06 January 2020

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 088-091

Issues 088-091

Good news:  We have a shipment!  Remember I said the previous shipment might be the last of the year?  Well turns out that this came in whilst I was on holiday, so I did not get to it until the new year.

Bad news:  Still waiting on Issues 076 and 077

More bad news:  Also waiting on 085, 086 and 087.  So now, we are missing five issues.

Well, I guess we should get to what we can build...

Issue 088 - Seat Belts

Contents of Issues 088
This issue finishes up the interior around the doors, and has the seat belts.  While assembling and looking at the directions, I noticed some pieces missing on my build.  I figured these were included in 076 and 077, parts that should have been here months ago.  Anyway, we build on.

Issue 089 - Engine Cover

Contents of Issue 089
Other than the small QM screws, this is a very easy assembly.  All that is done is mounting the hinges on the heavy die-cast engine cover with tiny tiny screws. 

Issue 090 - Engine Cover Fittings

Contents of Issue 090
At this point, I realized that I was missing more than just Issues 076 and 077.  There is a lot of pieces  missing and assembly that is has yet to be done.  Now five issues behind, I am unable to complete some of the assembly

Issue 091 - Air Filter, More Wiring

Contents of Issue 091
With the five issues missing (I am just going to mention it every chance I get, thanks Eaglemoss), the only part I can move forward with is the air filter.

I still have remaining parts from 078 that have been sitting since November...but I should have received those parts in 2018.

This kinda messes up the screw count as some parts could not be assembled.  But, from the bags that were accessed, this is the latest screw count:

72-AP, 20-BP, 2-CP, 22-AM, 12-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 27-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 2-EP, 19-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 2-GP, 11-NM, 1-MM, 4-KM, 1-LM, 3-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 1-LP, 4-MP

to be continued...

04 January 2020

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - January 2020

I started logging every received telemarketing call in late 2010.  So, I have been doing this shit for almost ten years, and I know this will never stop.

Through the decade, we have tried answering the calls and kindly asking them to stop calling. Attempts of reporting numbers to the Do Not Call Registry with, surprise, no results. In the last couple of years, we have technology to 'help' us, such as apps like Call Protect.  While it works on occasion, unwanted calls still slip through.  Additional technology like "Silence Unknown Numbers" do work.  As mentioned, this setting prevents the calls from coming in, but you get a notice of a missed call.  At least it does not disrupt your moment, and you only really know of the call when you happen to check your phone hours later.

Nothing has stopped or slowed down the telemarketers.  Those fuckers are always a step ahead, with sneaky tactics such as spoofing.

While I enjoy writing snarky statements with each call, it is hard to come up with exciting and engaging statements for...well, really no one but myself. Maybe it is time to retire this series.

4 January 2020
  855-454-7088  Unknown - First of the year, first of the decade...and on a fucking Saturday.  Other  numbers with different suffixes are linked to telemarketing scams.  So, it is safe to assume that this is also a Nazi terrorist telemarketer.  Fuck you!

7 January 2020
  855-454-7048  Unknown -  Oh, I see.  We are just gonna have to sit through all the 855-454-70XX numbers.  Fuck you!

8 January 2020
  818-309-2710  Unknown - This came up as 'unknown', but I am pretty sure the 818 area code is Los Angeles.  Search results rate this number as a 'negative' call.  So, fuck you!

9 January 2020
  855-448-1348  Unknown -  I guess this is the month that we get calls from the 855 area code, Virginia.  That is all we "know" of the "unknown".  Fuck you!

10 January 2020
   855-454-7086  Unknown - So far, the theory of using up these all these numbers is holding water.  Fuck you!

13 January 2020
  855-454-0920  Unknown - Okay.  Seems like 2020 is looking to be the year of Virginia based calls.  Keeping it consistent, good New Year's resolution. Fuck you!

02 December 2019

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 081-084

Still waiting on Issues 076 and 077.  But, at least we have something. 

