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Oh gawd. As if there wasn't enough misinformation out there about the panacea of off-shore drilling, she has to go and add to it.

What else can one expect from silly celebs?

Good christ. The elections are a circus. This country is going to hell in a handbasket.


My spam file included many Angelina Jolie offers, but one day I got something promising a Hillary Clinton nude video. Just had to share that with someone.
I love Zorro, the Gay Blade, by the way, which gave George Hamilton a career that wasn't a joke. There's probably a book or article to be written about failed leading men (Hamilton, Leslie Nielsen) who discover (or reveal) a gift for comedy late in their careers. How does it happen? How were they so mis-cast before? How do they get the chance to change? Did they know that comedy was what they should have been doing all along?

Mike Schilling

What I'm really getting at is that I'm still surprised that spam actually works. But it must, right? Otherwise nobody'd be getting rich at spamming and apparently people are.

It works because the cost of sending out all that spam is effectively zero. If one in 100,000 results in a sale (and I've seen published estimates that that's about right), the spammer is still ahead. If sending an e-mail cost even a fraction of a cent, spam would disappear.

Janelle Dvorak

That'd be "A chacun son goût", Lance.


I suspect what they think is that your address is almost certainly not on your bozofilter.


@Mike Schilling: It was actually "Love at First Bite" with Susan Saint James that resurrected Hamilton's career, which was a bit before "Zorro: The Gay Blade." The latter is still one of my favorite silly movies, for the absurd Spanish accents alone. "You must fight injewstice to the pipples," Zorro's father intones on the soundtrack while his gay son is making pronouncements to the pipples like "It is not a crime to be poor, only to dress poorly!"



The Nigerian email scam, or more correctly, The Spanish Prisoner scam, has been around for more than 80 years and has bilked millions out of billions of dollars.

So it's not a stretch to believe that, yes, this is still going on, spam being opened by naive web users who get suckered in.

How else do you explain their continued infestation of your Inbox?

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