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Eddie C.
04-04-2003, 19:38
Very Funny
> >
> >
> > > McDonnell Douglas warranty card:
> > > This was allegedly posted very briefly on the
> > > McDonnell Douglas Website by an employee there who
> > > obviously has a sense of humor. The company, of
> > > course, does not have a sense of humor, and made the
> > > web department take it down immediately.
>
> > > (For once, the 'IMPORTANT' note at the end is worth a
> > > read too....)
> > >
> > > Thank you for purchasing a McDonnell Douglas military
> > > aircraft. In order to protect your new investment,
> > > please take a few moments to fill out the warranty
> > > registration card below. Answering the survey
> > > questions is not required, but the information will
> > > help us to develop new products that best meet your
> > > needs and desires.
> > >
> > > 1. Title
> > > [_] Mr.
> > > [_] Mrs.
> > > [_] Ms.
> > > [_] Miss
> > > [_] Lt.
> > > [_] Gen.
> > > [_] Comrade
> > > [_] Classified
> > > [_] Other
> > >
> > > First Name:
> > > ............................................
> > >
> > > Initial: ........
> > >
> > > Last Name:
> > > ..............................................
> > >
> > > Password: .............................. (max. 8 char)
> > >
> > > Code Name:
> > > ..............................................
> > >
> > > Latitude-Longitude-Altitude: ......................
> > >
> > > 2. Which model of aircraft did you purchase?
> > > [_] F-14 Tomcat
> > > [_] F-15 Eagle
> > > [_] F-16 Falcon
> > > [_] F-117A Stealth
> > > [_] Classified
> > >
> > > 3. Date of purchase (Year/Month/Day):
> > > ......../......./......
> > >
> > > 4. Serial Number:
> > > ........................................
> > >
> > > 5. Please indicate where this product was purchased:
> > > [_] Received as gift / aid package
> > > [_] Catalogue / showroom
> > > [_] Independent arms broker
> > > [_] Mail order
> > > [_] Discount store
> > > [_] Government surplus
> > > [_] Classified
> > >
> > > 6. Please indicate how you became aware of the
> > > McDonnell Douglas product you have just purchased:
> > > [_] Heard loud noise, looked up
> > > [_] Store display
> > > [_] Espionage
> > > [_] Recommended by friend / relative / ally
> > > [_] Political lobbying by manufacturer
> > > [_] Was attacked by one
> > >
> > > 7. Please indicate the three (3) factors that most
> > > influenced your decision to purchase this McDonnell
> > > Douglas product:
> > > [_] Style / appearance
> > > [_] Speed / maneuverability
> > > [_] Price / value
> > > [_] Comfort / convenience
> > > [_] Kickback / bribe
> > > [_] Recommended by salesperson
> > > [_] McDonnell Douglas reputation
> > > [_] Advanced Weapons Systems
> > > [_] Backroom politics
> > > [_] Negative experience opposing one in combat
> > >
> > > 8. Please indicate the location(s) where this product
> > > will be used:
> > > [_] North America
> > > [_] Iraq
> > > [_] Aircraft carrier
> > > [_] Iraq
> > > [_] Europe
> > > [_] Iraq
> > > [_] Middle East (not Iraq)
> > > [_] Iraq
> > > [_] Africa
> > > [_] Iraq
> > > [_] Asia / Far East
> > > [_] Iraq
> > > [_] Misc. Third World countries
> > > [_] Iraq
> > > [_] Classified
> > > [_] Iraq
> > >
> > > 9. Please indicate the products that you currently own
> > > or intend to purchase in the near future:
> > > [_] Color TV
> > > [_] VCR
> > > [_] ICBM
> > > [_] Killer Satellite
> > > [_] CD Player
> > > [_] Air-to-Air Missiles
> > > [_] Space Shuttle
> > > [_] Home Computer
> > > [_] Nuclear Weapon
> > >
> > > 10. How would you describe yourself or your
> > > organization? (Indicate all that apply:)
> > > [_] Communist / Socialist
> > > [_] Terrorist
> > > [_] Crazed
> > > [_] Neutral
> > > [_] Democratic
> > > [_] Dictatorship
> > > [_] Corrupt
> > > [_] Primitive / Tribal
> > >
> > > 11. How did you pay for your McDonnell Douglas
> > > product?
> > > [_] Deficit spending
> > > [_] Cash
> > > [_] Suitcases of cocaine
> > > [_] Oil revenues
> > > [_] Personal check
> > > [_] Credit card
> > > [_] Ransom money
> > > [_] Traveler's check
> > >
> > > 12. Your occupation:
