October 11, 2013
Don’t Get Fleeced!
Day 278 October 7, 2013
“Fleeced I the giver, yet I am penniless.” -Allen Tate
“Create something inspired by a piece of spam e-mail you (or someone you know) has recently received.” -from 365 A Daily Creativity Journal by Noah Scalin (The actual spam was the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes)
“While modern technology allows the messages to circulate far and wide, religious chain mail is hardly a new phenomenon. In her book Not in Kansas Anymore: A Curious Tale of How Magic Is Transforming America, author Christine Wicker noted the popularity of a chain letter circulated in the early 18th century. The missive, “supposedly written by Jesus, promised that those who carried it could not be damaged by guns or swords, but anyone who did not copy and pass it on would be cursed by the Christian church,” Wicker writes. Although those inclined to circulate such letters might consider their actions more hallowed than hoodoo, the idea that a blessing is the result of human action is a magical one, according to Wicker.” -By Kristen Campbell, Religion News Service Read More at USATODAY.com
“Spam is a waste of the receivers’ time, and, a waste of the sender’s optimism.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Confessions of a Misfit