Finnegans Wake II: Rise of the Machines

by Ted on September 19, 2003

I just got spam for generic Viagra that began with this salutation:

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I’d imagine that it’s a device to get through the fearsome AOL spam guards, but it’s almost beautiful in its way.



anthony baxter 09.19.03 at 4:55 pm

It’s more likely to be trying to overwhelm so-called “Bayesian” filters that rate emails by looking at the individual words. I get a number of these every day, although none have snuck past spambayes yet.


Dell Adams 09.20.03 at 2:30 am


Beldar 09.20.03 at 10:57 am

Oho — viagra, “rise” of the machines — yes, those on the left DO have a sense of humor!


Nabakov 09.22.03 at 2:47 pm

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Terry 09.22.03 at 6:56 pm

Perhaps it was lost in translation?

“Mr. James, what did you mean when you wrote bad clown making like super American car racers, I would make them sweat, War War?”

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