I don’t know who made the decision to post mouse over in text pop up ads on the subscription-based Real Money, but I can think of any number of suitable tortures for this person, starting with Waterboarding and moving on up. I was going to suggest a lobotomy, but its obviously too late for that.
I not only write for Real Money, but actually read it — however, I can no longer do so, as the pages have become so infested as to be totally unreadable.
I heartily recommend putting this on the free side of the site — TheStreet.com — but on RM? Absurd.
Long time readers will recall I recommended TheStreet.com (TSCM) stock back when the it was $3-4 and Cramer’s show was new (see my prior comments on TSCM from November 2005, and again in February 2006 and April ’06). I suspect that this highly intrusive advertising — on a subscription product, yet — will begin a cascade of customer complaints. Unless they change this suicidal policy soon, TSCM may see a slew of cancellations — and that’s not good for the stock price.
As I have said before, to err is Human, but it requires an MBA to really fuck up.
What’s that you say? One night only?
Unfortunately, it is true: Robert Plant, not Zeppelin, is touring in May 08 with album mate Allison Kraus.
As previously mentioned, I am an enormous Led Zep fan. However, despite having seen a bazillion concerts, to my everlasting regret, I never managed to see Zep live.
This was going to be my big chance.
To make matter worse, the reviews from the show in London have been spectacular:
While a tour seems to be on hold (at least for now), Zep’s album sales have skyrocketed in the UK: Music retailer HMV also revealed that sales of Led Zeppelin’s Mothership 2CD/1DVD, Led Zeppelin’s recent compilation album, rose by 50% overnight following the gig. Mothership was the biggest selling album in HMV stores in the UK on December 11.
And, the rest of the band’s album sales were up 500%, as fans snapped up the back catalogue after O2 Arena show, according to music site NME.
When old meets new, you can expect snafus, and this "happening" was not without a curious one: Zeppelin’s reunion concert clips were inadvertently pulled from YouTube; It turns out that an Anti-Piracy firm had the Zeppelin reunion videos removed "by mistake."
As always, videos after the jump.