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The African Email Scam (Part 2)

Jeremy Gates

I gotta tell you: it's hard work being a scam baiter. As I mentioned in my previous blog, these African email scammers send out mass emails to people trying to get them to send money across the world in an effort to cash in on an unbelievable payday. I detailed ...

The African Email Scam (Part 1)

Jeremy Gates

You all probably receive these emails from Africa-- from someone who is in possession of a large amount of money and needs to unload it quickly. They want you to give them your bank account number so they can wire you your share of the money for "helping" out. I've ...

The Luther Burger

Jeremy Gates

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Mar/02/PA1207_The-ladys-brunch-hurger_e.jpgI just watched Paula Deen cook up a southern brunch. On the menu? Chocolate chip pancakes with cinnamon cream, garlic cheese grits and bacon cheeseburgers served on Krispy Kreme Glazed doughnuts.What?!That's right. A bacon cheeseburger served on a Krispy Kreme doughnut instead of a bun. Intrigued by this, I went ...

So, Starbucks . . .

Jeremy Gates

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Feb/28/starbucks-IV.jpgI'm sure you've heard about Starbuck's recent "Espresso Retraining". It was all over the news. All of the Starbucks in the country (save for the "licensed stores" in supermarkets, airports, etc.) closed down on Tuesday evening to retrain their baristas on the finer points of Starbucks academia. Now, I appreciate ...

When you wish upon a star. . .

Jeremy Gates

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Feb/10/images.jpgWikipedia is such a wonderful resource that I often find myself browsing it for hours on end. I will see something on television, or think of something to look up and just get lost in it's neverending pages of articles.I've only been to Walt Disney World twice in my life. ...

Meditation on Mexican Coke

Jeremy Gates

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Feb/04/2004-11-09coke.jpgIn Lawrence, there are a few places where you can still buy a glass bottle of Coca-Cola. You could go to the Mexican store next to the Payday Loan on 23rd street. Or you could go to Checkers and visit the ethnic food aisle. In both instances, a real glass ...

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