Top Ten Uses for America Online Disks

From: rreiner@clark.net (Ronald Reiner)

Subject: AOL Disks

[This is an original creation except as noted below.]

[For the occassional hermit out there without a mail drop, America Online has been distributing "10 Hours Free" disks like crazy. They come with magazines, they come by themselves, they are attached to trade journals etc. I have about ten of them now. I have never expressed an interest in AOL but these disks keep mounting up.]


Things to do about all of your AOL disks.

1. Collect two solar masses worth and detonate the sun. [copied from a signature seen on the net.]

2. Activate each account with a different cartoon character name like Bullwinkle, Barney Rubble, Tasmanian Devil, etc. See if you run out of names before you run out of disks.

3. Activate the disks one at a time. For each disk you activate, download enough files to fill up the reformatted activation disk. Don't stop until you have downloaded all data AOL has to offer. Use remaining unactivated disks for backup of downloaded data.

4. Get 1000 people to all activate all of their disks at the same time. Monitor trade journals to see which disk storage manufacturer gets AOL's order for new multi-terabyte drive to hold subscriber data base.

5. Tile your bathroom with your collection. Submit picture of bathroom to GQ (Geek Quarterly) magazine.

6. Donate disks to charity. Tell IRS that each disk contains $10 worth of software. Use resulting deductions to buy Lichtenstein.

7. Call the FBI and tell them that these disks are made from refined uranium and homes across the country will begin exploding as soon as they reach critical mass.

8. Activate all of your disk simultaneously using different ids. Making effective use of mail forwarding and distrubtion lists, bring AOL to a screeching halt by creating, sending, forwarding and reforwarding the following message among the various
account: "Stop sending these ******* disks."

9. Erase all disks, put new labels on them and resell them as new. Retire at age 43.

10. Start pyramid scheme with chain letter that tells recipient to mail 1 disk to each of the five people listed in the letter and to send the letter to five more people.


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