Sunday , September 20 2020
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.

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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