...and my absolute refusal to click through to a spam ad...
I really truly really saw "lick through".
You know, it sounds like it was translated from another language by a REALLY bad piece of translating software. :)
2004-04-16 05:42 pm (UTC)
a place for everything,...;)
You pimped it before I could!spam_poetry
: because doing anything with it other than responding is a waste of their effort. :)
2004-04-16 06:38 pm (UTC)
You pimped it before I could!
sorry, it's kinda become automatic,..:)
Yeah, my ears began to perk up when I received an offer to enlarge my "penix" absolutely free. Its like a fortune cookie computer has seized control of the airwaves...
~snerk~ maybe they've been spending too much time in the Dali hall of artistic wonder?
I find it interesting the amount of legalese that's in there...It would make me concerned about trojans n' such if I were you. I never get spam with the words plaintiff or defendant in them, though I get plenty of clearly bot-composed spam.
2004-04-16 06:23 pm (UTC)
Ow! Not when finals are week after next! :)
The fact that the first sentence actually makes sense only adds to the surrealism. I also really like "sometimes of plaintiff daydreams" and "it means that hand of cashier hibernates". *g*
I think I'm gonna go figure out a way to make my brain stop hurting now. :)
2004-04-16 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Ow! Not when finals are week after next! :)
Hey! Hand of Cashier Hibernates would make a good name for an alternative band!
2004-04-16 07:44 pm (UTC)
These days, spam filters which base the choice of what to purge vs. allow through on context and word frequencies are becoming very common. The way these filters work is they watch what the user does and does not assign as junk, and accumulates data on words, phrases, and patterns which appear in junk vs. non-junk. When new email arrives, it is assigned a score based on the words, such as a phrase appearing in junk 90% of the time (i.e. "viagra"), 0% of the time (i.e. "antediluvian"), or some other percentage. Once it has the accumulated score, it sees if that score is above or below the accepted level, and junks it or not accordingly.
The random words in there such as "shelter slater jockstrap" are an attempt to dodge the spam blocker by using words and phrases not seen in most spam, thus lowering the junk score for the email.
Of course, for the part under the "X", a different explanation applies. Spammers like to do things cheaply (otherwise they wouldn't be spamming!), so they tend to hire cheap writers for their ad copy. As it happens, a cookie company just recently laid off a huge number of fortune writers...
Spammers create these compositions in an attempt to fool filtering software. Fortunately for us, and unfortunately for spammers, most spammers are ignorant of how filtering software works.
Some of the results are amusing, in a discordian way...
"When you see paper napkin toward, it means that hand of cashier hibernates."
Sounds like a bad fortune cookie.
Three words: Random Word Generator.
Haha! My brother has been getting similar randomly-generated spam e-mails for a few months now, and my mother has just started getting them, too, and we've all been joking that one of these days, I should print one out, and read it at one of the open-mic nights I go to.
Open-mic spam. Brilliant! [g]
2004-07-19 02:15 am (UTC)
sounds like code
Do you think Mata Zoethe is getting YOUR email?