Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Comcast = Scam Cot

A. Reason Number 74 Why Cable Companies Stink:
Hmmm... well Comcast, in its infinite wisdom, decided that my cable modem was suddenly obsolete. Yes, it was working just fine, but you know, it WAS 6 years old. So, when I went to get online, I got a lovely message that read "We, the flusterclucks of Comcast, have determined that you can no longer use your perfectly suitable modem. We're only thinking of you. It's for your own good. This hurts us more than it hurts you. Love, Comcast. P.S. If you leased your equipment from us, this kind of crap would never happen."

No internet access for A WHOLE DAY!!

Sigh. Well, I have a blistering fast new cable modem and big ol' hole in my pocket.

B. Today is First Day of the Rest of Your Life, Brine Shrimp

The dog experiment is over (thank you, Jesus!) and my son's science fair experiment begins this afternoon. Will the hatch rate of brine shrimp be affected by exposure to light? Yes, Lone Reader, he's doing an experiment on brine shrimp. NOT SEA MONKEYS, which are a righteous rip-off. See previous post here.

C. Looks like Drummer Guy has a hernia and it needs surgical repair, soon. Oh health care reform, you distant chimera...when oh when will we know relief?

D. It's 5 degrees outside and it feels like 4 degrees in my house. Really, I'm ready for the end of winter.

E. Something happy, you request?
Hmm... is it this news story on PETA's request for a robot Punxsutawney Phil? Perhaps the news that the BEST cupcakes in the Twin Cities are going to be available one day a week right down the street from my house? No,'s the Apple tablet!!

Fight the Power, Lone Reader!

1 comment:

ComcastCares1 said...

My daughter had a sea monkey kit and she thought it was intriguing! :)

Sorry about the modem incompatibility. You should have received a notification that your modem will not be compatible. I am sorry if you did not receive that. You can still get your own modem so save you a few bucks. Here are the compatible modems that will work with your Comcast service.

Best regards,

Mark Casem
Comcast Corp.
Comcast Customer Operations