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ISSN: 1527-814X Tuesday July 24, 2001

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WebSkulker won't be famous after all


Webskulker (under his Mark Bernay alias) was interviewed for this show and was supposed to be on the air, but the producer decided not to use that footage.  Damn.  Ms. Cat was looking forward to seeing her master on TV and better yet, she could bat flies away from the screen.

Nevertheless WebSkulker played a part in the show in that he introduced the producer to a couple of phreaks and he loaned the studio some antiques that were filmed for the show.  WebSkulker hasn't seen it, but there is supposed to be a scene in which the phreak Cap'n Crunch and others blow into a red Cap'n Crunch whistle.  That whistle, along with the 1971 Esquire magazine and a lot of other newspaper and magazine clippings you will see in the show, came from us.

Free tools for skulking around the phone network

Our 5/25/00 issue mentioned a web site as "the greatest telephone network information page ever published in this newsletter".  Unfortunately that site started charging a sizable subscription fee that the average jr. skulker will not want to pay.  WebSkulker asked around and skulked around and came up with the above three sites that are still free and that give similar information about telephone companies and switches.  The first was contributed by Jr. Skulker Robert and the second by Randy.

Jr. Skulkers can wiretap the mob

How would you like to place a wiretap on the phone line of a mob leader and listen in whenever you want?  You can't quite do this yourself, but you can listen to many hours of material recorded in 1985-86 from an FBI tap of mobster Federico 'Fritzy' Giovanelli, a Genovese crime family soldier.  "The tapes do not contain the sort of reckless chatter that sent John Gotti away for life, they're remarkable for the funny, profane, and whimsical conversations Fritzy had with his Mafia cohorts, namely Frank 'Frankie California' Condo, a fellow Genovese soldier. Like two old hens, Frank and Fritzy would gab daily about life's rich pageant, their conversations a stream-of-consciousness potpourri. While most men their age were out working, the duo would convene on the telephone in the early afternoon -- both speaking from their homes -- and launch into wildly veering conversations. A typical 15-minute chat could touch on sex, work, girlfriends, vitamins, movies, enlarged hearts, cholesterol counts, and marital strife. Peppered with malaprops and featuring Frank and Fritzy's Central Casting voices, the tapes are a raucous, slice-of-life look at two hoodlums."

The WMOB site calls itself the wiretap network, and they arrange these tapes like a soap opera with weekly episodes: the Frank and Fritzy Show.  You can read a transcript of these conversations and listen to them in RealAudio.  Click on the link above, choose an episode, and you will get the transcript.  Click on "CLICK HERE TO LISTEN" at the upper-left to get the audio.

WebSkulker loves you, but this guy sure doesn't

Cliff Yablonski (whoever he is) hates everyone.  People send him weird pictures of themselves and their friends.  Cliff posts a selection of these every two weeks with great comments about why he hates each and every one.  He has 175 pages of these so far (with numbered links at the left) and they are all hilarious.  Ms. Cat likes the hateful cat pictures mixed in.


WebSkulker sometimes gets into weird moods and comes up with weird ideas.  This weird page is the result of one of these, and features Jr. Skulkers Al Bernay and his sidekick Franky T.  WebSkulker submitted these pictures to Cliff Yablonski to see what happens.


Speaking of weird pictures, Jr. Skulker Randy Solton suggests this page that purports to be serious, but is probably a hoax.  As the page says, WARNING: HORRIFIC PHOTOS ... NOT FOR VIEWING BY CHILDREN OR ANYONE WITH A WEAK STOMACH.

These made WebSkulker laugh

Submitted by Jr. Skulker Giovanni Navarrete

The Top 50+ Geek T-Shirt Slogans

1. Cannot find REALITY.SYS. Universe halted.
2. COFFEE.EXE Missing - Insert Cup and Press Any Key.
3. Buy a Pentium 4 at 1.8 GHz so you can reboot faster.
4. 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.
5. Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.
6. Computers make very fast, very accurate, mistakes.
7. My software never has bugs. It just develops random features.
10. The information went data way
11. Best file compression around: "DEL *.*" = 100% compression
12. The Definition of an Upgrade: Take old bugs out, put new ones in.
13. BREAKFAST.COM Halted...Cereal Port Not Responding
14. The name is Baud....... James Baud.
15. BUFFERS FILES 2nd down, 4th quarter, 5 yards to go!
16. Access denied-nah nah na nah nah!
17. c:\> Bad Command or file name! Go stand in the corner.
18. Bad command. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaay...
19. Why doesn't DOS ever say "EXCELLENT command or filename!"?
20. As a computer, I find your faith in technology amusing.
21. Southern DOS: Y'all reckon? (Yep/Nope)
22. Backups? We don' NEED no stinking backups.
23. E Pluribus Modem
24. File not found. Should I fake it? (Y/N)
25. Ethernet (n): something used to catch the etherbunny
26. A mainframe: The biggest PC peripheral available.
27. An error? Impossible! My modem is error correcting.
28. CONGRESS.SYS Corrupted: Re-boot Washington, D.C.? (Y/N)
29. Does fuzzy logic tickle?
30. A computer's attention span is as long as its power cord.
31. 11th commandment - Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's Pentium.
32. 24 hours in a day ... 24 beers in a case... coincidence?
33. Disinformation is not as good as datinformation.
34. Windows: Just another pane in the glass.
35. SENILE.COM found ... Out of Memory...
36. Who's General Failure & why's he reading my disk?
37. Ultimate office automation: networked coffee.
38. RAM disk is not an installation procedure.
39. Shell to DOS... Come in DOS, do you copy? Shell to DOS...
40. All computers wait at the same speed.
41. Computer: A device designed to speed and automate errors.
42. Press <CTRL>-<ALT>-<DEL> to continue...
43. Smash forehead on keyboard to continue...
44. Enter any 11-digit prime number to continue...
45. ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI!
46. E-mail returned to sender - insufficient voltage.
47. Help! I'm modeming... and I can't hang up!!!
48. All wiyht. Rho sritched mg kegtops awound?
49. Error: Keyboard not attached. Press F1 to continue.
50. "640K ought to be enough for anybody." - Bill Gates, 1981
52. Hidden DOS Secret: add BUGS=OFF to your CONFIG.SYS
53. Press any key... no, no, no! NOT THAT ONE!


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