1. I have completed my statistical chapter for my PhD and shall email it to Wales soon. I reason that it is sufficient, but my advisor will let me know how many revisions need to be completed.

2. I also reason that I am vindicated once again in regard to my sleep apnea. On Friday, my waist was measured for a tuxedo in regard to Cousin Buff's wedding, as I am one of the groomsmen. In 2004, I was the best man at Documentary Man's England wedding/blessing and was measured for a Morning Suit. Since then I have lost six inches around the waist. I have always been a fairly small eater, and eat fruits and vegetables, and not a lot of junk food. I exercise roughly one hour a day, six days a week. I have never gone through an extended period in my life where I have not exercised with both cardio and muscle related exercise. But, at one point for a few years, I had three stage sleep apnea. Since 2006, I have had two major surgeries, and am left with one stage sleep apnea. Besides losing six inches around the waist, I have lost 15-20 pounds. It was, and still is very irritating to listen to sometimes well meaning, but ignorant people state that I must be eating too much at McDonald's (which I do not)! Prior to my surgeries I had one sleep apnea specialist insist that I must overeat to be so large and that sleep apnea was not the primary cause of my bulkiness, but unfortunately many of our medical doctors are ignorant in far too many areas. This specialist stated that the starving children in the third world are skinny and therefore, I would be skinny and not fat, if I did not eat too much. Out of respect I did not argue, but I was thinking that this doctor was a poor philosopher. My bulkiness merely means that I eat too much to be thin like a third world child, but does not mean that I eat enough to be fat, and that my bulkiness is caused by overeating! After that meeting with the doctor, my Mom and I went through and examined my daily diet and found I consumed 1500-2000 calories a day, and roughly 2500 a day is the UK male average. The surgeon that performed my throat and nasal sleep apnea surgeries told me that the medical profession has just started learning a sufficient amount about sleep apnea the last few years and in the media I keep hearing that overeaters can develop sleep apnea. It is also possible that persons born with problems can develop sleep apnea and become heavier than they should be, even with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Please see the link below.

McDonalds vs. Burger King!

3. I have just received another 'quality' scammer email that can be used for satirical purposes.


Dear Friend,

I am Barrister Prince Adam the attorney to Mrs Suha Arafat the wife of Yasser Arafat the Palestinian leader who died in Paris.

Since his death my clients Mrs Arafat have been subjected to physical and psychological torture by the present leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the new Prime Minister. As a widow she is so traumatized she has lost confidence with everybody in her country at the moment.

You must have heard over the media reports and the Internet on the discovery of some funds in her husband secret bank account and companies and the allegations of some huge sums of money deposited by her husband in her name of which she have refuses to disclose or give up to the corrupt Palestine Government.

And they are not relenting on their effort to confiscate the money and make her poor for life as you know the Moslem community has no regards for woman hence her desire for a foreign assistance.

She has in her possession documents for the deposited of the sum of 20 million dollars with a security firm abroad in her name.

It is on this note that she have asked me to look for a very good trustworthy and God fearing person to help her receive this fund into his or her account while she come to join the person and start a new life all over.

I am based in spain right now. 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 me and my client Mrs Arafat.

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 $20million that will be kept in your position for a while and invested in your name for her trust pending when her daughter Zahwa will come off age and take full responsibility of her family estate/inheritance.

If you are interested to help complete this transaction then let me hear from you on time because of the urgency of the situation.

You are to reach me on my contact information stated below giving your full names and your direct telephone numbers for me to contact you for us to proceed immediately.

Please expedite action is needed.

Barr Prince Adam (esq.)

I thought I would look up Prince Adam on the web, and this is what I came up with.

Prince Adam is a fictional character in the Masters of the Universe franchise. His secret identity is He-Man the main character in the franchise.

Blogger assistance

When I first viewed this image on the web, I thought of my friend Chucky. I also reasoned on how useful such a silly invention could be for those of us that both have blogs and comment on blogs. For Chucky, this would allow him to perform his software engineering work while exercising and walking in the park, hiking, or while in Vancouver looking for a jazz show. It would allow me to post and edit articles while going for my hour long walks. Imagine writing, posting and editing blog articles, burning calories and building muscle mass all at the same time...ingenious!;) In the case of Chuck and I, we could play our innovative, complex, and yet irritating to many, Rush and Mahavishnu Orchestra bootlegs while walking on public streets. I have not personally sold bootleg recordings, but I suppose this contraption could provide the opportunity. I am thinking now that this contraption needs a freezer in order to sell ice cream and make some extra summer cash.

