I’ve lost my blo-jo. Don’t bother lookin’ for it, I’ve been searching deep inside myself (ew) for it, to no avail.
Tis done. Tis ovah. Real life overwhelmed, won out, and now Lita resigns. It was fab while it lasted, thanks for contributing/reading/commenting/visiting.
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If you love email spam, you can thank Alan Ralsky. He started spamming back before anyone knew what spam was, in the late 90s. By 2001, he managed to push so much shit through the Verizon servers he shut them down, leading to a lawsuit from Verizon.
That lawsuit was settled and by 2002, Ralsky was rolling in enough dick enlargement cream cash to buy a $750,000 mansion. He continued spamming, using a database of 250 million names, charging companies to send out their shit e-mails for them. Up to 70 million a day, by his own admission.
As with all great assholes, the taint of arrogance was right around the corner, under the ballsack of stupidity. Ralsky, smug and potentially borderline retarded, did an interview with the Detroit News in which he seemed quite pleased with himself and the legal way he was doing business.
Readers didn’t find things as amusing as he did and when the interview was posted on Slashdot, some people went out of their way to find the address to his new home, which they then posted. The result was Ralsky being signed up to every hardcopy mailing campaign people could find.
Snail mail, as the kids call it, started arriving at Ralsky’s mansion by the truckload. Literally by the truckload, as tons of it was delivered to his house each and every day. Ralsky’s reaction was to complain that he was being harassed and was going to sue. This lead to massive bouts of laughter and an unprecedented level of not giving a shit. But at least the man won’t have to leave home to do his Christmas shopping.
A member of the French Secret Service team that carried out the Rainbow Warrior bombing in 1985 has been killed in a plane crash in the French Alps.
Xavier Maniguet, 62, was one of four men aboard the yacht Ouvea that smuggled explosives used in “Operation Satanic”, which sank the Greenpeace flagship in a bid to stall protests against French nuclear tests in the South Pacific.
The NZ Herald goes on to say:
The press described him as an “honourable correspondent” for the French foreign espionage service, the DGSE.
10th July 1985 was one of the defining moments of my young life. I have spoken to many French folk, and once educated about the horrific deeds done by their government at that time, in their name, have openly expressed how dishonourable the DGSE and Francois Mitterrand really were.
There truly are very few folk whose obituary I would read with glee. Oh yes, Robert Mugabe’s would be a party, foreshore, my shout. Now I add to my list the remote, morbid hope that these two also get their karmic comeuppance sooner rather than later.
Posted in N to the Z, TidBits
Tagged DGSE, France, Francois Mitterrand, Greenpeace, Karma will get you in the end, New Zealand, Nuclear Free NZ, RIP Fernando Pereira, RIP Rainbow Warrior, They murdered and got off scott free, Xavier Maniguet
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Here are some of my fave of the latest offerings from Engrish.com.
Genius. I have this sign on order, precisely the attitude I have with neighbours/robbers.
Was this meant to be Very Superstitious? Cos, now I have that annoying song in my head.
This label makes me hungry. I love chlorine free coleslaw.
Not just depresso espresso, but deep espresso depresso
Another necessary sign to alert others of my overall unavailability to address their needs.