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I’ve mentioned before that I have to field the stuff that come from the website contact form at work, 95% of which is porn spam. This is a little different:

Hello Sir!

I working for Bizcope SEO company in Bangladesh. My client needing backlinks urgently. So sir, I requesting that you give me a do follow, permanent backlink on your blog. When you are done, please sending me email to confirming. Here is my client website:

[website that sells CBD gummies]

Plz also creating a 5 star GMB and Trust Pilot reviewings too.

If I do not seeing a backlink in one week, I am create million toxic blog comment spam and redirect backlink to [my work website] and you can saying goodbye to your Google rankings for 1 year or more.

I trust you making correct decision Sir. I giving you 7 days. If I getting link from you, I will also add a back-link to [my work website] on [a totally different site that sells CBD gummies].

Best wishes from sunny Bangladesh

Dusyanthan Balasubramanian

Bolding mine.

I originally left their address in the post (hence the Google Maps image), but I have since decided they might’ve been set up. In the business comments on Maps, two other people mentioned getting this email: one thought it was a genuine extortion attempt and the other thought it was someone else trying to besmear Bizcope.

Don’t know for sure, but the English is comically bad and the return email address is a boatyard in Florida. I’m thinking probably setup.


We’re having our Easter meal today so we have four days to eat leftovers. A perfectly gigantic turkey is in the oven as I sit here typing.

Have a good Good Friday everyone, and a splendid weekend!


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 15, 2022, 9:02 pm

I do hoping you many best happy Easter eatings from your remaining around old used food!

Seeing you on the daylight time which follow the Sunday!

Be most certainly happy and careful wishes almost certainly to you.
Not to grab by the restraining bar.

Comment from Cantharkmycry
Time: April 15, 2022, 9:58 pm

What durnedyankee said!

Comment from OldFert
Time: April 15, 2022, 10:43 pm

Five stars for Durned Yankee!

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 16, 2022, 6:51 pm

@stoaty…I did the same yesterday. I went with my German/Dutch roots of a slow roasted pork shoulder Sauerbraten style simmered in hard cider…with roasted yams and small red potatoes, carrots, onions…the usual suspects with fermented condiments of stone ground mustard w/ stout, cold red cabbage & apples, and garlicy pickles. I baked dark rye and am in heaven today.

@Durned…very droll.

Geez forgot my log in…it’s BJM

Comment from BJM
Time: April 16, 2022, 7:17 pm

TWIP is pretty good…um..this week.

Not sure what this is supposed to mean, but I like it.

I liked the Astley Paradox too.

Comment from Cantharkmycry
Time: April 16, 2022, 8:37 pm

I’ve been trying to find a really good DARK rye bread recipe. Are you willing to share yours?

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: April 17, 2022, 11:57 am

@BJM – Prior to the vegan love fest we’re having here now there were many German style meals featuring various schnitzels and the pickled beef style dishes like Rouladen along with the spaetzle and some very nice pickled veggy salads (personal favorite, the beets or carrots).

The cabbage and veggie dishes are still permitted, but there’s been a cutover to psuedo korean and Japanese like kimchi and sunomono. I say psuedo because it’s me making them and there tends to be inauthentic substituting going on for some ingredients or additions that violate tradtion, like shredded red cabbage in stir fry rice.

One of us has lost a bit of weight and the other who shall remain me is still trying to climb below a persistent plateau weight that has survived various diet attempts.
Dammit I was forced to admit her diet works, and no it’s not based on eating sawdust and Unicorn tears, just more rice and chick peas and tofu ( for example ) in five months than has been consumed in the previous 60 something years.

Your menu sounds like heaven!

Happy Easter to all!

Comment from Pablo
Time: April 17, 2022, 7:45 pm

Hey, C.W. McCall slipped the mortal coil on April 1st. That’s a win for moi!


Happy Easter, everybody!

Comment from BJM
Time: April 17, 2022, 7:49 pm

@canthark…I like this one, but I also make a lot of Sune’s recipes @ FoodGeek He one of the best sourdough bakers on YT. He has a tutorial on how rye flour affects sourdough…I experimented from there.

@Durned…once you go kimchi there’s no going back.

Comment from BJM
Time: April 17, 2022, 7:56 pm

I’m clearing a lot dreck from my external drive and found a few amusing bits & pieces. Youse guys might enjoy this slideshow of a big wrasslin’ match. (You’ll no doubt notice harley is tethered to the coffee table with a leash to keep the game under the cat’s control.) Harley would have been about 5 months old and Zoe the kitty about 6, they were best buds…we miss them both terribly..they made us laugh every day.

Comment from BJM
Time: April 17, 2022, 8:13 pm

Watching the media demonizing their hero Elon Musk reminds me of this joke.

A man is walking by the zoo when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to devour her right in front the little girl’s screaming parents.

The man runs to the cage, hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the man brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

A reporter has seen the whole scene, and addressing the man, says: ‘Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life.’

‘Why, it was nothing,’ said the man, ‘really, the lion was behind bars and I knew God would protect me just as He did Daniel in the lions’ den long, long ago. I just saw this little child in danger, and acted as I felt was right.’

‘I noticed a Bible in your pocket.’ said the journalist. ‘Yes, I’m a Christian and was on my way to a Bible study’, the man replies.

‘Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist for The New York Times, you know, and tomorrow the papers will have this on page one.’

The New York Times journalist leaves. The following morning the man buys the paper to see if it indeed gives news of his actions, and reads, on page one:

‘Right Wing Christian Fundamentalist Assaults African Immigrant and Steals His Lunch.’

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 17, 2022, 8:38 pm

@BJM – re Kimchi – yes, I know, I use the diet as an excuse to have a small bowl of it every morning, eaten with chopsticks of course.

I’ve backed off the tteokbockki and various steamed dumplings but the kimchi stays.

I keep trying to get “them” to go to a korean shabu shabu place but we always end up at the local Sushi restaurant (run by “Koreans”, which is to say Americans of Korean heritage ) because they finally know what it is they’re eating and they refuse to start a new adventure.

And I don’t like eating alone. Used to hate it when I traveled for work. Always felt like some kind of leper especially in places that would seat one in the far back corner along with the other lonesome losers.

Comment from cantharkmycry
Time: April 18, 2022, 12:40 pm

Thanks, BJM! I’ll give those a try.

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