wtf is with mommy bloggers?

August 10th, 2009

If the title doesn’t say it all then you’ve never happened across one of these pink and whatever colored, animated avatar using, I used to be a professional but, ego-centric, self-pitying, self-aggrandizing, blahblahblah websites. I don’t care who you are or were, blogging is not a career.

It’s time to start celebrating the daddy blogger! I’m talking about dads like those over at Mydadhomies. It’s time there was more testosterone in the blogosphere to hold back the estrogen tsunami. That right I said hold back. No need for any more rising up. The man has been beaten down as far as he can go.

etc., rant , ,

(0) (0) (1)

wtf bay bridge driver for august 5

August 5th, 2009
drivers beware

drivers beware

This driving instructor is a perfect example of a wtf bay bridge driver. Over the last 100 feet leading up to the toll booth they changed lanes 5 different times. I’m guessing the blinker must have been broken on their shiny new blue Toyota Camry because I can’t think of any other reason not to use the blinker a single time. Great job continuing your demonstration of how to create traffic with unnecessary and excessive lane changes well beyond the toll booth. I have to give you credit for reinforcing stereotypes about two different types of drivers. This WTF Bay Bridge driver goes to you driver of a blue Camry with CA license plate 5W0B169.

And while on the topic of the Bay Bridge – CalTrans, just because you are building a new span to update the bridge it does not mean let the road surface of the current bridge go to hell. Patch a pothole or two. My car will thank you.

people, rant , ,

(0) (0) (0)

wtf is with the san francisco bay bridge?

July 28th, 2009
a new way to funnel traffic

a new way to funnel traffic

Whether you commute to San Francisco for work or are driving to the city for pleasure (b/c it’s oh so pleasurable to walk down the urine scented streets and get accosted by the homeless the city celebrate) there’ s a good chance you will cross a bridge. If that bridge is the Bay Bridge, you are in for a real treat if you enjoy wasting an hour in your car sitting in stop-and-go traffic. It is not just that it is slow, the amount of time it takes is, for lack of a better way of putting it, consistently inconsistent. Time to get through the toll plaza ranges from 5 minutes to well north of an hour.

So let’s look at the problems. First who was the rocket scientist who dreamed up the MacArthur Maze? Who woke up and thought, “Hey, let’s dump three major freeways into some toll booths followed a set of metering lights. What could go wrong?” Add to that two more feeder freeways (24 and 980) that feed the freeways pouring into the Maze. Second, you’ve got different types of lanes for different types of drivers (carpool, cash/FasTrak, FasTrak only, buses/trucks). So you’ve got the traffic from all of these freeways madly scrambling to change lanes in a relatively short distance. What makes all of this more frustrating is that FasTrak is actually just as slow as the cash lanes, even with the cash lanes merging into each other after the toll booths but before the metering lights. This gives us the perfect lead into metering lights. I won’t even comment on metering lights – anyone who has experienced them knows that they cause nothing but extra wear and tear on your vehicle.

building a new parking lot

building a new parking lot

Finally we are left with the drivers who drive the Bay Bridge. This is the worst part. They take the smoldering ember that is the Maze/toll plaza/metering lights and stoke the flames until we’ve got an out of control wildfire on our hands. What compels these people to act like such complete idiots? The obsessive lane changing has got to stop. wtf? do you think changing lanes every five feet is going to get you there faster? And then there are the jackasses that enable them because they insist on staying 20 car lengths behind the car in front of them in stop-and-go traffic. CalTrans needs to install some type of dividers between lanes to get people to pick a lane and stay in it. What makes these lane changers even worse is that they couldn’t care less about signaling or even be bothered with checking to see if there is a car occupying the space the so desperately need move into. So with that, I would like to introduce a new weekly segment called “wtf bay bridge driver?” Each week we will one of the idiots doing their best to clog our roads and endanger their fellow drivers. Our first wtf bay bridge driver goes to the Volkswagon Golf driver with CA license plate #5GMJ151. We raise this one finger salute in your honor!

rant, travel , ,

(2) (0) (0)

wtf canon?

July 12th, 2009

You f-in greedy bastards. The MP830 printer is a total piece of crap that guzzles ink. Even when printing in black and white it defaults to using color inks. Those flawed chips you put on your ink cartridges that regularly malfunction make the printer massive paper weight on my desk because I can’t print a thing. Are you that desparate to squeeze every last dime out of consumers with your overpriced ink cartridges? Look everyone knows ink is where you make the money – do you have to screw consumers over with products that break trying to enforce your ink cartel. Printer manufactures might as well start an ink cartel like OPEC.

