Monday, October 24, 2011

Long time gone

Well I stopped updating this site but I needed a place to dumb this info.  I have used this system twice and got money back. I didn't make 10 times like it says but I did make enough to make it worth it.  If I know that enough people will do it, I will go for another round.

My first round I invested 1 bitcoin and got back 3
The second time I invested 5 and got back 23
Both times took about 2 months.

I don't know who made this.  I found the link while trolling around some image boards about 6 months ago.  I still can't really find much talk of it.

Has anyone else used this system or know someone who has?
Does anyone know anything more about it?

The Bitcoin Funtime Ponzo
Up to 10 times a return on your investment
A minimum of your money back

This document was updated on 10/05/2011 – current turn time with a very small group is about 6 weeks

Let's get this out of the way first:
This is a Pyramid and at some point people will stop joining and the people at the bottom will not be able to move up.  This system has been set up so when the time comes that it fails, the people at the bottom are returned their original investment.  We have an “end of fun time fund” saved up and in place to cover the payouts when the system someday fails. 

Now the plan:
Follow these steps to become slightly richer very slowly or just to shuffle around your bitcoins a bit.  Double check the info in your email and then check it again.  There is no confirmation process and no logins or password.  You are sending your bitcoins into the ether and someday they come back.

WE DO NOT HAVE A WEBSITE. is the only way to reach us.

At first we expect the process to take about two months but as more people join, the turnaround is expected to go down to less than a week.  With a large number of people joining there is no limit to how quick the turnaround could be.

OK, let’s do it:

Follow these steps exactly or you could lose you bitcoins forever

STEP ONE: Send Bitcoins
1.       Open your bitcoin client or whatever you use
2.       Press “Send Coins” or however you do it.
3.       Enter any whole amount and use 5 decimal places. Example: 12.86754
4.       Send to any of the address listed under this step. They are all the same place.
5.       Take note of the bitcoin address and code. You will need it for step two.
6.       Send it
7.       Done. Go to STEP TWO.

CODE WORD                      Address
Azmo                                    14i3PEBuKh25TpTMztqpYiEWK4iAArVUvo
Ralph                                     1Gc5fop2H2df9pQgmxwR9CwaAJJn4uHmj5
Ice                                          1L16mZmXeNyHxgRL3abdojGSYBbBieP2U7
Gemini                                 145q8dMhmXAVRZWLE2vv9Z84zxekACwMZW
Hand                                     14zTBhf3oc78dWzKJSoJx74WuDLv4gUVky
Starman                               199H5Xyx3XmWhefpyPzSj5S4VioEGbhGDL
Elmer                                    1DwC1NiYCVoqPF2DcKN2hqgP92SzbHRXvH
Slim                                        1BiSZdVyFST3SchfkCz9DMgDgGKhhhvGhK
Dusty                                    12TFN8UP2ZQQLHr4SQQEnZJ2YSPv7CWH5X
Bulldog                                 14iut1o9R7fB3zMZdNFasvdsCr7zgoSSuA
Norton                                 15HYdJLN58Ab3w342uFztXwDRgjSC2kw7e
Sonic                                     1J8SYC4SUJskNAn7yrTt9Utt8mydmnhGVq
Mario                                    1GLb5fMajAh6A5ZNLxLw7jBrxZSDVTfotZ

STEP TWO: Send email
1.       Open a new email.
2.       Enter the Subject “funtime”. NOTHING ELSE.
3.       Copy the form below into the email.
4.       Fill out the form.
5.       Send email to:
6.       That’s it. The return will come directly to the bitcoin address provided with no other communication.

+++>>>>START COPY FROM HERE>>>include this whole line>>>
Bitcoin address you used to send to funtime:
Bitcoin address code word:
Bitcoin amount sent:
Your bitcoin return address:
Optional Note:
<<<END COPY HERE<<<include this whole line<<<<+++

 Don’t worry too much; the reader is reasonably forgiving on the formatting.  Just make sure you don’t add anything weird or delete anything.

If you must know, the parser is mainly looking for the “++>” and “<++” and there needs to be 15 lines with characters on them but you don’t really need to know any of that.

Zeros will work for the decimal in your bitcoin amount but please don’t do that.  The extra places help us match up your email with your deposit.

Spreading the word will help make the payout come faster but you do not receive any extra bonus for doing so. 

