It's called off topic gossip.
John Dunn in Boise
> In a message dated 2/19/02 5:32:46 PM PST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > So ... did anyone else see the story indicating that Mike Howard (of Wizard
> > / Masi USA / Medici / Simo Cycles was recently arrested for robbery and
> > committing lewd acts on a minor ... allegedly as the "Hair Bandit"
> > Gian Simonetti said that Mike Howard has had a longtime problem with crack
> > cocaine as well ... Sad news.
> > Steven L. Sheffield
> What the heck is this all about?
> Dave A.