Sending bricks through the mail

Thoenen, Peter Mr. EPS Peter.Thoenen at
Sun Nov 3 14:17:47 PST 2002

Tried emailing direct but bounced so apologize to the list for the OT
content :)

You don't happen to have the url do you?  Think it would make an amusing


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Major Variola (ret) [mailto:mv at]
> Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2002 18:37
> To: cypherpunks at
> Subject: Sending bricks through the mail
> At 09:37 PM 11/2/02 -0800, Tim May wrote:
> >When I was at Intel we sent our designs for microprocessors 
> to European
> >branches and/or partners. One set of designs sent to MATRA/Harris, a
> >partner in the 80C86, was stolen in transit. (The box of 
> tapes arrived
> >in Paris, but the tapes had been replaced by the suitable weight of
> >bricks.)
> There exists a website by someone who enjoyed sending unusual things
> through the US mail.  He once sent a brick, with proper postage,
> no envelope.
> The brick *eventually* arrived at its destination, sort of, 
> but had been
> broken
> by the DEA according to the PO's paperwork.

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