EMAIL AND WEB STUFF TO REMEMBER
MANY people need
to pay attention to this!
to create this note should receive some type of humanitarian award.
It says it all!
This is an old post from 2004, but much of it is still relevent. As with other old posts this now should be read regarding sharing things to forward or clicking on in FaceBook, Instagram and other social media places.
Big companies don't do business via chain letters.
Bill Gates is not giving you $1000, and Disney is not giving you a free
There is no baby food company issuing class-action checks.
Proctor and Gamble is not part of a satanic cult or scheme, and its
logo is not satanic.
MTV will not give you backstage passes if you forward something to the
The Gap is not giving away free clothes.
You can relax; there is no need to pass it on "just in case it's
There is no kidney theft ring in New Orleans.
No one is waking up in a bathtub full of ice, even if a friend of a
friend swears it happened to their cousin.
If you are hell-bent on believing the kidney-theft ring stories, see:
And I quote:
"The National Kidney Foundation has repeatedly issued requests
for actual victims of organ thieves to come forward and tell their stories."
That's "none" as in "zero."
Not even your friend's cousin.
Neiman Marcus doesn't really sell a $250 cookie recipe.
And even if they do, we all have it.
And even if you don't, you can get a copy at:
Then, if you make the recipe, decide the cookies are that awesome, feel
free to pass the recipe on.
And here's a place where you can read more about it.
If the latest NASA rocket disaster(s) DID contain plutonium that went
to particulate over the eastern seaboard, do you REALLY think this information
would reach the public via Facebook or Twitter or Instagram?
There is no "Good Times" virus.
In fact, you should never, ever, ever forward any email containing any
virus warning unless you first confirm that an actual site of an actual
company that actually deals with viruses.
Changed Nov. 2017: You could have tried: norton.com. But it no longer works. You probably get lots of emails and messages these days about viruses. Just get a good anti-virus software and don't click on anything you are doubtful of, particularly if Facebook or anything asks to use your account information, you could get a virus that way. Be careful.
And even then, don't forward ANYTHING. We don't care.
There is no gang initiation plot to murder any motorist who flashes
headlights at another car driving at night without lights.
If you're using Outlook, IE, or Netscape to write email, turn off the
Those of us on Unix shells can't read it, and don't care enough to save
the attachment and then view it with a web browser since you're probably
forwarding us a copy of the Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe anyway.
Added Nov. 26, 2017: Honestly, I don't even know what this means any more. I'll leave it here anyway.
If you still absolutely MUST forward that 10th-generation message from
a friend, at least have the decency to trim the eight miles of headers
showing everyone else who's received it over the last 6 months.
It sure wouldn't hurt to get rid of all the ">>>"
that begin each line either.
Besides, if it has gone around that many times we've probably already
Added Nov. 26, 2017: Don't keep sharing the same
stuff over and over again on Facebook. Everybody has already seen that stuff.
Craig Shergold (or Sherwood, or Sherman, etc) in England is not dying
of cancer or anything else at this time and would like everyone to stop
sending him their business cards.
He apparently is no longer a "little boy" either.
The "Make a Wish" foundation is a real organization doing
fine work, but they have had to establish a special toll free hot line
in response to the large number of Internet hoaxes using their good
name and reputation.
It is distracting them from the important work they do. Just send them money if you want to.
If you are one of those insufferable idiots who forwards anything that
"promises" something bad will happen if you "don't,"
-- then something bad will happen to you if I ever meet you in a dark
Women really are suffering in Afghanistan, but forwarding an e-mail
won't help their cause in the least.
If you want to help, contact your local legislative representative,
or get in touch with Amnesty International or the Red Cross.
As a general rule, e-mail "signatures" are easily faked and
mean nothing to anyone with any power to do anything about whatever
the competition is complaining about.
KFC really does use real Chickens, with feathers and beaks and feet.
No, they really do.
Why did they change their name?
In this health conscious world, what was KFC's name?
Kentucky FRIED Chicken.
FRIED is not healthy.
So with the help of a focus group, they changed the name to KFC.
It's short, that doesn't offend dieters and it's easy to remember.
Another thing, just because someone said in a message, four generations
back, that "we checked it out and it's legit," does not actually
make it true.
PS: There is no bill pending before Congress that will allow long distance
companies to charge you for using the Internet.
Composing e-mail or posting something on the Net is as easy as writing
on the walls of a public restroom.
Don't automatically believe it until it's proven false.
ASSUME it's false, unless there is proof that it's true.
Now forward this
page to everyone you know or the program I just put on your hard drive
while you read this E-mail will open up your CD-ROM and reach out and
slap you upside the head!
Added Nov. 26, 2017. I know, most devices don't even have CD-ROM or DVD-ROMs these day. But I'm going to leave this here too!
Added May 17, 2003; Updated November 26, 2017
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