A long time ago BroJ wrote:
Hear now the Prophecies of the Holy Vizio (how we got to where we are)
For lo, it was written in the Tome of Entertainment in the days before there was a woot-off!; neigh, even a woot!
And it shall come to pass that the Holy Vizio shall be offered for an exceedingly fair price and a gross plus a dozen plus ten shall be offered to the brothers and sisters. And they shall order the Electronic Entertainment Edifices, and they shall expect delivery of their portals of entertainment. Seven days after the purchase, the brothers and sisters will begin to question the status of their acquisitions and their pleas will go unanswered.
On the 12th day (June 11th), Lord of the Realm Gatzby will inform the commune that the E3 has not shipped yet, but that they should ship that day and the next (based on knowledge as it existed then…insert Bush/Iraq WMD analogy here). This shall be the first communication from the lords of woot! that something is amiss. E3 will not ship on those days.
On the 14th day (June 13th), Overseer of the Realm BigD will explain additional (justified) shipping delays and indicate that they will ship on 6/15 & 6/18. Flying Woot Simians of Death and Destruction will be offered to the masses to appease their ire…it will fail. The congregation will indicate that they want E3, not “stuffed toys.” The Brother and Sisterhood of the Holy Vizio will form at this time to provide humor, words of encouragement, words of indignation, and the occasional word of mod-baiting to appease the masses huddled in their remote monasteries. Lord Gatzby and his charges will patrol the Cathedral of Vizio and bestow upon SisterC, BrotherD, BrotherR, and BrotherJ the avatar of the Barking Dog in order to suppress the delivery of the Word and wisdom of Vizio.
E3 will be shipped and delivered from 6/18 thru 7/3, most arriving about 30 days after the original order. After this time, SisterC’s input options will be discussed, SisterC’s interest in kitties will be discussed, and the Brothers and Sisters will learn of the Holy Pinz and the ….hummm…. enlightenment that can be obtained in the back seating area while watching holy training films. Also at this time, IP blocking will be introduced to silence the Word. TOR, IP rolling, and other methods will be used to allow those OFF of probation to continue to post. The good Sister C (baby; good, she’s great!) will move the discussion to Everything But Woot! to avoid the wrath of Lord Gatzby.
Due to the nature of the IP address blocking that will be used, large sections of public IP addresses will be blocked and other innocent users might be impacted (due to TOR assigning random IP addresses). While it might be stated that IP blocks impact posting only, there might be others who complain of purchasing/acquisition problems. They will have to check with their work place staff of Network I wanted you guys to know I'm ignorants to determine the cause of the lockdown.
The Hookah Nun has spoken.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish...
mad dogs and englishmen...i still want the great dane!