Unpopular Opinions - General Thread

Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by Carbonox, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Turbo

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    So much this. Anti-mainstreamism bugs me a lot. Just because someone is a "hipster" doesn't mean they should only be interested in obscure things and indie music, and hate on popular music and current trends.
     
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  2. RESHIRAM5

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    Problem though is that people mostly assume people are being Anti-mainstreamism when they haven't even given a reason "Oh you hate *insert trend*, you must hate it because it is popular" is what comes to mind. Don't even bother to ask why.
     
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  3. TS050

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    Elaborate.

    It's a game.

    Said game has pretty much taken over the world, and you expect it to get little to no media coverage? Alright.
     
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  4. RESHIRAM5

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    Granted it is likely because it is mostly lyric based and what I said before, I think Lyrics ruin most songs so they mix XD

    Not me, I'm neutral on the whole PGO subject but trying to show the opposing arguments.
     
  5. Barra333

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    It really depends on where you live/work whether you need a car here. If home and work are both on a subway line, then a car is a luxury. If either one of those is not on the subway, then you are in the realm of maybe needing one. I really wouldn't want to rely on buses here if I didn't need to. I took the bus from Dufferin/Bloor down the the Indy on Friday and I felt like a sardine until King St, and that was 9:45. I couldn't imagine that an hour earlier.

    Also, having a kidlet makes the TTC even harder - once you leave downtown, there are a lot of subway stations that aren't pram friendly.

    I would love to not need a car, but the reality is that to get a place big enough for 3 of us (and maybe more in a couple of years), we arent going to have the subway on our doorstep (or even be in Toronto city limits).

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    @Carbonox - by the time you are 30, I can guarantee that someone you are friends with will have had a miscarriage, but it isn't something to sing from the rooftops about. Just offer your congratulations when a baby arrives, take your high horse and move on.


    My random unpopular opinion - I didn't find Anchorman funny.
     
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  6. Losco

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    But if you want a hot hatch and you buy a Golf GT there is something wrong :lol:
     
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    Bacon is so, so, so, so, so overrated.
     
  8. Cowboy

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    • Gran Turismo does not make you a better driver
    • It is OK to live with your parents when you are an adult
    • McDonald's fries are too salty
     
  9. RESHIRAM5

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    Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a horrible game.

    It works but that (and the Rock Mushroom) are the only things I can stay positive about. Cloud Flower is OP as :censored:. Story is basically a more child like version of SMG story (I know you really shouldn't complain about the story in a Mario game but it was hard not to notice this). The difficulty is massively dumbed down with only 2 missions causing me multiple deaths. Yoshi ended being just a gimmick in this game which is sad as Sunshine used Yoshi well and worst of all, it is basically a copy paste sequel, even had a ton of content ripped off from Galaxy 1 and I think Galaxy 2 did them far worse than the original (and why on earth was the Ice Flower taken out and not the :censored: Spring Mushroom)

    This game just shows that Nintendo are guilty of the same crimes that people accuse EA and Activision are doing, exploiting the franchises with unoriginal and lazy sequels. While I am fine with it as I do like NSMB2 and that was just NSMB Wii but on the 3DS, but Galaxy 2 pretty took everything from Galaxy 1 and made it worse. It does annoy me though when Nintendo fans attack games like Call of Duty for being lazy when Nintendo franchises are just as guilty.

    and I agree with what joshscorcher said about the "Galaxies", you rarely even feel like you're in space. You know it is bad when 3D Land is just as "Galaxy" as Galaxy 2.

    This why I don't want a Super Mario Galaxy 3.
     
  10. SPhilli911

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    Of course not, but try to imagine something like Pokemon Go that you didn't particularly care about, but it was all over the media and internet and so forth, so you couldn't possibly ignore it if you tried. The Pokemon "haters" are told to just ignore the game, but that's almost impossible. It's hard to say that wouldn't annoy you after a while if you were not a fan. In general, it's not a hate towards the players or the game itself, it's the constant exposure to it that seemingly can't be switched off.

    Basically, the game probably doesn't deserve hate, it's a game with many passionate followers and they should have what they want. But quite simply, something so large is going to have it's fair share of passionate haters too. So these days, whether you like the game or not, you've really got no choice but to hear about the game.

    (Trying to stay neutral here)
     
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  11. SlipZtrEm

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    Maybe it's just me, but that all reads very much on the defensive.

    I can certainly tell you it's not just my mother that bothers me about my (current) decision to not have kids, though she is the most adamant. My grandma likes to introduce guilt ("I'd like to see your mother become a grandmother before I die"), but even outside of my family, or my girlfriend's, there's friends that ask me how I could possibly not want them. It's almost offensive, really: these are people who – I'm reasonably sure – acknowledge I'm an adult, and capable of rational thought. I'm not asked if I'm sure I want to pursue a particular career, or buy a condo versus a house, so why is my judgment called into question when it comes to procreation? People telling me "you'll change your mind when you grow up" is not acceptable, frankly. Which, yes, I've heard since I finished high school a dozen years ago.

    I've no problems with kids, and no problems with others having them. I'm genuinely excited for my friends to start a family, because it's what they want. It just isn't for me at this stage in life.

    Ah, yeah, I'm the opposite. Using Dijon to mix with other things during cooking is fine, but I'll feel sick if I so much as smell French's. I really don't know why, and I'm sure I've eaten some sort of sauces that have listed it as an ingredient without knowing, but on its own, I just can't do it.

