August 24, 2007

)(*$&( on a fucking pogo stick!

Look at the title of this article and tell me what's wrong with it? Take your time; no rush.

Okay, time's up. Here's the title: Stanford EyePassword Protects PIN Numbers.

How stupid do you have to be to print a headline like that? What's worse is I will guarantee you that no one even thought about the abject stupidity inherent in the title. For the last time, PIN stands for Personal Identification NUMBER!. A PIN number is a Personal Identification Number Number. I mean really, WTF?! Does that even look remotely sensible to you?

Don't even get me started on the "VAT Tax" commenters. They're too stupid to have their own sign.

Update: Arrrggh! I just read the comments and someone mentioned another one: ATM machine.

Shit, I really picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

Update: Heh. A friend of mine just emailed me this:

My pet peeve is the “word” coconspirator. Do I have “coclassmates” or “cofriends” as well?

Final update: I watched Monk last night. Entertaining as usual, except for one thing: the police kept referring to the VIN number of the car. The vehicle identification number number.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to pour Chlorox into my brain to remove the memory.

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Comments

I can feel the criminal cutting out my eyes as I type!

Posted by: stardot at August 24, 2007 12:17 PM

I actually don't have an issue with "co-conspirators". Classmates are people in my class, friends are people who are friends to me, but conspirators are not necessarily defined in connection to me. "Co-conspirators" just adds emphasis that it's people who are in this specific conspiracy with the person they are talking about.

In the same way, unlike some people I don't have an issue with the word "proactive". "Active" means doing stuff, but "proactive" emphasizes taking preventive (not "preventative" which DRIVES ME UP THE FRICKIN' WALL) measures to prevent undesireable events.

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at August 25, 2007 06:27 PM

don't forget about my personal pet peeve - UPC Code!

Posted by: Matt at August 27, 2007 03:37 AM

So, yeah...I'm feeling ya. My gas station has that terrible sticker "Need Cash? ATM machine inside." I hate, hate, hate it.

On a different note, what ever happened with your quarantined pooch?

Posted by: Brandy at August 27, 2007 04:32 PM

One of may favorite peeves; loans at # percent APR!

Posted by: Jim Gwyn at August 29, 2007 11:16 AM

ahhh... it is good to see this drives other people crazy.

Posted by: vw bug at August 29, 2007 03:09 PM

The work of the Department of Redundancy Department never ends.

Posted by: gebrauchshund at September 2, 2007 12:17 PM