There was an email in my spam last month. It was from:

It read:


Dear Earthling,

You have been selected from billions to represent your species in an Intergalactic battle to determine the fate of your planet!

In just two days time you will be pitched against foes from all quadrants of the Milky Way Galaxy, including gigantic, slug-like Glicks, and seven-toed Klormoth’s from the Naabian System (Last year’s winners).

The battle will be held in a huge arena, and will be televised in both visual and psychic capacities galaxy-wide!

All you need to do to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime event is click on the link below, where you will be asked to fill out a short form and bank-details.

Dare you miss out on this opportunity to liberate your planet from certain annihilation?!


Goodluck Zalani,

The United Galactic Federation Of Star Systems.


Since you’re not currently floating around frozen in space and are instead reading this, I guess you already know how the rest of the story turns out . . .