From time to time I get an email from the good folks at WordPress informing me that someone has commented on my pathetic little blog. For every legitimate comment awaiting my approval, I generally find 10 that are clearly spam. And for every 10 spam comments that slip through, there are at least 100 doozies that WordPress has caught and stored in a convenient little folder that I empty once every few weeks.
Having a fair amount of time on my hands, I occasionally read through these comments. And while bots are likely posting this stuff, I get the impression that real people in far off lands are actually cranking out the comments. No bot would have such atrocious grammar!
I know that if I acknowledge these folks in any way, it’s just a matter of time before I’m bombarded with ads for penis enlargement systems or belly fat reducing creams. (I’m backpacking and I can’t lug any more of that stuff around with me.)
This morning I waded into the spam file and plucked out four tasty little morsels of luncheon meat that were awaiting my approval. I thought I’d share them with you.
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Am I being propositioned in that last one? I don’t know. I’d reply if I didn’t have my hands full trying to help the Crown Prince of Namibia repatriate his inheritance in the form of a certified cheque for $10,039,658 that he will be depositing into my bank account very shortly.