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I'm a basketball fan, so I've had the TV on quite a bit lately watching the NBA playoffs. The downside of that is that I'm subjected to the relentless barage of commercials.

I recently developed my own little mantra to tune these out: whatever they say, I internally translate it as "Blah Blah Blah, Buy Our Stuff!". This is excellent mental armor, very useful as the advertisers do their utmost to influence my mind.

Once I'd acquired this habit, I found useful variations. The fast-talk mumble of lawyerese at the close of certain commercials becomes "Blah Blah Blah, Can't Sue Us!". It also works when away from the TV. If I'm stuck in a conversation with a bore, I mentally deploy "Blah Blah Blah, I'm So Cool!" as a voice over for whatever they say.

He's insane, you say. Yes, probably, but at least I'm more relaxed.

Which brings me to the title of the thread. I already felt BGG had a signal to noise problem, and the new poll feature is already making that far worse. But it's OK with me, I've got protection. When I see a dumb poll, I won't get irritated - I'll just think "Blah Blah Blah, Take My Poll!", and move along with a smile.
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You forgot to add this...

Poll
Blah Blah Blah, Take My Poll?
Blah Blah
Blah Blah Blah
Blah Blah Blah Blah
      18 answers
Poll created by brerfrog
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Blah Blah Blah, Thumb and Tip my reply!!
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Sphere wrote:
I'm a basketball fan, so I've had the TV on quite a bit lately watching the NBA playoffs. The downside of that is that I'm subjected to the relentless barage of commercials.

I recently developed my own little mantra to tune these out: whatever they say, I internally translate it as "Blah Blah Blah, Buy Our Stuff!". This is excellent mental armor, very useful as the advertisers do their utmost to influence my mind.

Once I'd acquired this habit, I found useful variations. The fast-talk mumble of lawyerese at the close of certain commercials becomes "Blah Blah Blah, Can't Sue Us!". It also works when away from the TV. If I'm stuck in a conversation with a bore, I mentally deploy "Blah Blah Blah, I'm So Cool!" as a voice over for whatever they say.

He's insane, you say. Yes, probably, but at least I'm more relaxed.

Which brings me to the title of the thread. I already felt BGG had a signal to noise problem, and the new poll feature is already making that far worse. But it's OK with me, I've got protection. When I see a dumb poll, I won't get irritated - I'll just think "Blah Blah Blah, Take My Poll!", and move along with a smile.

Blah Blah Blah, I'm So Cool!
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brerfrog wrote:
You forgot to add this...

Poll
Blah Blah Blah, Take My Poll?
Blah Blah
Blah Blah Blah
Blah Blah Blah Blah
      18 answers
Poll created by brerfrog


Sounds like the Video Professor:

"Blah blah blah, try my product!"

Yeah, I'm watching entirely too much cable.
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Sphere wrote:
Blah, blah, blah, I'm so cool!
Very nice. I may have to try that out, here. It is certainly more amusing than replacing entire monologues with *snip*
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Sphere wrote:
I'm a basketball fan, so I've had the TV on quite a bit lately watching the NBA playoffs. The downside of that is that I'm subjected to the relentless barage of commercials.


That is why the Flying Spaghetti Monster/God/our alien overlords invented the mute button...

Edit: Oh wait, I should have made that into a poll!
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The only REAL sports are Baseball, Bowling and anything with Broads (NOT women)! That'll solve this B'Ball thingee....
 
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