So, I'm going to see Metallica live this Sunday, and I'm pretty excited about it. I'm a big fan, and this new album represents a real return to the hardcore speed metal that defined them. It should be a great show. But that's not the dumb part. The choice stupidity this morning comes from Ticketmaster, who had a few suggestions on upcoming shows that I, as a fan of arguably the greatest metal band in the world might additionally want to purchase tickets for.
Here's the email:
Dancing with the Stars?
(Full disclosure, I've never heard of this guy, but his website doesn't exactly scream "metal.")
Whoever was responsible for this event alert should pulled out of his office in front of his terrified co-workers, stripped nude, covered in hot tar, marched past everyone in the building, strapped to the receptionist's desk and flogged, so that his physical pain and humiliation could serve the additional purpose of motivating his co-workers to never again repeat his stupidity. They could even put it on pay-per-view.
Now that's an upcoming event I might enjoy.