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(Huffington Post)   Mayor Bloomberg wants all you young whippersnappers to chill out with all the loudness in your earbuds. DID YOU HEAR THAT?   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 119
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2013-03-06 05:54:37 PM
Is there anything that prick wants to permit us to do aside from reading news from his company to line his pockets? God Almighty, it'll soon be sent down from on high that breathing is bad and we need to minimize it.

Then again, it is New York. Minimizing breathing would go a long way to increasing longevity in that cesspool. Nevertheless, Bloomberg is a know-it-all toolbag who needs to sit down, shut the fark up, count his money, and stay the hell out of everybody's business.
 
2013-03-06 05:56:52 PM
You kids with your fast cars and your Rock 'n' Roll music. This will lead to dancing, I just know it.
 
2013-03-06 06:18:47 PM
Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.
 
2013-03-06 06:39:24 PM
Ban earbuds!
 
2013-03-06 06:41:37 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-03-06 06:43:32 PM
He's just being big mommy government protecting all the little childrens who can't take of themselves. You kids can't handle freedom.
 
2013-03-06 06:48:13 PM
WTF wanna be dictator?
 
2013-03-06 06:51:11 PM
I think this dude should buy an island (not Manhattan) and just declare himself king.
 
2013-03-06 06:51:53 PM
New York City, unless you like being 'New Singapore", throw this bastard out in the street when you get the chance.
 
2013-03-06 06:52:07 PM

Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.


This. I wonder if there will be a class action lawsuit one day. Along with law firms advertising the fact on late night tv.
 
2013-03-06 06:52:41 PM
Sad part is he's right. Now is the time to invest in Miracle Ear. This generation is going to be deaf by the time they hit 30.
 
2013-03-06 06:54:18 PM

astouffer: Sad part is he's right. Now is the time to invest in Miracle Ear. This generation is going to be deaf by the time they hit 30.


What?
 
2013-03-06 06:54:21 PM
Just ten months till we have our first lesbian mayor.
 
2013-03-06 06:55:00 PM
It really should be illegal to hurt yourself in any way. It should also be illegal to do anything I don't like.
 
2013-03-06 06:57:50 PM
I hear Carnegie Hall will have a limiter installed and set to 89 db at the front row.
 
2013-03-06 06:59:07 PM

Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.


This, this, this!

For years I warned my now 25 year old step-son to turn his friggin' headphones down or he would damage his hearing.  I'm almost twice his age and my hearing is far better than his at this point.  He admits I was right but it's still incredibly frustrating to have to repeat myself ad nauseum when trying to have a conversation with him.
 
2013-03-06 06:59:10 PM

astouffer: Sad part is he's right. Now is the time to invest in Miracle Ear. This generation is going to be deaf by the time they hit 30.


Just like the three before it? My son doesn't listen to music anywhere near as loud as I used to (and sometimes still do). Hell, the line "if it's too loud, you're too old" was old when it showed up in Airheads almost 20 years ago. The Who was the loudest band in history 40 years ago.
 
2013-03-06 07:00:24 PM

umad: It really should be illegal to hurt yourself in any way. It should also be illegal to do anything I don't like.


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2013-03-06 07:00:39 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: astouffer: Sad part is he's right. Now is the time to invest in Miracle Ear. This generation is going to be deaf by the time they hit 30.

Just like the three before it? My son doesn't listen to music anywhere near as loud as I used to (and sometimes still do). Hell, the line "if it's too loud, you're too old" was old when it showed up in Airheads almost 20 years ago. The Who was the loudest band in history 40 years ago.


Earbuds...it's all about the earbuds.
 
2013-03-06 07:01:58 PM

hdhale: New York City, unless you like being 'New Singapore", throw this bastard out in the street when you get the chance.


We could learn a lot from Singapore.  I, for one, would love to see anyone caught tagging publicly caned.
 
2013-03-06 07:02:28 PM
This farker shouldn't be telling anyone what to do.  Simply warn people of not just the dangers to your hearing, but also the annoying bastard you become when everything has to be repeated to you at least three times because you blew your eardrums out with headphones and earbuds.Yes, I deal with this often.
 
2013-03-06 07:04:35 PM
where am i supposed to get money to PAY for one of those THINGS??
 
