Happy National Beheading Day! I’m sure you’re all celebrating in your own special ways. For my part, I feted the event with chocolate, a good book, and FilmFocus’s Top 10 Movie Decapitations: http://www.filmfocus.co.uk/specials/topten.asp?id=decapitations
I also made the time to get back to some email scammers. I have been remiss –
First, there’s Martin Holme who contacted Margaret Quibble to inform her that the $950 000 he was offering couldn’t go directly toward her kidnapped husband Melvin’s ransom payment. According to Mr. Holme: “… you are the only person who has the write to claim the payment because the payment belongs to you…”
No problem. Margaret Quibble wrote back:
“Dear Mr. Holme,
Well wouldn’t that jar your preserves! I suppose we’ll have to go the complicated route!
I’ve contacted Melvin’s kidnappers and they’ve agreed to a three-way exchange at your offices. I will pay you the transaction fee and then you will issue me the certificate while the kidnappers will present you with Melvin’s ear as a gesture of good faith. They will deliver the rest of him once I pay the ransom at which point I will need you to pretend to be the kidnappers for when the F.B.I. break down your door and “rescue” my husband. Once the real kidnappers have contacted me from their hideaway in Aruba, I will contact the proper authorities, inform them they have the wrong guy, and have you freed.
I hope this will work to everyone’s satisfaction.
Interestingly, the email that Margaret provided Martin Holme so that he could deal with the kidnappers directly (appropriately, Melvin firstname.lastname@example.org) did receive an unexpected email from a Mrs. Jasna Fernando with Lotteria Shop National 2007. Apparently, Melvin’s kidnappers have won 150 000 Euros! Sadly, they were not in to receive the good news. The following response found its way back to Mrs. Fernando:
“ Automated Out of Office Reply:
The kidnappers you seek will be out of the office from August 27th to September 14th.
If this is an urgent matter, please phone our head office and leave a message in the mailbox dedicated to the appropriate kidnap victim.
For Lady Dorina Hightower, Press #1
For the Hornfinger twins, Press #2
For Melvin Quibble, Press #3
For the San Bonadito Ladies Choir Featuring Hazel Dumply, Press #4
For Count Ludovico Amaretto, Press #5
For Mrs. Wenley’s Fifth Grade Class Mascot, Sid the Hamster, Press #6
For other miscellaneous queries or matters related to more recent kidnap victims not reflected in the listings, Press #7.
Thank you for your understanding.
The Kidnappers :)”
Today’s pics: A little more Harmony.
Today’s video: Click on the link for Gary’s fashion tips.
Let’s field some questions and comments:
PG15 writes: “Which episodes have yet to be filmed? Are all of the episodes being written/finished being written?”
Answer: Outcast is being re-written as we speak and there’s a first draft out of the season finale, The Last Man. We are partway through filming Harmony and will be moving on to Trio next. Outcast will follow Trio and then we’ll be finishing up with season finale.
Teyilia writes: “1) I can see that you guys are gonna be (possibly) rushed for the finale as you guys are gonna film it AFTER the season goes on the air? 2) is that good or bad? 3) how long does it take to flim one eposide? and the last one has been a bit changed… 4) If you see Rachel can you pass on a “hi” from her counterparts kitty please?”
Answers: 1) Why would you assume we are rushing anything? The season premiere has no effect on our shooting schedule. 2) ? 3) 7 days. 4) Sure.
Promogirl writes: “So does Fondy’s new store have a website, yet?”
Answer: Not yet.
Crazymom writes: “I’ve just about mastered the art of writing reports in cop-speak rather than English.”
Answer: Congratulations. I hear that next to Mandarin, it’s the toughest language to learn.
Seahen writes: “With college football having kicked off recently, this all important question comes to mind… Do you have a favorite college football team?”
Answer: Since I live north of the border, my loyalties are fleeting when it comes to the college game (unlike Carl who is a rabid USC grad/fan). I’ve always enjoyed watching Texas play. The same can be said for those Horned Frogs of TCU.
DanI&Megan writes: “You were at Monde Chocolat today?!?! We were at Monde Chocolat today too! I can’t believe we almost met you.”
Answer: You should have told me when you’d be swinging by. I see you checked out the Zotter offerings. Have you sampled anything yet?
Becky S writes: “In what episodes of season 4 will we see David Ogden Stiers appearing?”
Answer: You’ll be seeing him early in season four.
Charles Schneider writes: “What influenced your decision(s) in choosing the breed/color/sex of your dogs?”
Answer: My wife.
Amy Lynn writes: “Ah I was wondering if Fondy’s store was going to carry anything cat related (cat lover here).”
Answer: It will cater to both cats and dogs.
Anonymous #1 writes: “oooooh genii jerry is very good looking!! Can we expect to see him regularly? Please?”
Answer: Jerry? Is that you?
Charlie writes: “I really want to know if David.H and Joe.F are democrats or republicans.”
Answer: Feel free to ask them at their next con appearance.