Archive for the investigative journalism Category

Exciting Benchmark Reviews update #4

Posted in chairs, investigative journalism, stupidity on July 24, 2010 by RevStu

WoSblog apologises for any inconvenience caused to would-be viewers this afternoon, when for several hours visitors to the site were confronted with the image below.

The blog’s suspension for much of yesterday was the result of yet another desperately stupid attempt by Olin Coles, brainless and cowardly owner of the discredited “review” site Benchmark Reviews, to suppress the evidence of his site’s dishonest practices.

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Exciting Benchmark Reviews update #3

Posted in chairs, investigative journalism on July 23, 2010 by RevStu

Ooh, things just got even more interesting. Viewers following the mysterious tale of Benchmark Reviews and where their fully independent reviews come from will recall that WoSblog’s shadowy agents tracked down the text of their glowing review of a $1200 office chair to the website of an online retailer called Smart Furniture. When asked, Smart Furniture asserted that the text was their own original work.

Since then, further developments have transpired. Read on!

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Benchmark Reviews? Busted, more like

Posted in chairs, investigative journalism on July 21, 2010 by RevStu

WoSblog is internationally renowned for its psychiatric expertise, so I wasn’t surprised yesterday when a viewer of the WoS Forum asked me, quite out of the blue, to assess their mental stability.

“I want to know if I’m going barmy”, wrote the clearly-distressed reader, whose cause for doubting his very sanity was – of all things – a review of an incredibly expensive office chair.

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You count for nothing

Posted in investigative journalism, politics on May 9, 2010 by RevStu

At least, it's statistically probable that you do. The majority  – 53% – of votes cast by the British electorate last Thursday were worthless, because they were cast for candidates who didn't win, and are therefore simply thrown in the bin by the First Past The Post electoral system.

So if you were one of the thousands of people locked out of polling stations across the country on Thursday night, don't fret too much. Your vote would probably have been completely ignored anyway.

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Ask WoSblog!

Posted in investigative journalism on May 5, 2010 by RevStu

All my friends seem to be doing this at the moment, so I figured I'd join in.

And also because people rarely ask me interesting questions. Have a go.

Inglourious Edditting

Posted in investigative journalism, random pics on March 10, 2010 by RevStu

WoSblog would like to take this opportunity to admiringly offer its warmest congratulations to Christoph Waltz, who was this week quite rightly rewarded with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of his superb portrayal of SS Colonel Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's excellent WW2 knockabout Inglourious Basterds.

But what's going on here?

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Revealed at last: why Mr Do! did it

Posted in Games, investigative journalism on March 6, 2010 by RevStu

We all remember Mr Do!, right? The smiley-faced star of a series of rather good arcade games by Universal (and a rubbish update on the Neo Geo) is one of the icons of early videogaming. But did you ever wonder why a clown was digging underground for cherries? After more than 20 years of tireless investigation, WoSblog has finally uncovered THE TRUTH.

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