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How to Clean Old Black-and-White Negatives — and Possibly Destroy Them

9 Mar

This article comes courtesy of a reader who writes:

Great site you’ve got here. I Googled “ehow has the worst articles” to see if anyone agreed and your site popped up. People need to know how shitty the articles on eHow are. You can damage things or hurt yourself, etc – like you said “nobody tries it before writing it”. Misinformation is worse than no information.

Anyway,

I found this article particularly disturbing: http://www.ehow.com/how_7435394_clean-old-black_and_white-negatives.html

She begins by telling you to wear cotton gloves to handle film negatives. Mind you negatives have _thin_ layers of gelatin on them (yes, gelatin like ‘Jell-O’), the slightest ‘bump’ can scratch a negative. She continues on saying to use a paintbrush to sweep the film. If that wasn’t bad enough, her last suggestion is using ACETONE. I nearly lost my mind when I saw that. Picture an exploding firey missile being shot through a piece of tissue paper… Acetone eats through plastic in a heartbeat!

Yes, these methods will clean film —- clean it right off the Earth!
I think I’ll now officially block eHow results from appearing on Google and add them to my hosts file. Enough’s enough.

See the archived version here when eHow reads this post and removes the article.

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How to Prepare 2 Eggs and a Sausage

17 Aug

Imagine if you looked up information on “How to Plan a 6th Grade Graduation Breakfast” and you got this instead:

Sausage and eggs -- eHow style.

It’s been removed now, but you can see the Google cache here.

Or click the image below to see a screen cap.

 

 

 

 

Welcome Jordan Decker!

12 Apr

Jordan Decker

We all know that DMS likes to read this blog. I Assume they look at us as providing free quality control.

Recently, one of Demand’s new employees started reading our blog. I just wanted to welcome Jordan Decker to the Worst of eHow and Demand Media. Jordan joined DMS back in February as Associate Community Support Manager and has been following us for about two weeks now.

Jordan graduated from UCLA with a BA in study of religion and a minor in LGBT studies in 2008. He was a member of the Delta Lambda Phi fraternity and he continues to serve on the national board of directors. Jordan is originally from Cupertino California and currently resides in Encino.  He enjoys “night drive paparazzo” photography (you can see his work here) and lolcats.

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