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Businesses that Have Pissed Me Off

Well, why is this section here? We have all had businesses that have managed to really get under your collar for one reason or another. Everything from financial institutions that have fouled up your accounts to bigoted sales clerks. You try to work with them, but they still end up being the bumbling, rude, or greedy businesses that they have already presented themselves as. So, I have decided that in the interest of public service (and my own need to get even with those bastards), I will list those businesses that I have had some real problems with. Everything that I say here has actually happened, so for those of you businesses who are thinking that this is slander, all this has been documented and there are witnesses -- so get lost. Now I could have picked a more elegant or politically correct title for this section, but we all know how I feel about doing that now don't we?

  Howard Johnson's: Titusville, Florida.  When my wife and I were planning our recent trip to Florida to do Disney and see the shuttle lift-off, we called several hotels in the Cape Canaveral area -- Titusville being the town where most people seem to stay when going to the Kennedy Space Center. When we first called the Howard Johnson's, we were quoted a price of $43 a night. Normal price for a HoJo. We told them that we were going to check a few more places then get back with the. Well it turned out that this was the best price, so 24 hours later we called again and mystically the price jumped up to $70 a night! Now why did they do this? Oh yeah...because they knew we were coming for the shuttle launch. What was even worse, when we were in Orlando to go to Disney, we stayed at a four-star hotel called Riu Orlando for $77 per night! So HoJo, charged essentially the same price for their little motor inn, which I do not hesitate to tell you was not the model of cleanliness. The fridge stunk, the microwave was dirty, and the bathtub had a calcium buildup on the glass doors that would have cured several victims of osteoporosis! When I checked out and asked to speak to the manager, he was conveniently not there. This was price gouging at its worst. So, the moral of the story is...if you go to Kennedy Space Center..AVOID THE HOJO!


  E-Z Mart #227: Rose City, Texas.  When traveling to Florida, I obviously had to stop for gas every now and then. Well, as I came up to the E-Z Mart, they had the lowest prices around. No brainer, right? Well, the saying that you get what you pay for was painfully clear here. Apparently the "ladies" (who by the way were cigarette smoking, hee-haw talking,   members of some linear family tree who's idea of a good night was painting their faces with as much Maybeline as possible, going to the tractor pull with a 12 pack of "Milwaukee's Best" beer and trying to pick up a truck driver named Cletus) don't care for brown skinned people. Whether they knew I was Indian or thought I was Hispanic is irrelevant. You see they had a problem with turning on the gas pumps. So after waiting several minutes, I went inside to let them know I was out there. I was told (through a cloud of smoke), "You just wait a meenut..we're chaingin' sheefts." No prob I thought. Then a person of fairer complexion walks in and says, "I'm gonna fill 'er up."  To my utter shock, these paragons of Texas hospitality say, "Go right ahead, hon."  WHAT????????? Then several minutes later, they say, "Go on, get yur gas." My response is..I don't need your gas. Thank you. The attendant at the gas station down the road told us that those are the rudest people in town and you really don't know what kind of gas you're getting. But it was plain to me that they were nothing but rednecks. If you're an Indian or Hispanic...AVOID. BTW...I have nothing against smokers, I am one.


This section will be updated as need be.


The Powwow Phases of Rick


Can't stand it anymore! Gotta get to Oklahoma. At the powwow. Trying to develop the hybrid "Fancy Straight Dance"

After the 49.

From approximately 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Get ready to go back to the dance. Repeat phases 2 through 5 for three day powwows. Satisfied once again. I might be able to handle it for another 3 weeks.

= Eating. It is not a phase unto itself, but rather an ever-present theme at powwows.

Links the Have Nothing to do with Indians Whatsoever

The Beatles Midis and More -- My Beatles page.

NFL.COM -- The page I visit most often.

Bert is Evil ! -- One of the best parodies I've seen! Too funny.

Musician's Friend Home Page -- The best place for mail order musical equipment.

Book-A-Minute -- No time to read?  Then catch up on all your reading in an hour.

Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guide

Kelley Blue Book -- Auto pricing guide -+- The Archive of Misheard Lyrics -- Ever screwed up the lyrics to a song?  Do you still think that Electric Light Orchestra is singing "Medieval Woman" instead of "Evil Woman"?  This site will really make you laugh!

Laws for British Sportscar -- Ever owned a British sports car?  I did -- a 1967 MGB convertible. EVERYTHING this site says is true!

SCREEN IT! ENTERTAINMENT REVIEWS FOR PARENTS -- Concerned what little Johnny or Sally is watching or listening to?   Check this site to make sure you approve!

The Hoaxkill service: Let's get rid of hoaxes now! -- There are so many internet hoaxes and urban legends now, I am glad that someone did this. If you are really concerned that someone will remove your kidneys or that the Goodtimes virus will get you, please go here.

Computer Related Links

-- See some real truth concerning AOL

  --Check here for great dog and cat art!

Welcome to AMD

Welcome to Cyrix Online

Welcome to Intel

Dave Central News Readers -- Every newsreader can be downloaded from here.

Download mIRC -- mIRC is is really good chat program.

Eudora Light -- I use Microsoft Outlook (Gates owns my soul), but if you don't like it, this is a fairly good program.

StreetPrices -- One of the sites I go to to find the lowest prices on parts.

Price Watch -- Probably the best place to find the lowest prices.

CPU Central -- Another of my hardware info sites

The Fast Graphics Site - The Premium Video And 3D Hardware Guide -- The name says it all.

Tom's Hardware Guide

Anand's Hardware Tech Page -- Probably the most informative site on the web -- The best 32-bit Shareware, drivers, tips, and information on the internet.

Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows

RealNetworks - The Home of Streaming Media

Go!Zilla Monster Downloads - Download Files From Fastest Site / Resume Broken Downloads

ICQ - The World's Largest Online Communication Network

Microsoft DirectX

Netscape Products -- If you must use it.

Chore by TKO Software -- This software will help organize your childrens' chores, help the to see what must be done, and sets a rewards schedule. Great Program!


AltaVista: Translations -- This is just too cool. Talking to someone from a foreign country and want to talk to them in their own language? Let AltaVista do the translating for you! I have a penpal in Italy and it is really fun to write her in Italian.

Theme World -- Desktop Themes

Free Web Hosting Services and HTML related sites

Want to make your own web site but don't know where to start? Check out these sites.

FortuneCity: 20MB Free Web Space and Free Email




Web Spigots -- Pre-made Java applets. Some really cool ones!

Game Links

Rick's Descent Basic Training -- While Descent is basically a dead game (meaning that it is old, I still maintain this sight as it is the first web sight I ever created. It used to get a lot of hits once upon a time and I was very proud of it. Just there for nostalgia...I just can't let go!)

GameSpot -- Information on just about any game imaginable.

id Software -- Quake series information from the makers.

MAME32 home page -- Miss those old arcade games from the 80s? Wanna play Asteroids, Centipede, Gorf, and Phoenix the way you remember them? Well check out this site. It is great!

Stomped -- Probably the most comprehensive Quake site on the net.

TAMEC -- A great Total Annihilation site. Lot's of fan-made maps.

The Forge: The Official Worldcraft Editing Site -- Site for everything you want to know about making your own Quake maps.

PlanetQuake! -- Another outstanding Quake site.

GameSpy -- GameSpy is areally cool tool to find active on-line gaming servers.

Silo X Map Archive -- Great site for Half-Life Maps


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America On-line is...well, you know.

Bill Clinton is owned by the People's Republic of China.

Al Gore is on Thorazine.

My wife is actually able to put up with me.

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