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Does anybody actually read their spam these days?

Post by gkscotty » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:01 pm

This landed in my mailbox today, and for some reason I actually read it. I'm glad I did, because it was utterly hilarious.

What utterly pointless levels will people go to to get around spam filters? Just how self-defeating is this?
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Caroline.
Indeed it appears that some German members of national parliament may
actually belong to the religion, though none have admittedly it openly.
The audience would chant, "We've seen Paris, it's in France; we've seen
Britney's underpants. Ross and his colleagues at the science-faith think
tank Reasons To Believe have researched and written extensively on the
topic of origins; from the origin of .
Why did I not bring a magazine?

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Indeed it appears that some German members of national parliament may
actually belong to the religion, though none have admittedly it openly.
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sitting on my shoulders with her legs around my neck," said a male
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The page is still readable.
Kevin said "Now I understand what everybody's been talking about,
Britney can't wrestle, but you ought to see her box. Congressional
Democratic leaders and the White House were both quick to seize upon the
findings of the panel, and both sides claimed that it vindicated their
positions. Her coach Rosie said Britney should put some panties on. More
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Believe have researched and written extensively on the topic of origins;
from the origin of . Either way, I'm not holding my breath. Increasing
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how does the man himself, David Hasselhoff, feel about the religion?
Britney preferred boxing because people couldn't see Britney's
underpants.
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religious texts they claimed heralded the emergence of Hasselhoff as the
new Messiah at the turn of the millennium.
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man. Congressional Democratic leaders and the White House were both
quick to seize upon the findings of the panel, and both sides claimed
that it vindicated their positions. "Robert writes home that good paper
and art materials are hard to find - so he used both sides of the page,"
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The page is still readable.
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became final, something else took place that nobody knew was coming.
According to police departments in metropolitan areas and rural villages
alike, women are flying their freak flags in increasing numbers,
apparently as a gesture of some kind of sisterhood with Ms.
While the converts to the new religion remain relatively small in world
terms, it is growing swiftly, claiming over ten thousand members, the
majority in Germany.
development potential.
Ross and his colleagues at the science-faith think tank Reasons To
Believe have researched and written extensively on the topic of origins;
from the origin of . Kevin said "Now I understand what everybody's been
talking about, Britney can't wrestle, but you ought to see her box.
Either way, I'm not holding my breath. You can leave a response, or
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Britney soon realized she was a better boxer than wrestler. More Madkane
haiku on Bush propaganda.
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Post by SirMustapha » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:09 pm

Woah. Whaddahell. That's almost post-modernistic art.
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Post by Archonix » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:13 pm

I think I shall start compiling all my spam in to a book. It's bound to win the Nobel Prize for literature.
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Post by Meteorite » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:17 pm

It's a great story.  I give it an A- for creativity.  I think Ross should get Joey and Monica to help him fight the zombies.
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Post by fellranger » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:28 pm

Ah!  The good old stock market manipulation scam!  That's quite a fine example, the one's I get are never as long as that...  What gets me is that presumably people are still falling for this stuff, either that or the spammers haven't realised that they're not.
There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning....
And that, I think, was the handle - that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting - on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave....
So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

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Post by Andreas » Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:25 am

Hmm, it mentions some Germans, so can I assume it's addressed to me?! And now, should I wish to see Britney's underpants? Or watch Baywatch instead (not so much because of David Hasselhoff, but sweet Caroline Holden)? Anyway, I don't have stocks, but now I really need to buy an iPod, so I can try out that iTrip thingy soon. Mission accomplished?  8)
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Post by missy_misery » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:34 am

Bwah - I drown in spam like this every day in multiple accounts of mine.  I noticed that they're striving for coherence now more lately - one contained a ton of C&P from a message board posting about some controversial storyline on a soap opera, then the stock market spam gif, then a bunch of extra gibberish.
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Post by Hellfish » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:07 pm

Andreas wrote: Hmm, it mentions some Germans, so can I assume it's addressed to me?! And now, should I wish to see Britney's underpants? Or watch Baywatch instead (not so much because of David Hasselhoff, but sweet Caroline Holden)? Anyway, I don't have stocks, but now I really need to buy an iPod, so I can try out that iTrip thingy soon. Mission accomplished?  8)
David Hasselhof is the antichrist anyway. ;D

This reminds me of that randomly generated science paper that was submitted to some high profile institution... And accepted.
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Post by Archonix » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:15 pm

It reminds me of every paper I wrote for the Media Analysis portion of my BSc. As long as I used big words and certain key phrases (extra points if you can insert the phrase "vagina dentata"), I could write just about any old twaddle and get an A. And I did. Steve will be able to back me up on this one. :)
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Post by Andreas » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:12 pm

Hellfish wrote: David Hasselhof is the antichrist anyway. ;D
I like that domain name - reminds me of "Lisa's Wedding" (see, posting on-topic isn't that hard ;) ).
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Post by D.B. » Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:30 pm

Commisar Geranovich wrote: It reminds me of every paper I wrote for the Media Analysis portion of my BSc. As long as I used big words and certain key phrases (extra points if you can insert the phrase "vagina dentata"), I could write just about any old twaddle and get an A.
I've had competitions with people on that basis during my defence writing courses this year. At the ebginning of each term we all wrote three or four daft words, put them in a pot, then drew out a selection random ones. The winner was the person who could include the most within their work. It was amazing how many you could actually get in...
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Post by Archonix » Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:39 pm

Oh why didn't I think of that?  :doh:
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Post by Hellfish » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:36 am

Andreas wrote: ... (see, posting on-topic isn't that hard ;) ).
Wow... I gotta try that sometime.. ;)
Commisar Geranovich wrote: It reminds me of every paper I wrote for the Media Analysis portion of my BSc. As long as I used big words and certain key phrases (extra points if you can insert the phrase "vagina dentata"), I could write just about any old twaddle and get an A. And I did. Steve will be able to back me up on this one. :)
That's sounds like something I'd like to read! Can't be a worse read than "C by Example"..   :P
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Post by Archonix » Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:15 pm

I think I have a paper I wrote on The Simpsons in my first year lying about somewhere...

A lot of that spam is getting through my filters these days. I'll have to see if there's an update for spamassassin. Blegh.
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