CleanTalk Kicked my Spammers to the Curb

Loyal Readers will have noticed that The Lucky Puppy has been bombarded by spammers lately.

Below is an example of the shit that has been dropped into the comments:

 

It’s difficult to handle money or assistance while you are happy assistall the necessary safety features as well as property damage, and bodily injury coverage of $20,000 for liability insurance. Some factors are said to have your driver’s license. It’s been thatobvious include the full stated value. It’s almost as soon as you may receive. The types of coverage you need. While this is usually assigned by that individual lives their name.coverage. Becoming familiar with the clubs and organizations. If you do not have to show that drivers who obtain their car and the damages that this particular company be sure getyou to keep in mind that knowing things are kept as softcopies in computer, the savings you may think that the two premiums. Student/Senior citizen discounts are being given more acredit score can be done fairly early on that used to be named to assume moderate alcohol consumption than an SUV. Choose a car you want; this is going to insuranceinsurance premium will be. And the term of the state flower and tree. That is when you needed to repair than filing a claim. So they proposed creating a budget. youthe quotes and choose the higher your insurance payments. Automobile insurance is the price of the complexity, the equipment coverage are liability and medical personnel garner more esteem or clout thislower rate of insurance. Not everyone likes to find people who buy radar detectors available on your mortgage product available online.

I use Akismet to head off spam bots and the like.  But these jerks were putting an average of ten to twelve spam comments about the joys of having car insurance every day.  When I got tired of manually deleting them every morning I went looking for a solution.

The solution I found was CleanTalk.  As a wordpress plug in, the installation and activation was seamless and quick.  Seconds, literally seconds after activation CleanTalk had blocked 1200 attacks on the website. CleanTalk works with Akismet for a one-two knockout combination.

This was my first weekly report from CleanTalk.
This was my first weekly report from CleanTalk.

I strongly recommend that you get CleanTalk for your website today.

Babies Rent and Potato Salad

What do people donate money to?  Why do people donate?  Here’s my take on it.

 

Loyal readers of this blog know that I’ve been trying to raise money now for a couple of months. So far friends and family have kicked in. If you pay attention to the sidebar over there on the right you’ve probably noticed that my kids are trying to raise some money as well.  While I’ve been trying to make this website a moneymaking proposition because I have a burning desire to pay taxes and paying rent the kids are trying to adopt a baby.

I totally support their efforts because let’s face it I want to be a grandfather, they will make the best parents ever and some lucky kid gets two people who will love them unconditionally. If it’s a battle between me trying to pay bills and their adoption I pretty much concede that they’ve got a better reason to donate.

 

Now let’s talk about potato salad.  Over on abbygabs.com, Abby, daughter-in-law extraordinaire and future mom came across a guy raising money for potato salad.  Come on, potato salad? This guy has raised over 40 K in an effort to make potato salad. For a two dollar donation Zack will give you a hearty “Thank you very much”.  For a $20 donation you will receive a potato-salad themed haiku written by Zack, your name carved into a potato that will be used in the potato salad and a signed jar of mayonnaise.

THE LUCKY PUPPY CHALLENGE CHALLENGE

1. If you’re not afraid to have your name blasted across the Internet, donate to the Lucky Puppy right now and brag about in the comment section below.  If you have already donated, brag about that too.  You have to do it because I won’t out you. You can rest assured knowing your money will go to the rent, the child support, the cell bill, food, the folks at Direct TV and the occasional pack of smokes.

 

2. Not feeling it? Okay, donate to the Team Chamberlain Adoption Fund.  When you do, feel free to mention the Lucky Puppy and that we talked you into it.

 

3. I realize that some of you might want something to show for your money so buy this shirt and I will donate to Team Chamberlain for you whatever I make off of the sale.

 

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Click now. Click,click,click.

 

4. So by now you’re thinking that donations aren’t your thing and neither are babies and you’re thinking about potato salad.  Fuck that.  We have tons of stuff on Cafe Press.  Buy a shit load of stuff and Cafe Press will send us a check for you.

 

5. You’re still not moved into action?  Share the shit out of this post on social media you heartless bastard and someone else will do the heavy lifting.