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Mel Gibson

I was reading through an article over at Rude Cactus and felt I should share his clever bit of wording toward Mr. Gibson. It’s hilarious, just in case you haven’t heard of Mel’s recent bout of assery the rest of the article summarizes the story pretty good.

Oh, Maverick, is this Payback, Ransom or just a vast Conspiracy Theory? I know it’s not What Women Want but you’re not Forever Young you Bird On A Wire. You could end up as a Man Without A Face. So enjoy The Bounty of your life, Mad Max. Embrace The Passion. And remember – not everyday has to start with a Tequila Sunrise.

Spamusement

I found a totally awesome site today (see post title), had me laughing my ass off. It consists solely of cartoons created to those wonderful spam sayings we see. Mostly I get them here on my blog, not so much in my email. If you haven’t stumbled across this site yet go and take a look, if you already have then why the heck haven’t I been told, I’ve been missing out here. I always assumed that the mixture of words that spammers use just enables them to search and find the sites that spam gets through on, if that’s true then can you just imagine the amount of spam this site must get! Of course, now that I think about it, that must just help them out.

This one had me laughing the hardest: It’s called Your Dog Will Love It!

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iCoke

I was getting myself some more Diet Coke today before I sat down to enjoy some CSI when I noticed on the bottle that I could win something by going to iCoke.ca. I’m not a big fan of their recent shift from look under the lid to enter a pin on line but every once in a while I get the urge to go and re-enter a code to see what happens. Problem #1: I have no idea what email and password I used to sign up with last time! So I tried their “forgot your password” link and that didn’t really result in anything fruitful so I moved on to just registering again. Problem #2: I hate having to register just to see if I’m a winner, a great way for them to collect marketing demographics but just an all out pain in the ass for us.

I reluctantly proceeded to enter in all the pertinent personal information that they require, like do they really need my phone number to send me my possible prize when they’ve already got my email and snail mail address, that’s one I usually fill with zero’s.

That final and most annoying problem: at the very bottom is one of those enter the word that you see so we know you’re a real person. I hate these frickin things. I don’t know if I’m just squiggly word challenged or I’m not capitalizing the right letters but I’ve had trouble with these things since day one. The seem to me to prevent real people from signing up more than anything, not to mention the frustration factor of having to try over and over again. Another thing that really gets my knickers in a twist is when it doesn’t work and the stupid password resets so here I am trying the squiggly word to work over and over again when it thinks I haven’t entered a password. Grrr, but I digress.

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I don’t know if it’s a firefox issue but iCoke is not having anything to do with me being able to sign up today. I gave up after about 10 tries and decided to come and blog rant about it. I’m going to give IE a shot but since we got our new puters we upgraded to IE7 and seem to be experiencing the same issues with it that we see with firefox. I’m not even going to get started on the terrible frustration factor last week trying to install something as simple as Macromedia Flash Player, that’s a story for another blog post.

I think I’m gonna go back the the Sims, no stupid squiggly words to deal with.

UPDATE:
Well it was definitely a firefox issue, it worked ok in IE7 and no I didn’t win anything but I’m now entered to win. Like that will ever happen.

The Sims and Barenaked Ladies

In honor of all the Sims 2 I’ve been playing lately here’s a little something to keep you busy. (not done by me of course)

Give Us All Your Money

Very simple and direct to point kinda website, none of this fancy schmancy advertising or spam nonsense. Good for a laugh, unless of course you gave them all your money.

List of 138 Resources for Webmasters

A nicely put together list of online tools, generators and checkers, a few of them I’ve seen before other look handy. Have a look for yourself. I really like the Typetester

CTV – Few joining study that offers free heroin

VANCOUVER — It’s a chance to cut the chain that keeps addicts tied to a routine of daily degradation as they find desperate ways to get the money to get high.The North American Opiate Medication Initiative, known as NAOMI, is offering hundreds of junkies haunting the slums of Vancouver and Montreal the chance to join a research study that provides free heroin.

But they haven’t been biting. [More...]

‘Friends’ Returns to TV

Here’s the link

Intelligent, Almost Genius

I’ve been spending some time doing Mensa tests again just for the heck of it. This is the latest one I’ve been playing with. So far I’ve got 19/33 but one I looked up (and after I saw the answer I know I would have never gotten on my own) and another Simon blurted out before I told him not too. So technically I’ve only got 17 but I’m proud of that so far.

Make a shiny ball out of mud

This is neat in a too much time on your hands kinda way and I have no idea what I would do with a shiny mud ball after it was finished.

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