May 7, 2004 | | 0 comments |

Holy snot. Comcast just fired the entire staff of TechTV.....

http://leo.typepad.com/tlr/2004/05/comcast_fires_t.html#0001356944

Why? Do they seriously believe that their own G4 channel, with its talentless pre-pubescent presenters and heinously out-of-date programming, it's seriously flawed design and truly unfunny programming are a replacement for TechTV?
Or is this just a simple case of "because we can" ?
I was seriously pissed off with Comcast when I was a cable subscriber - continually charging me for channels I didn't have, (and their customer service people always argued the fact with me on the phone until I forced them to do a service check). They even managed to bill me for three months after we moved and left Comcast. And now they're dicking with my programming by getting rid of TechTV? What the hell? Can these idiots not leave anything well enough alone? They overcharge, they've got lousy customer service, their billing system is seriously flawed, and apparently, they've all taken collective leave of their senses now by firing TechTV. The lot of them should be put in an insance asylum.

G4 had spotty, ugly, talentless morons presenting to an audience of about 10 million with about 10 hours of new programming a month and no live shows.

TechTV has babes like Sarah Lane and Morgan Webb, and tech-savvy people like Leo Laporte, presenting to about 43.5million people with live shows every day that are up-to-date and relevant.

And Comcast believe that "merging" the two channels by firing the presenters of the better channel is going to win them the extra 43.5 million viewers?

Au contraire - what will happen is they will lose 43.5 million viewers and hopefully be bombarded with email about this truly pathetic decision. Here's a link to the Comcast feedback form although I seriously doubt they'll take any notice.

Here's the online petition to get Comcast to reverse their decision.

You Comcast people are retarded.. This is for your bosses: you bought a perfectly well-working tech information channel and now you're ripping it up in favour of G4? An insipid no-viewer channel whose content appeals to .1% of the population. Tech TV had some class and wide appeal among "Computer" not just gaming users. Comcast has none, and zero foresight and vision. No wonder Disney kicked your collective asses out the door! You morons couldn't turn lemons into lemonade if you had instructions.

Hey COMCAST : KISS MY ASS YOU TALENTLESS BUNCH OF CRIMINALS!!!

May 6, 2004 | | 0 comments |

Well that's a big step. I've joined a gym. With a pool.
Now to see if I use the membership to shed some pounds.

May 5, 2004 | | 0 comments |

In the wake of the news that Michael Moore's new film (Farenheit 9/11) has been blocked from a cinema release by Disney, I thought some elaboration on the disaster that is Iraq would work well in today's entry:

The entire Iraq episode may well go down as the worst blunder in the entire history of American foreign policy. Remember that just over a year ago - May 1st 2003, flyboy El Busho made his speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln, at which he hailed the US troops who ousted Saddam:

"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed," El Busho said.

Strange, given that now, one year later, combat deaths are more than five times that of a year ago when he celebrated 'mission accomplished'. How is it George, that 5 times as many people died after the war ended than when it was on? Could it be that we're actually still at war?

Iraq is El Busho's Vietnam and everyone knows it. By going to war in Iraq, he's squandered the immense good will of the world community that America won in the wake of 9/11. With the continuing lie about weapons of mass destruction, the daily revelations of the US troops' flagrant disregard for the Geneva Convention, and El Busho's inflammatory remarks about Syria, North Korea, Iran and now Cuba, no wonder America is now being viewed with different eyes.
El Busho's foreign policy is a disaster, and he himself is a chicken. How many times has he left America in the last 4 years? Not including Mexico, the total is four. The self-proclaimed "leader of the free world" hasn't set foot outside his own country more than 4 times during his presidency. If anything, El Busho is the one person who should feel safe leaving the country. A platoon of secret service personnel, backup helicopters and a Boeing 707, armoured cars, snipers, military guards, and Air Force One which, lets face it, is the safest plane to fly on. But no. Instead he prefers to command Tony Blah to do his bidding whilst carefully and thoroughly tearing up all the good that has been done in the decades since the end of the Cold War.
The elected appointed president, backed up by Rumsfeld, Cheney and Powell are the four horsemen of the apocalypse :(

I love the country we've chosen to live in - America - but I fear the government.