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make up meeting for the support group
« on: February 20, 2017, 01:04:06 PM »
(tongue firmly in cheek) 

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Hello.

Welcome to the support group.   I’m Chief 45 ( hi chief)  and I’ll go ahead and get us started.

I have trouble keeping it under control.

I Yell at the TV. 

I’ve tried,  I’ve really really tried to keep it under control.  My spouse has gone from frustrated to tolerant to, well,  actually, she knows what I’m yelling about and why and it often ruins her enjoyment of a TV show.  And when I don’t yell, she has actually started wondering if I’m feeling ok, or was distracted or not even paying attention.
My daughter just, oh Daddy, what ever.  My Son,  Sees and Understands.  The Force is strong with this one.

What?

Oh.  Yeah.  It’s the same stuff.  Firearms handling, tactics, cover and concealment, reloading is a big one.

examples.   Watched NCIS NO a week ago or so.  The 2 idiots er, actors playing agents, take off cross country on an ATV.   With their sidearms.  Nothing else.  I mean, COME ON.   You’ve got a freaking mechanical mule.  Why the heck ain’t you carrying bail out bags, trauma kits, long guns, binocs, night vision, thermals and for pete’s sake, why ain’t you got any RELOADS ?
Sorry,  sorry.  Like I said, I’m trying to keep it under control.  I know,  it’s just a TV show or just a movie and a lot of the movies we watch are deliberately the horrible one star ones, just to laugh at them, but still. 


Anyway, thanks for coming by and if anyone else wants to share.    Share.   No,  no.   no.   I’m not going there.   I’m not saying anything about facebook.   




(well, actually, it is time for my medication,  why do you ask ? )



 
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    Re: make up meeting for the support group
    « Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 04:11:19 PM »
     :rotfl   Pardon me sir, is that seat next to you already taken? 
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    Re: make up meeting for the support group
    « Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 05:02:45 PM »
    More important question: Is there coffee left?

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    Re: make up meeting for the support group
    « Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 05:28:40 PM »
    seats open and of course there is coffee.     :D
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    « Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 05:59:06 PM »
    That has often been my first clue as to how my day is about to go.   


    Um,  Chief ?   you had your coffee yet ?


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    « Reply #5 on: February 21, 2017, 12:25:54 AM »
    That has often been my first clue as to how my day is about to go.   


    Um,  Chief ?   you had your coffee yet ?

    It's worse when they bring you coffee to start the conversation.

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    « Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 01:11:56 AM »
    Chief no one was more surprised then me.... :coffee
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    « Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 08:23:12 AM »
    Universal.  :bash


    0230.  ring, ring,  hey Chief.  ok,  got 2 arrested for meth, seized the car, seized cash and dope and the pit bull tore up my patrol car, gotta go, bye.

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    Chief no one was more surprised then me.... :coffee
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    Re: make up meeting for the support group
    « Reply #8 on: February 21, 2017, 09:12:09 AM »
    I try, so very hard, not to shout at the TV, it scares the dog.  She runs, and hides under the bed.  But sometimes you just have to, that or suffer a psychotic episode.  'Cause it just builds up... the stress, you know?

    Are there donuts?
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    « Reply #9 on: February 21, 2017, 09:52:28 AM »
    *raises hand* I brought 'em - local bakery. They're next to the cream'n'sugar...

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    « Reply #10 on: February 21, 2017, 11:02:51 AM »
    I try hard not to shout at TV, facebook, and books, because the kiddo is usually in bed...  Wife has learned to ignore me when I am swearing under my breath.  I love it when gun tactics and handling are poor.  :bash  I know you have someone to reload for you just off camera, but can't you try for yourself just for the character? 

    I have walled books over gun related stuff. On mysteries and thrillers/mil adventure I will buy one to read/listen to before I buy all the books in a series.  I frequently will allow a new author a mulligan, but if you can't be bothered to realize that different gun operate differently, and guns are a primary tool for your characters, then I am done. 

    Don't even get me started on the "news".  Doctor said I had to quit watching it, cause blood pressure.  Wife and Kiddo leave the room when I get started talking to those fools.  I am just so sick and tired of being nice to the traitors.
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    « Reply #11 on: February 21, 2017, 03:45:10 PM »
    I just quit "the news"

    About 7-8 years ago, we cancelled dish.  And we didn't have an antennae.  So, no broadcast television for us.  We binge watch shows we like.  If they aren't on Amazon prime or Netflix, we buy them by the season on DVD.

    And I get my information about world events online.  It encourages me to check facts myself, to dig deeper.  I see the world pretty differently now.
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    « Reply #12 on: February 21, 2017, 08:44:56 PM »
    *raises hand* I brought 'em - local bakery. They're next to the cream'n'sugar...

    All right count me in then. I have the same problem to the point where at the end of hockey season I just unplug the TV antenna. For me though the commercials are the worst. They drive me insane.
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    « Reply #13 on: February 22, 2017, 08:50:57 AM »
    What hockey league are you watching where small arms fire is part of the game?!

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    « Reply #14 on: February 22, 2017, 09:06:43 AM »
    What hockey league are you watching where small arms fire is part of the game?!

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    « Reply #15 on: February 22, 2017, 09:32:58 AM »
    What hockey league are you watching where small arms fire is part of the game?!

     :shocked  :facepalm
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    « Reply #16 on: February 22, 2017, 10:14:15 AM »
    maybe Red Wings in Detroit ?




