Saturday, October 15, 2005

Project CRAP: Week 41 Report

Click here for the explanation of Project CRAP
Box size: 15" wide by 11" tall by 14 1/2" deep.
Total Weight of CRAP: 33.08 lbs
Depth of CRAP: 12 3/4"
New Pieces of CRAP: 11
Total Pieces of CRAP: 510
LowLight of the Week: Okay seriously. As if it's not already unfair that the Post Office itself would send out CRAP, they have to go and flaunt their special powers by slapping this piece of collaborative work in Skor's mailbox without an address on it! The only evidence this CRAP offers to indicate Skor's existence is the little "postal customer" mark. Aside from the fact that Skor wholeheartedly agrees that eBay goods should only ever be shipped USPS (unless you don't mind your packages being ruthlessly annihilated), this purple monstrosity takes the LowLight award for the week.
LowLight of Week 41: USPS & eBay
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Dishonorable Mention: Comcast would have easily secured this week's LowLight demerits, were it not for the sad fact that this mailing technically does not fall under the category of true CRAP as defined for this project. Since Skor currently has Comcast service, and this mailing was addressed specifically to Skor, it counts as a solicitation of additional services. Still lousy, but not technically CRAP. At any rate, this lovely semi-CRAP advertises "Comcast Digital Voice," a telephone-over-internet service. This would be a great service, if only Skor did not already have Vonage, which costs less than half "$39.95 PER MONTH. PERIOD."
Week 41 Dishonorable Mention: Comcast
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Comments: Astute readers may have noticed a number of odd things about this week's Project CRAP report. Odd item #1 - It was posted at 1:15 AM on Saturday. Odd item #2 - Skor seemed to ramble on a bit in the commentary. Well, I guess the number of odd things is two. Right. So item #2 can be explained by the existence of item #1, and item #1 can be explained by revealing that Skor is heading out on a two-week vacation in something less than six hours from now. So you see, if the report wasn't posted tonight, it wouldn't have been posted until probably October 31 or November 1. Which incidentally is when next week's report will be posted, since Skor won't be around to measure the CRAP in the mean time. Now go eat a kiwi.
CRAP Box at 41 Weeks

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