(via Comcast’s customer service nightmare is painful to hear | The Verge)

Almost anyone that has tried to cancel cable service, wireless service, or a gym membership knows how difficult it can be to do over the phone, but a recent call to Comcast by one customer might take the cake for the worst of them all. Ryan Block, formerly of Engadgetand now at AOL, called Comcast to cancel his service, but instead of politely obliging and going ahead with his request, the representative on the line insisted on taking him through a circular argument to find out the reason why he was canceling service.
Block was able to capture about eight minutes of the call and has posted the audio to his Soundcloud account for the rest of us to enjoy (or sympathize with, if you’ve been in that situation before). It’s pretty painful to listen to, and even though it sounds like something straight out of a hidden camera TV show, Block insists that it was not a prank (he even asked the rep during the call if it was indeed a prank). Grab a cup of coffee and give a listen to the call below….

audio at link - it really is painful, but I listened and hated the fucker the whole time…

(via Comcast’s customer service nightmare is painful to hear | The Verge)

Almost anyone that has tried to cancel cable service, wireless service, or a gym membership knows how difficult it can be to do over the phone, but a recent call to Comcast by one customer might take the cake for the worst of them all. Ryan Block, formerly of Engadgetand now at AOL, called Comcast to cancel his service, but instead of politely obliging and going ahead with his request, the representative on the line insisted on taking him through a circular argument to find out the reason why he was canceling service.

Block was able to capture about eight minutes of the call and has posted the audio to his Soundcloud account for the rest of us to enjoy (or sympathize with, if you’ve been in that situation before). It’s pretty painful to listen to, and even though it sounds like something straight out of a hidden camera TV show, Block insists that it was not a prank (he even asked the rep during the call if it was indeed a prank). Grab a cup of coffee and give a listen to the call below….

audio at link - it really is painful, but I listened and hated the fucker the whole time…

(via Nightmare v2 #13, 1954 - Matt Baker cover | Pencil Ink)
[this is an amazing cover, one of my favorites…]

(via Nightmare v2 #13, 1954 - Matt Baker cover | Pencil Ink)

[this is an amazing cover, one of my favorites…]

analogvisions:

“You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice.Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be.Every time you don’t throw yourself down the stairs, that’s a choice. Every time you don’t crash your car, you re-enlist.” 
― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor
Harrowing StairsFort Worden, Port Townsend, WA, June 2010 Shot with a Holga 120CFNKodak Ektachrome EPP100 Plus, expired 12/93, long-exposure

analogvisions:

“You have a choice. Live or die. 
Every breath is a choice.
Every minute is a choice. 
To be or not to be.
Every time you don’t throw yourself down the stairs, that’s a choice. Every time you don’t crash your car, you re-enlist.” 

― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

Harrowing Stairs
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA, June 2010
Shot with a Holga 120CFN
Kodak Ektachrome EPP100 Plus, expired 12/93, long-exposure

sugarmeows:

Animation in the nightmare sequence from Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958)

sugarmeows:

Animation in the nightmare sequence from Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958)

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