09 June 2021

Building the Back To The Future Time Machine - Issues 152-155

Here we go again

We are nearing the end of this build...finally!  Our latest shipment includes these issues:

Issues 152-155

Hey look, the covers of Issue 152 and 155 almost line up to make an almost complete view of the DeLorean Time Machine.  That is about as exciting as this shipment gets.

Issue 152 - Railroad Ties

Contents of Issue 152

Yeah, here we go again.  But wait, there is more.

Issue 153 - Rail

Contents of Issue 153

Yep, this again. Wait for it...

Issue 154 - Train Wheel

Contents of Issue 154

There is one more set of Railroad Ties, Rail, and Train Wheel.  The next shipment should handle that.

Issue 155 - Hood Box Straps and Hoses

Contents of Issue 155

After those railroad parts, this is interesting.  We add the final straps of the hood box.  Tweezers and small hands are helpful.  The final two hoses that tuck under the hood are attached.  That concludes the hood box assembly.  The last shipment will have the final three issues and we will be done. 

Until then, here is your updated screw count

114-AP, 25-BP, 3-CP, 25-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 29-EP, 22-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 4-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 9-KM, 2-LM, 23-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 6-MP 1-RM, 8-NP, 6-QP, 1-RP, 2-OP

to be continued...

01 June 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - June 2021

Can you believe it is already June?  First day of the new month and we already have a call.

1 June 2021

  801-796-9469  Pleasant Grove, UT - Speaking of Pleasant Grove, I highly recommend the film Pleasantville.  One of our favourites.  Maybe we will watch it this month.  The soundtrack is also excellent.  Great escape from telemarketers

Anyway, fuck you!

3 June 2021

  239-896-8940  Fort Myers, FL -  Oh, we love these kind of texts. It looks pretty legit and we might have fallen for it, if it was not for minor details.  

In addition to looking up the number, as we usually do to see where the call originated from, we also had to look up "EDD".  We have no idea what it means or what an EDD Debit Card is...or why we would have one.

239-869-8940
In our search we found that this number is associated with sending these texts regarding EDD cards.  Obviously, this is a scam.  The link provided is bogus.

Wait, so how does this work?  If we have a card and there is an issue, there would be a number and/or website on the back for situations like this.  So, your site is shit.  If we do not have a card, you just showed your hand, and this is a scam.  Also, if these were government issue cards (according to your link), it would have a .gov website.  Obviously, you cannot get that because you are a scam.  Fuck you!

4 June 2021

  440-322-4567  Elyria, OH - Sometimes, when we do a search for a number, we get confirmation that it is a telemarketer number.  Thanks to other reporting the number and various 'report telemarketer' sites, search results are pretty conclusive.  Sometimes, we look up a number and a person's name is attached to it.  If the name is not recognizable, we know that the number has been likely spoofed.  

This one happens to have at least two different names attached.  We assume one is older, and the number was discontinued.  While the other listing just recently got attached to this number.  They may make it an easy target to be spoofed by telemarketers.

Fuck you!

 6 June 2021

  239-896-8940  Fort Myers, FL  - We have a repeat offender.  What a total fucking scam!  Hold on, we are getting ahead of ourselves.  Follow along as we break this down.

Upon receiving the text, we noticed the number looked familiar.  Well, that is because it is the same number from three days ago.  Then noticed the body of the text, we may have noticed it at the same time. Anyway, the "EDD Debit Card Alert" really pops, visually, even without actually reading the words.  

At this time, we had our doubts.  Wait, were we wrong about this being a telemarketer?  On no, did we make a huge mistake? Is there egg all over our faces?  Nah, bro.  Check this shit out.  The two texts:

239-896-8940

Obviously, same number...and the same message.  Oh, but look at the link.  They are different.  They set up two scam sites to get your information...but only got one number to 'text' from.  You fucked up the first time with a questionable site, as mentioned above.  Now you fuck up again, by using a completely different link.  Fuck you!

8 June 2021

  424-570-7980  Los Angeles, CA - "Eyes now or press nine."  Pretty sure we have seen this voicemail before.

424-570-7980

Who calls people at 7:37AM?  Fuck you!

11 June 2021

  760-855-3699   Escondido, CA - Love it when the phone automatically labels the caller as "Spam Risk".  This was also flagged by Call Protect.

