So since our blog hop, my An Other Worldly New Orleans New post has been getting hit daily with piles of stinking spam comments (with a few humorous gems in there which I still blew away because SPAM).
Okay, you can go read the post or take my word for it that these comments and that post do NOT go together. So here’s just a sampling and I grabbed the spammer source, because that is almost as funny. Note that for some reason, all of these are replies to a comment by an actual guest to the blog hop (who’s name was neither Ernie, Joey, Brooklyn, Finlay, or Cindy…):
—> Superb posting, I share the same views. I wonder why this particular world truly does not picture for a moment like me and also the blog site creator. (Near as I can tell it is from “i’m a hillbilly insurance”)
—> Normally I’m against killing but this article slaughtered my ignorance. (Quotes for free ip)
—> Hello! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing! (Senior insurance)
—> I sure hope so, Ernie, but it’s hard to think his new owners will be as accommodating as his current ones. Cindy, Finley sure does a lot to make the game fun for people with all levels of interest–and investment–in it. Brooklyn: Think I read something about him recently, but I can’t remember what. (More from I’m a hillbilly – if one can be fond of a spammer, I might pick this one just for being a hillbilly.)
—> BS low – rationality high! Really good answer! (Auto insurance)
—> Nice post, Joey! I’ve noticed similar behavior in other communities. As far as I can tell, no one really knows how anxiety, depression, and IBS correlate but only that they tend to come together. Perhaps anxiety can upset your stomach but also not being able to digest anything properly can surely make you depressed or anxious. We could use some “rationality and critical thinking” in just about every community but I definitely see your point here as well. (Senior auto insurance spam)
—> Wow, your post makes mine look feeble. More power to you! (Auto insurance)
—> This is an undoubtedly great article. Not too many people would really think about this, the way you did. I am glad that there is so much information about this subject that have been uncovered and you did it so well, with so much class. I just thought that you might be new to , than by all means come in and check our stuff. (Auto insurance quotes)
—> Life is short, and this article saved valuable time on this Earth. (Auto insurance)
While I am and will always delete spam comments, I have to admit I appreciate it when a spammer takes the time to be original, even if their version of original has nothing to do with the content they are commenting on. I mean, who doesn’t want to “save valuable time on Earth?”
None of them have shown up, which makes me a little sad, because the hillbilly obviously had something important to say to them. And none of the comments hit my spam high–low?–point (where a spammer thanked me for providing “just the information they’d been looking for” on a post about how to become ruler of a planet), but they are contenders for “most disconnect between comments and a blog post.
So here’s my challenge for a Monday (because we love challenges on Monday, right? Oh wait, we don’t, so SUGGESTION), in the comments craft the MOST DISCONNECTED comment you can think of, and for extra (imaginary) points, make up a spam source as great as “I’m a hill billy.” (I dare you!)
Not only will you “win” useless points that aren’t redeemable anywhere but on Mars, your comment will be entered to receive my monthly AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value). (And don’t forget that once a quarter I’ll be tossing in something fun from the Perilously Fun Shop!) Recipient is announced the first blog post of the new month.