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Monday, December 15, 2008

You can make a lovely hat out of previously-used aluminum foil

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As seen on GMail:

Recycling Tip: You can make a lovely hat out of previously-used aluminum foil.

11 comments:

  1. And when do we get to see the hat you created?

    How could you not at least try! As a kid, I remember making hats out of newspaper and unused tin foil. I suppose I'd just never considered the alternative. Thanks!

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  2. LOL - I never get these useful recycling tips from Gmail. I must be reading the wrong mail ... I feel so left out.

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  3. I want to see the reporter cat you made out of tinfoil.

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  4. But, will the hat keep the government rays out? If not I'll stick with the unused foil.

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  5. Anonymous1:27 AM

    ... and you could line it with used toilet paper too !!!

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  6. Hmm, I saw the "You can make a lovely hat out of previously-used aluminum foil" thing in my gmail just now, and I decided to do a copy & paste of it directly to the google search bar within gmail, and it brought me to this page. So, what's the catch? I'd rather recycle my used aluminum foil. Is this supposed to be an alternative to tin-foil hat wearing? I've never seen tin foil, only aluminum foil. Am I special for finding this page? Did I do something that only one in a million web surfers would do? There are 5 other comments here on this page. Do they represent another 5 million people who wouldn't've otherwise visited this page? I'm curious now. There's no copyright notices on this page. What does that mean? I would prefer that any responses to this comment would be sent to another gmail address, not the gmail address that was open when I came to this page. How do I change it without losing all of the text I've typed thus far? Am I limited to how much text this specific comment can contain? There aren't any posted limits. Are these other 5 people leaving comments on this page also tin-foil hat wearers? I'd wear a tin-foil hat if only I knew where to acquire tin-foil. Are you going to send me some tin-foil? Do I need to enter my contact information? Do you also need my credit card information to process this transaction more quickly? Do I have a money-back guarantee? Is there some fine print on this page that I can read? Is there a link to the fine print? Is this a test? Have I passed the test? Have I failed the test? This page is like those ambiguous phone calls that I used to get claiming that I could lower my rate if I pressed a number on my telephone number pad. Rate of what? I still don't know. Whenever you get those calls, press zero to talk to an operator. Either they'll hang up on you or they'll put you on indefinite hold. I'm presuming other people get those calls too. Because my friend Marie gets them and it really bothers her. She's 84 years old and quite a joy to be around, and people call her and don't say anything. Just like they used to call me and not say anything. But they haven't called me in awhile now. I kind of miss those calls. Can you please call me and not say anything? Because if you do call me, that means that all of my information is already on file. You already know my telephone number. You probably already know my credit card information too? So what do I say now? Yes, I bought a jar of pickled vegetables last week. But you already know that. You probably set it up so I'd specifically buy that jar of pickled vegetables. Let me go get it.

    For some reason it smells like eucalyptus in my dining room. Anyway, the jar of pickled vegetables is a Forrelli Gardeniera 15 ounce jar, made in Turkey, for Allied International Corp in Virginia, 20146 - www.alliedint.com if you want to see it for yourself. And I picked up that jar at 99cent store for 99 cents. Wow I'm browsing the product lists in www.alliedint.com!! The pickled vegetables is under 09 JAR AND CANNED PRODUCTS, near the very bottom of the list. Anyway, I'm going to go back to gmail and resume doing whatever I was doing.

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    1. Anonymous8:37 AM

      You definitely sound like a person to wear a tin foil hat. That post was awesome.

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    2. Anonymous6:26 AM

      I suppose this message and its subsequent instructions on how to make a tin-foil hat were meant to be a satirical comment on the absurdity of recycling. Recycling is neither absurd nor particularly amusing. However, this funny joke about how far some people are willing to go to recycle does have some merit. Unfortunately, our earth can't take much more abuse, and I wish this comic genius would come up with a joke on those who abuse, not those who reuse. Professor Anonymous

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  7. Anonymous6:43 AM

    I suppose this message and its subsequent instructions on how to make a tin-foil hat were meant to be a satirical comment on the absurdity of recycling. Recycling is neither absurd nor particularly amusing. However, this funny joke about how far some people are willing to go to recycle does have some merit. Unfortunately, our earth can't take much more abuse, and I wish this comic genius would come up with a joke on those who abuse, not those who reuse. Professor Anonymous

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  8. Anonymous10:36 PM

    I just got the aluminum foil tip from GMail- all I want to know is what does that say about my demographic?!

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  9. Anonymous1:23 PM

    I got this message a couple years ago too. I was just talking about it and wondered if anyone else noticed it as well and did a search which led me here. Kinda reminds me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind where the aliens "invite" a whole bunch of people and out of that mass many devellop an obsession which in turn led to some of them figuring out what they were obsessing over after which some tried to go where they were being summonned to out of which only a few manage to overcome the obsticles and make it all the way.

    Feels like a metaphor for life.

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