760-855-3699
Double whammy and a double fuck you!

  charlesdarney122j@gmail.com - Again, twenty people got this text and twenty people, hopefully, ignored it.

charlesdarney122j@gmail.com

Wait, what is this for?  We initially thought it was for smut.  But looking closely, it looks like "local gril 4 me".  So, did you misspell 'girl' or 'grill'?  You trying to sell hot chicks at the ranch or BBQ hot wings with ranch sauce?  Fuck you!


04 May 2021

Building the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issue 128

Issue 128

 We finally received Issue 128...and only Issue 128.  Okay, we got a t-shirt, too. We have been waiting to for these parts for about five months.  Our shipment of the other Plutonium Case parts have arrived in December 2020.

The four issues that build the Plutonium Case is pretty straight forward.  There are small screws, there is even a new screw, the PP.  You know how excited we are about that.  We also have tiny stickers, the warning labels of each Plutonium tube in the canisters. 

One final detail is the alarm clock that Doc Brown puts on the dash of the Time Machine to let Marty know when to start driving towards the clock tower.  

Fun fact:  If you look at the different versions my Hot Wheels Back to the Future Time Machines, you will notice that the first version is the one you see at Twin Pines Mall in 1985.  No clock on the dash.  All the other versions (Mr. Fusion, Hover, Hood Box, Train Wheels), they have the alarm clock sitting on the dash.  These other versions happen after the first 1955, when the clock is placed on the dash.  This applies to the 1/64 versions.

We only did the 1985 version of the Time Machine for our 1/50 line.  For the 1/43 versions, there is no clock in the Mr. Fusion.  Bet you never noticed that, slight error.  In the 1/18 versions, there is a clock on the dash.  This is not removable, because we knew you would lose it, so it is permanently attached to the dash.  If you happen to have the Ultimate Edition, the Twin Pines Mall version would be slightly inaccurate.  Shh...no one ever noticed.

Here is the what issues 127-130 look like after assembly.

Plutonium Box with canisters and alarm clock

Oh yes, the shirt.  Pretty good looking shirt with a semi-exploded view of the Time Machine.  


The default size of the shirt is large.  Too lazy, but should have asked for the medium.  Oh well.

We are all caught up with back issues.  There should be about eight more issues, or two shipments to go.  Here is you up to date screw count:

116-AP, 25-BP, 3-CP, 24-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 29-EP, 22-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 4-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 9-KM, 2-LM, 24-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 10-MP 1-RM, 8-NP, 6-QP, 1-RP, 3-OP, 2-PP

to be continued...


01 May 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - May 2021

Fresh off the last day of last month, these guys jump in the first day of the new month with another telemarketing scam.

1 May 2021

  310-849-9459  Beverly Hills, CA - This is a weird one.  So, it was a text message with a link.  We have seen these before, but this one is different.  It is almost legit.  The only thing in the body of the text is a link to a restaurant's menu.  Obviously, we did not click on said link, but we did do a shallow dive in the bright web.

The text originates from Beverly Hills. The restaurant is located in Sherman Oaks.  Oh, yes, it is a real restaurant with excellent reviews. While we usually do a screen shot of the text, we are not going to this time.  Why?  Well, this seems like targeted telemarketing advertising. 

With the mismatched numbers, at best, they are using a third party to advertise their restaurant.  At worst, the link is bogus and it will lead us to another scam.  So, while the restaurant may have raving reviews, you will get no business nor free advertising from us. Fuck you!

3 May 2021

  208-845-2604  Bruneau, ID - So, we had potatoes last night.  Did we happen to summon the potato gods in Idaho?  Fuck you!

  rual.wu@gmail.com - We got another mass text!

rual.wu@gmail.com

Again, pretty tempting.  If you are texting 20 people with this, it might be more of a gang bang.  Fuck you x20!

4 May 2021
  415-982-4410  San Francisco, CA - Wait, since it is Star Wars Day, is this LucasFilm calling us?  Of course not.  May the fuck be with you!

  412-363-1123  Pittsburgh, PA - No Results from a search, which means this number has not been reported.  You know what that means...yep, another spoofed number.  Unless Sidney Crosby is really trying to reach us.  Fuck you!

7 May 20201
  319-358-1471  Iowa City, IA - Oh, another city named after the state it is in.  Another city thought to be nice, they named it twice, another notification on my device, I curse you with a head of lice.  Fuck you!

12 May 2021
  310-849-9465  Beverly Hills, CA - Ah, good old Beverly Hills.  Fuck you!
 
  310-440-9904  Los Angeles, CA - Keeping the calls in the Los Angeles County area.  Good.  Fuck you!

