Tuesday, October 31, 2006

What could it all mean?

Not that I am the first to remark on this subject (see this), but I find some of the subject lines that I receive in my spam folder poetic or at the very least odd. I don't mean to sound like I think my computer is talking to me or anything, but what could this mean?

rather straightforward eyes blazed. We would

Or how about this one

decaffeinate bloop

Feel free to interpret.


Anonymous guh! said...

wow. It can only mean something fabulous. My spam subject lines used to be X-X-X-CITING GIRLS GIRLS (yawn) GIRLS, but have now deteriorated to "hello" subject lines from a variety of improbably named senders. I wonder what it does all mean about our respective profiles?

8:34 PM  
Blogger TK said...

I love those spam messages. It seems like they always come from my address, which also makes me wonder. It's like Jabberwocky through the computer.

11:05 PM  
Anonymous jeff said...

An NPR touchè perhaps?

See this NPR story for another aspect of why the spam might seem a bit more than just your typical viagra ad.

8:06 AM  
Blogger jennifer said...

That's a great story, Jeff.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous guh! said...

That is a great story, but it still doesn't explain why I am still getting the boring stuff . . . am I the only one?

2:06 PM  
Blogger TK said...

I got a really good one today. I wish I'd written it down. The amazing thing about it was that not only was the subject line an intersting combination of words (so clearly explained by the link from Jeff), but the body of the message was a simple, complete sentence--in quotes. What could the purpose of such an email be?

11:17 PM  
Blogger Autumn said...

i think it's time for you to update ...

12:45 PM  
Blogger jennifer said...

Wow. I guess you're right. Maybe tonight after the crazy toddler pizza party thing.

3:11 PM  

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