Thanks for totally f-ing me over when I needed to print something Canon. Last time I ever buy one of your products.

companies, products , , ,

(5) (0) (0)

Billy Mays is dead? wtf?

June 28th, 2009
RIP Billy Mays

RIP Billy Mays

We couldn’t care less about about Michael or Farrah or Ed, but Billy Mays? This sucks. Billy Mays was pronounced dead at his home on Sunday morning. We all know Billy from the OxiClean commercials and the Discovery Channel’s “Pitchmen“. He was only 50.

What is truly amazing is that the Shamwow guy, Offer “Vince” Shlomi, is still alive.

people , , ,

(0) (1) (0)

wtf treyarch?

May 10th, 2009
Restricted Call of Duty

Restricted Call of Duty

Treyarch, how do you mess up one of the best gaming franchises? Call of Duty : World at War has so many bugs and glitches it is ridiculous. I can deal with a lot of them (glitches on xbox live), but the fact that there is a bug with saving games makes me curse the day your company was founded. After spending hours, yes hours, to make it to some of the checkpoints on veteran I need to take a break. My game is saved so I take a break and turn off the machine. A few days later I fire up the old 360 and go to continue where I left off – only wait – what’s this I see?

Save game data is incompatible with the current version of the game. You may continue from the beginning of your most recent mission or exit to the menus.

WTF?! How many months has the game been out and the problem is still not fixed. After some digging through three “official” sites (treyarch, CoD and activision), I found this solution for the save game problem. This unfortunately doesn’t always work. I think today I will skip the video games and go outside and play frisbee with my CoD : World at War disc.

companies, products , ,

(2) (4) (0)

meat business cards, wtf?

May 6th, 2009
tasty business

tasty business

This one is, dare I say, kind of cool. It definitely made me say wtf? It’s business cards made from beef jerky. The guys at Meat Cards take 100% tasty beef jerky and use a 150 watt CO2 to burn in all of your vital details. They hope to work out the logistics soon so that they can sell this new must have for business professionals. It’s meat for when you meet.

etc., food, products, rave , ,

(0) (1) (0)

WTF is wrong with banks supposedly trying to unload their real estate portfolios?

May 6th, 2009

I am very curious as to where 400 billion of our tax dollars that were disbursed to the banks during the Bush Administration, went. The whole package was designed to allow banks to become liquid and in return stimulate the housing and real estate markets. well several months later, we are in 2009 and an escrow that can be done in 15 days is taking 45! WTF!

The officers of the bank that owns the property won’t sign the purchase agreement on time; the lenders have no liquidity and are scared of a loan application with perfect credit, verified income and lump sum down payment; and Fannie and Freddie now demand that all the closing fees be paid by buyers (and their reasoning is that the property prices are so low that people may make a profit!) I am sick and tired of these corporate and government affiliated (i.e. Fannie/Freddie) thieves that not only misuse and misappropriate our tax dollars but on top of it refuse any help to people who need it. WTF!

etc.

(1) (0) (0)

wtf: the game?

April 23rd, 2009
more fun than you can shake a stick at

more fun than you can shake a stick at

they already made a game about us. wtf the game on psp is only $12 with free shipping. wonder when they plan on sending a check our way for use of the name? wtf = work time fun… who knew?

products, rave , ,

(0) (0) (0)

wtf is with emily tan on sirius?

April 22nd, 2009
e-milyon reasons not to listen

e-milyon reasons not to listen

thanks for attempting to ruin another year of broadcasts from WMC. i know WMC was a few weeks ago, but hearing her babble the intro to DJ Times Shortlist reminded me how annoying she is. even if she didn’t say her name every other sentence, she would still be easy to identify by her inane chatter. and i’m not the only one who feels this way – a quick search of her name pulls up petitions to get Emily Tan pulled from WMC coverage. unfortunately, i guess it didn’t work this year. she still managed to interrupt mixes every five minutes with some of the worst interviews i’ve ever heard. i found myself begging my stereo to make her please shut up. to no avail. she just kept talking, mentioning her name , dropping other people’s names and acting like she was a dance music trendsetter. sirius, she seriously needs to go.

music, people, rant , ,

(4) (4) (0)