Issues 081-084
This might be the last shipment of the year.  So, here we go!

Issue 081 - Engine Surround


Contents of Issue 081
Not sure why they call this "Engine Surround".  This is known in the the DeLorean world at the (rear) pontoon. Very easy build in this issue, with only five parts.  The 'BBQ grill" is three parts that requires no screws, while the two "cake molds" need two screws.  Done.

Fun fact.  There were two basic pontoons available for the DeLorean.  The early 1981 models had the rare textured pontoons while later 1981 (and on) models had smooth pontoons.  There was also at least two known texture patterns on the textured pontoons.  The screen used DeLorean Time Machine has the common smooth pontoons as represented in this model.

Issue 082 - Wires, Canisters, and Pucks

Contents of Issue 082
They also called this issue "Engine Surround".  Everyone will refer to this as the hockey puck issue.

We have a new screw!  The MP screw is a tiny screw and the first silver (nickel plated?) screws.  These are used to screw the three tiny sets of wires to three red canisters.  That is nine total screws and wires.  Fun times!

Issue 083 - Green Tubes

Contents of Issue 083
Again they call this "Engine Surround".  Come on, once you mention "Green Tubes", everyone will know what you are talking about. 

This issues has more wires, if you are in to that.  I kinda dig the coiling of the wires on this, attention to detail is amazing.  Of course you have the green tubes.

Fun fact.  The green tubes were originally from a fighter jet...or was is helicopter.  Pretty sure it was an F-16 fighter jet.  When the Time Machine Restoration Team was working on the green tubes, they found the manufacturer to make new ones.  But, since they were from a classified area of a military aircraft, they could not make any for the team.  Luckily, the original green tubes were modified before being attached to the car. So, the team convinced the manufacture to make a set, then modify the tubes.  That way the tubes were no longer 'classified' information.

Issue 084 - Engine Bay

Contents of Issue 084
Okay, we can go with "Engine Bay" with this one.  After all the complexity of wiring and small screws, this is a relatively easy issue to assemble.  Lots of molded in detail along the walls of the engine bay.  They only separated part is the old coolant overflow tank.  They even painted it to match the original 'aged-yellow plastic' colour. 

Once these parts (Issue 081-084) are assembled, it should look like this...at least this is what I ended up with.

Assembled 081-084
Hoping the 'missing' issues (076 and 077) arrive with the next shipment.  Also hoping that there will be no five or seven month delay next year. 

The end of the year screw count:

70-AP, 19-BP, 2-CP, 22-AM, 12-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 26-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 2-EP, 18-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 2-GP, 11-NM, 1-MM, 4-KM, 1-LM, 2-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 2-QM, 1-LP, 4-MP

to be continued...

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - December 2019

Last month of the year, and making that final push.

2 December 2019
  909-287-1515  Chino, CA - I wonder if Chino pants originated from Chino, CA.  Fuck you!

  424-353-0526  Los Angeles, CA - Looks like I have been 'naughty' this year...or, is this what one gets for being 'nice'?  Two calls in one day.  Fuck you!

12 December 2019

  213-810-7579  Los Angeles, CA - Even on holiday, these guys will get to you. Phone was turned off, but when I turned it on, I found a voicemail from this number. Only thing that was recorded on the voicemail was the robot hanging up thine phone. Fuck you!

20 December 2019

  213-802-9254  Los Angeles, CA - Still on holiday. Same MO as the last call, voicemail of nothing. Fuck you!

  800-632-2737  Unknown - Yeah, “unknown”. This one also left a voicemail...another one of those Chinese marketing scams. Fuck you!

27 December 2019


  763-244-3272  Cambridge, MN - Used the Google machine and this came up:



763-244-3272
"Robocaller Warning!"  "...most rated as negative Unsolicited call."  Fuck you!

30 December 2019

  213-417-9921 - Los Angeles, CA - One more before the end of the year?  Fuck you! 

