Tuesday, May 17, 2005

I hate SPAM.

Not the ham in a can type, I actually like that. However, I am talking about the myriad of chain letters, hoaxes, and potporri that tend to waft my way.

Often, I get both ads for cialis and viagra, as well as ads to increase my breast size. In my case, they are missing their target audience.

I am getting mad about the chain letters. If I am told one more time that I will go to Hell if I stop this letter, I am going to find their email server, hack it, and then let them know what hell really is. Well, certainly hell for them. (Ed. note, never piss off an OLD time hacker. I was fiddling about with systems back when modems required you to put the phone handset in the cradle of the modem. Nuff said.)

I also get a veritable blizzard of emails from my mother, a devotee of AOL. Invariably, Snopes gives me the straight skinny, and I send her a link to the appropriate site. This, however, is a double edged sword. My loving wife checks everything out with Snopes. This can ruin something funny - case in point - sent her an email with a picture of a mouse caught in a toner cartridge. My comment was that I'd hate to get called out on that ticket. Mouse apparently survived its tussle with an HP laserjet, and was released. She checked it out, and found it "Unconfirmed." Knowing mice and HP's, I'd call it Plausible.

Sorry so long inbetween blogging, don't give up on me. I have discovered that work tends to take more and more of my time, and with that on top of cub scouts, various husbandly chores, and misc bull puckey, I have had little time to put my thoughts on here. Stay tuned though, I promise to write more tonight.

Until our next.....

7 comments:

Sharon said...

It's good to hear from you!

I also hate spam. What I really hate about it, other than the useless content, is that they can't be bothered to spell the subjects correctly.

PCDoc said...

HOWDY SHARON!!! Or worse, they have something like provocative paso, meaning what I have no idea. Boy it's great to see you still look here!

madmom said...

Heavy sigh. I don't consider myself a cynic, I just like to check things out, maybe that comes from being a youngest child, I was gullible and i had more tricks pulled on me at such a tender age.

I hate spam too. The worst is the spam from family, it's as bad as having an insurance agent for a brother. At least it isn't Amway (this time). You don't want to blow them off completely but, sheesh. It's cute for maybe 5 seconds, the first time around, my family forgets what they have sent and I get it again and again and again.

Mountain Mama said...

I don't like spam either, especially those cutsie letters that tell me if I don't forward it to at least 10 people, all my teeth will fall out, or worse. I reply to the sender telling them I don't like those mails and I certainly don't like curses, which is what they are. If they send more I kindly let them know that since they like this sort of mail so much I will advise everyone in my contacts list to be sure to send them lots of spam. That usually does the trick.

Sharon said...

Of course I still look here! :)

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