Doubletree hotel

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

One more quick blurb. My apologies to my readers for my sexist comment earlier in the day. Even though it felt REAL GOOD to say it at the time, I shouldn’t have. It was an inappropriate comment. And no, I don’t really mean it. As I said, there is guts and glory in BOTH sexes within the weblogging world.

I was bad. My Irish temper got the better of me. I screwed the pooch with this one.

I’m a bad, bad, bad girl. Naughty.

Want to spank me?


Thanks to Justin, we’ve found a standing link to the PPT presentation. Copy it now, it’ll probably be pulled soon.

Here tis

Also, Dave — yes my comment was sexist. Very. Monumentally so. Hugely. Astronomically sexist…

…and it worked.

Snideness aside, I do appreciate you reposting your blurb.


Dave posted a permanent link back to his original posting about the infamous PowerPoint presentation of a very bad hotel. His reason for pulling the posting is because he believes the manager has got the point.

Nah. Dave. Disagree. Read the email he sent to Cory today. Today!

Did he get it? Or did he just suck up to the USA Today people?

Cory has it right — the guy is clueless. You do not have to have permission to reference a person’s name or company on the web. You could be in danger of liable, perhaps — but not in violation of any copyright law. Particularly if you’re not making a profit off the name.

Read this person’s communications to Cory. Then read the USA Story. I don’t think Mike the Night Clerk was the one that needed the retraining.

If Crosby had left well enough alone, this whole thing would be over with the USA article. Another web legend with old links and occasional references to “Remember that PPT about the hotel?”.

I can take clueless. And I can take arrogant. But I can’t take arrogant cluelessness.


Dammit all, Dave! You pulled your posting!

Now my link in the last blog blurb is going to some bullshit Apple thing.

Don’t do that! Take a chance! Pull the phone number if that caused the problem — but leave the posting!

Sometimes I think the only people with any balls in weblogging are women (until I read Cam or Chris and am reassured that guts and glory live on in both genders).


I don’t necessarily agree with Dave’s calling the hotel, but I do agree with the point — who is Joseph Crosby to say when we can or cannot discuss a story. Who does Mr Joseph Crosby of the DoubleTree Club Hotel in Houston think he is?

Well, duckie, you pissed off the wrong crew with this one. Let’s take this sucker to the top of the Daypop 40. Everyone link to the Craphound story at And be sure to say a big Hi and Hello to Mr. Joseph Crosby at the DoubleTree Club Hotel in Houston while you’re at it.


Blogger Lexicon 1

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

I have new entries in the Blogger Lexicon:

Absolute Sharon provided Third Blog and Blog Sponge — Thanks Sharon — they’re terrific!

I pulled Wiener Boy from Dave Winer. Dave, you all let me know if I got the incorrect meaning, now. Correction: Dave says that Wiener Boy comes from the popular TV show, The Simpsons


Bombast transcripts

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

I was going to have a contest for describing what the new iMac looks like, but I really MUST focus on work and corporation filings this week or my editors and/or the IRS will came and take me away.

To self: Take your hands off the keyboard, and back away slowly from your weblog...

Besides I want the prize, The Bombast Transcripts, for myself. And none of you could beat my entry:

    • The new iMac looks like a big pimple waving a white flag.

I give up! I give up!
And next time, I would suggest that Apple save the really big hype for really big news; for instance, that the company is going to support a port of OS X to the Intel architecture.

You’re just going to have to buy your own copy of Chris Locke’s new book, The Bombast Transcripts.