Our mail system at work had a hardware crash last week. While our engineers frantically worked to get it fixed, co-worker Al (PoorBob) and I were asked to come up with some "Mail Down" messages that were a bit more entertaining than saying simply, "Our e-mail system is temporariy down. Thank you for your patience."
We decided on a "Dueling Geeks" theme. We each quickly wrote 10 jabs at the other person and sent them to the programmer in charge. The following messages appeared in place of a mail screen, a new message appearing every 3 minutes. (FYI: Mail is back up and working wonderfully. Messages re-printed courtesy www.collegeclub.com)