Someplace I will never f***ing go

Image courtesy of scumbag adjerks who I’ll be damned if I’m going to give a link to. You can google ‘science club’ if you have some self-hate issues to work out.

Hey Science Club, I’d link to your website in this rant but I’m not willing to subject my readers to the same goddamned popup advertisements you inflicted on me. That’s right – I went to your website because I saw it mentioned somewhere and it popped up TWO windows advertising crap unrelated to your business. Wow, a good deal on my mortgage? I’m SO glad you polluted my screen with that when I went to see what kind of beer you had on tap.

Forget it. Ads on the coasters is one thing, but trying to make money off me when I’m deciding if I’m coming to your bar in the first place? Doing it by cluttering up my desktop? Maybe you could find someone who’d pay you to add some kind of drive-by browser infection too – I hear there’s money in spam.

Chime in with your suggestion for non-scummy places around L & 19th Street. Ie, not Science Club.

11 Comments so far

  1. Steve (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 2:34 pm

    Try using a pop-up blocker, instead of just bitching like a little girl. I didn’t get any pop-ups when I went to the site (using Firefox).

  2. Ted (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 2:36 pm

    Opera does pop up blocking pretty much out of the box. And if you love IE so much, get 7.

  3. Doug (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 2:47 pm

    There’s this sweet place in the area called Science Club. You should check it out sometime!

  4. Don (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 2:52 pm

    I am reminded of Dennis Miller’s comments that the problem with doing drugs isn’t the drugs themselves but the kind of doucebags you have to do them WITH. Amazing how often the open source community makes me think of that quote too.

    I’m using Firefox, thank you, which still allows javascript to open popups, which is the method they’re using. My FF2 test machine does indeed block the popup.

    That does not change my opinion that putting that kind of crap advertising on your website is offensive, however. If that qualifies as “bitching like a little girl” then so be it, but I’ll be accompanying it with voting with my dollar.

  5. Stacey (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

    Don – what kind of place are you looking for? I work at that corner and can suggest some places. Are you open to a bar IN a restaurant or are you looking for exclusively a bar bar?


  6. Stacey (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

    Just to clarify, I work IN A BUILDING at that corner…

  7. Ryan (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

    Non-scummy… 18th St. Lounge (closet in atmosphere to Science Club) & Cafe Citron are good choices.

  8. Suggestions (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 4:10 pm

    Mackeys, Karma, or Gazuza?

  9. Steven Andrew Miller (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

    Funny, I opened the site in Safari and Firefox and got no pop-ups. I think your doing it wrong.

  10. Don (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 6:23 pm

    Just because you don’t have it happen doesn’t mean it ain’t there.

    Their pages have hidden iframes, which newer Firefoxes avoid apparently, but it’s at the base of their page in the Index and Links page and looks like this.

    <iframe src="; height="0" width="0">

    <iframe src="; style="visibility: hidden;" height="1" width="1">

    Clearly being too small to show anything they serve no purpose, but they include script to open new pages. Buried down in them are calls to load multiple script from which is where the actual popups are generated.

    Since they otherwise don’t use any frames there’s no reason to put this crap in other than to pop up ads. Which, I might add, they do not only on entrance but on exit. So if you close the box and navigate away you can look forward to seeing it again.

  11. RedShirt (unregistered) on February 1st, 2007 @ 12:10 pm

    I’ve been there; if you’re over 30 – move along.

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