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Just block my damn spam!

June 28, 2009

“I have protected your site from 80,526 spam comments already, but there’s nothing in your spam queue at the moment.”

I get regular personal messages like this one from the tool I use to produce my blog, telling me he is protecting me from spam. Of course, these regular messages seem like a form of spam.

Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful for what he does. But there’s something sort of creepy about him.

Excuse me, Bob, this is me, your Blog Tool speaking…

You again? What do you want now? Is there anything in my spam queue?

Your what?

My spam queue.

What?

SPAM QUEUE!!

You’re welcome.

Ouch. Is that your idea of a joke, Blog Tool?

Yes. I’ve got a million of  ‘em. I’ll be back soon, Bob…

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Many years ago, when I was still in high school and living with my parents, my father installed a freeware pop-up blocker on my computer without my permission or even knowledge.Prior to this, I never had a problem with pop-up ads, but soon after my computer became inundated with pop-ups saying STOP US NOW! FIND OUT HOW! which when clicked on, took you to a site where you could buy the deluxe version of the same pop-up blocker.Removing the program only made things worse, as my computer was then slammed by pop-ups that advertised just about anything and everything–regardless of whether a browser was open or not!

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Hello, Doctor Bob. My name is Hal 1000. May I sing a song for you?’Daisy, Daisy, answer my question true…’Hal the Spambot Computer Thang

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