DO NOT SPAM MESSAGE BOARDS and DO NOT SEND MASS EMAILS.   Doing so will hurt the system and it leads to more spam in our mailbox.  

What happens to my bitcoins?

The amount sent will be rounded down and divided to fit into the investment groups.  The amount taken away in rounding is saved and added back to the total before it is sent to you.

We have groups of different values which grow at different rates.  We divide the amount you send to us to fit into these different set groups.
There are 10 levels and each level has a different amount of steps. When we add one of your amounts to a group everyone moves up a step and the top level will be paid out. 

Each level protects an amount that will be returned to the investor should the system fail or we decide to close a group.  Bitcoins obtained on the steps within a level would be lost but since there is no tracking on the investors end, the investor would never know.  That lowest amount returned would be about what was sent to us.

It’s a little more complex then what is explained above but those are the basics.

Do you have some questions?

Why are you doing this?
Because we make a little bit of money with each investor and we use the bitcoin in the system to fund other money making projects.  We are not getting super rich from the Funtime Ponzo on its own.  The profit is actually quite small for us but the access to the capital in the system give us investing power much stronger than average users.

So you are playing with our money?
Kind of, but we know what we are doing.  The level/step system protects a bit of your investment along the way.

Won’t this system fail at some point and a large amount of people lose bitcoin?
Yes, it will fail at some point. No, people will not lose bitcoin. When the system fails, the people stuck in the system will receive their investment back with no profit.

Where does the bitcoin come from to pay the investors left in the cold?
We have a fund set up which was built up from alpha tests of the system.  Technically these funds come out of our pockets but since we are in profit we can afford the cost.  Some funds also come from people who do not format their emails properly. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. 

Are you trying to trick us?
We are not trying to trick you.  Send us an email with the 15 lines of text and the subject “funtime” and you will not have a problem.  We do our best to make sure everything is processed but every email we have to fix slows down the system.  Fixing every problem would bring the system to a standstill.

Can I ask you a question?
No. Only emails in the proper format will be processed.  All other email is sent to a junk file for us to try to parse but will most likely be lost in the mix.  Even with our small alpha test, the junk file became overwhelming.

But I really have a question I think is important.
OK.  Send an email to with the subject “link” (NO OTHER TEXT). 

We will respond by adding your question to this document in the future.  If appropriate, we will respond to your email.  If your question could be answered by basic searching and other forums, we will ignore it.

That’s it:
If it is taking too long to get a return, you should promote this system with your friends.  If we find the system is slowing down too much, we will cash everyone out at the level they are on.  You can send a question email to us asking if we are still running and current turn time but you should make every effort to find this info on your own.

Monday, May 2, 2011

How about a joke?

Hackett's first job after the war was at the Pink Elephant, a Brooklyn club. It was here that he changed his name from Leonard Hacker to Buddy Hackett. He made appearances in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and continued to perform in the Catskills. He acted on Broadway, in Lunatics and Lovers, where Max Liebman saw him and put him in two television specials.
In the late 1940s, Hackett's friend, Jules White, asked him if he would like to replace Curly Howard in The Three Stooges, due to Curly's stroke. According to the The Love Bug audio commentary, Hackett turned down the role.

Hackett's movie career began in 1950 with a 10-minute "World of Sports" reel for Columbia Pictures called King of the Pins. The film demonstrated championship bowling techniques, with expert Joe Wilman demonstrating the right way and Hackett (in pantomime) exemplifying the wrong way. Hackett would not return to movies until 1953, after one of his nightclub routines attracted attention. With a rubber band around his head to slant his eyes, Hackett's "The Chinese Waiter" lampooned the heavy dialect, frustration, and communication problems encountered by a busy waiter in a Chinese restaurant: "No, we no have sprit-pea soup ... We gotta wonton, we got eh-roll ... No orda for her, juss orda for you!" The routine was such a hit that Hackett made a recording of it, and was hired to reprise it in the 1953 Technicolor musical Walking My Baby Back Home, produced by Universal-International.

Hackett was an emergency replacement for Lou Costello in 1954. Abbott and Costello were set to make a feature-length comedy Fireman, Save My Child, with a guest appearance by Spike Jones and His City Slickers. Several scenes had been shot with stunt doubles when Lou Costello was forced to withdraw due to illness. Universal-International salvaged the project by hiring Hugh O'Brian and Hackett to take over the Abbott and Costello roles; Jones and his band became the main attraction.

