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Friday, April 27, 2007

Spam poetics

A particularly good example of those passages in spam emails that are somewhere between coherent and gibberish:
The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being.I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.

If you like his work, he has some CEALEBRITY PRON he'd like to sell you.

2 comments:

doug said...

Google says those last three sentences are, in fact, a quote from one Clare Booth Luce (US diplomat, dramatist, journalist, & politician; 1903 - 1987)

teague said...

Huh. How about that, thanks for the ingenuity, Doug. I guess it does make sense, if you're a spam king, to just steal someone else's prose instead of going through the trouble of making up your own. Since you've already compromised your morals and everything.