Stupid crap

I hate getting crap like this in my mail box.  It is stupid, pointless, wasteful spam that panders to the stupidity and gullibility of people. I’m going to dissect it.

This was on the 9:00 o’clock news the other night and this works

No, it wasn’t. This spam has been forwarded for the past decade and a half and any chance of it being on the 9 O’clock news in your country on the channel you were watching is minimal.


PLEEEEEEASE READ!!!! it was  on the news!

Still not true, even if you beg and plead. If it was in USA Today then what issue and date was it. Show your source please.

This thing is for real. Rest assured  AOL and Intel will follow through with their promises for  fear of facing a multimillion-dollar class action suit  similar to the one filed by PepsiCo against General  Electric not too long ago.

Now you’re just being silly. First it was the 9 O’clock news, then USA today and now AOL and Intel are making promises. Bollocks. Also what PepsiCo law suit against GE? I’ve never heard of it. Not that I expect to hear about every law suit but GE is the biggest company in the world, I think I’d have heard something unless it was a long time ago.

Dear Friends; Please do  not take this for a junk letter.

Oh no, wouldn’t want to do that.

Bill Gates sharing his fortune.

Yeah, we know. The Bill and Wassername Gates Foundation.

If you ignore this, You will repent later.

Whoa! Repent! What’s this, some religious thing. Are we supposed to trust it just because you used religious phraseology? We’re not in America here you know. That sort of thing doesn’t work on the English, not for a long while.

Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.

Are MS and AOL the largest Internet companies? It sounds plausible but where is the source for this? Beta tests are run all the time. They usually have limited scope and use a small test community.

When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will track it (If you are a Microsoft Windows user)? For a two weeks time period.

That’s bollocks. Is the entire structure of the Internet being changed so that Microsith can track a few emails with no specific identifier? I think not. Microsith can’t even get people to install Windows frikkin updates. Would anti-virus or anti spam software just let through these emails so they can be tracked? There are thousands of companies who run these sort of programs and maintain blacklist of domains and users. Are we to believe that they’ve all decided to allow Microsith to bypass all that for the sake of a two week beta test? Crap.

Also two weeks from when and until when? Give us verifiable facts you numpty.

For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay you $245.00 For every person that you sent it to that forwards it on, Microsoft will pay you $243.00 and ! for every third person that receives it, You will be paid $241.00. Within two weeks, Microsoft will contact you for your address and then send you a check.

Why such arbitrary amounts? What is to stop someone abusing this by writing a scheduled agent to send millions of these spam emails out in Microsoft’s name and then demand $245.00 for each one sent? Wouldn’t a successful company like Microsith consider such a thing before making such an outstanding claim. The graded payment system just looks stupid. However 1,000,000,000 people read my blog so where’s my money. Come on, pay up.


Charles S Bailey General Manager Field Operations
1-800-842-2332 Ext. 1085 or 904-1085 or RNX 292-1085

I’m tempted to find out if this is a real person and see what they did to deserve having their name put on spam. Not too much though.

I thought this was a scam myself,

Really? I wonder why.

But two weeks after receiving this e-mail and forwarding it on. Microsoft contacted me for my address and within days, I receive a check for $24, 800.00.

I can’t be bothered to calculate how many people would need to have been contacted to merit $24,800 but I can almost bet that the number doesn’t compute with the figures given earlier.

You need to respond before the beta testing is over. If anyone can afford this, Bill gates is the man.

But earlier you said that the Beta Testing lasted for two weeks. If two weeks have passed since you received the first email before you were contacted then the testing period must be over. Why would you rub in the fact of your new wealth bu sending this to all us poor people? Bastard!

It’s all marketing expense to him. Please forward this to as many people as possible.

You just claimed that the test was over. What are you trying to pull here? Do you just want to piss everyone off?

You are bound to get at least $10,000.00.

No, you clearly said the testing was for two weeks and those two weeks have ended. We’re bound to get precisely nothing but wasted time.

We’re not going to help them out with their e-mail beta test without getting a little something for our time.

That’s because the beta test is bollocks, isn’t it? You made up the whole story to torment people and waste their time. Why would you do such a thing? You must be very lonely and sad.

My brother’s girlfriend got in on this a few months ago.

It’s months now? Also you’re clearly an only child and you’ve never had a girlfriend have you? You’ve never even had a friend.

When I went to visit him for the Baylor /UT game. She showed me her check. It was for the sum of $4, 324.44 and was stamped ‘Paid in full’

I’m not sure how cheques work in America but they don’t stamp them “Paid in full” over here. That would make it pretty worthless considering that a check is a form of promissory note. You don’t make a promissory note and mark it paid. You mark a delivery note or invoice “Paid in full”. Have you ever received a cheque?

Like I said before, I know the law, and this is for real.

Riiight. Which law? Which article of which law in which nation?

Intel and AOL are now discussing a merger which would make them the largest Internet company and in an effort make sure that AOL remains the most widely used program, Intel and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.

Yawn, repetition does not make it true.

When you forward this e-mail to friends, Intel can and will track it ( if you are a Microsoft Windows user) for a two week time period.


Try it; What have you got  to lose!

Time, effort, friends who might be pissed off at having their in-boxes filled with spam, computer processing power, bandwidth, money on a better spam filter. Stuff like that.

Well that was a waste of time but still cathartic. Spammers are on my Human Cull list. No-one can possibly argue with that.


Filed under Cull, Reasons to be cheerful

12 responses to “Stupid crap

  1. Ha…I have received this mail almost 10 times. And I am always amazed how so many people are this gullible and fall prey to it. Thankfully I haven’t even considered taking the time out to think about something as crap as this.

  2. wait. my cousin’s donkey’s aunty totally got a payout from Mr Gates and it was a postal order for $9,000000000000000 it was honest!!!

  3. Violet, you’ve obviously got less time on your hands that I have….wait, that’s not right, I’m really busy.

    SGT, really? That’s unbelievable. Is that $9 trillion, I forget what the big numbers are when they get silly.

  4. yeh i kno!! so its confirmed – these emails are like totally really real yeh!!

  5. May I congratulate you on your detailed breakdown of the spam. I could send you some of mine to do the same, but I fear you’ve probably already seen it!

    It amazes me that people fall for this kind of stuff.

  6. No Hover, I do have lots of time on my hand. I can prove it to you. Just send me your email-id and I’ll send you loads and loads of chain emails like this to keep you occupied. You may analyze and write a post about each one of them. But I have one condition. You have to extend the goodwill by forwarding it to atleast 10 people.

  7. Jason

    Ha, very amusing Mr Frog! That must also have been one of the longest Beta tests known to man as well! 🙂

  8. Jason

    And of course we all know just how extensively M$ test their products… don’t we!

  9. SGT, crumbs!

    Perp, please no. Gullible people should be shot….except that they can be so much fun to wind up.

    Violet, that’s just evil. Are you some kind of evil mastermind?

    Jason (twice), Beta tests are vital for finding bugs and stuff. MicroSith have a much better idea though, they release their software with the bugs (features) and then fix them in the next release. Of course they have new bugs in the next release that need fixing but that’s a different issue.

    Mind you, I do the same.

  10. Any email I get that tells me to do something in this way, and isn’t from my boss at work, goes in the bin.
    Anything that has the faint whiff of eau de ‘chain-letter’ about it gets deleted too.

    Hate it hate it hate it.

    And most of these bastards can’t even spell properly.

  11. Bad speelers reely bohter me to.

  12. Why does nobody just check snopes dot com? They’ve all been done before!

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