Internet Explorer

Way back in the early days of the internet, you know, the 90’s, Microsoft took over the market with Internet Explorer, stomping its rival Netscape Navigator in to the turf and making it a footnote in internet history.

Since that time, IE has evolved in to a model of arrogance and ineptitude. Not a “compliant” browser, in the words of true nerds, it has become increasingly slow and painful to use. With every new version that comes out, MS hails it as the most advanced browser ever, but the reality is that the first version of Firefox is still preferable to the latest version of IE.

When IE9 came out, I tried to download it on to my lame work computer that is still running XP, but I received a lovely error message stating that IE9 does not run on XP. Firefox, Chrome and Safari have no problem in XP so you’d think that Microsoft would make its OWN browser run on its OWN software. Incredible, right? Well, now they’ve done it again with IE10, which they’ve stated won’t run on Vista. Vista isn’t even that old and MS won’t adapt it for its most recent operating system? Just WTF is going through their heads? Is this some kind of avant garde suicidal business method? Let’s reduce our market share for our new product and give our customers greater incentive to use our competitor’s product! Brilliant!

Would everyone please just unite and and uninstall this piece of crap. Maybe then Mr. Gates will clean out the IE group at MS and start over with a whole new set of code. Maybe they could hire some of those Firefox guys!!

Tennis Grunting

How can anybody stand to watch tennis anymore? I’m sitting here with Wimbledon on in the background and all I can hear is two grown men grunting like little girls trying to lift a chair. Is it really that painful and strenuous to hit a 1.5 ounce rubber ball?

I used to look forward to watching Wimbledon and the other grand slam events, but this is so painful to listen to, that I just can’t stomach it anymore. Tournament officials need to take a stand, and not exactly a tough one, and ban this ridiculous wailing by the players.

Acura Disaster

Remember back when Acuras were beautiful cars? As a former Legend owner, I am surprised that Acura has adopted such a hideous design line, focusing primarily on that bizarre grill that resembles the beak of a stainless snapping turtle, but in a “terminator” kind of way. This is a line of cars that should be sexy and inviting, not something that looks like it belongs in Mad Max.

Meanwhile, Mercedes continues to produce cars of artistic beauty, and as a result, trounce Acura in sales.

Just look at this hideous creation. Yak!