Friday, November 27, 2009

Another Timesuck: 27bslash6

Posted By on Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Sigh. Sorry. Based on several of my recent blog entries, you'd think I do nothing but surf the Web. While that's certainly not true, this will be the last of my entries on humorous blogs for awhile to clear up any confusion regarding my focus. Promise. But this one was too good not to share.

You may be familiar with the "spider drawing" e-mail. In it, Australian David Thorne, short on cash, offers to pay overdue movie rental fees with a drawing of a spider after receiving an e-mail from Blockbuster. When the Blockbuster rep politely refuses and asks for legal tender to bring Thorne's account current, he suggests that maybe she wasn't willing to take the drawing in lieu of Australian dollars because his spider only has seven legs. Would she accept a rendering of an eight-legged spider instead?

At, Thorne turns bill collectors, neighbors and detractors on their heads in some of the funniest stuff on the Web. Be warned: Thorne's posts are like barbecued Cornnuts ... you'll want to finish off the whole bag in one sitting.

From: David Thorne
Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 2008 12.37pm
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Overdue account
Dear Jane,
I do not have any money so am sending you this drawing I did of a spider instead.
I value the drawing at $233.95 so trust that this settles the matter.
Regards, David.

Paying in arachnids.
  • David Thorne
  • Paying in arachnids.

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