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Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Details on My Stupid Little ASUC Prank From a While Ago
Since it wasn't entirely clear from the post a while ago what my little prank was, and since I dragged CalStuff into the mix, I figure I should explain. As time progressed after election day with no results in sight, the little ASUC puppies were getting more and more angsty about needing to know who won, and it looked like someone was about to make a puddle on the carpet. After the Zach Liberman boondoggle was finally cleared up, it was announced that election results would be out that Friday.
I then took it upon myself to pull one last SQUELCH! prank on all the candidates. I opened up a gmail account with Angel Brewer's name at email@example.com, one letter off from the real account that Angel Brewer, the election chair was using, which was firstname.lastname@example.org. She had sent her first e-mails to the candidates putting our addresses in the "to" field instead of blind cc-ing us, so it was easy to fire off the text that I posted to all the candidates, which many of them believed.
I am going to offer a threeway tie for people who fell for my prank the most. Bill, the guy from the League of Women Voters gets some props for sending off a frantic e-mail to Brewer discussing whether or not the extra ballots could be certified, while Student Action Chair Bret Manly is also due some respect for sending off repeated e-mails to the Student Action list apprising them of the situation. [I believe the subject line looked something like this" "BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"]. And finally, our Attorney General gets some credit for the profanity laced IM conversation he had with me (although I'm not quite sure how he thought a suit had been filed and injunction granted without him ever hearing about it).
Expect much more good times from your friendly SQUELCH! candidates next year.
*Update* And for the record, posting the e-mail on CalStuff was a big old mistake. Granted, I updated the post to say it was a prank within a couple hours, and there was a comment posted in less than an hour saying it wasn't real, but I still shouldn't have dragged CalStuff into the joke. Any other non-real news will be saved for April Fools Day (and even then, we probably won't do anything.)Email This Post!
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