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I Could Use Some Advice Here

I hate to break away from our usual goofy posts, but I have a question for anyone out there who might know the answer. So here’s my problem; I got this bill in the mail today demanding $8.08 for a collect call from someone in prison. But not only do I not know anyone in prison, I didn’t even have this phone line back in December when they say the call was actually placed.

I know it’s a small amount, but obviously I don’t want to pay a bill for something that I had nothing to do. I also don’t want this to go to collections and risk having it hurt my credit score. But, I’ve also looked this company up and found that they are incredibly shady, so I’m not sure if I should call them because it might require giving them enough personal information for them to try to scam me out of even more money.

What do you guys think is my best option here? I am leaning towards calling them, but I want to make sure I won’t be shooting myself in the foot by talking to them and verifying my name and address.

Stupidest Products (or ideas) Ever

Get Ready To Dye Your Vagina

I’ve already written more about My Pink Button genital dye on the A*Hole’s Guide to Etiquette, but in continuing our coverage of the stupidest products and ideas ever, I thought it deserved a mention here as well.

Politics Sickening

Wikipedia Is EVIL

At least, if you’re a Republican. Senate candidate Andy Martin says the free encyclopedia is actually “a tax-exempt protosocialist scam that seeks to harass Republicans, conservatives and Obama opponents.” He’s actually suing the site for fraud. He goes on to say that both Wikipedia and Wikimedia are “anti-conservative, anti-Republican and anti-Obama opponent smear operations.” This all coming from someone who still doesn’t believe the president is a U.S. citizen. Gee, I wonder why this nutjob is losing so badly at the polls so far.


I know I Told You So…

But I did tell you so. The bigfoot “discovery” was actually a fake. The somewhat suprising turn of events though is that the hoax may cost the pranksters some big money, since they’re now getting sued. That’s what you get for playing on America’s love of big, hairy things.


Because We Need More Hoaxes

I thought I’d remind you that there are still scammers lurking about trying desperately to show you crazy monsters and big foots. I know the internet has made the spread of information amazing and crazy now, but that doesn’t mean you should go spreading lies. I feel a new mythology coming alive thanks to the miraculous ability of people to spread great forgeries faster than ever.

Oh, and just so you know, there’s a Nigerian banker trying to get a hold of you. Since he has your inheritance.

Thanks Neatorama.