2013-03-06 07:04:36 PM

hdhale: New York City, unless you like being 'New Singapore", throw this bastard out in the street when you get the chance.


Hey now, don't be knocking Singapore. Despite the totalitarian rules, that place really is all kinds of awesome.
 
2013-03-06 07:05:40 PM
abcnews.go.com
 
2013-03-06 07:05:57 PM

Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.


that's smart because the boomers are losing their hearing.
Which is actually great for me. It means insurance cares about hearing aids now. Batteries are easier to find, people gawk at aids less. It's like the only positive thing the Boomers have ever done.

\How sad that the Boomers greatest contribution is losing their hearing.
 
2013-03-06 07:07:21 PM
Dear concerned parental unit;

Everytime you tell us to turn the music down; it makes you seem like an old person.

/ plus; it's my choice if I want to listen to Jimi Hendrix's Foxy Lady at 110 decibels

Signed,
Ungrateful, extremely noisy crouchfruit
 
2013-03-06 07:12:55 PM
Dear Bloomberg,

Sometimes people will do shiat you don't like and that is bad for them.  It's none of your farking business, so butt out.
 
2013-03-06 07:16:27 PM
I guess New Yorkers like someone to think for them. Any guesses as to his next crusade?
 
2013-03-06 07:17:08 PM
Hey idiots (meaning commenters above) - this is a public awareness campaign. He's not making anything illegal.
 
2013-03-06 07:17:37 PM
wut
 
2013-03-06 07:18:04 PM

El Brujo: hdhale: New York City, unless you like being 'New Singapore", throw this bastard out in the street when you get the chance.

We could learn a lot from Singapore.  I, for one, would love to see anyone caught tagging publicly caned.


I'd prefer not to live under a dictatorship, however benign, thanks.
 
2013-03-06 07:18:18 PM

1derful: I guess New Yorkers like someone to think for them. Any guesses as to his next crusade?


What do you like to do? Whatever you like most, that's my guess.
 
2013-03-06 07:18:18 PM
Mr. Nanny.
 
2013-03-06 07:18:49 PM
it's just like being f*cked up the ass
 
2013-03-06 07:19:22 PM

DamnYankees: Hey idiots (meaning commenters above) - this is a public awareness campaign. He's not making anything illegal.


Hey idiot, we don't want to hear it.

So fark you.
 
2013-03-06 07:20:45 PM

1derful: Any guesses as to his next crusade?



Hot Pockets are too hot.
 
2013-03-06 07:20:54 PM

olfhq: DamnYankees: Hey idiots (meaning commenters above) - this is a public awareness campaign. He's not making anything illegal.

Hey idiot, we don't want to hear it.

So fark you.


Do you live in New York? If not, why should anyone give a shiat? He's our mayor, not yours.
 
2013-03-06 07:21:36 PM
Does anybody else think that Bloomberg is intentionally making a name for himself  and will likely run for President in one of the next elections?  Kind of like Giuliani?

/not only do I think it could happen, I expect it to
//but wouldn't vote for the guy
 
2013-03-06 07:23:03 PM

DamnYankees: olfhq: DamnYankees: Hey idiots (meaning commenters above) - this is a public awareness campaign. He's not making anything illegal.

Hey idiot, we don't want to hear it.

So fark you.

Do you live in New York? If not, why should anyone give a shiat? He's our mayor, not yours.


I do. So fark you.
 
2013-03-06 07:23:30 PM

DamnYankees: Do you live in New York? If not, why should anyone give a shiat? He's our mayor, not yours.


Yeah?  Then maybe he should knock off his whole "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" campaign and stop trying to change gun laws in other states.
 
2013-03-06 07:24:59 PM
The earbuds allow a lot of outside noise in, New York is generally loud, people turn up the volume all the way to compensate. I can hear some people's headphone music clear as day on the subway. It's gotta be doing damage.

The alternative is ear phones that block out the outside noise. But making yourself effectively deaf in New York is dangerous in the more immediate sense.

Anyhoo, ignore the warnings at your own risk and enjoy your tinnitus.
 
2013-03-06 07:24:59 PM

The_Sponge: DamnYankees: Do you live in New York? If not, why should anyone give a shiat? He's our mayor, not yours.

