How was your Horrible Experience Today?

"...the review of the hotel complained about the dive-bar close to the bedrooms, from which noise eminated all through the night, and that it was impossible to get any sleep. That's the kind of hotel that I WANT to stay in." I'm paraphrasing part of Doug Stanhope's routine about online reviews that I had the … Continue reading How was your Horrible Experience Today?

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Well Ticketbastard, you did ask for it…

So a few days ago, Ticketmaster emailed me asking me to review their service. I normally ignore these requests for ratings/feedback, but this being Ticketbastard themselves, I felt I had to let them know what I thought about their business model. So with glee, I gave them a one-star review, and when I was prompted … Continue reading Well Ticketbastard, you did ask for it…

My first ever post on a Wednesday in February in the Year of the Pig

The overly-long title of this piece is deliberately abstruse, and effectively meaningless. It is an exaggerated example representative of the proliferation of empty and uninformative statistics we regularly stumble across. Admittedly, I seem to mostly encounter this in the realm of sports broadcasting. During the weekend that just passed, I heard one example that prompted … Continue reading My first ever post on a Wednesday in February in the Year of the Pig