  562-299-8634 - Downey, CA - Oh, really cramming it in before the new year starts.  As I mention before, I had not been getting calls whilst on holiday.  I wonder if there location tracking has something to do with telemarketing calls.  It could be coincidence...you never know.  Fuck you!

31 December 2019

  310-979-8984  Los Angeles, CA - I hope someone sticks a fireworks up these telemarketers' asses, and light them with a flame thrower.  That would be a great way to ring in the new year.  Fuck you!

05 November 2019

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 074, 078, 079, 080

Good news:  we have another shipment.  Bad news:  they skipped some issues in this shipment...again.  Just one you think you are on track.  Issues 076 and 077 are missing, so we 'fast forward' to 079 and 080.

Issues 074, 078, 079, 080


As mentioned, there were problems with Issue 074.  Looks liked they solved the problems and also included an extra parts bag for 074.  I will get to details later.

Shipment included two parts bags for 074
Issue 074 - Fitting Passenger Door

This is just like the Driver's Door from Issue 070...way back in April.  I waited six months for these parts.  Finally, we can finish the door.

Contents of Issue 074
Oh, remember the T-Panel from 075?  If you were impatient, like me, and installed it, you will have to remove it to install the passenger door.  Just keep track of the screws and reinstall after 074.

Here is my theory on the delay of 074, the QM screws.  If you recall, I mentioned that the QM screws were kinda small to hold up the doors.  Well, looks like the 'fix' was to give us new QM screws.  I am guessing the reason for the two bags...so you have an extra bag of screws??? Why not just send us a new dine bag of QM screws.  Then again, I could be totally wrong and they just did not make enough copies to fulfill subscriptions and subscribers like me are ten months behind thanks to these totally controllable situations.

New QM (left) compared to old QM (right)
Anyway, the new QM is shorter have a wider head (see above).

Pro tip:  Change out all the old QM from your driver's door to the new QM.  This includes the strut plate.  Being a shorter screw, the plate will actually sit flush with the frame.  While still small, the new QM will hold the door hinges better and be more flush when you mount the struts to the doors.

Issue 078 - Left Rear Panel Parts


Contents of Issue 078
So, you will need the Left Rear Panel first, before you tackle these parts.  Hold on to these and wait for 076 and 077.  Argh, so frustrating!

Issue 079 - Right Rear Panel


Contents of Issue 079
One large piece of metal and a small piece of plastic.  This is one is simple.

You can see an 'L-bar' in the photo.  I have no idea what this is, it does not fit into anything from this shipment and does not appear on the parts list.  Again, best to set it aside.

Issue 080 - Right Rear Panel Parts


Contents of Issue 080
Lots of small parts, lots of small screws...and a new screw comes in, the LP!

There are many fluxband brackets in this bag.  Pay attention to the instructions as the brackets are individually labeled.  Pretty exciting to see the car take shape.

Once completed, you get to mount this on the frame.  Just need 076 and 077 for the other rear panel.  It should look like this:

Almost there
Another pro tip:  I use rubber bands to keep the hood (bonnet) and doors from flopping around.  Also be mindful of the side mirrors as they are flimsy and you can break them off.  Ask me how I know.  I suggest you remove the mirrors and set them aside until the body is mounted to the chassis.

The current extra screw count:

65-AP, 18-BP, 2-CP, 20-AM, 12-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 25-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 2-EP, 18-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 2-GP, 11-NM, 1-MM, 4-KM, 1-LM, 2-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 2-QM, LP-1

to be continued...

04 November 2019

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - November 2019

With the end of Daylight Savings Time we go back to "Standard" time.  Fun fact:  Standard time is only "standard" from November to March...just five months.  Daylight Savings Time while not the standards lasts seven months.  I have a many thoughts on time change if you are really interested.  Anyway...

4 November 2019
  614-407-8577  Unknown -  Came up as 'unknown', but the Google says the call originates from Ohio.  I say this is another telemarketer.  Fuck you!

  844-209-3433  Unknown - This is apparently a toll free number.  Search results in suspected spam with over 12,000 detected calls.  Fuck you!