Yeah?  Then maybe he should knock off his whole "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" campaign and stop trying to change gun laws in other states.



And yes, I realize this whole music thing is different.....just providing one example of why people are tired of his routine.
 
2013-03-06 07:27:00 PM
I'm partially deaf due to years of headphones and gunfire.
Can't hear the wife half the time when I want to, and have an excuse for when I need to go into selective hearing mode with her. So it is all good.

And oh yes, the Who knew how to blow out eardrums.
Glad to "hear" NYC has so few other problems that attention can be focused on stuff like this.
 
2013-03-06 07:27:06 PM
Well, they make a good excuse to ignore panhandlers.
 
2013-03-06 07:27:17 PM

olfhq: I do. So fark you.


Change your profile information, then.

The_Sponge: And yes, I realize this whole music thing is different.....just providing one example of why people are tired of his routine.


His approval rating is 50%. That's actually pretty good in the landscape of American politics.
 
2013-03-06 07:29:40 PM

DamnYankees: Do you live in New York? If not, why should anyone give a shiat? He's our mayor, not yours.


Because he funds campaigns in other states and he lobbies for things outside of New York City. His actions directly affected at least one election in California, and as head, founder, and funder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (who act to make guns illegal so that they can argue against them) he pushes an agenda far beyond the five boroughs.

That's why anyone should give a shiat. If he's your mayor, tell him to stick to New York City and leave the rest of us the fark alone.
 
2013-03-06 07:30:50 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Because he funds campaigns in other states and he lobbies for things outside of New York City.


I'm not sure what that has to do with this PSA issue.
 
2013-03-06 07:31:40 PM

Strongbeerrules: Well, they make a good excuse to ignore panhandlers.


is that what they call people from Destin
 
2013-03-06 07:32:20 PM
This actually illustrates what the real intent is...

"The program, which will cost roughly $250,000 and be paid for by a grant from the Fund for Public Health,"

If he really wanted to do something about it, he would just pass a law to control it like he did with drinks.  He didn't "Engage in a ad campaign against drinks."  He passed a law.  What the above shows is that this is intended to create a job for somebody and way to spend money on it.  Nothing else.  Government must always always always get bigger.  It never should be allowed to get smaller because the world would end if it did.  It is a microcosm of how the the powerticians in DC think as well.  OMG a 2% cut which is really a reduction in the increase means zombie Apocalypse.

/ass wagons all of them
 
2013-03-06 07:32:26 PM

DamnYankees: olfhq: I do. So fark you.

Change your profile information, then.


Didn't know that was a perquisite for posting, or having an opinion.
 
2013-03-06 07:32:51 PM

olfhq: DamnYankees: olfhq: I do. So fark you.

Change your profile information, then.

Didn't know that was a perquisite for posting, or having an opinion.


It is for not being misunderstood re: your location.
 
2013-03-06 07:33:08 PM

DamnYankees: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Because he funds campaigns in other states and he lobbies for things outside of New York City.

I'm not sure what that has to do with this PSA issue.


If only that were what I responded to. This is what i responded to:

DamnYankees: Do you live in New York? If not, why should anyone give a shiat? He's our mayor, not yours.

 
2013-03-06 07:36:37 PM

DamnYankees: Hey idiots (meaning commenters above) - this is a public awareness campaign. He's not making anything illegal.


Not yet, but we're talking about Bloomberg.
 
2013-03-06 07:41:13 PM
it is so annoying. they sit next to you on the subway. i hope they all go deaf.
 
2013-03-06 07:41:48 PM
Next up: ankle bracelets for everyone to make sure they're exercising.

2.bp.blogspot.com

Something is wrong with that man.
 
2013-03-06 07:43:04 PM

DamnYankees: His approval rating is 50%. That's actually pretty good in the landscape of American politics.



That is pretty good....but it's also a sad state of affairs when 50% of people in a city want their mayor to be their nanny.
 
2013-03-06 07:43:22 PM
Elections have consequences
 
2013-03-06 07:44:20 PM

Joe Blowme: Erections have consequences


FTFM
 
2013-03-06 07:46:38 PM

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Joe Blowme: Erections have consequences

FTFM


LOL nice
 
2013-03-06 07:46:39 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Is there anything that prick wants to permit us to do aside from reading news from his company to line his pockets? God Almighty, it'll soon be sent down from on high that breathing is bad and we need to minimize it.

