2005/03/24

SPAM

I hate SPAM mail. I truly do. I wish it would go away. But it won't. Why?
Because TEN PERCENT of people have bought stuff of spam emails, and one third of clicked through from spam.
Can you idiots out there please stop doing it? You are only encouraging them!
"If no-one responded to junk e-mail and didn't buy products sold in this way, then spam would be as extinct as the dinosaurs" - Graham Cluley

11 Comments:

I agree. But I think Gmail, and Yahoo have done a great job to filter spam emails, so it doesn't really both me much anymore. It goes straight to the Junk Mail folder. 

Posted by Jim
3/24/2005 03:57:00 am  
But Greg, don't you want to make $1000.00 a day delivered right to your ATM account? Are you happy with your penis? You could get a $2,000,000.00 mortgage for 50 bucks a month. Don't you know ooportunity when you see it? Tell you what, just give me your credit card numbers and I'll take care of all these purchases on your behalf. 

Posted by surrogate
3/24/2005 04:45:00 am  
"Are you happy with your penis?  "

LOL Surrogate. According to my spam I'm not happy with mine. 

Posted by Dianne
3/24/2005 05:00:00 am  
"Are you happy with your penis "

I've enlarged mine 200 times so far. But they don't seem to think it's big enough yet, so they keep telling me to inflate it even more. Soon I won't be able to get into my apartment. 

Posted by WhyNot
3/24/2005 05:04:00 am  
"Don't you have anything wihout Penis in it?"
"Well, there's Spam Spam Spam Spam Penis and Spam"
"That's still got Penis in it!"
"Alright then, there's Spam Spam Spam Lower Mortgage Rate and Spam."
"Spam Spam Spam Lower Mortgage Rate and Spam?"
"Well... it's got some  Penis in it." 

Posted by SheaNC
3/24/2005 07:55:00 am  
Talk abot spam! I've received about 150 Emails from some outfit called "Pourquoi Pas" in the last two weeks alone. God only knows what they're selling. 

Posted by surrogate
3/24/2005 11:17:00 pm  
I thought to myself : "Which blog site could I go to to get an honest opinion on this tricky question?"

Please don't answer it without giving it some serious thought. By
>giving an honest answer you will be able to test where you stand morally.

The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, where you will have to make a decision one way or the other. Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous. Please scroll down slowly and consider each line - this is important for the test to work accurately.

You're in Florida...In Miami, to be exact... There is great chaos
going on around you, caused by a hurricane and severe floods .......

There are huge masses of water all over you.... You are a CNN photographer and you are in the middle of this great disaster.

The situation is nearly hopeless.

You're trying to shoot very impressive photos. There are houses and people floating around you, disappearing into the water.

Nature is showing all its destroying power and is ripping everything away with it.

Suddenly you see a man in the water, he is fighting for his life,
trying not to be taken away by the masses of water and mud. You move closer. Somehow the man looks familiar. Suddenly you know who it is - it's George W. Bush!

At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him away...forever. You have two options. You can save him or you can take the best photo of your life.

So you can save the life of George W. Bush, or you can shoot a Pulitzer prize winning photo. A unique photo displaying the death of one of the world's most powerful men.

And here's the question: (Please give an honest answer)

Would you select colour film, or go with the simplicity of classic black and white? 

Posted by ZenTiger
3/25/2005 01:11:00 am  
"150 Emails from some outfit called "Pourquoi Pas" in the last two weeks alone. God only knows what they're selling "

HAHAHAHA!! I hope you have noticed they send you some of them twice for good measure, LOL 

Posted by WhyNot
3/25/2005 06:02:00 am  
And here's the question ”

ZenT,

I spent some time thinking about it. Then I moved on answering other posts so that it would keep churning in the back of my mind. That was over an hour ago, and I just spent another 5 minutes thinking on it. Here is my answer.

If there was a decent chance that my swimming skills would allow me to make it, I'd not hesitate and jump in the water. Once ashore (and this is what I spend most of my time mulling over), I'd say to him: "listen George, I saved your life. I want to ask you a favor in return. You owe it to me. Will you please stop murdering ppl around the globe? Will you stop trying to take over the world, and mind your own business instead? Pretty please?". The trickiest part to think of what I'd do was: what if he said "hell no, go fuck yourself". To this moment I don't know what I'd do next.

But if it was obvious that I had no hope of saving him and all I'd do by trying is me drowning as well, I'd watch in horror. The very idea of taking shots of it makes me want to puke right now as I imagine it. 

Posted by WhyNot
3/25/2005 06:14:00 am  
Well, I thought it was funny. How about this one then:

A guy walks into a bar in the Australian Outback wearing only one jandal (flip-flop shoe thingy).

The bar tender says: "Lose a jandal mate?"

The outbacker says: "Nah - found one!"


Now come-on! That's funny!

 

Posted by ZenTiger
3/25/2005 06:58:00 am  
"Now come-on! That's funny! "

It's funny and cute too, ZenT. I'll have to try remember some of the grosser ones, if I can (I'm really lousy at remembering jokes).

In the meantime, here the first Aussie expression I learned when I was 19, on a slow boat to Oz, not knowing a word of English, and being coached the essential rudiments of the lingo during the trip by a young Aussie guy returning home after several years in Switzerland.

Between Capetown and Freemantle (i.e. Perth, Western Oz for those who wonder), the ocean is very rough, and for days, the dining rooms were 3/4 deserted. This is when my coach told me most of the passengers were suffering from the "technicolor yawn " syndrome - which he explained to me in very graphical sign language.

PS: since I just read this out to Dianne and she didn't get it, I guess I should give readers the translation: it means "vomitting". 

Posted by WhyNot
3/25/2005 07:50:00 am  

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