Thursday, July 24, 2008

RE: CoupleStop. Where Couples...Swap?

Apparently I was erroneous in my assumption that is a social networking site for couples who are swingers. I got this comment from Erik, who appears to be affiliated with the website:


You are not the only one who questions the purity of Swingers are, in fact, the largest stigma/fear for CoupleStop members. That is why we go out of our way to combat swinger culture:

1) We implemented a logo indicating "No Swingers"
2) We set up non-invasive text tracking systems, which pick up key words in messages associated with explicit content.
3) We approve all profile pictures to ensure appropriate content.
4) Staff is highly accessible to concerned members and members are encouraged to contact CoupleStop, if ever they feel uncomfortable.

Having said that, CoupleStop is only responsible for on-site content and activities. The goal of CoupleStop is to facilitate face-to-face user interaction. Once a user leaves the site, we can not be responsible for their actions. I have gone out with several member couples and can attest to their quality...

The comment finished up by inviting me to try CoupleStop with a money back guarantee, HAHA. I'm not a part of a couple, so I really have no use for it at this point in time. Even if I, no. I'm not going on play-dates with other couples. It's just not going to happen. However, I DO appreciate Erik coming forward to clarifying the misconception that I had. That's definitely good business savvy on their end. Accessibility and oppenness to public dialogue is a definitely a good look.

Nas & the Color Petition

Nas on The Colbert Report yesterday:

Hope Springs Eternal: Nas Delivers a Petition to Fox News

First he addresses misdirected attacks on his character by Bill O'Reilly and the overall irresponsible and unscrupulous nature of the news coverage on Fox News in the song "Sly Fox":

Then he took it a step further by linking up with and directly delivered a petition with over 600,000 signatures to the Fox News headquarters protesting the racist attacks against Blacks and Barack Obama in the news coverage:

Color me impressed.