Not sure if this is a coordinated attempt at pushing talking points or an ingenious attempt at getting obvious spam approved, but this was in my spam filter:
I’m against capital punishment, but I might think otherwise should we institute the death penalty for spammers. Between the email complaints about ads, content, margins, loading time, etc., and the concerted efforts of spammers, it makes running a website a PITA. This was just weird, though, because I had never seen anything like this.
It looks like you got spammed with a bogus HuffPo thread. That is very, very weird.
Fleshlights? A million years of masturbation and this is the best we can do? C’mon, America!
Much like the Futurama episode “I dated a robot!”, it is not hard for me to envision an idiocracy-like future where women bring Maglites and Coleman Lanterns on dates for their newfound secondary sex characteristics.
Unintended Consequences of male toys. Hoocoodanode!
licensed to kill time
I blame it on our lowsy President. What do you expect. We should have a highsy President like before, then no spam.
An attempt to direct the conversation through an upgrade from ‘Concern Trolling” to ‘Concern Spamming?’
BTW, “nobody has told Muslims they can’t build a mosque only that they can’t build it there” is a priceless little piece of Conservative reasoning (sic) and I vow to endeavor to persevere to enshrine it in my little brain.
How do you build a gay bar?
It’s also untrue, judging from the more rabid demands for “No more mosques ever” etc.
If you’re going to start dragging truth into the discussion All Hope Is Lost.
Basically, IMNSHO, the truth is: they hate Muslims. Or, more correctly, they hate the idea they’ve cobbled-up around the word “Muslim.” I mean we’re talking about people who claim an ancient folk tale equating pi with 3 is “inerrant.”
Not the sharpest tools in the drawer.
@smiley: It must be a zoning thing.
The ‘don’t build it there’ idea takes me back 45 years. I recall relatives saying that Negroes shouldn’t go ‘where they’re not wanted’ and I thought ‘so YOU get to decide where they can go?’ So much for freedom.
Indeedy. My apologies. I shall now go and bow down and pray in the direction of the Republican budget plan, before I burn incense to it. Now, let me see.. which way is Never Never Land?
This seems to be pretty straight forward:
The wingnuts really hate instant replay and the internet.
Villago Delenda Est
What has amused me since the early days of the public intertubes is that a system that was designed with academics and military people in mind (that is, groups that can be expected to be disciplined about these sorts of things) hit the greater Mammon-worshipping society and was promptly pwned by those seeking to externalize their advertising costs on everyone else.
Spam is a social, not a technical, problem. You can use technical means to combat it, but it’s like the endless cycle of military advantage/disadvantage between the offense and defense; every innovation will be countered, prompting a new round of innovations.
Spam is going to be with us as long as there are proton brains who click on the damn links.
Ironically, these are the same proton brains who will report a requested newsletter as SPAM because they don’t want it any more and won’t bother to unsubscribe.
That might be the key to a technical solution, though.
Really? We seem to have killed of telemarketers; at least most of them (a few are still kicking around).
Looks like the cadets of the Wingnut Welfare Brigade Web 2.0 Division are doing double (triple?) work. They really need to marshal their soldiers a little better.
And here I thought you were going to post about this….
This will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back (code for muslims) and will reunite Americans. We are all Fleshlight Americans now.
@WereBear: Yep. And people will continue to buy their homeopathic peener enlargement as long as people trust alt-med quackery. I mean, whatever they’re being sold is as reliable as what they’re sold from any Naturopathic “Doctor” anyway.
Heh. Most of the SPAM I get has weird subject lines like “Big peckers are fair game” or “Lindsay Lohan panty drop.”
“How do you build a gay bar?”
Build it, and they will come.
@smiley: I think they are born that way.
@Scott P.: Telemarketers pay for their own calls, spam is basically free. Easier to kill something with start up costs.
Spammers also more easily operate from outside jurisdictions that might prosecute.
Not quite, but it does make me wonder about Cole’s web-surfing habits….
Now I have Neil Diamond singing “Turn on your fleshlight,” in my head. I blame Tbogg.
@Ross Hershberger: THIS!
There spelling and grammer leafs me smerking like the liberal elitist that I am.
Not sure what this is about.
It’s standard RWNM output. All bandwidth is flooded with this stuff, snail mail, email, blogotubes, you name it. Constant, unrelenting, never ending.
Last August it was Death Panels and deliberate disruption of so-called “town hall meetings.” It’s hot, congress is going on vacation to drink and run with whores and engage in anal homo sex and that other stuff that congress does, the tv cable news outlets are hungry for jackalopes.
So, nothing new. And yes, as probably the most rabid anti-death-penalty person around these parts, I nevertheless fully support public executions for spammers. Heads on spikes. No prisoners.
The entrance is in the rear.
we’re near to the point where the Nigerian 419ers have better spelling and logic. . .
With gay porn!
Well, you need a core crowd of closeted Republicans, a couple of Evangelical ministers looking for baggage-handlers, a fading starlet.. oh, you mean physically?
Turn all the stools upside down.
@thalarctos: I would bow down before the greatness of your pun, but I am not a bottom thank you very much.
My spam is largely a subtle, frothy, mix of pr0n site ads, dating site ads, p3nis enlargement or erectile ads, and MS/UN/Nigerian scams, sprinkled very lightly, like raisins in a mass-produced tapioca pudding, with the occasional Asian web host site or site selling animation/IT/phone marketing services.
In my experience spam, as a philosophical topic, is one way to make a gLibertarian acutely uneasy. On the one hand, FREEEE MARKETS; on the other, spam is a PITA for them, personally, so they’d be just as happy if Nanny Government could viley suppress the creativity of all spammers, and they wouldn’t mind if such suppression involved a ball-bat. If I’m ever trapped on an elevator with McMegan, goddess forbid, I’m gonna demand her views on spam & then entertain myself by mocking her.
@morzer: Second star on the right and straight on to morning. It would be on the right, of course.
Spam is around because the government gave in to DMA’s demand.
CAN-SPAM does not prevent any spam – in fact, it appears to give federal approval to the practice.
Spam apart from being PITA is also a very effective way for delivering malware.
Testing… I snucked into the FYWP-offending comment and put spaces between the three exclamation points. Let’s see if that “fixed” the problem…
DMAA, also called geranamine, has become a restricted substance in New Zealand, but it’s still legal in the US.