The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

13 June 2007

Personalized wring

There's a Do Not Call Registry, but you drop off after five years, and anyone with Caller ID (and rather a lot of people without it) can tell you that the Registry is more honored in the breach.

Which means a permanent solution is something like this:

First executive order to leave my desk when I become President will be specifying the death penalty without trial or appeal for telemarketing, and I'll insist on attending every execution in person so that I may get the full pleasure from listening to them screaming in pain and unholy terror as they're systematically dismembered with a rusty folding knife.

I've got a whole database to upload come Inauguration Day.

Posted at 6:57 AM to Dyssynergy

Thing about all telemarketing, spam and similar ads is: Someone's financing it. That means, people buy the stuff being shilled. No matter how you slice it, that's the heart of the problem. When the buying slows, the ads go away (the ad business goes in the tank every single recession, like clockwork). But the buying never STOPS, so there will always be an incentive for spam.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 4:40 PM on 13 June 2007

The executions should be performed during the executee's dinner, of course.

Posted by: unimpressed at 5:05 PM on 13 June 2007