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by lake_wrangler
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 286
Views: 31233

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Just seen the following text in a YouTube comment... copying and pasting here: “This coronavirus is the strangest virus I’ve ever heard of. It’s very dangerous in the way it spreads. It is so mysterious the way it lurks in schools, but then dies at Home Depot. It can wreak havoc in churches; praying...
by lake_wrangler
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: {... cricket ... cricket ...}
Replies: 31
Views: 444

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

geo:52.493464,-3.734597 Well played Sir. I suggest we reference the film 'Roxanne' w/ Steve Martin. While he may not be anyone's given cup of tea, the film had a sequence where he challenges himself to a certain number of " I can insult myself better than You just did..." type one liners... I've ye...
by lake_wrangler
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 985778

Re: More Stuff

I haven't started reading that comic again, but it occurred to me that the name discrepancy might be in the same way that other webcomics distort brand names, to avoid legal troubles... like the one comic that has WacDonald's and Sandwich King, and so on.

Or it might just be a typo...
by lake_wrangler
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 985778

Re: More Stuff

Speaking of the beginning of said webcomic, the first thing I noticed when following your link was the subway sign, which said "Côte Vert e ", when it should have said "Côte Vert u "... Interesting. I sort of had the impression the author might live in or very near Montreal You're right, she does: ...
by lake_wrangler
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 985778

Re: More Stuff

In case you don't know about it, "Shattered Starlight" (set in Montreal} is about a former magical girl who works in the "Cafe le Dead End". I have this in my favorites, but never got very far reading it... made it to page 18, and haven't revisited it since... Of course, having completely, or mostl...
by lake_wrangler
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 985778

Re: More Stuff

As I was driving the bus, last night, I was coming up to an intersection with a dead end on one side... Cul-de-sac , as they are called in French. For a moment, I thought about the fact that this was one French expression that did cross over into English, even though it's not used all that much, at ...
by lake_wrangler
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 985778

Re: More Stuff

Here's some Theme Music then... https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/head-of-the-game After listening to it (though I think I've heard it before...), the first track in the list of similar music was Funky Stuff, by... The Lone Wranglers ... Can't say I know them... must be some distant c...
by lake_wrangler
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 985778

Re: More Stuff

The craziness continues, and has reached Montreal, some time ago. Apparently, cries to defund the police have been made up here, and the police union responded in a newspaper, warning of what would happen if the police lost any of its funding, such as longer response time, rise in crime, etc (you kn...
by lake_wrangler
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 985778

Re: More Stuff

Good to hear! Good luck with the job!
by lake_wrangler
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: This is starting to worry me... (was my phone hacked?)
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: This is starting to worry me... (was my phone hacked?)

Ah. Yes. I've received that kind of message before, except that the password they claimed was mine had nothing to do with any of my passwords. That's why I didn't make the link between password and backtracking.
by lake_wrangler
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: This is starting to worry me... (was my phone hacked?)
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: This is starting to worry me... (was my phone hacked?)

Incidentally, I was speaking to a friend about this the day after it happened (the supposed returned calls), and he told me that it had just happened to him that very day...
by lake_wrangler
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: This is starting to worry me... (was my phone hacked?)
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: This is starting to worry me... (was my phone hacked?)

FWIW - More than once Caller ID said I was calling myself. Some of the spoofing techniques use the area code and local exchange numbers to make you think it's someone local calling. The point is caller ID is not completely trustworthy, although I do believe it when it comes up "Spam" or "Private Nu...
by lake_wrangler
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Hello everyone

Well, it's deciderdly good to meet you. Welcome, welcome.
by lake_wrangler
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: This is starting to worry me... (was my phone hacked?)
Replies: 7
Views: 401

This is starting to worry me... (was my phone hacked?)

Just today, I have received two calls (separated by many hours) where the people told me they were returning my call! I have no idea what that means. Was my phone hacked? My identity stolen? (I have not seen any unusual activity in my bank account or credit card accounts, though, but I have not yet ...
by lake_wrangler
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 985778

Re: More Stuff

Hopefully, working with your brother/at the same place as he works won't be as unpleasant as working for your sister was.

Good luck!
by lake_wrangler
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 205
Views: 59772

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

This was shared with me on Facebook, and it seems rather à propos...

To avoid putting a link towards Facebook (although I'm not sure why I don't want to link directly to it), I am uploading it here directly.


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by lake_wrangler
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 205
Views: 59772

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

I'm on someone's Amazon Scam list, because I'm up past 10 "Your Amazon Account has been frozen due to....." wasp invasion, narwhal vomit, irregular purchases, restricted zoning rights for marsupials, 14th Amendment violations, etc etc etc. I just keep forwarding them to the Report Spam address at A...
by lake_wrangler
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 205
Views: 59772

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Warrl wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Typeminer wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:06 am
a free 8-track razor. :lol:
I think if they keep this up, the razor manufacturers are going to reinvent the venetian blind...
I'm pretty sure I saw a parody, somewhere, about an infinity bladed razor, or some such...
by lake_wrangler
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 205
Views: 59772

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Today, I found an email in my spam folder, warning me that someone tried to log into my Facebook account from a new Galaxy S10 phone, and to confirm whether that was me or not. Buttons available: sales@stanforduni.com;admin@massachusettsins.co.uk;irosky@e-irosky.me;harvarduni@harvarduni.org;univ@uni...
by lake_wrangler
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 205
Views: 59772

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

I got one on the phone telling me I was about to arrested for tax fraud- I punched the requested number and as soon as an "OFFICER" connected with me, I screamed into the phone "COME AND GET ME, MOTHERF&CKER!!!"... I felt so relaxed after that... I recently got another call like that, but this time...