Friday, March 02, 2007

I see clever people


118. Ex Urban Nation
March 1st, 2007 at 4:49 pm


That and so many more acrosstics and such. It's like having our own leisure page in the newspaper.

82 comments:

Stephanie J. said...

Neener neener neeeeeener!

bemused guy said...

D*mn it! I was hoping for 1st! Steph, aren't you supposed to be getting some Canadian Club about now?

bemused guy said...

D*mn it! I was hoping for 1st! Steph, aren't you supposed to be getting some Canadian Club about now?

The Original Kevin said...

Dammit...

Rob Dawg said...

bemused,
It was funny the first time. "Canadian Club." Classic.

OKev,
What? Is there like a betting pool I don't konw about? First post to land on Free Parking gets the Community Chest? Am I like the Oscar ballot counters? I cannot play?

Stephanie J. said...

heh heh heeeeeh
Sorry guys ::doing annoying little smug-dance::

I wonder how much time out of Casey's day was dedicated to that timeline?

Northern Renter said...

Stephanie J

Sorry, this is off-topic. If you have any questions about infertility treatments, feel free to ask me. We went through IVF four times. Let's just say I had a hand in it.

NR

The twins are adorable and it was worth it.

Stephanie J. said...

Scandinavian Club more precisely.

And what's the community chest? ::hmm:: <--Dr. Evil brow arch.

I need lunch. Later.

lawnmower man said...

New post at IAFF; content-light, but moderation is fast right now -- anyone care to join me in asking for Utah answers?

Oh, and file under conspiracy theories: maybe "journalist" is really "investigator"? In any case it amuses me that this due diligence is more than Casey did on any of his deals, not to mention the Countrywide note...

Rob Dawg said...

Mein Gott! Superior breeding strategies? I feel like young Ricardo Monteblan in an early Star Trek episode. ¿O es mus macho? ¿William Shantner o Ricardo Monteblan? Ricardo Monetblan est meuy mus macho!

lawnmower man said...

@Rob Dawg: I always saw "first!" comments as a lamer badge of honor, but filtered through the wit of the posters here they've gone from annoying to amusing.

Jefe said...

god I wish I knew what reporter he was speaking with, so we could ensure all of Dandeelyin's dirty laundry got aired.

Anonymous said...

@Rob -
need you ask??! Ricardo all the way!
Hombre has kept that chest up!
Captain Kirk on the other hand has had bad wigs and unflattering weight gain.

bemused guy said...

Possibly off topic. I somehow clicked a link & got sucked into casey's flickr account. Two comments
1) I would be mortified if anyone lampooned me so mercilously. I could never imagine proudly posting them, especially ones like "my wife no longer sleeps with me."

2) For the first time I got a look at some of those properties, Good Lord! What pieces of crap! No wonder he'd rather squat at Julia's where the plumbing works than move in and try to homestead.

The Original Kevin said...

Rob - I just wanna' be able to say, "First, mutha fuckaahhhhs!"

I like to say that.

Rob Dawg said...

Oh Anon, Anon. You make me feel old. Yes, of course, Ricardo but the "Spanglish" is from an ancient form of entertainment called "Saturday Night Live." I know, I know, there is a show with the same name on one of those, what did they call them, oh yes, non-cable networks. There was this old one called NBC that used to broadcast this funny stuff. Not to be confused with the humor broadcast on the CNBC financial channel.

JJS said...

I'm disappointed that no one from the hater nation came up with the idea to impersonate a reporter in order to get a copy of his closing statements. My guess is that the "reporter" is someone working for one of his creditors and trying to prove fraud so his debt to them can't be absolved in bankruptcy. I'm not sure why a legitimate reporter would need a copy of his closing papers. He can look up the ownership records without Casey's help. I would also think law enforcement could get those papers pretty easily too, which make me think it's someone like CashCall or Countrywide.

Providing the closing papers without a court order is beyond stupid, even for Casey. At least with the blog he could claim it was fictional writing to gain sympathy or some BS like that. Handing documented evidence of his fraud to someone he doesn't know is crazy.

Arwen said...

Wall Street Journal - Sweeeeet!

http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/102512/the_ball_in_your_cubicle

"He has had a couple of patients in the past who have ruptured their balls at home while sitting on them and doing exercises."

rot13 said...

V-dubs is back
Now, what is his next move?
Short sale package to NM?
Sweet deal in the works?

Vegan
Fest?

Nein,

Uber-loser had
Better start looking for a
New wardrobe for his
Klink-mates

Anonymous said...

