I'm going to be rich ...

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  1. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Commodore

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  2. Yeoman Randi

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    Yes, but will you still remember us when you are? :lol:
     
  3. the 4th hanson bro

    the 4th hanson bro No one can resist my Schweddy Balls Moderator

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    What will your follow up book be?
     
  4. Robert Maxwell

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    The next book will have to be something to do with Internet porn.
     
  5. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Commodore

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    Exactly. Because ...

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-TA57L0kuc[/yt]
     
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    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ That explains my high five fail.

    Well, this certainly brings a new dimension to the term "heal thyself." :rommie:
     
  8. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    Pffft. I'm going to be richer than all of you. Combined. A Nigerian prince has just selected me, me, of all people to be a legal proxy in order for him to get a hold of his inheritance. I'm in store for a very large sum of money!
     
  9. Sparky

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    Hah! I got you beat. I just won the British National Lottery. They picked my email address out of more than 20 million entries! I don't remember entering but who am I to question my luck! As soon as I send them the $4000 processing fee I am going to retire and travel the world!
     
  10. STR

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    Eskimo Lottery beats British Lottery. I've won it twice. I only have to figure out what I'm going to do with all of the walrus carcasses. Hmm...
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  11. SmoothieX

    SmoothieX Vice Admiral Admiral

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    So that's where your user name/av comes from?

    You're a total pervert! Looks like we've got something else in common.
     
  12. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Commodore

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    LOL! You all rock!

    Best of luck to your Nigerian/Eskimo and other endeavors.

    And, yes, that is the inspiration for my username. I know the video is pretty poor, but it gives you the idea. I love that song. :lol:
     
  13. SmoothieX

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    How are the Labbies this weekend? Helena is being forced to rest her sprained ACL, and generally insane.

    Did I mention we may be movin' to OR next summer?

    It's also nice to see that a gay gentleman can still love Beavers.
     
  14. RandyS

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    The morons who send those emails have no sense of humor at all. I got both of those, and just for fun, responded. I told them that this had better be absolutely real, and I'd send some "friends" around to collect, and if they couldn't.....well, it would get messy.

    I got two VERY petulant replies back, then never heard from them again.
     
  15. STR

    STR Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^You would enjoy this website. My favorite is the "It's raining men" one.
    http://www.ebolamonkeyman.com/

    Uhh...minor nudity in the fan pictures link in the middle of the page. Stay away from the Ron Jeremy advert and your fun will be mostly clean.
     
  16. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Commodore

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    Hey Smoothie, my best to Helena ... and you and your wife for dealing with it. I pity you all. ;) In our house, I'm the one resting up. Can't wait til the knee is strong enough that I can get back out romping with the boys again. They're loving this weather, though, and the extra long walks in the Arboretum the long weekend affords.

    You didn't mention the possible OR move. We should discuss. I'm curious as heck. I love my home state, including its Beaver population! :p
     
  17. Sparky

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    I have seen it all. I worked as a 411 / 0 operator / relay service for the deaf and hard of hearing. I can't even begin to count the number of calls I received on all services from people trying to respond to these scams.

    The first type was actually a large chunk of the callers. They were very skeptical and were just trying to verify info "just in case it was true". They were relieved when numbers were not found. During the call they usually asked me directly if it was a scam or not. I was not allowed to directly answer because it was outside of company policy and "standard operator knowledge" But through careful phrasing and questioning I was able to get the message across in most cases.

    Then there were the people who had already been sucked in. They had not received their money yet and they were trying to get new numbers for phone lines that had already been disconnected. These people were usually very rude and hateful when told that no number could be found. I did my best through suggestion and questioning to get them a number for an information office with the government or lottery depending on their situation. I understood their frustration and anger. They had already been sucked in for hundreds or tens of thousands and were grasping at straws.

    The third bunch were a special group of people. (Few and far between thankfully) They were the people who thought they had hit the jackpot. They were going to be rich and live on easy street. I wasn't even worth the dirt under their shoes. And they had no qualms telling me just how useless I was. Most of these calls were from people who did not know how to dial overseas to Nigeria. It was a simple matter to tell them to dial 011 234 with a big fat smile on my face and a friendly attitude.

    Sorry for the rant and long post. Just had to share.
     
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  19. TrekkieMonster

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    Hey CD, of COURSE I had to recognize you. I wouldn't have known about my namesake's impending fame and riches, otherwise. :cool:

    And Sparky, great stories. And I love your username, in light of your former profession. :bolian: It's amazing what people will believe.
     
  20. SmoothieX

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    ^ Pat Patriot rules!!!

    My wife, the soft spoken, bend over backwards to please everyone, Ivy League PhD is a total Patriots nut. It's like somehow, that's her release for being all smart and responsible the other 165 hours a week. She says stuff that would make a drunken sailor brush.

    I bought her a Pats shirt yesterday as the season is about to start, but I had to buy one with Flying Elvis on it. It was painful to do.

    I'd change my av too, but football is best when there's weather to be had.