13 May 2021
   760-469-2164  Palm Desert, CA - We doubt Mr. Hubbard is trying to reach us.  This is another spoofed number.  Boy, if we had a nickel for every spoofed number that calls us...we would have a lot of nickels. 

Another red flag that this is a telemarketer call is the voicemail they left.  Good thing the phone has a transcript:

760-469-2164

Was this transcription useful?   Hell yes, it was.  Again, the beauty of having a long and annoying outgoing message, it fucks with robocallers when they try to leave a message.  Fuck you!

18 May 2021
  619-590-9907  El Cajon, CA - Robo caller left a robo message

619-509-9907

So, which number do we press to shove robo phone up your robo ass?  Fuck you!

21 May 2021

  310-849-3716  Beverly Hills, CA - Easy peasy.  We know when a  Beverly Hills number pops up, just like you know the next two words will be...Fuck you!

  310-849-2509  Beverly Hills, CA - So it begins, the barrage of calls from the Hills of Beverly.  This one intercepted by Call Protect.  Why did the first one slip through?  Fuck you!

21 May 2021


  310-849-7712  Beverly Hills, CA - That is a Beverly Hills natural hat trick.  Fuck you!

22 May 2021

  310-849-5588  Beverly Hills, CA - Oh, they just keep on coming.  Fuck you!

27 May 2021
  
  tofurkey44@gmail.com - This text came in five minutes after midnight.  This is way past our bedtime, but we have our shit on do not disturb.  Looks like 20 others were also awaken by this text.

tofurkey44@gmail.com

Although, we have to give these guys some bonus points for their username, tofurkey44.  Pretty damn funny, almost makes we not want to sign off with our usual and click on your link.  But, nah...fuck you!

28 May 2021

  760-295-4616  Vista, CA - Caught by Call Protect and labeled as "Spam Risk" by the phone.  Call came in at about 6PM, a little late in the day for a telemarketing call.  Usually, these come in during business hours.  Getting ready for the holiday weekend, perhaps?  Fuck you!

29 May 2021
 
  310-358-5351  Beverly Hills, CA - Saturday morning call.  We told you they were ramping up for the holiday weekend.  Also, the end of the month

310-358-5351

Obviously, we do not know what they are trying to sell, based on the voicemail transcript.  Again, there is no reason for us to be on 'their list'.  We doubt we will get a call from this number again.  Chances are, according to Bart Simpson, "you're damned if you do, damned if you don't"...but pressing nine and being removed from this 'list', you enter on a bunch of new lists.  Fuck you!


11 April 2021

Stanley Cup, Outdoor Games, & Olympics

 Usually around this time of year we are near the end of the NHL season and gearing up for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  The weeks leading up to this time of year are usually bombarded by stupid campaigns by the NHL, like "Because it's the Cup".  Damn, it I hate that campaign...almost as much as "Is it October, yet?".  Who writes this crap?  Who greenlights this crap?  And, why do they keep using this amateur slogans to promote a game that is losing its core audience.

Anyway.  This is something I observed a few years ago and the pattern is still going strong.  Notice that teams playing outdoor games have a very good chance to be in that year's Stanley Cup Finals.  Here is a list of NHL outdoor games on Wikipedia that you can check.  And, a list of Stanley Cup Champions and Finalists.  

Let me break it down.

- 1954, Detroit Red Wings have an exhibition outdoor game with the Marquette Prison Pirates.  The Red Wings go on to win the Stanley Cup that year against the Montreal Canadiens.

We get some outdoor games where this theory does not work out, but hold on...

- 2008 Winter Classic, Pittsburgh Penguins versus Buffalo Sabres.  Penguins go on to meet the Red Wings in the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals

- 2009 Winter Classic, Red Wings vs Blackhawks.  Red Wings meet Penguins in 2009 Stanley Cup Finals

- 2010 Winter Classic, Flyers vs Bruins.  Flyers in 2010 Finals with Blackhawks

See it?  The Winter Classic pretty much guaranteed a spot in the finals.  No Cup win, but very close.  Okay, a few more games were played in the open with no results that I can skew towards my theory.  But, it happens again, this time we have Cup winners for outdoor teams.

- 2014 Stadium Series between the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings.  The Kings would go on to win their second Cup that summer...against the New York Ranger...who also played in the...

- 2014 Stadium Series.  The Ranger actually played two outdoor games, one against the Devils, other against the Islanders.

- 2015 Winter Classic, Blackhawks vs. Capitals.  Chicago wins another Cup, this time defeating the Lightning in the Finals

Skipping a head to make me sound like a genius.  I should also mention that there are up to four games being played outdoors at this point.