I honestly hope he does not off himself, but I just commented to him that he will probably run off to Isreal like Dov whatshisname, the Pentagon controller.

Anonymous said...

What happens (tax wise) if the bank accepts a short sale? Will he get a 1099 for the difference between mortgage value and house value? I'm betting this has been covered before, but I'm just too casey right now to look it up.

Also, if those 3 short sales are accepted, it looks like he'll have cleared a lot of boulders out of his way. Of course, he's got the goons at cashcall to worry about, not to mention the IRS and that mountain of credit card debt...

bemused guy said...

Oh and Rob C.? Good one!
I won't give it away but we know what I mean! ;)

BadjerJim said...

@Rob Dawg
Hey... how about a link on your Main Page about all of the HTML tags that are allowed in posts here? Then the truly clever among us could better post clicky-links and like that. Who knows what's allowed? Clever posters want to know!

@Segfault
I added other car comments to the Letsdoit section. Now... if I could just LiveLink to them... heh.

Benoit said...

I added Casey Serin in the "See Also" section of the Wikipedia article on Foreclosures.

Also, made a re-direct a few days ago such that searching for "Galina Serin" will take you to the Casey article. :-)

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ BadjerJim:

The comment form says " You can use some HTML tags, such as <b>, <i>, <a>". I've tried a few others as well, but only those three work.

Ogg the Caveman said...

Also, HTML entities such as &gt;, &lt; and &amp; are allowed.

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ rot13:

Well played. Did you get that posted on IAFF?

T said...

While perusing Ben's Housing Bubble blog I came across this little nugget about Nigel:

"Last month I convinced my mom and a friend not to buy here here in Utah. All the numbers and the rhetoric coming from the RE agents and Mortgage brokers is eerily similar to what we heard this time last year from FL, AZ, CO and Southern CA. Check out this brokers blog to see what I mean.

http://slcrealestate.blogspot.com/

FYI - The guy censors his blog so any comment that makes too much sense is just deleted unless he can come up with some sort of comeback.



Seems we're not the only people who think he's a skeevy cocktart.

Benoit said...

Just posted to IAFF, would be amazed if it passes moderation --

Let's fill in some future events in that timeline:

May 11th, 2007:
Kicked out of "roommate's" house, move back with parents

August 2nd, 2007:
G serves me with divorce papers

October 28th, 2007:
My debt has reached the $2.5 million mark! Sweet!

January 15th, 2008:
Men wearing sunglasses and suits come to arrest me even though I pleaded with them that I still intend to pay back every dirty penny (and every dirty nickel too).

January 20th, 2008:
Prosecuting attorney declares me as a flight risk, sets bail at $100,000. I try to find some "juicy credit lines" to finance the bail but no one will lend me so much as a dollar.

March 4th, 2008:
Jury finds me guilty on all counts of mortgage fraud. Sentenced to 7 to 10 years with possibility of parole in 2013.

April 30th, 2013:
Leave prison, can't get a job due to criminal record. Came up with a great idea... the U.S. housing market appears to be picking up steam after a multi-year slump. Maybe I can flip houses for a living!! :-)

Dumbfounded said...

It's Friday...Can we go back to boob shots? I liked the pic of Steph's chest better!

BadjerJim said...

@Benoit future timeline:
Good one! LOL! Casey even let it through moderation/posting

everyone else:
Clear from Casey's latest post that he's not driving to Utah: It's clear that somebody else is picking up the tab. Why? I have absolutely no frikkin clue. Late night meetings/snowjobs with investors? Who could be that dumb, to want to partner with Casey?

The Original Kevin said...

Just wait a cottin' pickin' minute... pic of Stephanie J's WHAAA!?!?

Where, uh... [shuffles feet].. might one go about seeing, um.... one of those pics???

Dumbfounded said...

Here you go. It's not polite to stare though....

http://exurbannation.blogspot.com/2007/02/tired-of-staring.html#comments

lawnmower man said...

@badjerjim: Who could be that dumb, to want to partner with Casey?

That's what I don't understand: Casey's obviously penniless and inept, so what the hell is in it for his "partners"?

My guess: either Casey has something shady in the works; or his "partners" do and are using him as the fall guy.

Something smells fishy, and it ain't Sputnik.

Casey Fannnnn said...

This latest KC post - it's so forced.

