I wish I'd said it first:

"The world is a stage but the play is badly cast"
Oscar Wilde

"In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away."
shing xiong

"Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid."
John Wayne

"Life is a great, big canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it."
Danny Kaye

Friday, January 12, 2007

Please, Will Someone Make It Stop!

I am talking about web sites and Blogs that have an audio file that goes on when you surf on in! WTF is up with that shit? I mean, come on... It takes forever for the page to load -- and I have high speed cable access... It stalls every single time and then the hellish sound of whatever it is just starts playing and my speakers are up because I just listened to Jethro Tull and I had to play THAT loud... So I am stunned into a state of absolute horror by the sound of what someone in Michigan, who's hobby is knitting and playing with her cats has stuck on her f-ing blog! Ahhhh! Today I was blog surfing -- it's a habit, okay? And I dropped in on a page that stalled my computer and I waited... and I waited...and I waited only to have (once the page loaded...) the incredible sound of BAG-FUCKING-PIPES screaming out the Scottish national anthem! I just about fell out of my chair. I tell ya' it was a cruel and disturbing, pig-scream-fest of bag pipe, wear yer kilt around the room while eating haggis, that I ever heard. I have zero idea what the blog was about (I'm guessing it had something to do with Scotland...) because I hit the NEXT BLOG button so fast that my computer almost flew off my desk.

So please... If you are reading this and are thinking to yourself -- "Hmmm I wonder how you put an audio file on the old blog...."



Andrew said...

Hi Pam,
My daughter is a highland dancer and my son plays highland drums, so bagpipes are a constant in our world (and I enjoy them), but still ... I don't inflict them on those who visit my site.

What's the difference between an onion and a set of bagpipes?
Answer: No one cries when you cut up the bagpipes.

But I digress. I wanted to drop by and thank you for your email. I'm glad you managed to hold off on secretly drugging your husband. That way he can be fully awake when you drop the revelation on him: "Honey, I had an online conversation with this other psychology type today. You see, I checked out his relationship advice site and told him about you." Then just let that hang a while and see what kind of reaction you get.

Or not. It's up to you.

Congrats on turning 50 soon. I've decided your present will be that I DON'T put an AC/DC audio file on my site, so you can enjoy the peaceful quiet when you drop by.

Have a great day!
Andrew (To Love, Honor, and Dismay)

Pull Up A Chair said...

Andrew- I love all things Scottish -- I don't like sound-files on blog or web sites...

I like your input!


kim said...

damnit i knew that video blaring the all-american rejects was annoying... it pisses me off and im the one that added it lol

Pull Up A Chair said...

Kim... You don't live in Michigan with a bunch of knitting cats do you?

Tisha said...

*LOL* I agree with you 100% there! When I am blog surfing at work (sshhhhh....) and I hit one of those and my speakers are on, YIKES!!

Maybe people will heed your great advice!