Okay, I have received two of these goofy emails now, and I thought I would share the second one.


to someone else.

up a creek without

Hire! What are you up to? Email me at info only. I am female. Don't miss some of my naughty pictures. over and just play. standpoint, which Noted pediatrician and author discretion in relation

From the New American Standard Bible

Proverbs 7:25, discusses the wiles of a harlot:

Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, do not stray into her paths.

Emailing with a woman who is perhaps a scammer and may or not offer something sexual through the web, is not the same as visiting a harlot or loose woman, but a Christian should avoid the temptations of questionable women. I have done so with God's help, but I do not claim moral perfection.

I have received many Site Meter hits for my Facebook Graffiti One article. I find this amusing.

Facebook quotes #1

Bear Lake, Colorado (photo from

Being positive is only meaningful in the context of being realistic.

In the 1990's, I went to the free 90 minute Tom Vu 'semina' twice for some laughs with friends. On one occasion Tom suggested that one look for a real estate seller who has recently had a heart attack and then make a low ball offer.

After coming home from Britain in 2001, my good friend with the alias Bobby Buff, announced to me that he had the best build of all his friends. In 2006, he officially retired from body-building and is now a weight trainer. The body-building world mourns.

Facebook graffiti and another tribute to Bob Ross...there.

Perhaps for some, there is more money to be made in selling systems and seminars than there is in the actual business for which they are selling systems and seminars.

The quotes below are from:

"A lot of your friends will tell you, 'Don't come to the seminar. It's a get-rich-quick plan.' Well, tell them, it is a get-rich-quick plan because life is too short to get rich slow."
"Tom Vu says his system is different than other experts'."
"Okay. You've seen me make a lot of money. You've seen my students who are average people make a lot of money. Isn't is about time for you to go out and make a lot of money?"
"There's two kinds of work in America: hard work and smart work. Which one are you doing now?"
"This is not a country club! This is my house!"
"Today I'm gonna show you how to drive a sports car. First, you need a lot of money!"
"Don't listen to your friends. They're losers!"
"Do you think these girls like me? NO, they like my money!"
"At first I got lots of discouragement from friends and stranger who are loser! You know what these people kept telling me? They kept saying, 'Well Tom Vu, you a crazy nut, here you are, a poor immigrant, poor minority, speak no English, no contact, on and on, and you trying to be rich in America! You crazy, man! Look at people out there! They smarter than you are, they not even rich! Who are you to try?' And you know what? I have to keep telling these people every time, I kept saying, 'You are loser! Get out of my way! I make it somehow!'"

Religious album covers: continued

It was a warm day yesterday with 35-40 degree Celsius temperatures in my loft while working on my PhD dissertation. I reason that I need some humour. I found three additional album covers that are perhaps worth discussing.

Korla Pandit was a famous pianist and I am not criticizing him as an artist, but that album cover is creepy, and especially for a Christmas album. To me, Mr. Pandit with the turban in that photo looks like a wax figure of Mr. Pandit. The wax figure of Mr. Pandit for some reason reminds me of a few world religions class trips to Hindu and Hare Krishna temples. So, the thought that comes to mind is that some creepy type of eastern religious figurine is sitting behind a piano peddling a Christmas album. Merry Christmas everyone, and Hare Krishna, have a Krishna Christmas you hairy Christians. Hmm, that cover would sell a lot of albums in today’s market, and what a wonderful marketing ploy. Perhaps, Mr. Pandit actually was off that day and the figurine was a cheaper stand in.

Reverend Falwell from what I have gathered was a godly man, and I respected him. However that album cover with the words Feudin’, Fussin’ and Frettin', will only reinforce the notion by some within and outside of the Christian Church, that southern American fundamentalists are ignorant and uneducated. From my experience with emailing denominations for my questionnaire, I found that many southern American fundamentalist leaders are educated with Master’s and Doctorate degrees and have knowledge, even if some of their views are too extreme or not necessarily Biblical in the opinion of many in the Christian Church. I can picture some secular critic looking at that album cover and thinking that fundamentalist Christians are a bunch of backwards, morons. In a sense, album covers such as this one perhaps just reinforce in some secular minds the mistaken notion that Biblical Christianity is so ridiculous that it does not need to be seriously, intellectually, examined.

