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Me vs. The Spam 2: Electric Boogaloo

So…my last post about spam seems to have been quite popular…with spammers. Pardon me while I have a gigglesnort about this.

Right then. I’ll just put on my snark hat and see what can be done with the comments.

(Engage snark mode)

Comments on Me vs. The Spam:

1) “Sal Dardy” says “I was just looking at pertinent blog articles with regard to the project research when I happened to stumble on yours. Many thanks for the practical info!”

– “With regard to the project research,” eh Sal? So…doing a research project about spam comments are you? According to your stated blog link, you have something to do with reviewing table saws? I’m guessing that spam is more of a hobby then, yes? Well, I hope that my post helped. Good luck with the table saws.

2) “digital slr cameras for sale” says “Sorry for requesting you this inquiry on this post, but I couldn’t find a contact page on first sight so I reckoned I ask here. What is the hosting provider you use, mine won’t care wordpress for some reason and I certainly want to modify to wordpress from blogengine since wordpress has so many more features and themes existing for download. I surely hope you can assist me on this one, this is a wordpress blog right?…Best regards, James”

– Actually, I’m just going to skip this one. You’ll see why in a second…

3) “patient monitoring system” says “Sorry for asking you this enquiry on this post, but I couldn’t find a contact page on first sight so I reckoned I ask here. What is the hosting provider you use, mine hates to maintain wordpress for some reason and I inreality want to modify to wordpress from blogengine since wordpress has so many more features and themes obtainable for download. I certainly hope you can assist me on this one, this is a wordpress blog right?…Best regards, James”

– Well, apparently “Mr. Digital” up there from #2 also goes by “Mr. Patient.” You may notice that there are a few differences between the two comments, but not really that many. In addition, at the end of each we see that Mr. Digital/Patient is named “James.” Sorry, James. My blog is served out of my front room. Perhaps you could host your site over at WordPress itself? It is possible, you know. …But I wouldn’t try to run a spam site there if I were you. One last question, James. Is “digital slr cameras for sale patient monitoring system” the entirety of your middle name, or is there more? Also, is your last name “Medical Billing” by any chance?

4) “hair removal service” says “Superb article ,I really appreciated with it, This is finicky to read and valuable on behalf of outlook,I really bookmark it, on behalf of expand read. Credit on behalf of sharing.I like it.”

– Sorry. Had a bit of a gigglefit there. “I really bookmark it”???? Are you sure that you bookmarked it, or are you fibbing? I’m not quite sure how finicky the article was, but perhaps “outlook” is strange that way. Who is this “expand read” person, though? Thank you for your comment, “hair removal service.” I really appreciated with it.

5) “Stuart Crary” says “Comfortably, the article is actually the greatest on this deserving topic. I fit in with your conclusions and will thirstily look forward to your future updates. Just saying thanks will not just be enough, for the extraordinary lucidity in your writing. I will right away grab your rss feed to stay abreast of any updates. Pleasant work and much success in your business dealings!”

– Well, Stuart, I note that you say, “I fit in with your conclusions and will thirstily look forward to your future updates.” You admit to being a spammer, then? Comfortably, even? If my writing was as lucid as you seem to think, you would probably have gotten the hint and not posted a comment. Feel free to continue reading, though. You might get the point this time. (Thanks for the good wishes, anyway.)

and finally…

6) “hair removal service” says “Good for being going to your blog site yet again, it has been months for me. Very well this article that i’ve been waited for so extended. I require this content to comprehensive my assignment inside the college, plus it has identical topic with your posting. Many thanks, great share.”

– Ah! H. R. Service. Two posts after months of being away, I perceive. Writing about spam for school? Glad to help out. Just be sure to credit properly, or my academic spies will report back to me. Let me help you out a wee bit, while I’m at it. ” I require this content to comprehensive my assignment inside the college, plus it has identical topic with your posting.” Are you attending a college where you must write in English? You might have instead written, “Thank you for posting an article about spam, as I have an assignment on that topic due soon at my college. I will, of course, credit you properly.” Hope that helps, H. R.

(removes snark hat, but no hair.)

Now I’m almost curious to see what spam comes next…

Posted on 30th August 2010
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Tangy Pork Chops

This is another one of the recipes from my grandmother. For the record, I don’t generally eat pork, but I thought that y’all might be interested in seeing it anyway. (As you may imagine, I have no memory of this dish, what with the not eating of pork thing.) What do you think about this one?

This recipe was found in a book called Galley Finale: A Collection of Mariner Soups, Sloops, and Other Incredible Edibles it was put out by The Presbyterian Church of Fair Oaks, Ca in 1978.

Tangy Pork Chops by Mrs. Leon Catlin

4 pork chops
4 onion slices
1 can tomato soup
4 green pepper rings
Dash of pepper

Brown chops in skillet on both sides. Place a slice of onion and green pepper on each and pour soup over. Cover and cook over low heat about 45 minutes. Stir or baste now and then.

Posted on 16th February 2010
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Beet-Pineapple Salad

I have a vague memory of this recipe. I must have had it at some big family gathering or other. Dad? Do you remember this one?

This recipe was found in a book called Galley Finale: A Collection of Mariner Soups, Sloops, and Other Incredible Edibles it was put out by The Presbyterian Church of Fair Oaks, Ca in 1978.

