02 August 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - August 2021

 Starting off August strong with this soon to be classic.  Jumping right to it...

2 August 2021

  1-410-100-004 - Yeah that was the number.  No effort at all, not even trying to spoof any number.  You think that was lazy, check out the message

1410100004

Company name is misspelled.  Format is questionable.  Is this a text or fax?  Hey, there is a number that you call all crank call.  Oh, and the message?  Uh yeah.  The very obviously, rookie response, would be "did your cat walk on your keyboard right before you sent this? 

Anyway, message received, loud an clear.  We have a message for you.  Can you guess what it is?  FUCKYOU!

  310-504-8045  Redondo Beach, CA - Who are these 504 people coming out of nowhere?  Random thought:  Why is 'nowhere' an accepted word, when it can be confused with 'now here'?  No where, no here.  Interesting.  Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled program.  Fuck you! 

3 August 2021

  itdudfyexg@gmail.com - Should have saved the 'cat walking on keyboard' joke for this one.  Seriously, how are going to give that as your email in an application or job interview?  As if the email address is not stupid enough, look at the text.  The fuck is that?

itdudfyexg@gmail.com

We know that this was a mass text to well over 20 people.  Perhaps it is time to start sending these email, and text, accounts some dick pics.  Did we mention this text came in before 7:30 in the morning?  Fuck you!

  917-428-7652 New York -  That is now how we spell Jamal. Also, not how one spells AirPods.

917-428-7652
You fail, and fuck you!

  855-987-4336  - Thanks phone, for saving us the trouble of looking up this number.  But we all know that 855 numbers have a great chance of being a telemarketer.


Busy day, today.  You may all proceed to fuck yourselves!

4 August 2021

  786-586-3554  Miami-Dade County, FL - Did we order something...two of something?  So, this could be legit, but highly unlikely.  Pretty sure we did not order anything from Florida. 


786-583-3554

The website looks suspicious, so we did a little search.  It seems that this website was created in April, of these year.  Less than four months old.  Did we really order something less than four months ago, from a suspicious site, and totally forgot about it?  Possibly, buy again, highly unlikely.  

Therefore, fuck you!

03 July 2021

Building the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 156-158

This is it, that last issues...well, not really.  More on that later.

Issues 156-158

Issues 156-158 complete the train segments of the build. So hang in there one last time as we build these same parts for the last time.

Issue 156 - Railroad Ties

Contents of Issue 156

Not going to miss building these parts

Issue 157 - Rail

Contents of Issue 157

Huh, just realised that I am building a railroad.  History repeats itself

Issue 158- Train Wheel

Contents of Issue 158

Finally!  The fourth and final wheel.  We do have a new screw to help secure the wheels, the TM.  

I hope there is not a spare like there was for the stock wheels.  Refer to Issue 110.  I mean that is one way for Eaglemoss to milk this. 

Ah, but there is another way to milk this build.  Apparently, there is one more shipment to come.  Spoiler Alert.  The final (hopefully) shipment will be a car cover to protect the build from getting dust and dirt.  But, as you recall, this thing came with a display case.  No real need for a car cover under a plexi case.  Oh well, may as well complete it, would be a shame to cancel now.

Since the car cover should not have any screws, we present you with the final screw count after 158 issues:

114-AP, 25-BP, 3-CP, 26-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 36-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, 1-TM

Bonus content, here are all the extra screws, with the little dime bags and screw labels.  Yes, I kept all of it.

Screwed

to be concluded...


01 July 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - July 2021

 Oh, here we go.  Coming in hot from last month, or yesterday, we just got our first call.

1 July 2021

  310-504-8578  Redondo Beach, CA - Again with the 310-504-XXXX.  We have long figured out that these were telemarketer/scam calls.  But, we now have confirmation from the phone and Call Protect

310-504-8578

So, be on the look out for these 'new' batch of numbers.  We have received a few, only about 9,995 numbers left to block.  Fuck you!

  978-775-6393  Andover, MA - This is the same call we got a few days ago.  Same message, left by automated system, with call back numbers not matching.

