Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Read or die in horrific plane crash tomorrow

OMG! You've opened this Blog post!! That means that you must email it on to 10 people you know or else you will have bad luck for the next 5 years!

Not really. Please God don't forward this on to anybody. Unless you hate them or something daft like that. And if you do hate them, you can probably think of better vengeance then via forwarded emails. Maybe try slapping them round the face with a kipper? Or doing a dirt in their shoes?

Anyway I digress. Everybody gets them don't they? Chain emails and Myspace bulletins saying you should forward them on so your crush will ask you out, or so you can avoid a plane crashing on your head tomorrow or something.

Or maybe ones that threaten you'll have your Hotmail/Myspace account deleted if you don't repost the message? Or maybe those ones that like to pull on your heartstrings a little? "Forward on this email to 30 people to help save the life of Little Sarah, a 15 year old from Richmond, Virginia that got tragically hit in a car crash whilst 8 months pregnant with her boyfriends baby who is now dead after being killed in the Iraq War 2 years ago. Please forward this on as it will somehow help to pay the $30,000 needed to pay for her operation"

My current favourite is this Myspace bulletin. I've had it 5 or 6 times to date...

For those who are on my friend list...I totally have to agree with all of you who say people are getting fake In here. So I gave in and let's see who really reposts this. This is a test to see who's paying attention. It serves to eliminate people who are desperately trying to add "friends" like its a popularity contest in High School. This is a test to see how many people in my friends list actually pay attention to me. Copy and repost in your own bulletin. Lets see who the true friends are and I think I know who you are.. Repost this if you are a friend.. if you don't, you get deleted.. Don't reply... just copy and paste this in a new bulletin as BYE MYSPACE!!

Now it may be too early to tell, but I suspect that this could actually be the worst Myspace Bulletin of all time.

I mean that's really going to upset the typical 12 year old girl that posts that isn't it? She sends out this bulletin to 60 odd people saying do this to prove you're my friend or you'll get deleted, and she only gets 4 people who are bothered/stupid enough to actually do it. Not going to do wonders for the daft eijit's confidence is it? She's going to have to get started on some serious friend-deleting tonight.

Now of course the real genius/stupidity (I can't decide which it is) behind this bulletin is that it gets you to repost the bulletin as it's method of response. Thus everybody thinks you're being a complaining spanner when you post it, when actually you're probably just hoping not to get deleted off the person who you knew's list.

But why not just send the bulletin poster a quick message instead? Will that somehow be less effective in letting them know you're their friend?

Course not. If I ever meet someone who makes up these things in the first place, I'll do a dirt in their shoe. And it will be big, and it will smell. That'll teach the little pricks.

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