The 2009 Turkeys 2

It’s that time of year again, the time when we get to make a list of all the things we’re thankful for.  That list is coming up tomorrow.  Today, we’re going to talk about a much more interesting list — The Turkeys. 

My criteria for turkeys changes from year to year.  If I was following my own rules every year, I would probably have appeared on this list.  Of course, this is my blog so that will never happen! 

In no particular order, my turkeys of 2009:

  • Bernie Madoff.  
  • Twitter Spam.
  • Cell phone carriers who continue to try and charge outrageous fees for data.  This is the most archaic business model out there.  Down with cell phones!
  • Online movies.  Why can’t I watch a first-run movie in my home?  With two young children, it’s hard to get to the movies.  I would pay $20 for the chance to watch a first day release at home.
  • Cable providers charging $5 for old movies I can get at Redbox for $1.  What’s up with that, Verizon?  I hear DirectTV may be worse.
  • Not following through.  If you’re going to do something, do it.  Don’t make promises you can’t keep — or have no intention of keeping.  Talk is cheap.
  • ESPN “suspending” my favorite writer, Bill Simmons, for a Tweet they disliked.  I’ll be canceling my ESPN Insider subscription in protest.
  • Apple.  The Apple crew has gone too far for me.  Apple has gone through a ton of OS updates since OS X.  Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Tabby Cat…enough about Windows 7.
  • Video Professor.  Thanks for ripping off one of my friends.  We’ll talk more about these guys at a later date.  Safe to say, be very careful.
  • Mafia Wars.  Enough people.  You know who you are. 
  • Deregulated electricity.  I am so tired of being overcharged for electricity.
  • Companies who insist on you being “in the office.”  It is almost 2010, and I am incredibly adept at working from my home office.  No commute, no fossil fuels, 2 more hours a day that I can work.  I am happy, effective, and everywhere.
  • Facebook tweaks.  I like your service; please stop messing with it.
  • People who don’t respond to email.  Not responding with at least an “I’ll get back soon” or “I’m working on it” is just rude.
  • The NFL for continuing to kill individuality.  I no longer watch NFL games.
  • Sammy Sosa.  No explanation necessary.
  • Just about all TV shows except for Curb Your Enthusiasm, Storm Chasers, English Premiere League Soccer, Survivorman, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, and anything on history.
  • Whatever keeps me from playing golf.  How did I go another year playing less than 5 times?
  • Facebook “gifts.”  Just an FYI.  I hide every single application that sends me bling, flowers, fish, tommy guns, energy, horoscopes, thoughts, quizzes, or anything else.  There, I said it.

I know you have some turkeys of your own.  Go ahead, don’t be shy.  Fill out that comment box below and make those turkeys famous.

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2 thoughts on “The 2009 Turkeys

  1. Reply Brandon Nov 24,2009 9:58 am

    The golf less than 5 times in a year takes the cake… Gotta ramp that one up in 2010!

  2. Reply blueberrypaper Nov 24,2009 10:31 am

    Would love to be able to watch new movies at home. I’d pay a premium for the convenience, too.

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