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a Craigslist Job Posting

7 May

I had this ad today on Craigslist:

Office Assistant (Toronto)


Date: 2010-05-07, 7:33AM EDT
Reply to: job-qctjf-1728702107@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


 

Looking for an energetic and self-motivated individual to work part-time for a small business. Duties include booking appointments with clients, organizational responsibilities, and data entry work.

Must possess an excellent ability to communicate and English writing skills.

Apply Here

  • Location: Toronto
  • Compensation: Tbd
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

   
   

PostingID: 1728702107

craigslist comment this is not an insult
Reply
|Frank Giansante to job-qctjf-1728.
show details 10:39 AM (12 minutes ago)
Impressive. In desparate times you have managed to gain a wide audience in seconds. Contrats! It took a moment before I realized what I had just stumbled on to. Google Ads are a fantastic way to generate income. Have you posted videos on youtube yet? Another excellent tool to make money. My channels have been saving my financial ass lately. http://www.youtube.com/luccalicious http://www.youtube.com/phunkybrats http://www.phunkybrat.wordpress.com http://www.twitter.com/phunkybrats .
 

I’ve been laid off from the television industry for over a year now and seriously, even though I live no where near the lifestyle I used to live; my life is pretty good. Creativity, accepting it has always been my challenge. Stay boring, stay safe – pretty much was my thing. But after 4 years of writing my first novel all I can is: nothing will ever compare, writing is my forever. Unfortunatley, it hasn’t generated enough income. I am so poor that I’m actually sending you this email from a computer in an employment office for immigrants. As you may have caught on, I have excellent english speaking skills.
 
Well I wish you the best of luck, who ever you are. I hope you’re pretty smart – it would be disappointing not to get a reply back from a twit…actually that would be pretty cool too.
 Peace out phunkybrat,
 
Frank

Time Spent in Rome

24 May

Things I Own and Love!

20 Mar

messenger-bag
Disneykid1 has a blue Adidas one and I totally fell in love with but when I went to the store to pick it up it didn’t feel right. Then I saw this…Fred Perry blue…fucking hot! I use it for school and it’s big enough to hold my laptop! It’s the perfect bag for running to and from class and work or whatever.

blackberry_curve_redMy Blackberry…oh sweet Jesus where have you been my entire life! When I think about what life was like before I owned such a perfect phone that does everything I only come up with blanks. It’s wonderful. I sleep with it literally…maybe this explains why I’m still single. Meh. Anyhow, this phone does everything! While on the go, I check my gmail account, see who’s posted pictures on facebook, or who’s sent another comment on youtube.com reminding that I’m gay and that I’m going to burn in hell. The only thing missing are the bullets, to shot the gay-haters. One day.
apple-ipod-nano-front

Ok – mine isn’t black but I have best skin of Gwen Stefani’s lips on it. I love my Ipod…seriously I really do. Aside from my collection of Kate Perry, Kate Nash and Iron and Wine, I’ve downloaded a tons of “learning Italian” lessons AND!!!! the book “The Secret”. This tiny little thing does everything!

‘Vampire’ discovered in mass grave

12 Mar

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A SKELETON exhumed from a grave in Venice is being claimed as the first known example of the “vampires” widely referred to in contemporary documents.

Matteo Borrini of the University of Florence in Italy found the skeleton of a woman with a small brick in her mouth (see right) while excavating mass graves of plague victims from the Middle Ages on Lazzaretto Nuovo Island in Venice (see second image here).

At the time the woman died, many people believed that the plague was spread by “vampires” which, rather than drinking people’s blood, spread disease by chewing on their shrouds after dying. Grave-diggers put bricks in the mouths of suspected vampires to stop them doing this, Borrini says.

The belief in vampires probably arose because blood is sometimes expelled from the mouths of the dead, causing the shroud to sink inwards and tear. Borrini, who presented his findings at a meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Denver, Colorado, last week, claims this might be the first such vampire to have been forensically examined. The skeleton was removed from a mass grave of victims of the Venetian plague of 1576.

However, Peer Moore-Jansen of Wichita State University in Kansas says he has found similar skeletons in Poland and that while Borrini’s finding is exciting, “claiming it as the first vampire is a little ridiculous”.

Borrini says his study details the earliest grave to show archaeological “exorcism evidence against vampires”.

another party I wasn’t invited to

12 Dec