Beet-Pineapple Salad by Mildred Catlin

1 large pkg. raspberry jello
2 c. boiling water
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained, liquid reserved
1 (16 oz.) can julienne beets, drained
1/4 c. sweet pickle juice
1/4 c. pineapple juice
1/4 c. water or beet juice

Add boiling water to jello and stir until dissolved. To this, add the juices and cool before adding beets and pineapple. Poor into a large flat dish or if preferred into a Bundt pan to mold. The following dressing is spread over the salad before cutting into serving pieces, or drizzled over the Bundt mold:

1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 tsp. horseradish, or more to taste
1/4 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. green pepper
1/4 c. green onion tops

Mix dressing and let stand overnight in refrigerator to absorb the flavor.

Posted on 7th February 2010
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13 Things That My Ideal House Would Have

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Thursday 13: #3

Just a quick list of things I’d like to see in my ideal house. Mind you, my actual list would be much longer. What would your dream house have?

13 Things That My Ideal House Would Have:
1. Neighbors far enough away that you can’t see them from the house.
2. A walk-in pantry.
3. An attic for storage.
4. An office for me.
5. An office for the Hubby.
6. A workshop for said Hubby.
7. A 3 car garage
8. a secret passage/room!
9. A kitchen with enough counter space
10. A viewing room with cinema seats
11. A T1 line
12. Programmable heat and A/C
13. Walk-in closets

Posted on 5th November 2009
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A Complaint

For a couple of different reasons my body is far from pleased with me today. So, I remain at home, recumbent.

I called in sick. I let my husband borrow my car. And now, I think I’ll follow the cats’ example and take a nap. Yeah.

Posted on 8th May 2008
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Thought of The Day

Is it possible to be an “Incomplete” stranger?

Posted on 29th April 2008
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13 TV Show Intros From My Childhood

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Thursday 13 #12
I was surfing around Youtube the other day and it occurred to me that they might have some of the intros to the shows that I loved in my childhood. And by childhood I mean before I turned 18. I started searching and wow! They had all sorts of things. That’s about the point that it occurred to me that this would make a great [tag]Thursday Thirteen[/tag]. So, without further ado, here is my list, complete with links to the YouTube videos of the intros. Do you remember any of these? What were your favorite shows? (Oh, and I apologize for the short informational bits this week. My tendinitis is really acting up.)

13 TV Show Intros (for shows I loved) From My Childhood

1. Benji, Zax, and The Alien Prince – Has anyone else ever heard of this show? Generally I get blank looks when I talk about this Saturday morning treasure from when I was ten. Except from my sister, that is. And yes, that Benji. It was a show about an alien prince hiding out on Earth. I adored it.

2. The Tomorrow People (old) – I also loved the new Tomorrow People, but I came on when I was in college. I remember watching this on my Uncle’s TV when we were staying at his house. He had cable, you see. I still occasionally hum the music to myself. The show was about kids discovering that they were the next stage of human evolution. They got cool powers and lost the ability to kill. I still want a Jaunting Belt.

3. The Big Blue Marble – My memories of this show are vague, but I remember loving it back in the 70s. It was a very progressive understand-each-other kind of show. I love the opening theme.

4. Chocky – Another show that I saw on Nickelodeon, though I think we had cable by then. It was based on a book by John Wyndham (which I managed to hunt down eventually.) I distinctly remember the alien calling a car “silly.”

5. Kidd Video – A show that combined animation and music videos. This Saturday morning treat was about a Band that was turned into a bunch of cartoons. Each week they had adventures and tried to find their way home. At the end of each show they had music videos that had quite catchy tunes.

6. Doctor Who (4th Doctor version) – Do I really need to explain this one? I mean, I write for Watching Doctor Who. I get paid to write about my favorite show ever. Talk about a childhood dream come true. The Fourth Doctor was my first Doctor, so I shose his intro to highlight here.

7. Misfits of Science – Goodnight Bunny. Yet another cool show that my family loved…that was canceled. I loved this group of high powered misfits. It even included Courtney Cox as a teenager.

8. You Can’t Do That On Television – Another Nickelodeon show. I loved the slime and the skits and…okay…the whole show. This was the origin of the whole slime thing on Nickelodeon. A Canadian show that contained a variety of child actors…including Alanis Morrisette.

9. The Mysterious Cities of Gold – A cartoon that I think originated in France. I saw it on Nickelodeon (no surprise there.) I taped the theme by holding my tape recorder up to the speaker. Unfortunately, the tape was faulty and the song speeds up faster and faster as you listen. To this day I still expect the song to do that, even when it’s a perfectly good MP3 copy. The show was about those Mysterious Cities of gold, and the hunt to find them.

10. Mork and Mindy – I saw every episode multiple times. I loved all of the actors. Nanoo nanoo!

11. The Powers of Matthew Star – Oh look! It’s a show about an alien prince hiding out on Earth. This show was really good…for about the first half of season one. Then the show changed in a really weird way. I only acknowledge the episodes before the change.

12. Starman – I am still pissed off about this show being canceled. Seriously. I also know that I am not alone. What was the network thinking?!?!?! Nice use of the Stranger Comes to Town idea.

13. Robin of Sherwood – I used to watch this on Showtime at my Nana’s house. I own the soundtrack. Michale Praed was so dreamy. *swoon*

Posted on 6th February 2008
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Happy Birthday Daddy!

I’m just sayin’

Happy Birthday to You!

Posted on 3rd December 2007
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Testing Some Changes

Wow! I don’t believe it! I finally got the YouTube thing working here. Now, if I can only figure out the archives…. Well, enjoy [tag]Jeff Dunham[/tag] and Peanut in the meantime.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWThRmRW6GE[/youtube]

Posted on 5th July 2007
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Archives

Do not edit this page

Posted on 19th May 2007
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