Monday, October 03, 2016
Catching Up on the Junk
I've written several times in this space about the amazing amount of junk e-mail I receive (for instance, here and here), and how its nature has been evolving over time. But it's a subject that never seems to grow old (at least for me) ... I'm always amazed at how my e-mail address keeps getting added to some of the most weirdly inappropriate spam. Here - along with my commentary (in italics) - are a few examples of subject lines culled from my spam e-mail file over the past week (all spelling, capitalization, and punctuation are exactly as in the original):
Each year we encounter situations that simply require money - Other than eating and living indoors?
Get treatment options for overactive bladder - What a piss-poor come-on!
Release of Your Payment($5,000,000.00 - This was from "James F. Entwhistle," which is an odd name for a Nigerian prince.
You too can have sex longer than 5 minutes! Free Sample - If someone wants to send me a free sample of sex, it needs to be longer than that.
Simple Brain Fix - I'm afraid it's too late to help anyone this election season.
Give Hope to Newly Diagnosed Men - Were they diagnosed as women before?
Forget Fish Oil Forever! - I'm glad someone has finally invented a fish that doesn't squeak.
Get your eLoan here! - If I need an e, I'll just buy one from Pat Sajak on Wheel of Fortune.
This African Herb Can Increase Intimacy FAST! - I think that Nigerian prince has finally given up on the funds transfer scams.
Special offer! Over $150 value just $39.95 including 2 free beauty gifts! - Too late; that train sailed long ago.
Need help conquering addiction? - If it works with addiction to Twitter, I'll buy a case for Mr Trump.
Put an End to Premature Ejaculation - Now, let's not be hasty ...
Spam - an unlikely, yet interesting source of opportunities to shake your head in amazement. Do you have a good one from your spam trap? Leave a comment, along with your comments on it.
Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.