Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Please excuse the intrusion. This
may come as a surprise since you
don't know me, but OW! OW! OW!

I'm not sure quite how to feel. On the one hand, when someone gets beaten to death in his own apartment, that's a bad thing. On the other hand, when that person happens to be someone responsible for sending spam to 14 million Internet users, well ... If you're not asking for a deadly beating, you must at least know you're at risk for some serious wedgies.

Apparently over in Russia, where the beating occurred, there were no such mixed emotions. Headlines there included “An Ultimate Solution to the Spam Problem,” “The Spammer Had it Coming" and “Ignoble Death Becomes Russia’s Top Spammer." Which tells you one thing: Russia needs a good New York Post. (Suggested headline: "WHAM, BAM -- NO MORE SPAM!") We can be thankful that the old Pravda's gone, though. ("Spammer happy and healthy, salutes Soviet ingenuity.")

So the question remains: Should spammers be put to death? The jury is still out, but the way I see it, if I get one more Cialis ad, no jury in the land would convict me.


No-L said...

I don't know about death. I say all spammers should be sentenced to getting millions of spam a day and having to read it and respond to all of it.

lucylocket said...

Some of mankind's greatest achievements: Air conditioning,
garbage disposals, ice makers,
dishwashers, and SPAM BLOCKERS.

Marti said...

Yes. Slowly and painfully.

Have had my own frustrations with them, did a rant here:


Unknown said...

I think this is a warning to all spammers. Spammers beware. We are coming for you. Well at least in our very satisfying dreams :-) Imagine - having wonderful dreams about spammers, junk mailers, and telemarketers being brutally murdered. Well really I think it would be great if they were just put on their own private island - Lost. I think they would annoy the hell out of one another, and wouldn't that be fun to watch!