Thursday, April 9, 2009

"I got $11,668.05 in less than a month."

Have you seen those ads on facebook claiming to pay out large sums of cash for essentially spending time surfing the net?

Well, its a sham but that certainly no surprise to anyone. I found it hilarious that they used the Government of Canada to legitimize the scam by sticking Harper photoshopped with a government cheque! These guys are relentless because when you click the link it takes you to a "real person's" blog, a regular everyday normal guy (Oh Jon Lajoie). His story is almost convincing! "I work in a pipe factory" (no wonder, it sounds like a pipe dream, lol). "My life was going nowhere then I found a way to make huge sums of CASH for free. Well, almost. Its a $1 to start." Lies already, how could you Richard?

So anyway, I wanted to see just how bad this scam could get and so I investigated further. By simply clicking on the Terms and Conditions, I found some interesting details about this "great opprotunity."

"The initial shipping and handling charge of one dollars and ninety seven cents, includes the google treasure chest kit as well as seven days worth of access to the online directories and training. After seven days, if you choose not to cancel, you will be billed your first monthly membership fee of seventy two dollars and twenty one cents for the membership fee for the googletreasurechest.com membership. Membership fees will be charged to the credit card used by you to complete the transaction. You have also unlocked a fourteen-day trial and twenty one-day trial to the Fraud SafeLockID and GrantSpring for just $19.95 and $14.95 a month thereafter..."

What a great deal! I don't know about you but I'm getting two of them.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A few bands to check out…

So I mentioned on Facebook that I would blog about some of my friend’s bands but in the interest of conserving homework time, I will make one post with links to them all. I am certainly not intimately connected to any particular scene but I happen to know some really cool guys that are making some amazing music. I always love going to friend’s shows because that’s when you really kick it up a notch and have the most fun. Here is a list of bands that you should certainly check out!

The Knockouts 

The Polymorphines

Thaumatrope

Lost Subject

And for those who like “Grindcore / Down-tempo / Death Metal”…

Decapitated Proletariat

That’s all folks… unless I have egregiously neglected a dear friend in a band that didn’t immediately come to mind. If I have forgotten you, please add your link.