- 2017 Stadium Series, Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins.  Yeah, Penguins lifting the Cup at the end of the Finals.

- 2018 Stadium Series, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals.  Come on, you did not think the Leafs were going deep in the playoffs, did you?  Of course not.  The Capitals win their first Cup

- 2019 Winter Classic, Bruins vs Blackhawks.  Boston make it to the Finals but just fall short, as the St. Louis Blues win their first Cup.

- 2020 Winter Classic, Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars.  Crazy pandemic year with whacky playoffs, but the Dallas Stars make it to the Finals, but are defeated by Tampa Bay.

Here we are at 2021, and we have four teams that played in two outdoor games.  Vegas Golden Knights, Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins.  Will one of these teams make it to the Finals, possibly win it all?  Currently the Avalanche and Golden Knights are at the top of the same division.  Bruins are in a playoff spot, with the Flyers just on the outside looking in.

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Wait, I have more!

Three Canadian cities have hosted the Olympics.  The result?  Top of the league the next season and a Stanley Cup Championship (almost)

1976 - Montreal hosts the Summer Olympics.  The next year, 1977, the Montreal Canadiens are at the top of the league.  They would have been awarded the Presidents' Trophy, if it existed then.  But, more importantly, they go on an win the Stanley Cup.  Okay, I know this was during their dynasty years (1976-1979), and no one was getting around the Canadiens.  My theory still stands.

1988 - Calgary hosts the Winter Olympics.  The next year, in 1989, the Calgary Flames win their second Presidents' Trophy in two years, and first Stanley Cup.

2010 - Vancouver is host to the Winter Olympics.  The Canucks would win back to back Presidents' Trophies in 2011 and 2012.  They reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011 (year after Olympics) and came with in a game of winning it all, losing in Game 7 to the Boston Bruins.  

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There you go, my Stanley Cup, Outdoor Game, and Olympics theory.


01 April 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - April 2021

 Ah, April Fool's Day.  Perfect day for telemarketers.

1 April 2021

  315-775-2689  Watertown, NY - During the Winter, does Watertown become Icetown?  Fuck you!

  ezgro420@gmail.com - Okay, clever name for an email address.  One does not even need to click on the link to know what this scam is about.

ezgro420@gmail.com

As you can see, this was sent to 20 people.  How many fools fell for this today, could we expect another email/text like this in about 19 days?    Fuck you!

7 April 2021

  anniesterry@gmail.com - Another 20 person mass email. This one coming in at 6:08 in the morning.

anniesterry@gmail.com

Remember back in the day one could only get a Gmail account by invitation only?  This when back when it was new and you really had to know someone to get a Gmail, as there was only like 5-10 accounts that one could give out.  

Now, anyone and their mother can get one and use it as a telemarketing tool.  Including, ezgro420 and anniesterry.  Fuck you!

   ddd1996@gmail.com - Coming at'cha at 7:39

ddd1996@gmail.com

Like we said, anyone can get a Gmail account. Looks like Gmail is the new weapon telemarketers are using to attack us.  Fuck you!

13 April 2021

  913-956-8027  Kansas City, MO - Suck a relief when we just get a regular text to text scam

913-956-8027

Wait, is this targeted marketing?  Bitch, you saying I am fat? Okay, I may have put on some 'pandemic pounds', but do I need to drop almost 50 pounds?  Well, would be nice to be thin and sexy.  Maybe then the captain of the football team will ask me to the dance. Wait, fuck you!

14 April 2021

  No Caller ID - What the fuck?  We are sure there is a way to track where/who called but, we are lazy.  Fuck you!

20 April 2021

  veertufan@gmail.com - Okay, you got me.  I might click on the ad.

veertufan@gmail.com

I wonder how many of the 20 people sent will click.  Uh, fuck you?

  415-296-1330  San Francisco, CA - Oh yay, they left a message.  We have ourselves an auto warranty scam.  Notice the message wants me to 'press five now or press nine'.  Obviously, having a long and annoying outgoing message pays off.  It also weeds out scams like this.

405-296-1330

Oh, "renew my auto warranty" you say?  Well, technically, the warranty on my auto is way overdue for renewal.  Fuck you!

26 April 2021

   310-836-7770  Culver City, CA - We highly doubt that Antico Floor Products would be calling us out of the blue.  We are not in the position to have any flooring work done and for sure, we have nothing to offer them.  Could be a wrong number and very possible that they had their number spoofed by telemarketers...and fuck you!

