Transblawg has a translation of the Berlin police report of the capture of a Nigerian fraudster practising the famous 419 fraud. There’s now a growing industry of people pitching for readership by publishing (probably fictional) accounts of how they responded. The Raving Atheist is still my favourite:
The Directors were immensely gratified that you are a Catholic, a circumstance which will allow us, out of mutual trust, to dispense with many of the expensive formalities associated with secular, non-Christian commerce. They do, however, repeat their request that you briefly outline your beliefs (two sentences or less) regarding what it means to say that God is (1) all-powerful, (2) all-knowing, and (3) all-good. As I indicated before, we wish only a short definition of what you mean by each of those three words. For example, with respect to whether God is all-knowing, we wish to know whether you believe that means that God can see only the present and the past, or the future as well.
I actually read many of the scams I receive as a way of keeping up to date with African political history. I’ve recently started receiving mail from Koreans and Vietnamese, but these tend to be less well researched and their authors probably also live in Lagos.
- Moment suprême of last night’s mini-botellón
After struggling for 10 minutes, a well-dressed young man manages to set fire to a container just off Carmen, steps back,
- Changing schools
I’m just trying to work out what will now happen to the hypothetical French girl whose parents tattoo “Dubya is Love”
- A dark and stormy night
A Jerusalem artichoke verse, several Rigbyisms and the Grand Old Duke of Fart.
- Nigerian standards
There’s an interesting piece by Michael Obinna in the Nigerian Vanguard in which he complains of “errors of usage in Standard
- This is pleasent to walk there the night
The excellent Lenox Napier points us to http://www.ibiza-tourism.net/. This is one of a legion of sites dedicated to spamourism–posting ostensibly useful,