|Last Laugh! A Final Example of the Idiotic Spam Going Around|
|Patrick Townson via Nora Burch (email@example.com)|
Tue, 12 Jul 2005 22:47:47 -0500
[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Nora Burch was formerly employed by|
Harvard University until she was fired because of her web log ('blog')
which is part of her web site http://www.annoyyourfriends.com . When
I reviewed her site over last weekend, I found several very clever
examples of her writing; take-offs on the sort of spam which has
made the rounds on the net in recent years. I do not want to belabor
this for too long, but here is one that originally appeared in
_Reader's Digest_ many years ago which circulates on the net a lot,
but in its original format. You should easily be able to spot the
alterations in Nora's account. PAT
Like any good mother, when Bertha found out that another baby was on
The days inched by. The little boy/girl got worse. The pediatric
Week two in intensive care. It looked as if a funeral would come
Bertha made up her mind. She would take Buford whether they liked it
She dressed him in an oversized scrub suit and marched him into
The mother rises up strong in Bertha, and the usually mild-mannered
Bertha tows Buford to his brother/sister's bedside. He gazes at the
"Smokin' in the boys' room-"
Instantly the baby girl responded. The pulse rate became calm and
"Smokin' in the boys' room..."
The ragged strained breathing became as smooth as a kitten's purr.
"'teacher, dont' you fill me up with your rule...cause everybody
Buford's little brother/sister relaxes as rest, healing rest, seemed
"that smokin' ain't allowed in school."
Funeral plans were scrapped. The next day, the very next day, the
[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Nora, that one was just plain weird.
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