GMPent and Conspicuous Consumption

So this guy, gmpent, on instagram I’ve really taken an interest in. He posts various luxury items, you know, like Starbucks and Lululemon (hey, everyone knows how luxurious Starbucks is) and that’s pretty much his account in a nutshell, no family, no friends, not even pictures of himself. Just his credit cards.

And it’s all just a bit…weird.

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Conspicuous consumption is rampant these days. So this guy is not original by any means, but the whole centurion card in the froyo is just…weird. It seems his entire life is just cars and two credit cards. Which is really really sad. And I am being so serious when I say every picture has his credit card in it. The credit card in the food is just gross. Do you realize all the places your credit card has been? The tables, counters and other germ-laden public places? And you put that right in your food. Yuck. Anything for Instagram, right?

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Because nothing screams ‘nouveau riche’ quite like posing with your credit cards

So what is he trying to say? What is the goal of his account? I honestly don’t know. Perhaps to tell people he has a lot of money. If that’s the case, congrats gmpent! You have a lot of money. Maybe he’s unafraid of being robbed (remember what happened to Soulja Boy?). Or maybe someone should just buy him a proper wallet.

Perhaps this is all some weird joke that I, and a lot of other people, don’t get. If so, bravo gmpent!

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Whacked Out Wednesday

A post on Kourntey Kardashian’s Instagram from a few weeks ago has been brought to my attention. Apparently this nellyperez86, has a seriously crazy grudge against Kourntey Kardashian. I’m not even sure what she’s going on about. So congrats nellyperez86, you win Crazy Person of the Week.

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Stay tuned for a post on Celebrity Culture and Worship. Posts like these are almost unbelievable. I see stuff like this all the time on the Internet. Definitely warrants a blog post.

Have a good week guys!

Editors Note: No, I will not censor people’s usernames. It’s the Internet, anyone can find it. And if you put your crazy pants on be prepared for backlash.

Antonio Cromartie Should Probably Smoke a Little Less Weed

Antionio Cromartie, father of 12 and counting, has recently been interviewed about the state of the NFL pot ban, “”We’re just going to do it anyway,” Cromartie told interviewer Ashlee Ray on Thisis50.com, an entertainment website. “They just need to let it go. They need to go ahead and say, ‘Y’all go ahead, smoke it, do what you need to do.'” ESPN

You’re probably still at the part where Cromartie has 12 kids. I wish I was kidding. The kicker is, they’re by eight different women. Glossing over the complete idiocy of risking your health with random women, there is also ongoing financial obligations that comes with a child. Let alone 12. I actually feel bad for the kids. Not the moms, they knew what they were getting into (baby mama 1, 2 & 3 you maybe get a pass), but these children will never have the close relationship I have with my father. There’s no way with a lot of them living all over the country.

What I don’t understand is why these women wanted to be baby mama #X. I mean BM #7 & 8, what exactly did you gain? I’m sure the money you’ve received rivals only a week’s pay at McDonald’s. So what’s the point? Why risk your health and your life for someone that plays for the Jets? This ain’t the Patriots by a long shot. Why have a child who will never know their father on any deep level? One can only guess.

And Mr. Cromartie, at what point is 5 kids enough? Or 7? Or 10? At what point do you think to yourself, hmmm I already have 6 more kids than I can afford, I better use a condom…?

It’s one of life’s great questions. Instead of asking his position on weed. I wanna know what goes through his head when he gets into bed with someone. Would make for a much more interesting story.

How Not to Get Scammed on the Internet

Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of scams on the internet. Specifically online shopping scam sites. According to Ripoffreport.com, people fall for these scams all the time. As an avid online shopper, and eBayer, I’m hyper-aware of scams on the internet. Some are obvious and some are more subtle.  Since scam sites do not seem to be going away anytime soon, here’s how to recognize internet shopping scams.

 

1. If the price is too good to be true, it probably is. 

Many scam sites pride themselves on “lower prices”. However, many people find when they order from a scam website they either don’t receive what they paid for, or they have extra charges on their credit cards. Most Toms Shoes pins on Pinterest lead to scam sites. Be wary of offers of ‘cheap’ products, and ‘outlet’ prices.

Only some of MANY Fake Toms Shoes website links found on Pinterest

Only some of MANY Fake Toms Shoes website links found on Pinterest

 

2. Whenever going on a site, always check out the ‘About Us’ and ‘FAQ’ pages. If it sounds wrong, it is. Also be aware of any misspellings or typos.

Genuine websites will not have any misspellings or typos.

 

3. Know where the product is coming from. 

Be wary of international sellers. You might be receiving  an inauthentic product, or fall victim to identity theft.

 

4. Pay attention to the URL. 

A lot of scam webpages look eerily similar to the business they are trying to defraud.

Fake Lululemon Site

Fake Lululemon Site

Real Lululemon.com Website

Real Lululemon.com Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

Know the URL of the website you are on. Fraud sites will always have a different URL to the real one. Numbers (e.g. 2014), Sale and Cheap are a few watch words to know if you have come across a fraudulent website.

 

5. If you are unsure of the website, use PayPal. 

 

6. Don’t trust the ‘VeriSign Secured’ images. 

It is way too easy to add a Secured website or BBB Accredited business image to a webpage. footIf you see the above images on a site you are not sure about, do not automatically trust it because of these images. If you want to make sure a business is accredited, search for it on the BBB website, here.

 

If all else fails and you are still unsure, go to the ‘Contact Us’ page and give the business a call. Don’t send an email, call and speak with a person. Genuine webpages will have a customer service number that you can call.

It is all too easy to fall prey to scams on the internet, but by paying close attention  you can avoid the trouble that giving fraudulent websites your personal information can bring.

Gah I don’t even have a name for this one…

I tend to avoid shopping fan sites. Yes, some stores have fan sites. But I avoid them because the women on those sites tend to be…nutter butters.

The women say they hate the store (yes hate), they say they’re over it, but the very next week they are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars and the cycle continues. What’s the definition of insanity again?

J. Crew owes me. I’ve spent a lot of money there over the past 10 years. I want them to sell things that I like. If they don’t to hell with them. I won’t shop there anymore. (Well really I will buy and then complain weekly on J. Crew Aficionada).

I’m a loyal customer! I deserve it! I deserve free UPS shipping,

And if they don’t. I hope they go out of business. Even if that means thousands of jobs. Since I’ve spent so much money and invested so much time in jcrew over the years

/satire