Then again, it is New York. Minimizing breathing would go a long way to increasing longevity in that cesspool. Nevertheless, Bloomberg is a know-it-all toolbag who needs to sit down, shut the fark up, count his money, and stay the hell out of everybody's business.


New Yorkers are afraid of everything though. They will gladly obey Father Bloomberg's wishes.

/freedom and liberty, my ass. He's a baby tyrant.
 
2013-03-06 07:46:46 PM

astouffer: Sad part is he's right. Now is the time to invest in Miracle Ear. This generation is going to be deaf by the time they hit 30.


The problem is that at this point, people don't care how good the cause is, they hear 'Bloomberg', and tune the rest out.

And I don't blame them. This Does deserve an awareness campaign, but does anybody see him stopping there?
 
2013-03-06 07:47:51 PM
This is a repeat from my childhood and our horrible Sony Walkmen.
 
2013-03-06 07:48:40 PM
Awareness campaigns are light years away from outright bans and ordinances. I like politicians who invest money in people's health. I hate politicians who force you to conform to an arbitrary lifestyle of be fined or charged.
 
2013-03-06 07:49:51 PM
Mayor Bloomberg is a filthy rich c*nt who wants to distract you from his cronies stealing the paint off the wall by feeding you a sense of urgency about utter bullsh*t.

Mayor Bloomberg wants to sh*t where you eat.

Mayor Bloomberg wants to limit your digression and tastes to that which he sees as good.

Mayor Bloomberg wants to fart on your sofa with his feet on your coffee table while you fetch him beers as he wags his finger at you every time you scratch your ass.
 
2013-03-06 07:50:04 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Is there anything that prick wants to permit us to do aside from reading news from his company to line his pockets? God Almighty, it'll soon be sent down from on high that breathing is bad and we need to minimize it.

Then again, it is New York. Minimizing breathing would go a long way to increasing longevity in that cesspool. Nevertheless, Bloomberg is a know-it-all toolbag who needs to sit down, shut the fark up, count his money, and stay the hell out of everybody's business.


Four hundred years from now, Bloomianity will be the state religion. Lucky you, you were here at the start. As a heritic non-believer, but here, even so...
 
2013-03-06 07:50:22 PM

al's hat: Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.

This, this, this!

For years I warned my now 25 year old step-son to turn his friggin' headphones down or he would damage his hearing.  I'm almost twice his age and my hearing is far better than his at this point.  He admits I was right but it's still incredibly frustrating to have to repeat myself ad nauseum when trying to have a conversation with him.


I always spot-checked my stepsons' music, and I think it stuck. There music is still probably louder than it should be, but I usually can't hear it from 5 feet away, even when they only have one bud in.

Personally, I'm not a fan. I like the noise-blocking aspect, but even with the small buds, they hurt my ear, and every brush against the cable translates into a loud grinding noise that actually drowns out the music.
 
2013-03-06 07:53:18 PM
i wish other people would turn their goddam headphones down while on the bus or subway. that shiat is annoying as hell
 
2013-03-06 07:55:49 PM
Still better than the '70s

passionweiss.com
 
2013-03-06 07:56:01 PM

SideshowRaheem: The earbuds allow a lot of outside noise in

I've found the opposite to be true -- earbuds are essensially ear plugs with a tiny speaker in them.  Unless you've comparing those huge studio style headphones that seems to be popular with kids now -- those block out everything.

I say bring back these (the headphones, not the walkman).
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2013-03-06 07:58:14 PM
and yall keep voting Democrat...

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-06 08:02:18 PM

DamnYankees: Hey idiots (meaning commenters above) - this is a public awareness campaign. He's not making anything illegal.


Holy shiat, a post worth reading. But I do enjoy the many whiners writing hate that don't even live in New York. It's good to look for something to biatch about.
 
2013-03-06 08:03:05 PM

drayno76: I hear Carnegie Hall will have a limiter installed and set to 89 db at the front row.