> > > [_] Homemaker
> > > [_] Sales / marketing
> > > [_] Revolutionary
> > > [_] Clerical
> > > [_] Mercenary
> > > [_] Tyrant
> > > [_] Middle management
> > > [_] Eccentric billionaire
> > > [_] Defense Minister / General
> > > [_] Retired
> > > [_] Student
> > >
> > > 13. To help us better understand our customers, please
> > > indicate the interests and activities in which you and
> > > your spouse enjoy participating on a regular basis:
> > > [_] Golf
> > > [_] Boating / sailing
> > > [_] Sabotage
> > > [_] Running / jogging
> > > [_] Propaganda / misinformation
> > > [_] Destabilization / overthrow
> > > [_] Default on loans
> > > [_] Gardening
> > > [_] Crafts
> > > [_] Black market / smuggling
> > > [_] Collectibles / collections
> > > [_] Watching sports on TV
> > > [_] Wines
> > > [_] Interrogation / torture
> > > [_] Household pets
> > > [_] Crushing rebellions
> > > [_] Espionage / reconnaissance
> > > [_] Fashion clothing
> > > [_] Border disputes
> > > [_] Mutually Assured Destruction
> > >
> > > Thank you for taking the time to fill out this
> > > questionnaire. Your answers will be used in market
> > > studies that will help McDonnell Douglas serve you
> > > better in the future - as well as allowing you to
> > > receive mailings and special offers from other
> > > companies, governments, extremist groups and
> > > mysterious consortia.
> > >
> > > As a bonus for responding to this survey, you will be
> > > registered to win a brand new F-117A in our Desert
> > > Thunder Sweepstakes!
> > >
> > > Comments or suggestions about our fighter planes?
> > > Please write to:
> > > McDonnell DOUGLAS CORPORATION
> > > Marketing Department, Military Aerospace Division
> > >
> > > IMPORTANT:
> > > This email is intended for the use of the individual
> > > addressee(s) named above and may contain information
> > > that is confidential privileged or unsuitable for
> > > overly sensitive persons with low self-esteem, no
> > > sense of humor, or irrational religious beliefs. If
> > > you are not the intended recipient, any dissemination,
> > > distribution or copying of this email is not
> > > authorized (either explicitly or implicitly) and
> > > constitutes an irritating social faux pas. Unless the
> > > word absquatulation has been used in its correct
> > > context somewhere other than in this warning, it does
> > > not have any legal or grammatical use and may be
> > > ignored. No animals were harmed in the transmission of
> > > this email, although the pit bull next door is living
> > > on borrowed time, let me tell you. Those of you with
> > > an overwhelming fear of the unknown will be gratified
> > > to learn that there is no hidden message revealed by
> > > reading this warning backwards, so just ignore that
> > > Alert Notice from Microsoft. However, pouring a
> > > complete circle of salt around yourself and your
> > > Computer you can ensure that no harm befalls you and
> > > your pets.If you have received this email in error,
> > > please add some nutmeg and egg whites, whisk and place
> > > in a warm oven for 40 minutes. Sure, you can TRUST the
> > > Government. Ask any Indian.
> > >

trcubed
04-04-2003, 21:33
THAT...was truly hilarious!!

Thanks Eddie:)

str8shootr623
04-11-2003, 22:05
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chip00
04-12-2003, 01:45
I love the ending...
Sure, you can trust the Government.
Ask any Indian.

Blast
04-12-2003, 02:23
;i You KWAZY

najaboy
04-12-2003, 15:31
Funny, but a shame that is was never posted on the McDonnell Douglas site (as per snopes).

Actually, it's more irking to me than funny, since the person who originally authored it seems to be grossly ignorant about military aircraft. The F-15 is the only aircraft on the list that was manufactured by MD/Boeing.

I dunno, maybe my sense of humor is on hiatus... Aside from that one flaw, it's a hilarious piece. Maybe we could modify it a bit by dropping the references to the F-14 & F-15, refering instead to the F-22 & F-35, and attributing the piece to an emplyee at Lockheed Martin?

MarksGlock22
04-13-2003, 00:55
ROFL, Thanks Eddie.;1 ;1 ;1 ;1 ;1