Archive for February, 2009

wtf is with comcast?

February 28th, 2009


This rant has nothing to do with cable prices, waiting all day for a technician to show up or a dvr not recording my favorite show (the things most comcast customers would likely have an issue with). It has to do with running a pointless test of the emergency alert system during primetime on a cable channel. Seriously – WTF?! There I am, happy as can be watching Burn Notice on USA on Thursday night. It’s the last 2-3 minutes of the episode and Michael and Fiona are just starting a serious discussion about their relationship. What happens next… I’ve got no f—ing idea because my TV suddenly is showing me nothing but snow with some 1970s style text scrolling over it telling me that this fancy special defect is part of a weekly test of the emergency broadcast system. Comcast – test all you want during a commercial break or at 3a.m. – but test over prime time again and I’ll finally get off my rear and switch to DirecTV or Dish (which I want to do anyway but inertia and/or laziness have prevented).

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Napkins. WTF!

February 26th, 2009

How come when I’m in the Chevy and creep off the boulevard to grab a burger at the drive-thru, the guy working the fries completes my order by loading seventeen napkins into my bag? Am I supposed to leave a trail of napkins on the road as I leave so that I can find the restaurant next time I’m hungry? Should I upholster the interior with these napkins? Does this dude think I’m an uncoordinated slob? F-U!! *double birds*

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wtf is with… monster cable?

February 22nd, 2009

$89 for a 4′ HDMI cable that is worth $2? I bought two 10′ HDMI cables with the same specs for less than $10 including shipping. They’ve worked flawlessly. But hey, I have to give their marketing department credit for actually convincing people that they need to spend the extra $87 for the Monster Brand. I’m just surprised that there are enough people willing to drop a Benjamin for a single cable in the world to keep them going.  I would think that people who are that into a/v equipment would take two seconds to do a little research online and learn the truth.

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WTF is up with pushy webmasters?!

February 17th, 2009

I’m convinced that webmasters live entirely in virtual la-la land, sipping on Java and an RSS IV shoved in their eyesockets for nutrition. If they fail to get a dose of new material and are force-fed leftovers from yesterday’s blog, they get all pissy and go phishing for a taste of something new. So what am I complaining about? I’m complaining about people who have time to complain professionally ’cause me? I got too much shite to do. I’m going back to work.

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wtf is g?

February 16th, 2009

Just some stupid gatorade ad campaign.

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wtf is with people leaving puppies on the side of the road?

February 12th, 2009
abandoned puppies need a good home

abandoned puppies need a good home. do you have a good home?

WTF is with people abandoning baby anythings on the side of the road/in a dumpster/wherever? People, people – take responsibility. Listen to Bob Barker and get your pets spayed or neutered (this applies to your daughter too if her name is Nadya Suleman). If you let your dog have puppies, take care of them yourself or find them a good home. Think long and hard about wtf is wrong with you if you even consider leaving baby animals on the side of the road?

Anyway – these little guys need a home or some foster parents. Contact us if you can help.

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WTF is up with sexy gray haired newscasters…

February 10th, 2009

…like Anderson Cooper and John King?  Gray hair is associated with wisdom and experience, but their faces betray ’em.  Nothing against them as far as newscasters, really, they do their jobs fine and even have insightful things to say.  What is stupid is the blatant change in image.  I miss Janis Joplin!

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wtf is with… yelp?

February 8th, 2009
yelp - censoring reviews?

yelp - real people, removing your reviews?

Ok, first off, Yelp is a cool idea and I used to think it was a cool site, but… wtf is up with censoring negative posts? And while I’m at it, wtf is up with celebrating people who write hundreds of one sentence posts? How is that helpful or useful except in stroking that author’s ego? It seems like a lot of people just doing reciprocal clicking on “cool” or “useful”. You click my ego, I’ll click yours.

So let me go back to the censorship part for a second. Let’s go back about a year… I was really getting into reviewing all types of businesses, both good and bad. Mind you, these weren’t one or two sentence posts, but full on five paragraph essays. So one weekend I had a really awful experience at a T-Mobile store (surprise, surprise) and decided to write it up. I made sure to follow their guidelines, referring to them several times as I wrote yet another masterpiece. Well, I logged back in two weeks later to check a restaurant review and to my dismay the post was gone… vanished… it had ceased to be. WTF yelp?

Needless to say, that was the last time I wasted any time on  yelp. If they are removing well crafted reviews and celebrating one sentence gibberish, I will find honest reviews elsewhere.

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american cars!?!?!

February 5th, 2009

first off….i love america but american cars are not even close to being world class… my brothers ford expedition is big (which is nice) but no finesse to the interiors at all and no power either. Going up hill at high speed and it sounds like the engine is going to blow up! and dont even get me started on the silly stupid low mileage he gets from it! and the prices of these cars are at par with its european counter parts! >>>WHAT????

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WTF is up with all this hip hop?

February 5th, 2009

why on earth have the rockers of this world gone silent? lets just take the main stream…all you hear is hip hop! i mean, i like a few tracks here and there but if you turn on the radio or tv…90% of it is hip hop!! cold play is nice enough but it cant be the only thing out there…or the fray…i even heard JAMES BLUNT was called a rocker. ha!

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