Monthly Archives: May 2004

RoboTaps


Check it out! It’s a little thing you put in your bugle that plays taps for you!
From the webpage:

The device plays a high-quality recorded version of “Taps,” taken from the 1999 Memorial Day service at Arlington National Cemetery. The resonating tones inside the bugle create a realistic horn quality.

How about one that plays Carnival of Venice? That would be super sweet.

Nigerian 419 Scam!

Wow, check out this nigerian scam thing I just got. Apparently I have a relative who lives(ed) in Nigeria! By the name of Patrick Truong!!!!

BARRISTER P.T.GEORGE
PT George Chambers
3 Bode Thomas
Victoria Island
Lagos-Nigeria.

Dear Truong,

I am BARRISTER P.T.GEORGE , a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr. Patrick Truong a national of your country, who used to work for National Electric Power Authority(N.E.P.A.) in Nigeria. Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2001,my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along Ikorodu express road.

All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost there lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After theseseveral unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet,to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.

I have contacted you to assist in repartrating the fund valued at US$12.5million left behind by my client before it gets confisicated or declared unserviceable by the Bank where the above amount were deposited. The said Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confisicated within the next twenty one official working days.

Inconceivable!

Cicadas are dangerous to your children!

Yes, it’s true. Pediatricians are warning parents about the deadly insects!

Several children fell off bikes, Baker said. “We had a concussion, a 9-year-old who was fleeing a cicada on her bicycle and fell off,” he said.

Another child hit his head on a brick wall while he was running away from one of the insects.
“We had a stab wound to the arm from a kid who was trying to kill a cicada on the arm of another child but unfortunately he was using a knife,” Baker added.

“Another kid tried to kick one under a lawn mower and cut his foot, and we saw a crush injury to the hand when a kid tried to put a cicada under the wheels of a moving car.”

Hmmm. Sounds like the real danger is paranoid/murderous kids. A knife? Come on, that kid was obviously trying to kill the other one using a cicada as a ruse. What is Looney Tunes teaching our kids!?