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Facebook Spam?!

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Wow, I’m getting back to you sooner than I thought. The thing is, I got a couple of messages on Facebook lately, that aren’t real messages, but probably just Spam. The one above is in German, but it says something like (I don’t want to do a full translation):

Hey,
you look pretty. So I wanted to use my chance and I hope I have sparked your interest. Maybe you could call me (gives out “her” phone number) I’d appreciate that.

Take care

BTW: I’m moving right now, so maybe you wanna help me (haha, good pun, huh? No…)

So basically this fake woman whom I don’t know (she claims to be a lady named Susanne Lippert) sends me this absolutely cheap message with those terrible pick-up lines. But I don’t see the point why someone would do this. I mean, the usual spam wants to a) hack your computer or b) sell sex drugs to you. But this kind of stuff is just annoying. Like the fake millionaire from Nigeria, you know?

What I did is: I called the number the crazy person behind all that gave out to the public. But no one answered it. But the number exists!

So, what’s your theory on that. Is it just something made up to annoy German Facebook users. Or is it maybe some kind of act of revenge. Like she breaks up with him and then he gives out her phone number?

It just doesn’t make sense. But, I’d definitely love to hear from you on that topic.

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July 16, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Getting ready to move…

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Well, there you have it. I’m going to move to my new place near Kiel on Saturday. It’s all very exciting stuff, also because it’s the first time I leave home for a longer time than just a few weeks. It’ll be one year that I’m away from home. I’ll have a new home, hopefully. But yeah, I think the place is nice.

So, I didn’t find the time in the last couple of weeks to keep this thing here updated. The number one reason for that is, that I got my high school diploma and had to party. Understandable, probably. And the number two reason is that I had to prepare for moving of course.

And yeah, that’s it basically. If you want to know what I do in the meantime, come on Twitter and become one of my beloved followers.

Gosh, I’m so melancholic right now, probably because I’m listening to Amy Winehouse. No, I’m not melancholic because of her as a person but because of the song, “To Know Him Is To Love Him”.

Anyways, I’ll try to update the blog when I have moved to my new place successfully. Until then, take care everyone!

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July 16, 2008 at 1:35 am

Spiderpig gets real!

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Spiderpig Beetlebum.de
Picture by Johannes Kretzschmar (CC license)

This is so awesome. A German blogger (or rather sketchblogger) whose posts I adore – his name is Jojo – has created a real-live stunningly authentic spiderpig! Unfortunately it’s not the original spiederpig character from the Simpsons movie, probably because of copyright restrictions. But hey, it’s a spiderpig!

So, check it out for yourself!

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July 2, 2008 at 1:30 pm

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Happy Canada Day!

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Photo by Manny Hernandez (CC license)

For all Canadians and all the people who love Canada out there, eh? 🙂

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July 1, 2008 at 5:39 pm

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The Official THAOSPiM Store comes to Europe!

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Great news everyone, we now also have a European version of the Official THAOSPiM Store! So, you folks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland:

Start shopping today!

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June 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

JOSH HOMME IS HOMOPHOBIC!!! Not.

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In the last couple of days, on particular web site has blazingly fast reached the status of becoming my very personal and beloved home page in Safari – Pitchfork. It’s one of those sites where I try to read at least the first paragraph of every single new article. Tonight one specific article caught my attention:

Josh Homme Defends Himself: “Homophobic? I’m in Queens of the Stone Age for Crissake”

The reason why I was interested in that is probably because homophobia is a topic that concerns myself. So I read the first parts and got even more interested into the story (I know, it’s coming, I’m building up to it!). It all goes back to this incident (the important stuff starts at 3:26 min):

Now, after watching this, one would (hopefully) think ‘what a douche bag!’. But now take a look at the open letter that Josh Homme released today:

Member of the Peanut Gallery:

Some journalists & citizens on the internet & are wondering: Q? Am I a homophobe because I included a slang for gay in with other “acceptable” curse words during a verbal lashing I gave a young concertgoer, after being hit by his shoe, during a show the other day? A= Nope. My gay family & friends, as well as myself, KNOW I am not a homophobe. For years now I’ve known gay is not a choice; one’s skin color doesn’t determine one’s intelligence level; & red hair doesn’t mean you’re someone’s stepchild. You see, it’s not the words, it’s their intent. I never said, nor suggested, that being gay is wrong, but apparently, based on your outrage to my flu-infused rant, you do! By that logic… I also told that young whipper snapper I’d have anal sex with him… how can I possibly reconcile these opposing viewpoints? I called him a pussy too. Does it mean I hate our one worlds’ collective vagina? I never have been nor intend to be politically correct. That’s your cross to bear. To me, that PC world would suck more shit than the porta-potty truck at Glastonbury. Homophobic? I’m in Queens of the Stone Age for crissake… You say, “So. Your band name doesn’t prove anything.” Maybe not. But it’s a helluv a lot more definitive than the logic of some watchdog… (sorry canine-American, canine-European, canine-African, canine-Australian & canine-Asian) moralist, keeping score from pure perfectionville? If your glass house is squeegeed that clean & you need to do something, do what the great philosopher Bill Hicks once suggested: – forgive me-. Or don’t. I’m not asking for either, OK? I think you should let both of your cheeks go loose so the stick will drop out. Either way I expect that you’ll soon find another injustice from your chair, then roll to your bullhorn & point it out to the rest of us… Because you’re so above it all. Or If you’ll allow me to translate a wish of mine into your PC lingo:
Will you please go have consensual, sex with yourself.
Pretty please with all natural, carbon offset sugar on top.

Sincerely,
Mr. Missundastood
A.K.A. Joshua, Baby Duck, Jho
Head Choreographer & Do Stuff Corporation’s pansexual spokes-thing

Isn’t that one hell of a response? I consider it being made of awesome.

And now, stay classy San Diego!

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June 21, 2008 at 1:17 am

Stage Dive FM

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Screenshot taken from laut.fm/stagedive

Well, after a kind of longish break I check back in with an announcement: Peter is now hosting his own web radio station! So far, it’s music only, selected by Peter himself and as you know, that’s a guarantee for good quality music. You’ll hear tracks from artists like David Bowie, U2, Radiohead, The Whitest Boy Alive, Feist, The Fratellis, Sondre Lerche, The Futureheads, Tokyo Police Club and many others.

In the nearer future there will also be “real shows” with your host Peter. Unfortunately those shows will be in German, at least that’s the plan, since the hosting site, laut.fm, is German.

Until then, check out the station profile at laut.fm/stagedive or simply put the exact same URL in iTunes or the like and you’ll receive a crystal-clear 128 kbit/s stereo MP3 stream. Isn’t that just great news? Yeah, I know it is. So, fire up your iTunes and start listening to Stage Dive FM TODAY!

Happy listening!

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June 16, 2008 at 3:31 am

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