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Re: Roman Gelfand has invited you to open a Google mail account

On 01/10/2010 12:15 AM, Andrei Popescu wrote:
On Tue,05.Jan.10, 13:41:18, Mark Allums wrote:

I guess your sarcasm meter is broken today.  Better get it service.
(The hotmail post is satire, guys.)
Quote from RFC 1855, section 2.1.1 (emphasis mine):

"Remember that the recipient is a human being whose culture, language,
and humor have different points of reference from your own. Remember
that date formats, measurements, and idioms may not travel well. *Be*
*especially* *careful* *with* *sarcasm*."

Thanks, Andrei. By the way, I don't think that was satire, but when things turned south , he changed the 'from' mail address from gmail to another and tried to get away with the old "oh guys, I was just joking." Common...
No, it was definitely satire. To explain: I felt the amount of time and effort trying to determine if spam was some nefarious plot by google to increase market share highly amusing and deserving of mockery/ridicule. I also felt almost quoting the slap-chop commercial verbatim would be obvious enough for anyone with access to the internet.
I'll be sure to post in debian-humor.list from now on.
PS. Yes, I know Debian Humor doesn't exist. It's another joke.

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