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Re: 2016
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2016, 10:20:01 AM »
I use no facebook, twitter or the like. There are years I see as markers. The year mom died...the year baby was born. But that's it ....just markers. Except for 1917. That is a year of great significance to me and 2017 will also be, 100 year mark. 2016 brought death to some just as 2015 and 2014. Every year in my life either brings a great joy or a great loss. It's just life.
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Re: 2016
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2016, 12:05:25 PM »
yeah until nobody compliments your profiteroles

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Re: 2016
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2016, 10:42:08 PM »
2016 was the worst ever!

It's those Hatchimals.  Despite being touted as the next-gen of newly-released toys, they dashed the hopes and joys of children everywhere.  The darn things just won't hatch.

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dead as a dodo and over 2 hours on hold...

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hatchimal ruined my 6 yr olds Christmas. All the effort and it done nothing Christmas day


You'd think the Hatchimals would get cracking on the shells and fill the ears of all with joyful tweets.  The only tweeting comes from enraged parents.

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Hatimal didnt hatch after 14 Hours and now all lights have gone off. How do i exchange a dud ? My 4 year old is gutted

So one might expect to hear a whole lot of cussing after all those shattered dreams.  Of course that happened.  Oh, wait...  It isn't the parents making that noise.

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Some parents also said their Hatchimals were swearing.

Of course corporate goons are trying to say otherwise.  Who are you going to believe?  Fat cat CEO's or twitter tirades?

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Spin Master refuted claims that Hatchimals curse.

"Hatchimals communicate by speaking their own unique language, which is made of up of random sounds, and by making other noises, including shivering when they’re cold and snoring while they sleep," the company said. "We can assure consumers that Hatchimals do not curse or use foul language."

What a bust.  Maybe they'll bring Tickle Me Elmo back for 2017.

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Re: 2016
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2016, 11:04:12 PM »
I don't know what a hatchimal is I don't think I've heard my 6 year old say anything about it
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Re: 2016
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2016, 11:40:45 PM »
Why is it superstitious to hate that loved ones died in 2016 and want as much time past that as possible?   2005 was the last horrible year I had like this.  I wouldn't go back there for anything.  You all have great years every time?  I guess you can just call me an "idiot".

First of all I didn't refer to anyone as an idiot.

Secondly these people aren't wishing 2016 ends because loved ones died. They wish it ends because they feel too many celebrities died. I don't think the celebrity death rate is going to slow down or speed up based on what year it is. That is why I said they were being superstitious.

I didn't say you referred to anyone as an idiot.  Kaesekopf said "people are idiots."  Guess I should have gone with the breakdown.  ;)  Alot of people now, worship celebrities since they have no God.  They create a kindred spirit with them that is really sad. 

I apologize for barging into your thread with all of my touchy-feely crap (my words, not yours).  That one sentence just set me off.  I'll make sure it doesn't happen again.   


Dymphna, if you lost someone close, im sorry for your loss.  However, the people who were fanboys of star wars or labyrinth didnt lose anyone close.  They lost an actor who made a movie (or songs).  Thats nowhere near comparable to losing a close loved one.  The idiots who go into mourning or think 2016 stole their childhood or whatever asinine sentiment is popular among the seculars are who im referring to.  :)

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I did lose a close SIL in January and my Mom in October.  I see now that that is somewhat clouding my judgement here.  When I read the original post, I dropped the celebrity part and concentrated more on understanding why the word superstitious applied in this context. 

The quote below is my sentiment exactly.  I thought you all were saying that thinking or feeling this way was somehow superstitious or wrong.

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They wish the year would end already.


I get it now, thanks to all of you.  And I agree completely with KK' assessment that "people are idiots".  Ask anyone who knows me.

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Re: 2016
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2016, 11:52:20 PM »
It wasn't so much that a lot of celebs died, but that they were big names. David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Prince, Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman, Harambe, Carrie Fisher etc. I think I read that only 112 "famous" people died this year, compared to ~120 in 2015. Even personally for me 2016 has been a turbulent year: got a job, few crushes, got a girlfriend, lost a girlfriend, grandfather passed away, moved from apartment of 16 years, evolved politically.


All that said, I can't wait for 2017 so this "2016 sucks!" meme can end. It ran its course by September :lol:
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Re: 2016
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2016, 12:47:10 AM »
Harambe lives in our hearts.

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Re: 2016
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2016, 01:10:04 AM »
^ I would "un-thank" that, if I could.
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Re: 2016
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2016, 01:35:59 AM »
From what I notice within pop culture, it's mostly the death of Harambe and Trump being elected that have depressed us all. :P
 

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Re: 2016
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2016, 02:49:19 AM »
^ I would "un-thank" that, if I could.
But you can't. 

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Re: 2016
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2016, 03:28:36 AM »
^ I would "un-thank" that, if I could.

Fixed it for you.
 

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Re: 2016
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2016, 02:31:15 PM »
Hatchimals [...]

At least they don't eat kids' hair and fingers, like that cabbage patch kid. Talk about ruining Christmas!  :lol: :doh:
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Re: 2016
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2016, 03:33:43 PM »
Hatchimals [...]

At least they don't eat kids' hair and fingers, like that cabbage patch kid. Talk about ruining Christmas!  :lol: :doh:

hahaha

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Re: 2016
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2016, 03:45:31 PM »
Hatchimals [...]

At least they don't eat kids' hair and fingers, like that cabbage patch kid. Talk about ruining Christmas!  :lol: :doh:

hahaha

I remember that.

Oh, so do I. I was the thrilled recipient of one (I was ten) and a couple of packs of "food": all conveniently stick-shaped, to travel along the conveyor wheel. I still remember how fascinated I was. :lol: It would probably be worth a good bit as a collector's item, now. I had short hair, though, and was old enough not to put my fingers in the doll's mouth.
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Re: 2016
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2016, 03:49:30 PM »
Hatchimals [...]

At least they don't eat kids' hair and fingers, like that cabbage patch kid. Talk about ruining Christmas!  :lol: :doh:

I was an 80s kid and don't remember that

I will say that I'm thankful that it's easier to keep kids away from TV commercials there's  very little of it on certain channels and Netflix is commercial free so my son doesn't want all this cheap plastic crap he saw on a commercial
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