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Not-So-Great Moments in Spa… Direct Email Marketing August 18, 2008

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Stupidity.
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The other day, I received the following spam unwanted email in my Yahoo account (I knew it was spam unwanted email, but I couldn’t resist previewing it using Yahoo’s image/virus-blocking preview):

P O Box 1010,L70 1NL Liverpool,
UNITED KINGDOM(Customer Services)
Ref: FER/4690/6103/24Batch:245-379-482
Winning No:701/RMD123


We happily announce to you the draw of the Bono Lottery International Program held on the 17th of August 2008. Your name “email address” was attached to ticket number; 12324277 serial number 6663817262 This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 2-9-22-23-24-30 bonus number5,


Note: I didn’t chop off the end of the message. I also didn’t eliminate my email address from the section that reads ‘Your name “email address”.’

I used to think that no matter how pitiful my life had become, I could at least find solace in the fact that my life had more meaning than the poor souls who find themselves in the live audience of “American Gladiator.” (That’s probably less true now that Hulk Hogan is hosting the show, because there’s something charming about a man that powerful hiding his male pattern baldness and skullet hair with a bandana.)

Now, I find solace in knowing that no matter how poorly I perform at work, I’m performing better than the people who can’t figure out how to compose a coherent spam message. My God have mercy on their slimy souls, but not much, as I’d be perfectly happy if I discovered that God changed the rules to deny grace to them all.

How I Spent Father’s Day Weekend June 18, 2008

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Cartoons/Animation/Video, Family, Flatulence, Fun, Humor, Love, Movies, Parenting/Children, Stupidity.

My older son and I made the following video on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend. The local Kino group put this on, and at the last minute, we decided to give it a shot. Enjoy!

A Sign You’re Not Awake May 12, 2008

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Here’s a sign that you’re not awake enough to get behind the wheel of a car and drive (in spite of the fact that I had already brushed my teeth, let the dog out, and put my laptop in the trunk):


Fortunately, I noticed that this shirt normally has a pocket on the other side.

“Shirley, You Jest!” April 9, 2008

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I am jesting, but don’t call me “Shirley.”

The Traditional Court Jester

Some time back, a friend of mine compared me to a court jester. I think he was trying to give me a compliment. Court jesters of the Middle Ages, according to Wikipedia, were “thought of as special cases whom God had touched with a childlike madness—a gift, or perhaps a curse.” When I read that, my immediate reaction was “but of course!”

However, that paragraph continues with, “Mentally handicapped people sometimes found employment by capering and behaving in an amusing way.”

This could explain a number of things…

The Blizzard, the Dog, and the Trash Can March 8, 2008

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I am a member of a people group known as Not a Morning Person ™. I do not think clearly when I first wake up. I know this is not a phenomenon that is unique to me.


I also own a dog. There are days that I would like to cause the dog physical harm. This is one of those days.

I should probably explain. (more…)