Today I got internet spam that starts out, "DEAR INTERNET SCAM VICTIM"!!
Hmmm. Nothing like showing your hand right away. But it goes on to say:
"ATTN: Sir/Madam, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family? You may not understand why this mail came to you. We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2 days ago with the then secretary to the UNITED NATIONS. This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$ 850,000.00 each (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars).
This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc. Your name and email was in the list submitted by our Monitoring Team of Economic and Financial Crime Commission observers and this is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed..."
Apparently the Rivoli-Rutherford (see the paint on the bricks) was a 1920s vaudeville theater. They are supposed to be restoring it.
Would you help, or not?
By now, many of you have probably read this story about an elderly woman who was mugged in England and tried to beg for help, but people ignored her. How many times does that happen here, when someone needs help and people make assumptions in order not to help, assuming perhaps the person is drunk or is at fault in some other way (when maybe they are actually ill)? Would calling police at least be a start if you are not sure whether someone is in trouble?
It was 7 degrees outside when we woke up this morning. But right now it is way up to 20 outside. That must be the high for the day.
Blogfan Sam writes:
“I might agree to the bailout if there were a porn shortage, if maybe Grils Gone Wild had gone bankrupt because girls were no longer going wild. If they bail anyone out, it should be the girls dancing naked on the net to ‘put themselves through college’... a $5 billion scholarship for wayward girls.”
Ned Vizzini sent out an mass update about his life, progress, etc. He notes:
“Sixth, in 2008, I finished the first draft of my new book. It was 584 pages long and cost a lot of money to print at Staples. (The first time I printed it, I forgot to put in page numbers. Do not try and edit a 584-page manuscript without page numbers.) It is being polished like a diamond and I will turn it in to my agent by my birthday, April 4th, 2008.”
Well, I’m looking forward to reading all….584….584?? pages of it. Ned’s other books were fabulous, straddling the line between adult and young adult fiction. You can read about him at www.nedvizzini.com.
That's all, folks!