The casually bad grammar on purpose, to show his good humor and relaxation:
"we can get them taxes done"

The usual trolling to poke a stick at at his audience, such as it is:
'I hope to meet with the buyer of the wrapped property but mainly to meet some business associates and look at some sweet deals'

and

"How I’m paying for it shouldn’t matter"

Of course it shouldn't. Casey's affairs are his own grownup business! Don't we have anything better to do than grill him about his personal affairs all day? He's a big man makin' big things happen. It's hard work being the annointed of the lord.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie J's chest AGAIN?
How about equal time? Can, er, you know, maybe one of Ricardo Montalban's chest too? - HEY, someone else brought him up!

The Original Kevin said...

@dumbfounded...
HA! I missed that completely...

Rob Dawg said...

Something smells fishy, and it ain't Sputnik.

Are you sure? Think about it. shake the bushes, drive the quarry, lay in wait silently. Very catlike.

lawnmower man said...

Check the update in the "foreclosure pending" bit of the post.

Sweet: yet again, the haters are more on top of the foreclosure dates than Casey...

segfault said...

@BadjerJim:

I was confusing the valve cover with the headgasket (that would dump coolant into the oil and turn it into gunk)... But, even if it's just leaking oil, I doubt Li'l Dandelion checks the oil level.

Anonymous said...

"Business associates" and "sweet deals" in Utah--I smell MLM (Utah has the highest number of MLMs per capita of any state.) Then again, it's also one of the last states seeing home price appreciation, which means that all the inflated price cashback frauds will be gravitating there. Any bets on which scam, er, scheme, Casey is about to get involved in?

Ogg the Caveman said...

anon @ 2:52:

My bet is that he thinks he's going out to seal a sweet deal on financing for a 100-unit apartment building that will cashflow $5k/month in passive income. In reality, he's about to be on the wrong side of an advance fee scam.

The only other reasons I can think of for him to go to Utah are to sort out the problems with the wrap (hah) or do some mountain biking (no, he'd probably get his murse caught on a tree branch).

Anonymous said...

what is MLM

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-level_marketing

Hobbes said...

MLM- Multi level marketing. Like a Ponzi scheme or Social Security.

Anyhow, I bet that Casey's partner is wearing a wire.

Back eons ago, when I did criminal defense law, there was a guy who had some crazy scheme to buy houses using a credit cards. Really. He lied about his income, business partners, what he planned to do with the houses, everything. He pitched the scheme to a bank's LO, who told him to come back next week and meet with their special LO, who had a second job with the FBI.

Got the whole pitch on tape, in addition to signing documents fraudulently.

I was the guy's lawyer. He go 20 months under the sentencing guidelines when he pled out. He plead to three counts of something (this was like 1990 or 1989, so my recollection is faulty), but was charged with 27 counts of various wire and mortgage fraud. He and I sat in the FBI agent's office listening to the tapes. Hours of them. The jury was going to hate this guy, so he pled.

Thing is this was the third bank he'd done this too, there were four others who lost about 300K or so.

He spent the time at Maxwell AFB near Montgomery, Alabama.

Anonymous said...

MLM
Thanks.
Due to the subject matter, (Casey), I was thinking "money laundering mech.", or "mortgage loan manipulation".

OT, but has anyone ever heard of "DirectBuy", a franchise offering everything a way below retail?
I'm thinking it's one of those member clubs that are usually worthless. I'll find out tomorrow.

JimBobJoeBobJim said...

Anon 4:01

http://tinyurl.com/26uzoo

Have fun.


-jbjbj

Anonymous said...

On the other hand, could we all be getting faked out?



http://intellectuallystimulating.blogspot.com/2007/02/casey-serin-elaborate-hoax.html

rot13 said...

@ogg
Thanks, and your posts are entertaining as well.

Trying to figure out who C's silent partner is ... he has to have one

And no, I don't post on IAFF

Anonymous said...

Please some one do something with this, I tried and failed.

http://www.thecasey.com

Thanks

T said...

I miss me some Vague Guru.

Jade said...

we need to keep on his case about the Utah wrap. He's shown in the past that he will respond to questions if you ask them enough times. I finally got him to post his daily activities through sheer patience and pestering.

walt526 said...

Sorry, I could not resist the urge to post on IAFF in response to Looser Boy's comments regarding his Utah "business trip."

Just posted on IAFF, awaiting moderation approval:

===

I don't usually post over in the cesspool of a blog anymore, but I just can't resist:

"I’m going to Utah with a partner of mine and I hope to meet with the buyer of the wrapped property but mainly to meet some business associates and look at some sweet deals.

"How I’m paying for it shouldn’t matter, but since everybody keeps asking, my other partners’ corporation is paying for it."

My, my, my. Quite defensive today, aren't we Snowflake?

