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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23685 on: October 02, 2013, 11:31:22 AM »
I'm nominating my sister for Special Snowflake status, at least for this.

Recently, we were talking on the phone and the subject of our late brother came up.  Sister was very upset because she wanted to be holding Brother's hand when he passed away, and his wife and son didn't even bother to call her.  This was her younger brother; how could they leave her out?  Then his immediate family was cruel enough to have him cremated, and scatter the ashes way out in some private cemetary where his wife's family is buried.  Sister doesn't even know the full name of the cemetary, and how can she sit by his grave and talk to him if she can't find him. 

I happen to know that Sister was delibrately left out of the last hours because of her tendency toward drama, and the burial arrangements because what she wanted wasn't at all what they wanted, but I'm not going to tell her that.  I thought about telling her that I want to be cremated and dumped in the back yard, though.   >:D

There is an old proverb about someone wanting to be the bride at every wedding and the widow at every funeral (if not the corpse - it is the center of attention, but being dead is no fun for a drama llama).

Does this sound like your sister at all?
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Oh, wow, it might not sound like her sister, but it pegs one of mine to a "T".

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23686 on: October 02, 2013, 11:39:21 AM »
Our city's airport is shut down right now because two men left suspicous packages around the airport and were arrested (one man was taken off a flight bound for DC). One of them supposedly told security "I have a bomb." Yet special snowflakes are whining to the tv stations "ugh, don't interrupt my show for this."  ???

I wouldn't call this SS. To be fair, they might have been in the middle of a nail biting movie/show/game and simply didnt want it be interrupted by a news story that would no doubt be covered round the clock by a station that is mostly news or is already playing a news program. Especially if you're not in an area that the story directly affects or you are watching one of those stations that don't pause the show but pick up where it would have been without the interruption.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23687 on: October 02, 2013, 11:59:58 AM »
Ran into a snowflake this morning.  In Manhattan, there are a lot of food trucks around.  One of my favorite food trucks does vegan dishes and is always near my office on Wednesdays, so I always make a point to stop there to get breakfast.  This one only has three people - one who acts like the cashier and give food out, and two to cook the food.

Today there was a lady who was arguing with the cashier because she thought that vegan meant peanut-free, so she was upset that some of their products had peanuts in them and they can't guarantee completely peanut-free.  She was ranting and raving and monopolozing the cashier, and when he started ignoring her and tried to take other people's orders, she started yelling at the other customers, too.  What a special snowflake. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23688 on: October 02, 2013, 12:05:53 PM »
Our city's airport is shut down right now because two men left suspicous packages around the airport and were arrested (one man was taken off a flight bound for DC). One of them supposedly told security "I have a bomb." Yet special snowflakes are whining to the tv stations "ugh, don't interrupt my show for this."  ???

I wouldn't call this SS. To be fair, they might have been in the middle of a nail biting movie/show/game and simply didnt want it be interrupted by a news story that would no doubt be covered round the clock by a station that is mostly news or is already playing a news program. Especially if you're not in an area that the story directly affects or you are watching one of those stations that don't pause the show but pick up where it would have been without the interruption.

I agree. The 24/7 media attention to "breaking events" when there's no news actually emerging is exhausting. If I was worried about catching a flight later or somebody I knew at the airport, then I'd check an actual news channel or online, which the vast majority of Americans have access to these days.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23689 on: October 02, 2013, 12:24:43 PM »
Our city's airport is shut down right now because two men left suspicous packages around the airport and were arrested (one man was taken off a flight bound for DC). One of them supposedly told security "I have a bomb." Yet special snowflakes are whining to the tv stations "ugh, don't interrupt my show for this."  ???

I wouldn't call this SS. To be fair, they might have been in the middle of a nail biting movie/show/game and simply didnt want it be interrupted by a news story that would no doubt be covered round the clock by a station that is mostly news or is already playing a news program. Especially if you're not in an area that the story directly affects or you are watching one of those stations that don't pause the show but pick up where it would have been without the interruption.

I agree. The 24/7 media attention to "breaking events" when there's no news actually emerging is exhausting. If I was worried about catching a flight later or somebody I knew at the airport, then I'd check an actual news channel or online, which the vast majority of Americans have access to these days.