5 November 2019
  310-922-3053  Los Angeles, CA - I kinda miss those old Beverly Hills numbers. Wait, did they finally run out of those numbers to spoof?  Fuck you!

  719-401-9026  Peyton, CO - Nothing came up on initial search.  So, we default to spoofed number.  Typical, fuck you!

  844-209-3433  Unknown - Well, we know who these guys are, they called yesterday.  I have a feeling they will be calling a few more times before the month is over. Fuck you!

  844-209-3433  Unknown - Argh, I need to remember to block these numbers as soon as possible. Twice in one day and three times in two days. Fuck you!

12 November 2019
  310-820-1834  Los Angeles, CA - Update:  I blocked that 'unknown' number last week...been call free since.  So, I guess it took them a week to get their shit together, using another (I assume) spoofed number.  Fuck you!

14 November 2019
  711-711 - Another one of those automated texts.  But sadly, it was not from 7-Eleven informing me that I had just won a lifetime of Slurpees.

711-711
 Surprise, I did not sign up for anything.  What the fuck is 7Rewards?  Not even going to Google it.  Oh, wait, 800 points?  Clearly, this is telemarketing.  I mean it says right there, "opt-in to SMS marketing"...which translates to, "reply so we can confirm your number to telemarketing".  Fuck you!

25 November 2019
  951-902-5519 - Another text message.  But, this one is a bit different.


Looks like ten other people were also attacked on this mass text...as if we all know each other.  I can see it now, some fucking idiot is going to 'reply all' and we all know how that goes.  Fuck you!

26 November 2019
 424-419-0154  United States - Why do some of the search results lead to site with Russian writing.   Uh, no.  Fuck you!

29 November 2019
  818-533-9125  Los Angeles, CA - A Black Friday call?  Wait, do robocallers celebrate Thanksgiving with other automated systems?  I am surprised to not receive calls yesterday.  Seem like it would be a good time to call since everyone would be home with their families.  Anyway, this is another (I assume) spoofed number from the Los Angeles area. Fuck you!

09 October 2019

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 071, 072, 073, 075

Well, look what finally showed up after more than five months.  The last shipment came in late April.  If you recall, last year, I also had to wait five months for parts as there is was delay from July to December.  I am pretty much expecting another five month (or more) wait next year.  I really hope Eaglemoss gets their shit together. 


Issues 071, 072, 073, 075
Here are the Issues in the shipment. Oh wait.  Do you see something missing?   The problem is with Issue 074.  This is what caused the delay in the first place.  Apparently, after five months, Eaglemoss still has not fixed the matter with Issue 074.  I have no idea what the problems are, whether it is with parts....which, by now, should have been solved.  Or, with the printed portion...again, should be been solved by now.

By the way, if you remember from the last shipment, we assembled the Driver's Side Door.  This shipment is, of course, the Passenger Side Door.  Issue 074 is the head liner, which is basically Issue 070, but flipped.  Anyway, we should get to the build.

Issue 071 - Passenger Door Details

Issue 071 assembled
Yeah, it had been so long, I totally forgot to take the parts contents photo.  As mentioned this is the same as the Driver's Side Door, just mirrored.  No real surprises.

Issue 072 - Passenger Door Lights

Contents of Issue 072
Hey, I remembered to take a photo this time.

Issue 073 - Passenger Door

Contents of Issue 073
Again, pretty straight forward here.  Just think, the last time I worked on this, it was about two weeks into the NHL playoffs. Right now, we are two weeks into the new season. 

So, after you are done with 073, you need 074 to install the passenger door to the frame.  You are kinda stuck here with another piece that you need to store whilst you wait for the next issue.

Pro tip:  Use the vacuum-formed tray to store your assembled door.

Issue 075 - T-Panel

Contents of Issue 075
You can assemble and install the T-Panel without installing the passenger door.

While there are no new screws in this shipment, Issue 075 does introduce the first pair of fluxband brackets. 

