The Moscone BSOD-o-Tron has been lost to us forever.

"Well son, a funny thing about regret is, that it's better to regret something you have done, than to regret something you haven't done."

A few weeks ago a certain fellow came up to me and said:

    "Hey, you know that Moscone sign that you blogged about?"
    "I sure do."
    "Do you want it?"
    "I... what..."
    "We're loading it onto a truck... and it's got to go somewhere..."

I'm as surprised as you are that I chose not to pursue this. Much as I would love to have a gigantic BSOD-o-Tron... I mean, it has so much to recommend it! It's 25'×15'! It probably uses a ludicrously gargantuan amount of power! I can't even guess how much it weighs -- but I'll guess that the front of my building can't support that weight. And I'll further guess that at least 100 pounds of that weight is a decade's worth of electrocuted pigeon carcasses! And, lest we forget, it hasn't actually worked since 2003!

What's not to love?

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9 Responses:

  1. substitute says:

    SATAN!SATAN!SATAN! sorry had to

  2. Phil says:

    I'm totally surprised you chose not to pursue this. Surely this can become the core of an epic prank.

  3. M.E. says:

    Shame, I would have enjoyed reading the Dear Lazyweb posts that would have resulted.

    • Pavel Lishin says:

      Especially the one that reads, "Dear Lazyweb, there's a huge fucking screen in the dumpster behind DNA Lounge, take it and never speak of it to me again."

  4. joe luser says:

    "I can install this for you. And put the DNA logo on it."

  5. Ben says:

    Selfishly, I wish you had taken it - the dozens of rage-filled posts it would have generated would have been fantastic (for us, not you, of course).

  6. Jeff Clough says:

    For those of us who have stalked followed you read your stuff since the 90s, yeah, actually, it is kind of shocking you weren't all: "Bathe it and bring it to me! My BDSM sex mannequins and their harem lord Mayor McCheese need a TV for their room."

  7. Jake Nelson says:

    I am legitimately astounded you didn't take it.

    Also, I can already see the corona of your future rage the next time something gets junked that you would have taken, and they say "oh, I thought you didn't want it, I mean, you didn't want that big screen after all..."

  8. Owen W. says:

    He must be holding out for the reassembled TWA800

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