If you’re going to volunteer to be on tv…

… at least get close to proper English.  I’m far from being an English major.  My writing style is proof of that – can’t spell to save my life, misuse commas all the time, and make liberal use of “-” and “…” to cover up my inability to form correct sentences.  (Not a word from ‘the’ grammar Nazi please)  But here are some things I do know:

  • The truck did not spin out into the ‘medium’ – it’s called a ‘median’
  • Don’t use the word “irregardless” – just say “without no regard” and be proud of your double-negative heritage instead of trying to sound smart.
  • Don’t use the word ‘moot’ (and it’s moot not mute) – you don’t actually understand the meaning of the word
  • Stop trying to speak text – the next person that says “Loll” to my face may get hit.  The only exception to this rule is “Berb”

On the subject of texting… if you’re walking into lampposts, just throw your phone in the river.  If you’re not, but you still abbreviate everything… throw it in the river.  Seriously… there should be a “three letter rule” – if you’re not saving at least three letters per word, don’t do it.  “y r u procrastin8ing 2” is not acceptable (acceptable, not exceptable) it takes a normal person more time to translate what you’re saying in their head than you save.

And now that I’ve opened a can of stupid… for the love of all that is holy learn the difference in these:

  • where vs wear
  • its vs it’s
  • there vs they’re vs their

Ok I’m done … my brain hurts just thinking about all the stupid.  Just remember:  half the world population has below average intelligence.

Blockbuster + Blu-ray = Crap

Does Blockbuster still do the “In stock or it’s free” thing at their stores?  I’ve been a Blockbuster Online member pretty much since they started the service.  I went through the growing pains with them.  It was actually fun sometimes to see what distribution center my movie was going to be returned to – it changed with almost every movie it seemed.  Then they became a little more popular and movies weren’t as readily available… that was ok though, because I still got the in-store coupons.

But now I’m getting frustrated.

First they keep jacking up the price.  Usually not by a lot, but I think when I started it was like $12/month now it’s $20.  I guess I can’t really complain … I can still exchange movies in the store as often as I’d like and I get two coupons every month for a free movie or game rental.  All the new customers don’t get them at all I think.  But the trigger for this outburst is their Blu-ray support.  I was excited when they announced they were going to be exclusively Blu-ray.  Besides helping to end the format war, I hoped this meant they would have better stock.  Nope.  The top 15 movies in my queue are all Blu-ray and every single one is “Long Wait” or “Very Long Wait” … I might go complain.  They’ll just send me an extra coupon for this month (which I hardly use the two I get anyway)  They do seem to listen to their customers though.  A few weeks ago I sent a suggestion to let me choose a default format (as it is now you have to click on the movie, then click on all editions, then find the blu-ray version if it exists) they wrote back and said “Great idea!”  I just noticed it in the FAQ section that it will be a feature ‘soon’ … guess I wasn’t the only one!

So yeah … all that just to complain and show my impatience 😀