I use Google as my home page. It’s fast, reliable and easily customizable.
One of the items I get is the “How To” Tip Of The Day. Some of the stuff is kinda helpful. Yesterday was a popular article on how to remove scratches from CDs. Be careful taking advice, as it is nothing more than a Wiki, which means any fool with a computer can offer advice.
Anyway, recently it had How To Perform The Balducci Levitation. The description was so-so, but I believe anyone could learn it from the description. You think magic isn’t popular? It’s had about 50,000 hits to date.
ehow.com is supported by Google ads. Basically, Google reads the page and then places appropriate ads on the right side. This ad on the Balducci page caught my eye:
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Since the ads rotate with each access, you may or may not see this. Computer logic isn’t always perfect. Then again…….
Drivel & Drool
Another Report From Douche Bag Central……
Once again, an aristocratic, pompous ands unfair reply from the Cafe staffers (minor editing for readability):
Honest question posed: I have a friend who wants to sign up to the CafÃ©. BUt he is using a free email from yahoo. He got a message stating that free emails are blocked on this forum.
Is there a reason for doing so? There are so many people using free emails such as yahoo or hotmail. WHy prevent them from entering the CafÃ©?
Another user chimes in: My youngest son wanted to join recently, as he is interested in magic. He was disheartened and I was shocked that he was not allowed in because he doesn’t have money to be able to afford an email account other than the free one.
Cafe developer with basic Cafe Fuck Off Answer: I can assure you there are very valid reasons for it, but I’m not going to explain them here.
Suffice to say if you ever run your own board of this size, you may eventually decide to do the very same thing, perhaps even for the very same reasons. Even if you didn’t, you’d clearly understand why it’s being done here.
Groveling user with every bone in his body wanting to suggest that developer perform unholy act with computer, but refrains due to Cafe policies: Gene, I don’t mean to be disrespectful, or even contrary, but I don’t think I’d ever block some one from coming on board on the basis of their being poor.
Case in point? My son.
There’s no earthly reason for this approach except abuse. None. The answer wouldn’t have taken a minute. The real question here is does Brooks hire pompous, intolerable douche bags are does he train them in his own image?
If anyone reading this has this email problem, ask one of your computer savvy friends. It’s a very, very minor hurdle. There are hundreds of log ons available in the “underground”. Just hunt around.
Once again, we award the i/m Platinum Jackass to the Magic Cafe’ and its predicatable staff