52 Weeks of Spam: Winners, July 2 & 9

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Winners, Week of July 2:

(From the kristipetersenschoonover.com Spam Filter)

Free Online Watch HD Movies

explorershockey.org/movie/journey-to-the-center-o…

74.86.66.197

Submitted on 2012/03/29 at 9:28 pm

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I don’t know how I feel about a free HD movie site spamming other sites with my posts. This one kind of bugs me.

Winners, Week of July 9:

(From the kristipetersenschoonover.com Spam Filter under the post “The Writing Life: The Balance of Work and Play”)

seiko snab65

watchwhich.com/seiko-snab65/ x

216.108.226.205

Interesting blog post – thanks. I felt your blog is truly fascinating. I would like to uncover more in the near future.

The only reason this is a winner is because it’s one of those messages, especially given the post on which it appeared, that really makes you wonder if it truly is spam or someone legitimately commenting on your blog. The only reason I knew it wasn’t was because it’s obviously connected to someplace selling watches (and what’s also interesting is it’s called “watchwhich.” At least make it more intelligent and clever and call it “watchwitch.”

Everybody hates Spam—it fills up your Inbox (unless you’ve got G-mail, which does a great job of putting it in an appropriately-labeled folder), clogs your blog (WordPress does a great job filtering, too), and can threaten your computer’s security.

I have to say though, I love my Spam. It cracks me up—it’s poorly spelled, illiterate, and often leaves me wondering who would be dumb enough to click on the link for whatever product/service/lottery winning from mysterious relative in a country you’ve never heard of. So I decided in 2012 I’d go through my Spam each week and pick my favorites to share with the world. I remove the sender and any links that might be damaging (plus, who wants to give them press?).

See you next week! If you get any great Spam, you can post it here, just strip any links and the sender’s e-mail. And be sure to say something in the post to let me know you’re real. Otherwise I might think you’re…well, Spam.

About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at kristipetersenschoonover.com.

Posted on July 14, 2012, in 52 Weeks of Spam and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi Kristi, there’s a place called Stop Forum Spam (Google it) where you can check an IP address. That’s how I know for sure.

    Julie

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