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Spam by Elliott Burford. An ongoing project illustrating the titles of emails found in your spam/junk box.
posted by chunking express (19 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome! My spam is starting to sound like Burroughs's cut-up writing. It's kinda fun!
posted by Mister_A at 8:34 AM on May 14, 2009


win your victory in bed
sounds like a fortune cookie to me...
posted by the aloha at 8:36 AM on May 14, 2009


Awwww, I wanna see it too! It's not working!
posted by orme at 8:43 AM on May 14, 2009


I don't even want to know what "old man dies inside Paris Hilton" is hawking.

Also, spamusement.
posted by DU at 9:08 AM on May 14, 2009


Big Win!
posted by adamms222 at 9:09 AM on May 14, 2009


'Push your banger inside lady' wins the prize for today, if only for the mental image of doing what the picture shows.
posted by spamguy at 9:23 AM on May 14, 2009


"This is one of our famous Spanking Suits."

oh my.
posted by dunkadunc at 9:26 AM on May 14, 2009


uh oh, wrong thread.
posted by dunkadunc at 9:31 AM on May 14, 2009


Thanks for clearing that up; I was going to go back to see how I could have possibly missed that one.
posted by yhbc at 9:40 AM on May 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Can I just re-post something I said in this MetaTalk thread? Yes? Good.

A lot of the spam I get is the closest thing to poetry I encounter in my daily life. I find myself forwarding it on to friends when I read anything particularly striking. Below are the end lines of some spam I got two years ago which reminds me of nothing so much as The Wasteland; I find the peculiar cadence and jarring juxtapositions to be quite haunting.
faces years of dry weather ahead, putting a premium on water and forcing communities to find innovative ways to conserve.

That's the biggest fear of John Silvia, Wachovia Corp. Mis gritos ahogaron la risa de mis torturadores. No me gusta la idea de desaparecer. For customizing the layout, you can again use Inkscape or SodiPodi.
It's also possible I just don't understand either poetry or spam.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 10:08 AM on May 14, 2009


I cannot stop giggling.
posted by rusty at 10:44 AM on May 14, 2009


mrs pterodactyl, why not aspire toward an understanding of both!
posted by subatomiczoo at 11:00 AM on May 14, 2009


I loved this one: If your wife become cold light the fire in her again, though they are all awesome in their own way.
posted by chunking express at 11:55 AM on May 14, 2009


Some of my favorite poems are spam:
"thalia apr", by Britney Prescott
radioastronomy joyful radioastronomy ford textile tenable inharmonious hereto
thalia
inconsiderable sop sam maudlin
inharmonious sam isolate radioastronomy sam joyful hereto apropos textile sam dyadic
travelogue daylight deportation slacken

exude radioastronomy cornbread radioastronomy

fricative graphite

tenable wilcox
"ptolemaic tawdry yoghurt sky sky" by Jake Sherman
telephotography paddock loan? picnicker, goode acrobat.
tobacco tobacco interior picnicker telephotography handmade, yoghurt
din tektronix polariscope enfant goode.

bucolic arcsine lengthwise

masterful may handmade? handmade, picnicker telephotography.
bawdy valuate enfant finnish barren goode, picturesque
lengthwise penates acrobat mo polariscope.

acrobat handmade enfant

barren penates may? eggplant, chart finnish.

lengthwise sapient.
"aperiodic argumentative alarm", by Angie Triplett
crystallographer confuse diploma billy. chime agee cocoon cryptography antoine church. bath abide
artifice citroen cantor augend centric bosch aborigine. bedspring criminal cofactor arrow clergymen clitoris bagpipe.
Sadly, I don't get nearly the same quality of spam poetry now as I did two years ago. I still poke around in the bulk folder, hoping to find more.
posted by leapfrog at 2:23 PM on May 14, 2009


Came to say what DU said.
But these are much nicer.
posted by Trielli at 4:23 PM on May 14, 2009


These are great.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:47 PM on May 14, 2009


"This website is coming soon."?? wth?
posted by philomathoholic at 1:14 AM on May 18, 2009


Protip: When your website software crashes, it shouldn't proudly advertise itself on the "I pissed myself!" page.

Designed by Motown Nexus, almost powered by Grunt
posted by chairface at 4:56 PM on May 19, 2009


That sucks this site is broken now. I hope it gets fixed.
posted by chunking express at 5:07 AM on May 20, 2009


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