Recently, I mentioned one of the downsides you almost immediately learn when you start a blog: Dweebs, almost certainly using automated spam programs, sending identical and utterly irrelevant comments to stories, apparently in hopes of hitching a ride on your site for their commercial URLs.
Subsequently, I have learned another, though related, hitch. After hardly getting any spam at all on my Gmail since I started using it as my primary account a few months ago, I’ve started to get a lot.
And if you’ve ever gotten a lot of spam, you won’t be surprised that most of it is aimed at persuading me that I, too, can become a Sexual Superman.
Most of the heavy-breathing spam falls into one of three categories: cheap Viagra, cheap Cialis, or products promising “a genuine way to permanently enlarge” your male genitalia “at home.”
On the latter, first, I’ve got a question. Why do they feel the need to specify “at home?” Is that something that many guys work on at the office? The beach?
And no, I don’t use that “male genitalia” euphemism to be coy or because I’m a prude. I’m just getting enough spam already, and I think that wantonly throwing the “p” word around where these spiders can find it would probably be a mistake.
So along with the Cooler on the Lake Shore Chicago v. D.C. Weather Smackdown, I am going to keep score of the spam that I get. The results so far today:
Cialis: 3….Viagra 3… Male enhancement 3…. Quality replica watches 1.
Let the betting begin!
By the way, I don’t want to forget a hat tip to the best computer-generated comment of the day. It reads: “You really make it seem so easy together with your presentation however I find this topic to be actually something which I think I might never understand. It kind of feels too complicated and very huge for me. I’m taking a look ahead in your next publish, I will try to get the hold of it!”
The story that feels too complicated and very huge to this commenter was about my trip to a Chicago White Sox baseball game and why it failed to sway me from my inclination to be a Chicago Cubs fan.
Not that there aren’t some people who will never understand why the heck I’m rooting for the Cubs…