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Anti-Internet Rant 355,000,000.2: My Complaint to the USPS

Your options don't apply, but your automated system forces me to choose one. The name and address was correct and was delivered to the right place. My package was severely damaged.

My package from Vitacost, received Friday, Sept. 3, opened today, was very beat up. The items---vitamins, instant tea, soap and toothpaste, were covered in dust. The liquid soap's lid was half-unscrewed and leaking over the other items. The plastic tea jar was cracked, leaking and mixing with the…


Added by James N. Dawson on September 4, 2010 at 9:18am — No Comments

FaceBook: Political Coward & Censor

This is just one reason I'm so leery of Internet faddism:



August 25, 2010

Contact: Wes Benedict, Executive Director

E-mail: …


Added by James N. Dawson on August 25, 2010 at 9:54am — No Comments

To the Pen Pals Group

Okay. I hope this isn't inappropriate or bad netiquette or anything, but I tried to "message" Hibou, the Pen Pals group owner, but it said I had to "be friends" first. I know this sounds ridiculously antiquated and cranky, but I have a problem with the whole "friending" thing on the Net, because I feel it trivializes and automates the ancient and organic institution of "friendship". Please allow an old fossil his Victorian quirks.

Sooooo.....I'm contacting Hibou this…


Added by James N. Dawson on August 14, 2010 at 10:09am — 2 Comments

Syndicated Zine Reviews Blogspot & Etsy: Comments and Questions

I got back from the University library a little while ago where I did one of my occasional web document printings. One was of Syndicated Zine Reviews Blogspot, 2009 and 2010 so far. I was pleased I was able to do this. In the past, when I'd tried, the print preview always came up blank, which made me assume it wouldn't work, but I realize now you just have to wait a little while for the pages to come up.

2009 was 19 pages (sides not sheets). The library charged 3.6 per…


Added by James N. Dawson on June 17, 2010 at 6:42am — 3 Comments

Any Film Students Out There? This May Be Your Script!



The Joey Torrey Story

My name is Joey Torrey, former pugilist and enforcer. I am in need of representation to tell this remarkable story. I've been requesting to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation delving into Operation Matchbook, a federally funded government investigation focused on organized crime and fixing prizefights. This covert operation ran from the gold shores of Costa Rica's…


Added by James N. Dawson on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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