I've mixed over 3,000 live shows, a lot of them under a Nazi meter and what I've found is that, if the band aren't idiots with their dicks wired to their volume knobs and the room is decent and the AE knows what he's doing, you can turn in visceral, tight, punchy engaging shows without paving the place with SPL.  The meters are still a pain in the ass though because they are almost invariably being mother henned by a dipwad who, every 7 min or so, will see a 500 millisecond 99 dBA peak on an otherwise steady 89 dBA show and go "OH NOES TEH LMIT!  U R OVER TEH LIMIT!!!1!"  It's called dynamic range, you idiot.  Sure, digital compression may have eradicated the concept from recordings, but trust me, it's crucial.
 
2013-03-06 08:05:18 PM

clane: and yall keep voting Democrat...

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Yes, yes, we should all vote for the OTHER dipsh*ts instead.

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
"Hi.  I'm a failed B actor.  Greed is good."
 
2013-03-06 08:13:45 PM
I'm staring to think this guy is an undercover Republican operative.
 
2013-03-06 08:14:06 PM

mllawso: SideshowRaheem: The earbuds allow a lot of outside noise in
I've found the opposite to be true -- earbuds are essensially ear plugs with a tiny speaker in them.  Unless you've comparing those huge studio style headphones that seems to be popular with kids now -- those block out everything.

I say bring back these (the headphones, not the walkman).
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I'm not a believer in the "it's too loud" problem - the real problem is "it's too many hours."  A Walkman(R) gave, what,
30, 45 minutes a side, before you had to pull the tape out and flip it?  If you had auto-reverse, you were boss.  You had
some moments of silence.

However, today's MP3 players carry *days* of music.  At any volume, you become immune to it - much like getting off
of the interstate at 70ish MPH, and trying to bleed speed into the 25MPH village.  You're "speed blind" as they say.

I ain't that old (41), and do subject my ears to dangerous volumes from time to time - but not for hours, much less days.

I'm not saying reduce the capacity of MP3 players; I just think it's simply the playtime.  Geez - I just remembered...carrying
8AA batteries if you wanted to actually listen to the second side of the tape, and the first of another.  What's a fully charged
iPod last?
 
2013-03-06 08:17:23 PM

Mikey1969: And I don't blame them. This Does deserve an awareness campaign, but does anybody see him stopping there?


Not sure about yours, but my phone nags me every time I push the volume to about 75%. And as a parent trust me I have said "Turn those goddamn things down" more than I care to. I seriously doubt an awareness campaign will do anything but waste money and make a couple of people feel good that they are saving at least one kid. Because think of the children. If we can save just ONE it's money well spent.
 
2013-03-06 08:30:44 PM
How about an internet campaign to make Bloomberg a write-in candidate in Venezuela to replace Chavez?
 
2013-03-06 08:33:43 PM

Mikey1969: al's hat: Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.

This, this, this!

For years I warned my now 25 year old step-son to turn his friggin' headphones down or he would damage his hearing.  I'm almost twice his age and my hearing is far better than his at this point.  He admits I was right but it's still incredibly frustrating to have to repeat myself ad nauseum when trying to have a conversation with him.

I always spot-checked my stepsons' music, and I think it stuck. There music is still probably louder than it should be, but I usually can't hear it from 5 feet away, even when they only have one bud in.

Personally, I'm not a fan. I like the noise-blocking aspect, but even with the small buds, they hurt my ear, and every brush against the cable translates into a loud grinding noise that actually drowns out the music.


Not a bud fan for the same reasons.  I'm glad for you and your stepson that you had more success than I did.
 
2013-03-06 08:34:38 PM
How do you make a quiet jackhammer?
 
2013-03-06 08:35:31 PM

SideshowRaheem: The earbuds allow a lot of outside noise in, New York is generally loud, people turn up the volume all the way to compensate. I can hear some people's headphone music clear as day on the subway. It's gotta be doing damage.

The alternative is ear phones that block out the outside noise. But making yourself effectively deaf in New York is dangerous in the more immediate sense.

Anyhoo, ignore the warnings at your own risk and enjoy your tinnitus.


I have to admit that I giggle when I see them playing the music so loud when walking around Manhattan streets while they're in their own worlds they almost get hit by cars.

