Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I have no name for this post, but there's a nifty cartoon

First of all, newsflash - after I played hardball, the company that tried to convince me that scamming us for sponsorship benefits without sponsorship came back and said they'd do exactly what they did last year - money, big product donation.

"And then can we have the X, Y, and Z (sponsorship benefits)?" she asked.

True story. "We'll do this so people know we support you" became "Can we have this if we give you money?" Well, hey. That's what happens when a local company is sold partly to an equity firm of no name suits, right?

I shared the good news with a couple of friends and my buddy Crabby Pants shared this art for the occasion. She should be syndicated, no? I wish I could be this amusing, artistic and funny at the same time.

On another note, our mail helpline email account at work got hacked - within a few minutes someone had used our address to send more than 300 people an add for Viagra. So we decided to change our personal passwords as well. Which was fine until Outlook said Fuck You to me, which Microsoft frequently says to me as well. (The feeling is mutual, Microsoft.)

My boss went in and reconfigured things and asked me for the new password, which is a combination of numbers and one of my cat's names. The cat, of course, being Vasil Plotcharsky McNut.

After a couple of attempts to change it based on my dictation, he looked at me like I had a stack of pancakes in my head, but was trying to be polite and not say anything, and said, "Can you write that down?"

Speaking of cats, this month marks a year of Mandrake! This is what he does when he makes a shameless play for attention. So does Mr. RK. Just kidding.
His brother, in the meantime, is trying to dig his way to China.

16 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Crabby Pants should indeed be syndicated.
On the feline front: Are you sure that Vasil hasn't succeeded in digging not to China, but to Australia. I am wondering whether we have two black hellions or one, much travelled one?

Vanessa Morgan said...

Apparently the names of pets are the most common passwords. Finding out those names is really what makes a hacker successful :)

Lynn said...

I'm glad that sponsorship thing worked out! Love your kitties. :)

Cheryl said...

Oh look at you, RK...you are making me blush!!

As for the hacker..I hope there is a special place in hell for hackers. I just changed my password for about the umpteenth time yesterday because of spam going out on one of my email addresses. I am running out of creative passwords that I can remember. Vasil Plotcharsky McNut isn't one that would fit into the "remembering" category.

Your kitties are so cute! (and I bet Mr RK does do that) There are times its necessary to make shameless plays for attention.

Thanks again for the inclusion in your post. Crabby Pants and I both think you are the BEST.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

BRAVA to you---You shamed those people into doing what they should have done in the first place....

LOVE your dear Felines....I know that first picture well---it was just that position that made me fall in love with cats, waaaaay back in 1966....
I have to write every password down now,because I am constantly having to change them. Grrrrrrr.

lgsquirrel said...

Well done. I am sure it was your angelic face that swung the deal or did you threaten to set your cats on them?

CraveCute said...

Love Crabby Pants! I have like a zillion passwords and rotate them occasionally. Have them all written in a notebook cause I never remember them! Cats are so fun to look at and cheap entertainment, except for the food, cat toys, cat litter, vet bills ... oh...guess they aren't really cheap!

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Lee said...

What then is "I have no name for this post, but there's a nifty cartoon? - if not a title?

And please let us know when Mandrake's brother reaches China...if he takes a turn south, he might end up here....actually I think I might have spotted him yesterday...

And I believe what you say about Mr. RK displaying himself the way Mandrake does...no amount of you denying it isn't so will change my mind!

DWei said...

Oh look at that tummy! It is just begging to be rubbed!

Charles Gramlich said...

Never a dull moment, sounds like.

Granny Annie said...

Raspberries, lizards, pickles and condoms. That might be what I said on the previous comment that disappeared.

Abby said...

I suppose at least the no name suits are straightforward in their callousness.
Sweet kitties. And at first, I read your cat name/password as "Vagisil Plotcharsky McNut". It must be from all the porn that goes on over here.

G. B. Miller said...

I actually had one of my old Yahoo accounts get hacked earlier in the year when Yahoo announced that some user accounts were compromised.

The only way I found out about it, since I check my Yahoo accounts about once every two weeks, was that I got an e-mail from myself in my Hotmail.

After going to the account and doing what Yahoo wanted me to do, I found one of those undeliverable error messages in my in box. I checked it out and found the reason why it was undeliverable was that all the e-mail addys in my tine contact list were invalid.

Anywho, if IT at my job actually knew what I used for passwords, they would have a conniption fit.

Betty Manousos said...

gosh, rk, your kitties are so cute!!

i'm glad to hear that that sponsorship ended up working out for you.

big hugs!
xoxo

A Beer For The Shower said...

We both love Crabby Pants (aka Cheryl). Awesome to see her making an appearance here.

Also, I said fuck you to Microsoft and Outlook long ago, though admittedly, they're still better than Yahoo (Worst. E-mail. Ever).