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Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven
Friday, July 02, 2004 Funny
The funniest things I have ever read were written by Brad Christiansen.
He was featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal a year or so ago. He's a reverse spammer. That is, when he gets spammed by Nigerian conmen, he plays along with them, strings them along, and cons them.
In the process, he writes hilarious responses and instructions to the con men. The goal is to get them to travel to countries and airports looking to meet him (and his fictious money) for their "deals".
The most recent of his exchanges is here. I laughed frequently and hard.
Other "dialogues" are here.
I don't know if Brad's an acquired taste or not, but he's worth bearing with (sometimes the email exchanges take a while to get in gear).
In this reverse scam, Brad insists they meet him on a nude beach in Holland. He makes them sign an affadavit.
Dear Senator Musa:
He gets this reply from the scammers:
Meanwhile, I wish you could explain yourself better
To which he replies:
Regarding what you call my "no laughing and scratching" stance, I have no problem laughing and joking with a business associate on a nude beach or anywhere else. In fact I look forward to good times and much laughter with you and Senator Ali Sharmarih. However, I would have a huge problem if Senator Sharmarih were to point at my shriveled 73-year-old wiener and burst out in a thunderous belly laugh. I also don't want to be seen on a public beach with somebody who is constantly scratching his private parts. It is for these reasons I must insist on Senator Sharmarih's signature or your signature on the attached affidavit and the signed affidavit's faxed return to me at (XXX) XXX-XXXX.
It gets much funnier than this (if this seems funny at all to you). But context is everything with these email exchanges. The absurdity and inventiveness of Brad's imagination is simply a marvel, and a pleasure to read.
posted by Mark Butterworth | 3:36 AM |