/and not just whippersnappers... loads of older people
//giggles even more at the texters
 
2013-03-06 08:36:30 PM

twfeline: How do you make a quiet jackhammer?


Turn off the air compressor?
 
2013-03-06 08:42:46 PM

Jument: This is a repeat from my childhood and our horrible Sony Walkmen.


Are you kidding, this is from when I played my AM transitor radio without an earbud.

/70s were great for AM radio
 
2013-03-06 08:53:27 PM
The New York Post reports the mayor is launching a new public health campaign to raise awareness of a well-known, but widely ignored fact that loud music can cause permanent hearing damage.

Seems to me like the awareness is already there, but people just don't care.

Same thing for smoking and being overweight and driving too fast and taking drugs and a thousand other things.  People already know, they are already aware, they just don't care.
 
2013-03-06 08:53:59 PM
DamnYankees Do you live in New York? If not, why should anyone give a shiat? He's our mayor, not yours.

Here's a deal. How about, I won't comment on your mayor and you New Yorkers can stop moving to my town?

That's fair.

Can't stand listening to New Yorkers complain.
 
2013-03-06 08:55:25 PM

SirEattonHogg: Can't stand listening to New Yorkers complain.


But... that's what they DO.  Are you some sort of bigot?  *snort*
 
2013-03-06 08:57:49 PM

twfeline: How do you make a quiet jackhammer?


I am really curious about that one myself and you beat me to the post.

mllawso: SideshowRaheem: The earbuds allow a lot of outside noise in
I've found the opposite to be true -- earbuds are essensially ear plugs with a tiny speaker in them.  Unless you've comparing those huge studio style headphones that seems to be popular with kids now -- those block out everything.

I say bring back these (the headphones, not the walkman).
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NO.  The sound quality sucked with those things.  I prefer the big headphones like the ones that are making a comeback right now, you know covers the whole ear.  Also easier to block outside sound without cranking the volume too loud.  I know it makes me sound old, but they work when you are homeschooling kids who might otherwise get distracted.
 
2013-03-06 08:57:52 PM

astouffer: Sad part is he's right. Now is the time to invest in Miracle Ear. This generation is going to be deaf by the time they hit 30.


Meh. People said that when the Sony Walkman came out, 30 years ago.
 
2013-03-06 09:03:28 PM

olfhq: DamnYankees: olfhq: I do. So fark you.

Change your profile information, then.

Didn't know that was a perquisite for posting, or having an opinion.


Saying people can be idiots is an observational opinion. Calling people idiots is an insult.

Bloomberg often acts like an idiot...that's my observational opinion
 
2013-03-06 09:09:31 PM
From the  : noise-induced hearing loss in adolescents, comparing 1988-1994 with 2005-2006:
www.nidcd.nih.gov

I wish they had numbers going back to the 1960s, when that rock-n-roll music was going to ruin hippies' hearing.
 
2013-03-06 09:10:31 PM
Doggone FARK, let's try posting  my link. again.
 
2013-03-06 09:18:52 PM
Why does he hate freedom??
 
2013-03-06 09:35:40 PM

The_Sponge: 1derful: Any guesses as to his next crusade?


Hot Pockets are too hot.


Who wants a Lukewarm Pocket?
 
2013-03-06 09:48:00 PM

lack of warmth: I prefer the big headphones like the ones that are making a comeback right now


That's fine at home, or when you're sitting. I'm talking about people that listen to music while they're running, or walking across a city street. I'd rather they *not* block out the sound of my horn when they step out in front of me.

/Think the crappy sound quality was due to mass produced, cheap 1980's monitors -- not the form factor.
 
2013-03-06 09:51:00 PM
This twat is an authoritarian papa government type that thinks his citizens are to stupid to make any decisions for themselves.

Thank god he is in New York, where he is 100% in his element.
 
2013-03-06 10:12:58 PM
So fellow NY'ers, is it time to make the nanny and NYC go away yet, by forcible secession?

/Please say yes, fark NYC
 
2013-03-06 10:16:04 PM

Benjamin Orr: astouffer: Sad part is he's right. Now is the time to invest in Miracle Ear. This generation is going to be deaf by the time they hit 30.

What?


Earache, my eye.
 
