Join Date: Feb 2006
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Oh, yeah - scamarama!
Several years ago, just for fun, we sent in a poem my youngest brother had written when he was 8-years-old. Man, it won all sorts of awards! They wanted him to buy the books, attend the gala, and basically hand them his life savings - which probably amounted to about $8.63.
I wonder if he kept all those letters....
His poem (for anyone interested):
The Mushroom Tree
The mushroom tree is pink.
It's big and has leaves like dollar bills
that anyone could take
if they wanted.
Suddenly, everyone is rich
with one hundred dollar bills
that are always growing on the mushroom tree.
Pink dollar bills.
All the stores start taking pink bills,
making new slots in the register drawers.
The mushroom tree is poisonous.
It talks all the time.
"Take my pink hundred dollar bills.
Trim up my chili-bowl hair-cut
and I'll give you 35 HUNDRED.
I'll give you 35 hundred dollars."
The pink tree is happy because he is
as big as the Earth.
He is the Earth.
The Earth is pink hundred dollar bills
fallen from the mushroom tree.
He was probably 12 when we sent it in, and he loved getting all those letters telling him what a fabulous poet he was and begging him to purchase this and that. He knew it was a crock, but he enjoyed it, all the same.