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Jul 23, 2001, 15:16 #1
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This is great
1. Big companies don't do business via chain letters
and there are no computer programs that track how many
times an e-mail is forwarded, let alone by whom. Bill
Gates is not giving you $1000, and Disney is not giving
you a free vacation. There is no baby food company
issuing classaction checks.
2. Proctor and Gamble is not part of a satanic cult
or scheme, and its logo is not satanic.
3. MTV will not give you backstage passes if you
forward something to the most people.
4. The Gap is not giving away free clothes. You can
relax; there is no need to pass it on "just in case it's
5. There is no kidney theft ring in New Orleans. No
one is waking up in a bathtub full of ice, even if a
friend of a friend swears it happened to their cousin.
If you are hell bent on believing the kidney theft ring
And I quote: "The National Kidney Foundation has
repeatedly issued requests for actual victims of organ
thieves to come forward and tell their stories." None
have. That's "none" as in "zero." Not even your
6. Neiman Marcus doesn't really sell a $200 cookie
recipe. And even if they do, we all have it. And even
if you don't, you can get a copy at:
Then, if you make the recipe, decide the cookies are
that awesome, feel free to pass the recipe on.
7. If the latest NASA rocket disaster(s) DID contain
plutonium that went to particulate over the eastern
seaboard, do you REALLY think this information would
reach the public via an AOL chain letter?
8. There is no "Good Times" virus. In fact, you
should never, ever, forward any email containing
any virus warning unless you first confirm that an
actual site of an actual company that actually deals with
And even then, don't forward it. We don't care. And you
cannot get a virus from a flashing IM or email, you have
to download it....ya know, like, a FILE!
9. There is no gang initiation plot to murder any
motorist who flashes headlights at another car driving
at night without lights.
10. If you still absolutely MUST forward that 10th-
generation message from a friend, at least have the
decency to trim the eight miles of headers showing
everyone else who's received it over the last 6 months.
(Think Cut and Paste) It sure wouldn't hurt to get rid
of all the ".." that begin each line either. Besides,
if it has gone around that many times we've probably
already seen it.
11. Craig Shergold (or Sherwood, or Sherman, etc.) in
England is not dying of cancer or anything else at this
time and would like everyone to stop sending him their
business cards. He apparently is no longer a "little
12. The "Make a Wish" foundation is a real
organization doing fine work, but they have had to
establish a special toll free hot line in response to
the large number of Internet hoaxes using their good
name and reputation. It is distracting them from the
important work they do. Also, the American Cancer
Society does not give 3 cents for each person you
forward e-mail to. They ask for you to donate money,
they don't give it, as if they could know how many e-
mails you sent out...sheesh.
13. If you are one of those insufferable idiots who
forwards anything that "promises" something bad will
happen if you "don't,"-then something bad will happen to
you if I ever meet you in a dark alley.
14. Women really are suffering in Afghanistan, but
forwarding an e-mail won't help their cause in the
least. If you want to help, contact your local
legislative representative, or get in touch with Amnesty
International or the Red Cross.
15. As a general rule, e-mail "signatures" are easily
faked and mean nothing to anyone with any power to do
anything about whatever the competition is complaining
16. KFC really does use real Chickens with feathers
and beaks and feet. No, they really do. Why did they
change their name? In this health conscious world, what
was KFC's name? Kentucky FRIED Chicken. FRIED is not
healthy. So with the help of a focus group, they
changed the name to KFC. It's short, doesn't offend
dieters and it's easy to remember.
17. Another thing, just because someone said in a
message, four generations back, that "we checked it out
and it's legit,"does not actually make it true. PS:
There is no bill pending before Congress thatwill allow
long distance companies to charge you for using the
Internet. Bottom Line...composing e-mail or posting
something on the Net is as easy as writing on the walls
of a public rest room. Don't automatically believe
it until it's proven false...ASSUME it's false, unless
there is proof that it's true.
Now copy, paste, and send this to everyone you know or
the program I just put on your hard drive while you read
this E-mail will open up your CD-ROM and reach out and slap you upside the
Jul 23, 2001, 17:27 #2
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- Harbinger, NC, U.S.A.
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I have seen this before. It is cute, and I have actually never forwarded ANYTHING like this. I recieve probably 4 a week as well as a ton of those ICQ forwards like "if you do not forward this ICQ will shut your account off..." or whatever... I never forward them.