EMAIL VIRUS WARNING
Sun, 30 Mar 1997 20:54:05 +1000 (EST)
I found this on a newgroup I read,
please heed the warning well!
If anyone receives e-mail entitled: PINK LASER BEAMS!
please delete it WITHOUT reading it.
This is a warning for all Internet users. There is a
dangerous subliminal mind control message propagating
across the Internet via e-mail. This message appears
to be an innocent joke comparing operating systems to
different kinds of pedigree spaniel. However, by the
time you read the joke, it is too late. A subliminal
message has been implanted in the text by the NSA via
alien linguistic technology, discovered in the downed
UFO at Roswell.
It is a self-replicating memetic virus, and when your
mind is exposed to it, you will AUTOMATICALLY believe
any bizarre e-mailed chain letter which warns of dire
consequences, no matter how IMPROBABLE. You will NOT
stop to ask anyone knowledgable, but will IMMEDIATELY
and COMPULSIVELY forward the chain letter to hundreds
The virus will then make you DESTROY your hard drive,
and the hard drive of ANYONE you have sent e-mail to.
It will re-program your VCR, making the time flash at
12:00, and won't allow you to watch anything but QVC.
The virus is written in Java, and because of this can
also spread to your coffee machine and grinder. YOUR
mug contains DECAF, and it's THEIR fault.
Please forward the message titled EMAIL VIRUS WARNING
as soon as you receive it. DO NOT look at it, DO NOT
consider its plausibility. Just pass copies to every
single person you know, so that the problem of e-mail
chain letters can be stopped.
You may, however, pause to admire how nicely the text
defghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz: What? No ABC?
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
Witty comment revoked due to funding cuts