2013-03-06 10:26:24 PM
Headphones capable of volumes over 16 dba will not be permitted for sale in New York City.
 
2013-03-06 10:26:59 PM

Vector R: So fellow NY'ers, is it time to make the nanny and NYC go away yet, by forcible secession?

/Please say yes, fark NYC


Not that I support his methods, but he does have facts.
 
2013-03-06 10:32:01 PM

al's hat: Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.

This, this, this!

For years I warned my now 25 year old step-son to turn his friggin' headphones down or he would damage his hearing.  I'm almost twice his age and my hearing is far better than his at this point.  He admits I was right but it's still incredibly frustrating to have to repeat myself ad nauseum when trying to have a conversation with him.


Wow.  Same age stepson, same warnings, same outcome.  Are you my secret alt?
 
2013-03-06 10:39:21 PM

treesloth: The_Sponge: 1derful: Any guesses as to his next crusade?


Hot Pockets are too hot.

Who wants a Lukewarm Pocket?


Introduction of Sad meals ay McD's to follow
 
2013-03-06 10:53:37 PM

treesloth: The_Sponge: 1derful: Any guesses as to his next crusade?


Hot Pockets are too hot.

Who wants a Lukewarm Pocket?


Ha!
 
2013-03-06 11:02:41 PM

Nytfall: al's hat: Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.

This, this, this!

For years I warned my now 25 year old step-son to turn his friggin' headphones down or he would damage his hearing.  I'm almost twice his age and my hearing is far better than his at this point.  He admits I was right but it's still incredibly frustrating to have to repeat myself ad nauseum when trying to have a conversation with him.

Wow.  Same age stepson, same warnings, same outcome.  Are you my secret alt?


I have a feeling that there are a lot of us...   :(
 
2013-03-06 11:04:18 PM

lack of warmth: twfeline: How do you make a quiet jackhammer?

I am really curious about that one myself and you beat me to the post.

mllawso: SideshowRaheem: The earbuds allow a lot of outside noise in
I've found the opposite to be true -- earbuds are essensially ear plugs with a tiny speaker in them.  Unless you've comparing those huge studio style headphones that seems to be popular with kids now -- those block out everything.

I say bring back these (the headphones, not the walkman).
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NO.  The sound quality sucked with those things.  I prefer the big headphones like the ones that are making a comeback right now, you know covers the whole ear.  Also easier to block outside sound without cranking the volume too loud.  I know it makes me sound old, but they work when you are homeschooling kids who might otherwise get distracted.


Wearing full headphones right now so I'm getting a kick...yeah, I sound old too.
 
2013-03-06 11:21:35 PM

Nytfall: treesloth: The_Sponge: 1derful: Any guesses as to his next crusade?


Hot Pockets are too hot.

Who wants a Lukewarm Pocket?

Introduction of Sad meals ay McD's to follow


fattylane.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-06 11:54:45 PM
As long as we keep him confined to NY, let him do what he wants, no innocents will be hurt.
 
2013-03-07 12:23:14 AM

Nytfall: al's hat: Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.

This, this, this!

For years I warned my now 25 year old step-son to turn his friggin' headphones down or he would damage his hearing.  I'm almost twice his age and my hearing is far better than his at this point.  He admits I was right but it's still incredibly frustrating to have to repeat myself ad nauseum when trying to have a conversation with him.

Wow.  Same age stepson, same warnings, same outcome.  Are you my secret alt?


Same thing, my dad to me.  Now I'm middle aged and have hearing loss.  Said the same thing to my step-daughter.  Her exact response, "you don't know," while rolling her eyes.  I'm sure the little biatch will have serious hearing loss in her future.
 
2013-03-07 01:44:51 AM
Old people can't hear well and complain when there tinitus acts up or something. Oh and sex doesn't do it for them anymore. Jeez that would suck. I'd probably have to buy something or somebodies to compensate. Is slavery legal yet?

i190.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-07 01:49:27 AM
Just imagining the loss of sexual appetite rages me. I fell like going crazy just thinking about it. I. Want. To. Ban. SUNSCREEN!

Sunscreen is killing our children. This acceptance of "tanning" is death. Pure cancer in a light. It's as easy as this to kill a child. Why. Won't. Anyone. Think. Of. The. Children!!!!!

