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Spamalicious

Spam-22403128258Something is happening in Spam-land as the number of spam comments has exploded lately.  I am well over 100,00 for the life of this blog.  That’s not so much of an achievement as a pain in the butt deleting all of them.  As usual here are some of the highlights from the last batch…

August 12, 2011:  “Was Catsup Used As Medicine?”  [Since I was raised in Pittsburgh I have mixed emotions about this spammer.  First it’s Ketchup not catsup!  Second it could have been medicine, but generally it’s used to cover whatever flaws there were in the meal cooked.   Lastly I am assuming that they are talking about Heinz Ketchup as there are no other brands.]

…In Spamalot!

Here we are a full 10,000 spams since my last spam post…milestones!  I hope that you enjoy these interesting/weird messages I get with spam.  As long as spammers post silly spam I will share with you their insights, poor English, compliments, and their attempts to lure me into their porn sites.  This collection is the best(or worst) of the best from Akismet’s 10,000 caught spam since my last 5,000 caught spam and in order to  maintain my journalistic integrity, I don’t embellish or fix their spelling; that also makes it easier to make fun of them.  I got the title from this picture I found when “researching” my last spam post.  I love Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

News Briefs – Volume XXII

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…

Brief 1: What are the REAL chances of meaningful tort reform in the United States when one of the men responsible for that task files a lawsuit. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is suing the company that runs the cafeteria at the Longworth House Office Building. The suit claims that his veggie sandwich “contained dangerous substances, namely an olive pit, that a consumer would not reasonably expect to find in the final product served.” So when you get something with olives it is not reasonable to possibly find a pit once in a while? Since when is an olive pit a “dangerous substance?” Kucinich is only asking for $150,000 to cover his “permanent dental and oral injuries requiring multiple surgical and dental procedures,” and he also wants compensation for his pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment. I can imagine the heartfelt testimony as Kucinich describes his crippling fear of olives and not even being able to stand the sight of Popeye’s girlfriend.  Perhaps it would have been more fitting if the dangerous substance had been a nut.

On The Spam Again

It is funny that the day I posted my second article about interesting/weird messages I get with spam, my spam blocker caught over 100 new spam (that’s a lot for me).  So as long as spammers post silly spam I will share with you their insights, poor English, compliments, and their attempts to lure me into their porn sites.  This collection is the best(or worst) of the best from Akismet’s 5,000 caught spam since my last 5,000 caught spam, which is 5,000 more (that is 15,000 spam in case you are keeping track).  I don’t embellish or fix their spelling:

Spam De Ja Vu

Spammers spew spam surreptitiously squelching sane speech sans serious sentances…..

As long as spammers post silly spam I will have a place where I can make fun of them.  This collection is the best(or worst) of the best from Akismet’s 5,000 caught spam since my last 5,000 caught spam (that is 10,000 spam in case you did not want to do the math).  I don’t embellish or fix their spelling:

December 7, 2009:  “This is my first word” [and they shared it on Framing The Dialogue.  We are truly blessed]

A New Kind of Pork

Apparently the federal government is tired of hearing about pork spending on highway projects so they went out and actually bought some pork with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“ARRA”) money.  The Department of Agriculture actually purchased over three-quarters of a million pounds of ham slices to the tune of $1.2 million. 

Fox News did the math and you or I could have purchased similar products at a retail store for about half the price.  As a Costco and Sam’s Club member, I can appreciate purchasing in bulk, however, that much pork is impressive.