Website Hacked

To the person who hacked my website

You picked the wrong Texas woman to mess with. You thought I would be easy prey. You probably believe all that crap about southern women being helpless and sweet and you hit my site. You had no clue I know how to code and spotted your hidden script in my website.

You probably watched “Gone with the Wind” too many times and assumed southern women are more Melanie and less Scarlet.  You were wrong. Like Sherman marching through Atlanta, I took you down.

You didn’t know I pulled up your website to see how you were using my resources. You are raking in the moola charging people to download songs and movies…..in India.

The instructor who taught my coding class was a tekkie nerd par excellence. He refused to use a book and the entire course was hands on instruction.  I had to get new eyeglasses and a tooth guard for sleep  before I completed the course. I’m pretty sure I saw a bottle of Xanax near his podium. He usually popped two when I walked into the classroom. I survived and it paid off as I caught you red-handed, all by myself.

I did feel somewhat bad afterwards. What if you are funny like the clever office manager in TV series “Outsourced”, portrayed by Rizwan Manji? He was my favorite character on the show – a charming schemer. I probably would like you and envy your originality. Hey, we might have worked out a business arrangement, but nooooo, you had to be greedy. Netflix does not offer a wide variety of Punjabi and Pakistani album songs, as well as latest Bollywood movies. This could have been a money maker.

You obviously prefer to go it alone with this business venture.  My suggestion would be to avoid hacking women’s websites. Most of us know better. Why not piggyback a political website, for instance Ted Cruz’s. You’d probably be safe there for a long time.

 

Quotes I Wish I’d Said

Why is it I remember  brilliant quotes after the fact?

To Rick Perry regarding his glasses, shoes and political plans.“You Can’t Handle the Truth” – monologue by Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FnO3igOkOk

 To my friend who received a gift so hideous, one can only ponder the intent of the gift giver. “The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them”, Maya Angelou

To the troglodyte who brought thirty items to the express checkout lane while I cooled my heels. His obnoxious air of entitlement made it difficult to restrain myself from bitch slapping him.“There is nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won’t cure”. Jack E. Leonard.

To the televangelist supported by their mega churches.”The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted the spoons” Ralph Waldo Emerson

To Ted Cruz just because.“He doesn’t know whether to scratch his watch or wind his butt” –From “Steel Magnolias”

To Russell Crowe in “Noah”.“He has delusions of adequacy”, Walter Kerr.

To Louie Gohmert regarding asparagus during a congressional hearing. “He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more.” ― P.G. Wodehouse

 

Follow Up to Older Women Returning to Work

I caught this commercial and was curious to see if anyone else thought it was as offensive as I do. Someone did. A portion of the post is below:

The entire post is at : http://www.examiner.com/article/six-ways-esurance-s-new-ad-campaign-misses-the-mark

6. Insulting the two most important audience segments

The two Esurance commercials don’t just make the wrong point. They make the wrong point in the wrong way, by making fun of two crucial audience segments.

Geico customers and considerers are important, because that’s the brand Esurance has set themselves up to compete head to head with.

And older consumers – particularly Early Baby Boomers, who are now in their 60s – are important, if only because there are so darned many of them; since their birth Boomers have been, far and away, America’s biggest demographic cohort.

The commercials insult both, by depicting them as senile and stupid.

One commercial features Beatrice, who’s saving time by putting up grandkids’ photos on her wall – not an online picture wall, buy a drywall wall in her house.

Another stars Larry, a guy so old, he probably grew up thinking his race was Black instead of African-American, who saves time by not rewinding rental DVDs before he returns them and is happy saving time with 15-minute quotes from Geico. In case the insult here was too implicit, the voice-over explicitly disses him by calling him crazy. (“15 minutes for a quote is crazy.)

Maybe the idea is to make some prospects feel insufferably smug about themselves with stereotypes of old farts as people too dumb to figure out computers.

If so, that’s wrong on two counts:

From a historical and factual standpoint – retirees were among the earliest adopters of computer technology, starting with a newfangled thing called email.
From a marketing strategy and creative execution standpoint – you don’t sell people on your band by calling them stupid, senile or coming up with other ways to mock them.