If you’re going to run a successful Suck Site, you should aim for a big target. PayPal Sucks may have stumbled on powerful internet suck alchemy. Anyone who has used eBay (the owner of PayPal) more than casually will have run afoul of PayPal at least once. And thus, a hit is born.
MitsubishiSucks.com is an odd duck in the Suck Site menagerie. While the genesis of most Suck Sites is a bad product or interaction with a company, MitsuSuko (our new abbreviation) seems to hate Mitsubishi primarily for their actions in World War II.
In Korea, Japanese firms used about 5 million Koreans as slave laborers, Oh Heun Kwon of Los Angeles was a slave labor at a Mitsubishi shipbuilding plant in Japan in 1944 of whom about 250,000 were taken to Japan, said a lawyer for plaintiffs seeking compensation from firms like Nippon Steel U.S.A. Inc. and Mitsubishi Corp. 500,000 Filipinos served as slave laborers, according to him.
Oh come on. If we refused to shop at every company that enslaved a few hundred thousand Filipinos we’d never be able to wear any shoes, let alone shop for cars or electronics.
We don’t know who MilkSucks.com is trying to dissuade with its, “Got Pus?” page—pus, like milk, is creamy, sweet, and delicious. The PETA-backed website does a lot better when it describes the dangers of bovine growth hormone and ‘mastitis,’ a swelling of a milk cow’s sexy udders. (Science Note: ‘Mastitis’ as a term for ‘massive tit disease’ is just shy of brilliant.)
A classic example of post-Flash minimalism, BestBuySux.org offers customer complaints alongside horror stories from employees. Presented in Plainest Text™, BestBuySux.org even has the good grace to offer a “Pro-BB” section, where customers and employees can offer a balance to the six years of collected vitriol which is indexed month-by-month.