Saturday , May 21 2022
Freaking cable modem down all day - I hate being this dependent.

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The reason I haven’t posted anything today is that my cable modem has been down all day. ALL day since I got in at 7:50am. Adelphia – yes THAT Adelphia – cable has been unavailable all day – phone off the hook. After I wrote up an essay for the Plain Dealer, cleaned up my email address book, filed some CDs, made a couple of phone calls, wrote up my interview questions for Jim Henke, chief curator of the Rock Hall, read through the paper, and it was still down, I was about ready to crush some cable company skulls.

We drove over to the new house to check on the progress – one month to go – and saw a flotilla of Adelphia trucks clustered around a junction box. We mooned them and flipped them off – no excuse for no cable all day – and felt a little better. They said it could be a few more hours.

I am writing this on an AOL dial-up and it sucks, sucks, sucks. How was your day?

Back up at 6:45pm – it was down for at least 11 hours, a new record. I despise my dependence upon this electronic umbilical. I sense they feel their power and, at the worst possible moment, double the price, or demand a pound of flesh. Douchebags.

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About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected],, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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