Lately I’ve been getting a lot of email with a certain type of signature file that cracks me up. Usually the emails are from people in corporate offices, but some people at school have them too. They are wordy, legalistic disclaimers about privacy and liability. They are often difficult to understand and they sound full of it. I know the people who have these signatures attached to their emails usually have no control over their presence. In some cases, though, that’s not the truth.
So I’m taking revenge. I have written my own signature file and here it is:
Caution: electronic email sent through the internet is not secure and could be intercepted by CARNIVORE, Echelon, NarusInsight, Amazon.com, Google.com, or other government or commercial surveillance entities. For your protection, do not send any information whatsoever over the internet. Any information that you do send will be considered the intellectual property of the recipient and will be eligible for repurposing on Youtube, Facebook, or the entire ICanHasCheezburger empire. voxygen.net is not FDIC insured nor is it approved by either the FDA or the Department of Homeland Security. If you have received this communication in error, hit delete.
I feel much better.