1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

AOL Begging!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by P. Aaron, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Have you seen the commercial yet where the excited couple (w' cool lookin' house) get another AOL disc in the mail only to mount it in a cool Fish sculpture? Then as they admire their work, Jerry Stiller(?) asks(begs) them to give that version of AOL a try?

    Are things that bad for AOL?
  2. yes. yes they are.
  3. AOL is the worse thign to happen to the iternet.

    Buit hackers get a kick out of booting and annoying them.

    And the users deserve it. They knew what they were getting into.
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    AOL is pretty shoddy, but AIM ain't bad. Well, I don't use AIM, but the network isn't bad that is.

    The new version of AOL allows AOL accounts to purchase music from the iTunes music store. fwiw
  5. AOL sucks :D
  6. in the very beginning AOL was decent...but they're still stuck in 1996 or so.
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I have Internet Explorer. It came with the Dell we purchased a few years back. It's O.K. Maybe there's better, but for the price...what th' heck?

    My mom uses AOL and I ask her why? all the time. She's gotta pay for it, plus her monthly cable bill for internet. The tools and features eat 1/3rd of the screen, and the browser and tools are just marginal, if unexceptional.

    All I got $$$ per month is my Cable internet bill.
  8. speaking of AOL cds...

    last year at school this one kid got a hold of several hundred AOL cds, and thus was forever known as AOL Mannnnnnnnnn! (add in echo-y "Man" by yourself)

    He went around "fighting injustice" by throwing AOL cds everywhere. He's also a very skinny, agile guy, so he went around like a ninja throwing them like chinese stars. We even caught some of it on tape. He even got in a fight with a kid and brought the AOL cds and actually stunned the guy with an AOL disc straight to the forehead. :D

    Doesn't sound so great on paper, but man, that was hilarious.
  9. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    i'm sorry man. i don't know about you, but i would never buy anything, especially music, through AOL.
  10. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    iTunes music store...NOT AOL music store.

    you still use apple's software to purchase, BUT now you can use your AOL account to LOGIN to the iTunes music store.

    you aren't using AOL to buy anything, just the login, the sale goes through iTunes though.
  11. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Now wait just a minizzle !!
  12. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    AOL is a rip-off, and always has been. People are finally starting to notice and it is killing the company. I personally think that all modem dial-up is a rip-off for anyone who uses the internet more than 2 hours a day (total household). The cost of an extra phone line (so you don't piss all your friends off) and the ISp service is equal to broadband cost in most areas.
  13. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    oh. aol probably contaminates it somehow. no, is it your AIM name? that would be pretty nice.
  14. Man, I'd hate to be a Time Warner shareholder right now.
  15. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    Well, I don't use AOL, but I though that your AOL screen-name was synonymous with your AIM handle.

    in which case, yes, it should work, but if that's not how it works(like for instance, if there are multiple screen-names on one account) then no, it wouldn't work, I think it'd just be the account name.

    in fact, if you don't use AOL you won't be able to access the iTunes music store with your AOL account, but since accounts on the iTunes music store are 100% free, it's not really an issue ya know?

    the whole thing is really more of a convenience thing for AOL users, since Apple and AOL recently formed some sort of deal.
  16. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    AOL sucks period!
    AOL takes over your computer and attaches itself to all of your files. The chatrooms are a joke. I once (for sh*ts ang giggles) went into a religous chatroom and that too had the little porn bots in it. AOL is just a mess. There is no reason for someone to subject their self to something like AOL. I have not used AOL in three years and there is a BIG difference in the operation of my computer.It no longer freezes and locks up on me. Those free AOL disc they mail me don't make it into my house, I throw them away on the spot! You could not give me AOL free for life!
  17. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Remember that episode of that FOX(sci-fi comedy) cartoon featuring the space version of the '80's "garbarge"? Made up primarily of unused & discarded AOL discs?
  18. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    AOL is a joke. Always has been.

    It's for people that don't know any better.

    And it used to be that the internet was just something people wanted, and got AOL, because they knew JACK about computers.

    EVERYONE today knows about the internet. Thats why I think AOL is suffering.
  19. Jay


    Oct 19, 2000
    Bidwell, OH
    AOL sucks, but I must admit that the commercial is pretty dadgum funny, in a pathetic kind of way. :D
  20. AOhelL!

Share This Page