So I shouldn't expect to get current local news from the local station ? I should just check CNN or whatever every couple hours to see what's happened in my town that day, just so someone doesn't miss an episode of The Voice ?  ??? (that was one of the shows people whined about)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23690 on: October 02, 2013, 12:25:59 PM »
Special snowflake collision between one of the my-dogs-are-my-children variety and one of the douse-the-noisy-dog variety:

One of our neighbors was gardening, down on her hands and knees weeding next to her property wall. Her two small yappy-type spoilt brat dogs were with her and started barking at something. The next second the contents of a bucket of cold water was tossed over the wall by her next door neighbor!  The next door neighbor must have assumed she was away and the dogs were acting up.

The shrill shouting went on for a while.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23691 on: October 02, 2013, 12:47:20 PM »
Our city's airport is shut down right now because two men left suspicious packages around the airport and were arrested (one man was taken off a flight bound for DC). One of them supposedly told security "I have a bomb." Yet special snowflakes are whining to the TV stations "ugh, don't interrupt my show for this."  ???

I wouldn't call this SS. To be fair, they might have been in the middle of a nail biting movie/show/game and simply didn't want it be interrupted by a news story that would no doubt be covered round the clock by a station that is mostly news or is already playing a news program. Especially if you're not in an area that the story directly affects or you are watching one of those stations that don't pause the show but pick up where it would have been without the interruption.

I agree. The 24/7 media attention to "breaking events" when there's no news actually emerging is exhausting. If I was worried about catching a flight later or somebody I knew at the airport, then I'd check an actual news channel or on line, which the vast majority of Americans have access to these days.

So I shouldn't expect to get current local news from the local station ? I should just check CNN or whatever every couple hours to see what's happened in my town that day, just so someone doesn't miss an episode of The Voice ?  ??? (that was one of the shows people whined about)

It kind of depends how the TV station is doing it.
A message scrolling on the bottom of the screen and a 5/10 min "update" every hour or every commercial break, why not.
A "we'll cancel the next 4h block of programing to say the same thing over and over and over with nothing new and a quick word by a police officer that cannot say anything and a passerby that didn't see anything", is, quite frankly, for an airport shutdown, too much. Way too much.
Plus, seems like the threat has passed and nothing actually happened.
Unless the media is used to help police investigation, in a "we are searching for these 3 men/this missing child, anyone that might have info please contact blah blah blah" it sounds like they're trying to create drama and fear mongering to drum up audience.
So, A) depend what actually happened, B) depend how it's being broadcasted,
Not knowing how it goes in this case, I cannot say if they're SS or not.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23692 on: October 02, 2013, 12:50:07 PM »
Our city's airport is shut down right now because two men left suspicous packages around the airport and were arrested (one man was taken off a flight bound for DC). One of them supposedly told security "I have a bomb." Yet special snowflakes are whining to the tv stations "ugh, don't interrupt my show for this."  ???

I wouldn't call this SS. To be fair, they might have been in the middle of a nail biting movie/show/game and simply didnt want it be interrupted by a news story that would no doubt be covered round the clock by a station that is mostly news or is already playing a news program. Especially if you're not in an area that the story directly affects or you are watching one of those stations that don't pause the show but pick up where it would have been without the interruption.

I agree. The 24/7 media attention to "breaking events" when there's no news actually emerging is exhausting. If I was worried about catching a flight later or somebody I knew at the airport, then I'd check an actual news channel or online, which the vast majority of Americans have access to these days.

So I shouldn't expect to get current local news from the local station ? I should just check CNN or whatever every couple hours to see what's happened in my town that day, just so someone doesn't miss an episode of The Voice ?  ??? (that was one of the shows people whined about)

I could definitely see a "breaking news - ____________. More details at 10", but I am so TIRED of shows being interrupted to watch "news" which consists of interviewing anyone and everyone walking by to get their take on the matter. If there's actual news, fine, but that is almost never what's happening.

