Worse still, we have to wade through them all. For some reason, we’ve been totally stymied when it comes to finding a way to ensure that no real comments end up in our spam folder. As a result, I’m often in there, separating wheat from chaff.
(Wheat usually occurs about 1 out of 50 times, but we get so much spam–and so many comments–that that may be equivalent to 20 comments a day.)
So I’ve been neck deep in spam, and in the process, I’ve noticed something odd. Every once and a while, I come across spam comments that are funny, poetic…even kind of moving. I’m guessing they’re still robotically generated….but I almost kinda want to publish them.
And so, adopting a make-lemonade philosophy, I’m creating a kind of “greatest hits” list of spam lines. Here are some samples:
I don;t know how you find the time to write so well but here is a little something
100,000 sperm and you were the fastest?
Love is atemporary insanity curable by marriage.
I made my money by selling too soon.
You can make a saxophone into an electric organ; you can do everything with it.
I was only in one play at Steppenwolf, in the early days.
If god is watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining.
And finally, my all time fave:
I hear you. Everything sucks, and then you blog. The end.
What do you think? Is it possible that…not all spam is equal–nor completely evil?