Tuesday, August 24, 2004

I'm out like bellbottom trousers.
I've seen this coming for a little while now, and it's finally here. I've been writing this for a year, and have decided that it is time for a break. Normal transmission may be resumed at a later date. Thanks for dropping by, and take it easy.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Destiny in motion
Religious leader Brian Tamaki has some competition; have a look at this site...




Ticketek's PR blunder
(Via Noizyblog and a few others, now on Boingboing)
Alan of halfpie.net slammed Ticketek's website ( a New Zealand company) and a Ticketek employee, posing as a semi-literate Ticketek customer, posted a note on Alan's blog, defending Ticketek. Alan exposed "Simone," who then quietly slithered away.

"I have to disagree with u all i stumbled onto this website by mistake and i cant belive all the rubbish im reading ticketek is a great web site and service who have continued to give me great service over the years there is always somethinh for people like you to moan about so get a life!!! - posted by Simone at August 10, 2004 03:28 PM

Alan replies...

Well of course you would say that, Simone - seeing as you work at Ticketek.
Everytime a comment is made on this site the IP address of the commenter is logged. Yours is 210.54.93.30, which by an uncanny co-incidence belongs to auck.ticketek.co.nz. Funnily enough it looks like you came to this site through "accidentally" entering "I hate Ticketek" into Google, the same search that has been used by you and your Australian counterparts to find this page several times in the past month.
Your ignorance in these matters is amusing and sad and unfortunately appears par for the course with your company. Your rather ill-advised comment further reinforces the lack of respect I have Ticketek and further demonstrates why your website - and your business - should be avoided as much as possible.
Have a nice day. - posted by Alan at August 10, 2004 05:07 PM

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

A long day with no Wheaties
aka The Sopranos goes all Twin Peaks on it; did you see the Sopranos last night? There was a dream sequence that lasted, oh, twenty minutes. Twisted. Here's what one poster at TV Without Pity wrote...

"Hi I'm new to this thread...and I had to see if ANYONE could explain to me what I just saw. Cause if anyone could explain it, it would be TWoP posters.I'm normally a very astute person, but its been a long day with no Wheaties."
There's an extended summary here. I think I'm gonna have to rent out the DVD of last season when this one finishes in 2 weeks. Yeah I'm a late-comer on this one, but so what?