When Spam Does Pay

  I’m sure by now we’ve all seen the emails in your inbox or left as comments on your blog.  Every once in a while, folks wonder if spamming pays.  I don’t know about you but I always delete the garbage.  Every once in a while, I’ll send off a complaint email if I know it’ll get a result. Well wonder no more.  Looks like Citibank has proven once and for all that it does. 37-year-old Nigerian scammer Paul Gabriel Amos convinced Citibank officials to wire him $27 million belonging to Ethiopia.  While the FBI arrested Amos when he tried to visit Los Angeles, there’s no mention of where the money is. I have to wonder, as noted in the some of the comments within that article, if some of the bailout money give to Citibank was included within that...

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Animaniacs – Presidents

Richard Byrne over at Free Technology for Teachers posted today a video showing the 44 United States Presidents in order.  Have to admit I prefer, even if it is a bit out of date, the Animaniacs version. One has to wonder which young students will remember ten years down the...

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Happy Halloween – Have a Cookie!

Doubletree Hotels are giving away free Chocolate Chip cookies this Halloween.  Have you gotten yours? Image from here.

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Charles Nelson Reilly died

From here: LOS ANGELES (AP) – Charles Nelson Reilly, the Tony Award winner who later became known for his ribald appearances on the “Tonight Show” and various game shows, has died. He was 76. Reilly died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia, his partner, Patrick Hughes, told the New York Times. Reilly began his career in New York City, taking acting classes at a studio with Steve McQueen, Geraldine Page and Hal Holbrook. In 1962, he appeared on Broadway as Bud Frump in the original Broadway production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” The role won Reilly a Tony Award. He was nominated for a Tony again for playing Cornelius in “Hello, Dolly!” In 1997 he received another nomination for directing Julie Harris and Charles Durning in a revival of “The Gin Game.” After moving to Hollywood in 1960s he appeared as the nervous Claymore Gregg on TV’s “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and as a featured guest on “The Dean Martin Show.” He gained fame by becoming what he described as a “game show fixture” in the 1970s and 80s. He was a regular on programs like “Match Game” and “Hollywood Squares,” often wearing giant glasses and colorful suits with ascots. His larger-than-life persona and affinity for double-entendres also landed him on the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson more than 95 times. Reilly ruefully admitted his wild game show appearances adversely affected his acting career. “You can’t do anything else once you do game shows,” he told The Advocate, the national gay magazine, in 2001. “You have no career.” His final work was an autobiographical one-man show, “Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly,” about his family life growing up in the Bronx. The title grew out of the fact that when he would act out as a child, his mother would often admonish him to “save it for the stage.” The stage show was made into the 2006 feature film called “The Life of Reilly.” Reilly’s openly gay television persona was ahead of its time, and sometimes stood in his way. He recalled a network executive telling him “they don’t let queers on television.” Hughes, his only immediate survivor, said Reilly had been ill for more than a year. No memorial plans had been announced. I remember him from the upper right corner of all those Match Game shows. Here’s a clip from when Charles Nelson Reilly get a tired Gene Rayburn mad on the show, and Charles has to take over the hosting...

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Amp’d Mobile – Lil’ Bush “Hot Dog” Pilot

Brand new pilot episode of the original animated show “Lil’ Bush.” edit: I’ve had to remove the video as I can no longer find a copy of it on line. 🙁

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Miss Piggy would blush – Muppet creators go adult

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – The creators of The Muppets and Sesame Street are staging a puppet show that is strictly for adults only. Read about it here.

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Guy Wins an Xbox 360 with 85,000 Redemption Tickets

A guy “snagged an Xbox 360 console from the Dave & Buster’s ticket redemption center after racking up an amazing 85,000 tickets by regularly defeating skill games like Slide Master and Throttle Up over the course of several months.” read more | digg story

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