June 29, 2005

Thank you for your patronage, jerkwad

Sometimes the thing where spammers just put random words in the subject lines of their e-mails works even less well than it usually does. I mean, it's not like I'm about to open an e-mail that says "Re: Than ten times", but I'm really unlikely to look kindly upon an e-mail that insults me, like this one which I received this morning: "effete Francis". I mean, yes, I'm weak and decadent, but that's no need to rub it in.

Posted by Francis at 02:58 PM

Yeah, I know how you feel. I get about ten personalized penis enlargement e-mails a day. 8 of them are from my girlfriend. But the ones that really hurt are the 2 from my mother.

Posted by: Igor Z at June 29, 2005 03:48 PM

That made me laugh.

Posted by: beth at June 29, 2005 04:48 PM

You inspired me to clean out my bulk-mail folder. There are a few I can't bring myself to delete: Miss meghan hawkins tells me, "now I am a new man." Hey, if it makes meghan a new man, think what it could do for someone with a Y chromosome!

Posted by: Orange at June 29, 2005 08:15 PM

There's someone who takes the same idea farther. Have a look at Spamusement:


Posted by: Matthew Dixon Cowles at June 29, 2005 09:11 PM

Hmph. Igor Z stole that from Jimmy Carr.

Posted by: Lance at June 29, 2005 09:30 PM

I'm already a fan of Spamusement, but it certainly deserves an extra shout-out.

Posted by: Francis at June 29, 2005 10:33 PM