Scrap-booking the Internet week of 11/5

WordPress is a bit of a ghost town on the weekends, so I am going to take advantage of that and use the weekends to post the dumb shiz that I impulsively feel the need to take screenshots of. Someone’s got to do it.

Week of 11/05/11

I am really into reading my spam e-mails, because they are almost always hilarious. Full disclosure: I usually report annoying mailing lists as spam, so they go to my spam folder too — messing with the delivery rates of corporate e-mails is my way occupying Wall Street.

I have cool hobbies.

So anyways, I am still debating whether to respond to the e-mail below:

Part of me wants to tell them off, but most of me knows that this e-mail was sent by dudes (sorry for being sexist) with outdated, but deadly, guns in some country that, uh, probably doesn’t have the best tourism industry. Dudes that think that e-mail addresses should race  for the Publishers Clearing House Consequently. Dudes I kind of want to spam from the computer at the Downtown LA Public Library, while wearing gloves because I wouldn’t actually want to touch those keyboards.

If you any you awesome people are brave enough to e-mail those dudes, please share the response with me. I’ll be here, cowering in a corner.

p.s. feel free to spam me (nonsexually) here: ashleyjt7 [@] gmail.com or on twitter @alltidashley

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30 thoughts on “Scrap-booking the Internet week of 11/5

  1. OMG! I love the spam I get – esp. the stuff on my blog – it aolways seems to come as comments on the posts that have the least amount of actual writing, and offer me such sincere compliments about my wonderful, informative, and provocative posts! A particular ccase in point is the following, which still leaves me bent over double in paroxisms of laughter. Check it out if you have the time or inclination:

    http://paulatohlinecalhoun1951.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/bwa-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaaa/

    Here’s to some more spam – canned or otherwise. . .

  2. I laughed so hard reading this and I think you should attempt sending them some real canned SPAM for their trouble of making up such a ridiculous email. Of course do remember to tote those gloves when you visit the La Public Library to insure your safety.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading your future blogs!

    • I feel like it’s super expensive to send a can of spam half across the world. I’d be more likely to go to the store, take a picture of the spam and send that to them with the caption “can’t touch this spam (or my identity)

  3. i love the emails from Nigeria, or wherever, that say things like; ” I the Secretary of Mrs. Felicity Ngombo who have for you 2 million English Pounds being awaiting your successful information etc., etc., especially the ones that are real. 🙂 continue…

  4. Haha, soo true! The ones that I get are so random, like from the Belgian Minting Corporation…like I’ve been there before or had anything to do with them… Thanks for stopping by too 🙂

      • Yea, I also tried once with a Chinese Nigerian bank scammer and then with some person who pretended to be a female prostitute from Africa… it takes a lot of time… and you have to try a few times before finding somebody gullible enough to answer your letters.

        I also know someone who REALLY DID pay give bank and personal info a bank scammer – one of our clients. It kind of makes me want to jack up my prices on her, but I’m much nicer than that.

  5. I had no idea SPAM had many facets. On one WordPress site I have no spam. On another I’m spearing them endlessly. I’m assuming you’re not just talking about the Nigerian gods of money supply—lucky silly whoever!?.

  6. I sent in my info and actually won the $1,000,000. I had to send $280 for handling of a certificate of some kind, but I’m expecting my money later this week, assuming no further hangups that require another certificate.

  7. I’m losing faith..is EVERYTHING crap? Honestly…where does it stop? I’ve seen worse, trust me and my faith in humankind keeps going down the Johnny Pump. This is the Fall of the American Dream, end of the Roman Empire kind of crap: we’ll all die, trying to sacm each other out our last nickels. PUH-THETIC!

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