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Sunday Rant

Posted on Sunday, June 13th, 2004

Dave!I''m on my last day of fasting and am not in a pretty mood, so I think I will take some time to bitch about a few of the little things that are pissing me off just now. Nothing earth shattering mind you, just annoyances that won't go away...

Spam. I have two spam filters and all my e-mail gets filtered through a paid SpamCop account... yet I still see dozens of unsolicited (and unwanted) e-mail in my in-box every day. This is just stupid, and the problem gets worse with each passing moment. Why isn't something being done about it? And I'm not talking about idiotic legislation that doesn't work... I'm talking drastic measures... like sending CIA operatives out to kill spammers and bomb their spam centers! Isn't that the kind of thing they are being paid for?

Reality Television. Seriously, enough is enough... they were entertaining at first (Survivor, The Osbornes, American Chopper) but it's gone too far. Just when you think it can't get any worse (The Swan, The Littlest Groom, and Extreme Makeover) it does (Seriously Dude... I'm Gay, Are You Hot, and Blow Out). Television already sucks pretty bad... but now even decent shows (Wonderfalls!!!) can't find a spot on television because the schedule is full of this crap.

Hard Rock Cafe Seattle. Thanks to my Hard Rock site, people mail me with their Hard Rock questions a few times a week. Their #1 question is the same as my #1 question: Where is the freakin' Hard Rock Cafe for Seattle?? I mean, come on! Cities like Sacramento and Indianapolis have cafes but we don't? It's not even remotely logical... Seattle is home of some of the most famous musicians in history! Quincy Jones, Nirvana, Heart, Jimi Hendrix, Kenny Loggins, Peal Jam, Courtney Love & Hole, Alice in Chains, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Sir Mix-A-Lot... and many more. The Seattle music scene is still amazingly strong, and if the corporate decision-makers were really smart, they would make sure any cafe they build here would have a stage for live performances to keep locals interested. All I can say is that when they finally do get around to building a cafe, it had better be something pretty amazing.

Low Carb Mania. Ack! Just eat healthier foods in reasonable portions, then get off your ass and exercise! There is no need for this crap. The thing that really pisses me off is that legitamately healthy menu options in restaurants (like vegetarian dishes) don't get offered, yet inane fads like low carb shit does?

DVD Advertising. I purchase DVDs for the movie... not the advertising... so don't force me to watch your stupid ads and forbid me to bypass them by jumping to the main menu. That should be illegal.

Having to go the work on Sunday. Ah, so now we know the real reason I am in a cranky mood today.

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  1. John Carney says:

    I’d say a city like Seattle certainly deserves a Hard Rock Cafe.

    I live in Middle Tennessee, and I loved the story of what happened when they were first planning the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville. They were taking the CEO around downtown, when he spotted a building and became immediately excited.

    “That’s it!” he said. “It’s perfect! We have to have that building.”

    His hosts had to explain to him that the Ryman Auditorium, the one-time church which was host to the Grand Ole Opry for decades and is now downtown Nashville’s classiest performance venue, was probably not available for purchase.

    They ended up converting a former hardware store.

  2. Tonya says:

    To all but one of those.


  3. Dave2 says:

    Maybe that’s the reason we don’t have a Hard Rock in Seattle… they want to put it in the Space Needle and can’t get the Pacific Science Center to sell it!

  4. Dave2 says:

    Oh no… if it’s the Low Carb Lifestyle, then somebody in my next post agrees with you!

  5. Tonya says:

    Nope. The whole low carb thing entirely misses the point of nutrition and fitness. It’s a short term solution for a lifetime issue. But we won’t get into that 🙂

    Rather – I’m digging getting some work done today (Sunday), in the absence of ringing phones.

  6. Dave2 says:

    I’m at work for the same reason… no distractions. But that’s not to say I’m happy about it! The sun is coming out, and my motorcycle is just sitting there outside my window begging to go for a ride! You have the same take on the low-carb craze that I do… I just posted an entry in response to a rather annoying email I got where I came to the same conclusion.

  7. Tonya says:

    Eh, let’s pack up our stuff, grab our bikes and go have chai and peaches.

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