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  • From: Ginda Fisher <>
  • To: Deborah Kurtis <>
  • Subject: [Fwd: [nafex] Off-topic: Urban legends, etc.]
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 19:44:28 -0400

This mailing list recently fell victim to a silly mass e-mail from one
of the members:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [nafex] Off-topic: Urban legends, etc.
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 08:37:03 -0500
From: Lucky Pittman <>

In light of the recent well-meant posting, I'll offer this one....

I was on my way to the post office to pick up my case of free M&M's,
(sent to me
because I forwarded their e-mail to five other people, celebrating the
fact that
the year 2000 is "MM" in Roman numerals), when I ran into a friend whose
a young man, was home recovering from having been served a rat in his
bucket of
Kentucky Fried Chicken - which is predictable, since as everyone knows,
there's no
actual chicken in Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is why the government
made them
change their name to KFC.

Anyway, one day, this guy went to sleep and when he awoke, he was in his
and it was full of ice and he was sore all over and when he got out of
the tub
he realized that HIS KIDNEYS HAD BEEN STOLEN. He saw a note on his
mirror that
said "Call 911!" but he was afraid to use his phone because it was
connected to
his computer, and there was a virus on his computer that would destroy
his hard
drive if he opened e-mail entitled "Join the Crew!" He knew it wasn't a
because he himself was a computer programmer who was working on software
prevent a global disaster in which all the computers get together and
the $250.00 Neiman-Marcus cookie recipe under the leadership of Bill
(It's true - I read it all last week in a mass e-mail from BILL GATES
who was also promising me a free Disney World vacation and $5,000 if I
forward the e-mail to everyone I know.)

The poor man then tried to call 911 from a pay phone to report his
kidneys, but a voice on the line first asked him to press #90, which
unwittingly gave the bandit full access to the phone line at the guy's
Then, reaching into the coin-return slot he got jabbed with an
needle around which was wrapped around a note that said, "Welcome to the
of AIDS." Luckily he was only a few blocks from the hospital - the one
that little boy who is dying of cancer is, the one whose last wish is
everyone in the world to send him an e-mail and the American Cancer
Society has
agreed to pay him a nickel for every e-mail he receives. I sent him two
and one of them was a bunch of x's and o's in the shape of an angel (if
you get
it and forward it to more than 10 people, you will have good luck but
for 10
people you will only have OK luck and if you send it to fewer than 10
you will have BAD LUCK FOR SEVEN YEARS).

So, anyway, the poor guy tried to drive himself to the hospital, but on
the way
he noticed another car driving without its lights on. To be helpful, he
his lights at him and was promptly shot as part of a gang initiation.


Send THIS to all the friends who send you their junk e-mail and you will
4 green M&Ms, but if you don't, the owner of Proctor and Gamble will
report you
to his Satanist friends and you will have more bad luck: you will get
from the Sodium Laureth Sulfate in your shampoo, your wife will develop
cancer from using the antiperspirant which clogs the pores under her
arms, and
the government will put a tax on your e-mails forever.

I know this is all true, 'cause I read it on the Internet.


  • [Fwd: [nafex] Off-topic: Urban legends, etc.], Ginda Fisher, 06/26/2000

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