Monday, May 11, 2009

Spam, Spam, Spam, and More Spam

Sometimes, the subject lines in spam messages are really amusing. For example, a little while ago spammers were using random word generators to create their subject lines and get around the current filters. These always brought a smile to my face, because they were always the strangest combination of random words just crammed together. I would see something like 'Banana elephant umbrella bridge' pop up in my inbox.

And of course, there were the badly phrased euphemisms, usually for "male enhancement products". My favorites so far: 'Enhance you love weasel!' and 'Make a pyramid in your pants!'. I won't get into a discussion about what this will do to the fit of your slacks, or the inference to a sarcophagus.

Today's spam message of the day is "Your bedroom doesn't smell like intimacy anymore?" Well, no, actually it doesn't, and I kind of like it that way. I'll admit that my bedroom doesn't see a lot of 'intimacy' to begin with, but even if it did, I wouldn't want the room to smell like it did. I mean, I do wash the sheets every so often.

I won't be clicking on whatever link is included, but I think it would be hilarious if this particular piece of spam was advertising scented candles or air freshener.

1 comment:

BlueMule said...

For a while I listened to a good gaming podcast that would occasionally do a "spam poetry jam". They'd take one of the more confusing spam emails and read it with jazz in the background a-la the beatnick scene. Very funny. And totally nonsensical.