18 Nov 2011

And We’re Back

Big Brother 29 Comments

I’d like to say the FBI shut me down, but I’m not that important yet.

I’d like to say what the real reason was, but my blog hosting company has now given me three different reasons. Also, when you call their customer support, they explain that all they have to work with is the trouble ticket that I was emailed by some other department. So I have to email the people who sent the trouble ticket.

I don’t want to tell you the name of the company, since they might retaliate. So I’ll do it in charades. If you can guess the name of the company, then don’t use them if you are thinking about it.

Two words.

First word.

(Picture me sticking my gut out.)

Second word.

(Picture me mooing.)

And if you guess correctly in the comments, I’ll have to delete it. I don’t want anything jumping out at them when they’re deciding if my site is acceptable.

29 Responses to “And We’re Back”

  1. kavram says:

    good to have you back – I thought maybe you’d been detained at Gitmo or something, although the customer service experience doesn’t sound much better. Clearly the market for web hosting has failed and requires intervention!

  2. visose says:

    Anyone that tried to access the blog when it was down knows what company it is. It was there in big letters next to the error message.

  3. Driganx says:

    We can play this game by process of elimination, then?

  4. kavram says:

    I believe you’re referring to Portly Bovine

    • Joseph Fetz says:

      Yep, that’s him. He’s a real OG “Mac Patty”….

      Sorry, I just gotta “tip” a “40 oz” to my homey.

  5. austin says:

    fat… ass ?

  6. Blackadder says:

    Not Gutmoo! They’re terrible.

  7. MamMoTh says:

    The flying cow was cute.

    • MamMoTh says:

      The God as author link brings me to the flying cow again.

      • Joseph Fetz says:

        ‘Pink Floyd’ had it almost completely backward… they didn’t account for the power of the “moink”.

        • Joseph Fetz says:

          A flying “moink”, at that.

          Some people just don’t THINK nowadays….

  8. Major_Freedom says:

    You can’t moo in charades.

    • Silas Barta says:

      Right, it’s udderly illegal.

      • Major_Freedom says:

        Uh oh, someone’s started a pun. Better not milk this too much.

        • Mattheus von Guttenberg says:

          Are you kidding? We’ll be chewing on this forever.

          • Joseph Fetz says:

            Cud you explain that a little more clearly, I’m udderly squeezed to find the “meat” of your statement.

  9. English Bob says:
      • Joseph Fetz says:

        Bob, I also did a WhoIs search and I found that the registration dates do not conform to any of the plans currently offered by domain-name registries. Your link only says that something changed on November 19th, however RPM’s blog was “mooved” aside on the 17th (I remember this because this date is my birthday), and his registration date is Jun (November really has no connection).

        It seems clear that Murphy didn’t do anything on his part to cause this, he would have said so if he did. Could you translate your link for me, please? I apologize, but it seems a bit ambiguous to me.

  10. Silas Barta says:

    Gee, I must have missed the company’s name being plastered all over my screen every time I tried to pull up your site when it was down. Guess I’ll never know except for your textual charades…

  11. Jim O'Connor says:

    Don’t be so hard on yourself, Bob, I’m sure you are that important, the FBI is just terrible at prioritizing.

  12. Beefcake the Mighty says:

    C’mon Bob, tell us the truth: you didn’t pay the bill this month, did you?

    • Joseph Fetz says:

      Beefcake, that was my first impression. Although, I phrased it as “he simply forgot” to pay the bill and/or renew his domain name.

      Fortunately, Pudgy McUdders is out in the field and he will eventually round-up the answers to castrate any ideas of herd mentality so that we may all graze upon the sacred feelings held deep within our loins.

      If you ask me, all of it really is a bunch of bull. But, at the same juncture, it’s a juicy proposition and quite rare.

  13. Rob says:

    I think I know the problem. The Web Hosting site in question claims to be powered 100% by wind energy.

    I guess it wasn’t windy enough yesterday.

  14. rex_ruther says:

    its really weird cuz i was still getting all your articles through your rss feed in my google reader, but i just couldnt visit your actual site. maybe google likes you bob and will even spare you when they take over the world

  15. Joseph Fetz says:

    corpulent cattle, pudgy udders, big-boned beef, roly-poly ruminant, huge heifer, massive milk-squirter, voluminous veal, blubbery bovine, plus-sized porterhouse… It’s got to be one of these.

    Yes, I know all of those are pretty stupid. But, there is one that I do like: pudgy udders. I must use that in a real situation at some point.

  16. matt says:

    Time to move to squarespace.com Bob. All these problems you’ve been having with comments and hosting will go away. You can import your current blog completely. Give it a look.

  17. joshua says:

    I haz them too, for about the last two years or so. Haven’t had too many issues other than one or two random but thankfully brief drops… And I’ve always found their support helpful and responsive. Hoping there’s no more drops, though. Sometimes I feel like some of my sites have slow page loads too. FWIW.

  18. Anonymous says:

    How do we know this is even Robert Murphy, and not some faceless government bureaucrat put in his place following the takeover of the blog?