   415-885-3535  San Francisco, CA - With this call, the call above leans more towards a spoofed telemarketer call.  Looks like the San Francisco calls are handling 'auto warranty renewals'.

415-885-3535

Same message as the last call from San Francisco.  Funny, I have the same message for them, too.  Fuck you!

27 April 2021

  302-838-3744  Delaware City, DE -  There is a Delaware City in Delaware?  So back in the day, you just name a city after a state?  New York City, Kansas City, Fuck You City!

  512-704-2040  Austin, TX - Austin?  Is Joe Rogan calling us, now?  Fuck you!

30 April 2021

  310-468-6195  Torrance, CA - Last call of the month?  Well, there is still a little time.  Come on, get your calls in.  Fuck you!


17 March 2021

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 147-150

...and we are back.

This is a shipment from almost a year ago (April 2020).  These parts have been stashed away, deep in an abandoned mine and we finally dug it up.

Issues 147-150

These parts kind of spoiled the surprise, we have known for a while that there was a going to be train modification to the Time Machine. With Issue 150 in hand a year ago, we thought the build would end at 150. Turns out, there are more railroad ties, rails, and train wheels to be shipped, received, and built.

But, we are almost to the end...and we are still missing Issue 128.

Issue 147 - Time Circuit Components

Contents of Issue 147

There are some tiny parts in this, issue.  Take your time and make sure you are working in a clean area as parts and screws tend to fly.  Small hands and good lighting is very helpful for this build, along with patience.

You know how we love screws.  Hold your horses, no screw count yet.  But we did notice the reintroduction of the CP screw that we had not seen in a while.  Also, and this is very exciting, 147 issues in to the build, we have a new RP screw!

Issue 148 - Railroad Ties

Contents of issue 148

All the excitement of the last issue and we are back to this.  Feel free to skip ahead.

Issue 149 - Rail

Contents of Issue 149

Keep skipping

Issue 150 - Train Wheel

Contents of Issue 150

Only the second train wheel and it is not much work.  Two screws and you are done.  Remember to keep the washer and cap in safe place and there is no need to remove the wheel from the blister if you wish to keep thee wheel 'fresh'.

Remember last time, we had Issue 151?  Well, now we can dive into that.  

There are some really small parts and screws.  Speaking of screws, we have another new screw to report, the OP.  These are the tiny screws used to secure the tiny handles of  the hood box. 

After this shipment, there should be two more sets of railroad ties, rails, and train wheels, and at least one issue of hood box elements.  So, at least seven issues, possibly eight.  Again, that should be two shipments, which means we can finally be done sometime in the Summer.  Hopefully, of this year.  A total of 158 issues, or maybe rounding it up to 160 issues total.  Pretty sure Eaglemoss can toss in some more parts, and for sure we will be received another shitty binder.  We could just look it up to see the final issue count, but what is the fun in that?

Here is the screw count, with two new screws!

114-AP, 25-BP, 3-CP, 24-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 29-EP, 22-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 4-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 9-KM, 2-LM, 23-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 6-MP 1-RM, 8-NP, 6-QP, 1-RP, 2-OP

to be continued...

14 March 2021

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 144, 145, 146, 151

We are close to end...maybe.  Initial thought: there is the "original" 130 issues with 20 issues for the train modifications of the Time Machine.  Well, with this shipment, we can see there are more to come.  Our calculations were not correct, and there are at least seven more issues left, possibly eight.  Details on this later, but let us get to this shipment

Issues 144, 145 ,146, 151

Surprise, we have missing issues.  Ah, the good news it, we have had the 'missing issues' (147-150) since April of 2020.  Yeah, that box of parts have been sitting there for almost a year.  There was a period when there were serious delays in receiving parts from Eaglemoss, so they just started shipping later issues. Those issues and parts would sit there until back issues arrived. 

Yes, for those keeping score, we are still waiting for Issue 128. 

Issue 144 Railroad Ties

Contents of Issus 144

Look familiar?  Yep, we are doing this...again.  Any guesses to what is next?

Issue 145 - Rail

Contents of Issue 145

If you guessed "Rail", you are correct!

Issue 146 - Train Wheel

Contents of Issue 146

Whoa!  What is this?  Something new and different!  A simple build as all you do is attached the disc to the metal train wheel.  Yes, metal.  Be careful not to lose the washer and cap, small parts.

Pro tip:  Keep the wheel in the blister.  There really is no need to remove the wheel to attach the disc.  You can also use the little baggie to store that cap and washer.

