Thursday, February 25, 2010

Stupid, Obsessive Pet Peeve...

Ok, so as you can tell by the title, I have an overly ridiculous pet peeve. It is so bad, that this is the only place I could even try to explain it, so please indulge me for a moment.

I can't stand it when voice actors, specifically in commercials on the radio, pretend to eat and talk at the same time.

If you care, read on...if not, thanks for stopping by.

The NEVER sound like they are eating and talking at the same time. They are always faking it. They probably think that it sounds great, but it doesn't. Oddly enough, people can speak pretty clearly while eating, but when actors pretend, it sounds like they are chewing on their own lips while they talk. Why can't the commercial's director just have them actually eat food while they record their lines? It would sound 100x times more realistic, and actually would be easier to understand.

Ok, I am done...thanks for caring.

A few other points:

  • Finally tried the "I am T-Pain" app for the iPhone that I bought a couple of months ago. A lot of fun, and so very, very stupid. You can record your voice and have it sent through AutoTune to get the goofiness of sounding like 97% of all R&B artists.
  • Had a GREAT customer service experience this morning, with Pilot Freight. The lady on the phone was as informative and helpful as anyone I have ever talked to. That makes me happy.
  • Those of you fellow bloggers...I am on to you...yeah, I am talking about those people who obviously listen to Muse in the News and put those on your blog...I am watching you.
  • If you want Photoshop, but can't afford it, try GIMP. It is pretty sweet...and free!
Baseball season is almost here...be ready...hopefully lots of baseball intensive posts for the next few months.
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