weird spam

So I got the following message this morning which managed to get through the filters at work. It’s some anti-corporate claptrap against Target stores. Here, I’ll reproduce it in its entirety.

Allow me to nitpick.

First: Odile. That’s a french name, hoser. You might want to respect yourself before you go dissing Freedonia. And that thing people do saying “Tar-zhay”. That’s a joke. The company’s from Minneapolis and used to be called “The Dayton Company.”

Second: Target funds Arts, Education, and Family Violence Prevention. It says it right on their website. They even have a handy click and point form so you can realize what they fund. They also list national organizations they give grants too (and if you go to their website even a brain dead oaf like yourself might notice a trend.

Third: You’re in Alaska. Which you admit does not have Target stores. SO HOW THE FUCK DID YOU GO TO YOUR LOCAL TARGET STORE? Does your definition of local include Washington state? 'cos there sure as hell ain’t any targets in BC.

Fourth: You’re spamming me, and you’re asking me to spam everyone I know, and you’ve got a fucking anti-spam sig line? What are you, on crack on something? Snort a little too much gunpowder-laced acid while you were in 'Nam?

Fifth: Your organization doesn’t seem to exist, unless you’re from Australia. As far as I can tell, the official name for VietVets is the Vietnam Veterans of America.

My point: There are plenty of reasons to despise corporations. BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE SHIT LIKE THIS UP.

There was a thread on this at least 6 or 7 months ago. Let me see if I can find it…

The whole thing’s a crock. See Snopes for details.