There are few pleasures in life as pure as messing with scammers. If I also waste some of their time in the process, all the better! I’ve shared the fruits of my labor-of-love in the past across a few different platforms including a recent call where the scammer got to talk to Captain America aka Steve Rogers.Continue reading
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Warning: neither federal agents nor Steve Rogers appears in this phone call.
I don’t like scammers. Given the opportunity, I will try to engage them and waste their time. Way back when this blog started I shared an encounter with an online scammer that was all via Facebook messenger. My Facebook friends have seen screenshots of other similar engagements over the years. I like wasting their time and I especially like seeing how ridiculous the story can get.
This morning I received a robocall from “OFFICER” at “LEGAL DEPARTMENT”. This sounded serious so I pressed 1 to be connected to “OFFICER”. I was near my computer so I quickly started recording via the laptop mic. It’s not my finest work but I feel that if “OFFICER” had just been a bit more patient with me we really were getting to some good stuff.
Warning: “OFFICER” uses some NSFW language. I really shocked my delicate sensibilities.
I’m just a kid from Brooklyn, after all.
Happy Fourth of July!
Inspired by this meme on my Facebook page…
I bring you…
Seven Reasons Why Captain America Is Better Than Santa!
So I have this thing I do where I’m stupid. Don’t worry – it’s endearing. Trust me.
Every year I fight this battle. It’s epic. Think the 300 Spartans holding their ground at Thermopylae. The charge of the Light Brigade. The Alamo. Custer. The Starks of Winterfell against… well, pretty much everyone. (Noticing a theme?)
I am a failed singer.
I have loved music all of my life. Sadly, I cannot carry a tune to save my life. It’s a great disappointment for me. But it’s true.
In elementary school, I took piano lessons. In high school, I started playing guitar. I describe myself as a hacker on the guitar and can play some chords. Enough to rough out a song. Very quickly after picking up the guitar, I decided that I was actually a bass player. I spent my late teens and early 20s as the bass player in any band that would have me. (FYI – the bass player gets the second least amount of ass in a band. You’ve got to really be devoted to your craft to pick up the bass. If you’re curious, the hierarchy is right here.)