Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My ship has Come In

I “rejoiced” this morning to find an email indicating that I am soon to be receiving half of a 45 million dollar insurance policy of a man that I never met. Share I my good fortune, and read the email I received:


My Dear Friend,

I feel quite safe and satisfy dealing with you in this mutual beneficial transaction.

Though, this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest, surest and most secured medium of communication.

However, this correspondence is purely private, and it should be treated as such. l also guarantee you that this deal is hitch free from all what you may think of and I encourage you to read it to the end so that you can understand it very well.

I am Mr. MIKE WILLIAMS, Executive Director in charge of Claims and Indemnity of Prudential Insurance Company.

I am contacting you based on Trust and confidentiality that will be attached to this deal for the benefit of both of us.

The Management and the Legal / Treasury Department of this Prudential Insurance Company in a recent meeting, recommended that the account of MR. ROBERT FINKELSTEIN, who maintained a Life Assurance Policy, should be declared Dormant and confiscated hence moving his unclaimed benefits funds to the Treasury according to our Banking and Financial law.

Recently, I came across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person (MR.ROBERT FINKELSTEIN). He is a foreigner; unfortunately He is now late as he was amongst those that on the recent plane crash during his visit to London.

This man was our client and has Life Assurance Policy WORTH the sum of Forty Five Million United States Dollars (US$45,000,000.00). Right now, the fund is lying unclaimed in our custody and there is NO next of kin mentioned in his file and there is no how we can reach any of his relatives. All efforts made by us to establish contacts with any other of his relation have proved abortive and unsuccessful. His life Assurance Policy will expire in the next few months from the date of this letter.

Just last week we received an instruction from Ministry of Social Welfare to forward particulars of all unclaimed benefits that will expire in the next few months.

Upon my personal finding on this matter, I kept this information secret to myself until now that I am contacting you. In view of the fact that the deceased customer is a foreigner (from a different country), it is officially important for the involvement of a foreigner who will pose as a next-of-kin.

I will use my exalted position in this Insurance Company to present you as his Next of Kin as you can be his relative, friend or Cousin and the Money (US$45Million) will be safely transferred into your own bank account in your country.

Please include your telephone/fax number/ Home Address when replying this mail and I will give you more information as soon as you indicate your willingness to assist in this viable transaction. I will use my exalted position here to get all internal documentations to back up the claims.

The whole Procedures will last only 10 working days to get the fund retrieved successfully without trace even in future.


NAME: __________SURNAME: __________________

SEX: _____ AGE: ______MARITAL: _______________
COUNTRY: _______CITY: _________

STATE _______ZIP CODE: _______
CONTACT ADDRESS: ________________________
PHONE NO#___________FAX NO#_________________
OCCUPATION: ______________POSITION: _____________
DATE: ___________

The transaction will be done successfully and smoothly completed via Email and phone. Send your full name, address and telephone number to me via email urgently today so that I will call you for discussions. I PROMISE that you must be happy and shall rejoice greatly soonest for co-operating with me in this transaction.

After successful conclusion of this transaction, we shall share the money 50-50 (50% for you and 50% for me).

I await your good response today.

Thanks and remain bless.

I require you to maintain the confidentiality of this transaction because it is important due to the fact that I am still in active services to the Prudential Insurance Company.

Your earliest response to this matter is very important.

REPLY TO :(Williams_mike01)

Best Regards,

You all (you know who you are) are welcome to come out to my great mansion I will start building (in about 10 business days) to live the life of luxury with me an my family. Quit your job and join us, I resigned just minutes after reading this. Come to think of it, maybe I should have waited till I got the funds?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

How to Dissuade Yourself from Becoming a Blogger

I found the following very funny:

What a buzz all the bloggers are making these days! It seems like just about everybody is pouring their musings into a text box. Are you feeling tempted to start a blog of your own? Here are some ways to bypass the trend.

1. Find five completely random blogs, and read them daily for a month. After thirty days, you will absolutely dread your self-imposed requirement to read all that dreck. Any blog you create will most likely be on par with what you've been reading. Don't put anyone through that.

2. Consider that your voice, even if it is truly a good one, is a tiny peep against the massive wave of tripe out there. The odds of anyone you don't already know finding your blog are low.

3. Write on a regular basis in Wordpad instead. If that doesn't satisfy your urge, and you feel that you must post your blog online, then you might just be craving attention and validation--which you'll never truly find in a blog. If you give up on your Wordpad journal after about three days, you'll do the same with a blog that just takes up server space.

4. Ask yourself if you really have the time to commit to a blog. What about that treehouse you wanted to build? Or the book you wanted to write? Or the car you wanted to fix up? Or the restaurant you wanted to take your wife to? Or the new career you wanted to pursue? Instead of writing about pretty much nothing, or whining about all the things you wish you were doing instead, start doing something that'd actually be worth writing about. And if it's really worth writing about, you'll be having too much fun doing it to tear yourself away from it.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Lavender stills video

I took a series of pictures, and i thought it would be fun to make a video out of them

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

test footage

This is some test footage for my next flick. it is shot with my XL2 with a nikon lens adapter. it gives it a more filmy look by adding true grain and a nice, short depth of field. this next project is a horror / thriller so i wanted to make it look like bad, 1970's 16mm.


My brother in law told me about these “Demotivation” posters. It sounded pretty funny so I looked them up, the above is an example of one of my favorites. It you cant read the text, it says “quitters never win, winners never quit, but those who never win or quit are idiots”

You can see more of these posters HERE