Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Dear Spammers...

I rarely receive e-mail from people I know; when I see that my inbox is stuffed with TWELVE! NEW! MESSAGES!, I don't even hope that they're Real Mail anymore; I'm resigned to the fact that they'll all be spam. That way, too, when I actually DO get Real Mail, I'm totally excited.

Some spam subject lines are so up-front, right to the point:
"2GB SD Card, $25 Off D-Link orders over $..."
"Truck Survey - Ford Or Chevy? Get A -$1OO- GasCard!"
"REVLON OR COVER GIRL"

I do get a kick out of how some spam subject lines are so personal, though:
"Danika, would you like to win $500?"
"Danika, are you lonely?"
"Danika, meet Christian Singles in your area"
"DANIKA, CLAIM YOUR COMPLIMENTARY $50 GIFT CARD"

And then some are just way too personal, and don't apply to me anyway:
"HERBAL VIAGRA - PERMANENTRESULT"
"HERBAL VIAGRA - IMMEDIATE RESULT"

But the one that tempted me more than any others, so that my fingers just itched to click the link:
"Your high IQ score"

That one totally made my day. It'd be great if all spam was like that one:
"Lookin' good today!"
"Hey beautiful, come get your $50"
"Revlon or Cover Girl? You don't need it, baby"

2 comments:

Karim said...

Have you ever read Spam Poetry?

djm said...

I hadn't seen that site before, but I knew Spam Poetry must exist somewhere. Thanks! :D