Sunday Spam Mailbag

Happy Sunday, everyone! I know, right? How the Hell could Sunday possibly be happy? Totally legitimate, reasonable question to ask in response to this post’s title. Two themed weeks later, and I’m slightly more dead as a result. I also have an editorial I need to start writing, as it hasn’t chosen to write itself. This means today’s post will be both easy and delightful(ly lazy).

I enjoy getting comments on here, as anyone with any form of web site probably does. I love getting to interact with other bloggers, people on Twitter, and so on, so this isn’t exactly shocking. However, I do occasionally feel compelled to check the comments captured by the Spam Blocker. They are surprisingly kind and genuine at times for things probably written by robots bent on selling me things that no one will ever need. Though I’ll never make those comments public, as I refuse to give spammers an open forum for their dubious links, I do feel compelled to respond to some of them. For comedy’s sake.

Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you
writing this write-up and the rest of the site is extremely good.

Janina on “A Celebration of Characters – Heroes Week”

I…initially thought this was genuine, at least up until I saw the web site link was the same Pilates web site three other suspected spammers used. Damn it, people. I will not try Pilates. Ever.

Hey there, You’ve done an incredible job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally
recommend to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this site.

where to purchase tricycles for kids at reasonable price tag on “In my less-than-famous opinion”

Wow, thanks. That’s really nice of you, where to…Hey, wait a minute. God damn it.

Hello! I’m at work browsing your blog from
my new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!
Carry on the great work!

juxtaposes on “Tales of Unremarkable Horror”

Still not sure this is spam, as it’s nice…but I can also see how anything related to a new iPhone coupled with a link for a nutrition web site would get labeled as spam. Still: great name there, plausible spammer.

Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea
shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her
ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it
pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell
someone!

utopists on “Tales of Unremarkable Horror”

That is a delightful story, though I can’t help but feel a little suspicious since your web address also points back to the same damn Pilates site as many of the other spammers…and that you chose to post this comment on my shoddily-written horror story.

I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I am not sure whether
this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about
my difficulty. You’re incredible! Thanks!

Fran on “A Celebration of Characters – Heroes Week”

To the best of my knowledge, I have no cousins named Fran. I’m definitely not the only person who can write about heroes, though, so I fear the compliment from this spammer falls a bit flat.

There were a bunch of ones for web sites for buying prescription medications, and I would be more than happy to share them (sans links, of course) for snarking purposes. However, I also can’t help but fear even considering that has already landed me on some secret government watch-list. Anyway, I could go on, but…I’ve slacked enough and have the previously-mentioned editorial to write. Naturally, a nap is in order before that even might happen.

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