I am not here to keep the darkness out. I am here to keep it in.
Geoff: Well, this is fucking gold.
Geoff: "People might seek to defend Ann Widdecombe on account of her age and the era she grew up in but I don't buy that. She's almost a year younger than David Bowie." - Otto English
Geoff: OK, I can't be having with Twitter anymore today.
I am going to go blow some stuff up. Because the alternative is me going completely librarian-poo at some homophobes and racists resulting in nothing more than getting banned from Twitter.
Client: "How do we sell more of [Product-X]?"
Me: "Drop the price?"
Client: "We can't afford to drop the price."
Me: "Well, a search on Google for [Product-X] shows everyone else is selling it cheaper than you. Customers are just going to buy it elsewhere for cheaper. And it's exactly the same product, it's not like yours is better quality or has some bonus features. To be entirely honest, I'm amazed you sell any of [Product-X] online at all."
Client: "Would a new landing page help?"
Me: **blinks a few times** "Sure. Why not. Providing it has a lower price on it."
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Geoff: [Product-X] (which I don't want to name because it might give away who the client is) is essentially a £20 toy for grown-ups (no, not that sort of toy for grown-ups).
Everyone online sells it for £20 - that's the RRP from the manufacturer. Apart from this client, who sells it for £30. They don't even offer free delivery.
You can't just ignore the basic rules of commerce.
Geoff: This will be the expected standard of costume for any trick or treaters knocking on my door this year.
Geoff: If Biden loses because his son took coke, then US democracy is fucked.
I mean, "But her emails," was pathetic enough.
Geoff: Seeing right-wing Americans argue against universal healthcare would be funny if it weren't so fucking tragic.
Like the amount of money the USA pisses away on military spending doesn't demolish every single one of your fucking arguments, you ignorant buttmonkey.
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RochelleRochelle: You mean we're not heading towards communism with our military expenses and absolutely nearly wiping out the small chain, mom and pop shops for large, government regulated and paid manufactured products, and obvious dictator leadership?
Shut the squeaky front door.
Geoff: OK, this rather stupid woman has been trending all over my Twitter feed this morning because she shared a stupid far-right Facebook meme claiming that "illegal immigrants shouldn't get a penny in benefits while there are 7,000 homeless veterans on Britain's streets."
Ignoring the stupid fact that it refers to "illegal immigrants" (anyone claiming benefits in the UK can't be here in violation of British law), it's a complete non sequitur.
The British government LOST £3 billion earlier this year through contracts for COVID-19 that they didn't keep proper records for (most likely because they didn't go through a proper tender process and were given to their mates).
That could buy a £400k house for each homeless veteran in the UK, with enough left over to furnish them all.
But these ignorant fuckers (and I see similar far-right BS whenever I see what some members of my own family are up to on Facebook) think that it's all the fault of refugees. Echoes of the fall of the Weimar Republic, with desperate refugees in the place of Jews.
Geoff: Apparently the Dutch are Trump's biggest fans in Europe with 31% of people polled in the Netherlands preferring him to Biden (that's after, don't know / no opinion answers were removed).
Geoff: I mean, New Zealand had a fatality rate amongst their entire population of 0.0005%; just 25 total deaths in a country with just shy of 5 million people.
The UK death rate for the whole population is 0.0652%, 130 times higher than New Zealand; >43,000 out of a population of 66 million.
Figures from https://ourworldindata.org/
And the people of New Zealand overwhelmingly voted the government back in. So, they presumably don't think it's disastrous.