This comment came in today and deserved its own post. I can’t vouch for its accuracy; but it’s not unimaginable, that’s for sure:

I have had a loan with tem for over 2 years. I originally borrowed 2500 but 2 years later my balance is only at 2450 so you make the call whether or not I am being ripped off. Everytime I up my payments to get a little ahead they raise their interest rates, which apparently they can do individualy based on your state of residence. This company is nothing more than a legal version of borrowing money from the mob. They just ruin your life even worse. I would gladly let them break my legs to get out from under them but they would rather ruin my life instead. I have sold my car and moved to a crappy apartment in the ghetto just to survive mainly because of them. And yes they do target and prey on people who really don’t need to be getting these loans. I myself had no choice. It was either get it and have heat and food for my kids or go without. No one would even look at me for a loan after my divorce. All you high and mighty bastards who say its our own fault for being in this situation should try walking in my shoes for just 1 day. I guarantee you won’t make it through, might even be institutionalized after you have to get your pretty little hands dirty and do an honest days work. You make me sick. Try making an honest person of yourself instead of putting others down to feel better. When you wake up tomorrow look in the mirror and ask yourself if you are proud of the person who you are. for those of you who won’t lie to yourself you might not like what you see.

Here’s a link to the original Cash Call post that has been pretty popular on my little blog. The comments keep pouring in – usually as horror stories about using Cash Call or other similar services.

It brings me to tears to have to admit this; but the Loch Ness Monster is dead, victim of that there Global Warming(tm). He, apparently died recently, although it survived for many thousands, if not millions of years, through global temperature variations that ranged between 10 and 20 degrees in celcius, in its part of the world.

But alas, that 0.5 degree change over the past 100 years were too much and it succumbed to Global Warming(tm). It was then dragged onto the shore and run over multiple times by a pack of wild SUVs – just to be safe.

Despite having hundreds of sonar contacts over the years, the trail has since gone cold and Rines believes that Nessie may be dead, a victim of global warming.

Everyone light a candle tonight; for this is the end of an era. Another mythical monster is dead; but at least we know the cause this time. Global Warming. Bastards. When will this madness ever end?

A sex offender in Massachusetts has won the $10 million state lottery. But you know, this isn’t the first time this has happened. Seems to me, that your odds of winning the lottery are a lot higher if you are a sex offender. Wonder if it’s some sort of affirmative action program or something.

Here’s a choice quote from the story:

Snay works driving trucks for a yacht dealership in Mendon. He won the $10 million from a $20 scratch ticket purchased at Cumberland Farms in Hopedale.

Of course he drives a truck! Probably more like a van. And it has pictures of ice creams cones or puppies painted on the side. And his deliveries are always strangely close to playgrounds – or at least pass that way for mysterious reasons, while listening to ice cream man songs.

Here’s the most interesting part of this story, though (to me, at least):

Snay’s record of sexual assaults dates back to 1974. He has been convicted six times of indecent assault and battery in Massachusetts. Level 3 offenders are considered the most dangerous and the most likely to commit another crime.

He’s a level 3 sex offender? I’m curious. At level 4, does he get a +1 Magic Van and +2 Puppy?

Hey, I found that funny. And so did anyone who played Dungeons and Dragons, so there!