Friday, August 12, 2005

This "Spamalot" Doesn't Have Monty Python Characters In It

I'm sure everyone has gotten these: the same generic spam (mostly for "cheap meds") that comes through several times a week. Lately, the "subjects" have been really funny, because they're just random words stuck together. Here are the ones I received today alone:

Re: It speak my often
Herbert is taking the plane [wow, a real sentence!--Ed.]
Have find or earl sinhalese
As study of rapist saxophone

That last one was bizarre; I never expected to get one with the word "saxophone" in it. (And you'd think that even the spammers would check their random word generator's output before sending things; wouldn't many people be offended by an email with the word "rapist" in the subject, even before they knew it was spam?)

Ever get any weird spam like that? Post the "subjects" in the comments.

That was the problem--he gave too much of his heart away already: A man wakes up from triple-bypass heart surgery to find that all three of his wives are waiting for him at the hospital. D'oh...

A little too "real" in this case: Last week, I wrote a post that touted the new, legal Real Books. It turns out there's a hazard to mixing the Sixth Edition with the old Fifth Edition on a gig: Not only have the mistakes been cleaned up, but some tunes have been returned to their original keys. Some friends of mine found that out tonight when they played "Cotton Tail," as the horns (with their Sixth Editons) were in Bb while the rhythm section (playing out of the Fifth) was in Ab. It was quite an unusual sound, needless to say. (Another one that's definitely off like that is "Blue Train," which was erroneously put in the old edition in C minor, while the Sixth Edition has it in Eb major like Trane did it.)

8 comments:

Jazzy G said...

http://www.spamusement.net <- Guy makes silly illustrations of spam subject lines. They're hysterical!

Rapist saxophone
????!!!!!

Jazzy G said...

ROOAAARR!! Blogger needs to automagically convert URLS to hyperlinks!!!

Spamusement.net

Jazzy G said...

ACKK!!! I'm having a bad day. After all of that.. it's .com not .net
*siiiiiiiigh*
Last try at making a link

Eric Grubbs said...

Just today, I received an e-mail for Viagra with the subject line, "you turnon my reaction."

What about when our blog comments get spammed? I get a few of those from time to time.

Kev said...

"Just today, I received an e-mail for Viagra with the subject line, "you turnon my reaction."

Heh...well, ya gotta admit that at least the subject agreed with the body of the email.

"What about when our blog comments get spammed? I get a few of those from time to time."

Yeah, thankfully those are few and far between for me, and I'm pretty quick with the delete button. I've heard it's way worse (or was for a while, anyway) for those whose sites use Movable Type.

Jazzy G said...

I used to use MT, and it got REALLY REALLY bad.

Shawn said...

Just got this:


Call out Gouranga be happy!!!
Gouranga Gouranga Gouranga ....
That which brings the highest happiness!!

Kev said...

Well, you be sure and save some of that Gouranga for the rest of us, ok? ;-)