Mmm … spam

This blog has been in existence for about 11 months.  In that time, I have had a grand total of 15 legitimate comments to my posts.  As of this morning, my spam filter has cleverly intercepted 1,629 spam comments — almost all of which are for Viagra, Cialis, or some other pharmaceutical product.

This means, using a little trick I call “math,” that 99.1 percent of all comments submitted to A Mild Voice of Reason are spam.

[rant] For this reason, I advocate the death penalty for spammers.  Perhaps rendering them to Singapore for a good, old-fashioned caning prior to a relaxing salt-water bath, followed by an excruciatingly slow descent into a vat of boiling vegetable oil.  Or something like that; I can be flexible. [/rant]

Aaah, spam.

It wouldn’t bother me so much if spam were actually pitching a product or service.  Or even if they appeared to pitch a product or service.  What grates on my one remaining nerve are those spam messages that are nothing but random words.  Seriously.  I’ve been peeking at the plain-text versions of some of these spams — full headers, full-text bodies.  No embedded images, no Web bugs, no hidden hyperlinks.  Just garbage.  If there is a logic to this, I cannot fathom it.

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