Sincere Answers to Common Spam Mail

Every day I open my e-mail inbox in the hopes that a big-breasted Eastern European woman between the ages of 18 and 24 has discovered that she's in love with humor bloggers who go by their initials or that a relative of mine who I never knew about died and left me millions of dollars.

Instead, I generally get a whole bunch of mail from big-breasted Eastern European women who want to sell me penis enlargement cream and Nigerian princes who want to give me millions of dollars if I just sent them 50 grand. Which is almost as good. But the problem is I get thousands and thousands of them, and every time I try to respond all I usually get is more messages with the same offers.

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So here, I answer six, in the hopes that I'll be inundated with money and penis cream immediately.

First off, name's Matt, not Helmuth. A common mistake, considering the obvious similarities in spelling and pronunciation.

Secondly, your name's Nastena? For serious? Sure it's not Grosabeth? Or Disgusandy? Maybe Revoltingnancy?

I shouldn't be so mean to only half a woman, though. Where is your "second half," anyway? It's in Pittsburgh, isn't it? Is it Pittsburgh? Yeah, I wouldn't go there to get my torso either.

Anyway, to answer your questions, no, I'm not looking for a wife (or half of one, in your case) to create a happy family with. I'm finding life without a soulmate to be more taupe and marginally tolerable than grey and unhappy. And I can live with that.

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Well, you know, I do what I can. You know, sometimes I just sit around and think to myself, hey, what's up with my mortgage rate? I mean, my mortgage and my home is so important to my life"¦

Hey! Wait a second!

I am an internet humorist! I don't have a mortgage! I don't even have money!

I've got my fuckin' eye on you, buddy. Watch yourself. I bet your quotes are loaded with hassle. That's how much I don't trust you now.

You might just have a point there, youko, but consider this: If they re-made Weekend at Bernie's with a real-live dead guy, how would they get him to dance?


Also, you can't mess with a classic, no matter how much red and pink text you use or how many musical notes you end your e-mails with.

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Okay, pastafina, but how much will this cost me?

I kid.

But seriously, would you advertise any service, business or skill for free? You mean you wouldn't charge if my talent was being able to eat a whole sleeve of Ritz crackers in under a minute? Or my skill was being able to jack off a muskrat to orgasm? Or my business was somehow doing both at the same time?

What if my social/neighborhood event had something to do with burning Sandra Bullock in effigy? How many Sandra Bullocks would I be allowed to burn? Could I throw in some Keanus for good measure?

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What if my service was making fun of your e-mails? I bet you'd charge for that.

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And an additional question: If I decide to use the word "free" in my ad, would it have to be in all caps?

Oh man, that's a lot of questions, CBS (or NBC, it's hard to tell). Better take these one at a time.

Why does Opra Winfrey endorse/promote this product?

I don't know, why does she? Oh, this sounds like a good one!

Why does 60 minutes say there are no side effects at all?

I don't know! Tell me!

Why does CBS think it's the best solution out there ever?

Haha, I'm laughing already! Why?

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That is, without a doubt, the worst punchline after three set-up questions I have ever heard. And I've watched Two and a Half Men .

Oh snap, CBS!

Agggh! Jesus God!

What the hell is that? Just"¦gaaagh! How does it even talk?

Whatever it is, I don't want to cuddle with it. Just get it out of my goddamn sight.

If having to look at that is the result of having a gigantic penis, we'll stick with our happy nub, thank you very much.

Christing! That shit is going to haunt my fucking dreams! You're an asshole, Private Messaging Service!


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