It’s Not All Mary Poppins

And the winner for stupidest spam this week…

Is this, which slipped the spam filter:

I almost never write responses, but after looking at some of the
responses here Super Seven, week one � It�s Not All
Mary Poppins. I actually do have some questions for you if you don’t mind. Could it be only me or do some of the responses come across like they are left by brain dead individuals? 😛 And, if you are posting on additional social sites, I would like to keep up with you. Could you make a list of the complete urls of all your public sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

Do you have any idea what purpose this could possibly serve? Yes, there was a link with it, a link which we will not be posting or following. So maybe if I’d followed it I’d have found myself at a porn site or suddenly having all manner of nasties flowing into my computer.

But how could this commnet possibly incite me to follow that link?

He/she/it has some questions for me. About what, my post? Nope. About my commenters? Nu-uh. No, it’s a simple thing really, just a list of all my sites. Oh, yeah. I’m going to give all that — which you could find with a quick google search, anyway — to a random spammer, who wants to do what, exactly, with it? Send more inexplicable comments to all those spots, too? And why would I do that?

Oh, because we bonded, of course, bonded by chortling together over the “brain dead individuals” who make up my commenters. I can see no other reason for a random potshot at my commenters. Goodness knows there are blogs out there which attract morons to the comment feed, and I have spent my share of time happily mocking them. (Quietly. To myself.) This blog, happily, is not one.

It’s not mean-spirited, this deriding my nice commenters, no, no, no. Because there’s a smiley after that sentence! A tongue-out smiley, but still a smiley. See it there, so cheerful, lightening the mood so cleverly? So that’s all right, then! This is a nice, friendly spammer, and I can just send all my stats to him/her/it forthwith, without a moment’s hesitation! Maybe I should include my address and phone number, too?

Junk mail, spam. It’s a fact of life, and for the most part I rely on my recycling bin and my spam filter to deal with it all, and think very little of it. But some of them?

Weird. Weird, weird, weird.

April 17, 2013 - Posted by | random and odd | , , ,


  1. Sounds like a clumsy attempt at getting info for an identity theft attempt to me.

    I had the same thought, but so extremely clumsy! Lordy. Is there anyone out there that stupid?

    Comment by morecoffeeplease | April 18, 2013 | Reply

  2. I have been getting a ton of blog spam like this lately. Seriously, I don’t get it, what is the point? Other than to make me get excited to see a blog comment and then… oh. Nevermind. Delete. Most of the spam uses terribly poor English, too. Blah.

    Terribly poor English. I’ve noticed that. This one had the feel of being written by a non-native English speaker, someone who’s learned it in school, but doesn’t really speak it. Either that, or someone barely literate.

    Comment by rosie_kate | April 18, 2013 | Reply

  3. I remember when I got a series of insulting spam messages with links to a site about fritters. Life confuses me.

    People are weird. Spammers are among the weirdest of the weird … though not dangerous, so that’s good, I guess, and at least we get some entertainment value of of it! There’s your silver lining. Oddities are funny.

    Comment by IfByYes | April 21, 2013 | Reply

  4. I am tempted to compose and entire post in spam speak. Because it’s also random and strange. I assume it’s being done in a foreign language that is native to the spammer and then run through a very basic and very poor translation program.

    Comment by Nan | | April 25, 2013 | Reply

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