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September 17, 2003

Deep mystery of the web, or just niacin deficiency? At this hour, experts were baffled by the presence of obscure personal website nielsenhayden.com on the “resources” list of Structured Settlement Investments, Ltd., “perhaps the only direct purchaser of Structured Settlement Payment Obligations in the nation to purchase such payments for long term investment objectives.” Just in case you were wondering, no Nielsen Hayden has ever knowingly structured a settlement or purchased such a payment for long term investment objectives.

Understand, maybe this is just a wave “hello” from somebody we know in another context, using our URL as the http equivalent of Lorem Ipsum. In which case, rock on. For, I hasten to add, long term investment objectives. [10:57 PM]

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Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 17, 2003, 11:08 PM:

That's truly weird. Have you looked at their list of links? For that matter, have you looked at their source code?

Scott Lynch ::: (view all by) ::: September 18, 2003, 03:52 AM:

It's possible you were mistaken for a law firm or a consulting firm-- perhaps someone transcribed something improperly ("Niebelsen-Hagen, you say?") or assumed that Nielsen-Hayden is the new name of what used to be Hayden, Hobart, Nielsen, and Beanbag, Ltd.

I used to be an office monkey for a pair of the country's top legal headhunters, and that sort of thing actually happened fairly frequently. I wish I still had access to the Martindale-Hubbell directory... I'd go hunting and see if I could find any likely candidates for a mix-up.

Lis Carey ::: (view all by) ::: September 18, 2003, 07:43 AM:

Martindale is available online for free at http://www.martindale.com/xp/Martindale/home.xml if anyone wants to do the hunting this morning.

Madeleine Reardon Dimond ::: (view all by) ::: September 18, 2003, 10:09 AM:

When I clicked on Lorem Ipsum for old times' sake (anybody else remember it?), the page had a marvelous juxtaposition of ad and content:

Is there something else I should be doing for my nasal allergies?
Lorem ipsum

Dave Lebling ::: (view all by) ::: September 18, 2003, 10:17 AM:

http://theydonemewrong.com

My favorite domain name from that "resources" list. Wonder if anyone has ambulancechaser.com?

Alan Bostick ::: (view all by) ::: September 18, 2003, 11:48 AM:

I had thought that Lorem Ipsum had married a woman named Laurym, and the two of them now lived in Eugene, Oregon.

Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: September 18, 2003, 12:36 PM:

I had thought that Lorem Ipsum had married a woman named Laurym, and the two of them now lived in Eugene, Oregon.

Nah, they're in the process of moving to Seattle.

MKK

John Farrell ::: (view all by) ::: September 18, 2003, 03:06 PM:

Go figure. There's a link to my digital video site from a Florida site dedicated to summer camps. Where and how I know not. Yep. Niacin—or some other deficiency....

John G ::: (view all by) ::: September 19, 2003, 01:47 PM:

Hey, are you Dave Lebling, inventor of Zork?

CMuncey ::: (view all by) ::: September 19, 2003, 07:38 PM:

I don't even want to go to far into some of the links out there since I blogged about Steven and Cary Stayner (I live in Merced).

Strange it is . . . Arrrrr.