I don't suppose that you'd care to identify either this "partner" or his "corporation," would you? Just wondering: did he just buy the shell corporation off the website?

Also, wondering: does he realize that by enabling your mini-vacation to Utah, he very well may be exposing himself to serious criminal penalties by assisting someone who may be charged with multiple felonies leave the state? In the interest of protecting himself, perhaps he should contact the various law enforcement agencies who are actively investigating your activities to make sure that a bench warrant for your arrest has not been issued?

-walt526

Jade said...

Have we ever determined if Casey is Mormon or not? It might explain why he is able to still have some supporters at this point - it's a VERY tightknit community. And it would definitely explain the trips to Utah.

T said...

Wouldn't it be hilarious if something like this had happened to Casey when he had his automobile accident?

I mean, maybe it could have happened to our Casey on a visit to the Angleridge property in Dallas, right? LOL

Enjoy.

http://www.chumfm.com/MorningShow/bits/march24.swf

Benoit said...

Have we ever determined if Casey is Mormon or not?

A homeless, gay, Uzbekistani Mormon?? Wow! What a minority group! :-)

Precious Roy said...

Accountant doing Snowflake's taxes = G?

Business partner driving Snowflake to Utah = Homey da Clown in disguise?

(Sigh) Probably not, but one can always dream.

ExquisiteCorpse said...

I was hoping this would be a BDSM thread.

Anonymous said...

@6:35
Jewish, that's why he'll just run to Isreal

segfault said...

OT, but I figure someone here will know: Is there a recognized term for the antithesis of "relationship banking?" (Relationship banking is a system where your personal contact at a bank can handle most or all of the products the bank offers--as opposed to, "oh, your friend Sam only works with auto loans--if you want to open a checking account you'll have to talk to Cindy.") Bureaucratic banking?

Rob Dawg said...

Relationship banking? Ask Tanta at Calculated Risk. If she doesn't know she'll make up a term so clever and outrageous that it will instantly become the new word.

Akubi said...

Is Stephanie J Tanta at Calculated Risk?

Anonymous said...

Is Stephanie J Tanta at Calculated Risk?

Can't be. Stephanie J isn't nearly as smart as Tanta.

Duct Tape said...

Back to BDSM, duct tape can be a lot of fun.

Sprezzatura said...

Casey is not Jewish, he's made a big deal over and over about how he's Xian.

Stephanie J. said...

Can't be. Stephanie J isn't nearly as smart as Tanta.

I may be retawded; but at least I'm fun.

UncleC said...

Casey is not a Mormon -- no kids, no job, no reserves, no missionary gig, no LDS references at all (except for socalled tithing).

KW said...

Uncle C pretty much nailed why I would bet my next paycheck that Snowflake isn't a Mormon. He's almost certainly an Orthodox Christian, at least nominally, (Russian extraction boy whose family was part of "colonizing" the satellite Soviet states like Uzbekistan,) w/a heavy overtone of Californian New Age crap slathered over the top. Count on it.

sid_finster said...

Whatever he is, Casey is most certainly NOT Orthodox.

Unlike Casey, Orthodox Christians don't have "pastors", they have Priests. They don't have "services", they have Divine Liturgy. Most importantly, unlike Casey, the Orthodox do not regard wealth as a sign of God's favor or even as being much of a blessing in itself. Poverty and not cash, is looked upon as a good in the Orthodox mindset.

If you don't believe me, take a look at the life of an Orthodox monk. They monk it Old Skool.

Casey's jargon and mindset appears to be straight-up American evangelical protestant Prosperity Gospel.

Anonymous said...

Casey's a Moron, not a Mor(m)on. And Tithing? He should be receiving tithes, since he makes less than zero!

YouSoSpecial said...

Casey's religion is his own newage overlay on what is most likely an evangelical baptist or pentecostal christian fundamentalist sect. Here in the Sacramento area, we have been experiencing a wave of Russian evangelical immigration since the late eighties. There are over 80,000 immigrants, most of them from the Ukraine, though all the Soviet states are represented. As KW noted above, Casey and his family are ethnic Russian colonizers of Soviet Uzbekistan.... perhaps further explanation for his sense of entitlement.

Around the Sacramento region, there are significant concentrations of Russian evangelicals in North Highlands (where the Larchmont house is located), Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, and West Sacramento. Each of those areas has an abundance of relatively affordable housing and the churches, grocery stores and businesses that serve the Russian community. And a prevalence of the chosen profession: auto repair and dismantling. Not all of it legit.

