01 September 2021

FUCK YOU, STOP CALLING ME - September 2021

 Here we go, two thirds of the year is over, and we are heading into the home stretch.  August was a pretty packed month of calls.  Typical.  

1 September 2021

  310-846-2715  Inglewood, CA - Whoa!  New number, what happened to the old stand by?  Do we have a new location and numbers for this month?   Been a while since we had a call from Inglewood.  

Anyway, first day of the month and these guys are already working on scamming folks.  To that, we say, fuck you!

2 September 2021

  310-504-8748  Redondo Beach, CA - Oh, here we go!  310-504-XXXX has entered the chat.  Back to basics with old number.  Fuck you!

8 September 2021

  310-504-8084  Redondo Beach, CA - Wow, long break.  It seems that robocallers have holidays, too.  Fuck you!

9 September 2021

  310-504-5960  Redondo Beach, CA - These guys just slowly creep up on you like a predator.  Fuck you!

10 September 2021

  800-347-9700  -  This could be Citibank, but it could also be a spoofed number claiming to be Citibank.  Do we have an account with Citibank?  Maybe.  We have lots of accounts with various banks around the world, most of them are legit.  We usually let our 'accountants' deal with our financial issues.  Then, we have other 'associates' deal with people like telemarketers.  Fuck you!

11 September 2021

  310-795-5057  Los Angeles, CA - We have no clue what this is.  Somewhere between telemarketer and wrong number.  By default, we lean towards telemarketer.  Obviously, we did a quick search, nothing came up.  But, maybe if you look it up now, you will see this post.  Congratulations, fuck you!

14 September 2021

  870-663-5286  Arkansas -  This is sneaky.  This is a straight up scam!

870-663-5286

This number does not come up as an AT&T number.  Searching AT&T and this number give negative results.  This also means, this not not a 'free msg'. We are half way through the month and now last month's bill is finally processed?  No.  AT&T generally has their shit together, bills get processed early in the month.  Oh, little gift?  Most likely a fucking virus.  And, that link looks highly questionable.  Fuck you!

   347-604-0527  New York - Awesome, we get two of these on the same day.  This pretty much backs up our theory that this a scam.  You screwed up by not talking to corporate about who you were targeting.  We may have fallen for the first one...no really...but this second one was a rookie move. Now, we all know what to look for, and anyone ready this, all 5 of you, now know about this scam.


347-604-0527

Sure, they changed the words a little and the link is different.  But we know that link will lead to some shady places.  Time to come up with something else.  Fuck you!

15 September 2021

  347-610-8856  New York - This is what we call a trend.


347-610-8856

Fuck you!

  310-504-6908  Redondo Beach, CA - What, no "little freebie" from "AT&T", this time?  

Those paying attention will recognize the area code and prefix.  Yep, back to the old cold call.  Darn, we were hoping for more free shit.  Fuck you!

  469-981-2010  Royse City, TX - We get a little excited when we get a call from some random or new location.  So, of course we had to do a search and see what this place has to offer.  

Royse City is located North East of Dallas with a population on about 15,000.  For comparison, the American Airlines Center seats about 20,000, depending on the event.  You can basically hold a town meeting for Royse City in the AA center.

Anyway, fuck you!

  281-845-6211  Arcola, TX - Another small town in Texas.  We know they say to not mess with Texas, but y'all got telemarketers there.  Plus, Arcola has a population of less than 3000 people.  Fuck you!

16 September 2021

 800-347-9700  -  Is Citibank really trying to reach us?  Or, is this a spoofed call?  If it is Citibank, we are guessing that we have an account with them...so, what are the odds that this is an attempt to upsell some package.  We consider that classic telemarketing.  Fuck you!

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!

5 August 2021

  855-978-4336 -  Another 855 number.  We know that means, even without it being flagged by the phone and Call Protect.  Fuck you!

  559-593-9913  Clovis, CA - This is going to be a busy month.  We are barely a week in and averaging a call a day.  Fuck you!

9 August 2021

  310-452-7338  Santa Monica, CA - Considered a late call, coming in around 8:30PM.  no immediate results from search.  Could be a wrong number, but we are going with spoofed number.  Keeping August active.  Fuck you!

10 August 2021

  708-948-4695  Chicago, IL -  Well, we kinda asked for this.

Step 1.  Complain about a call coming in at 8:41PM

Step 2.  Receive text at 1:41 AM

708-948-4695

Apparently, we are "friend 2514".  Wow, over 2500 friends.  Do you text all your 2500+ friends in the middle of the night?

Fuck you!

  855-987-4336 - Hey, we recognize this number.  Here is something else you should recognize.  FUCK YOU!

