Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Only Word Is Exxes


“I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. 
The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish.
nonetheless, you command get got an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following.
“unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.”

What I loved about this particular spam comment (which originated, as always, from Russia) is that it purports to link to a tanning salon in Braintree.

And its ‘found’ poetry.  The bastard child of Ezra Pound and William Burroughs after a good night in?  I particularly like “case you shield this hike.”

I HATE SPAM.  But just occasionally it throws up a gem.  Another recent one praised the insight, erudition, eloquence, etc. that I’d evinced in a photograph of a butterfly.


The real purpose of this post, of course, is to see what spam comments it attracts.  I’ll share the best, if any.

3 comments :

  1. That is indeed a gem. The author of that had certainly never been to Braintree.

    Spam is a strange phenomena. Who actually falls for this stuff? The tenuous grip on the English language displayed by most senders of spam is the biggest clue to the fact that it is not a genuine communication. Yet it must work, otherwise why would anyone bother doing it?

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  2. I "found" these:

    As we know,
    There are known knowns.
    There are things we know we know.

    We also know
    There are known unknowns.
    That is to say
    We know there are some things
    We do not know.

    But there are also unknown unknowns,
    The ones we don't know
    We don't know.

    And:

    Once in a while,
    I'm standing here, doing something.
    And I think,
    "What in the world am I doing here?"
    It's a big surprise.

    Attrib: D H Rumsfeld
    (poet or spammer extraordinaire)

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  3. If I had a Tanfastic Salon in Braintree I would have an old fashioned "Brownies of Braintree" crest and sack my Russian ad agency

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