear HVJ's and spoil an otherwise rather wonderful image




    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    but they're wearing high-vis jackets. The whole thing is ruined!! X)



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    I don't have a photo of the offending article as I was driving but I'll describe the scenario . Back in the day when a bus was not in service it displayed a sign saying not in service . Clear , concise and to the point . A few years ago this changed to sorry not in service . Not a big deal . More recently I've seen sorry I'm not in service which I object to because it's a bus . It isn't capable of emotion . The final straw was when that message was accompanied by a sad face emoticon . It's a bus for Pete's sake . It doesn't care !

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    Original Poster




    That is quite an admission for you, HEAWD. This is progress. Feel free to add anything of your own to the thread - we love you around here.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Saturn

    being made to wear HVJ's and spoil an otherwise rather wonderful image

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    but they're wearing high-vis jackets. The whole thing is ruined!! X)



    I thought I was your 'ignore' list? Anyway, I am 44, how old are you, HEAWD? No fibs now, you know you always slip up.

    Saturn

    You have entirely missed the point, but of course you know that. I am … You have entirely missed the point, but of course you know that. I am delighted to see the children involved, being made to wear HVJ's and spoil an otherwise rather wonderful image for the amazing runner is the issue. No need to make an issue where it doesn't exist, dave'.


    no - the point is that the kids are loving running with the athlete and are probably excited to wear the jackets, as well as the obvious point that the athlete has reached an amazing goal - you really have missed the various points of this photo, imo.

    caverncity

    I was going to put a picture of kim kardashians huge ring but best not


    You bagged her ring?

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    davewave

    no - the point is that the kids are loving running with the athlete and … no - the point is that the kids are loving running with the athlete and are probably excited to wear the jackets, as well as the obvious point that the athlete has reached an amazing goal - you really have missed the various points of this photo, imo.




    Please tell me how the HVJ's enhance the photo. I think it detracts from the image. The runner will only finish his 401st Marathon once, and this is the image captured forever. Personally, I think it would have been a far better if he was able to treasure the image in future years with the lovely children, but minus the rather unnecessary HVJ's. I hope you are not just seeking a ding-dong for the sake of it? This is a thread for people to post modern images that irk them, not for straw man points to be made about said images.

    splender

    You bagged her ring?


    I am resisting the innuendos

    Saturn

    Please tell me how the HVJ's enhance the photo. I think it detracts from … Please tell me how the HVJ's enhance the photo. I think it detracts from the image. The runner will only finish his 401st Marathon once, and this is the image captured forever. Personally, I think it would have been a far better if he was able to treasure the image in future years with the lovely children, but minus the rather unnecessary HVJ's. I hope you are not just seeking a ding-dong for the sake of it? This is a thread for people to post modern images that irk them, not for straw man points to be made about said images.


    just you I think mate.

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    davewave

    just you I think mate.




    Quite possibly, neither of us know. Please feel free to contribute anything of your own, dave'. That is the point of the thread after all.

    davewave

    just you I think mate.



    Wasn't even aware of this story but this downbeat thread has brought it to my attention, and what an amazing story it is.

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    401 marathons in 401 days, recovering from a hernia 284 days through, all with the aim of raising £250,000 for two great charities - Stonewall and Kidscape.

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    I'd urge people to donate and have a positive mental outlook today.

    Absolutely fantastic story.
    Edited by: "HotEnglishAndWelshDeals" 6th Oct 2016

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    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Wasn't even aware of this story but this downbeat thread has brought it … Wasn't even aware of this story but this downbeat thread has brought it to my attention, and what an amazing story it is.401 marathons in 401 days, recovering from a hernia 284 days through, all with the aim of raising £250,000 for two great charities - Stonewall and Kidscape.I'd urge people to donate and have a positive mental outlook today.Absolutely fantastic story.




    I'm glad to have brightened your day, HEAWD. I mentioned the great achievement of 401 marathons in the first post. Hope tomorrow is a good day too.

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    These, on badly driven cars

    Saturn

    I'm glad to have brightened your day, HEAWD. I mentioned the great … I'm glad to have brightened your day, HEAWD. I mentioned the great achievement of 401 marathons in the first post. Hope tomorrow is a good day too. <3


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    We've come so far in society, but people still deem it necessary to express reverence and adoration towards someone because of their birthright.

    andymagic

    These, on badly driven cars



    These full stop! Well done you have managed to breed! People who are behind you will not drive any differently because they see this, and if it is to inform in the event of a crash, its pretty likely not going to be on the window anymore.

    Saturn

    Why? Why!! Why do the local children all need to wear high-visibility … Why? Why!! Why do the local children all need to wear high-visibility jackets to accompany the '401 Marathon Man' for the last few metres of his great achievement?


    Couldn't he have at least had a shave? Who does he think he is, Forrest Gump?

    fanpages

    The gripe is not particularly the subject of the photograph, but why a … The gripe is not particularly the subject of the photograph, but why a device to hold a mobile telephone in this manner is needed.Just ask somebody else to take the photograph for you, or set a timer on the camera.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    There isn't always someone around to hold the camera, especially if you … There isn't always someone around to hold the camera, especially if you want a group photo involving everyone. Also not everyone has a friend who can hold a camera 2-3 feet away at an elevated angle.



    Please see my previous comment.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Where I do find it puzzling is when someone is at a football match … Where I do find it puzzling is when someone is at a football match surrounded by 40,000 people and still use them. Just ask someone politely and you might make a friend for life.



    ...or never see your mobile telephone again *.
    Edited by: "fanpages" 6th Oct 2016

    fanpages

    Please see my previous comment.



    I did. Sometimes there's not someone available to hold it, and even if you set a timer then there's the issue of having the phone levitate 4-7 feet off of the ground (there's not always something to balance or rest it on).


    Edited by: "HotEnglishAndWelshDeals" 6th Oct 2016

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    fanpages

    The gripe is not particular the subject of the photograph, but why a … The gripe is not particular the subject of the photograph, but why a device to hold a mobile telephone in this manner is needed.Just ask somebody else to take the photograph for you, or set a timer on the camera.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    There isn't always someone around to hold the camera, especially if you … There isn't always someone around to hold the camera, especially if you want a group photo involving everyone. Also not everyone has a friend who can hold a camera 2-3 feet away at an elevated angle.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Where I do find it puzzling is when someone is at a football match … Where I do find it puzzling is when someone is at a football match surrounded by 40,000 people and still use them. Just ask someone politely and you might make a friend for life.




    I wouldn't worry, fp. The mention of "not everyone has a friend" and "make a friend for life" is merely a nasty dig at someone not in this thread (yet). Predictable stuff.

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    haritori

    unless you are my immediate family nobody cares, call when its born, in … unless you are my immediate family nobody cares, call when its born, in fact no dont, I still dont care



    Am I missing something here? What here makes you sigh with despair?

    Her name?

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Am I missing something here? What here makes you sigh with despair?Her … Am I missing something here? What here makes you sigh with despair?Her name?



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