Nine Things that are Funny, and One Which is Apparently Not, According to the Email Forwards I Receive on a Daily Basis From Friends and Family


1. Substituting the word "wang" for "wand" while reading passages from Harry Potter books
2. Thinly veiled racist jokes involving immigrants and/or the War on Terror (-ism?)
3. Cartoon jokes where an old woman laments the state of the world and the condition of her aging body
4. Pictures of sleeping pets with captions that insinuate they are intoxicated
5. Obviously fake virus warnings which threaten the impending doom of a virus which will ruin everything in your life, including your car's paint job
6. Long, drawn out passages that end with telling the readers to get back to work
7. "Humour" stories where the husband (wife) teaches the wife (husband) some lesson in some vastly inappropriate, out-of-context public forum.
8. Family Circus cartoons with the dialog boxes rewritten
9. That one story about the guy who moves to Canada and writes a diary about how wonderful all the snow is, until it's no longer wonderful, but he keeps writing about it anyway

Not Funny:

1. God's disappointment if I don't feel morally obligated to forward the email to several friends

Posted bythemikestand at 11:09 AM  

4 stepped up to the mike:

Lesley said... 12:19 PM, March 31, 2008  

Ahhh, the e-mail forward.
Annoying family and friends in a whole bunch of new ways.

Gotta love technology.

Anonymous said... 12:22 PM, March 31, 2008  

Here at work those "This photo was taken in (insert local rural town), isn't it amazing/scary/funny???"

I hadn't heard the wang one....'scuse me while I start rereading Philosopher's Stone....

richgold said... 9:07 PM, March 31, 2008  

Please excuse me while I snicker in the corner over some of the things you get forwarded. I've not heard #1 (and think it's kind of funny ... , 2,3, and 4 are getting kind of old. 5 is just dumb, because I usually have to tell a good friend they've been had (with the links from Snopes to prove it). Don't get many of 7 or 8 either.)

Maybe I can exchange my email list with yours and we could shake up the email boxes. I could use the novelty.

Steph said... 12:28 AM, April 05, 2008  

Those photos of bobcats at patio doors aren't nearly as scary as the things I could take photos of in my home town - How about photos of unsorted garbage, huge SUVs with single passengers, and for sale signs on houses all over the place?


I am not a fan of the forwarded email.

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