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September 27, 2007

An open letter to ThinkGeek

UPDATE: This was done by an affiliate of ThinkGeek, in breach of their terms and conditions (see comments). I thought it was massively out of character for ThinkGeek. After the swift action ThinkGeek've taken, and the speedy apology (even though it wasn't their fault) I'm certainly going to remain a ThinkGeek customer.


Dear ThinkGeek

Hi guys. I've been a fan and sometimes customer of your site for some time now: I like your stuff and I think that you "get it".

Which is why I was *gobsmacked* this morning to find that there is comment spam on my blog advertising your site:
http://www.snurfer.org/jibba/archives/000421.html

WTF were you thinking? You sell to a primarily geek audience: did you think that comment spamming was going to score you any points with that demographic?

As far as I'm concerned, you're now no better than the peddlers of dodgy things that I won't mention in this email for fear of it tripping *your* spam filters. I can't in conscience buy anything from you ever again now: you don't encourage spammers and that, my friends, is what you have become.

I'm more sad than angry, really. (But I *am* still angry).

Posted by Jonah at 8:54 AM | Comments (1)

September 25, 2007

More Tory thievery

Red-haired webmonkey par excellence Gia Milinovich (yeah, her off of the Sunshine blog and that thing with Charlie Brooker) brings further Tory bandwidth theft to my attention. You may remember that the now-defunct Thurrock Tory blog did the same to me a while back.

However, this case has a much wittier retailiation. Go and check it out!

UPDATE: Oh, looks like they may finally have twigged, about 48 hours too late.

Posted by Jonah at 1:14 PM

September 19, 2007

But he's not, like, y'know, a lightweight or anything ...

I can't believe that cinematic references like this have made their way into our political discourse:

People ask the Tory leader how he can keep repeating that demand a year from now, if Brown is still in place. He tells them to remember the comedy, Dude, Where's My Car? The sequel was called Seriously, Dude, Where's My Car? That's what they'll be saying to Brown in 2008: Seriously, it's time for a change.
Posted by Jonah at 10:48 AM

September 6, 2007

MF Escher

M.C. Escher's 'Relativity' rendered in lego

"MF", of course, stands for "Mini Fig".

Posted by Jonah at 2:45 PM | Comments (1)

September 3, 2007

"First!" "Fuck!"

"If business meetings were like internet comment threads".

Posted by Jonah at 3:51 PM