Look! Fluxband brackets!

Here is the current extra screw count:

62-AP, 18-BP, 2-CP, 20-AM, 12-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 23-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 2-EP, 18-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 2-GP, 10-NM, 1-MM, 4-KM, 1-LM, 1-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 1-QM

to be continued...

01 October 2019

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - October 2019

Three-quarter through the year and here we are.

1 October 2019
   310-986-2544  Lomita, CA - You should remember this number from last month.  No?  How about from  yesterday, and a few days before that...or a few more days before that?  The last three, now four, calls were from this number.  I neglected to block this number before...but, I did after yesterday's call.  Because it was blocked, Call Protect registered this as a miss call.  Fuck you!

2 October 2019
   310-986-2544  Lomita, CA - Blocked, but still calling.  Fuck you!

3 October 2019
   310-986-2544  Lomita, CA - Pretty sure I blocked this number.  Fuck you!

4 October 2019
   310-986-2544  Lomita, CA - Oh, I guess blocking the number on he Call Protect does not block them on the phone.  So, welcome to the blocked list on  my phone, too.  Fuck you!

  310-986-2544  Lomita, CA - Blocked on the phone and blocked on Call Protect. Yet, still attempting to call (getting notifications via Call Protect).  Fuck you!

8 October 2019
  843-892-1952  Hamer, SC - So, I did some googling. Actually, this is from wikipedia:

Hamer is home to Hamer Hall, a residence from 1890 listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also the location of South of the Border, a famed tourist trap just before the state line with North Carolina; and it is the home of Blenheim Ginger Ale.
Yeah, whatever.  You have telemarketers chilling in your town.  Fuck you!

   800-681-6998 - Yeah, totally a scam call.  Fuck you!

   650-562-6846  Redwood City, CA - This is interesting, when I did a search for this number the second result was this blog.  Why?  Well, they have texted before.  Yes, I said text. Can you guess where/who the text was from?

650-562-6846
Fucking Door Dash!  I am sure that fucking cunt Lori is behind this.  If I ever see Lori, I will punch that face in the cunt (see what I did there?).

Hold on. Panda Express?  Really?   That is like the worst Chinese food you can get.  Surely, in an area like Redwood City, which is pretty close to San Francisco...where arguably some of the best Chinese food in the country is served...you can find a better place than fucking Panda Express.

Anyway, the number is now blocked.  Lori, Panda Express, Door Dash...get in an uncomfortable triangle and fuck yourselves.

   650-316-8358  Mountain View, CA - Going to take a wild guess.  There is a high probability that this is Lori's Door Dash guy calling her with questions for the delivery.  I hope Lori does not get her food.  Fuck you!
 
9 October 2019
  800-222-3467 - Okay, yeah...so I googled this number and the first couple of results were in Russian. Gonna go out on a limb and classify this as telemarketer call.  Probably a Russian bot. Fuck you!

11 October 2019
  Unknown - The good news is, this call was silenced. The not so good news is, I am unable to shame them, because we know this a telemarketer number.  Fuck you!

14 October 2019
  202-318-2952  Washington, DC - Ooh, a call from Washington.  No way this is legit. Actually, legit or not.  Washington...fuck you!

16 October 2019
  310-986-2544  Lomita, CA - Hey, we all remember this number, right?  I blocked it so this was flagged by Call Protect as 'Telemarketer'.  Yeah, no shit.  Blocked, yet still trying to call.  Fuck you!

18 October 2019
    984-206-1623 North Carolina - Uh, fuck you!

   310-986-2544  Lomita, CA -  Never give up, never surrender.  Fuck you!

21 October 2019\
  276-244-6200  Grundy, VA - Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday, Christened on Tuesday, Married on Wednesday, Took ill on Thursday, Grew worse on Friday, Died on Saturday, Buried on Sunday, That was the end, Of Solomon Grundy.

I wish it was the end of telemarketing.  Fuck you!

