Comments Out of Context
Again, several days late this week because Comcast is teh SUXXOR and I’ve not had internet access since Monday. I had already begun researching non-DSL alternatives to cable access (because if there’s anyone I hate MORE than Comcast, it would have to be the local phone company – who, last time I checked, forced you to have landline phone service in order to get DSL – fat chance!) by the time the guy showed up today and fixed it. How much do I hate Comcast? So much that, after 11 days without cable TV way back in 2001, I dumped them and went with DirecTV. I still have the satellite, because when I upgraded to high-speed internet 5 or 6 years ago, my loathing for Comcast TV “service” remained undiminished. So now I’ve got both – cable for internet and satellite for TV, plus Vonage for the home phone line, which is less expensive for the package of channels I’ve got than it would be to hand the whole shebang over to Comcast. Not to mention that if I handed it all over to Comcast, I would also have the joy of not being able to watch TV when my internet goes out. When I switch the phone over to MagicJack it will become quite a bit less expensive than not only the Comcast bundle, but what I have now as well. My issue with Comcast this time was the same as it was when I fired them back in 2001 – when you call up with a service issue, THEY LIE TO YOU. Not just on the first call, but on the subsequent ones as well. The bottom line is, Comcast really doesn’t give two shits whether the service you pay them to provide works or not.
Having said all of that, if anyone reading has any insight on what other options (besides cable or DSL) with similar speed might be on the horizon at similar cost, fill me in. I tried doing a little research from the browser on my Blackberry while my cable was out, but have to admit I was entirely flummoxed by it all. Fucking WiFi – how does it work? I considered a mobile internet card – but if that’s as slow as the 3G service on the Blackberry, that’s not going to cut it.
So for now, I remain captive to Comcast. If anyone out there knows of a better solution – or a brighter new day that will allow me to cut the connection to ANY provider with a landline or cable – let me know. I’d be happy to ditch the home phone if it would allow me to cut the cord with both the cable company AND the phone company – easy to do with an unlimited cell plan. I’m a geek about a lot of things, but this stuff is not my forte.
That aside, here’s our latest comments out of context – some real doozies this week!
I love the executive member packages. Who knew that wealthy people were suckers for the Franklin Mint.
Some more titles for Citizen Producers to finance:
A Kajillion Angry Men
Saving Private Enterprise
Ron & Nancy
The African Heterosexual
Just a Few of the President’s Men
Do the White Thing
My goodness, this is a rich vein, worth mining:
An Exclusive Place in the Sun
Miracle on Wall Street
To Have and Have More
What’s Eating Warren Buffett?
Good Dick Cheney
From Here to Solvency
Mr. Smith Lobbies Washington
Five Easy Leases
The Trial of Billy Clinton
For Whom the Opening Bell Tolls
The Bondholder Redemption
… And Justice for Some
They promise films without… “greedy businessmen”
I’m rooting for It’s A Productive Life, which finally gives maligned Mr. Potter his due; he was just trying to stop all that shit that went down with Fannie Mae.
Rusty Shackleford said,
July 8, 2010 at 16:00
Thus, not only is it legal for gay people to get married in California, but while the state won’t call their unions marriage, it still confers a great number of benefits on the partners.
Likewise, while a convicted felon may not possess a firearm, he may obtain a great number of the benefits of one by pointing his finger at people and shouting “bang, bang.”
Sadly, No!, 7/8/10
Substance McGravitas said,
July 10, 2010 at 0:08
If the Earth Stood Still
Also if my ass shot radioactive fire I would rob Fort Knox and make everybody walk on their hands.
Sadly, No!, 7/9/10
July 10, 2010 at 21:21
I bet Obama has a whole stable of killer monkeys, ready and eager to fly into the Senate and rip toupees off Senator’s heads and … no, I suppose he doesnt’. Damm.
I wish I had a flying killer monkey.
Sadly, No!, 7/10/10
Some guy said,
July 11, 2010 at 2:41
[On Morocco’s contribution to the Iraq War]
George W. Bush: Then of course there was Morocco, who pledged to send 2,000 monkeys to detonate land mines and perform at children’s parties. Then there seemed to be some question as to whether or not Morocco had the monkeys, and I said, “Regardless of whether they have them or not, that sounds cool as shit and I want that.” A special unit of 2,000 trained monkeys that we can send anywhere in the world to fight evil and make children laugh? Duh! Despite vigorous protests from my Cabinet, I put into motion Operation Primate Speargun. For one year, a special unit of 2,000 wild monkeys trained side by side with the 82nd Airborne down at Fort Bragg in total secrecy. In order to ensure a maximum covert operation, most of the training was done at night. I was heavily invested in the unit, so I’d often fly down to participate in field exercises, and one of the things I noticed during the exercises was that many of the monkeys would simply run off into the woods, randomly shooting their spearguns at each other or inanimate objects. So I asked my field commanders, I said, “How often had this been happening?” And they said that this type of thing had happened every single time. So then I asked a tough question, “Why do you think it’s happening?” The Major said that his guess was because they were wild monkeys, and that they as soldiers didn’t have the proper training to work with them. So I looked at ‘em right in the eye, and I said, “But we’re gonna get there, right?” He said, “I doubt it, Sir.” I said, “Well, hold on, let me ask you this. Are they at least entertaining the children?” He said he’d have no idea of knowing, but that his guess would be no, considering it was a top secret operation and no one knew the monkeys were there, especially the children. At the end of exercises, all but forty monkeys had run off into the North Carolina woods. Speargun attacks along the I-95 corridor have increased 1,000 percent in that time. So let me just tell you this: if you’re planning a car trip down to Disney World, don’t stop at the rest stops, okay? ‘Cause there’s a 50-50 chance a malnourished monkey is gonna pop up out of a toilet, shoot you in the face with a speargun.”
Sadly, No!, 7/10/10
July 12, 2010 at 0:11
“liberal boys don’t know how to please women like conservatives do.”
Yeah but liberal boys don’t generally have to shave their backs either. Well, I don’t know, I guess it gives you something to hang onto I suppose or… muffle the screams. So there’s that.
Sadly, No!, 7/11/10
Hunger Tallest Palin
Why don’t minorities appreciate how hard conservatives are working for them?
The beatings will continue until morale improves.
A job well done by one and all. Thanks as always to this week’s Bringers of the Lulz.