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Even the Spammers are Getting Lazy

This is the time of year that seems to encompass a ton of frenetic energy with the almost obsessive-compulsive desire to linger in bed with a book, or just to spend some serious quality time with a comfy pillow and the blankets pulled up to your chin.

Hmm. After writing that, I’m reconsidering my work space….maybe I should relocate to the bed?

STOP!

See what I mean? Crazy thoughts of laziness intruding all over the place this time of year. I’m thinking that we all have the hibernation instinct. I know my body seems to attract junk food as if it were trying to get together insulation for a long winter’s nap. (Seriously, body, we don’t do this and there is absolutely no need for a massive plate of nachos and a bucket of margarita. You’re just going to knock yourself into a carb coma and….wait. You sneaky little bastard…)

But, despite it all, I’ve been writing on a potentially massive WIP and I’ve been creating new content out the wazoo while I have both the time and the brain cells to rub together. A part of blog maintenance is checking the comments spam filter. It’s kind of like cleaning out the drain after a shower; no one really wants to do it, and you could leave it there, but if you do it now, it’s less gross than in the morning. Like the helpful shower drain, sometimes things get caught in the spam filter that are legitimate comments, so before I hit the delete button, I always scan over them. This time, I couldn’t help but laugh.

spam 2

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spam 1

click for a larger image to read the insanity.

Even the spammers are getting lazy! Aside from the standard SEO nonsense, apparently my SLaR onΒ A Discovery of Witches actually translates into a review of laptop computers and somehow also relates to a decision between Zune and iPod? And talking about my dad dying was a …comic strip? It’s not like the kitschy little comment about appreciating my writing or even how hot my content is, and the squirrelly ones about learning new things on blogs from StumbleUpon and thanking me for not having re-hashed material. I know they’re bullshit, but they seem legit when you scan through quickly. Let’s get back to the old days when I actually had to read more than a word or two to determine if it was poorly translated garbage, if it was even remotely related to the post and let’s get back to stumping me to see if the ol’ bullshit meter still works. Bring your best shot, spammers! My filter is empty, and I’m going to start publicly shaming the really horrible ones. Let’s see if you can get out of the winter slumps and earn your posting pennies.

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  1. December 16, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Great post! Go ahead, shame the spammers! πŸ™‚

    Oh, and you might be interested to see my comment about spamming…

    http://thelifeofathinker.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/an-open-letter-to-a-spammer/

    Great blog you’ve got here, I’ll be sure to follow! πŸ™‚

    • December 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      Thank you for the comment and the follow! I will definitely read what you’ve got. It was one of those days where I couldn’t help but be amused by their insanity since it was worse than normal. They seem to consistently lower the bar. Instead of achievement, it’s like quality limbo. πŸ˜‰

      • December 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

        You’re welcome! πŸ™‚ Thanks! πŸ™‚ Indeed…

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