Remarkable correspondence from the consistently unremarkable world of email

There is more attention given to subject lines than one might think. Recently, there appeared an entire music album of songs inspired by subject lines. They are mostly taken from junk mail; one song is called, "Erik, Someone wants to date you."

This edition of Inbox is the culmination of our Best Subject Line Contest, where we have collected the most interesting examples of this practice. All I want to say about the following subject lines is that they are real. Send correspondence to

--- Michael Neault

The winners of the Best Subject Line Contest (in no particular order):

Scrabble canceled.

Gunnars Birthday Party and Moms Autopsy Report

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: sad

I want to meet american man!

My friend, You are in Trouble

does it necessarily require the vacuum, then?

The Punishment will come

if it's furry, it's no armadillo

I'm hungry


this is the stuffing?

..: : :.:...: : :..:.:..........  happy van halentine's day

hey, that's joey

i said, No Subject



lonely sock