Issue 151 - Time Circuit Components 

Contents of Issue 151

Not much we can do with these parts right now. We will hunt that box of parts from eleven months ago. For now, here is your screw count:

113-AP, 25-BP, 2-CP, 23-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 21-EP, 22-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 4-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 9-KM, 2-LM, 23-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 6-MP 1-RM, 8-NP, 5-QP

to be continued...

02 March 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - March 2021

 One of these days we are going to stop doing this.  We have been doing this for over ten years.  Telemarketers will always be calling, and we will always be ignoring.  There is no benefit for us to record and report these numbers here.  We are not getting paid for this, very few people read these, and it does not make a dent in the fight against telemarketers.

2 March 2021

  310-271-9885  Beverly Hills, CA - Another number from Beverly Hills.  Does this make it a "luxurious scam"?  Champaign wishes and caviar dreams...more like scam-paign wishes...am I right?  Ha, fuck you!

5 March 2021

  310-418-2960  Gardena, CA - Well, they left a message.  

310-418-2960

Is it still telemarketing when they are trying to sell Jesus?  Fuck yes, and fuck you!

  310-283-0603  Gardena, CA - Yeah, we are going to put this in the telemarketing pile.  Just got a second call, six minutes later, with voicemail.  Pretty much the same voicemail.  But, at least these were left by an actual people and they think they are going good.  Still, it does not excuse them from committing the worst sin of all...telemarketing.  Fuck you!

6 March 2021

  fredicnovalkhf583@gmail.com - Text via email.  Do we get spam emails via text?  

fredicnovalkhf583@gmail.com

Could this be a legit wrong number/email situation and Ann Hendler is trying to send top secret file to Ruth Hallberg?  Nah!  How do you fuck up an email address with a phone number.  Fuck you!

Here is a great video of how some of these scams work and a small payback to some of the scammers.  Enjoy.


18 March 2021

  310-271-9885  Beverly Hills, CA - Sometimes you need to be sharp, like a needle, man.  These pricks are spoofing this number.  Fuck you!

29 March 2021

  310-434-4263  Santa Monica, CA - Looks like this is from Santa Monica College...or is it?  I did not even know Santa Monica had a College, so they would have no business with me.  So, most likely a spoofed call.  Wait, does Santa Monica College offer a telemarketing course?  Fuck you!

30 March 2021

  310-575-6187  Los Angeles, CA - Oh, a 'new' number.  Nothing coming up on a search.  Granted, I only look a the first 2-3 results.  So, could be legit...but leaning towards spoofed and scammy telemarketer.  Fuck you!

15 February 2021

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issue 140-143

Oh, we have another shipment.  It was in a larger box, and that usually means we get another stupid binder.  One of these days we will get into why these binders are stupid.  Maybe we have already.  But, it has been so long...maybe you want to read about it again.

 Well, luckily this was not the case.  Some of the parts and packing material made this shipment too big to fit in their standard box.  They could have made it fit in a standard box.  Although, the feeling of expecting the stupid binder and be relieved that there was no binder is ecstatic.

Issues 140-143

By the way, we are still waiting on Issue 128...still waiting.  Anyway, here we go...

Issue 140 - Time Circuit Components

Contents of Issue 140

Tiny hands help when you have to deal with these little lightbulbs.  You also need a lot of strength.  Ideally, hands of a tree frog with strength of a bear.  Good luck. 

We also have some wire work in this issue. No, not like Yeun Woo-Ping...little tiny wires.

Issue 141 - Railroad Ties

Contents of Issue 141

Guess what.  Yep, same thing.  Although our parts came with an extra eight EP screws.  That is a lot of extras, as we normally get one, sometimes two, extra per screw.  We nearly doubled our EP screws after this shipment.  We know you are excited about the screw count.  Hold your horses, we will get to that at the end per usual.

Issue 143 - Rail

Contents of Issue 142

At this point, we do not even need to look at the build instructions.  Are we that good?  Nah, this is our fourth time doing this...and more to go.  Yay?

Issue 143 - Time Circuit Components

Contents of Issue 143

Yippee! We got two Issues with Time Circuit parts in this shipment.  Many small parts in this.  Careful with that cross piece, overtightening could bend the ends.  We found out the hard way.

This is what you have been waiting for...

113-AP, 25-BP, 2-CP, 22-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 21-EP, 22-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 4-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 9-KM, 2-LM, 23-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 6-MP 1-RM, 8-NP, 5-QP

to be continued...