22 October 2019
  844-299-9291 Unknown - Oh, unknown...well, then I give up.  Hold on.  Hey Google, what do you have on  this 'unknown' number?  Oh, you say, "scam, robocaller, blacklist..."  Fuck you!

  844-299-9291 Unknown - Wait, did you just try calling, again?  I just outed you...okay, Google outed you...as a telemarketer.  Fuck you!

23 October 2019
  619-424-6970  Chula Vista CA - Guessing this is another spoofed number.  I mean, it could be a legit wrong number...then again, I could be rich and famous.  Fuck you!

  562-548-5014  Long Beach, CA - First result in a search,  "Robocaller Warning". Fuck you!

  310-843-3089  Beverly Hills, CA - Third call today.  This is awesome. Fuck you!

  559-289-0599  Fresno, CA - File this under scam.  Not just basing this on quick search and the results were scam, telemarketer, robocaller...  But this:

951-289-0599
Call coming from a 559 area code, but I should call back to a 951 area code?  I mean, kudos to you for getting the same number in different area codes, but really...fuck you!

24 October 2019
  562-548-5014  Long Beach, CA - Straight up "robocaller warning" result from the Google. Fuck you!

  +222 31 99 6252  - Uh, where in the blue hell is this coming from?  So, the +222 is apparently from Mauritania.  I will admit that my geography is not the best, but Mauritania is on the west coast of Africa.

+222 31 99 6252
Okay, I will admit one positive thing did come out of this call. I now have the song "Africa", by Toto, stuck in my head.  Now, it is stuck in your head.

Other than that, fuck you!

25 October 2019
  844-299-9291  Unknown - Hey, I recognize this number.  They called earlier in the month...robocaller.  Fuck you!

28 October 2019
  866-949-3732  Unknown - So, this is the new trend.  "Toll free" like numbers.  Fuck you!

29 October 2019
  310-845-7738  Culver City, CA - Are these guys just spoofing numbers to meet their quota for the end of the month?  Fuck you!

07 September 2019

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Still waiting for parts

If you are here, you may be expecting to read about the Eaglemoss Back to the Future Time Machine build.  Well, looks like you, like me, like last year, will still have to wait.  Heck, you may have thought that I had cancelled my subscription to this awesome build.  Nah!  Here is the scoop.

The reason why there have been no updates to my build is not because I am lazy...well, I am lazy...but, just like last year, my next parts are on back order.  If you remember, there was a five month gap between July 2018 and December 2018 where no parts were received from Eaglemoss due to back order issues.  According to various social media posts and blogs, this is an on going issue with this build.

Obviously, I have contacted Eaglemoss with the issue, only to get "your next issues are on back order" as a response.  Now, as someone familiar with the manufacturing and distributing business, I know things like this can happen.  But,waiting five months last year for parts is ridiculous.  

This year, I am again waiting for parts, as my last shipment was in April. So, we are approaching that five month gap, again.  And, again, this is fucking ridiculous!  This puts me ten months and 40 issues behind.  At this point, I should be about 85-88% complete on my build.  Instead, I am barley half way through. 

It was projected that this build would be complete at the end of this year, since I was on the first batch of subscribers when this project hit the US market.  Like many, I have been following this project since it debuted in the UK a few years ago.  Most of the subscribers in UK are done with their builds.

I know others, at least in the US, have also been waiting for their next shipments for months.  While others have been receiving shipments on a regular basis and are on 'schedule' to complete at the end of the year.  Even those who signed up on the second or later waves have caught up and/or surpassed first wave subscribers.  

So, if you are 'back ordered', we are in the same boat.  If you are thinking about starting this build or any Eaglemoss subscription based builds, be warned that there are major back order issues and give yourself at least a year cushion on your completion date.  

For now, my incomplete build is just sitting there waiting, like in Delago Mine, waiting for parts.  Hopefully, I do not have to wait 70 years or send a telegram to someone via Western Union to get my parts and finish my build.   

