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Posted: 12/5/2012 9:56:09 PM
I am sure they wouldn't appreciate 2peas snark, but sometimes I want to scream "WTH are you thinking?" I saw this gem tonight.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 9:57:59 PM
All. The. Time.

The one that kills me? The "happy baby elephant splashing in the water".

Ummmm... that's a picture of the audio-animatronic baby elephant from the Jungle Cruise at DISNEYLAND, people. LOL! That is NOT a real elephant!!

ETA: THIS ONE. Kills me every time I see it repinned.




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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:00:40 PM
Yep. A couple of times, I haven't been able to hold back


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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:09:21 PM
Definitely and sometimes I do comment.

The plastic spoon crafts get me.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:18:58 PM
Lol, I was on there today, and two of them made me want to come here and post a thread on this very thing. I can't for the life of me remember what they are now though. If I do, I'll be sure to come back and edit with links.

ETA: Ok, I remembered one, its the Bacon Candle . I'm pretty sure it started as a joke, but I don't think the people that are repinning it know that.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:19:36 PM
Oh my...I haven't seen the baby elephant one. I posted on that one penny linked though.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:21:35 PM
pennyring, I literally LOL'ed. That is hilarious. It really doesn't look that real.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:23:07 PM
The one that kills me is the "Vinegar and baking soda to fill party balloons -- never spend money on helium (scarce resource!) again" one. The science nerd in me rebels against that kind of ignorance.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:24:37 PM
Thank you for sharing my pain. I feel vindicated.




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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:24:40 PM
Three things that really annoy me.

People who post personal photos like its their own Flickr photo stream really annoy me.
People who treat it like Ebay or Etsy and post photos of stuff they're selling. Grr

Also, real estate agents using it as an advertising tool.

Oh, and porn. Don't want to scroll through close ups of vajayjay.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:25:38 PM
I present.......

Stupid Things People Pin

I've been slacking lately. I need some new gems.


Well Peas, I believe this thread has gone Thrusday.
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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:27:38 PM

Oh, and porn. Don't want to scroll through close ups of vajayjay.

This is so true. I just passed by a pic pinned to a board called "foreskins I like".

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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:41:17 PM

This is so true. I just passed by a pic pinned to a board called "foreskins I like".


Get outta town. Really?


Well Peas, I believe this thread has gone Thrusday.
"The Pot has not just met the Kettle, they are getting jiggy on the top of the stove." -Lanus

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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:44:39 PM

This is so true. I just passed by a pic pinned to a board called "foreskins I like".


Is there a "foreskins I dislike" board? Please say yes.




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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:45:32 PM
Jbeans...love that board. I haven't seen porn on Pinterest, I think I am missing all the good stuff.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:46:53 PM
Oh yeah. There's one that is how to make dollops of toothpaste to,pack on a camping trip. I always think " or you could pick up a tube of travel,toothpaste instead." Complicating simple things makes NO sense to me.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 11:14:11 PM
Yes! ALL of the time. The sad thing is people will fall for anything. I love the websites pintrosity and you are drunk pinterest or something like that. By all means put sugar in your hair. I wonder if some people just put it out there to see if people will believe. It's insane!

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Posted: 12/5/2012 11:17:13 PM
Lol penny ring! I'm not on pinterest, but I knew exactly what you were talking about before I even clicked the link. How people think that is real is beyond me!
Maybe you should pin the back side of water!


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Posted: 12/5/2012 11:22:23 PM
the ones that I want to say WTH too are posts like "this is the BEST cleaning solution ever...I will NEVER EVER EVER buy another cleaning product again because this homemade version is sooooooo f*ing fantastic! It got my (Blank) soooo clean and sparkling."

Then, you try this fabulous xyz concotion of cleaning miracle and wow, NOTHING happens.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 11:53:18 PM

The one that kills me is the "Vinegar and baking soda to fill party balloons -- never spend money on helium (scarce resource!) again" one. The science nerd in me rebels against that kind of ignorance.



MEEE TOOO!!! I did comment on one of them telling them it was a great idea to let their small children run around with mini hydrogen bombs at parties.... Ugh.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:14:32 AM

the ones that I want to say WTH too are posts like "this is the BEST cleaning solution ever...I will NEVER EVER EVER buy another cleaning product again because this homemade version is sooooooo f*ing fantastic! It got my (Blank) soooo clean and sparkling."


