Tag: Sucks

Why Led Zeppelin Sucks, Part II

(This post was edited on 27 October to include additional chart data) On 5 March 2005, I made the obvious and ludicrously titled post “Why Led Zeppelin Sucks” which has generated tens of thousands of hits on this blog. Two-and-a-half years later, it’s still generating traffic every single day as well as random hate-mail to […]

I hate Christmas

Dear God Almighty. I was at BJ’s Wholesale today to buy some bulk stuff for work — this is a routine event. Today, I wish to point out is 22 September 2007. They had artificial Christmas trees, wrapping, decorations, and were playing Christmas music. It’s 93 days away. Save us all from holiday creep. How […]

Dell Hell Redux: Consumers Fight Back

One of the most popular posts I’ve made on this blog in terms of readership has been Why Dell Sucks and Blows! Don’t Buy A Dell! (aka Dell Hell). Although it’s only got 23 comments, I’ve received tons of e-mails — probably close to 1,000 from all over the world. Amazingly, they’ve all shared experiences […]

Why Blogger Beta Sucks

This was reported over one month ago via the Blogger contact mechanism. I never got any reply. I understand it’s free, and I guess I’m getting what I’m paying for. This problem happens only with New Blogger (Blogger Beta that is not theoretically Beta anymore — it was not an issue with the Original Blogger). […]

One Hundred Thousand Hits

In the next few days, this blog will record its 100,000th hit since it went live 17 October 2004 — who could have imagined? That’s huge. Traffic has died off over the past year, but that’s still an impressive number. It’s also terribly misleading. Most of our traffic is currently driven by the world famous […]

A. Briggs Passport Service Really Sucks

Why A. Briggs Passport & Visa Expediters sucks the big, fat furry one. Use them at your own peril. On 18 September 2006, I sent two passports and two visa applications in via FedEx. They were signed for 19 September 2006. I was called on the 19th saying a form was missing. I dispute that […]

Why Dell Sucks

Why Dell Sucks was my original anti-Dell blog post. So, I am now experiencing a huge, joyful rush of schadenfreude* at this news: Shares of Dell Inc. plunged to their lowest level in nearly five years Friday after the world’s largest computer maker slashed its second-quarter earnings outlook below Wall Street’s estimates, blaming its aggressive […]

Why Dell Sucks and Blows! Don’t Buy A Dell! (aka Dell Hell)

[This document was sent on our company letterhead via UPS Red. This version has certain phone numbers and order numbers removed for privacy reasons. They are, of course, in the original. It is unedited otherwise.] Wednesday, August 31, 2005 Dell Inc.Michael Dell and Michael GeorgeBusiness Systems DivisionOne Dell WayRound Rock, TX 78768 Dear Sirs: I […]

Why Led Zeppelin Sucks

OK, that’s not true but it certainly got your attention. You’re here reading, aren’t you? Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” definitely is a classic work that sits atop the pantheon of rock songs that will last forever. Nobody would deny it is a singular work of art. I love that song. However, I was realizing […]

I hate Bad Service

Today, I took Grandma to Rascal House, because we like it there. Besides, it’s an Institution in these parts. The food is always good. The service is generally surly but efficient. The service was inexplicably horrible today. Grandma hates when I make a scene, or the manager would have heard about it. I had the […]