Top 10 Scams of 2006

From ConsumerAffairs:

As 2006 draws to a close, a review of’s Scam Alerts archive shows that scammers have had a busy and — we suspect — lucrative year.

Targeting the most vulnerable citizens and using increasingly sophisticated tools, most have been able to easily elude law enforcement as they pick their victims’ pockets, sometimes even making off with their life savings.

Gerald Ford Responsible for Right on Reds

This almost makes up for my netflix arriving a day later than it should (although I’m still upset about my cellphone delay):

As America mourns the passing of the late former President Gerald Ford, in the automotive world we remind ourselves of one of the simplest yet greatest things he ever did for drivers in America: the Right Turn On Red (RTOR).

Highway traffic policy is a matter for each state to determine, but as President, Ford was a strong proponent of the states passing it into law. He pushed for and signed a federal bill encouraging the policy, but for those unfamiliar, the reason may surprise you. Naturally it wasn’t about making driving more convenient, it was an energy decision, designed to reduce the number of hours cars spend idling at intersections.

Getting Rid of a Beehive

I’m not sure this is the best way to get rid of honeybees, but it sure makes for a good blog post.

The neighbor called a bee removal company and they said they wouldn’t come out unless we paid a hefty fee, but he did recommend waiting until dark and go buy some stuff from Home Depot and squirt them with it and that should kill them off.

Well that plan was OK except for 2 things. 1 was that my sister’s husband is crazy. The 2nd thing is we didn’t want to wait that long nor spend any money.

So we did the next best thing. Started fucking with the bees.

(Thanks Tolga)

No Mail Service Until Wednesday

My new cellphone was supposed to be delivered on Tuesday.

(WCCO) Minneapolis If you put off writing out checks on a few monthly to catch up on your holiday spending, you’re not going to like the news that the U.S. Postal Service will be closed for three consecutive days.

President George W. Bush ordered all federal agencies closed Tuesday, Jan. 2 out of respect for the memory of former President Gerald Ford.