Friday, February 29, 2008

An Acid Test - February 29, 2008

I recently tried a little experiment in the office. Inspired by my "Favorite Spam Email", I decided to write a piece of Spam that was totally ridiculous, and see if it would get passed around.

My first step was to identify five people that I thought would be at least willing to read it, and perhaps send it along. After identifying them, I set up a Gmail account, typed up the email and sent it out. Here's what the email said:
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From: Yhouda Farhtur [mailto:yhouda.farthur@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:47 PM
To: -------------
Subject: Build Flying Garbage Rafts on Vacuum Engine

-------, Tom

You are your own god. Aren't you? No chest hair, no problem, we'll brew some for you! We love cordless telephones because they grow chest hair! Ferry wheels and angelic dough nuts glisten like smashed ants mixed in a margarita.

Blast blast glass. I hate endangered windshields, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't. Lick the windshield, be the windshield, but promise us to not cut your tongue. Panda's sometimes blow bamboo strings for picnic duty.

Tom, we urge you base jump into a jungle of lard. Swim through the lard!

Signed,

Yhouda Farthur
stop itching now!!! www.itchrelief.com
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So what happened? Well, the email got passed around the office! Moral of the story, viral doesn't have to have a point, but as long as it's random enough and it's not completely nonsensical, it might just make it.

1 comment:

Sosia Bert said...

So funny. I'm still laughing about it.