Matt Croyden has an amusing post here.
I was thinking about creating a web service that would spew out the current terrorist threat level. When it got to the implementation phase, I decided that it was probably not wise to poll a web site at whitehouse.gov in order to parse out the current threat level. I thought about it, did it a few times, got it right, and decided not to deploy it.
Secret Service Agent: "Can you explain why a machine on your network has polled the whitehouse.gov exactly every hour for the past two weeks?"
Heh. Maybe I should build one as a BottomFeeder Plugin