1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

...anyone else hate cellphones besides me?

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by MatBlack, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. saniterra

    saniterra Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,560
    Likes Received:
    592
    Just another form of electronic leash.
     
    Monocrom and MatBlack like this.
  2. Ruff_Dog

    Ruff_Dog Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    34
    I do like the functions and services my cell phone provides, but they do get annoying after awhile. Always blinking, beeping, vibrating, ringing. I play a game or two on it and I text a lot. But it's nothing that's necessary.
     
    MatBlack likes this.
  3. Steffen

    Steffen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    320
    they're awesome!
    you can read facebook when you should be working, weather forecast in your pocket, radio and spotify, etc.
    :D
     
    bzimmerly likes this.
  4. Zeta

    Zeta Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    100
    I love my mobile phone, but there are times I just want and need to unplug... and do.
     
    Monocrom, MatBlack and bzimmerly like this.
  5. CSM-101
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner
    • In Omnia Paratus

    CSM-101 EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,730
    Likes Received:
    18,042
    Well, it's always wrong to hate a inanimate object or to blame them for people's behavior... but I really don't like cellphones. I don't think there is any question that "smart" phones make dumb people dumber and rude people ruder. Just today at dinner out I saw... guy ordering while talking on the phone, girl behind the register was trying to ask him what he wanted and he kept saying "what?"... group of guys watching a video with the sound cranked up, drowning out everyone trying to talk around them... girl on the other side of us yaking and cussing on the phone... and don't even get me started on the number of people you see every day talking and texting while driving. Yes, they can be a great help at times... but I don't understand those who spend every waking moment with their nose buried in one.
     
    SAKplumber, Monocrom and MatBlack like this.
  6. MatBlack

    MatBlack Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,805
    Likes Received:
    3,750
    Me either. I know that phones don't create rudeness but they certainly magnify it.
    (as I type this I am watching Star Trek and Mr. Spock is on the screen)
     
    SAKplumber, Monocrom and CSM-101 like this.
  7. CSM-101
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner
    • In Omnia Paratus

    CSM-101 EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,730
    Likes Received:
    18,042
    :frantic: Oh! Which one?
     
    SAKplumber likes this.
  8. Monocrom

    Monocrom Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    8,035
    Likes Received:
    8,228
    The problem is that when this generation was growing up, cellphones were already common during mom & dad's generation. Even then, there were no structured rules in place for proper cellphone etiquette and manners. So mom & dad see nothing wrong with rude and retarded cellphone behavior because they did that crap too.
     
    MatBlack likes this.
  9. MatBlack

    MatBlack Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,805
    Likes Received:
    3,750
    The one with Joan Collins.
     
  10. CSM-101
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner
    • In Omnia Paratus

    CSM-101 EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,730
    Likes Received:
    18,042
    The City on the Edge of Forever ;)
    One of the best.
     
    bzimmerly and MatBlack like this.
  11. MatBlack

    MatBlack Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,805
    Likes Received:
    3,750
    It was on MeTV. It's a great channel.
     
    Monocrom likes this.
  12. Monocrom

    Monocrom Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    8,035
    Likes Received:
    8,228
    I'm watching an interesting B movie on it now. Great channel. I often stay up til 2am to watch old episodes of the original Mission: Impossible series Monday - Friday.
     
    MatBlack likes this.
  13. MatBlack

    MatBlack Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,805
    Likes Received:
    3,750
    Most of what I watch is on Cozi (Magnum P.I.), MeTV (Dragnet, Adam 12, Gilligan's Island, F-Troop, Twilight Zone, Perry Mason, Night Gallery, Star Trek) and Antenna TV(WKRP). I like old school TV much better than 99% of the new crap.
     
    Monocrom likes this.
  14. Monocrom

    Monocrom Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    8,035
    Likes Received:
    8,228
    I hear ya.

    Back then, they made shows that were actually good. Nowadays, it's all about not offending anyone. So we get water-downed, dumbed-down crap that strives to be politically correct. So much so that when you try hard not to offend anyone, you end up horribly offending every viewer with a working brain.
     
    MatBlack likes this.