Manta to Debunk Urban Legends (Humor, sort of)greenspun.com : LUSENET : Unk's Wild Wild West : One Thread
NOW EVERYONE SAY IT WITH ME...
"I won't get bad luck, lose my friends, lose my mailing lists, hear any music or see a cool pop up screen if I don't forward this.
Bill Gates is NOT going to send me money, Victoria Secret doesn't know anything about a gift certificate they're supposed to send me and Ford will not give me a 50% percent discount even if I HAVE forwarded my e-mail to more than 50 people.
I will NEVER receive gift certificates, coupons or freebies from Coca-Cola, Cracker Barrel, or Old Navy if I send this to 10 people who don't know who the hell I am anyway.
I will NEVER see a pop up window if I forward this.. ..NEVER!!!! My phone will not MYSTERIOUSLY ring after I forward this. There is NO SUCH THING as an Email tracker, and I am not STUPID enough to think that someone will send me $100 for forwarding this to 10 or more people.
There is no kid with cancer through the Make a Wish program in England collecting anything. He did when he was 7 yrs old. He is now cancer free and 35 years old and DOESN'T WANT ANYMORE POSTCARDS, CALLING CARDS OR GET WELL CARDS!
The government does not have a Bill in congress called 901B (or whatever they named it this week) that if passed will enable them to charge us 5 cents for every sent e-mail.
There will be NO cool dancing, singing, waving, colorful flower, character, or program I will receive immediately after I forward this. People are just trying to talk me into doing it to make me look like a fool.
The American Red Cross will not donate 50 cents to a certain individual dying of some never heard of before disease for every email address I send this to. The American Red Cross RECEIVES donations, they don't donate!
And finally, I WILL NOT let others guilt me into sending things on to my friends for fear they will think I am not their friend...or by telling me I have no conscience or don't believe in JESUS CHRIST. If God wants to send me a message, I believe the bushes in my yard will burn before he picks up a PC to pass it along... but even if it does come by e-mail, HE will send me one at which point I'm SURE I will know it will be from HIM. AND if He does, I'm sure He will care enough to delete all those annoying forwarded's in it!
Now, repeat this 4 times to yourself until you've memorized it and then send it along to at least 10 of your friends before the nextfull moon or you will be constipated for the next 3 months! What are you waiting for? Get busy and send this entire email to everyone in your address book before your plumbing starts backing up.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 02, 2001
my plumbing has already backed up . . .
-- (email@example.com), April 02, 2001.
Mah plumbin's been backed up fer awhiles now.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 02, 2001.
Look out your window.
-- GOD (Yahweh@bushes-r-us.com), April 02, 2001.