I think I have probably written before about my interest in our family history (as well as history in general), being always fascinated about my own back story. The times being what they are, and my throw-away e-mail address on record as having registered some family tree-generating software at one point, I tend to get a fair amount of spam that's targeted at amateur genealogists.
I have often wondered what motivates some brainless ass clowns to generate spam (other than criminal fraud or the malicious pleasure of spreading annoying, vandalistic malware), and why the body of most spam seems to consist of nonsensical text. Here is the text of a message I received last night titled, "Easily search for your ancestors and build a family tree" (you needn't read the whole thing ... I just wanted you to see it. Feel free to skip to the continuation of my rant below):
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So, what the hell?? Whatever possessed some moron to spend time creating this meaningless conglomeration of stuff? And why don't we call spam that spreads malware what it is: criminal vandalism that needs to be corrected with a good dose of jail?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Have a good day. Ignore spam. And come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday.