I was reading a blog the other day about spammers and how annoying they are. I must admit, if there was no such thing as filters, they might bother me a lot more. As it is, when I go to check my spam folder, just in case a good email was snagged, I have to laugh at the emails I get from the spammers.
Does everyone receive a lot of ‘member’ enlargement emails? I hope so, because, as a woman, whatever ‘member’ they are talking about on my body doesn’t need to be any bigger. Like most women, around this time of the year, I am trying to make things smaller.
I get a lot of harmless emails – as long as I don’t open them – from gambling establishments, quit smoking people, various flim-flam degree people, a ton of lottery I WON! people, and a bunch of people I don’t know with [no subject] but an attachment.
There’s only one group whose emails I find offensive and those are the emails from F*^kbook. They actually spell out both words and it’s a little shocking every time I see it. I guess it looks better if ‘book’ is attached to the word. Yes, I’m an adult, I’ve seen that word before, I’ve even said it a few times, but it’s still shocking to this prude.
I have a few favorite spam emails, the ones that make me smile and shake my head:
From: Sexual Married Women Subject: ‘Naked Busty Wife Wants Dates’. While I thought this one sounded a lot like me – it’s not. Trust me, because the next one was about a blonde in high heels – the opposite of me. I’m a dark-haired lady wearing sensible shoes.
From: Size Matters Subject: ‘Effective Penis Enlargement’. This one kills me…effective enlargement? Is that guaranteed?
From: Penis Growth Free Trial Subject: ‘Obama endorses herbal supplements’. Come on, Obama, don’t you have more pressing problems in the House? Do you really need to spend your time going over all their paperwork, lab work, clinical trials and whatnot? It must have taken months to go through all that information. Stick to running the country.
From: Now 20% off Subject: BUY NOW VIAGRA CIALIS!!!!! I get this one every other hour. Can you really buy Viagra & Cialis without a doctor’s note? This one reminds me of those commercials they show during every football game. If I hear ‘4 hour erection’ one more time…I will toss the TV over the balcony.
On a much different note:
I saw ‘Edgar Martinez’ and ‘Hall of Fame’ in the same sentence again, the other day and I just have to write something about the issue. First off: I love Edgar Martinez, he is hands down my favorite Mariner of all time – sorry, Junior. He always seemed like such a nice guy, a truly good person floating around in a sea of questionable characters (not just the Mariners, but all teams).
Will Ken Griffey, Jr be inducted into the Hall of Fame? Absolutely. Ichiro? Yes, indeed. Junior and Ichiro have made major contributions both at the plate and on the field. Edgar played pretty much his whole career as a designated hitter. Does someone who is so one-sided deserve to go to the one spot where only the elite players are allowed? Is Edgar a great baseball player or a great hitter?
Now, if Edgar had played his entire career with the Yankees, I would say, Heck No! Don’t let him go! But he was a beloved Mariner, so I am torn. I want him to get in, but I’m just not sure he deserves it.
I’m on the email list for the NY Times headlines (I can love New York, the City, and dislike the Yankees at the same time, yes, I can) and I saw a blurb about the New York City Opera going on strike. Really? This is the part I found intriguing, from the Huffington post:
The unions for the company’s singers, chorus and ballet dancers responded by saying it may strike, and it asked individuals and corporations to boycott purchasing tickets and withhold donations to the financially troubled company.
Can’t we all just get along? I’m mostly for unions but ‘full pay until the last day’ isn’t the way to work out your differences. I don’t know the whole story, but the reason why the performers were angry, the reason I could find in the post, was because the workers were mad that the opera was leaving the Lincoln Center. Really? So, instead of pulling together in this increasingly difficult financial period, you would rather strike your way out of a job? Seems a little nose, face, spite-ish to me.
I LOVE CBS This Morning! Does anyone else watch the Sunday morning news program? I use the term ‘news’ lightly. It’s more of an entertainment show for the 60 minutes crowd. Which I also like a lot! Here on the west coast, CBS TM comes on at 7am, so I normally just catch the tail end of it, but still! Love it! Even though it makes me cry all the time, I still love it.
Man, when did I get this old? And weepy? I’m only in my early 40s! Can you imagine what I’ll be like in my 80s? If only I could get emails From: The Gentle Soul Subject: Ladies! Take this magic pill. It stops the weepies and instead of enlarging, it just firms things up a bit!