So, this email arrived this morning…
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From: Rana Aska
Subject: 10,000 bucks
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 04:15:43 -0700
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I wanna buy they.com at 10,000 bucks.
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Beauty, huh? And of course, beauty is truth, and truth beauty…
Let’s see — anonymous business proposal through korean hotmail, from Akami/France telecom space. The second word is “wanna”. All specifics covered. They are sure their lawyers would jump right on this, and still find no holes!
OK, seriously. They have a response:
They are most honored and delighted with your proposal. They will happily write down the exact phrase “they.com” on a postcard and send it to you — anywhere in the world, in exchange for either $10,000 or 10,000 male deer. If you pay cash, they have a special 3-for-2 offer! They will send you three identical postcards — all with the world-famous phrase
they.comwritten on it for the one-time-only, incredibly low price of $20,000.*
*Disclaimer: offer not valid in reality. Anyone bringing deer or deer carcasses to they will be ejected from reality.