All of you have probably heard the story about scientists giving monkeys typewriters to see if they would turn out Shakespeare. Basically, they just banged on the keyboards and smeared them with feces. Well, it seems that somebody at Stanford has decided to do a similar experiment: what if we give Stanford students the to simultaneously e-mail almost everyone on campus? The result was pretty much virtual feces smeared all over our inboxes.
It began yesterday when a student sent an e-mail to several addresses, including one that included almost everyone on campus, regarding a phone bill error. Another student e-mailed back to all the addresses saying that they had received the first e-mail in error. A third did the same, still including all the addresses. About this time, people realized that their e-mails were being delivered campus-wide, but instead of taking this as a cue to sit on their hands and wait it out, they decide to take advantage of it. Over the next hour, 16 e-mails were sent to the list with things like “Everyone join the band!”, “Why am I receiving these e-mails?”, and “Kindly stop replying to all.” It was a sad day.
In other news, this past weekend Mariel and I went to the Gilroy Garlic Festival, which was really hot and quite garlicky. I even tried garlic ice cream, which tastes exactly like you would imagine garlic ice cream would taste. Also, congrats to Brendan, who is starting a new job tomorrow! We went to Oasis burgers last night to celebrate, where I worked towards my first heart attack with chili cheese fries and onion rings. Good times.