I’ve owned them for a number of years and were planning to develop them when the weed market was emerging, but I don’t have the time for it now. Cannabis is preparing to be legal in the United States soon and even now there’s other people who can use the name “Cannabis Reviewer” to greater capitalization. Once Washington D.C. removes it from the list of Schedule One drugs the gold rush will truly begin. Some enterprising entrepreneur out there will score with the site.
Godaddy will be facilitating with this sale, and their appraised value of the three names comes to about $5,000. So that’ll be the starting price. If I have to sit on them for a while I will. I’ve been paying for their registration all these years, a little longer won’t matter.
Hiring Overseas Call Centers is Cheap as well as Scammy
I had to call the L.A.Times call center in the Phillipines to cancel my digital subscription. 2020 started out with more bills than expected and the extra $16 per month I was paying the L.A. Times isn’t worth the lack of use being given the daily paper delivered to my handset’s doorstep since I’m a constant free news consumer via Facebook and my Google app’s feed. Alright. Then, less than 24 hours later, I see ANOTHER $16 debit on my digital bank statement. The charge was shown as pending so I called 213-283-2274 which as the number listed on last month’s debit from December 16 — there was no service number on the pending transaction — and told the female service rep, “Lola”, that I called yesterday to cancel and “John” assured me (after reading through an annoying script of questions designed to data mine and dissuade subscribers from cancelling by offering them a cheaper temporary rate) there would be no more monthly charges. Pretty sneaky of the mighty LA. Times to try and jack one more monthly debut from my account, I told Lola. I asked her if this was normal practice: when a customer calls to cancel their L.A. Times subscription will it typically sneak in one more month’s billing less than 24 hours later? The subscription fee wasn’t due until the middle of the month. She dryly apologised again and again and avoided answering directly, finally telling me no. I asked, “Okay why was I chosen for this scam then? What makes me so special?” She couldn’t tell me and her Phillipino accent got thicker. Lola continued to apologise mechanically and said the money would be credited back “in 3 to 5 business days.” We’ll see. If the LA Times cares so much about the community they supposedly serve they’d hire locally and maybe a customer wouldn’t have to speak Tagalog to ensure proper service. #latimes #subscription #cancellation #phillipinessweatshop #refund @ L.A. Times
Tonight I popped in to the mighty Casbah on Kettner for a minute and shot a couple of photos of the band on stage. Pinkeye, Le Saboteur, and Your Friendly Bartender were the bands listed, so this girl was the lead singer of one of them, wasn’t sure which. As I walked in and was testing the camera’s ISO setting she was saying that if you look up “Ipecac on PH” (Pornhub?) that “thankfully” they were the only video that came up, or something like that. Ipecac is also a music label from Mike Patton of Faith No More and Mondo Cane, with French composer Jean-Claude Vannier. But…
I just looked it up on PH and indeed PINKEYE’s is the video that pops up, so it must be them. Apparently IPECAC SUITE is the name of the video, and it’s weird but not porn so I’ll post the link HERE. It’s projectionist video dance art klezmer/accordion folk punkrock(?). lol
We don’t have a CD from them so I can’t provide a review but I shot a few photos of the singer and have Photoshopped one of them here as monochrome and color. Anna Zinova is listed on Facebook a Supreme leader at Pinkeye as well as Fiddler at The Downs Family, so it might be her.
I saw a lot of these stars on the front of the old houses in West Virginia when I was there in October, enough to know they’ve got some local significance. I asked a young cashier at a CVS drugstore about them and she told me right away they were barn stars. Seeing my puzzled look (I was in town so only saw them on houses, not barns) she added, “They’re for good luck”. Then almost as an afterthought she said, “They’re primitive decor, Americana.” Searching them online I found they became popular in certain parts of the U.S. and Canada in the early nineteenth century and have their talismanic roots in paganism along with the hex signs found in the countryside there, most notably the Pennsylvania Dutch region. But in recent decades most locals appear to have dismissed them as merely decorative. The Amish don’t use them. Hex signs especially are described to outsiders as being just for looks, or “chust for nice” as they say.