This background helps explain Galina's loyalty (divorce would result in shunning), the support of the family, and Casey's access to a community of gullible investors.

More insight to the large Russian evangelical community here in Sacramento:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-russgay13oct13,0,3388537,full.story?coll=la-home-headlines

http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/Content?oid=oid%3A9012

sid_finster said...

fascinating, Captain...

One thing that should be stressed is that the supposedly "loyalty" of Russian women is frequently touted on the interwebs, especially by FC proponents of mail-order brides.

I like Russian people and Russian women. I live in Russia and work in Russian. However, Russia has one of the highest divorce rates in the world.

sid_finster said...

Somewhat OT, but it bears remembering that, regardless of what people in Sactown do, do NOT believe the hype coming from Mormon or protestant evangelists about how Russia or Ukraine is converting in droves.

It's not.

The vast majority of Russians are Orthodox (on some level) and shall always be. The response to evangelists ranges from profound indifference to tacky attempts to obtain benefits out of the churches.

Among those Russians who do convert, retention rates are poor.

As in all things, we should not believe the hype.

Rob Dawg said...

sid,
I can see some minor reunification with the Roman Catholics with the Orthodoxies. I don't don't see what the Mormons have that would attract the Slav, Ural and Cauci peoples.

Katie said...

These two articles explain a lot. They provide some explanation of Casey's sense of entitlement, as well as Galina's apparent loyalty (I really don't think she's out looking for another sugar daddy). Finally, I think (and this is NOT making any excuses for her, BTW) that on some level, she is probably being emotionally or physically abused by Mr. Boy Blunder. His brief flashes of temper at his "haters," his delusions of grandeur, and his superiority complex just set off my radar.

Just the opinion of someone who escaped an abusive relationship and lived to tell about it. Also, someone who is NOT a victim.

As I said, this doesn't let her off the hook, but it sure may explain why the hell she's still hanging in there.

sid_finster said...

Yo, Dawg!

I don't think the Roman Catholic church is going to reunite with the Orthodox any time soon - too many compromises would have to be made.

A more likely prospect would be the reunification of the Orthodox with some of eastern churches (Egyptian, etc.), but even that would require a lot of patching over some serious theological differences.

Cased! said...

At 12:18 PM, sid_finster said...

"The vast majority of Russians are Orthodox (on some level) and shall always be. The response to evangelists ranges from profound indifference to tacky attempts to obtain benefits out of the churches.

Among those Russians who do convert, retention rates are poor."

Sid, that's true in Russia, but in Portland (and Sacramento, I guess), the Russian community is overwhelmingly evangelical Protestant. Not a lot of Russian Orthodox around here...

Rob Dawg said...

sid,
We've got Roman Catholic priests with wives and families already. The Lutherans aren't that far to the other side of the RCs as the Rus/Greeks are . All those Orth/Luth/Roms are looking at interesting times. Latin America is leaning socialist and evangelical. Europe is turning away from religion in a general way. Religion doesn't seem to run deep enough in much of the rest of the world. If they can find some way around the Pope business its a strategic corporate merger.

sid_finster said...

Rob: there are a lot of things that are keeping the RC and EO apart besides married priests.

Although reunification would give the RC Church a moral figleaf allowing it relaxing its stance on this issue.

@Cased!: I have no idea what Russians in Portland do, but the ones here are mostly (at least in name) Orthodox.

Cased! said...

At 1:28 PM, sid_finster said...

@Cased!: I have no idea what Russians in Portland do, but the ones here are mostly (at least in name) Orthodox.

Agreed. As a matter of fact, I have heard that one of the reasons for the Russian evangelical move to America was to get away from the dominant Orthodox culture in Russia/Ukraine (most of the Russians in Portland seem to be Russian-speakers from the eastern Ukraine).

sid_finster said...

Cased!: I'd never heard that, although I'd expect more protestants out of western Ukraine.

Most Orthodox in Russia are not exactly fanatics, and those that are quite religious "tend their own gardens", as it were. They get their prayer on, get their fast on, and leave you alone.

This is another trait of Orthodoxy - the Orthodox try to focus on improving themselves rather than improving their neighbors. This is why you don't see much in the way of Orthodox street evangelism or TeeVee preachers.

There are Orthodox television programs here in Russia, but they are very low-key, amateur, by American standards. There might be an open question and answer session with a Priest or monk. No donations are solicited, no operators are standing by, but the program might mention or feature an old folks home or orphanage.

Cased! said...

I was supposed to attend Christmas services this year at the largest Orthodox cathedral east of the Urals, but a friend of mine got sick, so I didn't go.