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Flavors of Spam

It’s that time again, time for more flavors of spam! On occasion, I like to share some of the absurdities that come my way through the spam filter. They fill me with a sense of wonderment, and sometimes, admiration. These come from both my blog comments and my e-mail.

How much money does the government give each child for a nursery place?

Well, I think we would have to approach that question in terms of earned income child credits, because I don’t believe the government funds nursery school attendance outright. However, I’m already boring you, so I’ll move on.

Please take your time to read this message; although we have never met before, this is no spam. It’s a real message sent to you. I know also that you will be amazed at the level of trust that I am willing to place in a person that I have never seen nor spoken with.

It seems that a lot of people are trying to reassure me their messages are not spam lately, and since I am not amazed by your level of trust in a stranger, I’m going to have to pass on the opportunity to deposit your Cote d’Ivorian bank account funds.

This one simply inspired me with its honesty. So much so, that I almost approved it anyway.

It’s so hard to get backlinks these days, honestly i need a backlink by comments on your blog / forums or guestbook to make my website appear in search engine. I am getting desperate Now! I know you’ll laugh while reading this comment !!! Here is my website penis enlargment pills I know my comments do not relate to the topic, but PLEASE HELP ME!! APPROVING MY COMMENT!

Speaking the truth like that was almost enough for me to take pity on the spammer. And by reproducing the impassioned plea, I suppose that I am giving into him after all. However, the link has been removed.

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Flavors of Spam

Time for another edition of Flavors of Spam, wherein I’m been pressed for time to write blog posts (stupid flu), so I resort to looking through my spam for tasty nuggets to share.

Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.

Of course, that’s a quote from Thoreau, and the spammer even credited it correctly. Think on it. Let it enrich you.

The same spammer also has quite the fascination with the ocean. Let this one glide over you like the poetry it is:

Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn’t happen.

Now that’s courtesy of comedian Steven Wright. So nice of that spammer not to plagiarize, don’t you think?

Tonight, I am watching Black Swan and celebrating the New Year with good friends at Dos Perros! Yes, you can definitely expect a cocktail posting out of that. I also have a few wines and a cocktail/shot from Motorco to write up, but I haven’t been to a new restaurant in a few weeks, so you’ll have to be patient for one of those reviews! Have fun tonight, guys!

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Flavors of Spam

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a good spam e-mail, mainly because those ones that entertained me so much with their random jumble of phrases that created a pretty funny image have drifted away. But today, I’m struck by how the spammer is trying to dig deep into the human psyche with this e-mail:

Hello Dear
my name is Juliet,I am a beautiful young girl searching for real love and protection. I became interested in you after viewing your contact,if it will be kind of you contact me,Please you contact me With this email so as to explain myself for you and send you my pictures, with love Juliet.

A beautiful young girl searching for real love and protection. Is that crafted to appeal to the sort of man (or woman) who is just hoping for a cute young thing that they can dominate completely? I’m not sure that’s the sort of person I’d want to pull a scam on, but hey, let’s wish Juliet luck in finding her special guy.

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