Monday, February 13, 2006

Holy Shit!

Everyone, prepare to be jealous.

I was just going through my mail, and look what I got:

It's a Gen-U-Wine scam letter from Africa. Not a lousy e-mail, but a tangible hold-in-your-hands communique from the dark continent. Check out the South African stamps, and please control your envy.

If you want to get a better look at this sucker, here's a link: http://static.flickr.com/32/99411299_4b760f4ae0_o.jpg

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have to see this if you haven't already:

http://www.improbable.com/ig/ig-pastwinners.html#ig2003

The Ig Nobel Prize in Literature for 2005 awarded to:

The Internet entrepreneurs of Nigeria, for creating and then using e-mail to distribute a bold series of short stories, thus introducing millions of readers to a cast of rich characters -- General Sani Abacha, Mrs. Mariam Sanni Abacha, Barrister Jon A Mbeki Esq., and others -- each of whom requires just a small amount of expense money so as to obtain access to the great wealth to which they are entitled and which they would like to share with the kind person who assists them.

Anonymous said...

Does every scam letter sound like it is from a Dickens novel?

edP said...

We've got to help these people!!! Now! What's that phone number???

Michael K said...

I like the use of the official sounding acronym (S.A.L.E) and how they verified your trustworthiness. Apparently, you have never been to a kegger in Liberia.

The Old Dog said...

Are you SURE it's a scam? I mean, this person might really need your help! Sounds like a nice piece of change for you, as well.

Chris B. said...

Send Drinky Joe with a check. They get their money (finally), you get a nice payday and the couch gets a break. Win/win/win.

edP said...

Drinky Joe - emissary of goodwill - and emissionary of bourbon soaked farts.