If I Password Protect This Post, Is It Secret? Is It Safe?


It’s Saturday and time for NWR. This week, it’s all about bleeding hearts. And there’s a poll, too! Check it out now…don’t wait for coffee.

Originally posted on The Nudge Wink Report:

I'd give you a piece of my heart but I can't remember the password.

I’d give you a piece of my heart but I can’t remember the password.

The thing we who use the Internet fear most, has finally happened. It’s name is Heartbleed. For the past two years, online security on websites most of us use every day has not been what it should have been. And that means there may be sites where you’re provided your credit card or other valuable information, and now that information is sitting out there, somewhere, waiting to be plucked. Like a goose.

Only it may be too late. This goose is cooked.

I’ve always been pretty good at making sure I only use passwords that make no sense to anyone. Sometimes that anyone is me. But I do try to take note of changes to my passwords and try not to make up a password using my Mother’s maiden name or base it on anything that’s familiar in…

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How to react to a James Franco event


The “must-read” article on the truth surrounding celebrity selfies and how James Franco finally hit the big time by being a dork. Thanks, Shouts, for expanding my horizons to include Mr. Franco. Can I forget about him now? *grin*

Originally posted on The Nudge Wink Report:

james-franco My goal today is to write about something other than celebrity. I’ve been to that well far too often. After much soul searching I have settled on the topic of James Franco. Don’t worry. He’s a performance artist, not a celebrity.

I’ll also try to stay away from politics and religion. Of course, that presupposes you might be polite company. Call it a leap of faith on my part. Besides, this is purportedly a fun humor kind of blog. I’m still not sure what I’m doing here. This place is advertised as “Hilarious comic-tary on news, views and attitudes. Every Saturday morning.” I guess I better wake up and start writing. And two of out three ain’t bad.

Long story short: James Franco is chagrined. He is embarrassed. He is contrite. He’s currently appearing on his personal apology tour and saying things like, “I used bad judgement.”

Selfies are something…

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Governor Christie – Innocent.


This is what innocence looks like?
I think I need new glasses because…wrong. Check out Oma’s take on Governor Christie’s lawyer’s take on the case.

Originally posted on The Nudge Wink Report:

So, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been exonerated of any wrong doing in the matter of closing down bridge traffic lanes to flood Fort Lee, New Jersey with traffic. Why would anyone do such a thing? To punish the Mayor of Fort Lee for daring to back someone whose name wasn’t Chris Christie in the last election.

The Governor was cleared by an impeccable source. Himself. He says he didn’t do it. Well, to be fair, a lawyer he hired to say he didn’t do it, says he didn’t do it. So there you have it. The man is innocent.

I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to Mr. Christie for thinking he was complicit in an ugly situation simply because all the evidence pointed to that being the truth.

Christie’s innocence has moved me to feel bad about how I look at a number of other people…

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FLYING BLIND: Or how to get a non-stop round trip ticket to Canada for less than $364 US dollars.


The joys of travel. This time on NWR, FloridaBorne attempts the impossible. How to get from the US to Canada without cashing out her entire savings. This dame has got game.

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It’s a bit of a dilemma trying to find flights to Canada, where the best adman and editor in the universe reside.

You may be wondering, “Why does she want to go to a place like that when there’s Skype?”

Because that’s not the way my not-quite-right brain works.  It took 3 people and a lot of dragging to get me to download and then to actually use Skype.

Besides, the 2 week deadline with no outside interruption will help to motivate me.

If I were a bird, all I’d have to do is take flight.  That would solve the transportation problem.  I thought about this as my 20 pound Coon Cat pounced on my lap.  Man, did he STINK!  It was like something unwashed had just died.

That’s when I decided being a bird in my next life might not be the best plan.

20 pound coon cat is…

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What happens when you go drinking with she who wears sunglasses at night


It’s time for the Nudge Wink Report.
This week…None of this is true!! Especially the part about the clothes…

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Wink is here.

Wink is hungover.

Wink blames BD and wants to know what she did with his clothes.

Wink called up his good friend Chris Walken and, together, they came up with this.

If you call Chris to confirm, he’ll deny it. Like Wink paid him to.

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Chapter Two: Doing The Legwork


I’m not sure how or why Dave from 1pointperspective came up with this noir full of dark bars and back room going ons about the behind-the-ratty-curtain office and staff of NWR.

But it’s fantastic and you need to check it out immediately. Happy Saturday!

Originally posted on The Nudge Wink Report:

Illustration by the author

Illustration by the author

BD flew into the offices like a small, well-dressed tornado.  She had supermodel looks and pit bull intensity.  If Prada made spiked choker-collars, she’d look incredible in one.  She stopped in the doorway and threw me a look of annoyance.

Where the hell are Oma and Tom Tom?” she snapped, gesturing toward their vacant desks.

They’re not here.” I stammered, immediately regretting opening my mouth.

She gave me a look comprised of equal parts pity and disgust.

Listen Pointless, just ’cause I wear dark shades doesn’t mean I’m freakin’ blind – I can see those two shit-birds aren’t here.  I’m trying to build a mother-humping blog here and empty chairs don’t write funny posts.

BD had the habit of screwing around with people’s names.  The range of name varieties was usually a pretty good indicator of how pissed she…

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