"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?"
"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?
SATAN!SATAN!SATAN! sorry had to
I'm totally surprised you chose not to pursue this. Surely this can become the core of an epic prank.
Shame, I would have enjoyed reading the Dear Lazyweb posts that would have resulted.
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."
"I can install this for you. And put the DNA logo on it."
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).
For those of us who have
stalked followed youread 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."
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..."
He must be holding out for the reassembled TWA800