There are some things that in the grand scheme of life don’t matter at all but still annoy me.
One is the increasing use of overwrought headlines for news stories that promise way more than they deliver. As one might expect, I read a lot of progressive websites and am sick of overwrought and exaggerated headlines that say that this or that conservative on some program was ‘totally destroyed’ or ‘eviscerated’ or ‘went down in flames’ or ‘had a meltdown’ or something similarly dramatic. The articles never match the hype and all that usually happened is that the allegedly destroyed person simply got into a shouting match with other guests or the hosts, hardly a novelty on talk shows these days. I understand the need to generate clicks and traffic in order to generate revenue but in my case the result has been the opposite of what is intended. I actually avoid clicking on stories that have such headlines.
I also watch a lot of films on DVDs and they often have many trailers. I actually enjoy trailers but what I have noticed is that nowadays they do not give the name of the film until the very end. This annoys me because I can usually tell within a few seconds of the trailer beginning that I do not like the film and would like to skip the rest of the trailer. But I also want to know the name of the film so as to be sure to avoid it and to get that information I have to watch the entire thing. That really bugs me. I could of course skip to the end and then go back a bit but that too is a nuisance.
Another thing about trailers is at the end they sometimes say things like “Coming soon’ or ‘Coming in November’ without specifying the damn year! Since this is on a DVD, it could be any year.