05 September 2019

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - September 2019

New month, but it took a while to get to our first call of the month.  These guys are slackers!

5 September 2019
  310-849-5346  Beverly Hills, CA - Of course, we have to start the month off with a call from our favourite spoofed location, Beverly Hills.  How many of these numbers do they have in their spoof Roladex?   Fuck you!

  816-582-2450  Kansas City, MO - Oh, another call from Kansas City. We received a call, I believe for the first time, two weeks ago, from Kansas City.  This may be the first...uh, second of many to 'originate' from Kansas City.  So, we expect a nice dose of Beverly Hills and Kansas City in the future.  Fantastic and fuck you!

  863-733-8400  Bartow, FL - Marked as "Spam Risk" by the phone, this call comes in all the way from Florida.  It looks the the telemarketers are making coast to coast calls today...well fuck you from sea to shining sea!

863-733-8400
By the way,the robot left a voicemail.  Here is the transcript from the call.  Again, fuck you!

6 September 2019
   305-689-0892  Miami, FL - Still in Florida?  Fuck you!

  919-337-6612  Cary, NC - Wait a second...first Florida, now North Carolina.  Hurricane Dorian is a telemarketer!  Fuck you!

9 September 2019
  919-608-1737  Raleigh, NC - Wow, bright and early on a Monday.  What is up with these calls from the East Coast?  Fuck you!

  305-728-2975  Miami, FL - Oh look, another call from Miami, just minutes after the call from Raleigh.  Looks like another day full of telemarketer calls.  Fuck you!



 435-772-8775  Saint George, UT -  We are getting calls from all over the country today.  The map is all over the place.  Possible spoofed number from another telemarketer.  Fuck you!

 954-503-9501  Fort Lauderdale, FL - Back to Florida!  Fuck you!

10 September 2019
  813-510-1400  Kansas City, MO - An early morning call from your friendly neighbourhood telemarketer.  A lot of calls from all around, this month.  Fuck you!

  801-229-5468  Provo, UT - Just three minutes later, a second telemarketer call, from a different location.  Fuck you!

  314-526-3734  Kirkwood, MO - Three calls in less than thirty minutes. It is not even 8:30 and the phones like I am cheer captain and it is homecoming season.  Fuck you!


  310-849-5504  Beverly Hills, CA - Ah, here we go.  Back to our familiar friends in Beverly Hills.  This should also sound familiar...fuck you!

  762-224-1507  Augusta, GA - Five calls in three hours.  Fuck you!

  573-212-5761  Oran, MO - How many cities in Missouri are housing telemarketers?  If you are keeping track, this is the sixth call of the day.  I think the record is 10 or 11 calls in a day.  So, you assholes are about half way there.  What are you waiting for?  Call!  Fuck you!

11 September 2019
  463-888-0377  United States - Well, listed as United States.  Face it, I am too damn lazy to look up where it really is from.  Not that it matters.  We know this is a telemarketer, possibly a spoofed number.  Kinda perfect for the origin show up as United States.  What a great way to honour those who perished eighteen years ago.  Fuck you!

  774-250-9325  South Easton, MA - Since I am getting telemarketer calls, at least they are making it interesting by calling from different parts of the country.  But still, fuck you!

  310-849-8848  Beverly Hills, CA - Less than ten minutes latter, we are back in Beverly Hills...

  310-849-8848  Beverly Hills, CA - Twice!  Fuck you!

  762-224-1657  Augusta, GA - At what point do we consider this as getting out of hand?  Fuck you!

The last two days, so far.
12 September 2019
  405-257-0915  Wewoka, OK - Wewoka?  I hope that is a Native American tribe.  I would really like to hear Bugs Bunny say "Wewoka". I would also like to hear Bugs Bunny say, fuck you!

  209-270-3485  Los Banos, CA - Only had to wait four minutes to get the second call this morning.  I think I have received a call from Los Banos before.  Pretty sure I made a to bathroom joke.  Fuck you!