I am a TOTAL SUCKER for stuff like that. Or at least I was back when I cared about having a clean house.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:28:05 AM
JBeans, your board is hilarious.

I'm always surprised at DIY recipes for things that are cheap to begin with. The Mod Podge is a good example.



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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:33:13 AM
All.The.Time.!!!

There was a phase with people pinning and re-pinning a picture of a baby otter and calling it an seal The ignorance is truly frightening!

And with some crafts, homemade cleaning solutions etc you just want to scream about people having too much time on their hands!!



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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:21:17 AM
Pinterest has become "Old Wive's Tales central"
I just want to post "wrong!!" on so many things.

I also love the recipes that say "this is the best tasting xxxx ever" and then ..."can't wait to try this"
If you haven't tried it, then then why are you pinning that it's the best ever?


I haven't seen porn on Pinterest, I think I am missing all the good stuff.
Never? I see lots, full on nudity males and females and having sex (male/male mostly)... maybe because I am in a different time zone and all the porn pinners are up late at night in the USA. I've reported some of it, but it doesn't seem to be making a difference.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:31:28 AM
Yes, all the time, mostly on tattoos that look like someone scribbled it with a Sharpie and everyone's declaring it the coolest thing ever.
There was a picture doing the rounds a while back of a starry sky and a wooden path, someone had called it the Stairway to Heaven, a place in Ireland where the stars align every year creating this phenomenon of earth meeting sky in a perfect line. I rubbished it and linked the original source of the picture but people still pinned it as Ireland with cries of 'I need to see this' 'must visit Ireland soon'

I have seen and reported porn, I was scrolling one night and came across a young lady legs spread 'enjoying' herself. I almost spit out my cocoa


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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:18:28 AM
We recently tried the homemade thin mints. Yes they actually are tasty but the original blog suggested they were a frugal alternative to the official Girl Scout version. Adding up the cost of ingredients I think they cost the same!

Others have a whole rave and then say "can't wait to try this!"

If you haven't, don't rave about it.



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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:26:39 AM
I haven't seen what I would call porn. Some artful nudes, but that is it.

Worse than the toothpaste one is the triple antibiotic in the little bits of straws that you melt to seal the ends. That would begin with a colossal mess and end with the house burning down.



The science ones bug me- one is of a baby giraffe the size of a chihuahua. Have these people ever been to a zoo? I think it is a dik dik, actually.






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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:11:56 AM

Jbeans...love that board. I haven't seen porn on Pinterest, I think I am missing all the good stuff.



You're welcome, gals. I, like you, saw so many ridiculous things that the board was born.
Another that has yet to see porn.
But keep talking about stupid pins. You're giving me gold! Gold!


Well Peas, I believe this thread has gone Thrusday.
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Posted: 12/6/2012 3:26:21 PM
Not sure it tops baby elephants and exploding balloons - but the beautiful pics of water marbles and their bad science make me cringe.

Read comments before pinning people, read the comments.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 3:46:28 PM
Ugh, the 'glowing' bottle of Mt. Dew drives me batty every time I come across it.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:20:12 PM
I did post to one that was dangerous to a baby.

I woman posted a beautiful quilt and said she was going to make it for her new grandchild. Umm... The thing was covered in small buttons in several shapes.

I posted about the choking hazard and she came back and told me I didn't know what I was talking about and to leave her post alone.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:46:03 PM
OMG!!! YES!!!

My other pet peeve form Pin is that alot of magazines now pin stuff..ie recipes, but of course you need to get a subscription to GET them. WTH???






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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:59:18 PM
I am going to start posting "That is not going to end well" in the comments of some of the crazy pins.
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Posted: 12/6/2012 5:04:23 PM
I love pinterest, but it really shows just how stupid people are.

There is one that was part of a Worth1000 photoshop contest. It shows a castle on top of a limestone pillar in the sea. Someone titled it 'Dublin, Ireland' and for a long time I would see it posted with 'this is amazing, I have to go see it'.

IT IS NOT REAL

I have commented on them saying... this is photoshop and not real and people have gotten angry at me! I give up.


There is also This 'Beware of Artists' pin which claims "Actual poster from the mid-50’s issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy at the height of the Red Scare and anti communist witch hunt."

Nope. Not even a little bit true. It is an out of context quote taken from Queen Victoria's letters. It is a poster created recently and sent around the internet with this false provenance.





