The example in my post, was just that, an example and certainly not meant to be taken as production code. The URL provided in the message was a placeholder in order to not reveal the actual domain that I'll be testing against.
The purpose of the script is to pull the same website over the course of a day from various locations across several NSP backbones to graph and compare latency at various points of the day.
I understand your frustration with sluggish websites and having to wait for information on the internet, but I don't appreciate the character judgement you're making without any investigation. If you have a suggestion or a comment to make, please take it offline and keep this off of a forum like this. The only reason I post this publicly is to offer a bit of personal defense.