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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Spammers are so funny!

One of my poetry blogs, Stones for the River, records small moments of intense observation.

A piece about the joys of looking through a miniature kaleidosope, which a friend gave me long ago, attracted this comment:

A person essentially help to make severely posts I would state. That is the very first time I frequented your web page and to this point? I amazed with the research you made to create this actual put up extraordinary. Magnificent job!

It was followed, of course, by a link to a website — to do with carburettors!

A poem about swimming in a creek and watching pelicans drew this comment:

An outstanding share! I've just forwarded this onto a colleague who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me dinner because I found it for him... lol. So allow me to reword this.... Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this matter here on your blog.

The link was to a website about 'payday loans'.

I'm grateful for Google's spam detection which prevented these gems from appearing on my blog, but I was almost tempted to let them through because of their hilarious incongruity. I so love the ridiculous.

The thought of the colleague doing homework on my swimming habits and/or poems about pelicans...! And being so grateful as to stand my spammer dinner — oh me, oh my.

But I must confess to, yes, years of research in looking through my kaleidoscope.

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