Hmm, I can just deduce that some secular critic will reason that fundamentalists cannot count.

This is an email I received the other day. Thankfully, I did not receive the email while dead. The header is below.


Attention: Dear Beneficiary,



In the course of our General Auditing and Account revision of the first quarter of the year 2007 ending within few days from now, we discovered that the Bank Accounts belonging to some Benefactors has been changed on the bases that the owners have died some time last year or has given out an authorization note of change of data.

After the investigations however, it was revealed that there are Foreigners who are collaborating with Retired Staffs to make this changes illegally without the concept of the Bonafide Benefactor and one traced to your own change is this Mr Rick Jones who said you are dead, hence they have forwarded some documents of funeral service held for you so as to
divert your fund.

They have also forwarded this bank account below as the new account that will receive this money.

Bank: Hang Seng Bank
Bank Address: 83 Des Veoux Road , Central - Hong Kong
Account Name: Rick Jones
Account Number: 235-325172-882
Bank Code: 024
Swift Code: HASEHKHH

But we want to confirm if actually this is true and hence decide to write to your email address which after 2 days from now and there is no
response, we will then know that you are dead indeed and go on with the transfer.

If proved otherwise by you that you did not die, please forward to us all the related Benefactors particulars including your Telephone number, contact address.

These details from you will help and assist us reach a conclusion that you are not dead. Anything contrary to this claim will help us charge this man to court and prosecuted him while your fund will be paid to you immediately without any further delay.You have to get back to us on time for us to commence legal proceedings against Mr. Rick Jones and
his accomplices.

Yours Faithfully.

Mr Frank Woodward
Remittance/Foreign Operation Manager
Bank of Scotland, Isle of Man
London Uk
Ph: 00 447024022836

Is this the same Rick Jones from the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and Captain Marvel comics?;)

My Facebook graffiti drawing is a tribute to Bob Ross…there.


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This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

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Thanks to Lawrence of Arabia from Revolt in the Desert, in my thekingpin68 links, for the link to this amusing site that rates blogs. I looked at the ratings for all my linked blogs with both of my theology blogs, my blogs excluded, and one other blog had a NC-17 rating, and two other blogs were rated Restricted.

Please check out my other theology related blog for its rating:

Polygamous Family

Here we go again! This email just arrived. I thought I would publish this one as an article. The poor 'beggers'.


Dear Sir, Greetings and compliement of the season! In due consideration and trust, I come to you for a profitable business transaction that might interest you. My Name is Zedex Calvaho from the famous Calvaho Family. Calvaho Family is a Polygamous Family and the 6th Richest Family in Sao Tome and Principle. My Father (Late Dr.Tinjankaba Calvaho) died on the 22nd of March, 2003 living Millions of Dollars and Pounds in a Foreign Banks including Large number of Estates and Companies which has already been claimed by the Children's of my Father's First Wife currently parading themselves as the sole Inheritors to our Father's Estates and Funds. This has caused series of problems between our family and the family's of my late father's First Wife and till date, the problem has not been able to be resolved even in Court. However, I have been able to trace our Father's unclaimed Money to the tune of £35.7 million lying at UBS Investment Bank in London. I have conculded every arrangement to claim the funds before the Children's of my Father's First Wife will bounce of the funds for inheritance. In addition, Since the death of our Father, our own side of Calvaho Family has been in a serious severe financial distress because the First family has confiscated all that our father has laboured for the interest of the entire families.

Therefore, It is my wish to present you before the Bank for claiming of this funds on our behalf as our own part of benefits from our Late father's funds so that the funds will be released to your nominated bank account without any further delay. We will offer you 40% of the funds for your kindest assistance should in case if this offer pleases you. This funds is the only hope of our livelihood otherwise we will turn to a begger oneday. Finally, I will appreciate if you will send me your direct telephone numbers for discussion of this deal infurther details.

Yours Sincerely, Zedex Calvaho

There should be a Warner Brothers cartoon where Bugs Bunny deals with email scammers!

Bully for Bugs (1953)