27 July 2013

Google AdSense

As you may have noticed, the ads are gone.  Why?  My account was suspended then disabled by Google.  I realize that I am biting the hand that feeds me.  Face it, I was not generating a lot of money from this blog.  So, this blog is once again ad free.

A couple of years ago, I figured I could make some spare dough by signing up with Google AdSense.  I had a few videos on YouTube that was getting a fare amount of views.  Meanwhile, this blog was getting some traffic.  My only goal was to earn about $10 a year to cover the cost of registering this domain name.  Anything extra was just extra, and there was very little extra.  Heck, why not make a little (very little) money on the side, since others are doing the same off my blog?

I think in two years of the program I 'earned' $100, pretty good.  I would check on my daily earnings, it averaged $3-5 a month.  The program does not pay you until you reach $100...so, it can take two years (at least for this site that no one really reads) to reach that goal.  Trust me, no one really reads this blog.

There is one person that I can think of that comes here on a regular basis.  Hey, Marty!  The rest is from Google searches.  There are only a handful, not even a handful, a pinch of reasons one would visit this site.  You were looking for the following:
  • Telemarketing information - You received a call from an unknown number, you looked it up on Google, and it brought you here.
  • DeLorean information - search for terms like DeLorean Luggage Rack, DeLorean Window Switches, Lowering Front End of DeLorean, DeLorean Car Show, etc., and Google brought you here.
  • Nike Air MAG information - I recently wrote about how to spot the differences between real Nike MAG's and the fake ones.  This has become a popular topic, recently.  Again, thanks to a Google search, it lead you here.
  • Random reviews - Everyone does reviews, I am no different and definitely no better than anyone else.  Just my honest opinion on certain products and movies, with my sense of humour.
  • Random rants - I love going off on a rant and some of you feel the same.  Things like my Zack Syder is a Hack series.  I cannot believe he is doing a Superman/Batman buddy cop film.  Believe me, there will be another part of this series once that movie comes out.  I do have other rants you may be interested in.
As you can see, I am all over the place with my topics.  Hey, this blog is for me.  It just happens that my interests will occasionally cross paths with others.  Believe me, the only reason you are reading this is, you searched one of the terms and it brought you here.  Perhaps you are interested in Google AdSense, or you were lead here because you typed in some DeLorean I  listed above.

Well apparently, there was some 'illegal activity' on my blog.  The ads on this blog were being illegally clicked on, therefore generating money.  Too much money.  My few cents of earnings a day, turned into about $10-20 a day.  That is a huge jump.  Based on the traffic of about 100 views a day, it did not compute with Google.

Long story short, I got an email informing me that my account was suspended.  I had a chance to appeal, so I did.  Upon further review, and I am pretty sure they read my appeal and really looked into it...at the end, I was denied reinstatement.

I am sure there is no way there was a glitch in the mainframe.  We all know that computer glitches and crashed never happen, so it cannot be that, and I have to be at fault.  Heck, who clicks on ads anyway?  Like everyone else, I just ignore them.  So, no more ads.  I will just have to budget the $10 to register my domain.

18 July 2013

Gull Wing Vs. Pigeon

Three years ago, I killed a bird with my bike.  Today, I killed another bird.  This time with the DeLorean.  Gull wing - 1, pigeon - 0.

I was driving home and noticed that a pigeon was on the road in front of me.  I was hoping it would see and hear my car coming and fly away.  Instead, it just stared at me with that one eye.  These are stupid birds.  The only hope was that it would safely pass under the car.  Well, since my car is lowered, that was not going to happen.  I felt the bump and saw a puff of feathers in the rear view mirror.  I only hope it was painless.  Oh hey, I have a video of it

Sorry for the bad video.  You can sort of see that it was just sitting there waiting to be hit.  I am totally ruling this as a suicide.  Also, a photo of some feathers under my car.  No blood or other bird parts that I can see, just the two puffs of down feather.

White 'puffs' are feathers from a pigeon
Maybe I will clean the crime scene this weekend and put my air deflector plates back on.  Looks like I will need a 'bird deflector' on my car as well.

11 July 2013


It has been about two weeks since the last call.  About time, I was running out of things to write about.  Ah, you can always count on telemarketers to fuck up your day.  Even though I do not pick up, it still throws a spike strip in front of you...like a fart in the middle of having sex.  Do you acknowledge it?  You could ignore it, but the smell of the telemarketer still lingers on as continue to pound on.

11 July 2013
   310-356-0420   El Segundo, CA - This one was tricky, I am familiar with El Segundo and the areas around it.  Call came in at 7:30PM, not normal business hours.  Pretty tricky.  This could have been a legitimate call.  But thanks to a quick search on Google, we know this is most likely a telemarketer.  Also, not leaving a message is a dead give away that these fuckers are telemarketers.  So, fuck you!

13 July 2013
   918-866-7810  Sparks, OK - Ten o'clock on a  Saturday morning.  Ah, remember the days when Saturday mornings were filled with cereals and cartoons? Those were the days.  You can still get you cereal fix, but unless you have cable, you have little chance of catching an animated show.  Oh, but you can count on a fucking telemarketer to fuck up your morning.  I want my cartoons back, fuck you!

15 July 2013
   480-271-1861  AZ, USA - Funny, to see 'AZ, USA' on the caller ID as there is an Azusa in California.  Of course, I know no one from either Azusa or the entire state of Arizona.  Heck, it has been a while since I have had Arizona Iced Tea.  So, every two days is the pattern?  I should expect a call on the 17th.  But knowing these fuckers, I will get a call tomorrow...and the next day.

   925-420-1428   'East San Francisco Bay Area' - Scratch that comment about getting a call tomorrow.  First call (above) came in at 12:37PM, this call comes in at 12:50PM.  That is thirteen minutes.  I had just finished typing up the above post and reporting the number to the Do Not Call Registery.  Well, we all know that does not do shit. Where was I?  Oh, then this fucking call comes in.  Fuck you!

Update:  If you are reading this because you searched this number, you should know that there are other numbers the telemarketers are using with the 925 area code and 420 prefix.  Click here for the August issue for additional calls from these fuckers.

18 July 2013  
   206-316-0167  WA, USA - Wow, sure has been a while since I have heard from Washington.  Cannot say that it is good to get a call from you.  But, good to know there is still a hub of terrorists in Washington.  If the government is reading this...yes, there is a terrorist cell in Washington in the form of telemarketers.  Shut these fuckers down.  Heck, they are all over the country.  Shut them all down.

23 July 2013
   708-613-2041  IL, USA - I know it is only 7PM on the West Cost, but is is 10PM in Illinois.  What the fuck are you doing up so late calling people?  Get some sleep, you have big day tomorrow.  Better yet, go fuck yourself.

25 July 2013
   310-356-0420   El Segundo, CA - What is this, a repeat caller?  This is awesome.  It has been a while since I have recieved a call from the same number.  Here at my work, where we actually produce something useful and give back to the community, it is Take Your Child To Work Day.  I wonder if these fuck nugget telemarketers have take your spawn to work type thing.  Imagine telling your kid that you call people, people on the Do Not Call Registery, and harrass them.  You are not only conducting illegal activity, but your an asshole.  Your kids must be proud of what you do.  I feel bad for your kids.  Do your kid and the rest of the world a favour, and go fuck yourself.

30 July 2013
    918-866-7810 Sparks, OK - Another return caller for the month.   So, I should get a call from Arizona soon.  Sparks, OK...Sparks, okay?  No, not okay.  Sparks, fuck off, okay?  Yes, fuck right off!