And yes, you should have to watch the news to get your news. Or sign up for updates to your phone if it's important to you to stay up-to-date. But just because I like my trashy tv show uninterupted by Joe Everman saying, "Oooo scary!" doesn't make me SS. Just means I want my brain candy.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23693 on: October 02, 2013, 12:53:05 PM »

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I could definitely see a "breaking news - ____________. More details at 10", but I am so TIRED of shows being interrupted to watch "news" which consists of interviewing anyone and everyone walking by to get their take on the matter. If there's actual news, fine, but that is almost never what's happening.

And yes, you should have to watch the news to get your news. Or sign up for updates to your phone if it's important to you to stay up-to-date. But just because I like my trashy tv show uninterupted by Joe Everman saying, "Oooo scary!" doesn't make me SS. Just means I want my brain candy.

But your show will be on DVD at some point or be rerun again. My news stories will not

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23694 on: October 02, 2013, 01:01:44 PM »

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I could definitely see a "breaking news - ____________. More details at 10", but I am so TIRED of shows being interrupted to watch "news" which consists of interviewing anyone and everyone walking by to get their take on the matter. If there's actual news, fine, but that is almost never what's happening.

And yes, you should have to watch the news to get your news. Or sign up for updates to your phone if it's important to you to stay up-to-date. But just because I like my trashy tv show uninterupted by Joe Everman saying, "Oooo scary!" doesn't make me SS. Just means I want my brain candy.

But your show will be on DVD at some point or be rerun again. My news stories will not

Re: the bolded. Not always. Shows like The Voice or So You Think You Can Dance have copyright limitations that do not allow for DVD release. Furthermore, it is up to the individual station to determine if they will run a re-broadcast. I can see being annoyed at having a show like that interrupted for meaningless news updates. But OTT whining is uncalled for.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23695 on: October 02, 2013, 01:02:19 PM »

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I could definitely see a "breaking news - ____________. More details at 10", but I am so TIRED of shows being interrupted to watch "news" which consists of interviewing anyone and everyone walking by to get their take on the matter. If there's actual news, fine, but that is almost never what's happening.

And yes, you should have to watch the news to get your news. Or sign up for updates to your phone if it's important to you to stay up-to-date. But just because I like my trashy tv show uninterupted by Joe Everman saying, "Oooo scary!" doesn't make me SS. Just means I want my brain candy.

But your show will be on DVD at some point or be rerun again. My news stories will not

But I'm saying that it's not actual news. It's mostly conjecture and useless interviews with random people on the street. There are plenty of 24-hour local and national news channels that you could turn to if you want to see your news. But being upset or annoyed that your "news" over-taking my shows when you have other options to get what you want and me missing this show means I'm probably not going to see it again for weeks (by which time it's going to be spoiled) is not SS or anything like it.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23696 on: October 02, 2013, 01:02:41 PM »
I watched Jeopardy a couple of times when they interrupted it for a breaking news story, and it is very annoying, and no, they won't be on dvd or rerun. It is important and I do like knowing what is happening as I don't watch the news, but I also want to see what the final question is.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23697 on: October 02, 2013, 01:22:40 PM »
Ran into a snowflake this morning.  In Manhattan, there are a lot of food trucks around.  One of my favorite food trucks does vegan dishes and is always near my office on Wednesdays, so I always make a point to stop there to get breakfast.  This one only has three people - one who acts like the cashier and give food out, and two to cook the food.

Today there was a lady who was arguing with the cashier because she thought that vegan meant peanut-free, so she was upset that some of their products had peanuts in them and they can't guarantee completely peanut-free.  She was ranting and raving and monopolozing the cashier, and when he started ignoring her and tried to take other people's orders, she started yelling at the other customers, too.  What a special snowflake.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23698 on: October 02, 2013, 01:23:49 PM »
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23699 on: October 02, 2013, 01:26:14 PM »
Ran into a snowflake this morning.  In Manhattan, there are a lot of food trucks around.  One of my favorite food trucks does vegan dishes and is always near my office on Wednesdays, so I always make a point to stop there to get breakfast.  This one only has three people - one who acts like the cashier and give food out, and two to cook the food.

Today there was a lady who was arguing with the cashier because she thought that vegan meant peanut-free, so she was upset that some of their products had peanuts in them and they can't guarantee completely peanut-free.  She was ranting and raving and monopolozing the cashier, and when he started ignoring her and tried to take other people's orders, she started yelling at the other customers, too.  What a special snowflake.
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