bumpass wrote:Bash all you want, haters. I'M the one who is gonna look ultra cool struttin' my stuff in this awesome shirt.
OK, I feel like ranting. I do apologize about that - at least to the people of reasonable demeanor. It probably has to do with having to go to the emergency room because I couldn't breathe, having what was recently discovered to be a constellation of blood clots in my lungs and the 1 1/2 foot long DVT in my right thigh that has re-appeared (last time was 2001)
Shooting myself up with Lovenox twice a day and having to take a rat poison pill (oh pardon me, "Coumadin" - the ever-so-much-weaker version that screws up your coagulation so that at this moment, it takes me three times longer than most of you to stop bleeding) and having to cart an oxygen tank around and all that crud just makes me, oh, lets sayu a little tetchy.
Nonetheless, I don't think my being crabby as heck has a lot to do with my physical state. It has to do with the cruddy place that woot has become.
In any case, you'll see my diatribe cleaned off of this "message board" by the ever-vigilant woot-censors sometime tomorrow morning so it isn't as it you'll have to suffer with it long.
To address the message sent:
And how soon will THAT be? Presuming that used the straight "SmartPost" scam of theirs (anyone remember the "good old days" when they did regular shipping and you didn't have to wait longer to get something other than perhaps a week?)
Now, if you pony up the extra five bucks they send it "overnight" (which people have already commented on being a bad joke) & you are incredibly lucky, you might get it reasonably soon. Just considering that anyone TRULY considered how many seasonal items have they put up for sale lately that even overnight wouldn't deliver in time?".
How many of you, presuming you've opted for "ordinary" five dollar delivery and then have followed the tracking of their product
I've seen mine (I'm in New Mexico - you know, the state next to Texas) go to California, some place on the east coast, Denver, out to California again, down to Albuquerque (100 miles from where I'm sitting), back out to California, to Denver, to Albuquerque yet again and finally ending up in Los Alamos.This is insane! Total travel time: one bloody month! Honestly, this is utterly ludicrous. You can send a packet that is basically exactly the same as they ship a t-shirt in and it will arrive at its destination within five business days.
They are not only ripping off customers (like thou , who will be strutting it his "ultra-cool" t-shirt, but it'll be even more "cool" because it'll probably take a side trip to Alaska. Unless, of course, you've spent ten dollars on shipping that is wildly overpriced.
BTW: I detest "Schmuckpost". I think it was definitely one of the cracks in the wall when they adopted it.
As far as the entire art and artist thing is concerned, I'm not fit to write about. However, if their rules state "original art" and someone uses something that is obviously NOT originaly, then I don't given a rat's fanny if he/she bought permission for the image BEFORE applying to woot.shirt, or if woot.shirt bought permission to cover their rear ends or anything else. If it is supposed to be "original", then it should not be a copy nor even a DERIVATIVE copy of anything else whatsoever. The Broccoli T-Shirt should never have been accepted in the first place; given that there are such lax controls in place, then the "author" should have had his/her work dumped as soon as woot found out about the copyright issue. The t-shirt should never have reached "voting status" (something about which I'm currently still confused), and by no means whatsoever should it have ever been printed and sold.
Past that, I won't get into that argument.
Ah well, there' me, crabby, crabby, crabby. Honest to God, I apologize to EVERYONE, whether they agree with me or not, when I consider them reasonable or not, whatever. Having the opportunity to rant (even if it will only exist in an ephemeral state) is good enough for me just now.
Please forgive me. (particularly for grammar and spelling errors, but particularly for errors in logic).