“I am basically interested for business reasons”

I think I’m just going to start posting some of the ridiculous email I get. I seem to be a magnet for phishing expeditions and scripted anomalies.

from J***** H*****
to ted@spideysens**.com
date Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 8:44 PM
subject Reminder : An interesting Business Offer.
hide details 8:44 PM (1 hour ago)

Hi Ted Rheingold,

I am basically interested for business reasons. I had written to you about the offer a few days back. Perhaps you never got the mail in the first place. Anyhow, here is the deal. I found your site http://www.spideysenses.com/ really enchanting and would like to buy a number of text-links on your site.

Let me know if you would like to hear more of this.

Best regards,


My site serves like 1,000 pages a month. Who could possibly be following up on an email to sell ads on it?

Perhaps I’ll even take this opportunity to write him back.

Hi John,

Thanks for reaching out. I’m not considering placing contextual advertising on my site – nor even replying to you so you can confirm you have my personal info – so there will be no need to send a third email inquiring about the opportunity.

k? thx, bai!

Lovely Animated Video

My good friend Ryan Junell teamed up with Double Triple again to make another beautiful animation for a music video.

This time it’s for The Octopus Projects‘ song An Evening with Rthrtha, which is as lush and full a song as it’s name is difficult to pronounce.

Click thru to see the video full size, or watch a smaller version here:

If you haven’t seen the animation Ryan and Double Triple made for the band Spoon, you’ll definitely enjoy watching it.

Germs Biopic “What We Do Is Secret” Finally Released

The Germs are the late 70′s LA punk band that influenced everyone you liked in the 80s from LA and were as demented and genius as the Sex Pistols. I can’t wait to see the movie What We Do Is Secret which has practically been as punk a production as the band itself.

Here’s something to get you started from the definitive punk documentary from the era, The Decline of Western Civilization

Here’s a live song with kooky local news intro

Here’s Forming (audio only) from their one studio album (produced by Joan Jett)