Most Creative 417 Spam ever? Thursday, Oct 29 2009 

In my Gmail account today.


show details Oct 27 (2 days ago)
Permanent Mission of Thailand to the United Nations
351 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

Our Ref: UN/TH/069011
Date: 27/10/2009

 RE: COMPENSATION OF US$1,000.000.00

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family? You may not understand why this mail came to you. We have been having a meeting for the passed 3 months which ended yesterday with the secretary to the UNITED NATION. This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$1,000.000.00 each and you have to indicate how much you lost in the hand of scammers.
This includes every foreign contractors, Inheritance and Lottery payment that have not received their Lottery/Inheritance payment, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international Lottery payment that failed due to Government problems etc. We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.
You are advised to contact Mr James Phillips for the delivery of your ATM CARD through our paying center in Asia as he is our representative in Thailand, contact him immediately for your ATM CARD PAYMENT of US$1,000.000.00. This funds are in ATM CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM for security purpose, so he will send it to you and you can withdraw the fund in any bank of your choice.
Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number your correct mailing address where you want him to send the ATM CARD to you. Contact Mr James Phillips immediately for the Delivery of your ATM CARD to your home address:

Person to Contact: Mr James Phillips
Tel: Tel: (66)823221492
Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your ATM CARD.
United Nations, Making the world a better place.


Ban Ki-Moon

Well, if it’s from the Secretary General of he UN it must be okay!  Obviously the UN uses a Yahoo email address, what else would they use.

I never get spam in my AOL account, just my Gmail.

Wargame Counters WW2 Companies Sunday, Oct 11 2009 

Sets of counters suitable for ‘Poor Bloody Infantry” (PBI) by Peter Pig and “I ain’t been shot mum” (IABSM) by the Too Fat Lardies


Germans 1

Germans 2

Casulaty markers

I stick mine on the back of cheap floor tiles (the self adhesive kind) before cutting to give extra weight.

Yet another reason to hate Facebook. Sunday, Oct 11 2009 

I really can not see the point of Facebook- posting inane little messages, vomiting whatever though flits through your mind.  However I do use it to play ‘flash’ games on, so I can try and outdo my stepson (aka Wookie, or Chewie).

Facebook, obviously feeling unloved has started making up quotes for me.  I posted one high score, and it added the comment

oh my, this is going to become a huge distraction.. 🙂

where my comments would normally be typed.


Are there anti-social networking sites I can join?

Dana stitches me up like a kipper. Thursday, Oct 1 2009 

The lovely Ms Hunter at En Tequila es Verdad has bestowed an award on me:


It’s one of those meme thingies: I now have to name 7 favourite blogs, and then 7 favourite authors.  If they pick this up they are supposed to do the same.  Now apparently others have been doing it in alphabetical order so as to show no favouritism.  That’s too much like work at 11pm, so you get it in the order I pull them off in! Or at least in subsets.

First up is one of my personal favourites: Stupid Evil Bastard (aka SEB). Les’ site has the distinction of being the one that my wife objects to me looking at  on her laptop because it leaves ‘Stupid Evil Bastard’ in her address bar history.  His tag line “What the fuck is wrong with you people?” sums up his attitude to ‘Teh stoopid’ he sees all around him.  He says ‘Stupid evil bastard’ are three words sometimes used about him because he hates America is a liberal atheist, who doesn’t mind telling people when they are wrong.  Good place to see right wingers and creationists get the spanking they deserve.

Playing Yang to Les’ Yin is ***Dave, a SEB regular, on ***Dave does the blog. The *** isn’t anything rude- just a hangover from when you actually had to type into computers, rather than click.  Many posts are composites of links to other stories- why write the same as someone else, makes sense.  He has a little family of blogs, including his RPG and ‘WIST’- “I wish I’d said that”.