Now you too can enjoy my Inbox without
the annoying spam. Every week I get some amazing e-mail. Some amazing
because of the sheer cluelessness of the sender, some because of
the time and energy that went into crafting them and some are just
I finally put another disclaimer on the Ensenam
Ayele article. It went from being funny to just plain sad...
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 11:27 AM
Subject: regarding the nigerian philanthropist
my name is joel smith, I am the program manager of the downtown
mission located in miami florida. The mission is sponsored by
the central baptist church. We have plans to open a drop in center
to provide supportive services to the homeless population in
this area. We are seeking funding for this project and because
we have not yet "incorporated" as a 501(c)3 charitable
organization, we are looking for donors in the private sector.
You can check the validity of this e-mail by contacting the following:
xxxxxx We need at least $75,000 to implement our program services
expansion and will gladly send you info regarding our present
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 12:07 AM
Subject: Esenam Ayelee
Dear Mr. Biggs:
I just read your article on Mr. Esenam Ayelee and wanted to
know how I could get in touch with him. He sent me an email during
the summer, and I thought it was a hoax. You see, we had been
desperately trying to find someone to help us keep our house.
I thought that someone took our name from off the internet and
was playing a cruel joke.
We have since lost the house and are in desperate need of money.
Our credit is shot, and we are behind in rent, phone bill, electric
bill, our car note. We owe money to IRS. Could you please help
us by locating this seemingly kind man. We have two children,
and are at our wits end. Please respond.
Contacted them during the summer? I'm sure he'll be in touch
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2003 2:13 AM
Subject: Virus Alert: w32.IsTooAVirus.A.Worm
I'm writing in concern of Virus Alert: w32.IsTooAVirus.A.Worm
It seems to me that a person like that should be given special help. Is McAffree
afraid that having him declared mental ill would make them responsible for
his health coverage?
This man is sick and needs help, some one should do something. I am considering
sending an e-mail to the company itself but I feel I would need more information
about Mr.Merriger like what department he's in or were his office is at.
Please let me know so something can be done.
You're just too smart for them aren't you.
The Bald Look
A BBspotter responds to Megan's tirade about the sexism of the
OS Quiz from last
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 3:07 PM
Subject: Dumb believer comments to OS quiz
Tell Megan that chicks can shave too… to hell with "can
shave" - they should shave every square inch of flesh below
the neck! And some need to shave above the neck too... :shiver:
Your site rocks!
I refuse to address that comment on the grounds that my answer
would tend to get me e-mail from college-age women who are
pissed at me.
Video Card Problems
One reader has a nice suggestion for solving my video
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 1:27 PM
Subject: Saving your entire PC
You're surely getting hacked through your brand new gaming card.
Wrap it in tin foil before the h4ck3rs access anything else
in your room....
Of course, I've already done this. Do you think that might
be the problem?
This comment comes from
the link we posted about the intelligence of dogs...
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 8:30 AM
Subject: Dumb (gay) Dogs
i visited the AKC.org page via your link archives today. as usual,
Afghan hounds are noted as the dumbest - or technically, the
ones least likely to give a shit if you want it to do something
(i've heard that they're actually VERY intelligent, but are
very "independent"). the whole report on this breed
is very much as you would expect it to be, and is a serious
description of the various defining characteristics. however,
at the bottom you find this:
Aloof and dignified, yet gay. Faults--Sharpness or shyness.
i got a good laugh out of that, and i wonder if the person writing
these articles was just getting bored...
That's all for this week!
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