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Location: Advance, North Carolina, United States

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Name Calling

"You know my name/Look up the number..."
John Lennon/Paul McCartney

Like everyone else I get spam all the time. One of the things spam mail programs do is generate phony sender names.

My buddy Sam, who's a poet, has begun making lists of the more interesting spam names he's received. You can see some of his at The Lullaby Pit.

For some reason, the most interesting names come from the spammers who send out ads for stuff like Viagra and push up bras. (probably something profound there, but I'm not sure I want to know what it is.)

Here are the latest I've received:

Dishwasher Friedrich Osiris
Incoherent Mrs. Finance
Ashore Brainwash Luftwaffe

Draw your own conclusions.

JB

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