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So, Ricky Anderson pretty much badgered me via text yesterday about how he was going to bring our IT Wars, 2012, to a stunning, epic conclusion today.

He used DEFINITIVELY (like that, in ALL CAPS) so much, I felt like:



Then he conceded defeat.


Anywho, as I agreed to not write a rebuttal today, that’s all I have to say about the IT Wars; rather, I’d like to highlight some of Ricky’s best work, such as:

A Specimen of Embarrassment. Like Quantum of Solace, but starring Ricky. It is indeed as epic, awesome, and hilarious as it sounds. James Bond: eat your heart out.

The preceding DEFINITIVELY represents funny Ricky, but the following shows his serious, dare I say, heartfelt side:

Daddy’s Got You Covered

Anywho, despite the tonal differences in the two pieces, the second would DEFINITIVELY not exist without his undergoing the former.

If you asked, I’m sure Ricky would tell you the same. Wait for it…



On a serious note, he’s been a good sport throughout our mock war. And more than that, he’s “good peoples.” You can follow him on Twitter @Arthur2Sheds, and read his blog at Ricky Anderdon Dot Net – Always On Sale

Peace put, peeps! Make a great weekend!

Last week, you read of how Ricky Anderson hacked my system, deleted my music, and filed my taxes (without the simple courtesy of paying them).

You may have also read my response, wherein I worked everything out with my IRS buddies, and launched a grassroots campaign to get Ricky on Facebook.

This week, I’m thrilled to report that, through the magic of IT, I’ve gained access to Ricky’s email account (believe me: it’s a scary place). I can’t wait to start emailing all of his buddies! It will be epic.

Oh, you don’t believe me? Feast your eyes on:


That’s right–I have full access to Ricky’s Monty Python-themed email account (go ahead–ask him about his sheds).

Now, what to do, what to do?

I know. Since he hasn’t yet entered that pesky Facebook verification code, I’ll go ahead and do it for him:


You’re welcome! 😉

Folks, anything else I should do to Ricky before he catches on?

So. You know Ricky Anderson. He’s guest posted here before. We’re both in IT.


As such, you would think that we’re kindred souls, or some such.

You would think wrong. Ricky is a frenemy of the first order. Read on to see just exactly what I mean.

We’ve established that I’m a better Internet sleuth than Ricky Andretti, er, Anderson. (How’d you like that pizza, Ricky? The one with extra sardines (they were out of anchovies)?

I think he must be a little bitter about that–because he hacked my system, and filed my taxes for me!

Fortunately, I have friends at the IRS, and I told them what was going on. It’s all squared away now. In other words, Ricky, can you smell the audit coming your way?

Anyway, while junior was playing script kiddie, I was busy executing the largest social engineering scam in world history. And like that shampoo commercial of old, I told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on…

This thing went viral.

What did I do?

Well, as you may, or may not, know, Ricky is not currently on Facebook. I know, the horror, right? I mean how can he expect to grow his platform?

Since he wasn’t doing it, I decided I’d help him out. By creating a special URL (web address) that opens to a new email message imploring him to join Facebook. Yes, that’s right–at this very moment there are hundreds, if not thousands, of messages in his inbox asking “Why aren’t you on Facebook?”

(In fact, if you’d like to join the campaign, please click here. Ricky will be eternally grateful).

Ricky, come to the darkside. We’re waiting. 😉

What else should I do to Ricky? What would you do?

PS Ricky can’t wait to catch the re-release of the Phantom Menace in 3D. Because, as he said, “Jar-Jar in 3D! What’s not to love?” He preordered his tickets months ago, and that’s where he’s taking his wife for Valentine’s Day. To see Jar-Jar Binks in eye-popping 3D. (Or as I like to call it Stsr Wars: Episode 57, Lucas’s Search for Yet More Money

Round 2: over.