Empty mobile commercial coffee cups in movies/sitcoms

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by musicarus, Dec 5, 2018 at 12:10 AM.

  1. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    this must stop. It truly detracts from the erstwhile authenticity by coffee drinkers who have handled a full cup. Delete if already a thread,i did not research. At all.
     
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  2. altaeria

    altaeria Forum Resident

    This is always a hot topic.
     
  3. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Saratoga, NY
    So hot, in fact, there should be a warning/disclaimer! Never mind gun control or climate change!

    Seriously, I've become sensitized to seeing these empty cups carelessly handed around with little finesse - demonstrating they are empty! And then a mighty gulp...
     
  4. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Just so we're speaking the same language, are you talking about characters pantomiming drinking coffee out of empty cups covered with logos from Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Metro PCS (or, in the case of Murphy Brown, Jitterbug Direct :D )?
     
  5. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

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    At least put some coffee in them. :cool:
     
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  6. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

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    They always use these paper cups too, right?

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  7. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Welcome to my unwarranted concern...HA HA HA HA HA........fools!
     
  8. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    My pet peeve is when the name of a telephone company is printed on the handset of the phone, usually on the mouthpiece so when the character is talking you see the logo right there right by their mouth.

    It exists nowhere in the world except in movies and television shows.
     
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  9. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Which is doubly ironic, because how many years did cellphone earpieces never even reach an ear...:wtf:
     
  10. Obtuse1

    Obtuse1 Forum Resident

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    It's right up there with credit/debit cards being swiped upside down in commercials.

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  11. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

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    Tom Cruise - is that you?
     
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  12. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    If TCM has a sarcastic sense of humor then yes....
     
  13. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Most stock photography agencies are populated exclusively by drooling mongoloids. It's the only possible explanation for things like this:

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  14. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Dude. Mongoloids is so retro....
     
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  15. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Of course my real pet peeve (although to be honest, I don't just have a pet peeve, I have a whole menageries of peeves, with an extensive peeve breeding program) is photographers and models who have no idea how microphones work.

    For instance, Elvis knew how to sing into the classic Shure "Potato Masher" 55SH microphone. The image is so iconic that it was made into a stamp:

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    ...so why are stock photo archives filled with photos of people singing into the wrong end!

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    This is as idiotic as steering a car with your feet!
     
  16. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    I was thinking of the DEVO song as I typed that.
     
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  17. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    But, The Nightfly....
     
  18. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    We should take this the pet peeves thread which must exist...
     
  19. Obtuse1

    Obtuse1 Forum Resident

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    Florida
    If you tour Sun Studios, they actually instruct you how to hold the mic correctly for pictures.
     
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  20. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    All right! Thank you for that.
     
  21. joefont

    joefont Forum Resident

    My pet peeve: Why is it that in movies and TV when someone's in bed asleep and they get a phone call in the middle of the night, they always turn on the light? What.....they don't know how to talk in the dark?!!!
     
  22. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

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    southern Illinois
    How about in the movies and on TV when someone is driving a car and talking to someone in the passenger seat, the driver always looks over at the passenger while talking, as if he can't talk and watch the road at the same time.
     
  23. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    You mean the lavender shirt? Yeah, that's totally out of line. :crazy:
     
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  24. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    I thought I was the only one. It drives me CRAZY.
     
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  25. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    we must occupy a similar space on 'the spectrum'
     

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