/and i'm done.
//was it good for you?
///sexually impotant politician type responding
 
2013-03-07 02:19:36 AM

Pockafrusta:


Goddammit Bloomberg, stop making me agree with the farking Center for Consumer Corporate Freedom.
 
2013-03-07 08:05:13 AM

rmdpgh: I'm not saying reduce the capacity of MP3 players


Why not? He reduced soda and magazine capacity. Why not MP3 players? In the best interest of New Yorkers Bloomburg, MP3 Players should be limited to 256mb of music. Thats enough for about 40 songs. Nobody needs to listen to more than 40 songs at a time, anyway. But if you want more than 40 songs, you can just purchase another MP3 player.
 
2013-03-07 10:30:07 AM

DamnYankees: olfhq: I do. So fark you.

Change your profile information, then.


You were called out. Stop being a bad sport about it.
 
2013-03-07 10:54:18 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.

that's smart because the boomers are losing their hearing.
Which is actually great for me. It means insurance cares about hearing aids now. Batteries are easier to find, people gawk at aids less. It's like the only positive thing the Boomers have ever done.

\How sad that the Boomers greatest contribution is losing their hearing.


this is something i've never understood: why is it that eyeglasses to help you see can be fashionable? walking canes can be fashionable? hell, i've even seen people in their wheelchairs or rascals all blinged out

but hearing aids ?  oh no. be ashamed and try to hide it by jamming it halfway to your brain or make it 'old people beige'  and hope it blends in with skin tone.

why not make them fashionable?  for christsakes people wear gold & diamonds on their teeth!

as to your scorn for the Boomer generation - did your dad not love you enough or something?

/what!?!? oh, yes.... that is indeed my lawn. why do you ask?
 
2013-03-07 10:58:46 AM

inner ted: Uchiha_Cycliste: Shostie: Kind of agree.

If I had money I'd invest it in hearing aid manufacturers.

that's smart because the boomers are losing their hearing.
Which is actually great for me. It means insurance cares about hearing aids now. Batteries are easier to find, people gawk at aids less. It's like the only positive thing the Boomers have ever done.

\How sad that the Boomers greatest contribution is losing their hearing.

this is something i've never understood: why is it that eyeglasses to help you see can be fashionable? walking canes can be fashionable? hell, i've even seen people in their wheelchairs or rascals all blinged out

but hearing aids ?  oh no. be ashamed and try to hide it by jamming it halfway to your brain or make it 'old people beige'  and hope it blends in with skin tone.

why not make them fashionable?  for christsakes people wear gold & diamonds on their teeth!

as to your scorn for the Boomer generation - did your dad not love you enough or something?

/what!?!? oh, yes.... that is indeed my lawn. why do you ask?


I have to imagine that it's partially because the aid is a tool no one likes. It's not really viewable as a fashion accessory because of teh overwhelming disgust people have with needing and wearing one.
 
2013-03-07 11:15:56 AM
We're becoming the English Nanny State.
They've established a beachhead in NYC.
 
2013-03-07 11:27:20 AM
heh, Feck you new york
Keep voting in idiots
enjoy
 
2013-03-07 01:11:53 PM

KrispyKritter: DamnYankees: Hey idiots (meaning commenters above) - this is a public awareness campaign. He's not making anything illegal.

Holy shiat, a post worth reading. But I do enjoy the many whiners writing hate that don't even live in New York. It's good to look for something to biatch about.


You're right. We should just stop complaining about him and instead tell our own Mayors that we should send our police officers to NYC to conduct operations and set you ignorant assholes straight. If you aren't going to live like we think you should then you will be giving us no choice but to force you to.
 
2013-03-07 03:16:48 PM

Did someone say "beige"?

I've seen the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiener".

It just seems appropriate to the story.
 
2013-03-07 06:18:46 PM
I saw a headline today that said up to 80% of NYC high school grads can't farking READ! I guess the mayor has his priorities.
 
2013-03-07 06:56:29 PM

TOWG: I saw a headline today that said up to 80% of NYC high school grads can't farking READ! I guess the mayor has his priorities.


Well, since they can't read they at least have to be able to hear so they can take orders properly. God knows that people hate repeating that they do in fact want fries with their burger.
 
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