February 12, 2002
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A man in New Zealand received a huge bill from Telecom, with an added insult. (via sensible erection)
posted by RylandDotNet (12 comments total)
ummm, a link to sensible erection probably needs to come with a 'not safe for work' type disclaimer eh...
posted by sawks at 6:41 PM on February 12, 2002

looks safe to me ;)
posted by titboy at 6:48 PM on February 12, 2002

...and a "beware of javascript popups" warning as well.
posted by MrBaliHai at 6:48 PM on February 12, 2002

mrbalihai: there aren't any javascript popups at either the nzherald or sensible erection (i'm the webmaster of one of them, and i just asked the webmaster of the other). i'd check for adware on your system if i were you.
posted by titboy at 6:51 PM on February 12, 2002

I heard on the news this morning that "heads have already rolled". I want to know if this was a harmless prank played on the wrong person or a harmless prank played on someone with no sense of humour.

My flatmates and I used to get similar stuff on our bank statements - our automatic rent payments went through as stuff like "Subscription to Wide Open Beaver Magazine". it happened to everyone in the flat except the guy who worked there and set up the automatic payments.
posted by Foaf at 7:00 PM on February 12, 2002

"titboy"? "sensible erection"? Have I logged onto pr0nfilter by mistake? wheeee!

i'd check for adware on your system if i were you

No, it wasn't adware. I clicked on one of the site sponsor's links by mistake. Normally, I have javascript off to prevent such an eventuality, but not today...

Anyway, I forwarded that Telecom link to one of my company's managers down in Wellington. He's an arrogant bastard. I figured he'd appreciate it.
posted by MrBaliHai at 7:30 PM on February 12, 2002

sawks: dude, the word "erection" right there in the title should have tipped you off. <g>
posted by RylandDotNet at 7:48 PM on February 12, 2002

I'm afraid to contribute to this thread.
posted by dong_resin at 8:18 PM on February 12, 2002

dont worry 'bout me, i'm very familiar with the site :)

figured it would be polite to make a note for anyone who wasn't, just in case they thought it was a weblog for bridge engineers
posted by sawks at 8:20 PM on February 12, 2002

"Three years ago he made a complaint because of a problem with a Yellow Pages advertisement for his company, but that was settled last year. "

Only two years to fix a problem? Sounds like he gets the same type of service I get from my telco.
posted by dglynn at 9:05 PM on February 12, 2002

the same telco that sent this chap such a charming note had my phone disconnected a few months ago, because i hadn't paid a bill they'd specifically told me not to pay three months running.

calling them complete fucking wankers would be being overly generous.
posted by titboy at 9:15 PM on February 12, 2002

via Sensible Erection:

Masturbation stats for bobby
Last masturbated at Tue Feb 12 21:46:35 2002
This was 3 hours ago.
bobby has masturbated 14 times since Tue Feb 5 19:00:00 2002,
an average of once every 12 hours

Assuming an average ejaculation of 3 ml, this amounts to 2.8 Tablespoons of semen.
posted by swift at 10:18 PM on February 12, 2002

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