Archive for May, 2008

May 20, 2008

Network Solutions is HORRIBLE.

I have some serious gripes with Network Solutions’ VPS “service” which I’ll save for another post (basically their VPS service is crippled and can’t send out email), but for now I thought I’d share something a little more immediate and bizarre.

Yesterday while renewing a domain name at Network Solutions (yes, I know it’s overpriced thankyouverymuch) I noticed that they tried to slip me two domains I did NOT want to purchase. These weren’t the typical fare such as “mike-solomon-biz.name” or “value-mike-solomon.es” but – and I shit you not – they actually tried to sell me both http://rgerferferfer.com and http://rgerferferfer.net. And since I don’t have a habit of mashing my fingers against the keyboard, I’m going to call bullshit on them. I seriously wouldn’t put it past them to have a database of crap domains out there (which were probably entered by some fat slob pressing a doughnut into the keypad) which they try to pawn off on people dumb enough to buy or renew a domain name with Network Solutions in the first place. (Yes, I know it’s overpriced thankyouverymuch.)

Anyway, below is a screenshot. Absolute bullshit.

May 9, 2008

Yes it works!

I saw this printer sitting out on the street a few weeks ago. I love the subtle irony here, assuming that the sign was actually printed with the printer being tossed. It’s decent irony, but not perfect irony. (For the record, this is perfect irony – Billionaire roofing exec dies after fall through roof.)

As a sidenote, when I was processing the photo for the web I noticed that there was something printed on the back of the sign. After flipping the image and bumping up the contrast, (as well as saying the word “ENHANCE” a few times), we’re offered a fascinating glimpse into the first draft of this sign. It basically just said the word “WORKS” broken up onto two lines. Why do you think they changed it?

May 4, 2008

Elvis Impersonator in Queens

I don’t care how you spent your Saturday night, because my Saturday night was clearly much more entertaining. I saw an Elvis impersonator in a pastry shop in Astoria, Queens. What did you do?