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FW: Humor: Stop the Insanity!



While this does not pertain to the book arts, we get enough of those urban
legend type messages over this list, that I thought the Book Arts-L
community might appreciate this:

>>>> >> >I know this guy whose neighbor, a young man, was home
>>>> >> >recovering from having been served a rat in his bucket of
>>>> >> >Kentucky Fried Chicken. So anyway, one day he went to
>>>> >> >sleep and when he awoke he was in his bathtub and it was
>>>> >> >full of ice and he was sore all over.
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> >When he got out of the tub he realized that HIS KIDNEYS
>>>> >> >HAD BEEN STOLEN and he saw a note on his mirror
>>>> >> >that said  "Call 911!"  But he was afraid to use his phone
>>>> >> >because it was connected to his computer, and there was a
>>>> >> >virus on his computer that would destroy his hard drive if he
>>>> >> >opened an e-mail entitled "Join the crew!"
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> >He knew it wasn't a hoax because he himself was a computer
>>>> >> >programmer who was working on software to save us from
>>>> >> >Armageddon when the year 2000 rolls around.
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> >And it's a little-known fact that the Y1K problem caused the
>>>> >> >Dark Ages.  His program will prevent a global disaster in which
>>>> >> >all the computers get together and distribute the $600 Neiman-
>>>> >> >Marcus cookie recipe under the leadership of Bill Gates. (It's
>>>> >> >true-I read it all last week in a mass e-mail from BILL GATES
>>>> >> >HIMSELF, who was also promising me a free Disney World
>>>> >> >vacation and $5,000 if I would forward the e-mail to everyone
>>>> >> >I know.)
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> >The poor man then tried to call 911 from a pay phone to report
>>>> >> >his missing kidneys, but reaching into the coin-return slot he got
>>>> >> >jabbed with an HIV-infected needle around which was wrapped
>>>> >> >a note that said, "Welcome to the world of AIDS." Luckily he
>>>> >> >was only a few blocks from the hospital-the one where that little
>>>> >> >boy who is dying of cancer is, the one whose last wish is for
>>>> >> >everyone in the world to send him an e-mail and the American
>>>> >> >Cancer Society has agreed to pay him a nickel for every e-mail
>>>> >> >he receives.
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> >I sent him two e-mails and one of them was a bunch of x's and
>>>> >> >o's in the shape of an angel (if you get it and forward it to 20
>>>> >> >people you will have good luck but 10 people you will only have
>>>> >> >OK luck and if you send it to less than 10 people you will have
>>>> >> >BAD LUCK FOR SEVEN YEARS).
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> >So anyway the poor guy tried to drive himself to the hospital,
>>>> >> >but on the way he noticed another car driving along without its
>>>> >> >lights on.  To be helpful, he flashed his lights at him and was
>>>> >> >promptly shot as part of a gang initiation.
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> >STOP THE INSANITY! NO URBAN LEGEND EMAIL
>>>> >> >STRINGS IN 1999!
>>>> >> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> Benjamin Clement
>>>
>>Benjamin Clement
>>
>

Tanya DiMaggio
and Gregory Fisk
anthill@megspo.megsinet.net


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