I got an email today from "Maria" who identifies herself as a standup comic/hacker. This person has hacked into my emails and website, drew a mustache on my bio picture and made demands that I send my "How to Be Funny" products or "Maria" will express the full extent of her hacking abilities and destroy my sites.
The first thing I noticed is just how unfunny the email was. (Not even an attempt at humor; why not some ironic alliteration like "Humor Hacker?")
The email ended with a smiley face emoticon. Seriously - a smiley face? How hack is that?
Dear Judy Carter
I'm Maria, I have two job, I'm stand-up comedian and hacker... I wanna you help me to improve my stand-up performance and I'll help you to improve your website.
So please send me your products free. I wanna ebook in pdf format of "The Comedy Bible","Standup Comedy: The Book" and "The Message of You" also 3 DVD of "Comedy Career in a Box".
and after that I help you in yourwebsite betterment... I think this is a good aggrement ... If you don't reply to my email untill 3 day I'll Start to proof my abilities
to proof my claim , I draw mustache for Judy carter photo at this page : judycarter.com/biography.php
Sorry for that but I'll make everything correct as I recieve your email :)
with best regards