Shameless US v. Shameless UK

March 17th, 2013

Those of you who know me, you know that Showtime's Shameless is one of my favorite shows. Great writing, great acting (Frank H. Macy is incredibly depraved) and just overall fantastic.

The only bad part is that the seasons are so short and far apart.

I was pleasantly surprised to fine that the original, UK version of the show is on Netflix and it is almost as good as the US version. I say almost because the production quality sin't quite as good and I've grown used to the actors in the US version.

Otherwise, the UK Shameless is just as good.

The characters are the same and the plot lines even match (at least so far). There are some minor deviations but otherwise it is excellent.

Somebody Please Come Up with An Alternative to Craigslist – A**hole Moderators Strike Again

November 27th, 2012

You know, it's almost impossible to put an ad on Craigslist that says anything more than "Couch for Sale" with a picture.

I placed an ad a few minutes ago to hire a videographer to use on for some website videos. It pays $10 each for a three minute video that they just shoot and send to me. Theoretically they could make $200 an hour doing it,although $100 is more likely. No editing, I provide the script, etc.

The ad got flagged and removed.

You can't get a straight answer as to why an ad gets removed, some people say "too cheap" others have other guesses but what it really comes down to is the moderators at Craigslist that are flagging the posts…are assholes.

They have nothing else to do other than mess with people.

I realize that $10 isn't much, but I've done freelance writing that takes a lot more time, for less than $10 an article, especially when I know that the publisher is going to send me more of them to do.

People listen, just because you can be an asshole on the internet doesn't mean you have to be. Just because you don;t like the way something is written, don't think it pays enough, don't like the concept, doesn't mean someone else won't.

I don't know anyone that is happy with posting on Craigslist since the assholes seem to have taken it over. It's hard to stay copacetic when surrounded by idiots like that.

Maybe that will be my next project. In the meantime.