Pranking the unsuspecting


Pranking the unsuspecting

Lets record fun things done to the unsuspecting via mail like the time JMBennett received a rotten steak or my relatively tame example posted today of playing with a company/person who MUST respond to my blather.

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Branching off Into Annoying Telephone Solicitors

Started by Carolyn Cline. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Mar 2. 2 Replies

I know, I know it isn’t mailart but this group has inspired me to new heights of orneriness. Every evening about this time, we get calls from telephone solicitors. Today, I searched through my…Continue

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Comment by Heleen de Vaan 7 hours ago

Wow, so much mail after such a long time. So there's a lot of mail to return, Carolyn :-)

An Australian mail artist I found on instagram and whose returns-to-senders I admire, is, er, I forgot her name. Her returning envelopes might inspire you (and all of us), see


Comment by Carolyn Cline 9 hours ago

SP and several of my husband's friends and acquaintances rented this house back in the 1970's in an attempt to save rent while they were going to college. SP moved out at approximately 1975...and we've been getting her junk mail ever since.

I am petty; I admit it. But come on, this is 2018 and Cigna doesn't know she flew the coop to Canadada? They must be desperate. Actually, I don't care since one night in a fit of pique, I made a list of inventive excuses as to why she aint here. I've been waiting to use them.

Herewith, #1 on my list

Comment by Carolyn Cline on January 9, 2018 at 3:01am
Comment by Ficus strangulensis on March 3, 2017 at 4:39pm

And THIS is the end of Round One! Darn it! Now I'll have to find an effective address and re-send the letter!

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on February 12, 2017 at 2:30pm

Send a custom amazon dash button which requests a delivery of a dumptruckload of 'BovUng fertilizer.

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on February 12, 2017 at 2:24pm

I found "Junk Mail Backlash" at issu []. Listed as pub 18 Oct 2008 and the download button is greyed out. I also found this title listed elsewhere as by the Junkmail Desperados. Neither ABEbooks or Amazon books show it as available.

Comment by Alan Brignull on February 12, 2017 at 1:58pm

We all want to see the response, Fike.

Reminds me of a wonderful old zine called 'Junk Mail Backlash', full of prank letters sent to direct mail companies, filling their lists with ludicrous obscene pseudonyms which were all taken seriously by the companies.

Comment by Bonniediva on February 12, 2017 at 12:35am

I love to complain about a product, and then find myself with complimentary coupons for the SAME product. I don't want another one of THOSE! LOL! I'm going to write and ask for coupons for a competitor's product. YUM!

Comment by John M. Bennett on February 11, 2017 at 11:42pm

one of the greatest Blaster tales of all time

and now i feel truly inspired to get at those  customer satisfaction surveys!  a great literary challenge lies ahead!


Comment by Ficus strangulensis on February 11, 2017 at 10:04pm

Here's an historic example presented to goad you on to maximum effort.

NB: watch out for traffic.


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