What do you get when a cocky, wise-cracking college freshman writes in and responds to a banal corporate press release from SightSpeed that targets parents and implores them to use its videoconferencing service to see "what's really happening" while the kid is at college?
(For the backstory read this first, then this, and now to get current read this) From SightSpeed, you get a counter-response from the "SightSpeed Guy" vlogging from "The Unofficial SightSpeed Blog" in which Billy Carson's satire is lost upon the SightSpeed guy who then slyly suggests that webcams are for boyfriend/girlfriend action and then he questions Mr. Carson's sexual orientation when he baitingly insinuates the undergrad might not have a girlfriend. (Why any young straight man would have a serious, steady girlfriend when a freshman in college is beyond us.)
We yell one word here: CATFIGHT!!! This scratching and clawing between Billy Carson and the SightSpeed guy is probably our fault, but we're happy to referee it. We don't question the verisimilitude of the "Unofficial Blog" of SightSpeed
yeah right though we'll bet SightSpeed senior management has a hasty video telephone conference call, the agenda of which is: "1. Cost/Benefit analysis of SightSpeed being improperly perceived as a boyfriend/girlfriend webcam service versus the publicity and new subscribers, 2. Discussion of the merits of being perceived as a boyfriend/girlfriend webcam service to improve chances of being acquired by MySpace. 3. Ensuring the response of "Not that there's anything wrong with that" is given if gay or straight activists call us for attempting to out Billy Carson on our officially unofficial blog".
After watching the SightSpeed guy hiss at Billy Carson, read the great SightSpeed reviews to allay your fears about the company if the guy with the shrunken head behind SightSpeed guy and those weird dolls that we've written about freak you out too. Note (again) to SightSpeed guys: men in
veal fattening pens at the office cubicles with decorative dolls do not mix.
Attention Billy Carson: Do you wish to respond to the SightSpeed guy?
Attention SightSpeed guy: Get Peter Csathy and Eric Tveter (no, not to have Vanna White give them vowels) to weigh in on this catty dustup with Billy Carson on your video News Report!
We love catfights!
September 10, 2006