Blog: Ali’s no longer a Porn Clerk

November 26th, 2002 by Richy B. 1 comment »

[A video box]It seems that Ali Davis is no longer a part-time clerk at a video store (which happens to rent out pornographic videos).

I first came across her “True Porn Clerk Stories” via an article on Kuro5hin (you can hear her on the forth ‘act’ of The American Life). I’ve enjoyed reading Ali’s encounters with the her customers, how she deals with problems that I wouldn’t have guessed might occur (how many of you think that people really do “whack off” in a video shop or return ‘dirtied’ tapes), but after a change of management at the store she worked in Ali felt it was time to move on.

Good luck to her and I hope she finds a fulfilling job that she enjoys, but I will miss her insightful diary entries (and, yes, like her, I do have a small collection of singles and albums from Aqua – take that how you will :) ).

(Oh, and why oh why do I pronounce “clerk” as “clurk” instead of the proper British way of “clarke”?)

Spam: An anatomy of a spam

November 26th, 2002 by Richy B. 4 comments »

[Spam headed computer]Damn! I’ve just been hit by another “hit-and-run” spammer. They sent around 900 spam emails to me in little under an hour (I was busy doing other things so I didn’t notice the start of the run). Drat! Only 76 got reported to SpamCop though.

What really got annoyed was the fact that they had sent 20 identical messages to the same email address each time. And they had an average size of 20.7Kb each. *Richy nashes teeth*

So, for your “amusement” and interest, I have “captured” one of the spams and “disassembled” it for you.
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Net: Aww! Puddy Tats!

November 26th, 2002 by Richy B. No comments »

[Part of a picture of a Gig cat]I’ve recently come across Gigology, a page with a collection of 39 images (hence slightly bandwidth heavy) of wide-eyed cats and dogs.

Personally, I think the pictures are quite and adorable (see I have got a soft side :) ), but I can’t seem to find much about the artist (Gig) on the internet which is a bit disappointing (only real information I could find is on the front page of that site).

Oh well, at least they aren’t satanic kittens from hell that Pete Abrams seems so obsessed about (but with lines such as “Don’t go to sleep or the kittens will eat you” you can forgive him :) )

Fun: Do The Funky Chicken

November 25th, 2002 by Richy B. No comments »

[Bloke doing the Funky Chicken]Ever wondered how to do the Funky Chicken dance? Now, available with photos, it the “Do The Funky Chicken” dance steps – all together now: “Flap down on every beat, and back up in time for the next”… Don’t get it confused with Spitting Image‘s “The Chicken Song though!

Or you could also see a Flash animation by Joe Cartoon of a “real” chicken being funky, or learn how to do a whole selection of dances at the “How To Dance Properly” site.

News: Damn Texan Prudes

November 24th, 2002 by Richy B. 1 comment »

texandildo.jpgIt seems those strange Texans are at it again! According to this news article I found via Big Pink Cookie‘s blog, a woman from Longview, Texas was pulled over for drunk driving, but was also arrested and charged with felony obscenity after police found obscene materials and devices in her car (we in the UK call them “sex toys”, the Texans call them “an obscene device [which] is a simulated sexual organ or an item designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.” It seems if you are caught with more than 6 sex toys in Texas, you are promoting them – and that’s illegal!

She worked for a company called “Slumber Parties” and was transporting the “goods” as part of her business (holding “parties” at peoples houses where they could then buy the items in question). I just wonder if there is anything like that here in the UK, if so all the Ann Summers distributors better start getting worried….