Every once in a while I take a close look at some of the messages in my spam folder, because there are some real bits of humor there.

Here’s one that tries real hard—and almost succeeds—at not looking like spam:


That’s an admirable effort, but let’s face it, Dan: the reason your message ended up in my spam folder is that you sent the exact same message to eight million other people. After a while, people start to notice these things.

Why fall for the Nigerian prince scam, when you can fall for the Ivorian president scam?


Oh dear, I’ve already screwed this up by failing to “keep this information top secret.” Oh, well.

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