  714-831-0897  Brea, CA - Interesting.  Results from a quick search shows that this number has been linked to many telemarketing/scam calls way back in August/September of 2019.  Have they sat on this number for two years, and bringing it out now for another quick run?  

There are other reports on this number, but they all come to basically the same conclusion.  Robocaller, telemarketer, scammer.  So, we will conclude with this:  Fuck you!

11 August 2021

  707-832-4518  Eureka, CA - Ah, the advantages of having an annoyingly long outgoing message.  They tried, they really tried to leave a message. But only last half of their last sentence got through. 

707-832-4518
 Clearly a robocall with a recording.  Wait, an option to opt out, and be on a do not call list?  And, all we have to do is press two now?  Shit, sign us up.  Fuck you!

12 August 2021

  855-987-4336 -  Call us once, shame on you.  Call us twice, shame on us.  Call us like five, six times, then maybe we should be blocking you.  

So, we blocked this number in the Call Protect app.  Yet, we still get notifications that this number called...but it is a 'Blocked Call'.  Yeah, we know.  This is why we blocked it. We do not give a flying fuck if and when they call.  Well, it is good info that these guys are still calling, despite being blocked.  Tune in tomorrow as they will surely try to call again, like a desperate ex.  Fuck you!

13 August 2021

  410-200-501 - These are getting boring.  

410-200-501

What the hell is Wells Banking?  Is that even a real bank?  For sure, this is not a bank that we do business with.  Besides, there is an app for this kind of thing.  Should we mention that the link is a little sketchy?  Fuck you!

16 August 2021

  855-987-4336 - Still calling?  Fuck you!

17 August 2021

    530-652-2305  Auburn, CA - Pretty sure the warranty on our car is well beyond expired and not eligible for any warranty extension.

530-652-2305

This is typical cold call. Typical fuck you!

  310-504-7455  Redondo Beach - Another 504 number.  Another fuck you!

18 August 2021

  310-504-7427  Redondo Beach, CA - Guessing they are trying every number in the 310-504-XXXX until they reach us.

310-504-7427

Surprise, bitch.  We got Call Protect and auto silenced calls.  Fuck you!

  626-604-4115  Alhambra, CA - Chalk up another one for Call Protect.  Also, the results from a quick search shows that this is a robocall.  Fuck you!

  855-987-4336  They just keep on calling.  Fuck you!

20 August 2021

  855-987-4336  And...fuck you!

23 August 2021

  310-504-7594  Redondo Beach, CA - Whittling down the numbers.  Here is another one for the books.  Fuck you!

25 August 2021

  877-603-0254 - Guess there was a break yesterday.  But coming in early and strong to make up for lost work.  Fuck you!

  310-504-7482  Redondo Beach, CA - Not once...

  310-504-7482  Redondo Beach, CA - Not twice...

  310-504-7482  Redondo Beach, CA - But three times within a minute.  Same old 310-504 numbers. Fuck you!


    310-504-8866  Redondo Beach, CA - Oh, mixing it up?  Those first three calls were not enough?  This was only one call, so far.  Fuck you!

  213-556-7886  Los Angeles, CA -  Gonna give you credit for a number that rolls off the tongue easily and smoothly.  Good number to have, easy to memorize.  But, too bad you are a telemarketer.  That suck to be you. Fuck you!

26 August 2021
  501-749-5970  Little Rock, AR - Interesting.  As usual, we did a little search on this number and it seems to originate from the Little Rock Air Force Base.  What business would an Air Force Base have with us?

501-749-5970

Oh!  We were totally clueless to the fact that AT&T works out of an Air Force Base.  There is no way that this can be a scam.  Like, no way.  Sure, they misspelled our name.  Also, if they did over charged me, there is absolutely no way they can credit the account with the overcharge.  Yeah, totally need to click on that very questionable link to get compensation.  Yep, legit.  Fuck you!

27 August 2021
  310-504-6962  Redondo Beach, CA -  Another one?  Wow, just going through all the variations with this 310-504 prefix.  Amazed that new numbers just pop up daily.  Plenty left to use for more calls, cannot wait.  Fuck you!

  707-773-5499 Petaluma, CA - Nothing on initial search, could be a 'legit' wrong number. But, you know we always lean towards these being from telemarketers and scammers.  Fuck you!

30 August 2021
  310-504-7056  Redondo Beach, CA - Well, they did take the weekend off.  But back at it on Monday morning. Fuck you!

  310-504-6031  Redondo Beach, CA - Okay, this one was flagged by Call Protect and the phone.  While the previous call, was not. Does this mean it was legit! Fuck no, and 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...