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    Chain letters

    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
    true."


    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
    stories, see:
    http://urbanlegends.tqn.com/library/weekly/aa062997.htm
    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
    friend's cousin.


    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:
    http://www.bl.net/forwards/cookie.html=20
    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
    viruses.
    Try: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/index.html=20
    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
    boy" either.


    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
    about.


    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
    head.

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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.


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