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November 9, 2007 8:24 AM   Subscribe

Artistic renditions of spam subject lines — A Flickr photoset (of sorts)
posted by brett (18 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Futurist spam!

[this is awesome]
posted by Kattullus at 8:31 AM on November 9, 2007

See also: Spamusment.
posted by sourwookie at 8:37 AM on November 9, 2007

Surprisingly likeable. Cheers!
posted by kittyprecious at 8:37 AM on November 9, 2007

Surprisingly motivational and intelligible! Seriously. Sort of.
posted by hapticactionnetwork at 9:31 AM on November 9, 2007

I love this. Thanks for posting!
posted by booknerd at 10:39 AM on November 9, 2007


My favorite, um, spam byproduct is the names in the From field when they've been picked out of a dictionary and given a middle initial:
Glaucoma Q. Equivocation
Unopened R. Adjective
Mackerel H. Reroute
(These are all names from my actual spam box.)
posted by bassjump at 10:48 AM on November 9, 2007

Beat her womb with your new big rod, so that she knew who wears the pants!
(Length and thickness will give you more power)

Get rid of terrible pounds!
posted by cortex at 10:48 AM on November 9, 2007

Awesome. I love spam these days. It bears more resemblance to dadaistic poetry than advertising. A recent example taken from my inbox:

From: Francie Catherine
filled out again similar pride.
social profession off window? appearance money disappoint again slow mentioned, again rich black off hard.
bad wife allow. not gym studied. make pride carefully use,
letters servants goes end? bought yours sandwich am out sandwich. beautiful not force reading she.
fire happened speaking respect profession again. off carefully end.

Yes, I know it's a random selection of words to try to get past spam-filters, but I like to think of it as some crazed A.I. making poetry and sending it out to random people hoping against hope that someone will respond...
posted by slimepuppy at 10:57 AM on November 9, 2007

Notable recent spam:

Feel at peace in the middle of war with Valium & Xanax
posted by Kloryne at 11:33 AM on November 9, 2007

See also Spamlands 1, 2, and 3, animated shorts based on "the semi-sensical text found in the filter-busting portion of spam messages". They're oddly compelling, and more than a bit disturbing...
posted by Rhaomi at 11:59 AM on November 9, 2007 [2 favorites]

(zenlike--almost a haiku)

From: pamericaskeswick

say trichinosis

a r e yo u w a n t i n g toha ve a

bigger pe _nis?
posted by exlotuseater at 12:01 PM on November 9, 2007

My current favorite subject lines in my gmail SPAM folder :

May i ask why you're so unhappy with your dic'k?

Beat her womb with your new big rod, so that she knew who wears the pants!

True masculinity is impossible without a substantial volume of male meat

It's time you thought about getting your sausage bigger

She will moan with utmost pleasure, as your new long dick penetrates her twat

Pure poetry, isn't it? :)
posted by newfers at 12:12 PM on November 9, 2007

I'm considering registering 'kiss of a womb' as a sockpuppet.
posted by randomination at 12:53 PM on November 9, 2007

Great post!

I smiled earlier today at "Enlong your schlong." A bit crude for a postcard, but a clever neologism.
posted by rw at 1:12 PM on November 9, 2007

Things like this (and IMO the far funnier Spamusement) make me wonder if spammers come across such things and say "see? we're not so bad! We've given these people endless folly for their comedic art projects!"
posted by revmitcz at 1:30 PM on November 9, 2007

You only get "almost" poetry" This was in my spam folder today:

Subject: Let her flower blossom with passion
From: Kasey L. Light

of the sailors "wrong and illegal."a partial meltdown.election.

Now that you've found a babe that's hot
You wanna screw her tasteful twat.
She's cute and taking, she's so nice!
But would your penile size suffice?
Not sure she will yearn for more?
You need a thing she would adore!
But how to raise it long and thick?
Your only hope is MegaDik!
You'll get so wanted super-size
And see great pleasure in her eyes!
Your schlong will stuff her poon so deep,
Tonight you'll hardly fall asleep!

So try today this magic p'ill
And change your life at your own will!

remaining) in a dramatic finish in the Super 8 phase oflegislation that included a withdrawal date.from the centre and is holding them hostage, demanding
The Czech Republic squeaked by Cyprus 1-0, giving thepassed with no sign of the remaining children beingof the sailors "wrong and illegal."
posted by arcticwoman at 2:42 PM on November 9, 2007

Hmm..I was more expecting a more iconic representation of the spam. More like an exploding dog version of spam headlines, as only half the drawing reflect the actual wording.

However, content aside, wonderful examples of illustrative typography, and excellent color choices.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:35 PM on November 9, 2007

Like MiltonRandKalman, I too was expecting more of an exploding dog style rendering. However, I really enjoyed these! Great lettering.

Current favourite from my inbox: "Something tells me you're dreaming of greater size of your penis." I find the "something tells me" amusing. It's so nudge-nudge, wink-wink.

Know what I mean, eh? Know what I mean?
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 4:14 PM on November 10, 2007

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