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Posted: 12/6/2012 5:10:44 PM
I posted on Penny's baby elephant pin and the lady came back and said it was still cute and joyful.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 5:23:37 PM
I've tried commenting on pins friends have made that I know won't work and I get ignored. So now I ignore them. let them have the fun of a messy afternoon.

I also laugh at some of these pins that act like something that's been around for decades is new. Like the vinegar and baking soda cleaners or flour sack towels. Or yet another pin of basic chocolate chip cookies with another thing in them, like a different nut, or cranberries. The pinner is raving about how amazing this fantastic new cookie is and I'm thinking "umm . . . chocolate chip cookies . . . wow?"


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Posted: 12/6/2012 5:31:07 PM

I posted on Penny's baby elephant pin and the lady came back and said it was still cute and joyful.


Just as Disney designed it

You tried. It's like debunking Urban Legends on FB only to get back "Well it can't hurt!"

Yes, yes it can. It hurts my heart when people are stupid.




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Posted: 12/6/2012 5:33:36 PM
Ha! Fun stuff. Is it wrong that I like that "shanty chic" sink?


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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:00:59 PM
Pallet furniture. Have these people never driven down the highway behind a pickup truck piled with a 10 foot stack of dirty, nasty pallets?

And chalkboard paint everywhere makes me cringe, too.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:21:05 PM



Yes, yes it can. It hurts my heart when people are stupid.


Way too funny!!!
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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:32:08 PM
Janine!

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The funny thing about the Disney elephant is that she has it posted on a Nature board. It would totally make sense if she just put it on a "things that make me smile" board or something.



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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:41:06 PM
Don't give up, I Google the ones that are obvious, like the Dublin one but I love it when someone calls BS so I can check for my self.


Even with the snark, trolls and spelling police you are a great group of ladies!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:53:05 PM
Okay, I was just looking through Pinterest and one of the first pins that I came across was the sleep calculator. "Calculate when you need to go to sleep based on what time you need to wake up."
Seriously. These people shouldn't even to be able to use Pinterest (or the Internet, or operate a motor vehicle, or use a toaster).
These are the people that cause companies to put ridiculous disclaimers (like "for external use only" on a curling iron) on their products.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:54:20 PM
ALL THE TIME! some pins are so dumb. And the things that make something harder than it needs to be. Toothpaste dots? Really?


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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:58:11 PM

Ha! Fun stuff. Is it wrong that I like that "shanty chic" sink?


Yes. Yes, it is.


Well Peas, I believe this thread has gone Thrusday.
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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:14:06 PM
I do not belong to Pinterest, but I have had people send me things that took ALL my self-control to not ask WTH was wrong with them for thinking it was worthwhile/reasonable.



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Posted: 12/8/2012 4:08:03 PM
THIS ONE with a spiral bird feeder that holds peanuts always gets me.

The pin says "Peanut Wreath Feeder- coat hanger and a slinky" - okay...if you know anything about a slinky, you would know that if you were to hold it in that shape, it would just droop and you would know it would not be able to support a bunch of peanuts and a bird perched on top of it. Plus, if they click on the link, you can clearly see the description of said feeder says "This 12" heavy-duty, powder-coated wreath"

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Posted: 12/8/2012 4:47:40 PM
My favorite WTH pin is the one that says to drop a Mr. Clean eraser in the toilet and leave it overnight. In the morning, your nasty toilet will be magically clean!

There are NO CHEMICALS in a Mr. Clean eraser, people!


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Posted: 12/8/2012 9:25:56 PM
How to unlock your car with a tennis ball had me scratching my head. I find it very hard to believe this would work, but even if it did who the heck is carrying a tennis ball around? Is this a tip for people that frequently lock themselves out of their car at the gym?

The first time I saw it, the description said something about "going to put a tennis ball in my purse right now!" Ok...or you could just put an extra car key in there, which would actually unlock your doors and take up less room.


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Posted: 12/8/2012 10:44:13 PM
I want to know if people just generally have poor taste or just take some weird delight in being overly effusive over relatively mundane food.

I'm no foodie but we made two "rave" recipes today and both were just okay. Brownie Batter dip is basically a way to spend 3x the time and money to end up with the homemade equivalent of canned frosting.

I guess my WTH is what the heck was I thinking?

Time to go back to AllRecipes. The reviews may be wack but at least they expland beyond "Yes Please!"



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