    Yeah, I should've clarified: in our situation (DINK), it's not really necessary. My girlfriend also lucked out, landing her current job just as we moved into our new place, and it's the next stop light over from our building. I can understand how it's much harder with a little one in tow, as like you said, the accessibility at most stations isn't very good. And then there's the issue of streetcars...

    The Dufferin bus is easily one of the worst in the city, which is saying something, because our transit system on the whole is one of the worst in any major city I can think of!

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    Unpopular opinions, considering all the hoopla about Ghostbusters: first, the original two movies aren't exactly masterpieces anyway (and yeah, I'm a fan). Second, I'm really excited about the rumoured sex-flipped Ocean's 11, too. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham-Carter, Mindy Kaling, and who knows who else? That sounds fun.
     
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  12. Barra333

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    We didn't get as much grief about not having kids as we did for not being married. We have been together nearly 12 years, and have proven the genuineness of our relationship to 3 different countries for residency permits, but some think we need to be married. My cousin even heckled me while I was giving a speech at my brother's wedding...
    But $3+ billion on one more subway stop in Scarborough will fix it!
     
  13. AOS-

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    Yup. After a while, you can't stand the mainstream brands (for lack of a better word) and need something a bit more "authentic" or real.

    It's like mayonnaise to "whipped dressing" or peanut butter that has the oil separating from peanut butter rather than the thick spreads in plastic jars like Jif or Krafts.
     
  14. W3HS

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    Bikes are better than cars. (My opinion)

    I know the hate the bikers/ cyclists get, I've experienced it most of my life and I'm not one of the worst kind if bikers (although I'm borderline).

    Cars have their place. Transporting a family, goods or in course weather. Cars can be useful. I've owned a few and I currently own a rather new one. I don't hate cars.

    But bikes are better.

    Be it motorcycle or push iron, for the majority of transport they are more than adequate and it's only in the west where people are so afraid of the elements or a bit of physical exertion that bikes are in the minority. The third world thrives because of them and their impact on the earth is minimal compared to a car.

    More often than not a car is transporting a single person and just adding to traffic. All excuses considered about bikes, they're still more economically and environmentally viable than cars.
     
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  15. Lizard

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    Trains are the best form of transport.


    Reasons.
    1. You can drink on the train and not get arrested.
    2. You can get on the train drunk and not get arrested.
    3. Trains have higher speed limits than cars.
    4. You can get up and move around on trains.
    5. You can fall asleep on a train.
    6. You can order food and drink including beer and wine whilst the train is still moving towards where you want to go.
     
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  16. OZZYGT

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    What trains are these? We only get boring ones in NYC :guilty: (NYC Subway and LIRR/Path)
     
  17. MatskiMonk

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    Glen Campbells take on "Times like these" is better than the Foo Fighterereses' :tup::p
     
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  18. Lizard

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    Cross country ones in the UK at least. The one from my home town of Lincoln to London has all that.
     
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    You can buy booze outside of licensed hours on a train too. :cheers:
     
  20. RESHIRAM5

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    I think the only reason why Mario Kart 8 even considered including 200cc is just because of the constant complaints about "Fire Hopping" overtaking 150cc and this the only way to solve it without having to change the entire Physics of MK8.
     
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    Top Gear is overrated.
     
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  22. FoRiZon

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    I dont care about celebrities doing their things that wouldnt affect public.

    I dont care about Kanye crap. Period.
     
  23. Michael88

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    (Probably very-) Unpopular opinion: I find big (natural) breasts unappealing and unattractive.
    With size shape suffers too much.
     
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    I think they're nice if they fit the overall body shape, but I'm personally an ass man myself.
     
  25. Winters Noble

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    My sentiments can not be any more similar.:tup:
     
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    The E30 M3 isn't that great of a car.
     
  27. FoRiZon

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    *Might be flamed but hear me out since this thread is for unpopular opinion.*

    I think it safe to say that Racing Games nowadays are, honestly, felt out of favor mostly due to cost it takes. I used to have quite many of friends flocking around GT6 online, even got some local and GTP clubs running. Nowadays is basically zero. I do have PCars and Burnout Paradise and lately for a week I play so much of them online. But only. Only very handful who owned PCars compared to GT6. Before that I recently got bored playing racing games since like months ago and decided to venture into other genres.

    When I asked people who still play GT6, nobody but one did. When I ask to buy GTSport for PS4 owners (most choose PS4), they say they didnt plan to buy GTSport due to its non-full title thing. Forza is only on XBox One and only one of my friends owned it. Other titles? Ain't no money for that :p

    TLDR I think Racing Games are becoming novelty as time passed. I secretly didnt want that but in the end it doesn't really matter. Thats why you should try into other genres as well.
     
  28. Winters Noble

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    I think cost is a good aspect of it, especially since most companies are going though a major console generational shift at the moment, but I think the lack of community can be attributed to "staleness" as you put it. There are many games out there, but what is actually "new"? I noticed that games nowadays largely rely on the online to keep attention sustained. Sure you can still have fun, but if the interest in the game itself is weakening, you're only going to stick to it for so long. Gt6 is a good example. It changed alot over the years, but still needs that awe and variety to help it. Just my guess.
     
  29. Lizard

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    I raise you with.

    All BMWs are meh. I would have a Mercedes over a BMW any day.
     
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  30. Michael88

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    Me too. And legs. :sly: