Posts Tagged ‘eBay’

Your Own Personal Cheesus

Looks like Frito-Lay is getting into the God Game.  A couple from my home state of Texas, found a one-armed two-inch praying Jesus in a bag of Cheetos purchased at a gas station.

Yes, it’s the traditional Second Coming story, just as you remember it.

Sarah Bell was eating the Cheetos out of her hand and she had already eaten most of the disciples when she discovered Him.  “It is a reminder of our blessings from God, but primarily I think it’s a funny Cheeto,” says Mrs. Bell.

She adds that her first reaction was, “Let’s put this on eBay.”

Of course!  Look!  A reminder of our blessings from God!…  how much do you think we can get for it?

“Thing is,” says Mr. Bell, “If it’s only 25 cents, we’re probably just gonna eat it.”

The artificial cheese-flavored body of Christ.

See for yourself…





This is not the first appearance of Jesus in a bag of Cheetos.  Check the sidebar on YouTube.  For instance, CBS reported a Cheesus on the Cross last year.





Unconvincing Spam

Some phishing attempts are better – more honorable – than others.  They might be HTML, for instance, and carefully mimic the look of an actual email from the particular bank or business they’re spoofing.  They are evil, no question – but at least they have the respect to make a decent effort to hoodwink you.

There’s something especially insulting and infuriating about the much more common spam we get – the unconvincing spam:  plain text, ugly formatting, misspelled words, terrible writing, apparent lack of familiarity with the language they’re written in – in short, embarrassingly poor execution.

Sometimes I’m so offended by their apparent lack of respect and effort that I’m nearly tempted to reply.  Nearly, but not quite.

Here’s one I just got…

First of all, it’s simply from “Support.”  Then the subject line is misspelled and has a dash that leads nowhere – a dash in-between nothing…

Subject:  Messge from eBay –

Inside, I find one block of pathetic plain text that says…

Dear eBay Member,
This is your official notification from eBay. Your online has expired.
If you want to continue using our service you have to renew your online.
If not, your online will be limited and deleted.
To confirm your Account records click on the following link:

The link, of course, is scary-looking with the word “ebay” sprinkled through it three times – but not in the one place you want to see it.  And then it is signed…

Thank you,
Scott R. Shipman, CIPP Senior Counsel, Global Privacy Practices eBay Inc.

My online has expired??!!  My online will be limited and deleted??!!

“Scott R. Shipman,” you dishonor me with your pitiful lack of effort.  You call that a lure?  You are a poor excuse for a phisherman. essay help online

New species of insect identified in eBay purchase

Dr. Richard Harrington, vice-president of the UK’s Royal Entomological Society, bought a fossilized insect on eBay and it turned out to be a previously unknown species of aphid.

He bought the insect, which was encased in a 40-50 million-year-old piece of amber, for £20 (about $37).

“It’s a rather unusual route to come by (a new species),” Harrington explained.

I guess eBay hasn’t identified all the bugs in their system.

Read the full story on BBC News