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Wednesday, July 20 12:00 AM ET

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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 simply amazing.


Here's some more info on the Crosswalk Button Hacks story...

From: Derick
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 3:37 PM

OMG! That is too funny… I just read the “Inbox” post that contains all the believers of the joke.

FYI – I registered that domain name with network solutions immediately after reading your original post. J looks like I had a small part to play in all of the believers… they actually think the site got shut down! That’s TOO FUNNY! That’s even more funny than my original plan of putting up a fake website with fake hacks based on your fake story! HAHAHA!

Thanks to Derick for helping that joke along.

This has to be the longest e-mail I've received for Esenam Ayele...

i read the old article on Mr.Ayele and i would like to know how to reach him. I could tell you my story that started in 2000 that would make a best selling novel (Why don't you so you don't need the money any more?) .I am in deseperate need i am in a place that my only brother put my husband and myself,you see both of my parents are deceased,my father died in 1997of renal cell cancer myself and my husband helped my mother take care of him my husband paid all the bills and acted as male father in turn gave us the house we now live in free of any payments my father passed away in feb.98 my mother who lived with us for free had to have a quadruple by-pass surgery.i gave up 6 months of my life to take care of her 24/7. during this time i had a 3 yr old also.Then in Dec 98 my only sister-inlaw who was 32 (my age) passed away of an accidental pescription over-dose,she left behind my brother and 1 7yr old boy and one 1 1/2 yr old boy,so i stepped in and looked after these boys for 1yr from 8 to 12 hours a day and every weekend,i gave up my life for them.then in 2000 my brother got mad because my mother had taken money out of a fund that my dad had set up in the grandkids names,he told us before he died that if my mom wanted or needed the money she was to have no matter what and eveyone agreed including my brother,i guess he lied because in May 2000 my mom was served with a civil suit and so was my husband and mom had put some money in a cd with me as benificery and i never thought to ask where the money came from ,so that made me an acessory,my husband was guilt by association,he never asked for a dime from anyone in my family during the time my father was ill and when my mom was ill and neither of us asked for a dime for keeping my brothers children.My brother was going to go to the states attorney general and my mom and i could have went to federal prison for 15 years our attorney said we had a 40% chance of not going,but my husband would not gamble with our lives so we mortgaged our house you see i promised my dad i would never do that because he said he wanted to make sure my mom,my son and me always had a place to live,my husband also promised my dad that he would let my mom live here for the rest of her life,but my brother would only settle if i made her move out,i had to so i could save her and my son would have his mother tried to commit suicide but she called the preacher to see if she would still go to heaven and he called 911.After my brother did that to her her health started failing and i had a mild nervous breakdown and became homophobic for 1 1/2 years.My husband had a really good job the and he was the only one making any money so he made the house payments and stiil barely does,he got laid off in 03 and i went to work as a bartender i had been a housewife for 8 yrs.Then in Jan 04 my mom got really bad so i moved her back in my house(her old home) and on March the 4th she died with me at her side and before she slipped into the drug induced coma she told me she was sorry that we were in finacial ruins because of her and i told her it was not her fault and i would do it all agian to help her and so did my husband.because of this my husband got Bells palsey he was 35 if this is not a hoax i just want to be able to take the burden off of one of the greatest men i have ever known so he'll be here for our son who is now 10.My husband has done what most men wouldn't he did not have to help my dad or mom but he did and he pays for it everyday.We would like to start our lives over somewhere new because i really have no family that i can trust anymore and that was exactly what my mom told while she was in the hospital.When i leave this world you go somewhere if you can and start over.Please help me get in touch with this man i have never asked anything from anyone but in this case i am.

Thank you ,

the civil suit is public record in xxxxxx county N.C
xxxxxx vs.xxxxxxxx

If you made it through that letter and understand all of it you should contact Esenam Ayele for your reward.

From: giovani
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 1:32 PM
Subject: please help

hi briggsb,

i read your article and am interested.
could please give the contact addresse of Esenam Ayele.
thanks for your co-opertion

You'll notice he cc'ed the same address he sent it to. Then he did the same thing again a few hours later...

From: giovani
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 5:21 PM
Subject: please help

hi webmaster,

i read your article on this nigerian philanthropists.
i woul like you to help me contact him.
if by email or thier website.

I told him that Esenam doesn't help morons.

Nazi Hideout

I think I found the location of Hitler's brain...

From: Sebastian
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 3:21 PM
To: Brian Briggs
Subject: Google Maps

there is this nicely shaped building right in the center of this

That's all for this week!

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