Thursday, August 21, 2003

Auto-delete Subject Lines

Every few months, the Washington Post's Style Invitational runs a contest that generates some wonderful entries. It has happened again. In this contest, they "asked you to come up with Subject lines guaranteed to cause a person to delete an e-mail, unread." For example:
  • Teach your pet monkey to yodel
  • An important message for you from Lyndon LaRouche's nephew.
  • First time ever, the 1936 Republican Convention on CD!
  • Please help me check my computer: Is this attachment a virus?
(The two entries that mention colorectal cancer neckties refer to the prize for this contest as described in the contest announcement some weeks earlier.)

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