I fell victim to a Rosanne Rosanna Danna Rant. For those of you not lucky enough to know this Saturday Night Live character played by the tremendously talented late actress Gilda Radner, she was a special commentator on the News segment. She would go on empassioned tangents about things that were actually the result of her own misunderstanding. Once she was corrected by the anchorman, she would turn to the camera and say sweetly "Never Mind!" I wish I could remember an example, but alas they escape me. Anyone remember a classic segment?
I am turning to you now and saying "Never Mind!"
I wrote about my frustration today with a Fast Company "squeeze page" that apparently I am the only one to have problems with. I am following one reader’s suggestion to retract the post so that I don’t send bad vibes to someone who isn’t doing anything wrong.
For the life of me, I can’t figure out why I still am not able to access the site (I still see the strange page when I type in the address and it won’t let me get past this screen.) Here is a screen shot just so you know what I am talking about. It is rare times like this when I miss being an employee so that I could call my ace technology expert to come to my machine and clean up the mystery.
Thanks, smart readers, for keeping me honest. And sorry to send an undeserved bad vibe your way Fast Company!
Update: My reader Tim reminds me it was actually Gilda’s character Emily Litella who would go on the rants followed by "Never Mind!" I obviously need to refresh on old SNL episodes!
Later Update: Due to some amazing and generous technical support from a number of readers (thanks Kris, Richard, Karen, Keith, Andy, Derik et al!) I finally solved the mystery by downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer. The mysterious "squeeze page" went away and I got right into the site. Let’s hope this Beta version 7.0 doesn’t create any new strange occurances!