Monday, July 28, 2014

Comcast Customer Service Hell

Ryan Block recently called Comcast to try and have his service disconnected. His agent proceeded to open five of the seven gates to customer service hell.

After about ten minutes talking to the aggressive "customer retention" agent, Block became so frustrated that he began recording the conversation.

Maybe I'm wrong but it doesn't seem like irritating the shit out of customers is the best public relations strategy.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tracey Emin's My Bed sold for $4.3 million

So the story goes something like this: Back in 1998, artist Tracey Emin spent four days depressed in bed after being dumped. She went to get a glass of water and on the way back took a look at the bed and decided to make it into art.

Fast forward to July 1st of 2014. The piece is auctioned at Christie's in London and sells for a whopping 2.5 million pounds (4.3 million dollars to us Yankees).

So what do you get for 4.3 million dollars? Well of course you get the bed itself. But in addition you also get some dirty stained sheets, a small blue rug, used condoms, menstrual stained underwear, pregnancy tests, cigarettes, and various other miscellaneous items. What a bargain!

Here Emin talks about the piece and her "installation process"

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Oklahoma Primary Loser Says His Opponent Was Replaced By Body Double

Remember the movie They Live with wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper? No? Well the plot basically revolves around Piper's character John, a down and out drifter who acquires special sunglasses which allow him to see that some people (the politically powerful and wealthy) are actually aliens. Not a bad sci-fi movie, but I suspect Mr. Timothy Ray Murray would believe the film to be a documentary.

After losing the Republican primary in Oklahoma to Rep. Frank Lucas, Murray wrote a letter obtained by KFOR local channel 4 that stated " is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and has been displayed by a look alike.” Though KFOR couldn't get Murray to respond to their calls, his website  (as of July 14th) provides a great deal more info about his theory:
I, Mr. Timothy Ray Murray am in dispute about the June 24, 2014 primary election as the votes being switched with Rep. Lucas. This is because Rep. Frank D. Lucas died and has been substituted in public as a look alike. I will continue legal correction through the Federal Courts and possibly Oklahoma Courts as needed to correct to voter selected Representation for OklahomaĆ¢€™s 3rd District. As Ambassador for The People of The United States, I will continue to pursue for The People of Oklahoma correct voter Representation in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate of The PeopleĆ¢€™s voice. In order to comply with Federal and State Law as of 11:59 PM July 7, 2014 all expenses after that time of this pursuit are that of Hon. Timothy Ray Murray, including this website. The Campaign is also suspended at the fore-mentioned time until this matter is resolved. Hon. Timothy Ray Murray July 8, 2014

It seems that sometime in the recent past Murray had two other letters on his website which provided more insight into Mr. Murray's claims. These letters, featured in the KFOR report, state that Rep. Lucas and other members of Congress "were depicted as being executed by The World Court on or about Jan. 11, 2011 in Southern Ukraine...We know that it is possible to use look alike artificial or man made replacements..."  In case you were concerned, it should be noted that Mr. Murray assures us that he himself is not a look alike by stating "I, Timothy Ray Murray, am a human, born in Oklahoma, and obtained and continue to fully meet the requirements to serve as U.S. Representative when honored to so."

This is the second time Murray has run against Lucas. If he makes a third attempt, I'm sure it will be interesting.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Angel's Bonus Technique: Grapefruiting

*Warning: Strong Language/Adult Content*

Angel's Bonus Technique
aka: Grapefruiting
aka: Grapefruit Yo Man
aka: I could of been f_cking a grapefruit all these years

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Crack Shack or Mansion

I had no idea that real estate prices in Vancouver were so insanely high. That is until I played Crack Shack or Mansion?

It's a simple enough game. Your'e presented with a picture of a house and asked to choose if you think it's a crack house or a Vancouver home which listed at over a million Canadian dollars (The Canadian/U.S. exchange rate is pretty close and all of the home presented are still over a million U.S. dollars, at least based on today's rates).

According to this article, foreign investors are responsible for driving up the price of  the average, single family Vancouver home to almost a million dollars. This is pretty crazy considering median income is only about seventy thousand.

Anyway, give Crack Shack or Mansion a try. And don't forget to also play Crack Shack or Mansion II.