Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The Zen of Spam
I have been enjoying my new gmail account which not only allows me to check on my mail between home and bookshop, but has all the spam neatly filed into a spam folder so I can delete it all with one click after a brief viewing. With my business email address prominently displayed on our website, lots of spam is inevitable.
I usually find a chuckle from some of the mistranslations and computer-generated sentences from the spammer world and found that there is another blogger at Spam Poetry, who has found a way to mojo this daily annoyance into something positive. The Spam Poetry site is a compilation of the myriad of genital-enhancement, mortgage financing pitches and other cyber-dreck turned into word art. As the Spam Poetess puts it:
"A little bit Found Art, a little bit Whimsy, and mostly, just to find a way for me to find a peaceful intersection between digital communication and my life".
In the spirit of this haiku-like calm, I thought I would offer a contribution from today's spam tidings.
Separate yourself from other men
As those bitely
Dissimulate R. Underskirt,
Shed weight now and enjoy the process.
Have marmot between buzzing.
Separate yourself from other men.