Friday, April 8, 2011

A Selection of Spam

I have certain family members who send me lots of forwarded email.
And, I pretty much just delete them without reading, I'm ashamed to say.

But, today, I'm reading a handful of those emails to share with you.

It's a small sampling of what's going around the web:

1. 45 Life Lessons - Reportedly written by a 90 year old lady named Regina Brett who has occasionally written columns for the Plain Dealer, in Cleveland, Ohio for a number of years.  Regina Brett is not 90, more like 56 years old, but she did write the life lessons, and they're cute!  Such as, "It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it."

2. In Memory of a Time when the World went Mad - This email tells the story about a woman named Irena Sendler who smuggled around 2500 kids/infants out of Warshaw away from the Natzi's and was passed over for Nobel Peace Prize in favor of Al Gore's global warming. Apparently this is a true story, and Irena also recorded the true baby names and buried them in a jar in hopes of reuniting families later on.  However, most of the parents were gassed.  She lived to 98 years old. 

3. 2 Dogs Dining - This email has a You Tube video in it of two dogs eating at a table...and it's actually pretty clever and funny.  


4. The Folded Napkin - This email contains a story that is purely a work of fiction about a down-syndrome boy working hard at a truck stop for his mother, etc. He has to leave for a while for some medical stuff and all the truck drivers start leaving money folded in their napkins for him.  Sweet story, but not real.

5. Bear Quintuplets - This email contains a photo of a very rare occurrence...a mother bear with five babies.  Usually bears have two cubs...occasionally one or three, but rarely 5! And, from what I can tell, it's a true story and a true photo!  See below for a link to the photographer's site.

photographer Tom Sears

6. This could work! - An email about the evil gas companies and how we all need to stop buying gas from Exxon/Mobile in order to bring the price down. 

7. Did you lose a cat? - This email contained a funny photo of a raccoon standing on too feet holding a kitten.

8. The Redneck College Exam - This email had a download attached I didn't feel comfortable downloading.  You should never download attachments unless you know who it's from and what it is.  

9. What's an Infidel? -
This email shares a story about a religious "presentation" in a prison where the Muslim is tricked into admitting that "All followers of Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of that faith so they can have a place in heaven."  Which is not true for all Muslims, just as all Christians don't subscribe to every bit of the Bible.  Hysterical religious email.

10.  Wrong Email Address - This email is probably not true, but it's funny.  A man sends an email to his wife, but with one letter difference it ends up in a widow's inbox who's minister husband had just died.  

To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I've Arrived
Date: July 19, 2010

I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in.

I've seen that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow.
Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P. S.  Sure is freaking hot down here!!!!

Do you read spam email?
Do you have someone who sends you spam regularly?
See any good spam lately?

1 comment:

smartz said...

Some of them are really priceless. Thanks for posting this.