978-755-6393

And, what in the blue hell is "Express Scripts"?  We were hoping that Hollywood was calling regarding our submitted treatment to a sequel of a very popular movie franchise.  But no, something about pharmacy.  So, a drug deal?  Fuck you!

5 July 2021

  619-411-6541  San Diego, CA - This one is easy.  While they left a message, the long outgoing message only allowed the last four words of their long winded, pre-recorded message.

619-411-6541

Sounds cryptic.  Obviously, this is a robo call with a robo message.  A human would have waited until my long outgoing message was finished before going on with their sales pitch.  Robos are not that smart, yet.  So, fuck you!

6 July 2021

Normally, we are just hanging out, just waiting for calls to come in, like a desperate teen waiting to be asked to prom.  Today, we were out and about...perhaps hunting telemarketers.  Anyway, during our excursion, we got three calls.  Oh, we wish we were around, not to receive the calls, but just give 'live' updates to this blog.

  310-849-3622  Beverly Hills, CA - So we are back to those Beverly Hills numbers.  Perhaps there are more numbers left to block.  Fuck you!

  310-849-3266  Beverly Hills, CA - They thought this number was so good, they used it twice to call us, about a minute later.  As if!  Oh, was the first one a mistake, perhaps not a telemarketer?  Then, the second one would be legit, right?  No way someone would dial the wrong number twice...this must be a 'real' call.  Nah!  Of course it is a telemarketer/scam call.  Fuck you!

  310-504-8517  Redondo Beach, CA - Okay, we are back to the Redondo Beach numbers, now?  First two tries with one number did not work for you, so trying again with a 'new' number.  We get it.  Fuck you!

6 July 2021

Who is desperate now?  Looks like we are not that freshman hopelessly waiting for that senior to ask us to the prom.  Come on, three calls in less than an hour?  Get a grip on yourself.  Better yet, grip that robocall machine and fuck yourself with it!

7 July 2021
  510-851-8851  Oakland, CA - Oh, switching it up?  Also, coming in at 8:20AM.  Early call.  But you gotta get up pretty early to get one past Call Protect, and the phone automatically labeled you as a telemarketer.   For shame!

510-851-8851

But, we do gotta hand it to you on the 'fun' number, as it rolls of the tongue nicely.  Imagine meeting someone at a bar and throwing out this number.  Five one oh, eight five one, eight eight five one.  You know you are hooking up with a number like that.  Hey babe, here is my number.  Then they reply, fuck you!

8 July 2021

  424-255-3949  Hawthorne, CA - Is this a telemarketer or a scam.  Eh, could be. This might even be a wrong number, but we are leaning towards typical cold calling...which is an early form of telemarketing.  Here is a long-winded message Mike Taylor left.  

424-255-3949

Who is Mike Taylor?  We have no idea.  We have no business with him nor have we had previous conversations about whatever he is talking about.  We kinda tuned out after the first 10-15 seconds.

Also, what is this practice of calling from one number, then leaving a message to call you back at another number?  Scam?  Wrong number?  Telemarketing?  Cold call...and fuck you!

11 July 2021

  cruickshankdrfrank@gmail.com - Oh, these email texts are coming in hot!  This one coming in at 1:00AM!  Who the fuck is up at that hour emailing/texting people?  We know this is not a booty call, or is it?  

cruickshankdrfrank@gmail.com

We just found out something about these mass texts.  Although it says that there are 20 recipients, there are more, way more.  We were curious what numbers received this message and looking at the list of 20 numbers, we were not on the list. In fact judging by the list our number is a few thousand from the listed numbers.  

The list of numbers basically started with XXX-XXX-X101, and went up sequentially to XXX-XXX-X119.  That would be the twenty numbers.  But, there is a 'hidden' list of sequential numbers up until it at least to our number, most likely well beyond.  

So, thousands may have received this and many other of these kinds of texts.

And, what really was this about?  Looks like a cat walked on the keyboard. Is that some link to a scam site?  Promo code for some insomnia medication?  Launch codes for some secret telemarketer mission? Perhaps a reminder that there are free Slurpee's at 7-11, today.