  313-209-9677  Detroit, MI - Oh, Detroit?  What business do I have with anyone in or from Detroit?  Is it a car company calling?  Maybe the Red Wings want to sign me.  Oh, just a telemarketer.  Fuck you!

  430-255-8958  Kemp, TX - Wow, all over the map this month.  This is impressive.  Fuck you!

13 September 2019
  949-401-7779  San Clemente, CA - Marked as 'Telemarketer".  Ha, you could say it was 'telemarketed' as telemarketer.  Fuck you!

  605-550-7132  South Dakota - This is a text message with just "Hello!"  It may be a legit wrong number, but most likely some sort of phishing scam.

Who just texts "Hello!"?  No introduction, acknowledging me, or reason for contacting me.  Nothing like, "Yo, it's CJ.  This is Frank.  I got them goods."  Seriously, who dis, new phone.  Fuck you!

17 September 2019
  310-849-2636  Beverly Hills, CA - They took Monday off, must have been a telemarketer holiday.  But, we go right back to Beverly Hills.  Fuck you!

18 September 2019
  310-849-2702  Beverly Hills, CA - Here we go.  You guys need to be more creative with your locations.  Did you guys have a temp fill in last week?  I mean, there were a lot of calls and from all across the country.  This guy you have here just spoofs Beverly Hills numbers.  Slacker.  Fuck you!

20 September 2019
  310-849-2469  Beverly Hills, CA - The 2469 seems like a number a douche bag would get.  "Hey baby, want my number?  Yeah?  It's 2469...just think 24 hours of 69"  Douche!  How fitting that it is being used by telemarketers. Fuck you!

23 September 2019
  678-329-8001  Georgia - Call Protect, where have you been?  It has been a while, but good old Call Protect swooped in and blocked this, and marked it as "Fraud Risk".  So, that is your first Autumn call...or Fall Call.  Fuck you!

  586-519-6732  Center Line, MI - Center Line?  Okay, I had to Google this.  It is a real city, and its shape kinda looks like New Mexico.  Would have been better if its boarders were more straight and square.  The best part, something I was hoping for, there is a main street that runs up and down the center of the town...a 'center line', if you will.  The town looks flat, empty, and boring.  Perfect for telemarketers.  Fuck you!

24 September 2019
  717-790-6069  Mechanicsburg, PA - What the fuck is up with these weird city names?  Mechanicsburg, really?  Fuck you!

Here is a pro tip.  If you have an iPhone with iOS 13, there is a new feature that silences unknown callers.  Any call from a number not in your contact will just show up as a missed call.  If it is your dealer with a new number, they can always leave a voicemail.  Hopefully, not a robo voicemail.
Go to, Settings>Phone>Silence Unknown Callers  Turn that on.
All other calls (from your contacts) will ring as normal.  Enjoy!

  800-692-7753  -  Did a little Googling, and turns out, this is Apple's support number.  This is a spoofed number, so now the telemarketers are spoofing Apple.  Well, since I do not have that number in my contacts, and thanks to the "Silence Unknown Callers" this just ended up being a missed call.  No reason for Apple to call me and ask me for support.  I am the last person to ask when it comes to computering.  Fuck you!

25 September 2019
  310-986-2544  Lomita, CA - Interesting.  Ever since I updated to iOS 13 and used the Silence Unknown Caller function, there has not been a call from Beverly Hills.  Pretty sure I totally just jinxed myself.  Not matter, I love seeing these as missed calls hours later when I randomly need to check my phone.  Anyway, fuck you!

  310-849-9814  Beverly Hills, CA - Ha!  See, what I mean?  I totally jinxed it.  Fuck you!

27 September 2019
  310-986-2544  Lomita, CA - Argh, stupid me.  I forgot to block this number.  They called earlier in the week.  Well, maybe this is a legit number. Nope!  Did not leave a message.  Fuck you!

30 September 2019
  310-986-2544  Lomita, CA - Okay, this one is on me.  I neglected to block this number.  But still.  Fuck you!