On July 12th, I blogged about the various phone calls for the Student Loan forgiveness program. These are obvious scams - I never applied for student loans. If these were legitimate organizations, they would know this.
Instead these are cold calls looking for people who are desperate enough to fall for their bait. Even the Federal Government has issued a warning about the scam in an article posted on the Federal Student Aid website.
The funny thing is, I get these calls around the same time I would get the Medical Services and the Final Expense Insurance calls.
Here is a voice message and a call where I actually talk to a person.
Here's another great collection of commercials. This is from a couple of my VHS tape collections. The quality of audio on a couple of these commercial clips is pretty bad. I think it was something to do with the digitalization. I'll take a look and see if I can do a better job importing the audio.
Once every few days, I get a message in my voicemail about my Student Loan. The thing is that I took out a student loan.
Clearly these people are phishing for people with student loans. Any legitimate business would do their research to know a bit more about the people they are talking to.
The other thing about these calls is that they always get to voicemail. They found a way to call a number and go directly to voicemail. There have been many times when I would get these calls and it would alert the iPhone that a call is coming. Before the caller ID clicked in, the call would get disconnected and minutes later I would be notified that I have a voice message.
Today's Media Monday clip features a sound byte from the "50 Ways to Get Hired." by Harold Max Messmer (narrated by David Hartley) This was created in 1994.
At the time of the recording, Harold Max Messmer was the chairperson for Robert Half International. Robert Half International is a global human resource consulting firm. It is credited as being the world's first and largest accounting and finance staffing firm.
This audiotape was part of a series of recordings that were done to inform the general public on what good talent looks like for Robert Half.
Listen to some of the tips that Harold gives about writing a resume. Try to think if that information still applies 27-years later.
Morton Downey Jr. was a loudmouth talk show host. He was one of the extreme talk show hosts of the 1990s. He is most notably known for frequently yelling at his guests to "Zip It."
In December 1998, Morton Downey Jr. did a TV special with a focus on predictions for 1989. In this episode, there were many crazy predictions. The audience was very loud and very responsive to Morton Downey.
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Here's about 10-minutes of the 1989 New Years Eve episode. This clip features Linda Waldron, and Leroy Montana - both Trans Medium Clairvoyant.
One of Boston's most memorable moments of the 1980s was when the Boston Celtics won the NBA championship in the Boston Gardens. They won in 1981, 1983 and in 1986. The 1986 season was their sweet sixteen-team championship and some say it was the sweetest one.
This would be the last championship for the big 3: Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish.
If you weren't in the Boston Garden that afternoon, you likely listen to the play by play done by legendary Johnny Most.
In my audiotape collection, I found a tape where I recorded the start of the 1987 season on WRKO radio. In that broadcast, they did a recap of the challenges of the 1986 Playoffs. This clip features some amazing calls by Johnny Most.
The quality of the clip isn't all that great. I was living in Concord, Massachusetts at the time and the WRKO signal wasn't that strong. You can hear some static. It isn't that bad. I think it gives it a classic radio sound.
Listen to the final four minutes of the broadcast. Close your eyes and for a moment pretend you are back in 1986.
Listen to Glenn Ordway and Johnny Most recall the final moments of the 1986 season.
The full recap is nearly 14-minutes long and 18 MB.
If you're a diehard Celtics fan and have any interest in it, let me know via the feedback form.
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