Since there is no direct 'click on link to get scammed', we can speculate that replying with 'remove me from this listing' will get your number on many telemarketer/scam lists.

Again, gotta hand it to the creators of these accounts, love the name.  Maybe we will send them a dick pic, or goatse.  Fuck you!

12 July 2021

  310-504-8306  Redondo Beach, CA - Going back to the old 504.  Okay.  But still, fuck you!

14 July 2021

  jackydebid@gmail.com - Same old routine as above.  But, this time we may get lucky

jackydebid@gmail.com

Look at this message and tell us this does not get you hard.  Yeah, we are totally in, along with twenty other...wait, as we last time, this message went out to way more people than that.  Heck, it may even got back to other telemarketers/scammers.  Imagine that.  Fuck you!

15 July 2021

  615-307-5615  Clarksville, TN - Wait, Clarksville?  As in that Monkee's song, Last Train to Clarksville?  Oh, that brings back memories of watching The Monkees and singing along to those catchy tunes.  I never knew were Clarksville was until this call.  But still, fuck you!

16 July 2021

  310-504-9087  Redondo Beach, CA - We got some Call Protect action, in addition to being labeled "Spam Risk" by the phone.  Not once...



  310-504-6788  Redondo Beach, CA - ...but twice!  Using two slightly different numbers.  These numbers from Redondo Beach have been coming in that last few months, almost replacing those Beverly Hills numbers.  Fuck you...and fuck you, again!

18 July 2021

  russellmshultsfa9020@hotmail.com - What kind of message is this?  First, we get a cold call...or cold text...or is it cold email?  Anyway, it just says "Hi" and very questionable link.  This is not how you get someone to randomly click on that link.  At least give a little detail with poor grammar and misspelled words.

Maybe we do need to set up a fake email address, like 'russell' here, and just start sending these emailmarketers dick pics.

 russellmshultsfa9020@hotmail.com

Also, this came in at 2:38AM.  Fuck you!


21 July 2021
  +31 3626632726  Netherlands - Uh, this might be a wrong number.  But at the time of call, it would be kinda late at night in Netherlands.  Well past regular business hours.

+31 3626632726

So, who knows.  Are we going international with telemarketers?  Outsourcing?  Probably.  Fuck you!  Definitely!

22 July 2021
  650-628-5756  San Carlos, CA - Not one...

  650-628-5756  San Carlos, CA - Not two...

  650-628-5756  San Carlos, CA - But, three calls from this number

650-628-5756

Oh, but they left a voicemail:

650-628-5756 voicemail

Uh, renew our 'auto warranty'?  Do you have any idea what kind of car we drive, or if we even have a car?  This is an obvious bot since it requests us to press five...in a voicemail.  So, if we pressed five during playback of the voicemail, are you going to honor the warranty?  What if we press nine whilst listening the voicemail?  Would be get removed from your list...only to be added to other scam lists?  Fuck you!

23 July 2021
  310-504-5343  Redondo Beach, CA - Fuck you!

  775-591-6533  Ely, NV - Such and interesting name, we had to look up Ely.  
Ely is the largest city and county seat of White Pine County, Nevada, United States. Ely was founded as a stagecoach station along the Pony Express and Central Overland Route. In 1906 copper was discovered. Ely's mining boom came later than the other towns along US 50.
Ah, small town with just over 4000 people.  Great place to hide if you are a telemarketer. With an elevation of  6437 feet.  You automatically join the mile high club when you...go fuck yourself!

26 July 2021
  310-504-8124  Redondo Beach, CA - Here we go to start off the week.  How many of these 310-504-XXXX number will we get this week to close out the month?  Fuck you!

28 July 2021
  213-319-6501 - Los Angeles, CA - Love these Silenced Calls that are labeled Spam Risk. Saves us the trouble of looking up the numbers and coming up with some stupid thing to say.  We will just leave it at that.  Fuck you!

29 July 2021
  916-567-9867  Arcade, CA -  Perhaps there is a bitchin arcade in Arcade.  This is an automated call.  How do we know?  They called twice within a minute...

