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June 12, 2003 7:12 PM   Subscribe

Like most Nigerians, you're probably finding that it's increasingly difficult to earn a decent living from email. That's why you need to attend the 3rd Annual Nigerian EMail Conference.
posted by Wet Spot (6 comments total)

 
The PCness in me is ashamed considering that, in part, it makes fun of the plight found in Nigeria, but eff it, this is funny.

"I AM FIRMLY CONVINCED THAT USING UPPERCASE LETTERS MAKES MY WRITING MORE EFFECTIVE." - Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed
posted by ArcAm at 7:27 PM on June 12, 2003


thanks for the laugh. Very funny.
posted by herc at 7:34 PM on June 12, 2003


I don't know. The concept sounded funny when it was forwarded to me today, but as I read on it just seemed more needlessly cruel than anything else.

Of course, the email scams are ripe for comedy, but I jsut think it could be done better.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:38 PM on June 12, 2003


The Nigerian Advance-Fee Scam (aka 419 scam, after the Nigerian criminal code statute) just plain works far too often for me to feel sorry. Cruel is scamming the unwary out of billions; at least one estimate pegs it Nigeria's second largest industry after oil.

I have found recent Iraq-themed variants interesting, particularly one invoking persecution of "fellow" Christians as the emotional hook.
posted by dhartung at 11:50 PM on June 12, 2003


I was amused for the most part, but thought the 3rd world running water/flushing toilet humor was out of line.


The Dubya version is brilliant, if a tad outdated now.
posted by O9scar at 8:44 AM on June 13, 2003


So that's where Son of Spam learned his trade.
posted by stefanie at 3:08 PM on June 13, 2003


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