These tech-centric jokes,
song parodies, anecdotes and assorted humor have been collected from friends and
websites across the Internet. This humor is light-hearted and sometimes slightly
offensive to the easily-offended, so you are forewarned. It is all workplace-safe.
“Pharmaceutical giant Merck’s surprise
withdrawal yesterday of its anti-arthritis drug Vioxx (also known as rofecoxib) caught more than just Wall Street
by surprise. Although most media attention was focused on arthritis sufferers and other patients who were taking Vioxx
for general pain relief, spammers — who prefer to call themselves “bulk email providers” — were dealing with their
own anxiety issues.
“Vioxx is an important drug for us”, says acknowledged spam king Pone Leray. “There are
literally millions of people out there with arthritis and similar conditions who have been able to find relief using
Vioxx. Now we can’t market it to them anymore. We’ve had to temporarily suspend many of our mailings while we figure
out how to best deal with the problem.”
Indeed, reports from several spam monitoring organizations indicate that
there’s been a slight but noticeable reduction in spam worldwide due to the Vioxx recall.”
...from a news