Thursday, December 21, 2006

banksy: laughing all the way to the bank

Above: Santa as 'Satan' by Banksy at his 'Santa's Grotto', art super market in Oxford Street, London. Macdonalds logo reflected in the window from across the street.

By bringing 'radical' images to the main stream, Banksy has done for 'anti establishment' populist 'art' what the Body Shop did for soap, and Virgin did for airlines and trains.

To take advantage of the Christmas comsumer hysteria, Banksy has opened his version of an 'art' Tescos next to Tottenham Court Road Tube station, in London, bringing his brand of witty but shallow and simplistic political statements to the 'Oxford Street' sewer.

Amusing and worth a visit, but the John Lewis kitchen ware department is more revolutionary, and never knowingly under sold - unlike banksy barclays.

christmas @ tesco

Public health message: "Don't panic; christmas will be over soon".

Monday, December 18, 2006

tesco: every little helps to con

Above: tescon's special 'pay more' offer; pay £1.97 instead of £1.89 (available till stocks rot). Every little helps suck in the cash from local communities, draining local wealth, like a vampire drains blood.

Community Supermarket Charge

Instead of raising the 'Community Charge' there should be a 'Community Supermarket Charge' paid to local councils by Tescos and other supermarkets. This would keep at least some of the wealth in the local community instead of being wisked away to invest in Chinese slave labour camps.

Why pay less, when you can pay more?

Sunday, December 17, 2006

thief watch: mobile phone scam warning

There is a fraud 'company' using a device that allows them to access your "SIM" card, and make calls at your expense, if they can get you to press #90 or #09 while they have you on the line.

The scam: you receive a phone call on your mobile from someone saying that he or she is a company engineer, that they're checking your mobile line, and you have to press #90 or #09 or any other number.

End this call immediately without pressing any numbers.

Please forward this message to as many colleagues, relatives and friends as you can, to stop it.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

letter from mossad

Dear Schmoontherun,

This mail may not be surprising to you if you have been following current events in the international media with reference to the Middle East and Palestine in particular.

I am Mr´s. SUHA ARAFAT, the wife of YASSER ARAFAT, the Palestinian leader who died in Paris. Since his death and even prior to the announcement, I have been thrown into a state of antagonism, confusion, humiliation, frustration and hopelessness by the present leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the new Prime Minister. I have even been subjected to physical and psychological torture. As a widow that is so traumatized, I have lost confidence with everybody in the country at the moment.

You must have heard over the media reports and the Internet on the discovery of some fund in my husband secret bank account and companies and the allegations of some huge sums of money deposited by my husband in my name of which I have refuses to disclose or give up to the corrupt Palestine Government. In fact the total sum allegedly discovered by the Government so far is in the tune of about $6.5 Billion Dollars. And they are not relenting on their effort to make me poor for life. As you know, the Moslem community has no regards for women, hence my desire for a foreign assistance. You can visit the BBC news broadcast below for better understanding of what I am talking about:

I have deposited the sum of 20 million dollars with a security firm abroad whose name is withheld for now until we open communication. I shall be grateful if you could receive this fund into your bank account for safe keeping and any Investment opportunity. This arrangement is known to you and my personal Attorney.He might be dealing with you directly for security reasons as the case may be.

In view of the above, if you are willing to assist for our mutual benefits, we will have to negotiate on your Percentage share of the $20,000,000 that will be kept in your position for a while and invested in your name for my trust pending when my Daughter, Zahwa, will come off age and take full responsibility of her Family Estate/inheritance.

Please note that this is a golden opportunity that comes once in life time.
In case you don't accept please do not let me out to the security and international media as I am giving you this information in total trust and confidence I will greatly appreciate if you accept my proposal in good faith. You are to contact me on this email address

and send me your full names and your contact telephone numbers, cell number for my attorney to contact your for us to proceed immediately. Please expedite action is needed.

Yours sincerely
Mrs Suha Arafat