Being a Jerk for Fun and Profit

The New York times recently published a story about Viyaly Borker, a New York man who used rude behavior and threats to drive business to his website.  It is an amazing story of the way online marketing can be manipulated.  Read the story here.

As a follow up, Mr. Borker has now been arrested.  Here is the story from CBS Money Watch, and also one from the Seer Press.


So how did you get caught?

Busted pot growers mistake wardens for suppliers

California wildlife officials say two men are in custody after a group of marijuana growers started to toss bags full of pot into a pickup truck belonging to game wardens they mistook for their suppliers.  Read More

33,000-penny property tax payment refused

CLE ELUM, Wash. — A businessman who tried to pay a property tax bill with 33,000 pennies got turned down by a county treasurer in Washington state, who said she didn’t have the staff to count them.

Ron Spears told the Ellensburg Daily Record he rolled buckets of the coins into the Kittitas County treasurer’s office Tuesday to protest the fines he incurred by failing to pay a $34 bill that was due in April.

Spears owns Spears Interiors in Cle Elum and also serves on the city council. He says his business is struggling and he didn’t have the money at the time.

When Treasurer Deanna Panattoni refused to accept the pennies, Spears agreed to pay in a more conventional manner.

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Man Tries to Pass Fake Million Dollar Bills

You only have to succeed once.

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Street Musician Accepts Only Plastic

Refuses Cash and Coin