"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."

                --Archilochus

Glenn Reynolds:
"Heh."

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."




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Friday, May 26, 2006

Can You Help Me?

The Harare Herald (Zimbabwe) reports:
A BUSINESSMAN lost $1,2 billion cash in a fire that gutted a room he had booked at Ngundu Rocky Motel, 100km south of Masvingo along the Masvingo-Beitbridge Highway at the weekend.
But we've figured out a way to recover the money from his insurance company. The company, headquartered in Nigeria, will wire the money to the United States. So here's what we need you to do: Open a bank account with $50,000 of your money, and send the account number to us here at Glib & Superficial. We'll have the insurance money wired to that account, then transferred out, and leave your original deposit, plus $500,000 for you, just for being so kind and helping out Mr. Willias Shumba.

Comments on "Can You Help Me?"

 

Blogger Selfish Country Music Loving Lady said ... (11:03 AM) : 

This is why I'm always so nervous when I have $1.2 billion in cash on me.

 

Anonymous Ugly American said ... (1:39 AM) : 

Is it likely that, this being a report from a paper based in a former british colony, 1.2 billion is probably only what an ugly american would consider 1.2 million dollars?

$1,200,000,000.00 seems a bit steep for a Nigerian house, even if it IS very nice.

 

Anonymous 'chesty' said ... (3:30 AM) : 

$1.2 billion Zimbabwe dollars is worth a whopping $11,800 US and falling.

 

Anonymous Mr. Nggimmin said ... (7:11 PM) : 

Does that mean you're not opening the account and depositing the money? We really, need your help.

 

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