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March 28, 2005

Evil Extortion Scheme

Writing about web page

Ok, this is just worryingly sick. Some guy in America has concocted a plot to raise money. Put lots of pictures of your cute pet rabbit online, then say that unless people donate enough money or buy enough merchandise ($50,000 worth) by a certain date, then the rabbit will be taken to the butchers and then eaten. Put up a gallery, a shop and a recipe book with lines such as:

"1 Toby cut in serving-sized pieces"

and watch the money come rolling in.

The worrying part is that if he succeeds then soon we can expect to see our inboxes filling up with lots of "Save the cute furry bunny" spam as well as the usual "You have won and iPod" and "Phwooar, look at these jugs" crap that we get anyway.
Even more worrying is the fact that he appears to have raised $20, 000 already.

Ok, it even has a video of the rabbit (Which is currently unavailable). Very, very sick people out there.

Especially the people who gave this guy a book deal!!!

The Worst pun in the world

Was sent this one earlier: Oh dear

A frog goes into the bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nametag that her name's Patricia Whack. So he says "Hello Patricia Whack, I'd like to get a loan to buy a boat and take a long vacation."
Patti looks at this frog in disbelief and asks how much he wants to borrow. He says $30,000, and Patti asks his name. The frog says it's Kermit Jagger, he's the adopted pet of Mick Jagger and it's OK, he knows the bank manager.
Patti explains that $30,000 is a large sum of money, so he'll need something to use as collateral against the loan, and does he have anything? The frog says "Sure, I have this," and produces a tiny pink porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patti explains that she'll have to consult with the manager and leaves the room. She finds the manager and says "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know Mick Jagger and wants to borrow $30,000. He wants to use this as collateral." She holds up the tiny pink elephant and asks "What the heck is this?" The Bank manager looks her in the eye and says:

"It's a knick knack, Patti Whack, give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone."

And who says Americans have no sense of humour

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