I removed this comment from my blog, then decided to share it with you anyway:
My dear Quilly,
I been watching you from my far. Please say you marry me. You strong, handsome, brave. I be good wife. I know you good man have good heart.
I am inclined to answer this one. She does seem to be in dire need — of glasses!
Could you come to my blog and leave a comment without noticing that I am female? There is a huge photo of me in the sidebar! And JiaoJin isn’t the only idiot out there. I get a lot of spam comments that start, “Hey Buddy ….” I know spammers aren’t very scrupulous or very bright, but since they are trying to make a living you think they’d take the 2 seconds required to discern whether I was male or female before posting their desperate pleas for whatever scam they’re running. I mean, it would up their odds of being taken seriously, wouldn’t it?
I just received an email informing me there there are naked photos of my wife being displayed freely on the internet. This is supposed to concern me. Somehow it doesn’t.
I have also received an email assuring me that if I increase my penis size it will improve my love life, my self-concept, and my career. I am somewhat skeptical of these claims. I would like them to send me documented proof that this has improved the lives and self-concepts of other women.
And I have been offered the chance of saving $60.00 per year if I sign up for a two year membership in an online “every man’s fantasy” porn club. Sixty dollars is a lot of money to save, but even so this offer really doesn’t tempt me.
Should I be concerned?
From that same online writing services website here’s another bit of spam Akismet scraped off my blog:
The writing it all sounds good but how is everything related together with each other?
I so think I need to sign up with these guys and take lessons. Anybody want to join me?
I am a secretary from the United Nations. This letter is to inform you that an unknown American soldier has died in Afghanistan and left you a fortune in his will.
I didn’t read any further than that. Amoeba said it shouldn’t have been sent to me. It should have been addressed to Gull E. Bull.
A bit of spam that momentarily appeared in the comments of one of my recent posts:
These good article need improvement some. Perhaps you use my writing articles good link.
I’m not an advertising genius, but it seems to me that this one is counter productive.