The email to me was brief. It just read:
From billg@Central Mon May 4 11:57:41 PDTSubject: Hank the Angry DwarfTo: jokes@Sun.COMHey everyone. If you've got five seconds to spare, go to the following url: http://www.pathfinder.com/people/50most/1998/vote/index.htmland vote for: Hank the Angry, Drunken DwarfThis is a huge joke. We want to try to get Hank way up there on the People Magazine 50 most beautiful people of the year list. As of 2:00AM, he's already up to number 5!
Well, I can recognize a high priority when I see one. I put down the critical bug fix I was working on, went right to the website, and checked what this was all about.
Every year ...