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October 19, 2005

Attention All Spammers

I found out today what type of subject heading works on me:

Expel Disgusting Fats rlPR

I must have deleted fifty e-mails when I got to this one, and in some kind of Ouija board moment my mouse moved from the "Delete" tab to the "Open" tab. Here's what I proceeded to read:

Revolutionary "Hoodia" which works effectively burning fats without hunger, chemicals intake or heavy exercise. Suppress your appetite and enjoying your very nice V-Shape body in just a week. You won't regret.

I'm trying to decide what letter my body resembles currently. For some reason I'm torn between "U," "W" and "B." If we could all figure that question out, we could line up together and send messages to space.

That seems like a good plan, but most of us will have to do without "Hoodia"; otherwise the message we send to space will be "VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV." I'm pretty sure that's offensive to Klingons.

Posted by Dave Zimmerman at October 19, 2005 8:19 AM Bookmark and Share



Could we find someone with a "Z" body shape?

Comment by: Macon at October 20, 2005 8:19 AM

Ouch! Where are all my contortionists at?!?

Imagine how many space aliens have turned their telescopes to Earth and seen us sending the message "It's fun to stay at the YMCA!" Having never stayed at the YMCA myself, I can't say whether space aliens have ever taken us up on the invitation.

Comment by: Dave at October 20, 2005 8:22 AM

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