01 November 2011

66 strangers ended up in a scary internet place.

well, the inevitable finally happened. the site of our last fall's creepfest, letchworth village, home for the feeble-minded and epileptic, was featured on an episode of john's favorite show, ghost adventures. i haven't seen it yet, but i'm recording a rerun this week.

anyway, i was just perusing the 2Pz stats, and noticed an a strikingly high number of hits from a google search for "letchworth village" and put it all together. now, imagine with me, if you will, for just a moment (it helps if you close your eyes), that you're an unsuspecting regular ol' person who just caught an interesting television program and headed to google to find out a bit more.

and...open your eyes. this is where you find yourself.

two red pandas making out.

ANIMAL BOMB!!!!!!!!!!111111

and one last secret one for john's eyes only.

what did thomas wilhelm do last night?

put up some halloween decorations.

oh, bonez. miss ya, buddy.

he told day-rick that his hands probably should've been closer together on that one pass saturday. ctm.

good decision, B of A.

2 things:

1) i won't lie. i really like bank of america for my personal checking and savings and credit card needs. i've always received excellent customer service, and despite all the evidence that they might be among the most evil of corporations, i would call myself a loyal customer. so, i was pretty disappointed to hear about the institution of debit card fees. in recent days, several of B of A's competitors have announced that they will not follow suit. that, in combination with customer outrage, seems to have made an impression on the decision-makers, because, look!
Bank of America Corp. is dropping its plan to charge customers $5 a month for making purchases with their debit cards, a person familiar with the situation said.
The move is a dramatic retreat following decisions by several rivals in recent days to drop customer tests of the new fees. SunTrust Banks Inc. and Regions Financial Corp. also said Monday that they will stop charging customers for debit-card transactions.
Bank of America decided against the fees due to negative customer feedback on the plan and the moves by rivals, which left the Charlotte, N.C., lender as the only big bank planning to levy the fee on some customers next year.
Bank of America will formally announce the decision today, this person said. (via)
2) which leads me to my next point : the power of the internet. before this decision was "walked back", i had been wondering what B of A was thinking. in the past year, we have seen internet complaining undo the gap re-branding, the tropicana re-branding, and netflix's terrible re-structuring idea. i thought it was awful bold of B of A to hold firm in the face of widespread backlash. but, it looks like the power of the internet has won out again. so keep on bitching, everyone!

costume check : KTV!

she's a mozilla firefox! (i thought you were katniss on fire, for a sec.) either way, 11 biscuits!

don't forget to email me what you were for halloween. maybe you'll win a prize!

new yorkers are so funny.

someone organized a vigil at the DASH store in soho yesterday to mourn the end of kim kardashian and kris humphries' marriage. ctm.

thx starla!

get well soon, ri ri!!

Organizers say Rihanna was forced to cancel a show in the Swedish city Malmo at the last minute after being hospitalized in Sweden with what she says is the flu.
Live Nation spokesman Kristofer Akesson says Rihanna didn't feel well Monday and tour organizers contacted a doctor who concluded the singer was suffering from severe exhaustion and "was not capable of carrying out the concert."
The singer apologized to fans on Twitter and posted a picture of her arm attached to an intravenous drip. (via)

never did know when to keep that trap shut, did he?

lane kiffin got fined $10,000 for crying like a little baby about unfair officiating, after his 3-OT loss to stanford on saturday. coaches aren't allowed to publicly criticize officials.
Kiffin, the Trojans' second-year head coach, was upset about the way the end of regulation in the classic Coliseum game was handled, among other disputed instances. He has said he was promised by side judge Brad Glenn that he'd be awarded a timeout if it was ruled that receiver Robert Woods was tackled inbounds with one second left in the game.
He was not, and he said in his postgame press conference following USC's 56-48 triple-overtime loss that he was "extremely disappointed" with the officiating. He then said Sunday that he was "basically lied to" by the Pac-12 officials.
"The Pac-12 has specific rules that prohibit our coaches from making public comments about officiating, and this prohibition specifically includes comments that create doubts about the credibility of the conference's officiating program," conference commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement released late Monday. "The Conference expects each Pac-12 coach to adhere to our standards of conduct and to conduct himself or herself in a manner which will reflect credit on the institution and the Conference." (via)
sorry, lane. life's not fair. you taught me that.

look at tennessee go.

A judge told Tennessee officials on Monday to stop enforcing new rules that have been used to arrest Occupy protesters in Nashville.
The decision was a victory for the fledgling movement and for the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, which sought a temporary restraining order to block a curfew put in place last week.
U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger issued the order, which state officials did not fight.
"Political expression deserves the highest level of protection and it was unacceptable for the state to suddenly shut down protesters' speech and forcibly oust them from Legislative Plaza that has long been used as a place for peaceful expression," said Hedy Weinberg, executive director at the ACLU of Tennessee. (via)

more importantly...

2Pz fave pHaNtOgRaM's new EP is here!!! you can listen to it on spotify, obvs, or over here, though i can't get that one to work.

the internet would like you to know...

...about the latest buzz rapper, A$AP rocky. his first mixtape is out today, so listen to / download it, or else you'll look like an idiot at your next social event.

happy halloween, love diana ross

these are a few of my favorite things

a jonas getting the old spears treatment. ahh AH hah HAH hahh AH ha. via.
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