Monday, October 30, 2006


Today I was fooled into looking at a spam email. It had the aura of spam, even before it was opened, but sometimes it is just so hard to resist looking. This message pretended to be an invitation to an upcoming event. Once open, it turned out to be one of those money scams that Nigerian businessmen are so fond of proposing.

What was special about this piece of spam is the particularly impressive run-on sentence Mr. Rangel used to establish his trustworthiness before asking for money laundering help.

"I just resigned my job as a research scientist for ARINI(Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland( but I still work as a freelance consultant for the instistute which gives me very much time to do my own work which is basically being a freelance researcher who could be employed by research institutes to do research projects anywhere in the world."

In the spirit of NaBloPoMo's goal of getting people commenting, you are invited to make a comment and try your hand at writing an even more impressive run-on sentence. To pay homage to Mr. Rangel, please include a word of your choice (i.e. the word "research" or some variation thereof (researcher, researching...)) in your sentence a minimum of five times. Bad spelling and grammar is incouraged. Malaprops urn bonus points.

The best run-on gets a prize. I don't know what the prize is.

Deadline for the Run-on-O-Rama is November 7th.


Blogger shokufeh said...

I'll have to contemplate the run-on, but in the meantime... yesterday, we received the old-fashioned version of spam: snail mail. A money scam. From Spain!

October 31, 2006 7:19 AM  
Blogger Jennifer P. said...

Nice... correo de caracol.

October 31, 2006 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sitting here in New Haven thinking about how nice it was to see you on Friday---after 10 years?. What pleasant feelings old friends can bring.

October 31, 2006 12:57 PM  
Blogger Jennifer P. said...

I was thinking about you sitting there in New Haven when the re-run of Gilmore Girls was on tonight.

It was great to see you too. NO WAY is it going to be 10 years until the next time.

October 31, 2006 11:01 PM  

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