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Re: Last Laugh! Spammer, age 35, meets "Moscow Rules"

Robert Bonomi (
Tue, 26 Jul 2005 23:25:18 -0000

In article <>, TELECOM Digest
Editor introduced Danny Burstein <> message by

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Does anyone remember the old parlor
> game we used to play as kids? I think the name of the game was
> 'Murder'

"Clue", perhaps? As in: 'The butler did it, with the ice-pick, in the

> and it was about this wealthy, rich old geezer who had been
> murdered in his home, which was a mansion-like place. Using cards and
> dice, and moving tokens around on a board accordingly, we kids had to
> use logic and the process of elimination to guess the three cards
> hidden from view: (1) who murdered the old gentleman, (2) the way his
> murder was committed, and (3) the room of the house it happened in. By
> looking at your cards, the tokens on the board and thinking about
> previous incorrect answers, we junior detectives had to announce to
> the other players out loud, "I suggest that (victim) was murdered with
> (weapon: gun, knife, candleobera or other blunt instrument) in the
> (room: kitchen, parlor, library, den, bedroom, etc) by (criminal: the
> butler, the cook, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Green, others). The person who
> made the right choices won of course, but a wrong choice got the
> player eliminated. Today's 'Last Laugh' is brought to us by Danny
> Burstein who tells us the true story of the victim (Vardan Kushnir)
> who was murdered in his apartment, apparently with a blunt instrument,
> but police have not been able to figure out _who_ the perpetrator was.
> Personally I doubt they are looking very hard either. PAT]

> ===================================

> Russia's Biggest Spammer Brutally Murdered in Apartment

> Created: 25.07.2005 13:14 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 14:24 MSK,

> MosNews

> Vardan Kushnir, notorious for sending spam to each and every citizen
> of Russia who appeared to have an e-mail, was found dead in his Moscow
> apartment on Sunday, Interfax reported Monday. He died after suffering
> repeated blows to the head.

> Kushnir, 35, headed the English learning centers the Center for American
> English, the New York English Centre and the Centre for Spoken English,
> all known to have aggressive Internet advertising policies in which
> millions of e-mails were sent every day ...


> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Funeral arrangements have not been
> announced; they are still pending. That, you see, is how spammers in
> Russia are dealt with; a good, effecient dispatch of their rotten
> souls if I do say so myself. A prompt cremation of his earthly remains
> and all his spam with him should follow and assure he burns in Hell
> forever in his special, reserved spot. PAT]

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Yes!! 'Clue' is the name of the game,
either from Parker Brothers or Milton Bradley. A wonderful game which
I still remember. PAT]

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