Sometimes the ODD part of the message isn’t the content at all.  Take this message for example.  It’s a simple single line request for a specific audio clip.  It’s the kind of message I get almost every day from people who love my WAV file collection, but want new content.  The part that makes this message a winner for my ODD EMAIL archive is the sheer size of the disclaimer attached to the end of the email.  WOW!  It almost makes the message illegal I fear.  Posting it here may land me in jail.  I wonder how they’d react if I sent them an email request re-publication rights for a humour page.  The names and contact details have been changed to protect me.

From: “Don Meadows” dmeadows@(deleted).com
To: contact@frogstar.biz
Subject: AND THEN
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 09:22:36 -0500

HI
I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD FIND THE AUDIO FOR THE CHINESE FOOD LADY FROM “DUDE WHERES MY CAR” THAT SAYS “AND THEN” AT THE DRIVE THRU
Don Meadows – PMD Engineer Houston Mo.
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