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Good-Bye 2013 It’s been great

Posted: December 31, 2013 by Thos003 in Just for Fun
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While the idea of getting old lacks some luster, I must say each year accumulates more memories, more love, and more life. I love that despite life not being perfect that each year is a little better than the last. I look back and say, “Wow” and then look forward excited for more.

And despite one of my favorite Princess Bride movie lines, “LIFE IS PAIN, your highness. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something” I must say, Life is awesome.

But then again I am a Marketer.

Enjoy…

Happy New Year!

Scorpions and spiders at the top of the list isn’t much of a shock but…

Cats are a pest?

Frankly I am a little surprised that “CAT” was ranked so high. Is there really that much of a love hate relationship with cats? So let’s poll the audience:

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The new year is almost here. Now about setting my Broken Alarm clock.

800am

Modified image of http://www.flickr.com/photos/30271205@N02/2862719142

The good the bad and the ugly… Batman Smells… Or at least stinks at Reputation Management20121221-091434.jpg

Jingle Bells… Batman smells…

We all know that Batman has been stinking it up for years! Well the caped crusader has had enough of these shenanigans. It has finally gotten to him and he has taken action.

POW!

Whack!

Batman’s Christmas Reputation Management

Who knows when it happened, or even why. Perhaps it was innocent enough. Maybe Batman had a long rough day and really did smell.. But does one bad deed warrant this onslaught of Christmas Caroling abuse? I think not. Think of all the good deeds he has done. I have another very good source that confirms he is on the “Nice List”. Perhaps his foes are secretly chanting this tune below the dark of night to bring Batman crumbling down! And YOU… YOU take part of it every time you make mention to this fake Ripped OFF Jingle Reprise. Your curiosity is helping the bad guys win! Darn you unbiased algorithm that wants diversified results without checking your facts, or at least giving the poor Batman a gold star rating where legitimate first account individuals can attest to Batman’s overall stinkage. I know that Batman could easily overcome some of this if he would just list his location, but there are some negatives in his case for giving away his whereabouts. So for good reason, his secret lair remains unlisted. But that is no excuse for the this abuse…. PLEASE ISN’T THERE ANYONE OVER THERE THAT CARES?

So Smacking Your Side Kick Around May Not Be An Appropriate Response…

I must say, you would think that Batman was above smacking Robin around, but an identity is being crushed here.. And even a super hero has a breaking point. One can sympathize with Batman’s frustration. I mean, how does one go about retracting unwritten lyrics? How can Batman even begin to fight a foe that he does not know? One that hides behind the singing mouths of innocent children… Batman finally let it get to him and let loose on poor Robin. Heck, Robin freaking laid an egg… Maybe it was Robin’s fault that Batman was even in the mess. Maybe his association with Robin, and Robin’s guilt in laying the stinky egg, has destroyed Batman. But smacking Robin around for it, probably isn’t going to win back the hearts of the masses. Really, Batman just needs to take a breath and find a real online reputation management company. A company that perhaps could right this whole thing by weaving a magical jingle of their own that replaces the bells of yesterday.

For all of you onlookers… STOP

Stop and consider the damage you maybe causing Batman before singing that verse. Stop and ask yourself if it really is warranted. Take advice from the cat..

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And if you need pest control don’t call Batman!… He’s not even real!

Call Bulwark Exterminating. This message is brought to from the pest control guy.

With the announcement of Twinkies potential death,

there are those who stood not idle but moved quickly.

Alas, some people know opportunity when they see it.

And as for junk food, may everybody enjoy a glorious round of pies after their thanksgiving turkey. Happy feast to all, and to all a good night.

Every wonder what bugs your turkey eats?

But news has it that Bimbo may pick-up these Blondies.

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The Friday Funny Email comes from ASU today.

Funny thing about sending out IE warning email with links..

If they use IE where is that link is going to take them? #FAIL

On a side note, if you are using internet explorer you might have some problems…

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Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012 9:52 AM
Subject: Alert: Stop Using Internet Explorer: Malware Found

Attention Students:

You are receiving this message from the ASU Information Security Office – PLEASE READ IF YOU USE Internet Explorer

A previously unknown computer security problem is affecting all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). Through this newly discovered security flaw, an unauthorized person can gain access to your computer and install malicious programs without your knowledge that permit that unauthorized person to use your computer for illegal purposes, including potentially gaining access to information on your computer. Recently, this has taken a turn for the worse and the number of locations hosting this malware was raised tremendously.

Please refrain from using Internet Explorer (IE) unless absolutely necessary until it is patched. Microsoft has announced plans to release a comprehensive patch today, Friday, Sept 21st (See References).

In the interim please do the following:

  • Until further notice (until this threat passes), the Information Security Office recommends the use of alternative browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Opera, or Safari.
  • If you must use IE, please only use known links.
  • Review and apply Microsoft’s released workarounds and patches as appropriate. (See References)

The Information Security Office will provide updates on this situation at getprotected.asu.edu. As always, take caution when using the Internet, especially in these kinds of situations. To report an event or incident, contact the ASU Help Desk at 1-855-278-5080.

For events that do not require an immediate response, email infosec (at) asu.edu or visit getprotected.asu.edu.

REFERENCES:

Microsoft Technical Documents:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2012/09/19/internet-explorer-fix-it-available-now-security-update-scheduled-for-friday.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-sep

http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2012/09/19/more-information-on-security-advisory-2757760-s-fix-it.aspx

Patch Link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2757760

SecurityFocus: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/55562

ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/java-zero-day-leads-to-internet-explorer-zero-day-7000004330/

AlienVault: http://labs.alienvault.com/labs/index.php/2012/new-internet-explorer-zero-day-being-exploited-in-the-wild/

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Thanks for the laugh. Perhaps here is a better email option:

Some of you may or may not be aware, of the recent Internet Explorer security flaw, which researchers say could allow hackers to take remote control of an infected PC.

Use this link to download and install the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit v3.0
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29851

This free security tool, is designed to help prevent hackers from gaining access to your system. Feel free to forward this email to any Bulwark employees that are not on this email list.

Of course if you are already on this website in internet explorer than that link may not help you.


And if you need a Tempe Exterminator…

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Just wanted to say Happy 4th of July!

LET FREEDOM RING!!!

 

(Photo of actual coupon in front of Carl’s Junior widow.)

Took my coupon into Carl’s Jr today… Found that I was paying 2 cents more to use it! LOL.

Oh and if you buy a drink, get the 44oz..

sm: 1.49
med: 1.79
Large: 1.00

Perhaps they have found a way to combat coupon dependency.

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Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth

Bulwark Exterminating Jedi, Wayne from Las Vegas.

What is Star Wars Day?

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It’s days like this that I love being a pest control guy…

Bulwark Exterminating, 19 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 828-8825

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I had the pleasure of shooting this video last year while visiting Raleigh for Internet Marketing Summit. The video was not rehearsed, no prompts, just me asking a customer of Bulwark Exterminating about the service. She was more than willing to help us. I am grateful for good people like Cindy. Thanks for making me smile and reminding me why I love my job.

Why I love pest control

I know pest control isn’t sexy. I know people cringe at the mere thought of a roach running up their wall. And let’s face it, exterminators don’t get the best wrap in the movies either. So there can be this perception of “your an exterminator?” But really, providing service with a smile is gratifying. Helping people feel safe in their own homes. Helping relieve their fears. There is real job satisfaction in seeing people smile. Don’t get me wrong, being a bug guy has it’s nasty moments. But in the end, I think it’s worth it.

Hope you have a bug free weekend.