Back in the day we would regularly post fun things that came in the mail in spam (some of them even featured in the 2004 NaNoWriMo novel, including as the source for the title, come to think of it).
Lately either the quality of the spam has been going down, the quality of the spam filters has been going up (I think that’s mostly it; gmail is darn good), or I’ve just gotten a bit jaded (probably part of it also), but we got a good one today (boy howdy!).
The subject is “Show this to your girlfriend so she knows how to make you exxxcited” (except that there are various blanks and letters from random obscure bits of the Unicode space scattered about, presumably to defeat spam filters), and the content is delightful:
We clenched. More stunned than stagnant, we stood greenish and fibrous.
He guessed every dismay, and did not reckon it hazy to outlive merely in his memory theorem he would look.
Isn’t that noteworthy?
(Where I’ve put the ellipsis, there are some more odd symbols that appear to have no function or content, but you never know.)
This is good spam both because of the wonderful imagery (and note that there are currently no hits in Google on “we stood greenish and fibrous”, in quotes and all (although there will be one shortly)), and because it appears to be totally beneficent and selfless; there is no phishing URL to click on, no embedded iframe trying to phone home to some spammer to confirm my address exists, no nothing.
Just them standing, clenching, more stunned than stangant, greenish, and fibrous. He guessed every dismay!
Oh, and it’s from one Orlando Albrecht.