Friday, November 18, 2005

Spamming Evil Spirits.

Like the rest of you, I get heaps of spam a day. Spam for me comes in three varieties. Most of them are Turkish. I have no idea why, but someone has decided that Vavoom Q. Citizen is fond of Turkish porn. Hence I get about 10 of these e-mails per day.

The other kind of spam that I get is from prospective students wishing to attend Fancypants University. This is actually rather bizarre. When I was at Berkeley, I never received any e-mails from strangers asking, "How did you get in? What was your GPA? Please review and correct my resume." I try to be nice and give them my suggestions, but I received three of these e-mails yesterday. I honestly don't have time to correct three resumes and give them an honest evaluation.

Finally, I keep getting the same damn spam message over and over again, every day. Here's a snippet:

Dear, friend!
Don't hesitate to contact us, if you are facing one or more of the following problems. Within few minutes, we'll make your life cool and calm.
Bad-mannered Husband / Wife Hurdles in Love Marriages
Demon's Effects Improper Love Affairs
Family Disputes Bounded Business
Sexual Diseases Effects of Evil Spirit
Infertility Unemployment
Psyche Problems Adversity
Study Problems Visa Problems
Property Disputes Other Problems

Thank God! Finally, I can get help for my sexual diseases and effects of evil spirit! Now, if only someone would spam me offering decent spam blocking software...

Tell me, what's your favorite spam?

10 Comments:

Blogger Denise said...

Oh, I love getting the ones which tell me I can enlarge my penis; this makes my day.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Kemo Sabe said...

I like the one from the brother of an impeached Nigerian dictator who will give me millions if I supply him with ALL of my banking information including social security #.

1:30 PM  
Blogger The Disgruntled Chemist said...

I get lots of emails from a person named "Not Married" who claims that many attractive women want to have sex with me.

What a self esteem booster!

5:45 PM  
Blogger An80sNut said...

The ones with major grammatical and spelling errors in the subject line. It much makes me think that someone could have learned the language and been successful at getting me to read their spam.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Bar Bar A said...

I get mostly penis enlargent, the Nigerian one that kemo sabe mentioned and Viagra or Cialis.

1:05 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

I don't even read the spam, so I can't help you here, Vavoom. I just delete it without even reading the garbage.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

I agree with Fred, I do not read them just delete them. I do like the emails advertising degree farms, buy I mean earn your college degree on line...

12:23 PM  
Blogger Meow said...

Here's my favorite spam
http://www.bird-man.com/images/attachments/_12_14_2004-spam.JPG

2:42 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Ads to enlarge my penis.
I am pretty sure I don't have a penis.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Your man in LA said...

I one time got an actual letter from someone with reprints in it wanting to do a post doc with me while I was a grad student at berkeley. That was strange.

10:55 AM  

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