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    « Reply #17 on: February 22, 2017, 11:21:22 AM »
    When I was young TV "goofs" would get my father all riled up -- not just doofuses who went after thugs on ATVs without long guns.
    He'd complain when the character got on a nonstop flight from New York to Los Angelos on a L-1011 and it would morph into a 747 on landing.  A typical stock footage shot of landing gear coming down was actually a B-52 and he KNEW IT and would complain when the 747 landed on B-52 landing gear.
    He'd get annoyed when a hero & heroine on some island being pursued by bad guys would manage to TKO a bad guy and run off, leaving the bad guy's gun with the body.   He'd complain when the heroine tripped over a root, slowing down the hero and ramping up the drama because it almost always happened.

    Today I usually just roll my eyes....
    but.....
    AMC's "The Walking Dead" has been a potpouri of "WHY'D THEY DO THAT??!!?!???!??!" moments.   You know, the zombie apocolypse TV series, where the only way to kill a zombie is to destroy its brain and they scrounge everything up.  Sheriff Grimes and his son Carl have taken up residence in a prison -- fairly good security --- but there's a breach in a fence and the walkers (what we call zombies) are invading full force.  Grimes and kid are offing them with a barrel full of M4s probably lifted from the military.....going FULL AUTO!  Nos semiauto head shots, just spray & pray.
    And hope.
    That they can "spray" the brain .... and restock 5.56mm. ammo at the local Academy Sports .... which was actually over run by preppers and zombies three months ago.
    There are other stupidities in the show .... but this isn't "WAR AND PEACE."
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    « Reply #18 on: February 22, 2017, 12:18:54 PM »
    maybe Red Wings in Detroit ?

     :neener


    Who were they playing? Does Memphis even *have* a hockey team?

    (for those of you keeping score at home, Detroit is #1 in the country for murder, followed by Memphis... must be all the country music writers looking for source material...)

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    « Reply #19 on: February 22, 2017, 12:46:47 PM »
    oh, oh,  any one else remember Black Sheep squadron with Robert Conrad ?   with the cockpit shots of "supposedly" planes in flight, and instrument panel gauges showing Nothing ? no altitude, no air speed.

    friend of my dad's used to bellow about that every episode.








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    « Reply #20 on: February 22, 2017, 01:18:22 PM »
    Guns are bad enough, but I'm a car guy, too.  Why is it that sports cars don't have any better performance than full sized sedans??  Or why do tires squeal on gravel and snow covered streets?  Air bags apparently aren't installed on any cars or don't ever work.  All cars catch fire and explode.


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    « Reply #21 on: February 22, 2017, 05:09:07 PM »
    Science and tech do get me going quite often.  Interstellar just about made my whole family explode with the crazy.  And I don't mean the whole four dimensional tesseract. 

    Stuff like how a scientific theory only has to work once to be proven. Which is actually the exact opposite of reality where it only has to fail once to be disproven.

    Or the wide time estimates on how long until they reach something.  When Isaac Newton is driving your spacecraft, I am pretty sure the computer can tell you better than ±30 minutes...
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    « Reply #22 on: February 22, 2017, 06:38:22 PM »
    All right count me in then. I have the same problem to the point where at the end of hockey season I just unplug the TV antenna. For me though the commercials are the worst. They drive me insane.
    I think we've misunderstood his reference.  Hockey is OK - just not what comes after it.  No?   And I, for one, simply don't "get" half or more of the commercials on TV.  I look over at Mrs. c and ask "What were they advertising?" .  .  .  she looks up from her knitting and admits to having no idea either.   :facepalm   I think the worst one lately is about a guy bemoaning the fact that he ".  .  .  just couldn't find a shirt that looked good untucked."   :scrutiny   Seriously?  That's your idea of a problem?   :facepalm  At any rate, he goes on to describe forming a company to manufacture such high demand items and regale us with how easy it all was once he found whatever it is the commercial is advertising.   To this day I have no idea what the product or service is but I am seriously considering breaking out the dart gun and shooting themk at the screen when something "triggers" me.  Gun board.  "triggers" .  Get it ?   OK that's it - all witted out for the day. 
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    « Reply #23 on: February 22, 2017, 07:34:25 PM »
    What I meant is the TV drives me nuts to the point where the only thing I watch any more is hockey. As others have said the gun stuff drives me nuts because it just doesn't work like that in real life in many cases. So I sit there and get distracted and worked up about how stupid it is. For example I can't watch the show NCIS without doing a running commentary on how stuff on that show doesn't work like that in real life. I like the characters ok but everything else is dumb.

    The "news" is another, I use the term news losely since it seems to be more politic ax grinding than factual information. I watch it and feel I learned nothing about what happened today defeating the point of watching it.

    Like I sad the comercials are the worst. That is what finially did it for me was one too many commercials about how Bob can't get a hard on. I got feed up with it. How many times in one commercial break do you need to advertise for vigra or whater ever it was? I said to heck with it and just don't watch anything but hockey games now. Can't say I miss the rest of TV one bit. Well maybe the simpsons that can be humorous, though I felt that was going down hill too.

    Detroit does have a hockey team. Sadly I watched the penguins lose to them the other day. No team in Memphis, though Nashville has one believe it or not.
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    Re: make up meeting for the support group
    « Reply #24 on: February 23, 2017, 12:20:03 AM »
    I think Memphis has a minor league team, or at least an adult rec league...

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