Monday, January 26, 2009

Long Lost UFO

Poor mateless half-finger has been what?

3 years since I knit you?

Second Sock Syndrome hit me HARD when I knit you, so there you sit, forlorn in a sandwich bag...dreaming of the day when you can come out and play.

Your salvation is on it's way.

The cuff to your mate is done and now I working on the thumb gusset increases.

Yes, I know you were a needle-eater, but not to worry...I have new, stronger, nearly idiot-proof needles.

Rest easy, oh lonely glovelet...your friend is on the way.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Ticket Bastard...or Scalping, the Legal Way

Ticketmaster says pricey resale tickets protect consumers

Excuse me, Ticketbastard, but are you HIGH?!

"Ticketmaster received complaints after an AC/DC show in Vancouver sold out in minutes, only for tickets to be quickly available for higher prices on TicketsNow. The resale site also charged up to $1,199 for a $44 face-value ticket to a recent Killers concert in Toronto — roughly a 2,500 per cent markup."

Sorry kids, but this is nothing but out-and-out SCALPING, and any moron that gives these clowns a dime DESERVES to get ripped-off.

I HATE Scalpers with a purple passion, always have.

The ONLY thing that was more irritating than a Dead Head on ticket Sunday were the scalpers, but at least they weren't my friggin' co-workers.

I worked for Bass Tickets, which is what Ticket Master was back when Bill Graham was still alive. (Miss you Bill, you were a gruff little shit, but you put on one hell of a show...and actually CARED if people had a good time.)

People wonder why I don't go to shows anymore.

Facts are, they aren't worth it anymore.

Concerts used to fun, and they didn't cost a mortgage payment for a few hours of entertainment.

I don't know about y'all, but I haven't had a raise in two years and the concept of paying more for ONE concert ticket than my car payment, insurance, phone bill, and rent combined just isn't gonna happen.
To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't cough up that much money to see ANYONE play, no matter how much I had in the bank.

Ticket Master owning TicketsNow is sickening to me.

I have one word for both of these greedy entities: BOYCOTT