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Don't send everyone your email list. Thank you.

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Someone who shall be nameless sent out an email that consisted solely of about fifty media-type email addresses. The subject line was "email list."

This came in response.

Hello, you don't know me but I am Brick Wahl, former jazz critic at the  LA Weekly until the most horrendous of misfortune and treachery reduced me to my present state trapped in Ouagadougou with a check worth 800 gazillion English pounds. I am pleading for your help. If you find it in your heart with the Lord's understanding to take your whole record collection  to Amoeba and trade them in please send me the money. All I need is your bank account, social security number, and hat size.
 
I also have a boatload of generic viagra at an unnamed port in Nigeria that I could use a little help with too. Again, your bank account and social security number. Hat size optional. 
 
Yours sincerely and most godly and forsaken,
 
Brick

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