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Old 04-12-2000, 05:19 PM
Joe_x Joe_x is offline
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I've been thinking, tell me if I'm insane or a genius or just an insane genius.

I recently saw some e-mail that stated cute little Timmy was dying of Cancer and that if people would collect tabs from cans the soda companies would donate money to help him out. Anyways this lady at work put up a collection can at the secretary's desk asking for soda tabs.

I was thinking of taking this urban legend one step further. I want to send out a mass e-mail along the same lines except I want to tell people to send all their soda tabs to say a former boss/teacher/girlfriend's father..... wouldn't this be funny? I mean tons of stupid worthless soda tabs flooding the mailboxes of people.

(I think this is brilliant its better than when I was in a Fraternity at college and would try to get gay video catalogues mailed to the president's of rival houses).
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Old 04-12-2000, 05:25 PM
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You can find the answer somewhere on Snopes

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Old 04-12-2000, 06:12 PM
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The pull tab hoax.

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Old 04-12-2000, 08:04 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Joe_x:

I was thinking of taking this urban legend one step further. I want to send out a mass e-mail along the same lines except I want to tell people to send all their soda tabs to say a former boss/teacher/girlfriend's father..... wouldn't this be funny? I mean tons of stupid worthless soda tabs flooding the mailboxes of people.
Funny, I'll give you. I also believe this would be illegal. I would consider that possibility befoore you decided to extract revenge in this manner...

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