March 27, 2010

Assholes abound.

You couldn't pay me enough to stand behind that table. The other day I had to shooo some asshole away from a petition singing table. A 14 yr old girl and her mom volunteering their time instead of being payed to get signatures for issue's they believe in. That stuff makes me happy even if I don't agree with their politics. anyhoo the lil girl asks some guy to sign. He asks what for and when she says its for limiting campaign funding from private parties he flips out. The girl was scared and without missing a beat the guy was into his Obama rant. He got through the ruining America part when,( I was ignoring him and signing the petitions) I looked up and the girl was almost in tears and the guy was becoming aggressive. That was my queue, I stepped in. Poor kid she didn't need that memory; or maybe she did as a matter of fact.
Beligerant asshole's dont make me angry and my calm manner was pissing him off even more, if I didnt do something fast this idiot would suceed and get me thrown in jail for assault and battery. Well if not him personally than the police would when they found me standing on his chest. I then used my patented "WTF" attack! Succeeded in distracting him and making him jump back and forget what he was bitching about. Then he grumbled and walked away yelling things. Sigh, yeah well it went better than it could have, I would have stubbed my cigarette out in his mouth if he had started getting racist as well as ignorant.
Just in case your wondering what the "WTF" attack is, 1. it does not stand for What the fuck. Although that is the desired effect. It stands for Wiggle The Finger.
Casually and slowly point at the ground and when they look confused, start walking towards them pointing the finger at their eye ball. Trying to keep it as close as possible without running or moving faster and without actually jabbing them in the eye.
Its more effective than you might think.

March 01, 2010

PlayStation 3 Screws the Pooch again!

Actually this time Sony made sweet love to the pooch. As of this morning there is a GLOBAL PS3 network black out. Well global except for as SCEA spokesperson said, "The newest PS3 slimline customers are not effected." This was actually the answer he gave when asked what they were doing about this global networking bug. What kind of company answers a serious question effecting millions of customers with a statement like, the newest ones work fine! F U Sony! This comes on the back of MUCH more irritating issue that I just happened to be doing the research for a class action for today. The PS3 from the start was sold to us as the next great machine in perfect harmony with its predecessors the PS1 & PS2. Backward Compatibility being the #1 reason given by 80% of PlayStation console users for buying these products in the first place. That and the per usual upgraded optic drive technology that we have come to expect. I still waited a year and a half for the PS3 to find its footing when initial systems were way way to expensive and per usual not made to last. When finally purchasing on I ignored the backward compatibility issue, well not ignored. I read everything SCEA had to say on it and there were still promises of the magical firmware update that would bring the PS3 all the honor it deserved and what its customers had been promised from the start. 3 years later and not only has SCEA not lived up to its promise it shows absolutely no intention of making a system that does. Their last 3 models of PS3 have boldly stated that they are not backward compatible. Which leads me to wonder WTF did I pay 450.00 for? A blue ray player? Bullshit. So now with the world in uproar over not being able to game on any system but the newest one I think it is the perfect time to strike while the poker is hot and slam home this compatibility issue that Sony, has very quietly slipped under the rug.