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Waiting for Mr. Tsunami
I found this posted in the alt.folklore.urban usenet group:

A while before the catastrophe, a local clerk in one of the countries hit by the tsunamis receives a warning note stating "Tsunami will reach you shortly!" - and, in response, sends a welcome crew to the local airport, to welcome and pick up the mysterious "Mr Tsunami", whom he expects to be an unannounced ministerial visitor or inspector.

I don't understand why a clerk would have received a message warning him about the tsunami. But I don't think it's worth trying to understand this, since it's obviously just a dumb joke.
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Posted by The Curator on Fri Jan 14, 2005


I'm still waiting for that pock of lips I keep hearing about. Must be a big pock.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sat Jan 15, 2005  at  08:39 PM
I recently ordered some ragna rocks from amazon but they haven't arrived yet, either.
Posted by rwt1138  on  Mon Jan 17, 2005  at  04:04 PM
Never underestimate the stupidity of humankind. Every day we attain new depths of it. Now repeat the last sentence, but substitute "gullibility" for "stupidity".
Posted by eriC draveS  in  Over here somewhere  on  Sun Aug 28, 2005  at  03:53 PM
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