Author Topic: Great product, crappy web site  (Read 7858 times)

PatrickChew

  • Achilles bursitis
  • Posts: 180
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2009, 11:51:37 AM »
NYC's Alternative High School "City As School"

WHAT'S SPECIAL: Haven for disaffected youth.
DOWNSIDE: Access to gym is limited and the elderly building has cramped quarters.

http://www.city-as-school.org/


From an insideschools.org review:

"Since 1972, City-as-School has been a haven for kids who are alienated by traditional classrooms. Students who could not thrive at their original schools including rebels, openly gay kids, kids who have been teased for their looks, and a good number of disaffected academic achievers find a welcome here."


My favorite part: <title> tag still reads as 'Untitled Document'



Nice. That school produced this kid:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/07/15/2009-07-15_manhattan_teenager_arrested_in_memorial_day_starbucks_bombing.html

He was inspired by Fight Club to try and blow up a Starbucks in Manhattan.

Christina

  • Administrator
  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 2387
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2009, 12:38:32 PM »
Nice. That school produced this kid:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/07/15/2009-07-15_manhattan_teenager_arrested_in_memorial_day_starbucks_bombing.html

He was inspired by Fight Club to try and blow up a Starbucks in Manhattan.

Yes! I saw that too ... this is exactly why I gave up on that movie. Culture jamming is just dumb. It's a very weak way to justify breaking the law.
Remember how he couldn't stop his leg?

lisajanepersky

  • Achilles bursitis
  • Posts: 119
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2009, 09:21:02 PM »
Okay, maybe it's not a great product. I don't personally know.
And sometimes I think it's a GREAT website.
You decide. Get back to me.
Are these things allowed here?:
http://www.manties.net/

Steve of Bloomington

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 2262
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2009, 09:53:29 PM »
I went to 'School As a City'.

Their theme song was Foghat's 'Fool for the City', with new lyrics.

NYC's Alternative High School "City As School"

WHAT'S SPECIAL: Haven for disaffected youth.
DOWNSIDE: Access to gym is limited and the elderly building has cramped quarters.

http://www.city-as-school.org/


From an insideschools.org review:

"Since 1972, City-as-School has been a haven for kids who are alienated by traditional classrooms. Students who could not thrive at their original schools including rebels, openly gay kids, kids who have been teased for their looks, and a good number of disaffected academic achievers find a welcome here."


My favorite part: <title> tag still reads as 'Untitled Document'



Chad from Oregon

  • Tarsel tunnel syndrome
  • Posts: 263
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2009, 10:49:56 AM »
From the business world:

http://www.81qd.com/


It's like they made it a challenge to get where you want to go.  A puzzle, if you will, but with no feeling of reward at the end.
This site simply made me mad. It did get me to think about aspirin, though.
I've got 99 problems but a FOT ain't one.

lisajanepersky

  • Achilles bursitis
  • Posts: 119
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2009, 03:57:17 PM »
From the business world:

http://www.81qd.com/


It's like they made it a challenge to get where you want to go.  A puzzle, if you will, but with no feeling of reward at the end.
This site simply made me mad. It did get me to think about aspirin, though.

I got out my little hatchet...

kittykittymeowmixhead

  • Tarsel tunnel syndrome
  • Posts: 280
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2009, 06:45:11 PM »
Recently bought a pair of these for bike riding / exercising purposes. Great product, crappy website. I think I was reminded by the "manties" post.

http://www.smartypantsunderwear.com/

methanolcereal

  • Tarsel tunnel syndrome
  • Posts: 252
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2009, 06:51:51 PM »
Before the redesign, I would have volunteered WFMU's website for this topic.

Beth

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 1099
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2009, 11:14:04 PM »
this was recommended to me as best place on the internet to get ostrich feather performance fans, but it's the worst website. the mannequins modeling the fans are especially creepy.  also, they have a "meat" section, which i have never clicked on, but i'm assuming that it has something to do with the rest of the ostrich. 


http://www.ostrich.com/shop/cat?cmd=stdsearch:fan,ostrich,sally&



iAmBaronVonTito

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 3037
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2009, 10:34:19 AM »
i'd have to say, the ostrich is in the top 3 of weirdest sites posted on this thread.

AllisonLeGnome

  • Achilles Tendon Bursitis
  • Posts: 557
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2009, 09:45:39 PM »
I don't know that I would necessarily call the product "great" (from my perspective), but the site for the museum/camp where I work qualifies as crappy:

http://www.discoverymuseum.org/Summer/summerindex.html

Note that the page title is still "Summer Camp 2005" and the extensive use of lame clip art in the program descriptions.

buffcoat

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 6205
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2009, 10:57:26 PM »
This should be called "enraging websites."
I really don't appreciate your sarcastic, anti-comedy tone, Bro!

Shaggy 2 Grote

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 3892
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2009, 03:59:43 PM »
I actually bought a pair of Birdwell Beach Britches on Yesno's recommendation.  And they really were awesome, so I bought a second pair.

They were from a shop in NC, though.  I'll be damned if I can navigate that site.
Oh, good heavens. I didnít realize. I send my condolences out to the rest of the OíConnor family.

DoodleJump!

  • Achilles Tendon Bursitis
  • Posts: 793
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2009, 10:54:02 PM »
I thought of this thread as I searched the web for NYC hotels:
http://www.madison-hotel.com/RoomDesc.htm
wasn't pretty, but this one is terrible:
http://www.heraldsquarehotel.com/
Just because it has so much random information crammed into every sidelink, that you aren't sure which page you clicked on.


(On a side note, does anyone have any feedback on this hotel? It seems pretty neat. http://www.carltonarms.com/)
"Enough with the bandana, already." -Trace Atkins to Donald Trump

buffcoat

  • Space Champion!
  • Posts: 6205
Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2009, 11:30:46 PM »
This one is terrible:
http://www.heraldsquarehotel.com/


Those rectangular link boxes are the hallmark of the first generation of Microsoft FrontPage.  Which means it was done a looong time ago.
I really don't appreciate your sarcastic, anti-comedy tone, Bro!