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Writer's Block: Are you incentivized?

Are there any buzz words or catch-phrases--such as incentivize or at the end of the day--that make you cringe? What are they, and why do you hate them?
Any Internet meme except "boot to the head" because they're just so overused.

"So i herd u liek mudkipz????"

"IT'S OVER 9000!!"

"I'm firin' my lazer! SH00P DA W00P!"*


Etc., etc. See how annoying they are?

However, I've never heard of the word "incentivize" before (I had to look it up) and have no idea how either it or "at the end of the day" is annoying (though "incentivize" does sound like a weird word).

*This one is somewhat less annoying if "SH00P DA W00P" is replaced with "BLAARRGGHH!"


My non-Writer's Block post of the day

The first two periods in school today were pretty hilarious.

In anatomy class, we got a list of safety procedures. ♯3 is:

"3. Students who are pregnant, taking immunosuppressive drugs, or who have any other medical condition (e.g., diabetes, immunological defect) that might necessitate special precautions in the laboratory must inform the instructor immediately."

And yet the student handbook for our school says that pregnancy and other Level Four offenses can result in expulsion from school. (I don't think these safety procedures were written by our school, but still)

In Bible class, we got a handout of class requirements, grading criteria, and the like. The header says:

"Junior and Senior Boys Bible 2009-20010"

Great. I only have [anyonewhoreferencesthatstupidmemewillbegivenaboottothehead]9000½[/anyonewhoreferencesthatstupidmemewillbegivenaboottothehead] years to study for my midterm exams.

I had a lot more homework today than I did yesterday, but at least it's the weekend!


Writer's Block: I Don't Normally Do This Kind of Thing

Have you ever found yourself enjoying something you had previously scorned as a cliché? What was it?
Hmm, let's see...

- Sonic games, but I still think Mario's better, and that there are far too many Sonic webcomics for any of them to be good. (One of the reasons I left SmackJeeves)
- "SH00P DA W00P". I thought it was a cliché until I saw its origin, the Lazer Collection, and decided that the Lazer Collection was cool, but overuse in webcomics isn't, another reason I left SmackJeeves.
- Chuck Norris jokes; I like to hear them only every once in awhile.
EDIT: One I couldn't think of off the top of my head originally:
- Boot to the head. I thought it, as well as anything at all Phoenix Wright-related, was cliché until I actually watched the video. 'Twas hilarious.

The opposite also happens to me sometimes - I enjoy something, but then later scorn it as a cliché. Here's a list of those:

- Starfox games
- Pokémon games (I still think the Red, Blue, and Yellow versions are good, though. It just got too complicated starting with Gold and Silver. And Nintendo had no right to replace Mewtwo with Lucario in SSBB.)
- Captain Falcon (It gets annoying to see and/or hear "FALCON PUNCH!!" a lot on the Internet)

For both lists, that's all I can think of off the top of my head.

updated prtsc land me

Writer's Block: You Don't Know Me

Our friends don't always know us as well as they think, particularly when it comes to likes and dislikes. Which popular book, movie, band, food, TV show, etc. would your friends be surprised to hear that you don't like?
Books: None that I can think of off the top of my head

Movies: ditto

Bands: The Beatles, Elvis

Foods: pie (If I ever figure out who made that overused on the Internet, he/she is gonna pay...)

TV shows: Once again, drawing a blank

Etc.: Nearly all overused jokes that don't fall into the above categories. The ones I can think of off the top of my head are "SH00P DA W00P", "I see what you did there", "That's what she said", "your mom", and almost anything that originated from Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Metal Gear, and Halo fanbases. There are some overused jokes I like though, such as "boot to the head".