Thursday, October 25, 2007

Gone Phishing

A very official looking email message from IRS, with the above logo, landed in my mail box. It read:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $89.46.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 days in order to
process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.
For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time.
Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.

Internal Revenue Service

© Copyright 2007, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.


Were it not for grammatical and syntax errors in the message--the most laughable being "criminally pursued and indicated"--I would have fallen for it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Allah is smoking out depraved Hollywood people, says Maulana Ahmad Shah Thatvi

Allen Hafman

Thatta, Pakistan
Maulana Ahmad Shah Thatvi has expressed contentment with the latest news of raging fires in California that have burned homes of many Hollywood stars.
“They are the textbook examples of na-farman (disobeyers). Allah's wrath has finally caught up with them," a smug Maulana Thatvi told a large crowd.
“Have you seen American porn? What filth these Hollywood people produce! Naoozo Billah. Is it any surprise that the fire of hell which was their destiny in afterlife has been ordered for them a bit earlier,” Maulana told his Isha prayer audience.
When asked to compare American porn with European and Japanese porn and inquired if European and Japanese actors were going to hell too, Maulana refused to comment because he had not seen European and Japanese porn.
When asked if there was any way the California fires could be stopped, Maulana said that if all Hollywood men and women convert to Islam right away and pray (men and women separately) on Malibu beach the winds may suddenly die and it would be possible to put out the fires. [Maulana was informed by the reporters that the negative image of Muslims and Islam in the American media has ensured that only those interested in getting hired as suicide bombers would convert to Islam.]
When told that Britney Spears was on the verge of conversion to Islam, Maulana said if she had done it in time Allah might have changed His plans, and she might even have received custody of her children.
[Karim Bux and Angelina Matriati contributed to this Rioters News Agency report.]