On June 12, 1955, Buddy Hackett married Sherry Cohen. He lived in a home in Leonia, New Jersey before purchasing a home in Fort Lee in the late 1950s that had been owned by crime boss Albert Anastasia.

Hackett became known to a wider audience when he appeared on television in the 1950s and 1960s as a frequent guest on such talk shows as those of Jack Paar and Arthur Godfrey, telling brash, often off-color jokes, and mugging at the camera. He was on the Johnny Carson show as a frequent guest. During this time, he also appeared as a panelist on What's My Line?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Big Boy, More then just rest stop food

Big Boy is best known for its trademark chubby boy in red and white checked overalls holding a Big Boy burger. The inspiration for Big Boy's name, as well as the model for its mascot, was Richard Woodruff (1936–1986), of Glendale, California. When he was six years old, he walked into the diner Bob's Pantry as Bob Wian was attempting to name his new hamburger. Wian said, "Hello, Big Boy" to Woodruff, and the name stuck. Warner Bros. animation artist Ben Washam sketched Richard's caricature, which became the character seen on the company logo. This character would also eventually be featured in The Adventures of Big Boy comic book, produced as a promotional giveaway for children visiting the restaurant. Since 1997, the comic book has been produced by Craig Yoe's Yoe Studio. Another longtime promotion was the Big Boy Kids Club, offering coupons and premiums to members, who joined by sending in an application from the comic book.

A Big Boy sandwich consists of two thin beef patties placed on a three layer sesame seed bun with lettuce, a single slice of cheese, and Big Boy special sauce, or in some locations tartar sauce on each slice of bun. Unlike the similar McDonald's Big Mac, which was patterned after the Big Boy, onions were not included in the original recipe. They had to be ordered as an extra. They also offer salads, dinner combinations, and various desserts.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Big Mac used to mean something

The Big Mac was created by Jim Delligatti, one of McDonald’s earliest franchisees, who was operating several restaurants in the Pittsburgh area. The burger was designed to compete with a similar Big Boy sandwich. Customer response to the Big Mac was so positive that it rolled out nationally in 1967.One of its most distinctive feature is a middle slice of bread ("club" layer) used to stabilize contents and prevent spillage.

The Big Mac is known worldwide and is often used as a symbol of American capitalism. The Economist has used it as a reference point to determine the cost of living in different countries. The “Big Mac Index” as it is so widely available and is comparable across markets. This index is sometimes referred to as Burgernomics

Friday, April 15, 2011

Duck and Cover

Civil defense or civil protection is an effort to protect the citizens of a state from military attack. It uses the principles of emergency operations: prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, or emergency evacuation, and recovery. Programmes of this sort were initially discussed at least as early as the 1920s and were implemented in many countries, but only became widespread in the USA after the threat of nuclear weapons was realized.
Since the end of the Cold War, the focus of civil defense has largely shifted from military attack to emergencies and disasters in general. The new concept is described by a number of terms, each of which has its own specific shade of meaning, such as crisis management, emergency management, emergency preparedness, contingency planning, emergency services, and civil protection. In some countries, civil defence is seen as a key part of "total defense". For example in Sweden, the Swedish word totalförsvar refers to the commitment of a wide range of resources of the nation to its defence - including to civil protection.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Do you feel like surfing

The Chantays are a surf rock band from the early 1960s, maybe best known for the instrumental "Pipeline". The above performance was from The Lawrence Welk Show On May 18, 1963.

"Pipeline" (published as sheet music in 1962 by Downey Music Publishing) has become a standard surf rock hit. The tune has since been covered by Lawrence Welk himself (on the Dot album Scarlet O'Hara), Al Caiola (United Artists - Album "Greasy Kid Stuff"), The Ventures, Agent Orange, Hank Marvin, Dick Dale with the help of Stevie Ray Vaughan (Grammy Nominated), by thrash metal band Anthrax, Bad Manners, and also by Johnny Thunders. Pipeline has also been featured in many films, television shows and commercials. It also appears on numerous compilations.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I wouldn't mind being a Brigitte Bardot Bot

Brigitte Bardot was the punchline for many jokes throughout the 60's, mostly in contrast to the rising call for  women's equality in the workplace.

Viva Maria was a comedy starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau as two women both named Marie (they later become referred to as "Maria") who meet and become revolutionaries in the early twentieth century. It also starred George Hamilton as Florès, a revolutionary leader.

The majority of the film was made on location in Mexico.