And Now for Something Humourous: Good Things from Spam
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John Dutton has taken aim at spam in a novel and humourous way. His Good Things from Spam website features a collection of real subject lines from spam which Dutton, a professional writer, has received, and to which he responds, in often very funny repartee.

Examples include (reproduced with permission):


Spam Subject: Mr. Koenig has $665,734 for you and your family

Dutton’s Response: Which Mr. Koenig? Walter, who played Chekhov on the original Star Trek series? Well, just beam up the money, and me and my family will definitely boldly go where we’ve never been before

Spam Subject: Get up in 20 min engineer

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Dutton’s Response: Now, that’s what I call a speedy engineer. You call him (or her – let’s not be sexist) and say something like, “I need a bridge, real quick! How long before you can get it up?” and he/she will reply, “20 minutes, Sir.”

I’m impressed.

Spam Subject: King of Pharmacy ElQf

 

Dutton’s Response: I think I remember that character from the Lord of the Rings (the books, not the movies). ElQf, King of Pharmacy, was the one Frodo went to see when his uncle Bilbo started having trouble with his hobbit bobbit.

It’s akin to the online equivalent of yelling at the stupid commercials on your television set, and MST3K fans are sure to appreciate [Page no longer available – we have linked to the archive.org version instead]

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