Thursday, May 1, 2008

Jericho: The Monster Returns

JerichoMonster will return on Monday, May 5th.

I hope you'll stop by and read what I have to say.

Thank you for all the kind, supportive emails.

See you Monday.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Vacation and Renovation


JerichoMonster will be on vacation while I take care of some real life responsibilities. I will also be making changes to the blog.

JerichoMonster will return as soon as possible but will no longer be a part of the Jericho fandom.

Thank you.


There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him
a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must
hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had
driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned
to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually
dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to
drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He
told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out
one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father
that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led
him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the
holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say
things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put
a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you
say I'm sorry, the wound is still there."
A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. Friends are very rare
jewels, indeed! They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They
lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open
their hearts to us."

Monday, April 28, 2008

Nielsen,Nuts, and Networks

"Nuts to Nielsen - if you want to express outrage send Nuts to Nielsen
follow the Jericho special -protesting Nilsens ratings system and
treatment of American workers.

"For all of you JERICHO fans, NUTSITE.COM has put together a special "Save Jericho" peanut package (or you may choose any item you wish.) Nutsite will collect all orders placed the week of April 21st., and on Monday, April 28th we will deliver the nuts to VARIETY magazine."

"Nielsen just can’t seem to do anything right.

Just days after Manish Bhatia, president of global services and U.S. sales for Nielsen Online, made the argument to Editor & Publisher that its panel-based Internet measurement services are tops (we’re not convinced), its television ratings unit suffered a huge blow, with backlash spewing over its delayed “fast affiliate ratings” national numbers."

"Now is the time we all should be thinking about what network television executives are doing behind closed doors - besides creating another "So You Think You Can Survive Better Than a Star Apprentice." This month is when programmers for the four big broadcast networks figure out which of their series stay and which ones go based on the strength of their ratings over the last seven months. Here's a breakdown of where some of your favorite shows stand as of this month before executives announce their new fall schedules in May."

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Nielsen In The News

"Oldsmar allows Nielsen to be lazy

How sad it is that the City Council in Oldsmar is so wishy washy with the Nielsen Co. (one or two did stand up, one being council member Janice Miller) and didn't stand up against what Nielsen is doing to its employees and stealing our tax money. (They took tax money on the promise of more jobs.)

Heaven knows the local Chamber of Commerce (I refer to it as the Chamber of Horrors) will not speak against Nielsen's bad choice of replacing its employees with people from another country. I think it's appalling that this company's only choice for increasing its profits is to bring in cheap alien workers."

Stories of fired Nielsen employees:

"The day she was let go, Elliott said she asked new call center director Steve Houghton, "Do you mean to tell me, after 26 years, you don't have anything for me?"

He shook his head, Elliott said, and said, "No."

She was quickly ushered out a side door and not allowed to pick up personal belongings or say goodbye to co-workers.

Houghton started working for Nielsen on Feb. 4, according to the company. The firings started soon after.

Rose Schulz, 79, of Clearwater said after 16 years, it took about two minutes to be fired and ushered out the door.

"I'll need to work, will you give me a reference?" she said she asked Houghton.

"Number of years worked and your position," she remembers him saying. "That's standard."

Schulz doubts that years of service, attendance or work ethic were considered in letting people go.

"I think they've ruined a lot of people's lives without a thought," she said."