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    Dick's Blog & Log...

    Here's stuff that's more than 140 characters so it won't fit on TWITTER, or photos or videos, stuff that I found interesting, and hope you might find it interesting too.

     

    Friday
    Jun112010

    What's the next big thing for Kentucky Fried Chicken?

    Eat one of these everyday and the BIG thing could be you!!

    You can see, read, copy & download a higher res version here:

    http://www.dccomics.com/mad/media/downloads/KFC_poster.jpg  

     

    Wednesday
    Jun022010

    Let's observe one minute of silliness for the memory of William M. Gaines.

    The NY Times ad by the Usual Gang of Idiots ran June 10th, 1992,

    William M. Gaines was the founder and publisher of MAD Magazine. Tomorrow, Thursday, June 3rd will mark the 18th anniversary of Bill's demise (He died on June 3rd, 1992). Bill, otherwise known as William M. Gaines, and lot of other names we can't list here - was really an amazing person! I suggest we observe a minute of silliness (or longer, if f you wish) in his memory.

    Speaking of names, in the magazine, if I wrote something that supposedly came from MAD's publsiher, I would add something new to his name to each time. The last time I used Bill's name under the title "MAD publisher" that I can recall, he was: William Mildred Farnsworth Higgenbottom Gaines IV.

    Thinking about Bill at the old 485 MADison Avenue address, I remember saying to him: "We need to come up with some sort of MAD philosophy in case any member of the press asks for a quote." Bill thought for a minute and said: "Our philosophy is that we must never stop reminding the reader of how little value they get for their money!"

    A pefect quote for MAD! Genius!

    Love you Bill!

    Dick De

    Dick DeBartolo
    MAD's Maddest Writer (A title blessed by Gaines himself.)

    I never wanted to write a real book. MAD books, yes, but not a real one. Then an agent said: "If you wrote a book about Gaines, you would help keep his memory alive!" Those were the magic words that convinced me to write GOOD DAYS & MAD. I'm throwing in a couple of extras this week if you want to read about the crazy way Gaines ran MAD & ran his life. One of the freebies is a copy of the Alfred E. Neuman pictures he liked so much!

    http://gizwizbiz.squarespace.com/mad-collectables/

     

    Thursday
    May202010

    Take a look at what this scam email wants!!

    Be informed that you are not allowed to
    correspond with any person or office anymore, You are required to send bellow
    informati

    1) YOUR FULL NAME:
    2) FULL ADDRESS OF YOUR CITY,STATE AND COUNTRY:
    3) PHONE,FAX AND MOBILE:                                      
    4) COMPANY NAME,POSITION AND ADDRESS:
    5) BANK INFORMATIONS:
    a) BANK NAME:
    b) BANK ADRESS:
    c) ACCOUNT NUMBER:
    d) SWIFT CODE/ ROUTING NUMBER:
    6) PROFESSION,AGE AND MARITAL STATUS:
    7) A COPY OF YOUR INT'L PASSPORT/DRIVERS LICENSE

    NOTE: YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT/COMMUNICATIONCODE WITH CITIBANK IS(511),YOU ARE ARE
    ADVICE TO SEND YOU FULL BANKING INFORMATION TO THE CITIBANK OF LONDON
    INTERNATIONAL REMMITTANCE DIRECTOR HEADED BY MR ANDREW WOLLEY AND MAKE SURE YOU
    SPEAK WITH HIM, WITH YOUR NEW PAYMENT CODE FOR RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT AND SEND
    HIM ALL YOUR BANKING INFORMATION NOW.

    Wednesday
    May192010

    Wow, apparently Steve Case still uses AOL. This email came from stevecase102.

     Head Office:
    # 1: 770 Broadway,
    New York, NY 10003,
    Bangalore,
    NY,
    United States of America.

    Branch Office:
    Address: 80 Hammer smith Road,
    London, W14 8UD
    United Kingdom,
    England.

    The America Online Foundation United Kingdom, was established in 1983 by America Multi-Million Groups and is now currently supported by the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU). And the Food and Agriculture Organizations (FAO).

    To celebrate 27 years anniversary program, the America Internet Fund London, together with several national companies and other relevant authorities in the issuance of an annual donation of £485,000.00GBP British Pounds (Four Hundred and eighty five Thousand Great British Pounds) each to eight lucky recipients. You were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of £485,000.00 GBP (Four Hundred and eighty five Thousand Great British Pounds) as charity donations/aid from the America Foundation for England in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament.

    Companies and sponsors that are sponsoring this award from the America Online Promotion are as below.

    Dell Computer Company.
    Toyota Company.
    Heineken Company.
    Coca-Cola Company.
    Bellsouth Technology.

    Private individual sponsors.
    1) Warren Buffett of the (United States of America).
    2) Roman Abramovich of the (Russia Federation).
    3) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the (United Kingdom England).
    4) Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud of the (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

    HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: Contact the Paying Bank (Barclay's Bank Plc) London Center where your winnings fell through their email Address below.

    THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
    BARCLAY'S BANK PLC LONDON
    CONTACT PERSON: MR ANDY WRIGHT
    Telephone Number:+442070601886
                     +447024097597
                     +447031979570
                      
    EMAIL ADDRESS:  barclaysbank@barclaysbank-online.tk

    You should fill out this Application Form as indicated below:

    Beneficiary's Full Name: .............
    Beneficiary's Address: ...............
    Beneficiary's Country.................
    Beneficiary's Occupation..............
    Beneficiary's Phone: .................
    Beneficiary's Age: ...................

    You have forward your winning numbers to the Barclays Bank as stated belwo:

    WINNING NUMBER: AOL1229//USLP
    BATCH NUMBER:AOL917701116000
    REF NUMBER: AOL991327820

    We congratulates you and advice you to make judicious uses of your prize when it gets to you.

    Signed.

    Michael Kelly
    Chief Operating Officer America Online / President of Media Networks AOL.

    Steve Case
    Co-founder, former chief executive Director and Chairman of America Online (AOL).

    Check Your Email (Your Email has Won On the America Online Promo Award of £485,000.00)

    Sunday
    May162010

    Hmmm, do you think anyone would fall for another "carefully crafted" email scam?

    VerifedbyvisaVerifedbyvisa

    Dear valued customer,

    Your credit card is suspended, Because We notice a problem on your card. .

    We determine that someone may be using your card without your permission. For your protection, we've suspended your credit card. To lift this suspention (there was a clickable link here) and follow the indicated procedure to Update your Credit Card

    (THIS NEXT SECTION IS REALLY BADLY WRITTEN)

    Note: If this is not complete Mai 20, 2010, we will be forced to suspend your card indefinitely because it can be used for fraudulent

    We appreciate your cooperation in this case.

    Thank you,
    Customer Support Service..


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