Welcome to AnnoyMe. This week I’ll shine the annoyed spotlight on the Simpson sisters. Thats right, Ashlee and Jessica annoy the crap out of me. The younger sibling will be first.
Ashlee wants to be like her sister, but not exactly like her sister. The hair color is different and the music style is different, but she has to have her shot at the big time, too. While Jessica has a great voice and a smidgen of talent, Ashlee got the short end of the stick. Her SNL appearance was a disaster, her hosting on Rockin’ New Years Eve was pathetic, and her Orange Bowl halftime show actually drew boos. Ashlee, for your sake and ours, go back to being not noticed.
I will admit that Jessica has a great voice, but that fact is totally canceled out by the fact she is completely stupid. Have you ever watched Newlyweds on MTV? She makes a complete fool of herself at least once per show. I watched a marathon of the show a couple weeks ago just for the laughs from her. If you want to keep your IQ at your present level, skip watching Newlyweds.
Now for your AnnoyMes.
Bob is annoyed by headhunters. No, they aren’t trying to harvest his head for some barbarian ritual, but for work.
What annoys me is headhunters that tell you that they have the perfect position for you, and have 2 interviews with you and their boss. Then they go to the client, and the client says the they love your resume, but they are in a hiring freeze until after the holidays. Then, 2 weeks after the holidays, and the freeze is still there, and the headhunter isn’t answering your emails anymore.
In the words of Hank Hill, “That boy ain’t right.” I’ve known Bob for over a year now and I can honestly tell you he has great intelligence. Anyone that doesn’t want Bob working for them needs a CAT scan.
Scott is annoyed by hosting downtime. No, he isn’t on Hosting Matters, but .Mac.
I use .Mac for my website [Shameless plug removed. You got your plug already, Scott. -M] and a lot more. Tonight I get this email:
Dear .Mac Member,
.Mac services will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Saturday, Jan. 22nd at 10 p.m. until Sunday, Jan. 23rd at 6 a.m. (PST). Included in this outage are all web-based services and iDisk. New iChat sessions will be temporarily unavailable during the beginning of this maintenance period. Email access from a client application, however, will not be affected. We regret any inconvenience this causes and appreciate your support as we continue to enhance our service. You can review system status on the .Mac support page at http://www.apple.com/support/dotmac/.
That is annoying.
Hosting downtime sucks, but when it improves performance, then it is good. Don’t worry Scott, you can get your blogging fix after it comes back up.
That wraps up AnnoyMe Week 1. Remember you can send your weekly AnnoyMe to annoyme -at- artitumis -dot- com.