A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from November 02, 2017
“The only thing worse than a buffering video is a buffering ad”

Computer users hate when the computer freezes up as it is “buffering.” “The only thing worse than a buffering video is a buffering ad before the video!” was posted on Twitter on June 15, 2012. “The only thing worse than an Ad is a buffering Ad” was posted on Twitter on July 29, 2012.

“The only thing worse than a buffering video is a buffering ad” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on November 3, 2017.


Urban Dictionary
buffering
That stupid annoying fucking shit that delays viewing of pleasurable video entertainment via the internet. RealPlayer grossly exploits this atrocity of humanity.
“Buffering . . . “
#b#u#f#e#r
by mikeschneider May 16, 2006

Twitter
Mark Leahy‏
@MarkFrithlaocha
The only thing worse than a buffering video is a buffering ad before the video! mad
2:50 PM - 15 Jun 2012

Twitter
Shannon Crutchfield‏
@shancrutchfield
The only thing worse than an Ad is a buffering Ad.
5:44 PM - 29 Jul 2012

Twitter
Aaron C. Davis‏
@ACD_02
The only thing more annoying than a buffering Youtube video is a buffering ad on a Youtube video #hateit
1:10 PM - 17 Mar 2013

Twitter
Shanna‏
@Shanna1221
The only thing more annoying than a buffering video is a buffering ad. Wasting extra, irritating seconds on something I don’t even wanna see
2:09 PM - 19 May 2013

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
The only thing worse than a buffering video is a buffering ad
submitted November 3, 2017 by Laser420
COMMENTS
TannedJuice
I can handle ads, I can handle buffering, but buffering ads.

Twitter
ShowerThoughts Bot‏
@thoughtsbybot
The only thing worse than a buffering video is a buffering ad #showerthoughts
11:58 PM - 2 Nov 2017 (Posted after the above.—ed.)

Posted by Barry Popik
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