Re: [MOL] Hope this makes you smile... [01215] Medicine On Line


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Great stuff Joicy! *grin*
Mam

Becker, Joicy wrote:
> 
> >
> > TO: Trojan Army Listserv < Trojans-L@troy.org
> > RE: WARNING!! BEWARE GREEKS BEARING GIFTS!
> >
> > Hey Hector,
> >
> > This was forwarded to me by Cassandra--it looks legit. Please
> > distribute to Priam, Hecuba, and your 99 siblings.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Laocoon
> >
> > WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
> >
> > IF YOU RECEIVE A GIFT IN THE SHAPE OF A LARGE WOODEN HORSE DO NOT
> > DOWNLOAD IT!!!! It is EXTREMELY DESTRUCTIVE and will overwrite your
> > ENTIRE CITY!
> >
> > The "gift" is disguised as a large wooden horse about two stories
> > tall.
> >
> > It tends to show up outside the city gates and appears to be
> > abandoned.
> >
> > DO NOT let it through the gates! It contains hardware that is
> > incompatible with Trojan programming, including a crowd of heavily
> > armed Greek warriors that will destroy your army, sack your town,
> > and kill your women and children. If you have already received such a
> > gift, DO NOT OPEN IT! Take it back out of the city unopened and set
> > fire to it by the beach.
> >
> > FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
> >
> > Poseidon
> >
> > =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
> > FROM: hector@studmuffin.com
> > TO: laocoon@doomgloom.edu
> > RE: Greeks bearing gifts
> >
> > Laocoon,
> >
> > I hate to break to you, but this is one of the oldest hoaxes there
> > is.  I've seen variants on this warning come through on other
> > listservs, one involving some kind of fruit that was supposed to kill
> > the people who ate it and one having to do with something called the
> > "Midas Touch." Here are a few tipoffs that this is a hoax:
> >
> > 1) This "Forward this message to everyone you know" junk. If it were
> > really meant as a warning about the Greek army, why tell anyone to
> > post it to the Phonecians, Sumerians, and Cretans?
> >
> > 2) Use of exclamation points. Always a giveaway.
> >
> > 3) It's signed "from Poseidon." Granted he's had his problems with
> > Odysseus but he's one of their guys, isn't he? Besides, the lack of a
> > real header with a detailed address makes me suspicious.
> >
> > 4) Technically speaking, there is no way for a horse to overwrite
> > your entire city. A horse is just an animal, after all.
> >
> > Next time you get a message like this, just delete it. I appreciate
> > your concern, but once you've been around the block a couple times
> > you'll realize how annoying this kind of stuff is.
> >
> > Bye now,
> > Hector
> >
> >
> >
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