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Sep 29 2007

When SPAM goes ironic

Every once in awhile I take a troll through my junk mail folder just to make sure that no legitimate messages have ended up there by mistake.  My junk mail folder is always an adventure, often entertaining, and based on the number of times my e-mail address has been randomly selected as the winner of a multi-million Euro lottery in the last few months, highly profitable!

Recently Dr. Darling and I bought tickets to see comedians Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders in Edinburgh, Scotland.  We did this through the TicketMaster UK website, and in the course of making the purchase, I must have accidently left the box ticked that allows TicketMaster to send me news about upcoming shows.

I wasn’t too bothered by the occasional TicketMaster e-mails until yesterday when I received a message with the subject line: “Don’t miss James Blunt!  Yeah, right. TicketMaster would have to PAY ME to go to a James Blunt performance. A lot.

Which is why the junk mail message that followed it was exceptionally appropriate: Save NOW on Pepper Sprays and Stun Guns. 

But it would have been even funnier had the messages been reversed, making my INBOX read: 

Save NOW on Pepper Sprays and Stun Guns

and 

Don’t miss James Blunt! 

 

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Feed my ego!

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