  916-567-9867  Arcade, CA -  ...the second time, they left an automated message.  Yep, same old message from other numbers.  

916-567-9867
This is most likely another spoofed number as most automated telemarketer calls are.  Fuck you!

30 July 2021
  310-504-6943  Redondo Beach, CA - Not that it makes a difference, but we might start blocking these numbers. Is there a way to block area code and prefix?  That would be ideal, blocking a 10,000 numbers in one swoop.  We will look into that.  Fuck you!

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!

17 June 2021
  310-849-7374  Beverly Hills, CA - Here we go, going back to the classic Beverly Hills numbers.  No texts or voicemails, just straight up cold calls.  Fuck you!

20 June 2021

  775-717-6537 - We have a clear telemarketing campaign going here.  A text from one number, advertising for a dating site with another number.  The 775 area code is most of Nevada while the 310 number is, apparently, Beverly Hills, CA.  We have quite a history with Beverly Hills numbers

775-717-6537
So, looking up that number, we are directed to a dating site or phone dating app.  Oh, and it is free for women.  Great!  So women who sign up get harassment from creepy guys...for free.  Sign me up!  Fuck you!

21 June 2021
  310-504-8137  Redondo Beach, CA - Marked as Spam Risk by the phone and flagged by Call Protect.  Fuck you!

23 June 2021
  936-534-9074  Trinity, TX - They actually called twice within the same minute.  One would think that  calls originating from Trinity, there would be three calls.

936-534-9074

This was also picked up by Call Protect, both times.  Oh, they did leave a message...standard telemarketing call


Last we left off, the phone is still trying to transcribe the voicemail.  Basically something about credit and our company...neither of which we have.  It was a nice human voice, well rehearsed.  They even left a number for us to call back.  Which, surprise, is not the same number as the call origin.  

While it is possible that this could be a legit company, phone and Call Protect is usually not wrong.  So, fuck you!

  310-504-6355 Redondo Beach, CA - Number looks kinda familiar.  We got a call from the same area code and prefix two days ago.  See above.  This could be a new strand of the virus...uh, hub of telemarketers.  Fuck you!

25 June 2021
  410-200-500 -   Spoiler alert:  This is a scam.  Let us break it down


- Any text from the 410 'area code' is pretty much a scam.  An SMS scam.  Heck, there is even a term for it:  SmiShing
- Not  a complete number.  Meaning it is not in a 3 (area code), 3 (prefix), 4 (suffix) format.  Thee 3-3-3 format is a red flag. Shall we go on?
- FRM: Message - What year is this, 1885?  Is this via text or telegram?  Format is suspect
- WELL_FARG0 - Dude, what?  First of all, it is Wells Fargo.  That is Wells, with an "s"...and Fargo, with an "o", not zero.  
- Click below?  Click?  Are we using a mouse here?  There is no 'click' on a phone, you fucking idiot/
- And the link...come on.  Who ya trying to fool here?

In conclusion.  Fuck you!

26 June 2021
  978-775-6393 Andover, MA - Interesting call, with voicemail.  Very well disguised scam, but still a scam.  The usual flag being raised...wrong number, "call back numbers" not matching, robo message. 

Something about pharmacy benefits.  Well, we currently are not on any medications.  Maybe if you fuck nuts stop calling, we could maintain our blood pressure.  Fuck you

29 June 2021
  310-504-8277  Redondo Beach, CA -  If the number looks a little familiar, it is because we have received multiple calls from 310-504-XXXX numbers...just this month.  These are rightfully labeled as Spam Risk by the phone and Call Protect.  Fuck you!

30 June 2021
  310-504-8578  Redondo Beach, CA - Another one from 310-504-XXXX.  No labels, just the number.  This must be the switch from those Beverly Hills numbers to these new Redondo Beach numbers.  Fuck you!

  774-220-4715  Foxborough, MA - Silenced Call on the phone.  So, you know what that means.  Pretty much a telemarketer...or as they probably say in Massachusetts "talah-mahketah".  They also say, hey 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!