It's Monday and we're back in the office. Oh, joy.

Since the dawn of time, working stiffs have been annoyed by the same basic things day-in and day-out: the awkward and annoying conversations, the technology that never quite works, hearing everyone weigh in on every single item in the news. Of course, it's better to have a job than not, but it doesn't make these daily annoyances any less grating.

So here's a quick salute to those topics of conversation and events which almost everyone would prefer to avoid this week. What are you not looking forward to this week?

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  • Avoiding 'Breaking Bad' Spoilers

    If you haven't caught up yet, the water cooler (not to mention most of the Internet) is pretty much off limits.

  • Getting By Without 'Daily Show' Or 'Colbert' Episodes Online

    Come on, <a href="" target="_hplink">Viacom and DirecTV.</a> This isn't fair!

  • The Election Devolving Into 'American Idol'

    There are over 100 days until November 4, but with both candidates using <a href="" target="_hplink">each others' singing voices as ammunition</a>, can't we just text in our votes and call it a a day?

  • Another Brilliant Idea From The Westboro Baptist Church

    It seems like no matter who passes away, no matter how tragic the death, these guys will <a href="" target="_hplink">find a reason to picket it</a>.

  • The Long Week Before We Can See 'Dark Knight Rises'

    You can only read so many articles about how transcendent Christopher Nolan is.

  • Running Out Of Summer Clothes

    Our disinterest in doing laundry is working hard against the number of 90+ degree days we've been having. Hang in there, shorts.

  • Hearing How Green Day's Never Been The Same Since 'Dookie.' Again.

    With <a href="" target="_hplink">every new album</a> comes the same old comments from the peanut gallery.

  • Not Another Superhero Movie

    No, we're not talking about the next "Not Another" parody (Thank God). Hot on the heels of the Spider-man reboot comes <a href="" target="_hplink">a new Super Man movie</a>. Does Hollywood have any original ideas anymore?

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