My junior year of college, I moved off campus and into an apartment with cable television. It was as if the sun rose for the first time in my world.
I'd never had access to things like "movie channels" when I was growing up in the '70's. Editor's Note: I know I look like I'm 12 years old, but I'm, can we say, comfortably in my mid-40s these days.
Anyhow, I digress. Back to the tale of my introduction to what was then known as both HBO and the Home Box Office network. The movie of the month, in September of 1988, was "The Princess Bride," a spectacular "fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing."
There's a scene where Vizzini, one of the villains of the film, and his cohorts have kidnapped the beautiful princess and he's trying to get them to move faster. They're not the most adept criminals and spoiler alert, it's what makes them lovable characters in the end.
However, as the cohorts play word games, one in particular likes to ryhme, Vizzini said this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih7Qo3Wt20c
This is the first thing that came to my mind, some 25 years later, when I received the email below. Funny how when you see a movie 18-some-odd times in a single month, you remember pretty much every line associated with the film.
As to whether this is a spam email, I don't envision that I'm getting a random request from China to split $47.3 million. Sorry, but that's just not happening.
The Spam Report is back, my friends.
Just hit delete and have a great day.
From: Mrs. Supini Thrunkul [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013 10:46 AM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: Re: Still waiting for your response
I am Mrs. Supini Thrunkul from China Minsheng Bank,i need your cooperation to transfer 47.3 million dollars to any trusted account within your control. Contact me for more details. Tel: 861056955728.
Still waiting for your response