Filed Under (Advice, Life, Rant) by brah.john on 22-07-2009

I got home today to find I had a new Facebook message from one Amy Yates.  My first thought was “damn… why does that name sound so familiar?”

I quickly remembered who Amy Yates is – she is the teleporting-signature changing VP of Watson Brooks!  Able to personally sign thousands of letters all postmarked from different locations!

I open the message up to find legal threats against my post on their letter they sent to me…


Wow – serving me a legal notice on Facebook?  That is soooo Web 2.0.

In the spirit of the many signature of Amy Yates, her Facebook profile picture looks suspiciously like a stock photograph:

Amy could be in a catalog somewhere!  I did a quick image search for a “business woman”, but couldn’t track down the source image of this photo – anyone out there have Sherlock-Holmes tracking skills for stock photography?  I would really love to find it…


Amy Yates "Herself"

I’m tempted to add Miss “Multiple Signature Personality” Amy Yates as my friend and see what she does.  Anyways, in the spirit of my last post on Watson Brooks, I’m updating the list of phone numbers they use based on your comments.  It amazes me that a “legitimate” company would need so many phone numbers for their valuable prize giveaways…

210-301-0087 San Antonio, TX
214-932-0716 Dallas, TX
302-365-8228 Delaware
302-526-5000 Delaware
302-526-5219 Delaware
303-209-4159 Denver, CO
303-242-3511 Denver, CO
407-358-6163 Orlando, FL
480-281-0118 Phoenix, AZ
480-567-1642 Phoenix, AZ
732-481-4573 Central NJ
732-676-4052 Central NJ
732-676-4053 Central NJ
817-786-3340 Fort Worth, TX
973-302-9053 Northern NJ

Update 8/19/09: Many thanks to commenter “Rich” for finding the stock photo of my good Facebook friend Miss “Amy Yates”.  Stock Photo 1, Stock Photo 2.  I love that these were found!

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According to Simon Owens, January 30 is international ‘Delete Your MySpace Account Day’. This started off as a blog rant of his that seems to have gained at least some momentum across the internet. Of course, within MySpace’s largest competitor’s website, Facebook, a group has been created to help gain some momentum for this event.

As for me, I will be joining them. I have never been fond of MySpace, and I find that I encounter several of Simon’s ‘wonderful’ MySpace Experiences, such as:

1. You rarely log in to MySpace except to delete spam friend requests from nude webcam girls.

4. You visit someone’s MySpace profile only to suddenly have music start blasting out of your speakers. (What irritates me most about this is that there is no global “no music” setting within MySpace…)

5. You have to make redundant clicks to perform simple tasks because MySpace keeps taking you to advertisement pages where you have to click on “return to MySpace profile” in order to continue what you’re doing.

6. You visit someone’s profile only to have your eyes bleed because of terrible page layout with non-matching designs and font colors.

Overall, I much prefer the semi-conformity of Facebook – although I tend to think that the advent of Facebook Applications has pushed it down the road of the MySpace Annoyances just a bit more.

Adios MySpace.

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